KVC aRts

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Join host David Fleming for a program dedicated to Arts and Entertainment in our region, as well as the people and places providing it. Interviews with authors, producers, visual artists and musicians, spotlighting a classic album or a brand new release. From musical legends and icons - to players at the local level, from Broadway tours to Community theater, from the Hollywood Bowl to the Redlands Bowl.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Lara Stolman, director of "Swim Team," a documenary about a competative swim team made up of kids on the autistic spectrum. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Terry Johnson, of The Flamingos. The Flamingos are part of the lineup with Chris Montez, Terry Carter, and Carla Cooke - with Legend of Doo Wop, Soul and Rock n' Roll. That'll be in Upland August 5th. Tickets and information at affordablemusicproductions.com.

David Fleming speaks with Jason Strain about musician and educator Jeff Tower, who passed away July 4th of this year. There'll be a Tribute/Jam/Memorial on July 13th. Then it's Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Ron Adams, artistic director for the Redlands Theatre Festival. This Edition of KVC-Arts closes with David Fleming in Conversation with Mel Carter. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" and more, carter is part of the lineup with Legends of Doo Wop, Soul and Rock n' Roll, in Upland August 5th. Tickets and information at affordablemusicproductions.com.
 

This edition of KVC-Arts starts with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Andrea Musselman, with Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes. That's in LA, Anaheim, and Ontario in July. Thyen it's David Fleming in conversation with Eva Mikhailovna and Jacob Pflum - from Eva and the Vagabond Tales. We'll hear about their EP "La Souleur Exquise," and their next full-length album - hopefully out this fall.
 

Rick Dulock speaks with Chris Clarke, planetarium specialist at the George F Beatty Planetarium since the early 90's. Then it's Sahar Khadjenoury in conversation with rap and hip hop artist, Def-i. Def-i is one of many artists you can find on the AUX - the music video service of FNX, First Nations Experience.

Tonight we talk to Dovey Dee, an American artist living in Australia and sharing her interpretations of vast Aussie landscapes at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona.  Also in tonight’s episode, a conversation with Phil Rosenthal. He has a six-episode series for PBS airing on KVCR TV this summer called “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” And it’s time for our annual preview of The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. We’ll ask the Bowl’s Executive Director, Beverly Noerr what’s in the works for the 94th season.

We start this week's show with John Wolf, Curator of Montclair Art Works. He explains to KVCR's Lillian Vasquez his concept of bringing art into public spaces which is resulting in unexpected exposure and brand new audiences for uniquely public presentations.  Lillian also speaks with Professor Margaret Worsley about the Instrumental Music Program being built anew at San Bernardino Valley College.  And, a book interview with Louie Fuerte - the man behind the camera for 12 seasons of California's Gold with Huell Howser.

Guitars for Vets is a nationwide program with a local chapter in Loma Linda. As the name indicates it involves music and veterans. We sat down with James Robledo, a veteran who went through the program and now leads it. After that, we'll speak to David Batista, Vice President of Strategic Development at San Antonio Regional Hospital. The hospital puts on an annual Hot Rod Show where health screenings for men also take place.

Memorial Day brings remembrances of all kinds, but mostly reflections on and around those who gave their lives in the name of freedom. Our show begins with the Riverside Concert Band. The group will pay tribute to those who served with a performances at Riverside National Cemetery on Memorial Day morning at 10 AM.  Lillian Vasquez speaks with Jim Bachert, he's one of the musicians in the group and serves as their President. University of Redlands student and KVCR intern, Michael Pesavento speaks with local author Ron MacDonald about his new book, Arlington Anthology: Field of Honor.

We begin this episode of KVC_aRts with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Sherri Kinison who, with her husband, owns and runs the Grove Theatre in Upland. Sleeping Beauty; Dads, Grads and Moho's; Elvis: Hollywood the Vegas AND the Beatles Tribute Band Abbey Road are all on the schedule at the Grove in the coming weeks. We'll also hear from Axel Clark, the drummer who plays Ringo Starr in Abbey Road - His group will perform at the Grove on June 24. Next, Debbie Yopp tells Vasquez about Norco's Brew N' Que weekend - June 2-4 with food, brew, music and fun!

