LADAMA Featured on Artist Spotlight

LADAMA is a band made up of four women from four different countries.  Lara Klaus is from Recife, Brazil, Daniela Serna is from Bogota, Colombia, Maria Fernanda Gonzales is from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and Sara Lucas is based in New York City in the United States.  They began working together when they met as part of the OneBeat Program.  Their debut record – LADAMA – went to number one on the iTunes and Amazon Latin Music charts.

The members of LADAMA spoke with Bob Francis for the Artist Spotlight program.  They discussed their music, along with their goals to empower women and young people around the world through music-based workshops.  The LADAMA episode will air Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 am with a rebroadcast on Sunday evening, August 2 at 6:00 pm.

LADAMA performed on the Main Stage of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center on Friday night, November 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm.  The concert was recorded in full for an upcoming episode of Performance.

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Pangelic Duo Interviewed for Artist Spotlight

Harpist Faye Seeman and steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague make up the Pangelic Duo. They sat down with Bob Francis to talk about their unique musical partnership for the Artist Spotlight program.

Artist Spotlight features an interview with a musician or group and includes a deep-dive into their music. The Pangelic Duo episode of Artist Spotlight will air Saturday, May 9, at 7:00 am with a rebroadcast on Sunday evening, May 10 at 6:00 pm.

The Pangelic Duo will perform on the Main Stage of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center on Friday night, May 15, at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for the show.

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Rulee Stallmann Highlighted on Artist Spotlight

The work of American composer Samuel Barber will be featured in an upcoming performance – A Shining Night of Barber – on the Main Stage at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.

The organizer of the concert – MPAC Board Member Rulee Stallmann – sat down with Louise Brass to discuss what it takes to put a concert of diverse local musicians together. Their chat will be featured in an upcoming episode of Artist Spotlight.

The episode will air on Saturday, October 26, at 7:00 am and be rebroadcast on Sunday evening, October 27, at 6:00 pm.

A Shining Night of Barber is Friday night, November 1, at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Rockford Wind Quintet Interviewed for Artist Spotlight

The members of the Rockford Wind Quintet stopped by the WBOM studios to talk with Bob Francis about their music and their upcoming show at Emerson House. The conversation will be aired on the Artist Spotlight program on Saturday, October 5th at 7:00 am and rebroadcast on Sunday, October 6th at 6:00 pm.

The Rockford Wind Quintet will be playing Emerson House on Monday, October 7th at 5:30 pm. For more information about the show and order tickets, click here.

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Joel Baer Interviewed for Artist Spotlight

Drummer Joel Baer stopped by the WBOM studios to talk with Pamela Scott about his music and his upcoming show at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. The interview – along with selections of his music – will be featured on Artist Spotlight on Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 am with a rebroadcast on Sunday, September 22 at 6:00 pm.

Joel Baer – along with sixteen of his favorite musicians – will be playing at the Starr Center on Sunday, September 29th. Click here for more information and tickets for the show.

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