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The Front Row, 08/06/2007

Posted on · International best-selling author Karin Slaughter has created another work of bone-chilling suspense, graphic forensic detail and gritty social realism. We chat with Ms. Slaughter, as well as with two ceramics artists & two curators involved with the exhibit “Alternative Firings” at G Gallery in The Heights. Starting the program today is music of Haydn . […]

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The Front Row, 08/03/2007

Posted on · We meet, and hear, Texas-based French guitarist Philippe Bertaud, whose repertoire combines European classical tradition, Brazilian rhythms and American jazz & pop influences. And globe-trekking regular host Dean Dalton calls in with tales from the Salzburg Festival . . . With producer Bob Stevenson on the other end of the phone-line, Dean filed a report […]

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The Front Row, 07/30/2007

Posted on · Bayou City artist Katherine Veneman shows us her latest exhibit of complex, coloful paintings paired with black-and-white drawings. And as we wait, in anticipation, for the upcoming season & school year, we enjoy two previous performances by the faculty and student musicians from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music . . . From this past […]

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The Front Row, 07/27/2007

Posted on · Currently overseas, TFR host Dean Dalton gives us an on-the-road report from KUHF’s Summer Arts & Performance Tour. Two classical Italian guitarists, known collectively as SOLO-DUO, treat us to a preview of their upcoming concert. . . and best-selling writer Daniel Silva chats about his newest novel, “The Secret Servant.” TFR’s esteemed, regular host Dean Dalton […]

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The Front Row, 07/06/2007

Posted on · Los Angeles based clarinetist Jennifer Stevenson and Sam Houston Sate University pianist Sergio Ruiz play Brahms in the KUHF Performance Studio and Catherine Lu heads over to the Menil Collection to talk with Michelle White about the exhibition Modern Patronage. . . The Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet are regular guests at the Internation Festival-Institute at Round Top. Here they […]

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The Front Row, 07/04/2007

Posted on · Happy Independence Day! Our special Fourth-of-July edition features quite fun & interesting music “made in the USA.” Local artists perform songs and banjo tunes, spanning from re-Revolutionary War days to the 20th Century . . . From the KUHF Performance Studio, the historical-music vocal quartet Viva Voce and African American banjo player Jawad share American […]

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The Front Row, 07/03/2007

Posted on · The Ensemble Theatre’s grand finale this 30th-Anniversary Season is “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” and we’ll hear more about this comedy about the wacky Harrison family. Starting off today’s program are two pieces of music in honor of tomorrow’s great American holiday, July 4th . . . Horst Foerster conducts the Texas Music Festival […]

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The Front Row, 06/22/2007

Posted on · We offer two very different recommendations for your summer reading, “Stormy Weather” by Texas writer Paulette Jiles and crime writer Jeffery Deaver’s “The Sleeping Doll.” And Julliard graduate Kevin Rivard gives a winning performance of Gliere’s “Horn Concerto” . . . Horn player Kevin Rivard is this year’s Second Prize and Audience Choice Award Winner of […]

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The Front Row, 06/18/2007

Posted on · Rice University Earth Science Professor Colin Zelt shows us his colorful but somewhat melancholy photographs of the remains of Sea-A-Rama, Galveston’s former marine world amusement park. We also hear about “Bangkok Haunts,” the latest thriller by novelist John Burdett, and feature contemporary chamber opera from Houston’s new group, Opera Vista . . TFR Producer Bob Stevenson […]

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The Front Row, 06/15/2007

Posted on · The Museum of Fine Arts Houston presents the world premiere of “Killer of Sheep,” starring Houston-born actor Henry G. Sanders and considered by many critics as one of the finest American films. The Houston Symphony’s Mark Hughes gives insights into life as a principal trumpeter. And US-trained Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini sits down for some […]

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The Front Row, 06/13/2007

Posted on · American expatriate writer Donna Leon talks about her latest mystery novel, which examines the issue of illegal adoption set against the backdrop of Venice, Italy. We also learn about “The Music of the Spheres” from Professor Louis Markos of Houston Baptist University, tour of the work of local artist Martha Terrill and hear about Houston […]

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The Front Row, 05/17/2007

Posted on · Nova Arts Project, Houston’s newest professional theater company, offers a stage adaptation of Amy Tan’s best-selling novel “The Joy Luck Club,” which fuses theater with live music and dance . . . Also, the Houston Symphony and the art-song society, Col Canto, each present enticing and intriguing season finale concerts . . . World-class pianist Jon […]

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The Front Row, 05/04/2007

Posted on · Broadway’s tiny, dynamic and enduring songstress Bernadette Peters talks about her one-woman show in Galveston this weekend. Members of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra preview their season finale performances with some live music from KUHF’s Studio 3-C. And we begin with the challenges and opportunities of staging Houston Grand Opera’s new production of Leos Jan?cek’s […]