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 COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC HAS RECENTLY LAUNCHED A FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT MUSICAL EXCELLENCE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN THE FUTURE. WE FIND OUT MORE FROM HERMAN TIEMANS AND NATHAN NEWBROUGH. 04.14.19 12:08
  2. CAROL KINATE AND CURT CONVERSE OF THE FALCON WANDERERS TELL US ABOUT AN EARTH DAY NON-COMPETITIVE WALK AT GARDEN OF THE GODS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH. 04.14.19 7:29
  3. NATE VOELKER TALKS ABOUT EVENTS COMING TO SUNRISE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND THE SOLI DEO GLORIA COMMUNITY CHOIR. 04.14.19 6:40
  4. ANDY VICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CULTURAL OFFICE OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION, WITH THE CULTURAL CONNECTION. 04.14.19 2:28
  5. RACHEL WRIGHT OF THE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO ON SPRING EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL “RUN TO THE SHRINE” IN MAY. 04.14.19 9:08
  6. VIOLINIST JORY LANE TALKS ABOUT HIS WINNING THE AUDITION FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE UNITED STATES. HE’LL BE PERFORMING AT THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CARNEGIE HALL IN AUGUST. 04.14.19 8:09
  7. VIOLINIST SCOTT YOO WILL BE PERFORMING WITH FLUTIST ALICE DADE AND PIANIST SUSAN GRACE AT THE COLORADO COLLEGE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL INTERMEZZO CONCERT APRIL 25TH AT PACKARD HALL. WE FIND OUT MORE. 04.14.19 7:24
  8. THE FAC PRESENTS “HANDS ON A HARDBODY” – THE TONY NOMINATED MUSICAL – NOW THROUGH APRIL 14TH. WE FIND OUT MORE FROM NATHAN HALVORSEN AND SCOTT LEVY. 04.07.19 10:55
  9. THE ARTS BUSINESS EDUCATION CONSORTIUM, OR A-B-E, A PROGRAM OF THE PIKES PEAK ARTS COUNCIL, PRESENTS THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD AT THE ANTLERS HOTEL FEATURING THE FACE VOCAL BAND. 04.07.19 5:37
  10. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESENTS THEIR PALM SUNDAY CONCERT WITH CHORAL WORKS BY BACK, BRUCKNER, RUTTER, FORREST AND MORE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH. 04.07.19 7:14
  11. THOMAS WILSON OF THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS TALKS ABOUT THEIR FINAL CONCERT OF THE SEASON – TRANSFORMATIONS – FEATURING PIANIST KAREN WALWYN ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH AT THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 04.07.19 9:44
  12. SEAN HENNESSY AND CULLY JOYCE OF THE HENNESSY 6 TALK ABOUT THEIR UPCOMING CONCERT AT THE IVYWILD SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH. 04.07.19 7:45
  13. PEGGY SHIVERS TELLS ABOUT “AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL SONG” FEATURING PIANIST KAREN WALWYN, BARITONE BRIAN MAJOR AND SOPRANO MICHELLE JOHNSON TO BENEFIT THE SHIVERS FUND AT PPLD. 04.07.19 9:07
  14. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, CHARIS BIBLE COLLEGE IN WOODLAND PARK PRESENTS “DAVID-KING OF JERUSALEM” IN TWO PERFORMANCES APRIL 12TH AND 13TH. 04.07.19 7:06
  15. JOANNA WISE, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR OF CARE AND SHARE FOOD BANK, TELLS US ABOUT THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, PLUS THEIR “FIGHT HUNGER/SPARK CHANGE” PARTNERSHIP WITH WALMART, AND THEIR SUMMER FOOD DRIVE. 04.07.19 6:11
  16. FLUTE DADDY JOE LIBERTI TALKS ABOUT “WET PAINT” – MUSIC, STORY AND INSPIRATION – HAPPENING AT THE COTTONWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH. 04.07.19 7:23
  17. HERMAN TIEMENS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC, AND NATHAN NEWBROUGH, THE PHILHARMONIC'S CEO, TALK ABOUT THE PHIL'S UPCOMING 2019-20 SEASON AND THE NEWLY-FORMED COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC FOUNDATION. 04.07.19 12:08
