The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 02/26/2010

Stage director Jimmy Phillips and cast members, Jonathan McVay and Mary Hooper, chat with Chris Johnson about Theater LaB Houston‘s regional première production of Brad Fraser’s True Love Lies, a dark comedy about a nuclear family with long-held secrets…

Much-in-demand tenor, Jason Oby, is Professor of Music at Texas Southern University; he speaks with KUHF’s Catherine Lu. The Houston Ebony Opera Guild presents the 2010 edition of its annual Grand Finale to the city’s celebration of Black History Month: the African-American Music Gala … this year, The Best of Houston Ebony Opera Guild: A Concert of Favorites. There are two performances at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.  Listen Download

Jimmy Phillips stage-directed Theater LaB Houston‘s regional première production of Brad Fraser’s comedy about the secrets we keep and the deceptions we practice, True Love Lies. Actors Mary Hooper and Jonathan McVay portray Carolyn, the wife and mother, and David, her husband’s former male lover, respectively. They speak with KUHF’s Chris Johnson.  Listen Download  Extended Interview

African artist El Anatsui and Lisa Binder, Assistant Curator of the Museum for African Art in Long Island City, New York, showed KUHF’s Meghan Hendley Mister Anatsui’s new site-specific installation, Gli — or Wall; it’s on display through March 14th in the Rice Gallery on the ground floor of Sewall Hall on the Rice University Campus. Admission is free.  Listen Download  Extended Interview

Donald Harrison is the Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival; he speaks  with our producer, Bob Stevenson. This evening at 7:00PM at the Freneticore Theater on Navigation Boulevard, the Aurora Picture Show will present Shadowbox Cinema, a program of “undiscovered gems” — worthwhile short independent films and videos submitted to, but not screened at last year’s Ann Arbor Festival.  Listen Download  Extended Interview