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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 […]