The show resumes CA Primary coverage with OC District Attorney candidate Pete Hardin, who’s challenging incumbent Todd Spitzer. Reminder that the election ends on June 7th.
In the second segment (minute 32:35), Brooke Aston Harper returns to the show with her insights as a local activist parent, advocate, educator, and an arts professional here in Orange County. She brings perspectives on navigating life in OC as a Black woman – through some rather fraught news cycles.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Gilles Peterson, “Back Orchid,” Black Jazz Radio – album; Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, “Star Bangled Banner,” Flight of the Cosmic Hippo – album; Nadine Sierra performs, Villa Lobos’ “Aria,” There’s A Place For Us – album.
In the first segment Edith Wharton scholar Sheila Liming, brings her new book Office in the Bloomsbury published series Object Lessons. Like a Renaissance woman, she takes the longest view, over the centuries, of that vaunted structure known as the office, in a humanities lesson that breaks humanities lessons.
In the second segment (minute 33:36), Craig Tyrl artistic director at the Wayward Artist returns to the show, bringing his latest production that he himself is directing, “The Nether”, written by Jennifer Haley. The show runs from November 12-21st, at the Grand Central Art Center, 124 N Broadway in Santa Ana. Craig will also commemorate the Orange County Theater Guild Awards during a very different kind of year.
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Thomas Koppel/feat. Anisette, “Hush – Lulllaby for a Dying Monster,” Messe for et Tilfælde – album; The Snake Charmer and Badasses of Bagpipe, “Shipping up to Boston.” http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/LimingTyrlPOD11-02-21.mp3
Acclaimed director, performer, and educator Brooke Aston brings “Ordinary Days,” a musical by Adam Gwon, in a filmed-staged production at a special outdoor, drive-in venue in Tustin 7-24 at 8 pm. This is the sign of life as The Wayward Artists return to life, honk honk. https://www.thewaywardartist.org for tickets and other information. Brooke also posts us on how artists are resuming their creative work as the pandemic dims ever so slowly.
Music credits: The Comet is Coming, “New Age,” Channel The Spirits album; The Wayward Artist production “Ordinary Days.”
In the time honored ritual, AAL turns to culture to close out the holidays and the year. Today’s guests cover both rich and abundant offerings in our community. Craig Tyrl, artistic director of The Wayward Artist productions in Santa Ana, and a member of the faculty of the Cal State Fullerton University Dept of Theater and Dance, pivots and persists in the creative process during the pandemic and beyond.
In the final segment of AAL in 2020 (minute 24:53), is local artist with international acclaim, Elizabeth Turk. She considers her immersive projects on Laguna Beach and in Pomona, CA, as well as her current installation at the Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions The Air We Breathe: Covid Diaries.
Music credits: Music credits: Greg Foat, “Symphonie Pacificue”; Salsa Celtica, “Auld Ang Syne”; “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission (composed by Ennio Morricone 11/10/28-6/6/20) http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/TyrlTurkPod12-29-20.mp3