March 6, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Local Comedian to be Featured on Spectrum West March 6
Stand-up comedian Tim Harmston will talk about his career and recent return to his hometown Menomonie on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, March 6 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature previews of a new production at the St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theater in Hudson, the next Writers Read program at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, and this weekend’s Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert.
Host Al Ross will talk to Harmston about his appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and on his upcoming performance at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Taylor of Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate, will join Ross to discuss the Writers Read program that takes place on March 11 at 7 p.m. and features reading of original works by students from area middle and high schools.
Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will talk with Jim Zimmerman about the production That Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Story of the Righteous Brothers, a musical biography documenting The Righteous Brothers’ life story and featuring their memorable songs. Zimmerman wrote and will direct the play that runs from March 14 to August 9 at the St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theater.
We will also preview Saturday’s Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert: Russian Music. The performance will take place at the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The event includes this year’s winner of the Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition, Pianist Isabella Wu, as well as the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony. Dr. Steve Kristo, the owner and one of the practitioners at Kristo Orthodontics, will join us to discuss his personal and professional commitment to music and the arts.
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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