Western Wisconsin Music Events to be Discussed on Spectrum West

April 2, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Al Ross
715-839-3868

Western Wisconsin Music Events to be Discussed on Spectrum West

The Grand Theater in Eau Claire’s presentation of “In Spite of Ourselves: An Evening of John Prine Music” will be featured on Spectrum West this Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Other topics include AcoustiHoo’s new album release, the Phipps Center for the Arts production of “The O’Conner Girls,” the University of Wisconsin-River Falls production of “Ancient Wings: A Crane’s Story” and the Master Singers recent concerts.

Host Al Ross welcomes Derick Black, a performer in the Grand Theater’s presentation of “In Spite of Ourselves: An Evening of John Prine Music”. Black will preview the concert which will consist of a melting pot of vocalists and musicians. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 12.

Sue Orfield will join the show with some members of AcoustiHoo to discuss and share a sample of a new album and release events coming to Eau Claire and Alma in April.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will join the show with his segment, “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin.” Oliver also welcomes Sally Childs, the director of the Phipps Center for the Arts production of “The O’Conner Girls.” The show runs April 4-21 at the Phipps in Hudson.

Robin Murray, a professor of theatre arts and co-chair of communication studies at the UW-River Falls, will join the show to discuss the upcoming production of “Ancient Wings: A Crane’s Story.” The production will open on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and involves puppetry, dance and scenic productions.

Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, director of the Master Singers, will give a brief report on its Easter concert, Choral Images: Lux Aeterna on April 7 at 2 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Eau Claire and an update about the Master Singers recent concert in Washington D.C.

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 Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls.

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