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Ten O'Clock Blues 11.18.17

Nov 19, 2017

A jazzy Stevie Ray instrumental to listen to on the show tonight plus brand new music from the John Pagano Band and the Supersonic Blues Machine who have hired on Billy Gibbons to help out on one of thier songs.

Risty Bryce puts his lips to a microphone in a middle school band room in Pierson, Iowa. It’s not his usual setting for a percussion performance, but today is special. For the first time, he’s seeing a seventh grade student, Kennedi Vondrak, play the bass drum, using a sound activated device.

Emily Anderson
Ally Karsyn

I either heard or read recently that, of the top two tragedies that can happen in a person’s life, the most challenging is for someone you love to die. The second? Moving.

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.11.17

Nov 12, 2017

Kim Wilson sets the tone for a night of Blues and Boogie from an album that promises an entire volume of just that. The TOB follows suit with both blues AND boogie from a variety of other sources, Tab Benoit, Corey Dennison Band, Buddy Guy and many others.

Pianist Boris Slutsky is the next guest on Opus. Slutsky grew up in Russia and burst onto the scene winning every major prize at the William Kapell International Piano Competition in 1981. He is now Chair of Piano at The Peabody Conservatory and recently began teaching at Northwestern University. Gretchen Gondek had a chance to talk to Slutsky after a recent performance at the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.

This week on The Exchange, we talk with Iowa Third District Senate Candidate Todd Wendt of Le Mars. Wendt retired earlier this year after 17 years as the Superintendent of the Le Mars public schools. 

 

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

Ten O'Clock Blues 11.04.17

Nov 5, 2017

Fine young slide player and singer Eli Cook earns the right to kick off the show this time around. A gravelly voice and a tendency to play National Steel guitars combined with good song writing skills make Cook's High Dollar Gospel, album a favorite here at the TOB.

Gretchen Hosts 2017 Iowa Piano Competition winner Mackenzie Melemed on this week's Opus. Melemed had a busy week in Siouxland performing at the Sioux City Art Center in addition to his performance with the Sioux City Symphony with the Halloween themed Night of Taunts and Terrors concert.

Cultural Continuum 11-03-17

Nov 3, 2017

Benson Burner, Boston Brass and that's before we get out of "B" events! (There is also Russian pianist, Boris Slutsky.) Plus hear about other art, music, astronomy, museum exhibits and much more on this week's Cultural Continuum.

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