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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


September 13, 2014: An Art Deco treatment for Verdi's "La Traviata"

Opera director Marta Domingo is the creative mastermind behind LA Opera's season opening production, La Traviata. She'll tell us about giving Verdi's masterpiece an Art Deco makeover. Also, a string quartet whose performances are completely improvised. And Dean Rob Cutietta answers a question about musical exports.

Posted 9/13/2014 8:00:00 AM


September 6, 2014: The Debut of Ezralow Dance, Play the LA River with Project 51

The LA River isn't the cement wasteland you might think it is, it's actually overflowing with creativity thanks to a month-long art project called Play the LA River; we watch as a brand new dance ensemble gets ready for its debut--The Ezralow Dance Company at the Ford Theatre; film critic Kenneth Turan reviews a doc about a rock; Dean Rob answers a question about fighting nerves in a master class.

Posted 9/6/2014 8:00:00 AM


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

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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