Music + Culture

Summer Recipies
10:44 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Summer is Pie Time!

USDA

With fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance, and the convenience of taking a pie along for a picnic, summer is definitely pie time! Staff at Northwest Public Radio took a few minutes out of their work to share with us pies both savory and sweet.

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Music + Culture
1:34 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Summertime and the Music is Easy

Grab your picnic basket, blanket and chair and get ready for a great season of summer music festivals around the Northwest! Events range from indoor concerts in theaters and concert halls, to alfresco events set amid the region's breathtaking natural beauty. With a multitude of festivals to choose from, you'll need a scorecard to keep track! Here are some to check out:

Olympic Music Festival  Performances in June, July & August 

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Summer Recipes
10:46 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Sharing Our Summer Recipes

Clockwise from top left: Summer Peach Caprese Salad, Broccoli Salad, Beer Can Chicken, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Kim-Bap.
Agricultural Research Services, Norsk Power, Paul J. Dauenhauer, Cameron Nordholm

Ah, summer time... when you can smell barbecue cooking and see picnic baskets on blankets in the grass.  These are the times in the northwest when we gather with friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors, good company, and good food.  With this in mind we asked the diligent folks at Northwest Public Radio to let you in on some of their favorite delicacies they like to take to a bbq or picnic:

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Beer Can Chicken

By Sandi Billings, Major Gifts Officer

1 whole chicken

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Classical Countdown
11:10 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Classical Countdown - Top 50 Montage

You can relive this spring's Classical Countdown, with this audio montage!

Click to hear the streaming audio above, or download the file (48 mb) here.

 

The winners' playlist, in order:

 

Here's what you've heard on Northwest Public Radio's Classical Countdown so far....

#50 - Arvo Part - Spiegel Im Spiegel

#49 - Nino Rota - Music from the Films of Federico Fellini

#48 - Ariel Ramirez - Missa Criolla (Creole Mass)

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Music + Culture
9:21 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Objectively Speaking, It's All About The Prop Master

Katie Falkenberg For NPR

A wooden sled. A weapon to vanquish a villain. Indiana Jones' whip, the Maltese Falcon — even Babe the pig. In the movies, if an actor touches it, it's a prop. And if it's a prop, a property master arranged for it to be there.

On the set of Disney's upcoming reboot The Muppets — a Muppet, by the way, is not a prop — it's prop master Trish Gallaher Glenn who provided the telephone for Kermit the Frog. But not the very old typewriter on Kermit's desk.

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Music + Culture
9:21 am
Wed May 23, 2012

For Location Scouts, It's All About Making The Scene

Location scout Doug Dresser needs creepy places for a teen fantasy-adventure film. One possibility: the old Linda Vista Community Hospital, built in 1904. Supposedly it's haunted.
Cindy Carpien NPR/Courtesy Doug Dresser (except as noted)

In the old days, movies — even the big epics — were shot on studio back lots. Tara, that iconic Gone With the Wind plantation, was made of plywood and papier maché.

These days, movie locations are mostly real, though. And they're found by location scouts, who are often the first people hired for a film.

Should be easy work, right? You drive around town, spot a house you think could work for a film, drive back home? Not quite.

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Classical Countdown 2012
10:33 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

The Classical Countdown - What will be #1?

Your Classical Countdown is underway on our way to your number one favorite on May 24th!  Stay tuned as Robin Rilette, Steve Reeder and Phil Venditti share a list that includes some beloved favorites and some true surprises!

Music + Culture
2:30 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Yakima Symphony's First Full Opera Production Is A Success

Audiences warmly received the Yakima Symphony Orchestra's first fully-staged opera production, The Marriage of Figaro. Directed by Kenneth Cox, undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music gave a dynamic performance of Mozart's comic opera to many rounds of applause and standing ovations.

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Music + Culture
1:38 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Record Store Day: To Support Local and Independent Music

Deadbeat Records in Moscow, Idaho

This Saturday, April 21st will be the world wide observance of Record Store Day. The idea of celebrating independently owned record stores and artists has been going on for 5 years. At the same time there’s been an increase in listening to music on vinyl.

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Music + Culture
2:59 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Orchestras Commemorate Centennial of the Sinking of Titanic

With the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic approaching this Saturday, April 14, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and the Yakima Symphony will each be commemorating the event with concerts that feature music from James Cameron's Academy Award-winning film Titanic.

 

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