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The Front Row

The Front Row, Wednesday, 4/7/2010

We chat with seminal African American poet, playwright & civil rights activist Amiri Baraka [pictured]. Singers from the Moores Opera Center perform selections from Elmer Gantry. And we preview Paintings in Proust, the next Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Living legend Amiri Baraka [photo by Lynda Coolish, courtesy of] talks with KUHF’s Catherine Lu about his activism, his new book of essays on American music and the topics he’ll discuss?at his Rothko Chapel appearance in Houston.? Listen? Download

Host St.John Flynn gets together in the Geary Performance Studio with singers from the Moores Opera Center and Director Buck Ross for excerpts from their latest production: Elmer Gantry, an opera based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis, with?music by Robert Aldridge & libretto by Herschel Garfein.? Listen? Download

KUHF’s Eric Ladau chats with visual artist Eric Karpeles, author of?Paintings in Proust, the subject of the April Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.? Listen? Download

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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