The Front Row

Weekdays at 9:00am

The Front Row 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!

The Front Row is brought to you in part by The J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts and City Bank.

Clint Barrick has Elizabeth Grigsby on the show today. Elizabeth is the Executive Director of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, a non-profit, community based arts organization with a mission to foster the creation, understanding and enjoyment of the arts.

The Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance presented Dance Tech last weekend, an annual celebration of Tech’s dance faculty, students, and guest artists.  Kyla Olson is our guest on today’s show.

Texas Tech’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Lambda of Texas, recently hosted a lecture by Professor James Sullivan of Notre Dame, a nationally acclaimed authority on America’s fight against poverty.

Dr. Sullivan is Clint Barrick’s guest on today’s edition of The Front Row.

Listen to the full interview here or on the go with the NPR One app!

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra is presenting concerts this weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, we'll have the president and CEO of the orchestra and a guest conductor on today's show.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater just prior to a rehearsal by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra gave concerts last weekend at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater. 

If you're looking for something to do with your entire family this Spring, that is both a resort and an educational facility, Moody Gardens may be just the ticket and it's right here in Texas. We'll talk with representatives from Moody Gardens on today's program.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are in the studio with Kevin Aguilar and Alexis Shelly who are both PR Coordinators for Moody Gardens. They talk about the origins of Moody Gardens and how it became what it is today. Listen to the full story here or on the NPR One app.