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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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