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Singing for Non-Singers

John Moe

The Great Gatsby is playing at Seattle Repertory Theater, and there are some intriguing parallels between the story's fictional hero and the show's real-life director. Also today, you too can learn to sing. Plus, Robert Horton shares movie reviews.

At 2:07 p.m. - Singing for Non-Singers
Contrary to popular belief, everyone is born with all the equipment they need to make music. The fact that we feel we can't make music is not because we are stupid, or deficient in some way. Rather it is because we did not have the opportunity to grow our musical skills in our language learning years. Music and vocal teacher Ruth King Goddard says by teaching individuals the secrets to growing "music inside," anyone can become a joyful music-maker. Ruth King Goddard speaks today with Megan Sukys.

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  • At 2:20 p.m. - David Esbjornson
    John Moe talks with Seattle Rep artistic director David Esbjornson, who directs the production, about bringing The Great Gatsby to the stage and the intriguing parallels between Esbjornson and Nick Carraway.

    At 2:45 p.m. - Robert Horton Movie Reviews
    Robert Horton reviews Hollywood Blockbusters and art house rarities every Friday on The Beat. He joins us with a look at films screening in our region this weekend.

    At 2:55 p.m. - Pet Shop Boys
    Pet Shop Boys have consistently created some of the most entertaining and substantial dance and pop music of the last two decades. Now, twenty years after the release of their first album, the Boys return with their ninth album, Fundamental, an infectious blast of pop and dance music. The Pet Shop Boys play Seattle's Paramount Theater this Sunday. We'll listen to tracks from Fundamental later this hour.

    Related Event:
    Pet Shop Boys, Sunday, November 5th, 2006, 8:00 p.m., The Paramount,

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