The Front Row, Thursday, 04/29/2010

Today, soprano, Laura Claycomb, and counter-tenor, David Daniels, preview Houston Grand Opera's production of Handel's Xerxes, which opens tomorrow night at the Wortham Center...
Soprano Laura Claycomb and counter-tenor David Daniels portray the lovers, Romilda and Arsamene, in Houston Grand Opera's production of George Frideric Handel's Xerxes. It opens tomorrow evening in the Brown Theater of downtown Houston's Wortham Center continues through May 14th.  Claycomb and Daniels chat abou the production with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download

Paul Hope and Cristine McMurdo-Wallis play the husband-and-wife central characters, Ken and Nancy Carpenter, in Stages Repertory Theatre's regional première production of Man from Nebraska, the 2007 Pulitzer-Prize-nominated drama by Tracy Letts. There are performances through May 16th at Stages. Hope and McMurdo-Wllis chat about the production with KUHF's Chris Johnson.  Listen Download

KUHF's Catherine Lu spoke with Robert Boswell, author of eleven books and a member of the faculty of the nationally-acclaimed Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. Boswell reads selections from his short-story collection, The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, tonight  at the Poison Girl Bar.  Listen Download

Sue Schroeder is the founder and Artistic Director of Several Dancers Core and its professional unit, the CORE Performance Company. Dancer-choreographer Teresa Chapman is a faculty artist with the University of Houston's Dance Division. They are two members of the creative team – along with Ms. Chapman's U-H dance-faculty colleagues, Leslie Scates and Becky Valls … and the Rice Dance Theatre … with the event that will launch CORE Performance Company's weekend of dance activity, the program of contemporary pieces called Let's Dance, to be presented tomorrow night at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. schroeder and Chapman talk about the performance with St. John Flynn.  Listen Download