Community Institutions for the Arts
Spark visits with arts organizations that have been supporting the Bay Area art community for decades and the people that keep them alive. Founded in 1973, Ashkenaz is an East Bay music and culture venue that specializes in live roots music and international folk dancing every night of the week. Every summer since 1967, Harriet and Jim Schlader have produced and directed classic American musical theater for the Woodminster Summer Musicals in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park. Then head south to Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center (kuumbwajazz.org), celebrating its 28th year as the West Coast's oldest year-round jazz performance venue and education center.
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Head down to Berkeley, where Ashkenaz has become a hub of the folk music and dance community.
Meet Jim and Harriet Schlader, who've been filling the Oakland hills with the sound of the Woodminster Summer Musicals.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.