Flagpole Radio Café
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December 12, 2008 - Flagpole Radio Cafe Press Release


December 12, 2008

Greetings of the Season to All!
Believe it or not, the time is upon us for a new installment of The Flagpole Radio Café. Next Saturday, December 20 at 7pm (yes, we are back on Saturdays at 7pm) we return with a brand new show.

I know, I know you’re saying, “Come on Martin, it’s the holidays and we’re busy. We don’t have time for your dopey little show.” Fair enough, but you’ll feel really bad come Monday morning when everyone is talking about the great time they had and remembering the outrageous comedy and excellent music. You’ll be sad and you’ll say “did I really have to go to Target that night, or my brother-in-laws lame party, or The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center?” . . .OK maybe that last one wasn’t such a good example but you get the picture.

Some of you may be thinking, “Of course Martin, we want to see your show but we have holiday shopping to do.” Why don’t you purchase tickets for upcoming shows for your friends and loved ones. Think about it. . .for a small amount of money, you can give your friends a night out on the town. There are 3 shows scheduled for the first part of 2009: February 7, March 7, and May 30. We’ll even go the extra mile and print hard tickets for you to present. I know, you’re now thinking, “Wow, what a great idea! I can go to the show and finish my holiday shopping. You are genius Martin and I hope you are a recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship!!!!!”

Anyway, I’ve been working hard to bring you the best damn fake radio show in Newtown CT. Honest. Our musical guest for this show, will be Rabbi Rock who will perform some original and traditional Channukah songs. In addition to being an emerging celebrity in the world of religious rock music, Rabbi Rock is also known as Rabbi Shaul Praver, Rabbi for Newtown’s Congregation Adath Israel.

Also appearing will be Newtown resident Francine Wheeler. Not only is Francine a superb music teacher, but she is a superb musician and singer as well. She is performing a children’s program at the library at 10am on Monday the 15th, so you can check her out for yourself if my word is not good enough you.

Anyway, for those of you can come, we are back next Saturday the 20th at 7pm. Call me at 364-0898 to reserve your tickets. Thank you thank you thank you.

As always, I am going to impose upon you all to forward this entreaty to any and all of your friends and relatives who you think might enjoy the show.

I appeal especially to those of you who can’t attend. This is where you can make it up to me and the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. Help spread the word. Go ahead spread the word. . .now. I’ll wait.

Anyway, thank you for your interest, support,and attendance. If I don’t have occasion to see you, I wish you happy and safe holidays and good health in the new year.

Thank you.

Martin Blanco

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission