Special Interview with Jimi Fitz about the Wedbush Garden Jam Music Festival
On this KCOD Special Interview, Steve Kelly talked with Jimi Fitz about the upcoming Wedbush Garden Jam Music Festival taking place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on April 5th and 6th, 2019. The festival is presented by Fisherman’s Market & Grill and there will be a variety of vendors and entertainment, with headliners Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and 7-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy. Listen here for more exciting information and to hear all about the amazing lineup.
Special Interview with Josh Heinz about the 11th Annual Concert for Autism
On this special interview, we talk with Josh Heinz about the upcoming 11th Annual Concert for Autism being held on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th at the Tack Room Tavern with over 20 local bands and musicians playing the event.
Special Interview with Arslane Merabet
On this KCOD Special interview with active member of the creative community in the Coachella Valley, Arslane Merabet, we talk about his creative work in the Coachella Valley, what inspires him creatively, collaborating, and dream creative projects.
Special Interview with Tim Bruneau
On this KCOD Special, COD student Sam Mircovich interviews Tim Bruneau, Artistic Director of The California Desert Chorale and COD instructor, and COD student John Velasquez. They dive into Tim's career, teaching students at COD and talk about the upcoming concert Rejoice! A celebration of joy and wonder, being held Sunday December 10, Wednesday December 13th, and Sunday December 17th.
Special Interview with Carol Bell Dean from the COD Foundation
On this special interview with COD Foundation Board Member, Carol Bell Dean, we hear all about the upcoming online art auction presented by the Heather James Fine Art Gallery and Artsy that will be benefiting the COD Foundation at College of the Desert. The auction will go live online at 9am on November 14th and it ends at 7pm on November 29th.
Special Interview with Rowlow, Jorge, Everett from Coachella Magazine about the Short Film Festival
On this special interview, we talked with RowLow, Jorge and Everette from Coachella Magazine and Chellavision about the upcoming Short Film Festival held at the Indio Performing Arts Center on November 18th, 2017 and December 16th, 2017. They received over 3,000 submissions for the festival! Tickets are still available so tune-in for more info!
Special Interview with Sharon Ryder
On this special interview with artist, model and active member of the arts and music community in our desert, Sharon Ryder talks about her work in the Coachella Valley supporting musicians and artists while curating at the Art Pop gallery, with the monthly music event Dream House, and she talks about her upcoming exciting plans.
Special Interview with Patricia Ward Kelly
On this special interview, Patricia Ward Kelly, the wife of the late screen legend Gene Kelly, joins us at KCOD to talk about musicals, Gene Kelly and the state of musical-making today.
Special Interview with Adrian Robles about the Murph Event at COD
On this special interview with Adrian Robles, a representative from the Student Veterans Organization, we discuss the upcoming Murph Challenge taking place on November 8th, 2017 in the COD gymnasium. We hear about what is the Murph, who is the Murph named after, and why did it start in the first place. You also hear Adrian's point of view on exercise and what keeps him fighting through everyday like a true warrior. Listen here for more information and don't miss the Murph on November 8th, 2017 in the COD Gymnasium.
Special Interview with David Vogel & Kate Spates about the upcoming DIGICOM 10th Anniversary Event
On this special interview with David Vogel & Kate Spates, we discuss the upcoming DIGICOM 10th Anniversary Event: An Evening at the Movies, happening Thursday, November 9th at 7pm at the Camelot Theatre at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs. We hear all about DIGICOM and the Academy of Musical Performance, as there will be a screening of a collaborative documentary made by DIGICOM about AMP at the 10th Anniversary event. Both programs are inspiring students to create and activate their abilities, whether through storytelling, songwriting, filmmaking or music. Listen here for more information and don't miss out on the 10th Anniversary event!
Special Interview about the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley and the Horticultural programs at COD
On this special interview, we talk with Paul Ortega, president of the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley, Jeff Place, COD Horticultural Professor, and COD student and scholarship recipient Ernesto Salcedo. We talk about the upcoming 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day at UCR on Saturday, October 28th from 8:30am - 4pm where there is tons of great programming happening through-out the day. We also talk about the amazing Horticultural programs here at COD.
Special Interview about the Exercise is Medicine program at COD
On this special interview with COD student Adrian Robles, we talk about the Exercise is Medicine program at College of the Desert. The program offers free yoga and circuit training to COD students and faculty, and is a great way to stay in shape and be healthy.
Special Interview with Josh Heinz about the 10th Annual Concert for Autism
On this special interview with Josh Heinz about the 10th Annual Concert for Autism, we find out all about the event this year, and the amazing lineup of bands playing the 2-day event held on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at The Tack Room Tavern in Indio. The proceeds from the benefit go to The Desert Foundation for Autism.
