Arts http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/harry-jackson-estate-hopes-sell-artists-complete-lifes-work <p>The estate of acclaimed artist Harry Jackson is <strong><a href="http://www.harryjacksonstudios.com/lifesworkllc-to-represent-the-unprecedented-harry-jackson-collection/" target="_blank">inviting art dealers and collectors from across the country to evaluate Jackson’s life work</a></strong>. It’s part of an ongoing effort to sell the collection that’s housed in Cody.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:55:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer 56934 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Harry Jackson Estate Hopes To Sell Artist's Complete Life's Work Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/happy-50th-birthday-uw-tyrannosaurus-rex-statue <p>The life-size copper Tyrannosaurus rex statue that stands guard outside the University of Wyoming Geological Museum is <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-museum-celebrates-dinosaur-statue-anniversary-friday-and-saturday.html" target="_blank">celebrating its 50th birthday today</a></strong>. The museum will host two cake parties—one today over lunch, and again from noon until 2 pm Saturday. Wyoming Public Radio’s Anna Rader and Micah Schweizer visited the T. rex and heard from passers-by and well-wishers.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Anna Rader & Micah Schweizer 56644 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Happy 50th Birthday UW Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/renowned-soprano-dawn-upshaw-perform-uw <p>Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/dawn-upshaw-and-kayo-iwama-residency-april-8-10-at-uw.html">perform in Laramie Wednesday evening</a>. The singer is a world-renowned opera star and the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her recital is part of the University of Wyoming’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program, and Upshaw says she’s looking forward to performing at UW.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:28:07 +0000 Rebecca Golden 56524 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/first-annual-uw-jazz-fest-draws-student-groups-around-state <p>The University of Wyoming is hosting its <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/finearts/jazzfest/">first annual jazz festival</a> Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. Both days are filled with concerts by high school and middle school jazz groups from around Wyoming. Guest artists from around the country will provide feedback to the performers and conduct clinics with the groups. UW professor and festival organizer Scott Turpen says first and foremost, the festival is about education.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:14:52 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55695 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net First Annual UW Jazz Fest Draws Student Groups From Around The State Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/mead-appoints-new-arts-council-members <p>Governor Matt Mead has appointed three new board members to the Wyoming Arts Council.</p><p> One of them is writer and University of Wyoming instructor Nina McConigley. McConigley published her first short story collection, “Cowboys and East Indians” late last year. She won a major Arts Council grant in 2010, an experience McConigley says gave her the confidence to finish her book.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:34 +0000 Rebecca Golden 55631 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Mead Appoints New Arts Council Members Chief Washakie Paintings See Daylight Again After Decades In Storage http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/chief-washakie-paintings-see-daylight-again-after-decades-storage <p>Paintings of Chief Washakie that have spent more than 40 years in storage are now on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Cheyenne. The 24 pieces by western artist J.K. Ralston were originally commissioned for the dining room of the Noble Hotel in Lander in 1945.</p><p>They depict scenes from the life of the Eastern Shoshone chief, including battles, encounters with white settlers, and treaty signings that are part of Chief Washakie’s legacy of diplomacy and peace.</p><p>Wyoming State Museum Education Curator Nathan Doerr says the collection tells a sweeping story of the American West.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:18:46 +0000 Rebecca Golden 55325 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Chief Washakie Paintings See Daylight Again After Decades In Storage Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/filmmaker-shares-global-adventures-uw <p>Alison Teal grew up traveling the world with her adventure-photographer parents. She’s following in their footsteps by globetrotting with a camera and a pink surfboard to create the online TV show <a href="http://alisonsadventures.com/">Alison’s Adventures</a>. Teal <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/adventurer-and-filmmaker-alison-teal-sets-uw-program-march-12.html">shares her cross-cultural experiences at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, March 12</a>. She stopped by the WPM studios to speak with Wyoming Public Media’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:28:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 55184 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Filmmaker Shares Global Adventures At UW New Video-Dance Explores Human Relationship To Nature http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-video-dance-explores-human-relationship-nature <p>A new video-dance <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/uw-presents-spring-dance-concert-march-6-8.html">premiers at the University of Wyoming this week</a>. To make the five-minute video, three dancers improvised in front of the camera at Curt Gowdy State Park and Lake Hattie, near Laramie. The video-dance explores what it means for the dancers to be fully present in and influenced by nature—hence the title, ‘by and in.’ Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with the film’s director, Rachael Shaw.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54834 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New Video-Dance Explores Human Relationship To Nature UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-symphony-collaborates-visiting-artists <p>On Thursday, March 6,<a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/uw-symphony-performs-march-6.html"> the University of Wyoming Symphony is collaborating with two guest artists</a>: jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret and visiting conductor Tonu Kalam. Kalam has directed professional orchestras around the world, and for more than two decades, he’s directed the University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked Kalam what he most enjoys about conducting student orchestras.