December 17, 2010:
David Tank shoots photographs in 3-D and has put some of those photographs in a book, Wisconsin Wildflowers in 3-D. The conversation began with an update on 3-D Technology.
Jim Oliver welcomes theater director, Don Hodgins, for a look at this season's holiday offering 'You Still Better Watch Out', an original play written by Hodgins and performed at Fanny Hill Dinner Theater in Eau Claire.
Tom Martin-Erickson began the WPR Program 'Simply Folk' back in 1979 and has decided it's time to hand over the reigns. He joins Al Ross in a discussion of the show's history.
Rob Reid specializes in literature for young people and is a senior lecturer at UW-Eau Claire's College of Education. We talked about the state of young people's books and Reid made some suggestions of books for various age groups.
December 10, 2010:
Secret Garden opened Friday, Dec. 10th at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond. Al Ross contacted artistic direction Kathy Welch for a preview.
Jim Oliver chats with Nick Sirek, Director of ‘White Christmas’ opening Dec. 16th at The State Theater- A Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Production.
Well-known tutor of Jazz for Young People, Bruce Hering, spends time with Al Ross for a look at the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra’s part in the big “Tis the Season’ concert at the Eau Claire Memorial High School Auditorium.
Three representatives of the motion picture ‘Feed the Fish’ enjoyed a conference call to talk about their involvement in the production, much of which was shot in Wisconsin. Guest include well-know actor Tony Shalhoub, who co-starred and was executive producer of the project.
And host Al Ross chimes in with a unique perspective, after attending a rehearsal of the Master Singers, preparing for their holiday concerts.
December 3, 2010:
David Brock, Director of the Ecrac Galley, previews the Holiday Art Fair and begins with news of gallery remodeling.
UW-Stout features the Jazz and the concert bands with a Big Holiday Concert sunday. Al Ross talked with Director Aaron Durst.
UW-Eau Claire presents its 36th Annual Holiday Gala and Ross is joined by Director Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff and Dr. Ethan Wickman, who composed an original piece for the concert choir.
John Potter, the Executive Director of the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson provides a preview of holiday offerings.
Jim Oliver talks with UW-Barron County Theatre Director Terry Weisner about an ‘Evening of Operas’.
Ross talks with Tim O’Neill, older brother or Ryan O’Neill who, together, make up the piano-playing entrepreneurs ‘The O’Neill Brothers’ coming to Eau Claire’s State Theater for a Wednesday, Dec. 8th Concert. Ross wonders where the actual pairing got its start.
November 19, 2010:
Popular West Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Yata provides background and a preview of ‘Connecting Generations’. A musical review featuring young musicians and seasoned performers on the same stage.
Jim Oliver talks with James Zimmerman, Director of ‘Back Home Again- A John Denver Christmas’ opening at the St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theater in Hudson.
Asst. Professor of Art and Design, Jason Lanka talked with Al Ross about an exhibit open at the McIntyre Library at UW-Eau Claire featuring Site-Specific Art.
Veteran Character actor Patrick O’Brien returns to his hometown of Eau Claire in a one-man show ‘Underneath the Lintel’ playing at the Grand Little Theatre. He began with a recollection of when the acting bug first bit.
November 12, 2010:
Volume One recently opened a new retail outlet in their corporate offices. Nick Meyer provided all the details.
Rich Christoph graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Fine Arts and now he designs motorcycles for Harley-Davidson. It’s a great story of success and a dream come true.
Jim Oliver welcomes Festival Theatre Director Danette Olsen to talk about the current production ‘Nickel and Dimed’. A story about the plight of the working poor.
UW-Eau Claire’s Singing Statesmen male chorus is celebrating 45 years and we talked with a 34 year Alum, John Lee and current member and president, Shawn Ryser.
Ed Willet and Cheryl Leah are principals in the Blue Canvas Orchestra at Big Top Chautauqua. They also perform as the unique cello/voice duo ‘Chance’. We heard about the transition from L.A. to Northern Wisconsin and much more.
