Triangle jazz favorite John Brown, novelist Michael Parker and Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine, will join an all-North Carolina troupe for another old-time variety show to benefit local nonprofit agencies on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
In the tradition of the Grand Ole Opry and Prairie Home Companion, the Murphey School Radio Show will feature music, comedy and readings by local musicians and writers. It is billed as “A Celebration of Triangle Wit, Lit and Music.”
Special musical guests for November include Robert Griffin, Jennifer Evans, Jay Cartwright, STELLA and John Claude Bemis. Others to be announced.
This is the fifth all-volunteer radio show produced by Shared Visions Foundation and Minnow Media. Since October 2011, the project has raised more than $60,000 for nonprofit agencies serving Orange and Durham counties. In addition to much-needed funds, the show raises awareness about community issues. Agencies to benefit from the
next show are SEEDS and Book Harvest, two essential agencies serving the Triangle.
Seating is limited to 150 in the auditorium of the recently restored historic Murphey School in rural Orange County. Two performances are planned for Saturday – a matinee at 3pm with a repeat performance at 7pm. The evening performance will be recorded for broadcast on WCHL 97.9 FM.
The Historic Murphey School is located at 3729 Murphey School Rd. Durham.
Tickets and more information, murpheyschoolradio.net.