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54853 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists Brass Band Invades Buffalo: Worlds of Music Hosts Orkestar Zirkonium http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/brass-band-invades-buffalo-worlds-music-hosts-orkestar-zirkonium <p>Worlds of Music brings international musical styles to rural Wyoming. That includes a Balkan-style brass band this weekend in Buffalo. The Seattle-based 15-piece Orkestar Zirkonium will work with local schools and put on a <a href="http://wyomingworldsofmusic.com/Events.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">series of free shows and workshops</a> for the public. Worlds of Music organizer David Romtvedt says the group even plans a friendly takeover of downtown Buffalo.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:09:28 +0000 Rebecca Golden 54270 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Brass Band Invades Buffalo: Worlds of Music Hosts Orkestar Zirkonium Yellowjackets Take Stage With UW Jazz Ensemble http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/yellowjackets-take-stage-uw-jazz-ensemble <p></p><p>Grammy-award winning jazz group, the Yellowjackets, will perform with the University of Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Thursday night.&nbsp;The Yellowjackets will also conduct workshops with UW musicians. &nbsp;UW Jazz Ensemble director Scott Turpen says the Yellowjackets’ visit is part of the music department’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:11:49 +0000 Rebecca Golden 53904 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Yellowjackets Take Stage With UW Jazz Ensemble The Art Behind Creating An Art Exhibition http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/art-behind-creating-art-exhibition <p>The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/visit/exhibitions/index.html" target="_blank">spring exhibitions</a> are now open to the public. Current displays feature everything from visiting artist Bently Spang’s burnt tree rubbings to student and faculty work to American Gothic landscapes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a look at what goes into putting all that art on the wall.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53845 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Art Behind Creating An Art Exhibition Internationally Acclaimed Conductor Directs UW Student Ensembles http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/internationally-acclaimed-conductor-directs-uw-student-ensembles <p>Maestro Gerard Schwarz raises his baton at the University of Wyoming. The former Seattle Symphony Orchestra director has 13 Grammy nominations and two Emmy wins to his credit, among numerous other awards. Tonight (Feb. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:43:49 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53627 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Internationally Acclaimed Conductor Directs UW Student Ensembles The Beatles In America - 1964: On Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/beatles-america-1964-wyoming-public-radio <p><strong>The Beatles in America - 1964 on Wyoming Public Radio</strong></p><ul><li>Friday Feb 7 at 11am</li><li>Sunday Feb 9 at 2pm (repeat)</li></ul><p>Celebrate the British Invasion and the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Beatles first trip to America.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:38:33 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53599 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Beatles In America - 1964: On Wyoming Public Radio Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/cowgirl-bluegrass-band-della-maes-wyoming-connection <p>A bluegrass band with Wyoming connections will be holding its breath at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. That’s because Della Mae’s recording ‘This World Oft Can Be’ is up for Best Bluegrass Album. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer reports.</p><p>MICAH SCHWEIZER: Late last year, late at night, the band was on the road in Tennessee when they heard the news. Shelby Means, who plays bass and sings harmony, says the band was packed into a van with their soundman at the wheel.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:20:55 +0000 Micah Schweizer 53020 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Cowgirl In A Bluegrass Band: Della Mae's Wyoming Connection WPM MLK Day Specials - Monday Jan. 20th http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-mlk-day-specials-monday-jan-20th <p><strong>2pm - King’s Last </strong><strong>March</strong></p><p>Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of King's life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.</p><p><strong>8pm - A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. </strong></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:36:38 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52746 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM MLK Day Specials - Monday Jan. 20th Student Run Concert Series Creates Local Music Hub http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/student-run-concert-series-creates-local-music-hub <p>An all ages weekly concert series in Laramie started as a training ground for students. Now, <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/StudioWyo" target="_blank">Studio WYO </a></strong>brings a steady flow of local and regional bands to the University of Wyoming on Thursday nights…and has become a hub for music lovers.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Anna Rader reports.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:31:05 +0000 Anna Rader 52705 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Student Run Concert Series Creates Local Music Hub The Ranch Breakfast Show Celebrates 33 Years http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/ranch-breakfast-show-celebrates-33-years <p><span class="userContent"><span class="userContent">Host Tom Wilhelm of </span>the "Ranch Breakfast Show" is celebrating 33 years of being on air with Wyoming Public Radio. The bluegrass radio show started in the early 1980s and has continued to be a great local music program. </span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:51:01 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52357 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Ranch Breakfast Show Celebrates 33 Years 'Rat Pack Of Opera' Returns to Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/rat-pack-opera-returns-wyoming <p>The trio Tenors Un Limited bills itself as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera.’ The group is starting the New Year with just four U.S. concerts before continuing the tour in the U.K., where they’re based. Two of those American engagements are in Wyoming, as Paul Martin explains to Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:14:37 +0000 Micah Schweizer 52328 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 'Rat Pack Of Opera' Returns to Wyoming Top 20 CD's of 2013 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/top-20-cds-2013 <p>WPR's Top 20 CD's of 2013 from listener and staff votes. <span class="userContent">Thanks to everyone who voted: </span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick & Paul Montoya 51981 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Top 20 CD's of 2013 Revisting The Lincoln Highway's Mid-Century Roadside Gems http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/revisting-lincoln-highways-mid-century-roadside-gems <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Erin Dorbin 51564 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Revisting The Lincoln Highway's Mid-Century Roadside Gems What Happens At Pete's Roc N Rye Club Stays At Pete's Roc N Rye Club http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/what-happens-petes-roc-n-rye-club-stays-petes-roc-n-rye-club <p>At first glance, it looks like another shuttered roadside business. The exterior is overgrown and the door is hard to find. By the look of things, you may wonder if this is the kind of place you’ll need a secret handshake to enter. What is this place exactly? It’s Pete’s Roc n Rye Club in Evanston. For our final stop on the Lincoln Highway, producer Erin Dorbin made it past the entrance and sent us this postcard.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51551 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net What Happens At Pete's Roc N Rye Club Stays At Pete's Roc N Rye Club "No Drunks, No Nothin'!": Checking In At The Springs Motel http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/no-drunks-no-nothin-checking-springs-motel <p>America's first transcontinental roadway, the Lincoln Highway, turned 100 this year. To celebrate, we’re visiting a few one-of-a-kind stops along the route in Wyoming. Producer Erin Dorbin sent this postcard from Rock Springs.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51281 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net "No Drunks, No Nothin'!": Checking In At The Springs Motel No Vacancy: Extended Stays Keep The Lights On At The Wyoming Motel http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/no-vacancy-extended-stays-keep-lights-wyoming-motel <p>In preparation for your upcoming road trip, you’ve already dialed the destination into your GPS. You’ve read online reviews to choose where you’ll sleep. And you probably booked the Hampton instead of that quaint motor court, right? With fewer travelers choosing rooms at smaller mid-century-era motels, how are owners adapting their businesses? Producer Erin Dorbin visited Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne to find out.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51378 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net No Vacancy: Extended Stays Keep The Lights On At The Wyoming Motel Highway Teepee: A Roadside Mystery http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/highway-teepee-roadside-mystery <p>Chances are, if you’ve driven the stretch east of Cheyenne along I-80 or Old Highway 30, you’ve seen it--that colossal white and turquoise roadside gem, the Teepee. You’ve probably also wondered, who lives there? Or simply, why a teepee? Producer Erin Dorbin sent us this postcard with some questions from Egbert.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Dorbin 51280 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Highway Teepee: A Roadside Mystery Survey Travels Back In Time On Lincoln Highway http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/survey-travels-back-time-lincoln-highway <p>This summer,&nbsp; the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office received a grant to survey buildings and landscapes along the I-80 corridor. Because I-80 and old US-30 roughly follow the nation’s first transcontinental highway, the project was called the ‘Lincoln Highway Survey.’ In honor of the highway’s 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary, we’ll make some stops along the road this week. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer begins our series by speaking with Beth King and Erin Dorbin from the State Historic Preservation Office.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 51279 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Survey Travels Back In Time On Lincoln Highway Interview with musician Shakey Graves http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/interview-musician-shakey-graves <p>Sydney Dalis was given the opportunity to speak with musician <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shakey-Graves/123688040988781" target="_blank">Shakey Graves</a></strong> about his experiences in Wyoming, specifically Yellowstone Park. This aired during Morning Music with Grady Kirkpatrick.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:49:55 +0000 Sydney Dalis 51032 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Interview with musician Shakey Graves Vote for your Top 5 CD picks of 2013 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/vote-your-top-5-cd-picks-2013 <p>You’re invited to send in your Top 5 CD picks of 2013. We’ll add up listener picks and compile the Top 20 of 2013 to play back on <strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/morning-music-grady-kirkpatrick-wyoming-public-radio" target="_blank"><em>Morning Music</em></a></strong>.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:28:57 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 51031 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Vote for your Top 5 CD picks of 2013 UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-holiday-concert-offers-something-old-something-new <p>The Gala Holiday Concert at the University of Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday feature performances by the Bel Canto Women’ Choir, Civic Chorus, Singing Statesmen, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. Orchestra director Michael Griffith previewed a portion of the concert with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:33:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 50854 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new King's Singers to perform live Dec. 5 @ 11 am on Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/kings-singers-perform-live-dec-5-11-am-wyoming-public-radio <p>Tune in to Wyoming Public Radio's Morning Music Thur. Dec. 5 at 11 am for a live performance of the <a href="http://www.kingssingers.com/">King's Singers.</a></p><p>The British a cappella vocal ensemble will also be performing at 7:30 pm Dec. 5 in <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/calendar/#/?i=1">UW's Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.</a></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:07:24 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 50672 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net King's Singers to perform live Dec. 5 @ 11 am on Wyoming Public Radio