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Local literary nonprofit the Inlandia Institute and the Riverside Art Museum have teamed up for Suicide Prevention Month, presenting an online juried exhibition around suicide prevention in September. 

Cati Porter is the executive director of the Inlandia Institute. She says the project originated with the Riverside Art Museum, where some artists wanted to find a way to commemorate Suicide Prevention Month.


This Expressions of Art segment profiles Opera Theatre at California State University San Bernardino. Professor of Music, Stacey Fraser is the Director of this 10 year old program at CSUSB. Fraser and her partners talk about telling stories on stage with music and movement.

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The annual Idyllwild "Jazz In The Pines" music festival takes place this weekend in the San Jacinto Mountain town of Idyllwild.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The City of Riverside, local colleges, universities, and school districts are collaborating to present scores of half-hour science and art demonstrations, displays, workshops, performances, contests, and other free, public activities throughout downtown Riverside from this afternoon through late tonight.  It's called "The Long Night of Arts & Innovation."  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

More than 50 musical groups from high schools all over the western United States will compete in the Western Percussion & Winds Championship at California State University San Bernardino tomorrow and Sunday, March 21 & 22.  KVCR's William Strong has more.

Playing a musical instrument is something that a lot of people have learned how to do... and that a lot of other people wish they had learned how to do.  Some people might have first learned to play music in school.  These days, music classes are among the first to be cut from lean budgets.  Victor and Fernando Ibarra believe that music is the glue that keeps a family and a community strong.  With the opening of their music center, they hope to spread the joy of playing a musical instrument not just to schools, but to anyone who has the desire to play.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada has more.