Spirited Sounds, Tall Tales, and Amazing Grace
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET
Monday, April 30, 2001 at 10:00/9:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, August 5, 2001 at 10:00/9:00 pm CT on KET
Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 10:00/9:00 pm CT on KET
Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET2
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The culture of Kentucky has been woven from many strands, and it is this diversity that the first In Performance taped in 2001 celebrates.
The program opens with the haunting sounds of Jason De La Rosa on the Indian flute. Jasons Native American ancestry inspires his original compositions, several of which are heard here.
Next up is Raison DEtre, a trio made up of Vickie Ellis and sisters Violet Rae Downey and Roberta Schultz. Their program runs the gamut from old Shaker hymns to swing, including a rousing rendition of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boyall sung in three-part harmony.
When they began in 1975 as a part of Appalshop, the founders of Roadside Theater set out to discover whether a theater that loyally relied on the local and specific could affect people everywhere. The answer has turned out to be a resounding yes, for the troupe has toured nationally and internationally. For In Performance, Roadside members Kim Neal Cole, Nancy Smith, and Ron Short perform some mountain music and tell a traditional Jack tale.
Seasons 2-5 were made possible
by a generous grant from Ashland Inc.