Garrison Keillor News

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...)

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Presents An Evening with Garrison KeillorThousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Presents An Evening with Garrison Keillor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The great American storyteller, Garrison Keillor brings his unique brand of humor to the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/11Hawai'i Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at its annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring Maestro Rob Fisher and Grammy-nominated vocalist Natalie Ai Kamauu, at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes Season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Masters Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future', 12/27
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

American Masters -- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) in the series' Season 30 finale, premiering nationwide Tuesday, December 27 (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Pearl Harbor 75th Annual Commemoration ConcertHawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents Pearl Harbor 75th Annual Commemoration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

 The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm. This performance is not only intended to remember those who served and died in the attack, but to salute the remaining survivors and all who have served in the armed forces. Maestro Rob Fisher, Tony and Grammy-recognized for his work with the New York Philharmonic and the New York Shakespeare Festival will lead the HSO in a patriotic program that includes Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and John Williams' "Hymn to the Fallen" from the film Saving Private Ryan.  (more...)

BWW Review: An Evening with GARRISON KEILLOR Is A Time To RememberBWW Review: An Evening with GARRISON KEILLOR Is A Time To Remember
by Herbert Paine - Nov 18, 2016

If there is anyone to whom a lonely nation could turn its eyes for comfort, GARRISON KEILLOR is the man. On tour and flying solo, Keillor delivers exquisitely designed concoctions of reminiscence and commentary, revealing why he is unequivocally one of the great storytellers our time and a national treasure. (more...)

Jazz Age Lancaster Hotel to Celebrate 90th Anniversary at Houston Symphony with "Rhapsody in Blue"Jazz Age Lancaster Hotel to Celebrate 90th Anniversary at Houston Symphony with "Rhapsody in Blue"
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Houston's historic Lancaster Hotel will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the Houston Symphony Friday, November 11 with a pre-concert reception that includes an appearance by Houston Symphony Pops conductor Michael Krajewski, birthday cake and a nod to the evening's performance of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This DecemberA PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chris Thile will be loading up the bus and heading east to the city that doesn't sleep, for back-to-back broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion live from The Town Hall in New York City on December 3 and 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAIDPhoto Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017. (more...)

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