Tuesday, October 4, 2011|0 commentsLaurie Anderson's "Delusion" Tour Heads to Montreal; "Anderson Really Delivers," Says Boston Phoenix
Laurie Anderson's North American fall tour continues as she brings her performance piece Delusion to Montreal for three nights of shows at Usine C, tonight through Thursday. "In Anderson we have a throwback to theatrical storytelling that's at least as old as the troubadours and Beowulf," says the Boston Phoenix in a review of last week's six-night Boston run. "The graceful way she moves about the stage and reacts to the screen images or even presides over a music stand, manipulating sounds, delivering text—all show a complete, and completely satisfying, sense of stage craft ... Anderson really delivers."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, September 30, 2011|0 comments
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park with sets from Punch Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Low Anthem, Emmylou Harris ... Laurie Anderson performs Delusion in Boston ... Jon Brion launches three-night NYC run ... Wanda Jackson stops by Grimey's in Nashville ... James Farm close out US tour in California ... k.d. lang tours the mid-Atlantic ... Audra McDonald launches her fall tour ... Pat Metheny sells out in Chicago and Pittsburgh ... Sara Watkins joins the Blind Boys of Alabama in California ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, September 30, 2011|0 commentsPat Metheny Talks to PRI's "Here & Now"; Live Set "Exceptionally Rapturous Even by His Standards," Exclaims Kansas City Star
Pat Metheny's US tour with bassist Larry Grenadier continues this weekend with sold-out shows in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. The Kansas City Star, reviewing last night's show, raves: "The idyllic concept of angels plucking on harps in heaven is overdue for an overhaul. One possible update is the image of Pat Metheny bent over a guitar ... Metheny creates extraordinarily celestial sounds, with last night's show "exceptionally rapturous even by his standards." Metheny discusses his new album, What's It All About, on today's episode of PRI's Here & Now.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews RadioOn TourFriday, September 30, 2011|3 comments
Audra McDonald, who has wowed Boston-area audiences and critics alike as Bess in the A.R.T. production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess this month, launches her own North American fall concert tour this weekend. The two-month tour includes stops at Boston's Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center, among others. Update: Tomorrow's Kimmel Center performance has been rescheduled to November 30. McDonald and Porgy and Bess head to Broadway in December. She discussed the play and the tour on NPR's Tell Me More.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, September 29, 2011|4 commentsLaurie Anderson Exhibition "Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo" Opens at Philadelphia's Fabric Museum; Anderson to Perform
Laurie Anderson's new exhibition Forty-Nine Days in the Bardo has opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibition uses the structure of a diary and The Tibetan Book of the Dead—also known as The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo—to explore the themes of love and death, the many levels of dreaming, and illusion. This two-floor exhibition include texts as well as drawings, sculptures, projections, and sound and are made from materials including mud, foil, iron, chalk, and ashes. Anderson will perform at the museum on October 13.