Arts Alive January 12th at 8AM: Experimenting With Sound, On the Couch with Freud
Judd Hirsch first came to acclaim playing a cab driver on the television show Taxi. More recently he was the thoughtful father of two crime-solving sons on the TV show Numb3rs. Now, he's treading the boards at the Broad Stage in the West Coast premiere of Freud's Last Session. The play imagines a late-in-life meeting between Dr. Sigmund Freud (Hirsch), the devoutly atheist father of psychoanalysis, and the philosophical Christian author-professor C.S. Lewis (played by Tom Cavanagh). Judd Hirsch talks to Gail Eichenthal this week on Arts Alive.
George Lewis plays the computer as well as he plays the trombone. He's known for using both to create improvised and experimental music. He's also a scholar, a Columbia University professor and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (the so-called "Genius Grant"). His book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music traces the roots and impact of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a non-profit organization whose motto is, "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future." More about Lewis, his book and the AACM on the show this week.
Oscar nominations were announced in the wee small hours of January 10th. What does film critic Kenneth Turan think about who and who didn't make the cut? He and Brian Lauritzen talk about the quest for Oscar gold this week.
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