William Stibor Tribute at The Sheldon

News Release Date: 
June 24, 2013

Special “Friday Live” Honors William Stibor June 28

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 24, 2013) – NET Radio’s arts and entertainment show will broadcast live Friday, June 28 at 9 a.m. CT from The Sheldon Museum of Art, 12 and R Streets, on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln campus.  The special will also air live on NET Television’s NET2 World as well as streamed at netNebraska.org/radio. 

“Friday Live: A Celebration of the Arts in Honor of William Stibor” will feature a number of interviews with arts groups across the state including poetry from Twyla Hansen and a wide variety of  live music. Performers will include violist Jonah Sirota of the Chiara Quartet; singer songwriter Robin Harrell from the Listening Room in Hastings; Nebraska Chamber Players; Cris Rook from TADA Productions; singer and guitarist Daniel Martinez; tenor Drew Duncan from Opera Omaha; artist and singer Wendy Jane Bantam; and NET Radio’s Genevieve Randall, flute with Julie Felzien, piano.

Other guests include Lori McAlister, Lincoln Arts Council; Lora Black, NET Radio; Billy Estes, Midwest Theatre, Scottsbluff; Ann Chang, Lied Center; Bob Rook, TADA Productions; Dan Sloan, The Mill Coffee and Tea; Rhonda Garelick, UNL; and J. Daniel Veneciano, Sheldon Museum of Art.

“We wanted to bring people together for one final salute to William and to celebrate what he loved about Nebraska, the vibrant arts scene from border to border. We are so grateful to the Sheldon for providing a perfect venue for this very special show,” said NET Radio Network Manager Nancy Finken.

Stibor, of Bassett, Nebraska, was a well-known and popular NET Radio host for the weekday classical music program “Morning Concert” as well as producer and host of “Friday Live,”  the weekly arts and entertainment series that features music, theatre and performance events across Nebraska (formerly “Live From The Mill”). He was an announcer for NET Radio, Nebraska’s statewide public radio network, since 1989.

Refreshments, provided by The Sheldon Museum of Art;  The Mill Coffee and Tea; Lincoln Arts Council; Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra; and the Lied Center for Performing Arts will be served a 8:30 a.m. with the show beginning at 9 a.m.  The event is free and open to the community.

“Friday Live” will not air during the summer, but will return to NET Radio August 23.