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Ian Brennan and the Democratization of Music (Episode #203)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Music producer Ian Brennan believes that cultural colonization by English-speakers needs redress. Nina Berman's World View - Nina Berman blurs the line between fine art and editorial photography. Her images are as compelling as they are beautiful. Inside the Outsider: Leroy Johnson - Leroy Johnson has lived on the edges of the art world for all his 80+ years. But life in the hinterland has provided him with his own distinctive artistic voice.

Ellen Harvey (Episode #111H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Though she's been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure.
Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance - The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.
Xenia Rubinos - Xenia Rubinos' complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.

Janet Echelman Looms Large (Episode #202)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Janet Echelman's giant net sculptures are the fruit of an artistic process encompassing technology, engineering, and civic engagement. Hats Off to Arturo Rios! - What began as a 9-5 job in the shipping department of a hat maker quickly became a life's vocation for the Mexican-American milliner Arturo Rios. Our Greatest Fear - Humanity's greatest fear is not the unknown, it's the certainty of death, and we've been dealing with it artistically since time immemorial. Justin Bettman's Perspective - Justin Bettman's fine art photography took flight when he began using recycled materials to make disposable sets. The images had staying power.

Orchestrating Hits (Episode #110H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

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.

The Very Fortunate Daniel Handler (Episode #201)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Though his neighbors call him Daniel Handler, you're more likely to know him as Lemony Snicket, the prolific author of the wildly popular children's books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lisa Hannigan: Stalking the Muse - After a decade of non-stop creativity, singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan came face to face, and then overcame, the horrors of the blank page. Nina Chanel is Selling Out (In a Good Way) - Nina Chanel Abney's gift was obvious from an early age. Now, she's on her own waiting list for a painting.

It Takes Two (Episode #109H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Feminist Fatale (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Carsie Blanton is using an old school musical form- jazz- to help change the way women are perceived today.
Matthew Neenan - From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan.
Modigliani - Amedeo Modigliani died a broken man. His art, especially sculptures, have endured.
Luis Cruz Azaceta - Since the 1970s, the paintings and drawings of the Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, have reflected on some of society's great modern tragedies.

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

KQED World: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Feminist Fatale (Episode #112H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Carsie Blanton is using an old school musical form- jazz- to help change the way women are perceived today.
Matthew Neenan - From a very young age, life has been a dance for choreographer Matthew Neenan.
Modigliani - Amedeo Modigliani died a broken man. His art, especially sculptures, have endured.
Luis Cruz Azaceta - Since the 1970s, the paintings and drawings of the Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, have reflected on some of society's great modern tragedies.

Ellen Harvey (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

Though she's been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure.
Bharatanatyam: Indian Dance - The classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad.
Xenia Rubinos - Xenia Rubinos' complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.

Watsky On How to Ruin Everything (Episode #107H)

KQED World: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

The performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his first collection of essays. All of his work is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty
All the World's A Stage - It's widely accepted that life itself is a performance. If so, what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves?
Dindga McCannon - Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative, improvisational approach to a traditional medium.

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