Arts Blast on the Air with Willi Miller

Arts Blast on the Air with Willi Miller

I began covering the arts on Florida's Treasure Coast almost 25 years ago after working in Miami with WTMI-FM. Before Miami, I spent 16 unforgettable years in the U.S. Virgin Islands, getting my feet wet in broadcasting at WVWI, as program director and host of a radio talk show, and learning how to live in the Caribbean - not easy but so worth the effort. When I made my way north to the Treasure Coast, I landed at WQCS, the regional NPR affiliate, producing Arts Spotlight and arts-related special programs for 15 years or so. I tried retirement, but that wasn't for me. Soon I was tapped to produce a weekly radio segment for the Cultural Council of Indian River County. My arts coverage spilled over from radio to print when I was asked to write an arts and entertainment column for TCPalm.com. At the end of 2018, I tried retirement again, and immediately realized there was no retiring from spreading the word about the wealth of arts, culture, and entertainment we have to offer. Over the years, I've met hundreds of interesting and talented people and discovered places to go and things to do that I just have to share. From Brevard County to North Palm Beach County and looking west, Willi Miller's Arts Blast will keep you moving, learning, and having fun. Subscribe to the free weekly eMagazine at willimiller.com or just check back here every week for the latest issue. On Facebook, it's Willi Miller's Arts Blast and Willi Miller's Arts Blast Extras. Come explore with me.

Episodes

November 30, 2022 25 min
We speak with Adam Schnell (Ballet Vero Beach) about the upcoming "Nutcracker on the Indian River." Oscar Sales (Riverside Theatre) tells us about "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." And Ellen Fischer (Center for Spiritual Care) talks about the new exhibition "Viva FOCA; Friends of Contemporary Art"
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We speak with Nancy Catania and Barbara Russell of the Garden Club of Indian River County... and Charlotte Terry of the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation
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November 16, 2022 25 min
We speak with the Director of Music & Arts at First Presbyterian Church and founder of Vero Beach Pipes and Drums, Jacob Craig. And we catch up with Executive Director of Martin Arts, Nancy Turrell.
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We speak with Anthony Horowitz, writer of "The Twist of a Knife," "With a Mind to Kill," "Foyle's War," "Magpie Murders," and "Midsomer Murders." And we chat with Barbara Schlitt Ford, the Executive Director of the Environmental Learning Center.
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Organist Andrew Galuska talks about his upcoming event where he provides organ accompaniment to the film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at Community Church of Vero Beach and upcoming concerts at CCOVB... Sean Sexton talks about the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation... and Merana Cadorette shares her story of how her artwork is a part of #NASAMoonSnap.
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We speak with Sara Bliss, the associated director of the National Museum of American Illustration... and Indian River County Tax Collector Carole Jean Jordan and Chris Sexton are here to discuss the Kids Tag Art program in Indian River County.
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We get excited about upcoming concerts with Tom Servinsky, Director of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony and the Academy Orchestra... and we call Laurie Carter Rose who plays Mrs Baker in the upcoming performance of "Butterflies are Free" at Riverside Theatre.
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Author Nelson DeMille tells us about his upcoming appearance at the Vero Beach Book Center for his new book, "The Maze." And we speak with curator Janeen Mason about everything that's happening at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta.
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Today, we speak with Mike Godown from the Indian River Genealogical Society... and then we talk about ORCA with Dr Edith "Edie" Widder and Missy Weiss.
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We speak with Christina Barber about her role as the Museum of Art School Manager at Vero Beach Museum of Art... and we discuss what's happening at the Community Church of Vero Beach with Rachel Carter Murphy.
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We speak with the Director of Theatre Education at Riverside Theatre, Kevin Quillinan, about "Playtime in the park" and more upcoming plays... and we talk to Jackie Jennings and Paulette Visceglia about the Vero Beach Art Club and their upcoming activities, including "Under the Oaks".
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September 7, 2022 25 min
Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and Gifford Youth Orchestra
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We speak with Marjorie Shropshire, who will be talking abut her nature jouranling at the Environmental Learning Center... and well be calling Wendy Lo from the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
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August 24, 2022 25 min
We speak with the Director of Tourism with the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, Kirk Funnell... and the Senior Resource Association, Ben Earman.
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Today we speak with Bob Ferreira, a member of the Four Freshmen, who are coming to Vero Beach... And Maria Sparsis from Indian River Clay.
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We speak with Lynn DiMenna, and brothers William and Wallace Da Silva about the Gifford Youth Orchestra... and we chat with Brandy Eleazar with The Sound of Music from Central Florida Vocal Arts.
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We speak with Jacob (14) & Sky (10) Velazquez, a local brother/sister duo with many musical talents... and we speak with Bridgette Waldau and Mike Wilson about the new Cattle Drive Statues adorning the town of Okeechobee.
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We speak with Adam Schnell from Ballet Vero Beach and Jessica Deahr from Chicago Dance Crush.
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Today we speak with Penny Chandler of the Indian River County Historical Society... and Art Pearlstein, Board Director of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.
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On today's episode, we speak with Kevin Quillinan, Director of Theatre Education at Riverside Theatre for Kids about their new show, "Into the Woods, Junior." Then we speak with Thomas McKee, a trumpet player in the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
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