Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And there is no shortage of nationally renowned touring acts visiting the many venues here. It all adds up to a crowded entertainment scene. KDNK's Express Yourself program highlights the many cultural offerings available to us. This is the program to listen to if you're curious about the latest theatre production in the local schools or the latest and greatest nationally touring band to visit a local stage. Live music, in-depth interviews and the occasional giggle. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. 4:00 on Friday afternoons.
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Express Yourself February 26, 2016
Today's show is all about the three exhibitions opening next Friday, First Friday, at the Launchpad. Beth White describes her show of photography of last year's Green is the New Black Fashion show. Greg Watts describes his photography show called Walls 1985-2015. Jill Scher and Ellen Woods describe their show and what their sojourns in the wilderness did for their art, as the result of their Artists in Wilderness residency with the Wilderness Workshop.
Express Yourself February 19, 2016
Jay Cobb Anderson, singer, guitarist and songwriter for the Portland jam band Fruition. Zach Lupetin, singer and guitarist for the LA band Dustbowl Revival. And Corey Simpson, Bob Moore and Wendy Moore, the two leads and the director, respectively, for Thunder River Theatre's new production opening next week, Freud's Last Session.
Express Yourself February 12, 2016
Sue McEvoy and Darren Broome about Redstone Winterfest. Pam Rosenthal and Paul Foster about an interesting vocal workshop in Carbondale in a couple weeks. And Fran Page of Aspen Dance Connection along with Loren Wilder about a fundraising event next week at the Launchpad benefiting the ADC.
Express Yourself February 5, 2016
Scotty Stoughton, the founder and producer of Winter Wondergrass, about his unique festival. And April Verch about her remarkable career as a stepdancer, fiddler and singer and songwriter.
Express Yourself January 29, 2015
Two live bands on today's show. Applebutter Express, from Tampa, brings their Beachgrass music to the show ahead of their gig at the Black Nugget. And Delta Moon brings their acclaimed 2 slide guitars blues sound to the show before their gig at Steve's Guitars.
Express Yourself January 22, 2016
Paul Andersen of Huts for Vets and Brian Porter, former Marine, about the maltreatment of vets returning to civilian life. They are participants in a seminar series at the Basalt Library which continues on February 4. We also heard from Alejandra Rico and David Starbear about ecstatic dancing every third Friday at the Launchpad. And Kort McCumber and James Moors play a couple tunes live before the gig tonight at Steve's Guitars.
Express Yourself January 15, 2016
Nicolette Toussaint about painting a puma in watercolors and Cleopatra, Queen of the Tile. Todd Rundgren about Donald Trump and about his album Healing, prior to his gig at the BellyUp. And The Outer Vibe played a couple tunes and talked about their career path so far.
Express Yourself January 8, 2016
After a month-long hiatus, Express Yourself welcomes Valle Musico, local jazz/world fusion band, which has a new CD. All four of the band members joined the show to talk about the project before their release party at Steve's Guitars. And we heard from four local artists about their pieces in the upcoming Valley Visual Arts show: Staci Dickerson, Launa Eddy, Katrina Byars and Brian Colley. The show opens next week at the Launchpad.
Express Yourself December 11, 2015
Author and photographer Jonathan Waterman about life lessons from his adventures in the Arctic. Corey Simpson, the new Associate Artistic Director of Thunder River Theatre about his new position there and his debut directing Bakersfield Mist at TRTC. And Hiroya Tsukamoto plays a couple gorgeous tunes before his gig at Steve's Guitars tonight.
Express Yourself November 27, 2015
The Madam of the Poetry Brothel, Alya Howe, about the upcoming Salon at Justice Snow's on December 5, and the upcoming Poetry Brothel on December 16. And singer/songwriter Walter Parks about his Swamp Chandelier, Okefenokee hollers and Richie Havens.