The Front Row, Tuesday, 10/20/2009

German-born visual artist, Josephine Meckseper shows us her videos and installations made up of everyday commercial goods that comment on contemporary political, media and consumerist issues … on display at the University of Houston's Blaffer Gallery. And, we preview Village of Waltz, the world-premeire evening-length work being presented by Hope Stone Dance...

Resident Company Members Elizabeth Bunch and James Black are featured as Emily and The Stage Manager, respectively, in the Alley Theatre's new production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-Prize-winning play, Our Town. There are evening performances, Tuesdays through Sundays and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays through November 1st. KUHF's St, John Flynn chats about the prduction with Bunch and Black. Listen Download  Extended Interview

Hope Stone Dance Company, in collaboration with guest artists, presents the World Première of Village of Waltz, choreographed by Artistic Director, Jane Weiner and set to a live, original musical score by composer, Peter Jones.  Performances are this Friday and Saturday night at 8:00PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater in downtown Houston. Weiner, along with composer Peter Jones and some of the musicians who will performing Jones's original score for the piece stopped by KUHF's Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by St. John Flynn. Listen Download

German-American visual artist, Josephine Meckseper, speaks with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson at the University of Houston's Blaffer Gallery, which has mounted and is currently showing the first U-S solo museum exhibition of Ms. Meckseper's work. It's on view through November 14th at the Blaffer. Listen Download  Extended Interview