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Arthur Miller’s Daughter, Rebecca Miller and Sir Bob Geldof on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

AIRS ON MARCH 15, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Arthur Miller’s daughter, Rebecca Miller, and Bob Geldof will be joining Tom Needham on ‘The Sounds of Film.’ Rebecca Miller will be discussing her HBO documentary, ‘Arthur Miller: Writer.’ The film is an intimate portrait of one of our nation’s greatest playwrights told from the unique perspective of his own daughter. The documentary brings to light a wealth of personal archival footage never seen before. And to recognize St. Patrick’s Day, Tom Needham will be re-airing his recent interview with Ireland’s Bob Geldof. They will be discussing Geldof’s acclaimed film, ‘A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof On W.B. Yeats.’ The documentary is now available as a special 2 DVD/CD set that features exclusive bonus music, readings and commentary.

https://www.longisland.com/news/03-07-18/sir-bob-geldof-featured-on-tom-...

https://www.longisland.com/news/03-12-18/director-rebecca-miller-remembe...

The Word From Mose:  A celebration of the music of Mose Allison in film and in performance

Saturday, March 24th at 7 P.M. at The Long Island Museum  
 
with Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor
 
WUSB’s Sunday Street Series continues its tradition of celebrating the work of important songwriters and musicians by honoring the music of Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee in 2006 (and long time Smithtown resident), American jazz and blues pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison.
 
Mose Allison has been described as “one of the finest songwriters in 20th century blues” with an influence on a host of musicians including Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison, all of them having recorded versions of his songs, with “Young Man Blues,” “Your Mind Is On Vacation” and “Everybody’s Crying Mercy, “ among his better know ones.
 
The evening’s program will begin with the United States premiere of a short BBC documentary on Mose Allison,  “Ever Since The World Ended,” featuring Van Morrison, Pete Townshend, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright III, Frank Black (of The Pixies) and other musicians along with performance footage of Mose Allison.
 
Following the screening, Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor will share their interpretations of songs written by Mose Allison.
 
Pete Kennedy, a much-in-demand guitarist is also known for his work with his wife Maura as the folk/rock duo, The Kennedys.  Abbie Gardner, an acclaimed dobro player, has toured for several years as part of the trio Red Molly and also performs as a solo artist, while Pat Wictor, a guitarist and dobro player, is known for his solo work and his touring with the vocal trio Brother Sun. Jack Licitra is an acclaimed keyboard player and guitarist, with his group, Jack’s Waterfall, and was a member of the seminal Water Street Blues Band.
 
Allison’s son John will be attending, along with the likely attendance of other members of his family.
 
Advance sale tickets are $25 through Friday, March 23rd  at www.sundaystreet.org with tickets at the door for $30 (cash only).

‘OH LUCY!’ Director, Atsuko Hirayanagi, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Atsuko Hirayanagi will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday on ‘The Sounds of Film.’ Atsuko is the writer, director and producer of the critically-acclaimed hit, ‘OH LUCY!’

‘OH LUCY!’ follows Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) who lives a meaningless life in Tokyo. After her niece suggests that she take an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blond wig, Setsuko develops romantic feelings for her new American instructor, John (Josh Harnett). When he suddenly disappears, Setsuko embarks on trip halfway around the world in search of him. This unexpected journey to Southern California changes Setsuko forever.

Feminist director Lizzie Borden and Strong Island’s Yance Ford on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Controversial feminist filmmaker Lizzie Borden and director, Yance Ford, will be Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ Lizzie Borden will be speaking about her classic indie film, ‘Born in Flames.’ Yance Ford will be speaking about this year’s Oscar nominee, ‘Strong Island.’

The newly restored high definition version of ‘Born in the Flames’ offers viewers the opportunity to see this provocative classic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. The film tells the story of Adelaide Norris, a black radical founder of the Woman’s Army who is mysteriously killed. Her death, then, incites a diverse coalition of women from all races, classes and sexual preferences to fight against the “System” of oppression.

Lizzie Borden is an award-winning director, writer, and producer best known for her films ‘Born in Flames’ and ‘Working Girls.’ ‘Born in Flames’ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. ‘Filmmaker’ magazine named it one of “The Most Important 50 Independent Films.” Her film ‘Working Girls’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight and won Best Feature at the Sundance Film Festival.

