Artscape: Live Radio, Without The Radio

Jun 28, 2018

In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, radio was the dominant electronic medium for home entertainment, with much of that entertainment being performed live and broadcast over the airwaves. A monthly performance at the Columbus Theatre draws inspirationg from this tradition.

The NBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Arturo Toscanini broadcast classical music from New York City every week. The Grand Ole Opry from Nashville brought country music to listeners around the nation. These days, in Providence, that tradition continues, with a twist. For this month’s Artscape: WHEM, the living radio show, with The Horse-Eyed Men.