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New, weekly series SOUTHLAND SESSIONS will provide an opportunity for the Los Angeles community to experience their regional arts and cultural institutions in this unique moment when local audiences are unable to attend in-person, cultural events. As regional artists adapt to an uncertain future due to the current pandemic and social uprising across the country, the new on-air and online initiative draws together prominent voices from around the Southern California region for up-close, virtual “sessions.” Every Wednesday, viewers will be able to tune in to see artists inspire audiences with a front-row seat into the creative process, guided by the community’s arts leaders. The new series kicks off with a conversation among key cultural leaders from around the city, working together to discuss how arts and culture are essential to Angelenos. SOUTHLAND SESSIONS premieres on Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. PT on KCET.

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Southland Sessions Episode One “Change(makers): The Future of Arts and Culture” features a conversation with civic arts leaders across Los Angeles.
Southland Sessions Episode One “Change(makers): The Future of Arts and Culture” features a conversation with civic arts leaders across Los Angeles.
Southland Sessions Episode Two “The Industry Presents Sweet Land.” Photo Credit Casey Kringlen for The Industry.
Southland Sessions Episode Two “The Industry Presents Sweet Land.” Photo Credit Casey Kringlen for The Industry.
Southland Sessions Episode Three “Mariachi: From Romance to Resistance” is hosted by Julian Torres.
Southland Sessions Episode Three “Mariachi: From Romance to Resistance” is hosted by Julian Torres.
Southland Sessions Episode Four “Musical Expansions in Quarantine” is hosted by Definitive Sound (Def Sound).
Southland Sessions Episode Four “Musical Expansions in Quarantine” is hosted by Definitive Sound (Def Sound).
Southland Sessions Episode Five “Dance Break” is hosted by Tamica Washington.
Southland Sessions Episode Five “Dance Break” is hosted by Tamica Washington.
Southland Sessions Episode Six “The Music Center’s Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale”
Southland Sessions Episode Six “The Music Center’s Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale”
Southland Sessions Episode Seven “Culture Clash’s Totally Fake Latino News” (Image courtesy of Harry Gamboa Jr.)
Southland Sessions Episode Seven “Culture Clash’s Totally Fake Latino News” (Image courtesy of Harry Gamboa Jr.)
Southland Sessions Episode Eight “Opening Night with Pacific Symphony” featuring performances by pianist, Olga Kern.
Southland Sessions Episode Eight “Opening Night with Pacific Symphony” featuring performances by pianist, Olga Kern.
Southland Sessions Episode Nine “Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.”
Southland Sessions Episode Nine “Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.
Southland Sessions Episode Ten “Civic Imagination” is hosted by artist and designer Rosten Woo.
Southland Sessions Episode Ten “Civic Imagination” is hosted by artist and designer Rosten Woo.
Southland Sessions Episode Twelve “Virtual Violin Virtuosos” featuring performances by violinist Philippe Quint.
Southland Sessions Episode Twelve “Virtual Violin Virtuosos” featuring performances by violinist Philippe Quint.
Southland Sessions Episode Thirteen “A Salute to the Heroes” is hosted by conductor, Carl St. Clair.
Southland Sessions Episode Thirteen “A Salute to the Heroes” is hosted by conductor, Carl St. Clair.
Linda Ronstadt featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya” (Photo courtesy of Sam Sargent)
Linda Ronstadt featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya” (Photo courtesy of Sam Sargent)
La Marisoul featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya”
La Marisoul featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya
Aida Cuevas featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya”
Aida Cuevas featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fourteen “A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya
Barbara Morrison featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fifteen "Barbara Morrison: Standing On Their Shoulders" (Photo courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)
Barbara Morrison featured in Southland Sessions Episode Fifteen "Barbara Morrison: Standing On Their Shoulders" (Photo courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)
Southland Sessions Episode Fifteen “Beethoven @ 250” is hosted by conductor, Carl St. Clair with Pacific Symphony.
Southland Sessions Episode Sixteen “Beethoven @ 250” is hosted by conductor, Carl St. Clair with Pacific Symphony.
Audra Mae featured in Southland Sessions Episode Seventeen "Audra Mae: Songs of Joy & Peace with Dylan Meek" (Photo courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)
Audra Mae featured in Southland Sessions Episode Seventeen "Audra Mae: Songs of Joy & Peace with Dylan Meek" (Photo courtesy of Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)

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