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XPRIZE and KCRW Launch LOOP Lounge Series With Kick-off Event At YouTube Space LA

Evening Features LA Premiere of Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good”

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2014) — XPRIZE and KCRW launched today the LOOP Lounge Series, which gives people the opportunity to connect in-person with innovators who are leading radical, technological breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

The first event will be held on April 15th at YouTube Space LA and will feature the Los Angeles Premiere of the 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good,”, followed by a panel discussion on the future of space and ocean exploration with:

  • Philippe Cousteau, Jr, CNN correspondent and EarthEcho International co-founder
  • Will Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at Virgin Galactic
  • Kevin Lieber, host of YouTube channel Vsauce
  • Leo Camacho, head of outreach for Google Lunar XPRIZE

Guests will also enjoy music from KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence, as well as an open bar, games, and opportunity to mingle and meet the panelists and other Los Angeles innovators.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP required here.

About XPRIZE
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org, or join the conversation on Facebook.com/XPRIZE or @XPRIZE on Twitter.

About KCRW
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino and Kern counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).  Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:
Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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KCRW to Broadcast Live From the Spotify House at SXSW 2014

KCRW at SXSW

KCRW to Broadcast Live From the Spotify House
Hosted by Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

The public radio station will also be the radio sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street day showcases

SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 26, 2014) LA-based public radio station KCRW will call the Spotify House home during a series of live broadcasts from the 2014 SXSW Music Conference.

Music Director Jason Bentley and DJ Anne Litt will be bringing the best of the fest to our international audience, sharing their favorite band discoveries as well as live recordings from official showcases.

Tune in during KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, March 13 and Friday, March 14 from 9am to noon PT, as well as Saturday, March 15 from noon to 3pm PT.

The Spotify House will be hosting dozens of live band performances – including KCRW favorites Phantogram, Real Estate, Warpaint, Jungle, Jetta and Hozier. See their full lineup.

RSVP
is required and the House is first come, first served until it reaches capacity.

KCRW was the first U.S. radio station to take its music offerings straight from the airwaves to the Spotify platform, launching the music discovery app Music Mine in June 2012.

Music Mine continues to be one of the most popular apps on Spotify, which is now available in 55 countries. The app is available for installation from within the Spotify desktop client.

Spotify also hosts a range of continuously updated KCRW playlists – from Best New Music to top tracks from Morning Becomes Eclectic.

KCRW is also proud to return as the radio sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street showcases, from 1 to 6pm (CT) Thursday through Saturday. Featured artists include London Grammar, Gardens and Villa, and James Supercave. The showcases are open to the public, with preferences to SXSW badgeholders. RSVP will be open soon and make sure to arrive early for entry.

Last week, KCRW announced a full day of official music showcases on Wednesday, March 12, including artists Future Islands, Sam Smith, Moses Sumney, The Preatures and more. See the full lineup and stay tuned to KCRW’s dedicated SXSW page and the KCRW Music Blog for updates.

Also, KCRW will be represented on two official conference panels. DJ Marion Hodges will be discussing music discovery on Thursday, March 13 at 12:30pm CT while DJ and Eclectic24 curator Chris Douridas will chime in on “Can Altruism Be the New Business Model?” on Friday March 14 from 2-3p CT.

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About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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KCRW Announces Official SXSW Showcases — Wednesday, March 12

KCRW Showcases at SXSW
Wednesday, March 12

 2-5pm – Convention Center (Radio Day Stage)

Moses Sumney ** The Preatures ** Tennis

 8pm-2am – Haven

Future Islands * Sam Smith * Bear Hands
Jamestown Revival * KINS * Glass Animals

Find exclusive content on KCRW’s Music Blog


SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 20, 2014)
Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW is kicking off SXSW on Wednesday, March 12, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP needed).

All of the bands appearing on the lineup have exciting new music, released recently or forthcoming, that is getting KCRW airplay and will be a big part of our programming in the year ahead.

KCRW takes over the Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center, which has some of the best sound in the city, from 2-5pm.

