Steve Hughes has an unusual way of collecting stories. The Detroit-area writer gathers them at local watering holes, talking to people he meets sitting at the bar, video camera in hand.
Austin McWilliams, a candidate for a master's degree in choral conducting from Western Michigan University, joins Cara Lieurance to talk about the two one-act operas he'll conduct on Feb 16 at 7 pm and Feb 17 at 5 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. A production of WMU Opera Theatre, with stage direction by WMU Director of Opera Carl Ratner, the stories range from baudy and farcical to tragic, with a hint of heavenly grace at the end. The performances feature two casts of over 25 students, accompanied by an ensemble of piano, harp and percussion. McWilliams explains how detail-oriented the singers were in preparing their parts over months of rehearsals, and how the music has taken up so much of his time, he carries the scores with him everywhere.
WMUK 102.1 FM is excited to expand our national and international news programs during the Monday – Thursday schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2019. The goal of this change is to offer local news and information at more convenient listening times throughout our national and global news broadcasts.
State of the Union
President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.