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Artbound

Sweet Land: The Making of a Myth

Season 12 Episode 3

Learn how “Sweet Land,” named the Best Opera of 2020 by the Music Critics Association of North America, was made. See how it recasts the origin story of the United States through the eyes of Native Americans and immigrants. Explore how this revisionist opera was shaped by an unusual collaboration of diverse creative voices and what it says about the roots of our divided nation today.

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Wednesday Feb 2, 9:00 PM PST on KCET
Thursday Feb 3, 1:00 AM PST on KCET
Sunday Feb 6, 5:00 PM PST on KCET
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An LGBTQ nightclub event in L.A. called “Mustache Mondays” was an incubator for today’s exciting artists.
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Site-specific desert art about land ownership, water scarcity and overlooked histories.
Season 12 Episode 4
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Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story

Ceramist Helen Jean Taylor crafted timeless works and helped others find peace in clay.
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Con Safos: The Story of Chicano Music Pioneer Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara

A tribute to Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, a Chicano music pioneer.
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The Watts Towers Arts Center

The Watts Towers Arts Center was born out of the resilience of 1960s Black L.A.
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CURRENT:LA FOOD

Artists created works to spark conversation about L.A. and sustainable futures.
Season 11 Episode 3
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The New West Coast Sound - An L.A. Jazz Legacy

Drummer Mekala Session and other artists carry forward Los Angeles’ rich jazz legacy.
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