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The Normal Heart ~ Broken Seeds (Still Grow) ~ Mads Tolling & Paula West ~ Tribute to Fats Domino

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Jeremy Cole (left) as Felix and John Fisher as Ned in THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, a Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka Theatre) through November 25…";

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors John Fisher and Morgan Lange about the premiere at Theatre Rhinoceros of ‘The Normal Heart’, a play by Larry Kramer. Set in the early eighties, the play deals with the rise of the HIV–AIDS crisis in New York City, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (played by John Fisher, who also directs), the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. ‘The Normal Heart’ runs through November 25 at The Gateway Theatre (Formerly The Eureka Theatre); 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.) in San Francisco.

Also stopping by are choreographer/dancer Nadhi Thekkek, Artistic Director of Nava Dance Theatre, and visual artist Rupy C. Tut (Art by Rupy, Oakland, CA) who together created ‘Broken Seeds (Still Grow)’, a multi-disciplinary dance theatre production which explores the continuing impact of the 1947 Partition of British India, which created over 15 million refugees and killed over one million people. 

‘Broken Seeds (Still Grow)’ combines bharatanatyam dance and mixed visual media, and uses poetry, eyewitness accounts, and current events to understand the current political climate while reflecting on what it means to belong somewhere. The show runs November 16-19 at The Flight Deck in Oakland.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning, Danish-American violinist and composer Mads Tollingjoins us in the studio to share details about his upcoming concert on Sunday, November 12, at Yoshi’s in Oakland, together with another great name of the Bay Area music scene, jazz-cabaret singer Paula West, known for her rich powerful contralto. Mads will be playing live on the air.

Plus, Open Air’s regular contributor and critic at large, Peter Robinson, pays tribute to Fats Domino, and reviews the movie ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in the new version directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, November 9 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…