KCME Culture Zone

Sunday at 5:00PM and Monday at 7:00PM

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension, not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of arts and culture. That’s the signpost up ahead! Your next stop…The Culture Zone!

The Culture Zone is a weekly potpourri of interviews, music and more, produced by Keith Simon and spotlighting cultural events and personalities in the Pikes Peak region.  With regular special segments with Andy Vick, executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and his Cultural Connection.

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  1. THE THIRD THURSDAY CABARET TO BENEFIT JAZZ 93.5 HAPPENS JUNE 20TH AT THE PATTY JEWETT BAR & GRILL, FEATURING THE LILA MORI TRIO. 06.16.19 9:59
  2. JIM REINERS OF THE EVERGREEN JAZZ FESTIVAL TELLS US ABOUT THE TRADITIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL COMING TO EVERGREEN, COLORADO IN LATE JULY. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW. 06.16.19 10:29
  3. A JAZZ AFFAIR COMES TO THE DOUBLETREE HILTON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH TO BENEFIT THE LINKS, INCORPORATED, A NON-PROFIT. FEATURED ARTIST IS JAZZ VOCALIST, KEYBOARDIST AND COMPOSER MARIO POWELL. 06.16.19 10:34
  4. ANDY VICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CULTURAL OFFICE OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION, WITH THE CULTURAL CONNECTION. 06.16.19 2:28
  5. DR. MICHAEL MADDOX, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRI-LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN PALMER LAKE, TALKS ABOUT CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS. 06.16.19 11:15
  6. LOCAL SINGER, SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN MOLLY BOYLES ON HER GROUP “THE MOL ROJ PROJECT” AND THEIR UPCOMING RELEASE. 06.16.19 12:58
  7. THE JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SERIES OF CONCERTS AT GRACE AND ST. STEPHENS EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONTINUES WITH THE WAYNE WILKINSON TRIO ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH. 06.09.19 13:04
  8. ALYSSA PARGA OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS AND CONFERENCE CENTER IN PUEBLO TELLS US ABOUT SUMMER EVENTS AT THE SDC FOR ALL AGES. 06.09.19 4:31
  9. ELISABETH GROOTHOF CRODDY, PRESIDENT OF THE ZONTA CLUB OF THE PIKES PEAK AREA ON THE UPCOMING CAREER FAIR, “WOMEN IN STEM: EXPLIRING AND EQUIPPING” HAPPENING MONDAY, JUNE 17TH. 06.09.19 11:33
  10. VALERIE NICOLOSI OF THE OPERA THEATRE OF THE ROCKIES TALKS ABOUT AN OPERA 101 WORKSHOP, SPONSORED BY PIKES PEAK OPERA LEAGUE, COMING THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH FOR KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS. 06.09.19 19:18
  11. THE COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 35TH SEASON. WE FIND OUT MORE FROM SUSAN AND MICHAEL GRACE. 06.02.19 12:18
  12. ALYSSA PARGA AND JIM RICHERSON OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS AND CONFERENCE CENTER IN PUEBLO TELL US ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS, INCLUDING “LUSTER – REALISM & HYPERREALISM IN AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE PAINTING.” 06.02.19 6:57
  13. CHRISTINE DYAR AND BRYAN MATTHEWS OF THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT ON UPCOMING EVENTS. 06.02.19 7:14
  14. THE 7TH ANNUAL FEAST OF ST. ARNOLD FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEER FESTIVAL HAPPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH. KRISTY MILLIGAN OF WESTSIDE CARES AND BRIAN BENNETT OF BENNCO ADVISORS TELL US MORE. 06.02.19 10:35
  15. RYDER TAM AND GABE VALDEZ OF “TV UNSCRIPTED” TALK ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING IMPROV SHOWS AT FUNKY LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY. 06.02.19 10:55
  16. BERNI MANNING, BRAND AMBASSADOR OF PRIDE 411, TELLS US ABOUT THE COLORADO SPRINGS PRIDE 411 SOCIAL EVENT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 13TH. 06.02.19 7:23
