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 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.
Musician and producer Joe Henry finished recording the New Orleans legend's last recording just a month before Toussaint died late last year.
The installation artist moved 1,400 handmade adobe bricks from the banks of the L.A. River in Northeast Los Angeles to the Hammer Museum for his contribution to the biennial show.
J.K. Rowling wrote a new story that's been adapted for the London stage. As preview performances begin, Potter-mania is in full swing.
The former "Daily Show" correspondent takes his comedic sensibility to a new TBS series that puts an edgy twist on the traditional family sitcom.
The associate artistic director at the Center Theater Group was recently appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Arts.
The New Zealand actor is getting praise for his new film "The Dark Horse" and currently stars in the hit show "Fear The Walking Dead," but he hasn't forgotten his indigenous roots.