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Friday
Jul182014

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY JULY 20 - 5.00PM UNTIL 6.30PM

Jeanne LittleIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Julian Hobba, talks about his new play “Bartleby” which stars Max Cullen and premieres in the Street Theatre next Saturday. Garry Ginavan takes us behind the scenes of “Wombat Stew” which will be at the Canberra Theatre next week. Richard Block previews a new Canberra- written musical “Rokitelly Man” which Ickle Pickle will present in the Belconnen Theatre from next Friday, and pianist, Colin Forbes, discusses his forthcoming piano recital in which he plays four of Beethoven’s most popular sonatas.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Jeanne Little (pictured) performs excerpts from her acclaimed show “Marlene – A Tribute to Dietrich” in the first of two programs recorded by Artsound at The School of Arts Café in Queanbeyan.

As well, Len Power will review “Improvention 2014” currently running in The Street Theatre, Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary”, Blue the Shearer wants to know who put the “p” in receipt.

90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news about the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, DRESS CIRCLE is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast by Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm. It is repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Thursday
Jul172014

FROM WWOZ-FM NEW ORLEANS, this is New Orleans Calling 4PM SAT 19 July 2014

"Summer Days & Nights" This week's episode, titled "Summer Days And Nights," focuses on ways to pass a summer day and night in New Orleans, with music by Bobby Charles, Allen Toussaint, the Iguanas, and many others.  We also spend time fishing with piano player Matt Lemmler and eating snowballs with locals before catching a streetcar uptown for a night of music.  Host: George Ingmire

Monday
Jul142014

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 18 JULY 2014

BLUES NIGHT! NICK CHARLES IN CONCERT AT CANBERRA'S HARMONIE GERMAN CLUB

Guitarist Nick Charles is one of Australia's finest acoustic guitarists. A travelling fingerpicker in the blues tradition, Nick has a wide knowledge of the blues and a rich catalogue of classic blues, jazz and ragtime tunes as well as his own original compositions. Nick was named Maton Artist of The Year at the 2014 Port Fairy Folk Festival. At his recent concert in the intimate Keller at the Harmonie German Club, a captivated audience heard Nick play virtuoso guitar and tell the stories behind the music. Concert sponsored by Canberra Blues Society and Lone Wolf Promotions. FNL is sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine. Recorded by Peter Crossing, produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

Friday
Jul112014

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY JULY 13 - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Stephen PageIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Choreographer Stephen Page (pictured) talks about his latest work “Patyegarang” which Bangarra Dance Theatre will be performing in the Canberra Theatre this week. Len Power reviews the Canberra Philharmonic Society’s new production of “Cabaret”, Blue the Shearer has had a dream he wants to share, and Isobel Griffin presents Arts Diary.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia Segment” – David Campbell, accompanied by Nigel Ubrihien on piano, sings some of his favourite musicals.

Ninety minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news about the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, DRESS CIRCLE is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast by Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm, and repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm. It is also streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Jul112014

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! 8PM 11 JULY 2014

THE RACHEL GAUDREY QUARTET (1997)

Tonight we re-broadcast a great concert from our archives featuring four very talented graduates from the ANU School of Music Jazz Studies Course in 1997. These musicians have gone on to follow their careers but came together for ArtSound as part of our original "Jazzwaves" program (which preceded FNL in the 1990s). The concert was recorded live in our former Curtin studios by Chris Deacon OAM, who also presents the concert. Features Rachel Gaudrey (vocals), Troy Portelli (piano), Kevin Hailey (bass) and Phil Collings (drums).

FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine. Thanks also to the Community Broadcasting Foundation and arts ACT for their support in the restoration of this concert.