Michael and Julie Bateson of Cannon Falls, Minn. visit with host Al Ross in anticipation of their upcoming performance at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. The Batesons portray the joke characters Ole and Lena, brought to life in their many plays performed throughout the Midwest.
Scott Hensiak, director of bands at Eau Claire North High School and Dominic Domeyer, director of the Eau Claire Memorial band program, join the show to talk with Ross about the popularity and importance of jazz education in Eau Claire, and about a new community youth jazz program they are launching for middle school students.
Correspondent Jim Oliver welcomes Elizabeth Erickson, director of the Spring Valley Stagehands’ production of “A Charles Dickens Christmas Carol” playing Dec. 12-22 at the Stagehands Theater in Spring Valley.
Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor of The Master Singers, returns to the show to preview their Christmas concert titled “Lessons and Carols 2019: Jesus, Jesus, Rest your Head.” Concerts will be held December 14 and 15 in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.