The Front Row, Monday, 10/19/2009

Acclaimed writer, E. L. Doctorow, author of Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, and Ragtime, talks about his latest novel, Homer and Langley, a fictionalized account of the wealthy but reclusive Collyer Brothers, whose obsessive-compulsive hoarding disorder led them to fill their Harlem brownstone with 130 tons of stuff that they couldn't bear to throw away. Mr. Doctorow will share excerpts from his book this evening at the Alley Theatre on the Inprint/Brown Reading Series...
E. L. Doctorow reads excerpts from his latest novel, Homer and Langley, and then discusses the book … this evening at 7:30PM at the Alley Theatre … in this month's literary program presented by Inprint as part of its Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Tickets will be available at the doors, which open at 6:45PM. KUHF's St. John Flynn chats with Doctorow about his new book. Listen Download

Oboist Anne Leek and violist Wayne Brooks are members of the Houston Symphony. Soprano Julia Fox and pianists Paul Boyd and Keith Weber are members of the Bayou City's community of free-lance professional musicians who will join with eleven of their colleagues as The Greenbriar Consortium for the first of the season's Channing Concerts chamber-music recitals. Triumphs through Music will be presented Tuesday evening, October 27th, at 7:30PM at Houston's first Unitarian-Universalist Church. KUHF's St. John Flynn hosts a preview session in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio. Listen Download

Wordsmyth Theater Company presents a staged reading of Bernardo Cubria's two-character drama of sexual obsession, Down, Boy directed by Rob Kimbro. The single performance is this evening at 7:00PM at Stages Repertory Theatre on Allen Parkway.  Admission is free. KUHF's Catherine Lu chats with Cubris and Kimbro about the reading. Listen Download