November 5, 2010:
Dave Steele, retired UW-Eau Claire Professor, attorney and entrepreneur, talked about a trilogy of musical events planned for the Augusta Community Center - A project of the Augusta Arts Council.
UW-Eau Claire Faculty Member Geoff Peterson previewed the upcoming concert and season of the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra.
Jim Oliver talked with Patti Fox, Director of 'Almighty Bob', a Wisconsin original produced by Theatre in the Woods. The show opens Friday at the Erika Quam Theater in Shell Lake.
Richard Haugian is the originator of 'A Taste of the North' a culinary fund raiser for the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.
Actor Jeff Daniels is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, specializing in observations of life in-general and small town existence. Daniels brings his repertoire to the Heyde Center on Friday, November 12th.
October 29, 2010:
La Moine McLaughlin of the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts provided a brief look at Saturday’s Halloween Special ‘Boo’ and look at the approaching holiday season at the Center in Amery.
Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Conductor, Peter Haberman, talked about the first concert of the season, The Pops Concert, scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd. Haberman also talked about how the orchestra ‘team’ is shaping up for its 30th Anniversary season.
Greg Herriges grew up in Eau Claire, he now lives in Minneaplois, and has used his fascination with far and middle-eastern music to produce a stunning ethnomusical experience. Herriges brought his music to the Mabel Tainter Thearter in Menomonie for a concert Friday evening, October 29th. Spectrum West opened with how early life in Eau Claire might have influenced his musical leanings.
October 22, 2010:
Jayson Collins talked about his high-energy jazz ensemble and how the ensemble’s artists are from various locations.
Spectrum West special correspondent Jim Oliver spent some time with Mary Logue. She is releasing the eighth installment of her Claire Watkins Mystery Series titled “Frozen Stiff".
Members of the BareBones Ensemble Theatre, a local performing independent acting group, talked with Ross about Friday’s spontaneous audience interaction and the art of improvisation in general.
Folk-singer Arlo Guthrie, son of folk-legend Woody Guthrie, talked about his days at Woodstock, “Alice’s Restaurant”, and the man he is today.
October 15, 2010:
Susan Halderman, musical director for the String Connection, talked about the group’s upcoming performance at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.
Spectrum West special correspondent Jim Oliver talked with Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir.
Director Wayne Marek and two cast members of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre sat down and talked about the upcoming show, Hairspray the musical.
Jim Radloff joined the show to preview the Fall Ragtime/Jazz Rally that includes concerts, food, sing-a-longs, silent films, and family dinners.
Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff talked about the Master Singers and their current season which opened Sunday October, 10. Their next performance will be on October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.
October 8, 2010:
Gordon Lightfoot, the source of several iconic folk and classic rock songs including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, joined host Al Ross from his home in Toronto, Ont. He will perform in Eau Claire on Tuesday, October 12 at the State Theatre.
Spectrum West special correspondent Jim Oliver got director Charlene Nordquist’s scoop on the production of Bye, Bye Birdie. The show will open on October 14 and run until the 24 at the Barron Area Community Center Theatre.
Singer Tony Sandler shared a conversation with Ross from somewhere on the road. Sandler, half of the former singing duo Sandler and Young will appear at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson on Saturday, October 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Part two of conductor Ivar Lunde Jr and Ross’ exchange about the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s new season was continued.
October 1, 2010:
Claude Schilling discussed the background information of the Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour as well as what can be expected of the tour in its 7th year.
Spectrum West special correspondent Jim Oliver talked with director Keith Lorasch about the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild’s production of the musical thriller Sweeney Todd. The show opens October 7 at the Eau Claire State Theatre.
Michael Jerling discussed his career as a performing artist and where that has taken him. He spent some time in Eau Claire as a young man and has since brought his musical talent to clubs, festivals and colleges all over the map. He will return to western Wisconsin for a performance in Durand on October 9.
