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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.

The National Library of Congress has shared its latest batch of musical inductees to the National Recording Registry. The 25 works — a mix of singles, field recordings, albums and soundtracks — represent myriad genres and time periods, and bring the Registry's overall catalog up to 500 entries.

Few people know Peter Pan like Andrea Jones. She loves the 1953 animated Disney classic, plus Mary Martin's and Sandy Duncan's portrayals of the flying forever-boy.

She's also deeply familiar with J.M. Barrie's original 1904 play, Peter and Wendy, and the 1911 novelization. So when Universal Pictures released a live-action film in 2003, Jones was skeptical.

"I said to myself, 'Why do we need another Peter Pan retelling'. But I went with my son, who was young at the time," she said.

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