No matter how passionate you are for your passion project, there are going to be some challenges along the way. Take starting an opera company, for example. Sounds easy, right? It doesn’t, and it wasn’t, but Nicole Dupre is celebrating two years as the creative director of Opera del Sol. The non-profit is her love letter to a genre that typically doesn’t get a lot of love, and she’s learned a lot about how tenacious you have to be to keep things rolling. Enjoy!
Right brain. Left brain. Why choose? Examples of artists who can math and engineers who write music abound, so let’s get rid of this limiting labeling system. Mehnaz Khan is a great example of thinking with both hemispheres. She initially went into the business and IT world, and is now painting and designing spaces. Take a listen to how she got there!
Banks Helfrich returns to the WPRK studio, and we recycle very few of the jokes from his first appearance. In fact, it's 100% all new. This episode of Odd Numbers had the theme of connections, which not only ties into his show, Black Cow Jumps, we also realized that we have a connection dating back 25+ years. Thanks Fringe Festival!
Do words sometimes fail? Not if Nick Georgoudiou is interviewing Luke Balagia. Which is exactly what is happening on this episode. Luke came on the show to discuss his music, comedy stylings, and his first play, How to Eat a Bear, which premieres at the 2019 Orlando Fringe.
Caiti Patton is a local singer and songwriter, and we get to the heart of her creative approach on this episode of To a Certain Degree. The visual element of her music is something she takes great pride in as well, so make sure to check out her music videos for an added element of bedazzlement.
It wasn't until recently that Ryan Semple started pursuing art as a full-time career. You wouldn't know it from the quality of his paintings, murals, and illustrations. We discuss his journey from hobby to side hustle to calling himself an artist (something he is working on).