WCVE PBS is proud to be the presenting station for Feeling Good About America: The 1976 Presidential Election. The one-hour film is scheduled for 818 airings in 146 markets, representing coverage to over 85% of the total U.S. population.
Lanny is a music-obsessed member of the Community Idea Stations' staff. His favorite bands/artists include Phish, The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Medeski Martin and Wood, Gillian Welch, Mary Halvorson, Bill Frisell, Ween, Tortoise and The Hot Seats. Lanny has been known to play Caribbean melodies on the Irish tenor banjo.
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Pianist Marco Benevento first gained attention as one-half of the Benevento/Russo Duo, his instrumental indie/jam partnership with drummer Joe Russo. Although he and Russo continue to collaborate frequently in various ensembles, Benevento is now several years into a solo career that has seen him develop into a full-on entertainer: incorporating vocals, synths and dance-rock into his live shows and recordings. His newest album, The Story of Fred Short, came out earlier this year.
When the Met Opera is not in broadcast season (typically May through December), 88.9 WCVE fills the Saturday afternoon block with music and variety programming, including a nationally-syndicated program out of New Orleans called American Routes (pronounced “roots”).
The Chicago-based new-music sextet Eighth Blackbird have been an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Richmond since 2004. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform twice this winter/spring: in January when they presented the musically and visually stunning Hand Eye, and again in April with the Matt Ulery Trio for a concert that bridged classical and jazz.
Over its 30 year history, PBS’ American Masters has brought us several documentaries on music icons including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and The Doors. Now the legendary Janis Joplin can be added to that list!