music http://kvpr.org en Fresno's Benjamin Boone Mixes Jazz With The Poetry Of Philip Levine http://kvpr.org/post/fresnos-benjamin-boone-mixes-jazz-poetry-philip-levine <p>Fresno jazz artist, educator and composer Benjamin Boone has embarked on a fascinating new musical journey: mixing his music with the poems of former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine.&nbsp;</p><p>Levine, who is a longtime Fresno resident is among the nation's most revered poets. He's also a big jazz fan, dating back to his youth in Detroit. In fact, many of his poems reference jazz, including iconic stars like Clifford Brown and John Coltrane.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:31:41 +0000 Joe Moore 29252 at http://kvpr.org Fresno's Benjamin Boone Mixes Jazz With The Poetry Of Philip Levine Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield Sound' With New CD, Tour http://kvpr.org/post/vince-gill-and-paul-franklin-embrace-bakersfield-sound-new-cd-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the </span>honky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>tonks<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of </span>Oildale<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to&nbsp; concert halls across the world, the hard driving, guitar driven country music that came out of Kern County – known as the "Bakersfield Sound" - has captured millions of fans across the world. Superstars like the late Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, not to mention hundreds of other musicians made Bakersfield, at least for a few decades, a true rival of Nashville’s famed music row. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:33:46 +0000 Joe Moore 23394 at http://kvpr.org Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Embrace 'Bakersfield Sound' With New CD, Tour On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-mariachi-water-dui-alcohol-limit-bakersfield-beating-update-pres-welty <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="cke_bm_35S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Valley Edition we take a look into stories and issues across the region including water, possibly reducing the the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">legal limit for blood alcohol content for drivers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an update surrounding a Bakersfield man who was beaten to death by law enforcement and more.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:57:51 +0000 Juanita Stevenson, Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 15487 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Mariachi; Water; DUI Alcohol Limit; Bakersfield Beating Update; Pres. Welty Fresno Composer Fuses Classical, Mariachi, To Bring Music To Kids http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-composer-fuses-classical-mariachi-bring-music-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend the stage of the </span>Saroyan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be filled with hundreds of young musicians, with hundreds more in the audience. It’s all part of an effort by a Fresno composer to break down the boundaries between classical music and </span>mariachi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and to bring young audiences into the world of music, in a fun, interactive way. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 15:44:24 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 15474 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Composer Fuses Classical, Mariachi, To Bring Music To Kids Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return http://kvpr.org/post/kelley-oconnor-comes-full-circle-fresno-return <p>Mezzo-soprano <a href="http://www.kelleyoconnor.com/">Kelley O’Connor</a> has received international acclaim performing with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors, premiering exciting new works, and breathing new life into familiar favorites.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:47:17 +0000 Joe Moore 4610 at http://kvpr.org Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return On Valley Edition: HUD Secretary Donovan & Jim Costa; Sikh Community; New Horizons http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-hud-secretary-donovan-jim-costa-sikh-community-new-horizons <p> On this week's Valley Edition, we talk with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan and Congressman Jim Costa about the nation's on-going housing crisis, and possible solutions. Donovan is visiting Fresno to talk about the Obama administration's Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP) and another set of proposals from the President involving housing issues. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:21:45 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 2604 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: HUD Secretary Donovan & Jim Costa; Sikh Community; New Horizons Little Dragon In Concert http://kvpr.org/post/little-dragon-concert Swedish electro group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/139676102/little-dragon">Little Dragon</a> has been remixed countless times. Their soul-infused dance songs steal scenes in primetime TV shows. They've collaborated across genres with the likes of the Gorillaz, SBTRKT and Big Boi. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:29:24 +0000 editor 2175 at http://kvpr.org Little Dragon In Concert On Valley Edition: Mental Health; Valley Health Setbacks; heART Beat http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-mental-health-valley-health-setbacks-heart-beat <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about access to mental health care in Fresno County. We also hear about a new study that has bad news for Valley residents, as the Valley is actually experiencing setbacks in a number of key health indicators. And we close the program with an interview about an event called heART beat that aims to help support music programs in the schools.&nbsp;</p><p><br /><strong>Valley Edition for May 8, 2012:</strong></p> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:54:09 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1142 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Mental Health; Valley Health Setbacks; heART Beat