The Front Row, 3/06/2008

We hear from author Dagoberto Gilb on the today's program. His most recent novel, The Flowers, is the story of a Mexican-American teenager who becomes entangled in the lives of other lonely, troubled and hopeful residents of The Flowers, the apartment complex where the novel is set. Gilb reads from his book and talks about it with KUHF's Catherine Lu. . .

Dr. Richard Stasney is an otolaryngologist and the founder of the Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine. He discusses what where the symptoms and possible sources of the profound hearing loss suffered by Ludwig van Beethoven. He will discuss that same subject along with a live performance of  some of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas and Quartets in a special program to be presented saturday afternoon at 1:15 in Jones Hall. Beethoven's Triumph Over Deafness is part of the first-ever day-long festival, The Beethoven Experience, which is presented by the Houston Symphony.  Listen  Download

Bass-Baritone, Leon turner, pianist Vicki Seldon and conductor A. Jan Taylor are some of the principal players involved in the 2008 African-American Music Gala presented by the Houston Ebony Opera Guild. They discuss this Sunday afternoons event, and perform excerpts from it in KUHF's Performance Studio. Dean Dalton hosts.   Listen  Download 

Author Dagoberto Gilb reads from his novel The Flowers and discusses it with KUHF's Catherine Lu. He'll present a reading, discussion and signing of his book tonight at 7:00 at the Westheimer Crossing Barnes and Noble at 7626 Westheimer.  Listen  Download