We wish to share with you the very sad news that Bob Parlocha, host of Jazz with Bob Parlocha from WFMT's Jazz Network, passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Bob died of a heart attack and had been rehabilitating from an illness over the past year.
Bob, who was based in the Bay Area and was a full-time employee of WWCI, was the first and only host of the Jazz Network. WFMT broke the news to stations yesterday. From WFMT Director of Operations Don Mueller:
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.
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".
Styling food for Downton Abbey is like catering, except one meal has to last all day. Meticulous chef and food stylist Lisa Heathcote creates the grandeur on Downton Abbey down to the last bonbon. Lynne Rossetto Kasper talks to Heathcote about her Downton adventures and creations.
Nobody does classy soap operas like the British, and Downton Abbey is up there with the best of them. You have characters you love to love or love to hate, wonderfully tangled story lines and costumes. But topping it all is the food: over-the-top, edible architecture.
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.