KVC_aRts

Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 and Sunday Evenings at 6:00

Join host David Fleming for a program dedicated to Arts and Entertainment in our region, as well as the people and places providing it. Interviews with authors, producers, visual artists and musicians, spotlighting a classic album or a brand new release. From musical legends and icons - to players at the local level, from Broadway tours to Community theater, from the Hollywood Bowl to the Redlands Bowl.

Andrew Caravella

Brian Hyland first hit the scene in 1959 with "Rosemary." He hit it BIG - still at the age of 16 - with "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" and more carrying us into the early '60s. He has some BRAND new material out now, and this edition of KVC-Arts has David Fleming in conversation with Hyland talking about the new stuff, the Brian Highland "Triple Threat" collections, Christmas material, and lightly touching on Allen Toussaint and the "In a State of Bayou" album. He also hinted at a new recording with Lala Brooks!

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with David Fleming in conversation with Brian Brigham, 1/4 of The Modern Gentlemen. They backed Frankie Valli for over a decade as The Four Seasons, but have been performing as The Modern Gentlemen for a few years now. It's a blend of Sinatra, pop, classic rock and more, all with the tight harmonies and sound they developed while with Valli. The Modern Gentlemen have a performance at Pala Resort and Casino on Friday November 20th. More at themoderngentlemen.net. The second part of the program is with KVCR's Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Rita Coolidge.

11/4/20 - Actress Loretta Swit

Nov 4, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts has Lillian Vasquez in conversation with actress and author Loretta Swit. We'll hear about her career - with a primary focus on M*A*S*H. We'll hear about each of the major characters - and the actors who portrayed them - and hear about the evolution of Major "Hotlips" Houlihan.

10/28/20 - Arlo Guthrie

Oct 28, 2020

The sole focus of this edition of KVC-Arts is on Arlo Guthrie. On Friday October 23rd, citing health as a concern, Guthrie announce his retirement from performance, effective immediately. This program revisits a conversation between David Fleming and Guthrie, touching on politics and public media, some favorite songs, and of course - Alice's Restaurant.

The sole focus of this edition of KVC-Arts is on a movie just out - called "The Opening Act," starring Jimmy O Yang and Cedric the Entertainer. It's the story of a standup comic trying to make it... and bombing miserably over and over. At one point he's given the opportunity to emcee for his idol in the world of comedy, and then has some tough choices to make. David Fleming speaks with writer and director Steve Byrne.
 

10/14/20 – Michelle Lee

Oct 14, 2020

In this edition of KVC-Arts, it’s Lillian Vasquez in conversation with actor, singer, producer, and director Michelle Lee. Michelle is well-known for playing Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Knots Landing, for which she was nominated for a 1982 Emmy Award. She shares about her acting career beyond Knots Landing, directing, and performing on Broadway, in Wicked.

10/7/20 – Brian Hyland

Oct 7, 2020

In this edition of KVC-Arts, David Fleming has a conversation with American pop singer and instrumentalist Brian Hyland. Brian talks about how he got started in the music industry, shares stories about the early years, and how he re-recorded some of his music in German. He’s had quite the long career and on the program, some of his more recent tunes are played.

9/30/20 - Comedienne Selene Luna

Sep 30, 2020

In this edition of KVC-Arts, David Fleming speaks with comedienne Selene Luna. Selene shares about the world of acting, her activism, and her comedy. Selene also talks about her involvement with the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival – coming up October 11th, virtually.

9/23/20 - Musician Ben Stewart, Paul Cruz

Sep 23, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Ben Stewart talking about scoring the film The Whittler, premiering October 16. Then Paul Cruz, Director of the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival, returns to talk about his time as an actor, casting agent, and more. The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is set to kick off October 11th.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Jason Ritter, son of John Ritter and grandson of TEX Ritter. He’ll be talking a bit about acting, as well as Huntington’s Disease. And just what kind of progress are we making. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Paul Cruz about The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival – held virtually this year though with a LOT to check out. Then it's Wipeout! This competitive obstacle course game show is back on the air – and is auditioning in Southern California!

