The Front Row, Monday, 11/30/2009

Stage Director Joshua Estrada and Associate Artistic Director and actor, Steven Fenley (alias "Kris Kringle") talk about the Texas Repertory Theatre Company's world-première stage adaptation of the Yuletide movie classic, Miracle On Thirty-Fourth Street. We also hear from Thomas Jaber about this year's Christmas concert by the Rice Chorale...
KUHF's Meghan Hendley speaks with Director Joshua Estrada and Associate Artistic Director, Steven Fenley, who plays Kris Kringle, the Macy's department-store Santa who may, in fact, be The Real Thing … in the Texas Repertory Theatre Company's world-première stage adaptation of the holiday movie classic, Miracle on 34th StreetListen Download  Extended Interview

Thomas Jaber
, Director of Choral Ensembles at the Shepherd School of Music, conducts the Rice Chorale, Shepherd School alumnus, organist Joseph Causby, graduate-student harpist, Sadie Turner and the Chancel Handbell Ensemble of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Rice University's official holiday concert, A Christmas Chorale. There are two performances tonight and tomorrow evening at 8:00PM in the Shepherd School's Edythe Bates Old Organ Recital Hall. Admission is free, and the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Jaber shares some of his thoughts, as well as some of the music to be heard on his concert, with KUHF's St. John Flynn. Listen Download

At the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, KUHF's Catherine Lu speaks with nationally-recognized textile artist, Tim Harding, the juror for the Texas Federation of Fiber Artists' invitational exhibition, Celebrating Our Creative Spirit. That show of ninety fiber and textile pieces created by crafts-people who live and work in the Lone Star State is on view through Christmas Eve at the HCCC. Listen Download