Popular North Carolina novelist Kim Church, Grammy-nominated Alice Gerrard, poet Michael Chitwood, singer/songwriter Ruth Wakefield and soprano Andrea Edith Moore will join an all-North Carolina troupe for an old-time variety show to benefit local nonprofit agencies on Saturday, February 21, 2015—and we are one of them!
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.”
Regular performers will return: Robert Griffin, Jennifer Evans, Rick Keena, Sara Zaleta, Leslie Land, STELLA, and the Piedmont Players.
This is the ninth all-volunteer radio show since October 2011. “Our project taps into the tremendous talent we have in the Triangle,” says Donna Campbell, the show’s producer. “It is great fun. We are building community. And we raise money for some wonderful nonprofit agencies serving Orange and Durham counties.”
In addition to much-needed funds, the show raises awareness about community issues. Nonprofit organizations that will benefit from the show are Just Right Academy and Mental Health America, two essential agencies serving the Triangle.
Seating is limited to 150 in the auditorium of the recently restored 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 3717 Murphey School Rd., Durham, at the intersection with Old NC 10.
The Murphey School Radio Show is a program of the Shared Visions Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is produced by Minnow Media LLC.
Reservations and more information, http.murpheyschoolradio.net
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