  17. THE JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SERIES OF CONCERTS AT GRACE AND ST. STEPHENS EPISCOPAL CHURCH RETURNS, KICKING OFF WITH TONY EXUM, JR. ON FRIDAY, MAY 31ST. 05.26.19 6:42
  18. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF COLORADO HAS OPENED A NEW FACILITY IN COLORADO SPRINGS. WE FIND OUT MORE FROM CEO GREG RAYMOND. 05.26.19 7:00
  19. THE 6TH ANNUAL TRIPLE-T PARTY TO BENEFIT THE NON-PROFIT WOMAN’S CLUB OF COLORADO SPRINGS HAPPENS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH. 05.26.19 8:02
  20. CONCERTO FEST II – PRESENTED BY CLASSICAL KCME AND THE UTE PASS CHAMBER PLAYERS – WILL BE AT HIGH VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH IN WOODLAND PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST. THE CONCERT FEATURES MUSIC BY VIVALDI, MOZART AND VAUGHN WILLIAMS AND BENEFITS CLASSICAL KCME. 05.26.19 7:25
  21. THE SENIOR RESOURCE COUNCIL PRESENTS THE 25TH ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO AT THE ROCKRIMMON MARRIOTT HOTEL ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST. 05.26.19 4:47
  22. THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER AT COLORADO COLLEGE PRESENTS THE MUSICAL “BARNUM”. SCOTT LEVY TELLS US MORE. 05.26.19 6:35
  23. FUNKY LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” NOW THROUGH JUNE 1ST. 05.19.19 13:57
  24. CENTRAL CITY OPERA PRESENTS BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S “BILLY BUDD” – BASED ON THE HERMAN MELVILLE NOVELLE - JULY 13TH THROUGH AUGUST 2ND. WE TALK WITH DR. DAWN COLEMAN, MELVILLE SCHOLAR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. SHE WILL BE PART OF A DISCUSSION GROUP AT THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY ON TUESDAY, MAY 21ST TO DISCUSS THE NOVELLA, PLUS THE OPERA. 05.19.19 11:39
  25. ROSS WRIGHT OF THE NON-PROFIT “HOPE & HOME” AND LISA RUTHERFORD OF KIRKPATRICK BANK HOME LOANS TALK ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION, PLUS THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH KIRKPATRICK BANK. 05.19.19 13:44
  26. JOHN STOESSER OF THE PIKES PEAK BLUES COMMUNITY TELLS US ABOUT THE “BLUES BOOT CAMP” COMING UP FOR MIDDLE-SCHOOL AND HIGH-SCHOOL AGED STUDENTS. 05.05.19 10:55
  27. REPRESENTATIVES OF PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE TALK ABOUT PLANS TO EXPAND HEALTH AND ARTS SPACES. 05.19.19 16:16
  28. WRITER AND RETIRED LIBRARIAN STEVE ANTONUCCIO WILL HOST A PRESENTATION AND SIGNING OF HIS NEW BOOK, “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TYPICAL LIBRARIAN” AT PENROSE LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, MAY 11TH. 05.05.19 10:06
  29. WRITER AND JOURNALIST KIRSTEN AKENS TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK FROM REEDY PRESS – “100 THINGS TO DO IN COLORADO SPRINGS BEFORE YOU DIE”. 05.05.19 10:08
  30. THE ANNUAL UCCS STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAPPENS AT THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUNDAY, MAY 12TH. WE FIND OUT MORE FROM FILM STUDENT ERYNN MITCHELL AND HEAD OF FILM STUDIES ROBERT VON DASSANOWSKY. 05.05.19 15:40
  31. ARTIST AND WRITER CAROL MCINTYRE ON HER NEW BOOK, “I JUST WANT TO PAINT: MIXING THE COLORS YOU WANT!” 05.05.19 7:00
  32. THE PIKES PEAK POSSE OF THE WESTERNERS GUEST SPEAKER FOR MAY IS BRETT LOBELLO, DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY AT PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT. HIS PRESENTATION, “A TREASURE TROVE OF REGIONAL HISTORY – RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACK YARD”, SPOTLIGHTS PPLD’S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. 05.05.19 7:03
  33. MARCIA HENDRICKS AND KIM SHULTZ OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS CHILDREN’S CHORALE TELL US ABOUT “X-VOX: GENERATIONS JOINED IN SONG” COMING TO THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH. 05.05.19 8:51

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