And The Award For Best Radio Feature Goes To ... Arts Alive!
The arts play a huge role in making LA the fascinating and dynamic city that it is, and each week on Arts Alive we get to dive into the details of what makes the LA arts world turn. It's hard to pick favorites, but one of the stories that got us the most excited this past year was our feature on the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. I'm happy to say that last night at the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Awards presentation, KUSC's "The Rite of Spring Turns 100" took home the top prize for radio feature! Congratulations to Brian Lauritzen and Gail Eichenthal who found such interesting ways to explore the history and everlasting appeal of The Rite for that story! You can listen to our award-winning feature right here:
We had another story nominated in the same category: "Back to the Future With Overdrive at the Getty." This feature came to us from contributing reporter Hugh Esten. Hugh put together a fun and compelling story about the Getty's post-war LA architecture exhibit called Overdive. Congratulations Hugh!
At the awards presentation last night, film critic Kenneth Turan was honored for his many many contributions to film criticism in print and on-air. Of course, you can hear Kenneth Turan in conversation with Gail Eichenthal regularly on Arts Alive! To get his take on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Philomena and The Great Beauty, listen to the podcast of Saturday's Arts Alive.
Thanks to everyone who tunes in to Arts Alive each Saturday at 8AM (or listens to the podcast). It's a pleasure to bring you these stories!