Jan 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie talk to two women artists, one mature and one just starting. First, poet Patsy Asuncion returns to the show. Right now she’s working with The Bridge Progressive Arts Institute to organize their upcoming Women’s History Month festivities. (And you know we ask her to read some of her recently published work.) Then singer/songwriter Maria DeHart visits the show for the first time. She’s about to release her first EP. The release concert is at UVA, and we listen to a song from it and talk to Maria about what it takes to step out of the band that she also plays with and put out her own stuff. We’re soldiering on without Delores O’Riordan on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Jan 142018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we talk a little music history and a little Art Park future. First, Horace Scruggs visits the show for the first time. He is a musician and the adjunct instructor of choral music at Piedmont Virginia Community College and the man behind entertaining and informative concerts/lectures on African American music at PVCC. His latest is A View from the Train: Decoding the Stories and Music of the Underground Railroad, and so we talk a little about spirituals and their role in enslaved African American communities. Next, we check in with Brian Wimer, Executive Director of the Ix Art Park and look back at what the Art Park has been in 2017 and what it could be in 2018. It’s two great conversations with two great guests on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Jan 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we touch on three art forms for the price of one show. (And considering that the show is free for you to listen to, that’s a pretty good price.) First, Deborah McLeod from Chroma Projects Art Lab returns with two interesting artists. We have painter Martha Saunders ruminating over the loss of language in her current exhibit Transmutations. Also, for the month of January, Chroma is showing filmmaker Richard Knox Robinson’s documentary Orwell’s Revolution. Then dance returns to Home Grown as Belly Dance master Joy Rayman from Fire in the Belly returns to talk about their next round of classes coming up at The Dance Spot. We’re trying to get you all the art we can on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Dec 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie get on the phone to talk to two great sets of guests. First, Kristen Chiacchia Executive Director and Chief Curator of Second Street Gallery sits in the studio while New York/C’Ville artist Ivy Nate calls in from the Big Apple. Ivy is one of 12 local artists in Second Street’s current exhibit, Drawn to Charlottesville. With Kristen fresh from NYC and Ivy bouncing back and forth between us, we have a great chance to discuss the difference between big city and small town art. Then David and Leslie call over to Richmond to catch C’Ville ex-pat Sarah White after her first cup of coffee and before she heads over here to rehearse for this year’s Sarah White and Friends Christmas Show at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Sarah’s been doing the show for fifteen years or more making it a bona fide Charlottesville holiday tradition. Who says we can’t get into the holiday spirit in between strident attacks at racism. Remember, say “Okay” to a white Christmas but “No Way!” to white supremacy. We’re keeping it holly jolly real 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 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nov 192017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, our man Greg Brown returns and brings the guitar phatness!. He’s got so many irons in the fire we almost confused him for a blacksmith. We take the entire hour to talk about a bunch of his projects — everything from his previous post-cancer rock project Chemobrain to his classical CD Wanderings that he releases 11/17/17 to January’s Chemobrain follow up Another Dose to next year’s thrash metal project Age of Fire. We talk about Greg’s creative process, his inspriations, his multiple genre personality, and more. On top of it all, we play tracks from many of his projects, and even have Greg playing live. If you don’t like music, you need to come back for another episode. For the rest of us, our only regret is that Greg didn’t bring his ukelele. It’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Oct 152017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our co-hosts Leslie M. Scott-Jones and David Vaughn Straughn welcome three great guests. First, vocal instructor Heather Hightower, head of The Center for Vocal Study visits us for the first time to talk about her upcoming free vocal lesson as part of The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville’s Arts in the Park in Emancipation Park. Next, our man Ty Cooper returns with the lowdown on his Comedy Writing Workshop at PVCC. What do you learn when Ty teaches you about comedy? Finally, we’re pleased to have L.A. artist Lisa Beane come to us after Saturday night’s opening of her new exhibit at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Karma, that features paintings that fuse bright colors, humor, and images of our childhood with lynching stamps. It’s three different artists talking about three different ways that art can move and center you here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Oct 082017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our co-hosts Leslie M. Scott-Jones and David Vaughn Straughn give you a double shot of drama with two local theaters about to open two very different but equally interesting shows. First, DMR Adventures and Belmont Arts Collaborative collaborate to bring out Will & Whit, the musical adaptation of local graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge’s graphic novel of the same name. Gulledge visits the show for the first time to tell David and Leslie about her “artnership” with DMR Artistic Director, returning guest Melissa Charles. They also bring along young actor Mia Buckley to sing the show’s first song on the air. Next, we head on up Barboursville way to our friends at Four County Players. Actors Frank Saxon, John Kemgard, and Teresa Teixeira visit the show to talk about their upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. It’s a great conversation about working with Miller’s language and the challenge to what to allow this classic American parable to represent. We’ve got your next ticket purchases here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Oct 012017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our co-host Leslie M. Scott-Jones returns from abroad just in time jam with David and talk to … Boomie Pedersen, Chris Baumer, and Kiri Gardner from Live Arts Theater. They are cast members of the upcoming production, Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. The conversation flows from what Albee’s work brings to the stage to the recent casting controversy to background of this production. Then, just when you thought the show couldn’t get better, artist Bob Anderson visits the show for the first time in anticipation of his upcoming exhibit featuring his figure drawing that is surprisingly both realistic and abstract at the same time. Listen to how Picasso and Cubism influenced this non-Cubist show — Les desmoiselles at McGuffey Art Center. As always, it’s artists talking art on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Sep 242017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown we soldier on for a second week without the winsome (or lose some, buh-dumb-bump) Leslie M. Scott-Jones, and, even worse, David has to pop in and out due to his day job, leaving Clinton mostly on his own with two great guests. First, Deborah McLeod, director of Chroma Projects Art Laboratory returns to the show. She’s been working since April on organizing the first FLOW: The Rivanna River Renaissance Festival, a multi-genre collection of art installations connecting us to the Rivanna River, which Clinton reveals is rarely on his mind. Then author Sharon Harrigan visits the show for the first time to talk about her moving upcoming memoir, Playing with Dynamite. She reads a little from her work, and we fall into talking about the importance of and danger in telling personal stories and how memoirs can be so much more than old politicians rewriting their histories or celebrity tell-alls. It’s another window into upcoming art this Sunday morning on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Sep 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s another Sunday morning talk about upcoming art on Home Grown except this time, David and Clinton attempt to do it without Leslie’s class and charm. First, we welcome to the show for the first time Beryl Solla, Professor of Art from Piedmont Virginia Community College and curator of their art galleries. Both their North and South galleries have shows opening up, but David and Clinton get so sidetracked immediately talking art with Beryl that we almost don’t get to them. Fortunately our next guest is an old friend of the show, Edward Warwick White from Four County Players, and he knows how to keep us on track … somewhat. (There was the moment where Clinton and David pitched their musical version of Othello.) Four County’s about to launch their anniversary show The Best of Barboursville: A 45th Anniversary Musical Revue. It’s two great guests that guest great together as David and Clinton struggle to get the Facebook Live Feed to work in the background. That means it’s just another Sunday morning on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Sep 162017
 

