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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer/instrument builder Paul Dresher and percussion virtuoso Steven Schick about the music theater production ‘Schick Machine’, this weekend at Z Space in San Francisco.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has conversations with SAFEhouse Arts Executive Director Joe Landini about its ninth annual Summer Performance Festival, SPF9, currently at ODC Theater in San Francisco. SPF9 features ten programs over five days including ‘Reach’, a new piece by the Sarah Bush Dance Project, inspired by the lives & words of Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein & Ina Coolbrith, for which choreographer Sarah Bush joins us in the studio. Kelley Cutler, Human Rights organizer from the Coalition on Homelessness, and playwright Robin Bradford share details about ‘Low Hanging Fruit’, the story of four homeless women struggling to survive in a small tent encampment on LA’s Skid Row, presented in its San Francisco premiere by 3Girls Theatre Company, opening July 6. Plus, actor Clay David and founder of Bay Area Musicals (BAM), Matthew McCoy discuss the musical ‘La Cage aux Folles’, which closes BAM’s inaugural season.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday afternoon, July 7 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Hope Mohr and composer Beth Wilmurt about their collaboration for the world premiere of ‘Manifesting’, a dance theater work inspired by art manifestos, this weekend at ODC in San Francisco. Amelia Rudolph, the artistic director of Bandaloop stops by to discuss her choreography for ‘#SFPublicCanvas’, a large-scale, multi-media, vertical dance performance that premieres on June 16 on the exterior of the Hastings School of Law building on Golden Gate Avenue.  Executive director Harvey Malloy is in the studio to talk about the ongoing Berkeley Festival and Exhibition. And comedian and story teller Ady Lady talks about her one-woman show ‘From Piss to Bliss’, currently at The Marsh SF.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, June 9, at 1pm.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Voices of Music Director Hanneke van Proosdij about the ensemble’s upcoming performance at the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, together with ‘Queen of the Baroque Violin’, Rachel Podger. Also, a conversation with the President of the Cole Porter Society, Noah Griffin, about the birthday celebration for the great songwiter, this weekend at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Magen Solomon, artistic director of the SF Choral Artists stops by to discuss the collaboration with Baroque string ensemble Galax Quartet in ‘21st-Century Baroque’. Christy Bolingbroke  joins us in the studio  to  discuss the   ODC   Summer Season and Walking Distance Festival. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson offers some suggestions for summer reading.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance meets with Ain Gordon, director of SHORE, a dance theater production by Emily Johnson/Catalyst that is equal parts feast, volunteerism, story and performance, this weekend at ODC in San Francisco. Also a visit from Tom Donahoe, Chair of the Jazz at Lesher Center committee, who discusses the fourth season of jazz performances at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, ongoing through August 29. And general contributor Peter Robinson has a conversation with Russ Rehm, director of the Stanford Repertory Theater, about the upcoming summer festival which is dedicated to the work of playwright, actor, director, songwriter, lyricist, singer, dancer, painter and novelist Noel Coward

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; heard live on Thursday 6 August 2015 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

  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...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to  actors John Fisher and Donald Currie about their respective roles as Benjamin Britten and W.H. Auden in “The Habit of Art” at Theatre Rhinoceros;  Kevin Burke shares his directorial debut experience with “Hamlet” currently at the Alcove Theater in San Francisco. He’ll be joined by Tim Gahan, the actor playing Prince Hamlet, and Rob Zimmerman, director of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, San Francisco.  Hope Mohr, one of the Bay Area's best contemporary dance makers, talks about her home season at ODC, and San Francisco Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman offers his music picks for the month of April.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on April 3, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week, host David Latulippe talks with mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin who opens the 10th anniversary season of Music at Meyer.  Also, a talk with the creative energies behind the world premiere of "Your Body Is Not a Shark," a performance piece encompassing dance, live music, and sound collage.

This week, Peppino D'Agostino and Marc Teicholz of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble perform live in-studio, pianist David Fray discusses his appearance with the San Francisco Symphony this week, Philein Wang talks about her dance project at ODC, and comedian Bill Santiago offers his take on the forthcoming election.  David Latulippe is your host, for Open Air.   Original broadcast:  10/25/12 at 1pm.