Thursday, September 29, 2011

Calendar Listings: Capitol Steps "30th Anniversary Tour" in Cambridge, MA on 11/26/11

DATELINE: October 1, 2011
Mike Thornton
Mike Thornton Agency
Mark G. Auerbach
Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations
413-733-7095 or 413-427-7352


Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 5PM
Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8PM

The Mike Thornton Agency presents


Sanders Theatre
Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

Tickets, priced $38.00, $34.00, and $29.00 (with $5.00 OFF student tickets with a limit of two per person, ID required) are on sale at the Harvard Box-Office. For tickets, call 617-496-2222 or order them online at

"The 30th Anniversary Tour" brings music, comedy, and satire to the upcoming 2012 election season, health care, bailouts, the environment, the budget, partisan politics, unfaithful politicians, and the Tea Party. Famous for putting the "mock" in democracy, the Capitol Steps have become an annual area Thanksgiving weekend tradition The irreverent group charms audiences on both sides of the aisle with its unique brand of political humor set to popular music.

To preview some of the Capitol Steps materials, visit their website ( or find The Capitol Steps on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter (@capsteps).

The Capitol Steps appear in Cambridge with the support of public radio station WBUR.



For general information on The Capitol Steps: (includes news,
downloads, etc for the general public):
For the Capitol Steps Media Kit:
For The Capitol Steps photos and graphics:
For a Capitol Steps CD, to interview one of the Capitol Steps, or
additional information: Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations.
413-733-7095 or

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Thoughts on September 11

Thinking of the victims of 9/11, their families and friends; remembering the first responders, the caregivers, and the outpouring of sympathy and consolation from millions. Recalling the days and months following, when strangers were compassionate, discourse was caring and polite, and people put their personal agendas aside for the greater good. And..saddened at how a nation could pull together in unity, yet fall apart mere months later as we all became victim to petty politics, bullying, fear and manipulation, and disregard of one towards another. If today is a day of remembrance and healing, it would be nice if we could walk away tomorrow with a renewed commitment towards kindness, inclusiveness, and civility.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

From Client David Pakman: 2011 Northampton Mayoral Debate Panelists Announced

DATELINE: 9/08/11
Contacts: David Pakman

2011 Northampton Mayoral Debate Panelists Announced'

Northampton, MA - 9/08/2011 - Northampton Community Television, Valley Free Radio, and The David Pakman Show will host the 2011 Northampton Mayoral Debate sponsored by League of Women's Voters of the Northampton Area and Herrell's Ice Cream on October 11, 2011 at 7pm at the Northampton High School Auditorium. The three member panel will question the two final candidates for mayor, moderated by David Pakman, host of the internationally syndicated television and radio program The David Pakman Show.
ABC40's Scott Coen and Northampton Media's Mary Serreze will join a Northampton High School student for the debate with their own questions, in addition to audience questions and questions from the candidates themselves. 
Starting at 7pm, doors will open at the Northampton High School Auditorium at 6:30pm. In 2009, the debate organized by NCTV, VFR, and Pakman was the most highly attended Northampton Mayoral debate in over 20 years, seeing an almost full auditorium, and high attendance is expected again this year. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions. This will be the definitive debate for the 2011 Northampton Mayoral election.  
Valley Free Radio and Northampton Community Television will broadcast the debate live on 103.3 FM and Northampton cable channels 12 & 15, respectively.
Attendees can RSVP on Facebook at