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) wmich.edu

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Local Music
6:32 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

LHI Live: Nashon Holloway And Bryan Blowers

Bryan Blowers and Nashon Holloway

Keith Hall talks to two homegrown artists who are beginning international careers in music. Kalamazoo singer/songwriter Nashon Holloway, equally at home in jazz, soul, and folk, has taken two months-long trips to Dubai to perform. Portage native Bryan Blowers, one of the most versatile guitarists west Michigan has produced, will spend the 2014-15 season cruising the oceans for Royal Carribean as a ship musician. 

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Local Music
5:17 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

What's Next After Gold: Zlatomir Fung Talks Stulberg Competition

Zlatomir Fung
Credit zlatomirfungcello.com

Cellist Zlatomir Fung, who earned the gold medal in the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo last May, returns to west Michigan this week to perform as a guest soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

Riding high on his achievement, Zlatomir participated in another prestigious competition weeks later. At the 2014 Klein Competition in California, he again gave an outstanding performance and was awarded the top prize. 

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Local Music
4:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

100% New Works From KLOrk & Birds On A Wire

Birds On A Wire in performance

Composer Richard Lavenda has known Western Michigan University music professor David Colson for almost 35 years. They met at Rice University in Texas, where Lavenda had joined the music faculty in the Shepherd School of Music and Colson was pursuing a doctorate in music.  

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Local Music
2:23 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington reviewing scores.
Credit Bettman Archive

WMUK contributor Jon Boyd looks at the ups and downs of the career of Duke Ellington, who moved from Washington, DC to New York to pursue music when he was 20 years old. 

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Local Music
6:39 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Pacifica Violinist Describes Joy Of Collaborating On Masterworks

The Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill
Credit Tristan Cook

Sibbi Bernhardsson, a founding member of the Pacifica Quartet, talks to Cara Lieurance about their Fontana concert featuring two masterworks for solo clarinet and string quartet by Mozart and Brahms. The clarinetist for the performance is Anthony McGill, who recently accepted the position of principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. 

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