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Recording, Episodes & Live Studio Performances

Date Description

The Retro Cocktail Hour #710

December 31, 2016 (rebroadcast)

The Retro Cocktail Hour #697 - Christmas

December 24, 2016 (rebroadcast)

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Big Band Christmas at Liberty Hall December 10, 2016

Kansas Public Radio recently celebrated its eighth annual Big Band Christmas, a holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman, Ron Gutierrez and David Basse. The concert, which took place on Saturday, December 10, 2016, was an evening of holiday tunes at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to

The Retro Cocktail Hour #731

December 17, 2016

Angela Parrish on the film La La Land

Angela Parrish of Kansas succeeded in what so many have attempted- to move to Los Angeles and get in the movie business. Her voice is featured on the soundtrack to the new musical La La Land, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Michael Keelan talks with her about the process of recording the soundtrack, and her versatile career.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #730

December 10, 2016

Conductor Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov, one of today's most respected international conductors, has embarked on a cycle of Tchaikovsky with the Czech Philharmonic. In this full version of the interview, Michael Keelan talks with him about the ambiguous ending of the 6th symphony (contained on the first release, along with Romeo and Juliet), and the creative process.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #729

December 3, 2016

Kansas City Symphony violinist Stirling Trent and Chorus November 29, 2016

Violinist Stirling Trent stopped by the KPR studio in advance of his Dec. 7 solo appearance with the KC Symphony, where he serves as associate principal 2nd violin. He played the Bach Chaconne. Then, members of the symphony's chorus gave us a flurry of Christmas carols ahead of their performances of Messiah Dec. 1-4, and Christmas Festival Dec. 15-20, all at the Kauffman Center.

Roosevelt Dime Live on Trail Mix

Roosevelt Dime stopped by the Kansas Public Radio Live Performance Studio to perform and visit with Bob McWilliams on the program Trail Mix.


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