WCCR and WTOJ present Holmes, Hope and Brubeck

Published 10:23 am Monday, January 7, 2013

The Western Carolina Classic Radio Club will meet Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. on the Isothermal Community College Polk Campus.

The old time radio program will feature Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. William Gillette, of Tryon fame, was cast as Holmes in the very first Sherlock Holmes show that aired Oct. 20, 1930. The Sherlock Holmes program continued on the air until September 1956.

The radio/TV presentation will highlight the comedy of Bob Hope.

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Professor Hoyt will keep everyone guessing with his trivia quiz. Around 3:05 p.m. Wonderful Olde Tyme Jazz (WOTJ) will pay tribute to Dave Brubeck who died Dec. 5, 2012. Brubeck was the first jazz’ superstar of the LP era and one of the art form’s most congenial ambassadors.

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

– article submitted by Bob Reynolds