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
5:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

At Play: Women Through The Ages

The Forum Theatre presents The Full Monty now through May 19. Based on the 1997 film, this musical comedy follows six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who have no cash and no prospects. They set out to make some quick cash by showing off their "real man" bodies in their own stripper act.

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Commentary
12:08 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

A Musical Life: Drew Patton

Drew Pattton will perform his senior recital this weekend at Friends University.
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Drew Patton first discovered his passion for music by watching Wichita bands such as Ricky Fitts and Hanoi Chevrolet during his high school years. He began playing music shortly thereafter in a succession of bands including punk, progressive rock (with the band Cosmic Octave) and beyond.

Upon entering college, he discovered an interest in jazz (including greats such as Joe Pass) and quickly became infatuated with writing music "on the page" because he was able to discover new harmonies outside of what he was accustomed to playing on the instrument.

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Live Music
1:25 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Best In Show: Jedd Plans Your Weekend

The Travel Guide will perform Friday night at the Lizard Lounge.
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Jedd Beaudoin is the go-to source for a lot of things, and one of them is what's good in live, local music. Each week he doesn't rest until he has found you the very best of who and what is playing in the Wichita area. He's done his part, now you do yours.

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Friday, May 3

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Music
8:20 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Top Albums: April 22- 27

  1. Shaking The Habitual-- The Knife
  2. The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop-- The Stark Reality
  3. Primary Perceptions-- Nick Jaina
  4. “Times Like This" (single)-- Steve Earle
  5. Songs For Slim-- The Replacements
  6. Hard Attack/Dust-- Dust
  7. Stories Don’t End-- Dawes
  8. Mosquito-- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. Wing Beat Elastic-- Mike Keneally
  10. Klavierstucke-- Chris Opperman
Music
8:17 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Top Albums: April 15 - 20

  1. Wing Beat Elastic --Mike Keneally
  2. This River --JJ Grey & Mofro
  3. Hard Attack/Dust --Dust
  4. A Lazarus Taxon --Tortoise
  5. The Low Highway --Steve Earle & The Dukes (&Duchess)
  6. The Terror --The Flaming Lips
  7. Inspiration Information/Wings of Love --Shuggie Otis
  8. Shaking The Habitual --The Knife
  9. Stories Don’t End --Dawes
  10. Standing In The Colour --Standing In The Colour
Commentary
6:48 am
Mon April 29, 2013

At Play: Let's Get Musical!

The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents Crazy For You from May 2 to the 5. Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy, whose dream in life is to dance. Despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream in an unexpected place. It’s a high-energy comedy that includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers, and classic Gershwin music.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

A Musical Life: Geoffrey Deibel

Geoffrey Deibel maintains a multi-faceted career as performer, teacher, and researcher.
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A Washington, D.C., native, Geoffrey Deibel is emerging as an important voice for the saxophone and contemporary music. Geoff's performances as soloist and chamber musician have taken him around the United States and across the globe. Geoff is a member of the critically acclaimed h2 quartet, a first prize winner at the Fischoff Competition and recent recipient of an Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant. The group has been hailed by American Record Guide as "an ensemble to watch for years to come."

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Music
10:13 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Top Albums: April 8 - 13

  1. Stories Don’t End -- Dawes
  2. Songs For Slim -- The Replacements
  3. Wing Beat Elastic -- Mike Keneally
  4. Standing In The Colour -- Standing In The Colour
  5. Dear Miss Lonelyhearts -- Cold War Kids
  6. Hush Hush -- Kentucky Knife Fight
  7. Krush -- Niacin
  8. The Happiness Waltz -- Josh Rouse
  9. The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver -- Various Artists
  10. What The Brothers Sang -- Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Commentary
7:12 am
Mon April 15, 2013

At Play: Strippers, Shakespeare and the Universe

Credit Wichita Center for the Arts

Wichita Center For The Arts presents How The World Began Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. Susan, a high school biology teacher leaves Manhattan, New York for a job in Plainview, Kan. Susan is ready for more than a little culture shock, but she’s not prepared for the fire storm that engulfs the town when she makes an off-hand comment about the origins of the universe. This production is directed by Joyce Cavarozzi.

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Music
9:47 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Albums: April 1- 6

  1. The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver -- Various Artists
  2. Tooth and Nail -- Billy Bragg
  3. Hush Hush -- Kentucky Knife Fight
  4. Songs For Slim -- The Replacements
  5. Delta Machine -- Depeche Mode
  6. Specter At The Feast -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  7. Stories Don’t End -- Dawes
  8. Wing Beat Elastic -- Mike Keneally
  9. Dancing -- Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins
  10. Old Worlds Ocean -- The Calamity Cubes

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