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WILL - WILL Highlights - October 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!

8 pm Friday, Oct. 24, on WILL-TV: They perform selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.

Watch a preview of them singing "Nature Boy":

WILL - WILL Highlights - October 20, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Talking classical on NPR’s ‘Here & Now’

Hear what pieces WILL-FM's Vic Di Geronimo selected for a classical version of the program's DJ Sessions. Listen to his interview with Jeremy Hobson.

Vic Di Geronimo

WILL-FM's Vic Di Geronimo selected five pieces of music to get people excited about classical music, and then talked about them with NPR's Jeremy Hobson, a former WILL Radio staff member.The interview will be featured on Here & Now's DJ Sessions segment sometime between 12 pm and 2 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Tune in and hear what Vic has to say!

Read Vic's blog.

WILL - WILL Highlights - October 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Pride and Prejudice sequel: Death Comes to Pemberley

8 pm Sunday, Oct. 26, on Masterpiece Mystery!: Elizabeth and Darcy plan a ball — with fatal consequences.

Shown from left to right: Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Bennet

Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have prevailed over pride, prejudice, the caddish Mr. Wickam and the frivolous Mrs. Bennet, a coach races up to Pemberley, Darcy's palatial estate, with an hysterical Lydia shrieking, "Murder!" So continues Jane Austen's timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, in Death Comes to Pemberley, a star-studded adaptation of crime-writer P.D. James' bestselling whodunit.

On the eve of Pemberley's annual ball, new and beloved iconic characters of Pride and Prejudice assemble to bask in the warm glow of the Darcy's sumptuous estate. But following Lydia's frantic arrival and an investigation into Pemberley's woods, a nightmare ensues and a scandal mounts, threatening Pemberley and all the Darcys hold dear.

With lavish locations, handsome parklands, and beloved, iconic characters, Death Comes to Pemberley marries the splendor and emotion of period drama with the intrigue of murder mystery. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin as quick-witted Elizabeth Darcy, Matthew Rhys as the principled Mr. Darcy, Matthew Goode as the roguish Wickham, and Jenna Coleman as coquettish minx Lydia, Death Comes to Pemberley comes to Masterpiece Mystery! in two thrilling episodes, Sundays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2014 at 8 pm on WILL-TV.

Watch a preview:

WILL - WILL Highlights - October 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

U of I history prof in PBS’ ‘How We Got to Now: Light’

9 pm Wed., Oct. 29, on WILL-TV: Sitting on a bed with host Steven Johnson, Craig Koslofsky talks about sleep patterns and artificial light.

Craif Koslofsky and Steven Johnson

University of Illinois history professor Craig Koslofsky is featured in the PBS series, How We Got to Now, at 9 pm Wednesday, Oct. 29, on WILL-TV. In the episode on "Light," Koslofsky talks with host Steven Johnson about sleep patterns, artificial light, and waking up int he middle of the night. Perched on a bed in which Johnson is lying, he spends several minutes on screen. Koslofsky's participation was based on his 2011 book, Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe.

Johnson relates the story of people who take us out of the dark and into the light. Hear about Edison’s light bulb, which he didn’t actually invent, and learn how an 18th-century ship’s skipper discovered a source of illumination by putting a kid inside a whale’s head. See how a French scientist accidentally discovered how to create neon light, leading to a revolution in advertising. Dispelling the myth of the individual “eureka” moment, Johnson reveals that teamwork and collaboration led the way to the most transformative ideas. Whether changing our genetic make-up, altering the world’s sleeping patterns, transforming architecture, taking us into space or triggering one of the great social reforms in American history, the pioneers of light have made themselves indispensable throughout human history.

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