August 30, 2012 |
Gaby Moreno, the Guatemalan-born, L.A.-based singer-songwriter-guitarist whose new album "Postales" has critics swooning, is scheduled to perform a live set Saturday night on KPFK-FM's long-running Latin-alternative music program, "Travel Tips for Aztlan. " The show, which airs on 90.7 in Los Angeles and 98.7 in Santa Barbara, runs from 10 p.m. to midnight. Mariluz González, who co-hosts "Travel Tips" with the show's founder, Mark Torres, said Moreno will be performing songs from "Postales," which is being released under the label of Guatemalan superstar Ricardo Arjona.
July 10, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. For details, see below. L.A. Theatre Works, the radio play series recorded in UCLA's James Bridges Theater, announced a 2012-13 season Tuesday that offers recent Broadway offerings, classics with distinctive casting and less-well known works that will receive new attention. On the schedule are "Red" by John Logan with Alfred Molina as artist Mark Rothko (which is opening at the Mark Taper Forum in August); "The Nightwatcher," written and performed by Charlayne Woodard (seen at the Kirk Douglas Theatre last fall)
March 14, 2012
QUICK TAKES A horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday during production of the racetrack drama "Luck," the third death in connection with the series, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with horses while the accident is investigated. The American Humane Assn., which oversees Hollywood productions, had issued an immediate demand "that all production involving horses shut down. " The animal was being led to a Santa Anita Park racetrack stable by a groom when it reared and fell back Tuesday morning, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The horse was euthanized at the track in Arcadia, where "Luck" is filming its second season.
March 31, 2010 |
I was grateful to see Jim Rainey acknowledge the tremendous potential of KPFK Radio in his March 27 column, "Schism at KPFK leaves factions warring over programming, fundraising and leadership." KPFK/Pacifica Radio is certainly unique: Committed to real free speech and social justice, the station is absolutely free from any corporate, business or big-money influence, an exemplary model of democratic discourse. In this regard, it is unrivaled among significant media outlets in America. And as the Founding Fathers themselves understood, real democracy is brilliantly untidy.
March 27, 2010 |
When they come together Sunday afternoon at KPFK's studios in North Hollywood, volunteers and staff of the radio station will be celebrating the end of their winter pledge drive. Imagine the event like a gathering for a terribly ill friend. The patient has been removed from life support and will probably live on, but the prognosis for a fully functional life is far from certain. The gloomy analogy comes to mind after a pledge drive extreme -- even in KPFK's far-out history -- for its great length and its embrace of the conspiracy-addled fringe.
December 2, 2009 |
With jobs disappearing, bills piling up and the horizon appearing ever-narrower, the American middle class might be asking: Where is our voice? Where is our champion? Where is our . . . Roseanne? Actually, the original is raring to go. Roseanne Barr is angry. She's outspoken. And she would once again like to unleash her acid, comedic tongue on behalf of everyday Americans. "I think we should say something about class in America," Barr told me this week. "It's the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about."