Lee Stott http://wkyufm.org en One of the World's Great Vocal Ensembles Coming to WKU http://wkyufm.org/post/one-worlds-great-vocal-ensembles-coming-wku <p>The world-renowned choral ensemble <a href="http://www.chanticleer.org/index.php/" target="_blank">Chanticleer</a> is coming to Western Kentucky University Thursday evening as part of the school's <a href="http://www.wku.edu/culturalenhancement/" target="_blank">Cultural Enhancement Series</a>. The performance is at 7:30pm C.T. at Van Meter Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.</p><p>The group will perform a program called The Siren's Call. This program celebrates the sea with music from New Zealand, Hawaii and China complemented by Chanticleer's signature treatments of Gregorian Chant and Renaissance music.</p><p>WKU Public Radio's Lee Stott spoke with Jace Wittig, Chanticleer's Music Director, about the group and its April 11 performance in Bowling Green. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:54:23 +0000 Lee Stott 29124 at http://wkyufm.org One of the World's Great Vocal Ensembles Coming to WKU Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks about Success as a Sitcom Star http://wkyufm.org/post/comedian-jimmie-walker-talks-about-success-sitcom-star <p>Jimmie Walker, who played J.J. Evans on the "Good Times" television program, has been described as the first successful black sitcom star. His "dyn-o-mite" phrase gained widespread popularity in the 1970s. He's an author who recently appeared at the Warren County Library. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:49:47 +0000 Lee Stott 17873 at http://wkyufm.org Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks about Success as a Sitcom Star Singer Barry Manilow Heading up Effort to Provide Musical Instruments in Louisville http://wkyufm.org/post/singer-barry-manilow-heading-effort-provide-musical-instruments-louisville <p>Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow may be best known for hit records like &quot;Mandy&quot;, but he is currently devoting much of his energy to a program designed to put musical instruments in the schools. Manilow says he learned first hand about the importance of music education when he grew up in Brooklyn. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:42:00 +0000 Lee Stott 16103 at http://wkyufm.org Singer Barry Manilow Heading up Effort to Provide Musical Instruments in Louisville The Rosine Spring Festival Celebrates Bluegrass Music http://wkyufm.org/post/rosine-spring-festival-celebrates-bluegrass-music <p>The Rosine Spring Festival is held each year in Rosine, Kentucky at the Birthplace of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. &nbsp;Lee Stott speaks about the event with Renetta Romero, Executive Director of the Ohio County Tourism Commission.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:00:31 +0000 Lee Stott 13687 at http://wkyufm.org The Rosine Spring Festival Celebrates Bluegrass Music Nashville Sculptor Alan LeQuire Talks about "Cultural Heroes" Series http://wkyufm.org/post/nashville-sculptor-alan-lequire-talks-about-cultural-heroes-series <p>Six bigger-than-life sculpted heads are on display at the SKYPAC Gallery in Bowling Green through April 28th. Lee Stott talks with sculptor Alan LeQuire...............</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:01:40 +0000 Lee Stott 10904 at http://wkyufm.org Motown Madness Heading to Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green http://wkyufm.org/post/motown-madness-heading-van-meter-auditorium-bowling-green <p>Orchestra Kentucky, The Rewinders and Retro Singers will present &quot;Motown Madness&quot; February 3rd and 4th at Van Meter Auditorium.&nbsp; Lee Stott has this feature report.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:28:34 +0000 Lee Stott 6761 at http://wkyufm.org Motown Madness Heading to Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU http://wkyufm.org/post/music-professor-emeritus-bennie-beach-reflects-his-career-wku <p>Bennie Beach, WKU Music Department Professor Emeritus, remembers his early days at the University, his association with famed composer Roy Harris, and he shares some his poetry. Lee Stott&nbsp;reports.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:42:15 +0000 Lee Stott 6729 at http://wkyufm.org Music Professor Emeritus Bennie Beach Reflects on His Career at WKU Pianist Susan Kagan Discusses the Impact of Ferdinand Ries http://wkyufm.org/post/pianist-susan-kagan-discusses-impact-ferdinand-ries <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c08d2c1b034-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c08d2c1b034-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c08d2c1b034-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkyu/local-wkyu-977464.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Bowling Green, KY – Ferdinand Ries is known mainly through his connection with Beethoven. He was gifted and prolific. Pianist Susan Kagan plays his music and explains why Ries is important.<br /> Lee Stott has more.........</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:15:08 +0000 Lee Stott 5924 at http://wkyufm.org