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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Local Music
12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

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Cara Lieurance
4:29 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

In the studio with Brian Miller and Randy Gosa

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa
Credit Darin Back

Discover forgotten gems with singer/guitarist Brian Miller and mandolinist/bouzouki player Randy Gosa, live with Cara Lieurance in the Takeda studio at WMUK.

Two leading acoustic players from the Midwest, Miller and Gosa found inspiration in the folk songs of the northern lumber camps, where many Irish immigrants worked in the mid 19th to 20th centuries. 

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Local Music
12:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

KJSO Conductor Andrew Koehler on 'Evolution of the Dance'

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 75th season recently featured a concert called 'Evolution of the Dance.' With music of Johann Strauss, Jr, Norman Dello Joio, and Antonin Dvorak, conductor Andrew Koehler connects the threads of dance music contained in each piece in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. 

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Local Music
5:21 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Rick Phelps previews Kalamazoo Singers holiday concert

The Kalamazoo Singers will get a head start on the holiday concert season this Sunday with a performance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo. Cara Lieurance spoke to Rick Phelps, director of the Kalamazoo Singers, to find out more. 

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Music
2:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Famed Irish fiddler to play with rising-star Michigan flutist and other artists

Seamus Begley (left) and Oisín Mac Diarmada (right)

"Sean is an incredibly rhythmic player. He brings such a vitality, you couldn't miss it when he comes in. He's one of the best flute players of any age, that's playing anywhere in Ireland or America or anywhere else. He's absolutely fantastic," says fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, talking about Sean Gavin.

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