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An Acoustic Evening with Yo La Tengo
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Fresh off celebrating their 30th anniversary, Yo La Tengo will release Stuff Like That There on August 28th via Matador Records and will kick off their world tour in Troy at the Music Hall!

The trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew now return as a quartet, reuniting with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar as they revisit the original concept of their beloved Fakebook (a mix of cover songs, “covers” of Yo La Tengo songs, and brand new originals) on its 25th anniversary. This unprecedented live set-up — Ira on acoustic guitar, Georgia up-front on a small kit, and James on upright bass — marks the first occasion of this particular Yo La Tengo incarnation touring together (and since it took them 31 years to get around to doing so, could very well also be the last).

Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

 

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 8 pm
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A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, and Iggy Pop has covered his work. The Los Angeles Times calls him “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” after the release of his newest album Terms Of My Surrender, last summer via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. This new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics

The Indigo Girls
Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Rolling Stone describes them as the “ideal duet partners. Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs”. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which over the course of twenty five years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world, informing and rewarding them day to day.

They released their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, on June 2nd. Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler's sense of wonder, gratitude, and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. This is music of the past, present, and future — a boundlessness earned and not bestowed. One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous.

With twelve original studio albums, three live records, various Greatest Hits compilations, a Rarities and a Christmas record to their credit, the iconic duo continues to challenge itself creatively, over and over again, adding to a body of work that contains such contemporary classic songs as Galileo, Shame on You, Closer To Fine, Kid Fears, Love of Our Lives, Making Promises, Get out the Map, Moment of Forgiveness, Least Complicated and Go. After numerous Grammy nominations and awards and gold and platinum certifications and decades of touring in clubs, arenas and everything in between, Indigo Girls remain active and relevant, always viewing their music as a fresh opportunity for exploration and discovery. “We really work hard to not lean on any tried and true path in making our albums,” says Ray. “So when it comes to writing new songs and working and performing with different musicians, every record and every tour feels like a completely different adventure for us.

Gordon Lightfoot
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Featuring his well known hits and deep album cuts, all woven together
with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes.

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's
safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very
exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,”
“Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,"
"Cold On The Shoulder", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song
For A Winter's Night", "Shadows", "Rainy Day People", "Did She Mention My Name" and
"Summertime Dream to name just a few.

This year is special for the legendary artist as he embarks on a cross-country USA tour
entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway". This tour features his well
known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together
with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-
year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys
hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

Squeeze Acoustic -"The At Odds Couple"
An Evening With Difford and Tilbrook
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 8 pm
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For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present their songs and story in a unique way. This follows on from the hugely successful UK tour of the same show at the end of last year. Beginning at Grove of Anaheim on November 13th, the 25 date tour will visit theaters around the US in a show that will celebrate their enduring music and partnership.

Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have prevailed through turbulent times over the past four decades, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and an acrimonious break-up. ‘The At Odds Couple’ will see Glenn and Chris reflecting on their careers, as part of Squeeze and as solo artists, sharing not only the music but also giving an insight in to what makes the two of them tick as a partnership.

In addition to performing a selection of hits, including ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Cool For Cats’, Chris and Glenn will be dusting down some previously unrecorded songs that were written together back in the band’s infancy but never recorded, “there are a few corkers in there”, as well as playing tracks from their solo careers. The duo has also been working on new Squeeze material – set for release in October 2015 - which will no doubt creep into the set list.

Difford’s ying to Tilbrook’s yang, Glenn’s chalk to Chris’s cheese, ‘The At Odds Couple’ will be in the spotlight and under the microscope like never before as these two talents of the music industry come together to present a unique two man show.

SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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South Orange, NJ 07079
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The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston
Thursday, September 11, 2015 @ 8pm
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Many will remember The Manhattans for their quintessential Grammy Award-winning hit of the 80s, “Shining Star,” which reached the Top Five on both the pop and R&B charts and went gold. Earlier hits include “Kiss and Say Goodbye,” “There’s No Me Without You,” “It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad,” not to mention their very first chart-topping single from 1965, “I Wanna Be Your Everything.”
Formed in the 60s as a doo wop-influenced R&B quintet out of Jersey City, The Manhattans were a classic R&B vocal group who managed to achieve incredible career longevity by adapting their style to fit the ever-changing times. They reinvented themselves as smooth balladeers during the 70s, falling in line with the sweet, string-laden sound of contemporary soul. Finally, in the 80s the group widened its appeal to mainstream pop audiences as well as their staple R&B crowds, cementing their place in history with hits such as “Crazy” and “You Send Me.”
Lead singer, Gerald Alston signed with Motown as a solo artist in 1988, prompting The Manhattans to disband until 1993 when Alston and founding band member Winfred “Blue” Lovett reunited. They have been touring regularly ever since.

Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester
Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Led by fourteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music ‘Musician of the Year’ Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester features some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camp on guitar and lead vocals, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys), mandolinist Frank Solivan, and acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman.

The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The “original” Earls were Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandolinist Curly Seckler, and bassist Jake Tullock.

Colin Quinn
Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Colin Quinn returns to SOPAC on the heels of his new one man show “New York Story” directed by Jerry Seinfeld and a co-starring role in this past summer’s Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck.”
A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show “Remote Control.” In 1995, Colin Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show “Saturday Night Live,” where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After SNL, Colin Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn,” in which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from for two years. In addition to his television work, Colin Quinn has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups.
Colin Quinn’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn—An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and as an HBO special in 2011 was nominated for an Emmy Award. Colin Quinn is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO’s “Girls.”

Loudon Wainwight III & Nellie McKay
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8 pm
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See Grammy Award-winning traditional folk singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III along with songstress and Broadway actress Nellie McKay.
Grammy Award-winner Loudon Wainwright III’s recording career started in 1970 and now includes 25 albums. The latest is Older Than My Old Man Now, which employs Wainwright’s unique mix of poignancy and devastating wit to examine aging. Wainwright’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Also an accomplished actor, Wainwright has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow, and can next be seen in the independent film Pleased To Meet Me, and a one-man-play entitled Surviving Twin.
Hailed by the New Yorker as “funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented,” Nellie McKay just finished an extended run in the off-Broadway award-winning hit Old Hats, and has written two acclaimed musical biographies, “Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature” and “I Want to Live!” Nellie produced her critically acclaimed, debut double album Get Away From Me with Beatles’ engineer Geoff Emerick, followed by Pretty Little Head, Obligatory Villagers, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day, (“among the killer overhauls of American standards” – The New York Times), and her latest, Home Sweet Mobile Home.

Eaglemania
Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 8 pm
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EagleMania has dedicated itself to faithfully reproducing the sound of The Eagles for the past three years. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the East Coast with their stunning five part harmonies and their uncanny ability to emulate The Eagles note by note. Their show consists of all of the Eagles greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of many of the individual members such as Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert.

Madeline and the Bad Hat
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 2pm
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This colorful musical, Madeline and the Bad Hat, captures the carefree yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ beloved Madeline book series. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, it is a delightful tale of enemies-become-friends and of the unbreakable bonds of friendship and family that will charm and entertain children and adults alike.
Madeline and the Bad Hat traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – learns that first impressions aren’t everything.
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s artistic director Greg Gunning adapted Madeline and the Bad Hat for the stage. Composer/orchestrator Richard DeRosa created the original Broadway-style score. ArtsPower was started in 1985 by twin brothers Mark and Gary Blackman. Its 28 original, professional touring productions have been seen by more than 13 million people in 49 states.

Jonatha Brooke & Patty Larkin
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 8 pm
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An evening with Jonatha Brooke and Patty Larkin promises poignant lyrics and complex harmonies within the genres of folk, rock and pop, all the while touching your heart, tickling your funny bone and delivering a message or a story in a totally authentic way.
Jonatha Brooke has written songs, made records and toured since her days in Boston with The Story, which released two albums, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House. In 1995, Jonatha released her first of two solo albums, Plumb, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released six more albums. Her 2008 release, The Works, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Recently, she’s co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds. Her latest CD, My Mother Has Four Noses, based on her one-woman show of the same name, was listed by ABC News as one of the 50 best albums of 2015.
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).
Patty Larkin’s new release, Still Green, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea traveling from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. Much of it written in a primitive dune shack on the Outer Banks of Cape Cod’s National Seashore, Still Green is a fresh approach to sound and life from a legendary singer-songwriter who continues to amaze.