We’ll have a set from stunning singer Moses Sumney, an LA artist who has already been included on a handful of “Artist to Watch” lists this year and is destined for stardom.

Also on the lineup, The Preatures, an awesome Aussie band with an incredible stage presence, and husband-wife duo Tennis, who have perfected their brand of sweet pop with a dash of R&B. They’ve spent some time in the studio with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney and are hitting the road with Haim in Spring.

Find us on the 4th Floor – what better way to start your week of music watching?

On Wednesday night, we return to Haven for a night of KCRW favorites, including the SXSW debut of Baltimore trio Future Islands, whose new album “Singles” is out on March 25.

They’re joined by 21-year old UK singer Sam Smith, the first and only male winner of the esteemed BRITs Critic’s Choice Award as well as BBC Sound of 2014 prize, who is currently prepping his highly anticipated debut.

Texas-bred duo Jamestown Revival blend back-porch rock with a little twang and Laurel Canyon harmonies that make them one of LA’s most promising bands and Brooklyn quartet Bear Hands represents the East Coast with their winning combo of rock, punk and pop.

Brighton trio KINS offer wistful guitar pop sounds, while the young British lads in Glass Animals, under the guidance of super producer Paul Epworth (Adele/Foster the People), have crafted a dreamy, synthy, surreal set of songs worthy of attention.

Check out our full showcase schedule below and head to the KCRW Music Blog for more info, including a free download from Jamestown Revival and a brand new track from KINS! 

WEDNESDAY, March 12

WHAT: KCRW’s Official Day Showcase
TIME: 2 – 5pm
WHERE: Radio Day Stage is in Ballroom D on the 4th floor of the Austin Convention Center

SET TIMES
4pm The Preatures
3pm Moses Sumney
2pm Tennis

WHAT: KCRW’s official night showcase
TIME: 8pm – 2a
WHERE: Haven
409B Colorado  Austin, TX 78701
http://www.havenaustin.com/contact/

SET TIMES
1:00 Bear Hands
12:00 Future Islands
11:00 Sam Smith
10:00 Jamestown Revival
9:00 KINS
8:00 Glass Animals

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
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KCRW and Santa Barbara Foundation Announce KDB Radio Station Acquisition

Expansion Brings Local KCRW Broadcast of News, Music, and Culture Programming to Santa Barbara

SANTA MONICA, CA (FEBRUARY 18, 2014) — KCRW and the Santa Barbara Foundation announced today KCRW’s acquisition of KDB.  With the purchase, KCRW will pursue its goal of creating meaningful connections with communities it serves through relevant, credible content across news, music, and the arts.  KCRW is also committed to supporting local cultural institutions, and building on its already established partnerships with the Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and other organizations.

As a result of the purchase, Santa Barbara listeners will benefit from an increase in programming across the spectrums of news, culture, and a variety of music genres.  KCRW will broadcast from 88.7 FM, while KUSC will combine its broadcast (previously at 88.7 FM) with KDB to preserve 93.7 FM as a high quality source for classical music with Santa Barbara-focused programming.

KCRW has also formed a strategic partnership with Antioch University.  KCRW’s Santa Barbara studio will be located on campus, and will provide opportunities for students to gain insight into storytelling and broadcasting through internships and integration into the curriculum.

“This opportunity is very exciting. Santa Barbara is a natural home for KCRW.  We’ve partnered with Santa Barbara institutions for years on music and culture initiatives,” said Jennifer Ferro, president and general manager of KCRW.  “It has all the elements that have made KCRW a success in Los Angeles — a diverse and intelligent population interested in arts and culture who are passionate about their local community.  We believe we can further amplify the voices of Santa Barbara in a unique and compelling way.”

“At the Santa Barbara Foundation, philanthropy is the starting point for being high impact on community issues,” said Ron Gallo, president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “With the transition to the ‘new KDB,’ we were able to keep classical music alive while enhancing and expanding the variety of musical programming offered in Santa Barbara.”

The Santa Barbara Foundation announced its intention to sell KDB in September 2013, following an unanimous vote from Foundation board members.  KCRW submitted its proposal to the Santa Barbara Foundation in November 2013.   The broadcast is expected to start airing in Spring 2014.

