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Stephen Eddins

Gordon Parks

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes back, for their third appearance on the virtual stage of our Corona Radio Theater, members of theater company Word for Word, and their presentation of the 1934 short story The Blues I'm Playing, by Langston Hughes (pictured).

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Christy Funsch, about the premiere of Mother, Sister, Daughter, Marvel, a full-length work which celebrates the women of two distinct eras of San Francisco dance history. Featuring a cast of women/dance-makers over 40, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Marvel is inspired by the California Dancing Girls, one of the first all-women dance companies based in San Francisco in the 1910s.

Marty Sohl

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer Stephen Eddins, whose one-act chamber opera ‘Why I live at the P.O.’ is part of West Edge Opera’sSnapshot’ program on January 21st and 22nd, featuring excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. West Edge’s General Director Mark Streshinsky joins us to explain.