The Front Row, 06/13/2007

American expatriate writer Donna Leon talks about her latest mystery novel, which examines the issue of illegal adoption set against the backdrop of Venice, Italy. We also learn about "The Music of the Spheres" from Professor Louis Markos of Houston Baptist University, tour of the work of local artist Martha Terrill and hear about Houston Ballet's current production . . .

Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Amy Foteξtalks with host Dean Dalton aboutξthe company's revival production of Coppelia.ξξMs. Fote portrays Swanilda.ξ Remaining performances are June 15, 16 & 17ξat the Wortham.ξ Listenξ Downloadξξξ

KUHF's Eric Ladau interviews HBU Professor of English Louis A. Markos about The Music of the Spheres: Dante's Pre-Copernican Universe.ξ Dr. Markos' complete lecture will be held at the MFAH's free Artful Thursday event, June 14 at 6:30pm. ξξListenξ Downloadξξξ

Artist Martha J. Terrill's discovery of a trunk filled withξcentury-oldξletters &ξpapers led to herξlatest work, on view as the exhibit,ξGlimpses and Fragments.ξ Producer Bob Stevenson attends the show's opening at the Galveston Arts Center.ξ Listenξ Download

Author Donna Leon discusses her new "Commissario Guido Brunetti" mystery with KUHF's Rod Rice.ξ Italian police detective Guido Brunetti is theξfictional hero of Suffer the Little Children.ξ Ms. Leon autographs copies this evening at 6:30 at Murder By The Book.ξ Listenξ Download

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