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Living Arts of Tulsa Presents New Genre XIX

[Aired on Thursday, February 23rd.] On today's show, we learn about the 19th Annual New Genre Festival, which is being presented by Living Arts of Tulsa at various venues in downtown Tulsa through March 3rd. First, we hear from Steve Liggett, the Artistic Director of Living Arts, who describes several of the outstanding events that've yet to occur at NG19. Then, we hear from the Chicago-based performance artist Erica Mott, who will perform a work called "Revised and Revisited" as part of the NG festival on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th at 8pm. (These performances will happen at the Liggett Studio, at 314 S. Kenosha Ave.) "Revised and Revisited," as we learn on today's edition of ST, is an exploration of Mott's memory, and absence of memory, regarding her own ancestry. She traces her family's journey to America --- from the distant past up to the present-day --- through mask-, clown-, and butoh-inspired movements, gestures, and dances. In so doing, she employs her body in order to communicate across social, economic, and cultural boundaries. To learn more about this performance, please see [http://livingarts.org/genre/newgenre2012/ng19_extras.html#revised]. And for a full schedule of this year's NG events, please go to [http://livingarts.org/genre/newgenre2012/ng19_schedule.html].

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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