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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with pianist and actor Hershey Felder who is back in the Bay Area, this time with his one-man show portraying Irving Berlin at Theatreworks Silicon Valley.  Director Bill English stops by to discuss the SF Playhouse production of Jennifer Haley’s ‘The Nether’, which explores the moral and psychological implications of human relationships in an increasingly technological age. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-Award-winning composer Vân-Ánh Võ talks about the premiere of ‘The Odyssey – from Vietnam to America’, a new musical epic about the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People escaping war, the resilience of the human spirit and the price of freedom.  And director D’Arcy Drollinger shares details about the return of campy reverse-drag version of ‘Star Trek Live!’ at The Oasis.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on January 14, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

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This week on Open Air, actor and trumpet player Philip Watt discusses “Chetty’s Lullaby” at Stagewerx, about the tragic downfall of legendary  jazz musician Chet Baker; San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson shares details about her new stage play "Silent Sky", which is currently in production at TheatreWorks and tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century female scientist who made startling discoveries in the 'man’s world' of astronomy;  and director Bill English talks about the first West Coast production of “Jerusalem” at San Francisco Playhouse, Jez Butterworth’s epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play. Regular contributor Peter Robinson talks about the San Francisco Public Library and gives some of his picks for the Mostly British Film FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

On this week's Open Air, host David Latulippe talked with tenor Saimir Pirgu, who is singing in the SF Opera production of Bellini’s “The Capulets and Montagues”, and with Bill English, director of SF Playhouse, to discuss their new season and season-opener:  the rock musical, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," now playing.  Plus Peter Robinson stops by with an update of recent cultural events.  Listen anytime here (originally broadcast 10/11/12).