28 September 2007
What do three musician friends do for fun? They form a trio, of course.
Ellen Bottorff (piano), Annie Gnojek (flute) and Margaret Marco (oboe) have known each other for a decade, but they only recently formed Allegresse, a trio playing a wide-ranging repertoire of music.
In this week's Pulse Podcast the three Lawrence musicians with ties to KU talk about their new group, how their friendship affects their music and how they're going about getting the word out about themselves. The trio performs at 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 701 S.W. Eighth St. in Topeka.
After that, hear about some of the other arts and entertainment events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
21 September 2007
Tom Quinn realizes it's not as good as the real deal.
But he calls his Pink Floyd Experience "the next best thing to being at a Pink Floyd concert."
The San Diego-based tribute band - complete with a laser light show, surround-sound speakers and the signature flying pig - comes to the Lied Center for a show at 7:30 tonight.
In this week's Pulse Podcast, guitarist and founder Quinn talks about his appreciation for Pink Floyd, his band's attempt to replicate the music and how Floyd is catching on with the younger set.
Also, hear several songs, including "Wish You Were Here," "Money," "Comfortably Numb" and "Time."
After that, we'll tell you about some of the other events going on in the Lawrence in the next few days in our weekly Best Bets feature.
14 September 2007
You might think the folks at Right Between the Ears are getting a little sad that President Bush's time in office is starting to wind down. After all, he's provided a lot of fodder for the radio comedy troupe.
But the group has high hopes that the next guy - or gal - will provide just as many gaffes as Bush.
Right Between the Ears is back at it again Saturday night, with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
In this week's Pulse Podcast, writer/producer Darrell Brogdon and cast member Kip Niven talk about their creative process, the group's new independence from Kansas Public Radio and the introduction of special guest star Jayni Carey of "Jayni's Kitchen" to this season's show.
After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
7 September 2007
Irene Bedard is best known as an American Indian actress, having starred in "Smoke Signals" and provided the title character's voice in Disney's "Pocahontas."
But now she and her husband, Deni Wilson, decided to spend more time together, and they decided to start their own band.
The couple will perform at 7:30 Saturday night at the Lied Center.
In this week's Pulse Podcast, Bedard talks about the band, Leonard Peltier and the way American Indians are portrayed in movies. And, as always, we give you a rundown of other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.