Aurali and Ziggy Marley

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1st Airing: 6/3/17
2nd Airing: 

Links
Ziggy Marley

www.ziggymarley.com

  • Website
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube

Michael Perry

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Stream
www.prx.org/tentshowradio

Podcast

www.libsyn.com/tentshowradio

Itunes

www.itunes/tentshowradio

Stitcher

www.stitcher.com/tentshowradio

Player.FM

www.player.FM/tentshowradio

iHeart Radio

www.iheart.com

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perry_backstageJoin host Michael Perry as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week.

This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – stay tuned!

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Spend the evening with Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra featuring author Michael Perry, live in concert from the beautiful and historic Oshkosh Theater.

In the first half, Oshkosh, Wisconsin based duo Aurali perform.

And in the second half, Ziggy Marley. In the earliest known record of his musical career, David Marley performed as part of a singing group called The Seven Do Bees, made up of him and his classmates, and wherein he was given the stage name “Freddie Dic”. The moniker never stuck, however, and instead David went on to become known as “Ziggy”, a nickname given to him by his father Bob Marley, meaning ‘little spliff’. But Ziggy stated the following to Melody Maker Magazine in 1988: “Me name David but me big Bowie fan. So at the time of the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album, me call meself Ziggy and now everyone do

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Blue Canvas Orchestra Ft. Michael Perry, Live in Oshkosh

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1st Airing: 5/28/17
2nd Airing: 11/25/2017

Links
Blue Canvas Orchestra:

Michael Perry

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Stream
www.prx.org/tentshowradio

Podcast
www.libsyn.com/tentshowradio

Itunes
www.itunes/tentshowradio

Stitcher
www.stitcher.com/tentshowradio

Player.FM
www.player.FM/tentshowradio

iHeart Radio
www.iheart.com

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perry_backstageJoin host Michael Perry as he hosts another edition of Tent Show Radio from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and debuts yet another Clodhopper Definition of the Big Dang Word of the Week.

This episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burning – Michael discusses donuts, deceit, and the value of engine maintenance.  

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Spend the evening with Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra featuring author Michael Perry, live in concert from the beautiful and historic Oshkosh Theater.

The Blue Canvas Orchestra (BCO) is Chautauqua’s house band that, together with co-founder and Visuals Director Betty Ferris, provides the entertainment engine that powers the Big Top. This group converged on the Northland from around the country, brought together by the desire to make great art in a beautiful environment. In today’s Chautauqua they continue to be devotees of the “Big Show,” remaining resolute in their commitment to bringing expansive sound, imagery and experience to their audiences.

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This Week on TSR: Brulé

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1st Airing: 1/23/16
2nd Airing: 7/23/16

Links
Brulé
www.brulerecords.com

Michael Perry
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Brulé returns to the Big Top bringing their blend of contemporary Native American sounds and rhythms in a powerfully, stunning performance. Described as an experience in sight, sound and soul, the show features selected titles from their discography of twelve CDs along with founder of the group, Paul LaRoche‘s personal message of reconciliation between cultures.  Welcome back to the Tent Show Stage

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Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike describes a close encounter of the whitetail kind.

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This Week: BCO & Tin Can Gin

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1st Airing: 1/16/16
2nd Airing: 7/16/16

Links

Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.bco/facebook.com

Tin Can Gin
www.tincangin.com

Michael Perry
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Tonight’s show begins with the familiar sounds of Big Top Chautauqua’s very own Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special musical guests Corey Carlson, Danielle Diamond, Randy Savage and Randy Sabien!

Closing out the show in tonight’s second half are local favorites Tin Can Gin!  Born and brewed upon the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth by childhood pals Harrison Olk and Trevor Marrin. Along with mandolinist Bryan Nelson, the trio created the trademark TCG tunes that are fan favorites to this very day. In the autumn of 2011 the group was summoned to the stage at their first gig as “Tin Can Gin”. As time passed the band added fiddle virtuoso Nori Perrine and Neil Krause on stand-up bass to round out the sound!  Tonight we welcome them back!

