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.
The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.
This week on Swingtime John Henderson will take us back to one of the legendary concerts organised by John Hammond at Carnegie Hall in 1938 – “From Spirituals to Swing”. John will feature live recordings from the concert by Count Basie and his Orchestra, the Benny Goodman Sextet, the Kansas City Six, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other artists – there will be introductions by John Hammond himself.
John will also celebrate Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s birthday, 20th of March 1915.
One hour of the best Swing and Big Band Music, here on ArtSound.
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.
Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world.
Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com.