The Front Row, Thursday, 10/15/2009

In April, Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that provides new incentives for film, television, video and digital media projects to be made here in Texas.ξIt's an attempt to recapture production dollars that have gone to other states, as we hear in this report from KUHF's Ed Mayberry. Listen Download

Violinist Debra Brown and cellist Margaret Lejeuene are two of the founding members of Houston's innovative, independent chamber ensemble, Two Star Symphony. ξThey'll perform their original score to the classic 1919 German Expressionist horror movie, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, as the film plays on the giant inflatable screen ... tomorrow night at Discovery Green Park. It's this month's offering from KUHF's Silent Film Concert Series ... admission is free.ξξ KUHF's St. John Flynn chats with Brown and Lejeuene about their creation. Listen Download

KUHF's Bob Stevenson speaks with Kate Pogue and Kate Revnell-Smith from the current productionξofξ Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce, The Matchmakerξat Unity Theatre Brenham.ξThere are evening performances, Thursdays through Saturdays ... andξ4:00PM Sunday matinees through Octoberξ25th at the Unity Theatre in downtown Brenham. Listen Downloadξ Extended Interview

Bob Stevenson speaks with television, film, and Tony Award-winning Broadway actor and singer, Brian Stokes Mitchell.ξ Mr. Mitchell makes his Houston Symphony debut this weekend on the Pops program, Some Enchanted Evening, performing classic songs from the great Broadway musicals.ξBob Bernhardt is the guest conductor in performances tomorrow and Saturday night at 8:00PM and Sunday evening atξ7:30 in Jones Hall. Listen Download
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