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Tuning In! ArtBEAT Radio Summer 2019
August 16, 2019 03:19 PM PDT
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Hey hey hey, you’re listening to ArtBeat Radio. This is DJ Jess Getter, 2019 ArtBeat Radio Summer intern, comin’ at ya live with some fresh sounds from the many brilliant minds over here at Able Arts Work.
First in the lineup we have a piece from the artists at Encouraging Personal Independence (EPI Center), who created a segment called “30 Second Poetry” where they perform their poem called "The City" which features their select favorite lyrics of two different songs. While one artist reads the poem aloud the other artists create a musical soundscape that represent elements of the poem and the sounds of the city. The songs featured are “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson and “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World.
Following this we have an exhilarating local news story, narrated to us by some of the artists at Achieving Results Together (ART Center), with some eyewitness interviews giving us the hottest, freshest takes.
After that, we mellow out with a sound collage from the artists at The Cultural Education Center for the Arts (CECA), who utilized the noises of the 1940’s to make a dreamy soundscape, transporting us back to a time when radio reared its head in American culture.
And last but not least, we have an original song called “On the Radio,” written and recorded by the artists here at The Therapeutic Arts Program (TAP II).
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this original broadcast. Jess Getter, signing off!

This Podcast is brought to you by Able ARTS Work’s ArtBeat Radio in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

ABR LIVE! at On a Roll!
August 01, 2019 08:54 AM PDT
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On a Roll!, a fundraiser and party for our transportation department, was held at Hotel Maya in Long Beach. Between the casino games and amazing live music from Hedgehog Swing, there was lots of fun to be had! Our friends at EPI, Encouraging Personal Independence, worked really hard to create a fun video for our event (and to top it off, they made an original song, "Summer," to kick off our summer months for our listeners)! Take a glimpse into our night as ArtBeat Radio was there to record interview responses from some of our lovely guests.

World Radio Day!
February 13, 2019 07:34 AM PST
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HAPPY WORLD RADIO DAY!!!
Radio as a medium is ever changing and always important. It has been utilized by scientists, governments, artists, activists, and everyday people around the world. Radio has been one of the most creative and experimental forms of media in recent history with so many of the art forms we love now stemming from this world-changing technology.
The ArtBeat Radio crew asked members of the admin team at Able ARTS Work some key questions about the radio and what it means to them and our artists. But what would radio be without some music? Our friend Jesse stopped by to sing a radio favorite, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, with us. Happy listening!

Wintertime Reunion
December 20, 2018 03:11 PM PST
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"Happy Holidays!" from all of us here at TAP II! We've been working hard the past couple of months to create a wintertime story in order to celebrate the holidays and the transitioning seasons. This storyline was a collaboration of creative thoughts from the TAP II community. Sound effects, verbalizations, and music were chosen and recorded by "Save Me a Seat!" with help from other artists within program. Please enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

ABR LIVE!: ARTifact Forum & Gallery Presents "Hear Our Voices"
November 30, 2018 10:24 AM PST
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ARTifact Gallery & Forum presented Hear Our Voices, an art exhibition created to discuss inclusion, intersectionality and identity of groups historically excluded from mainstream societies. ArtBeat Radio was on the scene at the opening reception to record the panel discussion featuring Claribel Valdovinos, an artist and educator located in Long Beach, and Ifunanya Nweke, founder of Jazz Hands for Autism (http://jazzhandsforautism.org). We even asked a few friends to share some of their thoughts with us as well. Enjoy this live installment!

Happy Halloween! An ArtBeat Radio Halloween Special Spooky Story
October 30, 2018 11:29 AM PDT
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BOO! Happy Halloween! This episode was a collaboration between the ArtBeat Radio crew and the TAP II community. To celebrate the spooky Fall season, everybody got together and created a story using their various artistic abilities. The creative process took place over a few weeks with instrumentation and narration by ArtBeat Radio, verbalizations by a verbalization class, and the overall storyline created with the community morning group. Enjoy our spooky story!

