March 2, 2015
For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868
Folk Musician Featured on Spectrum West March 5
Folk singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon will preview his upcoming performance in Luck on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include conversations about a prize winning rose grower at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a classical and Latin American ensemble performing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a preview of the Backstage Series at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.
Host Al Ross will talk with McCutcheon about his upcoming performance in Luck, Wisconsin on Friday, March 13th. The musician will also discuss how his career allows him to travel and mentor all over the globe. There will also be a sample of the music that has made him revered in the folk music community.
David Zlesak, an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will talk about his passion for the science and how it’s applied educationally at UW-River Falls. Zlesak is known for his prize winning roses that recently were a top pick at the New England Grows event in Boston.
Adriana Linares, a violist in The Dali Quartet, will discuss the group’s upcoming performance as part of the The Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire, on Tuesday, March 10. The string quartet specializes in classical and Latin American music.
Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Jake Lindgren, director of the Backstage Series production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, running March 17th – March 19th at the State Theatre in Eau Claire. The play focuses on two childhood friends whose lives intersect over the course of 30 years.
Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.
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