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The Front Row

The Front Row, Thursday, 03/05/2009

Dancer, choreographer and performance artist Joe Goode tells us about the program his company presents tomorrow night at the Wortham Center under the auspices of Society for the Performing Arts: the central character of the major piece is a puppet…

Choreographer, performer, writer and director, Joe Goode and his Performance Group present a suite of excerpts from their 1996 piece, Maverick Strain, and a brand-new work, Wonderboy, whose central character is portrayed by a puppet created by Basil Twist.  There’s one show only, tomorrow evening at 8:00PM in the Cullen Theater of the Wortham Center.  Mr. Goode talks about the evening with KUHF’s Bob Stevenson. Listen. Download.

Frank London is the trumpet and keyboard-player and one of the five founding members of the New-York-based Klezmer band, The Klezmatics.  He speaks with KUHF’s Bob Stevenson.  The Jewish Community Center of Houston brings its 2009 Jewish Music Festival to a high-energy close with a performance by the Klezmatics …part of the group’s twentieth-anniversary U-S tour, Noise Equals Life.  The concert is Sunday evening at 7:30PM at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Listen. Download.

KUHF’s Meghan Hendley speaks with poet, Donna Garrett, and with choreographer-dancer, Sara Draper, the founder and Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company, Dancepatheatre.  Their collaborative program, Caution: Women at Work, is the center-piece of Dancepatheatre’s International Women’s Day Soirée, which also includes a wine reception, award presentation, dinner and a silent auction, and which takes place this Sunday, beginning at Seven-Thirty P-M, at the Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. Listen. Download

The Core Trio — sax-man Seth Paynter … bassist Thomas Helton … and drummer Richard Cholokian — “deconstruct jazz classics,” tomorrow night from 9:00PM to 1:00AM, at Cézanne, the jazz club on the second floor above the Black Labrador Pub on Montrose Boulevard. They preview their performances in KUHF’s Studio 3-C.  Listen. Download.