John Proulx

Feb 19, 2018

Musician John Proulx returns to the Morning Show to talk about his latest recording and his welcome back party at St. Cecilia Music Center.

Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble cracked NPR’s list of Top 100 Songs of 2017 with its song Glass Surface composed by Daniel Rhode. What is it about the music drawing national praise? WGVU talks with one of its creators.

“Once the news spread to my students and then the composer of this song they really just, just totally flipped.” Bill Ryan is director of New Music Ensemble. He recalls receiving the web alert that its song Glass Surface had landed at number 88 on NPR’s list of Top 100 Songs of 2017.

Frederic and Ronza

Dec 8, 2017

Frederic and Ronza return to TMS to talk about their December 12th Christmas Concert to be held at the Griswold in Allegan.

Steve Talaga

Nov 22, 2017

Musician Steve Talaga talks about his upcoming weekend performance at the GRAM, a World Premiere involving the Gran d Rapids Symphony.

We continue our series on Giving Tuesday and the Fall Flannel Folk Festival. We speak to Musician Benjamin Riley and WGVU Development Manager Aaron Turner this morning.

We speak with guests from The Dacia Bridges project, a foursome playing this weekend in Grand Rapids.

Michigan State University is putting a $1 million gift toward expanding and renovating its music facilities. The East Lansing school announced Tuesday the money from alumni Byron and Dolores Cook helps launch a project to build a Music Pavilion for the university's College of Music. Plans include adding roughly 35,000 square feet of rehearsal, practice and performance space and renovating 8,500 square feet in the Music Building and Music Practice Building next door. 

A Michigan museum is getting a new exhibit that explores the connection between music and politics. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the "Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics" exhibit will arrive at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum on Tuesday. It will remain open to the public through Feb. 11. The exhibit is a collaboration between Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. 

The GVSU New Music Ensemble has released a new CD, “Return.”  A celebration is planned. We talk about it with Dr. Bill Ryan, Hannah Donnelly and Adam Cuthbert.

St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center opens its season with the Acoustic Cafe series this Thursday night. Guitarist Leo Kottke will be performing. We talk about the event and the season with Cathy Holbrook.