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KVC-Arts
Sunday Evenings at 6:00 -- Tuesdays at 2:00pm and 6:30pm

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.

Latest Episodes
  • David Fleming speaks with Chloe Agnew, one of the original members of Celtic Woman. We'll hear a bit about Celtic Woman... as well as her recent solo release, "Reimagined." We start the program with Riverside's Peter Curtis, and some INCREDIBLE reimagining of some well known tunes from a variety of genres. The common element - it's all music which made him think of the pandemic in some way. Some quite tongue in cheek, with others quite beautiful and thoughtful. It's all solo guitar, with the exception of the wonderful jazz standard, "The Nearness of You." This one with saxophone accompaniment, and all on Peter's latest release, "Pete's Pandemic Playlist."
  • David Fleming speaks with Ray Russell, a legend in the world of jazz fusion, you might also think of him as a part of England's Wrecking Crew, with numerous film and TV scoring credits, and playing on numerous James Bond themes. He was also GIVEN a Barth guitar, built in Riverside, by George Harrison, and will be in the area soon as part of a celebration OF Barth Guitars – and The House of Note in Riverside.
  • David Fleming speaks with Paul Brett – author of “Finding Fretless – The Story of George Harrison’s Mad Guitar." That guitar originated in Riverside, and the book is FILLED with Inland Empire people and locations. We’ll also hear about an event coming up soon celebrating Bartell Guitars, The house of Note, and memories from this region.
  • David Fleming speaks with John Cafiero, founder and lead singer of Osaka Popstar, and the man responsible for Dr Demento’s Covered in Punk. Osaka Popstar recently re-released their debut album, with some bonuses to it, and also have a new EP JUST out. There’s one original tune, and several wonderful, fun covers.
  • David Fleming continues his conversation with guitarist Steve Vai, talking about the majority of the tracks on his newest release, "Inviolate," a PHENOMENAL instrumental album. With quite a few albums out under his own name, "Inviolate" rises to, or maybe eclipses "Passion and Warfare," though that's a tough call to make. Let's just say that it's way, way, way, way up there.
  • David Fleming speaks with Steve Vai about his newest release, “Inviolate.” We’ll also hear about a few tracks from the cd/album – “Zeus in Chains,” “Little Pretty,” and “Teeth of the Hydra.” The latter is titled as it is because it’s played ON The Hydra – a monster guitar with three necks - a (four-string) bass, a seven-string guitar, and a twelve-string guitar. Some of the areas are fretless, with a variety of pickups. There’s also a small harp-string section, and midi plug ins to accommodate synthesized sound FX. With “Zeus in Chains,” this is yet another “riff or run captured on an unplugged guitar connected to an iphone next to the bed late at night” moments. He has a lot of those. And it was in listening to it as he progressed… the song TOLD him it would be called “Zeus in Chains.” The conversation starts talking about a jam Vai enjoyed for a long, long time before realizing it came from Steve Lukather. It became the roadmap (for a number of wonderful reasons) to creating a solo - which was the perfect way to begin a conversation about an instrumental album.We’ll hear about some approaches to things which come across as much deeper than one might expect. Or at the very least, we’ll hear about things approached in a unique fashion or unique reason. I enjoyed this one at SO many levels!
  • Ben Stewart AKA Benjiphonik speaks with David Fleming about music and videos from the latest EP, "I Got Old." The EP was set to be released in tandem with the end of the episode of KVC-Arts.
  • Riverside guitarist Peter Curtis talks about LOVE U - The Grad School Musical. He wrote the lyrics and music, and it'll be performed at RCC April 27th through May 1st.
  • David Fleming continues his conversation with Abdur-Rahman Muhamad, the man responsible for the documentary series, Who Killed Malcolm X, on Netflix.We'll also hear from Steve Vai. In a couple weeks we'll hear a close reading of Steve Vai’s most recent release, Inviolate. Beyond the album, a few shows back we heard Andy Timmons talk about Steve Vai wandering the audience, and handing the guitar off to him. I asked Vai to tell of this moment from HIS perspective. Also with Vai, the time he replaced Yngvie Malmstein with the band Alcatrazz... that was out here in Riverside... But the crowd clearly didn't know Yngvie had been replaced, as they were chanting "YNGVIE, YNGVIE, YNGVIE - and then Vai walked on with the rest of the band, after learning the material just two days prior.
  • David Fleming speaks with Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, the man responsible for the documentary series, Who Killed Malcolm X? This is a series or six episodes, each running around 45 minutes, give or take. It began as an item of personal interest. The reported "facts" and events surrounding the assassination of Malcolm X just didn't sit right. "Who Killed Malcolm X" is the culmination of over 30 years of research, and every minute is something to let soak in.