Tacky outfits, bad wigs, crude language, road kill, pink flamingo patio ornaments, and spray-can cheese. . .they're all there in The Great American Trailor Park Musical. . .this year's summer-fun offering at Stages Repertory Theatre. KUHF's BobÎ¾Stevenson grabbed his R.E.O. Speedwagon tee-shirt and a six-pack, andÎ¾pulledÎ¾up a plastic lawn chair inÎ¾KUHF's Performace Studio alongside most of the members of the cast.Î¾Audio here.Î¾Î¾
Î¾For a photo album with more pictures from today's live session with castmembers from the StagesÎ¾TheatreÎ¾production ofÎ¾The Great American TrailorÎ¾Park MusicalÎ¾click here.
Beginning in the 1950's and accelerating in the 60's and 70's, John andÎ¾Dominique de Menil assembled aÎ¾collection of nearly 1000 works of AfricanÎ¾art, only a small portion of which has ever been displayed in the Houston museum they founded,Î¾and which bears their name. A new, temporary exhibition, Chance Encounters: The Formation of the de Menils' African Collection, explores the genesis of their acquisition of AfricanÎ¾art. . .places on view many objects never before seen by theÎ¾public. . .and juxtaposes someÎ¾of the pieces of African art with comparable works from other cultures and other eras. Alison Young toured the show with the Menil's Associate Curator of Collections, Kristina Van Dyke.Î¾Audio here.Î¾
Î¾This Sunday evening, the sanctuary Choir of Houston's South Main Baptist Church, augmented by vocal soloists, an orchestra and a drama troupe, will present a staged version of a piece -- variously described as a Biblical oratorio or a "Symphonic Psalm" -- Le roi David -- King David, by 20th century French-born Swiss composer, Arthur Honegger. The production was spearheaded by South Main Minister of Music, Thomas Coker, who will conduct. Rick Piersall, a member of the voice faculty at Houston Baptist University and himself a doctoral candidate at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, developed the dramitc framewrk within which the work will be performed. They spoke with KUHF's Alison Young. Audio here.Î¾