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A rebroadcast of National Theatre Live's King Lear.
Dodging in and out of pop ditties, lilting melodies, and quirky song structures, Dick Prall's inability to stay in one musical place is reflective in a body of work that mirrors his personality: youthfully distracted and sweetly cynical. He puts great care into fashioning accessible and viral songs, inserting them with content that, if you look beyond the hooks, shows you a landscape filled with unsavory characters, undesirable behavior, frustrating ambivalence, and a decent dose of thoughtfulness.
Hailed as “wonderfully poetic,” (Westfalen Post) and “very compelling in his power and presence” (Internationa Composer), classical pianist Nathan Carterette has distinguished himself in the concert world by performing a huge range of works from Elizabethan keyboard music to music written today. His innovative programming has inspired audiences to approach unfamiliar music with open ears, and familiar music with new appreciation.
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (87 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
America’s Got Talent alumni Lightwire Theater illuminates a darkened stage with their production Lightwire The Show. This brilliant show utilizes electric costumes to tell the story of a young bird who finds himself and learns to control a unique power that caused him to be banished from his home. This event is part of The Englert Theatre’s Family Series - presented by Hills Bank,Yotopia Frozen Yogurt, 4Cs Community Coordinated Child Care , and The Iowa Children's Museum. The goal of the Englert Family Series is to enrich the lives of our youngest patrons and the adults in their lives by providing engaging, high quality programming.
National Theatre Live: War Horse
Dervish's exceptional musicianship, breathtaking vocals, and high energy songs makes it one of the most sought-after acts on the live music circuit. Built upon two sturdy pillars - the hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists like Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion, Dervish is a solid structure of a band with its foundation in legendary pub sessions and its shape the result of years of international touring. The band's live shows are characterized by carefully crafted arrangements, as members subtly explore the endless rhythms and complexities that go to make great Irish music.
Lake Street Dive has come a long way, but this just could be the start of something even bigger. It took a casually-made video featuring the band gathered around a single mic, performing a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” shot on a Brighton, Massachusetts, street corner to grab the public’s attention - its YouTube views now hurtling past a million views. What followed was nothing less than a modern-day music business success story - T Bone Burnett tapping them to perform on the "Another Day, Another Time" show at Town Hall featuring music from and inspired by the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, taped for an upcoming special on Showtime. The New Yorker raved of the band's Town Hall performance: “I can’t imagine then, that Lake Street Dive - a quartet led by an amazing young singer, Rachael Price - won’t be getting some air time soon.” Rolling Stone called the band “unexpected showstoppers,” while the Hollywood Reporter noted the group “delivered one of the show’s best moments with the swinging ‘You Go Down Smooth,’ with stirring vocals by lead singer Rachael Price.” The New York Daily News was similarly enthused, saying Lake Street Dive “was the evening’s wild card,” and noting Price “has the soulful howl of a young Etta James.”
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