Filmmaker Julie Dash’s drops by Friday Live, in conjunction with her 3-day visit to UNL and Lincoln. Hot off a Lied Center gig with his early music ensemble, THE HUTCHINS CONSORT, founder Joe McNalley drops by Friday Live before heading to Kearney for a performance in connection with the GREAT PLAINS STUDIES SYMPOSIUM held at UNK this year. Joe chats up the links between his three loves: early music, jazz, and Nebraska! Great Plains Associate Director, Wendy Katz, previews the Symposium for this year: Gains and Losses from School Consolidation in the Great Plains. The Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln hosts an ART BLOCK PARTY for April’s FIRST FRIDAY Gallery Walk. UNL ceramics graduate student, Sam Berner has put together interactive installations and performance art, poetry readings, a puppet show, a yarn bombing and a coloring station for kids. New Age and Adult Contemporary pianist Jim Brickman plays the Midwest Theatre in Scottsbluff, Sunday, April 7th at 6pm. The UNL School of Music’s annual CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN SONG concert features the great musical partnership of Lerner & Loewe: Musical Theatre Coordinator Alisa Belflower previews the program at Kimball Hall, Sunday, Apr. 7 at 3 pm. Fuse Coworking above The Mill in the Haymarket offers space and technological resources for start-ups and creatives, and also has provided space to artist Wendy Jane Bantam and her OUTLOOK PROJECT. Wendy drops by before the First Friday Grand Opening, Friday, April 5th from 4:30-9:00pm (due to technical difficulties, this interview is not included in the podcast). UNL Dance Program Chair Susan Levine previews the annual EVENINGS OF DANCE concert which presents new and repertory professional dance works by UNL students and faculty. Thu-Fri-Sat, Apr 11-12-13 at 7:30 pm, and Sun, April 14 at 3:00 pm in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theatre. All that, and a statewide arts calendar.