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An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance"

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Aired on Thursday, June 26th.

On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Our guest is actor-turned-busker Richard Renner, artistic director of the Lawrence Busker Festival in Lawrence, Kansas, who will facilitate a  workshop on "The Art of Street Performance" here in Tulsa on Saturday the 28th at 9am; this event will happen at Fly Loft, at 117 North Boston, and it's a part of the SummerStage Fringe Festival. As Renner tells us, he'll also oversee a special Busker Night --- a fun-filled, decidedly interactive evening of street performers wandering in and around the Guthrie Green in Downtown Tulsa --- on Friday, July 11th. Also on today's program, commentator Barry Friedman tells us all about his doctor: Jerry. (Not "Dr. Jerry," mind you --- just "Jerry.")

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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