Roots Music & Beyond

    Saturdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

    DESCRIPTION: Folk and roots music and more, sundry sounds from bluegrass to bebop and beyond.

    HOSTS: First Saturday of the month: Tom Nixon tomenixon10@gmail.com

    Second Saturday host: Rick Frystak rickfry@aol.com

    Third Saturday hosts (alternating): Art Podell art@artpodell.com Jim Moran moranjimk@sbcglobal.net

    Fourth Saturday host: Mark Humphrey mxxkor@gmail.com

    Fifth Saturday host: Mary Katherine Aldin Marykatherinealdin@gmail.com

    First Saturday of the month: A musical tour de force spanning all eras and areas - Host Tom Nixon of The Nixon Tapes makes the familiar sound unfamiliar and vice versa.

    Second Saturday host Rick Frystak is a native of Los Angeles and a 37-year music industry veteran.
    He'll be selecting the finest in jazz, string, vocal and ensemble music on vinyl and CD with an accent on early-morning exploration. Rare private pressings along with the latest releases will be featured with special guests and giveaways.

    Alternating third Saturday hosts are Art Podell, a bona fide Greenwich Village folkie, one-half of the legendary duo Art and Paul and an original member of The New Christy Minstrels, and Professor’ Jim Moran, host and creator of www.compvid101.blogspot.com, They remember the folk music revival of the early 60’s, that era’s heroes, famous and unsung, the groups that achieved national fame then and the young artists of today who carry the torch.

    Fourth Sat. host Mark Humphrey will remind you of a classic recording made on a show date or another timely tie-in with tunes that tell us how varied and vital our musical roots are.

    Fifth Saturday host Mary Katherine Aldin has been a roots music programmer on KPFK since 1976. She has also produced and annotated over 200 albums, and has contributed essays to several books about traditional American music.

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    Schedule

    • Democracy Now!

      9:00am - 10:00am

      Democracy Now! goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.

    • Letters & Politics wMitch Jeserich

      10:00am - 11:00am

      We look at the inside workings of Capitol Hill while also covering what happens at the state legislative level and on the streets. Basically the struggle between "austerity measures" and public programs

    • Global Village Mondays w Maya Jupiter

      11:00am - 12:55pm

      The Chicana From Down Under. Maya Jupiter is a true ARTIVIST and you can now hear her as the host of The Global Village every Monday form 11am on KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles

    • Community Calendar

      12:55pm - 1:00pm

    Events

    • The Jungle Book

      From Mowgli to Baloo the Bear, Kaa the Snake and more, Jungle Book re-imagines Kipling’s classic stories and brings to life the characters that we know and love. Through eye-popping video, interactive technology and the whimsical and soulful stories, poems and songs from the original novel, this time-honored tale transports audiences of all ages to the world of the jungle for a magical journey.

      at Pasadena Playhouse
    • Grand Performances

      Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public... democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown.

      at Grand Performances
    • Dance Downtown at the Music Center

      Dance DTLA is back for its 14th season of dancing under the stars.

      at Grand Park LA
    • Gentlemen Of Soul

      Gentlemen Of Soul Live at Microsoft Theater

      at Microsoft Theater
    • Street Food Cinema

      Open-air movies, events and more going on around the Los Angeles area.

      at Various Locations

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