Arts and culture

When it comes to heavyweight game-changers like Claude Debussy, super fans even celebrate death anniversaries. It was 100 years ago, March 25, 1918, that the visionary composer lost his battle with cancer and died in Paris at age 56.

To mark the occasion, Warner Classics has issued a handsome 33-CD box containing what the label says is "the most complete collection ever made" of Debussy's music.

Sessions from Studio A - Michael Charles

Mar 22, 2018
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

Sessions from Studio A- Michael Charles

WNIJ’s Sessions for Studio A continues to be a hit for the bands to showcase their music. We were grateful to have Michael Charles in the studio, who gave such an energized performance. He has a blues voice rich with authenticity and is also famous with his exciting guitar solos. His band includes Michael Charles playing lead guitar and vocals, Dave playing the drums, and Dennis playing bass guitar.

AUDIO POSTCARD: Sycamore High School's Orchesis Show

Mar 22, 2018

Earlier this month, dozens of dancers took part in Sycamore High School’s annual Orchesis Dance Show. It’s a musical showcase for students by students. Alex Umekubo prepared this behind-the-scenes audio postcard as his peers prepared for the big show.

Alex is a recent graduate of WNIJ's Public Radio 101 program. Learn more about the program here.