Arts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en What Are The Most Common Mispronunciations Of Places In Wyoming? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/what-are-most-common-mispronunciations-places-wyoming <p>It's all happened to us one time or another. Mispronouncing words. Now...how about trying to correctly say a city, county, or landmark in the Equality state? Our new Morning Edition host <a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/people/caroline-ballard">Caroline Ballard </a>(who hails from New York) inspired us to create this post. During one of her reports, she was corrected by a listener on Estes Park which she pronounced rhyming with Testes.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:49:20 +0000 Anna Rader 63427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org What Are The Most Common Mispronunciations Of Places In Wyoming? Laramie Theatre Company Turns To Crowdfunding For New Production http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-theatre-company-turns-crowdfunding-new-production <p></p><p>Laramie-based <a href="http://relativetheatrics.weebly.com/" target="_blank">Relative Theatrics</a> is raising money for a new production through the <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/relative-theatrics-presents-speech-debate?sa=0&amp;sp=0" target="_blank">crowdfunding website IndieGoGo</a>. Anne Mason is the founder and producer of Relative Theatrics. She tells Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard that many people don't realize the hidden costs that figure into a community theater's budget.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:05:14 +0000 Caroline Ballard 62137 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie Theatre Company Turns To Crowdfunding For New Production A Play Date With Art http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/play-date-art <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="330" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98837637?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="575"></iframe></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:24:49 +0000 Jennifer Tennican 62095 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Author Wins Prestigious PEN Literary Award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-author-wins-prestigious-pen-literary-award <p>A Wyoming author is among this year’s winners of the prestigious PEN Literary Awards, announced this morning in New York.</p><p><a href="http://www.ninamcconigley.com/" target="_blank">Nina McConigley</a> is a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s English Department. Her collection of short stories, ‘Cowboys and East Indians,’ is one of two winners of the PEN Open Book Award. The $5,000 award is for a book-length work by an author of color. McConigley’s father is Irish; her mother is from India. 'Cowboys and East Indians' draws on her multicultural upbringing in Wyoming.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:11:50 +0000 Micah Schweizer 62087 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Author Wins Prestigious PEN Literary Award 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 Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-and-state-collaborate-tell-wind-river-reservation-history <p>In coming years, visitors to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation will see new historical perspectives on roadside signs and markers. That’s the proposed outcome of the new Wind River Interpretive Plan. It's believed to be the first such collaboration between tribes and state government on a reservation-wide interpretive plan.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:34:49 +0000 Micah Schweizer 61301 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes And State Collaborate To Tell Wind River Reservation History 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 Big Horn Mountain Festival Celebrates 10 Years Of American Roots Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/big-horn-mountain-festival-celebrates-10-years-american-roots-music <p>The Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo celebrates ten years of roots, bluegrass and Americana music at the Johnson County Fairgrounds,<a href="http://www.bighornmountainfestival.com/" target="_blank"> July 11 through 13</a>. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked one of the organizers, Paul Jarvis, to remember the festival’s early years.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 60666 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Big Horn Mountain Festival Celebrates 10 Years Of American Roots Music 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 Jonathan Richman Live On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jonathan-richman-live-morning-music <p>Wyoming Public Radio presents a rare performance and interview with <a href="http://www.highroadtouring.com/artists/jonathan-richman/" target="_blank"><strong>Jonathan Richman</strong></a> ahead of his show at the historic Hynds Building in Cheyenne Tuesday night, June 24.&nbsp; Grady Kirkpatrick will talk with Mr. Richman about his music spanning from the early 70’s with the band the Modern Lovers through today. Tune in at 11:15am, only on Morning Music.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:41:32 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 60107 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jonathan Richman Live On Morning Music Jalan Crossland And Shaun Kelly On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jalan-crossland-and-shaun-kelly-morning-music <p>Join Grady Kirkpatrick on Morning Music Friday, June 20, at 11:15am for a conversation with Wyoming troubadour <strong><a href="http://www.jalancrossland.com/" target="_blank">Jalan Crossland</a></strong> and bass player/vocalist Shaun Kelly. They'll play selections from and talk about the Jalan Crossland new release "No Cause For Despair", his seventh album.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 60095 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jalan Crossland And Shaun Kelly On Morning Music Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-theatre-takes-world-war-ii-show-road <p>For the first time, Laramie’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre is doing a touring show. <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/06/uw-snowy-range-summer-theatre-presents-swingtime-canteen.html" target="_blank">‘Swingtime Canteen’</a> is in Laramie June 19-21 and 26-28 (opening night is free to the public). In between, the show will travel to Riverton on June 22, Rock Springs on June 23, Lander on June 24, and Dubois on June 25. