Backstage Buzz will air on Sunday

The next guests on Backstage Buzz on WPKN 89.5 FM will be guest co-host Joseph Kochiss and the Albert family.

Backstage Buzz is hosted by Dolly Curtis of Easton and Leo Meyer.

The show airs on WPKN at 10 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

The Albert family has four children, all of whom sing with the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus.

They are Lucy, 16, Mary, 14, John, 11, and Jane, 9. They have performed in LaBoheme, Tosca, The Little Prince, Carmen, Turandot, Sweeney Todd, and Hansel and Gretel, among others.

Their “opera mom,” Erynn Albert, takes them to and from late-night rehearsals in New York City and homeschools them during the day. Their father, Michael Albert, an artist, just had a show in Fairfield and will have a show and children’s workshop at the Easton Public Library in the future.

Ms. Curtis and Mr. Meyer are adding Joseph Kochiss to the mix Sunday for his expertise in opera history. The hosts will be talking to the children about the operas they have learned and performed, and about their current auditions and performances. Mr. Kochiss is an artist, musician, author, and composer of children’s music and plays, and has been a public school teacher for 32 years in the Stratford schools.

Listeners may tune in at 10 p.m. to 89.5 FM, or visit to listen live on the Internet. Shows are also archived on

The program is engineered by David Schwartz and is made possible by WPKN, a listener-supported public radio station.



Channing to be guest on Backstage Buzz

Friday, 19 November 2010 09:44
Carol Channing, a three-time Tony Award winner, will be this Sunday's guest on Backstage Buzz on WPKN 89.5 FM.

Co-hosts Dolly Curtis of Easton and Leo Meyer will be talking with Ms. Channing about her more than 50-year career as a Broadway and screen star.

Mr. Meyer, as owner of Atlas Scenic Studios in Bridgeport, made all the stage sets for Ms. Channing's Hello, Dolly! Broadway and out-of-town shows.

Ms. Channing is known for her portrayal of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, for which she won the Tony Award in 1964, and also for her performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Girl, Pygmalion, The Vamp, Wonderful Town, Lend an Ear, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Backstage Buzz will air Sunday, Nov. 21, at 10 p.m. The interview will be available afterward on It will also stream live at

The program is engineered by Dave Schwartz and is made possible by WPKN, a listener-supported public radio station.



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