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Saturday
Apr192014

IN DRESS CIRCLE THIS SUNDAY APRIL 20TH, 5.00pm to 6.30pm.

In DRESS CIRCLE this Sunday, John Bell (pictured) reveals the Bell Shakespeare Company’s exciting collaboration to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday. Actor Michael Lindner discusses his role as a mummy in “Horrible Histories – Awful Egyptians” coming to the Canberra Theatre Centre, and author/actor Helen Hopkins reveals the stories behind “The Girls in Grey” which opens next week at The Q.

Jazz legend and piano virtuoso, Julian Lee, together with double bassist Craig Scott, explores some jazz classics with former Canberra vocalist, Gabrielle Birmingham, in this weeks “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment. Our guest reviewer, Timothy Stephens reviews “Strictly Ballroom” and “Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight”, Isobel Griffin presents “Arts Diary” and Blue the Shearer comments on “albeit”.

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

Saturday
Apr192014

Folk Festival Features on Artcetera, 9am Sat 19 April

Lots of music and interviews with Folk Festival artists, plus a roundup of other local arts and events on Artcetera today. Join us at 9.04am on ArtSound.

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.