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Brian Copeland

Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine about the Bay Area Performing Arts, is back! 

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with seven-time Grammy Award-winning duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., who are returning to San Francisco for three performances of their show Up, Up and Away, on Friday November 30 and Saturday December 1 at Feinstein’s at the Hotel Nikko (222 Mason St.). 

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area actor, comedian, radio talk show host, playwright and author Brian Copeland, about the remounting of his show ‘Not a Genuine Black Man’ at The Marsh in San Francisco (now through October 21).

We’ll have a conversation about the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which takes place from May 25th to June 4th.

Patti Meyer

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area actor and playwright Brian Copeland, about ‘The Waiting Period’, his ongoing show at The Marsh SF about depression and the 10 days he had to wait before buying the gun he intended to take his own life with. Also on the show is Rachel Rosen, director of programming at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival which starts on April 21. Artistic Director Greg MacKellan stops by to discuss the  42nd Street Moon production of ‘The Boys from Syracuse’, currently at the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco; and playwright Peter Nachtrieb discusses “House Tour,” a wild new comedy that opens this week at Z Space.

Brian Copeland's GoFundMe page can be found here...

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 1pm. Listen now or  anytime...

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright and performer Charlie Varon, about his new project ‘Second Time Around’, a duet for Cello and Storyteller in collaboration with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, which opens at The Marsh San Francisco this weekend. Also, a conversation with Daniel Levenstein, Director of Chamber Music SF, about the new season which continues on March 12 with violinist Sarah Chang. Director Jon Wai-keung Lowe stops by to discuss the West Coast premiere of Tanya Barfield’s ‘The Call’, a play about international adoption and the legal and ethical turmoil it brings to a family, presented by Theatre Rhinoceros at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco. And via phone we check in with classical musicians and comedic duo Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, about their San Francisco debut on March 13th at Davies Symphony Hall with their show ‘And Now Mozart’. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday march 3, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 


Brian Copeland has a weekly  radio show on KGO. Today he is a radio personality, actor, comedian, writer, and performer, but like many of us, he says he got to where he is today thanks to a series of coincidences.

Copeland tells the story of his life in an acclaimed show called “Not a Genuine Black Man.”

Sarah Roland

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to Liberty Bradford Mitchell, oldest daughter of Artie Mitchell, one of San Francisco’s infamous Mitchell Brothers. She tells the story of growing up on the fringes of an X-rated world in The Pornographer’s Daughter, now being produced at Z Below. Director Yury Urnov and actor David Sinaiko share details about the Cutting Ball’s production of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is considered a precursor to Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd. Plus, award-winning actor Brian Copeland is on the show to talk about the world premiere of his solo show The Scion, opening at The Marsh. It is a tale of privilege, murder, and...sausage. Also, the music of local singer/songwriter Matt Montgomery, which will be featured in a special concert with the Awesome Orchestra, this Sunday in Oakland. Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 23, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.