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This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance sits in for David Latulippe and has a conversation with Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers about the upcoming season at Hillbarn Theatre, which opens with the musical ‘Legally Blonde’.  Also, Black Choreographers Festival (BCF) co-director Kendra Barnes stops by, together with choreographer Chris Evans, to share details about the BCF Summer Series, this weekend at Laney College in Oakland. We have Nick Olivero, creator and artistic director of ‘The Speakeasy’, in the studio to discuss the return of 2014’s immersive theatrical hit at a new and bigger location, and he brings along actor/singer Megan Wicks who sings live on the air. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson reviews Cal Shakes, Richard III at the Kabuki, and the new movie ‘Equity’.

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance. Heard live on Thursday, August 25, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

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This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Casey Lee Hurt and Ian Merrigan from the creative team of ‘The Unfortunates’, a darkly comic musical that currently plays at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco. Also, a conversation with Laura Ellis, Cherie Hill and Kendra Barnes, about the Black Choreographers Festival, which presents its Next Wave Choreographers Showcase this weekend at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco; and Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider shares details about his upcoming performances of the Nielsen Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony under French guest conductor Stéphane Denève.  

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now  or anytime...

This week on Open Air with David Latulippe, Laura Elaine Ellis and Kendra Kimbrough Barnes talk about the month-long celebration of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now, now in its 10th year; Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma shares details about her appearance this week with the San Francisco Symphony, where she plays the Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957); we’ll learn from producer Geoffrey Nolan and actors Will Trichon and Ted Zoldan about The Speakeasy, a Boxcar Theatre production at an 'undisclosed location', which recreates an authentic Prohibition-era saloon; and regular contributor Peter Robinson offers his thoughts on Valentine’s Day. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on February 13, 2014 at 1pm.