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KCET-TV to present new ‘Live @ the Ford’ series

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L.A.'s KCET-TV Channel 28, which broke away from the PBS mothership in January, has been busy in recent months lining up a new roster of local programming. One of its new series, announced Wednesday, will be dedicated to the performing arts and will be titled ‘Live @ the Ford.’

The new four-part series is expected to air in the fall and will feature performances taped at the Ford Amphitheatre. The performances include the Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company; a double bill of Korean groups Last for One and Haegum Plus; the fourth Annual J.U.i.C.E Hip Hop Dance Festival; and the Angel City Jazz Festival.

KCET said each of the four shows will be edited to a one-hour program, with concert footage interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. No air dates have been announced yet.

‘Live @ the Ford’ is a collaboration between KCET and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The Ford is owned by the county of L.A. and is operated in part by the L.A. County Arts Commission.

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On Tuesday, KCET announced a new programming deal with Eyetronics Media & Studios that is estimated to be worth as much as $50 million. A spokesman for KCET said the ‘Live @ the Ford’ series is separate from the Eyetronics deal.

In July, KCET said it is planning to launch a new arts series called ‘ARC’ that will exist as a half-hour television show and as an online portal. The station received a county grant of $206,300 to produce the show.

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-- David Ng


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