Arts and Culture

Henry Selick: Coraline's 'Other Father'

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Wed, 02/04/2009

Stop-motion animator Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) spent more than three years bringing the Neil Gaiman story Coraline to the big screen.  On the eve of Coraline's world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, Selick sits down with S.W. Conser to talk about art, commerce, and the future of hand-crafted animation.

25:11 minutes (23.07 MB)

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/17/2009

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
01/17/2009
Bridget B. here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental.

Portland Opera's "Turn of the Screw"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2009

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features "Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James is one of the most haunting classic novels of the 19th century. Portland Opera is mounting a magnificent production with music by Benjamin Britten on Feb. 6th complete with a chamber orchestra and one of its largest casts... Dmae talked with the ghosts in show.... Ryan Macpherson who plays Peter Quint, Mary Phillips who plays Miss Jessel.

20:22 minutes (18.65 MB)

Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2009

For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a window into both a personal and cultural history of the late 20th century. 

Art talks with S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge about comics as high art, breaking the media censorship of the Danish Muhammed cartoons, and creating picture books for children and grownups.

36:56 minutes (14.79 MB)

"Frankie and Johnny" with Antonio Sonera and Fertile Ground Festival with Trisha Panco

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Thu, 01/15/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Antonio Sonera, director of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally at CoHo Productions. In the second half, Trisha Panco fills us in on all the events at the Fertile Ground Festival which includes world premieres all over Portland including "Vitriol and Violets" (featured photo).  

25:38 minutes (23.47 MB)

Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan.

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum

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Short Description: 
Variety Show of live and pre-recorded performances of dada, surrealism, & their diverse descendents
with lyn and Virginia Furr

An annual (usually around late August or early September) four-hour-long variety show mixing live and pre-recorded performances of dada, surrealism, and many of their diverse offspring drawing on both classic and new material, all transposed for radio and performed by KBOO volunteers, enthusiasts, and artists of the genre from the local to the international.  If you have any interest in participating (in any way: actor, singer, musician, reader, director, writer, editor) in the production of Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum please contact us at: desololunavoxtheatrum@gmail.com

 

Prog Audio

Site category: 
Music & Performance

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

//www.amazon.com/Nascimento-Milton/dp/B000002ND1Bridget B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing in approach to the first segment of the show. 

It was 1927, Jerome Kern created the music and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics.  Show Boat was the musical that told the melancholy story of the hardships black people went through and the "...struggles of the time, related to the endless flow of the Mississippi River, from the view of a dock worker on a showboat. It is the most famous song from the show.  However, the most famous rendition of it, one that is still noted today, was sung by Paul Robeson in James Whale's 1936 film version of Show Boat (Robeson had first performed the song in the 1928 London production of the show and in the 1932 Broadway revival, and

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/03/2009

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
01/03/2009
Bridget B. here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of Black experience.  I'll be at the helm on January 3, 17 and 31, 2009 with Celeste serving as the host on January 10 & 24, 2009.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/18/2008

Air date: 
12/18/2008

this was the second part of a two-part series, commemorating the 40th anniversary of KBOO.  There was a featured interview with filmmaker U-Savior Washington, director of the documentary 'Disappearing Acts'.  The audio of the interview will be posted soon!!!    To check out the film or to contact U-Savior, go to www.disappearingvoices.com.

The show took a look at the histories, and the present of the state of Black radio. 

Happy anniversary KBOO!!!

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