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    Feb 16
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    Feb 17
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Jazz Meditation


On today's show we'll be listening to some classical and jazz piano. Stream it live February 16th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio

Shannon HurleyShannon Hurley was named one of the Top 25 Artists on MySpace by Rolling Stone Magazine.  She wasn't available for an on-air interview, but check out for her email interview, and tune in for an extended set of her music this morning on Lyrical Venus Radio!

Miranda Mallard
Miranda Mallard has a wide range of vocal talents from classical to folk to jazz and more.  Hear her sing a Mozart piece from a live recording of her Senior recital and then a jazzy latin flavored song with her band Rock Paper Scissors.

After that, I'll try to play a song from rest of the artists I interviewed in 2008 that  wasn't able to play last week.  So much good music!

Lily Afshar


I finally got to meet Heather Miller-Rodriguez (of KRUU's Lyrical Venus) in person today, and a little Venus must've rubbed off. This week's show highlights female musicians, especially American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin and Iranian American guitarist Lily Afshar.

This is my favorite review: "Lily Afshar is a Guitar Goddess, but instead of wielding an electric axe, she spins a fine web of music on acoustic guitar. In fact, she's one of the best classical guitarists in the world."





What's the controversy over the term "crossover classical"?

This week's show will explore some of the Grammy Award winning albums for Best Crossover Classical since 1999 when the category was created.

This Lara St. John album pictured here did not win a Grammy and is not considered crossover; however, it was considered controversial and she did later record a crossover album.


elle wellsEleanor Wells is currently a member of Central City Opera, Colorado Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic. She also performs extensively with many different chamber ensembles throughout the United States. Ms. Wells has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including first place winner of the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Competition as well as winner of the Denes Koramzay Quartet Award. Ms. Wells has been a member of the Boulder Arts Academy for the last four years. She has just completed a nation-wide tour, playing with the Carl Rosa Opera Company.

For the show, she will be playing Bach's Solo Cello Suite in G major.