A Patchwork Quilt http://kalw.org en Conspiracy of Venus sing http://kalw.org/post/conspiracy-venus-sing <p></p><p>Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the women of CoV interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:03:36 +0000 Kevin Vance 45538 at http://kalw.org Conspiracy of Venus sing Radio Flor -- Cascada De Flores http://kalw.org/post/radio-flor-cascada-de-flores <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:35:37 +0000 Kevin Vance 44488 at http://kalw.org Radio Flor -- Cascada De Flores Bob Dylan's birthday http://kalw.org/post/bob-dylans-birthday <p></p><p> It's Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday today. &nbsp;We'll celebrate.</p><p>We'll hear his songs sung in Women's voices, such as Joan Baez, Odetta, Nanci Griffith, and a singer from Bhutan named Lhamo&nbsp;Dukpa.</p><p>A Patchwork Quilt can be heard Saturdays at 5pm on 91.7 FM KALW in San Francisco and online at kalw.org.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 19:51:16 +0000 Kevin Vance 44267 at http://kalw.org Bob Dylan's birthday A Conspiracy Of Beards http://kalw.org/post/conspiracy-beards <p>They're Your Men. &nbsp;A Conspiracy Of Beards is an all-male&nbsp;choir devoted to singing the songs of Leonard Cohen will fill our studios Saturday at 5pm on A Patchwork Quilt. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:27:22 +0000 Kevin Vance 43882 at http://kalw.org A Conspiracy Of Beards Garrin Benfield and Happy Birthday, Pete! http://kalw.org/post/garrin-benfield-and-happy-birthday-pete <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This Saturday at 5pm on A Patchwork Quilt,</p><p>Kevin's first guest will be singer/songwriter /guitarist&nbsp;Garrin Benfield. &nbsp;You can learn more about his music at his website, http://www.garrin.com/. &nbsp;Then the final hour, we'll celebrate&nbsp;Pete Seeger's birthday. &nbsp;He would have been 95. &nbsp;David Dunaway, Pete's biographer, will come in and share a chapter from his radio series about Pete, "How Can I Keep From Singing?" and announce a new website called "Remembering Pete Seeger".</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:52:30 +0000 Kevin Vance 43224 at http://kalw.org Garrin Benfield and Happy Birthday, Pete!