Vienna Boys Choir
Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 3 pm
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The Vienna Boys Choir is a musical tradition that dates back over 500 years. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, at private concerts and functions, and on state occasions. Today, however, with a repertoire that includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music, over 100 choristers travel the globe in four different choirs performing music to over a half million people in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.
Motets and lieder for boys choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music, waltzes and polkas by Lehar, Lanner, and Strauss. Musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri, and Anton Bruckner worked with the historic choir, while composer Franz Schubert was himself a chorister, and brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn were frequent guest choristers.
In 2001, Gerald Wirth became the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir. While he is keenly aware of the choir’s rich tradition, Wirth also explores new ways to create and make music. He has instigated a number of projects involving world music, a cappella pop and film music. Wirth firmly believes that music has a positive influence on every aspect of a personality. He has written three children’s operas, a Mass, motets and countless arrangements for choirs. He finds much of his inspiration in myths and philosophical texts. His works are performed internationally.

Joan Armatrading
Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm
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In a recording career spanning 40 years, British singer-songwriter and guitarist Joan Armatrading is a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, a two-time BRIT Award-nominee, and an Ivor Novello Award recipient for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996.
The artist has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham, England. With twenty stunning albums to her credit, Joanʼs subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship – she has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on her forthcoming album – have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.
In musical terms, Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of. She has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs and figured large in VH1’s Top 100 Most Influential People In Rock. But more than that, Joan Armatrading has been honored by the Queen of England and is one of the few female artists ever to receive an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). In addition, she has performed for Nelson Mandela, been given the key to Sydney, is a patron of various charities, has presented and continues to present on some of the BBC’s most popular radio stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2.

David Bromberg Big Band
Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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With a stage full of incredible talent and no set list, the freewheeling David Bromberg Big Band concerts have become the stuff of legends.
David Bromberg’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the blues and folk traditions. An eclectic artist, he plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country, western, and rock and roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time.
He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and he can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. David Bromberg became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by famous musicians artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rusty Evans (The Deep), and Carly Simon. David Bromberg co-wrote the song “The Holdup” with former Beatle George Harrison, who played on Bromberg’s self-titled 1972 album. In 2008, he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album for Try Me One More Time released with Appleseed Recordings.

Get The Led Out
Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The premiere Led Zeppelin tribute band returns to the SOPAC stage. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage for a live experience like you’ve never heard before.
Get The Led Out is a Philadelphia-based group consisting of six veteran musicians who are intent on re-creating Led Zeppelin’s songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Led Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album, Get The Led Out delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, Get The Led Out brings just what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Leon Russell
Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Leon Russell is a Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. He is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.
Born in southwest Oklahoma in 1942, Leon’s career had a very early start beginning piano lessons at age 4. He was playing in Tulsa nightclubs at the age of 14. After graduating from high school, Leon’s band, The Starlighters, went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis. He left Tulsa at the age of 17 for Los Angeles where he began playing in the L.A. clubs and eventually became one of the best session musicians in Hollywood. He worked with the best Hollywood producers and top musicians in the business.
Leon became part of an elite group of studio musicians called the Wrecking Crew and played on hundreds of hit records in the 1960’s. He was part of studio groups such as The Routers and The Super Stocks. The Routers recorded the huge hit “Let’s Go” and The Super Stocks recorded surf and hot rod tunes. In 1964, Leon was a member of the house band on ABC’s “Shindig!” which showcased the top pop acts.
Leon Russell led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon Russell has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include ‘A Song For You’, ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade.’
Leon Russell and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released October 19, 2010. The single, “If It Wasn’t For Bad” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

The Weight Performing Songs of The Band
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. Come and “Take a Load Off” with The Weight.

The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. Come and “Take a Load Off.”

Dar Williams
Saturday, December 17, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to SOPAC touring in support of her new album Emerald. Dar Williams has enjoyed a remarkable career which began when Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took her out on the road and recorded several of her songs. In 1995, two years after self-releasing The Honesty Room, she signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment, beginning a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Along with her six studio albums — also including The Green World (2000) and The Beauty of the Rain (2003), each amply represented on the balanced Many Great Companions (2010) — she’s also released the onstage documentary Out There Live (2001) and the DVD Live at Bearsville Theater (2007). At the core of Dar Williams’ work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world, the product of countless observations in her travels and conversations with her fans.

