Halcyon Stage Cabaret: Ari Shapiro / HOMEWARD
8PM Doors Open | 8:30PM Performance | 9:30PM Meet-the-Artist Reception
As a reporter, NPR’s All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by his experiences around the globe, Shapiro sings the songs of upheaval, patriotism and hope, from places that are less far away than they seem.
When Ari Shapiro is not in front of a microphone on stage, he sits in front of a microphone as a host for NPR's All Things Considered, the most listened-to radio program in America. He’s reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He’s covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from five continents. (Sorry, Australia.) He is also a frequent guest performer with the mini orchestra Pink Martini — in which he has appeared on four of their albums, singing in several languages. Shapiro made his singing debut with the band at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009 and has since toured the world with them, performing in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall in London, L'Olympia in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Music direction for HOMEWARD provided by noted musical artist Gabriel Mangiante.
Halcyon Stage Cabaret is sometimes bawdy, sometimes naughty and always thoughtful, intimate and intriguing.