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LiveWire! 100th Live Show

The centennial performance promises a heady lineup including Susan Orlean, Thomas Lauderdale, and Ron Funches

By Aaron Scott March 15, 2012

It’s hard to believe our little variety radio show that could is hitting the hundred-show mark. Seems like it was just yesterday that they were teaching us for the first time to chant along with “It’s… It’s… LiveWire!” Now we chant it with the conditioned ease of Pavlov’s salivating dogs (though I wouldn’t put it past them to also be pumping meat powder through the forced air system).

And what a celebratory lineup they have in store for us! There’s author and New Yorker writer Susan Orlean, KEEN CEO James Curleigh, the Portland Cello Project, the Long Winters frontman John Roderick, and pianist-about-town Thomas Lauderdale, who’s partnering up with friend and civic activist Kathleen Saadat for “a unique musical adventure.”

But we’re particularly excited to see Portland comedian Ron Funches, who recently sat down with PM contributing writer Rebecca Waits for a Long Story Short interview. It comes out in the April issue, but in celebration of LiveWire!, we’re putting it up early for you.

Also, watch him kill it on Conan.

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