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.
September 20, 2019
For fans of the beloved PBS series Downton Abbey, it’s a red-letter day: the movie version has landed! Here’s a look at how the show has transferred to the silver screen with LA Times and Arts Alive film critic Kenneth Turan and KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal.
September 18, 2019
Today’s question is from David in Los Angeles, who writes, “First, let me say that I’m a big fan of Mozart in the Morning. My question has to do with Mozart’s symphonies. Everybody talks about his 40 symphonies, but the “Jupiter” is number 41. Please explain.”
September 16, 2019
As the school year gets underway, things are hopping at the Colburn School in Downtown LA. The school educates a multitude of students, from the youngsters and teenagers in the Community School of Performing Arts and the Music Academy, to the college level musicians in the Colburn Conservatory. Colburn offers an extensive schedule of public performances and in October they take note of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th birthday. Alan Chapman talked with the President and CEO of the school, Sel Kardan, about those performances and their importance to a growing institution.
September 13, 2019
A new era for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will be ushered in later this month: LACO’s first new music director in more than 20 years picks up the baton September 28th, beginning his tenure with a world premiere.
September 11, 2019
Hippies. Free spirits. Hipsters. The young artists that make up the population of trendy neighborhoods like the Mission or Castro, like Venice and Silverlake. These are the characters at the center of the action in Puccini’s La Bohème, young people following their dreams amid the hustle and bustle of the big city.
September 9, 2019
For today’s Arts Alive, contributor Kelsey McConnell is heading to San Marino where The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens is blowing out 100 candles and diving into the tumultuous year of its founding.
September 6, 2019
On today’s Arts Alive, we welcome back Los Angeles Times and Arts Alive film critic Kenneth Turan, who takes a look at the new documentary about beloved pop singer Linda Rondstadt, “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”. He tells KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal, this is first and foremost a chance to hear Rondstadt sing—and not just the tunes that scaled the pop charts.