WBGO Blog
  • Marc Lanctot of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal

    June 30, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

    This year WBGO is broadcasting from the Museum of Contemporary Art, in the heart of the Place des Arts in Montreal. Our very gracious hosts have several fascinating exhibits, including this piece by Catherine Widgery titled Silence and Slow Time, 1994. Listen to Michael Bourne's interview with <!--StartFragment-->Marc Lanctot <!--EndFragment--> below.

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  • Michael Bourne speaks with one-half of Manhattan Transfer

    June 30, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

  • Johanne Bougie concert tour

    June 30, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Interviewing a luthier at last year's Montreal Guitar Show .. this year's show is July 2-4

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    The woman who books indoor concerts tells Becca Pulliam about the Spanish series -- Chano Dominguez just finished, Diego El Cigala is to come; the Salle du Gesu series -- after Italy's Paolo Fresu and Manu Katche from France, Wallace Roney took one night, Robert Glasper is coming for three nights, then Allen Toussaint for two; music for the coming Montreal Guitar Show -- Gypsie Planete show is on June 30 for Django's 100th, and his grandson David Reinhardt (born in 1986) will play solo; and La Chappelle du Bon Pasteur -- a very special room and occasional venue at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear the insights of a woman who works on the inside.

    She describes the festivities planned New Orleans Day at the FIJM -- July 6, 2010.

    "It's going to be a huge huge party with dancing in the street!" Hoping for 100,000 people and it's free. Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty and Zachary Richard will play.