Sunday, September 13, 2009

Discovering Odds Bodkin

Last week was another great week for meeting interesting people. Odds Bodkin, (http://www.oddsbodkin.com)world-renowned storyteller from Bradford, NH, came on my radio show, and then dropped by the Concord TV studio to promote the Granite State Storyteller Festival, coming to New London this October 17, where Odds will be the Headliner for the event. The Festival will feature storytellers from across New England and New York. There will be four categories of tales; young children, families, adults and ghost stories. Visit the website to find more information, www.granitestatestorytelling.com
or go to the Coffee Chat archives on www.wkxl1450.com
Storyteller, Lauretta Phillips arranged the visit. Lauretta also has a storytelling show on WKXL, called Tale Spinner Cafe, which is on Saturday afternoons at 4 pm.

Other interviews:
The Audi Gala
September 13 is the date of the annual Audi Gala. Director Allwynne Fine, Producer David Murdo, and Arts Fair Coordinator Candy Brehm (happening at 6 pm in the parking lot prior to the 7pm show), came on the show to talk about the event that features a full schedule of performances by those groups that will be presenting on the audi stage this season.

The Community Players of Concord (www.communityplayersofconcord.org)
The organization had a plethora of news to talk about. Carol Kyne talked of the September 19th
Players Auction, happening at the Concord City Auditorium at 6pm. You won't want to miss this exciting first in the area. Players members donated each auction item that offers both hand crafted pieces as well as services that we can all use. Candy Brehm made another appearance
to talk about the upcoming Walker Lecture's Big Band Comedy Canteen on September 25 at the Audi (to benefit the Players). And Bob Pearson presented the 2009 season for the theatre group:
Godspell in November, The Underpants (a comedy by Steve Martin) in February, and Big, The Musical in May. And let's not forget the Children's Theatre Production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on October 16 and 17. We could have talked for another hour for sure.

What's happening next week?
Listen for The Concord Library, the SPCA, Community Concerts, and Nashua Theatre Guild, among other surprises. Tune in to 1450am or 103.9fm every morning from 9 to 10 am.

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