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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


March 28, 2015: YOLA in Japan, Whistler's Mother at the Norton Simon

Brian Lauritzen on what happened when a handful of Youth Orchestra LA musicians met their peers of El Sistema Japan; a painting exchange brings three masterworks from Paris' Musee D'Orsay to Pasadena; Ask the Dean answer a question about location, location, location ... in a concert hall; Around Town arts calendar; Arts News

Posted 3/28/2015 8:00:00 AM


March 21, 2015: Bach in the Subways; Seymour: An Introduction

We celebrate Bach's birthday with Bach in the Subways; our interview with the piano teacher extraordinaire that inspired Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction"; Kenneth Turan reviews a distopian sequel and a some rare zombie gems; Ask the Dean finds the best seat in the house; Arts News: Around Town arts calendar

Posted 3/21/2015 8:00:00 AM


March 14, 2015: The Fifth Dementia, The Festival of New American Musical's ShowSearch

Seniors with degenerative diseases are finding joy in a therapeutic music group called The Fifth Dementia; The Festival of New American Musical is using a competition and an educational initiative to create opportunities for young writers; Arts News; Around Town arts calendar; does jazz have to improvised? That's the question on Ask the Dean.

Posted 3/14/2015 8:00:00 AM


March 7, 2015: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in Pasadena, Dead Man Walking at the Broad Stage

A new production of Jake Heggie's opera "Dead Man Walking" is coming to town. Heggie tells us about the new incarnation; a Pasadena play about Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, considered the first feminist writer and the first great Latin American Poet; Kenneth Turan on a doc about delis and his favorite festival; Ask the Dean is baffled about batons.

Posted 3/7/2015 8:00:00 AM


February 28, 2015: The Price at CTG, Italian Renaissance Paintings at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Mark Taper Forum is celebrating Arthur Miller's centenary with a production of The Price, we talk to the director & one of the stars of the show. Plus, we travel to Renaissance Italy by way of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. An Ask the Dean question that stumped the faculty. Around Town arts calendar. Latest arts news.

Posted 2/28/2015 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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