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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Tue September 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Multiple Mary & Invisible Jane ~ Carl Djerassi ~ Bay Area Rainbow Symphony ~ Cal Shakes

Erin Mei-Ling Stuart and Becca Dean in 'Multiple and Invisible Jane'
Austin Forbord/Rapt Productions


This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Jo Kreiter about ‘Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane’, an aerial dance in which she explores the experience of older homeless women in San Francisco. This is a collaboration with journalist Rose Aguilar, who will also be in the studio. Furthermore, conversations with chemist, novelist, and playwright Dr. Carl Djerassi, about his upcoming autobiography and two new plays; and with conductor Dawn Harms about her concert with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony this weekend. Regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson brings us up to speed about goings-on at Cal Shakes.

Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on Thursday, September 11 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


Tue September 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Susannah ~ 'Alternative Energy' ~ Classical Music Picks for September ~ Improv Festival

Set design for 'Susannah' at SF Opera.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Jamie Wright, Executive Producer of the 2014 San Francisco Improv Festival; American Bass Raymond Aceto discusses his role debut as traveling preacher Olin Blitch, in San Francisco Opera’s production of ‘Susannah’ by Carlisle Floyd; Bay Area DJ/composer Mason Bates shares details about his piece ‘Alternative Energy’, which is performed by the San Francisco Symphony as part of its ongoing Beethoven/Bates Festival; and SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month ahead.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on Thursday September 4, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...


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.