Wendy Butler

Weekend Edition Host

Wendy Butler has produced and hosted Artwaves for 21 years, and is the local host for NPRs Weekend Edition.

Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight (Sunday, Dec. 16) to serve people who are homeless.  Shelter intakes will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St., Arcata. From 2-5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and provide clean clothes for those in need. For people participating in the shelter, dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. Then shelter participants will be shuttled to AHP’s partner church where they will spend the night in a warm, safe environment.  At 7 a.m. Monday, people will be shuttled back to the Annex where they will receive a warm breakfast. Phone 707-633-6236 between 2-5 p.m. today with questions.  Donations of clothing and financial support are welcome.

Art on the 'Edge'

Dec 11, 2018

Listen to the Dec. 11 Artwaves right here on KHSU for Wendy Butler’s interview with Ruth Rhodes, professor of English at College of the Redwoods. Her book Come to the Edge: Arrival and Survival in Del Norte County, 41 stories from the people who live here has just been published by Left Fork Books. Also on the Dec. 11 Artwaves is Butler’s interview with Synapsis performance collective founder and artistic director Leslie Castellano, who speaks about the Camp Fire Benefit Show coming up this Saturday, Dec. 15, 7-11 p.m. at Forever Found in Eureka. More information is available on Facebook.

 


Listen to the Dec. 4 Artwaves here on KHSU for Wendy Butler’s interview with Paul VandenBranden (Ralphie), Jorey McComas (the Old Man) and director Carol Ryder about Humboldt Light Opera Company’s collaboration with Ferndale Repertory Theatre for the staging of the 2012 A Christmas Story, the Musical, with songs by Tony award-winning songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – you might remember their amazing music for the film La La Land. The musical though based on the 1983 film and though it does offer the “bunny suit” and the “leg lamp” also emphasizes the importance of familial connection. The musical continues performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Ferndale Repertory Theatre. However, the Dec. 9 performance is sold out. Also on Artwaves is Monica Coyne, who talks about her love of forging steel and current project of creating unusual figurative pieces. This sculptor and blacksmith’s work is currently on display at Black Faun Gallery in Eureka, and part of an exhibit with Leslie Price’s abstract paintings titled “In this Moment.” Coyne will also give an artist talk Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. at the gallery.


Eureka Symphony's Holiday Concert "The Trumpet Shall Sound" will present Handel's Messiah Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts in Eureka. The concert will showcase Eureka Symphony and Eureka Symphony Chorus and its four soloists, two of whom are Wendy Butler's guests on tomorrow's (Tuesday, Nov. 27) Artwaves. Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano) and David Powell (tenor) talk about their personal connections with this timeless music composition as well as the challenges and highlights of their vocal preparations for this concert. That's on Artwaves Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on KHSU.

Bandemonium's Christmas CD is titled Bandemonium presents SANTAmonium, and it's an unusual take on holiday classics. And its proceeds from sales will go to the Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation. Bandemonium leader Gregg Moore is one of the guests on tomorrow's (Tuesday, Nov. 27) Artwaves. He talks with Wendy Butler about his ensemble which he refers to as an "alternative activist community street band." He also talks about his arrangements of music for the CD, and how Bandemonium musicians surprised him with their individual approaches to this music. Moore also discusses the CD release party which is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-9:30 p.m. at Arcata Playhouse. That's on Artwaves Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on KHSU.

They’re on the road again, the 38th time to be exact. It’s Dell’Arte Company and the occasion is the annual Dell’Arte Holiday Tour. Listen to KHSU’s Nov. 20 Artwaves for Wendy Butler’s interview with company members and third-year Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre MFA students Jesse March, Evan Grande and Cleo DeOrio. The interview is the second segment of the Nov. 20 Artwaves program. The holiday tour performance this year is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The show travels to theaters, schools and community centers around Humboldt County through mid-December. It begins its run at the Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake, this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p. m. Most tour locations will offer free tickets. Audiences are asked to contribute a nonperishable food item which the cast will collect and in collaboration with nonprofit Food for People will donate to local food banks. For information on locations, days and times of other performances and where to get free tickets, visit dellarte.com or phone (707) 668-5663.

