Posts tagged ‘Arts’

September 2, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, Sept. 1 (8 pm), and Sunday, Sept. 2 (2 pm), 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Crystal Langley, the Theatre Production Manager for Buhach Colony and Golden Valley High Schools, and Noelle Hanrahan, the director of Prison Radio.

To listen to Crystal Langley’s interview, click onto the link:  crystal langley-1

Crystal Langley has nearly 20 years experience as a Theatre Production Manager, currently she works for the Merced Union High School District as the Theatre Production Manager for Buhach Colony H.S & Golden Valley H.S.  and soon to be a 3rd theatre at the new El Capitan H.S.  She is a playwright, director, and actor, not necessarily in that order.  She has performed on stages around the Valley and her plays have been produced in L.A. and NY.

To listen to Noelle Hanrahan, the Director of Prison Radio, click onto the link:prison radio

What Prison Radio is:  We are an independent multi media production studio.  We produce content and we seek to distribute these essays and productions throughout the world.  We have been very successful over twenty years producing content for radio, television, and films.   We are a 501c3 non profit organization a project of the Redwood Justice Fund.  In case you are curious, what we are not is a radio station.  We work with radio stations and place our content on this and other broadcast venues.

 

Mission Statement

Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism, and gender discrimination.  We do this by bringing the voices of men, women, and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment.

Our radio broadcasts help spur the public to examine core issues that create crime and heighten disenfranchisement. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. Prison Radio’s productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 7.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S, and those not served by the justice system.

General Information

Prison Radio

P.O. Box 411074

San Francisco, CA 94141

Phone: 1 (415) 648-4505

Email: info@prisonradio.org

 

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June 10, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 11, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS in Merced

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To listen to the program, please click on the link:SAV1-9
Are you interested in making a difference by supporting arts programming in Merced? Then tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, June 11th at 8 PM to hear the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council Staci Santa, and co-owner of J & R Tacos Janna Rodriguez discuss Arts 24.

Arts 24 will take place at 645 West Main Street, From Friday, June 10th at 6 PM through Saturday, June 11 at 6 PM. Merced’s arts community is calling upon every person in Merced, and the outlining communities to help raise $12,000 in 24 hours for the Arts Council. This is not a wish list. The Merced Arts Council is in financial need. Staci Santa wants donors to know that whether you have $2 or $2,000 to spare, it doesn’t matter. Every dollar counts to ensuring that Merced keeps the doors of Merced’s Multi-Cultural Center open to the public. For more information about the fundraiser, visit http://www.artsmerced.org.

Arts 24
24 hours to raise $12,000 for the Arts Council

…what will you do?

Friday, June 10 6pm through Saturday June 11 6pm

The Merced County Arts Council is raising at least $12,000 in 24 hours, to support the Arts Center. Sounds like a big goal? It is. With your help, we know we can achieve it. Here’s how you can be a part of the most successful fundraiser ever.

1. Claim only one hour between 6/10 at 6pm and 6/11 at 6pm as yours. Act fast—time slots are going quickly!

2. Host an activity or sale to raise donations for the Arts Council. Ideas/suggestions on back.

3. Guarantee at least a $500 contribution from your hour. If your activity or sale does not raise at least $500, you (or your business) commit to making a donation to make up the difference. For example, if your business only sells $425 worth of tacos, you will write a check for $75, to total the $500 minimum.

4. Advertise your hour to your constituents. This step is key to the success of the entire 24 hours.

5. Promote the future hours’ activities and sales to your participants during your hour. We’ll provide a list of each hour’s sponsor.

6. Tally your donations at the end of your hour and call in your results to the Arts Council. Donations do not need to be delivered that day; we will make arrangements with each sponsor separately, for your most convenient time.

Each sponsor will receive:

Advertisement in local media outlets before the event;
Recognition on all event posters and promotional material, at least 2 weeks before the event;
Printed thank you from the Arts Council in the following issue of the Downtown Life Magazine, which will include each sponsor’s total donation;
200 postcards promoting your particular hour;
Credit card slips to accept Visa/MasterCard donations on-site (cash and checks made out to MCAC also accepted);
Donation receipts for on-site donors.

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To listen to Tony Slaton & Nailah Hubbard discuss the Boys & Girls Clubs of Merced, click onto this link:Arts in the Valley
Just as important as the arts are Merced’s youth. The Merced Boys & Girls Club has been nurturing and supporting young people through programming that teaches leadership, social, and educational skill.