This week's show begins with Rick Dulock and two talented students from La Sierra University, Michael Patterson and Susana Leiva. Patterson will conduct the school orchestra's Spring Concert on May 13 and Leiva will lend her voice to the evening's repertoire. On May 22 a new and unique coffee house opens in Claremont; Sanctuary Coffee. Lillian Vasquez chats with Steve Gerali who hopes to provide respite for weary workers and students where the profits go to charity! Also in this episode of KVC_aRts David Fleming speaks with the newest member of Celtic Woman, Tara McNeill.

Joey Travolta began his adult life as a special education teacher, but filmmaking is his passion. He put the two together and created Inclusion Films, a company that partners with entities in a growing number of communities and trains people with developmental disabilities in the art of filmmaking. Lillian Vasquez speaks with Joey about the latest partnership in KVCR's city of license - San Bernardino.  Classes start this month. She also speaks with a PBS star she first interviewed when he was just nine years old. Ethan Bortnick is 16 now.

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez chats with Emin, a talented tenor seen and heard on KVCR TV/PBS, about his life, career and upcoming concert scheduled for May 27 in L.A.  Also this week, we revisit David Fleming's sit-down with JP Houston and Julie Van Dusen. They are the talented comedy duo behind American Parlor Songbook heard now on multiple public radio stations across the country... And KVCR had it first!  91.9 KVCR will host a LIVE taping of the APS in the KVCR TV studio later this month.

4/19/17   We revisit a 2014 interview by Lillian Vasquez with New York Times Bestselling author, Ron Suskind whose book, Life Animated has inspired a 2016 documentary film of the same name. 

Rick Dulock speaks with three barbershop singers from The Inland Sound Chorus. Their concert in Riverside on April 29 features their own group along with special guests, The Stadl Harmonists from Germany. 

4/12/17 - Little Anthony, Lou Christie part 2

Apr 12, 2017

With simply too much to fit into the previous weeks show, we hear once again from Lou Christie. Then David Fleming speaks with Little Anthony. Jay and the Americans, Lou Christie, and Little Anthony and the Imperials will make up "Legends of R&B, Soul and Rock n' Roll," at The California Theatre in San Bernardino April 22nd. Tickets and information at affordablemusicproductions.com.

  

The program starts with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Carol Dixon about the upcoming 56th annual Headdress Ball - presented by the Assistance League of San Bernardino. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Lou Christie - part of the lineup with Legends of R&B, Soul and Rock n' Roll, along with Jay and the Americans, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. That's at The California Theatre in San Bernardino April 22nd. Tickets and information at affordablemusicproductions.com.
 

The program starts with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Jim Buchholz, serving as President for the 15th Annual Riverside International Film Festival. That runs April 21st through the 30th. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Sandy Deanne, with Jay and the Americans. Jay and the Americans, Lou Christie, and Little Anthony and the Imperials will be at The California Theatre in San Bernardino April 22nd. Tickets and information at affordablemusicproductions.com

Robin Elise Underwood

Joanne Acosta finds out more about the 6th Annual LUNAFEST, a film festival coming to Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga April 2, 2017. Then it's David Fleming in conversation once again with Eyerie Zenzele. More on her cd with her brother, Hermanos Eyerie. Also her FUTURE works - a book, with an accompanying cd. 

Robin Elise Underwood

Emmanuel Rogers speaks with Sophie Egan, Author of Devoured. Devoured looks at the American Food Psyche... what we eat, why we eat it, and what this says about us. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Eyerie Zenzele - a published poet, activist, and rap and hip hop artist. She has a new cd out with her brother (and more) - fittingly, called Hermanos Eyerie.

Lillian Vasquez speaks with Chase Bailey and his mother Mary. Chase was inspired by his journey with autism AND food aversion, and ended up with a YouTube cooking show - and now The Official Chase N' Yur Face Cookbook. Then Lillian speaks with singer Fernando Varela. His PBS special "Coming Home," coming soon to KVCR-TV.

The program starts with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Emin - a Russian singer who croons the American standars... and then some. He has a concert on PBS with David Foster, airing on KVCR-TV. Then it's David Fleming with music and conversation with Graham Nash. A BIT about Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies of course. We'll also touch briefly on his work with David Gilmour, and spoke a bunch about his first solo release in some 14 years - This Path Tonight. Nash will be in Riverside in early April.

