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The Ark, Mauleon, and Grisman (Episode #606H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Spark goes on a musical adventure, exploring Latin Jazz, Bluegrass, and music from the Jewish diaspora. First, climb aboard The Ark, a project created by the Jewish Music Festival. In the basement of a divinity school, nine musicians from the US, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East have six days to compose a groundbreaking new piece of Jewish music. Next, meet pianist and bandleader Rebeca Mauleon, one of the leading ladies of Latin Jazz. Then visit with mandolin master, David Grisman, who blends new jazz and traditional bluegrass to create a thoroughly original sound.

Saxophonist Howard Wiley, Weaver Adela Akers, and other stories (Episode #506H)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Saxophonist Howard Wiley explores the tradition of spiritual music found at a plantation prison in the deep south, and other stories.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 11:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

SF Ballet's New Works Festival (Episode #603H)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the San Francisco Ballet mounted an ambitious festival of new works, ten world premieres by ten choreographers. Spark follows the creation of three of these works by some of the country's most renowned choreographers - Mark Morris, Margaret Jenkins, and Christopher Wheeldon - exploring the new directions they are taking this centuries-old art form. Morris has enlisted longtime friend Isaac Mizrahi to design the costumes and John Adams to compose the music for his ballet, both collaborators stellar figures in their own fields. Margaret Jenkins, the highly respected Bay Area choreographer, has members of the Ballet company working in an entirely new way - within her modern dance tradition. Christopher Wheeldon, heralded as the next Balanchine, blends elements of traditional and classical ballet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 11:30 PM
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    • Wed 11/30: planned momentary outages of DT54 over the air signal

      (this is a continuation of the work originally announced for 11/28, which was not completed on Tuesday.) At some point during the morning of Wednesday Nov. 30th, the KQEH transmitter will switch from its main antenna to the auxillary one, to allow for the safety of workers doing maintenance for another TV station on the […]

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air Signal restored

      Repairs have been completed on today’s transmitter issue, and the signals for DT54.1 through 54.5 have been restored.

    • Tues 11/29: DT54 Over the Air signal currently down

      (DT54.1 through 54.5) During the course of the work described below, which necessitated moving our outgoing signal from the main antenna to the auxillary antenna, the transmitter suddenly shut down. As of 3:30pm Tues, we do not have an estimated time for repair and return of the Over the Air signals for DT54.1 through 54.5

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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