Today Paul Pepper is joined by MARIE ROBERTSON, who is promoting Dancearts' annual "Spring Dance" recital this weekend at Jesse Hall. In our second interview, MARGARET TOLLERTON talks about what's happening with Missouri Cures, a non-profit organization that promotes and protects medical research.
Today Paul Pepper welcomes back SARAH HOWARD, Daniel Boone Regional Library, who wants you to "Dig Into Reading" this summer! And when you're not reading, attend the Missouri Symphony Society's 'Hot Summer Nights' program! CHRIS CAMPBELL joins us with more.
When the jazz pianist Don Shirley died on April 6, his passing was not widely reported.
A New York Times obituary noted that the Jamaican born virtuoso pianist was trained in the classical repertoire. Later, the impresario Sol Hurok advised Shirley “to pursue a career in popular music and jazz.” Hurok warned Shirley that “American audiences were not willing to accept a ‘colored’ pianist on the concert stage.”