‘Strong Island’ is an Oscar-nominated documentary airing on Netflix about the 1992 Long Island murder of William Jr. Ford, a black 24 year-old teacher from Central Islip. Although Ford was unarmed, he became the prime suspect in his own murder. Director Yance Ford examines his family’s journey from the Jim Crow South to the presumed safety of the Long Island suburbs. ‘Strong Island’ was the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize.

RIP Felipito Palacios

Last night, WUSB lost one of our original broadcasters and a dear friend. Felipito Palacios was the host of Onda Nueva, the king of Brentwood’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, an advocate for justice, a cornerstone of Long Island’s Salsa community, and the source of the warmest hugs. He inspired so many of those who volunteer at this station with his passion and support and injected so much energy into our studio walls with his jubilant live sets and hearty laugh. Our radio family is heartbroken and numb; it is thankful for the time we got to spend with this extraordinary man. WUSB is committed to celebrating Felipito’s legacy and we will be sharing our memories and his music in a more formal way both on and off air in the days and weeks to come. We encourage all the community leaders, musicians, and listeners who got a chance to spend some time with him to do the same.

Andre Michot on FINN's REVOLUTION

FROM DJ FINN

Tonight on Finn's Revolution at 7:00 PM, we celebrate Fat Tuesday with some rollicking tunes to accompany that gumbo.

At 8:00 PM ANDRE MICHOT of New Orleans' own LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS joins us to talk about their 2018 Grammy win and their Mardi Gras gig in Patchogue this Friday!

For more information, visit: http://www.patchoguetheatre.org/event/Mardi-Gras-Night-Featuring-The-Los...

Captain Phil interviews Victoria Price and Fernando Perdomo

From CAPTAIN PHIL:

Victoria Price, author of THE WAY OF BEING LOST: A Road Trip to My Truest Self (Ixia, February 14, 2018, Hardcover, eBook) and VINCENT PRICE: A Daughter’s Biography.will be joining Captain Phil in the 3pm hour to discuss her new book, her famous father and what it's like to give inspirational talks at Horror Sci Fi conventions!
https://www.victoriaprice.com/

Then in the 4pm hour stay tuned as Captain Phil interviews Fernando Perdoma on the release of his new album Out to Sea and also his work as lead Guitarist in the Dave Kerzner Band and his time on Cruise to the Edge which just returned from the sea!

http://www.fernandoperdomo.com/

All this and some of the finest new progressive Rock music on Captain Phil's Planet, Thursday, February 15th, 2018 3pm to 5pm only on WUSB Stony Brook!

Steve Hackett on WAXX TRAXX TO THE MAXX - Feb 14

From DJ VERLANE HELL of WAXX TRAXX TO THE MAXX

Please tune in at 8 p.m. on February 14th for my interview with Steve Hackett followed by conversations with Donna Halper and Bob Buchman formerly of WBAB Long Island's classic rock station... Of course we'll have some tunes from Bad Company ,Rush and J Geils Band. With my co-host Rockin Robin and my Adventures from cruise to the edge

You can also watch the interview below.

The End of America in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at the Long Island Museum

Sunday, February 25th, 3 PM

The End of America is a band of friends, singers and travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of Ryan Adams, CSNY and Dawes. Taking their name from a phrase in On The Road, the landmark novel by Jack Kerouac, this trio has garnered critical praise and a very active fan base. Immediately after their performance at the Fiddle & Folk Festival at Benner’s farm in September, we decided we had to have them play the Sunday Street Series.

All front men of previous bands, Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard met on tour in 2005. They went on to form a trio that highlights their vocal chemistry and captures the raw honesty of their performances. EOA recently released their acclaimed debut LP (self-titled), a follow-up to their previous EPs, Shakey and Steep Bay. With the album released, the band is gearing up for a full year of touring. Anyone who has seen TEOA can attest to their great songs and stage presence. Plan to hear great original songs as well as carefully-chosen covers of songs showcasing their powerful harmonies.



Advance sale tickets are $18 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday February 23rd, with tickets at the door on the day of the show for $23 (cash only)

Director Brian Crano Gives Us ‘Permission’ to Question Monogamy on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’ will feature exclusive interviews with writer/director, Brian Crano, and actor, David Joseph Craig. Their film, ‘Permission’ was a recent selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Tune in tonight at 6:00 PM!

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/02-08-18/director-brian-crano-gives-us-p...