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Comedian Dave Foley comes to Atlanta

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Dave Foley, best known for his roles in The Kids in the Hall, is making his way to Atlanta this week!

From November 17th- November 20th Dave will be performing at The Laughing Skull Lounge inside the Vortex in Midtown.

Dave called into The Backstage Beat to tell us about what we can expect from this show as well as a little insight into children.

Listen Here:

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Dave guarantees that two of the 7 shows will be amazing, so he highly recommends you make it out to see all of them!

Showtimes and prices are as follows:

Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:00 PM          $20.00 – $25.00
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:00 PM            $25.00 – $30.00
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:30 PM          $25.00 – $30.00
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:00 PM            $25.00 – $30.00
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:30 PM          $25.00 – $30.00
Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:00 PM          $20.00 – $25.00
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:30 PM           $20.00 – $25.00

 

Highlights of the interview:

Ange:  (on talking about Dave’s kids) How has that changed you at all?

Dave:  I don’t think it’s changed me at all.  I don’t think people generally change that much in their life. I don’t feel like I am  different than I was when I was six years old. I know more things.

Ange: Wow, that is really interesting… I have never thought about it that way.

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Robert Earl Keen, One “Happy Prisoner”

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Legendary Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen is on tour in support of his latest release, the bluegrass compilation Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone Records). Thirty years since his debut No Kinda Dancer, and twenty-six after taking the roots genre by storm on West Textures, Robert Earl pays tribute to his favorite music and artists with amazing interpretations of bluegrass standards. Joined by the likes of Sara Watkins, Natalie Maynes, Lyle Lovett Robert Earl is in good company on his 12th studio record.

Robert Earl talks with The Backstage Beat about cooking up the title for the album, recording outside of songwriting, advocating for fair artist compensation, his appearance on the Texas Monthly cover with Lyle Lovett, and more.

Be sure to see Robert Earl Keen in concert when he stops by Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse this Saturday, July 18. He’ll be joined by Ruston Kelly as well! Get your tickets here.

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 Adv/ $27.50 Day Of Show

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You Can Go Home Again: Interview with Home by Dark’s James Casto

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Today, we bring you a delightful interview with James Casto, creator of songwriter concert series Home by Dark. A regular fixture at Chukkar Farms in Alpharetta, Home by Dark will embark on a new series at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts on June 13 to bring the best and brightest in engaging performers to music lovers in an intimate, homey setting. James communicates the Home by Dark experience so eloquently, and it’s a great comfort to know that the music world has such a series to further bridge the gap between performer and audience.

The upcoming show at Gwinnett Center features artists JP Williams and James David Carter, both of whom James sings the praises of as brilliant, captivating talents.

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When: Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m.

Where: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Tickets for Home By Dark range from $20-50 and are on sale now. Buy tickets at GwinnettCenter.comAXS.com, The Arena box office or by calling (770) 626-2464.
 
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von Grey with KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble

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This Thursday, January 8, Atlanta’s von Grey head to Kennesaw State University for a special performance with the KSU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Not only will von Grey premiere new material with a symphonic arrangement, but proceeds from the event will also benefit KSU’s Proctor Scholarship. 

TBB spoke with Annika von Grey about the upcoming show, the band’s Loundfund campaign, and the girls’ year ahead.

Catch this amazing concert at KSU’s Bailey Performance Center. Grab your tickets here.

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