Mixing culinary into arts and entertainment, Julian Miller speaking with Genie and Forest O'Neil, owners and operators of Festivity Ignition. David Fleming speaks with Murray Hepner about the Lewis Family Playhouse and the upcoming season for the Mainstreet Theatre Company. Lillian Vasquez tells us about numerous events in the area that KVCR is either presenting or sponsoring. Rick Dulock spoke with Diane Mitchell, the current artistic director for the Hemet Community Concert Association.

The Hemet Community Concert Association Kicks off their 41st Season KVCR?s Rick Dulock interviews Diane Mitchell, Artistic Director for the HCCA

9/6/13 - Frank Paul Fetta, Paula Poundstone

Sep 6, 2013

Rick Dulock in conversation with maestro Frank Paul Fetta about the upcoming season for San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra. Also we hear from comedian Paul Poundstone.

David Fleming speaks with flutist Tim Weisberg. Also, we hear from vocalist Janice Mann who also makes jewelry. 

The World of Kristin Korb

May 7, 2012

Polly Frost: She MIGHT be near you soon!

Apr 23, 2012

I was first able to interview Polly Frost for her one-woman show, "How to Survive Your Adult Relationship With Your Family" at The Canyon Crest Winery in Riverside. Before she contacted me - I must admit - I thought her name was a bit familiar - but I didn't quite know who she was. I shoulda - given my interests - and now I'm glad I DO.

Rockabilly - at age 73!

Apr 17, 2012

Wanda Jackson is called The Queen of Rock n’ Roll, the 1st Lady of Rockabilly, and credited as the 1st female rock n’ roll singer. I have yet to talk to her about these names being placed on her, but I will.

This Is...Not...Spinal Tap

Apr 17, 2012

So – in between cataloguing my jazz LPs, sorting through my ambient and classical discs, and listening to something really reflective by Eric Satie…it was a trip to a local grocer, where a friend offered up some tickets for something a bit different…Heavy frackin' Metal! Well, one band was. Two other bands were just good, hard, edgy rock. Refreshing. Then there was the headliner – Steel Panther!

A Big But and an Even Bigger Dinosaur

Apr 17, 2012

A big But? Yeah. I know. I spelled it wrong. If that’s what you were thinking. I’m thinking of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. He had been dropped off at a roadside diner by Large Marge – a spectral truck driver. He was giving Simone, a waitress, some advice, and she said, “I know you’re right, Pee-wee, but…” He cuts her off with, “Everyone I know has a big 'But'. C’mon, Simone, let’s talk about your big 'But'”. Now, while they were chatting, they were looking out at the night sky – through the mouth of a large dinosaur.

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Science, Technology, And Medicine

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

How Benny Goodman Orchestrated 'The Most Important Concert In Jazz History'

By 1938, clarinetist Benny Goodman was already known as "The King of Swing" — the leader of the most popular dance band in America at a time when swing jazz was America's most popular music. But nobody knew how it would be received in Carnegie Hall, America's temple to classical music. "That January 16 th back in 1938 was a Sunday, and a cold one," Goodman recalled in a commentary recorded 12 years later. "We didn't quite know what would happen. How we would sound. What the audience would...

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