Monday, February 26, 2007

Swing with these rare Treemonisha performances on WGBH 89.7

Yeah, boyee. The web is a wonderful tool. Just look at how my random post a few days ago has reverberated through the internet to create an informative cultural exchange:

Hi Lisa - I just came across your mention of Joplin's Treemonisha, and just wanted to let you know that you can hear a rare performance of the opera next week, Feb 26-28, through WGBH 89.7's Web site at

You can also find a press release about the broadcast


No Ben, thank you!

I'd planned to share some info and excerpts from Treemonisha on Wednesday's Lisa Tolliver Show, during which I'll be celebrating Black History Month. But maybe, instead, I'll refer listeners to WGBH and use my precious 1/2 hour, from noon to 12:30 PM, Eastern Time, to share some other treasures. For example, one guest, Jerome, will perform a famous gospel tune a capella. Another participant will read a poem. There'll be plenty more and the joint will be jumpin'.

Here's how to join us:

  • WHEN: Tune in at noon, Eastern Time.
  • WHERE: WVOX 1460 AM and
  • PARTICIPATE: Phone our call-in line, (01) 914 636 0110.

Image attributions:

  • The public domain photo of Scott Joplin is from
  • The public domain image of the Treemonisha opera bill is from Wikipedia - Treemonisha.