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.

Two of the great holiday traditions in our community is the Carol of Lights and Carol Concert. To celebrate the 61st year of these events, Dr. Alan Zabriskie and Dr. Carolyn Cruse are our guests on today's edition of The Front Row.

We are in the Texas Tech University School of Music with Dr. Alan Zabriskie as well as Dr. Carolyn Cruse to talk about this tradition and what to expect from tomorrow's concert. For more, listen to the entire episode above or on the NPR One app.

The Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance is gaining an international reputation and the doors that are opening will allow an exchange of students from here to abroad and foreign students to come here, all to study in the School of Theatre and Dance.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are at the School of Theatre and Dance in the office of Dr. Mark Charney, who is the director of the School of Theatre and Dance. We also have with us Cory Norman, who is director of marketing and communication and the company manager for the School of Theatre and Dance.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is sponsoring a new initiative this weekend that they hope will benefit local and regional artists. The benefit to potential buyers is affordable and unique art. We’ll have all the details on today’s show!

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts joined by Lindsey Maestri, executive director at LHUCA and Lyndsey Walton, marketing coordinator for LHUCA to talk about this affordable art sale.

The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert Friday evening in Hemmle Recital Hall titled Elan of Youth. Student winners from a juried competition will be featured as soloists in the concert.

On today’s show we will talk to these young artists about their upcoming performance and future careers.

The Flatlands Dance Theatre celebrates 10 years in the hub city with performances this weekend at the LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, we'll have all the details with the founder and the artistic director of Flatlands Dance Theatre on today's show.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are in the creative dance studio here on the Texas Tech University campus, in the office of Dr. Ali Duffy, who is associate professor of dance here at Texas Tech. She is also the artistic director of the Flatlands Dance Company.