2/22/17 - Al Jarreau, The Storybook Villains

Feb 22, 2017
Ray Gutierrez

The show begins with a brief remembrance of Al Jarreau, who passed away February 12th. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Chris Thayer, Caleb Roseberry and Ed Cornejo - 3/4 of The Storybook Villains. The sound (and attitude) is as if Howlin' Wolf met Rage Against the Machine, it's a gritty blues with a modern stamp, avoiding the too oft' played "top 40" of the blues world. Their cd, "Happily Neverafter" was released February 14th - a week or so before this interview aired.
 

 

The program starts with KVCR's Rick Dulock in conversation with Mattie Scully, Chair of the Performing Arts Department at San Bernardino Valley College. We'll here about the upcoming Black History Month/Civil Rights concert. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Steve Rushingwind and Nelson Rios. We'll be speaking primarily about - and hearing music from - "Fuego," the new release from Rushingwind and the Native Groove.

David Fleming speaks with Munro Galloway about "4 Years," an exhibit of his paintings - and the accompanying book. The echibit runs February 14th through March 19th, with a reception February 18th. We hear "Winter," from Eva and the Vagabond Tales. From their latest EP, this song was re-recorded for the NPR Tiny Desk contest. To close the show, Lillian Vasquez gets music and conversation with Englebert Humperdink, coming to Riverside February 19th. His music, his name (of course)... and Elvis!

 

David Fleming

David Fleming speaks with Mia Mercado, directing Steel Magnolias. That's running in Rialto February 11th through the 26th. David also speaks with Rick Caughman, one of the artists featured in an exhibit housed in TWO museums in Ontario, Sheets, Sheets and Caughman. Then we have Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Cheri Kehler, playing the lead in Mary Poppins - at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside February 24th and 25th.

The show starts with David Fleming in conversation with Janee Both Gragg, founder of the Vibe Festival of Wellness coming up February 18th at University of Redlands. Lillian Vasquez speaks with tenor Pasquale Esposito, coming to the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs March 5th. Then, with the deadline for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert looming (a few hours after the repeat broadcast of this program, 1/29/17), Sean Longstreet talks us through HIS past submission for the Tiny Desk Concert contest.

1/18/17 - Rap and Hip Hop Artist - Drezus

Jan 18, 2017

The sole focus on this edition of KVC-Arts is Rap and Hip Hop artist Drezus. We'll focus mainly on his release, Indian Summer, but also touch on his roots and future projects - including his NEXT cd - Public Enemy. The video for Warpath - from Indian Summer - can now be found on The AUX - the music video service of FNX. Go to fnx.org/the aux.

Emmanuel Rogers speaks with Stephen J. Dubner. Along with Steven Leveitt, they make up the Freakonomics radio team. Their latest book - When to Rob a Bank and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants. Then it's Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Richard Sherman. We'll hear about how  It's a Small World came about, Mary Poppins and Disney, and just what song - of all Richard and his brother wrote - what was his favorite? Or at least - the most significant?

David Fleming speaks with Cliff Simon. On the previous KVC-Arts, we heard about the adventures leading up to his book, Paris Nights - My Year at the Moulin Rouge. On this edition we hear about his acting career, begining in South Africa and then here in the US. Then it's Rick Dulock speaking about several cool additions to the KVCR-FM lineup. To close the program, Emmanuel Rogers speaks with Eddy Rivas, author of Red vs Blue - The Ultimate Fan Guide.
 

Raphaela Raggam www.raphaelaraggam.com

First we have part two of an interview with David Fleming and  singer-songwriter Pete Sands - AKA Blackkiss. We'll look once again at his cd release "Dirt Dance Floor," hear about some notable festivals, and what lies in store for the future. Then David speaks with Cliff Simon. Many may know him from his film and TV roles... but he also spent a year as a dancer at The Moulin Rouge, and has a new book ABOUT that year - and well beyond. This is part one of an interview we'll be continuing next week.

David Fleming

Jessica Greenwell speaks with Rick West - President and CEO of The Autry Museum of the American West. Then it's Part One of David Fleming in conversation with singer-songwriter, Pete Sand - AKA Blackkiss. Music from his release, Dirt Dance Floor and more.

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