The Front Row, 12/3/2007

Film-maker Kristine McKenna shares insights on the avant-garde art scene of post-war Los Angeles, which is explored in her new documentary, "The Cool School." We also hear about two fascinating 20th-Century concert programs, to be presented by Da Camera of Houston and Musiqa . . .

Host Dean Dalton interviews Artistic Director/Pianist Sarah Rothenberg about Da Camera of Houston's next 20th-Century recital, Notes on Painters:ξCelebrating the Menil Collection.ξ In honor of the 20th anniversaries ofξboth Da Camera and the Menil Collection, the concert willξbe tomorrow evening, 7:30pm, at 1515 Sul Ross.ξ ListenξξDownloadξξ

Former Los Angeles Times journalist Kristine McKenna is theξco-producer & co-screenwriter ofξthe documentary, The Cool School.ξ Ms. McKenna chats aboutξthe rise of the post-war contemporary art scene in LA with Dean Dalton.ξ Listenξ Download

Producer Bob Stevenson talks and samples musicξwith composers Anthony Brandt and Rob Smith of Musiqa.ξ This contemporary-music society will presentξPhil Kline's ambient, participatoryξboom-box piece, Unsilent Night, atξLights in the Heights.ξ The performanceξwill take place this Saturday, 6 - 7pm, at the intersection of Florence and Highland Avenues. ξListenξ Download

Performance artist Bree Edwards and Matthew Coolidge, Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, curated You Are Here, last weekend's conferenceξhosted by the Aurora Picture Show & the UH's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.ξξTheyξspeak with KUHF's Bob Stevenson aboutξa unique new multi-disciplinary project.ξ Listenξ Downloadξ *Extended Interview*

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