Tony Slaton, a former professional football player for the LA Rams, has used that same energy and drive to build a program that is open to children and volunteers, and supports the young people of Merced. Beginning June 13th summer camps will be offered to interested youth. To find out more about the Boys & Girls Clubs’ summer programming, call (209) 722-9922.

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To listen to Eileen Vidales interview, click onto the link:Eileen Vidales
Health Educator Eileen Vidales returns to Arts in the Valley to discuss her Thursday afternoon walking program, and free yoga afterwards. I spent the afternoon walking and doing yoga with Eileen. This program is a wonderful opportunity to educate yourself about health and fitness.

Afternoon Delight Walking Group 
is a new mid-day walking group in Merced, CA.
 They meet on Thursdays, from 12:30-1:00pm at Bob Hart Square in Downtown Merced. The group has an option at 1:00 to walk back to Pilates Plus for a core workout with Armando or they can join Eileen Vidales for a free 30 minute beginner yoga class in the Sam Pipes room at the Civic Center.

Eileen is currently working in her studio on Main St, doing Yoga classes at the City of Merced during lunchtime, and working with 40 students at Snelling schools for an hour and a half class once a week.

For more information about Arts in the Valley, contact Kim McMillon at kimmac@pacbell.net.

December 22, 2010

Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS, Saturday, December 18th, 8 PM, PST

by arthouseflower

To listen to the December 18th show, click on to this link, artsinval1213.mp3

Kevin Sessums, Journalist, and  author of Mississippi Sissy  

 Kevin Sessums is an American author, editor and actor from Forest, Mississippi. Sessums served as executive editor of Interview and as a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, Allure, and Parade. His work has also appeared in Travel+Leisure, Elle, Out, Marie Claire, and Playboy. He has written theatre criticism for Towleroad.com and cultural postings for Thedailybeast.com. He attended the Juilliard School of Drama.

 Sessums, who is openly gay, published a 2007 memoir titled Mississippi Sissy, which is about the conflicted life of a self-aware gay boy growing up in Forest, Mississippi. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Male Memoir of 2007.  His audio recording of Mississippi Sissy was nominated for a 2007 Quill Award. Sessums portrayed the character Peter Cipriani in the miniseries adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.  St. Martins Press will publish his sequel to the bestselling Mississippi Sissy which is titled I Left It on the Mountain.

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Merced County Superintendent of Schools

Lee Andersen

 Lee Andersen is currently serving his second term as Merced County Superintendent of Schools, having been re-elected in 2006.  As County Superintendent of Schools, Lee Anderson leads Merced County Office of Education staff members to support student success. Their work includes direct service to students in Migrant Education, Regional Occupational Programs, Special Education, Valley Community School, Court School, Early Care and Education, Head Start, and Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School.

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Lucha Corpi, Winner of the PEN Oakland National Literary Award

1990, Lucha Corpi was twice honored: she was awarded a Creative Arts Fellowship in fiction by the City of Oakland, and she was named poet laureate at Indian University Northwest.

The publication of Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel (Arte Público Press, 1992) was the culmination of a life-long dream. The novel won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Best Book of Fiction. Cactus Blood (Arte Público Press, 1995) is Corpi’s second mystery novel featuring Chicana detective Gloria Damasco. Hispanic culture, the United Farm Workers movement and other social issues texture a suspenseful search for a ritualistic assassin. The publication of Black Widow’s Wardrobe (Arte Público Press, 1999) rounded out the trilogy known as The Gloria Damasco Series.

“We Chicanos are like the abandoned children of divorced cultures. We are forever longing to be loved by an absent neglectful parent –Mexico-and also to be truly accepted by the other parent –the United States. We want bicultural harmony. We need it to survive. We struggle to achieve it. That struggle keeps us alive.”-Black Widow’s Wardrobe

December 12, 2010

December 11th Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS, 8 PM, PST

by arthouseflower

ARTSINVAL1211 Click onto this link to hear the December 11th Arts in the Valley

Staci Santa is the Executive Director of the Merced Arts Council, whose mission is to inspire and nurture the arts in Merced County. Incorporated in 1978, the Merced County Arts Council was originally operated from a small office space on Main Street. In 1996, the City of Merced entrusted the Arts Council to manage the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. In addition to operating this 28,000 sq. foot, multipurpose arts center, the Arts Council manages an arts-in-education program; an arts facility for adults with developmental disabilities; performances and visual/performing arts classes for children and adults; professional support for artists through fiscal sponsorship; exhibits of about 20 professional artists each year; and newfound coalitions for visual and performing artists.