KCRW will create culturally responsive news, music and talk programming that speaks to the nuanced interest and needs of Santa Barbara listeners.  With plans to partner with The Santa Barbara Independent and hire two announcer/producers, KCRW will create a Santa Barbara edition of NPR’s popular morning newsmagazine Morning Edition and afternoon news show All Things Considered.

The schedule will also include syndicated public radio programming broadcast on KCRW, such as MarketplaceThe WorldThis American LifeTED Radio Hour, and The Moth Radio Hour, in addition to over 100 hours of KCRW’s originally produced, award-winning content, ranging from flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic with music director Jason Bentley to news and culture show Press Play with Madeleine Brand, nationally-syndicated To The Point with Warren Olney, and cultural programming on art, film, architecture, food, literature, and politics.  The on-air schedule will follow a similar format to KCRW’s terrestrial broadcast, available online at www.kcrw.com/schedule.

The Santa Barbara station will benefit from KCRW’s community engagement programs and digital platforms, including its robust events department, which will help build local partnerships with arts and culture institutions; expansion of the Fringe Benefits program, a curated collection of discounts from over 1,100 Southern California businesses; and Santa Barbara-specific content’s availability on KCRW.com, mobile apps, and social media platforms, which reach over 1.5 million people monthly.

KCRW will welcome two Santa Barbara residents to its Foundation Board in the coming year, ensuring that the community’s needs are represented in the visioning of KCRW’s future.  An Advisory Board will also be formed, including philanthropic, arts and culture, academic and political leaders from the Santa Barbara community.


About KCRW
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, and Kern counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:
Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

About Santa Barbara Foundation
The Santa Barbara Foundation is a community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation builds and facilitates philanthropy through donor partnerships; invests in nonprofits; and identifies and strategically addresses important community needs. Guided by compassion for the most vulnerable and those most in need of help, excellence in what it supports and with whom it partners, and integrity with a focus on stewardship and transparency, the Santa Barbara Foundation is invested in a more vibrant, engaged, and meaningfully connected Santa Barbara County…for all.

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Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Lineup Announced for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues for a 16th season in 2014, starting June 22.

Series subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale Sunday, May 4.

View the lineup

SANTA MONICA (February 4, 2014) The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the lineup for the 16th season of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring Janelle Monae, Röyksopp & Robyn, Jimmy Cliff, Caetano Veloso. Glen Hansard, Iron & Wine and more!

Subscriptions to the successful summer series are already on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com.

KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for the series as part of the LA public radio station’s Fringe Benefits program.

View the full lineup below.

KCRW’s WORLD FESTIVAL
SUNDAYS, 7 PM

Janelle Monáe
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Roman GianArthur
(June 22)
Host: KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad

Nominated for six Grammys® since her debut album, Janelle Monáe has become one of the most iconic women in music with her mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, and science-fiction surrealism. Youngest son of Fela, Seun Kuti leads his father’s final band, Egypt 80, with passionate lead vocals, fierce horn hooks and unbridled hard-hitting grooves. Monáe’s smooth soul label mate Roman GianArthur opens.

Röyksopp & Robyn
Additional artist to be announced
(June 29)
Host: KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley

Get ready for a massive, outdoor dance party with Röyksopp & Robyn for their Do It Again Tour 2014. The Norwegian electronic duo and Swedish pop champion have a long history of working and performing together, with wildly fun results.

REGGAE NIGHT XIII
Jimmy Cliff
Shaggy
Don Carlos and the Dub Vision Band
(July 20)
Host: KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff returns to the Bowl with his soulful roots reggae and hits “Many Rivers to Cross,” “The Harder They Come” and “Wild World.” “Mr. Boombastic” Shaggy brings the party with his dancehall hits and Don Carlos opens with sweet-voiced classics.

Glen Hansard
Iron & Wine
Additional artist to be announced
(August 10)

Host: KCRW DJ Anne Litt

Glen Hansard, the principal singer and songwriter behind the Oscar®- and Tony®- winning Once and the bands The Swell Season and The Frames, brings his electrifying band and raw emotion to the Hollywood Bowl in support of his upcoming solo album. Iron & Wine will make his Hollywood Bowl debut with a career-spanning set of cinematic yet intimate songs to begin the evening.

Caetano Veloso
Andrew Bird
Devendra Banhart
DJ Frosty
(September 21)

Host: DJ Tom Schnabel

Legendary Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist and poet Caetano Veloso, who has won over 11 Grammys® plus countless other honors and awards, delights with his sunny and compelling tropicalia. Classically trained multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird draws on troubadour folk, gypsy swing and refined rock to form delicately layered melodies and exquisite pop music. Devendra Banhart returns with his mischievous and magical musical ideas. DJ Frosty (dublab) opens the show.

Pixies
Gogol Bordello
Cat Power
(September 28)

Nearly 30 years on, Pixies still rock, now better than ever. Having influenced such artists as Nirvana, Radiohead, and David Bowie, the ferocious Boston quartet dominates the stage with their blistering unpredictability. Gypsy punk collective Gogol Bordello and the idiosyncratic Cat Power share the bill for this one-time-only performance.

TICKET INFO:
KCRW subscribers get 20% off selected seats for KCRW’s World Festival series as part of the Fringe Benefits program.

Single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season go on sale Sunday, May 4 at 10:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Hollywood Bowl box office. Five hundred wristbands will be distributed, starting at 8:00 AM. The Hollywood Bowl parking lot will open at 7:00 AM. Single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season may also be purchased online at HollywoodBowl.com, Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 starting on May 4 at 10:00AM. The box office hours are 10 AM to 6 PM through May 11. The box office is closed on Monday, May 12. Beginning May 13, summer hours are Tuesday – Sunday, 12 PM to 6 PM. Subscribers enjoy the benefits of priority seating, special discounts, purchasing tickets before the general public, and many others. Purchase five or more concerts and receive benefits (on sale March 18) which include priority seating and free tickets to a sixth concert for select performances. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices on select concerts. Call 323.850.2050 for details on group purchases.

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About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

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KCRW Announces Press Play, Live Daily Show Hosted By Madeleine Brand, 
to Air January 27th at 12 Noon

A Go-To Resource For What’s Happening in Southern California, Press Play and It’s On

SANTA MONICA (January 27, 2014) — Los Angeles’ newest live daily show, Press Play with  award-winning host Madeleine Brand, will debut today at 12 Noon on KCRW.  Mixing Madeleine’s distinct perspective and thought-provoking guests, Press Play will examine stories that truly matter to Southern California — a cultural hub for many of the nation’s most creative industries and cutting-edge ideas.

Among the primary goals of the show is to explore Los Angeles as a major player in the spheres of politics, entertainment, arts and culture, technology, and science — both nationally and internationally.  This means looking at the world through the lens of Los Angeles, and turning to guests uniquely tapped into the region’s culture.  Press Play will also take advantage of such KCRW talent as Frances Anderton, Kim Masters, Matt Miller and Anne Litt, as well as those who cover food, literature, politics, art, and entertainment.

Press Play will live side-by-side flagship programs Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by music director Jason Bentley and airing from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and nationally syndicated news program To the Point with Warren Olney, airing from 1:00 to 2:00pm.  The World, which was previously at 12:00pm, will now air at 3:00pm, and All Things Considered will consequently start at 4:00pm, instead of 3:00pm.  All other programming will remain the same.

“It is our great pleasure to announce Press Play and welcome Madeleine Brand to the station,” said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW’s president and general manager. “Madeleine is like that good friend you always wish to have — intelligent without being intimidating, versed in a wide-variety of subjects from world news to pop culture, a good sense of humor, and always knows what is going on.  At KCRW we’re about connecting Los Angeles to the world and the world to Los Angeles. Press Play is our latest conduit to achieving that goal.”

“I’ve been a listener and member of KCRW ever since I returned to Los Angeles ten years ago to host NPR’s Day to Day,” said Madeleine Brand.  “I want Press Play to continue KCRW’s role as a cultural destination for Los Angeles.  You can listen live at noon or download it later, so whenever you want, you can press play to listen to our unique blend of news and culture.”