ABR LIVE!: Artbeat for Humanity Gala VI "Soy Fuerte. My Story"
August 23, 2018 07:55 AM PDT
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This year, Able ARTS Work hosts the sixth ArtBeat for Humanity Gala, and our theme “Soy Fuerte! My Story” highlighted the stories of our community of artists in Able ARTS Work. The Artbeat for Humanity Gala VI was held on Saturday, May 5th at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. This event is a multi-sensory celebration that encapsulates Able ARTS Work’s commitment to inclusion, community support and orchestration. During the gala, Able ARTS Work will honor the former chair of the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute C. Terry Lewis with the Ami & Remo Belli Humanitarian Award, which recognizes community leaders supporting wellness and inclusion.

To see and hear more, check out the following links!
YouTube: https://youtu.be/vHYOb6JuZvE
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskASkDa3

Around the World Adventure
August 03, 2018 03:34 PM PDT
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Hello! Bonjour! Konichiwa! Kamusta! All Aboard! Travel all the world with us as we go to TAP II, France, CECA and EPI. You will hear some originals songs and covers, including "Happy World Travel" (TAP II), "Champs Elysee" (TAP II), "All Around the World" (CECA), and "Around the World” (EPI). We also interview some of our friends at TAP II. This podcast was produced by Able ARTS Work's ArtBeat Radio and in collaboration Los Angeles County Arts Commission intern, Courtney Takahashi. We hope you enjoy!

ABR LIVE!: 2018 ARTifact Forum & Gallery Annual Hawthorne Community Arts Exhibit
May 02, 2018 09:24 AM PDT
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ARTifact Forum & Gallery hosted its fourth annual Hawthorne Community Arts Exhibit. This annual event is dedicated to celebrating the visual arts, music and dance and is created to provide a spotlight on local talent from Hawthorne and the South Bay area. This year featured Arts Alive, Jazz Hands For Autism, Estrellas Brillantes Grupo De Baile Folklorico, Sam Smith, and Able ARTS Work’s very own Jess and Chris.
The exhibition runs through May 30, 2018, so check it out!

Arts Alive provides fundamental arts education and performance opportunities for young people in music and the performing arts. This program provides a creative educational platform through specific arts subjects to teach lifelong music and arts skills. The administration and volunteer Board of Directors and ensure that each child has access to quality arts education through in-school and after-school programs throughout Los Angeles County. To learn more, please visit www.artsalivela.org

Jazz Hands For Autism is a talent advocacy group that is empowering musicians on the autism spectrum to make valued social, cultural and economic contributions in their community. They provide music-based job development, job training and job placement for musicians on the autism spectrum. For more information about what they do, visit their website: www.jazzhandsforautism.org

"What Are You Doing Valentine's Day?"
February 20, 2018 03:56 PM PST
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Did you grab more than your share of discount candy? Well, we want to know what you did this Valentine’s Day. Our friends from ART Center have created a song to the tune of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” to find out just that!
With the song, the group wanted to write a holiday song for Valentine's Day since there's not one they knew of for that particular holiday. Our Long Beach composers decided to brainstorm ideas for what makes Valentine's Day such a great holiday. For the past couple of weeks, the group voted on which lyrics to use, what instruments everyone wanted to play, and whether we wanted an original melody or an interpretation of a classic. So without further ado, please enjoy a new classic: “What Are You Doing Valentine’s Day?”

"I bought you flowers that grew from the sun
To show I care and that you’re the one
What are we doing Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day?

I got you chocolate kisses to enjoy
Seeing you happy gets me overjoyed
What are we doing Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day?

It might be a long shot, but I need to know
Give me a yes or give me a no
Will you be my one and only Valentine?

I went ahead and bought you a card
To try and show you the feelings of my heart
What are we doing Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day?"

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