Voice of the Arts
In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau & His American Students; Frick Art Museum, through October 14, 2007; Once famous, then disregarded, French academic painter William Bouguereau taught a succeeding generation of Americans, including Cecilia Beaux, Minerva Chapman and Robert Henri. A recent revival of interest brings together 50 works that illustrate Bougereau's influence.
Ed Ochester, editor of the anthology "American Poetry Now," talks with Jim Cunningham. Celebrating 40 years of the renowned Pitt Poetry Series, this collection of 48 poets from the University of Pittsburgh Press includes several who became Poets Laureate of the United States. Discussion includes the historical role of rhyme, today's most accessible poets, the health of published poetry, and the diversity of writers in the Pitt Poetry Series.
Ed Ochester reads Ted Kooser's "How to Make Rhubarb Wine"
Ed Ochester reads Billy Collins' "Three Blind Mice"
Ed Ochester reads Peter Everwine's "Drinking Cold Water"
Ron Carnevali talks about four of the performers on this years bill - Druha Trava; Eric Lindell; James Talley; and A. J. Croce.
Ron Carnevali talks about the different foods at the festival, as well as how easy it is to get there from Pittsburgh.
Ron Carnevali talks about the history of the Johnstown FolkFest.
Ron Carnevali discusses the vibe at the FolkFest, as well as discovering how much great music is being made.
Ron Carnevali talks about the process of putting the FolkFest together each year.