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On this week’s densely packed Open Air, KALW’s weekly magazine for the performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Kristin Damrow who shares details about her company’s production of ‘Eames’. This dance production is inspired by the life and iconic designs of Ray and Charles Eames (a painter and an architect respectively), who revolutionized the face of furniture design in the 1950s, and the lesser-known story about their relationship as husband and wife, and as collaborative business partners. ‘Eames’ runs from January 25-27 at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

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This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance talks with actor and writer Dan Hoyle about his one-man show ‘The Real Americans’, an account of a three month-trip across the U.S. in search of the true meaning of America and what it means to be American, currently at The Marsh SF in an updated version. Also, a conversation with journalist/playwright Sarah Shourd, who survived 410 days of solitary confinement as a political hostage in Iran in 2009/10 and created ‘The Box’, a piece of transformational theater about that experience, currently at Z Space in San Francisco. We will hear from Artistic Director Amy Mueller about the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2016; she brings along Walt McGough, one of the participating playwrights. Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson shines his reviewing light on cultural events around the Bay Area.

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; hear it live on Thursday, July 14 at 1pm.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Lisa Hori-Garcia: a Bay Area actor, performer, and member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT). The SFMT’s Youth Theater Project celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances on 4/30 and 5/1.

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...


Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Larry Reed, artistic director of ShadowLight Productions, which has been making shadow theater for over three decades in the Bay and all over the world.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Greg MacKellan, Artistic Director of 42nd Street Moon about their production of Noel Coward's 'Sail Away', which he directs. Also, details about the upcoming concert of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble; and a conversation with playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger and actor Damon Sperber, about the BootStrap Theater Foundation’s world premiere of “Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina” - a multi-faceted theater production which explores greed, corruption, prejudice and pollution in an arctic Eskimo village. Regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson has movie reviews on ‘Bridge of Spies’ and ‘Brooklyn’.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday, October 29 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Tough: A “punchy” one woman show

Jul 23, 2014
Lydia Daniller

Chris Black is a small woman. She’s five-foot-one and weighs just over a hundred pounds. But don’t let her size fool you. In a tank top that reveals well-muscled arms, and executing a punishing series of push-up-like movements, Black is looking pretty tough. In fact, “Tough” is the name of the dancer and choreographer’s newest piece. It’s a one-woman-show inspired by turn-of-the-century bare knuckle boxing champ John L. Sullivan, whose famous catchphrase went: “My name is John L. Sullivan, and I can lick any sonofabitch in the house.”

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This week, host David Latulippe talks with SFArtsED artistic director, Emily Keeler about the young cast involved in the upcoming production of L'il Abner at the Eureka Theatre; jazz vocalist Paula West shares details about her gig at Feinstein’s at the Nikko; Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director of Z Space talks about  the world premiere of Hundred Days, a folk rock odyssey conceived and composed by The Bengsons; and San Francisco playwright and performer Charlie Varon talks about his solo comedy show ‘Feisty Old Jew’ at The Marsh SFOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on February 20, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

This week on Open Air, conversations with playwright George Brant, whose new work “Grounded” is being staged at SF Playhouse - we’ll also have actress Lauren English on hand; conductor Robert Geary shares thoughts on his upcoming concerts with the SF Choral Society of Haydn’s “The Seasons”; Word for Word co-founders Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter discuss their production of ‘In Friendship: Stories by Zona Gale’; and guitarist Julio Reyes offers a live preview of his upcoming concert at Old First Church (perhaps with a spontaneous collaboration with host/flutist David Latulippe).  Op