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Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre, "Art of Murder" Benefit

On this edition of Conversations, Topeka Civic Theatre Artistic Director Shannon Reilly talks with host Dan Skinner about “Art of Murder – The Case of the Deadly Grudges.” The Topeka Civic Theatre benefit performance event takes place on June 24. Tickets and more information is available at TopekaCivicTheatre.com.


Conversations: Amy Kelly, Theatre Lawrence "Dueling Returns"

On this edition of Conversations, Amy Kelly talks with host Dan Skinner about “Dueling Returns” at Theatre Lawrence, Saturday evening, March 26. Kelly served as the Dueling Coordinator for the fundraising show to benefit Theatre Lawrence. The show, which begins at 7:30, features community members in "once in a lifetime" performances. Performers include KPR's Kaye McIntyre.


Conversations: Kelefa Sanneh, "Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres"

On this edition of Conversations, Kelefa Sanneh talks with host Dan Skinner about “Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres.” Sanneh has been a New Yorker staff writer since 2008, before which he spent six years as a pop-music critic at “The New York Times.” He is also a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.”


Conversations: Peter Norton, "The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics: 1963-1970"

On this edition of Conversations, Peter Norton talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.” Norton is a publishing veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in the book industry. He’s been with Printers Row Publishing Group for 11 years as VP and Publisher of the Adult imprints — Thunder Bay Press, Portable Press and Canterbury Classics.


Conversations: Emily Behrmann, New Performance Season at JCCC's Midwest Trust Center

On this edition of Conversations, Emily Behrmann talks with host Dan Skinner about the upcoming season of performances at the Midwest Trust Center. Behrmann is the General Manager, Performing Arts, for the Midwest Trust Center, formerly the Carlsen Center, on the campus of Johnson County Community College.


Conversations: Victoria Phillips, "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy"

On this edition of Conversations, Victoria Phillips talks with host Dan Skinner about "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy." Phillips specializes in Cold War Culture and diplomacy. Dr. Philips is a lecturer in History at the European Institute and Department of History at Columbia University in New York. 


Conversations: Tim Scott, Musical Theater Heritage presents "An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein"

On this edition of Conversations, Tim Scott talks with host Dan Skinner about the Musical Theater Heritage virtual performance of “An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein,” which runs through September 13. Scott is the Executive Artistic Director of Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center. 


 

Conversations: Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Re-Opening the Lawrence Art Center

On this edition of Conversations, Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Chief Executive Officer of the Lawrence Arts Center, talks with host Dan Skinner about plans to re-open the the building after closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information about their on-line offerings and plans for re-opening are available on Lawrence Arts Center website.


 

Conversations: Shannon Reilly, Topeka Civic Theatre Season Preview

Looking ahead on this edition of Conversations, Shannon Reilly talks with host Dan Skinner about the new season of performances at the Topeka Civic Theatre, scheduled to begin in September. Reilly is the Artistic Director of the theatre. Presently, performances are canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus until further notice. 

Conversations: Jerry Saltz, "How to be an Artist"

On this edition of Conversations, Jerry Saltz talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, “How to be an Artist.” Saltz is the senior art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture. He is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and a 2019 National Magazine Award. Before joining New York magazine in 2007, Saltz was a critic for The Village Voice since 1998.

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