What do Andre Rieu, Charlotte Church, Celtic Woman, Michael Bublé, the Mazowsze dance troupe, Riverdance, and Andrea Bocelli have in common? Give that man a cigar if you said that they were first introduced to Central Illinois by WTVP.
In that grand tradition of providing a venue for great performances, WTVP looks closer to home this summer as we showcase the talents of Peoria's own Ed and Janet Kaizer and their jazz musician friends from around the world and here at home. For four consecutive Tuesdays beginning July 10, WTVP will record the Kaizers et al in performance in our studio, and you are invited to be part of the audience. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with sound checks beginning shortly thereafter. Two programs will be recorded each night and scheduled for playback later in the year ... sort of Summer Hot Jazz in the Cool of Winter. Tickets are available for $10 per couple. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Soft drinks and coffee will be provided. Please call 309/677-4747 for seating as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A sincere thank you to everyone who pledged during last month's on-air membership drive or who responded to the fiscal year-end appeal. Your generosity is appreciated more than we can ever say.
Only 20 more months until analog television goes away and we all switch over to digital.
President & CEO, WTVP (Retired 2014)