The Front Row, Wednesday, 4/7/2010

We chat with seminal African American poet, playwright & civil rights activist Amiri Baraka [pictured]. Singers from the Moores Opera Center perform selections from Elmer Gantry. And we preview Paintings in Proust, the next Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Living legend Amiri Baraka [photo by Lynda Coolish, courtesy of www.amiribaraka.com] talks with KUHF's Catherine Lu about his activism, his new book of essays on American music and the topics he'll discuss at his Rothko Chapel appearance in Houston.  Listen  Download

Host St.John Flynn gets together in the Geary Performance Studio with singers from the Moores Opera Center and Director Buck Ross for excerpts from their latest production: Elmer Gantry, an opera based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis, with music by Robert Aldridge & libretto by Herschel Garfein.  Listen  Download

KUHF's Eric Ladau chats with visual artist Eric Karpeles, author of Paintings in Proust, the subject of the April Artful Thursday program at the Museum of Fine Arts HoustonListen  Download

Bio photo of Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners...