Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Feb. 24 2012

Opera on-screen!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

While skimming friends’ Facebook posts this morning, I came across a few comments relating to Placido Domingo & Stephen Colbert having sung Verdi’s La Donna e Mobile on last night’s “Colbert Report.” Having missed the broadcast, I immediately Googled the performance & was delighted with the video I found. Both men sound great & look […]

Feb. 08 2012

Let’s not do lunch

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 5 Comments

Every job has its quirks. One that comes with being on the air is that as per the FCC, leaving the building during one’s show for any reason short of a fire or other disaster is not an option if yours is the name signed on the control room log.  Since I work right through […]

Feb. 06 2012

What a weekend!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 6 Comments

As you are probably aware, WBJC had its Winter On-Air Fund Drive last weekend. Our listeners were as generous as ever & we actually exceeded our projected financial goal for the drive, so we’re a tired, yet happy bunch this morning. Big thanks to everyone who called in a pledge – you keep the music […]

Jan. 30 2012

The Gaming Table

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Restoration comedy—the stuff of sexual innuendo and other extravagances following the reopening of the London theatres by Charles II—is most famously represented by writers like John Dryden and William Congreve.  (I once played the silly, awkward, country girl, Miss Prue, in Congreve’s Love for Love when I was a drama student – imagine that!) But, […]

Jan. 13 2012

A Shameless Plug for my Next Cabaret Show

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

    Valentine’s Day is coming, whether you like it or not. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of V-day, even in college, when artsy student types like myself were expected to shun it as a “Hallmark holiday” & pretend to be far too intellectual to exchange cards & chocolates on February 14th. I’m […]

Nov. 23 2011

“…deep down in their private lives”

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I sometimes wonder if a musician feels inhibited by great performers that have gone before. If a cellist, say, is learning Bach’s cello suites for the first time, would they listen to Pierre Fournier or Yo-Yo Ma for inspiration, or would they just try to interpret the music strictly from the notes they read on […]

Nov. 16 2011

Othello

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I adore going to the Folger Shakespeare Theatre on Capitol Street in DC. Their productions are always inventive and wonderfully true to the text. On Sunday I went down to hear Othello. (I was seated right on the aisle of their little Elizabethan theatre and almost had Cassio on my lap at one point — […]

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