Flagpole Radio Café Press Release
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March 8, 2011
CALLING ALL KNITTERS!!!
SINGER-SONGWRITER CHRISTINE LAVIN
TO LEAD KNITTING CIRCLE BEFORE
MARCH 19 EDITION OF THE FLAGPOLE RADIO CAFÉ
Newtown, CT - the Newtown Cultural
Arts Commission is pleased to announce that acclaimed singer, songwriter,
and raconteur Christine Lavin will lead
a knitting circle one hour before the March 19th edition of The
Flagpole Radio Café. The knitting
circle will take place in the Alexandria Room on the second floor of the Edmond
Town Hall and begin at 6pm.
Participation is free and open to anyone with a ticket to the subsequent
Tickets are now on sale at flagpoleproductions.org . The
show begins at 7pm at the Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, CT.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens.
If further information is needed, please
contact us at email@example.com.
Producer Barbara Gaines noted, “
We’re delighted to have Christine Lavin
Flagpole Radio Café and are looking forward to the knitting circle with
much anticipation. I hope seasoned knitters take their current project and
novices grab a skein of wool and join us for the fun.”
Christine Lavin is a singer,
songwriter, guitarist and recording artist living in New York. She has
recorded 20 solo albums, the most recent being Cold Pizza For Breakfast
on Yellow Tail Records. She has also produced nine compilation CDs
showcasing the work of dozens of songwriters whose work she loves. One of these recordings, the food-themed One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page
cookbook that Christine edited. For four years she hosted Slipped Disks on XM satellite radio,
playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional
guest host for the City Folk Sunday
Breakfast Show on WFUV-FM at Fordham University.
Lavin also writes freelance for various publications (including TheWashington
Post, the St. Petersburg Times, Performing
Songwriter, and Delta Sky magazine).
Her song "Amoeba Hop" has been turned into a science/music book
by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney and received the stamp of approval from The
International Society of Protistologists, and a "Best Book Award"
from the American Association for The Advancement of Science.
The book The Pluto Files: The Rise And Fall Of America's Favorite Planet,
written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes
the complete lyrics to Christine's song "Planet X," which details
Pluto's history and planetary status debate in rhyme. The book is published by
W.W. Norton (and Christine got a "D" in Astronomy in college).
Christine performs concerts
all over the United States, Canada, and points beyond such as Australia,
Germany and Israel. A distinctive
hallmark of her concerts is her hosting knitting circles backstage prior to
each show. Her latest book project, Cold Pizza for
Breakfast: A Mem-Wha? is available in paperback, Kindle, iPad, and
audio book formats. Just One Angel, her latest compilation project (22 artists, 22 Christmas/Hanukah/Solstice/New
Year's songs), was just released in time for the 2010 holiday season.
For those not acquainted with The
Flagpole Radio Café, it is an engaging variety show created by Jim Allyn, Martin Blanco and Barbara
Gaines in conjunction with the Newtown
Cultural Arts Commission. It
features music by Jim Allyn and the
Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for the show, and radio style
comedy sketches by the hyperbolically named Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory
Theatre. The Flagpole Radio Cafe
is hosted by musician and radio personality Chris Teskey, who also broadcasts the show on his celebrated
program on WPKN radio. Each show
features a musical guest artist such as Peter
Yarrow, Vanesse Thomas, Phil Bowler and Yale’s internationally
acclaimed male choir The Whiffenpoofs.