Flappers, Miners & Moonshiners: Minnesota in the 1920s
Join Prudence Johnson & Dan Chouinard on a journey back to Minnesota in the Jazz Age, with songs, vintage photographs and stories of life on the farm and the reservation, in the nightclubs of St Paul and the mining towns of the Iron Range. More Info...
A Girl Named Vincent
A Girl Named Vincent is an exciting collection of songs based on the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, created and performed by Prudence Johnson and The Millay Project; and composed by Laura Caviani, Michelle Kinney, Joan Griffith, and Gary Rue.
These are the timeless words of one of America's greatest poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay, recast in another century as songs by four modern-day composers. She would become a national celebrity and, at 31, win the Pulitzer Prize; Thomas Hardy would say there were really only two great things in the United States: the skyscraper and Millay's poetry. But all that would come later — these are the poems of an elfin young woman in her teens and twenties, with sea-green eve? and a wild head of red hair, brilliant and free-spirited, drawing inspiration from the rocky Maine sea-coast or the streets of boheinian Greenwich Village, leaving a trail of lovers and admirers in her wake. To those close to her, she was known simply as Vincent. More Info...
The Golden Age of Radio
"The Golden Age of Radio" is an entertaining, interactive performance of classic radio standards from the 1930s and '40s brought to life with iconic photos and stories from the era. The program features such toe-tapping favorites as "A Tisket a Tasket" and "Accentuate The Positive."
Audience members are invited to sing along with Johnson and Chouinard on such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and the "Beer Barrel Polka." Getting "gussied up" in period-appropriate or vintage-inspired attire is encouraged.
PRUDENCE JOHNSON & DAN CHOUINARD: A NIGHT OF GERSHWIN
May 10, 2015 - 7pm
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
with special guest Butch Thompson
Box office: 612.332.5299