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 volunteer Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at) wmich.edu

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Theatre
4:42 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals

The cast of Title of Show at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo

A short preview of the musical. Scroll down to hear the full interview with the director and cast.

Friday night is opening night for Title of Show at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. The show runs until August 3rd.

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Local Music
4:10 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Current and former Fontana directors on 'A Salute to Neill'

David Baldwin and Paul Nitsch
Credit WMUK

The 'Salute to Neill' tribute to Fontana founder Neill Sanders is an annual tradition for the Fontana Summer Festival.

This year, Fontana director David Baldwin invited a former director, pianist Paul Nitsch, to appear on the program.

The past and present directors discuss the history of Fontana with Cara Lieurance. They also discuss the bright futures of the five young musicians who complete the program: horn player Adedeji Ogunfolu and the Omer Quartet. 

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Local Music
12:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

GR Symphony cellist revels in chamber music in Saugatuck

Cellist Alicia Eppinga
Credit Grand Rapids Symphony

Cellist Alicia Eppinga, principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, is one of the featured performers at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this weekend.

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Local Music
6:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Returning pianist Ralph Votapek has fond Fontana memories

Ralph Votapek
Credit ralphvotapek.com

Pianist Ralph Votapek returns to the Fontana summer festival this week to perform classics of the repertoire for two pianos, with his wife, pianist Albertine Votapek.

In his conversation with Cara Lieurance, Mr. Votapek recalls the early days of the festival and its founder, Neill Sanders, who started the series in 1980. He also discusses the longevity of his career. Votapek is soon to mark his 50th year of appearances in Argentina. 

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Local Music
1:27 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Grounded in eclecticism, Gene Knific debuts at Fontana Summer Festival

Gene Knific

Gene Knific comes by his mixed pedigree of classical and jazz influences honestly.

The son of violinist Renata Knific ( professor, Western Michigan University) and bassist Tom Knific (professor, chair of Jazz Studies, Western Michigan University), this eclectic young composer and pianist, with his trio, were invited to perform for the Fontana Summer Festival this weekend.

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