This first edition of "Beginning to See the Light" launches what I hope will be a semi-regular series of things I have heard, read or saw that have sent me down a whole myriad of different musical journeys and probably have cost me a lot of time and money in the process. Who cares? I'm better off for it.
Independent music is worth supporting. Independent media -- from local artists, to theatre, to the National Film Challenge -- is incredibly valuable. Independence from commercial and corporate influence is crucial in the year 2011.
Take a break from your train of thought to find out about Nick Cowan’s show on 88.1 KDHX. Train of Thought airs Thursday night / Friday morning (depending on your lifestyle) from 3 a.m. – 5 a.m. Central.
88.1 KDHX presents the only independent radio programming in St. Louis.
Not only is Soundstage productions the only professional readers' theatre company in the Midwest, but it continues to improve its craft, never pausing to rest on its laurels. The current production, The Soundstage Radio Hour, features vintage scripts from episodes of "My Friend Irma", originally broadcast in 1947, and "The Romance of Helen Trent", originally aired in 1939. Anyone who feels that readers' theatre might be stale and boring is in for a pleasant surprise. The period costuming and pre-show antics from the cast even provide visual stimulation that is normally lacking in readers' theatre.