Nov 112018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks art with two more great guests. First, Emily Julia Kresky visits the show for the first time. She’s the organizer of and a featured artist in Women on the Mic: A Benefit for Fight Like a Grrrl at the Front Porch Roots Music School. Emily talks about how she got into songwriting and about what her process is. Next, Adam Nemett comes back on the show. This time he’s wearing his novelist hat to talk about his first fiction novel We Can Save Us All. Adam talks about his 12 year journey writing this novel and gives us a little taste. One way or another art tries to save us, and we’re here to talk about it (and, seemingly, to mispronounce guests’ names) 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.

Nov 042018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David welcomes two guests to the show for the first time. First, Nathan Gillespie, El Presidente of Charlottesville Tango. Nathan does his turn as ambassador of “the three minute romance” by talking about the history of Charlottesville Tango, the history of tango itself, and their new studio on Water Street — Tango on Water. Next, Tracy Straight, executive director of The Wayne Theater comes on the show to talk about the Wayne and its move to become Waynesboro’s cultural center. Make sure you check out their latest musical in their Broadway series, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It’s two different arts organizations this week 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 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David flies solo. Luckily the one consistent thing about Home Grown is that our guests are great. First, Abel Okugawa Wright has thrown on many hats (editor, composer, producer, filmer) to make — with director Aaron Farrington — a new documentary that’s going to be shown at the 2018 Virginia Film Festival, Know Your Neighbor. David talks to Abel about what it was like to make a documentary about Charlottesvillians who’ve come to town as refugees. Wright specifically talks about how they’ve put the film together and why. Then, we welcome back comedians Chris Alan and Winston Hodges, hosts of The Laugh Your Ass Off Host Battle Shows, most frequently at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. Chris and Winston talk about the two shows they have coming up and about the challenges and benefits of doing comedy in this time. It’s two different types of storytellers this week 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 212018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two artists to the show for the first time. First, writer Susie McKenna comes on the show to talk about her new thriller Last Tracks. Susie talks about her inspiration for the book and also her extensive preparation. Next, theater director David Domkoski comes on the show to talk about his show with Gorilla Theater Productions, In the Forest, She Grew Fangs — a play about bullying. We talk about bullying and about how the play addrresses it. It’s two artists walking on the grim side (unintendedly appropriate for Halloween) 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 072018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and David welcome back one of the show’s favorite guests Sam Gray. This time, Sam has co-founded the Feminist Union of C’ville Creatives, who have just had their premiere joint show at CitySpace. Sam talks about the founding of the F.U.C.C. and their show. One hour of Sam Gray gets you through your whole day. You can find her at 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 232018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie go from Gown to Town. Frist Prof. Esther Poveda, Prof. Alicia Lopez-Opere, and Prof. Lilian Feitosa from UVA’s Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese come to talk about the SIP Filmfest 2018: Contemporary Women’s Visions from Spain, Italy, and Latin America. This is the second annual SIP film festival, and we talk to the professors about the challenges in putting the festival together and what they hope to accomplish with it for their students and for the community. Next, musician Nathanial Star](https://www.jmrl.org/) jonis us for the first time. After years away from music, he’s back and performing with his group Kinfolk. Nathanial talks about what music means to him in anticipation of their concert at Front Porch Roots Music School. It’s all on today’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.

Sep 162018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two friends back to the show. First, local playwright Robert Wray makes our day. He brings with him director and producer Marty Moore and actor Justin Parker all to talk about his coming-of-age play The Secret Rain, a production of the Charlotesville Playwrights Collective. We talk to all of them about the play and to Robert specifically about his writing process and the roles that time and music play. Then we welcome back to the show Sarah Hamfeldt, Refernce and Adult Services Manager at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. As part of Welcome Week, the library has a slew of artistic events that will help us celebrate diversity in our community. The wonderful Sarah talks about them and about how the library is ideally poised to play that role of community builder. It’s art that’s personal and art that’s public on today’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.

Sep 092018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie helm an excellent show with two moving and fascinating guests. First, author Wendy Zomparelli visits the show for the first time. A longtime journalist, Wendy is now writing fiction. She talks about her children’s book Princess Ingeborg and the Dragons, which she will be reading at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Wendy about working on the book, about going to fiction from journalism, and about some of her thoughts on writing in general. Next, Charlottesville dance man Edwin Roa, founder of Zabor Dance, comes on the show to talk about Zaltandi: Charlottesville’s First World Dance Fest coming to The Ix Art Park. Edwin talks about the power of dance, about how he looks to dance to bring people together and to bring people to themselves. First you’ll want to read Wendy’s book, and then you’ll want to dance after listening to today’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.

Sep 022018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie speak to flautist Matthew Olwell. Growing up swathed in the Celtic music tradition, Olwell is experimenting with the style with his group CyberTrad, where he mixes his flute with and electric bass and beatboxer. That’s right — beatbox. We talk to Matthew about cultural and artistic interchange, specifically between Irish American and African American music traditions. Check out CyberTrad’s upcoming concert at The Front Porch Roost Music School. Next, Keith Morris returns to the show! Once Trump started his campaign, Keith started to get horrified. Then he started getting angry. Then he started working on what is now his new album. We talk to Keith about Psychopath and Sycophants, what’s behind it and the role of the music artist in culture. Art is culture and culture is art on today’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.

Aug 262018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two artists who have put on their arts organizer hats to better spread the good word and the good art. First, Mike Bizarro is putting together an A Capella Hip Hop night at The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. It’s local wordsmiths speaking their words without their beats. True to his role, Mike drops bits of knowledge about the nature of hip hop and the nature of art as if the knowledge was going out of style. Next, David welcomes back Miller Murray Susen just as Live Arts Theatre welcomes her back as its Education Director. We talk to Miller about what Live Arts offers in terms of education and what she hopes it can offer in the future. It’s artists reaching out to other artists and to our community on today’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.

Aug 122018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David calls in live from Washington Park at the Heather Heyer memorial gathering. He talks about where he’s at, where we’re at, and interviews people on the ground. Power to the people, today 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.

Aug 052018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David throws down with two righteous groups of guests visiting the show for the first time. First, we welcome Lisa Jevack, Assistant to the Director and Early Visions Coordinator of The Fralin Art Museum and Charlene Green, Manager of the the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. The Fralin and the City are partners in The Signs of Change Project along with The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative — a project that seeks to use art to raise the profile of African American history in Charlottesville history. Then — you maybe have seen him on the Downtown Mall — here, photographer Eze Amos steps out from behind the camera to talk about his artistic goals and how and why he came to focus on photographing people on the Downtown Mall. He is New City Arts’ current artist in residence, and you can see Eze’s work at his show, Eze Amos: Cville People Everyday. It’s art for the people and art about the people today 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.