 


On the Nov. 20 Artwaves Wendy Butler speaks with participants in HSU Department of Theatre, Film & Dance's Margaret T. Kelso Short Play Festival, which is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Gist Hall Theatre. The festival has six original plays written, acted and directed by HSU students. Also on the program are Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre third-year MFA students who discuss the 38th Dell'Arte Holiday Tour.


Listen to KHSU’s Artwaves’ Nov. 13 program for Wendy Butler’s interview with Doc Stull, who will deliver stories and poetry about his international travels in a “Latin-jazz infused” show called “The Nicaraguan, Bolivian and Cuban Diaries.” His performance backed by the RLA Trio is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Westhaven Center for the Arts. This is Stull’s first theatrical performance in several years. Also on the Nov. 13 Artwaves program is Joan Schirle. She discusses “Bird of the Inner Eye,” the title of a notable Morris Graves painting as well as Schirle's reading-performance. The event will take place on three nights in three different locations: Thursday, Nov. 15 at Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake; Saturday, Nov. 17 at Eureka’s Black Faun Gallery; and Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Arcata Playhouse. All showtimes are at 7 p.m. Schirle’s material from which she will read includes Graves’ letters as well as interviews with some of Graves’ contemporaries. This unusual presentation also includes Dell’Arte International Company members, local actors and DAI faculty member Laura Muñoz, who created dance improvisations for it. 


Listen to KHSU’s Artwaves for coverage of the Arts in Corrections program at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City. Artists Janessa Johnsrude (theatre) and Julie McNiel (drawing/painting) talk about what drew them into the program to teach and its ongoing value for its students as well as what it has taught these two teachers. Also on the Nov. 6 Artwaves (the first segment) are Nan Voss, director, Ethan Vaughan and Tina Toomata, actors. They discuss North Coast Repertory Theatre’s staging of the musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and the “Pandemonium” therein. The musical is on stage Nov.9-Dec. 8. All of this is on the Nov. 6 Artwaves on KHSU.


Listen to KHSU’s ARTWAVES tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 6) for Wendy Butler’s interview with Janessa Johnsrude and Julie McNiel, both Arts in Corrections teachers at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City. Johnsrude along with Zuzka Sabata established Dell’Arte International’s theatre classes there through William James Association’s statewide Arts in Corrections program which receives funding from California Arts Council. McNiel teaches painting and drawing through the Arts in Corrections program at Pelican Bay including classes to students in higher-level security at the prison. Johnsrude and McNiel discuss why it’s important to them to teach there, as well as what creative projects have resulted from their endeavors. That’s on ARTWAVES Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on KHSU.

The 6th annual Puppet Slam will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at The Sanctuary in Arcata. Performances are at 2 p.m. (for children and families) and at 8 p.m. (regular show). Sean Powers was a key organizer of this year's event, and he is on this week's ARTWAVES. He discusses with Wendy Butler how puppetry has grown in entertainment and how this year's Puppet Slam will be almost exclusively local puppeteers. Listen to ARTWAVES in our KHSU Archives. Powers' interview is the final segment on the Oct. 30 program.

This week's ARTWAVES is all about identity's fluidity whether through place or person. Wendy Butler interviews author Brando Skyhorse. Skyhorse will present a reading of his work at CR on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater on the Eureka Main Campus. This appearance is free and open to the public.His award-winning novel “The Madonnas of Echo Park” is College of the Redwoods’ Book of the Year for 2018-19. During this interview Skyhorse discusses his own upbringing and its challenge to his own sense of identity. He also talks about how Echo Park, where he was born and raised and how this area has changed dramatically and how that figures into his novel. The final segment on this week's ARTWAVES is an interview with Sean Powers, who is principle organizer for the 6th annual Puppet Slam to be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Sanctuary in Arcata. All of this on the Oct. 30 ARTWAVES.


Listen to KHSU's Oct. 30 ARTWAVES for Wendy Butler’s interview with author Brando Skyhorse. His award-winning novel “The Madonnas of Echo Park” has been chosen as College of the Redwoods’ Book of the Year for 2018-19.

Eureka High School Players continues performances of Arthur Miller’s 1953 play “The Crucible” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Oct. 25-27) at 7:30 p.m. at the EHS Auditorium. Listen to Artwaves for Wendy Butler's interview with EHS Players Christian Barreto, Stasia Young, Catherine Holper and Sylvie Benson and their director Nan Voss about what they consider important concepts in this play and how these concepts impact them personally and as performers. That's Artwaves on KHSU.


