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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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First hour: Exploring the cultural impact of concert films

Second hour: NPR's coverage of President Biden on the Middle East

The concert film is trending. This hour, we discuss the buzz surrounding films like Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour,” “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” and the revival of the Talking Heads’ 1984 film, “Stop Making Sense.” How do audiences experience music differently when concerts are on the big screen? What is lost and what is gained? Do concert films make some artists’ work more accessible to audiences they don’t – or can’t – normally reach? We cover it all with our guests:

  • Ayette Jordan, executive director of the Little Theatre
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, educator, and programmer
  • Scott Regan, host of “Open Tunings”
  • Ryan Yarmel, music director of The Route

Then in our second hour, we turn to NPR at 1 p.m. for coverage from Washington, where President Biden is set to speak about the conflict in the Middle East. Tuesday marks the fourth day of war after Hamas attacked Israel. More than 1,000 people are dead, including at least 11 Americans.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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