The Front Row

The Front Row, 05/31/2006

Connie Cooper stars as journalist Barbara Ehrenreich in the Stages Repertory Theatre production of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. . . For a year Ehrenreich worked minimum-wage jobs in Florida, Maine and Minnesota, in an effort to find out whether or not it’s even possible to make a life on such […]

Connie Cooper stars as journalist Barbara Ehrenreich in the Stages Repertory Theatre production of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America. . .

For a year Ehrenreich worked minimum-wage jobs in Florida, Maine and Minnesota, in an effort to find out whether or not it’s even possible to make a life on such a limited income. This play tells her story and the lives of and stuggles of the millions of citizens who constitute the country’s so-called “invisible economic class,” the working poor. Brad Dalton directs performances at Stages Repertory Theatre through June 11th. Ms. Cooper and Brad Dalton spoke with TFR host Dean Dalton. Audio here. 

Guitarists Enric Madriguera and Mitch Weverka stopped by the KUHF Performance Studio today. They offered selections from the recital they’ll play tomorrow at the University of Houston. It’s the second concert of the week long Classical Minds Guitar Festival and happens tomorrow afternoon at 5:15 in the Dudley Recital Hall. More information is at 713-743-3313. Audio here.

In addition to theatre and music there was discussion of the visual arts on today’s program as KUHF’s Bob Stevenson visited the latest opening at the Lawndale Art Center. The exhibition is called Drawing Inside/Out and features the work of  some 18 local and national artists. Bob talked with Jonanthan Davies and the graffiti artist known as YAR. Audio here.

 

 

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