NET Radio Events May 29 And 31

News Release Date: 
May 21, 2013

For Immediate Release
NET Radio Events Planned

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 20, 2013)–  NET Radio is hosting two special events in Lincoln next week.  On Wednesday, May 29, “A Concord of Gaiety & Sweet Sounds” begins at 7 p.m. at NET studios, 1800 N. 33rd St.  This event features Nebraska Shakespeare’s hilarious circus of Two Minute Shakespeare as actors play multiple parts, wear various wigs and costumes, toss props and speak the most memorable lines of Shakespeare in 120 seconds. Flatwater Shakespeare Company will offer highlights of pop music’s love affair with Shakespeare as musical examples range from Leonard Bernstein to Bruce Springsteen.  

NET is partnering with theatrical companies Nebraska Shakespeare of Omaha and Flatwater Shakespeare Company of Lincoln to acquaint more Nebraskans with the English-speaking world’s most influential playwright, according to Nancy Finken, NET Radio manager.  Although this event is free, reservations are helpful as refreshments will be served.  Call 402-472-6788 by May 27, 2013.  For more details, visit netNebraska.org/shakespeare.

On Friday, May 31, “Friday Live,” NET Radio’s weekly arts and entertainment show, travels to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.  Beginning at 8:30 a.m., coffee and rolls will be served, followed by the live broadcast at 9 a.m.  Featured performances will include highlights of the TADA Theatre’s summer musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” coming to the Lied Center.  Also featured will be cabaret star Eric Michael Gillett from the Brownville Concert Series; repertoire from the Nebraska Chamber Players’ “Concerts on the Creek” summer concert series in Cambridge, Neb., and local playwright and musician Curt Bright’s Star Wars parody, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Death Star,” for the Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln.  NET Radio host William Stibor will also interview Becky Key Boesen, director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s production “Much Ado About Nothing,” which tours Lincoln parks in June. Attendance at “Friday Live” is free; reservations are not required. NET Radio will carry a live webcast of the show at netNebraska.org/radio.

For more information about NET Radio, go to netNebraska.org/radio. To access NET Radio live from an Android phone, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the free NET Radio Nebraska app is available from the iTunes store or Android market. The NET Radio Nebraska app offers two streams, News/Classical (main FM station) and News/Jazz (HD2).