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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


January 31, 2015: Frank Gehry, Andrew Norman, Mike Leigh

Composer Andrew Norman and architect Frank Gehry talk about the intersection between buildings and music; Director Mike Leigh paints us a picture of "Mr. Turner"; Kenneth Turan gives us a list of Sundance Film Festival standouts; Ask the Dean answers a questions about tapping your toes to Tchaikovsky.

Posted 1/31/2015 8:00:00 AM


January 24, 2015: violinist Rachel Barton Pine, The Wooster Group at REDCAT

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine spills the secret to Mozart's teenage rebellion and talks about recording all of his violin concertos; the Wooster Group is using movement and music to breathe new life into a 40 year old collection of songs recorded by the Sisters of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community; on Ask the Dean... so you want to start a music career.? Dean Rob has some advice.

Posted 1/24/2015 8:00:00 AM


January 17, 2015: Tobias Picker; Andrew Norman

Film critic Kenneth Turan on the cyber criminals, Israeli soldiers and mystical Irish beings in theaters now. Tobias Picker talks about living a lot as a requirement for writing convincing operas. And, it didn't take long for this young composer to build a reputation as a fresh talent with a serious gift. Meet Andrew Norman this week on the Arts Alive podcast.

Posted 1/17/2015 8:00:00 AM


January 10, 2015: Dame Angela Lansbury, Actor Charles Edwards, Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Blithe Spirit's Angela Lansbury talks about why she left the silver screen for the stage; Charles Edwards on Downton Abbey and ghostly first wives; Jeffrey Siegel breaks down Chopin in his Keyboard Conversations; Around Town arts calendar: Arts News: Ask the Dean answers a question about vocations for vocalists.

Posted 1/10/2015 8:00:00 AM


December 20, 2014: Unbroken; Two Days, One Night

Arts Alive goes to the movies! The children of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini give their first-hand perspective on the new biopic Unbroken; Belgian film-making duo, the Dardenne brothers, talk about their latest film, Two Days, One Night; Around Town arts calendar: to use a baton or not to use a baton, THAT is the question... on Ask the Dean.

Posted 12/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

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