The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s season was previewed by conductor Ivar Lunde Jr. He discussed the new season as well as talk about its first performance, Viva Vivaldi on Saturday evening October 2.
September 24, 2010:
Meridene, an Eau Claire band, discussed their newest album Something Like Blood, and talk about the evolution of their music, the production of their new CD and what the future holds for their sound.
A representative from The Fresh Art Tour talked about what will happen October 2-3, in Pepin County.
Comedian Mary Mack talked about her comedy and what makes her funny. Mack has won comedy competitions across America and has appeared on some of comedy’s biggest media venues.
A representative from The Art Harvest, sponsored by the Rusk County Arts Alliance, talked about what will occur in Ladysmith on Saturday, September 25.
September 17, 2010:
Organizers Marci Joergens and Julie Keown-Bomar from UW-Extension talked about Festival de Cultura,’ an event designed to spotlight Latino communities within western Wisconsin.
Director Steve Barberio joined the show and provided a preview of the production The Love Knot playing Friday, September 17 at the State Theater in Eau Claire.
Spectrum West special correspondent Jim Oliver discussed the Menomonie Theater Guild production of Caught in the Net with director Mike Cook. The comedic farce is set to open on September 24 at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie.
Artist B.J. Christofferson talked about her Maiden Rock studio, Secret Heart Gallery, as well as her unique form of expression, her artistic career and her involvement in the upcoming Fresh Art Fall Tour.
Spectrum West Host Al Ross chats with one of the organizers of The Rustic Road 13 Pottery Event in Hudson about what will happen at the event.
September 10, 2010:
Sergeant Major Tony Nalker, keyboardist for the U.S. Army Blues, talked about their upcoming performance in Eau Claire. The jazz combo is an official part of the U.S. Army Band and is one of America’s Premier Jazz Ensembles.
Sandra Lindow, one of the coordinators of the exhibit “The Vision and the World,” talked about the exhibit which opens at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library on Sunday, September 12 and runs through October 19.
Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Mark Blaskey talked about their season opener on Saturday, September 11 and the rest of the innovations and programs coming this season.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver sat down with John Potter, Executive Director of the Phipps Center of the Arts in Hudson, to talk about the center and hear about the upcoming season.
September 3, 2010:
Dr. Peter Haberman, the new conductor of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, talked about his new role and expectations for the Youth Symphony.
C.J. Conner and Nancy Erickson Dutmer, contributors to the Heyde Center for the Arts, discussed what people can expect from the artists in the Chetek area that will be presenting work about the Heyde Center for the Arts exhibit.
Mac Cherry, organizer of the Music and Arts Festival in Alma, gave insight about the history of the festival, now in its 8th season, and the lineup of entertainers, artisans and entrepreneurs.
Andrea Myklebust, Executive Director of the Lake Pepin Art and Design Center, talked the showcase of woven treasures in the exhibit: Heirloom Textiles of Pepin County. The exhibit is up through September 18th and will be a special feature during Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, September 10-12.
August 27, 2010:
Jason A. Smith, Director of Communications for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, discussed the purpose and history of the 140-year-old academy.
Bev Terhark of the Eau Claire Area Arts League shared her perspective and role in an upcoming series of art shows and exhibits beginning in early September.
April Verch, a fiddle player, talked about the upcoming performance at the Barron Area Community Center on Saturday, August 28.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver talk with Jennifer Brockpahler about the events planned for the upcoming UW-Eau Claire Artists’ Series. Some of the exciting shows planned for this year include the Golden Dragon Acrobats, The Scarlet Letter, and a performance by TU Dance.
The music and lyrical folk duo Bill and Kate Isles talked about their careers and shared some of their music.
August 20, 2010:
WHYS Community Radio Representatives Ben Johnson and Todd Adams talked about the 3rd annual Bluegrass Festival lineup of events that included music, food, and a fiddle contest.
