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Arts Alive September 22 at 8AM: LA Opera Barihunk, Vincent Price Has One of Los Four, Kristy Edmunds Shakes Up UCLA

Posted By: Kelsey McConnell · 9/21/2012 12:43:00 PM

This week on Arts Alive, Brian will sit down with Bass Baritone Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, now starring in the title role of LA Opera's Don Giovanni. D'Arcangelo says Don Giovanni isn't really a bad guy, he's just a guy who had one bad night. Plus, D'Arcangelo may not like the term "Barihunk" but it's hard to deny he is one. Here he is with Brian:

 

 

Reporter Luis Torres will take Arts Alive to the exhibit Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled at the Vincent Price Art Museum on the campus of East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. While working in LA, Almaraz was at the forefront of the Chicano art movement in the 1960s and 70s and was a member of Los Four collective. Almaraz' widow Elsa Flores Almaraz and his life-long friend Dan Guerrero helped organize the exhibit along with the museum's director Karen Rapp. 

 


Photo Credit: David Sandoval.

 

 


Museum Director Karen Rapp, in front of one of Almaraz' paintings. Photo Credit: David Sandoval.

 

 

UCLA Live has emerged from a make-over as Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. At the head of that transition is Kristy Edmunds. Edmunds inherited a financially struggling program when she joined UCLA, but she said her first priority became figuring out how the program could evolve and balance artistic imperative with fiscal solvency. One of her evolutions: introducing an artist-in-residence program at UCLA, so artists could immerse themselves in Los Angeles long enough to get a sense of the city.

Haydn or Mozart, Dean Rob Cutietta weighs in on a musical mystery during Ask the Dean. Kenneth Turan's film report brings Trouble with the Curve up to bat.

 



ARTS ALIVE AIRS SATURDAYS AT 8AM.
THE SHOW IS AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST AT KUSC.ORG AND ITUNES
AND STREAMS ON STITCHER

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