The Front Row, Monday, 03/29/2010

Today, hot young Houston jazz singer, Kristine Mills, together with Grammy-award-winning New Orleans bass-man, David Pulphus, performs tunes from her Bossa-novafied CD and other sultry delights, adding a few encores to the shows they put on this past Saturday night at McGonigel's Mucky Duck...
Michael McClure, Garret Storms, and Ashtyn Sonner are aspiring young actors from the Department of Theatre and Dance at Sam Houston State University. They play the three high school students who are the focus of Stephen Karam's Twenty-First-Century teen comedy, Speech and Debate They also chat about the production, currently in its regional première production at Stages Repertory Theatre, with St. John Flynn. There are performances running through April 11th at Stages. Listen Download

Sheila Pree Bright and Paul Shambroom are two of the eighteen American photographic artists whose socially-critical or even slightly subversive work is included in the FotoFest exhibition, The Road To Nowhere, on view at the Winter Street Studios, through April 25th.   The studios are a converted warehouse on Winter Street north of downtown.   Listen Download

Grammy-award-winning New Orleans bassist David Pulphus joined Houston jazz vocalist, Kristine Mills, for sets this past Saturday night at McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Ms. Mills is "Artist-in-Residence" at Houston's Hotel ZaZa, the former Windham-Warwick Hotel, on Main Street adjacent to the entrance to Hermann Park. Kristine and her band perform every Thursday night from Eight until Eleven in the ZaZa's Monarch Lounge; there's no cover charge.   She sings songs from her Houston appearance in KUHF's Geary Performance Studio.  Listen Download