KCME Culture Zone


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. George Preston talks with violinist Sarah Chang, who will be performing at the Ent Center for the Arts March 15th. 03.11.18 6:34
  2. The Millibo Art Theatre presents "Royal Buckskin" by Jim Jackson. Jim tells us more about this multi-media presentation, plus other happenings at the Millibo. 03.11.18 7:19
  3. The Fine Arts Center Theater Department presents "Androcles and the Lion" - a family event happening now until April 1st. 03.11.18 7:53
  4. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the Cultural Connection. 03.11.18 2:52
  5. Saxophonist and bandleader Jim Stranahan performs at Motif Jazz Cafe this Friday. We find out more. 03.11.18 10:29
  6. Karine Garibova of the Veronika String Quartet talks about their next concert, "Three Testaments." 03.11.18 6:18
  7. From UCCS, Colin McAlister on the 4th annual symposium on the apocalyptic, "Through a Glass Darkly." 03.11.18 8:51
  8. Jan Johnson talks about 4 commissioned works coming to the Ormao Dance Company inspired by Leonard Bernstein's "Anniversaries" piano solos. 03.04.18 7:08
  9. Thomas Wilson of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs on "Great Romantic Serenades" happening in two performances next weekend. 03.04.18 6:29
  10. The Pueblo Symphony presents "Happy Birthday Lenny" - a concert coming to Hoag Recital Hall, paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein. 03.04.18 5:07
  11. Steve Blatt of "Bringing Music to Life" talks about the upcoming musical instrument drive to benefit selected schools. 03.04.18 8:15
  12. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the Cultural Connection. 03.04.18 3:17
  13. The Hennessy 6 jazz sextet and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association presents "The Road Less Traveled." Sean Hennessy tells us more. 03.04.18 11:14
  14. Abe Minzer of the Classically Alive series of concerts and Temple Beit Torah, on upcoming concerts. 03.04.18 9:54
  15. "Cuatro Corridos" - a chamber opera featuring soprano Susan Narucki, comes to the Ent Center for the Arts this Friday. 03.04.18 10:50
  16. Pipe Organist Dave Weesner on events coming to Immanuel Lutheran Church and more. 02.25.18 10:14
  17. Peggy Shivers talks about "An Evening of Classical Song" to benefit the Shivers Fund at Pikes Peak Library Disctrict. 02.25.18 8:48
  18. Jim Bosse, Lynn Maloy and Dale Miller tell us about two concerts from the American Music Society and the St. Andrews Recital Series. 02.25.18 8:46
  19. Christine Dyar and Bryan Matthews of the Pikes Peak Library District on upcoming events at the library. 02.25.18 8:59
  20. From UCCS, guitarist Colin McAllister talks about the annual UCCS/CC Crosstown Collaborative, plus a performance of Alberto Manguel's "The Library at Night" at Colorado College. 02.25.18 5:49
  21. "The Art of Haiti: Loa, History and Memory" happens now at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. 02.25.18 20:05
  22. Springs Ensemble Theatre opens their 9th season with “The Totalitarians.” 02.18.18 9:25
  23. George Preston talks to Martile Rowland of Opera Theatre of the Rockies about their production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti.” 02.18.18 9:14
  24. The Classically Alive series of concerts presents pianist Grisha Krivchenia with original compositions and music by Bach and Schubert. 02.18.18 7:38
  25. Karine Garibova of the Veronika String Quartet tells us about “Coffee, Desserts and Music” – their annual fundraising event in Colorado Springs. 02.18.18 4:58
  26. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the Cultural Connection. 02.18.18 2:30
  27. Joe Galema, Principal Organist of First United Methodist Church, on their series of Lenten Organ Meditation Concerts. 02.18.18 5:31
  28. The Colorado Springs Children’s Choir presents “Sing: Raise the Roof” featuring the All City Boychoir. 02.18.18 5:01
  29. The Colorado Springs Conservatory presents “Entirely Eclectic” – an exhibit of art by Eve and Lew Tilley. 02.18.18 13:59
  30. From the Fine Arts Center Theatre Department, Director Scott Levy talks about "Intimate Apparel" - part of their Mainstage Series happening now. 02.11.18 6:54
  31. Award-winning Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill visits Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church in Monument for a concert on Friday, February 16th. 02.11.18 7:23
  32. Glen Whitehead of UCCS tells us about the 4th Annual Peak FreQuency Music Festival. 02.11.18 8:53
  33. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the Cultural Connection. 02.11.18 3:25
  34. The Monte Carlo Masquerade to benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale happens Friday, February 16th. Peter Tuff and Chris Straka tell us more. 02.11.18 9:09
  35. Rodney Sauer of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra talks about preserving the music of silent movies, plus their performance at the Silent Film Soiree held by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. 02.11.18 9:00
  36. Singer Lila Mori will perform at the Patty Jewett Clubhouse along with pianist Reggie Berg in a concert entitled "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" hosted by the Pikes Peak Opera League to benefit Opera Theatre of the Rockies. 02.11.18 8:36
  37. Jessica Wohlrob and Laura Chickering of One Nation Walking Together talk about the One Nation Film Festival coming February 11 to the Stargazers Event Center. 02.04.18 11:10
  38. Linda Wells, Board Member of the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, on two events this month featuring touring dance companies Keigwin and Co., plus Alvin Ailey II. 02.04.18 6:20
  39. A Silent Film Soiree happens Friday, February 16th at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Meg Poole tells us more. 02.04.18 5:04
  40. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the KCME Cultural Connection. 02.04.18 3:49
  41. Joe Barrera, Vietnam veteran and publisher of the Almagre Review literary journal, talks about the Military Veterans Community Dialog, plus the showing of "Remembering Normandy", documenting the sinking of the USS Normandy during World War II. 02.04.2018 9:36
  42. Ryan Banagale of the Colorado College Music Department on their symposium "Bernstein at 100", a 3-day event celebrating the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. 02.04.2018 10:48
  43. Oboist and Conductor Guy Dutra-Silveira of the Ute Pass Chamber Players talks about their "Founder's Concerto Festival" on Saturday, February 10th. 01.28.18 8:08
  44. Music Professor Ryan Banagale of Colorado College on February events happening at CC, plus the symposium "Bernstein at 100". 01.28.18 6:39
  45. Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, with the Cultural Connection. 01.28.18 1:50
  46. June King, Executive Director of the Pueblo Symphony, tells us about "Seasons of Love" - featuring music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Astor Piazolla. 01.28.18 8:20
  47. Kat Lilley and Michael Royal from Family Promise of Colorado Springs, and Lisa Rutherford of Kirkpatrick Bank, talk about Family Promise and their partnership with Kirkpatrick Bank. 01.28.18 11:26
  48. Larry Stebbins of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens on upcoming events, plus two new community gardens under way. 01.28.18 12:59