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The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes (Episode #105H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Kevin Barnes is the founder and leader of the indie rock band Of Montreal. After 20 years and 14 albums, he's still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans.
Pictures of You - Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it, to help shape their public image.
Wale Oyejide - Recognized as one of America's best-dressed men, designer, attorney and afrobeat musician Wale Oyejide is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.

Scents and Sensibility (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Conducting opera may well be the hardest job in classical music. The quietly spoken Fabio Luisi does it all with grace and aplomb.
Found in Translation - Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.
Elizabeth Streb: Dancing with Danger - It's rare for an artist to disavow her own genre but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer you've ever met.

The Cutting Edge of Stained Glass (Episode #108H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 23, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

For more than thirty years, Judith Schaechter has been applying avant-garde sensibilities to a once traditional art form; stained glass.
Bodies of Work - In the past century or so, tattoos have gone from being a mark of the outsider to a more socially accepted expression of self.
Eric Owens - With a voice and stage presence as big as his personality, Eric Owens is among the most celebrated bass-baritones in the opera world.

Scents and Sensibility (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Conducting opera may well be the hardest job in classical music. The quietly spoken Fabio Luisi does it all with grace and aplomb.
Found in Translation - Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.
Elizabeth Streb: Dancing with Danger - It's rare for an artist to disavow her own genre but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer you've ever met.

Orchestrating Hits (Episode #110H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 16, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Classically trained cellist Larry Gold has spent a lifetime orchestrating pop classics. Today he's helping bring out the soul in R&B and Hip-hop.
Goldberg Variations; Timeless Virtuosity - Bach's centuries old, devilishly difficult, Goldberg Variations, continue to fascinate audiences and challenge pianists.
The Illustrious Kevin Cornell - Kevin Cornell's illustrations have a remarkable capacity to evoke childlike emotion, even in adults.
Perceptual Shift - Whether created for commercial, political, or personal ends, sculptor Michael Murphy's installations are perceptual puzzles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes (Episode #105H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Kevin Barnes is the founder and leader of the indie rock band Of Montreal. After 20 years and 14 albums, he's still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans.
Pictures of You - Long before selfies, portraits were a way for those who could afford it, to help shape their public image.
Wale Oyejide - Recognized as one of America's best-dressed men, designer, attorney and afrobeat musician Wale Oyejide is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.

It Takes Two (Episode #109H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

In the popular imagination, tango is an exotic seduction born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires. In truth, it's a complex improvised form danced the world over.
Krimes and Punishment - Jesse Krimes describes his six years in federal prison as a kind of "arts residency". Not only did his work keep him sane while on the inside, it's become the foundation for a successful artistic career on the outside.
Stephen Costello's Most Valuable Friend - Celebrated opera tenor Stephen Costello has been both blessed and betrayed by his voice.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jul 10, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Sugar Tongue Slim (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jul 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

For STS, wordplay is a way of life; hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul.
Bruce Metcalf - Master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too... precious.
Fear of the Known - For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

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