Culture Creates Community
This special episode of Spark spotlights art that connects.
Go inside the Throckmorton Theatre's comedy night in Mill Valley, which is a local institution and a haven for stars like Dana Carvey and Robin Williams.
In San Jose, hundreds of professionals and students perform in a show that mixes traditional Chinese dance, music and martial arts with Western ballet.
Follow local bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis as she performs and works to mentor new artists.
And watch as Ed Drew revives the art of the tin-type while making images of at-risk youth on an organic garden project that's seeking to redefine the image of farming for African Americans.
Spark Video Player
Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.
Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.
Spark is a production of KQED.
Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Latino Heritage Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Latino Heritage Month. During September, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on Latino themes and issues.
San Francisco Opera on KQED
Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the fifth season of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers.