December 24, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The show brings you music by, and conversations with, local and visiting artists giving performances throughout our listening area. I'll be taking a break from the show for a bit and will return with new guests on January 11. In the meantime, please enjoy lots of music during the noon hour.

December 23, 2009

Bah Humbug Productions and Parkland Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Bah Humbug Productions and Parkland Theatre just completed their third annual run of their own adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In a special two-hour edition of "Live and Local" on Wednesday, we will broadcast that complete production, specially adapted for radio, with my interviews of those involved. NOTE: Audio archives are not available for this show.

December 18, 2009

The Flexible Flyers; the handbell choir Bells in Motion

On Friday's "Live and Local," we'll have a live performance by a trio based in Urbana called the Flexible Flyers. They describe themselves as well-grounded in old-time fiddle and banjo dance music but also influenced by post-bebop jazz, Arabic classical, Irish fiddling and more. And we'll hear about the handbell choir Bells in Motion, who perform in Eureka on Sunday.

December 16, 2009

Paul Wirth, owner of the Iron Post; Illinois Symphony Orchestra Conductor Karen Lynne Deal

The Iron Post, a restaurant and bar in downtown Urbana, has bringing a wide variety of live music to our area for ten years. Owner, operator and booking agent Paul Wirth will join us on the Wednesday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also hear from conductor Karen Lynne Deal about the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's holiday pops concert, this weekend in Bloomington and Springfield.

December 14, 2009

Millikin University Faculty Jazz Sextet

The Millikin University Faculty Jazz Sextet will present the School of Music's second annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 19. We'll feature the sextet on the Monday edition of "Live and Local," playing live in our studio. I'll also talk with the man who plays FDR in the touring production of the musical Annie, playing in Urbana Monday night.

December 11, 2009

Millikin University Children’s Choir; Singer Garrett Taylor

The Millikin Univeresity Children's Choir program will present its two top choirs in concert on Sunday in Decatur, and I'll talk with their director, Melissa Miller, on the Friday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also visit with singer Garrett Taylor, a Catlin native, who performs with the Danville Symphony on Saturday, and Jeremy Swerling, conductor of the Symphony.

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