Musician Michael Johnson shared his ideas and inspirations he learned from traveling and performing his unique songs for over 30 years in part one of a two-part interview.
Musician Michael Johnson shared his ideas and inspirations he learned from traveling and performing his unique songs for over 30 years in part two of the two-part interview.
Special Correspondent Jim Oliver welcomed David Evenson, director of “The Man with the Pointed Toes,” to talk about the play that takes place in conjunction with the 78th annual Rutabaga Festival in Cumberland.
Danica Oudeans, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin – Barron County and the juror who selected the pieces, talked about visual arts and much more.
August 13, 2010:
Ellen Whyte, a well-known blues musician, talked about her career, music, and current tour.
Mary Anne Collins-Svoboda, organizer of the “Dog Days of Stockholm”, informed listeners about the event that exemplified a celebration of literature, creative writing, and dogs.
Director Terry Wiesner and musical director Chris Fritz talked about the making of “Golf, The Musical”.
Vic Tedesco, an 88-year old musician, talked about the 17th annual performance of “Vic Tedesco and the Classic Big Band”.
Jason Lockington, public relations specialist with “Ashley for the Arts,” helped preview the festivities and gave an idea of what it takes to set up an event of this size.
August 6, 2010:
Dan Callan, organizer of the annual “Blues on the Chippewa”, talked about the event taking place August 7 and 8.
Kathleen Melin talked about the eclectic assortment of entertainment planned for the “Lamar Festival” taking place August 6-8 in rural St. Croix Falls.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will chat with Tamara Sharp about the upcoming musical, “Curtains”.
The “Play that Swampgrass Music” event is taking place at The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, August 11-13. Jerry Way came to discuss the 16 new songs and the visual presentation included in this year’s show.
July 30, 2010:
Keith Scott, a guitarist, performer, song writer and band leader, shared his passion, music philosophy, and gave a sample of his music.
Kenzie Joy talked about her music and her first CD titled “Kenzie Joy”.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver sat down with Don Hodgins, the theater director at Fanny Hill Dinner Theater, to chat about the performance of “Always, Patsy Cline".
Katy Forsythe, UW-Extension 4-H and Youth Agent for Eau Claire County, talked about the events and artistic competition at the upcoming Eau Claire County Fair.
July 23, 2010:
Vicky Emerson, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist will join the show to talk about her music and travels.
Greg Keel, conductor and teaching artist with the MacPhail Jazz Combo Program, stopped by the show to talk about his musical experiances.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will look into the upcoming Eau Claire Children’s Theater production of “Fame – The Musical.”
Juliana Schmidtt, co-founder of the Menomonie Art Music Society, talked about the history of the vocal group and what it takes to form and maintain a specialized ensemble.
July 16, 2010:
Nancy Wheeler, Director of the Rusk Area Arts Alliance, talked about the musical arts and performances taking place in Ladysmith at the Bingo Pavilion in Memorial Park.
Andrea Schneeberg of the Rusk Area Arts Alliance joined the show with more information on the children’s community mural called “The Birds we Love.”
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver talked with Nancie Scobie, director of the upcoming Heyde Center for the Arts production “The Boyfriend.”
Peter Phippen, a well-known and versatile musician, talked about the International Native American Flute Convention taking place at the Haas Fine Arts Center of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas talked about the kayaking adventure they experianced from Alaska to Seattle with only two homemade wooden boats, some supplies, and a strong desire for adventure.
July 9, 2010:
Trombonist Pete Ramberg will talk with Ross about the history and the original formation of the Eau Claire Municipal Band in part one of two interviews.
Trombonist Pete Ramberg will talk with Ross about the history and the original formation of the Eau Claire Municipal Band in part two of two interviews.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will preview The Festival Theatre production of “To Fool the Eye” in St. Croix Falls. The play is directed by Mark Baer.
