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Dyana Neal

Dyana Neal

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Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

Apr. 04 2018

The Art of Crossover: From Classical to Broadway

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Many young performers begin their training with their hearts set on working in opera or ballet, but these days, they may find that they have to branch out into other art forms to find gigs. On Saturday, April 14, MedChi and the Baltimore School for the Arts are teaming up to present “The Art of […]

Mar. 12 2018

A film – and a book – to remember

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Recently, my husband and I watched, or in my case re-watched, A Night to Remember, the 1958 British film about the sinking of the Titanic. I am decidedly not a fan of the 1997 film on the same subject, but when it sparked a popular obsession with the ship, I was pulled in and wanted […]

Feb. 21 2018

Koo koo ka choo, indeed!

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From February 23-March 4, Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate.” Recently, I spoke with director Todd Starkey about the play’s exploration of family dynamics, intimate relationships, and the huge societal changes that took place during the 1960’s. I have the honor of portraying Mrs. Robinson […]

Feb. 06 2018

Revisiting “The Secret Garden”

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This weekend, Broadway in Annapolis will revisitĀ  “The Secret Garden”, Marsha Norman’s musical based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Last week, I spoke with Music Director Ernie Green about the production, which features both opera singers and “legit” Broadway vocalists, including some longtime audience favorites.

Jan. 19 2018

Opera Goes to the Theater

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These days, it’s not at all uncommon for symphony orchestras or even opera companies to present musical theater works. However, the reverse – doing an opera – is a daring move for a theater company! Earlier this week, I spoke with Music Director Ben Shaver about Stillpointe Theatre’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in […]

Nov. 13 2017

Holidays a la Choral Arts

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The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will present their annual holiday concert, “Christmas With Choral Arts”, on Tuesday, December 5th at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore. As always, the program features a wide variety of seasonal music, but this year, there are some new twists. I recently spoke with Baltimore Choral Arts’ new Music […]

Nov. 03 2017

All at Sea

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From now through November 19, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is stepping away from the Bard for a bit to present The Sea Voyage, a comedy by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Recently, I spoke with director Ann Turiano about the show, which features warriors, pirates, castaways, and all manner of shenanigans.     https://www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/

Aug. 10 2017

75 Years of Liberty Aboard the S.S. John W. Brown

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | 1 Comment

During World War II, 2,710 Liberty Ships were built in the United States. Today, just two of them remain afloat and fully operational. On September 9, the 75th anniversary of the Baltimore-built S.S. John W. Brown‘s launch will be celebrated with a Living History Cruise. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Seaman Paul […]

Mar. 09 2017

Music is blossoming in PG County!

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The Spring Music Series at Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center starts this Friday, March 10 with a performance by the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Earlier this week, I spoke with the series’ director, Armando Bayolo, about Friday’s concert.  

Mar. 02 2017

If music be the food of love, what’s the food of music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

On almost any given day, if you were to stop by WBJC’s studios, you’d hear someone mention food. The staff at this radio station loves to natter on about all things culinary – favorite cookbooks, silly food trends, amazing (or dreadful) restaurants we’ve recently tried – if you can eat it or drink it, we’ve […]

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