Jul 232017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown. David and Leslie get down and get easy with artist Yolonda Jones, here talking about her first photography exhibit, Private Spaces at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Get ready for a conversation about artistic and family intimacy. Then singer-songwriters Bahlmann Abbot and Mary Gordon Hall grace Home Grown for the first time. Along with vocalist Emily Gary, they talk a little about songwriting and sing a couple of songs in preparation for their Songmaker Series concert at C’Ville Coffee House. It’s something for the eyes and something for the ears (and everything for the heart) on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jul 162017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s a little bit cooky show on today’s Home Grown. David and Leslie get into it with director Noal Bastian and stage manager Miranda Hogan from Four County Players about plumbing the depths of family and reimagining an icon in Four County’s upcoming production of The Addams Family: A New Musical. Then things get really cooky as former government time traveller Shawn Mason blows past his redacted past to talk about his upcoming mentalist show. From the ghosts in your family to the ghosts in your head, we cover it all on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jul 092017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s Klan Day +1 in our fair city, but today on Home Grown David and Leslie welcome Mike Long, Education Director at Live Arts Theatre, who talks about the latest iteration of Live Arts youth programming. Then we welcome back our favorite local documentary maker Lorenzo Dickerson to talk about the 3rd Annual Maupintown Film Festival. It’s two different looks at education and entertainment as the tear gas clears on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jul 022017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

The Klan is coming, so on today’s Home Grown David and Leslie talk to activist, historian, and musician Dr. Douglas Turner Day who provides some context, some history and some predictions from his past experience with this particular Klan group, as well as an opportunity to protest with his event, “Musicians Mobilized against the Klan.” Then electronic music maker Linz Prag takes time away from being big and getting bigger to regale us with stories about his start, stories of being on the road, and what he does when Everybody Hates Linz. It’s music to protest to and music to party to on this week’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jun 252017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown David and Leslie make a new friend and welcome back a member of the Home Grown family. First, the director of Woody Guthrie’s American Song Bryan Garey (UVA Heritage Summer Theatre Festival) talks about this upcoming show that’s not quite a musical, not quite a play, not quite a concert, but is all about the wonderful and legendary folk pioneer Woody Guthrie and his music. Next, Andy Davis from Bent Theatre Improv triumphantly returns to the show. This time Bent is presenting an 18 hour improv marathon, which may be the closest thing to a Charlottesville comedy festival that the city has seen in awhile. (Then David, Leslie, and Andy fall into an unabashed lovefest.) It’s about one man who listened to the working and the workless and a theatre style all about listening on this week’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jun 182017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown it gets more than a little political as David Vaughn Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones debrief after a night of neo-Nazis and Proud Boys, which leads them right into their conversation with Angel Metro, one of the organizers of C’Ville’s Goth Night, who, in her other life, has had to deal with the growing social hostilities. Meanwhile Clinton takes a second look at New City Arts’ Housing2Home program with Program Coordinator Ellie Roller. Their new exhibit shows what people have done in the program and you can check it out while walking your dog! It’s an up, down, and slightly chaotic Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jun 112017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown David Vaughn Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones host a roundtable discussion with artistic directors Boomie Pedersen and Bree Luck and playwright Scott Dunn. They talk about recent events where playwrights and their agents have shut down productions for not following their wishes and the greater responsibility for theaters, especially community theaters, to reflect their communities. Then David welcomes back one of Home Grown’s favorite guests, Brian Wimer from the IX Art Park to talk about how their upcoming arts festival which commemorates the Summer of Love can help bring people together. It’s all Peace and Love at Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Jun 042017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown hosts David Vaugh Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones welcome Miss Dreama Belle, drag artist from the Haus of Belle, and they talk about the artistry of drag and how performing as a character can be a presentation of yourself that you don’t get anywhere else.

After that, Victory Hall Opera company returns! Miriam Gordon-Stewart visits with tenor Corey Bix to talk about Victory Hall’s latest piece of opera experimentation — it’s a play based on a novella by Thomas Mann that uses music from Wagner’s opera Tristan & Isolde. Drugsong. Is it an opera within a play? Is it a play surrounding an opera? What’s it like for trained, professional opera singers to work like stage actors?

We open two more windows into the worlds of two more artistic groups on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

May 212017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown hosts David Vaugh Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones talk about energy efficiency and Leonardo DiCaprio’s sufficiency (with bears) as Kellie Hocking from the Local Energy Alliance Program visits the show in anticipation of LEAP’s free screening of National Geographic’s climate change documentary, Before the Flood. Also it’s the ins and outs of local comic writer Ethan Murphy’s and comic editor Susan Holland’s Slate & Ashe. Spoilers! It’s all about the doorknobs! Ethan and Susan also talk about their upcoming book, Screen Boy and about representation in comics. It’s a show about a man named Robinson … and he “caroosed!”

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 AM to 11 AM.

May 142017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown hosts David Vaughn Straughn and Clinton Johnston talk to Morgan Smith and Jenny Howard about Oak Grove’s unique model of outdoor theater. Then David and Devon Sproule reconnect after having been in the same high school choir. (Whoa!) Finally director and assistant director Bill Rough and Kelley de Villa thrown down some serious drama talk about one America’s great playwrights — Arthur Miller. Two shots at theater with a touch of great music on this Sunday’s Home Grown.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10am to 11.

May 072017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On this week’s Home Grown hosts Leslie M. Scott-Jones and Clinton Johnston talk to Kristin Chiaccia and Kristie Wood about workshops, pop-up salons, and the fun you can have with 200 degree wax at Second Street Gallery. Then it’s a conversation with artist and retreat leader Susan McCulley about how the combination of movement and mindful stillness can open us up to creativity in our art and in our lives. Finally, acting teacher and theater director Michael McGee talks about an impressive play set in (and talking about) repressive times — Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening playing now at Gorilla Theater.

Plus, we’ve got several shout outs, Mother’s Day suggestions, and an open letter to the “Day Job” — it’s all here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10am to 11.

Apr 302017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown hosts Leslie M. Scott-Jones and Clinton Johnston talk with Miller Murray Susen from Four County Players about her upcoming show, Blithe Spririt. Then Leslie and Abigail Rinhyke discuss Christ Episcopal Church’s Bach’s Lunch series with organizer Alice Layman.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10am to 11.