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Tell Us A Tale at the Prism

Tell Us A Tale Serves Up Latkes & Roast Beast at the Prism
Saturday December 3, 2005
Two shows: 1-2PM, 2:30-3:30PM
214 Rugby Road, Charlottesville

Join the cast of Tell Us A Tale, the popular syndicated children's radio program heard every Sunday from noon to 2 pm on WTJU, for their fifth annual Christmas and Chanukah celebration at the The Prism. They will share some of their favorite tales, including Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", Eric Kimmel's "The Chanukah Guest", and the destined to be classic hybrid tale, "How Murray Saved Christmas", a Christmas story for Jewish kids, by former Simpsons writer and executive producer, Mike Reiss.

There will also be holiday tunes from two popular acoustic duos, Jan Smith & Jeff Vogelgesang, and Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun. Smith and Vogelgesang completed a tour through the United Kingdom this past summer, while Lasko and Pun have performed with groups as diverse as Corey Harris, the Dave Matthews Band, Nickelcreek, Mindy Smith, and even Aerosmith.

Tell Us A Tale is heard on several public radio stations around the United States; from New Hampshire all the way west to Oregon and Washington. Both hour-long programs will be recorded for airplay on the different stations that carry Tell Us A Tale in syndication. Both shows at the Prism will air on WTJU the Sunday before Christmas and Chanukah (18 December).

Tell Us A Tale is composed of its creator, Peter Jones, a popular storyteller based in the Charlottesville area, and actress, Jen Hoffman. Peter, who one television critic called the "Pied Piper of Charlottesville", has performed storytelling throughout the United States and Europe, including programs in Munich (Germany) and high up in the Austrian Alps this past October. Jen, an accomplished theater actress, called "Astounding" by one newspaper critic for her work in the play, Spinning Into Butter, has performed locally in several Live Arts productions. Together they have performed throughout the Central VA area.

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