February 4, 2010 -- Coming to you live from the Fitzgerald Theater, and beamed into movie theaters across the country, it's a special Thursday evening edition of A Prairie Home Companion. (Saturday's time-slot features a recorded version of the Thursday night show.) Featuring legendary English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, sibling vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, songstress Heather Masse, and the finest folk duo around, Robin and Linda Williams. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Erica Rhodes, with both Tom Keith AND Fred Newman creating sound effects mayhem. All this, plus a punched-up Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and of course, The News from Lake Wobegon. Two hours of non-stop fun on the big screen and -- a couple days later -- on your radio.That coordinated move theater event happened last night, but an encore presentation has been scheduled for February 9th. Participating movie theaters include Union Square, Chelsea Cinema and First and 62nd Cinemas.
For a more live musical experience, you can catch Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes (Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Mike Compton, Dennis Crouch and Jeff Taylor) on tour this April. All dates haven't been announced yet, but a bunch are listed below and they include United Palace Theatre in NYC on Friday, April 23rd. Tickets for that show go on American Express presale on Wednesday, February 10 at 10am. General sale starts Saturday, February 13th at 10am. An Atlantic City show is already on sale.
All dates with some videos, including one of Elvis on the red carpet of the Grammys that just passed, and one of Elvis performing with Bruce Springsteen on his Spectacle show, below...
Elvis Costello at the Grammys
Elvis Costello & Bruce Springsteen on "Spectacle"
Elvis Costello: 'Sulphur to Sugarcane'
Elvis Costello - 2010 Tour Dates
04/08/10 - Napa Valley Opera House
04/11/10 - Balboa Theater - San Diego, CA
04/12/10 - Christopher Cohan Center
04/13/10 - Arlington Theater - Santa Barbara, CA
04/16/10 - Caesars Atlantic City - Atlantic City, NJ
04/17/10 - IP Resort and Spa - Biloxi, MS
04/20/10 - Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA
04/22/10 - Warner Theater - Washington, DC
04/23/10 - United Palace Theater - New York, NY
04/24/10 - The National - Richmond, VA
04/26/10 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
04/27/10 - Florida Theater Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL
- 5.15 @ Peppermill Reno Tuscany Events Center
(more dates TBA)