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Rebecca Ungerman Takes "The Unwitting Wife" on the Road --- to Israel, No Less

We are pleased to welcome to StudioTulsa the inimitable Rebecca Ungerman, the great Tulsa-based jazz and cabaret singer and performer who's been a beloved diva / chanteuse / force of nature on our local music scene for the past twenty years or so. Ungerman is taking her newest show --- an original musical, called "The Unwitting Wife," which includes new as well as older songs (some of which date back to her first recordings or earliest efforts at songwriting) --- to Israel, of all places, for a series of performances. "The Unwitting Wife" is still, to a certain degree, in the works; it's a comparatively "young" project, seeing how most musicals are actually developed over several years. Still, the presentation of this work (later this week, on Thursday the 8th) at Israel's Tiberias International Theater Festival --- along with a pair of subsequent shows scheduled for Jerusalem and Tel Aviv --- is a major accomplishment for Ungerman, whose career in music has made other notable strides of late (including the release of a new CD, "Spinning Plates of Jazz," as well as the creation of her own production company, both of which occurred earlier this year). Ungerman talks about the origin and growth of "The Unwitting Wife" --- while also relating it to her overall (and ongoing) development as a musician --- on this edition of ST. (You can learn all about Rebecca Ungerman, and about her various gigs and projects and what-not, and her site.)

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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