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Francisco X. Alarcon, award winning Chicano poet and educator, is author of  twelve volumes of  poetry, including, From the Other Side of Night: Selected and New Poems (University of Arizona Press 2002), and Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (Chronicle Books 1992).

His  latest book is  Ce-Uno-One: Poems for the New Sun (Swan Scythe Press 2010). His book of  bilingual poetry for children, Animal Poems of the Iguazu (Children’s Book Press 2008), was selected as a Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association. His previous bilingual book  titled Poems to Dream Together (Lee & Low Books 2005) was awarded the 2006 Jane Addams Honor Book Award. He has been a finalist nominated for Poet Laureate of  California in two  occasions. He teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Whenever I say ‘Mexico’/I hear my grandma telling me/about the Aztecs and the city they built/on an island in the middle of a lake/’Mexico’ says my grandma/”means: from the bellybutton of the moon”/”don’t forget your origins my son”/maybe that’s why/whenever I now say “Mexico”/I feel like touching my bellybutton.

—Francisco Alarcon, Bellybutton of the Moon

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In 1990, Lucha Corpi was twice honored: she was awarded a Creative Arts Fellowship in fiction by the City of Oakland, and she was named poet laureate at Indian University Northwest.

The publication of Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel (Arte Público Press, 1992) was the culmination of a life-long dream. The novel won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange Best Book of Fiction. Cactus Blood (Arte Público Press, 1995) is Corpi’s second mystery novel featuring Chicana detective Gloria Damasco. Hispanic culture, the United Farm Workers movement and other social issues texture a suspenseful search for a ritualistic assassin. The publication of Black Widow’s Wardrobe (Arte Público Press, 1999) rounded out the trilogy known as The Gloria Damasco Series.

“We Chicanos are like the abandoned children of divorced cultures. We are forever longing to be loved by an absent neglectful parent –Mexico-and also to be truly accepted by the other parent –the United States. We want bicultural harmony. We need it to survive. We struggle to achieve it. That struggle keeps us alive.”-Black Widow’s Wardrobe

 

November 7, 2010

Arts in the Valley, Sat., Nov. 20th, 8 PM

by arthouseflower

Click onto the link below to listen to the November 20th Arts in the Valley Program.

ARTSINVAL1120 Arts in the Valley on KYOS Radio Presents the following Programing for Saturday, November 20th, 8 PM.  http://www.1480kyos.com

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Noelle D.W. Chandler, the Education Director at Playhouse Merced,  will discuss the Playhouse’s conservatory and youth performing arts education program.  http://www.playhousemerced.com

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Melissa Tosetti
Founder/President
The Savvy Life
Smart Spending – Rich Living

 

Author of: Living the Savvy Life: Personal Finance From a Lifestyle Perspective

 

Melissa Tosetti is a Personal Finance Author, Teacher, Speaker, The Savvy Life Magazine Founder, Martial Arts Instructor and 2nd degree black belt in Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu.  Melissa teaches how to create a strong financial foundation through habits and routines that are easy to start, easy to maintain and work. She then demonstrates how to spend smart so you can live rich through The Savvy Life Philosophy of saving money on the things that are not as important to you so you can focus your spending on the things that are important to you.

 

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Bestselling author Dr. Raymond Moody will discuss his latest book, Glimpses of Eternity.  http://lifeafterlife.com

Dr. John L. Turner will discuss his book, Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Worlds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences and Universal Energy. (www.johnlturner.com)

November 6, 2010

Arts In The Valley, Sat., Nov. 13th, 8 PM – 9 PM

by arthouseflower

ARTSINVAL1113-6click onto the link to hear the November 13th program

A Pre-recorded weekly arts-oriented radio show  http://www.1480kyos.com

Program Schedule

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Author of Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul
Editor, Tikkun Magazine www.tikkun.org

Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in S.F. and Berkeley (www.beyttikkun.org)Author of Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul

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Nicholas Valdez, UC Merced Faculty

Merced Writers’ Center

Nick will discuss upcoming Merced Writers’ Center Programming, as well as programs at Off the Shelf Books in MercedUC Merced Faculty & Member of Merced Writers' Center

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Merced Organics (www.mercedorganics.com) has just opened its doors in downtown Merced, 451 W. 18th Street.  Rose Vitale, the co-owner of Merced Organics, will discuss their upcoming free health seminars, and classes, and products aimed at building a healthier and happier Merced, CA.

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Joey Essig, Operations Director for the Merced County Arts Council, will discuss upcoming programs and events.www.artsmerced.org

 

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