  18. DAISY MCGOWAN OF THE GALLERIES OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT UCCS AND JOY ARMSTRONG OF THE FINE ARTS CENTER TALK ABOUT “POLLINATE” - A BIENNIAL ARTS FESTIVAL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. 03.31.19 8:56
  19. A LIP SYNC CONTEST AND SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY HAPPENS THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH. NICOLE ODELL TELLS US MORE. 03.31.19 5:26
  20. THE AMERICAN MUSIC SOCIETY PRESENTS THEIR SPRING CONCERT HAPPENING IN PUEBLO ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH. 03.31.19 10:19
  21. JANA LEE ROSS TALKS WITH JAZZ VOCALIST RENE MARIE. SHE’LL BE PERFORMING AT THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH WITH “THE SOUND OF RED.” 03.31.19 11:38
  22. CHRISTINE DYAR OF THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT TELLS US ABOUT EVENTS HAPPENING DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. 03.31.19 6:00
  23. WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT “ART-X”, A PERFORMING ARTS COLLABORATION. THEIR SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY HAPPENS AT THE CARTER PAYNE BUILDING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH. 03.31.19 13:06
  24. LOCAL AUTHOR JOHN MCKENNA WILL BE AT HOOKED ON BOOKS SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH TO SIGN COPIES OF HIS LATEST MYSTERY NOVEL, “UNFORSAKEN”. 03.31.19 10:14
  25. ANGELS AGAINST ALZHEIMERS, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, WILL HOLD THEIR 2ND ANNUAL “MASKED TILL MIDNIGHT” MASQUERADE BALL. WE TALK TO FOUNDER GINA KAISER. 03.31.19 4:25
  26. THE PIKES PEAK POSSE OF THE WESTERNERS HISTORICAL GROUP PRESENTS LLOYD LACY OF THE FLORISSANT FOSSIL BED NATIONAL MONUMENT. “HOMESTEADING ON THE FOSSIL BEDS – THE STORY OF ADELINE HORNBEK” HAPPENS AT THE COLORADO SPRINGS MASONIC CENTER ON MONDAY, APRIL 8TH. 03.31.19 9:18
  27. JEAN FEIST OF THE FRIENDS OF COLORADO SPRINGS JAZZ TELLS ABOUT THE NEXT JAZZ AFTERNOON AT THE DRYHURST GALLERY, FEATURING ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM, WAYNE WILKINSON, DAVID SIEGEL AND ANDY BURTSCHI. 03.24.19 8:22
  28. THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE CLUB OF COLORADO SPRINGS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS. DANCE CLUB PRESIDENT KEN HARTMAN TELLS US MORE. 03.24.19 8:02
  29. NICOLE NICOLETTA OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY MUSIC COLLABORATIVE AND LISA RUTHERFORD OF KIRKPATRICK BANK HOME LOANS TALKS ABOUT THE COLLABORATE, PLUS THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH KIRKPATRICK BANK. 03.24.19 7:31
  30. JOE LEWIS, CEO AND FOUNDER OF ANGELS OF AMERICA’S FALLEN AND JOANNA HICKS OF CHUY’S RESTAURANT TALK ABOUT ANGELS, PLUS THEIR PARTNERSHIP. 03.24.19 12:36
  31. THOMAS WILSON, ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC, TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE CONCERTS FEATURED IN THEIR UPCOMING 2019-2020 SEASON. 03.24.19 17:00
  32. IGAL PERRY AND YARDEN RONEN-VAN HEERDEN OF THE PERIDANCE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY TELL US ABOUT THEIR VISIT TO COLORADO SPRINGS. COLORADO SPRINGS DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS PERIDANCE IN A PERFORMANCE OF MOZART’S GRAN PARTITA ALONG WITH THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS. 03.24.19 8:21
  33. BROOKE-LYNN JEFFRIES, MANAGER OF IL VICINO’S WOOD OVEN PIZZA AT UNIVERSITY VILLAGE ON THEIR FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS AND OTHER NON-PROFITS. 03.24.19 4:38
  34. PART THREE OF OUR TALK WITH MAESTRO JOSEP CABALLE-DOMENECH AND NATHAN NEWBROUGH COVERING THE COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC’S UPCOMING 2019-2020 SEASON. 03.17.19 13:34
