Arts & Culture

4:30pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Audiophiles: Take a "listen" to the world around you at the Exploratorium

The Bicycle Wheel Harp at the “Sound – Hearing” exhibit at the SF Exploratorium. Photo courtesy of the Exploratorium

So far in KALW News’ series of conversations about sound, we’ve taken you to the planetarium of the California Academy of Sciences, and to the unique San Francisco sound theater called Audium.

For this segment of “Audiophiles,“ where we talk with the most creative minds working in sound, we want you to close your eyes and imagine you've walked into a diner…

MARTINA CASTRO: You go up to the jukebox, throw in your quarter and pick a random song. It sounds like a pretty cool song, but listen closely…

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12:54pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Evie Ladin Band

The sounds you’re hearing are from The Evie Ladin Band, out of Oakland. You may know Evie Ladin as a major part of the Stairwell Sisters. But she also has this band, under her own name. They’ll be playing at a square dance on Friday (05.18) at the Niebyl Proctor Library in Oakland, starting about 8pm. And if you’re interested, there’s a workshop on clog-dancing beforehand, at 6:30pm.

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4:26pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Marin County artist Tom Killion weaves poetry into his work

This story is set to the music of Bay Area shakuhachi player Masayuki Koga, who runs the Japanese Music Institute of America. It’s from an album called Eastwind. All poetry in this piece can be found in the book Tamalpais Walking, by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder.

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4:25pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

What’s really going on? Youth Radio reinvents Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, has been called one of the great soul music records of all time. The album was showcased at a 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Marvin’s hometown of Washington DC. Last Thursday, the Kennedy Center commemorated that performance with a concert. They also gave one musician the original recording of the song "What's Going On," to re-imagine it in a modern context. That musician was Youth Radio's Brandon McFarland.

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1:49pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Live in-studio performance by local band LoCura

Hear LoCura lead singer Kata Miletich and guitarist Bob Sanders perform "Manzanilla" from their new album, Semilla Caminante, live at KALW studios.

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