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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


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


June 7, 2014

Pianist Jeremy Denk on the reverence and irreverence he's bringing to this year's Ojai Music Festival; a trip to Other Desert Cities with playwright Jon Robin Baitz; Around Town arts calendar; Arts News; On Ask the Dean, is it our minds or our muscles that can predict a pitch?

Posted 6/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


May 31, 2014

Angel City Chorale's collaboration with the first video game composer ever to win a Grammy; an inside look at the Dance Media Film Festival, pairing documentaries and live performances with dynamic downtown locations; Around Town arts calendar; Arts News; on Ask the Dean, is Dean Rob questioning the purpose of the piccolo?

Posted 5/31/2014 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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