Program schedule

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In The Foyer
Jul 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris Opera

IN THE FOYER – 3.30pm Mondays .. repeated 3.30pm Wednesday.

30 minutes of interviews, reviews and music focusing on shows being presented in the Canberra region and beyond, and the artists who create and perform in them.

In the Foyer is produced and presented by Bill Stephens OAM, a familiar voice to Artsound listeners through his programs Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (6.00 pm Sundays and 3.30 pm Tuesdays) and Dress Circle. Bill narrated The Gershwin Project and contributed weekly interviews to On Stage, both produced by Len Power.

In addition to his work with ArtSound FM, Bill is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviewing dance, musical theatre and cabaret for City News, Australian Arts Review and the Canberra Critics Circle. He writes feature articles for Stage Whispers, is a member of the Helpmann Awards Cabaret Voting panel, and a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.

Swingtime
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Swingtime

Swingtime Goes Showtime

There’s no business like (swinging) show business! This week on Swingtime Ian McLean looks at songs from the world of musical theatre that swing — classics like “Hello Dolly”, “Big Spender”, “Cabaret”, and “I Got Rhythm” along with “A Bushel and a Peck”, “Mack the Knife”, and even a swing version of “Tomorrow” from Annie. Artists featured include Fred Astaire, Sarah Vaughn, Cleo Lane, and Laura Fygi as well as Henry Mancini and Robert Mandell with their respective orchestras and chorus.
Tune in to Swingtime on Wednesday 3 April from 4-5pm for an hour of swinging show tunes.
Disc Drive
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Disc Drive

Every weekday afternoon it’s time for ArtSound FM’s dedicated team to accompany you with Disc Drive, our program of great music, arts interviews, reviews, and Arts Diary. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins on the hour and interviews with local community organisations.

Hit Parade of Yesterday
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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!

Down in the Basement
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

Blue Notes
Jul 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Notes

Blue Notes will showcase contemporary blues music, with a heavy emphasis on new release Australian music.

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After Hours
Jul 18 @ 12:30 am – 7:00 am