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Kevin Iega Jeff: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Deeply Rooted Dance TheaterDeeply Rooted Dance Theater creates world-class dance inspired by the African Diaspora, in a community dedicated to nurturing artists and supporting human relationships through dance.

In this podcast we talk with Artistic Director/Co-Founder Kevin Iega Jeff about the ethos of the company, DRDT’s participation (the first U.S. company to do so) in the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Festival in South Africa, and the importance of Chicago as their artistic home.

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Tim Matykiewicz: Arizona Balloon Classic

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Arizona Balloon ClassicThe Arizona Balloon Classic is a community event celebrating the magnificent aviation experience of hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes.

In this podcast we talk with Executive Producer Tim Matykiewicz about the basics of hot air ballooning, The Hare and Hound races, evening balloon glows, and the adrenaline rush you get from riding thousands of feet up in the air.

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Bob Corritore: Blues and the Harmonica

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Bob CorritoreBob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His harmonica playing is featured on over 50 releases on labels such as HighTone, Putumayo and Delta Groove.

In this podcast Bob talks about the many facets of the harmonica, the Blues festival circuit in Europe, and how to keep the blues alive and well in the hearts and minds of audiences.

Photo Credit: Dragan Tasic

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Sandi Moore: Bikers in Leesburg

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Leesburg BikefestSince 1997 the Leesburg Bikefest has been welcoming motorcyclists to the city with great music, food and craft vendors and community events for everyone.

In this podcast we talk with Sandi Moore of the Leesburg Partnership, producer of the event, about what makes Bikefest the most successful biker event in the U.S., how it benefits the community year-round, and what it takes to make it fun and safe.

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Daniela Nardi: Espresso Manifesto

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Daniela NardiAward winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Daniela Nardi celebrates the songs of Italian star Paolo Conte in her latest release, Espresso Manifesto.

In this podcast Daniela talks about recording the album in Umbria, the shift toward more eclectic and adventurous musical tastes on the part of audiences, and the many hats she wears in support of her career. You can see her in New York City on June 30 at Pianos NYC, and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July.

Photo credit: Francesco Lastrucci

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