King Lear and The Brass Connection
1:00 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

King Lear and The Brass Connection

Part One: King Lear It has been a summer of Shakespeare on Charlotte Talks. First we spoke with Shakespeare acting aficionado Tina Packer, later Charlotte Professor, author and noted Shakespeare text expert A.J. Hartley visited the show. Now we sit down with longtime Charlotte actor, Graham Smith. He is back in town to perform one of the Bard's most famous roles, King Lear. Collaborative Arts presents the show. Guests Elise Wilkinson - Executive Director/ Artistic Director Collaborative Arts Graham Smith - King Lear Tim Ross - Director of King Lear, plays 'Edmund' King Lear is at McGlohon Theatre August 3-14 Part Two: The Brass Connection In the second part of the program, we'll talk to a family of musicians making a joyful noise on uptown streets, The Brass Connection. You may have seen them playing trombones, tubas and drums late at night in uptown Charlotte. We'll hear some of their music and talk to the people behind it. Guests Bill Jones - Leader and Founder of The Brass Connection Add and read comments

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