Listen to Artwaves for Wendy Butler's Oct. 16 interview with "Evil Dead The Musical" director Rae Robison, cast member William English III (Ash) and make-up designer Amy Beltran. The HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance production of "Evil Dead The Musical" opens Oct. 26. This musical is not intended for children. But listen to Artwaves to find out why we love horror and about the technical challenges of this production such as how characters, including Ash, will turn into Deadites (animal or plant possessed by a Kandarian Demon) on stage all while singing terrifying but hysterically funny songs such as "Do the Necronomican." That's Artwaves on KHSU.


Listen to Artwaves on KHSU tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 16) at 1:30 p.m. for Wendy Butler's interview with "Evil Dead The Musical" director Rae Robison, cast member William English III (Ash) and make-up designer Amy Beltran. Many may remember -- and many fondly -- Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" film series. The Canadian rock musical combines the scariest, bloodiest and admittedly funniest parts of the films and all to music. The HSU Department of Theatre, Film and Dance production of "Evil Dead The Musical" opens Oct. 26. This musical is not intended for children. But listen to Artwaves to find out about how this HSU student cast and crew are putting these "groovy" parts together and, of course, pulling them apart.

Listen to Wendy Butler’s Oct. 2 Artwaves interview with two Humboldt State University art professors Sarah Whorf and Nicole Jean Hill. Their artwork is part of the HSU Faculty and Staff Exhibition on display through Friday, Oct. 12 in HSU Reese Bullen Gallery. Also on the Oct. 2 Artwaves program an interview with Joanne Rand and Patrick Cleary. Both are performing for – and Cleary organized – “The Power of Protest: Songs of Resistance” scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Arcata Playhouse. This is the opening event for the weeklong Against the Wind Festival, which will raise funds for the multiple-year voyage of the Golden Rule “peace boat.” Rand performs her new song “Family Name” live on Artwaves.


Listen to the Tuesday, Oct. 9 Artwaves for continued coverage of the premier Against the Wind Festival, created by local volunteers to draw attention to the danger of nuclear proliferation as well as raise money for the multiple-year voyage of the Golden Rule "peace boat." The festival will be held this Sunday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Wendy Butler speaks with John Heckel who directs the festival's centerpiece, the 1959 play "Which Way the Wind?" with performances Oct. 19-21 at Arcata Playhouse. Also on the Oct. 9 Artwaves is an interview with Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, who speaks about the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibition at the HSU Goudi’ni Gallery. SORR’s events seek to “bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and colonial gender-based violence” across North America. There are also connected events occurring with this exhibit including a Sewing Circle tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. and a Gallery Talk this Friday, Oct. 12 at noon. Phone the gallery office at (707) 826-3629, email hsugalleries@gmail.com or bs228@humboldt.edu for more information.


Listen to KHSU’s Artwaves program tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 2) at 1:30 p.m. for Wendy Butler’s interview with two Humboldt State University art professors Sarah Whorf and Nicole Jean Hill. Both are oft-exhibited artists as well as teach art in the HSU Art Department. Their artwork is also part of the HSU Faculty and Staff Exhibition currently on display in HSU Reese Bullen Gallery.

Tune in KHSU's Artwaves tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 2) at 1:30 p.m. for an interview exploring songs’ power.  Wendy Butler interviews Joanne Rand and Patrick Cleary. Both are performing for – and Cleary organized – “The Power of Protest: Songs of Resistance” scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Arcata Playhouse. This is the opening event for the weeklong Against the Wind Festival, which will raise funds for the multiple-year voyage of the Golden Rule “peace boat.” Rand performs her new song “Family Name” live on Artwaves.

Los Angeles artist Anthony Ausgang’s works are part of an exhibit titled “Hollywood to the Redwoods” on display at Black Faun Gallery through September 29. Ausgang is this week’s guest on Artwaves. He speaks with Wendy Butler about the “cartoon universe” he’s created of which cats are a notable part. The various nonhuman scenes are nonetheless statements about very human fears and aspirations.


On the latest Artwaves broadcast Wendy Butler speaks with Arcata-based professional career counselor Susan Abbott about her career development seminars that she's offering through HSU's College of Extended Education and Global Engagement and through her own career services business. Creativity is the centerpiece of these seminars for artists and nonartists. 


