The Front Row, Friday, 08/21/2009

KUHF's Bob Stevenson heads over to the OffξThe Wall Gallery at the Houston Galleria,ξ to chat with visual artist, Pierre Henri Matisse, grandson of the 20th Century French master, Henri Matisse.ξAn exhibition of Pierre Matisse's mixed-media paintings, drawings, and cut-paper collages is on view at the gallery through this Sunday only.ξMonsieur Matisse will make two special appearances ... tomorrow evening from 6:00-8:00PM, and Sunday afternoon fromξ1:00-3:00PM, ξto greet visitors, and to create three original pastels on the spot in honor of the warm welcome that he has received from Houston and its people. Listen DownloadξExtended Interview

Blake Wilkins is Director of the Percussion Ensemble at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music.ξHis U-H faculty colleague, Rob Smith, is an Associate Professor of Composition.ξThey speak with KUHF's Chris Johnson about the Percussion Ensemble's new Compact-Disc, Not Here, But There.ξIt's on the Albany label, and available at Joel's Classical Shop and from various on-line music services. Listen Download

Sheri Johnson is Vice President for the Southwest Region of the Broadway Across America Series, the company that brings national tours of current and recent Broadway shows into Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.ξMs. Johnson speaks with KUHF's Bob Stevenson.ξξThe Broadway Across America Series is one of the nine performing-arts organizations, that, in association with the Houston Downtown Alliance, present the city's annual Theater District Open House on Sunday August 30th. Listen DownloadξExtended Interview
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