From opera to hats, a fresh twist on old traditions? Hear about Frank Gehry and Rodarte's Don Giovanni from Thomas Aujero Small and Victoria Newhouse. Philip Treacy and Frank Strauss discuss America's renewed interest in hats. Plus, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp remembers Vidal Sassoon, and Anayansi Diaz-Cortez and Eric Pearse-Chavez tell us about the Sonic Trace design challenge to KCRW listeners.
Hats and High Culture, Reconsidered
From this Episode:
Remembering Vidal Sassoon
The legendary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon recalled that in the 1950s, you'd place a hat on women’s hair and “dress their hair around it.” Last Wednesday, Vidal Sassoon died,...
Opera Reaches New Audiences
This Friday night, the Walt Disney Concert Hall will unveil the first of four performances of Don Giovanni . It will have sets designed by architect Frank Gehry, costumes...
Design a Sound Booth for 'Sonic Trace'
Calling KCRW designers, builders and engineers! The independent radio producers Anayansi Diaz-Cortez and Eric Pearse-Chavez are working on a documentary project called Sonic...