The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Salutes Bill Murray

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes Bill Murray. The special features a star-studded cast of Murray’s friends and colleagues including top entertainers and comedians such as Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount, Jr., Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Brian Doyle Murray, Paul Shaffer and Sigourney Weaver. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the comedy icon.  

 

 

Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize airs Friday, October 28 at 9:00 pm.  

 

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The Madrigal Choir Presents ‘Musical Migrations’

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton is presenting 'Musical Migrations', music of composers who came to the United States for many reasons.  Selections include music from early settlers to New England, Moravian settlers to North Carolina, short-term resident Antonin Dvorak, and composers who fled Europe before World War Two.  Conductor Bruce Borton talks about the stories of these composers and what influences they brought to American music. http://wskg.org/audio/102016madrigal.mp3

 

 

The Madrigal Choir Presents 'Musical Migrations'

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton is presenting 'Musical Migrations', music of composers who came to the United States for many reasons.  Selections include music from early settlers to New England, Moravian settlers to North Carolina, short-term resident Antonin Dvorak, and composers who fled Europe before World War Two.  Conductor Bruce Borton talks about the stories of these composers and what influences they brought to American music. http://wskg.org/audio/102016madrigal.mp3

 

 

Theatre Organist Jim Ford Accompanies ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents a reconstructed version of the 1929 silent film 'The Phantom of the Opera'.  Different versions were made in the 1920s and subsequently were lost or destroyed.  This "new" version has been assembled into the the version that audiences would have flocked to in 1929. Organist Jim Ford accompanies the film with his own improvisations. http://wskg.org/audio/1021BTOS.mp3

 

Photo credit: kndynt2009 via Flickr

Theatre Organist Jim Ford Accompanies 'The Phantom of the Opera'

The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents a reconstructed version of the 1929 silent film 'The Phantom of the Opera'.  Different versions were made in the 1920s and subsequently were lost or destroyed.  This "new" version has been assembled into the the version that audiences would have flocked to in 1929. Organist Jim Ford accompanies the film with his own improvisations. http://wskg.org/audio/1021BTOS.mp3

 

Photo credit: kndynt2009 via Flickr

Ithaca Ballet Presents ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals’

The Ithaca Ballet presents a double-bill of 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Carnival of the Animals' in Lavinia Reid's choreography. Cindy Reid talks about how these two classics translate onto the stage, and hints at some of the funny aspects of having animals played by humans.  Performances are at the State Theatre of Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/peterwolfmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Skype

 

 

Ithaca Ballet Presents 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Carnival of the Animals'

The Ithaca Ballet presents a double-bill of 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Carnival of the Animals' in Lavinia Reid's choreography. Cindy Reid talks about how these two classics translate onto the stage, and hints at some of the funny aspects of having animals played by humans.  Performances are at the State Theatre of Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/peterwolfmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Skype

 

 

Vortex Presents ‘I’m in Here’

The Endicott Performing Arts Center welcomes Vortex, the new dance wing of SRO Productions.  Choreographer Anne Trebilcock and SRO's Pam Ondrusek talk about forming the new group, and the program, 'I'm in Here: Women's Journeys of Hope and Strength Told Through Dance and Song'.  This show will benefit Traci’s Hope, with all proceeds going directly to this organization to fight breast cancer. http://wskg.org/audio/srodancemix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vortex