April 16, 2010
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Anna Christopher, NPR


   

NPR ON LOCATION WITH SINGER, SONGWRITER AND AUTHOR
ROSANNE CASH

SATURDAY, MAY 1 AT 8PM AT THE MOORE THEATRE
TICKETS AVAILABLE

NPR'S MICHELE NORRIS HOSTS AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENING
OF MUSIC AND CONVERSATION

Rosanne Cash has earned many titles. Singer. Songwriter. Mother. Author. Grammy Award winner. Keeper of her family's music legacy. The gifted artist appears at The Moore Theatre on Saturday, May 1 at 8PM for a great night of music and conversation during "NPR On Location with Rosanne Cash," hosted by NPR’s Michele Norris of All Things Considered. Seattle Theatre Group presents this special event – the first and only of its kind – produced by NPR in collaboration with NPR Member stations KPLU and KUOW in Seattle, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. The event will be produced into a one-hour special for broadcast on NPR Member stations nationwide, beginning May 5 (air dates and times will vary by market), and for free, on-demand listening at NPR Music.

Tickets for this exclusive event are available for purchase at The Moore Theatre box office: www.stgpresents.org NPR is also working with Cupcake Royale to offer a sweet deal: buy a cupcake, get a half-price ticket to "NPR On Location with Rosanne Cash"! Tickets (and cupcakes) can be purchased at all four Cupcake Royale locations through April 28.

One week before Mother's Day, "NPR On Location with Rosanne Cash" will peel back the curtain on Cash's life, her writing and her family and the soundtrack that runs through it all. She is the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash and the daughter and step-daughter of two strong women, all of whom informed her outlook on life as an artist and the mother of five. The centerpiece of the event will be a conversation between Cash and Michele Norris; Cash will also perform a number of songs, including selections from her most recent album, The List. She will be accompanied by her husband and producer, John Leventhal. The program will end with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions; the evening is a rare chance for the public to see NPR in action and to witness the making of a radio broadcast.

Cash is one of the most prolific and preeminent American singer-songwriters, having released 11 albums since her self-titled debut in 1978. She won a Grammy in 1985 for the song "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me," and has received nine other nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records. The List, Cash's first-ever covers album, is a collection of 12 classic songs she selected from a list of "100 Essential Country Songs" that her father gave her when she was a teenager. The album has earned widespread praise from media outlets across the country, and has become one of the most popular records of her career. On August 10, Viking will publish Cash's long-awaited memoir, Composed. Cash writes candidly about her upbringing, her development as an artist and her life today.

NPR hosts occasional conversations and performances at stages across the country. It is an award-winning, multimedia news organization and an influential force in American life. In collaboration with more than 900 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.