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The Glass Castle’s Joel P. West & House of Cards’ Jeff Beal on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Film music composers Joel P. West and Jeff Beal will be Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film.

Joel P. West is a film composer, songwriter and frontman for the bands Flood Counts and The Tree Ring. He is well known for his unique scores for I Am Not a Hipster, Short Term 12, Youth in Oregon, Band of Robbers, andGrandma. His latest score is for the Lionsgate film, The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson.



Jeff Beal is one of Hollywood’s most prolific composers. He is well-known as a composer for film, television and concert halls. He is also regarded as a respected jazz instrumentalist. Through the years, he has produced numerous memorable scores for films like Pollock, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Blackfish, and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Two of his most recent releases include House of Cards Season 5 (music From the Netflix Original Series) and Oliver Stone’s The Putin Interviews (Music From The Showtime Documentary Film).

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/09-20-17/the-glass-castles-joel-p-west-ho...

This week on Captain Phil's Planet

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 PM EDT.

This Thursday on Captain Phil's Planet an exclusive interview with The Aaron Clift Experiment who are entering the studio in November to record a third album slated for release in early 2018. From September 15 - October 27, they will be running a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to cover the recording of the album. You can check out a preview of the campaign atwww.aaronclift.com/indiegogo
Starting September 15, the campaign video will go live.

Also on the Planet, we will be wrapping up news from the successful 2017 WUSB Benefest, and preview the upcoming Great Eastern Music Fest on Saturday September 16th
http://greateasternmusicfestival.com/

We'll have music by Tall Tall Trees http://www.talltalltrees.com/
Dave Kerzner Band http://www.davekerzner.com/
Sarah Jarosz https://www.sarahjarosz.com/
Barry Gray Music!

Only on Captain Phil's Planet
WUSB 90.1fm or 107.3fm
streaming at www.wusb.fm or
http://radio.garden/live/stony-brook-ny/wusb/

Strong Island’s Yance Ford and Wrestling Jerusalem’s Aaron Davidman on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Yance Ford, the director of Strong Island, and Aaron Davidman, the writer and star of Wrestling Jerusalem, will be Tom Needham’s special guests on The Sounds of Film this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB.

Strong Island is an award-winning documentary about the 1992 Long Island murder of William Jr. Ford, a black 24 year-old teacher from Central Islip, by a white 19 year-old mechanic.  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. This intimate documentary explores how one family is horribly affected by the racism prevalent in our justice system. Strong Island is the winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize.  It debuts on Netflix on September 15, 2017.

Wrestling Jerusalem is a new film based on a controversial one-man play about Israel and Palestine by writer and actor Aaron Davidman.  In both the play and the film, Wrestling Jerusalem, Aaron plays 17 parts representing male, female, Muslim and Israel perspectives.  The characters embody the dreams and fears of people who endure this long-running conflict.  Wrestling Jerusalem is screening from September 12  - 18 at New York’s the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space.

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/09-14-17/strong-islands-yance-ford-and-wr...

Rock and Roll Hall Fame Inductee, Wanda Jackson, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Rockabilly and country music star, Wanda Jackson, will join Tom Needham this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film. She will be discussing her new autobiography, Every Night is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wanda Jackson is often referred to as “The First Lady of Rock & Roll.” Through the years, she has had over 30 singles on the pop and country charts. While still a teenager, Wanda Jackson had her first hit, “You Can’t Have My Love.” With that success, she hit the road and played with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. She eventually toured with Elvis, and famously became his girlfriend. While dating Elvis, he advised her to play rock music. She listened to Elvis, and the rest is history.

Wanda is well known for her hits “Let’s Have a Party,” “Right or Wrong,” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.” She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In recent years, she has been back in the spotlight working with Jack White and Joan Jett. Her new autobiography’s introduction is written by Elvis Costello.

Visit http://www.longisland.com/news/09-07-17/rock-and-roll-hall-fame-inductee... for more information.

Antigone Rising on Fermented Radio - Friday, September 8

Join Denis McNamara and Marc Greene of Fermented Radio on Friday September 8th at 10am when they host Antigone Rising in the New WUSB Studio. Cathy Henderson, Nini Camps and Kristen Ellis-Henderson are stopping by to chat, play a few songs and invite everyone to Beach Fest 4 on Saturday September 16 in Sea Cliff. Beach Fest is Antigone Rising's Annual End of Summer Party. All proceeds from the event benefit Girls Rising, a not-for-profit foundation that enables young women to achieve their goals. Tune in at 10am on Friday the 8th. to hear the Girls live on WUSB.

For more information about Beach Fest 4 go to: http://www.girlsrising.org

WUSB Sunday Street Series Presents: Joe Crookston

Sunday, September 24th, 5 P.M. at The Long Island Museum

Making his debut appearance in WUSB’s Sunday Street Series is this much-acclaimed songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, pianist and painter whose live shows are rapidly becoming legendary as word travels through the acoustic music world. Joe’s live performances are multi-media celebrations of art and possibility with looped fiddle, video, slide guitar and songs. He’s a bard in the modern world plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist.  His story songs are universal, his slide playing infectious, and on stage he’s funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.  

Joe is also an accomplished artist and his appearance in The Sunday Street Series will be accompanied by an exhibition of some of his artwork at a 3:30 PM
Art Show and Reception. (www.joecrookston.com for more information)

Advance sale at $22 at  www.sundaystreet.org through Friday, September 22nd. Tickets at the door, $27.

Upcoming shows (all at The Long island Museum except as noted):

Jez Lowe, Sunday, October 8th at 5 P.M.

Uncle Bonsai, Sunday, October 15th at 5 P.M. (a Sunday Street “Pop Up” concert at The Port Jefferson Village Center

Garnet Rogers, Sunday, November 5th at 3 P.M.

Ellis Paul, Sunday, December 10th at 3 P.M.

(information at www.sundaystreet.org)

WUSB BENEFEST 2017 - September 9 and 10 at Katies of Smithtown

WUSB BENEFEST 2017

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10,

Katie's of Smithtown
145 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-8556

https://www.wusb-benefest.com/

Join us for a fun filled weekend of live local music, all in support of WUSB!

‘Trophy’ Directors Discuss Big Game Hunting on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Thursday, August 31, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Emmy-nominated ‘Trophy’ directors, Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, will join Tom Needham this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s the Sounds of Film. They will be discussing their controversial film about the relationship between big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the United States and Africa.

‘Trophy’ was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, and was recently featured in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Summer Docs Series. The Hamptons’ screening featured a discussion with the filmmakers and Alec Baldwin. The film explores the connection between the decline of endangered African species like rhinos, lions and elephants, and the global desire to hunt these majestic animals. The film features exclusive footage of the world’s largest private rhino breeder in South Africa and a Texas-based trophy hunter. ‘Trophy’ contemplates the positive and negative consequences of putting an economic value on animals.

Shaul Schwartz is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning photojournalist. His debut documentary, ‘NARCO CULTURA’, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Shaul has directed content for CNN, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Christina Clusiau shot the Emmy-nominated web series, ‘A Year in Space.’ Her feature documentary, ‘Aida’s Secrets’ premiered at the Hot Docs Festival in 2016.

Bradstock XXIV on WUSB! Sunday, September 3

WUSB will be broadcasting all artists sets from the main stage at Bradstock XXIV, live from Camp Pa Qua Tuck! Our coverage begins at 12:00 PM and ends after the conclusion of the final act.

If you're attending Bradstock, stop by the WUSB tent...we will be there Saturday AND Sunday with tons of swag!

For more information, please visit http://bradstock.org/