Reggie McLeod, the founder and publisher of Big River Magazine, came to talk about the publication. The Big River Magazine covers stories and news surrounding the upper Mississippi River.
Debbie Konkel from the Eau Claire area Art League, Jane Whiting of the Valley Art Association, and Joyce McManus of the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Association were guests on the show that will discussed the art events going on in the area.
Host Al Ross dove deeper into the formation of the band, Fragile, by speaking with creators Darrel and Chauncey Marrier in part one of a two part interview. The Marrier brothers also formed The Hands Foundation, a non-profit organization that has helped build and repair homes in the U.S. and in Mexico.
Host Al Ross dove deeper into the formation of the band, Fragile, by speaking with creators Darrel and Chauncey Marrier in part two of the interview.
July 2, 2010:
Dean Kallenbach, filling in as program host for Al Ross, explores Mary Jo Wagner’s 20 year career at Wisconsin Public Radio on her last day before retirement.
June 18, 2010:
Karyn Wells talked about the summer concert series at UW-River Falls. The concerts take place each Tuesday evening through July within the newly-remodeled Melvin Wall.
Minneapolis–based Photographer John Noltner talked about his documentary project “A Peace of My Mind,” in which he solicits opinions from people in all walks of life about their interpretation and vision of “peace”.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver provided listeners with a preview of The Chippewa Valley Theater Guild’s Production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, Cinderella which opens on Thursday, June 24 at the State Theatre.
The Marrier Brothers of the band Fragile talked about their recently-released CD and their busy schedules as musicians and philanthropists.
Deb Johnson from the Heyde Center talked about upcoming programs of The Frog Prince from the Missoula Children’s Theatre and the “Chill on the Hill”.
June 11, 2010:
Jason Anhorn, the organizer for the Open Air Festival of Arts, talked about the event taking place in Phoenix Park in Eau Claire.
Bill Staines, who has shared his folk music songs throughout North America for over 40 years, gave listeners a glimpse into life on the road.
Spectrum West Special Correspondent Jim Oliver sat down with Rice Lake native Nick Sirek to talk about the upcoming production of “Ramona Quimby” at The Red Barn Theater.
Faerd, a trio of Danish musicians, talked about the upcoming performance at the Barron Area Community Center.
June 4, 2010:
Gina Citoli, a singer, songwriter, and playwright, will talk about her upcoming performance “A Cabaret of Consciousness” at The Widespot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm.
LaMoine McLaughlin, Director of the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, talked about the June performances and activities in Amery.
Photographer Mark Fay of Eau Claire talked about the “Voyage of the Eye” photography exhibit taking place at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls.
Jim Oliver will meet up with Arlene Knops, the Co-Chair of the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival, to talk about the Northwoods Bluegrass Festival in Ladysmith.
May 28, 2010:
Eric Knutson, who teaches third grade in Augusta, talked about his book titled “I Never Get Scared.”
ECRAC Director Ben Richgruber helped preview the fundraiser, Jubilee.
Craig Wilson talked about his book of Wisconsin photographs, “Hanging by a Thread”.
Jim Oliver will meet up with an internationally known minstrel troupe called Wolgemut. Wolgemut will be performing at the Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire in Chippewa Falls.
May 21, 2010:
Bruce Hecksel, a member of Patchouli, discussed the Maiden Rock duo’s third CD “Terra Guitarra.”
Jim Oliver talked with Patricia Hawkenson about her latest compilation, “Magnetic Repulsion, 100 Poems from Desire to Disgust".
The Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire General Manager John Mills talk about the logistics necessary to bring together independent entertainers, artists and chefs.
Author Edna Perkinsdiscussed “Gerome’s Magical Garden,” a garden kit with illustrations that was created in the Chippewa Valley.
May 14, 2010:
Mike Jones, a current member of the group “The Innocent Men”, and former member Dan Wolfgram, now a music teacher in Waupaca, Wisconsin will join the show.
