Program schedule

Here’s our weekly program schedule. You can also show a particular program type: Arts | Blues | Classical | Folk | Jazz | Nostalgia | Special interest | World music

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May
24
Fri
Arts Cafe
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Cafe

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

Hit Parade of Yesterday
May 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Step back in time with “Hit Parade of Yesterday” – Vintage music from the 20s & 30s, more precisely, 1926-1937, jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities and music from the movies are featured. Original recordings are used. A monthly special highlights a personality or a band or, perhaps, a type of music or dance. This program began in March 1978!

The Movie Club
May 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Movie Club

A local perspective of film and DVD.

The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune.  Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind the scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as Artsound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CRAZY GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Mike Price (guitar) formerly of Canberra, led the Crazy Guitar Ensemble at the Gods with his ex students Carl Dewhurst (guitar), and Carl Morgan (guitar), supported by Eric Ajaye (bass) and Mark Sutton (drums). This October 2010 concert features some wonderful and informative playing on a tour of guitar styles from Charlie Christian to current – a history of the jazz guitar in two sets!

“Education and entertainment and enlightenment” (Eric Pozza, canberrajazz.net).

Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

Gimme Gimme Gimme
May 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ABBAThe fabulous ABBA tribute show Gimme, Gimme, Gimme – there’s more to ABBA than you think,is presented by Allison Pyke.

May
25
Sat
In Conversation
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
In Conversation

Join us each Saturday morning for conversations with Australian identities presented by Michael Morton-Evans from 2MBS.