Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists. The Rockwell collection tells the story of the American experience through a display of stunning art about America. The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building, The Rockwell is active in the local community and holds special events and educational programming with area public schools.

Charlie Lawrisky & The Kickin' Polkas, Show Two

WSKG's locally produced Let's Polka welcomes back living polka legend Charlie Lawrisky & The Kickin' Polkas to the stage. Charlie has been playing for seventy years and he has joined forces with accordion player John Stevens to form a group sure to please every polka fan. The studio audience danced along to such classics as 'The Painters Polka' and 'The White Roses Waltz' and were entertained by show host, Bill Flynn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwEFzXweiGw

SETLIST:
"Strawberries & Raspberries"
"Painters Polka"
"Seven Days & Seven Nights"
"Sparkling Eyes Oberek"
"White Roses Waltz"
"Pukaj Jasiu"

If you have any interest in becoming a member of WSKG's Let's Polka Club, please contact Chris DiRienzo at (607) 729-0100 ext. 385

 

Windsor Whip Works Gallery presents new work by Joanne Thorne Arnold

Artist Joanne Thorne Arnold speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about her new paintings and the exhibit at the Windsor Whipworks Gallery.  Her work spans a wide range from abstract expressionism to impressionist juxtapositions of color inspired by the landscapes of upstate New York. The blog she mentions in the interview is http://joannethornearnold.moonfruit.com/

 

Photograph courtesy of Joanne Thorne Arnold.

Southern Tier Actors Read present "Translations"

Kate Murray, Andrew Haggerty, and Joe Bardales speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about S.T.A.R.'s presentation of  Brian Friel's drama Translations. Friel says that Translations is "a play about language and only about language" but it covers a wide range of subjects, often presented ironically. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032466.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Southern Tier Actors Read.

Classical Pianists of the Future present Victoria Young

14-year-old pianist Victoria Young and Al Williams from Classical Pianists of the Future speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about her live performance on WSKG TV and at the Tri-Cities Opera Center. She tells a compelling story of how, despite her family being homeless for a while, her mother insisted that she continue the piano lessons she loved.  In return, Victoria performs at homeless shelters as often as her schedule allows. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032465.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Victoria Young

Binghamton University's Harpur Chorale and Women's Chorus present "Riches from the East"

Conductors Bruce Borton and Peter Browne speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about their program of choral music of Asia and the South Pacific.  The Harpur Chorale and Women's Chorus performs arrangements of folk songs from China, Korea, Mongolia, Japan, and the Philippines. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032307.mp3

Photograph courtesy Yoshikazu TAKADA via Flickr

Know Theatre welcomes a production of "The Vagina Monologues"

Director Amoreena Wade and actress Jessica Nogaret speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the production of The Vagina Monologues at Binghamton Community Stage, usually the home of Know Theatre. Eve Ensler wrote the play after interviews with hundreds of women.  It's a flexible play, and new monologues have been added since its premiere in 1996. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032306.mp3

 

Photograph provided by Know Theatre

The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents "Celebrating Scotland"

Conductor Carl Johengen speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the concert "Celebrating Scotland" by the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble.  They perform music from and about Scotland by composers as well-known as Schumann and Haydn, and lesser-known (Hamish MacCunn, James MacMillan), along with folksong arrangements. Johengen also talks about finding his own Scottish heritage. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032293.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Rhys A. via Flickr

Singing With the Stars at Tri-Cities Opera

Judy Berry of Tri-Cities Opera talks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about Singing With the Stars. Singers from Tri-Cities Opera are paired with singers from the community for a wide-ranging and fun evening of song. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032292.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy ocean yamaha/via Flickr

EPAC presents "Miss Saigon"

Actors Lauren Kovacic and Josh Smith, and director Lorraine Tennant speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about Miss Saigon, coming to the Endicott Performing Arts Center. Loosely based on the opera Madama Butterfly, it tells the story of an American G.I. who falls in love with a Vietnamese woman just before the fall of Saigon, and how those events separate them. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032227.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy manhhai via Flickr