The Front Row

The Front Row, Monday, 04/19/2010

Ground-breaking writer, performer and visual artist, Patti Smith, who gained recognition in the 1970's for her revolutionary merging of poetry and punk-rock, chats with us about her new memoir, Just Kids, which tells the story of her relationship with the late photographic artist, Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith reads passages from the book and performs her music tonight, at the University of Houston…

The Godmother of Punk-Rock, poet, singer-songwriter and visual artist, Patti Smith, reads excerpts from the coming-of-age story that is her 20-year relationship with the late photographic artist, Robert Mapplethorpe. She also perform some of her poems and songs in a program presented by Voices Breaking Boundaries. It’s this evening  in the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.  Listen Download  *Extended Interview*

KUHF’s Meghan Hendley speaks with Gilbert Vicario, who curated the official FotoFest exhibition, Media-Nation: Performing For the Screen, and Daniel Joseph Martínez, one of the artists whose photography or photo-related art is included in the show. Mister Martínez’s pieces, and work by two other participating artists, are on view in the portion of the exhibition that’s housed at the New World Museum on Center Street near the Memorial Park Golf Course. The rest of the Media-Nation exhibition is on display at the headquarters of the Art League Houston on Montrose Boulevard and at the Inman Gallery Annex in the Isabella Court building on Main Street in Mid-Town. The three exhibitions run only through this Sunday, April 25th.   Listen Download

The Houston Chamber Choir and special guest, Professor Peter Schickele, present Bach in the Saddle Again: An Evening with P-D-Q Bach tomorrow evening at 7:30PM in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston’s Wortham Center. He chats with the program and his work with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download