Arts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en A New Perspective: Courage And Passion In Photography http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-perspective-courage-and-passion-photography <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98839998?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:27:28 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 61775 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Community And Camaraderie: Tap Dancing Your Way To Happiness http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/community-and-camaraderie-tap-dancing-your-way-happiness <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98857271?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:43:58 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 61427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org All The World’s A Stage: Play Taps Into Personal And Global Experiences http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/all-world-s-stage-play-taps-personal-and-global-experiences <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98861477?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 60951 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Learning To Play: Musical Pursuits And A Childhood Wish http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/learning-play-musical-pursuits-and-childhood-wish <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98888705?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:20:29 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 60731 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Brass Band Invades Buffalo: Worlds of Music Hosts Orkestar Zirkonium http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/brass-band-invades-buffalo-worlds-music-hosts-orkestar-zirkonium <p>Worlds of Music brings international musical styles to rural Wyoming. That includes a Balkan-style brass band this weekend in Buffalo. The Seattle-based 15-piece Orkestar Zirkonium will work with local schools and put on a <a href="http://wyomingworldsofmusic.com/Events.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">series of free shows and workshops</a> for the public. Worlds of Music organizer David Romtvedt says the group even plans a friendly takeover of downtown Buffalo.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:09:28 +0000 Rebecca Golden 54270 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Brass Band Invades Buffalo: Worlds of Music Hosts Orkestar Zirkonium WPM Strengthens Cultural Affairs Reporting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wpm-strengthens-cultural-affairs-reporting <p>Micah Schweizer, an award winning radio producer from Indiana, joined the staff as the WPM Cultural Affairs and Production Director.&nbsp;</p><p>Schweizer’s task is a broad one—he reports on anything and everything cultural, and includes orchestras, ensembles, bands, museums, artists, writers, among others.&nbsp; Online programs, such as <em>Single Shot Live</em>, are part of his beat. &nbsp;&nbsp;As an introduction to Wyoming, he was assigned the task of driving through the state and recording people for the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> series.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:24:23 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53581 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WPM Strengthens Cultural Affairs Reporting Old Steps Come To Life At Laramie Swing Dance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/old-steps-come-life-laramie-swing-dance <p>Classic dances like the Jitterbug, the Charleston, and the Lindy Hop are being revived at a community swing dance series in Laramie. Swingin’ Around Town started this summer as a way to rekindle social dance.</p><p>It now happens on the first and third Friday of every month at Blossom Yoga in downtown Laramie, and Lindy Hop lessons start in January at the Laramie Recreation Center. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with Swingin’ Around Town co-founders Kevin Bretting and Charles Fournier.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:28:32 +0000 Micah Schweizer 51621 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Old Steps Come To Life At Laramie Swing Dance A cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers performs at WPM http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cappella-vocal-ensemble-kings-singers-performs-wpm <p>On a snowy and cold Thursday morning, the British a cappella vocal ensemble the <strong><a href="http://www.kingssingers.com/">King's Singer's </a></strong>warmed up the Morning Music studio. The King's Singers are on tour of festive performances across the United States. One of their stops includes a performance in Laramie at the University of Wyoming's <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/foundation/performing-arts/" target="_blank">Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:54:31 +0000 Anna Rader 50855 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers performs at WPM Coming in September: Single Shot Live http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/coming-september-single-shot-live <p>Music is just the thing to perk up your day! <strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/single-shot-live">Single Shot Live</a></strong> will bring you one song recorded live at the WPM studios and the artist’s comments about the song, plus a slide-show of the performance. If you know a musician or group that you’d like to hear (and see), let us know. And if you’re a musician or group that would like to be featured, that’s right, let us know.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:22:40 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Anna Rader 45142 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Coming in September: Single Shot Live Laramie looks to grow public art http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-looks-grow-public-art <p>The city of Laramie has just received a 25-thousand-dollar grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help bring more public art to the area.</p><p>The grants are designed to improve the quality of life in communities by encouraging creative activities and beautification projects.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:47:22 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 43968 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie looks to grow public art UW dedicates new performing arts center http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-dedicates-new-performing-arts-center-0 <p></p><p>UW President Tom Buchanan held back tears today as the&nbsp;Dave Bostrom,&nbsp;Chairman of the Board of Trustees, revealed the name of what will become the new performing arts building on campus--the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. &nbsp;</p><p>Buchanan says he is speechless about the dedication. But when it comes to the center, he offers plenty of praise.</p><p>“We are just completely jazzed over this event,” he enthused.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:39:23 +0000 Sara Hossaini 40591 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW dedicates new performing arts center Team Jackson Hole brings documentary about cycling in Rwanda to Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/team-jackson-hole-brings-documentary-about-cycling-rwanda-jackson <p>Team Jackson Hole, a team of cyclists out of Jackson, is sponsoring the showing of ‘Rising from Ashes,’ a documentary about genocide survivors in Rwanda who pursue their dream of a national cycling team. I spoke with Producer Dan Cooper and former professional cyclist Scott Nydam, who helped train the athletes, about what cycling means to Team Rwanda.</p><p>The movie will be shown on March 9th, at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, at 6 pm. &nbsp;Cooper and Nydam will be there to answer questions.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:11:56 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37659 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Team Jackson Hole brings documentary about cycling in Rwanda to Jackson Senate approves bill to allow Hathaway Scholarship applicants more options http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-approves-bill-allow-hathaway-scholarship-applicants-more-options <p></p><p></p><p>It came down to the final day, but the Wyoming legislature finally approved a bill that would require students to take vocational or arts classes in order to qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship.&nbsp; The idea was to remove a foreign language requirement in order for students to be able to take other courses.&nbsp;</p><p>But Senator Phil Nicholas argued that it was important to allow students who wanted four years of foreign language to be able to have it.&nbsp; Bill Sponsor Sam Krone says it was a good idea.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:16:09 +0000 Bob Beck 37300 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate approves bill to allow Hathaway Scholarship applicants more options New funding for arts and culture in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-funding-arts-and-culture-wyoming <p>The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund has announced two new deadlines for grants to nonprofit and governmental organizations in Wyoming, the&nbsp;earlier&nbsp;of which is April 1st.</p><p>Fund Administrator&nbsp;Renee Bobee says&nbsp;the fund supports groups that enrich the state by providing essential cultural opportunities for residents in a variety of ways, including fairs and exhibitions, archaeological research, musical performances and historical preservation&nbsp;projects. Bobee says the grant can also help organizations to grow and develop.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:15:34 +0000 Sara Hossaini 34832 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New funding for arts and culture in Wyoming Wyoming Public Media Photo Contest! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-media-photo-contest-0 <p><em>Wyoming through listeners’ eyes!</em></p><p><strong><em>View the Winners by <a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/wyoming-public-media-photo-contest-winners">Clicking Here!</a></em></strong></p><p><strong>Thank you for your photos! Thank you for your votes! </strong><em><strong>Photos submitted through Sun. Oct. 7. Voting through Tue. Oct. 9.</strong></em></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:52:56 +0000 Diana Denison 30502 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media Photo Contest!