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Newsletter Summer 2015 Volume 2, Issue 4
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Dear Listener, 

Janine Miller, K-BACH Announcer, Host
Janine Miller
I hope you enjoyed K-BACH's "Love at First Listen" the week of April 20th.  We had so much fun sharing your stories about the music which first turned you into a classical music lover.  Lots of you were inspired by cartoons.  We even joked about having an entire day devoted to music from Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, and Popeye!  

Some of the musical organizations here in the Phoenix area will be ending their concert seasons in the next month or so.  I encourage you to go to as many concerts as you can before the hot months hit.  While many musicians typically cool off during the summer, you can usually find plenty of good plays and musicals at venues all over the Valley.  Our K-BACH theater critic, Chris Curcio, can help with his reviews throughout the year.  For those of you who like to travel for your theater experiences, Chris typically reviews the theater scene that he experiences in New York.  And you can sometimes hear Chris talk about the theater world in other places too, such as London.  Don't forget that you can always find wonderful (and often air-conditioned!) things to do, whether arts-related, family-friendly, museums, and more at our website, www.kbach.org/events.  If you click on the actual event, you'll find all of the details you need, including the organizations' phone numbers, websites, and even maps!

At K-BACH, we're proud to be at the Heart of the Arts in the Valley of the Sun.  We are YOUR station, and, no matter how hot it gets, you can cool down with classical music night and day on your radio at 89.5 FM, online at kbach.org or with the K-BACH mobile app.

Speaking of cool, thanks SO much to the "cool people" who have made the transition from listeners to active supporting members, keeping classical music alive and on the air for all of us here in the Valley and across the globe.  We simply couldn't be here without you!  Thank you, awesome members of K-BACH!

With warm (and cool) wishes,

Janine Miller
Music Librarian/Announcer/Staff Coordinator
A Glimpse Into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
Randy Kinkel's Dogs Mitz and Matz
Randy Kinkel's Dogs "Mitz" and "Matz"
Handel and Hayden For Hounds
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer  

I have to confess, I am an animal lover, as is my wife.  When encountered on the street, we are much more likely to talk to the neighbor's dog than to the people.  My screensaver at work is a picture of our two (2) rescue pooches.  They have more toys than I ever had as a puppy (I mean... child) and they get to sleep on our bed, too.   When we are gone Matzo drags our dirty clothes around the house and leaves them in various places.  Oh, and Mitzvah is convinced the vacuum cleaner is an evil entity that will surely rip her to shreds.  Read more


Heart of the Arts
Voilinist Rachel Barton Pine
courtesy of Rachel Barton Pine
Violinist Rachel Barton Pine
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer  
Violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine chats about her latest recording, Mozart's Compete Violin Concerti with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and her concert of Paganini's Complete 24 Caprices at the Mesa Arts Center.
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Listen to the interview with Violinist Rachel Barton Pine
Book Notes
WINNIE: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer 
The K-BACH/Changing Hands Bookstore Book Notes selection for April is a beautiful little children's book called "Winnie - The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh"  By Sally M Walker, illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss, and published by Henry Holt.
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Listen to Randy Kinkel's review of the book - click here
Inside Your Membership
Concert Announcement 
SHINING NIGHT - Music of Morten Lauridsen 
Morten Lauridsen
(Photo via mortenlauridsen.net)
A Benefit Concert For K-BACH
Experience the magical music of American composer and National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Art for a special K-BACH benefit concert.

You can get a taste of the enchanting music played in the award-winning feature-length documentary Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten LauridsenClick here to enjoy the trailers/clips.

More details on the benefits concert coming soon.
Leadership Society              
Dr. Robert Brooks
Dr. Robert Brooks
K-BACH Is My Favorite Radio Station
K-BACH Leadership Society member, Dr. Robert Brooks, says "K-BACH is my favorite radio station.  I enjoy listening to the beautiful classical music on K-BACH all day and all night!"

Dr. Brooks has been a Leadership Society member since 1993.  He is also a strong supporter of K-BACH membership drives regularly offering a Leadership Society challenge grant encouraging other listeners to make a financial gift. 

Learn more about the KJZZ Leadership Society.
Sustaining Members               
K-BACH Violin K-BACH Welcomes 59 New Sustaining Members
Congratulations to the 59 new sustaining members and 53 new members who joined the K-BACH family during the one-day Maintain The Music Member Drive on Monday, May 18, 2015.  That means there are 112 more listeners who are helping move K-BACH's classical music into the future.

