The Front Row, Tuesday, 08/11/2009

Polka, anyone?? It's considered folk music for millions and fodder for the latest project by innovative, provocative and gifted violinist, Lara St. John. She talks with KUHF's Chris Johnson about her most recent musical adventure, which is documented on the new CD, Apolkalypse Now...
Poet Ken Jones teaches the Creative Writing course at the Art Institute of Houston and coordinates the Poetry Reading Series presented each month by the Art Institute and the Borders Bookstore at West Alabama and Kirby Drive. Tonight's 8:00PM  reading at Borders features Austin poet, Barbara Youngblood Carr, and our other guest, Mike Alexander, administrator of the on-line poetry workshop, The Sonnet Board, and editor of the Internet literary journal, The Panhandler. Listen Download

Ontario-born violinist, Lara St. John, schats with  Houston Public Radio's Chris Johnson about her most recent CD release on her own Ancalagon label. Apolkalypse Now, a collection of polkas, both traditional and contemporary, performed by Lara St. John and her new ensemble, Polkastra.  Listen Download

KUHF's Eric Ladau, speaking with The Art Guys, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing.  The Art Guys present selections from Home on the Range, a new DVD anthology of their works from 1983 through 2008, as this month's Artful Thursday program, this Thursday at 6:30PM at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  Listen Download