Best Of Access Utah: Year Of The Arts

Sep 20, 2017

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Wednesday, we are taking pledges and replaying excerpts from some of our best interviews on Access Utah. We appreciate your support not only of us, but of the arts as well. Dr. Craig Jessop, Dean of Utah State University's Caine College of the Arts, and UPR's station manager Peg Arnold join us to discuss the unique importance of the arts. Join us as we revisit our favorite interviews — the best Access Utah has to offer.

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick
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First up is lyricist Sheldon Harnick, best known for his collaborations with composer Jerry Bock on musicals like "Fiddler on the Roof" and "She Loves Me." Listen to our entire conversation with Mr. Harnick here.


Mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley
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Next is our conversation with mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley. We;ll hear an excerpt from her musical "Gracie and the Atom." The June 2016 interview can be found in its entirety here.

Guitarist Cory Christiansen, who currently teaches at Utah State
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Last — but, of course, certainly not least — a lesson in music history with guitarist Cory Christiansen. Our interview with Mr. Christiansen — and his guitar — can be found here.