On behalf of all those who appreciate the calming and relaxing effects of classical music, thank you for investing in K-BACH 89.5 FM.

Member News                                

question markWhy Do You Listen To And Support K-BACH?

Everyone decides to give for a different reason.


"I am here in AZ for seven months each year. I have never heard a better presentation of the classics on any other station." C & B Johnson, Scottsdale, AZ


"With all the chaos in the world, your station gives us a chance to step off the merry-go-round." F. Bianco, Phoenix, AZ


What is your reason for supporting K-BACH?

Legacy Society
Why Do I Need A Will?
If you don't have a will - the state will decide who receives your legacy. 

A will is a document that you create to provide guidance on distributing your personal property after your death. You must have a will even if you have a power of attorney, a trust, or accounts that you have designated to be "paid upon death" such as insurance policies. 

For more information on wills watch the most recent workshop "Estate Planning For The Novice" parts 1 and 2.
Community Sponsors
Visit The World's First International Dark-Sky City
The Year of Pluto ( Photo via Lowell Observatory)
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is the world's first International Dark-Sky City.  It's mission is to pursue the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; to conduct pure research in astronomical phenomena; and to maintain quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public.

The Lowell Observatory is an independent, non-profit research institution open 7 days a week.  Learn more.

Volunteer Update
Volunteer Beth Koehnemann 2015
Volunteer Beth Koehnemann
Volunteers Come Out In Support Of K-BACH 
March was a busy month for K-BACH volunteers.  Over 25 volunteers assisted with the K-BACH Classical Music Member Drive.  Volunteers also came to assist in the First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction which benefited K-BACH and SPOT 127, KJZZ's Youth Media Center.

Hats off to all volunteers who donate their time to help sustain K-BACH programming!  Join the volunteer crew by emailing cmaffuccio@rioradio.org.
Vehicle Donation
Auctioneer. Bobby D Ehlert
Auctioneer. Bobby D Ehlert
K-BACH Vehicle Auctioneer Wins the 2015 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship 
On April 17th, Bobby D. Ehlert won the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship title at the Manheim Nevada Auto Auction. 

"When I auction a vehicle donated to K-BACH, I know the donor felt connected to the station so much and wanted to make a difference...that I use my best efforts to maximize the bids so that I can make a difference with this instrument of giving to support the classical arts for myself and my children".  View the press release.
Station News
FPRAZ In Collaboration with MCCCD Expands Footprint To Mexico City
By Louis Stanley, Director of Strategic Initiatives / Executive Director FPRAZ 
Todd Sanders (Chair)
President & CEO Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Christopher Bustamante President Rio Salado College
Luis Ramirez President
Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC
For the past couple of years Dr. Jim Paluzzi, Vice President and General Manager for KJZZ, K-BACH, SPOT 127 and Sun Sounds, has been working on a project to establish a KJZZ News Bureau in Mexico City for the purpose of covering increased relations between Mexico and Arizona with a focus on international business and trade developments. 

That goal is being finalized this June with a ceremonial signing between Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and the Tecnoloigco De Monterrey in Mexico City.  

Read more.
Summer Camps For Kids
If a chorus of "Mom, I'm bored!" threatens during the summer, local arts organizations offer a kids and parents a slew of remedies during the months of June, July and August.

Kids Camp at Mesa Arts Center
Kids Camp at the MIM

Photos: (left) compliments of Mesa Arts Center, (right) compliments of MIM.

Musical Instrument Museum
- Through June 26
Explore world music, dance and art at the MIM and delve into the traditions of Africa, Latin American and North America. Opportunities are available for children ages 6-13.  Learn more.

Mesa Arts Center - Through August 1
Enjoy drama, dance, music, puppetry and art. Each week is based on a movie theme and will include a field trip to the I.D.E.A. Museum and the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Opportunities are available for children entering grades 1-7.  Learn more.

Spotlight Youth Theatre - Through July 31
Create sets and costumes, and perform the show for friends and family. Themes include Alice in Wonderland and The Oz Trilogy. Opportunities are available for students ages 6-18. Learn more.

Valley Youth Theatre - Through July 31
Children ages 4-6 explore theatre basics, and theatre arts and crafts and students ages 7-16 explore acting, dancing and music, auditioning, rehearsing and performing.  Learn more.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - Through August 7
Choose from a variety of classes for students grades 2 - 12 including: Architectural Discovery, Ceramics and Pottery, Desert Shelter Design, Design Your Dream Space, Drawing Taliesin West, Figurative Sculpture, Photographing Wright, and Wright For The FutureLearn more.