Hometown Humor: Robert Post

February 13th, 2014 by admin

Many titles describe Robert Post—comedian, ventriloquist, juggler, plate spinner, puppeteer, dancer, improviser. His inspirations are as diverse as Gene Kelly, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Charlie Chaplin, and Robin Williams.

“I feel the secret to good performing is to have a style that is unique only to you. When I was a young artist, many teachers and other performers would complain about my wide range of performance styles. They told me this was a weakness, but I knew it was my strength.”

Here are just a few reasons you should check him out:

Who doesn’t love to laugh? Robert Post has been making people laugh for 40 years. NPR calls his performance “uproariously funny,” and he has been applauded by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Edmonton Journal. He was also featured on the “Today Show.”

Support local!
Robert Post has traveled the world, including Russia, Mexico, and Japan, but his home will always be Ohio!

See 10 shows in one! Post is a one-man show, performing multiple skits as multiple characters. The Tampa Tribune says, “[A] man of a thousand disguises. . . uses body language, masks, music, and genius to create a body of work and a host of unforgettable, totally radical characters.” The Los Angeles Times also praises his “remarkable ability to create characters.”

By Anna Schaeffer

Robert Post will be at the Lincoln Theatre March 7 and 8. To buy tickets, visit CAPA’s web site, or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939.

Mali’s Hendrix – Habib Koite

February 6th, 2014 by admin

With more than a quarter million albums sold and comparisons to greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, devoted fans have long awaited Habib Koité’s American tour. Well, the wait is over! Koité will be performing at the Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday, February 12.

His Sound:
A self-taught guitarist and singer, Koité is actually known to many as a composer rather than a songwriter. The Mali native takes the many different sounds of his country and combines Western structure to create a unique union of sounds.

In my country, we have so many beautiful rhythms and melodies . . . My job is to take all these traditions and to make something with them,” said Koité. This, combined with his unique tuning techniques, makes his music truly one of a kind.

His Fans:
Koité has collaborated with artists such as Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne. Raitt famously stated, “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib. With his combination of chops and soul, he’s the most amazing guitarist I’ve heard in years.” Koité has been featured on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The House of Blues Radio Hour,” and “NPR: All Things Considered.”

His Reviews:
Earning raves from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, and the LA Times, Koité was also featured in a two-page spread of Vanity Fair.

His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar sound like a kora or ngoni.“-New York Times

by Anna Schaeffer

Habib Koité will be at the Lincoln Theatre, Wednesday, February 12, at 8pm. To purchase tickets, visit CAPA’s web site or call the CAPA Ticket Center at (614)469-0939.