Friday, December 31, 2010

The David Pakman Show 2010 Recap

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thank You!

A special thanks to those who helped make The Capitol Steps "Liberal Shop of Horrors" performance at Mount Holyoke College on 12/18/10 a success:

Event sponsors: Mount Holyoke College, The Valley Advocate and Preview Magazine, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and public radio stations 88.5FM WFCR and WNNZ.

Production team: Chapin Auditorium staff: John LaPrade, Kris Bergbom; Northampton Box-Office and Mark Florence; Cannes Associates and Greg Jones, Navae Fenwick Rodriguez; Joan Grenier and the Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley Youth Commission, Communications Angle (Michael Kusek), and Colleen Johnston and Mary Lawler.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

TV22 Covers Volunteer Youth Commission Ushers at Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps Review by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Kind words from Kathleen Mellen of the Daily Hampshire Gazette regarding the 12/18 performance in South Hadley.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Press Release: Cross-Culture Journeys "Fabled Islands of Greece and Turkey" Cruise with Diane Rehm

DATELINE: December 17, 2010
Ati Jain, Cross-Culture Journeys, 413-256-6303 or 
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations, 413-733-7095 or


Amherst, MA---Public radio “voice” Diane Rehm will accompany Cross-Culture Journeys' "Fabled Islands of Greece and Turkey" cruise aboard the Aegean Odyssey.  Diane Rehm, producer and host of her nationally-syndicated talk show, joins this one-time 14-day/12-night fully-escorted offering, departing the US on September 30, 2011 and returning on October 13, 2011  

The cruise aboard the recently-refurbished Aegean Odyssey begins in Piraeus, the Greek port serving the capital of Athens. Ports of call include the ancient city of Mycenae, the capital of Agamemnon; Myceanae, capital of Agamemnon; Heraklion on the island of Crete; the Greek islands of Rhodes, Delos, and Mykonos; and Gallipoli, site of the famous World War I battles. In Turkey, ports of call include Istanbul, the Sea of Mamara and the Dardenelles. The tour ends in Athens.

An optional pre-cruise extension to Athens (September 28 through October 1) is also available at additional cost.

Diane Rehm is host and executive producer of "The Diane Rehm Show" which airs nationally. Each week, more than 1.7 million listeners across the country tune in to the program, which has grown in 29 years from a local morning call-in show to a public broadcasting powerhouse distributed by NPR, NPR Worldwide and SIRIUS satellite radio. Rehm is the author of two autobiographical books. In 1999, Washingtonian Magazine named her “Washingtonian of the Year.” She and her husband, John, have traveled with Cross-Culture Journeys and public radio listeners from other stations on travel programs to the Adriatic Sea, The Danube and The Nile.

The Aegean Odyssey, newly modernized and refurbished is large enough to provide the amenities available on major cruise ships, yet small enough to dock at small-city ports. The ship can accommodate up to 350 passengers in a variety of stateroom options. The ship provides contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with carefully-selected wines; a gym, outdoor swimming pool, shop, and internet center.

Cross-Culture’s tour includes air-conditioned motorcoach tours of shore excursions, most meals, talks by guest speakers on classical civilizations from Minoan Crete to Byzantium, classical sculpture, the history of the Knights of St. John, and life in the Golden Age of Athens. Ms. Rehm will offer three discussions about her experiences with her nationally-syndicated public radio show. 

Prices begin at $3,995 per person, double-occupancy, plus applicable taxes and surcharges. Free airfare is available from New York (JFK and/or Newark airports) when the trip is booked and paid-in-full before January 31, 2011. Discounted airfares and reduced or free single supplement charges are available through Cross-Culture Journeys. 
Cross-Culture Journeys has been offering individual and customized group tours for over 20 years. Cross Culture Journeys features all-inclusive, small-group, in-depth cultural travel programs to over 40 unique destinations from Antarctica to Zagreb by air, land and small-ship. Over the last decade, Cross-Culture has developed travel programs for alumni associations and numerous public radio stations, including NPR member stations in Western New England, Washington, DC; Virginia, Ohio, Utah, and Texas. 

For further information and a detailed itinerary, visit Cross-Culture Journeys' website at, call 800-491-1148 or 413-256-6303, or email:


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Media Coverage: Capitol Steps' "Liberal Shop of Horrors" Saturday 12/18 in South Hadley

George Lenker previews The Capitol Steps for Mass Live and The Republican. Preview includes interview with Mike Thornton.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Capitol Steps' "Liberal Shop of Horrors" Saturday 12/18 in South Hadley

Media Coverage from MassLive and The Republican. South Hadley Youth Commission to provide ushers for performance:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Student Rush Tickets Available for "The Capitol Steps" in South Hadley

Half-price student rush tickets will be available at the door for the Saturday, December 18 performance of The Capitol Steps "Liberal Shop of Horrors Tour" at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Box-Office opens at 6PM. Curtain is 8PM. Valid student ID card required.

Program information:

Ticket information:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cross Culture Journeys: 2011 Greece and Turkey Cruise with Diane Rehm

Client Cross-Culture Journeys' Fabled Islands of Greece and Turkey Cruise with Diane Rehm itinerary:

Monday, December 6, 2010

The David Pakman Show Picked by Towleroad

The David Pakman Show was picked by Towleroad's Picks of TV Clips in it's "Guide to The Tube".

Mt. Holyoke Features Capitol Steps on Homepage