“KCRW is the place for originals and Madeleine Brand is a natural fit, with a new show that spans the latest in ideas, issues, and culture.  Following Morning Becomes Eclectic and preceding To the Point, Madeleine takes her place alongside the incomparable Jason Bentley and the legendary Warren Olney — all homegrown shows with hosts of international acclaim,” said Gary Scott, KCRW’s programming director.  ”KCRW has never had more original programming than it does now.”

Audience engagement will be built into Press Play’s DNA, with daily segments drawing on listener interactions from the blog (blogs.kcrw.com/pressplay), Twitter (@KCRWPressPlay) and Facebook (/KCRWPressPlay). KCRW also uses the Public Insight Network to crowd-source topics and sources.

Madeleine joined the station in September 2013 to help develop the show, having previously hosted The Madeleine Brand Show on Southern California public radio station KPCC, which won a 2012 Golden Mike award for best news and public affairs program from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. Prior to that, Madeleine co-hosted NPR news magazine Day to Day and was a correspondent for NPR-flagship Morning Edition.

KCRW’s programming director is Gary Scott, and Press Play’s executive producer is Andrew Walsh. The producers are Matt Holzman, Christian Bordal, Jolie Myers and Anna Scott.

Support for Press Play comes from the Kayne Foundation, Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie and Saree Kayne.  Additional support comes from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.

About KCRW
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:
Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

 

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KCRW Adds Kaskade and Alex Ebert to Music Programming Lineup for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW Adds Kaskade and Alex Ebert to
Music Programming Lineup for the
2014 Sundance Film Festival

Grammy-Nominated EDM Artist Kaskade and Golden Globe-Winning Score Composer Ebert will Guest DJ at the Acura Prism Happy Hour hosted by
KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley

www.kcrw.com/sundance

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT —  LA public radio station KCRW is in Park City for a series of music showcases and broadcasts and has just announced two special musical guests for Happy Hour DJ sets at the Acura Prism, where the KCRW Studio is located.

Grammy-nominated EDM artist Kaskade and Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) will join KCRW Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley on Saturday, January 18 for guest DJ sets from 4 – 6pm, following the station’s live broadcast.

Those artists join a nighttime showcase lineup at the Festival Music Café Presented by Acura that includes Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon, The Fela! Band and Carmen Rizzo.

Read more about all of KCRW’s activities at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival here and see the full music lineup below:

Friday, January 17

4-6pm:          Happy Hour DJ set with Jason Bentley at The Acura Prism
9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
Lineup
9:30pm         KCRW DJ Anne Litt
10:30pm       KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
11:30pm       KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Saturday, January 18 

1-4pm:         Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

4-6pm:          Happy Hour DJ set at The Acura Prism
Hosted by Jason Bentley, with Kaskade and Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
Lineup
9.30pm         Composer/Producer Carmen Rizzo
10.30pm       he Fela! Band
11:30pm       KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Sunday, January 19

1-4pm:          Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
Lineup
9.30pm         Wild Cub
10:30pm      Sondre Lerche
11:30pm       Dan Deacon

DETAILS:

WHAT: Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
WHERE: Rich Haines Gallery — 751 Main Street
WHEN: January 17, 18, 19 from 9:30pm to Midnight
Open to the public (21 and Older).

WHAT: KCRW Live Broadcasts with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
WHERE: The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber
WHEN: January 18 & 19 from 1 to 4pm, January 20 from 10am to 1pm.

This is the second year the LA public radio station has joined forces with the independent film festival to program evening music performances.
Bentley and DJ Anne Litt will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the KCRW Studio at The Acura Prism including interviews with actors, directors, and musicians with ties to featured films at the Festival.

Broadcasts will air on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, as well as a live broadcast of the station’s signature show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon PT.

Local NPR affiliate KPCW Park City will simulcast the weekend broadcasts on 91.9FM so local listeners can hear an outsider’s perspective on the festival.
The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.