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’  – Mike talks about why he prefers a yellow firefighter’s helmet over a red firefighter’s helmet.

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Tent Show Radio: Cornmeal

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1st Airing: 3/28/15
2nd Airing: 9/26/15

Links
Cornmeal
www.cornmealinthekitchen.com

Michael Perry
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A nationally recognized live music band, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. Cornmeal has been a main stage band at some of the best known festivals in the country. Festivals like Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Magnolia Fest, Wakarusa Music Festival, and Summer Camp Music Festival as well as having performed on multiple stages at Bonnaroo, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, 10K Lakes, and lots others. They pride themselves on the energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape itself into an energetic one of a kind experience.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike explores the matrimonial definition of “OK.”

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Tent Show Radio: New First Night

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1st Airing: 1/03/15
2nd Airing: 7/04/15

Links
Blue Canvas Orchestra
www.facebook.com/bco

Michael Perry
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[two_third_last]Big Top Chautauqua’s annual season opener featuring author/humorist and host Michael Perry, Big Top’s Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests Corey Carlson and Danielle Diamond.  Washburn, Wisconsin native Corey Carlson has become a regular on the Big Top summer stage headling the tent with his original ‘Big City’ guitar rock band along with sitting in with the BCO.  Danielle Diamond is a young, energetic and talented upcoming singer and songwriter also native to the area having grown up in Washburn, Wisconsin!

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Program Notes

Backstage Monologue
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike discusses life’s imperfections–specifically those visible in his bathroom mirror.

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Tent Show Radio: Old Last Night featuring Michael Perry & The Blue Canvas Orchestra

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1st Airing: 6/27/15
2nd Airing: 12/12/15

Links
Old Last Night
www.bigtop.org

Michael Perry
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Join us for our traditional closing night of the summer season. Old Last Night is a variety show featuring music from our beloved house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra with commentary by our host and special guest Michael Perry.  Michael is the host of Tent Show Radio and author of several humorous and heartwarming books about ordinary yet extraordinary Midwesterners.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike tells a little story about music and how it moves him.

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Tent Show Radio: Natalie MacMaster

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1st Airing: 6/20/15
2nd Airing: 12/05/15

Links
Natalie MacMaster
www.nataliemacmaster.com/

Michael Perry
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Cape Breton, Canadian fiddler extraordinaire, Natalie MacMaster, takes the stage at Big Top Chautauqua.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike explains how he found the perfect lawn mower.


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Tent Show Radio: The Lone Bellow

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1st Airing: 6/13/15
2nd Airing: 11/28/15

Links
The Lone Bellow
www.thelonebellow.com/

Michael Perry
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Long before they combined their voices, the three members of the Lone Bellow were singing on their own. Brian had been writing and recording as a solo artist for more than a decade, with three albums under his own name. Kanene and her husband Jason were living in Beijing, China, hosting open mic nights, playing at local clubs and teaching music lessons. Zach began writing songs in the wake of a family tragedy: After his wife was thrown from a horse, he spent days in the hospital at her bedside, bracing for the worst news. The journal he kept during this period would eventually become his first batch of songs as a solo artist. Happily, his wife made a full recovery.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ Mike tells a story about pareidolia and the world famous Bongo Java “Nun Bun.”

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Tent Show Radio: Shanties & Shipwreck

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1st Airing: 6/6/15
2nd Airing: 11/21/15

Links
Shanties & Shipwrecks
www.bigtop.org

Michael Perry
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Come sail the Great Lakes and the 7 Seas with Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra. Shanties & Shipwrecks draws on the bountiful collection of sea shanties, sailing songs and rowdy sailors-in-port songs that have come down through time from those that roamed the great waters aboard vessels of wood with canvas sails. Of course not all of the wayfaring men returned to dry land. Hear and see their tales in song, story and big screen pictures. New in 2014, Shanties & Shipwrecks was an audience favorite — rousing and wildly entertaining! Go to www.bigtop.org for this season’s show schedule up at the tent.

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Program Notes Backstage Monologue

In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ Mike reports on selfie sticks and a bad case of creeping codgerism.

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