October 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Blues Legend Featured on Spectrum West October 16
Blues musician Corky Siegel, who is coming to Ladysmith, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on October 16 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight the director of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, two members of the 6th annual “Expressions in Wood” expo in Eau Claire, and the University of Wisconsin- River Falls planetarium director.
Host Al Ross will speak with Corky Siegel, an icon in the world of blues and in the realm of harmonica players. Siegel brings his “Chamber Blues” to Ladysmith High School Auditorium on Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Ross will speak with Siegel about his early days in the legendary Siegel-Schwall band and how his music and collaborations have evolved.
Ross will converse with Wayne Marek, the director of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. The company presents “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” at the State Theatre in Eau Claire. It opens October 16 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through October 19.
Ross will also talk to two members of the Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild and the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild. Keith Jones and Tim Heil of Gem Lake, MN will demonstrate their skills in turning artistic and functional pieces. The guilds will be presenting the 6th annual “Expressions in Wood” expo October 25 and 26 at the Plaza in Eau Claire. The expo runs both days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Eileen Korenic, physics professor and UW-River Falls “Under the Dome” planetarium director. “Under the Dome” presentations run the first Monday of each month through May at 7 p.m. The 30 minute show is open to the public and suitable for all ages. Korenic will reveal plans for upcoming events and discuss the impetus behind the series.
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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