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Nataki Garrett Takes Over At Oregon Shakespeare Festival




Nataki Garrett, the new artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with John Horn, host of The Frame.
Nataki Garrett, the new artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with John Horn, host of The Frame.
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On today's show:

New Leadership For A Cultural Touchstone

(Starts at 7:44) 

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an nine-month theater-lovers' paradise tucked away in the rural town of Ashland. The non-profit mounts 11 annual productions — a mix of contemporary works with classical plays, often adapted for modern-day. Since its founding in 1935, The Oregon Shakespeare Company has become a staple of the American theater community. New artistic director, Nataki Garrett, talks with John Horn about developing new audiences and challenging prejudice in classical text with innovative direction.

High Notes Or Sour Notes?

(Starts at 00:45) 

Shirley Halperin, executive music editor at Variety, talks with John about the state of the music industry.

The Sound Of Linda Ronstadt's Voice

(Starts at 18:43) 

John talks with filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman about their new documentary, "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice." The film takes a look at the musical career of the Grammy Award-winning artist, from getting discovered at The Troubadour in Los Angeles to her multi-platinum album of mariachi music. The film is in select theaters today.

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