KBAQ Heart of the Arts

Alex Laing, 2011 (photo by Leland Gebhardt)
The popular Downtown Chamber Series continues Sunday, July 7th, 2pm, and Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm at the Phoenix Art Museum. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with Clarinetist Alex Laing.
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David Maisel, The Mining Project (Clifton AZ 7), 1989. Pigment print, 2012 A/P, 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA. © David Maisel
Have you started your list of "Cool things to do this summer?" Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Assistant Curator Claire Carter recently came by the K-Bach studios to tell us about the exhibition "David Maisel/Black Maps: American Landscapes and the Apocalyptic Sublime"-it opened June 1st and continues through September 1st.
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Tom Peterson rehearses with the Classical Revolution Crew at Tempe History Museum
Classical Revolution Phoenix continued their mission to expand the classical music audience with "Bayer & Peterson": a concert featuring the works of Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer and Tom Peterson. Both composers were recipients of the Judge's and Audience Awards from the 2012 Classical Revolution PHX AZ Centennial-Themed Composition Competition sponsored by the Tempe History Museum.
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Courtesy of monOrchid
MonOrchid is an idea… the passionate idea of valley native and photographer Wayne Rainey. MonOrchid is also a space to be filled with ideas:14,000 square feet of exhibition space and offices. Last November Justin Germain joined monOrchid Gallery as the new art program director. His latest effort, THERMAL Phoenix, opens Friday, June 7.
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Courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony
The economic outlook for many of America’s symphony orchestras in the past few years has been dire, but locally, there is good news. For the first time in nearly a decade, The Phoenix Symphony is on track to break even, eliminating a nearly $3 million deficit in less than two years. K-Bach’s Sterling Beeaff catches up with CEO Jim Ward.
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