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.

Nov 122017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David’s day job steals him away from us yet again, but Clinton and Leslie soldier on with two different directors of two different types of musical performance. First, Home Grown says hello to Benjamin Rous the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director. We jump right into the weeds talking about why he loves symphonic music and the difference between invention and interpretation. We also talk about the CSO’s latest offering in its series of masterworks The Americans. Next, Geri Carlson Sauls returns to the show representing Four County Player’s. She’s directing their holiday show, A Christmas Story: The Musical giving us a chance to talk both about working with material that is both familiar and new. It’s more artists talking about their 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.

Nov 052017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown we soldier on through another show without David by talking about some dance, some theater, and some music — variety, bitches! First it’s been way too long since we’ve talked to The Charlottesville Ballet. Operations Manager Nina Staeben takes care of that talking about how their upcoming performance UpFront: Satute! moves both the audience and the dancers. Next it’s time to dip into what Leslie does in her free time when Brandon Lee, Kevin Minor, and Chiquita Melvin join her to talk about Seven Guitars opening soon at UVA. It’s an intense and fun interview where black theater people talk about being black and in theater. Finally, it’s artistic collaboration time with The Bridge PAI and UVA’s McIntire Department of Music. Bridge director Alan Goffinski and UVA’s Technical Director of Composition & Computer Technologies Travis Thatcher visit the show to talk about the Bridge/UVA joint, monthly, new music series Telemetry. Alan, especially, drops some knowledge about what art can do, aaaaaand they bring pickles! It’s a show packed full of fun 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 292017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Stories. Telling true stories. Telling funny stories. Telling stories to connect us. Telling stories to self-express. Today on Home Grown we talk with related but different artistic cousins. First Joel Jones, co-founder of Big Blue Door, returns to the show to talk about the latest incarnation of their class Telling True Stories. Joel’s one of the smartest artists that we know so we always love talking to him, though we always feel like we barely scratch his surface. Next we continue our serious talks (or sort of serious) about being seriously funny. Stand-up Chris Alan returns and brings with him fellow comedian Winston Hodges. They’re going to be hosting The Ante Up Comedy Show (Host Battle Edition), and we take the opportunity to talk about the craft of stand-up. It’s a look at the side of art that’s all about stories. (At least that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.) Of course, all sides of art have a home 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 222017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our man David is A.W.O.L. leaving us with the great Leslie M. Scott-Jones and the less than adequate Clinton Johnston. Fortunately, they’ve got great guests. First it’s the power duo of Danny Shea, Event Booker from The Southern Cafe and Music Hall as well as The Jefferson Theater and Kat Dillon, Events Coordinator for The Shelter for Help in Emergency. They’re here to talk about the 2017 Mock Stars Ball and how it’s the first Mock Stars Ball to be a benefit. That’s right. You can go to the best costume party around and also be donating money to S.H.E. in honor of Whitney French. Next, producing powerhouse Carmel Clavin returns to the show to bring the good news! The Virginia Burlesque and Sideshow Fest is coming to The Kettle in Staunton! Hear Carmel talk about how small towns deserve good art as well as cities — music to our ears. Art producers and presenters need love too, and they get that love 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 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 102017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown gives you a show that makes white supremacists throw up! First, Estela Knott and Dave Berzonsky from LUA do their best impressions of ethnomusicologists when talking about their ongoing attempts to explore and bring together Mexican, Appalachian, South American, and Jewish roots music. (Oh, and they play a couple of songs too!) Then writer Amanda Korman returns to the show — this time in her role as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for The Women’s Initiative. They are currently accepting submissions for their Challenge into Change Writing Contest, and to that end, Amanda brings by Aerial Perkins, winner of last year’s contest to read her winning essay, “Pretty Brown Girl” on the air. Your hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott-Jones try to take a page from Aerial and not “put fear on the table” all 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.

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.

Aug 272017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown makes it happen again. This week we continue our countdown to the Six Pack Songwriter Showcase with a two-shot! Debra Guy and Susan Munson. We then talk to visual artist Kailey Reid about her first show Dreamscape at Maya Restaurant. It’s a little bit Gothic, a little bit Manga, and a lot of fun. Finally, PEP – The Performers Exchange Project return to the show to talk about their latest incarnation of their work The Convolution of Pip and Twig. It’s had a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; it’s got a new set; and it’s playing for most of September at Live Arts Theatre. Continuing to bring you the artists and art that’s all around you, this is 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 202017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s a packed Home Grown this week.We start our countdown to the Six Pack Songwriter Showcase with our man Jason Burke. We then talk to Deborah McLeod from Chroma Projects Art Laboratory. She talks Chroma plans — dodges questions on PCA :( — and brings with her Blake Hurt who expands the nature of portraiture in his current Chroma exhibit August Persons, Finally, David and Leslie speak to Amanda Korman — local writer and past WriterHouse seminar leader to talk about The 2017 WriterHouse and C-Ville Weekly Flash Fiction Contest.

It’s so much art on this week’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art you might have to sue for artful distress with the fine firm of Tochterman, Munson, Overman, & Burke.

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