January 21, 2012 rebroadcast with Joshua Bell and Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele
hosted by Garrison Keillor
January 14, 2017
From The Fitzgerald Theater | Saint Paul, MN
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This week's classic rebroadcast: we return to January 2012 and a broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater. Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell plays Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor and Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen"; and the singing sisters of soul, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, join us for "Jump, Jive, an' Wail" and "This Day." Plus: Dusty and Lefty head to Minnesota's Kandihohi County, a visit to the Cafe Boeuf, and Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band play "Salty Dog." In Lake Wobegon, a spell of warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease.
Joshua BellWhen violinist Joshua Bell was four, his parents noticed that he had fashioned a sort of musical instrument by stretching rubber bands around the handles of a chest of drawers. And since he showed this interest in music, his folks got him a small violin and signed him up for lessons. Now Bell is regarded as one of the great violinists of our time, performing with major orchestras worldwide. In addition, he teaches at Indiana University and was recently named Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. His latest recording is French Impressions (Sony Masterworks) -- a collaboration with pianist Jeremy Denk. At the piano for today's performance: Sam Haywood.
Jearlyn SteeleGrowing up in Indiana, Jearlyn Steele sang with her siblings as The Steele Children. One by one, they moved to Minnesota and started singing together again. Now music is the family business. Jearlyn also hosts Steele Talkin', a Sunday-night radio show that originates on WCCO in Minneapolis. Her most recent solo CD is Jearlyn Steele Sings Songs from A Prairie Home Companion.
Jevetta SteeleIn the 1980s, Jevetta Steele -- along with her family group, The Steeles -- toured the world in the musical The Gospel at Colonus. The show had another successful run at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in 2010. And many remember Jevetta's Academy Award-nominated performance of "Calling You," from the film Baghdad Cafe. Among her solo albums is 2006's My Heart.