The charming, witty, and always-entertaining writer, humorist, and celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor is probably best known for his widely popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion. True to his radio form, humorist celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom.
This is "An Evening with Garrison Keillor", not a production of A Prairie Home Companion.
Stuart McLean is known as “Canada’s favourite storyteller” and this past year has been a landmark year for the best-selling author. His hit radio show The Vinyl Cafe is now heard by 1.5 million people each week. The show is broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, on close to 100 public radio stations in the USA and on around the world on Sirius Satellite Radio 159 and podcasts. In 2012, Apple named The Vinyl Cafe the best audio podcast in their “Best of the Year” awards.
In addition to the popular Dave & Morley stories, the show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.
Stuart has sold over 1 million books in Canada and this past fall he celebrated the release of his new collection of Dave & Morley stories: Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe. This is Stuart’s tenth book.
The Vinyl Cafe Winter Tour 2013 will feature new Dave & Morley stories and live music.
Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen is a one man show with a unique blend of artistry and a tribute to the music of Broadway, along with musical selections made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. featuring hit songs like "Defying Gravity," "My Way," "Mr. Bojangles," and "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries". Each performance is filled with song and dance, stories of his life, and Vereen's signature sense of humor.
Ben has solidified his place among Broadway royalty, with starring roles in such Broadway productions as Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam, Grind, A Christmas Carol, I'm Not Rappaport and of course PIPPIN for which he won the Tony Award. He starred in the new play Fetch Clay, Make Man at the McCarter Theatre, directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) which will move to NY in 2013. On January 30th, 2012, Ben Vereen was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Best known for his Emmy nominated role as Chicken George in Roots, as well as the feature film All That Jazz, select film and television credits include: How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and the Hallmark feature film Accidental Friendship for which he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Ben continues to tour the country with his show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen. Last spring, he released his first CD, Steppin' Out Live With Ben Vereen. Ben performed for 100,000 people at the Washington Monument on July 4th, 2012. Recently, the Museum of Dance honored Ben with a lifetime achievement award.