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The Best of Arts Alive to End the Year!

Posted By: Kelsey McConnell · 12/24/2012 10:00:00 AM

Arts Alive was thrilled to receive a first prize, a second prize and a number of nominations at the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Awards in November.

This week on the last Arts Alive of 2012, you'll hear three of the features honored at that awards night.

Gail Eichenthal won "Best Personality Profile" for her conversation with actor Gary Oldman. Oldman opened up about how he became the actor he is, his own love of classical music and what it was like to be Beethoven.

Arts Alive won second place in the "Radio Feature" category for a story by Arts Alive Producer Katie McMurran about a visit to a local high school by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. The Chorus' visit was part of a program to promote diversity, so in addition to singing for the students, members of the chorus also told personal stories to the students.

Brian Lauritzen is in conversation with Gabriel Kahane in one of our nominated features. "Kahane" is a last name familiar to LA classical fans. Jeffrey Kahane is the music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. His son, Gabriel, has made a name for himself as a composer and musician in the burgeoning contemporary classical scene in Brooklyn.

Film critic KennethTuran joins Arts Alive for a look at some of his favorite films from the past year.

Enjoy the show, thanks for listening and have a Happy New Year!

 


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