Ballet Lubbock Presents "The Nutcracker"

Ballet Lubbock’s five performances of The Nutcracker begin tomorrow evening. Nicholas Dragga, the group’s executive director, shares his take on this year’s show and its enduring popularity.

“I think the enduring quality of the Nutcracker is that in many ways it’s a tradition for so many generations because I think for kind of whole families units – it’s kind of my favorite thing, that we see a lot of grandmother, daughter, grand-daughter coming through the doors. And it is their...

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Chad Wheeler, Executive Director of Open Door.
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Open Door has had its doors open for over 20 years. This Lubbock organization aims to combat homelessness in the area. Chad Wheeler, Executive Director of Open Door, visits with Tom McGovern on this episode of Faith Matters.

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Ballet Lubbock’s five performances of The Nutcracker begin tomorrow evening. Nicholas Dragga, the group’s executive director, shares his take on this year’s show and its enduring popularity.
 

Chad Wheeler, Executive Director of Open Door.
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Open Door has had its doors open for over 20 years. This Lubbock organization aims to combat homelessness in the area. Chad Wheeler, Executive Director of Open Door, visits with Tom McGovern on this episode of Faith Matters.

Music Crossroads of Texas: West Texas Walk of Fame Inductees (Pt. 2)
 

Bill Dean played for the Texas Tech baseball team when he attended the university.
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If you’ve spent any time around Texas Tech the past few decades, you’ve likely heard of or met Bill Dean. The man who’s led the university’s alumni association since 1978 and taught journalism for 51 years. He is retiring at the end of this month. His years around campus have garnered him numerous awards and recognitions.
 

Now, though, he’s getting ready to simplify his life. He will continue to be an associate professor and teach in the College of Media and Communications.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is offering special activities at the First Friday Art Trail and the following Saturday. Lindsey Maestri and Jordan Canal visit with Clint on this episode of The Front Row to share more.
 

Lindsey tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am the interim Executive Director here at LHUCA. I am not originally a Lubbock native, but moved here two years ago and have really enjoyed my time in Lubbock.

Jordan, tell us about yourself.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The 41st president will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, as well as a former U.S. senator and a former Canadian prime minister. Dozens of U.S. and world leaders are expected to attend the service.

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The illustrations of American life are intricate and colorful. And the accompanying texts are handwritten calligraphy. The Museum of Texas Tech University will display selected works from American Qur’an by California artist Sandow Birk's through Feb. 7.  

  Museum executive director Gary Morgan says those who come to see the exhibit – whether they know something or nothing about Islam’s holiest book -- will learn much. He emphasizes that the exhibit is not a religious one.  

Robert Renyolds leads the UCLA Wind Ensemble as a guest conductor.
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On this episode of the Front Row Clint Barrick talks with Dr. Sarah McKoin about the Texas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s concert they will perform on Tuesday night.
 

Tell us about the concert.

Music Crossroads of Texas: West Texas Walk of Fame Inductees  (Part 1) 
 

The Flatlands Dance Theatre is performing this weekend. Dr. Ali Duffy is today’s guest on the Front Row to give more information.
 

Tell us about Flatlands Dance.

Flatlands Dance Theatre was founded in 2010 and this is our ninth season as a professional dance company. We’re thrilled to be able to offer professional dance to the Lubbock community. We’re really excited about this coming show. We think it’s going to be something special and something new that we’ve never done before.

Tell us what you have in mind.

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