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.

This edition has David Fleming in conversation once again with Ben Stewart, AKA the bald, geek rapper who stole hip hop, as evidenced by the video for the title cut of Bejiphonik's first EP, We Stole Hip Hop. Ben's in studio again to talk about the next EP, which will have some DIFFERENT sounds for Benjiphonik, as well as the premiere for the next video, Braggadocious Rhyme.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Benjamin Purper in conversation with Ryan Berk, owner of Parliament Chocolate and A La Minute in Redlands. We'll then hear a brief radio essay from Miles Johnson talking about Frank Ocean's "Blond." The rest of the hour we have Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with actor and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence.
 

 

1/1/20 - Wink Martindale, Music From Songbird

Jan 1, 2020

This edition is primarily David Fleming in conversation with Wink Martindale, who recently emceed a concert here in the Inland Empire. We'll hear about game shows of course, but we'll also hear about Elvis Presley, and some of his first music and interviews. Before moving on to games shows, some of Wink's early TV experience involved hosting Teenage Dance Party, and once again - Elvis is involved in this one too. The program closes with A couple seasonal tunes from Songbird - the duo of KVCR's Benjamin Purper and McCall Potter.

This edition of KVC-Arts is devoted entirely to guitarist Peter Curtis, and his recent release, "Christmas With Your Jewish Boyfriend," an exploration of the phenomenon of just how many well known Christmas songs were written by Jews. We'll hear about what led to the cd, some surprises as well as disappointments, and a tune arranged and performed in the KVCR studios.

KVC-Arts #300 is in conversation with Eva Mikhailovna, with music from Eva and the Vagabond Tales. Eva's been on the show seversal times in the past to talk about her cd and/or album releases. Having recently released a few videos of songs new and old - this is the focus of KVC-Arts #300. As if I told someone of the band, and they checked out the music by going through the videos at evaandthevagabondtales.com or by going YouTubing. A special guest, with special music, for a special show. Thank you Eva!

The program begins with David Fleming in conversation with Leslie Odum Jr. Odum got his start on Broadway in RENT at the age of 17. He also originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton, for which he received a Tony and a Grammy. He has numerous TV credits as well, including recurring roles on CSI: Miami, and Law and Order SVU, and is currently in theatres as William Still in Harriet. Leaslie Odum Jr will be performing in Riverside soon. Then David speaks once again with Gerry Becley or the band America. On the previous KVC-Arts they spoke about Beckley's new solo release.

12/4/19 - Gerry Beckley, of America

Dec 4, 2019

The sole focus of this edition of KVC-Arts is with David Fleming in conversation with Gerry Beckley, one of the founders of the band America. And while America embarks on their 50th Anniversary tour, Beckly has just released his 7th solo work, 5 Mile Road.

Lillian Vasquez

This edition of KVC-Arts goes into the KVC-Archives for a conversation with David Foster. He’s given us SO much in the world of music, songs and singers, and put it out there in his book HITMAN. Lillian Vasquez has more in this conversation from 2009 not long after the book came out, and when we were airing the PBS special by the same name.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Travis Langley. He's been on the show in the past with (The Psychology of) Captain America vs Iron Man and The Psychology of The Walking Dead. He's back with his latest - The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them. After that it's David Fleming in conversation with Al Pitrelli, Music Director and one of the guitarists with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, in Ontario soon. Beyond TSO, we'll hear about Pitrelli's time with The Alice Cooper band, Megadeth, and even Michael Bolton and Celine Dion.

11/13/19 - Lee Rocker, Justin Bua & Art Attack

Nov 13, 2019

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Justin Bua - artist and co-host of the podcast, "Art Attack," making art and art history accessible. Art Attack is approaching it's 100th episode. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with Lee Rocker. Starting with The Stray Cats, Rocker's been a driving force in the rockabilly world for about 40 years now. He has a new album just out, "The Low Road," and will be at The Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga soon. More at lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.

