Wanda's Picks Radio Show, Friday, May 2, 2014
We open the show with an interview with artist, scholar, Jeramy DeCristo whose Document/in the hold opens this evening, May 2, the exhibit up through May 30, with an artist talk next week, May 16, 2014, at Siete Potencias Africanas Gallery, 777 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco (415) 323-9406.
We shift next into a true freedom story as told by Zenobia Powell Perry, in the opera Tawawa House. We happily welcome into the studio members of the cast: Shawnette Sulker (soprano, as Fanny) and Barry L. Robinson (baritone, as Jake); Janis-Rozena Perry, Zenobia Powell Perry's daughter; Jeannie Pool, the arranger, orchestrator and biographer; and Matthew Buckman, General Director of Townsend Opera to talk about the world premiere of Zenobia Powell Perry’s African American folk opera Tawawa House at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA this weekend, tonight, Friday, May 2 and Sunday, May 4, 2014: http://townsendopera.com/blog/2014/04/03/townsend-opera-announces-cast-tawawa-house/
We close the live portion of the show with an interview with Michael Asberry, understudy for the role of Gabriel in Marin Theatre Company's production of August Wilson's Fences, performs this role Sunday, May 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. Visit http://www.marintheatre.org/
Listen at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2014/05/02/wandas-picks-black-folk-opera-tawana-hsetownsend-operamodestoca