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KPBX: Weekdays during Morning Classical, A Little Afternoon Music, or Jazz for A Friday Afternoon

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 Friends Of the Bing, in partnership with Modern Theater Coeur d'Alene, present Company, in the third installment of Friends Of the Bing's four-part theater series. Cast members performed live in the studio this morning, The Little Things You Do Together, and Marry Me a Little.  Listen to Andrew Ware-Lewis as "Bobby," Mary Starkey as "Joanne," Patrick Treadway as "Larry," Kristen Nanditt as "Sarah," and Kelly Hauenstein as "Amy."

This weekend, Conductor Piotr Gajewski will conduct the Festival Finale for the 2015 Northwest Bach Festival, with soloists Soovin Kim, violin, Zuill Bailey, cello and Awadagin Pratt, piano. Maestro Gajewski visited with Verne Windham during the Morning Classical program to talk about the program. For more information visit the Bach Festival website.  

Violinist Soovin Kim is appearing this week at various venues in performance with the Northwest Bach Festival 15. He spoke with Verne Windham this morning, to introduce himself and talk about what he'll be doing for the festival. For more information on his appearances, visit the Northwest Bach Festival website.

The Modern Theater Spokane will present the U.S. premier of Daniel McIvor's play Best Brothers opening this Friday evening and running through Sunday, March 22. Director George Green and actor Dave Rideout spoke with Verne Windham during the Wednesday morning program to introduce the play to the community.

 Verne Windham interviews the director and two cast members of the upcoming musical "13"  presented by The Community School.

Verne Windham visits with Paul Coletti regarding his career and upcoming performance, Monday, March 2, with Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. 

 Cecile Ganteaume, Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, DC and Multi-Media Artist and Colville Confederated Tribal Member Joe Feddersen spoke with Verne Windham on Friday morning about the Museum of Arts and Culture's three-days of special programs focusing on American Indian Basketry.

Verne Windham speaks with Catalyst Quartet prior to their Spokane Bach Fest Performance.

Erin Fitzgerald talks about the play My Name Is Rachel Corrie​ based on the writings of the Olympia, Washington born activist who died defending a Palestinian home in 2003. The play will be presented on March 2 and Gonzaga University's Magnuson Theater at 7 p.m.

Playwright Sandra Hosking spoke with Verne Windham this morning, about her play, "Creeps," which will open this weekend at Stage Left Theater

The University of Montana Chamber Choir under the direction of David Edmonds, stopped by the studio for a live performance on Friday morning!  

Christopher Lamb and Khouri Potts have a conversation with Verne Windham about the production of The Turn of the Screw at  Stage Left Theater.

    Ryan Shore and Jennie Oliver stopped by the studio to chat with Verne about Reasons to be Pretty, which opens this Friday at The Modern Theater - Spokane.

From Spokane Public Radio's archives, this program was produced in 1984 by Mary Mitiguy Miller to celebrate The Age of Elegance in Browne's Addition, Spokane.

Verne Windham interveiws Cellobration concert performers John Marshall & Jeff Lastrapes.

Discussing Harold Balazs's upcoming Exhibition at Art Spirit Gallery, January 9 - February 7, 2015.


'Residents' of the Campbell House visit Verne in the studio to discuss the Campbell House Holidays exhibit at The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Direct from 1910, the lady of the house -- Mrs. Campbell -- welcomes visitors to her decorated home, and the cook -- Hulda Johnson Olson -- asks for assistance in the kitchen making sugar cookies.

Director Kim Roberts and actor Neesha Schrom discuss Ignite's "A Christmas Pudding" with readings, stories, and traditional carols. 

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    Laura Little chats with Verne about Traditions of Christmas, the annual extravaganza at the Kroc Center with a cast of 80 regional performers

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The cast of The Modern Theatre Spokane's production of The Church Basement Ladies Sequel: A Second Helping perform selected songs from the production and director Jeff Sanders talks with Verne Windham about leading the third production in this series. 

A Second Helping of The Church Basement Ladies runs December 12th through January 4th at 

The moderntheatre Spokane 
174 S Howard St 
Spokane WA  99201 

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In advance of his performance with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra tonight, Sung-Won Yang visits with Verne Windham in the KPBX Studio at 10a.m.

Zuill Bailey, Artistic Director of the Northwest Bach Festival & Series, visits with Verne in the 10 a.m. hour in advance of the December Winter Classics Tour, in its second year. He is a solo artist with pianist Elizabeth DeMio on this week's performances.

Grammy & Emmy nominated pianist & composer Philip Aaberg visits the KPBX studio at 10 a.m. in advance of his appearance tonight at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. Philip has an unusual blend of classical piano, bluegrass, and blues.

Portland author Benjamin Parzybok visits with Verne Windham for a special Bookshelf on his second novel, Sherwood Nation and a conversation about writing. Parzybok is in Spokane in advance of an appearance at Auntie's Bookstore Thursday night. Sherwood Nation is described as a dystopian eco-crisis novel where characters’ struggle for what we take for granted today: water and other natural resources.

Steve Sibulsky and Jill Cathey talk with Verne Windham about the season's concerts, fundraisers, and the Christmas at the Kroc concerts this weekend. Steve is the new board president and will narrate 'The Night Before Christmas' at the concerts. Jill is Principal Oboe and helps with the symphony's outreach.

The Spokane Symphony and State Street Ballet return to perform their second joint production of The Nutcracker, a family favorite in 2011. Dancers from the State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara will fill the roles of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course the Sugar Plum Fairy while local dancers will perform supporting and ensemble roles and the Spokane Symphony performs Tchaikovsky's memorable compositions. Ballet teachers Emily Grizelle and Peggy Goodner Tan spoke with Verne on Friday morning about the process of preparing local ballet students for the performances.

Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane is the first school in the country to perform The Trumpet of the Swan, an acclaimed melding of music and drama in a symphony intended for all ages. The LC Orchestra will combine with Tiger Drama (the LC theater students) to present this 'Novel Symphony for orchestra and actors.'

At 11 am Verne speaks with Max Mendez, artistic director of the Spokane Choral Artists about their upcoming concerts this Friday in Coeur d'Alene at First Presbyterian Church and Saturday in Spokane at St. Thomas More Church at 7:30pm

At 10 am Verne speaks with Spokane Symphony cello soloist Edward Arron about his upcoming performances at the Fox on November 22nd and 23rd.

Kent Kimball of the 20th Northwest Sacred Music Chorale joins Verne Windham at KPBX to discuss NSMC's next concert at the Kroc center on November 22nd and 23rd.