Inside HPPR

Steve Andrew

For the past 3 weeks, I have had guests come in on Friday morning to talk about the upcoming Friends Of Fogelberg show on Thursday, September 5 at the Globe-News Center in Amarillo.  This Friday, my guests will be Jackie Anderson, Bob Flesher and Woody Key, collectively known as AFK!  We'll talk a little about the show, which is the 4th in the series, and it's purpose, which is to raise awareness about prostate cancer.  They will play a couple of songs live in the studio.  Tune in!

Linda Ronstadt was not only the voice of California in the 70’s; she had a huge impact on an entire generation of singers and songwriters and became a cultural icon in the process. Whether you were a die-hard fan, a casual listener, or an avid hater, you couldn’t ignore her influence or deny her talent.  She had an uncanny knack for knowing a great song when she heard one, regardless of the genre.

The Avett Brothers, 'Another Is Waiting'

Aug 8, 2013
Courtesy of the artist

It hasn't even been 11 full months since released The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of poignant and infectious, bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns — the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter — fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

Tune in as highlights from some of the finest performances in our region return to HPPR.

The 2013 broadcast season of the Amarillo Symphony begins with an all-Brahms program, Sunday, August 4th at noon.  Hear the First Symphony of Johannes Brahms in C Minor, Opus 68 as performed October 19th and 20th, 2012 by the Amarillo Symphony.

HPPR welcomes singer-songwriter, guitarist, human beat-box, throat singer, lip trombonist Lipbone Redding to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, August 2!  We are located at 104 SW 6th Ave, on the NW corner of 6th and Polk, in the basement of Amarillo National Bank's Special Assets Center.  The doors will open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  This is Lipbone's first visit to Amarillo- don't miss it!

This week I'll be hosting "Open Range" live with Cindee Talley as part of our Summer Mini-Drive. I can't give you a playlist this time, beacuse Cindee and I  rather enjoy surprising each other! One of the reasons I love doing this show is that it not only allows, but welcomes surprises. 

Mix your Margaritas and hang the hammocks! We're escaping these long, hot days with a little cool down retreat on "Open Range." We'll be joined by Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr....and even Robert Mitchum! The B52's convey the horrors of "Party Gone Out of Bounds," and we'll join Peruvian Princess Yma Sumac on "Huachina(Enchanted Lake)" and the Buena Vista Social Club promises a visit! Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

Guitarist Adam Gardino and Violinist Kelly Champlin will be performing Living Room Concerts in both HPPR facilities on the same weekend: Friday, July 19 in Amarillo and Saturday, July 20 in Garden City.

Courtesy of Capital Concerts

This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.  Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.

This just in:  The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

Join HPPR for this hour-long special with the legendary and highly influential Canadian folk music icon Joni Mitchell.

Friday, January 16-Songwriters in the Round @ the Fibonacci-Amarillo

Friday, January 30- Randy Palmer- HPPR Studios-Garden City

Saturday, February 21- Don Conoscenti- the Fibonacci-Amarillo

Friday, March 20- Claudia Nygaard-HPPR Studios- Amarillo

Saturday, April 11- Eric Taylor- the Fibonacci- Amarillo

Friday, May 15-Songwriters in the Round @ the Fibonacci- Amarillo

Friday, June 5- Terri Hendrix w/Lloyd Maines- the Fibonacci-Amarillo

Saturday, November 21-David Berkeley-the Fibonacci-Amarillo

Ordered by group name or performer last name.

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Adam Gardino and Kelly Champlin, Andy Chase Cundiff, Ann Zimmerman

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It's been a busy week for the U.S. Supreme Court.  The court has finished its year with rulings on three major cases:  affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the status of gay marriage (Prop 8 and DOMA).

Lauryn Shapter

HPPR welcomes Carter Sampson to our Garden City studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, June 28!  We are located at 210 N 7th St.  We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  Carter performed at last year's Tumbleweed Festival, and this is her first visit to HPPR.  Don't miss it!

HPPR proudly welcomes Dana Hubbard to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, June 28!    We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  We will have the usual great coffee courtesy of the folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters, and Molly's cookies will be available as well.   To make a reservation for this show, give us a call at 806-367-9088 or send an e-mail to music@hppr.org.  Dana has recently re-located to Amarillo-let's make him welcome!

It's Memorial Day Weekend and there's an abundance of wonderful music to celebrate with on Open Range. We'll be hearing from Savage Garden, Joni Mitchell, Flobots, Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet, Bette Midler and a slew of others. Also, we thank the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces with songs from Trace Adkins and Michael Feinstein. See you Saturday! 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

There's an hour's worth of righteous records lined up for "Open Range" this Saturday. In addition to Eartha and Eminem, we'll hear from the Church, Sheryl Crow, guitarist Manuel Barrueco, Ben Taylor and others... Rod Stewart begins the show with a cut from his brand-new Capitol CD, "Time." Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

Hi, Friends...While preparing this week's program I encountered a couple of CD's well worth checking out...With his brand new release on Rounder Records, Tom Jones reinvents himself completely as he confronts the "Spirit in the Room." Jones covers Tom Waits, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan and others as if every word were etched on his soul and each  note on this disc is right as rain.  Next is  an older (1996 ) Nonesuch Records release,  in which  jazz pianist Fred Hersch presents a dazzling collection of Billy Strayhorn tunes titled "Passion Flower-Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn" that range from

Up From the Roots

Apr 24, 2013

Today, I'm thinking about how the plants, in my garden, are similar to public radio on the prairie.  Some of my plants come from seeds, some are off-shoots of parents plants, some started as cuttings or grafts relocated from other gardens and plants.  Some are divisions, where I have dug up the parent plant, divided it, and then planted the "kids" in a new spot.  

Upcoming Community Advisory Council and Board Meeting

Apr 22, 2013

The Community Advisory Council meets via conference call or in-person periodically throughout the year. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 22nd at 6pm via phone conference. Contact Deb Oyler, Executive Director, at 1-800-678-7444 or director@hppr.org for more information.

KANZA Society Inc (governing board for HPPR) will meet Saturday, March 28th in Garden City, KS. The meeting will be held at the HPPR Studios, 210 N 7th Street.

Stay tuned to HPPR throughout Christmas Day and enjoy a full schedule of special programs drawn from the greatest Christmas traditions of music and words spanning the centuries of time and the continents of the world.

Rod Buchele, Garden City, KS, President

Charles Kessie, Canadian, TX, Vice President

Joel Herndon, Dighton, KS Secretary

Linda Schlegel, Garden City, KS, Treasurer

Stanley Adleman, Amarillo, TX, Member

Greta Clark, Dodge City, KS, Member

Barbara Clinkscales, Hays, KS Member

Tony Hardman, Goodwell, OK, Member

Joel Herndon, Dighton, Member

Wayne Hughes, Amarillo, TX, Past President

Paul Phillips, Hays, KS, Member

Greg Rohloff, Amarillo, TX, Member

Robert Trevino, Amarillo, TX, Member

The HPPR (Kanza Society Inc.) board consists of 11 to 18 members, including officer positions of President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer.  Board members must be current members (financial contributors) of HPPR and are not compensated for their services. 

Terms are for three years with service limited to two consecutive terms, though past members may be return to the board.  Approximately one-third of the board is elected each year. 

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May 30, 2012

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