In the News: DeMarinis on Owsley; Teeter in Broadway World; Akande on Fiscal Cliff

| January 2, 2013

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Teeter Profiled by Broadway World

Lara Teeter, associate professor in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is profiled in a Q&A in Broadway World. Teeter talks about his current work, playing Cap’n Andy in the upcoming production of SHOW BOAT at Houston Grand Opera, and what he loves about teaching Webster students.


Dennis Owsley accepts thanks from President Stroble after his gift to the University.

DeMarinis in Owsley Feature

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiled legendary local jazz scholar Dennis Owsley on his 30th anniversary of hosting a weekly Sunday night “Jazz Unlimited” show on KWMU. The article quotes Webster University associate professor and chair of Jazz Studies Paul DeMarinis on what makes Owsley so unique among jazz programmers.

“He gives you everything in terms of the broadest and highest quality presentation of the entire breadth of the jazz legacy,” said DeMarinis in the article. “Nothing is excluded. He always comes up with stuff I never heard before.”

Owsley donated his lifetime collection of jazz recordings to Webster, including recordings from nearly a century of recorded sound. The collection is housed at the Emerson Library.

Akande on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Congressional negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” dominated news at the end of 2012, and Benjamin Ola. Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, appeared in interviews on local TV to discuss the legislation at KTVI-Fox2, KSDK (NBC) and KMOV (CBS). He was also one of the economists quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to assess the deal reached at the 11th hour.

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