Local News, Notes & Links

Written by on May 22, 2020

Here’s StLJN’s latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:

* Citing losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edwardsville-based radio station WSIE (88.7 FM) has launched a campaign raising money to stay on the air.

With no financial support from the state of Illinois since 2018, the not-for-profit station needs to raise approximately $100,000 before June 30 to cover losses from this fiscal year. To find out more or make a donation, go to https://www.siue.edu/wsie/support/.

* A recent performance by the Red and Black Brass Band on the streets of the Central West End was documented on video by STLtoday.com.

* Pianist and St. Louis native Tom McDermott has recorded another video for actor and author Harry Shearer’s “Piano New Orleans” web series.

* St. Louis’ Euclid Records is the latest music retailer to be featured in the “Record Store Spotlight” on the website of blues label Fat Possum.

* HEC-TV has posted online a feature about saxophonist’s Tim Warfield run earlier this year at Jazz St. Louis, titled “A Night In The Life Of A Jazz Artist.”

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