Mr Stephen Raimondi is a leading authority on the production and consumption of beer. He has sampled the finest beers and ales from around the world and has been certified to serve as a judge at beer competitions. Stephen discusses everything from microbreweries to the recent renaissance in the beer industry.
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author of over 30 books on religion and spirituality. Rami received his rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He was also initiated into the Ramakrishna Order of Vedanta Hinduism. www.rabbirami.com
DJ Andy returns with 100% new tracks program show featuring singer-songwriter Awna Teixeira (recent Cafe P performer, photo right) and Mali-based World music band Songhoy Blues (photo left) with tracks from their new CD Music in Exile. Twin spins during first hour include never before played tracks from Eilen Jewell, Eliza Gilkyson, and Rising Appalachia.
In this week's second-hour Chill Session, you ears tingle with delight with intriguing down-tempo songs from Gregory Page, Tracey Thorn, Bearfoot, and Damien Jurado. Final tracks come from the young electro-acoustic composer Emancipator from the Northwest with splendid insrumental pieces from CD Dusk to Dawn.
CLICK HERE for playlist. Tell your friends to join the livestream at www.kruufm.com. The best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.
Read DJ Andy's music reviews in the Iowa Source Magazine. Click here for link to list of artists reviewed.
Doodling can lead you to the right frame of mind to get things done and to unleash your creative flow. Author, artist, and knitter Michelle Edwards uses doodling, color, and other life hacks as a successful arts entrepreneur. Michelle won the National Jewish Book Award for her children's picture book Chicken Man. Her illustrations have appeared in several shows of children's book art. She's written a monthly column for the Lion Brand Yarn Company, and her book, A Knitter's Home Companion: A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes received praise from author Jane Smiley.
Writes' Voices is pleased to once again welcome Steve Semken, founder of Ice Cube Press in North Liberty, Iowa, and author of "Soul External: Rediscovering the Great Blue Heron." This book is a new breed, and difficult to describe. The Ice Cube Press web site promises a "realm full of lore, hearsay, myth, and spirt." The late environmental book reviewer from Orion magazine, Peter Sauer, called it mythological natural history, and although apt, that is only a partial description. Semken mixes in memoir, philosophical meanderings, inspirational quotes, poetry, graphic design, experimental typography, and fine artworks from Andrew Driscoll. The result? Well, you'll have to see it for yourself.
Tune in this week for another journey into the world of books.
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Happy FAIRfest, everyone! I'd love to attend Fairfest this weekend but since Fairfield and I are in a long distance relationship, unfortunately I can't...
I at least tried to put together a fun episode 80 for those of you who take a break at home. It is going to be a patchwork of genres this time... I am even going to feature a boygroup called KANJANI 8 (image), famous for their modern Enka, which are Japanese folk songs that were very popular during the 1950s.
As you start your blast of music for Fairfest Weekend, you may want to settle out a bit by listening to some tunes about places to be. I mean songs that are named for cities, states, parks, roadsides, countries, bodies of water, imaginary settings, and fanciful dreams. Some featured artists: Savoy Brown, Tony Joe White, Johnny Winter. And listen up, folks, cause you do not have to put up with commercial interruptions. Gotta love that... Cool Breeze
In 1995 Pixar released their first film- Toy Story, beginning a two decade tradition of animated excellence. Their 15th feature Inside Out continues to expand the boundaries of creative animation. "Visually daring, narratively complex, technically groundbreaking: Pixar’s best work has been all this and more, redefining the term “family entertainment” in the process." We've seen it and agree with the consensus that Inside Out is "another triumph for the studio, an audacious, funny, complex film that pulls off a seemingly impossible conceit. Riley is an 11-year-old girl whose family has relocated from Minnesota to San Francisco, and she’s struggling with her emotions, which are personified by a group of colorful avatars that live and work in her brain." "As funny, stirring, unpredictable, exciting and riotously beautiful as it is profound." - Wall Street Journal. "Kids will be engaged, but it's the older viewers - people who have lived and felt a little longer than 11-year-olds - who will most appreciate this marvelous, ingenious work of art." - Miami Herald
There are several well reviewed films to cover this weekend, including the "Sundance-approved" teen comedy Dope- "a breath of fresh air — energetic and thoughtful". Mark Ruffalo, one of our fave actors stars in Infinitely Polar Bear.
We'll cover that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Inside Out is "the first film I know of that's been marketed to kids but is in actuality made for grown-ups" - EW