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7:05 am
Tue October 1, 2013

UW Symphony opens with classics

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s new season promises classics, but some of these favorites might be new to American ears. Case in point, the Butterfly Lovers Concerto is famous in China, but likely new to audiences here. (They’ll have to wait until May for that performance.)

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10:16 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Laramie songwriter responsible for first recorded duet of Dr. John, Bobby Rush

Carl Gustafson and Bobby Rush perform together in Laramie.
Credit Linnaea Kimble for Snowy Range Music Festival

Here’s a new song that was released in September at a Crimestoppers fundraiser in New Orleans. Another Murder in New Orleans is the first song New Orleans music legends Dr. John and Bobby Rush have recorded together. The songwriter is Laramie native Carl Gustafson, and as he explains, the song came out of a meeting with producer Donald Markowitz, who had Gustafson leaf through the New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune…

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2:16 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Cheech on Chicanitas: Cheech Marin reflects on his Chicano art collection

Margaret García, Finding Jesus at the Taco Stand, 2009, oil on canvas, 10 x 13 inches, courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection

Selections from comedian Cheech Marin's extensive collection of Chicano art is on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum through November 23. At an opening press conference, Marin discussed the exhibition, 'Chicanitas, small paintings from the Cheech Marin collection'.

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Arts & Culture
4:32 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

"Art brightens their day": Films follow adults exploring the arts

Credit Jennifer Tennican

Jackson-based producers Jennifer Tennican and Rebecca Huntington (who also freelances for WPM) have created a series of short films focusing on adults who are returning to or exploring the arts for the first time. An exhibit of work created by the subjects of Into the Arts is on display at the Teton County Library through the end of September. Tennican and Huntington spoke with Wyoming Public Media's Micah Schweizer.

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Arts & Culture
4:13 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Getting to know Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House Representative and successful business woman

Ruth Ann moved to Jackson, Wyoming to start her own business in 1988.  Since then, she has owned two successful businesses and has become involved in Wyoming politics.  Learn about her journey to Jackson and her desire to serve as a Wyoming Representative.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival

Billy Branch

Labor Day weekend provided a great opportunity for everyone to attend the 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie.  Highlights of the weekend included the March Fourth Marching Band, and Leftover Salmon with guests musicians Sam Bush and Bill Payne (Little Feat).  Also Travis Tritt, Jalan Crossland, Canned Heat and many more great musicians.  WPR's Paul Montoya was on hand to help MC the event.  Attending enjoyed great music, great food, and lots of sunshine.

Arts
3:52 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Snowy Range Music Festival’s Ambitions Hinge on Attendance

Credit Snowy Range Music Festival

This weekend marks the fifth annual Snowy Range Music Festival at the Albany County Fairgrounds. As Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports, the festival’s organizer has a grand vision, but it’s up to the region’s music lovers to see it fulfilled.

(MUSIC: Tab Benoit)

MICAH SCHWEIZER: Carl Gustafson’s dream hasn’t been without challenges. He started organizing the Snowy Range Music Festival in 2009.

CARL GUSTAFSON: “Here’s how bad it is…the first time that I had this, six weeks later I had a heart attack.”

SCHWEIZER: So why keep going?

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Arts
4:47 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Marian McPartland remembrance, piano jazz special on Wyoming Public Media

Marian McPartland
Credit mama.indstate.edu

Saturday at 8:00pm on Wyoming Public Radio and Sunday at Noon on Jazz Wyoming.

Jazz legend Marian McPartland, who hosted the eponymous Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR for three decades, died peacefully Tuesday night at her home on Long Island, NY. She was 95.

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Arts
3:22 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Legendary singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and Master of Space and Time

Leon Russell talked with Grady Kirkpatrick ahead of his show in Laramie Aug 6, 2013.

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Arts
1:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Screenwriter tells story of circuitous faith journey

David Weiss

His film and TV credits include the recent Smurfs movies, Shrek 2, and Rugrats, but screenwriter David Weiss also attracts attention for his faith. He grew up a secular Jew, converted to Christianity, and later became an observant orthodox Jew. That’s the subject of his lectures Friday and Saturday at the Chabad Jewish Center in Jackson. Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer reached Weiss by phone as he was driving from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to work on a script.

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Arts
4:47 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

In search of the Murie Legacy in Grand Teton National Park with Gloria Baxter

Professor Gloria Baxter

Gloria Baxter: Professor Emeritus of the University of Memphis School of Dance and Theater, Gloria was invited by The Murie Center of Grand Teton National Park to create an original narrative theater adaptation based on the writings of Olaus and Margaret Murie, pioneers in the American wilderness movement.

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Arts
2:01 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Jason Cohn producer/writer of EAMES: The Architect and the Painter

Jason Cohn first became aware of Charles and Ray Eames through their films when a friend introduced him to their six volume DVD set. The chair obsession followed. EAMES: The Architect and the Painter is Jason's first feature documentary. He previously produced segments for the PBS program Frontline World, associate produced for Frontline and field produced for the award-winning PBS series Remaking American Medicine.

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Arts
1:41 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Political Cartoonist, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), talks about his life experiences

KAL talking at TEDx Jackson Hole.

Kevin Kallaugher’s (KAL) work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, Krokodil, Daily Yomiuri, The Australian, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.

