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  • This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actors Aaron LaVigne and Jenna Rubaii, who star as Jesus and Mary Magdalene in the 50th anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar (pic 1) at the Golden Gate Theatre (thru Nov 7). We meet with conductor Robert Geary (pic 2) and violinist Sam Weiser, about the premiere (Oct 22-23) of Angel Island - Oratorio for Voices and Strings by vocal ensemble Volti, and the Del Sol Quartet (pic 3). Plus, discussions about At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen (pic 4) at San Francisco’s Theater Rhinoceros (Oct 28); and about Lit Crawl, the big literary pub crawl through San Francisco’s Mission District, with which literary festival Litquake 2021 concludes on October 23.
  • This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts, guest host Kevin Vance talks with members of the Quantum Quintet (pictured), about their upcoming concert (Sept 25) at the Incarnation Church in San Francisco’s Sunset, playing Dvořák’s Second Piano Quintet. Also, conversations about Opera San José’s production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely-seen opera Mozart and Salieri (Sept 30 - Oct 31); and about the South Bay Musical Theater production of SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Sept 25 - Oct 16). Plus, we talk about the world premiere of Bacchae Before, a dance theater project by Hope Mohr Dance (Sept 28 - Oct 2).
  • Kevin Vance's guests today will be local longtime music-makers Robin Flower and Libby McLaren, as well as Alaska's Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman. Tune in at…