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Lily Tomlin

March 18, 2009

Lily Tomlin is one of the best-loved women in America. Maybe she has enemies, but try to find one. She’s an all-American natural.


Born in Detroit, she has won—over a 40-year career—two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor.

Her 70’s characters for TV’s Laugh-in include: the irascible, prune-faced telephone operator Ernestine; the precocious sandbox philosopher, six-year-old Edith Ann, in an oversized rocking chair; and the Tasteful Lady, imperious and upper-class, who never fails to puncture her own pretense.

Her one-woman Broadway performance in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe became a classic. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s Nashville. She will be seen next in Steve Martin’s Pink Panther, 2. Lily lives in Los Angeles with her partner, writer Jane Wagner, another one of the wOws!

Upcoming Events

The Del McCoury Band

December 6, 20177:30

Co-presented with Wheeler Opera House
For more than 50 years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard-core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. He has built a songbook filled with classics such as “High On A Mountain,” “Are You Teasing Me,” “Dark Hollow,” “Bluest Man In Town,” “Rain And Snow,” “Good Man Like Me, “Rain Please Go Away” and more. Learn More »

Bruce Cockburn

Saturday, February 17, 20187:30 pm

Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try to trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.”
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Los Lobos

Friday, March 2, 20187:30 pm

Co-presented with Wheeler Opera House
Over the past 40 years, they have gone from “just another band from East L.A.” into the premier Mexican-American roots rockers, mixing a traditional sound with a punk attitude, and earning a well-deserved nomination for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Learn More »

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