Follow KCRW’s activities at the festival on our Tumblr page, including film recommendations, photos, and more.

Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
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About the Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L’Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:

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Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW Announces Lineup for Evening Music Programming at Sundance Film Festival

KCRW Announces Lineup for 
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival,
Jan. 17-19

 Festival Music Café Presented by Acura to feature
The Fela! Band, Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon and Carmen Rizzo.

www.kcrw.com/Sundance

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT —  KCRW will be heading to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City to host three nights of music at the Festival Music Café Presented by Acura later this week, including performances by The Fela! Band, Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon and Carmen Rizzo.

This is the second year the LA public radio station has joined forces with the independent film festival to program evening music performances.

The shows will take place from 9:30pm to midnight on January 17-19 and are free and open to the public (21 and Older).

KCRW DJs Chris Douridas, Mathieu Schreyer, and Dan Wilcox will be spinning sets of music between bands to keep the party going.

In addition, Music Director Jason Bentley and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the KCRW Studio at The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber in the heart of downtown Park City.  Programs will include interviews with actors, directors, and musicians with ties to featured films at the Festival.

Broadcasts will air on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, as well as a live broadcast of the station’s signature show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon PT.

Local NPR affiliate KPCW Park City will simulcast the weekend broadcasts on 91.9FM so local listeners can hear an outsider’s perspective on the festival.

The Acura Prism will also host Happy Hour DJ sets with Jason Bentley from 4-6pm on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 from the balcony of Zoom restaurant. Jason will be joined by Grammy-nominated EDM artist Kaskade and Golden Globe-winner Alex Ebert for Guest DJ sets.

The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.

Follow KCRW’s activities at the festival on our Tumblr page, including film recommendations, photos, and more: www.KCRW.com/Sundance.

DETAILS:
WHAT: Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
WHERE: Rich Haines Gallery — 751 Main Street
WHEN: January 17, 18, 19 from 9:30pm to Midnight

WHAT: KCRW Live Broadcasts with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
WHERE: The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber
WHEN: January 18 & 19 from 1 to 4pm, January 20 from 10am to 1pm.
Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).
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About the Sundance Film Festival®

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L’Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute

Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the  all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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Events, KCRW Music Announcement

First Fridays is Back in 2014! Presented by KCRW

KCRW Presents First Fridays
at the Natural History Museum


For the 5th year in a row, KCRW partners with NHM for LA’s most unique, all ages, monthly music series

The 2014 series kicks off Friday, January 10
with Youngblood Hawke and Conway, and DJ sets from
KCRW’s Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez

 

Tickets on sale on starting Monday, December 2, 2013

Public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will be presenting the First Fridays series at the Natural History Museum for the 5th year in a row in 2014. The theme will be LA Stories…Walk on the Wild Side, in celebration of NHM’s new permanent exhibit “Becoming Los Angeles”.

Fittingly, both bands kicking off the series on Friday, January 10, 2014 are based in LA — Youngblood Hawke and Conway — with DJ sets from KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and Jeremy Sole.

First Fridays
is a late night series that combines art and smarts for an all ages evening.

Running once a month, January through June, the museum doors stay open and the space is filled with music lovers eager to see some of today’s best up and coming buzz bands. There are also discussions from scientists on the cutting edge of their fields. The festivities begin at 5pm, with curatorial tours and a discussion. .

Advance tickets go on sale on Monday December 2, 2013 at 10am.
There are always a limited number of tickets available at the door. (details below).

January 10, 2014

MUSIC:

DJs: Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez
8:00pm Conway
9:15pm: Youngblood Hawke 

TOUR: 

5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm-  “Tracking and Trapping L.A.’s Wildlife”

DISCUSSION: 

6:30pm — “What Dinosaur Cancer, Drunken Stallions, and Obese Dragonflies Can Teach Us About Being Human” with Kathryn Bowers and Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Stay tuned for future lineup updates and news about the Natural History Museum’s First Friday series presented by KCRW.

Mark your calendar for the dates below.

FIRST FRIDAYS 2014 – Save the Dates!

