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Mark Munger

General Manager

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mark.munger@witcc.edu

The Grossman Family Musicians will perform this afternoon for the Sioux City Chamber Music Association. Their program will include works by Halvorsen and Mendelssohn. We were joined by a few of the family members in Studio A this past week. Eli and Nathaniel Mathews performed and talked while Rene Grossman-Mathews joined Mark at the interview table.

The recital begins at 3:00 this afternoon in First Presbyterian Church.  

Shichao Zhang

Cellist Stephanie March and pianist Shichao Zhang met at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Quickly they discovered a common musical understanding and began performing together in chamber groups. It wasn't until now, ten years later, that they will finally perform a full recital as a duo. The program includes works by Piazzola and Chopin, which we hear snippets of in this feature. Audience members will also hear a Beethoven sonata and a work by Foss that evokes the American frontier.

Listening for Grace by Ted Swartz

In Ted Swartz's Listening for Grace, the cello is the voice of a son who has told his father that he is gay. This reflects the Christian tradition in which the voice of the person giving rise to a conversation is not taking part in the conversation. It is also redolent of the ineffable pain experienced by many who are faced with the loss of their community because of their sexuality or the sexuality of a loved one. 

Klaire Pearson

ArtSplash returns to Riverside Park this weekend. The event attracts professional artists nationwide to Siouxland for the juried exhibition. New artists, too, take part. They are given a lift to the professional world of art by the Splash Artists program. This year, one of the Splash Artists is Klaire Pearson, a painter and maker whose work is confident, analytical, and wry.

Bruckus was found astray, but that hasn't influence his loving personality. Give him a face to kiss and a lap to sit on, and he will be happy as a clam. You can find Bruckus at the Siouxland Humane Society.  
 

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

The Iowa Great Lakes Music Festival

Thomas Elliott: I’ve known Thomas’s family since he was 6-years-old.

Mark: That was Thomas Elliott, violist for the musicians of the Iowa Great Lakes Festival, speaking of the festival's founder and cellist Thomas Fortner. The Thomas’s met in Texas when Elliot and violinist David Brubaker, who was also with me in the studio, were members of the Huston Symphony.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Shadow.

Jul 29, 2016

Shadow's former owner passed away, leaving this kind fellow to fend for himself. He does have some pitbull in him, so he cannot, unfortunately, be adopted within Sioux City's limits. You can find Shadow at the Siouxland Humane Society

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

And the dog song of the week:

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Hunter.

Jul 22, 2016

Hunter, a 2-year-old lab mix, joins Melissa and Mark the week. His energy demands space, and his kindness demands love. Find him at the Siouxland Humane Society.     

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.

Bubbles strolled into the studio and flopped down upon Melissa for a nice belly scratch. She is a true sweety-pie. You can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.    
 

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.  

Heathers the Musical

Jul 14, 2016
Shot in the Dark Productions

    

Shot in the Dark Productions is in the midst of a production of Heathers the Musical, a theatrical 80's charge inspired by the movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Though much of the language and style stays true to the Reagan years, the themes remain current. Director Joey Hartshorn and lead actor Scott Kruse joined SPM's Mark Munger. 

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