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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.

Arts Alive Podcasts

Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


April 19, 2014

The artistic riches of Santa Barbara! Behind the scenes at Opera Santa Barbara's production of The Consul; discovering the dynamic drawings of sculptor Alice Aycock at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Arts News; the Around Town arts calendar; and, on Ask the Dean -- you can remember a melody, but what about a pitch?

Posted 4/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


April 12, 2014

Author April Smith talks with KUSC's Dennis Bartel about recreating the past for the page; Israeli artist Penny Hes Yassour talks about poetry and painting with space; Plus, film critic Kenneth Turan pays homage to Mickey Rooney; and much more.

Posted 4/13/2014 12:03:00 PM


April 5, 2014

U-T San Diego music critic on the surprising shutdown of San Diego Opera; Culture Clash's Ric Salinas on his new play about tattoos & relationships that are more than skin deep; the ONE Archive exhibition that remembers when video was brand new and EZTV was testing its limits; on Ask the Dean, Jim wants to sing, but is it too late?

Posted 4/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


March 29, 2014

A few lucky YOLA musicians on traveling with the LA Phil and meeting the great Yo-Yo Ma; Misty Copeland overcame major obstacles on her path to becoming American Ballet Theatre's first African American soloist in 20 years, she talks to Arts Alive about her journey and her new memoir, Life in Motion; Kenneth Turan reviews an epic making waves and a documentary that puts a reclusive photographer in front of the camera; the latest Arts News; Dean Rob Cutietta talks about changing norms for horns on Ask the Dean.

Posted 3/29/2014 8:00:00 AM


March 22, 2014

Arts Alive spends time in the string section this week. We get the scoop on StradFest and introduce you to Simone Porter, the 17 year old violinist about to make her debut with the Pasadena Symphony. Plus, the latest Arts News and a trip Around Town with the arts calendar. Dean Rob Cutietta answers the question "how do you keep the old chestnuts alive" on Ask the Dean.

Posted 3/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

The producer and host of Arts Alive is Brian Lauritzen. Co-producer is Katie McMurran. The production director is Mark Hatwan. Kelsey McConnell serves as Executive Producer.

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