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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

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Arts Alive is KUSC's arts magazine of the air. Each week on Arts Alive, we bring you news from the arts, our Around Town event calendar, Kenneth Turan's film reports, features on artists, exhibitions and performances and "Ask the Dean," where listeners pick the brain of USC Thornton School of Music Dean Rob Cutietta. Tune in each week, or listen to the podcast for a trip through the dynamic arts landscape of Southern California.

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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


August 30, 2014: Schoenfeld String Competition in Harbin, China; Hitchcock leading lady Eva Marie Saint

Arts Alive reports from the Schoenfeld String Competition in Harbin, China; Hitchcock leading lady Eva Marie Saint on the movie music haunting the Hollywood Bowl; Dean Rob gets medieval with the 12 tone scale on Ask the Dean.

Posted 8/30/2014 8:00:00 AM


August 23, 2014: Danielle Agami of Ate9 Dance, Long Beach Opera does Adams at the Ford

When the mirrors were taken out of the practice room, Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami found a whole new way to move; an opera about seeing the sky being performed under the stars. LA Times and Arts Alive film critic Kenneth Turan digs up a new documentary about a dinosaur-sized custody battle, and the subject is classical conflict resolution on Ask the Dean.

Posted 8/23/2014 8:00:00 AM


June 28, 2014: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Upcoming at the Hollywood Bowl

Arts Alive is making your summer more musical by shining a spotlight on the upcoming 35th anniversary concert from the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, and what's coming up at the Hollywood Bowl. Plus: Kenneth Turan's summer movie picks; a conversation with Danielle Brazell, the Mayor's pick for General Manage of the Department of Cultural Affairs; Ask the Dean answers a question about the relationship between classical and popular music.

Posted 6/28/2014 8:00:00 AM


June 21, 2014: Ceramicist Elaine Katzer, Los Angeles's Central Avenue Jazz

Seeing the animal kingdom through the eyes of ceramicist Elaine Katzer at the American Museum of Ceramic Art.; An interview with Sean J. O'Connell about his new book that revisits Los Angeles' Central Avenue when it was buzzing with now-legendary musicians. Dean Rob Cutietta of the Thornton School of Music investigates the origins of the controversial term "classical."

Posted 6/21/2014 8:00:00 AM


June 14, 2014

David Suchet trades Poirot on TV for a Cardinal on stage who's questioning a Papal death; Exploring Art Song with Songfest; Kenneth Turan takes us through some of the "Not to be Missed" movies in his new book; Ask the Dean looks at how dance and music may have co-evolved; the latest Arts News.

Posted 6/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

The producer and host of Arts Alive is Brian Lauritzen. The production director is Mark Hatwan. Kelsey McConnell serves as Executive Producer.

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