There's been so much talk around town about celebrities lately and when Anchorage said they would announce today, well, we thought it was time to let the news out about our own. So here it is — a preview of what's to come next year:
Hot Club of Cowtown
September 13, 2013
The hardest-swinging trio on the planet The Hot Club of Cowtown comes to town on a wave of enthusiasm following their appearance here last summer with Mountain Stage. Their international cult following stems from for their sonic personification of joy and unique sound inspired by their namesakes: hot jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France, and the western swing influence of Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys.
You asked, we listened! Hot Club of Cowtown was a direct response to audience interest. Their brief appearance during last summer's Mountain Stage, left everyone wanting a full length performance. So that's how we'll begin. In fact, we are the lead presenter in a big statewide tour.
October 5, 2013
Martin Short, celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live. He received his first Emmy in 1982 for SCTV. The star of many feature films including Three Amigos, Inner Space, Three Fugitives, and Father of the Bride and an accomplished stage actor, Short has won both Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Awards. The New York Times describes Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.” In 1994, Short was awarded the Order of Canada, the Canadian equivalent to British Knighthood. He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000.
Martin’s show is a variety show, with a lot of audience participation. He interviews a guest as Jiminy Glick, performs skits as characters such as Ed Grimley, sings humorous songs, and plays funny clips. Overall a fun, family friendly show.
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