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Luminato Festival is excited to present the world premiere of SLEEPING IN THE DEVIL'S BED: THE MUSIC OF DANIEL LANOIS, an all-star salute to an incomparable musical legacy. Producer Hal Willner has crafted legendary concerts interpreting and celebrating the work of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Nino Rota, among many others. His salute to Lanois, featuring Bill Frisell, Kevin Drew, the Handsome Family, Emmylou Harris, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright and more, celebrates five decades of artistic brilliance.

"It was hard to think of who could follow Joni Mitchell after last year's triumphant concerts and her return to the stage," said Luminato Festival Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt. "To celebrate Daniel Lanois takes a slightly different direction as he is more than a songwriter, his talent and body of work highlights the entire complexity of the music business. His influence is heard and felt in so much of the work of the greatest musicians of today."

Making music, both as a singer-songwriter and as a producer, has been Daniel Lanois' lifelong passion. While still in his 20s, he established his sterling reputation, producing a spectrum of Canadian artists. Global renown soon followed when frequent collaborator Brian Eno invited Lanois to co-produce The Unforgettable Fire for U2. His groundbreaking work with the band continued with The Joshua Tree, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year. He has since produced albums for such varied superstars as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel, and Emmylou Harris.

As a performer, he has recorded eight bestselling albums and contributed to several film soundtracks, including Billy Bob Thornton's Oscar-winning Sling Blade. Last year, Daniel Lanois was presented with the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

"Bringing in Hal Willner to curate and produce this show is an added bonus, as he is one of the greatest musical minds, an "unearther" of talents, and has such interesting connections throughout the global music scene," added Weisbrodt. "The shows that he puts together are different than what anyone else is doing, and that is what I think we as a Festival have to do."

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Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

Alan first started blogging about theatre in 2011 with his now defunct blog, Broadway Toronto. In March 2013, Alan joined the team at BroadwayWorld Toronto and continued his foray into arts journalism. In February of 2014, Alan became the Senior Editor for the Toronto division of – and since then has expanded the regional coverage to include much of Southern Ontario, as well as many of the smaller professional theatre companies in the city.

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