Folk icon Arlo Guthrie to perform at UW-Stevens Point
9/24/2013
Tickets are available for a concert by legendary artist and folk icon Arlo Guthrie, sponsored by Centertainment Productions at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Guthrie will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Sentry Insurance’s Theatre @1800, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point. Reserved seat tickets are $35 plus ticket service fee and are available through UW-Stevens Point University Information and Tickets at the Dreyfus University Center concourse, 1-800-838-3378 or http://tickets.uwsp.edu.

Singer-songwriter and social commentator Guthrie carries on the legacy created by his father, Woody, with classic songs and timeless stories. His recent tour, “Here Comes The Kids,” includes his son, Abe, on keyboards and vocals, and focuses on the Woody Guthrie centennial.

Guthrie’s first public performance was at age 13. He began touring with his father’s friend, Pete Seeger, in the late 1960s. The two continued to perform together for the next 40 years, last performing at Carnegie Hall in New York in November 2012. Guthrie is best known for “Alice’s Restaurant,” released in 1967, and starred in the 1969 film named for the song.

He launched his own record company, Rising Son, in 1983, and the label houses his complete catalog as well as albums by Woody Guthrie, other family members and several other artists. Guthrie released “Someday” in 1986, “Times Like These” in 2007 and “Tales of ‘69” in 2009 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.

Guthrie is also involved in several philanthropic projects, including The Guthrie Foundation, an educational organization that addresses the environment, health care, cultural preservation and educational exchange; and The Guthrie Center, an interfaith church foundation for local and international services. He was named an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation Champion in 2009 for demonstrating exceptional efforts in humanitarianism. More information may be found at www.risingsonrecords.com.

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