  35. MEG POOLE OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM TALKS ABOUT THEIR “SILENT FILM SOIREE” COMING FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND AND OTHER EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM. 03.17.19 7:48
  36. CLARINETIST SERGEI VASILIEV PERFORMS THE MOZART CLARINET CONCERTO WITH MEMBERS OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC AT THE ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS THIS COMING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, ALONG WITH WORKS BY GERSHWIN, DEBUSSY, VILLA LOBOS AND MORE. 03.17.19 11:21
  37. HAPPENING NOW THROUGH MARCH 30TH, FUNKY LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS “THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON” – AN EVENT FOR ALL AGES. 03.17.19 10:02
  38. FROM FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, JEANNA WEARING AND STEVEN HARTER TALK ABOUT A CONCERT ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH FEATURING THE ADELPHIAN CONCERT CHOIR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND. 03.17.19 11:49
  39. JAN JOHNSON OF THE ORMAO DANCE COMPANY TELLS US ABOUT “ELEMENTS” HAPPENING MARCH 22ND AND 23RD, FEATURING NEW WORKS COMMISSIONED BY THE COLORADO SPRINGS CHORALE. 03.17.19 7:41
  40. LT. BRIAN O’DONNELL AND SGT JEREMY GRANT OF THE US AIR FORCE ADADEMY BAND TALK ABOUT THEIR FINAL CHAMBER CONCERT OF THE SEASON, “A BRASS AFFAIR.” 03.17.19 9:20
  41. NICOLE O’DELL OF THE SOUTHERN COLORADO OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY ON MS AWARENESS MONTH, PLUS EVENTS HAPPENING IN COLORADO SPRINGS AND STATEWIDE. 03.17.19 6:51
  42. PART TWO OF A TALK WITH JOSEP CABALLE-DOMENECH AND NATHAN NEWBROUGH OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS PHILHARMONIC TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING 2019-2020 SEASON OF CONCERTS. 03.10.19 10:44
  43. A TALK WITH STEVE BLATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF “BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE” – THE INSTRUMENT DRIVE PEOPLE – PROVIDING EVERY CHILD ACCESS TO THE EXPERIENCE OF MAKING MUSIC. THEIR 2019 INSTRUMENT DRIVE STARTS MARCH 11TH AND RUNS THROUGH MARCH 23RD. 03.10.19 8:57
  44. NATHAN HALVORSEN AND MEGHANN HENRY TELL US ABOUT “BEN AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH” – AN EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY – HAPPENING AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER RIGHT NOW. 03.10.19 9:42
  45. MICHAEL CAMPION TALKS WITH THOMAS WILSON OF THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE SPRINGS. THE CHAMBER’S NEXT CONCERT – SING AND SHOUT – HAPPENS MARCH 16TH AND 17TH. 03.10.19 8:30
  46. THE MILLIBO PRESENTS “VELVET DETERMINATION”, A MUSIC-FILLED SOLO SHOW FEATURING CYNTHIA SHAW, TELLING HER OWN STORY AS A RISING PIANIST AND HER JOURNEY FROM PUEBLO TO NEW YORK. 03.10.19 8:41
  47. THE PIKES PEAK OPERA LEAGUE CELEBRATES THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH WITH “LEGACIES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE” FEATURING JENNIFER DEDOMINICI AND PIANIST DAN BRINK. 03.10.19 6:12
  48. THE CLASSICALLY ALIVE SERIES OF CONCERTS CONTINUES WITH PIANIST ZAHARI METCHKOV. “LIGHT AT DARKNESS” HAPPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH. 03.10.19 9:48
  49. THE VERONIKA STRING QUARTET’S FINAL CONCERT OF THEIR 30TH SEASON – MODERN VOICES – WILL BE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH AND 17TH. KARINA GARIBOVA TELLS US MORE. 03.10.19 9:10
  50. FROM UCCS, COLIN MCALLISTER TALKS ABOUT THE 5TH “THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY” SYMPOSIUM. INCLUDED IS A PERFORMANCE OF “AENEAS IN THE UNDERWORLD”, A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN MCALLISTER AND COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER ADLER. 03.10.19 11:09

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