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Writer-director Ted Mills sits down for a chat with artists and other creative folks, including visual artists, musicians, writers, restauranteurs, filmmakers and more!

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Writer-director Ted Mills sits down for a chat with artists and other creative folks, including visual artists, musicians, writers, restauranteurs, filmmakers and more!

    Episode #100 Patricia Clarke and Stuart Carey.mp3

    Episode #100 Patricia Clarke and Stuart Carey.mp3

    "Flex" by Patricia Clarke
    Two artists explore gender in a multimedia work and gallery show
    On today's show I talk with photographer Patricia Clarke and multimedia artist Stuart Carey. Their collaborative show, "Erasing Lines: Chrysalis" opens at SBCAST Decemeber 1 and continues for a month. And it's the opening night, December 1, that you really much catch. That is when Stuart will transform himself into the character Amber, a full drag creation, over several hours in the gallery window facing Garden Street. And then afterwards she will front Stuart's jazz band, the X-Tet.
    This is a culmination of work that Patricia and Stuart have been working on for years, with her documentation of Santa Barbara's drag scene. The gallery itself features Stuart's paintings and canvases, along with Patricia's photography, some featuring Stuart in the act of transforming, and some featuring other drag queens in Santa Barbara.
    "Check" by Patricia Clarke features Amber
    By the way, Stuart has been a guest once before on the podcast.
    This is a shared interview, so we really don't get into it like other interviews, but rest assured, we will have both back on for separate episodes. In the meantime you can find Stuart at stucarey.com and Patricia at patriciahoughtonclarke.com


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    • 57 min.
    Episode 099: Richie DeMaria

    Episode 099: Richie DeMaria

    Ambient musician and arts writer!
    Richie DeMaria is our guest today on the show. He's a local arts writer here for the Santa Barbara Independent and also, much more importantly, he along with his brother are the musicians behind the ambient group Voices of Where, who back in July released Vast, and just a month ago the Live in October e.p. This is moody, tuneing out music, sometimes relaxing, sometimes dark, sometimes with drums, sometimes with vocals. They just played the FunZone, not to be confused with the FunkZone, a local music venue down by the ocean.
    Voices of Where - Vast (2016)
    We talk about music, both creating it and writing about it, recording in Finland, being an artist in Santa Barbara, and of course, the election. How could we not?
    You can find the music for sale at http://voicesofwhere.bandcamp.com/ and his nature photography on Instagram as richiedemaria.
     


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    • 1 u. 16 min.
    Episode #98: Samantha Eve

    Episode #98: Samantha Eve

    Executive Director of Out of the Box Theatre!
    Samantha Eve is on the show today. Seven years ago she started Out of the Box Theatre Company in Santa Barbara and brought to our town some of the newest and edgiest musicals out there, starting with Reefer Madness and the blood-spattered Evil Dead: The Musical, and more recently with her production of the Heathers and Lizzie, the rock opera based on the infamous Lizzie Borden. She's done it through sheer will power and by surrounding herself with equally driven and talented young artists.

    I've interviewed her several times for the paper, but this is the first real long-form conversation we've had. That's what this show is about, right? We talk about a lot of things, including her stay in New York City, what's on her wish list to produce, nudity and violence in the theater, whether or not she really should have a pet, and let's not forget her cupcake making skills at her other self-run business, Violette Bakeshop.

    Lizzie is still up at Center Stage Theater downtown, and runs this Thursday, Nov. 10, thru Sunday, Nov. 13. Shows are at 8 p.m. except for Sunday, which is at 2 p.m. Go to outoftheboxtheatre.org for info and tickets.


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    Episode #097: Andrea Romano

    Episode #097: Andrea Romano

    The casting and voice director behind your favorite '90s cartoons and beyond!
    Andrea Romano is on the show today, and if you haven't heard of her by name, you will know of the numerous shows she's worked on over the years, casting and directing the voice actors for Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Pinky and the Brain, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Spongebob Squarepants, and so many more it's hard to name them all.
    Last year, you might remember, I got to hang out at the International Family film Festival and grabbed an interview with Bill Farmer, and so this year I was down at Raleigh Studios again, and managed to grab an interview with Andrea just before she went on stage to be honored for her work in the animated film business.
    As you will hear, Andrea comes loaded with amazing stories of her three decades in the business, but we also got to talk about her life before Hollywood and what might come after she retires. It's a very fast chat, so strap on tight and get ready!


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    • 50 min.
    Episode #096: Sol Hill Part Two

    Episode #096: Sol Hill Part Two

    Sol Hill, photographer, painter, installation artist!
    Sol Hill is back on the show today. We talked so much last week about his photography that we barely got into his new installation work that I asked for a second interview and got one. We dive deep into our world's current obsession with surveillance and secrecy and then end on a state of the arts in Santa Barbara chat, so stay around for that.
    Just like last week you can find him on the web at solhill.com and on Twitter at solhill.


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    • 1 u. 33 min.
    Episode #095: Sol Hill

    Episode #095: Sol Hill

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