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THE NIGHT'S PROGRAM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2010
Flagpole Radio Cafe Theme, Saturday at the Old Town Hall
A Word from Our Sponsor
A Christmas Carol
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Special guest The Roger Ball Quintet
Part 1, Part 2,
Part 3, Part 4,
Flagpole Radio News
Real News from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission
The Relics of St. Nicholas
Garden of Time
Theme song reprise
Saturday at the Old Town Hall, Millinocket and Garden of Time
music and lyrics by Jim Allyn
THE ROGER BALL QUINTET:
Roger Ball - saxophone,
Thierry Arpino - drums, Nick Bariluk - piano,
John Fumasoli - trombone,
Henry Lugo - bass
has been playing jazz and funk to international audiences for over thirty years.
While studying architecture at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in
Dundee, he met Malcolm “Molly” Duncan and Alan Gorrie. The three of them relocated to
London and later joined forces in 1971 with Onnie McIntyre, Hamish Stuart and
Robbie McIntosh to form the the highly
acclaimed and much beloved
Average White Band
Roger was the principal composer of “Pick Up the Pieces” which topped the US Billboard
charts in February of 1975, as did “Cut the Cake” that same year. Before forming AWB,
Roger was a session musician in London, arranging and playing for Badfinger,
Kiki Dee and Elton John, Mama Cass, Bryan
Ferry, Roxy Music and many others. He has performed on stage with Chaka
Khan and Marvin Gaye. As an arranger with AWB he wrote and played with the incomparable
Brecker Brothers, Michael and Randy Brecker.
His roots in jazz extend back to his teenage years, playing in traditional jazz
1995 he released his first solo album, Street Struttin’ and, in 2005, his second CD, Childsplay.
He cites his influences on saxophone as Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane and
Cannonball Adderley and arranger Oliver Nelson. This past summer, he and “Molly”
Duncan, also known as The Dundee Horns, reunited for a performance in his home country of Scotland.
He lives here in Newtown with his wife and son.
THE RADIO CAFE ORCHESTRA
Jim Allyn, Rick Brodsky, Howie Bujese, Dick Neal, Chris Teskey
with Francine Wheeler
THE FLAGPOLE SHAKESPEARE REPERTORY THEATRE
Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, David Wheeler
Written by Martin Blanco
with Jim Allyn, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, John Morogiello,
Greg van Antwerp, and David Wheeler
- Sound Engineers
- Stage Manager
- Box Office
- General Manager
- Graphic Design
- David Shugarts, Dan Williamson
- Ann Hithcock
- Jennifer Johnston
- Richard Gaines
- David Wheeler
For those not acquainted with The Flagpole Radio Café,
it is an engaging variety show created by Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines and
Jim Allyn in conjunction with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
It features music by Jim Allyn and the Flagpole 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.