A perennial stage favorite, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, is now on stage at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Jim Stump talks with Brian Isaac Phillips, the show’s director, about this latest production featuring two local acting powerhouses: Bruce Cromer and Nicholas Rose.
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program, presented by the local MLK Coaltion, happens Monday, January 19 at Music Hall. Joining Jim Stump to talk about the arts components in this year’s program are Michael Burnham (spoken word) and Steve Milloy (director/conductor of the MLK Coalition Chorale.)
Jason Edwards is the singer, director and actor in the new Playhouse in the Park presentation of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. He’s in the studio with our Rick Pender to discuss this variation on the recent Broadway production and the way the actors capture the essence of The Man in Black without doing an impersonation of him.
The Carnegie in Covington is the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together in a beautiful and historic building.
“Journey From Within” is a one-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which will air on WVXU and WMUB on Saturday, January 17th, at 11pm. The special begins with a song by Sweet Honey in the Rock and then continues with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou. Listeners will also hear from Reverend Adam Clayton Powell and philosopher Cornel West. There are important historical moments from Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Civil Rights speech, and the voice of Dr. King.