Cherish The Ladies "A Celtic Christmas"
Saturday, December 19, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish step-dancing. Together with their roster of regional, national, and world champion step dancers, the artistry of Cherish the Ladies has made them one of the most captivating and enchanting ensembles in the history of Irish music.
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.” –The Boston Globe
Cherish the Ladies have grown from a one-time concert concept to a traditional Irish music sensation, literally the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music. They have been named Best Musical Group of the Year by the BBC, Entertainment Group of the Year by the Irish Voice, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s International Group of the Year Award at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and voted the Top North American Celtic act by NPR Radio’s “Thistle and Shamrock.”
The Ladies have shared the stage with such noted entertainers as James Taylor, Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, The Chieftains, and dozens of symphony orchestras. The Celtic Album, their collaboration with the Boston Pops Symphony led to a 1999 Grammy nomination.
Cherish the Ladies have recorded ten highly acclaimed albums. Their quintessential holiday album “On Christmas Night” was released to rave reviews and was chosen as one of the top Christmas Albums of the Year by The New York Times, Washington Post, The Village Voice and many other national newspapers.

Berenstain Bears
Saturday, January 10, 2016 @ 8 pm
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Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids will treasure for many years to come.
“Like honey for little kids.” -Mommy Poppins
As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.
Join us along with the whole Berenstain Bears family for an afternoon of fun!

Peter Yarrow & John Gorka
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 8pm
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An extraordinary double-bill featuring Peter Yarrow of the legendary 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary and the quintessential singer-songwriter of the 1980s folk music scene, John Gorka.
Peter Yarrow and John Gorka
Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of iconic songs we all know and love such as “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.” From his life in Greenwich Village, to his connections to Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger, and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Peter Yarrow shares a part of American history influenced heavily by music and creates community within his audiences through his reflections in both words and music.
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow’s life and work is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.

NAKED SOUL
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 W 17th St, NYC 10011
212.620.5000 ext 344 www.rmanyc.org
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org). The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul). The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Tickets are available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Morley
Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 7pm
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Composer and singer Morley breathes sensuality into activism with her unabashed love songs, humorous takes on life, and outspoken lyricism. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration. Tonight she presents “Witness” a special song journal inspired by her global travel, bearing witness to the diversity of resilience in the human spirit.

Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth and adults from conflict zones. She has presented for TEDWomen and a string of TEDx events. Her song “Women of Hope” (video by Damani Baker “Still Bill”) has been featured in Nobel Women’s Initiative documentaries and has brought her before many world leaders and policy makers such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Richard Branson and Ban Ki-moon.

She has written, collaborated, and shared the stage with such distinguished artists as Yungchen Lhamo, Dr.Bernice Johnson Reagon, Toshi Reagon, Angélique Kidjo, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah, Wynton Marsalis, Joan Wasser, Amadou et Mariam, Raul Midón, and Cassandra Wilson to name a few. Morley has released five full length recordings under the auspices of Sony, Universal, Polydor, Sunny Side Records & independently.

 

Ben Sollee
Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 7pm
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Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. In 2012, Sollee self-released his fourth album, Half-Made Man, a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are. Sollee first gained major notice with his 2008 debut, Learning to Bend, which led NPR’s Morning Edition to call him one of the “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the year. Later, All Things Considered called his debut “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope and the earnest belief that the world is good.”

Red Molly
Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 7pm
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Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Their latest CD, The Red Album, released on May 27, 2014, was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge.

Ellis Paul + Peter Mulvey
Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 7pm
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With an engaging conversational style, Ellis Paul delivers his tunes in a high, clear voice that gets you right in the heart.

Peter Mulvey is “a phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style.” – Irish Times

 

Winterbloom
Friday, December 4, 2015 @ 7pm
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Winterbloom is a collective of four successful, internationally touring singer-songwriters – Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, and Natalia Zukerman.

Ari Hest
Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 7pm
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Mesmerizing guitar licks and smoky vocals; beautiful melodic folk. "A prolific songwriter and a captivating live performer." — Boston Globe

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Mike DelGuidice & Big Show - Tribute to Billy Joel
Friday, September 11, 2015 @ 8pm
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Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot perform all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits and lesser knows tracks and deep cuts from the music legend’s iconic catalogue. Billy Joel hired Mike DelGuidice to join his band for all his shows including all of Billy Joel’s iconic Madison Square Garden dates. When performing Billy Joel’s music, Mike is a dead ringer sound alike. He even had Billy himself fooled. The true Billy Joel fan will be blown away after experiencing Big Shot live. On any given night they will also astonish you with songs in their set from other artists like, Paul McCartney, Elton John, The Beatles, Journey, some others and songs from Michael’s original CDs.

Kathleen Madigan
Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 8pm
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We are thrilled to welcome the critically acclaimed standup comedian Kathleen Madigan back to the Music Hall. Kathleen is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 25 year career Madigan has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made: Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. Her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, which iTunes named one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2013, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews and is available on CD, DVD and download. She's released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 1 Netflix special, 1 Showtime special, 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials and 3 CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White.

