As always, our week starts with three of the best hours of radio on The Strombo Show...
This week on The Strombo Show,
Dallas Green will be down at The Edge studios in Toronto for an interview with George as he gears up to headline the Roger's Picnic in Toronto this July with his solo project City & Colour.
Not only that, but George and crew will be giving away tickets to the Roger's Picnic!
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And coming up on The Hour this week...
Monday, June 9th
As the author of nine novels, Salman Rushdie is probably best known for the controversy and violence sparked by his novel The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushie is a celebrated Indo-British novelist whose work is described as "magical realism". Rushdie lived in secret for years, because of the fatwa placed on his head by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni, the Supreme leader of Iran, for alledgedly blaspheming Islam. While the fatwa was "officially called off" in 1998, to help repair diplomatic relations between Iran and Britain, certain groups still wish to kill him. Earlier this year, Rushdie released his latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, a mystery and a love story about a woman trying to create her own destiny in a male dominated world. Rushdie is in Toronto to promote the book, and will appear at the Danforth Music Hall at 7pm, to read a passage from the new novel. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
Brian Dennehy is a veteran actor of stage, screen and television. As a versatile character actor, Dennehy is drawn to, but not limited to roles of powerful, corrupt men. His filmography includes movies like Rambo, Cocoon, F/X, Tommy Boy and recently, Ratatouille. He's been nominated for six Emmy awards for his work in television, including the 2005 television movie Our Fathers, which dealt with the Catholic Church's sex scandal. Dennehy has also created a name for himself on the stage, winning two Tony Awards for his lead roles in Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey into Night. This summer, he's a member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's company of players, appearing as the King of France in Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well and a double bill of Samuel Becket's Krapp's Last Tape and Eugene O'Neill's Hughie.
Tuesday, June 10th
Wednesday, June 11th
It's the last taping of the season!
Carlo Rota is back in The Hour studios to chat about what's new, including the upcoming season three of Little Mosque on the Prairie and his upcoming performance in Othello: The Tragedy of the Moor coming up June 15th at 9:00 pm on CBC.
Friday, June 13th
The live shows may be over for the season, but Friday's show has one of a handful of never before seen interviews that will air in the next little while.
Cyndi Lauper dropped into The Hour studios last week while she was in town with her True Colours Tour to chat with George about her new CD "Bring Ya To The Brink" and her work and support of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transsexual community. Her current tour helps to raise money and awareness for GLBT equality. With over 20 years of performing, Lauper is well known for her innovation and creativity and the fact that she just wants to have fun with her music and her career. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1985 and she became the first artist ever to have five Top Ten singles from a debut album. You can also check Cyndi Lauper out on her MySpace page.
In other news...
Last Friday, Alberta Theatre Projects announced that George would be the recipient of the 34th Bob Edwards Award. This award celebrates people who personify the personality of Bob Edwards, the editor of the Calgary Eye Opener from 1902 to 1922. Edwards was outspoken and controversial in his support of the underdog, attacking the injustices in society. Past winners include Rick Mercer, David Suzuki and last year's winner Gwynne Dyer. The awards luncheon, which is also a fundraiser for ATP, are now available. Early bird tickets are $85.00 or $135.00 (which includes a VIP reception). After June 30th, tickets will be $95.00 and $145.00. A tax receipt will be issued for all ticket sales.