The Front Row, Friday, 03/20/2009

The arts organization outside of Galveston that was most severely affected by Hurricane Ike last September was the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.ξThe storm shredded the tensile-fabric tent-like canopy that covered the concert venue's stage and reserved-seating area, and damaged the roof's supporting structure of towers and beams.ξJerry McDonald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the facility's operating company and he talks with Producer Bob Stevenson about the efforts to repair and re-open the popular facility. Listen. Downlload.

Azerbaijani singer, Javid ... his pianist, Adil Mirzayev ... and Camilla Javashir of the Sister Cities Association ... gather in the Geary Performance Studio for a preview of this year's ξin re this year's Novruz Bayram New Year's/First Day of Spring ceremony. It's presented by the Houston-Baku Sister City Association. Listen. Download.

Houston Public Radio's Meghan Hendley speaks with Israeli-born, New-York-based painter, Yigal Ozeri, whose exhibition of ethereal, super-realistic portraits of a young woman, Priscilla, is on display through Marchξ28th at Wade Wilson Art. Listen. Download.
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