Steve Earle & The Dukes
Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 8pm
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Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Steve Earle & the Dukes return to Tarrytown in support of their 2015 release Terraplane. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.”

An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 8pm
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Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, and is widely considered one of the finest guitar players in the world. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Chet Atkins honored Tommy with the title of “Certified Guitar Player” for his contribution to guitar music, a very rare distinction shared by only four other people in the world.

Joan Armatrading
Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 7pm
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Three time Grammy Nominee Joan Armatrading has come a long way since her birth in the West Indies and her upbringing in Birmingham. With 20 stunning albums to her credit, Joan's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Known as a true craftsman, her distinctive vocals and consummate musicianship – she has arranged as well as played every instrument, with the exception of drums on her forthcoming album – have led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent critical acclaim. Effortlessly eclectic, her sound has ranged from true soul to sophisticated pop driven by her passionate guitar.

In musical terms Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of – she has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, she has been nominated for the Brit Award she has been the recipient of a highly coveted Ivor Novello Award, and figured large in VH1's Top 100 voted poll The Most Influential Woman In Rock…..But more than that Joan has been honoured by the Queen and is one of the few female artists ever to receive an MBE. In addition, she has performed for Nelson Mandela, been given the key to Sydney, is Patron of various charities, has presented and continues to present BBC radio 4 and radio 2 series.

 

HippieFest 2015 w/The Family Stone,
Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & Badfinger

Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 8pm
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Experience the peace, love, and music, which changed a generation. If you never experienced the 60s and 70s (or you did and can’t remember), come be a hippie for a day! The legendary group The Family Stone (“Everyday People”, “Thank You”, “Family Affair”, “I Get High on You”) head up the bill. We are thrilled to have guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning producer and entertainer Rick Derringer (“Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo”, “Real American”, “Hang On Sloopy”) with us as well. High octane, high performance, super charged Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (“Devil With Blue Dress On”, “Jenny Take a Ride”, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”, “Sock It To Me Baby”) also join the party. And last but definitely not least, the iconic British group Badfinger ft Joey Molland (“Come & Get It”, “No Matter What”, “Day After Day”, “Baby Blue”) will rock the hall.

John Sebastian & David Grisman
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8pm
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Their musical history dates back to college days at New York University circa 1963 when the Greenwich Village folk revival was in its’ heyday. They made their first recording together as members of the Even Dozen Jug Band with future luminaries Maria Muldaur, Stefan Grossman and others. The rest, of course is musical history. John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of one of America’s most popular bands – the Lovin’ Spoonful and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying “Dawg” music. Finally, after a 40+ year hiatus, their paths crossed again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California. After this mutually enjoyable evening of spontaneous music, it became obvious that they would continue collaborating and the result is Satisfied – a stunning collection of acoustic duets featuring traditional folk tunes, blues, classy instrumentals and originals by these two legendary masters.

Kansas
Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 8pm
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The iconic progressive rock band Kansas recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2013; the band best known for their hits Dust in the Wind and Carry on My Wayward Son. "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70's, what seemed to be “different," was actually ahead of its time. This "garage band" from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and released their first album in 1974. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

Classic Albums Live plays The Beatles' Abbey Road
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 8pm
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For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note — cut for cut. On October 10th, Classic Albums Live brings The Beatles Abbey Road to Tarrytown. In October 1969 Abbey Road entered the British album chart as no. 1 and remained on top for seventeen of its 81 weeks in the chart. Its US debut landed it eleven weeks at no. 1 during its 83-week stay, featuring such hits as “Here comes the Sun”, “I Want You (She’s So heavy)” and “Come Together”.“All of our focus is put into the music,” says series Classic Albums Live producer Craig Martin. “We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with imitation or impersonation. The bands are big — upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.”

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 7pm
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Two legendary songwriters together on stage! A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. Called "one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years" by the Los Angeles Times, Hiatt continues to write brilliant songs including "We're Alright Now," the first single from Mystic Pinball which is described by The Huffington Post as "…a hypnotic, energizing and inspirational anthem of rebirth and reassurance reminding us to once again, have a little faith in ourselves, each other and times to come." John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt and Iggy Pop has covered his work.

