The Flagpole Radio Café

    is an engaging show presented by Flagpole Productions™  
in association with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

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Program for September 17, 2011 with Jonathan Edwards

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Flagpole Radio Cafe Theme, Saturday at the Old Town Hall
Forked Deer
A Word from Our Sponsor
White Freight Linen Blues

Constitutional Jeopardy
Love Has No Pride

Locker Decorator

Special guest Jonathan Edward
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Flagpole Radio News
Real News from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Labor Day When You Were Young
Nellie Kane
The Boxer
Theme song reprise

Saturday at the Old Town Hall and Labor Day When You Were Young music and lyrics by Jim Allyn

Martin Blanco and Barbara Gaines
in association with the
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Jonathan Edwards Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, Jonathan Edwards continues to deliver songs of passion, insight and humor; all rendered with his pure and powerful tenor voice. Mr. Edwards remains a vital artist in today’s folk and Americana music scenes. His impressive repertoire includes classics such as ‘Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,” “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” “Shanty,” and of course the beloved anthem “Sunshine (Go Away Today).” After 40 years, “Sunshine” continues to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike. Since 1971, Mr. Edwards has released 15 albums, including Blue Ridge, his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene, and Little Hands, his collection of children’s songs which was honored with a National Library Association award.

Martin Blanco
Jim Allyn
WRITTEN BY Martin Blanco
with Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, John Morogiello,
Greg van Antwerp, and David Wheeler

Jim Allyn, Rick Brodsky, Howie Bujese,
Dick Neal and Francine Wheeler

Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, David Wheeler

  • General Manager
  •   Sound Engineers
  • Stage Manager
  • Box Office
  • Graphic Design
  • Guest Artist Coordinator
  • Richard Gaines
  • David Shugarts, Dan Williamson  
  • Ann Hithcock
  • Donna Mangiafico
  • David Wheeler
  • Rick Brodsky

For those not acquainted with The Flagpole Radio Café, it is an engaging show created by Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines and Jim Allyn in association 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. Rebroadcasts of The Flagpole Radio Cafe are carried on WPKN radio and Charter Community Vision 21 in Newtown, CT. Each show features a musical guest artist such as Peter Yarrow, Vanesse Thomas, Phil Bowler and Yale’s internationally acclaimed male choir The Whiffenpoofs.