Artwaves’ Sept. 4 program showcases talent and diversity with interviews covering HSU’s music faculty’s “Welcome to the Fall Semester” concert slated for tonight (Sept. 8) at 5 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall, and Redwood Curtain’s exploration of the collaborative construct of memories with “Marjorie Prime,” on stage through Sept. 29.


Tune in Artwaves this Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. for Wendy Butler’s interview with director Kaitlyn Samuel and actors Joan Schirle and Christina Jioras. The topic is Redwood Curtain theater’s latest production. Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime is on stage Sept. 6-29. The play challenges our desire to protect truthful often painful memories versus our desire to revise those     memories in favor of finding resolution and happiness.

The Tuesday, Aug. 28 Artwaves program includes Wendy Butler’s interview with people involved in the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project. On Sept. 9, the historic Golden Rule boat will embark on a "Peace in the Pacific" voyage across the globe, and to support said voyage as well as awareness of the dangers of nuclear proliferation the Against the Wind festival will take place in October at Arcata Playhouse and HSU. On the second half of the Aug. 28 Artwaves program, Fortuna author/editor/teacher Cecelia Holland speaks about her years of teaching creative writing classes at Pelican Bay State Prison, and her recently published book "My Brother's Keeper," stories and poetry written by her students at Pelican Bay. Holland will give a reading from the book tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 29) at 6 p.m. at the Del Norte County Library in Crescent City. She will also offer a question-answer session following the reading.


The Eureka Street Art Festival’s Street Party is today from noon to 6 p.m. along Opera Alley, C to H streets, Old Town, Eureka. For this final day of the festival, you are invited to enjoy the murals and live painting along with three stages of music and other entertainment, food, three beer gardens and a Kid Zone. More information is available on the fest's Facebook page.

This week’s Artwaves is an interview about the “Dog Summer: Young Alumni-2018” exhibition at Humboldt State University’s Third Street Gallery in Eureka. But as important it is also a commemoration of two decades of academic and public service. 

This week: Interviews with an organizer and an artist participant in the Eureka Street Art Festival, which includes visual and performing arts events the centerpiece of which is artists painting murals along Opera Alley, Old Town, Eureka, today through Saturday, Aug. 18. Daily events open to the public include mural tours at 5:30 p.m. and live performances. Find information on Facebook. Also on Artwaves, an interview with participants in the Trinidad Bay Art and Music Festival, which continues today and Sunday and next Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19 in Trinidad. Find information and tickets at tbamfest.com.


UPDATE: Cal Fire announces a Carr Fire Community Meeting tomorrow (Monday, July 30) at 4 p.m. in Redding Civic Auditorium, 700 Auditorium Drive. Information is available at (530) 225-2510.

Wildfires continue around the state; however, the Carr Fire on both sides of SR-299 and stretching into west Redding is the fiercest. Cal Fire reported Sunday morning that the fire has now grown to 89,194 acres and still is only 5 percent contained.

There are a total of 3,388 fire personnel on the scene battling the massive blaze that has destroyed 517 structures and is threatening 5,012.

The death toll from the fire has now grown to five.

“Erratic winds and hot dry conditions resulted in greater growth and increased fire behavior during night operations,” Cal Fire reports, adding that a Red Flag Warning and heat advisory are in effect throughout Monday. Winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation continue to have the potential to fuel fire growth.

“Crews will continue to assess the number of damaged structures as conditions allow. As more damaged structures are located the numbers will adjust accordingly.”

Evacuation Centers now available:

Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Simpson College
2211 College View Drive, Redding

Cross Point Community Church
2960 Hartnell Ave.,Redding

Trinity High School

321 Victory Lane, Weaverville

For additional information, phone the Carr Fire line at (530) 225-2510, and for evacuation information, visit http://www.shascom911.com

Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit

A total of 500 homes and structures are destroyed and 75 are damaged by the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Additionally, 4,978 structures are threatened. The fire has grown to 80,906 acres and is 5 percent contained. More than 38,000 people have evacuated. Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit is set to hold a community meeting conference at 4 p.m. today (Saturday, July 28) at Alta Mesa Elementary School-at 2301 Saturn Sky Way in Redding. 

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