It’s a half-hour exploration of the many-splendored ways that art manifests itself in our town. Naturally, there will be timely updates from the heaviest hitters – Symphony, Ballet, Lyric Opera and the Nelson-Atkins. But it’s also the kind of loose-limbed show that’s equally likely to peek in on what’s playing at the Fishtank, visit with an indie filmmaker or an aspiring aerialist. Because we’ve also got the coolest radio station in town under our roof, Arts Upload will take full advantage of Local 909 and its goal of showcasing homegrown music and the people who create it.
Maris Aylward is a Filipina actress and commercial model. After graduating with a degree in Communication Arts, she worked for many years in Manila as an actress in television, theater, and film. In 2007, she won a Best Actress award for her role in an independent film at the Cinemanila International Film Festival. She was also a prolific voice-over artist for television and radio. In 2010, she moved from the Philippines to Kansas City.
Maris is passionate about health and wellness and is a certified yoga teacher. An adventurous spirit, she enjoys traveling and exploring the world with her husband, David. Maris loves living in KC and now considers it her second home.
Since arriving at KCPT in 1984, Randy Mason has worked as a reporter, producer, writer and host of such series as “Kansas City Illustrated,” “KCPT Marquee,” and “The Local Show.” He’s been involved in a series of documentaries with writer C.W. Gusewelle, including “This Place Called Home,” “Water & Fire: A Story of the Ozarks and “Away From It All.” In 2000, he produced a five-part history of the arts called “Uniquely Kansas City,” and nine years later made four new installments for the 21st In 2002, he received a regional Emmy for his role as executive producer and host of “Tapping Kansas City,” a history of beer making in the region.
As co-producer with Michael Murphy of the offbeat art and travel series “Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations,” he’s been recognized with ten regional Emmy Awards. In 2004, he and Murphy received a National Emmy for their work on the documentary “Be Good, Smile Pretty,” a co-production of KCPT and the Orphans of War Foundation.
Mason, a native of Iola, Kansas, is a 1977 graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.
This episode features Slam ULIT, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fountain and the horn doctor.
This episodes features five years of Kauffman Center, Classical Revolution KC & Jose Faus.
This episode features the upcoming Shakespeare First Folio exhibit and Ensemble Iberica.
This episode features Patrick Rea, Carnival of Souls, Steamroller Art and Logan Black.
This episode features the Gee's Bend Quilters, Fav Fountain & UMKC's motion capture work.
This episode features KC Rep, Restless Spirits and photographer Stephen Locke.
This episode features Crossroads Artboards, Storey's Oil and Marble, Ben Peter & 3rd Law.
This episode features Heartland Men's Chorus and City in Motion Dance.
This episode features Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Bowie Tribute & My Favorite Fountain.
This episode features painter Nina Irwin, Frank Higgins and Jail Guitar Doors.
This episode features Justice in the Embers and the 501st Legion.
This episode features KC Jazz Orchestra's Clint Ashlock, UNDERGROUND and Storyworks KC.