In case you missed the premiere last weekend, this Saturday night at 10, SCVTV presents an encore telecast of our special Summer Meltdown preview on “House Blend,” hosted by yours truly.
The 12th annual Summer Meltdown Austism Awareness Art & Music Festival, which benefits the Yes I Can program for students with and without disabilities at local middle and high schools, takes over the Santa Clarita Skate Park on Saturday, April 25.
Bret Lieberman, Yes I Can program director at Canyon High, and Summer Meltdown’s executive producer, joins me on the “House Blend” set to tell us all about the marathon all-ages pop culture mashup.
We find out how the Yes I Can students learn important real-life social skills and practical knowledge in the months it takes them to produce the festival each year.
Bret and I are going to play veejays, introducing fascinating videos about Summer Meltdown and the Yes I Can program, plus cool music clips by Dankrupt and Iya Terra, just two of the almost 40 bands on this year’s Summer Meltdown bill.
Get all the details about the festival and advance tickets online at summermeltdownscv.com, and be sure to catch our exclusive “House Blend” preview Saturday at 10 p.m., telecast on SCVTV and streaming everywhere at SCVTV.com.
On Sunday night, Santa Clarita singer and “House Blend” star Sara Niemietz and her Babylon Social Club bandmates play their very last gig at the Café Cordiale in Sherman Oaks.
The Social Club’s four-year residency there is over, and whether the ace musicians find another venue remains to be seen. For reservations, call 818-789-1985.
Meanwhile, you can see Sara and fellow Social Club member Snuffy Walden on “House Blend” – they’ve appeared on the show twice and were knockouts both times (they’re pictured here in summer 2011). Check out the Sara and Snuffy shows in the “House Blend” archives at scvhouseblend.com.
Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples is a features writer and photographer for AM 1220 KHTS Radio News and the station’s award-winning website (HometownStation.com), and for SCVTV’s SCVNews.com. Peeples also hosts and co-produces SCVTV’s acclaimed “House Blend” music and interview program, and posts more entertainment news and reviews on his own site at http://www.stephenkpeeples.com.