The Front Row, Wednesday, 09/16/2009

MFAH Curator Alison de Lima Greene and film-maker Megumi Sasaki discuss Ms. Sasaki's documentary, Extraordinary Collectors, Ordinary Means – it's the story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel (pictured), a middle-class couple who have consigned half of their family income over the past forty-five years to the amassing of a world-class collection of contemporary art. Portions of the film will be screened tomorrow evening as this month's Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston...
BooTown presenta Ace Skates on Thursdays, an original piece written by the company's Technical Director, Truman Phelps, directed by Board President, Philip Hays and featuring Jared Doreck as Ace, the precocious, 12 year-old skateboarder of the play's title. KUHF's Catherine Lu chats with Phelps, Hays and Doreck about the show. Listen Download

Shepherd School of Music teacher-artists, Leone Buyse, flute; Michael Webster, clarinet; and, Robert Moeling, piano … in their group incarnation as The Webster Trio perform works by Claude Debussy, Libby Larsen, Frédéric Chopin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and others Friday evening at 8:00PM in Duncan Recital Hall on the Rice University campus. Admission is free. TFR host St. John FLynn talks about the concert with them and they play excerpts from the program in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio. Listen Download

Megumi Sasaki screens portions of her documentary film, Extraordinary Collectors, Ordinary Means: The Story of Herb and Dorothy and Alison de Lima Greene leads a discussion featuring a panel of Bayou City art collectors. It's this month's Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and happens tomorrow evening at 6:30PM in the Museum's Caroline Weiss Law Building. KUHF's Eric Ladau speaks with Green and Sasaki about the film and about this extraordinary couple. Listen Download