State Of The Arts

Saturday 11:30am

State of the Arts is a weekly 30-minute program focusing on the arts community of El Paso. Hosted by dedicated art enthusiast Mónica Gómez, State of the Arts provides listeners with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how creativity is shaping our community. Gómez interviews local visual artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors and directors, as well as regional talent exhibiting or performing in El Paso. The show gets to the heart of what inspires and drives artists to do what they love best.

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Playhouse

Actors, John Cantrell and Alexandra van Sweringen, who play Vanya and Sonia, preview the El Paso Playhouse production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Information:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
El Paso Playhouse
2501 Montana
(915) 532-1317
www.elpasoplayhouse.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Ballet In Session Academy

Rebecca Meza Rocha, Owner, Operator and Artistic Director of the bi-national Ballet In Session Academy, previews The Seasons – a special annual children’s performance.

Information:
(915) 356-6179

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: No Subtitles Required

Host of KTEP’s “On Film”, cinophile and collector, Charles Horak invites listeners to visit the El Paso Museum of Art’s free exhibition No Subtitles Required: The Art of the International Film Poster.” 

Information:
www.elpasoartmuseum.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Singer/Songwriter, Tim Thompson - Part 1

Singer/songwriter, Tim Thompson is joined by producer, co-writer and bassist, Doug Neal to discuss the release of Thompson’s new CD Glory Someday.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Singer/Songwriter, Tim Thompson - Part 2

  Part 2 of our interview with singer/songwriter, Tim Thompson.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso

Artistic Director of The Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso, Stephanie Conwell is joined by actors, Stephanie Lozano and Nathaniel Matkin to introduce the 45th anniversary season’s upcoming production of The Mikado.

Information:
The Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso Presents The Mikado or The Town of Titipu
Saturday, July 19 at 2:30 and 7:30 pm & Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces
(575) 523-1223 tickets and reservations

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Arts
12:00 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Assistant Director of UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center, Melissa Barba is joined by artist and educator, Mauricio Olague to talk about the current exhibitions and summer youth workshops.

Information:
UTEP Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
rubincenter.utep.edu
(915) 747-6151

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: The Hard Road Trio

The Hard Road Trio’s Steve Smith and Chris Sanders talk about their upcoming local performances and music projects.

Information:
www.hardroadtrio.com 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Touch City 3D Digital Wall

Curatorial Coordinator, Everett Thomas for the El Paso Museum of History, talks about the long-awaited Touch City 3D Digital Wall.

Information:
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
(915) 351-3588
www.elpasotexas.gov/history

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Alfredo Corchado

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News and noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and foreign policy between the U.S. and Mexico, discusses the latest developments regarding his first novel, “Midnight in Mexico” – a revealing personal and journalistic account of life on the border during the height of Mexico’s drug war.

Information:
Midnight In Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness
www.midnightinmexico.com

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Opera

David Grabarkewitz, Artistic and General Director of El Paso Opera since 2009, invites contributions to the $21 for 21 Years fundraising campaign and previews season opener, Vidas Perfectas (Perfect Lives).

Information:
(915) 581-5534 
www.epopera.org

Arts
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Border Museum Association’s Scavenger Hunt

Dr. Marshall Carter-Tripp, former Director of the UTEP Centennial Museum and former President of the Border Museum Association previews the 6th annual Scavenger Hunt, which encourages participants of all ages to learn more about the area’s history, art, desert and other subjects while exploring the region’s museums.

Information:
(915) 533-5147
visitelpaso.com

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Vocalist Mark Pumphrey

Mark Pumphrey, Assistant Director of Library Services, and his voice teacher, Maestro Lazzaro Ferrari, along with the Maestro’s son, Angelo Ferrari, discuss an upcoming vocal performance at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater.

Books
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Bobby Byrd

Poet and publisher, Bobby Byrd talks about Otherwise My Life is Ordinary – his latest book of poetry from Cinco Puntos Press. 

Information:  
www.cincopuntos.com

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future

The El Paso Summer Music Festival made great strides in its first 9 years…and now it’s launching its 10th anniversary year as the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future. President, Lynn Provenzano explains.

Information:
www.epsmf.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Go Club

UTEP Student, Miguel Chi invites listeners to attend an information meeting to establish an El Paso Go Club where locals can discover an ancient eastern board game.

