Tom Kinnee

Host, Weekend Showcase

Tom Kinnee has been an arts enthusiast his whole life. He has been an actor, director, playwright and producer for many different North State theaters and has been teaching in the Theater Department at Butte College since 1990. Tom loves bringing the voices of a wide range of arts-creators to NSPR audiences with his program, Weekend Showcase.

Found object assemblage by David "Dragonboy" Sutherland

This week on Weekend Showcase we go to Chico's 1078 Gallery to talk with David "Dragonboy" Sutherland whose art blends paintings, drawings and found objects. We also visit the Blue Room Theatre in Chico to hear from the director and cast of the comedy/drama "Detroit" about suburbanites partying in the backyard as they're crushed by the recession.

This week on Weekend Showcase we visit Chico's James Snidle Fine Art Gallery to talk with David Hoppe, one of the three artists currently showing works there. We also preview songs from the Broadway musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" which opens at Chico Theater Company next week.

This week on Weekend Showcase, we ring in 2016 with musical theater songs and unusual pop songs, all about New Year's.

We celebrate the season Broadway-style with musical scenes from shows about Christmas.

We visit Chico's 1078 Gallery to hear from a couple of the artists showing works at the "Stories 4" exhibition.  We we also sample a brand new CD from the Northern California mezzo-soprano Molly Mahoney, an album of songs out of the Great American Songbook.

On WEEKEND SHOWCASE this week, we take you to Chico's Blue Room Theatre to hear from the director and cast of "The Other Place," an intriguing and emotionally devastating drama.  And we visit the Chico Art Center to talk with several artists who are displaying & selling their works in the center's Holiday Extravaganza.

This week on Weekend Showcase, we talk with the director and cast of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic at Chico Theater Company. We also visit with the organizers and artists from Chico's Avenue 9 Gallery who are having a reunion and art show. And we talk with one of the choreographers and with the lead ballerina of Chico Community Ballet's production, "Sleeping Beauty."

This week on Weekend Showcase, we talk with conceptual artist Danica Phelps about her current exhibit at Chico State's University Art Gallery. In her work, Phelps documents her everyday experiences in ways lyrical, literal, even ritualistic.

This week on Weekend Showcase we visit Butte College's stage production of the musical "Sweet Charity" to talk with the director and cast.  We also hear from Chico singer-songwriter Aamir Malik singing his song for the Thanksgiving season.

This week on Weekend Showcase we visit Paradise's Theatre on the Ridge to hear from the director and cast of the musical "Big Fish," and we go to Chico's 1078 Gallery to talk with artist J. Pouwels about his politically activist paintings.

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