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Checking on the Arts

The Mid-South calendar of arts events.

Weekdays | 9:01 AM and 3:50 PM

Latest Episodes
  • Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month this Saturday September 24 with Latin Fest 2022 in Overton Square. Kacky Walton speaks with Cazateatro Artistic Director Monica Sanchez about this free, family-oriented festival Latin Fest 2022 | Cazateatro
  • Twenty trumpet legends join the Memphis Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Robert Moody at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday September 24 for "Cancer Blows," benefiting the The Ryan Anthony Foundation. Featuring legends like Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (Chicago), Wycliffe Gordon, Wayne Bergeron (The Incredibles, LaLa Land), former Canadian Brass members Jens Lindemann, Ronnie Romm, Joe Burgstaller and many more.
  • Last year IRIS Orchestra announced it would cease operations. However, the group has reorganized and re-emerged as IRIS Collective, with a modified mission and new structure. Darel Snodgrass talks with IRIS Collective Executive Director Rebecca Arendt about the future of this important Mid-South musical organization. Iris Collective
  • The Memphis Symphony Orchestra begins their new season with a very special Gala concert with opera superstar Renée Fleming on September 8 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis. Darel Snodgrass talks with Memphis Symphony Music Director Robert Moody about this one-night-only event with an American icon of classical music.Renée Fleming Experience (memphissymphony.org)
  • The On Stage at the Halloran Centre season begins on August 26, with "The Musical History of Royal Studios Narrated by Boo Mitchell." Darel Snodgrass talks with Boo Mitchell and Halloran Centre Director Ron Jewell about this look at an iconic Memphis recording studio. Boo Mitchell and Hi Rhythm LIVE at the Halloran Centre August 26, 2022 - August 2022 | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com).
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Dixon Gallery and Gardens Curator Julie Pierotti and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum Curator Kevin Jones about "Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960," a major new exhibition at the Dixon running July 24 through October 16. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 | Dixon Gallery & Gardens
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Ts'msyen artist Morgan Asoyuf about her show Royal Portrait, currently on view in the Keeler Gallery at the Metal Museum, part of the Museum's Tributaries Series. Tributaries: Morgan Asoyuf | Metal Museum | Memphis, TN.
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with actor Richard Thomas, who plays Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's new version of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird." It opens on August 16 as part of the Orpheum Theatre's Broadway Season. To Kill A Mockingbird - August 2022 | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com)
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Halloran Center Director Ron Jewell about the new season at the Halloran Center for Arts and Education On Stage at the Halloran Centre | Orpheum Theatre Memphis (orpheum-memphis.com).
  • Darel Snodgrass talks with Germantown Performing Arts Center Executive Director Paul Chandler about upcoming events at GPAC, including the new Acoustic Music Project in the spring GPAC | Germantown Performing Arts Center (gpacweb.com)