Django Fever, Dorsey, and Laitala
Spark checks out unique perspectives on art.
See how bands like the Hot Club of San Francisco emulate the style and verve of the Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Next, visit with choreographer Sean Dorsey, who is carving out a new space in modern dance for transgender and queer artists.
Finally, see how experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala creates works of handmade cinematic art, one frame at a time.
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See how Sean Dorsey carves out new space for transgender and queer artists in modern dance.
Check out the San Francisco/Mill Valley Djangofest with the Hot Club of San Francisco.
Experiment with filmmaker Kerry Laitala as she creates works of handmade cinematic art, one frame at a time.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"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.