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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

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January 24, 2015: violinist Rachel Barton Pine, The Wooster Group at REDCAT

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine spills the secret to Mozart's teenage rebellion and talks about recording all of his violin concertos; the Wooster Group is using movement and music to breathe new life into a 40 year old collection of songs recorded by the Sisters of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community; on Ask the Dean... so you want to start a music career.? Dean Rob has some advice.

Posted 1/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

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January 17, 2015: Tobias Picker; Andrew Norman

Film critic Kenneth Turan on the cyber criminals, Israeli soldiers and mystical Irish beings in theaters now. Tobias Picker talks about living a lot as a requirement for writing convincing operas. And, it didn't take long for this young composer to build a reputation as a fresh talent with a serious gift. Meet Andrew Norman this week on the Arts Alive podcast.

Posted 1/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

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January 10, 2015: Dame Angela Lansbury, Actor Charles Edwards, Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Blithe Spirit's Angela Lansbury talks about why she left the silver screen for the stage; Charles Edwards on Downton Abbey and ghostly first wives; Jeffrey Siegel breaks down Chopin in his Keyboard Conversations; Around Town arts calendar: Arts News: Ask the Dean answers a question about vocations for vocalists.

Posted 1/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

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December 20, 2014: Unbroken; Two Days, One Night

Arts Alive goes to the movies! The children of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini give their first-hand perspective on the new biopic Unbroken; Belgian film-making duo, the Dardenne brothers, talk about their latest film, Two Days, One Night; Around Town arts calendar: to use a baton or not to use a baton, THAT is the question... on Ask the Dean.

Posted 12/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

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December 20, 2014: Unbroken; Two Days, One Night

Arts Alive goes to the movies! The children of Olympian and WWII POW Louis Zamperini give their first-hand perspective on the new biopic Unbroken; Belgian film-making duo, the Dardenne brothers, talk about their latest film, Two Days, One Night; Around Town arts calendar: to use a baton or not to use a baton, THAT is the question... on Ask the Dean.

Posted 12/20/2014 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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