This episode of KVC-Arts has David Fleming in conversation with Ben Stewart - AKA the bald geek rap and hip hop extraordinaire, Benjiphonik. Between Songhammer, Conspiracy of Thought, and sevral appearances as Benjiphonik, Ben's been in 5, maybe six times - so he may be a familiar voice. On this edition of KVC-Arts he talks about the new EP, "Omega Funk 10,000," which presents an additional sound to Benjiphonik.

9/2/20 – Musician Goldy Locks

Sep 2, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and September 6-12 marks National Suicide Prevention Week. In this edition of KVC-Arts, David Fleming speaks with musician Goldy Locks about her song called “All to You”. This song and the accompanying video revolve around suicide prevention and awareness.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255

To view the “All to You” music video, you can search for it on youtube.com

This edition of KVC-Arts is all about comedy. KVCR’s Lillian Vasquez talks with comedian Maz Jobrani, who can be heard on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me on KVCR. Maz will be performing September 5th at the Irvine Spectrum as part of the Improv Live Comedy Drive-In series. Lillian also speaks with Erin Von Schonfeldt, Vice President of Talent with Levity Entertainment Group. Erin shares how you can enjoy stand-up comedy from your car at the Improv. Also on the show, KVCR's Benjamin Purper speaks with comedian John Pate, who is often a guest on American Parlor Songbook.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with actress Donna Mills. Donna Mills shares about her many acting roles over the years, including as the antagonist in the 1980s sitcom Knots Landing. And seeing as the conversation harks back to the 80s, shoulder pads is guaranteed to be a part of the conversation. Then David Fleming speaks with musician Goldy Locks who shares how she’s had to adapt as a performer during the pandemic.

8/12/20 – Wyland, Author Mark Greaney

Aug 12, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers speaks with author Mark Greaney, who has co-authored seven Tom Clancy novels. He shares about his own series of thriller spy fiction One Minute Out. Then it’s into the archives for Lillian Vasquez in conversation with artist and conservationist Wyland. The Wyland Foundation kicks off its 9th annual educational campaign for clean water and healthy oceans. Wyland’s Art Studio airs Sunday mornings at 8:30 on KVCR-TV.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers speaking with Teresa Ghillarducci, author of How to Retire With Enough Money and How to Know How Much Enough Is. Teresa talks about investments, savings, home ownership and more. Then it’s David Fleming in conversation with Begoña Echeverria, author of Hammer of Witches. Begoña shares about her book, as well as the Basque folk music group she’s a part of, NOKA. Through storytelling and song, NOKA commemorates the passing of Begoña’s aunt due to complications from the coronavirus.

7/29/20 – Indigenous Rapper Drezus

Jul 29, 2020

On this edition of KVC-Arts, David Fleming has a conversation with Drezus, occasionally known as Jeremiah Manitopyes. Drezus is an indigenous rapper and activist based in Calgary, Alberta. Some of his music can be found on The AUX – the music video service of FNX, First Nations Experience TV. Drezus’ piece “Warpath” from the CD Indian Summer won Best Video. Drezus talks about the early days, today, and the future of Drezus.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with children's author Amada Irma Perez. Then later on in the show, Lillian speaks with Dana Zimbric, music director and conductor for the California Chamber Orchestra. Then David Fleming rounds out the show with returning guest Ben Stewart speaking about his band Conspiracy of Thought. 

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with David Fleming in conversation with Bobby Brooks Wilson, son of the legendary musician Jackie Wilson. Bobby shares how he’s keeping the spirit of his father alive through his own music and speaks about his disc called It’s About Time. Also on the show, KVCR’s Lillian Vasquez talks with Kurtis Sharp, construction and wayfinding senior project manager with Loma Linda University Health.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Redlands author Charles E. Frye. His recent historical fiction book The War Has Begun looks at the US revolutionary war through the eyes of his ancestor- a farmer who served until the last continental army unit disbanded. Then it’s David Fleming with music from, and conversation with, Gene Chandler, The Duke of Earl. The Duke of Earl just celebrated his 83rd birthday, and over the years he has performed all over and seen many sides to the music business.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with designer and home builder Scott Harris. He’s the COO and co-founder of The Building Construction Group. Scott shares some home design tips. Also on the show, Emmanuel Rogers speaks with Kate T. Parker, author of Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves. Now she’s expanded with a new book, A Guided Journal for Girls.

