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Sunday, April 22 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
"Cover to Cover": Musicians, Comedians and Authors Perform the Works that Inspired Them

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From the creators of "Thrilling Adventure Hour," Cover to Cover showcases musicians, comedians, and authors as they perform and discuss the works that inspired them. Hosted by actor and improvisor Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$), artists will reveal the works that provide the DNA of their own music, comedy, and prose. Singers perform backed by Jordan Katz & the Elements of Style.

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Ben Blacker

Blacker, with his writing partner Ben Acker, is the co-creator of “The Thrilling Adventure Hour,” the lauded stage show and podcast. Their television credits include “Supernatural” and “Puss in Boots.” In comics, they've written for Marvel, Boom!, and others. “Star Wars... Read More →
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Inara George

George is a singer-songwriter who is one-half of the indie-pop duo The Bird and the Bee, the group known for albums like “Please Clap Your Hands.” She is also a member of the music group The Living Sisters.
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Jordan Katz

Katz is a Los Angeles-based trumpet player, banjo player, and composer. He has toured with Brother Ali and De La Soul, founded the LACon residency, played both trumpet and banjo with the indie-folk band Common Rotation, and has performed and/or recorded with such luminous musicians... Read More →
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Yassir Lester

Lester is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He has written for “Girls” on HBO, “The Carmichael Show” on NBC, “Black Dynamite” and “Mr. Pickles” on Adult Swim and currently appears on “Making History” on FOX.
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Madeline Miller

Miller was born in Boston and attended Brown University where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She lives in Narbeth, PA with her husband and two children. "The Song of Achilles" was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into twenty-five languages. Her... Read More →
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Tawny Newsome

Newsome is a sketch and improv comedian from the Second City Mainstage in Chicago. She has acted in Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and “The Upstairs Concierge,” at the Goodman Theatre, along with the Seeso Original series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, and as Nina in “The Comedy... Read More →

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Newstory Stage