Arts and Culture

For many Christmas wasn’t Christmas without Giancarlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Can you imagine an opera commissioned and produced by one of the three networks? Well, NBC did just that in 1951 and it was presented each year until 1966. This Sunday, The West Valley Symphony, with Cantilena, presents "“Amahl and the Night Visitors”at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff sat down with maestro Cal Kellogg and found out how closely his life is tied to this holiday classic…
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KBACH's Theater Critic Chris Curcio reviews two local productions, Stray Cat Theatre's "Pluto" and Theater Works "Follies."
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Call Me Debbie—True Confessions of a Down-to-earth Diva, by Deborah Voight, Harper, 2015 "...you’ll come away from this book not only loving Voights artistry and talent, but also loving her as a person, and admiring her for going through this ring of fire and coming out the other side. After reading this memoir, Debbie’s more than a talented Diva—she’s family." --Randy Kinkel, KBAQ (Meet Debbie at Changing Hands bookstore at 3 pm Feb 15th!)
De Waart, Eschenbach retire to "Laureate" status; Zimmerman fights to retain Kreisler's Strad.
Community Engagements
KBACH February Member of the Month: Mr. Bob McGinnis

K-BACH February Member of the Month:

Mr. Bob McGinnis