Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:
* Last Saturday's concert by bassist Ron Carter's Golden Striker trio at the Touhill Performing Arts Center was reviewed here by Calvin Wilson for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In conjunction with his performance for the Greater St. Louis jazz Festival, Carter also was interviewed by Don Wolff for his "I Love Jazz" program and by radio station WSIE (MP3 file).
* WSIE also got an interview with singer Vanessa Rubin before her performance at SIUE on Monday.
* Post-Dispatch gossip columnist Deb Peterson did a Q&A session last week with saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett.
* Singer Erin Bode will be the musical guest on A Prairie Home Companion when the public radio program broadcasts live from the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 30. The program airs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays on local NPR affiliate KMWU (90.7 FM)