Arts Partners http://peoriapublicradio.org en Out and About - June 7, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-june-7-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Caleb Finley. He's directing Peoria Players Theatre's production of "Bus Stop." The&nbsp; play revolves around a group of bus travelers, stranded in a remote bus stop by a heavy storm. Finley talks about drew him to the script, about trying avoid over-reliance on the film adaptation of the play, and about the two characters at the center of the script's main plot. "Bus Stop" continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Peoria Players.</P> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 6911 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - May 31, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-may-31-2013 <P>The Heartland Festival Orchestra and conductor David Commanday close their 2013-2014 season with a program of "Maestro's Favorites" -- works by Stravinsky, Wagner and Brahms. David Commanday talks about&nbsp;some of those pieces, and the significance they hold for him. The concert also includes an unannounced sneak preview of a special appearance at the Peoria RiverFront Museum. The orchestra performs Saturday night at 7:30 at Five Points Washington.</P> Fri, 31 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 6519 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - April 26, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-april-26-2013 <P>This week, we're talking with Laura Garfinkel, the director of Peoria Players Theatre's upcoming production of "Fiddler on the Roof." She talks about the universal themes which permeate the show: the tension between tradition and modernity, the bonds of a small community, and the expectations family members have of one another. Those themes, and memorable score, help explain how the show has endured for almost fifty years. "Fiddler on the Roof" runs May 3rd through May 12th at Peoria Players Theatre.</P> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 4589 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - April 26, 2013 Out and About - April 12th, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-april-12th-2013 <P><SPAN class=userContent>Congressman Aaron Schock joins us this week to talk about the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition. The show includes works of art submitted by young artists from across the 18th Congressional District; one of the pieces will be displayed in the U. S. Capitol for the next. The show opens with a reception tomorrow&nbsp;at 10:00 AM. Schock will deliver remarks and announce this year’s winner at 11:00 AM.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class=userContent>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P></P> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 3904 at http://peoriapublicradio.org