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Arts
5:01 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Interview with The WYOmericana Caravan

The WYOmericana Caravan with Morning Music Host Grady Kirkpatrick.
Credit bhp imaging

The Wyomericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 14, 2013 ahead of their kickoff show in Laramie.  J Shogren, Jalan Crossland and Screen Door Porch each played their Wyoming brand of Americana music.  They also talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about the tour.

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Arts
10:12 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Seeing through the lens of filmmaker Jennifer Tennican

Filmmaker Jennifer Tennican

Jennifer has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production.  Her most recent work is a one-hour, high-definition documentary film entitled The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. Using varied and compelling characters, the film explores the history of a long-time community "watering hole," the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming

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Arts
5:45 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Award-winning poet, author, writer Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and American mother. Although she regards herself as a "wandering poet", she refers to San Antonio as her home.

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Arts
3:08 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jared Rogerson

Pinedale singer-songwriter Jared Rogerson has been influenced as a musician from 17 years of bronc’ riding in rodeos. He’s also explored thousands of miles in the remote Wyoming backcountry as a brucellosis biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. His new album, Dirt, was released April 17.

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Arts
11:24 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Luke Bell Music Review

Luke Bell

Cody, Wyoming native, Luke Bell wrote, sang, and produced all of the songs on the self-titled album, Luke Bell, which was released the spring of 2012. Luke Bell falls under the “Americana” genre, consisting of versatile tracks that adopt country, honky-tonk, blues, rock, and bluegrass styles. From playful jams to dramatic blues, Luke Bell caters to diverse listeners who may also enjoy the likes of Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, The Black Keys, and The Soggy Bottom Boys. 

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Arts
2:29 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Red Carpet Jewelry Designer - Erica Courtney

Designer Erica Courtney

Erica Courtney has built one of the most recognized and successful fine jewelry brands in the industry, fueled by her innate entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary artistic talent.

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Arts
12:37 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Spoken word artists - Alixa & Naima

Spoken word artists - Alixa & Naima

With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Alixa and Naima reside in Brooklyn and track footprints across the country and globe on a mission to make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. Alixa and Naima's acclaimed performance is composed dual-voice poems and multimedia theater that explores diverse themes.

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Arts
11:57 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Nicole Madison - Jazz vocalist and actor

Nicole Madison

Nicole Madison's musical roots came from her father, who played a major part in the development of the Mississippi River Festival at Southern Illinois University in her home town of Edwardsville, Illinois.  You can download her songs on iTunes.

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Arts
11:47 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Wyoming Native and Author - Sophie Echeverria

Sophie Echeverria

Sophie Burden was raised on Remuda Ranch, an historic dude ranch established by her family outside of Wickenburg, Arizona. Sophie married Dom Echeverria, a Basque who proved passionate, loving...and explosive. Their life together took them to the high Andes of Peru, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, where they ran one of the largest ranching operations in the West.

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11:37 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Jackson Native Artist Kathryn Mapes Turner

Kathryn Mapes Turner

The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape amid what she believes to be the most spectacular scenery on earth.

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11:24 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Yellowstone to Yukon Wildlife Artist - Dwayne Harty

Dwayne Harty was formally trained at the Arts Student’s League in New York City and mentored by three of the 20th century’s important wildlife artists: Bob Kuhn, Robert Lougheed and Clarence Tillenius.  Dwayne folowed the footsteps and canvasses of North America’s great wildlife artist Carl Rungius from Yellowstone to Yukon which is now a published book of the great wild.

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2:03 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Summer 2013 Festivals

Aug. 30- Sep. 01- Snowy Range Music Festival featuring Leftover Salmon and Friends with Sam Bush, Keller Williams and Bill Payne, Canned Heat, Roy Rogers, Tab Benoit, BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet, Reverend Peyton and His Big Damned Band, A.J. Croce,  Soul Rebels,  Susan Gibson,  Jay Shogren, Jalan Crossland,  Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues,  the March Fourth Marching Band,  Blinddog Smokin' and more. Laramie WY

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2:42 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Wyoming Artist Profile - Jeff Troxel

Trevor Krieger and Jeff Troxel

Wyoming native, Jeff Troxel, is a  guitarist, composer, and songwriter from Cody.  Jeff Troxel has released three albums, his newest Spirit of Our Time, was released in 2011. Troxel became the National Flatpicking Champion at the Walnut Valley Festival after winning state championships in both Wyoming and Utah.

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3:49 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

Arts
7:48 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Film contest seeks to foster small-scale indie productions

The Wyoming Film Office is taking submissions for the annual Wyoming Short Film Contest.  To be eligible, films must be under fifteen minutes, shot in Wyoming, set in Wyoming, or include Wyoming as a character.  The winner will receive a $25,000 prize, for use on their next film shot in Wyoming.      

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4:35 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012. Vote below the list in COMMENT section. Please include your NAME, TOWN AND E-MAIL. We’ll add up listener picks and compile the Top 20 CD’s of 2012 to play back on Morning Music.  Our list of 2012 CD’s played this year is displayed below.  Thanks for listening and sending in your favorites of 2012.

Choose your Top 3  favorites of 2012. You may have heard something this year that is not on this list.  Write-ins are welcome. Entry deadline is 11:59pm on Dec 25th

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4:28 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Wyoming Artist Profile - The Teka Brock Band

Country, bluegrass and southern rock group the Teka Brock Band, formed in 2008 and are currently living in Sheridan. They are venturing on tour to promote their newest album 307. Anna Rader produced this profile.

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