January 10, 2014 – Youngblood Hawke and Conway
February 7, 2014 — Peaking Lights and Baths
March 7, 2014
April 4, 2014
May 2, 2014
June 6, 2014

DETAILS

WHEN :  Friday, January 10, 2014. Extended Museum hours until 10:00 PM.
WHERE:  The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007.
ADMISSION:  Concert Ticket + Museum Admission ($18) / Museum Admission ($12)

Guided tours and discussions are available on a first come, first served basis to all ticket-holders.

It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity for the evening is limited and often sells out early. There will be a limited number of tickets sold on-site the evening of the event; however, once on-site tickets are sold out, admission to the Museum and/or Concert may not be available.
For more information, visit www.nhm.org/firstfridays or call (213) 763-DINO. Also email performances@nhm.org.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’ s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

About the Natural History Museum:

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County serves nearly one million families and visitors annually, and is a national leader in research, exhibitions and education. The Museum was the first dedicated museum building in Los Angeles, opening its doors in 1913. It has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — with more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. The Natural History Family of Museums includes the NHM (Exposition Park), the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (Hancock Park/Mid-Wilshire), and the William S. Hart Park and Museum (Newhall, California). For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.nhm.org or call (213) 763-DINO.

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KCRW Celebrates a Year in Podcasts

KCRW Celebrates a Year in Podcasts
 
Hear standout shows from some of our featured podcasts below.

KCRW currently hosts 26 news, music, talk, and storytelling podcasts, including the recently relaunched Morning Becomes Eclectic podcast and The Spin-Off, a monthly TV-centric roundtable from KCRW’s The Business.

A leader in creating digital-first programming, KCRW this year debuted The Organist, a joint venture with San Francisco publishing house McSweeney’s, with experimental arts-and-culture programming driven by editors of the award-winning magazine, the Believer.

It is one of a handful of popular KCRW shows available exclusively or primarily online. This includes DnA, an exploration of design and architecture, the storytelling series Strangers, the new This… Is Interesting podcast from Matt Miller, and Sonic Trace, a multi-platform project tracing people living in the heart of Los Angeles to their origins in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. KCRW’s first online-only show, the Guest DJ Project, celebrated its 5-year anniversary this year.

Check out standout episodes from some of our featured podcasts selected by our producers below and find them all online here: http://www.kcrw.com/podcasts

The Organist
Episode: Richard, the Angel of Death
Host: Andrew Leland
Producer: Ross Simonini

Strangers
Episode: “Henry and Jane”
Host/Producer Lea Thau

DnA
Episode: Should Architects Say No to Designing Cells for Solitary Confinement?
Host: Frances Anderton

Sonic Trace

Episode: Life in Las Casitas
Host: Anayansi Diaz- Cortes

The Spin-Off
Episode: Netflix; DVR Ratings; Reality TV
Hosts: Michael Schneider, AJ Marechal, Joe Adalian, and Kim Masters

Guest DJ Project
Guest: Actor Val Kilmer
Host: Anne Litt
Producer: Rachel Reynolds

The Treatment
Guest: Playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Host: Elvis MItchell
Producer: Jenny Radelet

UnFictional
Episode: “Falling”
Host/Producer Bob Carlson

The Business
Episode: Director Kevin Smith on Funding ‘Clerks 3;’ Producer Lynda Obst
Host: Kim Masters
Producer: Darby Maloney

Left, Right and Center
Episode:Eric Holder Meets the Press and the Lois Lerner State
Hosts: Matt Miller, Robert Scheer, Rich Lowry, Chrystia Freeland
Producer: Laura Dine Million

This…Is Interesting
Episode: Thought-Controlled Computing
Host: Matt Miller
Producer: Laura Dine Million

Good Food
Episode: Roy Choi, Ethnic Cuisine in LA, and Ottolenghi
Host: Evan Kleiman
Producer: Gillian Ferguson

Morning Becomes Eclectic

Episode: MBE Podcast: Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent & Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Host: Jason Bentley
Producer: Collin Walzak

Find out more info and subscribe to our podcasts here.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area.KCRW’s programming is available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

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