Tom Keithdied last week, and was the sound effects man for A Prairie Home Companion. His fellow sound man, Fred Newman, says Tom kept a pair of shoes hanging around his neck and could make the perfect footsteps, faltering or robust.
Barbara Smith Conrad is a gifted mezzo-soprano who, as student at the University of Texas, found herself in a civil rights storm. It happened when Smith was cast opposite a white student. Smith was featured in the PBS documentary, When I Rise.
Members of the Belarus Free Theatre were performing a play one day in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, when authorities showed up and arrested everyone they found - producers, actors, and audience members. Dick speaks with one of the group’s founders about how she’s pressing for change from abroad.
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello talk about being married and being on-demand opera singers. Also in this show: a primer on how to warm up an instrument before playing, and a dancer who fell from a rooftop.