David Sedaris
Friday, October 16, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The NPR Humorist and Bestselling Author of Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Englulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chiopmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

Renaissance Fall Tour 2015 - Songs For All Our Times
Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 8pm
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Symphonic Rock pioneers Renaissance return to Tarrytown in support of their most recent release, ‘Symphony of Light”, performing Renaissance Classics, Song for all Seasons, Northern Lights, Sounds of the Sea & material from the new album. The career paths of bands with long and rich histories are akin to fingerprints; no two are identical. No such statement could be more appropriately applicable than to the forty-four year career of British progressive rock pioneers Renaissance.The band, acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, can trace its’ origins back to 1969 when Yardbird founding members, Keith Relf and Jim McCarty left fellow band mates to organize a new group devoted to the experimentation between rock, folk, and classical forms.

Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne "Solid Soul"
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 @ 8pm
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Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teams up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne on the highly anticipated national tour, "Solid Soul". From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, when she was on top of the charts with songs like the 1972 #1 hit "I’ll Take You There", to her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been a leader in American music for six decades. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. The "Solid Soul" tour marks her first tour collaboration with Joan Osborne, the widely celebrated singer-songwriter who dominated Top 40 radio with her hit song "One of Us" and whose albums have garnered seven Grammy nominations.

Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively with her own band and in various configurations, such as when she joined forces in 2003 with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and guest appearances, Osborne currently tours as a member of the rock/soul supergroup Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician’s shared love of R&B and soul. The band’s self-titled debut album will arrive this fall.

 

The Mavericks
Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31
& Sunday, November 1, 2015 @ 8pm

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The Mavericks return to rock the Music Hall for the third year in a row. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you’re busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” “Here Comes The Rain,” and “Dance The Night Away”. With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The “most interesting band in the world” has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like “Dance In The Moonlight,” the Orbison-esque “Born To Be Blue,” the horn-punctuated retro noir “Back In Your Arms Again,” and the Tejano-esque “All Over Again” show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.

Jake Shimabukuro
Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 8pm
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In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, established himself as a youtube phenonenom with over 25 million hits, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter. An ambitious follow-up to 2011’s Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), the Hawaiian musician’s new record finds him collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo project.

 

Olate Dogs: Winners of America's Got Talent
Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 7pm
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The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from season 7 of America’s Got Talent, scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor. Winning America’s Got Talent in 2012 was the beginning of their dreams comes true. Opening doors previously only imagined they are now America’s most recognized dog entertainers. They command Standing Ovations performing at high profile sporting events nationwide, including NBA, NCAA Division 1, WNBA, MLB, and more. Richard’s dream of having his own dog variety show has come true as they have a praised new Variety Show touring the U.S.. They are also seen on National Television on programs such as FOX’s Cause for Paws, the TODAY Show and The Tonight Show.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 11pm
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Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security and peace. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.

Steve Hackett - North American Tour 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 8pm
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From Acolyte to Wolfight plus Genesis Classics (1970-1977) including The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Cinema Show & more… After a highly successful 2 years of touring worldwide with the Genesis Revisited and Extended shows, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is returning to North America to perform with his Band in November 2015. In celebration of his new album ‘Wolfight’ released in April 2015, and the 40th anniversary of the release of his first solo album ‘Voyage Of The Acolyte’, Steve brings to us a unique show of both Hackett solo and Genesis classics. Along with the superb pieces such as ‘Ace of Wands’ and ‘Spectral Mornings’ and a selection from ‘Wolfight’ , Steve will conclude his two and a half hour show with yet more Genesis material that was not part of his previous Genesis Classics shows of 2013 and 2014. Epic songs like “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”, “The Cinema Show” , “Can-Utility”, “Hairless Heart” and “The Musical Box” will be part of this spectacular tour. It will be for many, the Total Experience, spanning Steve’s prolific output from early Genesis days to today. Steve Hackett has released more than 30 solo albums in addition to the 7 he did with Genesis, as well as his work with the super group GTR together with Steve Howe of YES. A productive but always quality oriented musician and producer, Steve Hackett is not one to miss under any circumstances. Musicians playing with Steve for the Autumn tour will be Roger King, keyboards; Gary O’Toole, drums & percussion; Rob Townsend, saxes and flutes, Roine Stolt, bass & guitars and Nad Sylvan on vocals.

