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Del Sol String Quartet, David Hevel, La Familia Pena-Govea (Episode #504H)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 29, 2013 -- 6:30 PM

* Hear the Del Sol String Quartet rehearse and debut the work of contemporary chamber composers.
* Laugh with sculptor David Hevel as he makes fun of pop culture celebrities with his outrageous animal creations.
* Join La Familia Pena-Govea, the family band where everyone has a part to play in this musical dynasty in the making.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Dec 31, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shailja Patel, and Ronn Guidi (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 -- 7:30 PM

* Meet the Lawrence Ferlinghetti you didn't know - you might already know him as a poet, but did you also know that he's a painter, too?
* Then visit Kenyan-born Indian American Shailja Patel as she performs her spoken word piece about migration and personal history.
* See how Oakland Ballet artistic director Ronn Guidi comes out of retirement to save the dance company he loves.
* And finally see how Rene Garcia Jr.'s glitter portraits shine.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 28, 2013 -- 5:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 -- 1:30 AM

Favianna Rodriguez, Ben Levy and Julio Morales (Episode #516H)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:30 PM

* Favianna Rodriguez is part of a tradition of Chicano graphic artists that dates back to the 60's. A 28-year-old self-taught artist, Rodriguez spent her teen years in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood attending free community art workshops. Spark watches as she creates silkscreen and offset posters and follows her to a Day Laborer's Conference to create dialogue around her latest work.
* Though only 5 years old, LEVYdance has made a big splash in the SF dance community. The artistic director Ben Levy, a 29 year old UC Berkeley grad, was named one of the "Top 25 to watch" by Dance Magazine. Levy is choreographing a new work tentatively called "Patterns of Flight", based on the veiled past of his Iranian-Jewish parents. He's collaborating with composer Keeril Makan, couture designer Colleen Quen, and industrial furniture designer Rick Lee.
* Laurie Antonioli is a singer and lyricist, and also a teacher. Last year she returned from a 4 year teaching stint near Vienna. Now heading the vocal department at Berkeley's Jazz School, Laurie is working with a new quartet to rehearse and record her collection of "new standards."
* Artist and Curator Julio Morales explores the confluence of Mexican and US culture in his latest work at Galleria de la Raza.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 22, 2013 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 20, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Dec 17, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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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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