The Front Row, 12/3/2007

Scene from the documentary, "The Cool School"
Film-maker Kristine McKenna shares insights on the avant-garde art scene of post-war Los Angeles, which is explored in her new documentary, "The Cool School." We also hear about two fascinating 20th-Century concert programs, to be presented by Da Camera of Houston and Musiqa . . .

Host Dean Dalton interviews Artistic Director/Pianist Sarah Rothenberg about Da Camera of Houston's next 20th-Century recital, Notes on Painters: Celebrating the Menil Collection.  In honor of the 20th anniversaries of both Da Camera and the Menil Collection, the concert will be tomorrow evening, 7:30pm, at 1515 Sul Ross.  Listen  Download  

Former Los Angeles Times journalist Kristine McKenna is the co-producer & co-screenwriter of the documentary, The Cool School.  Ms. McKenna chats about the rise of the post-war contemporary art scene in LA with Dean Dalton.  Listen  Download

Producer Bob Stevenson talks and samples music with composers Anthony Brandt and Rob Smith of Musiqa.  This contemporary-music society will present Phil Kline's ambient, participatory boom-box piece, Unsilent Night, at Lights in the Heights.  The performance will take place this Saturday, 6 - 7pm, at the intersection of Florence and Highland Avenues.  Listen  Download

Performance artist Bree Edwards and Matthew Coolidge, Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, curated You Are Here, last weekend's conference hosted by the Aurora Picture Show & the UH's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.  They speak with KUHF's Bob Stevenson about a unique new multi-disciplinary project.  Listen  Download  *Extended Interview*

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...