July 19, 2010

Family-friendly musical Honk!

Actors Rural Theatre Company will present the family-friendly musical Honk! in Tuscola the next two weekends. On the Monday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet some of the actors and hear some songs from the show. And I'll talk with Kris and John Parkhurst of The Shanties, a traditional Irish group from Bloomington-Normal playing in Champaign next Sunday.

July 16, 2010

Rising Gael

Rising Gael-that's g-a-e-l-is a vibrant young Irish band from Madison, Wisconsin, whose music might be called modern neo-traditionalist. Their current tour will bring them to Urbana on the Piper's Hut Concert Series Friday night, and they'll stop by our studio to play for us live on the Friday edition of "Live and Local.

July 13, 2010

Sexual orientation and music education with Prof. Louis Bergonzi; trumpeter Brian Choban

Prof. Louis Bergonzi has addressed various issues surrounding sexual orientation and music education and last spring co-hosted a three-day symposium on some of those issues at the University of Illinois. Prof. Bergonzi will be my guest on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." And I'll talk with trumpeter Brian Choban, whose jazz quintet plays twice in downtown Bloomington this week.

July 12, 2010

Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; Brian Choban

The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana are, of course, known for baroque music. But on July 18, the BACH Choir will give a concert called "Anything But Bach," or baroque, for that matter. Chester Alwes joins me on the Monday edition of "Live and Local" to discuss the program. And we'll hear from Brian Choban, whose jazz quintet plays in Bloomington this week.

(NOTE: Today's scheduled program did not air. Our apologies.]

July 07, 2010

Good Folk at Home

"Good Folk at Home" is the name of a mini music festival taking place on July 17 in Longview, Ill. Organized by Bill Thomas - also known as Sirifax - it will feature eight musical acts on one stage in one afternoon. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll have three of those acts play live in one studio in one hour.

July 06, 2010

Saxophonist Charles Lane; Too Loud Daddy

Saxophonist Charles Lane is a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, now living in Philadelphia. He's in Urbana this week, recording with his Jazz Combo, and they'll play at the Iron Post Wednesday night. Charles joins me on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local." And we'll hear about some singing doctors who give a show called "Too Loud Daddy.

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