Connie Dover & Friends, special guest Bob Walkenhorst
Live & sharing a stage for the first time
Live Music Performance: An Evening with Connie Dover and Friends with special guest: Bob Walkenhorst (Seating Limited)
When: Friday May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Prospero's Uptown @ Cafe Caliban - 3600 Broadway / 816.931.2665
Tickets: $12 in advance $15 day of the show - tickets may be purchased at Prospero’s Uptown (cash or check only) or may contact me directly at: email@example.com
Connie & Bob, two of KC's premiere songwriters, will share a stage together for the 1st time on May 3 at Prospero's Uptown (3600 Broadway). Walkenhorst will offer a powerhouse set of alt-Americana followed by a concert of Dover’s signature, soulful Celtic tunes and moody originals. The two will offer a special spoken word performance and put their voices together for a few of their favorite songs. Doug Goodhart and Kelly Werts will round out the evening’s musical ensemble on guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, mandola, percussion, lute, banjo and accordion.
Cafe' Caliban in Prospero's Uptown will offer a full menu of soup, sandwiches, snacks as well as beer, wine, pour-over coffee, specialty teas and much more.
Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez,” Dover is an Emmy Award-winning producer and composer. Her soaring voice and inspired arrangements of Scottish, Irish and early American music have earned her features on NPR’s Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and Thistle and Shamrock. With four critically acclaimed albums, Dover can be heard on many soundtracks and recordings of folk and world music. Connie released her first book of poetry, Winter Count, in 2010 and is a recipient of the Speakeasy Prize in Poetry as well as the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest Grand Prize. Best known as front man for The Rainmakers, Walkenhorst is a singer, songwriter and painter. He has released 6 successful albums. Newsweek, Rolling Stone, CMJ, USA Today and others have praised Walkenhorst and his hard working Missouri-born version of roots rock ‘n’ roll. The Rainmakers earned notoriety for their songs’ lyrical content, including Music Connection’s award for Lyric Line of the Year: “The generation that would change the world is still looking for its car keys.” Stephen King twice quoted lyrics from Rainmakers songs in his best seller The Tommyknockers and again in his 1991 novel Gerald’s Game. The song Let My People Go-Go gave Walkenhorst and the Rainmakers their first Top-20 single on the British charts.
Prospero’s Uptown Books in Valentine is the newest location for KC’s premiere neighborhood used bookseller. Its Cafe’ Caliban features fair trade, organic pour-over coffee, soups and paninis.
Prospero's Opens Uptown Store & Cafe!
Prospero's Uptown (Our 3rd location.) is open and running offering over 60,000 Books, Movies, LP's, CD's! Our hours are 10am - 5pm with extended hours for events and we are open late for every Uptown theater show. Bring your ticket stub from your show at the Uptown and receive 15% off any purchase that night!
Now serving Coffee, Teas & Cafe Food Items for all our events and our hours will be expanding soon!
Next Weeks Events:
Prospero's Uptown ( 1/27 - 2/1 )
Wed 1/30 YOGA (6:30pm) with Jessica Rousseau. Single class: $10, 4 classes: $32 ($8 each). SPECIAL: buy 1 and receive one a FREE guest pass!
Wed 1/30 LIVE POETRY (8:00pm) with John Dorsey, Bill Gainer & Alex Nielsen. What does one do when you learn that nationally know poet, John Dorsey (20 books, appearances in over 1,000 magazines and anthologies, multiple Pushcart nominations, friend of beat pet Gregory Corso). You invite him (and a couple of his friends) to read at Prospero's Uptown, that's what. Bill Gainer is a founding contributor to the "After Hours Poetry" movement. His poetry is influenced by the clarity, brevity and courage of Richard Brautigan and the storytelling of Tom Waits and William Kennedy. He has read with punk-rocker Patti Smith. Alex Nielsen hails from Cleveland Ohio where he is an instructor at Cleveland State U. $4 suggested donation.
Thurs 1/31 Eat Their Words: ROCK OF PAGES (7:00pm) , Local playwright Philip "Blue Owl" Hooser host a hilarious evening of spoken word comedy straight from the pages of celebrity bios by Tommy Lee, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, David Cassidy, Tori Amos, Janet & LaToya Jackson and more... $3 suggested donation
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for Books, DVDs, LPs & CDs
Prospero's pays more cash than the competition! If we need it, chances are you will get more for your gently used books, DVDs, LPs than anywhere else. We also trade for in-stock items - receive trade credit worth up to 50% of what we'll resell your old books, DVDs & LPs for. We ask that your items be in good shape (no underlining or highlighting, must have dust jackets, no visible scratches...)
PROSPERO'S IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR:
1. Occult/Wiccan, Eastern Philosophy, and Philosophers (not surveys)
2. History - Modern editions of: Civil War, Local/Regional, world history
3. Authors & Books we're always looking for:
Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games) -- Daniel Woodrell (Winter's Bone) -- Candice Milard (River of Doubt & Destiny of the Republic) -- Edmund Morris (Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex & Colonel Roosevelt)
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Q1: Why burn books?
A: As a cultural wake-up call.
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