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Pulse Podcast Archive for November 2007

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"It's a Wonderful Life" comes alive at LHS

30 November 2007

It's a stage production of a radio drama that was originally a book but is famous for being a movie.

Tonight, "It's a Wonderful Life" comes to the stage at Lawrence High School, for an old-time, radio-show-style performance.

The performance is the subject of this week's Pulse Podcast. Director Charlie Goolsby and cast members talk about the benefits and challenges of the radio reincarnation of the holiday classic.

After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend.

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Movies abound for the holidays

23 November 2007

If you're looking for a movie to see this holiday season, check out today's Pulse Podcast.

Eric Melin, creator and reviewer for www.scene-stealers.com, talks about what's out - and what soon will be released - during the last two months of the year. He also gives his picks for what will make the biggest impact on the Oscar races.

After that, hear about what else is going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly installment of Best Bets, and hear a tune from the new holiday CD released by the Lawrence Children's Choir.

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'Plaid Tidings' brings doo-wop Christmas sound to stage

16 November 2007

Organized pandemonium.

That's what you might call the 3 minute, 11-second edition of the "Ed Sullivan Show" that's included in the musical "Plaid Tidings."

The four men on stage play the roles of the Vienna Boys Choir, Rockettes, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Arabian horses, among other performers.

It's one of many highlights in the Christmas-themed sequel to "Forever Plaid." The musical opens tonight at the Lawrence Community Theatre.

In this week's Pulse Podcast, director Mary Doveton and cast members talk about the tight harmonies that are found throughout the show, as well as a funk version of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Nickel Creek saying 'Farewell ... For Now'

9 November 2007

It's hard to believe that the members of Nickel Creek are so young, considering they've been together 18 years.

But the members are only 26 to 30 years old. So they're figuring it's time to go their separate ways, breaking up for now to pursue their own, separate musical interests.

Before parting ways, Nickel Creek is going on a "Farewell ... For Now" tour that makes a stop Wednesday at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass. The show is at 8 p.m., with opening act Tom Brosseau.

In this week's Pulse Podcast, fiddler/singer Sara Watkins talks about the decision to break up, what the band leaves behind and what the future holds.

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'Music Man' marches onto KU stage

2 November 2007

It's been 50 years since Meredith Willson's hit "The Music Man" first appeared on Broadway.

In honor of that anniversary - and the 50th anniversary of Kansas University's Murphy Hall - University Theatre is staging the venerable musical starting next week.

The production is featured this week in the Pulse Podcast. Hear the director and cast talk about putting on the show, and what makes it popular after half a century. Also, you can hear several tunes, including "76 Trombones" and "Ya Got Trouble."

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'Music Man' marches to University Theatre

2 November 2007

It's been 50 years since Meredith Willson's hit "The Music Man" first appeared on Broadway.

In honor of that anniversary - and the 50th anniversary of Kansas University's Murphy Hall - University Theatre is staging the venerable musical starting next week. The production is featured this week in the Pulse Podcast. Hear the director and cast talk about putting on the show, and what makes it popular after half a century.

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