The Asheville Amadeus Festival is March 17th through the 22nd! Listen at 1:06 each day this week as our friends from participating organizations visit with Dick Kowal to talk about their various productions and presentations. Whether it's Highland Brewing Company's Wolfgang 1756 or the finale concert with Emanuel Ax, Daniel Meyer and the ASO, you can hear about it on WCQS.
Garrison Keillor told stories and sang songs to an enthusiastic crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium March 10th. "An Evening With Garrison Keillor" was presented by WCQS and Innovations Arts Entertainment. WCQS treated VIP ticket holders to a pre-show reception, at which Mr. Keillor charmed guests, spoke with darn near everyone in the room and graciously posed for lots of pictures. We thought you'd enjoy seeing a few snaps that were shared with WCQS.
WCQS's Michelle Keenan picked up a couple of issues of Charlie Hebdo during her trip to Paris. The satirical magazine was the target of a terrorist attack in Paris, France on January 7, 2015. Two radicals with assault rifles stormed the magazine headquarters and killed 11 staff members and injured 11 others in apparent retaliation for the magazine's depiction of Muhammed, which is forbidden in some interpretations of Islam. That spawned a rallying cry of "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") across the globe.
From The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX – this Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 on WCQS
In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their experiences with torture and whether officers are being held accountable; and high-speed broadband is like electricity for the 21st century. Reveal examines why so many cities are left with poor service.
Listen Saturday afternoon at 3 and Sunday evening at 6.
In Taxed-Off!, a one-hour special , investigative journalist and public radio producer Audrey Quinn gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens to explore the grand experiment that is the U.S tax system. We’ll:
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought you might enjoy this romantic selection of favorites from Brevard Music Center's Principal Guest Conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Happy Valentine's Day
1. You are So Beautiful Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher - sung by Joe Cocker Whether you are looking at an adorable puppy or kitten, or your own sweetheart, this is the music of love.
We've received great feedback from listeners about Invisibilia, a new limited-run series co-hosted by NPR's Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life. Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science. Listen and research will come to life in a way that will make you see your own life differently.
Downton Abbey-style splendor continues to come alive every Sunday night at Lex 18's Downton Abbey Dinner and Viewing parties. The restaurant began hosting the vintage dinner banquets on January 4 and will continue through Downton Abbey's season finale March 1 on PBS. A portion of the proceeds from each night benefits WCQS. Due to the overwhelming response to the dinners, Lex 18 has added additional dinner parties in February, which are also quickly selling out.
In celebration of the 259th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, WCQS is playing all-Mozart, all day.
Chip Kaufmann is keeping it all in the family so-to-speak and will also include a piece by Mozart's father and Mozart's son during Morning Classical Music. This afternoon Josh Jourdan will kick things off after the State of Things with the "Marriage of Figaro".
State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Grammy Award winning Musician David Holt about his life and Holt demonstrates the instruments he learned from the people of the Appalachia. Holt was in recorded in the WCQS studios for the interview. Hear their conversation and learn more about Holt here.