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March Edition  2017

Weekending March 24th-26th, 2017

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Loyola Theatre
The Spitfire Grill    
@Lower Depths Theatre
Loyola University

March 24th through April 1, 2017

Winner of the Richard Rodgers Production Award, administered by The American Academy of Arts and Letters, this musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. In The New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote that “the songs are shiny with tunefulness, hope, and all-American inflections of country and folk." Also in The New York Times, Alvin Klein declared the show “a soul-satisfying new musical.
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@HOB-New Orleans

Friday, March 24th, 2017 9:00 PM


When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts.  His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio.  Many early fans of Matisyahu remember that moment clearly not because of the songs he played in front of the 80,000 person crowd, but because of his seemingly unfettered confidence (or perhaps naiveté) in helping lead Trey and his band through an improvisational display of beat boxing and lyrical gymnastics during the two songs performed.  It may have been unrefined, but Matisyahu’s passion for full band improvisation was laid bare.
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Chris Rock    
@Saenger Theatre

Saturday, March 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2017 7:30 PM
Monday, March 26, 2017 8:00 PM

Lauded by awards and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. The Brooklyn-raised comedian has garnered four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, is listed as number five on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time” and was honored in 2006 with HBO’s esteemed “Comedian Award.” Rock is currently making his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker With The Hat, in which he stars alongside Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriquez and Annabella Sciorra. The play is in previews and opens April 11th, 2011.
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