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'The Pirates of Penzance' marks the first time during CHRISTINE SEITZ's tenure as director that Show-Me Opera is performing Gilbert and Sullivan, and we've got a sneak peek! Mizzou student CONNOR COCHRAN performs 'I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General' at [3:42]. March 11, 2020

Local singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN performs 'Carry Me Home', an original composition that's making its over-the-air debut on our show today. Happy Valentine's Day! [1:02] February 14, 2020

Singer LARRY BROWN performs Joe Henry and Peter Yarrow's folk classic 'The Magi' on guitar at [2:03] in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. January 20, 2020

Local musician DAVE PARA is again hosting the annual 'Christmas Homecoming Sing & Potluck' at the Old School House in Arrow Rock this Sunday. This year's get-together is a celebration of the life of Cathy Barton-Para, who died earlier this year. Dave performs 'Cold Winter is Coming/Remember the Poor' at [3:30]. December 13, 2019

Kick off your holiday season at 'Home for the Holidays', a musical extravaganza featuring all local talent, including the Boone County Hams! Creator MELISSA BOHON-WEBEL says it'll be fun for the whole family; 'Hams' leader CHUCK BAY says it'll be very, very good. Tickets are on sale now! They perform 'Let It Snow' at [1:45] and 'Mary, Did You Know' at [4:30]. December 2, 2019

Guest TERRY OVERFELT describes 'Blue Christmas', a special service next Tuesday at Columbia's Broadway Christian Church (featuring harpist MARIA TREVOR), as a "ceremony of healing that will wed music and grief for healing's sake." Maria performs twice on the harp: at [1:54] and again at [4:33]. Additional guest: MARK BRILEY | November 29, 2019

Show-Me Opera director CHRISTINE SEITZ invites everyone to 'Sextets and Other Encounters', an evening of various opera scenes next weekend at the Rhynsburger Theatre in Columbia. DAVID PELINO and MARQUES RUFF perform the Act I duet from Bizet's 'The Pearlfishers' at [3:20]. November 8, 2019

So what makes this, the sixth installment in the 'Church Basement Ladies' series, different from the others? Maples Rep Theatre artistic director TODD DAVISON says because "this is the first time we get to be introduced to the men of the church." Watch the cast perform "Roger's Sales Pitch" at [2:46]. September 23, 2019

For nine years now, Broadway Christian Church associate minister TERRY OVERFELT says harpist MARIA TREVOR has been providing "beautiful harp music for persons who's hearts are aching, or longing or in need of healing." Maria performs for us "Amazing Grace" at [1:18] and "Thousand Years" at [7:00]. August 30, 2019

Chuck, Hugh, Bob and Greg - a.k.a. The Boone County Hams - perform three songs a cappella: "Feelin' Fine" [1:23]; "Lullaby in Ragtime" [3:25]; and "Down Our Way" [7:08]. August 23, 2019

TODD DAVISON and the cast of 'The Full Monty' perform 'Let It Go' [3:33] from the popular musical about out-of-work steel workers looking to make ends meet by stripping. This Wednesday's opening night performance is for the ladies only! June 10, 2019

Musicians THOM HOWARD and KATIE SMYTH perform Train's 'Marry Me' at [00:39] and The Beatles' 'Here Comes the Sun' at [5:05] on guitar and flute. May 24, 2019

Folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA perform Nic Jones' "The Minstrel's Request" on guitar and banjo at [2:39]. They also tell us about next weekend's 28th annual Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville! March 29, 2019

Musicians THOM HOWARD and KATIE SMYTH perform 'Blackbird' and 'Tico Tico' on guitar and flute. Find out more about the duo at: February 28, 2019

Folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA perform "The Hymn Song" on guitar and autoharp at [2:00]. February 18, 2019

Time is running out to let the Boone County Hams make this Valentine's Day extra-special! Find out how, and enjoy a performance of 'By the Light of the Silvery Moon' (2:05) and 'Let Me Call You Sweetheart' (6:30). February 11, 2019

Merry Christmas, everyone! Our present to you is local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA performing Bob Coltman's 'Make My Present Small' (2:21). December 25, 2018

The Boonslick Chordbusters' annual Christmas concert is this Saturday at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia! They'll be joined by Take Four, a ladies quartet, as well as the Lee Expressive Arts choir and, of course, the Boone County Hams. Today, the Hams perform "Joseph's Lullaby," (1:00) and "Joy to the World" (7:30). November 28, 2018

MARIA TREVOR performs three pieces of music on the harp: "In the Bleak Midwinter" (1:55); "I Wonder As I Wander" (4:44); and "What Child Is This?" (7:25). 'Harp and Healing', her monthly program at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, returns next week with a Christmas theme. Additional guest: TERRY OVERFELT   November 21, 2018

Sherlock Holmes has never sounded so good, and we think you'll agree after you see MU student composer HANS BRIDGER HERUTH's operatic spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective this weekend at the Rhynsburger Theatre in Columbia. MARQUES JERRELL RUFF gives us a taste of what to expect when he performs "Sherlock's Aria" at (4:24). CHRISTINE SEITZ directs. November 6, 2018

Folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA perform "The Waters of Tyne" (3:32) on guitar and mandolin. September 28, 2018

Renowned local pianists SUTU FORTE and MICHAEL BUTTERWORTH are teaming up for an afternoon (and an evening!) of piano performances at the end of the month in Columbia. In case you can't wait that long, on today's show they play a little Beethoven (2:21) and a little Tchaikovsky (5:18). September 14, 2018

"This is a ballad, and it's appropriate to Labor Day. It's a classic ballad about human beings versus machine power. And the origins of the song go back to the 1870s (post-Civil War reconstruction period), but I think it's a song about today, given that often the economic struggles we have is between whether a machine or computer should do it, or a human being." -- Larry Brown on 'The Ballad of John Henry', which he performs at 1:38. September 3, 2018

MARIA TREVOR takes us into the weekend with more of her beautiful harp music. She performs three times: 2:25, 4:10 and 7:46. See Maria in-person during 'Harp and Healing' on the first Tuesday of every month at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. August 31, 2018

The Boone County Hams lend their a cappella vocal stylings to the Disney classic, "A Whole New World," (1:50) and "Seven Bridges Road" by The Eagles. (5:35) August 30, 2018

Pittsburgh native TROY BRUCHWALSKI performs "I Am Aldolpho" from Maples Rep Theatre's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone', opening tomorrow night in Macon! Artistic Director TODD DAVISON calls this show "extremely entertaining and very, very funny." July 19, 2018

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Singer/songwriter/storyteller LARRY BROWN tells us the story behind patriotic song staples "God Bless America" and "This Land is Your Land," the latter of which he also performs for us on guitar. July 4, 2018

Fresh off a trip to the Albuquerque Folk Festival, CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA are here to perform "I Drew My Ship." [2:43] See them in concert next Saturday night in Alma, Missouri. (They're on right before the fireworks!) June 22, 2018

Escape from life's troubles at tomorrow evening's 'Harp and Healing' session at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia. This final session of the season will feature St. Louis artist Vesna Delevska live painting to harpist MARIA TREVOR's music. Enjoy two soothing performances on today's show! April 30, 2018

If you remember the days of turning the dial on the radio in order to change the station, you're gonna love the collection of songs the Boonslick Chordbusters have put together for their next concert, "Tunes From Around the Dial," happening this Saturday in Columbia! The Boone County Hams - a four-part spin-off - perform John Denver's "Country Roads" [2:10] and "This Little Light of Mine" [5:50]. April 12, 2018