Cara Lieurance

Local Music
1:21 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Golosa, the Russian folk choir, will perform at sacred music fest

Golosa
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The University of Chicago-based choir Golosa was founded in the 1990s to explore Russian folk repertoire, especially that of the Old Believers, an isolated community who split from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century. 

Choir member Anaïs Ahmed tells Cara Lieurance about what drew her into the music. Ms. Ahmed describes the full-voiced sound as a hair-raising sensation. They also discuss learning Russian pronunciation and the poetry of the songs. 

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Local Music
10:32 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Joel Mabus conjures up 'Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations'

Joel Mabus
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As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, Joel Mabus joins Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda Studio to play tunes and songs and chat about his most recent recording project, Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations.

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Local Music
7:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

New director Greg Jasperse on Gold Company/GCII's 'Sneak Pre-Boo'

Greg Jasperse
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Greg Jasperse, who recently became Director of  Vocal Jazz at Western Michigan University, talks about Gold Company and GCII's "Sneak Preview" concert with Cara Lieurance.

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Local Music
1:11 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Pianist Ivana Gavric makes Gilmore Rising Star debut

Ivana Gavric
Credit Sussie Ahlberg

Fresh off her U.S. debut in Washington, DC last week, pianist Ivana Gavric visits WMUK to talk about her Gilmore Rising Stars Series recital this Sunday at 4 pm in the Wellspring Theatre of the Epic Center in Kalamazoo.

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Local Music
9:16 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Singer Doug LaBrecque on what it takes to be a star

Doug LaBrecque
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As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, singer Doug LaBrecque tells host Cara Lieurance about his musical rise from roles in Lakeview High School productions in Battle Creek, MI, to chorus member in Les Miserables on Broadway, to starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Ravenol in the Hal Prince production of Showboat.

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