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with the director, Leigh Selting.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 59960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer Theatre Takes World War II Show On The Road Laramie Mural Project Celebrates Tenth Public Artwork http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-mural-project-celebrates-tenth-public-artwork <p>The <a href="http://www.laramiemuralproject.org/">Laramie Mural Project</a> will celebrate its tenth public artwork with an outdoor party on Friday, June 13. The Mural Project is collaboration between artists, the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Laramie Main Street Alliance. Since 2011, it has decorated the sides of downtown buildings with images ranging from migrant farm workers to prairie dogs.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:32:58 +0000 Rebecca Golden 59741 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie Mural Project Celebrates Tenth Public Artwork Memorial Day Special: Hearing Voices - For The Fallen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/memorial-day-special-hearing-voices-fallen <p>For Memorial Day weekend, Wyoming Public Radio brings you the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.</p><p>Host Major Robert Schaefer of US Army Special Forces Green Beret and poet, Colonel Robert Schaefer, US Army, hosts the voices of veterans remembering their comrades. We talk with troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, reading their emails, poems, and journals, as part of the NEA project: “<a href="http://www.arts.gov/national/homecoming/index.html">Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience</a>.”</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:38:52 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 58723 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Memorial Day Special: Hearing Voices - For The Fallen From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gunshots-good-times-stories-stagecoach-bar <p>The Stagecoach Bar in Wilson has kept Jackson Hole fed, watered, and entertained since 1942.&nbsp;The historic bar is home to cowboys, hippies, and the famous Stagecoach Band, which has played every Sunday night for over 40 years.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:23:11 +0000 Cordelia Zars 58722 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org From Gunshots To Good Times: Stories From The Stagecoach Bar How The West Was Fun: Documentary Screening And Dance Party http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-west-was-fun-documentary-screening-and-dance-party <div class="userContentWrapper aboveUnitContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><div class="_wk mbm"><p><strong><a href="http://www.jentenproductions.com/" target="_blank">JenTen</a></strong><strong><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=649602958391428" href="https://www.facebook.com/JenTenProd" id="js_46"> Productions</a><a href="http://www.jentenproductions.com/"> </a></strong>documentary film on The <strong><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=122674964479978" href="http://stagecoachbar.net/" target="_blank">Stagecoach Bar</a></strong> in Wilson, Wyoming is play Thu, 15 May 2014 18:59:49 +0000 Anna Rader 58333 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How The West Was Fun: Documentary Screening And Dance Party Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/music-illustrated-wyoming-symphony-teams-artist-season-finale <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingsymphony.org/" target="_blank">The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra</a></strong> in Casper has teamed up with an illustrator for this weekend’s season finale concert. Igor Stravinsky’s 'Petrouchka' was originally written as a ballet about the story of a young puppet brought to life by a wizard. Wyoming Symphony music director and conductor Matthew Savery will tell the audience the story and have the orchestra demonstrate how the music replicates human movement. Fri, 09 May 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 58065 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/union-pacific-big-boy-4014-arrives-cheyenne <p>Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.</p><p>The journey of Big Boy <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23up4014&amp;src=hash"><s>#</s><b>up4014</b></a> is complete! Watch the arrival in Cheyenne below.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8EAJs8U56_c" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:34:53 +0000 Anna Rader 58011 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Arrives In Cheyenne Summer 2014 Festivals http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-2014-festivals <p>Now until August 31, take a photo of you (and your friends) at a Wyoming music festival, use the hashtag <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wyofest?src=hash"><s>#</s><b>wyofest</b></a> and post it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We'll collect all of the photos taken this summer and feature them on our website!</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 22:58:40 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 57972 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer 2014 Festivals Renowned Chinese Violinist To Perform With UW Symphony Orchestra http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/renowned-chinese-violinist-perform-uw-symphony-orchestra <p>A famous Chinese orchestral work and a famous Chinese violinist are the centerpieces of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-symphony-orchestra-to-perform-butterfly-lovers-concerto-may-1.html" target="_blank">season finale on Thursday, May 1</a></strong>.</p><p>The Butterfly Lovers Concerto is one the most beloved classical works in China. It was written in 1956 and is now making inroads into the western repertoire.