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June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 25 & 26, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Host Kim McMillon interviews Megan Segarra, a filmmaker in New York, and founder of a small women-lead production company, Meganda Films. Ms. McMillon will also interview Melissa Kelly-Ortega, a Provider Services Representative for Central California Alliance for Health about what’s happening in the Merced County community. Organic Farmer David Silveira and Rancho Piccolo Chef Julie Moreno will be on to discuss organic farming, and finally, Judy Juanita will speak about her upcoming reading on Tuesday, June 4th at the Merced Multicultural Center.

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“What can I say except that [Megan Segarra is] a brilliant writer… Each scene elegantly and simultaneously reveals who people are, what the conflict is, and moves it forward. I am excited about [her] work as a filmmaker”- Rosa Martha Villarreal

On June 1st 2013, in San Francisco CA Meganda Films LLC will be showing an extended preview of their first documentary, The F-Word.
“We understand what causes obesity, being overweight, and unhealthy lifestyles; but do we understand the psychological effects it has on us as people? The mental effects it has, and has had on shaping our generation, and the next generation. We want to document a conversation about this word.”- The F-Word.

To listen to filmmaker Megan Sagarra’s interview, click onto the link:
About Meganda Films
Meganda Films is an avenue for low-to-no budget filmmakers to receive resources and support for the development of their films. They aim to create a network for fellow filmmakers to showcase their films and to produce and support projects that redefine the role of the leading woman and challenge the standards set forth by Hollywood.

For more information on Meganda Films visit: http://www.megandafilms.com Contact:
Like Meganda Films on Facebook Meganda Films Megan Segarra
Follow Meganda Films on Twitter: @megandafilms megandafilms@gmail.com

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To listen to Melissa Kelly-Ortega’s interview, click onto the link:
Melissa Kelly-Ortega is a community organizer, who happens to live in Merced, and discusses what is happening in the Merced community in the segment Eye on the Community.

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To listen to the interview with David and Julie on organic farming, click onto the link:
Silveira Farms is a small organic farm operated by David and Michelle Silveira. The farm began in 2005 and is located in Merced California. We produce organic hay for a local organic dairy and vegetables that are direct marketed. Our chickens are raised on grass pasture that produce eggs that are superior in nutrition and taste.

David’s love for farming began on the Azores islands where he learned to farm with his father. He then returned to the U.S. and studied agriculture at Cal Poly SLO. After graduating he worked in agriculture until we started our farm. http://www.ranchopiccolo.com

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To listen to poet Judy Juanita, click onto the link:
Novelist, poet and playwright, Judy Juanita will read at the Merced Multicultural Center on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm from her debut novel, Virgin Soul, which is about the gradual radicalization of a young black woman in the black power movement of the 60s published by Viking in 2013. http://redroom.com/member/judy-juanita/bio

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June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, April 20 (8 pm) & April 21 (2 pm) 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley interviews Heike Hambley, the Artistic Director of Merced Shakespearefest, the only free outdoor Shakespeare festival in Merced County.

How the Merced Shakespeare Festival was born by Heike Hambley.
I love Shakespeare and all his characters, the lovers, the fools, the witches, the witty servants, the warriors and the timeless poetry. I also love Shakespeare festivals and Renaissance fairs and theatre and working with people to put on a finished production everybody can be proud of and have fun with.

Merced’s own Shakespeare festival was born out of these sentiments and helped by a successful production of “Twelfth Night” that I directed for Merced Center for the Performing Arts, now Playhouse Merced, in February 2002. Cast and crew had so much fun that at the cast party some of us decided to explore the possibility of bringing a Shakespeare festival to the whole community. Wonderful Shakespeare enthusiasts like Michael Egan, Julianne Aguilar, Carolyn Hart, and others brainstormed and discussed and worked hard. Three months later we had raised some money from generous friends, relatives and art lovers, got rehearsal space from the Playhouse, a non-profit umbrella from the Merced Arts Council and had rented the rarely used Merced Open Air Theatre in Applegate Park. This stage is a perfect Shakespearian space, wide open with pillars on both sides, a lot of sun and natural light for the performers, but green grass and shade trees for the audience. http://www.mercedshakespearefest.org/contact.htm

This summer, As You Like It, directed by Colton Dennis.

2013 PERFORMANCE DATES:
September 14, 15, 21 & 22, and possibly a 3rd weekend in Mariposa.
To listen to Heike’s interview, click onto the link:

John Curl is an American poet, memoirist, translator, author, activist, and historian.

He is author of seven books of poetry, including Scorched Birth (2004), which former San Francisco poet laureate Jack Hirschman called “a book of wonders.” His best known book is probably his history of the cooperative and communalist movements, For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America (PM Press, 2009), which historian Howard Zinn described as “inspiring.” Memories of Drop City (2007) is his memoir of the 1960s communal movement and the first “hippie” commune, in Colorado, where he lived between 1966-69, which Ishmael Reed called “highly crafted and brilliant,” and Al Young described as “compelling.” His play The Trial of Christopher Columbus was produced by the PEN Oakland Writers Theater in Berkeley (2009). His poetry books include Columbus in the Bay of Pigs (1991); Decade (1987); and Tidal News (1982); and has published poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Words Upon the Waters, Oakland Out Loud, Blake Times, Left Curve, Central Park, Poetry USA, Anthology of East Bay Poets, Poetry Flash, and Pulse of the People. He was a member of the San Francisco Cloud House circle of poets in the 1980s.
http://www.johncurl.net/

To listen to John Curl, click onto the link:

January 10, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (2pm), January 5 & 6, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Mystic Mind Magazine healing and wellnessKim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM interviews Faye Saxton, the Executive Director of the Wellness Connection.  Faye discusses their upcoming Wellness Fair on February 10th in Fresno, and Kristi Massey, the founder of Mystic Mind Magazine, will discuss the creation of her magazine.

To listen to interviews with Faye Saxton and Kristi Massey, click onto the links:

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Wellness – 10th Annual Wellness Fair

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 am – 5 pm

International Catering Company

4277 N. West Avenue, Fresno, CA

The purpose of each annual Wellness Fair is to educate the public of the various alternative and holistic health care options we have available right here in the Central Valley.  Premier, local, alternative and holistic practitioners and product vendor booths are presented at each Fair.

The Wellness Fair also features multiple guest speakers who lecture on a variety of health and wellness topics throughout the day.

If you have any questions, please call Susan Krikorian at 559-246-1098 or email srkwillow@aol.com

For more information, please visit http://www.wellnessconnections.net

To learn more about Mystic Mind Magazine by Kristi Massey, click onto her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystic-Mind-Magazine/445882845464639.


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