Garrison Keillor News

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallBen Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery ChicagoRufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the '40s to Town Hall for 'Broadway by the Year'Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst and More to Bring the '40s to Town Hall for 'Broadway by the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst and Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Folk Musicians Lou and Peter Berryman To Perform in ConcertFolk Musicians Lou and Peter Berryman To Perform in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Lou and Peter Berryman will perform at Community Church, 40 East 35th Street, N.Y.C. 10016 on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Kay Stern To FacultySan Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Kay Stern To Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of violinist Kay Stern to its faculty. Stern is currently the concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 1994. She will begin her own studio at SFCM in Fall 2017, in addition to continuing her role at San Francisco Opera. (more...)

Seattle Fringe Festival presents THE GAY UNCLE EXPLAINS IT ALL TO YOUSeattle Fringe Festival presents THE GAY UNCLE EXPLAINS IT ALL TO YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Imagine John Waters substituting for Garrison Keillor in a friend's living room on a $13 budget and you can start to picture 'The Gay Uncle Explains It All To You.'  (more...)

Miss Richfield 1981 Returns to Philadelphia with 2020 VISIONMiss Richfield 1981 Returns to Philadelphia with 2020 VISION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Miss Richfield 1981 returns to Philadelphia for the first time in three years with her brand new show "2020 Vision: A Survival Guide To The New World!"  Known for her unique take on audience participation, and comedic songs and videos, Miss Richfield will bring her message of hope -or at least survival-to Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater on March 10 and 11 at 8pm.  Performing again in Philadelphia holds special meaning for Miss Richfield 1981 who served as a brand ambassador for Visit Philadelphia from 2009-2014.    (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents The Wailin' JennysThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents The Wailin' Jennys
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Juno Award-winning folk trio The Wailin' Jennys bring their achingly perfect vocal sounds to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIESVaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

Arts San Antonio Celebrates 25 Seasons of Performances DEEP IN THE ARTS OF TEXAS GalaArts San Antonio Celebrates 25 Seasons of Performances DEEP IN THE ARTS OF TEXAS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Today, ARTS San Antonio announced its annual spring gala "Deep In The Arts Of Texas" a Cajun-themed evening on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with special guest and two-time Grammy-award winning BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. The event is a major fundraising benefit for ARTS San Antonio's education initiative ARtsTEach. It will be held at Boudro's Texas Bistro at St. Charles Plaza, 209 North Presa, San Antonio. (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev at Park Plaza Restaurant, 3/4Brownstone Poets Presents George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev at Park Plaza Restaurant, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Brownstone Poets presents George Held, Pamela Hughes, Claudia Serea, and Anton Yakovlev, Saturday, March 4 in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m George Held Pamela Hughes Claudia Serea Anton Yakovlev @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates. http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/976446449156933/ pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Bios: George Held, a former Fulbright lecturer in Czechoslovakia, publishes poems, fiction, and book reviews, both online and in print, and Garrison Keillor once read one of Held's poems on A Writer's Almanac. He was the guest poet in the Brownstone Poets anthology for 2014 and has received ten Pushcart Prize nominations, including nominations for both poetry and fiction in 2016. His recent chapbooks include Bleak Splendor (Muddy River Books, 2015) and Phased 2 (Poets Wear Prada, 2016), moon poems. Pamela Hughes graduated from Brooklyn College with an MFA in Creative Writing, poetry, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg. Her poetry has appeared in: Canary; The Brooklyn Review; Ellipsis, Isotope: A Journal of Science and Nature Writing; Literary Mama ; PANK; The Paterson Literary Review; The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow; Thema, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, as well as the arts and the environment. Visit her at either: www.narrativenortheast.com or www.pamelahugheswrites.com. Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Word Riot, Apple Valley Review, among others. Serea is the author of four poetry books, most recently Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016). Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ. She is a founding editor of National Translation Month (http://nationaltranslationmonth.org/). More at cserea.tumblr.com (https://web.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/cserea.tumblr.com). Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev is the author of poetry chapbooks Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, 2017), The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, Angle, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books in 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale at AT&T PAC for STORIES FROM LAKE WOBEGON with Garrison KeillorTickets on Sale at AT&T PAC for STORIES FROM LAKE WOBEGON with Garrison Keillor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for Stories from Lake Wobegon featuring Garrison Keillor will go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor, will perform for one night only on Tuesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

Paula Poundstone to Stop at the Paramount Theatre This JunePaula Poundstone to Stop at the Paramount Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Paula Poundstone brings her nationwide stand-up tour to Denver's Historic Paramount Theatre on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? Is A Hoot At Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? Is A Hoot At Stages Repertory Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jan 28, 2017

BWW Review: With An Excellent Cast And A Great Script, WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& Other Conundrums of Love) Hits All the Right Notes (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallCarolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery ChicagoTaylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

Humorist GARRISON KEILLOR Brings His Unique Wisdom and Whimsy to The McCallum TheatreHumorist GARRISON KEILLOR Brings His Unique Wisdom and Whimsy to The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 13, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Garrison Keillor on Friday, January 27, at 8:00pm. True to his radio form, the humorist shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom. One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a best-selling author and humorist known for his popular live radio variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion," which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. (more...)

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