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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Ivan Vera and Paul Asplund of the SF Contemporary Music Player’s Soundvoice project, which culminates in the day-long concert and exhibition at the Center For New Music, this coming Sunday. Director May Adrales discusses San Francisco Playhouse’s world premiere, ‘Trouble Cometh’ by acclaimed playwright Richard Dresser and she brings along actor in Patrick Russell, who plays the lead role. More theater with playwright Andrew Saito and director Rob Melrose who share details about Cutting Ball Theater’s world premiere of ‘Mount Misery: A Comedy of Enhanced Interrogations’. Plus, writer/performer Scott Barry talks about his new solo comedy show ‘Rise’, in which fantasy bargains with reality as one man desperately tries to regain his lost mojo.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, May 14 at 1pm. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Johnny Moreno and Carrie Paff who are in the cast at San Francisco Playhouse’s production of “Stupid F**cking Bird”, the regional premiere of an irreverent take on Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”; also in the studio is singer/actor Tim Wagner, sharing details about his upcoming performance in San Francisco; Zachariah Spellman, Principal Tubist for the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, joins us to discuss his upcoming performance as soloist with the Peninsula Symphony in Aurora Australis, a concerto for didgeridoo and orchestra by composer Ron Miller; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to speed on some of the cultural offerings on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Open Air with host David Latulippe, hear it live on Thursday afternoon, March 19 from 1-2pm. 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to director Jon Tracy about the regional premiere of the new play, ‘Tree’ by Julie Hebert at San Francisco Playhouse, which deals with the delicate balance of race and family; Executive Director Carey McCray and author Kirsten Guenther discuss the first show by the new FOGG Theatre Company, called ‘The Cable Car Nymphomaniac’, which is based on actual events from 1970, when a young woman succesfully sued the city of San Francisco after a cable car accident caused her to become a nymphomaniac. Also, harpsichordist and recorder player Hanneke van Proosdij, who is co-founder and co-director of the ensemble Voices of Music, talks about the upcoming concert program of 17th century Consort Music for recorder, strings and continuo name ‘The Great Poets - From Shakespeare to Dryden’; plus double-bassist and composer Shinji Eshima informs the listeners about some upcoming projects, which include several world premieres of his compositions.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, January 15 at 1pm.

Jessica Palopoli

This week, during the Public Radio Party Edition of Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Rebecca Seeman, director of Chamber Chorus Sacred & Profane, about their upcoming Spring concert, which is a tribute to the late and great Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson; also stopping by is Joana Carneiro, music director of the Berkeley Symphony; and Steven Haines, executive director of Stern Grove Festival will talk about the upcoming season of Grove offerings; and director Amy Glazer shares her vision of “Seminar” currently at the San Francisco Playhouse.  Plus, regular contributor and critic-at-large Peter Robinson offers some cultural reviews and a preview of the Tiburon Film Festival.  Open Air on KALW, originally broadcast on May 8, 2014; 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.

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