Kurdish artist Sardar Kestay exhibits his work in Binghamton


Kurdish artist Sardar Kestay, with the help of his interpreter Ezzat Mustafa, and gallery owner Orazio Salati speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Kestay’s  journey from Kurdistan to the United States, moving his art, and his first solo exhibit in the USA. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031770.mp3


Photograph courtesy Sardar Kestay

Joshua Breakstone to Perform for Jazz@Sitrus


WSKG’s Sarah Gager talks to jazz guitarist, Joshua Breakstone, about Lee Morgan’s influence on his guitar playing, and how he made it big in Japan.  More information about his upcoming performance at Sitrus on the Hill lounge in Syracuse as a part of the Jazz@Sitrus series here.  http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031776.mp3

Photograph courtesy Steven Sussman

The Cider Mill Playhouse presents the British farce "Out of Order"


Director Charles Burr and actor Michael Muldoon speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Ray Cooney’s farce Out of Order which plays at Endicott’s Cider Mill Playhouse through February 23.  A British politician is forced to lie his way out of an embarrassing situation with hilarious results.  The original title was Whose Wife is it Anyway?, which gives a hint about the situation. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031772.mp3

Photograph courtesy Cider Mill Playhouse.

Don Giovanni


Join Maestro Elaine Rinaldi as she unravels the twists and turns of the story of this legendary Don Juan, his many conquests, and the price he ultimately pays for his womanizing ways. High drama, hysterical comedy, magnificent music! Conductor and host Elaine Rinaldi, joined by Stage Director Laura Alley, takes you through a preview of the Tri-Cities Opera’s performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1031715.mp3

Donna Anna: Rebecca Heath
Donna Elvira: Meroe Adeeb
Zerlina: Melanie Leinbach
Don Ottavio: Kevin Truax
Don Giovanni: Robert Hee-Pyound Oh
Commendatore: Brandon Coleman
Masetto: Tom Curry
Leporello: Jake Stamatis

Accompanist: Michael Lewis


Photo courtesy of WikiCommons.  

Local Musicians Serenade You (and Us) for Valentine's Day

How deep is your love? WSKG wants to know! Join in the fun, and email your original love song to our Morning Edition host, Monica! (Only original love songs, written and performed by you, please!)

This Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014 – in case you needed the reminder), we’re sharing three love songs from local musicians online and a few during Morning Edition (5-9am on WSKG and 9-11am on WSQX). Take a listen:
Ryan Vanderhoof of Ithaca, NY

Driftwood of Binghamton, NY