We've asked you to send in your thoughts about the show and really, anything else that's on your mind. Listener Barbara Fasiska sends this picture of Spillers Record Store in Wales, which is considered the world's oldest record store. The store is at risk of closing. Message from Barbara: I was listening to KPCC yesterday and heard the story about Spillers Records likely having to close after being in the same location since 1912. I thought I remembered taking a picture of an old record store when my husband and I were sightseeing in Cardiff, Wales with our daughter and her friend in March 2001. I found my photo album of our trip and, sure enough, there was the picture of Spillers Records. I thought you might like to see it.
“No blue skies and no green grass” is animator Genndy Tartakovsky’s rule for "Samurai Jack." He tells us about bringing back the wandering samurai (right) for Adult Swim. ... Meet jazz singer Donna Fuller, a sultry contralto who made two albums that are now eBay gold. ... It would be enough if we went to the shop where they make custom limousines and hearses, but they also make custom hunting trucks Middle East potentates use when they hunt with their falcons.
The remarkable George Takei gets the whole hour. We get an exclusive preview of JANM's new George Takei exhibit, talk with George himself about his life and times and his new role in the Sondheim musical “Pacific Overtures,” hear from "To Be Takei's" director that George is NOT a performer at heart (WTF?!), and hear George and John Rabe sing. Maybe. If there's time.
Angels Flight to be back by Labor Day ... Back when cops weren’t supposed to smoke in uniform, and when a stolen car might be traced by the make of its battery or speedometer ... A Hammer show on an artist overshadowed by Pollack, De Kooning, and Rothko. (Photo: LA Public Library's Security Pacific National Bank Collection)
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