Director Judy McMahon and actors Andy Horowitz and Nick De Lucia speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the staged reading of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention coming to the Cider Mill Playhouse. It was originally meant as a screenplay about the interactions between Philo T. Farnsworth and RCA president David Sarnoff, who stole Farnsworth’s invention. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1035448.mp3
Windsor Whip Works owner Bill Pesce and exhibiting artist Orazio Salati speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about a new exhibit opening. Along with Salati’s work, there will be pieces by Mark Schimsky and Roberto Bertoia. Salati talks about his process of painting with wax and using a blowtorch to spread and mix the colors. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1034714.mp3
Artistic Director Donald Westwood speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Belleayre Music Festival. It’s his third production with the Festival for the Michigan-based director. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1035375.mp3
Carmela Marner of Franklin Stage Company speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the new production of Moliere’s Tartuffe in a translation by Richard Wilbur. The Franklin Stage Company performs a season of plays each summer with admission offered only a voluntary basis, in Chapel Hall the in Franklin, NY. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1035373.mp3
Violinist Katherine Hannauer and Jane Sapinski from Cherry Valley Artworks speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the three concerts coming up at the Star Theatre. Cherry Valley Artworks presents the Fenimore String Quartet, One-Two-Trio, and Ensembles Large and Small — all members of the Glimmerglass Opera orchestra.
WSKG’s Sam Goodyear speaks with Mary Donnelly, Kate Murray, and Jim Mica about the Summer Savoyards’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe — Re-Vamped. In Celtic literature fairies were not cut from the same cloth as Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather, but rather more like the vampires of popular culture. This production satirizes both the current crop of vampires and politics at the same time. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1035327.mp3
Great wines are a reflection of the landscape in which the grapes are grown. Damiani Cellar on Seneca Lake, not only committed to making wines that reflect the richness of their terroir, but they also pride themselves for providing a space where local artists showcase their work, and visitors enjoy the views while sipping on a light ruby color. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-UV86gS1TE
The Joe Weber Band returns to entertain the Let’s Polka audience in this episode of WSKG’s locally produced program. Joe and his sister, Sue Rabenold, both supply strong vocal performances for this German style band. They are backed by saxophonist Dick Doddy and percussionist Billy Yob. Watch for set highlight, the ‘Blue Danube Waltz’, which puts a different spin on a very well-known composition. Show host Bill Flynn also interviews Joe during the half hour and he describes what it takes to mold a song such as ‘Blue Danube’ into a polka tune.
In 1988, The Bradford County Regional Arts Council began the task of renovating of Bradford County historic Kingstone, The Rialto and The Sayre Theater. In 2014, The Sayre Theater celebrated its 100th birthday by holding an old-fashioned picnic which was filled with colorful charaters from the area, such as artists and performers and people who joint in to have a good time with family and friends. Initially set as a movie theater, the Sayre was owed and operated by Bob Noon. In the three-minute segment, WSKG’s producer Christine Lantz brings the story of Bob’s son, Mike Noon, who reflects on the golden years of the area, as well as shares some of his memories of growing up right next to the theater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUD-IyHy4Kw
Peter Serko presents his multi-media one-man show about his brother David at the Cider Mill Playhouse. The David Serko Project began as a play called “My Brother is Dead and Other Funny Stories” but grew as Peter began to track down people who knew David. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1035089.mp3
Photograph courtesy Peter Serko