Brian George, the president of the Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild, gave details about the art of woodturning and the involvement of western and northwestern Wisconsin in the Guild.
Conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, joined the show for an interview.
Kitty Latané, an organizer of Fresh Art Spring Tour, describes the tour event.
May 7, 2010:
Conductor Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, joined the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver previewed Jerry Apps, a native-Wisconsin author who has written more than 25 books, latest book “The Travels of Increase Joseph”.
Minnesota Orchestra’s acting concertmaster and violin soloist Sarah Kwak and principal cello Tony Ross both joined the show to talk about the performance,“Providence”.
Robert Baca, UW-Eau Claire Director of Jazz Studies, talked about the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I.
April 30, 2010:
Randy Sabien talked about his upcoming performances and projects along with sampling his latest music.
The details about the fifth annual “Spring Art Tour” from the Eau Claire Area Art League will be talked about on the show.
Jim Oliver previewed the production “My Three Angels” and talked with director Steven Mitchell.
John Onkka will talk about the details of the 7th annual Creative Drive in St. Croix County.
Jim Schuh of the Chippewa County Historical Society talked about “The Past Passed Here”.
April 23, 2010:
Conductor Josh Aerie and featured soloist and pianist Kate Van de Loo talked about the Red Cedar Symphony’s “Masterworks for Orchestra” concert.
Joel Friederich, Assistant Professor of English at UW-Barron County, visited the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver interviewed Howie Sturtz about Sturtz's memoir “Thanks for the Memories,”.
Helen Thomas, a White House reporter who has covered every U.S. President from Kennedy to Obama, joined our show interview.
April 16, 2010:
Lou and Peter Berryman, the music and comedy group that has been playing for over 30 years and has recorded 17 albums, joined our show for an interview.
Dr. Audrey Fessler and Jeff Vahlbusch talked about the fourth annual International Poetry Reading.
Jim Oliver interviewed Gloria Fant about the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production of ‘Kiss Me Kate’.
Bruce Burnside, the composer and arranger of “Unsung Stories of the Civil War”, visited the show for an interview.
April 9, 2010:
Robert Baca talked about The Eau Claire Jazz Festival.
Susan Werner, a folk, jazz and pop style muscian, joined the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver interviewed Jodie Swanson about the upcoming musical production of “Just So”.
The Student Art Exhibition at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center will be previewed.
Peter Mayer, a Twin Cities-based folk artist and guitarist, joined the show for an interview.
April 2, 2010:
Yuko Shimizu, a New York-based artist and this year’s juror for the art show at UW-Eau Claire, visited the show for an interview.
Michael Edmonds helped talk about The Wisconsin Magazine of History.
Kinzy Janssen, area poet that was among the winners at the 2010 Wisconsin Book Festival, joined the show for an interview.
The “Black and White” exhibit will be previewed at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Gallery.
March 26, 2010:
Karen Kaufman and Carolyn Burnett, the Theatre of the Woods’ co-directors of the Shakespearean performance, previewed Much Ado About Nothing.
Kathy Welch, theatre director of the Old Gem Theatre in New Richmond, talked about the upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty.
Jim Brickman and John Trones talked about their upcoming concert in Eau Claire.
Allen Bailey, founder of the Harlem Gospel Choir, joined the show for an interview.
March 19, 2010:
Michael Feldman talked about Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? This is WPR’s national comedy/quiz/interview radio show.
Jim Oliver talked with Scott Novotny about Love, Sick & Montezuma’s Gold. The performance is a melodrama in collaboration with the Willow River Players.
The UW-River Falls’ annual Dance Theatre Spring Concert will be previewed.
March 12, 2010:
Michael Perry featured his newly released CD “Tiny Pilot” from Ambledown Records.
Jim Oliver talked with Danette Olson, the director of the Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls about this weekend’s reader’s theatre event “Life of the Village”.
Nobu Yasuda, the conductor of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Concert, talked about the upcoming concert “Sorcery and Romance”.
