The Front Row

Weekdays at 9:00am

This fall, Texas Tech Public Radio debuted a locally produced program called The Front Row.  This program is devoted to arts coverage here on the South Plains.  Given the sheer number of arts offerings now available to the public, a program dedicated to in-depth coverage and promotion of these events is absolutely needed.  Lubbock, and the surrounding area, is home to an increasing number of art organizations.  These groups offer music (of all kinds), theater, literature, visual arts, film, you name it.  Many of our schools have well developed Fine Arts programs.  The quantity and quality of the arts in Lubbock has certainly reached a milestone.  The construction of the Buddy Holly Center for the Performing Arts demonstrates both level of art and culture in our community and the need for a world-class facility.  With all the events taking place, a radio show taking the time to unpack these programs will help public awareness, promotion, and evoke community pride in our cultural life.  Texas Tech Public Radio is certainly the entity to provide this coverage.  The audience that attends events like these is the audience that listens to Public Radio.  Further, the radio staff has the expertise to do a deep dive into these public events and the organizations that produce them.  Once the semester starts, The Front Row will air every weekday morning at 9am on FM89.1.  Be sure to listen!
 

On this edition of The Front Row, Clint Barrick speaks with Moonlight Musicals founder and General Director, Gerald Dolter  about Peter Pan.

This beloved fantasy will delight children and adults alike as it soars into the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre this April!  Bring your family and come fly away with us to Neverland for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, spell binding music, and stunning choreography. Reserve your tickets to Neverland now!

Visit lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org for more information.

Ballet Lubbock presents its all original production Click, this Friday and Saturday. Its classical music to hip hop to heavy metal all expressed through different styles of dance!  Ballet Lubbock Executive Director Nicholas Draga, Choreographer Yvonne Racz and Composers Amy & Scott Faris give us their thoughts on the music, the dance and the inspiration, in the edition of The Front Row.

Presented by the Texas Tech University School of Music Opera Theatre in collaboration with students in the University Symphony Orchestra, Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah" is a masterpiece of English-language opera that remains one of the most-performed American operas worldwide. The performances are March 31 & April 1 at 7:30pm at the Allen Theatre

Tech Tech School of Music's Vernacular Music Center is hosting quite the musical event on April Fool's Day. 

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