11/6/19 - Brian Hyland, Wink Martindale

Nov 6, 2019

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with David Fleminng in conversation with Wink Martindale. Game shows of course were discussed, but that's for a future program. This episode has Wink Talking about his early days in radio and TV, and a very nervous truck driver named Elvis Presley. Then it's David in conversation with Brian Hyland. He gave us Sealed With a Kiss, Gypsy Woman, and of course started big with Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Binkini.

10/30/19 - Bobby Rydell

Oct 30, 2019

This KVC-Arts has David Fleming in conversation with Bobby Rydell, who was a teen idol of the early 60's, though he started charting in 1959. He was in the movies with Bye Bye Birdie, and on TV with Red Skelton. And the music - among others we had Volare, Kissing Time, Wild One, and Sway - both in it's original form and the later disco incarnation. Bobby Rydell will be in the region soon wiith Legends of the 60's vol III along with Paula and Paula, Jimmy Clanton, The Modern Gentlemen, Brian Hyland, Dodie Stevens, and emceed by Wink Martindale. more at affordablemusicproductions.com.

10/23/19 - Dodie Stevens, OK Go

Oct 23, 2019

This KVC-Arts begins with David Fleming in conversation with Dodie Stevens, only 12 years old when she recorded "Pink Shoe Laces." It started off dismally at #96 on the charts... then shot to number three almost right away. Stevens will be in the area soon as part of Legends of the 60's vol III, along with Jimmy Clanton, Bobby Rydell, Paul and Paula, The Modern Gentlemen, Brian Hyland, and emceed by Wink Martindale. Go to affordablemusicproductions.com for more.

The show begins with KVCR's Benjamin Purper in conversation with poet L.I. Henley about her new book, and several upcoming readins and events in the area soon. More at lihenley.com. We'll also hear from Brian Brigham, of The Modern Gentlemen. They honed their sound as The Four Seasons, backing Franki Valli, but are now on their own with a harmony-filled approach to music of many genres.

10/9/19 - Diahann Carroll, Jimmy Clanton

Oct 9, 2019

This edition of KVC-Arts begins by going into the KVC-Archives. We'll have Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Diahann Carroll, from a 2010 conversaion when Carroll was promoting her PBS special. We'll also hear from Jimmy Clanton - teen idol of the late 50's and early 60's. While Clanton announced his retirement on KVC-Arts about 18 months ago, he never stopped performing. Clanton will be in the area soon as part of Legends of the 60's Vol 3, along with Paul & Paula, Brian Hyland, Bobby Rydell, Dodie Stevens, and The Modern Gentlemen - emceed by Wink Martindale.

We're hearing about two recent EP's on this edition of KVC-Arts. Jonathan Linden speaks with Joyce Cooling about her new release, Living Out Loud. Then it's David Fleming joined by Benjiphonik as co-host for this fundraising edition of the program. Benjiphonik's EP, We Stole Hip Hop wasn't set for release antil November, but he had some pressed early to be used as thank you gifts during our Fall membership campaign.

This edition of KVC-Arts has Lillian Vasquez checking out both the Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario, as well a Creative People's Workshop hosted by Arts Connection San Bernardino. After that it's David Fleming in conversation with Corey Lerios, of Pablo Cruise.

This edition of KVC-Arts is... the one about Friends... to a certain extent.  The program begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Kelsey Miller, author of I'll Be There For You, looking at the 10 season run of Friends. After that it's David Fleming in conversation with Danny Wilde, of The Rembrandts. The Rembrandts originally brought us the theme song for Friends... and have just releaed their latest album, called Via Satellite.

It's all music on this edition of KVC-Arts, with several types, and ways of talking about it. The program begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Simon McDermott, author of The Song-a-minute Man. That's the true story of a man disappearing into Alzheimer's... with music begin a temporary reprieve. Then it's David Fleming speaking with Anthony Parnther, new conductor and music director for The San Bernardino Symphony. We'll hear a bit of Parnther's past, and touch on the beginning of the 2019-2020 season.

This edition of KVC-Arts has David Fleming in conversation with Ben Stewart, or for the purposes of the program, Benjiphonik. A bald geek rapper mixing metal and soul - and blues and rock n' roll - with rap and hip hop, while mentioning proper rap and music history within the verse. It starts though - with theft. And he brazenly admits it with "We Stole Hip Hop," the name of the upcoming EP, set for release in November. We'll touch on each song of the EP, and the video for "We Stole Hip Hop," which was released in tandem with the original broadcast of the show.

