Tagged: Academy of Music

2015-04-10 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio + Blog
Ball of Confusion

11096881_10155370124785510_175384192_nBill nearly relives Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” adventures. Also, find out what political issue generated the most phone calls and emails to Bill. Remember kids: One person’s public art installation is another person’s vandalism!


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Friday 10 April 2015 Audio + Blog
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2014-12-12 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio + Blog
Christmas Spirits

christmas carolThis time of year can be tough for a lot of people – even Bill and Jaz need a little help with holiday cheer sometimes. Luckily, Scrooge is here to help bring a little magic – both yuletide AND theatrical. Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael Haley chats with us about once again bringing Scrooge to life on stage, his own journey from hippie to Hollywood, and the wonder of live theater. He also reminisces about his friend, director Mike Nichols, who passed away last month.

Plus we get a visit from the disembodied voice of Bill’s bluetooth speaker. So magical!






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Friday 12 December 2014 Audio + Blog
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…well, six, if you count Bob Cilman’s hats. We do. Plus he and Diane Porcella bring us some pretty amazing entertainment, and this year’s Four Sundays in February is no exception. Expect amazing acappella, classic films scored by a live orchestra, a film festival by and for kids, flaming yoyos and smokin’ ukeleles! Plus, the 20th birthday of The Really Big Show, featuring Tom Mahnken as Ed Sullivan. It’s an event so packed with entertainment, we actually need to give it another show to talk about, because we ran out of time.


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Also, check out this amazing video of Northampton in the snow by our pal Scott Howard.

Thursday 3 February 2011 Audio
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2010-07-27 | Jaz Tupelo // Audio
Bard, Abbreviated

New Century Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary by revisiting favorite productions from their past seasons. Opening this week is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which sold out the Academy of Music back in February as part of this year’s Four Sundays in February. If you missed it then, or want to see how it’s evolved in the intervening months, don’t miss this production. We sit down with actors Sam Rush and Phil Kilbourne, plus director Tom McCabe, to find out just how you can cram so much theater into two hours.


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Tuesday 27 July 2010 Audio
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Planning on catching a movie this weekend? We sit down with our pal and Hollywood correspondent Luke Bittel to discuss summer blockbusters: not just which ones are coming up, but the process behind making them, why so many movies suck these days, and why the industry is in trouble. We also talk about the Hollywood/Northampton connection, and its most recent result (this podcast was recorded BEFORE Mel’s most recent meltdowns, otherwise I’m sure we would have had a lot more to say about that).

Warning: this podcast contains spoilers. Rated R for language.

Friday 23 July 2010 Audio
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