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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.
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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

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English


Episodes

Pasek and Paul and Tony and 'Evan Hansen'

10/19/2018
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The award-winning Broadway smash with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul finally arrives in Los Angeles; how deep are Saudi Arabia's tentacles in American museums?; the Berlin-based performance group, Gob Squad, examines how we cope with aging.

Duration:00:26:45

J'Nai Bridges traveled from the basketball court to the opera stage

10/18/2018
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The mezzo-soprano had a promising hoops career, but then she discovered singing; Netflix buys a huge production studio in Albuquerque; Janelle Monáe breaks down her song, "So Afraid."

Duration:00:26:42

Aseem Batra finds the laughs in 'I Feel Bad'

10/17/2018
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She's a rare female minority show-runner, but her main goal is to let the mom character have some fun; how are immigrants depicted on TV?; the L.A. Master Chorale takes its show on the road.

Duration:00:26:01

Peter Dinklage shows another side of Hervé Villechaize

10/16/2018
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Actor Peter Dinklage and filmmaker Sacha Gervasi on making "My Dinner With Hervé," about the French actor Hervé Villechaize; how do "The Conners" fare without Roseanne? L.A. Times TV critic Lorraine Ali shares her thoughts.

Duration:00:26:50

Comedian Mo Amer's 'Vagabond' life

10/15/2018
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Muslim comedian Mo Amer once sat next to Eric Trump on an international flight. That's just one of many stories in his Netflix special "Vagabond." In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's disapperance, Hollywood rethinks its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Plus, how Dieter Ruehle came to be the Dodgers' organist.

Duration:00:26:39

'Pod Save America' makes a TV move

10/12/2018
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The popular politics podcast launches a weekly TV version on HBO leading up to the mid-term elections; the ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases movies and conversations to gain a greater appreciation of opportunities and challenges for differently-abled people.

Duration:00:25:45

Seed & Spark offers a new platform for content distribution

10/11/2018
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The digital platform provides opportunities for comedy shows like "Everything Is Fine!"; the annual VF Summit draws the biggest names in Hollywood and Silicon Valley; Desert Daze claims a space on the music festival landscape.

Duration:00:25:43

Paul Greengrass' '22 July' is a cautionary tale about domestic terrorism

10/10/2018
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The film is an attempt to understand the motives behind the horrific 2011 attack at a teen camp in Norway; Taylor Swift showed her political leanings this week, but can she make a difference?

Duration:00:25:00

Damien Chazelle follows up 'La La Land' with 'First Man'

10/9/2018
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The Academy Award-winning director takes on a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong; "American Saga: Gunshot Medley: Part 1" is a new play about the struggle against systemic racism.

Duration:00:25:39

Behind the scenes of 'A Star Is Born'

10/8/2018
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Cinematographer Matthew Libatique talks about shooting the film's live concert scenes at Coachella and other venues; New York Times culture critic Amanda Hess on how the new TV season is addressing the #MeToo movement; Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, breaks down her song, "Woman."

Duration:00:25:49

Tamara Jenkins is back, at last, with 'Private Life'

10/5/2018
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It's been 11 years since the writer/director's last film, and she returns with a personal movie about infertility; singer Luciana Souza has a new album based on Leonard Cohen's poetry.

Duration:00:26:46

Jazz icon Billy Strayhorn gets a dance treatment

10/4/2018
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The man who made crucial contributions to the music of Duke Ellington gets a tribute in David Rousséve's "Halfway to Dawn"; a dozen years after his death, James Brown's estate remains a muddled mess; Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson has a riveting video installation at The Broad.

Duration:00:26:32

Ai Weiwei is here, there and everywhere

10/3/2018
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The dissident Chinese artist has three current exhibitions in Los Angeles; the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing gets a theatrical treatment with the gender roles reversed; Manhattan's High Line is the setting for "The Mile Long Opera."

Duration:00:26:42

Riz Ahmed wears a lot of different hats

10/2/2018
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He's currently in the films "The Sisters Brothers" and "Venom," he's about to perform in the title role of "Hamlet" for Netflix, while also furthering his career as a rapper; Donald Trump's presidency is the ultimate reality show, but will it get renewed in 2020?

Duration:00:25:59

Behind the scenes of 'The Old Man & the Gun'

10/1/2018
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Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and the film's writer/director talk about what may or may not be the actor's final role; actress Chantal Cousineau on California's new sexual harassment laws; New Yorker magazine cartoonist Liana Finck.

Duration:00:26:32

'Sell/Buy/Date' is a one-woman play with many views of the sex industry

9/28/2018
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Playwright and performer Sarah Jones in "Sell/Buy/Date."; Credit: Chris Whitaker UPDATE: Sarah Jones is performing “Sell/Buy/Date” at the Los Angeles LGBT Center through Nov. 3. Ticket information is here. ORIGINAL POST: Sarah Jones is a playwright, performer and activist. She's assembled all her passions and talents into the show, “Sell/Buy/Date,” at the Geffen Playhouse. While the play is technically a one-woman show, Jones performs a variety of characters in the piece. All of them...

Duration:00:17:59

Louie Pérez has a way with words (and images)

9/28/2018
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The primary lyricist for Los Lobos is also a visual artist and he has paired his lyrics and drawings and paintings in a new book, "Good Morning Aztlán"; Sarah Jones' "Sell/Buy/Date" is a one-woman play with many views of the sex industry.

Duration:00:28:08

Inside the artist's studio with Ed Ruscha

9/27/2018
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The iconic L.A. artist leads John Horn on a tour of his vast workspace and talks about his past and current work; media scholar Robert Thompson talks about the historic nature of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's televised confirmation hearings; Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is a rising star in jazz.

Duration:00:27:26

Update: Eva Vives plumbs her past for 'All About Nina'

9/26/2018
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The writer-director called on some of her own experiences for the semi-autobiographical film about a troubled standup comic; diversity in Hollywood is depicted as writers are asked to #ShowUsYourRoom; the soundtrack for 'The House with a Clock in its Walls' makes use of a vintage instrument.

Duration:00:20:00

In 'Nikki Corona,' playwright José Rivera explores the afterlife

9/25/2018
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A dying man is hired to deliver a message to a recent suicide victim in "The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona"; Latino Vietnam veterans share their experiences in the play, “Ring Of Red: A Barrio Story;” at age 38, violinist Hilary Hahn's already had a long career.

Duration:00:27:50