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Judith Krummeck

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Judith is WBJC's afternoon host. Her full bio can be read here.

Mar. 08 2022

An American-born conductor makes his BSO debut

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      Jonathon Heyward grew up in South Carolina, started his musical life as a cellist and chamber musician, and is presently Chief Conductor of the North West German Philharmonic. He makes his BSO debut on March 11, 12, and 13, and I spoke to him by phone from London.  

Mar. 07 2022

World renowned Sō Percussion Ensemble at Towson University

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  The TU Department of Music is hosting a guest artist residency with the world-renowned Sō Percussion Ensemble, which will conclude with a concert performed by members of Sō Percussion and the TU Percussion Ensemble directed by Michelle Humphreys, who came in to talk to me about it.    

Mar. 05 2022

Booknotes marks St. Patrick’s Day 🍀

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As the son of Irish immigrants, the poet, writer, and musician Terence Patrick Winch has been part of Irish-American cultural life, with his work sometimes taking its subject matter from his upbringing in a Bronx immigrant neighborhood. Here, he shares some of the words and traditions of that cultural life.   P R A Y E R  […]

Mar. 01 2022

“How Do I Find You?” Sasha Cooke reflects on the pandemic through song

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    Shriver Hall Concert Series is presenting mezzo-soprano, Sasha Cooke, with pianist, Kirill Kuzmin, in a recital that coincides with the release of their new CD, how do i find you?, an album of words and music written in 2020, portraying the range of human experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. I spoke by phone with […]

Feb. 15 2022

An African American classic at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

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When A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry had its debut in 1959, it was the first play written by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway. In 1983, Frank Rich, writing in The New York Times, said A Raisin in the Sun “changed American theater forever.” I spoke with actor and Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Associate […]

Feb. 14 2022

Poetry for Valentine’s Day

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Maryland poet, Sylvia Dianne Beverly, had been dubbed “the love poet,” and it seemed fitting to invite her to share some of her words on Valentine’s Day.  

Feb. 09 2022

Junction Trio—comprising three visionary next-generation artists—at Shriver Concerts

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    Junction Trio is made up of Stefan Jackiw, violin; Conrad Tao, piano, and Jay Campbell, cello—each of them internationally recognized soloists in their own right. I spoke with Conrad Tao about the trio’s performance for Shriver Hall Concert Series.        

Feb. 05 2022

Booknotes’s new underwriter, Snug Books

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Another jewel in the crown of indie bookstores in the Baltimore area opened up in Northeast Baltimore just last November. They are Booknotes underwriters, Snug Books, co-owned by Katie Beltz and Emanuel Figueroa, who are life partners as well as being business partners. It was a pleasure to talk to them about their vision.  

Jan. 08 2022

Honoring MLK on Booknotes

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      With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on January 17th, poet, writer, and literary activist. E. Ethelbert Miller, explores the way that Dr. King’s life and poetic speeches have influenced American poetry.   LOOK AT THAT GIRL Look at that girl shake that thing, We can’t all be Martin Luther King. […]

Jan. 07 2022

Newsletter article by Douglas Blackstone

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Conductors Good & Bad, or at all? By Douglas Blackstone When I was an active member of a symphony orchestra, I often got the question: “What does the conductor really do?” This was asked with the notion that it was difficult for the average concert attendee and listener to quantify a conductor’s actual contribution to […]

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