The Front Row, Wednesday, 08/26/2009

Kathleen Kelly is Head of Houston Grand Opera's Music Staff and Music Director of the HGO Studio apprenticeship program.ξHouston Grand Opera was the performing-arts organization that originally initiated the now-16-year tradition of an Open House to launch the new performance season in the Bayou City's downtown arts-and-entertainment zone.ξKelly talks about HGO's upcoming season and the annual Open House with KUHF's St. John Flynn. Listen DownloadξExtended Interview

Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg and his wife, singer Etty Ben-Zaken, are participants in the Schusterman Visiting Artists Program at Houston's Jewish Community Center.ξ They perform original compositions by Dr.Steinberg and settings of traditional Judeo-Spanish songs in Ladino, this Sunday afternoon atξ4:00PM Jewish Community Center of Houston on South Braeswood, just outside the southwest corner of the Six-Ten West Loop. Steinberg and Ben-Zaken perform selections from their concert in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio. Listen Download

Bob Stevenson speaks by phone with "The Man Who Saved Woodstock," writer, comedian, interior decorator, producer, and gay activist, Elliot Tiber, author of the memoir, Taking Woodstock, A True Story Of A Riot, A Concert, And A Life, published in hardcover and the recently-issued paperback edition by Square One.ξA brand-new film adaptation of Mr. Tiber's story, also titled Taking Woodstock, directed by Academy-Award winner, Ang Lee and starring Demetri Martin as Elliot Tiber, opens nationwide on Friday. Listen Download

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