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Friday
Jan302015

DRESS CIRCLE SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY - 5.00PM TO 6.30PM

Lorrae DesmondIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Richard Block reveals his plans for a new theatre company in Canberra.  Nathan Patrech, gives details of Phoenix Players new musical “High Fidelity” which has its Canberra premiere next week.  John Cenczuk reveals why “The Time is Right for the Great Australian Musical”.

Len Power has a look at new musicals currently on show on Broadway, Blue the Shearer comments on Bill (Bradbury) Shorten, and Isobel Griffin tells what new shows are coming to Canberra.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Lorrae Desmond (pictured ) presents a veritable history of Australian television in excerpts from her cabaret “Archival Revival”.

 

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, repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.40pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Jan302015

New Orleans Calling - 4PM Sat 31 Jan 2015

In the 1950s, the sound of New Orleans was Rhythm and Blues.  And like everything else here, New Orleans R&B brought something different to music - it was more alive, more fun, with some serious rhythm.  This week, we check out the music from that era, meet some of the people responsible for that sound, and find out how they got their start.  Hosted by George Ingmire.

Friday
Jan302015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! - 8 - 10 PM 30 JAN 2015

PIANO NIGHT!

 

Tonight we present concert excerpts from the Sixteenth "JAZZ FEST" - the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2014.  And tonight it's Piano Night.  Hosted by George Ingmire (WWOZ New Orleans).  Introduced by Chris Deacon OAM. 

FNL is kindly sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.

Sunday
Jan252015

DRESS CIRCLE - SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY-5.00PM TO 630PM

Gill HicksIn DRESS CIRCLE this week Birmingham Stage Company founder, Neal Foster, who’ll be at the Canberra Theatre in the cast of “Barmy Britain”, tells how the famous Horrible Histories series came about.  Jill Hicks (pictured), a finalist for the 2015 Australian of the Year, shares details of her experience as a survivor of the London terrorist bombing, and we pay tribute to Canberra theatrical legend, Hec McMillan, who passed away during the week.  

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Hazel Phillips concludes her story of “Marilyn and Me”.

As well, Len Power will review the movie version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, Blue the Shearer wonders why “Parliament is not sitting”, and Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary”.

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. It is repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at Artsound.fm

Friday
Jan232015

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! - 8 - 10 PM 23 JAN 2015

Raf Jerjen is a bass player of international repute who is well known to FNL listeners, having contributed in various settings to the program over the years. He joined colleagues Paul DalBroi (piano), Mark Sutton (drums), John Mackey and Niels Rosendahl (saxes) in this session we recorded at the Gods Cafe ANU in 2009.

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