Oscar Garza Senior Producer, The Frame
Oscar Garza is Senior Producer of KPCC's daily arts and entertainment program, The Frame.
Oscar was formerly a News Editor at KPCC and senior editor at Los Angeles Public Media, which was founded to develop younger and more diverse audiences for public radio. He was previously senior editor/content at the Los Angeles Daily News, and editor-in-chief of "Tu Ciudad," an English-language magazine about Latino life and culture in Southern California.
Garza held several senior editor positions at the "Los Angeles Times," including Deputy Editor of the Sunday Magazine, Editor of the Daily Calendar section, and Arts Editor. Prior to that he was Arts Editor and a columnist at the "San Antonio Light" in his Texas hometown, and a producer at PBS stations in San Antonio and Sacramento.
Garza’s R&B fable, “Land of 1000 Dances,” was published in 2005 in the journal "Popular Music," by Cambridge University Press. He was also a co-writer of “By the Hand of the Father,” a theater production that toured throughout the U.S.
Garza is an occasional host for the Zócalo lecture series in Los Angeles, where he has conducted public interviews with Luis Valdez, Cheech Marin, Culture Clash, writer Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show,” music producer Hal Willner, film director Carl Franklin, and musician Ceci Bastida.
Stories by Oscar Garza
The singer-songwriter's "Ape in Pink Marble" is steeped in the city’s ambience and the Fantasyland that is Hollywood.
As part of an NPR project, we look at how Hollywood's exports are evolving as the industry increasingly caters to foreign audiences.
Movie festival season is arriving in full force. Before he got on a plane for Colorado, The Frame host John Horn previewed some of the biggest draws at Telluride.
When the R&B singer released his new album exclusively on Apple Music, he re-ignited the fight between two of the big players in the music streaming world.
From April to June of this year, more than 800,000 subscribers canceled their traditional TV plans, and that's changing the way advertisers and networks approach their biggest events.
Filmmaker Kamala Lopez spent seven years working on the film, which examines the various consequences of the U.S. Constitution's omission of explicit rights for women.
The jazz pianist has performed and worked with Miles Davis, Paul Simon and Christina Aguilera, and now with genre-busting musician and producer Flying Lotus.
A Dutch-Jewish art dealer was coerced into selling a 16th Century diptych of Adam and Eve to Nazi officials. After WWII, the paintings ended up in the possession of a Russian aristocrat who sold them to Norton Simon in 1971.
Despite the drama of a political novice accepting his party's nomination, the ratings for Trump's closing speech were just slightly higher than Mitt Romney’s in 2012.
The singer/songwriter Perla Batalla and playwright Oliver Mayer believe there is more to say about the iconic Mexican artist, who died in 1954 at the age of 47.
The LA artist is featured in Hammer Museum's "Made in LA" for her fictitious television pilot that explores how the entertainment world affects how we behave and think.
Ayad Akhtar's play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013. Three years later, it's the most produced drama in the U.S., taking on more resonance as time goes by.
This past weekend, Ticketmaster doled out millions of coupons for free or discounted coupons as part of a settlement over fees that date back to 1999.
Alex Anwandter uses electro-pop to comment on LGBT issues, and he's now taken up those themes in his debut feature film, which is getting raves on the festival circuit.
Music fans and Broadway audiences are at the mercy of companies that use computer programs, and even cheap overseas labor, to corner the market on tickets.