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 so-called "Dean of Rock Critics" talks about the first time he knew he wanted to write about music, and why pop music is still important.
The Frame’s John Horn is in Park City covering the Sundance Film Festival. He reports that after the Simone screening, some audience members chanted, "Black Lives Matter!"
Seema Sueko, director of the Pasadena Playhouse's run of 'Stop Kiss,' talks about how the audience response to her directorial debut exceeded all of her expectations.
The Metropolitan Opera's Monday night debut of "The Death of Klinghoffer" went on as planned, though there were protests both outside and inside the hall.
The playwright and performer's latest work, "Forever," details a troubling relationship with her mother and how creativity gave her a family.
The month-long festival has attracted more than 150 writers, actors and directors for performances that represent a wide range of creativity.
Alex Nogales, CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, says the networks are making progress with Latino representation, but still have a ways to go.
The debut film from Richard Montoya had a long road from stage play to feature film. After a short theatrical run, it's now on the festival circuit.
The producer's commitment to artists such as Clifton Chenier and Flaco Jimenez is chronicled in the documentary, "This Ain't No Mouse Music."
The dissident Chinese artist is prevented from leaving his country, but that didn't stop him from creating a show at the former notorious prison.
After six decades of acting on stage, in films and television, the actress has the title role in the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's play.
A group of artists, designers, scientists and urban planners conceived the event to encourage citizens to explore the waterway, which is targeted for revitalization.
The quieter half of Penn & Teller co-directs a novel Shakespeare staging with Aaron Posner at South Coast Repertory, featuring music by Waits and Kathleen Brennan.
The paltry turnout resulted in runoffs that will include Jim McDonnell vs. Paul Tanaka for L.A. County Sheriff; Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver for L.A. County Supervisor; and Elan Carr against Ted Lieu for Congress.
Gov. Jerry Brown has easily advanced to the general election, setting up a historic bid for his fourth term as Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris also win.