Arts

Arts
12:48 pm
Sat March 3, 2012

Artist Profile-Ben Winship

Teton Valley resident Ben Winship is a musician, producer and instructor.

Arts
3:49 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Oscar winner from Cheyenne hopes to bring change in Pakistan

Film maker Daniel Junge, who grew up in Cheyenne, won an Oscar this week for his film “Saving Face.” It’s a documentary about the disturbing trend of Pakistani men throwing acid in the faces of women.

The film follows several victims, and even though some of them face ongoing threats from their attackers, Junge says they were eager to be filmed.

“These women want to be heard,” Junge said. “They’ve had this awful thing happen to them, and I think they saw the chance to tell their stories with our cameras.”

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Arts
4:18 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Morning Music features

New Music Wednesdays- Each Wednesday we debut the best new releases and there have been many already in 2012 including Lyle Lovett, The Chieftains, The Punch Brothers, Martin Sexton, Joe Cocker, the Dunwells and the Lumineers. 

Live music:  Thursday March 1st- 11:15am - Wyoming roots rockers Patti Fiasco 

Wydaho artist profile- Ben Winship from Victor, Idaho Friday March 2 at 10:40am

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Arts Building
3:15 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UW dedicates new Visual Arts Building

The University of Wyoming's new Visual Arts Building has faculty and student studios, wood and metal shops, a gallery, and rooms dedicated to perform tasks more safely, including a safe place to spray paint.
Rebecca Martinez Wyoming Public Radio

By Sara Hossaini

The University of Wyoming dedicated its new Visual Arts building today.

Art student Beth Cochran loves the new art building, and points out a feature she’s particularly excited about while leading a tour.

“The lockers are brand new and we’re really, really excited. They’re really, really  nice,” Cochran says.

The Visual Arts building is huge, bright and energy efficient. The 79,000 square foot facility includes studios for faculty and staff, a gallery and brand new equipment.

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Arts
4:30 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Wyoming Artist Profile - Mike Dowling

Mike Dowling digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Mike's musicality, depth, and mastery of the instrument translates fluently to flattop, archtop, and resonator guitars alike.

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Arts
3:58 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

David Wax Museum

– April 27, 2011

David Wax Museum is the Boston- based folk duo of  David Wax and Suz Slezak.  They perform and talk with Grady Kirkpatrick about their journey from Missouri and Virginia to Mexico, California and eventually Boston.  Get the story behind the donkey jawbone.

Arts
4:55 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Hal Cannon and Teresa Jordan

Grady with Hal Cannon and Tersa Jordan enjoying a beverage in their new Wyoming Public Radio mugs.

 September 9, 2011- Music, conversation and storytelling from singer/songwriter and western folklorist Hal Cannon along with author and musician Teresa Jordan who grew up on a ranch near Iron Mountain in southeast Wyoming.

Arts
4:40 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Spencer Bohren

October 31, 2011- Music and conversation with artist, storyteller, singer/ songwriter, guitarist, Casper native and New Orleans resident Spencer Bohren.

Arts
4:26 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads

Grady Kirkpatrick talked with film producer Jennifer Tennican about documenting the  historic watering hole in Wilson, Wyoming. Includes music from the soundtrack.

Arts
9:14 am
Thu November 17, 2011

An interview with Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen

The UW Symphony Orchestra has a special guest: Danish conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen. He's directing a concert of Nordic music at the University of Wyoming this evening. Among the pieces the orchestra will be playing is a symphony by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, called "The Four Temperaments." Larsen says it has the power to speak to anyone -- even people who aren't usually interested in classical music.

Arts
1:10 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

New Music for 2012

The year is starting off with a number of fine new music releases we're featuring on Morning Music

This One's For Him - A Tribute to Guy Clark  celebrating his  70th birthday.  Clark was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941.  

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Arts
6:08 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Ira Glass Looks Forward To Visiting Wyoming

The Host and Creator of Public Radio’s This American Life says don’t be afraid to discuss story ideas with him when he comes to Laramie next week.  Ira Glass says he is excited about his first ever appearance in Wyoming and will discuss how he and his staff find compelling stories for the show and how each episode comes together.  Glass says that despite the popularity of the show, few people bother him with story ideas.

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Arts
4:56 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Bill T. Jones says the Arts are an important part of learning

Kennedy Center honoree and Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones says Wyoming's discussion about the value of arts in school curriculum is an important one. Jones is the Director of the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, and he's considered one of the most influential dance artists working today. Jones is working with University of Wyoming students who will perform one of his works in November. When it comes to arts education, Jones says it can teach students about the world around them as well if not better than a science course. He uses dance as an example.

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People
1:45 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Andy Hackbarth visited WPR's Tom Wilhelm

Andy Hackbarth visited Tom Wilhelm and played live on the Ranch Breakfast Show
on March 5th along with Mike Highland.

Andy Hackbarth visited Tom Wilhelm and played live on the Ranch Breakfast Show

on March 5th along with Mike Highland.

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People
1:36 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle returns to WPR

Listen to the conversation and music

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle returned to WPR for conversation and music on April 21st. She talked about her small role in the new Robert Redford movie "The Conspirator" and played her song Mary Surratt.

Radio
11:35 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Wyoming Singer Songwriter Bryan Ragsdale

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree. He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

Wyoming native and award winning singer songwriter Bryan Ragsdale
stopped by for a visit November 17th while touring with the US Capitol Christmas Tree.
He talked with Grady Kirkpatrick about putting together the new CD "Cowboy Christmas Tree."

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Radio
3:05 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

James McMurtry performs live on WPR

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke. They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Texas singer/songwriter and roots rocker James McMurtry stopped by Wyoming Public Radio July 16th along with Ronnie Johnson and Jonny Burke.
They played live on Morning Music and talked with host Grady Kirkpatrick.

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Radio
1:10 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

Anne and Pete Sibley interview

Anne and Pete Sibley, winners of the Great American Duet Sing-Off on A Prairie Home Companion, visited Wyoming Public Radio on July 20th. They played songs and talked with Morning Music host Grady Kirkpatrick.

Anne and Pete Sibley, winners of the Great American Duet Sing-Off on A Prairie Home Companion, visited Wyoming Public Radio on July 20th. They played songs and talked with Morning Music host Grady Kirkpatrick.

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People
4:41 pm
Fri March 27, 2009

Jalan Crossland Band live on Morning Music

Jalan Crossland Band live performance from March 11, 2009 on Morning Music.

Jalan Crossland Band live performance
from March 11, 2009 on Morning Music.

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People
2:02 pm
Fri March 27, 2009

Award-winning banjo player and slide guitarist Tony Furtado

Award-winning banjo player and slide guitarist Tony Furtado

Award-winning banjo player and slide guitarist Tony Furtado stopped by the studios of Wyoming Public Radio for a live performance on February 17, 2009.

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People
1:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2009

CJ the DJ on Morning Music

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th.

Award-winning author and Wyoming native CJ Box visited Wyoming Public Radio as guest host on Morning Music February 20th. Hear his selections and conversation with Grady Kirkpatrick. (songs are edited due to internet copyright restrictions.) View Playlist

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