Cara Lieurance

Announcer & Producer

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday evenings Tues-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at)

You may, or may not, see Leonard Sullivan on stage next Tuesday when the Book of Mormon opens at Miller Auditorium. That's because he's a kind of elite understudy, ready to fill in for five different roles if needed.

The Book of Mormon is one of Broadway's biggest success stories in the last decade. Opening in 2011, it won nine Tony awards, including the award for Best Musical.

Pino Manocchio

Honoring players of the past, and developing an original voice at the same time, isn't as contradictory as it seems, according to Emmet Cohen. The jazz pioneers he admires all paved the way by being confident in their own self-expression. Cohen is doing the same thing, while making it his mission to play alongside as many of today's jazz legends as possible.

WMU School of Music

The Western Michigan University Symphonic Band performs in Miller Auditorium this Sunday at 3 pm in a free concert. Director of Bands Scott Boerma stopped by to talk about the program of new and classic works for winds.

Ann E. Cutting

An ethereal singer, multi-instrumentalist and authority on ancient Celtic traditions, Loreena McKennitt begins a 25-city tour in Michigan this month, appearing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Thursday, October 13.

Elisabeth Blair, a graduate student in composition at Western Michigan University, had a background in the egalitarian world of singer-songwriters before changing her focus to classical music study. There, she was confronted by a longstanding lack of recognition for women composers, past and present. She asked herself, "Where are the other composers like me?" and, "Why, in a season of concerts by top American orchestras in 2015, were only two percent of the works written by women?"