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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Saturdays at 8 a.m.

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


October 25, 2014: Jewish Women's Theatre, Burning Down the House at PMCA

The evolution of LA's Jewish Women's Theatre; Burning Down the House, evocative photos at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; film critic Kenneth Turan reviews a doc about a notorious leak and an animated feature about a baby in a bamboo stalk; Ask the Dean talks sax.

Posted 10/25/2014 8:00:00 AM


October 18, 2014: Opera's "It" Director Barrie Kosky, Fantasia: Music Evolved

Opera director Barrie Kosky wowed audiences with The Magic Flute, now he's back at LA Opera with a double bill full of suspense; enter the world of Fantasia with new video game; Arts News; Around Town arts calendar; what's wrong with Lakme on Ask the Dean.

Posted 10/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


October 4, 2014: LA Odyssey Project; Organist Christopher Houlihan

The LA Odyssey Project brings sea monsters and cyclops to a library near you; an interview with organist Christopher Houlihan before he makes his debut at Disney Hall; Kenneth Turan reviews "Gone Girl;" Ask the Dean teaches a singer how to breathe.

Posted 10/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


September 27, 2014: John Williams, the best-loved composer in all of Hollywood

We spend most of the program this week with composer John Williams, who will be honored September 30 in the LA Phil's season-opening gala; Also, on Ask The Dean, what's the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony?

Posted 9/29/2014 8:23:00 AM


September 20, 2014: Australian composer Cameron Patrick; Violinist and bona fide rock star, Andrew Bird

A visit to the Australian outback with composer Cameron Patrick, who's written a new work for the LA Chamber Orchestra; Plus, violinist Andrew Bird on growing up classical; Kenneth Turan takes a look at a new documentary on the fall of Saigon; And, on Ask the Dean, did ballets shrink?

Posted 9/20/2014 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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