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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 27; Sept. 29-30, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

Wednesday, September 27 (7:30 p.m.)
Dom Flemons (Live)–SOLD OUT!
Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award-winning, rootsy singer/songwriter with a bent toward Americana, folk, banjo, and jug band music. Flemons first came to the public’s attention as a member and co-founder of the African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Today, he tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster.” Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.domflemons.eventbrite.com beginning on August 15.

Mark Matusof

Friday, September 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Mark Matusof: A Night of Stand-up Comedy (Live)–SOLD OUT!
Stand-up comedy makes a return to the Packard Campus Theater with an encore performance by Mark Matusof, who played the first standup night at the Packard Campus in 2013. Mark describes himself as: 1. A comedian based in Washington D.C. who has been described in the press as “funny without being vulgar or nasty” and “going the smarter, hipper direction to the joke.” A former aerospace engineer, Mark performs throughout the United States and his brand of humor is clean without being bland. There’s even a little music tossed in for good measure! Opening the evening will be D.C. area comic Jimmy Meritt. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.markmatusof.eventbrite.com. beginning on August 15.

Saturday, September 30 (7:30 p.m.) —SOLD OUT!
An Evening of Old-Time Radio with the Metropolitan Washington Old-Time Radio Club
The Metro Washington Old-Time Radio Club makes its third appearance at the Packard Theater with an evening they call “Mostly Lost Radio.” These are programs for which, in most cases, recordings of their original broadcast no longer survive. They will begin with three examples of domestic comedy: Raising Junior, an early NBC series from 1930; Post Toasties Time from 1942, featuring Baby Snooks, the character originated by Fanny (Funny Girl) Brice; and Easy Aces from 1945, conceived and originally performed by Goodman Ace (later the head writer for Milton Berle and Perry Como) and his wife Jane, the Queen of Malapropisms. The finale will be the famous Chicken Heart, written by Arch Oboler for the Lights Out series. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at www.radioshow-culpeper.eventbrite.com  beginning on August 15.

For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

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