July 28, 2009 - Live and Local

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'll be taking a break from the show through August 10. In its place we'll offer the opportunity to spend an hour with some fine Chicago-area musicians for a daily concert at noon.

July 25, 2009 - Live and Local

Guitarist Rodney Jones and flutist Rebecca Johnson

Rodney Jones is one of the most recorded guitarists in history, having played with jazz, blues, pop and R & B artists. He's in Urbana this weekend for a series of workshops and seminars and will play live for us on the Friday edition of "Live and Local." Also live with us: flutist Rebecca Johnson, who teaches at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

July 23, 2009 - Live and Local

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers and Bleacher Bums

Theater-musical and not-will be the focus of Wednesday's "Live and Local," beginning with Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers, a production of Prairie Fire Theatre in Normal. Then it's Bleacher Bums, a comedy set on the bleachers of Chicago's Wrigley Field, from Bah Humbug Productions in Champaign.

July 21, 2009 - Live and Local

Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theater presents “The Sound of Music”

"The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway in 1959, Rodgers and Hammerstein's final collaboration. It has been a staple for professional and community theater companies ever since. The Urbana Park District Youth Summer Theater will present "The Sound of Music" beginning on Thursday, and we'll have members of the cast in our studio on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local."

July 21, 2009 - Live and Local

Stephen Fiol, former dean of the College of Fine Arts at Millikin University

Stephen Fiol is a noted singer, actor, stage and musical director, conductor and administrator. He recently retired from Millikin University, where he was director of Lyric Theatre, director of the School of Music, dean of the College of Fine Arts and much more. Steve will join me for a chat and to play some favorite records on Monday's edition of "Live and Local.

July 17, 2009 - Live and Local

The Hathaways and Clayton Penrose-Whitmore

On the Friday edition of "Live and Local," we'll meet Hathaways, a brother-sister folk music duo who will open for Funkadesi Outside at the Research Park in Urbana Friday night. And we'll talk with Clayton Penrose-Whitmore, a high school student formerly of Springfield who will appear on NPR's "From the Top" this weekend on FM 90.9.

July 17, 2009 - Live and Local

Zachary Carrettin, director of the Illinois Baroque Music Institute

On the Thursday edition of "Live and Local," I'll talk with Zachary Carrettin, director of the Illinois Baroque Music Institute, happening this weekend, and Janet Largent, director of the Champaign County Fair Talent Show. We'll also hear from last year's senior first place winner, Brittany Johnson.

An audio archive of this program is unavailable at this time.

July 16, 2009 - Live and Local

Bluegrass and Gospel band Grass Roots Revival

Since its beginnings in the 1940s, bluegrass music has grown, matured, and evolved, reaching a wider and wider audience in recent decades. On the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll visit with the two-person bluegrass and gospel band called Grass Roots Revival, with a live performance in our studio.

July 15, 2009 - Live and Local

Ward Gollings on live entertainment in Champaign-Urbana

Ward Gollings has been booking live entertainment in Champaign-Urbana for about 20 years now. He's currently the booking agent and special events coordinator for Highdive and The Cowboy Monkey in downtown Champaign. Ward will be my guest on the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," and he'll bring along a few favorite CDs.

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