KBAQ Heart of the Arts

A wealth of stories representing a wide variety of cultures, traditions and viewpoints ignites the Valley of the Sun this week, at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference. K-Bach's Jane Hilton catches up with Liz Warren, Director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
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Orange Theatre presents its production of Blood Wedding–a radical, multimedia re-imagining of the Spanish classic by Federico García Lorca– in residence July 17- 20 and 23-27 at 8pm at the Lyceum Theatre at ASU. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with company members, Matthew Watkins (Artistic Director), Joya Scott (Associate Artistic Director), Stephen Christiansen (Technical Director/ Sound Designer) and William Crook (Performer).
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Most of our local orchestras close shop for the summer. Yet, for the second consecutive summer, Az Pro Arte is braving the heat and presenting, not one, but three, classical programs, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Photo courtesy of NAU
For the past sixty five years, hundreds of young music students have flocked to the cool pines of Flagstaff for a refreshing retreat: the Curry Summer Music Camp at NAU. Highlights of this year’s camp experience include a collaborative Independence Day performance with the Flagstaff Symphony.
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About 7 years ago, New York pianist and teacher Simone Dinnerstein took a leap of faith. She herself raised the money to have her performance of Bach’s goldberg variations recorded on a major record label. The gamble paid off, and during its first week of commercial release, the recording was at No.1 on the Billboard classical music CD sales chart. From there, Simone’s career took off like wildfire, and she’s had several more successful recordings. Just this year, she released another Bach CD—this time of Inventions and Sinfonias on Sony Classical. K-Bach's Janine Miller catches up with Simone about her passion for Bach and education.
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