The Front Row

Weekdays at 9:00am

The Front Row is devoted to arts coverage here on the South Plains.  Given the sheer number of arts offerings now available to the public, a program dedicated to in-depth coverage and promotion of these events is absolutely needed.  Lubbock, and the surrounding area, is home to an increasing number of art organizations.  These groups offer music (of all kinds), theater, literature, visual arts, film, you name it.  Many of our schools have well developed Fine Arts programs.  The quantity and quality of the arts in Lubbock has certainly reached a milestone.  The construction of the Buddy Holly Center for the Performing Arts demonstrates both level of art and culture in our community and the need for a world-class facility.  With all the events taking place, a radio show taking the time to unpack these programs will help public awareness, promotion, and evoke community pride in our cultural life.  Texas Tech Public Radio is certainly the entity to provide this coverage.  The audience that attends events like these is the audience that listens to Public Radio.  Further, the radio staff has the expertise to do a deep dive into these public events and the organizations that produce them.  Once the semester starts, The Front Row will air every weekday morning at 9am on FM89.1.  Be sure to listen!
 

This year's theatre season has a twist. They're leaving behind the theater and occupying new spaces around town.
Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance

Dr. Mark Charney, Director of Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance, answers a pressing question: how do you hold a theatre season with no theatre? Find out how they're turning this problem into an opportunity on this episode of The Front Row.
 

Give us some background and tell us what you’re going to do this year.

The Hub Theatre Group is giving performances this week. Bob Chanda, Founder and Executive Director of Hub Theatre Group, visits with the Front Row to share more about the upcoming performances.
 

Tell us about Hub Theatre Group.

We started in 2007 and I wanted to create a theatre group that focused on small, award-winning, intense plays that kind of looked at human condition in compelling ways. So, with that vision in mind, we started in 2007 with a play called “Dinner With Friends,” and we’ve been doing plays ever since.

Texas is home to Moody Gardens, a fun, educational experience for the whole family. Jerri Hamacheck and Kevin Aguilar from Moody Gardens visit with the Front Row to share more about this exciting destination.

Jerri, tell us a little bit about Moody Gardens for someone who may not know what that is.

Lubbock Chorale
Lubbock Chorale Facebook Page

The Lubbock Chorale is presenting a concert this weekend and its music is all about Venice. Dr. John Hollins, Artistic Director of the Lubbock Chorale, visits with The Front Row to share more about the event.

Tell us about this entity as opposed to your duties at the school of music.

Flatlands DanceTheatre Facebook Page

The Flatlands DanceTheatre is giving a performance this weekend that fits perfectly with Mother’s Day. Ali Duffy, associate professor of dance, joins the Front Row to give more information.

Tell us about how Flatlands DanceTheatre is different from the school of dance and what it actually does.

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