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Overture Center Has Big Week

October 6, 2008

The entertainment/arts season in in full swing in Central Madison.  Here’s what’s happening this week alone at our wonderful Overture Center for the Arts:

David Sedaris

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 pm

Since first gaining national attention reading his original pieces on NPR’s This American Life, David Sedaris has established himself as one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Along the way, he has penned best-selling collections of stories and essays, including the wildly popular Me Talk Pretty One Day. His work appears regularly in such magazines as Esquire and The New Yorker. By turns prickly, bruisingly honest, and poignant, the one constant is that Sedaris is always, well, hilarious.

Check out our events page http://www.overturecenter.com/0809/1007sedaris.htm to link to video of Sedaris’ interview on Letterman and The Daily Show, audio clips from NPR and his answers to 10 questions from TIME magazine (he’s never seen the internet!? – wow). 

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm

Ricky Skaggs is a legend in bluegrass and country music, and Bruce Hornsby has sold more than 10 million albums and teamed up with top artists ranging from Chaka Khan to the Grateful Dead. In 2007, the pair worked together on the self-titled album Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, drawing rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic response from fans everywhere. The duo, backed by Skaggs’ top-notch band Kentucky Thunder, presents bluegrass classics, Hornsby tunes reworked as bluegrass, and other gems from this unexpected collaboration.

For links to the artists’ website and video on YouTube, check out our events page http://www.overturecenter.com/0809/1009skaggshornsby.htm

The Magnetic Fields

Saturday, October 11, 8 p.m.

More info: http://www.overturecenter.com/0809/1011magneticfields.htm

Children’s Theater of Madison

Looking Glass Land

October 11-26

More info: http://www.ctmtheater.org/onstage/08-09/lookingglassland.html

Nathaniel Bartlett: Marimba + Computer

Saturday, October 11

More info: http://www.nathanielbartlett.com/

Kids in the Rotunda – Children of the Sun – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drum Troupe

Saturday, October 11, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. • FREE

1 pm shows are sign language interpreted

Every Saturday during the school year, Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. Our popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. This week features Children of the Sun – a deaf and hard of hearing drum troupe. This event is FREE.

More info: http://www.overturecenter.com/kir.htm

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