The Front Row, Monday, 04/12/2010

Today, we continue our observance of National Poetry Month as we welcome to the program four-time National Poetry Slam winner, Patricia Smith, and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, Dorianne Laux (pictured). Those two accomplished poets are in town for a joint appearance tonight at the Alley Theatre on the Inprint-Brown Reading Series...
Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series celebrates National Poetry Month with a program featuring poets, Patricia Smith and Dorianne Laux. This evening at Seven-Thirty at the Alley Theatre, they'll read samples of their recent work, and then be interviewed on-stage by Houston poet, Martha Serpas, a member of the faculty of the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. Laux and Smith stopped by KUHF to chat with Catherine Lu.  Listen Download

Kana Mimaki plays solo keyboard works by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven and Ravel …    in a solo recital, this coming Sunday afternoon at First United Methodist Church. Ms. Mimaki's concert is a benefit for the Wesley Academy, the culturally-diverse private Christian school that First Methodist operates in the Westchase area. Tickets for Sunday's recital will be available at the door. Mimaki stops by the Geary Performance Studio to play selections from her program for St. John Flynn.  Listen Download

Wordsmyth Theater Company, in cooperation with The Actor's Gym, presents a staged reading of Brooklyn playwright Philip Kaplan's comedy-satire, Welcome To San Pesto. The single performance is this evening at 7:00PM at Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market facility. Kaplan is joined by Director Jon Egging for a conversation about the play with Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download