Information:
El Paso Go Club Meeting
Saturday June 21, 2014 at noon
Maud Sullivan Gallery, Main Public Library
501 N. Oregon

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Viva La Causa - Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic

Chair of UTEP’s History Department, Chicana historian and writer, Dr. Yolanda Leyva is joined by MA History Student, Gustavo Del Hierro to preview Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic, the newest exhibit in the Centennial Exhibit Series chronicling the student Chicano Movement that helped shape today’s UTEP.

Information:
Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic
Exhibit Continues Through August 2 
UTEP Centennial Museum and Welcome Center
(915) 747-5565 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: 48-Hour Film Slam

Ray Sanchez, Managing Partner with Ghostlight Creative, invites El Paso filmmakers, videographers and anyone with a story to tell to participate in the annual 48-hour Film Slam.

Information:
www.ghostlightevents.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: The Music of Pink Floyd

Ruth Ellen Jacobson, Executive Director of the El Paso Symphony previews a rock symphony bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music as they perform the Music of Pink Floyd.

​Information:
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra performs the Music of Pink Floyd
Plaza Theatre
Saturday June 7, at 8pm
(915) 532-3776
www.epso.org 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Caldo Collective Frijole Feast

Marvin Hill, Michelle Pacillas, and Diane Vera are three of the five artists who’ll be vying for the take from the second Caldo Collective Frijole Feast – an innovative local microfunding initiative.

Information: 
www.thecaldocollective.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Wise Latina International Summer Summit

UTEP Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies, Cemelli de Aztlan; UTEP Associate professor of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Gina Núñez; and award-winning author, Ana Castillo preview the inaugural Wise Latina International Summer Summit.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Ellen M. Wilson

Singer, songwriter, recording artist, Ellen M. Wilson announces the upcoming release of her latest special video project, Feel Your Love to take place at Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Shakespeare On The Rocks

Elizabeth L. Dahl, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Shakespeare on the Rocks & Director of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew adapted to the Wild West town of old El Paso in the late 1800s.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Neon Desert Music Festival

Patrick McNeil, Executive Producer with Splendid Sun Productions, previews the 4th Annual Neon Desert Music Festival that’ll turn Downtown El Paso into a stage for an expanded two-day event over the Memorial Day weekend.                     

Information: (915) 443-4600
http://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Forensics Speech and Debate Team

Mike Brooks, Speech and Debate Coach and UTEP Communications Instructor is joined by Justin Davidson, Captain of the UTEP Forensics Speech and Debate Team, and his teammates, Samantha Rubio and Manni Duran to talk about the upcoming IDEA debate on Immigration Reform between UTEP and the University in Juarez.    

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Caldo Collective

Caldo Collective cofounder, Xochitl Rodriguez is joined by two of the four artists who vied for a micro-grant at the first Frijol Feast – Dancer/Choreographer, Maximillion H. Canion and Muralist/Painter, Tino Ortega.

Information:
www.thecaldocollective.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Jay Duncan

Internationally recognized film historian, writer, archivist and collector, Jay Duncan of Jay’s Pix Presents provides an update on the Sunset Film Society’s free monthly screenings.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Woman's Club of El Paso

Well-known visual artists, Lyuba and Aleksander Titovets join El Paso Woman’s Club President, Carolyn Breck to preview a special Mother’s Day fundraiser for the club’s 98-year-old historic building.

Information:
Mother's Day Benefit for the Woman's Club of El Paso
Sunday, May 11 from 1 to 4 pm
1400 N. Mesa
(915) 532-6131 
www.wcoep.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Consulate General of Mexico

Cultural Attaché with the Consulate general of Mexico, Karina Bugarini invites listeners to take advantage of a range of arts and cultural programs presented by the Consulate.

Information: 
Consulate General of Mexico
910 E. San Antonio Avenue
(915) 544-6489

May 9th at 6 pm -  “1/into” Fernando Dominguez & Jacqueline Lopez
Contemporary dance performance
Chamizal National Memorial

May 29th at 6 pm - Matias Carbajal Jazz Ensemble
UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: KCOS-TV

Emily Martin Loya, Chief Marketing Officer for KCOS TV invites El Paso-based Digital Storytellers to create and share brief story videos about El Paso.

Information:
www.kcostv.org
(915) 594-5345 

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