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In Stories by Heart, actor John Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his father and his grandmother, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two great stories that were read to him and his siblings when they were children. In the first story, Lithgow portrays ten distinct, outrageous characters including a parrot. By contrast, the second story is a dark and comic look at Midwestern American implacability. Stories by Heart provides evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre and the talents of one of this generation’s greatest actors.
As an actor, Lithgow has done it all — beginning on the stage, he later moved to the big screen and television. He has been nominated for every major industry award and has won Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his work. Lithgow starred in TV’s 3rd Rock from the Sun, was featured as the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek and, more recently, guest-starred in Showtime’s Dexter.
Dawes is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, composed of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, along with Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn. Dawes was formed from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of co-songwriter Blake Mills, subsequently abandoning a post-punk sound in favor of folk rock.
Dawes is part of the Laurel Canyon sound, which often cites influences such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Neil Young, among others. At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined a local informal jam session that included Conor Oberst, The Black Crowes’s Chris Robinson, and Benmont Tench. The band recorded their debut album, North Hills, in Laurel Canyon in a live setting to analog tape, resulting in a sound that Rolling Stone magazine called “authentically vintage”. Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone is also credited with appearing on the release.
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Quixotic Fusion is a collaborative ensemble of artists from various disciplines – dance, film, aerial arts, music, and fashion. This inventive group of artists goes beyond the limits of any specific art form, challenging traditional perceptions and creating a total sensory experience unlike any other for its audience.
A guileless, boy-next-door voice belies the depth and ambition of Josh Ritter’s songs, whether he is confessing a simple crush or following his thoughts on a long, Whitmanesque incantation.
-Ben Sisario, The New York Times, April 2008