From The Studio

Interviews and performances from inside the KPBX studio. Please click the headline for expanded text and/or audio.

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Spokane Civic Theatre will present Shakespeare's  Romeo & Juliet: A Concert Reading from November 3-4, 2017. Director and cast members spoke with Verne this morning about the play. 

Pam Kingsley plays "the Nurse", Gary Pierce plays "Friar Lawrence", Lenny Bart is the director and plays "Romeo".

For more information go to Spokane Civic Theatre website. 

Gonzaga University's Theatre and Dance department will present Jonathan Larson's early, autobiographical musical, tick, tick...BOOM! The cast, along with several crew members spoke with Verne this morning about the production, and entertained with a few excerpts from the show.

Courtney Smith is the director, Nathan Patrick Nelson plays "Jon," and is the musical director. Rachael Armstrong plays "Michelle," Jacki Bertagnolli plays "Susan," and Tessa Senger is the Female Understudy.

Telling War and the Gonzaga University Department of Art are hosting the Peace Paper Project in Spokane, October 29 through November 11.  Director Drew Matott and  Telling War director, Lisa Silvestri spoke with Verne this morning about the program, which uses the ancient tradition of hand papermaking to encourage personal expression and cultural change. The process of making paper is a direct manifestation of resilience and transformation, as it requires breaking something down in order to produce something new and beautiful.

From the Studio: A Mighty Fortress

Oct 27, 2017
Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture website

A presentation to mark the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be held this Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$9, suggested donation

Find more information about the event at The Museum of Arts and Culture website:

Spokane Public Radio

Ivana Cojbasic plays solo in the studio in anticipation of her Sunday, Oct. 29th, 3:00 PM recital at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. See a link to that and another event below.

Later in the recording Cojbasic is joined by pianists Cai Feng and Karlyn Brett for a performance of Piano Six Hands. In addition, Jody Graves and Greg Presley play a piano duo.  These performances anticipate the Saturday, Oct. 28th, 7:00 PM, Steinway Stars concert at Eastern Washington University. See a link to this event below.