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Eugene GaubHow do classical musicians celebrate Spring? With an amazing performance of Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata coupled with Gabriel Faure's colorful and delightful "Sonata in A Major." Fairfield's own husband-wife duo, pianist Eugene Gaub and violinist Nancy McFarland Gaub will present this lively program 4 PM Sunday, May 3rd at Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery. Lucky enough to hear the Gaubs play these very sonatas--we're neighbors!--I have to say I've never heard Spring welcomed so well. Hearing them play together is an unforgettable, transcendant experience.

In honor of their upcoming concert, The Studio with Cheryl is rebroadcasting a fascinating interview with the Gaubs, who serve on Grinnell's music faculty. Be sure to tune in!

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    Apr 27
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Apr 29
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Classical Jazz, Week 2

Classical Jazz

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

  • Sun
    Apr 26
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 28
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Roxy's Rice Bowl Episode 73: MIYAVI New Album "THE OTHERS"

The Japanese Samurai guitarist MIYAVI just recently started his international acting career in Angelina Jolie's war drama "Unbroken" where he played the infamous concentration-camp guard known as The Bird. 

On April 15th he released his latest studio album "The Others" and explained in an interview with the Japan Times that it was like a "rehab" for him curing the distance that the filming of the movie put between him and his music. For a rehab however, the record is extremely strong, pure and aggressive. Miyavi never fails to present a completely new version of his self with every album. Tune in tomorrow at 2 PM to be introduced to this extraordinary Japanese musician. And check out "Roxy's Rice Bowl" on Facebook for the interview with the Japan Times and further information on the show! https://www.facebook.com/roxysricebowl/

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    Apr 24
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Apr 27
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Laurie Halse Anderson, "The Impossible Knife of Memory"

Laurie Halse AndersonThis week on Writers' Voices we are bringing back one of the most influential writers for young adults today. Laurie Halse Anderson's first young adult novel, "Speak" is the story of a young vicitm of sexual assault and is used in classrooms across the nation. Never one to avoid the tough subjects, her 2014 book, "The Impossible Knife of Memory" is inspired by Anderson's own childhood, growing up with a father suffering from war-induced PTSD.  

Anderson began her career as a journalist.  In this interview we learn why she began writing children's books, and how she made a successful transition to young adult fiction. In addition to contemporary novels, she also has published a number of historical novels for young adults including the "Seeds of America" trilogy. The first book of that series, "Chains" takes the unusual perspective of a run-away slave during the American Revolution, and shines light on the little-known truth that at the time of the Declaration of Independence, even the Northern states were slave states. 

If you missed it the first time (January 2014), you won't want to miss this rebroadcast of our conversation on writing for young adults.

Duane Jones

"Duane's Smooth Jazz"

Premiering LIVE from the Broadcast Room This Week!

Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.

Duane graduated from NorthEastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WZRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.

Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.

GOH 「SPRING BEAST」WORLD TOUR / NEW ALBUM "BLUE QUIET SOUND"      

Goh Kurosawa LIVE's photo.

Goh Kurosawa - 'Blue Quiet Sound' is a compilation that captures the moment. 

Goh is honored with dedicated fans in Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, US West Coast, and beyond.  During the beginning of March 2015, Goh visited the Pacific Northwest beginning his「Spring Beast」World Tour. Goh came along the ocean near Seattle Washington which was called the sound.... this became the inspiration for his newest musical compilation 'Blue Quiet Sound.' 

This compilation was completed in time for his current ongoing tour in Taiwan, Japan, Asia, Los Angeles, other Southern California areas, and back to Portland once again for an upcoming CD release event!

I was lucky enough to interview him immediately after a live show in Japan.  Click Here For Playlists :) 04/27 & 04/30

Thank you, JessicaBurksMusic 

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    Apr 25
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Apr 27
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Spectacular Fantastic

RRRight at the top of the show we will hear, in it's entirety, an album called New Equations For The Simple Mind by The Spectacular Fantastic. It is one of those lo-fi, made at home, self-produced, carefully thought out and painstakingly detailed affairs that everybody loves. Then the second half of the show has some goodies like Paul Winter Consort doing Ode To A Fillmore Dressing Room, McDonald and Giles with the full version of Suite In C, and Panda Bear from their brand new release "Meets The Grim Reaper". One more note: Radio Moscow is playing Deep Down Below from Leslie Magnafuzz. All in all a pretty wide ranging set of songs, guaranteed to please. Cool Breeze

FAIRfest Chamber Business After Hours

Fri, Apr 24 | 4:30 PM - 7 PM | Fairfield Arts & Convention Center



FAIRfest '15 spearheaded by KRUU 100.1 FM Community Radio, in partnership with KMCD - Classic 96 Radio and the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center will host the Chamber's Business After Hours April installment for all Chamber members, spouses and guests on Friday, April 24 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

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