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Willy Wonka ~ on stage in Berkeley

Alan talks with Elizabeth McKoy, founding Artistic Director of the Berkeley Playhouse, and singer Vernon Bush, who is playing the title role in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," which opens at the Playhouse next week. Alan also concludes his conversation with Maestro Giuseppi Finzi, who is conducting the Schwabacher Summer Concert of the Merola Opera Program this week.  Broadcast 7/5 at 1pm.  Listen anytime through 7/12 via KALW's Local Music Player.

In Memoriam (1936-2012): KALW lost an important voice for the arts in the Bay Area, our senior announcer, Alan Farley, in October of 2012. Alan’s diagnosis and subsequent passing of pancreatic and liver cancer was sudden, and a shock to all of us here at KALW.