The Front Row, Monday, 03/22/2010

Today, non-fiction writer, Tracy Kidder, speaks with us about his latest volume, Strength In What Remains, a novel-like telling of the true-life story of Deogratias, a medical student who escaped from the 1994 genocide in his native country of Burundi, Africa, and overcame displacement, homelessness, abject poverty, and unfamiliarity with English, to make a new life for himself in the United States. Tracy Kidder discusses his book on the Inprint/Brown Reading Series tonight at the Alley Theatre...
Author Tracy Kidder, speaking with KUHF's Bob Stevenson about his latest non-fiction best-seller, Strength In What RemainsKidder will discuss his book in an on-stage conversation with poet and journalist, Michael Berryhill, a member of the faculty of the University of Houston's Valenti School of Communication. It's this month's event in the Inprint - Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. It's this evening at 7:30PM at the Alley Theatre.  Listen Download  Extended Interview

Tomorrow evening at 7:30PM  in Dudley Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Houston's central campus, Moores School of Music Visiting Professor, Brian Suits, presents a concert of his own compositions, incorporating contemporary classical, jazz, folk, Irish and other idioms. Tickets will be available at the door.
Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM, the Foundation for Modern Music presents Shadows and Music, a program of recent chamber works for voices and instruments by Moores School faculty composer, Robert Nelson. That concert takes place at All Saints Catholic Church on Tenth Street near Heights Boulevard. Musicians from both programs gather in KUHF Geary Performance Studio for a preview session hosted by St. John Flynn.  Listen Download


Joe Watts is the Artistic Director of the drama troupe he founded, Theatre New West, and he produced and directed the company's regional première production of the Paul Rudnick Comedy, The New Century. In the play, actor Taavi Mark plays Mister Charles, the host of the Palm Beach cable-access TV show, "Too Gay." There are performances of The New Century, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, this weekend and next, at the Sirrom Dance Studio. Watts and Mark chat with St. Flynn.  Listen Download