Next Friday's HARVESTfest Art Walk features the GIVING TREE BAND. James Moore talks with founder Todd Fink all about the band's unique approach to living and performing. Steve & Michaela McLain will also perform along with the Fairfield Square Dance Association. You do not want to miss this!!
Did you know that the Fairfield Square Dance Association is kicking up their heels and putting Fairfield on the map? Learn all about it from a few of the people most responsible for making it happen, Fairfield's internationally-acclaimed caller Jerry Story, who was the keynote speaker in Des Moines at the 65th Annual Square Dance Convention, and Ottumwa's Robin Ragan.
Plus an in depth discussion about a sensitive subject in Fairfield: suicide. Dr. Scott Terry, a psychologist who has worked for many years doing research and a practice based in Chicago, shares his views on the subject. Fairfield has twice the rate of comparable size towns and Dr. Terry is spearheading a community approach with groups on MUM campus and in town. Also, joining the discussion are the co-directors of FAIRFIELD CARES, Rob Hubler and Kathleen Casey. An open town meeting will be held at the Fairfield Public Library on Sunday, September 7th at 7:30pm with some special guest speakers.
JP Sottile, the Newsvandal, along with James Moore, bring you this week's INSIDE THE HEADLINES segment with three tiers looking at Chinese chess, Doctor Feelgood-ish, and our final category it's the poison, stupid.
A great opportunity to get caught up on global and domestic haps. All the headlines discussed are linked below. Just click on "Read more." Thanks for tuning in. Archives available each week.
There's a double shot of LIFE at the Orpheum Theatre. Starting this weekend: Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed) John C Reilly (Guardians Of The Galaxy) & Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). "After his girlfriend unexpectedly dies, Zach (DeHaan) is devastated. However, he gets a second chance at love after she rises from the dead." "Quirky, spirit-pervasive throughout, and great supporting cast, including Anna Kendrick." "Sometimes tender, sometimes frantic, and always funny, the film's surprising coherence is exemplified in a climactic scene that pairs credible heartbreak with pure slapstick." "Plaza is terrific. She commits so fully to her rabid, Romero-esque alter ego, she chews the movie up." Held over is Life Itself. "A lively thumbs up documentary on Roger Ebert, America's most popular, intelligent and influential modern-day movie critic." "Every movie fan should see Life Itself." - Chris Busch, Filmosopher
We'll talk about that, the new releases, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "There's a glimmer of hipster cool to this play on the zombie genre." - Life After Beth
I post a little this and that here on the KRUU website. And it surprises me that folks actually read it. I am being totally serious. Even if it's just a couple of people giving it the eyeball, it's really an honor to have someone reading this stuff. After all, the Internet is a very big place. And there are an awful lot of things on it that are more interesting than anything I can conjure up. Heck, just Google "Claude Rains" or "Elvis Jumpsuits" and start reading. It's all fascinating.
But don't do that search until you're finished reading this post........okay, I'm done.
This week we'll feature Boston singer-songwriter and mother of 5 children, Lori McKenna. After playing open mics at age 27, she was introduced to Nashville by Mary Gauthier and negotiated a recording contract with Warner Brothers. Lori has since released several albums and her songs have been recorded by Nashville artists like Tim McGraw and others.
(See link to playlist below). Bonnie Raitt calls him "a breath of fresh air in the blues and R&B world." Mighty Mo Rodgers (photo) played the organ on Brenton Wood's 1967 song "Gimme Little Sign." Since then he has recorded six albums yet many still do not know his work... until now where on Fringe Toast we offer an opening set featuring songs from two CDs. Also, in the first hour, you will hear twin-spins from new albums by Imogen Heap and Sinead O'Connor.
The transition to Chill Zone in the second-hour will be welcomed by actress Scarlett Johansson (photo) who you know as a great actor and will discover to be also a great singer with special track called "One Whole Hour" and a collaboration on second tune with American singer-songwriter Pete Yorn. Also, newly released track from UK's delightfully quirky band alt-J. As requested by listeners, more good stuff from Rising Appalachia and Natalie Walker. Fringe Toast first-timers include Bushy, Dixon's Violin, Tiaan, Kwabs, David Garza, and Novo Som.
Click here for playlist! Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com where you click on "Listen Live." Discover again and again why many feel that Fringe Toast is an excellent source of new music.
On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz of 2014, featuring master of the Hammond organ Wil Blades (left). We'll be checking out the solo album Blades released last week, Field Notes, where he lays down some mellow grooves with guitarist Jeff Parker and drummer Simon Lott.
We'll also hear singles from upcoming albums by both Moon Hooch and Budos Band.
On top of that we've got Dispact, Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band, Vertigo Trombone Quartet, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and Tuatara. Stream it live August 26th 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Radanath Swami is a monk in the Krishna-bhakti lineage. He has been instrumental in founding the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai, India, and is the author of the book, Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth.
Engel is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary film, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England. http://engelstheartist.com