Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Ed Ochester, Part 4 - Aug 24, 2007

Ed Ochester reads Peter Everwine's "Drinking Cold Water"

Ron Carnevali, Part 4 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about the FolkFest basics (when, where, parking, etc); also talks about Festival Park, where the FolkFest takes place.

Ron Carnevali, Part 5 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about four of the performers on this years bill - Druha Trava; Eric Lindell; James Talley; and A. J. Croce.

Ron Carnevali, Part 6 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about the different foods at the festival, as well as how easy it is to get there from Pittsburgh.

Ron Carnevali, Part 1 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about the history of the Johnstown FolkFest.

Ron Carnevali, Part 2 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali discusses the vibe at the FolkFest, as well as discovering how much great music is being made.

Ron Carnevali, Part 3 - Aug 23, 2007

Ron Carnevali talks about the process of putting the FolkFest together each year.

Kevin Noe of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Jul 6, 2007

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble's opening weekend of concerts riff on the theme of applause, with a reprise of a PNME-commissioned audience favorite, Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" and more. Conductor Kevin Noe previews the week's music and the PNME's impending CD releases.

Shirley Jones in "Oklahoma!" - Jun 18, 2007

Pittsburgh-area native Shirley Jones returns to CLO in the show that made her famous, "Oklahoma!" The Oscar and Emmy-winning stage, screen, and television actress talks about her impromptu audition for the 1955 film of "Oklahoma!" The granddaughter of a local beer baron, Jones aspired to become a veterinarian -- until Rogers & Hammerstein discovered her.

Andrew Swenson on U-Carmen - May 25, 2007

Andrew Swenson, Director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, tells Jim Cunningham about two extraordinary films: U-Carmen, a comtemporary South African adaptation of the opera Carmen, with the words translated into Xhosa, a South African dialect, but otherwise unaltered, and Into Great Silence, a transcendent documentary without narration revealing the daily experience of life inside a monastery deep in the French Alps.