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!
 

Lloyd Maines, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Amanda Shires at the Lubbock Lights press conference.
Kaysie Ellingson

Lubbock Lights 2018 is tonight in the Allen Theatre, featuring famous Lubbock musicians, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Amanda Shires and Lloyd Maines. Jo Moore, director of the Texas Tech Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, visits with the Front Row to share more about the event.

Tell us a little bit about what began Lubbock Lights.

1933 lobby card for Little Women.
Public Domain

On this episode of the Front Row, Clint Barrick visits with the Texas Tech University School of Theater and Dance during production week to talk with director, Kristen Rogers, about their upcoming production of Little Women.

Tell us about you and your relationship to the theater department.

Lubbock Arts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Lubbock Arts Festival Facebook Page.

The Lubbock Arts Festival takes place this weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Elizabeth Regner, Executive Director of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, visits with The Front Row to talk more about the event.

The Lubbock Arts Festival is a real tradition in Lubbock. How many is this?

This is going to be the fortieth anniversary at the Lubbock Arts Festival, if you can believe that…

William Shakespeare
Public Domain

This week the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is sponsoring a series of events honoring Shakespeare and his legacy. Dr. Stephen Balch, director of the institute, and Dr. Paul Cantor from the University of Virginia are guests on this episode of The Front Row.

Dr. Balch how did you decide that you wanted to take a hard look at Shakespeare?

Lubbock Moonlight Broadway presents Grease.
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Facebook Page

Lubbock Moonlight Broadway is gearing up for their production of Grease. Founder and creator of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals and Broadway, Gerald Dolter, visits with the Front Row to talk about the show.

How did you decide you wanted to do Grease?

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