November 02, 2009

Trumpeter Walter Blanton and trombonist Jim Pugh

Trumpeter Walter Blanton is steeped in the Las Vegas music scene, and he has performed with the likes of James Brown, Nancy Wilson, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Blanton will be in residence at the University of Illinois for a week beginning Monday, and he'll be my guest with trombonist Jim Pugh on Monday's "Live and Local.

October 30, 2009

U of I Steel Band; U of I Percussion Ensemble

William Moersch and Ricardo Flores together constitute the percussion division at the University of Illinois School of Music. On Saturday, Prof. Flores leads the U of I Steel Band in concert, and on Sunday Prof. Moersch leads the U of I Percussion Ensemble, both at the Krannert Center in Urbana. Bill and Ricardo will be my guests on Friday's edition of "Live and Local.

October 27, 2009

Violinist Elaine Fine and pianist John David Moore

Violinist Elaine Fine and pianist John David Moore will give a recital of rarely heard works for those instruments at Lake Land College in Mattoon next Monday night, with music by Bach, Cesar Cui and Granville Bantock. Elaine will join us on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local" to chat about the program and play some samples.

October 23, 2009

“Sweeney Todd” and the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble

Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" is the perfect theatrical fare for Halloween week, when the drama students at Champaign Central High School will bring it to the stage. They'll join us on the Friday edition of "Live and Local" to sing some excerpts. We'll also hear about the Israeli Ethnic Ensemble, in residence this week in Bloomington-Normal.

October 22, 2009

ACE Awards and the Rhythm and Raag Institute for Indian Performing Arts; ISU Faculty String Quartet

The annual ACE Awards for arts, culture and entertainment in Champaign County are Thursday evening, with live music provided by the Rhythm and Raag Institute for Indian Performing Arts in Urbana. Those same musicians will appear live in our studio on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also cover a recital by the Illinois State University Faculty String Quartet in Normal.

October 20, 2009

Concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Many thanks for your support of the program during our fall pledge period. If you missed your opportunity to pledge during the show, you can still make a contribution online any time at And tune in Tuesday for a live concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

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