Celebs to Perform at Speaking Clock Revue
The Participant Foundation is known for their tireless efforts and invaluable work in the public schools system. They work towards developing arts education and even music within these establishments, bringing joy and creativity to thousands of children each year. They do however depend on the funds that are donated to them, and in aid of this worthy cause, producer T Bone Burnett will be hosting two concerts to raise money for this project. The show is called Speaking Clock Revue and big names in the music industry, such as Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Gregg Allman and Elton John, have thrown their weight behind the concerts.
Allman, Mellencamp, Costello, John, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Neko Case are just a few performers to look forward to when Speaking Clock Revue hits the theatres of Boston and New York. The show will be hosted in the Wang Centre in Boston on 16 October 2010, and in the Beacon Theatre in New York on the 20th of October 2010. Burnett was inspired by the Rolling Thunder Revue hosted by Bob Dylan, of which he was a part in 1975 and 1976, and commented: “The first tour I went on, my first job in show business, was on The Rolling Thunder Revue, and I’ve come back to that type of collaborative and extraordinarily rewarding experience from time to time.” Another contributing factor in regard to supporting art education came from a documentary made by Davis Guggenheim, which followed the daily lives of teachers and the lengths they were willing to go to, to keep their students interested in the work being done in schools.
T Bone Burnett has made a name for himself within the music industry as a songwriter, producer and musician, and has received Oscars and Grammys to honor his contributions. But it is also during this time that he has met and assisted a number of artists in their careers, who are now willing to lend their support to Burnetts’ Speaking Clock Revue project. Tickets to these magnificent shows will go on sale on the 27th of September 2010, and with so many celebrity artists performing, audience members will not only experience breathtaking performances but be assisting in a fund raising project for The Participant Foundation.