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:31:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer 57632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Renowned Chinese Violinist To Perform With UW Symphony Orchestra Halloween With David Sedaris At The University Of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/halloween-david-sedaris-university-wyoming <p>Wyoming Public Media presents NPR humorist and best-selling author<a href="http://barclayagency.com/sedaris.html"> David Sedaris </a>at the<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/fineart_ticket/tickets.aspx">University of Wyoming’s A&amp;S Auditorium Oct 31<sup>st</sup></a>. This event features new and unpublished readings of Sedaris's work and a book signing and optional Halloween costume contest.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:15:08 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 57573 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Halloween With David Sedaris At The University Of Wyoming Novelist Ann Patchett To Visit UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/novelist-ann-patchett-visit-uw <p>Bestselling novelist Ann Patchett <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/award-winning-author-ann-patchett-to-speak-at-uw-april-22.html" target="_blank">will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, April 22</a></strong>. The free talk includes a Q &amp; A, followed by a book signing.&nbsp; In addition to the talk, she will meet privately with UW students, including MFA candidates in the creative writing program.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Rebecca Golden 57129 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Novelist Ann Patchett To Visit UW Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/harry-jackson-estate-hopes-sell-artists-complete-lifes-work <p>The estate of acclaimed artist Harry Jackson is <strong><a href="http://www.harryjacksonstudios.com/lifesworkllc-to-represent-the-unprecedented-harry-jackson-collection/" target="_blank">inviting art dealers and collectors from across the country to evaluate Jackson’s life work</a></strong>. It’s part of an ongoing effort to sell the collection that’s housed in Cody.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:55:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer 56934 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/happy-50th-birthday-uw-tyrannosaurus-rex-statue <p>The life-size copper Tyrannosaurus rex statue that stands guard outside the University of Wyoming Geological Museum is <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-museum-celebrates-dinosaur-statue-anniversary-friday-and-saturday.html" target="_blank">celebrating its 50th birthday today</a></strong>. The museum will host two cake parties—one today over lunch, and again from noon until 2 pm Saturday. Wyoming Public Radio’s Anna Rader and Micah Schweizer visited the T. rex and heard from passers-by and well-wishers.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Anna Rader & Micah Schweizer 56644 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/renowned-soprano-dawn-upshaw-perform-uw <p>Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/dawn-upshaw-and-kayo-iwama-residency-april-8-10-at-uw.html">perform in Laramie Wednesday evening</a>. The singer is a world-renowned opera star and the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her recital is part of the University of Wyoming’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program, and Upshaw says she’s looking forward to performing at UW.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:28:07 +0000 Rebecca Golden 56524 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-annual-uw-jazz-fest-draws-student-groups-around-state <p>The University of Wyoming is hosting its <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/finearts/jazzfest/">first annual jazz festival</a> Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. Both days are filled with concerts by high school and middle school jazz groups from around Wyoming. Guest artists from around the country will provide feedback to the performers and conduct clinics with the groups. UW professor and festival organizer Scott Turpen says first and foremost, the festival is about education.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:14:52 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55695 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-appoints-new-arts-council-members <p>Governor Matt Mead has appointed three new board members to the Wyoming Arts Council.</p><p> One of them is writer and University of Wyoming instructor Nina McConigley. McConigley published her first short story collection, “Cowboys and East Indians” late last year. She won a major Arts Council grant in 2010, an experience McConigley says gave her the confidence to finish her book.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:34 +0000 Rebecca Golden 55631 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members Chief Washakie Paintings See Daylight Again After Decades In Storage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/chief-washakie-paintings-see-daylight-again-after-decades-storage <p>Paintings of Chief Washakie that have spent more than 40 years in storage are now on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Cheyenne. The 24 pieces by western artist J.K. Ralston were originally commissioned for the dining room of the Noble Hotel in Lander in 1945.</p><p>They depict scenes from the life of the Eastern Shoshone chief, including battles, encounters with white settlers, and treaty signings that are part of Chief Washakie’s legacy of diplomacy and peace.</p><p>Wyoming State Museum Education Curator Nathan Doerr says the collection tells a sweeping story of the American West.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:18:46 +0000 Rebecca Golden 55325 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Chief Washakie Paintings See Daylight Again After Decades In Storage Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/filmmaker-shares-global-adventures-uw <p>Alison Teal grew up traveling the world with her adventure-photographer parents. She’s following in their footsteps by globetrotting with a camera and a pink surfboard to create the online TV show <a href="http://alisonsadventures.com/">Alison’s Adventures</a>. Teal <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/adventurer-and-filmmaker-alison-teal-sets-uw-program-march-12.html">shares her cross-cultural experiences at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, March 12</a>. She stopped by the WPM studios to speak with Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:28:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55184 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW