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Tom Kastle

Warch Campus Center
Somerset Room
 

Decades ago, Tom Kastle designed a career for himself as a maritime music performer and sailor. He traveled the world, collecting and performing songs and stories as well as captaining sailing ships on the Great Lakes.

These days, Tom's passions are even more diverse and include theatrical projects ranging from the titular role in Henry IV to a political pundit in God Help Us! with the legendary Ed Asner; film projects like Francisco Torres’ Delight in the Mountain with Richard Riehle and Tom Wopat; and television where he hosted a short documentary that was nominated for an Emmy Award. Add in musical director and composer credits, voice overs, a role in an opera, and a series of live radio plays and you have an artist living a vivid life, indeed!

In addition to opening the Festival with his music, Tom will perform again at 7:00pm before introducing Garrison Keillor. 

More Information:
Website: https://www.tomkastle.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Tom-Kastle-ActorMusician-100063633694185/

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Tom Kastle

The Raging Grannies

Warch Campus Center
​Somerset Room
 

The Raging Grannies of Madison began as a project of the Madison chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), first singing to the crowds of Madison WI anti-war protesters in the fall of 2003. 

We sing out for peace, economic & social justice, and the environment. The Grannies "have songs, will travel" anywhere in the state. We sing wherever we are invited -- and sometimes where we're not! (We've sung about single payer health care at the offices of our members of Congress, at a military recruiting event at a local high school, and show up regularly at the Farmer's Market on the Capitol Square.) 

We are a "dis-organization" without formal leadership. Each Granny does what she can, and we make decisions by consensus. As it says on the Raging Grannies International website at http://raginggrannies.org/, "We are totally non-violent, believe in only peaceful protest (with lots of laughter), work for the 'many not the few' … and see our work as the spreading green branches of a great tree, rising up to provide shelter and nourishment for those who will come after us." That's true -- but we Grannies also want to have fun, refuse to be silenced, and will sing out against those things that harm the planet we will leave to our grandkids.

More Information:
Email: grannies@madisonwi.us
Website: raginggrannies.madisonwi.us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Raging-Grannies-of-Madison-312723415445021

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The Raging Grannies
The Raging Grannies

Our Wisconsin Revolution's Live Music

Lawrence University
Wriston Art Galleries
613 East College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Opening Acts:
Em Brandt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmilieBrandtMusic/videos/266750854730580/?mibextid=w8EBqM 
YouTube: https://youtu.be/VHb0JJzZ9Zk?si=mOyA6K4AUdpSU2TX

Stidge
Wordpress: https://stidgefolk.wordpress.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu7NwHm79ts

Main Act:
Wishbone Breakers
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7nQjvZrxAM

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Our Wisconsin Revolution Live Music

Garrison Keillor

Lawrence University
Warch Campus Center, ​Somerset Room
711 E Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Garrison Keillor’s celebrated radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion ran for forty years. He wrote the comedy sketches and more, and he invented a “little town that time forgot and the decades could not improve.” These days, his shows are packed with humor and song, plus the audience-favorite News from Lake Wobegon. He has written dozens of books — recently, Boom Town (a Lake Wobegon novel), That Time of Year (a memoir), a book of limericks, and Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80 (reflections on why you should keep on getting older). Garrison and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, live in New York City.

More information:
Website:
https://www.garrisonkeillor.com/

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Garrison Keillor