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.

The Cactus Theater presented singer-songwriter JD Souther last weekend in Lubbock. Mr. Souther has written hit songs for Linda Rondstadt, The Eagles, Roy Orbison and James Taylor among others.

On today's edition of the Front Row, we have a very special guest on the phone, JD Souther. He tells us about his journey in music and how he got to be a famous writer and artist.

The Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series kicks off its new season this Wednesday, we'll have all the details on today's show. The first of the series is featuring David Sedaris.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are in the studios with Dóri Bosnyák who is administrator of the Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. The Presidential Lecture and Performance Series is something that has been around for quite some time, bringing in distinguished musicians and lecturers, and all sorts of artistic people to our community.

One of the Thank You Premiums on our Fall 2019 Fundraiser is a book titled Between Two Rivers | Photographs and Poems Between the Brazos and the Rio Grande by Jerod Foster and John Poch. Both of which have joined us in the studio today for this edition of The Front Row!

You can donate today by following the link below and receive this book as a Thank You Gift, signed copies while supplies last, during our Fall Fund Drive 2019.

The Texas Tech University School of Music is presenting the University Choir and the Women's Chorale in concert this weekend. We'll unpack all the details on today's show.

On today's edition of The Front Row, we are at the Texas Tech University School of Music visiting with Dr. Alan Zabriskie, who is the director of chorale studies here at the School of Music.

The University Choir has a concert coming up this weekend, on Saturday at 6:00PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. The Womens Chorale is the first half of the program and the University Choir will have the second half.

A beautiful new book has been published, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. We'll have the three editors of that book on today's programming, it's also a Thank You Gift during our Fall Fund Drive 2019. You can give today by visiting this link: