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WUCF Artisodes: Universal Language
Universal Language Artisode
Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative
Peter and Gordon
In this edition of WUCF Artisodes, entertainer Michael Feinstein serves as a mentor to new singers through the Songbook Academy. University of Central Florida student Nick Drivas not only got to experience the Academy, but also the experience of a lifetime at Feinstein's recent Orlando concert. The son of an African-American jazz musician and an English opera singer, Clint Holmes talks about his career and music style. British pop duo Peter and Gordon discuss their relationship with Paul McCartney and recording several of his songs. And pianist Lara Downes serves as Artist in Residence at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, where she mentors the next generation of young musicians as Director of the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Program. WUCF-TV is a Public Broadcasting Service television station serving the Central Florida television market. The station, operated by the University of Central Florida, is the region's sole PBS member station, reaching an estimated population of 4.6 million people in its aerial viewing area. Arts and culture take center stage in WUCF-TV's weekly local series: "WUCF Artisodes." Each episode airs Thursday at 8 p.m., featuring a local artist or initiative, as well as stories on the arts from across the country. Developed in partnership with 28 PBS stations nationwide, this series is part of WUCF-TV's mission to give everyone a front-row seat to the arts - whether it's in their backyard or on a Broadway stage. This episode originally aired as "WUCF Artisodes #175: The Power and Passion of Music" on November 19, 2015.
Audio/video recording of Universal Language, WUCF-TV Artisode, February 25, 2016.
Original 24-minute and 42-second audio/video recording of Universal Language, WUCF-TV, Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2016: WUCF-TV, University of Central Florida.
Grimaldi, Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre
Heston, Grant J.
Romero, Jose Luis
Fuchs, Kyle Mahoney
Ronstadt, Linda Maria
Hammerstein II, Oscar
Peter and Gordon
Grimaldi, Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand
Is Part Of
Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES Program
Original 24-minute and 42-second audio/video recording
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Dr. Philips Center, Orlando, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Monte Carlo, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, Indiana
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, California
WUCF-TV, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
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