• Broadway By The Year

    February 18, 2010. Posted by Andrew Meyer.

    Scott Siegel is the producer and host of an extraordinary series of concerts at The Town Hall in New York. "Broadway by the Year" celebrates musical theatre year by year with some of Broadway's best singers and dancers. This season is Siegel's 10th anniversary and begins February 22nd with the musicals of 1927, including the first great dramatic musical, "Show Boat." March 22nd spotlights musicals of 1948, including the first Tony-winning Best Musical, "Kiss Me, Kate." May 10th features musicals of 1966, including "Cabaret," "Mame," and "Sweet Charity." Siegel's season finale on June 14th will be that much more special, presenting one song from one musical each of the last 20 years, plus Scott's choice of a song from the Broadway season happening now.

    We talked about "Broadway by the Year" for the February 19th WBGO Journal, but this blog special includes our continuing conversation about our favorite shows, plus songs from four of Scott's previous "years" at The Town Hall.

    -- Michael Bourne

  • Ravi Coltrane live broadcast on WBGO

    February 17, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Add new comment | Filed under: Jazz Alive

    Ravi Coltrane
    WBGO returns to NJPAC to broadcast jazz royalty. Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary John and Alice Coltrane, brings his regal quartet to the Victoria Theater on Saturday, 20th, at 7:30 p.m.

    They will perform music from Coltrane's critically-acclaimed release Blending Times, which features pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer and E.J. Strickland.

    Besides these usual suspects, Coltrane invited the magnificent Geri Allen to this very special performance, where she'll funk things up with her Fender Rhodes. WBGO's Gary Walker hosts this concert, which is part of NJPAC's Alternate Routes series, curated by Baraka Sele.

    Learn more about this artist on the NJPAC website.

  • 2010 Arts Appreciation Campaign

    February 17, 2010. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Add new comment | Filed under: Jazz Alive

    WBGO (Newark Public Radio) could use your support. After a great Winter Fund Raiser, we are asking our Members and listeners to pitch in with a review of our work.

    There is just over one week left for WBGO to gain support in the 2010 Arts Appreciation Campaign! If we can gather 10 positive reviews by February 28, WBGO will be included on the Top-Rated Arts Nonprofits List.

    What is it?

    Hosted by GreatNonprofits, Guidestar, and Intersection for the Arts, this campaign will recognize the best charities enriching your community through the arts.

    Benefits to WBGO will include increased exposure both to potential new Members as well as increased PR exposure. We want to hear from YOU, our listeners and supporters, about your relationship with WBGO and the impact the station may have had on your life.

    You can write a review now by visiting GreatNonprofits.

    And to spread the word even further, you can copy and paste this message into your Facebook status or Twitter update:

    Do you love & support WBGO? Share your experience with us before 2/28 & help us shine in the 2010 Arts Appreciation Campaign: http://www.greatnonprofits.org/reviews/newark-public-radio-inc*

    *We suggest you use http://bit.ly to shorten the link to your GreatNonprofits profile. That way the message will be usable for both Facebook and Twitter outreach.

    So please log on now and help WBGO take this free opportunity to shine! Campaign deadline is February 28, 2010.