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The Arts Colony of the Midwest, David Amram, Charles Latshaw

This week on Artworks, it’s fund drive time, so we’re asking you to pledge your support for arts on the radio. In the meantime, we visit Brown County, Indiana and an artist taking up the long tradition there. We’ll hear a conversation with David Amram from earlier in our year. And a day in the life of a young conductor.

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Brown County Now and Then: The Art Colony Lives

In part two of her Brown County: Now and Then, Yaël Ksander continues with the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of "The Art Colony of the Midwest."

David Amram: From Ellington to Kerouac

David Amram is a modern day Renaissance man. He’s written and performed jazz, classical and movie music and has explored world and folk genres as well. He has authored two memoirs and is a sub-culture icon for having pioneered the art of jazz poetry with Jack Kerouac.  At 77, he’s still upbeat, energetic and on […]

Encounters at the End of the World

Make no mistake about it, Werner Herzog means the title of his documentary both ways.  An inveterate seeker, he has followed the muse of his inexhaustible curiosity right off the map, to Antarctica, to tens of thousands of miles of uncharted ice and deadly white-outs.  There, he interviews an odd assortment of square pegs (“It’s […]

Regional Orchestras Part 2: Charles Latshaw

The orchestras that dot Indiana area staple of the local arts scene. In part two of her Regional Orchestras series, Annie Corrigan interviews conductor Charles Latshaw who talk about what it’s like to lead these community fixtures.

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