The Front Row, 06/22/2007

We offer two very different recommendations for your summer reading, "Stormy Weather" by Texas writer Paulette Jiles and crime writer Jeffery Deaver's "The Sleeping Doll." And Julliard graduate Kevin Rivard gives a winning performance of Gliere's "Horn Concerto" . . .

Horn player Kevin Rivardξis this year's Second Prize and Audience Choice Award Winner of the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition.ξ Hisξperformanceξof Reinhold Gliere's Horn Concertoξwonξhim the chance to perform itξwith the HSO this Saturday, 8:30pm, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. ξListenξ Downloadξ

Writer, poet & memoirist Paulette Jiles talks about her new novel, Stormy Weather, a beautiful story set in East Texas,ξamid horse betting,ξoil well speculation and family life during the Depression.ξξMs. Jiles reads tonight, 7pm, at Barnes & Noble (Town & Country). ξListenξ Downloadξξξ

Crime-fiction writer Jeffery Deaver, author of the book-turned-movie The Bone Collector,ξshares insights on his latest psychological thriller,ξThe Sleeping Doll.ξ Mr. Deaver autographs copies tonight, 6:30pm, at Murder ByξThe Book.ξ Listenξ Download

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