Last night saw a very fun edition of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School as Kitty Killton paid tribute to the great David Bowie. Today we have three digital pieces: two takes on Kitty as The Thin White Duke and one of her as a lass insane. Look for more from this session in the coming weeks. It was a great night and you shoulda been there. Click to enlarge.
Back about four years ago I told you about Patrick Felton’s podcast, That Conversation. It featured in-depth and thoughtful interviews with some of the Charleston-Huntington area’s top creative people. Somehow, your PopCulteer even wound up among the subjects of Patrick’s interviews. I am happy to announce that, starting in July, The AIR will present newly-annotated versions of Patrick’s podcasts, with follow-up interviews where possible, as part of our reinvigorated line-up.
As a special treat on Memorial Day, The AIR will run a marathon of some of Patrick’s original That Conversation podcasts all day long, beginning at 8 AM Eastern time, and running well past midnight. You can listen in on The AIR website or on this nifty little embedded tuner right here…
Patrick is an actor, playwright, filmmaker, and arts advocate from Charleston WV. Patrick holds a Masters of Arts in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communication. A staunch advocate for West Virginians in film, Patrick has worked previously with the West Virginia International Film Festival and West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, of which he acted as director.
As an actor, Patrick Felton is a veteran of the West Virginia theater community. He has appeared in over 40 local productions including Charlotte’s Web (CTOC) A Lion In Winter (Angevin Players), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Angevin Players), Jesus Christ Superstar (CYAC), and Proof (Alban Arts Center). Patrick has also appeared in numerous short films, commercials, and features in the area, and has performed Stand-up comedy and directed many local theatrical productions.
These are terrific conversations between Patrick and many very recognizable names in the local arts scene. The shows are unedited and each one has a different running time, but here’s a list of shows in the order that they will run on The AIR. The times are approximate, but the running order is correct.
8:00 AM Mike Murdock
9:12 AM BZ Tat
10:29 AM Elaine McMillion Shelton
11:38 AM Brainwrap
1:00 PM Sam Holdren Pt. 1
2:35 PM Sam Holdren Pt. 2
3:38 PM Chase Henderson
4:41 PM Rudy Panucci
6:08 PM Kevin Pauley
7:47 PM Dan Kehde
9:13 PM Penny Maple
10:24 PM Toby Poole
11:30 PM David Smith
If you want a sneak preview of one of the many new programs joining The AIR in July, tune in and listen to some very engaging conversations.
You will learn of the grit and determination behind the men and women who pit the aweseomeness of their fantastic machines against one another. The level of engineering is astounding and the sheer bravery of those involved is simply magnificent.
Below, you’ll see a couple of other racing videos. Enjoy!
Back in 2010 Radio Free Charleston made a six-episode voyage into Cinéma vérité coverage of FestivAll. This week, to get you all in the mood for FestivAll, coming up later next month, we’re going to re-present, in one handy post, all six of our FestivAll 2010 shows. Above you see RFC 102, with The Nanker Phelge, Spurgie Hankins Band, The Kanawha Kordsmen and Bob Thompson.
After the jump, you’ll find the remaining five episodes (for a total of over two hours of RFC at FestivAll) with music from Brian Diller, The VooDoo Katz, Comparsa, The Velvet Gypsies, Miss Behavin’, Option 22, Alasha Al-Qudwah, Mark Scarpelli, The Sweet Adelines, Actual Rhinocerous, Bare Bones, T.J. King and many more. You’ll also see lots of the art, parades, theater and film that permeated the city.
It’s a short PopCulteer this week as your loyal correspondent doesn’t really have much to say.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and while there is a ton of stuff happening in and around Charleston, this is a holiday weekend that doesn’t really affect me that much. Let me explain.
When I was growing up, Memorial Day always meant traumatic and stressful running around for my family. My aunts and uncles and grandmother all had family buried all over the state. They were all hung up on going out ech year and decorating the graves. it was a major family obligation. The graves absolutely had to have new (plastic) flowers every Memorial Day, even though we didn’t have a lot of military folks in the family. By the time I came along the holiday had evolved from its original intent to honor veterans and had turned in a generic “honor all dead folks” day, an economic stimulus for florists and Chinese plastic flower factories.
It’s time for our weekly look at Stuff To Do in town, and there sure is plenty of it. I’m certain that this little collection of graphics is nowhere near complete (and if you have an event, and make a graphic, I’ll be sure to contact me here or on Facebook). The big thing for your PopCulteer this weekend is Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School’s tribute to David Bowie, featuring my imaginary daughter, Kitty Killton. There’s also food, music and more in Charleston this weekend. We even take a peek into the middle of next week as an RFC favorite touring band returns to The Empty Glass. Check it all out…