Category: musical

Sometimes I just like to share beautiful thing…

Sometimes I just like to share beautiful things with our fans.

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang performing Cruel Queen – live, so with all the ‘noise’ and it’s meaning in place.

Digital Human, Series 17, Ep 2: The Analogue Human

Adelaide Hall played Hattie in the BBC’s first…

Adelaide Hall played Hattie in the BBC’s first broadcast of Kiss Me Kate, a live radio relay from the London Coliseum on the BBC Light Programme on 1 August 1951. The Coliseum production was the first in London and the cast also included Patricia Morison (who later appeared in this BBC Two gala production), Bill Johnson, Julie Wilson, Walter Long. Hall, born in Brooklyn in 1901, had been a star of Broadway since the early twenties and was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance of that period. She made hundreds of appearances on the BBC until her death in 1993.

Listen to the John Wilson Orchestra’s version of Kiss Me Kate from the BBC Proms 2014 online now. The picture of Adelaide Hall at a BBC microphone was taken in August 1945.

Adelaide Hall played Hattie in the BBC’s first…

Adelaide Hall played Hattie in the BBC’s first broadcast of Kiss Me Kate, a live radio relay from the London Coliseum on the BBC Light Programme on 1 August 1951. The Coliseum production was the first in London and the cast also included Patricia Morison (who later appeared in this BBC Two gala production), Bill Johnson, Julie Wilson, Walter Long. Hall, born in Brooklyn in 1901, had been a star of Broadway since the early twenties and was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance of that period. She made hundreds of appearances on the BBC until her death in 1993.

Listen to the John Wilson Orchestra’s version of Kiss Me Kate from the BBC Proms 2014 online now. The picture of Adelaide Hall at a BBC microphone was taken in August 1945.

Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate was the gala …

Cole Porter’s

Kiss Me Kate was the gala centrepiece for the opening night of the BBC’s second TV station, BBC Two, on 20 April 1964. Stars included authentic Hollywood legend Howard Keel, Broadway star Patricia Morison, dancing prodigy Irving Davies. Local talent Millicent Martin, star of That Was The Week That Was was also present. Like the rest of the evening’s programming the show was taken off the air by a power cut but it went out the following night. Click the pictures for original captions.

The John Wilson Orchestra brought Kiss Me Kate to The Proms for the 2014 season. Listen on the Radio 3 web site for thirty days and watch the performance, appropriately, on BBC Two in December.

Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate was the gala …

Cole Porter’s

Kiss Me Kate was the gala centrepiece for the opening night of the BBC’s second TV station, BBC Two, on 20 April 1964. Stars included authentic Hollywood legend Howard Keel, Broadway star Patricia Morison, dancing prodigy Irving Davies. Local talent Millicent Martin, star of That Was The Week That Was was also present. Like the rest of the evening’s programming the show was taken off the air by a power cut but it went out the following night. Click the pictures for original captions.

The John Wilson Orchestra brought Kiss Me Kate to The Proms for the 2014 season. Listen on the Radio 3 web site for thirty days and watch the performance, appropriately, on BBC Two in December.