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 October 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

SF Trolley Dances ~ Sweeney Todd ~ Jazz and Syria ~ The 39 Steps

SF Trolley Dances
Andy Mogg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Artistic Director Kim Epifano of San Francisco Trolly Dances about upcoming live performances along Muni’s J Church line; also an interview with Reese Erlich about Jazz and Syria, this weekend at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley; actress Mindy Lym shares details about Sweeney Todd at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, in which she plays the part of Johanna; and we talk with artistic director Dan Demers about the production of The 39 Steps at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.

Open Air with David Latulippe; broadcast live on Thursday October 16, 1-2pm. Listen now or anytime... 


Tue October 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Flamenco Festival ~ Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater ~ Theatre in London

Parker Murphy & Nicole Nastari in 'A Wake' at Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater.
Pak Han


 This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Jenny McAllister, founder and artistic director of Thirteenth Floor Dance Theater, about the world premiere of A Wake, a dance theater piece based on the novel 'Finnegan’s Wake' by James Joyce; also, a conversation with Nina Menéndez, founder and artistic director of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival, about the 9th annual edition of the festival, which starts on October 10, and she will bring some festival artists for a live studio performance; plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews two movies and reports on what is happening on the Theatre Stages of London.

Open Air with David Latulippe; heard live on October 9, 1-2pm. Listen now or anytime...


Wed October 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Flute Trio ~ Pippin ~ Berkeley Symphony ~ Kosman's Music Picks

Pippin, the original Broadway Cast.
Joan Marcus

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe will not just talk to, but also perform live on the air together with flutists Robert Stallman and Isabelle Chapuis, and discuss some upcoming flute-centric performances and masterclasses in the Bay Area. Furthermore, a discussion with actor John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut as the title character in the 1972 production of the musical Pippin, and plays a different role in the cast for the revival production, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco; also, the Berkeley Symphony season opener with a commission from composer Oscar Bettison; and San Francisco Chronicle’s classical music critic Joshua Kosman sharing his music picks for the month of October.

Open Air with David Latulippe, broadcast live on Thursday, October 2 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue September 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Cabaret ~ The Late Wedding ~ Symphony Chorus and '2001' ~ Book Clubs

Actor Michael Anthony Torres serves as one of six narrators in Christopher Chen’s The Late Wedding.
Pak Han

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe’s guests are playwright Christopher Chen and director Marissa Wolf, discussing Chen’s play The Late Wedding, which opens the new season at The Crowded Fire Theater; also, founder and director Marilyn Levinson and associate producer Michael Williams of Bay Area Cabaret talk about the new BAC season, which opens with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin); SF Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin shares details about the upcoming symphony concerts with music from 2001: A Space Oddyssey, and also about his new professional chamber choir, Capella SF; plus regular contributor Peter Robinson brings us up to speed on book club activities in and around San Francisco.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; broadcast live on Thursday, September 25 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue September 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Anastasio Project ~ Italian Film Festival ~ Orchestra Nostalgico ~ Ideation

The Anastasio Project
Steven Sanchez

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to José Navarrete and Debby Kajiyama about The Anastasio Project, an evening-length multidisciplinary performance which investigates race relations, state brutality and border violence, based on personal experiences of people of color in Oakland; Lido Cantarutti, director of the Italian Film Festival in San Rafael shares details about the upcoming 38th edition, starting next week; musicians Joshua Raoul Brody and Steve Kirk discuss the new cd of Orchestra Nostalgico; and playwright Aaron Loeb talks about his play “Ideation,” which kicks off the 2014-2015 new season for San Francisco Playhouse.  Open Air, broadcast Thursday, September 18, 2014.