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Do You Dream in Color?

Jonathan Barkat

Laurie Rubin has been blind since birth, and she says people imagine her world to be a dark place. But the accomplished mezzo-soprano and lyricist experiences color all around her. She says yellow is an afternoon when birds are singing; green is her backyard; blue is an early morning or the key of G. Rubin is performing in Park City this weekend, and Thursday, she joins Doug to talk about growing up blind, learning to navigate the world, and dreaming in color.

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano and has sung on stages around the world from Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center to Rome's Parcol Auditorium della Musica and London's Wigmore Hall. She's Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the performing arts program Ohana Arts in Hawaii. Her memoir is called Do You Dream in Color? [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible]

This Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Rubin is giving a concert at the Promontory Amphitheater at the Promontory Club in Park City. The concert is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Call (818) 424-3919 or email laurie@ohanaarts.org to add your name to the list.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.