6/24/20 – June Millington of Fanny

Jun 24, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with David Fleming in conversation with June Millington about Fanny, one of the first all-female rock groups. June speaks about her new album with Jean Millington and Brie Howard, called Fanny Walked the Earth. The album marks the first time the three have recorded at the same time in 50 years.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with muralist Jonas Never who recently created a piece serving as tribute to NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. Then KVCR’s Benjamin Purper speaks with UCR professors Stu Krieger and Bella Merlin, who wrote the play At the Pass, and assistant director Stephanie Padilla.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with KVCR’s Benjamin Purper in conversation with comedian Aaron Chase, from Riverside, and often seen in downtown Redlands. Then Lillian Vasquez speaks with illustrator, writer and cartoonist Bob Eckstein, author of The History of the Snowman with documented snowman illustrations going back as far as the late 14th century. Lillian also speaks with author, speaker, and podcast host- and now host of the Ted Radio Hour - Manoush Zomorodi.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Kaitlin Phillips, author of The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech Obsessed World. The book explores what is missing in the age of so many people communicating with each other through a device, rather than in person. Then it’s David Fleming with actor and storyteller Geraldine Keams, known for playing Little Moonlight in The Outlaw Josey Wales with Clint Eastwood. Gerladine discusses the movie and so much more.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Mark Greaney, author of "Mission Critical," and others in the Gray Man series of thriller spy fiction. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Mike Love, of The Beach Boys. Love recently released, "This Too Shall Pass," a song of hope during the corona virus pandemic which offers a salute to some, and a fun song for all. Some Beach material gets covered as well of course.

5/20/20 – Steve Gonsalves, Megan Cavenaugh

May 20, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts starts off with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with actress Megan Cavenaugh, who you may have seen in A League of Our Own or Friends. Megan is in the Earth Mother role in Menopause the Musical, with online viewing over the next couple of weeks. Also on the show, David Fleming speaks with Steve Gonsalves, one of the producers of Ghost Nation, with investigations of reported paranormal activity around the country. Ghost Nation can be seen on The Travel Channel.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with author Richard Lieberman about his book Bad Seed. Then Lillian Vasquez speaks with Anson Williams, best known as Potsi Webber on Happy Days. He talks about the phrase “jumping the shark,” but also the phrase “singing to the bulldog.” Anson also shares about his campaign against drowsy driving. Finally, it’s Shareen Awad with a brief remembrance of Kenny Rogers, who passed away in March of this year.

This edition of KVC-Arts is as much about interesting places and people in our region, as it is a remembrance of Mindi McNeil. Mindi was first heard on KVCR on the program, "My Awsome Empire," which was CSUSB student produced, and led by Lacey Kendall. Mindi began interning at KVCR for a time, before moving on to KUVO in Denver. Mindy passed away just last week. Here are three interviews from Mindi on a few different subjects, though with the same passion and enthusiasm. First Mindi checks out the historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. A rich history here.

4/29/20 - Jim Peterik, Battlefield Earth

Apr 29, 2020

This edition of KVC-Arts opens with Emmanuel Rogers finding out more about the Galaxy Press re-release of the Sci-Fi classic - Battlefield Earth. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Jim Peterik. He gave us "Eye of the Tiger" after receiving a call from Syvester Stallone - which he thought was a prank. He co-wrote "Heavy Metal" with Sammy Hagar. He gave us any of .38 Special's biggest hits... and he's just released a single called "Empty Arena," a poignant look at the state of performance today - with a hopeful look toward the future.

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