8/21/19 - The Tokens - With Phil Margo

Aug 21, 2019

This edition of KVC-Arts is with David Fleming in conversation with Phil Margo, of The Tokens. This conversation took place when The Tokens were set to perform at a concert in our region. Due to the passing three weeks before the concert of Mitch Margo, also an original member and younger brother to Phil, The Tokens appearance at the concert had to be cancelled. We'll hear about "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" among many other songs, including many top hits produced for other groups.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Peter Jones - writer and director of Blue Sky Metropolis. This is a four part series airing Thursdays through August on KVCR-TV about the aerospace industry - and the creative minds behind it. Then it's David Fleming in conversation with bassist and vocalist Adrianna Marie. She'll be at The Blue Jay Jazz Festival this year along with The LA Jones Quartet.

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with David Fleming in conversation with Donovan Tea of The Lettermen. We'll hear about the beginning of the group, where they are today, and many things in betweeen. Then we'll have David in conversation once again with Jerry Burgan of We Five. We Five, The Lettermen, and The Association will be in the area soon. Affordablemusicproductions.com for more.

 

7/31/19 - Jerry Burgan of We Five

Jul 31, 2019

We Five - most well known for their re-invention of Ian and Sylvia's "You Were On My Mind." They also gave us wonderful interpretations of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate To the Wind," George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun," and they JUST might have given us "My Favorite Things" mere months befor Julie Andrews did on the big screen. This KVC-Arts is in conversation with Jerry Burgan - original member and the only member of We Five to have been there from the beginning through today.

7/24/19 - Jim Yester of The Association

Jul 24, 2019

The sole focus of this KVC-Arts is The Association. Windy, Cherish, Never My Love, Along Comes Mary - these and more put The Association on numerous charts, and with Never My Love - to number 2 on BMI's list of most played songs of the 20th century. David Fleming speaks with original member Jim Yester.

The Association will be performing with The Lettermen and We 5 in Legends of the 60's Vol II, emceed by comedian Scott Wood. More at affordablemusicproductions.com

7/17/19 - Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods

Jul 17, 2019

This edition of KVC-Arts is dedicated solely to Jesse Colin Young. Known best for his work with The Younbloods, and the song, Get Together, he had a recording career before the Youngbloods and after - and has just released his newest. As with most of Young's writing, the songs combine the personal and the political.

This KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers checking out some pairings. That is - what type of food or drink goes well with another food or drink. This examines pairings you might not have thought about. What steak goes well with what... cake. He's be speaking with author Elizabeth Karmel. Then we have Taylor Milliner in conversation with Dr. Shawn Andrews, author of The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the Gender Divide. That's a guide to educate men, women, and organizations on the barriers that keep women from fully contributing in the workplace.

Ian Doescher

This edition of KVC-Arts begins with Emmanuel Rogers in conversation with Vanessa McGrady, telling her story quite frankly with Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption. Then we get a mash-up of pop culture and classic literature, as David Fleming speaks with Ian Doescher, author of the recent Much Ado About Mean Girls, and Get Thee Back to the Future. Some of Doescher’s past works include William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series.

This edition of KVC-Arts is entirely music and conversation with Redlands musician Michael Tamony. Despite his punk past, his latest band, The Legion of Decency is roots-rockin' Americana. They're about to release a new album, Deep Lines Among the Shallows. You can also see them live at Back to the Grind in Riverside July 6th.

The sole focus of this edition of KVC-Arts is Claudette Rogers Robinson. Along with Smokey Robinson and a few family members, she was with the original Miracles, and was with them for quite some time. Being a part of the first Mo-Town rleated group, and the first million seller - Claudette's figuratively and literally the FIRST Lady of MoTown. MoTown is celebrating it's 60th anniversary this year, and in commemoration, is releasing an 11-cd box set of all the number ones! David Fleming spoke with Claudette about the box set, her time with the miracles, and much more.

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