Spectrum West With Al Ross "Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts and much more
Spectrum West With Al Ross

Spectrum West With Al Ross

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"Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts and much moreMore from Spectrum West With Al Ross »

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Spectrum West, November 15, 2018

Spectrum West, November 15, 2018

Bluegrass, Symphony, Local Authors and Rock Concert- A member of the bluegrass quintet Monroe Crossing looks ahead to a performance in Hudson with host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also previewed upcoming shows from the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Chippewa Valley Local Authors, and a re-creation of the classic rock group The Band performing in Eau Claire.

Spectrum West, November 8, 2018

Spectrum West, November 8, 2018

Fiddlers, Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Author- Kevin Henderson, a member of the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc performing Saturday in Polk County joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West . The program also previews a singer from the Stand in the Light Memory Choir of Eau Claire, the music director for the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and a Hudson writer.

Spectrum West, November 1, 2018

Spectrum West, November 1, 2018

Opera singer, Storytelling, Documentary and Gala- Kate Lindsey, a mezzo-soprano who will be singing at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also previews an upcoming Eau Claire show featuring Wisconsin stories, a new documentary on the topic of the St. Croix River and the annual Gatsby's Gala at UW-Eau Claire.

Spectrum West, October 25, 2018

Spectrum West, October 25, 2018

Symphony, Art Association, Library Expansion- Kevin Peters, the director of the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra of Rice Lake, joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also featured Chippewa Falls native Joe Niese, working artists and members of the Valley Art Association in downtown Chippewa Falls and information on the expansion of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.

Spectrum West, October 18, 2018

Spectrum West, October 18, 2018

Wayne Bergeron, Caroline Fraser and Film Festival- Wayne Bergeron, an American jazz trumpeter performing with the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra in Eau Claire joined host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program also featured a Pulitzer Prize winning author speaking in Eau Claire, a blues singer and her performance in Chippewa Falls and a conversation with the interim executive director of the Flyway Film Festival featuring films in Stockholm, Pepin and Alma

Spectrum West, October 5, 2018

Spectrum West, October 5, 2018

Symphony, Poetry, Theater Production and Art Tours- Nobuyoshi Yasuda, conductor of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, joins host Al Ross on Spectrum West. The program will also feature a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire poet, an Eau Claire theater production, and two annual western Wisconsin art tours.

Spectrum West, September 28, 2018

Spectrum West, September 28, 2018

A cappella, play, comedy and art fair- Members of Backtrack, an a capella group from New York City, talk about their upcoming performance in Chippewa Falls on Spectrum West. The program will preview the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild's season opener, a production of "The Looney Lutherans" in Menomonie and the ManyFires Art Fair in Fall Creek.

Spectrum West, September 20, 2018

Spectrum West, September 20, 2018

Arts Center Opening- The opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire will be the focus of a special edition of Spectrum West.

Spectrum West, September 13, 2018

Spectrum West, September 13, 2018

Acoustic Quartet, Writing Event, Author and Brewery- A violinist from the acoustic quartet Spiro talked about its upcoming concert in Shell Lake on Spectrum West. The program also included a preview of a storytelling event in Eau Claire, a conversation with a Chippewa Valley Book Festival author, and an introduction to a new brewery in New Richmond.

Spectrum West, August 30, 2018

Spectrum West, August 30, 2018

Stained Glass, Jazz Orchestra, Oktoberfest and Art Trail- Host Al Ross visited Menomonie stained glass artist Michael Pilla on Spectrum West. The program also included conversations about the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest and the Yellowstone Art Trail.

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