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Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival

Aired on Friday, July 18th.

On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel). Next week, Ungerman will be in New York City to participate in "The Music Box: An Evening of Lady Composers," which is an event presented by the New York Musical Theater Festival; one of Ungerman's songs from "The Unwitting Wife" -- a number called "The Republican Song" -- was chosen to be part of this "Music Box" gala. Ungerman also tells about a show she's appearing in this weekend (that is, tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday) at the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa PAC -- it's the SummerStage production of "Bare: A Pop Opera." Also on today's show, we follow-up on an interview that we aired earlier this week, when we spoke about recent cuts in the City of Tulsa's budget for arts funding. Our guest is Frank Gallagher of the city-funded Clark Youth Theatre, which has been a fixture on the Tulsa arts scene for 20+ years...and which had its funding cut and then (temporarily) restored earlier this year.

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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