Posts tagged ‘San Francisco’

August 15, 2013

Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Tune into Arts in the Valley when host Kim McMillon interviews Alí Allié, Ruben Reyes, the producers and director of GARIFUNA IN PERIL, and Beulah Stanley, the film’s promoter. Garifuna in Peril premiers in San Francisco on August 22, 2013.

To Listen to the interview, click onto this link:
Thursday, August 22, 7:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO
AMC Van Ness 14
1000 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco, CA 94109

http://www.tugg.com/events/4864
ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY $12
 Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Arrive early; film will start promptly at 7:30pm.

Written, Produced and Directed by

Alí Allié and Ruben Reyes

Year of Production: 2012
Countries of Production: USA/Honduras
Running Time: 99 minutes
Languages: 55% Garífuna, 30% English, 15% Spanish
Subtitled in: English (Spanish subtitled version available)
Additional Writing: William Flores
Associate Producers: Dudley Augustine, Ben Flores, Jorge Garifuna
Actors: Ruben Reyes, Julian Castillo, Gloria Garnett, Jessica Alvarez, E.J. Mejia, Jr., Luis Martinez, Aubrey Wakeling, Arleny Escobar
Cinematographer: Alí Allié
Editors: Alí Allié, Ruben Reyes, Milton Guity, Katherine Cumpa, Marya Murphy
Music: Emilio Nuñez & Labaña Maraza, Aziatic, Punta Cartel, Ala Suazo, Rene Crisanto y La Runi Hati, Bodoma, Isabel Flores, Garifuna Records, Bootsy Rankin, Julito Timbalito, Bill Cayetano, Georgette Lambey, Glen Garcia, Nuru, Luisito Martinez, Yanyman, Ruben Reyes

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January 4, 2013

Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

 

 

Tune into Arts in the Valley for host Kim McMillon’s fascinating interview with Diana Chambers, the author of the spy thriller, Stinger.

A romantic spy thriller with a twist, Stinger will keep you up at night – and keep you wondering.

 

About Diana

Diana Chambers has always been a bookworm, her eye on the distant shore. She has traveled widely, including many far corners of Asia. An importing business in India led to a Hollywood design career, which later evolved into writing for television, film, interactive and travel media. Research for various projects put her on the road again. She loves spicy foods and her bag is always packed.

Diana wonders if she had another life on the Silk Road for she is drawn there in her work. She often doesn’t know which comes first: the story or the setting. What intrigue draws her, what hot spot? Her Nick Daley series takes her to many of them. Stinger is set in the Casablanca of Central Asia where “rogue” CIA officer Nick Daley becomes entangled in a triangle with a daring San Francisco journalist and her former lover, an elusive Afghan chief with a price on his head. In the sequel, The Company She Keeps, Nick enlists a patriotic young woman, “E,” into the world of espionage, high-tech treachery and sexual intrigue, following a twisting trail that ends in Iran. The next in the series, Into the Fire, will take these characters to China and Thailand and Diana plans to follow them back to Asia later this year. They are promising a big adventure on the Mekong River!

Her work has been praised for its riveting plots, unusual characters and deep sense of place. A member of Writers Guild of America, PEN, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Diana lives near San Francisco with her fellow-traveler husband, arty daughter and brilliant mutt, the best writing partner ever.

She is represented by Elizabeth Evans of The Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, 216 E. 75th Street, Suite 1E, New York, NY 10021. 212-794-1082. www.jvnla.com

About Stinger:

Set in the ancient Silk Road town of Peshawar, Pakistan, the Nick Daley series begins with the disappearance of a secret shipment of Stinger missiles followed by a shadowy graveyard murder.

When a determined San Francisco journalist arrives on the scene, “rogue” CIA officer Nick Daley becomes entangled in an unusual triangle with the woman and her former lover, an elusive Afghan leader with a price on his head. These characters lead us into a realm of intrigue and betrayal, where hidden agendas provide their own kind of veil until the truth is revealed in a shocking climax.

“A captivating and thrilling excursion…”– Randall Masteller, http://www.spyguysandgals.com

“Forget armchair adventure – this is an edge-of-your-seat action thriller.”– Charles Benoit, author of Relative Danger, Out of Order, You.

December 20, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, December 22, 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, 9 pm

by arthouseflower

 

Kim McMillon interviews author, poet, and activist Marvin X on the Black Arts Movement on Saturday, December 22nd at 9 pm on Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM in Merced, Ca.

 To listen to the interview with Marvin X, please click here:
About the Marvin X
Marvin X was born May 29, 1944, Fowler CA, nine miles south of Fresno in the central valley of California. In Fresno his parents published the Fresno Voice, a black newspaper.
Marvin attended Oakland’s Merritt College where he encountered fellow students how became Black Panther Party co-founders Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. They taught him black nationalism.  Marvin’s first play Flowers for the Trashman was produced by the Drama department at San Francisco State University, 1965.  Marvin X dropped out to established his own Black Arts West Theatre in the Fillmore, 1966, along with playwright Ed Bullins. Months later Marvin would co-found Black House with Eldridge Cleaver, 1967.
Marvin introduced  Eldridge Cleaver to Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.  Eldridge immediately joined the Black Panther Party.  Huey Newton said, “Marvin X was my teacher, many of our comrades came from his Black Arts Theatre: Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver,  Emory Douglas and Samuel Napier.”
One of the movers and shakers of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) Marvin X has published 30 books, including essays, poetry, and his autobiography Somethin’ Proper. Important books include Fly to Allah, poems, Beyond Religion, toward Spirituality, essays on consciousness, and How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, a manual based on the 12 step Recovery model.
Marvin received his MA in English/Creative writing from San Francisco State University, 1975. He has taught at San Francisco State University, Fresno State University, UC Berkeley and San Diego, Mills College, Merritt and Laney Colleges in Oakland, University of Nevada, Reno.  He lectures coast to coast at such colleges and universities as University of Arkansas, University of Houston, Morehouse and Spelman, Atlanta, University of Virginia, Howard University, Univ. of Penn, Temple Univ., Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, UMASS, Boston.

His latest book is the Wisdom of Plato Negro, parables/fables, Black Bird Press, Berkeley. He currently teaches at his Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland. Ishmael Reed says, “Marvin X is Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland.”

For speaking, readings and performance, contact Marvin X @ jmarvinx@yahoo.com,
http://www.blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com

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