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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is El Beh: San Francisco-based musician and actor in the Shotgun Players current production of Hamlet.

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Kevin Hauge, Artistic Director for Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, about their upcoming production of ‘Billy Elliot’. Also, a conversation with Bay Area actress Lorri Holt, who plays the title role in ‘Colette Uncensored’, currently at The Marsh SF, about the famed and infamous French novelist’s passionate quest as a writer, a woman and  a pioneer for social change. Brooklyn-based theater director Julian Crouch and San Francisco composer and musician Saskia Lane share details about the West Coast premiere of , a chamber piece of animated theater about transformation, loneliness, and the urge to fly, created with a sheet of brown paper, found objects, shadows and a box of sand, starting this weekend at Z Below. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson brings us up to date about cultural happenings around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday, April 7 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe meets with actor Rod Gnapp and Founding Artistic Director JoAnne Winter to talk about “36 Stories by Sam Shepard” which theater company Word for Word is presenting at Z Below; Artistic Director of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Robert Cole discusses this year’s festival, which is co-produced with The San Francisco Early Music Society; baritone Michael Todd Simpson is in studio to talk about his leading role in the San Francisco Opera’s company production of “Show Boat”, and director, writer and producer Helen de Michiel discusses her film "Lunch, Love, Community", which screens at the San Francisco Green Film Festival and offers an overview of other offerings at the festival.   Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast live on May 29, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.