KCET's Original Performance Arts Series, 'Live @ The Ford' Returns for Season 2 Beginning April 18 at 9 p.m. | KCET
KCET's Original Performance Arts Series, 'Live @ The Ford' Returns for Season 2 Beginning April 18 at 9 p.m.
Series Showcases Culturally Diverse
Performances, Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Artist Interviews at the
Historic Ford Theatres
Calif. - April 10, 2013 - KCET, the nation's
largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central
California, a service of KCETLink, is pleased to expand its nearly 50-year
collaboration with the Los Angeles
County Arts Commission, in association with CDK Productions, to air the
second season of Live @ the Ford, an
upbeat performance series, taped exclusively for KCET at the historic Ford
Theatres in Hollywood. The series will premiere on KCET on April 18, 2013 at 9
episode is a one-hour concert performance interspersed with behind-the-scenes
footage and interviews. Special Web exclusives include additional dance and
music performances and artist interviews available online at kcet.org/liveattheford.
first episode, ¡Viva La Tradición! pays special tribute to the Grammy
Award®-winning ensemble Nati Cano and his Camperos, who transformed Mariachi
music worldwide. The series will also showcase The Ballad of Ricardo Flores
Magón, inspired by the Mexican variety shows of 1920 in Los Angeles and written
by author Rubén Martínez, featuring musical performances by Chicano luminaries
and Grammy Award® winners Quetzal, Marisoul Hernandez and Ceci Bastida. In the
final new episode of the series, AlohaFest! Kanikapila! pays tribute to
Polynesian dance and culture with special performances by the Kamala Brothers.
series will also revisit some of last season's lively performances from
acclaimed groups such as L.A.'s premier folklorico dance company, Grandeza
Mexicana performing Ruta del Norte: Northern Route; Rhythm and Passion of
Korea, featuring Haegaum Plus, a fusion musical ensemble that uses traditional
Korean instruments in original ways; and The Angel City Jazz Festival,
featuring cutting-edge jazz from around the world.
are excited to offer our viewers a second season of this dynamic,
culturally-rich series," said Juan Devis, Co-executive Producer of Live @ The Ford and Vice President of
Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink. "Live @ The Ford is a true testament to our commitment to diverse,
local arts in Southern California and we're pleased to showcase the wealth of
talent in this region."
mission is to foster the excellence, diversity, understanding and accessibility
of the arts in Los Angeles County," said Adam Davis, Managing Director of the
Ford Theatres. "We're pleased that through our partnership with KCET, L.A.
County residents have easier access to the culturally diverse performing arts
that are a part of our summer amphitheatre season."
nearly half a century, KCET has partnered with the Los Angeles County Arts
Commission to broadcast the annual Los Angeles County Holiday
Celebration, a live multi-hour performing arts event featuring dozens
of culturally and artistically diverse performance groups from all corners of
Los Angeles County. The Live @ the Ford
partnership supports KCET's current initiative to develop local programming
that contributes to the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and
Live @ the Ford will air every third Thursday each
month at 9 p.m. until September on KCET. Performance airdates are as follows:
April 18, 2013
La Tradición! A Tribute to Nati Cano y Los Camperos
May 16, 2013
The Ballad of Ricardo Flores Magón
June 13, 2013
Ruta del Norte: Northern Route
July 18, 2013
August 15, 2013
& Passion of Korea
Sept. 19, 2013
City Jazz Festival
online and in the community, KCET, a service of KCETLink, plays a vital role in
the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California.
KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the
finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently
produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected,
a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the
issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET
has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public
affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality
educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services
and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For
additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content,
programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS
Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides
leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in
the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities. The Arts Commission provides
leadership and staffing to support the County-wide collaboration for arts
education, Arts for All; administers a grants program that funds almost 350
nonprofit arts organizations annually; oversees the County's Civic Art Program
for capital projects; funds the largest arts internship program in the country
in conjunction with the Getty Foundation; programs the John Anson Ford Theatres
and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA.com and
SpacefinderLA.org, Creative Places for Creative People. The Arts Commission
also produces free community programs, including the L.A. County Holiday
Celebration and a year-round music program that funds 120 free concerts and
participatory arts events each year in public sites. The 2012-13 President of
the Arts Commission is Mattie McFadden-Lawson. For more information please
consult the Arts Commission online press kit: http://lacountyarts.org/page/pubnewspress.
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