1. Mahealani Uchiyama, director, Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance in Berkeley, Kumu Hula (hula teacher) of Halau Ka Ua Tuahine. She is creator and director of the annual Kapili Polynesian dance and music workshops and Traci Bartlow, as Artistic director, Starchild Dance Company uses African, hip hop, house, praise dance, and authentic jazz dance styles in her choreography. Both choreographers are featured in the 21st Annual Collage des Cultures Africaines, Mar. 10-13, at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Art in Oakland.
2. Christian L. Frock, guest curator for Take This Hammer @ YBCA March-August, 2016. Opens tonight! Frock is an independent curator, writer, and educator. Frock’s practice focuses on art and politics. Invisible Venue, the curatorial enterprise Frock founded and has directed since 2005, collaborates with artists to present art in public spaces. Unexpected Art, came out Mar.'15. Recent work: co-curated Public Works: Artists’ Interventions 1970s – Now at the Mills College Art Museum; 2015 - 2016 Scholar in Residence at California College of the Arts’ Center for Art + Public Life: www.invisiblevenue.com and www.visiblealternative.com.
3. Risk Is This @ Cutting Ball Theatre in San Francisco opens next weekend. We are joined by one of the playwrights whose work is featured: Phillip Howze, a Yale School of Drama graduate in Playwriting, who is the author of tiny boyfriend, abominable, and all of what you love and none of what you hate. These and other works by Phillip have been presented at The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Bay Area Playwrights, and now Cuttingball. Ariel joins us from Cutting Ball to talk about this Risky Season.
4. We close with a phone interview with Albert "Shaka Cinque" Woodfox, upon his release from Angola State Prison Feb. 19, 2016.
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