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Thursday
Apr172014

SUNDAY SPECIAL - SUN 20 APRIL AND SUN 27 APRIL: THE BROKEN YEARS

Over the next two weeks, ArtSound FM continues our Anzac commemoration by presenting a two part recording of a performance at the commemorative forecourt of the Australian War Memorial from March 1988.

"The Broken Years" is based on readings from letters, diaries and poems telling the stories of ordinary men, women and children during the First World War. The program was arranged for performance by Michael Body and directed and narrated by Hec McMillan. The publications The Broken Years (Bill Gammage), The Anzacs (Patsy Adam Smith), The Australian People and the Great War (Dr Michael McKernan) and The Anzac Book (written and illustrated by the men of Anzac) were used as the sources.. The program also features songs and music of the era presented by the Woden Valley Youth Choir and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

"The Broken Years", on Artsound FM -

Part 1 - Sunday 20 April 4 pm

Part 2 - Sunday 27 April 4pm.

Thursday
Apr172014

New Orleans All The way Live! 4PM Sat 19 April 

"The Iguanas - live at Mid-City Lanes Rock and Bowl" On this week's program we enjoy an hour of The Iguanas, a mainstay on roots rock scene in New Orleans, as they return to Mid-City Lanes Rock and Bowl in its new location. We also stop by the Rum House for some tacos and visit the Dinner Lab, an underground supper club, for five courses of traditional Thai food. Host: George Ingmire

Wednesday
Apr162014

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 18 APRIL 2014

THE ALASKA STRING BAND

Photo — Rebecca Friedlander.Hailing from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, also recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, brings the best of Americana music. This dynamic five member family band makes their home on the last frontier and is the subject of much curiosity and inspiration for all those who happen to be fortunate to see one of their shows. They're here for the National Folk Festival as part of their Australian tour and we're very excited to announce that ArtSound FM has been fortunate enough to catch them in performance in our studio!

Join Abigail, Paul, Melissa, Quinn and Laura Zahasky in a unique concert showcasing examples from their repertoire of bluegrass, swing, folk, gospel, blues, jazz, dawg, Hawaiian and Celtic music plus original tunes.

"The Alaska String Band are one of the most entertaining groups you will see."... Byron Berline -- world famous fiddler and founder & director of the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival. "The Alaska String Band Rocks!"... Sarah Palin -- former governor of the State of Alaska. Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM. FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.

Saturday
Apr122014

DOWN IN THE BASEMENT - TUE 15 APRIL 8 PM: MIKE BLOOMFIELD'S SWEET BLUES

Sweet Blues — that's how Mike Bloomfield described his own style of blues guitar. On Tuesday night, we'll follow the career of this white, middle class Chicago boy who found the soul of classic delta blues music, and created a style that was all his own. He was hailed by greats such as Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy and many others. From the very first recordings for legendary Columbia Records producer John Hammond to his very final live appearance with Bob Dylan, Down In The Basement will let his music tell his story.

The show will feature samples of his work as a session player, his time as a band member with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag, his famous studio and live collaborations with keyboard player Al Kooper, his short-lived trio with Dr John and John Hammond Jr, and rarities where he worked with Muddy Waters and Janis Joplin. Mike Bloomfield, profiled by Paul Conn on Down in the Basement, Tuesday night from 8 pm.

Friday
Apr112014

DRESS CIRCLE -THIS SUNDAY 13TH APRIL - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Karen StrahanIn DRESS CIRCLE this week we meet to two enterprising local performing arts entrepreneurs who explain how they brought their projects to fruition.

Karen Strahan (Pictured) has co-written, co-produced and is appearing in, a new musical “Winging My Way to the Top” which will have its world premiere season at the Q in Queanbeyan in May - and Nichole Overall who was inspired by some of the things she discovered while writing her book on Queanbeyan - ,”Queanbeyan City of Champions”, to create and conduct the “Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight” tours.

In our “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, jazz legend, Graeme Bell, concludes his delightful recollections about some of the highlights of his fabulous career.

Our guest reviewer, Timothy Stephens reviews the Sydney Dance Company’s program “Interplay”, Isobel Griffin presents “Arts Diary” and Blue the Shearer has something to say about Knights and dames.

90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news focussed on the performing arts in Canberra and beyond DRESS CIRCLE is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast by Artsound FM92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm, repeated on Tuesday nights at 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm.