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The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Half-Music Hour

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The Paper Machete Radio Magazine: The Half-Music Hour

Bobby Conn, Monica Boubou Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler

Bobby Conn and Monica Boubou add some flair (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)

This week you’ll get way more music than you ever dreamed of, with Justin Hayford doing cabaret hits, and Bobby Conn rocking and rolling. In spoken words, Brett Neveu delivers news from the art world, and Katie Rich rails on Whitney Cumming’s new show, appropriately titled Whitney. As usual, if you can hear us, this magazine is LIVE. Download it here, or listen below.

This Saturday’s show at the Horseshoe features Katie Watson of Sirens Improv; actress/writer/comedian Alisa Rosenthal; comedians Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander; and Machete regular and Neo-Futurist Bilal Dardai. They’ll also be music from The Wren and the Whistler.

Katie Rich calmly discusses 'Whitney' (Photo by Ali Weiss Klingler)

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