Jun 092019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two sets of guests about a classic of modern theater and about the classics of Hip-Hop. First, actors Clarence Finn, Gretchen York, and Jacquie Patteson come to us from Staunton, where ShenanArts is putting on a production of Angels in America: Millennium Approches. We talk to Jacquie, Gretchen, and Clarence about what it means for them to do this iconic play and what it means for ShenanArts to do it. Next, we welcome DJ Bovay to the show for the first time. He’s spinning an all-vinyl, pre-2000 Hip-Hop show at Holly’s Diner. We talk to him about his dedication to vinyl and the need to keep knowledge of Hip-Hop’s history alive. Two groups dip back into the 80s and 90s to make sense of today 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.

Jan 282018
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie and Clinton spend time with two great guests. First, we welcome New York curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray (speaking by phone from the Overcrowded Overpriced Apple). She and her group, The Dance Diaspora Collective have partnered with Dancing While Black to bring their latest work RUN MARY RUN to UVA. RUN MARY RUN utilizes a dance form created by enslaved African Americans called “the Ring Shout,” Bumbray takes 15 minutes out of her rehearsal to talk about how she mixes this old form with modern elements. Then we’re lucky to have the cast and director of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, Live Arts Theatre‘s next play. Gretchen York, Jess Kristensen, Claire Chandler, and director Betsy Tucker chime in on their processes, the issues of the play, and how Churchill’s Thatcher-inspired 80s play is still relevant today. You can always hear artists talking about their art 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.