The Flagpole Radio Café

    is a lively variety show presented by Flagpole Productions™
in association with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

The Flagpole Radio Café and the Flagpole Radio Café logo are trademarks of Flagpole Productions.
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Program for December 3, 2011 with Patty Larkin

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Flagpole Radio Cafe Theme, Saturday at the Old Town Hall
A Word from Our Sponsor
Greensleeve/Rondo Alla Turca
Meanwhile, at the Vatican...
God Bless the Child
The Christmas Pageant
It's All Over Now

Special guest Patty Larkin

Flagpole Radio News
Real News from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
A Word from Our Sponsor
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Theme song reprise

Saturday at the Old Town Hall music and lyrics by Jim Allyn

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

Patty Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Descended from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers, her mother was a painter, her sisters both musicians. She learned at a young age to appreciate the beauty and magic of the arts. She began classical piano studies at age 7, and became swept up in the sounds of pop and folk in the 60s, teaching herself the guitar and experimenting with songwriting. An English major, Larkin sang throughout her high school and college career, starting out in coffeehouses in Oregon and San Francisco. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists.

She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, recognized for her outstanding contributions to contemporary music, alongside synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Patty has won an unprecedented 11 Boston Music Awards and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Berklee College of Music and “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day”, a proclamation by Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino.

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, Dick Neal,
Rob Bonaccorso 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 variety 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. The Flagpole Radio Cafe. Rebroadcasts of the show 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.