Jedd Beaudoin

Host/Producer

Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster who has been with KMUW since 2007. He is the host and producer of Strange Currency, a two-hour music show, which airs Monday-Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. He is also the producer of the bi-weekly trends commentary “Into It,” as well as “Musical Space” and he produces and writes KMUW’s bi-weekly theatre roundup “At Play.” He received his MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University in 2001 (where he was a Creative Writing Fellow) and holds a B.A. in English (with an emphasis in writing) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Beaudoin hosts Wichita Sessions on KPTS Channel 8. The show, which features local and regional music acts in performance, is now in its third season. Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance journalist. He served as music critic and editor for two Wichita alternative newspapers, F5 (2003-06) and Wichita City Paper (of which he was also managing editor, 2006-07). He currently contributes music, film, and book reviews to PopMatters.com, where he also pens (alternating with two other writers) commentary on country music for the site’s “Kickin’ Up Dust” column.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

A Musical Life: Quinn Lake

Quinn Lake is a Wichita-based cellist who performs with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the ICT Trio. She also runs a private music studio where she has about 35 students.
Credit Tobias Brier

Quinn Lake is a Wichita-based cellist. She performs with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the ICT Trio. She has performed in orchestras around the U.S. and has made appearances nationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and as an instructor at music festivals. She studied at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin; at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria; and at Wichita State University's School of Music. In addition to her Classical music pursuits, she often performs with bands of a variety of styles and is interested in improvisation.

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Music
12:44 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Top Albums: September 9-14

1. Silver Gymnasium--Okkervil River
2. Hatchetations--Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy
3. Volume 2: Music from Boardwalk Empire--Various Artists
4. Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven--Various Artists
5. About Farewell--Alela Diane
6. From The Ground Up--John Fullbright
7. Repave--Volcano Choir
8. You Must Be This Tall--Mike Keneally
9. Metrics of Affection--Bombadil
10. Pushin’ Against A Stone--Valerie June
 

Music
12:41 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Top Albums: September 2-7

1. Hatchetations--Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy
2. Pushin’ Against A Stone--Valerie June
3. Killing the Divine Animal--DeathBlack Flowers
4. Hesitation Marks--Nine Inch Nails
5. Studio House--Chris Opperman
6. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You--Neko Case
7. Metrics of Affection--Bombadil
8. Twilley Don’t Mind--Dwight Twilley Band
9. Silver Gymnasium--Okkervil River
10. Heritage--Carolina Chocolate Drops

Commentary
5:52 am
Mon September 16, 2013

At Play: Tom Stoppard, Andrew Lloyd Weber Productions On Tap

The Crown Uptown Theatre continues its run of Cats. The musical is Broadway’s second longest running show in history and fourth longest running production in London’s West End history. This show is an audience favorite and is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cats tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

A Musical Life: Bruce Huss

In addition to being an award winning reporter and photographer, Bruce Huss is a acoustic solo guitarist, a fingerstyle guy and a singer-songwriter.
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Bruce Huss has released three albums to date, including Migration Day, Acoustical Romance, and My Father’s Son. In addition to being an award winning reporter and photographer he has placed as a top three winner at the Kansas Fingerstyle Championships. His music brings together elements of guitar masters such as Tommy Emmanuel, Stephen Bennett and Chet Atkins. Website:
www.reverbnation.com/brucehuss
 

My name is Bruce Huss I’m an acoustic solo guitarist, a fingerstyle guy and a singer-songwriter.

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Music
6:34 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Top Albums: August 26-31

  1. Hatchetations--Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy
  2. The RCA Albums Collection--Harry Nilsson
  3. 7 Cities--Moreland and Arbuckle
  4. You Must Be This Tall--Mike Keneally
  5. For The Love Of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson--Various Artists
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Commentary
7:54 am
Mon September 2, 2013

At Play: Deer And Deserts

Credit Wichita Community Theatre

Opening September 13 at the Crown Uptown Theatre it’s Cats. Broadway’s second longest running show in history and fourth longest running production in London’s West End history. This musical is an audience favorite composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice,” deciding which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life.

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Music
2:10 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Top Albums August 19-24

  1. 7 Cites--Moreland & Arbuckle
  2. You Must Be This Tall--Mike Keneally
  3. Floyd’s Market--Moreland, Arbuckle & Floyd
  4. Issues Up Top--King Snakes
  5. The RCA Albums Collection--Harry Nilsson
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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

A Musical Life: Torin Andersen

Torin Andersen is a Wichita based independent artist and musician.
Credit Georgia Andersen

Torin Andersen is a Wichita-based independent artist and musician. He has played with more than 20 original musical acts (not including solo performances) since 1996. His current projects include: Spirit of the Stairs (guitar), Bridegeist (drums), JOOM (guitar) and Theta (synth/keys/programming).

Also a visual artist, Torin has shown work since 1999 including paintings, drawings, photographs and video installations. Constant exploration and experimentation has brought him to many different venues wearing many different hats, such as frequently hosting 1st Tues Talks for CreativeRush and writing for Wichita's weekly alternative newspaper, F5. Married to local artist Georgia Andersen, Torin continues to grow and challenge himself in new fields daily.

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Music
6:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Moreland & Arbuckle Celebrate New Release With Concert Friday Night

Moreland & Arbuckle celebrate the release of their new CD, 7 Cities, Friday night at the Wichita Orpheum.
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Roots rock trio Moreland and Arbuckle has just issued its latest album, 7 Cities, which marks a number of firsts for the Wichita-based outfit. It’s the first time the band has recorded an entire project outside its home base, the first record to feature drummer Kendall Newby, and the first time the band has worked with an outside producer.

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