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Arts Alive November 10th at 8AM: Bi-Cultural Creator, Desert Island Opera & Bond, James Bond.

Posted By: Kelsey McConnell · 11/8/2012 2:18:00 PM



Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga grew up in both San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico and the influence of both places show through in her work. Her fiber, furniture and accessory designs illustrate her desire to use craft-based works to create a dialogue between very different cultural experiences. Aguiñiga learned her trade from diverse sources--from a native backstrap weaver in Chiapas, Mexico to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Aguiñiga is a featured artist on the PBS program
CRAFT IN AMERICA: CROSSROADS airing Friday, November 16 at 9pm and she's on Arts Alive this week.

 



USC Thornton School of Music Opera Program is getting swept onto a desert island with the west coast premiere of Lee Hoiby's The Tempest, based on Shakespeare's play with libretto by Mark Shulgasser. On the show this week, Gail Eichenthal will talk to Kenneth Cazan and Brent McMunn, the artistic directors of USC Opera about their stormy production.

 

In Jon Burlingame's new book The Music of James Bond, Burlingame goes on a mission to discover the extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond. With a chapter on every Bond film to date, the book describes the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No, John Barry's trend-setting scores for Goldfinger and Thunderball, how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound in the1990s and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. Jon Burlingame stops by the Arts Alive studio to share the intrigue.
 
 
 
 
Also on Arts Alive this week, the Arts News and Around Town events calendar. Transposing treble takes the stage on Ask the Dean and Kenneth Turan reviews a film fit for a president, Lincoln.
 

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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