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Shakespeare Series Benefit Performance!

Blue Lake Public Radio’s annual Shakespeare Series returns at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 3rd with the heralded Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s performance of The Merchant of Venice, the romantic comedy with a cast of characters who are at-once powerful….and powerless.  The Merchant of Venice takes on topics ranging from romanticism to vengeance, and anti-Semitism to elitism.  Pigeon Creek’s performance of The Merchant of Venice will be staged at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s very own Rose Theater – one of America’s few authentic replicas of William Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London.  Tickets for Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s sole performance of The Merchant of Venice, a benefit fundraising event for Blue Lake Public Radio, are available online at http://www.bluelake.eventbrite.com, or by calling 800-889-9258. 

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Some Cultural Selections from the Internet by Foley Schuler…

Chinese-born composer Du Yun has been awarded this year's Pulitzer Prize for music for her opera Angel's Bone. You can read more and listen to a clip of the work here.

Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times reviews legendary soprano Renée Fleming’s poignant farewell to her signature work, Der Rosenkavalier.

A great passing in the world of classical music has occurred with the recent death of French maestro Louis Frémaux. Read more here.

And it’s been just over a year since the world lost one of its finest and most loved writers with the passing of Jim Harrison on … Here is a beautiful recent remembrance from one of Harrison’s oldest friends, writer Thomas McGuane.

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has, in his book The Jazz of Physics, in public lectures and elsewhere, has argued that that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. You can read more about these fascinating connection in this interesting offering from Open Culture.

Finally, in honor of National Poetry Month, enjoy this conversation with beloved poet Billy Collins.


“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple,    
awesomely simple, that's creativity.” –Charles Mingus

About Blue Lake Public Radio

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp serves West Michigan with its two public radio stations.  Grand Rapids listeners turn to WBLU 88.9, while WBLV 90.3 serves Muskegon and the West Michigan shoreline from Holland to Manistee.  Our two signals together reach 18 counties. Our programming is also streamed online, and we have free listening apps for Android and iOS devices.

Thousands of people tune in each week to enjoy our mission of Classical and Jazz music, along with NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Please see our online program guide for a full schedule.

Blue Lake is a listener-supported station. Donations from our audience keep us going! We would greatly appreciate your membership as well.


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