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  This week on Open Air, the Corona Radio Theater raises the curtain for the first installment of a nine-part series of original political comedy radio plays by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, titled Tales of the Resistance, each presented in a different style - Noir! Sci Fi! Horror! Adventure!

Alessandra Mello

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actor Francis Jue (pictured) and Executive Director Phil Santora about the new production of the quirky comedy The Language Archive, which opens the 50th Anniversary season at Tony Award-winning TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, we welcome as new guest host, the recently-retired and beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik (pictured, right, with David Latulippe). She will be talking to Adrian Roberts and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (pic 2), who are the lead actors of the African American Shakespeare Company’s updated, modern-verse version of Macbeth

Jim Cox

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Renee Kemp talks with actresses Denmo Ibrahim and Nadine Malouf from the cast of A Thousand Splendid Suns, which runs through July 29 at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe has conversations with Jean Kellogg, executive director of the Merola Opera Program and apprentice stage director Mo Zhou, about Merola's Grand Finale performance on Saturday August 22nd at the SF Opera House. Also, Paul Andrews, founding director of  Slavyanka Russian Chorus, about upcoming performances of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (Vespers), this weekend in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Berkeley. Violinist Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet checks in to talk about his ensemble's latest recording and European tour with the San Francisco Symphony; and regular contributor Peter Robinson discusses two movies, and lists a number of activities at your local Public Libraries around the Bay. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday August 20 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

  This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with James Darrah about his direction of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Merola Opera Program; ODC founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way returns with Deputy Director for Advancement, Christy Bolingbroke, to discuss the upcoming 3-week festival called Music Moves; President and co-founder Paul Andrews from the Slavyanka Chorus shares details about the upcoming Russian Music Festival starting this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley; and SF Chronicle's classical music critic Joshua Kosman shares his classical music picks for the month of August.  Open Air with David Latulippe, broadcast live on Thursday 31 July 2014. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to young artists from the Merola Opera Program about their roles in the upcoming production of Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire”; conductor David Möschler and singer Caitlin Cobb-Vialet talk about the Youth Musical Theater Company’s production of “South Pacific", Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director for Transcendence Theater Company, shares details about the third season of ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ at Jack London State Historic Park; and Peter Robinson offers some summer reading suggestions and activities.  Open Air with David Latulippe; originally broadcast on July 10 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...