The Front Row, Wednesday, 7/09/2008

Today on the Front Row, Jackie Collins, writer of racy, glamorous tales of Beverly Hills' Rich and Famous, stops by to talk about her new book Married Lovers.  We also hear a live performance from cabaret singer Deborah Boily who previews her Bastille Day pre-celebration in Studio 3-C...
Actress turned novelist Jackie Collins, known for such notorious writings as The World is Full of Married Man, speaks with St. John Flynn about her newest novel, Married Lovers.  She discusses her latest romantic novel in addition to her successful four decade long career as a writer of pop fiction.   Listen.  Download.

Cabaret singer Deborah Boily prepares the way for Bastille Day with intimate evening of French and American chansons Friday evening at the Bistro Calais in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood.  She speaks with Bob Stevenson and gives us a live sampling of some of the musical numbers from the show.  Listen.  Download.

Acclaimed Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn talks about his ambitious program of Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto and Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, which rounds out this summer's concert series at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top on Saturday evening.  Catherine Lu speaks with Llewellyn about the Texas Festival Orchestra in which he conducts this year's group of Young Artists.   Listen.  Download.