WUCF Artisodes: Universal Language

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WUCF Artisodes: Universal Language

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Universal Language Artisode


Orlando (Fla.)
Music--United States
Music--Juvenile--United States
Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative
Feinstein, Michael
Holmes, Clint
Peter and Gordon
McCartney, Paul
Downes, Lara
Mondavi Center


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.


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McCarthy, Adam
Grimaldi, Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre
Rivera, Angela
The Beatles
Dotson, Bill
Hirten, Brian
Kelly, Brian
Pittman, Buddy
Hiles, Catherine
Holmes, Clint
McGinty, David
Kendrick, Demetria
Castranova, Dwayne
Duemmel, Emily
Strauss, Eric
Sinatra, Frank
Waller, Gordon
Heston, Grant J.
Hucome, Jamie
Seymour, Jane
Cook, Jennifer
Wolf, Jennifer
Brady, John
Romero, Jose Luis
Hamel, Joshua
Salkowski, Keith
Benjamin, Kristin
Fuchs, Kyle Mahoney
Downes, Lara
Ronstadt, Linda Maria
Hall-Brown, Maria
Gorman, Marinda
Lundstrom, Mark
Christian, Martin
Christensen, Matt
Matier, Megan
Feinstein, Michael
Herring, Mike
Meza, Nancy
Drivas, Nick
Hammerstein II, Oscar
Kelly, Paul
McCartney, Paul
Simon, Paul
Asher, Peter
Peter and Gordon
Rodgers, Richard
Grimaldi, Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand
Charles, Ray
Echeverria, Rita
Moore, Roger
Retherford, Ryan
Murray, T.L.




Original 24-minute and 42-second audio/video recording




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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Dr. Philips Center, Orlando, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Angeles, California
Monte Carlo, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Orlando, Florida
Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, Indiana
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, California
Sacramento, California
Washington, D.C.
WUCF-TV, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

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External Reference

The Beatles Anthology. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.
Feinstein, Michael. Nice Work If You Can Get It: My Life in Rhythm and Rhyme. New York: Hyperion, 1995.
Pendergast, Sara, and Tom Pendergast. Contemporary Black Biography. Profiles from the International Black Community Volume 57. Detroit, Mich: Thomson Gale, 2007. .
Fancher, Lou. "Lara Downes Is Showing Us How To Make Music Matter." San Francisco Classical Voice. February 15, 2016. https://www.sfcv.org/article/lara-downes-on-how-to-make-music-matter.