The Front Row, Wednesday, 7/23/2008

Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, famous for such films Dances with Wolves and The Untouchables, speaks with Regina Scruggs about his acting, his band, Modern West, and his new political comedy, Swing Vote. Costner plays dad Bud Johnson, an apathetic, lovable loser whose vote on Election Day single-handedly determines who sits in the Oval Office. Listen. Download.

Houston actress, director, playwright, lyricist, teacher and author, Kate Pogue, talks about her latest book, Shakespeare's Family, which she'll autograph tomorrow evening at the River Oaks Bookstore.ξFamily is the sequel to her Shakespeare's Friends, a handy guide to the people who were significant in The Bard's life.ξListen. Download.

The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble kicks off its 10th anniversary season with Sanctuary Moon, a new work by the ensemble's founder and Artistic Director, Michele Brangwen.ξ"Morning Show" host Elaine Kennedy speaks with Brangwen, who trained at New York's Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, composer and saxophonist Seth Paynter, trumpeter Tim Hagans and bassist Thomas Helton as they give us a live preview of their work.ξListen. Download.
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