Local Music

Hear interviews with guests on music programs produced here at WMUK, as well as program news.

Adam Mayer

Spamalot, the 2005 Broadway musical comedy based on the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, goes up Friday at the Farmers Alley Theatre. Starring Dirk Lumbard as King Arthur, and Jamila Sabares-Klemm as the Lady of the Lake, it's helmed by director/choreographer Stephen Brotebeck, a San Diego-based alumnus of Western Michigan University.


Chamber Music Festival Of Saugatuck

Grand Rapids Symphony horn player Paul Austin looks forward to returning to the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this week. It's the sixteenth year he has performed at the festival of live classical performances for ensembles of one to eight players, held every July and August. 


Cara Lieurance

The eclectic Kalamazoo band Red Sea Pedestrians is celebrating its first decade with a new album, See Through The Eyes of Osiris. Prior to the CD release event at Bell's Eccentric Café on June 25, the six musicians joined Cara Lieurance for live music in the studio at WMUK. 


Brian Braun

Fontana CEO and artistic director David Baldwin says this year, the Fontana Summer Music Festival will consist of five concerts between July 18-30. First up is Sybarite5, a string group that often adapts Radiohead and Appalachian tunes for its programs. They will perform a public concert at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on July 18, in addition to teaching the young musicians who participate in Western Michigan University's summer music camp, Seminar 2016.


courtesy Farmers Alley Theatre

A Man Of No Importance drops us into the world of theatre-loving Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor in 1964 Dublin, Ireland, whose love of Oscar Wilde's plays will have consequences for everyone on his route. His plan to mount Wilde's racy play Salome at his church puts Byrne and his collaborators on a collision course with harsh reality.


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