This week on Arts Alive: in case you’re wondering about what music education actually teaches kids, why not just ask them? We did. Hear the inspiring story of the USC Thornton School of Music’s Community Engagement Program. Also, Pop Art in LA. We visit the Skirball Cultural Center for an exhibition that shows how Roy Lichtenstein, a New Yorker, found inspiration here in the City of Angels. Plus, LA Times and Arts Alive film critic Kenneth Turan reviews a trio of films, including a thriller with a not-so-thrilling name. And on Ask the Dean, in the world of classical music, why is there a bias in favor of European composers? What about great music of other cultures?
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.