It’s pledge drive! Louise and Caryl interview Georges Kiss, a French harpsichordist, who will appear in concert with Patrick Dillery at Sundin Hall on the campus of Hamline University on Wednesday, April 7. The duo will play Baroque music and a modern piece based on Latin American dances: the rhumba, the havanero, and others. The radio programs continues with a varied selection of old and new French music, including many from the thank you cd’s given to listeners who pledge on Bonjour Minnesota.
Science fiction writer Lyda Morehouse joins us to talk about her novel Resurrection Code, a prequel/sequel to her AngeLink series. Lyda Morehouse has won several awards for her work, including a Shamus award for Archangel Protocol. Under the name of Tate Hallaway, Lyda Morehouse also writes vampire mystery/romances, among them the forthcoming Almost Final Curtain, about a vampire princess in St. Paul.
Also, poet James Lenfestey joins us to preview Gary Snyder’s poetry reading Monday, April 18th, at 7 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. It’s part of the Literary Witness series. An environmental activist and Buddhist, Gary Snyder is often associated with the Beat generation, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti called him the Thoreau of the Beat generation.
More live music in the studio to celebrate 2011 pledge drive:
Annie Mack along with guitarists Jeremy Johnson and Phil Schmid.
Annie came up from Rochester, Minnesota to support KFAI and to promote the 2011 International Blues Challenge. She’ll be competing May 1st at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon to see who gets to go to Memphis to represent Minnesota.