Rising stars in the art world reflect on the impact of sudden celebrity and the challenges of balancing commitment to their art with the temptations of fame and fortune.
First, we visit with dancer Rasta Thomas as he tries to parlay his success in the worlds of modern dance and ballet into a Hollywood career.
And we follow Mission-based artist Chris Johanson as he dodges the spotlight while his colorful, kinetic installations attract audiences around the world.
Then artists at both ends of the spectrum reflect on the lure of fame: Hear from Bay Area unknowns as they take their crack at stardom in open auditions for the Apollo Theatre's Amateur Night (apollotheater.com) presented by Cal Performances.
Finally, we go behind the scenes with classical music superstar Joshua Bell as he rehearses at Davies Symphony Hall.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Hide out with San Francisco Mission-based artist Chris Johanson who is struggling to stay out of the spotlight.
Take a risk with Rasta Thomas who tries to translate his prodigious success in the dance world into broader celebrity.
Go behind the scenes with classical music superstar Joshua Bell.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.