Special Interview with Morten Lauridsen
In this KCOD special, world class choral music composer, professor at the USC Thornton School of Music and 2007 National Medal of the Arts winner, Morten Lauridsen, discusses his upcoming world tour and his collaborations, including world renowned film musician and Coachella performer Hans Zimmer.
Special Interview with Phil Pirrone, Festival Founder of Desert Daze
In this special interview with Phil Pirrone, Festival Founder of Desert Daze, we talk about the upcoming 6th Annual Desert Daze happening October 12th - 15th, 2017 in Joshua Tree at the Institute of Mentalphysics. We talk about the lineup this year, the history of Desert Daze, what attendees can expect, the incredible experience of camping in Joshua Tree and more.
Special Interview with Doug Wilson, Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and Jeff Hocker, member of the chorus.
In this special interview we spoke with Doug Wilson, the Artistic Director for the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and Jeff Hocker of Hocker Productions and also a member of the chorus. We find out all about the upcoming auditions, the holiday and spring productions, and how to get involved in the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.
Special Interview with Bob Hamilton and Students from AMP Camp
KCOD got to tour the Shadow Hills High School Performing Arts Center, the location of AMP Camp this year, the Academy of Musical Performance, which has their big event showcasing the student bands on July 22nd, 2017. We got to interview Music Co-Director Bob Hamilton and some of the amazing students in the camp about all things AMP Camp.
Special Interview with Lee Espinoza and Citlalli Ortiz, USA National Junior Welterweight Champion
In this special interview, KCOD Sports Director Alex Zatarain had the pleasure of interviewing Lee Espinoza of the Lee Espinoza Coachella Boxing Club and Citlali Ortiz, the USA National Junior Welterweight Champion. She is off to India in November to compete in the World Youth Championship.
Special Interview with Beverly Noerr, Director of the Redlands Summer Music Festival
Steve Kelly of KCOD interviewed Beverly Noerr, Director of the Redlands Summer Music Festival which starts on June 30th, 2017
KCOD's White Party Palm Springs Event Coverage | Hosted by Joe De Hoyos
KCOD host Joe De Hoyos covered the White Party Palm Springs and had great interviews over the weekend of events including the city proclamation for Jeffrey Sanker's cultural contribution to Palm Springs. He interviewed Jeffrey Sanker, Founder of the White Party Palm Springs, Phil Lobel who does the public relations for the White Party, Palm Springs Councilman J.R. Roberts, and yearly attendee drag personality Maude Chapeau.
Special Interview with Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, Director of Education at the McCallum Theatre, about Open Call
Special Interview with Tracy Dietlin & Phil Lacombe to talk CV Weekly's 5-Year Anniversary!
Special Interview with Dr. Stan Hill, Artistic Director of Modern Men, Coachella Valley Men's Chorus
Special Interview | About the Waring International Piano Competition with John Bayless, Concert Pianist, Composer and Artistic Director of the Competition, Michael Rolland Davis, Producer of the events and Peggy Cravens, Chairman of the Board.
Special Interview | Bruce Fessier from The Desert Sun talks about the 2017 Tachevah Showcase and previews tracks from the 10 artists
Special Interview | Tim Bruneau, Artistic Director of the California Desert Chorale & COD Student Javier Contreras
Special Interview | Hard Rock Global Lounge Sessions w/ Esjay Jones
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Esjay Jones and talking about the amazing show coming up March 11th, 2017 at the Hard Rock Palm Springs Global Lounge Sessions! Check out the interview and to hear some of Sotomayor who will be coming to the desert on March 11th!
Interview w/ Bruce Fessier from The Desert Sun about Tachevah 2017
Bruce Fessier, Entertainment writer for The Desert Sun joined us in the studio to talk about the upcoming Tachevah Showcase. The video submission deadline for bands is Friday, Jan. 27th and public voting opens on Friday, Feb. 10th.
Interview w/ Doug Wilson, Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus & member of the chorus + COD student Joe DeHoyos
On this KCOD interview, Doug Wilson, the Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and member of the Chorus and COD student Joe DeHoyos come talk about the chorus and the upcoming show “Hollywood Holiday - Christmas at the Movies” happening on December 17th and 18th at the Richard’s Center for the Arts.
Interview with Josh Heinz about the 9th Annual Concert for Autism
We talked to Josh Heinz from Blasting Echo about the upcoming 9th Annual Concert for Autism to be held at The Tack Room in Indio on November 18th and 19th. There is an amazing lineup of artists and the proceeds support Lumpy's Foundation for Autism.
Interview w/ the Director & Choreographer of the COD Production of Little Shop of Horrors, Se Layne
In this special interview, we talk with the director & choreographer of the COD production of Little Shop of Horrors, Se Layne. The musical will be playing in the Pollock Theater at College of the Desert October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th, 2016 - just in time for Halloween! You can purchase tickets here: https://collegeofthedesert.ticketleap.com