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April 20, 2004
From Judith Walcutt
oworld [at] whidbey.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"LIVE FROM THE ISLANDS" FEATURES TESS GALLAGHER
AND POETS IN PERFORMANCE, SATURDAY APRIL 24
On KSER 90.7, EVERETT, NOON TO 2 PM,
"Live From The Islands" co-hosts David Ossman and Judith Walcutt will return
to the air on April 24 from Whidbey Island's Greenbank Farm for the Burning
Word Festival, sponsored by the Washington Poets Association. Judith and
David will co-host a two-hour program of poetry, music and interviews.
Featured is Tess Gallagher, honored guest of the Festival and a short story
writer and essayist as well as poet. From Whidbey, the Hero Trickster
Orchestra and Susan Zwinger will appear, also performance poets Dustin Fox,
Beverly Graham and Karyna McGlyn among others.
On May 1st and 8th, "Ossman's Audiola" returns with "Black Magic," a
two-part program on the great, but rarely heard, all-African American cast
Broadway reviews and musicals, on stage shortly after the turn of the 20th
century and continuing through the 1920s and '30s. Part Two features rare
"Porgy and Bess" music and Broadway and off-Broadway reviews of the 1970s.
May 15th, Ossman devotes the Audiola to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,"
including music from the original stage production of 1903, unusual
performances and rarities from the MGM musical, scenes from Ossman's own
all-star audio adaptation of the novel, and songs from the current Broadway
show, "Wicked." On May 22nd, the Audiola spins tunes by jazz cornetist Bix
Biderbecke, including the very earliest recordings by Bing Crosby (with Bix
in the band) and new versions of Bix's music by Geoff Muldauer.
Ossman and Walcutt will be producing and co-hosting, along with other
regional community radio hosts when "Live From The Islands" and KSER visit
The Northwest Folklife Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, at
Seattle Center. Live coverage of the three-day Folklife Festival will be
heard on seven "I-5 Corridor" Community Radio stations from Bellingham to
Astoria, all serving a mission to entertain and enlighten their local
audiences independently of mass media and to continue the tradition of local
focus, public access, and training that community radio established over 50
years ago. Coverage begins at 11 AM and continues throughout the day on
most stations carrying which include KUGS-Bellingham, KSVR-Mount Vernon,
KSER-Everett, KBCS-Bellevue, KAOS-Olympia, KBOO-Portland, and KMUN-Astoria.
Live coverage of the Choochokam Festival of the Arts on July 10th and 11th
will celebrate a year of "Live From The Islands" programs on KSER.
"Ossman's Audiola" and "Live From the Islands" are Otherworld Media
productions. Judith Walcutt is Executive Producer.
Think your kids are as innocent as the new puppy
next door? Well, they know something you don't know...
they know that their American forefathers took drugs...
and you probably don't even know where your father is.
-- Firesign Theatre