Apropos Of Something hosts Ellen Daniels and Nancy Laurence talk with David Vaughn Straughn, community organizer and Solidarity Cville member, on how to dismantle the underlying systemic racism in Charlottesville; and Philip Zelikow, a White Burkett Miller Prof. of History and Fmr. Exec. Dir. 9/11 Commission, on understanding constitutional law as it applies to free speech.

Apropos Of Something seeks out guests who are passionate about the arts, politics and society at-large. Co-hosts Ellen Daniels in Charlottesville and Nancy Laurence in New York City chat with experts, activists, and the most interesting people they can find. We guarantee every show will be Apropos Of Something.

Join Ellen and Nancy on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, every Saturday from 10-11 a.m.

Sep 032017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown welcomes you to another Sunday morning in the new woke C’Ville. First, it’s our final preview for the Six Pack Songwriter Showcase. Mark Roebuck visits the show for the first time to play a tune and talk about what it’s like to record his upcoming album. Then Leslie and David examine a new theater opportunity in town. Playwright Sean McCord (with his director Joncey Boggs) introduces us to The Charlottesville Playwrights Collective. They’re a collection of self-producing playwrights and their first season begins with McCord’s play (directed by Boggs), Moving.. Finally, Light House Studio Giving Director Brooks Wellmon returns to the show to talk about Light House’s 16th Youth Film Festival. If you ever wondered what Light House actually does, here’s your chance to find out. It’s all that plus a bag of your hosts David Vaughn Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones, 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 a.m. to 11 a.m.