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WUIS Public Radio to air Labor Day tributes to Bob Dylan
August 26, 2005
SPRINGFIELD – WUIS Public Radio 91.9 FM Springfield - 89.3 Pittsfield will celebrate Labor Day, Monday, September 5, with two special programs in tribute to pop music icon Bob Dylan. Financial support for the programs is provided by Recycled Records and House of Music.
A key figure in what came to be known as the singer-songwriter movement, Dylan re-interpreted American folk and blues music traditions in the 1960s and ’70s, and wrote and recorded some of that era’s most important songs. “The Emergence of Bob Dylan,” broadcast from 7 to 9 p.m., maps out the confluence of Dylan’s rise with the times. “Written in My Soul from Me to You,” broadcast from 9 to 11 p.m., is an all-star concert tribute to his seminal work, Blood on the Tracks.
The first half of “The Emergence of Bob Dylan” contains a mix of familiar and lesser-known tracks and takes listeners on an exclusive tour of the Experience Music Project’s Dylan retrospective. The second half features several artists who encountered Dylan early in his career, including Robbie Robertson of The Band, John Cohen and Mike Seeger of the New Lost City Ramblers, and folk music expert Izzy Young.
“Written in My Soul from Me to You: Blood on the Tracks” presents a 30th anniversary tribute to Dylan’s landmark 1975 album that is often considered one of his -- and popular music’s -- best recordings. Recorded live at Manhattan’s Merkin Concert Hall, the program features performances by Joan Osborne, Ollabelle, Citizen Cope, Toshi Reagon, Jen Chapin, Jeffrey Gaines, Jesse Harris, and others.
WUIS-WIPA is listener-supported public radio broadcast from the University of Illinois at Springfield, currently celebrating its 30th year of broadcasting. The station’s mission is to satisfy a curious, societally engaged audience through programming and community outreach.
For more information about the WUIS programming schedule – including “Nightsounds,” the locally produced venue for modern singer-songwriters – go to www.wuis.org.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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