KCET launches arts series, adds eight “Land of Sunshine” local bloggers

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KCET is launching a new arts series next month, Open Call, hosted by international operatic mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmàn, showcasing cultural institutions and other groups in Southern California. The station’s program Live @ the Ford will be folded into the new series, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The station also announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14) that its local documentary series Departures is adding eight new bloggers to its Land of Sunshine blog, “dedicated to uncovering the rich diversity of Angelinos throughout time,” and based on the late 19th century journal with the same title, distributed nationwide “to promote Southern California life to tourists and potential residents.” Bloggers will focus on topics including disparities in civil and human rights issues, L.A.’s literary landscape, the bicycle culture and “the public art policy and politics of the mural aesthetic in the Los Angeles region.”