Arts

Arts and culture

Gary Alter / www.missyraines.com

Missy Raines is one of the most decorated bass players in bluegrass music, and she will bring her new sound described as "Americana bluegrass with jazz roots” to the Sunflower Theatre on Sunday, May 8th, at 7:30pm. Sunflower Theatre Director Kim Welty spoke with Missy about her music and what to expect at her show in Cortez.


Singer Songwriter Amber Cross

Apr 7, 2016
Amber Cross / www.ambercrossmusic.com

Amber Cross is a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. She will be performing her rootsy bluegrass, country, and honky tonk songs at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm. KSJD's Don Raney (aka Doc) spoke with her about her music and what the audience can expect at her show.

The Raven Narratives - Lindsay Dozoretz

Mar 2, 2016

Lindsay tells her story about being in an African village and how she learned an important lesson in perspective and what we think we know is true.


In this interview with authors David Feela and John Christian Hopkins, KSJD's Tom Yoder asks them why they write, and how humor plays a critical role in their writing, and in their everyday lives.


Author Pam Houston

Jan 11, 2016
Adam Karsten / https://pamhouston.wordpress.com

Pam Houston is an author, speaker, and teacher who has written several best-selling books like "Cowboys Are My Weakness", and "Contents May Have Shifted". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pam about how she finds the inspiration for her work, her love of dogs, and what to expect at her appearance at the Cortez Public Library on Wednesday, January 13th.

Artists of Rico Colorado Gain Steam

Nov 26, 2015
Susan Renee / Creative Commons

ARC, Artists of Rico, provides an exchange of ideas and nurtures a sense of community among the area’s talented artists and craftspeople.  We talk with two leaders from ARC about how making and creating in a small, mountain town; how art can lead community development; and the ARC Pop Up Gallery at the Argentine Grill on Noel Night in Rico.

The Latest Novel From Author Chuck Greaves

Nov 2, 2015
Chuck Greaves

Charles “Lucky” Luciano was a notorious gangster of the 1930s who is considered the father of organized crime in America. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Chuck Greaves about his new book "Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo" that tells the story of Luciano and the prostitution trial that sent him to prison in 1936.

Mancos Valley Arts Council

KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Marilyn Kroeker with the Mancos Valley Arts Council, and Brian Killigrew from the Mancos School of the West, about the variety of arts that are being created in the Mancos Valley, and the events that will be happening during the Mancos Arts Studio Tour on June 20th.

David Arkenstone / www.davidarkenstone.com

Composing music that expresses our relationship with landscapes and history can result in beautiful new ideas and sounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with musician David Arkenstone, current artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, about his music and the influence of the natural world and archaeology in his works.

More on David Arkenstone and his music can be found on his website: www.davidarkenstone.com.

Bronwyn Strickland

A portrait can sometimes help us see people in new and revealing ways. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local artist Bronwyn Strickland, who has painted portraits of homeless people who have been guests at the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez, and Laurie Knutson, Executive Director at the Bridge, about how portraits and stories of homeless folks help us connect with them, and the upcoming fundraising event "Faces of Folk", a celebration of the lives of homeless people in our community.

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