November 17, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Performing Arts Program at UW-Stout to be featured on Spectrum West November 19
Changes to the performing arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout will be discussed on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, November 19 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Spectrum West will also feature the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the St. Paul theater company Teatro del Pueblo, and Eau Claire author David Tank’s newest novella.
Host Al Ross will meet with Jerry Hui, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at
UW-Stout. They will talk about the new performing arts minor now offered by the university. Hui will also preview the upcoming concerts by two ensembles that he directs: the Menomonie Singers and Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire. The Menomonie Singers will perform on November 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, and on November 22 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Menomonie. Schola Cantorum will perform on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, and on November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational-UCC Church in Menomonie.
Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Wayne Marek, director of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. The Spectrum West audience will get a preview of its production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which will run Thursday through Sunday at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.
Ross will also talk with Alberto Justiniano, who founded Teatro del Pueblo in 1992, to discuss the St. Paul theater company that promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts.
David Tank will visit the studio to talk about his new novella, Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Stereoscope. The book has a holiday theme and centers around early three-dimensional photography.
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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