Ben Johnson, a volunteer for the fourth annual WHYS St. Patrick’s Celebration, joined the show for an interview.
March 5, 2010:
John Noltner, a UW-Eau Claire Alum and a freelance photographer in Minneapolis, joined the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver talked with James Zimmerman, the director of the play, I Take This Man.
Elisabeth Von Trapp, who has released several acclaimed CD’s, talked about a number of venues worldwide she has performed.
Jolee Mickesh, a metals instructor in the Art and Design Department at UW-Eau Claire, joined the show for an interview.
February 26, 2010:
The show featured news of UW-Barron County's arts and literature journal, Red Cedar.
Jim Oliver talked with Jerry Way about the musical comedy by Sandra Rose Zenner.
Phil Heywood, an acoustic finger style player of folk and blues, joined the show for an interview.
Jenny Oestreich talked about UW-Barron County's nine week course of baton twirling.
February 19, 2010:
Jared Hause sat down with Savage Aural Hotbed, an industrial-rock band from Minnesota.
Jim Oliver talked with Dr. Toni Poll-Sorenson and Charlene Lucht, performers playing mother and daughter in the musical, Grey Gardens.
Sue Foley, a Canadian musician, joined the show for an interview.
February 12, 2010:
Olivia Langby, an 8th grader and winner of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, joined the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver talked with Janan Terpstra, director of the production, The Queen of Bingo.
Dena Wortzel, the director of the Wisconsin State Humanities Council, visited the show for an interview.
February 05, 2010:
Claire Lynch, a grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, joined the show for an interview.
Jim Oliver talked with Bob Carr, one of the founders of the Chippewa Valley Thearte Guild.
Art Professor Ned Gallon talked about the exhibit at UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery,"Genesis".
Jim Oliver sat down with Jan Lee, the founder and former Artistic Director and General Manager of Stage North in Washburn.
Karen Jacobson, education direction at the Chippewa Valley Museum, joined the show for an interview.
January 29, 2010:
Doktor Kaboom talked about his show that combines the world of science with comedy and music.
Jim Oliver talked with Don Hodgins about a preview of the production of “Red, White & Tuna”.
Ivy Klingbeil talked about The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center’s exhibit, “Holy Mackerel”.
Shelly Grokowsky talked about the 11th edition of the Altoona Show Choir Competition, “Locopalooza”.
January 22, 2010:
Dean Kallenbach sat down with Shannon Crotty, the editor-in-chief of Queen of the Castle Magazine.
Jim Oliver talked with Leon Redbone about his storied career and his concert with Leo Kottke.
Dean Kallenbach interviewed Bill Callahan, an Eau Claire author and writer of “Raised with Praise".
Jim Oliver sat down with Neil Simon, about a preview of a production of Rumors in Black River Falls.
January 15, 2010:
Dean Kallenbach sat down with Kathy Stahl, president of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, to talk about the orchestra’s plans and initiatives.
Jim Oliver talked with Karen Hurd, author and playwright who wrote the libretto for The Threshing.
Dean Kallenbach interviewed the Eau Claire Baseball Dinner coordinator Mark Olsen.
Jim Oliver sat down with Karen Ek, president of the board of directors of the Flambeau Valley Arts Association of Ladysmith.
January 8, 2010:
Kris MacCallum talked with Rebecca Crowell, a rural Osseo artist for the first of a two-part series about the business of art.
Kris MacCallum talked with Rebecca Crowell, a rural Osseo artist for the second time of the two-part series about the business of art.
Comedian and musician Larry Heagletalked about his special performance with his brother, Father John Heagle.
Dean Kallenbach sat down with Dennis Luginbill of Eau Claire to discuss the world premiere of his composition Current of Change: Suite for Symphonic Orchestra.
Jim Oliver interviewed Josh Hertel and Adam Boll about their play, Tech Support, The Musical.
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