Posts tagged "KPFK"

Folk Alliance International Honors David Amram with Lifetime Achievement Award

Noted composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author David Amram received an Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award during a star-studded International Folk Music Awards Show, Feb. 15, on the opening night of the 29th Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The late activist songwriter Malvina Reynolds (legacy) and prolific Canadian folklorist Helen Creighton (Business/Academic) were also named as recipients. [To continue reading this article, which includes more information on the awards and on the conference, click on the headline.]

Mary Katherine Aldin Ends Long-Running Radio Show in LA

Seeking more personal time for herself and to spend with her family and friends, Mary Katherine Aldin will discontinue hosting “Alive & Picking,” her longtime weekly radio show that airs Saturday mornings on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, after the Dec. 31 broadcast. The show -- which also is simulcast on stations in Santa Barbara, China Lake and North San Diego -- has featured vintage and current recordings of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk and old-time roots music, as well as a community calendar of live music events in Southern California. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]