SPR's February Membership Drawing will be giving away FOUR Capitol Steps packages, including:
- A pair of tickets to see The Capitol Steps at The Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on March 15, at 7:30 pm.
- A copy of their new CD: The Capitol Steps: Orange is the New Barack.
Everyone making a pledge of support to Spokane Public Radio by February 23 is entered into FOUR DRAWINGS.
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.