May 20, 2006|
This week, we'll broadcast a very special show from the National Theater of Iceland, in Reykjavik. Featured guests include; The Fóstbræður Male Choir, Iceland's leading singer-songwriter Diddú, actor John C. Reilly, author Bill Holm, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, master of the diatonic harmonica Howard Levy. Dusty and Lefty will fly over, too, and also Guy Noir, and Jim and Barb of the Ketchup Advisory Board. Tune it to see if Icelanders sit in silent puzzlement or if they clap and stuff.
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Photos from the show|
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