Open Air

Thursdays at 1pm
hosted by David Latulippe
David Latulippe

KALW’s weekly magazine of all things - Culturally - considered, hosted by David Latulippe. 

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Wed August 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Funny Girl ~ Rigoletto in San Jose ~ 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'

Rigoletto at Opera San Jose.
Eric Wolfinger

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Hillbarn Theatre's  new Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers, who directs the musical 'Funny Girl', which opens the new season at Hillbarn in Foster City; Desdemona Chiang talks about her directing debut at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre with 'Rapture, Blister, Burn, a witty comedy which examines the pursuit of happiness in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals; Opera San Jose's new Music Director Joseph Marcheso discusses Verdi's famous masterpiece Rigoletto, with which the Company opens its 2014-15 season; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed about cultural offerings on the Peninsula. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday August 28 at 1pm; listen now or anytime...


Thu August 21, 2014
Open Air ~ 8/21/14 at 1pm

SF Choral Society ~ SF Lyric Chorus ~ Bab's Basement

Michael Urie in "Buyer & Cellar"

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has a conversation with Michael Urie about his one-man show, “Buyer & Cellar”, opening at the Curran Theatre, which takes us into Barbara Streisand’s basement; Helene Whitson, co-founder and board president of the SF Lyric Chorus, shares details about the ensemble's upcoming concert, with choral works from Maurice Durufle and Joseph Jongen; and  - Open Air serves a healthy helping of choral music this week -  conductor Robert Geary discusses this weekend's performances of Brahms' German Requiem by the SF Choral Society.  Plus, critic-at-large and regular contributor Peter Robinson reviews the movie  Calvary, the Cal Shakes production of Pygmalion, and offers a tribute to Lauren Bacall.  Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on 21 August 2014.  Listen now or anytime...


Thu August 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Motown, the Musical ~ I Heart the 80's ~ San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz ~ Into the Woods

The original Broadway cast of Motown, the Musical...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe welcomes San Francisco-born singer and actor Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. to talk about his part in 'Motown, the Musical', which opens at the Orpheum Theatre in SF this weekend; also a conversation with Franco Imperial, Artistic Director of San Jose Taiko, which will perform together with The Bangerz, as part of the Music Moves Festival running through August 24 at ODC; singers Tony Vincent and Jessica Phillips talk about their musical show 'I Heart the 80's' at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco; and director Susi Damilano and singer/actress Monique Hafen share details about Sondheim's musical 'Into the Woods' at SF Playhouse. Open Air with host David Latulippe; originally broadcast on August 14 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.


Thu August 7, 2014
Open Air ~ 8/7/14 at 1pm

'Music Moves' at ODC ~ 'Bay Area Now 7' at YBCA ~ Music @ Menlo

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Isabel Yrigoyen and Marc Bamuthi Joseph about the  Performance Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is part of the "Bay Area Now 7" festival that continues through October; choreographers Pearl Marill and Randee Paufve discuss their contributions to the  “Music Moves” festival at ODC; and cellist Dmitri Atapine joins us in studio to talk about the concluding weekend of concerts by the presenters of Music@Menlo.  Plus, our regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews the movie “A Most Wanted Man” and offers ideas for things to do with visitors to San Francisco.  Open Air with David Latulippe ~ originally broadcast on August 7, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue July 29, 2014
Open Air ~ 7/31/14 at 1pm

Merola's "Don Giovanni" ~ ODC "Music Moves" ~ Slavyanka Chorus

Slavyanka Mens Chorus

  This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with James Darrah about his direction of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Merola Opera Program; ODC founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way returns with Deputy Director for Advancement, Christy Bolingbroke, to discuss the upcoming 3-week festival called Music Moves; President and co-founder Paul Andrews from the Slavyanka Chorus shares details about the upcoming Russian Music Festival starting this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley; and SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of August.  Open Air with David Latulippe, broadcast live on Thursday 31 July 2014. Listen now or anytime...