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Conversations: Derek Kwan, Upcoming Performances at the Lied Center

On this edition of Conversations, Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center, talks with host Dan Skinner about upcoming performances. Included in the performances is "The Moth" which is being presented in partnership with KPR. More information about future performances is available from the Lied Center website


Conversations: Steve Binder, "Elvis '68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special"

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Binder talks with host Dan Skinner about “Elvis ’68 Comeback: The Story Behind the Special.” Binder, who teamed up with Elvis Presley for the iconic television special, is an Emmy and ACE award-winning producer, director, writer, educator, and Golden Globe nominee. The Los Angeles Times called his first feature film, The T.A.M.I.

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: Rick Pender, "The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia"

On this edition of Conversations, Rick Pender talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia.” Pender has been an award-winning theater critic since 1986. Pender is past chair of the American Theatre Critics Association and was the executive editor and publisher of "Everything Sondheim" and managing editor of "The Sondheim Review." 


Conversations: Neal Karlen, "This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record"

On this edition of Conversations, Neal Karlen talks with host Dan Skinner about “This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record.” Karlen is a former contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Newsweek staff writer, and a regular contributor to The New York Times.

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: Jim Mosher, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

On this edition of Conversations, Jim Mosher talks about an upcoming concert by Broadway performer Jeff Kready on 2/16, as part of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Mosher is a Public Service Specialist for the library and is spearheading the "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" performance series.


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