Ani DiFranco
Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 8pm
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After 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. She still proudly identifies as a folksinger, too, but her understanding of that term has always been far more expansive than a bin at the record store or a category on iTunes, with ample room for soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word, and a marching band or two.
Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double-CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as her latest, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung. Her lifelong tribe of co-conspirators includes everyone from Pete Seeger and the late Utah Phillips to a new generation of twentysomething singer- songwriters who grew up with her songs and shows—and then there’s the motley crew of folks like Prince, Maceo Parker, Andrew Bird, Dr. John, Arto Lindsay, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck D, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Gillian Welch, Cyndi Lauper, and even Burmese activist and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom she has crossed paths in a myriad of ways. Ani tours in support of her new album Allergic to Water.

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour
Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 8pm
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Be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Arlo Guthrie’s epic ballad Alice’s Restaurant. The story begins on Thanksgiving Day in 1965, when Arlo first started work on the song that took more than a year to complete and inspired a whole generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism. Alice’s Restaurant became an international hit and was made into a major motion picture starring Arlo, himself. Today, Guthrie’s audiences cross multiple generations. So does his performance, that offers a selection of the old and new, original and the traditional. Whether playing keyboards, harmonica, six-string or twelve-string guitar, or simply telling a story, Guthrie has retained the power to move his listeners.

Loretta Lynn
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 7pm
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The Coal Miner’s Daughter—the tag that refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film, and to Loretta Lynn herself—has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. Her latest album, the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose, is poised now to remind the world yet again of Lynn’s power as a vocalist and her skill as a songwriter. She was inducted into the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in 2008. She may have won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, but Loretta Lynn’s life is still a work in progress. She’s still out there on the road, still writing songs and still recording them as only she can.

Roger Hodgson - Former Lead Singer & Songwriter of Supertramp
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 7pm
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The Coal Miner’s Daughter—the tag that refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film, and to Loretta Lynn herself—has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon. For fifty years now, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful—and as culturally significant—as any female performer you’d care to name. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike. Her latest album, the Jack White-produced

The Weight Playing Ths Songs of The Band
w/The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 8pm
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Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of the Levon Helm Band and Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats….Come and take a load off. The Hudson Valley’s own Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well.

Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7pm
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An exciting evening with two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.”
After breaking through in the late ‘90s with his Top 20 single “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik spent much of the subsequent decade taking a breather from the usual rock singer/songwriter rituals. His focus was on albums that broke with pop music conventions and, additionally, theatrical musicals like Spring Awakening, the Broadway sensation that won him 2 Tony Awards and a Grammy. His new album splits the difference. Sheik makes his long-awaited return to singing stand-alone pop songs, but he hasn’t given up his recent habit of inhabiting characters.

Dark Star Orchestra: Recreating the Music of The Grateful Dead
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 7pm
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An exciting evening with two critically acclaimed singer/songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.
"Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead." Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 8pm
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While other artists have ridden the waves of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts of their listeners, delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding fan base. The band has traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. The prolific survivor that she is, Sharon Jones has fully recovered from a 2013 cancer diagnosis and bounced back with one biggest years of her career in 2014 capped off by a Grammy nomination for her album, Give the People What They Want.

Squeeze Acoustic: "The At Odds Couple"
An Evening with Difford and Tilbrook

Wednesday, December 9 @ 8pm & Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 7pm
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For the first time in the US in almost 20 years, Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will be heading out on the road as a duo with ‘The At Odds Couple’ tour that will see them present their songs and story in a unique way. Chris Difford’s lyrics and Glenn Tilbrook’s music have prevailed through turbulent times over the past four decades, from the ever-changing musical landscape to their own internal reshuffles and an acrimonious break-up.
‘The At Odds Couple’ will see Glenn and Chris reflecting on their careers, as part of Squeeze and as solo artists, sharing not only the music but also giving an insight in to what makes the two of them tick as a partnership. In addition to performing a selection of hits, including ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Cool For Cats’, Chris and Glenn will be dusting down some previously unrecorded songs that were written together back in the band’s infancy but never recorded, “there are a few corkers in there”, as well as playing tracks from their solo careers. The duo has also been working on new Squeeze material – set for release in October 2015 - which will no doubt creep into the set list.

Patty Griffin, Sara Watins & Anais Mitchell: Together On Stage
Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 8pm
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In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and perfomance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening.

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570.826.1100 www.kirbycenter.org

Jackson Browne
Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Browne's new album, Standing In The Breach, which is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

Of course, fans will also be treated to an evening of Jackson’s classics, such as “Running on Empty,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “Take It Easy” and so many more.

 

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road.

A Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett is one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. He has broadened the definition of American music, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a manner that defies convention and breaks down barriers. It is no surprise that the Americana Music Association awarded him its inaugural Trailblazer Award.

John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night. With 11 Grammy nominations and 24 albums to his name, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Vienna Boys Choir
Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 7 pm
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In 1498, more than half a millennium ago, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. He gave instructions that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians; the boys came from different parts of the Holy Roman Empire, from the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and Austria. Historians have settled on this date as the foundation of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and in consequence, the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, concerts and private functions, and on state occasions. In 1926 they began touring around the world and have since given close to 1000 tours in 100 different countries.

Today there are 100 choristers from 30 different nations between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Between them, the four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas.

The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music. Motets and lieder for boys’ choir form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of quintessentially Viennese music, waltzes and polkas by Lanner and Strauss.

The Vienna Boys' Choir has a long tradition of commissioning new works, going back to Imperial times, when composers like Mozart, Haydn, and Bruckner wrote for the ensemble. Contemporary Austrian composers such as Heinz Kratochwil, Balduin Sulzer, Wolfram Wagner, and Gerald Wirth have written works for today’s boys. Benjamin Britten composed a vaudeville which could be performed on tours, and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin wrote her ‘Land of Sweeping Plains’ for them.

The Vienna Boys’ Choir performs major choral and symphonic works, and are regularly asked to supply soloists for large choral and orchestral works, such as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. In recent years, they have performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Over the last decade, the choir has worked with, among others, Pierre Boulez, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, and Riccardo Muti. The choir also takes part in opera performances at the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, and the Salzburg Festival.

 

The Beach Boys
Sunday, October 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 40 years ago. And now in 2006, their latest Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified double platinum with over two million in sales and climbing), marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play—it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from their triumphal February appearance at the Winter Olympics to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, [Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs”], joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded as a singersinger, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.

Had this remarkable band been less committed to its art and its fans, it could have retired from the field with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to world culture. It could have rested on the success of the epoch-shifting Pet Sounds masterpiece in 1966 . . . or after recording Love’s co-written Golden Globe nominated “Kokomo” in 1988 and seeing it become its best selling single ever . . . or after being inducted that same year into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame . . . or after watching its worldwide album sales blow past l00 million . . . or after winning the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 [along with The Who, Bob Marley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Les Paul]. And still, The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight.

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. On one day alone—July 4, 1985—they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C.

Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters. “Surfin’,” The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations.” Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”

On The Beach Boys’ near horizon is another national/world tour and continued charity activities through Mike Love’s Love Foundation, which supports national environmental and educational initiatives. Love and The Beach Boys’ recent efforts raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The band appeared on countless worldwide TV shows throughout the years including: The Ed Sullivan Show, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and The Tonight Show. Recent television appearances include regular performances on Don Imus’ MSNBC show Imus In The Morning, TNT’s NBA All-Star Game, NBC’s Macy’s Day Parade, VH-1 Classic, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, Good Morning America, Weekend Today, The O’Reilly Factor.

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards)--Christian Love (guitar/vocals), Randell Kirsch (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band.

Cherish The Ladies "A Celtic Christmas"
Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Cherish the Ladies, one of the most successful and sought after groups in Celtic music today, bring their one-of-a-kind Irish holiday show to the Kirby Center stage, December 17th.

“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 15 outstanding albums including their latest, “An Irish Homecoming” which was also videotaped for an Emmy winning Public Television Special that is airing across America.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.

The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious,” and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.” They’ve won recognition as the BBC’s Best Musical Group of the Year and named Top North American Celtic Group by both the Irish Music Awards and NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock – not to mention having a street named after them in the Bronx! They’ve collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 250 nights of symphony orchestras.

They are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow. Their name may come from a traditional Irish jig but after thirty years, they’ve proven that the jig is still not up as the ladies blaze forward into another decade of music making!


Rockwood Music Hall
106 Allen Street
NYC 10002
212.477.4155 www.rockwoodmusichall.com

On Your Radar with host John Platt
from 90.7FM WFUV Radio

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Upcoming shows for On Your Radar with host John Platt from 90.7FM WFUV Radio at the Rockwood Music Hall include:
Mason Porter, Lovers League and Mark Allen Berube on
Sept 15.

Lebanon Opera House
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
603.448.0400 www.lebanonoperahouse.org

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Sunday October 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller.

The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories.

Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service.

David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premier at the Sundance Film Festival (2013).

 

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