American Music http://publicradiotulsa.org en Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-singer-songwriter-rebecca-ungerman-will-soon-unveil-song-ny-musical-theater-festival <p>On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel). Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:08:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63442 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" Defending the Band (and the Orchestra): Meet Ray Hair, Pres. of the American Federation of Musicians http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/defending-band-and-orchestra-meet-ray-hair-pres-american-federation-musicians <p>Organized labor, generally speaking, has had a tough time of it in our country over the last several decades; from coast to coast, for many reasons, professional unions have been minimized, marginalized, disrespected, demonized, etc. But has this also been the case for today's professional musicians? Our guest is Raymond Hair, Jr., the President of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (or AFM). This labor union, founded in 1896, is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:34:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 61922 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Defending the Band (and the Orchestra): Meet Ray Hair, Pres. of the American Federation of Musicians The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-30th-annual-ok-mozart-international-music-festival-conversational-preview <p>On this edition of ST, we're talking about next month's OK Mozart Festival as we welcome Constantine Kitsopoulos and Randy Thompson; Kitsopoulos is OKM's Artistic Director, while Thompson is its newly named Executive Director. Wed, 14 May 2014 20:45:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 59584 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Upcoming 30th Annual OK Mozart International Music Festival: A Conversational Preview A Chat with the Wonderful Singer-Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Holly Near http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-wonderful-singer-songwriter-actor-and-activist-holly-near <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the remarkable singer-songwriter, actor, and activist Holly Near, who'll perform with the folk duo known as Emma's Revolution --- as well as pianist Jan Martinelli -- on Friday night (the 11th) at 7:30pm at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, at 2952 South Peoria. Near is well-known for writing such classic modern-day folk anthems as "It Could Have Been Me" and "Singing For Our Lives" --- and for appearing in several notable films, plays, and TV programs over the years. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:02:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 57562 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with the Wonderful Singer-Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Holly Near Meet Rebecca Kilgore: A Wonderful Jazz Singer and Dedicated "Sleuth" of the American Pop Songbook http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-rebecca-kilgore-wonderful-jazz-singer-and-dedicated-sleuth-american-pop-songbook <p>On this edition of ST, we're pleased to speak by phone with the terrific jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore, who'll be performing here in Tulsa tomorrow night (Saturday the 29th) in the Emerson Hall at All Souls Unitarian Church. The concert starts at 7pm; tickets (for $20 each) will be sold at the door. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:08:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 56870 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet Rebecca Kilgore: A Wonderful Jazz Singer and Dedicated "Sleuth" of the American Pop Songbook "Ham: Slices of a Life" --- Essays and Stories by Sam Harris http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ham-slices-life-essays-and-stories-sam-harris <p>On this installment of ST, our guest is Sam Harris --- who grew up in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and who is widely known and admired for his work as a singer and songwriter, and for his appearances on Broadway, film, and television; his legendary performances on TV's Star Search led to a multi-million-selling recording career. Harris --- who grew up, by the way, with Rich Fisher, our program's host --- has a new book out, an autobiographical collection of essays and stories called "Ham: Slices of a Life," and he tells us about this book on today's show. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:55:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 53856 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Ham: Slices of a Life" --- Essays and Stories by Sam Harris A Special ST for the Holidays: Music and Memories from Public Radio Tulsa Staffers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/special-st-holidays-music-and-memories-public-radio-tulsa-staffers <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, our last newly recorded program of the year, we tap into the unmistakable holiday cheer that's currently wafting through our offices like so much thick fog in a John Durkee crack-of-dawn weather report. In other words, we sit down with a few of our co-workers here at Public Radio Tulsa to chat about which Christmas songs matter most to them and why. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 19:56:17 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 51696 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Special ST for the Holidays: Music and Memories from Public Radio Tulsa Staffers Menahem Pressler, the Legendary Chamber Musician, to Appear in Tulsa with the Ariel Quartet http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/menahem-pressler-legendary-chamber-musician-appear-tulsa-ariel-quartet <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to welcome Menahem Pressler, the internationally renowned classical pianist, who is best known as a founding member of the long-running Beaux Arts Trio --- and who has been described as "a national treasure" by The Los Angeles Times. A truly distinguished and esteemed German-American musician who will turn 90 later this year, Pressler has been, since the mid-1950s, a member of the piano faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he is now the Distinguished Professor of Music in the Charles Webb Chair. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:03:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 48370 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Menahem Pressler, the Legendary Chamber Musician, to Appear in Tulsa with the Ariel Quartet TU's Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre Presents "Beehive" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-department-theatre-and-musical-theatre-presents-beehive <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Machele Miller Dill and Michael Wright, two University of Tulsa faculty members who are currently co-directing the TU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre&#39;s presentation of &quot;Beehive.&quot; (Dill is also doing the choreography for this production.) Created in the 1980s by the late Larry Gallagher, this show is a music revue --- rather than a &quot;jukebox musical&quot; --- that moves through the sea-change of a decade that was the Sixties by focusing chronologically on the work of popular &quot;girl groups&quot; like The Chiffons, The Shirel Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:42:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 47913 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre Presents "Beehive"