OURLAND FESTIVAL PRESS:
7.29.2012 -- OurLand preview in TimeOut
ANGELICA PAGE isn’t letting co-star Cybill Shepherd have all the fun. As we reported Monday, Shepherd, starring in Broadway’s "The Best Man," recently became engaged to psychologist Andrei Nikolajevic. A source says things are heading the same way for Page, whose boyfriend of about two months, New York-based Irish rocker JOE HURLEY, proposed June 12. The insider says Hurley popped the question to Page, daughter of actors Rip Torn and the late Geraldine Page, at an event in the Irish Consulate’s 52nd-floor Manhattan penthouse. We hear Page hasn’t given him an answer yet, “but things are looking very good.” If that’s true, the pair could soon make their first appearance as an engaged couple. We hear they’ll be at Hurley's Our Land Festival at Lincoln Center together on July 29. Later that evening, Page will go with Hurley to the Musical Momentum True Colors 2.0 benefit for the Trevor Project at the Laurie Beechman Theater.
Sun Jul 29. OurLand: Celebrating Irish Culture in America! Lincoln Center Out Of Doors
"This daylong celebration of Irish-American music and culture opens at 2pm with a matinee bill of poets, storytellers and musicians, and continues at 5pm with buskers and painters. The event reaches its climax from 6pm onward, starting with a mix of traditional sounds like those preserved by Alan Lomax, as played by Cherish the Ladies and Lianne Smith, and culminating in a rowdy Irish-rock rave-up driven by local Irish soulman Joe Hurley".
7.15.2012-7.16.2012 -- Feature segment on PBS's "Out of Ireland" aired on Ourland Fest Launch Party. The show is syndicated nationally and internationally with 7 million weekly viewers in the US. (watch on YouTube)
7.10.12 -- THE NEW YORKER
GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN: NIGHT LIFE July 29: Lincoln Center Out of Doors
"The riveting vocalist Joe Hurley leads his band the Gents through a set that includes songs from their latest album, “Let The Great World Spin,” then hosts an All-Star Irish-Rock Revue, drawing on classics by such bands as Them, U2, and the Pogues, with a cast including Willie Nile, Tami Lynn, and members of Flogging Molly and the Mekons".
7.5.12 -- THEATER MANIA
Michael Cerveris, Taylor Mac, Melissa Manchester Set for Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
Lincoln Center has announced the line-up for its 42nd annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, which will feature over 100 free performances, July 25-August 12. A highlight of the Festival will be OurLand: Celebrating Irish Culture in America, a day-long event on Sunday, July 29 that will feature appearances by Michael Cerveris,Terry George, Geraldine Hughes, Cara Seymour, Angelica Page, Malachy McCourt, Barbara Feldon, Joe Hurley, Antonique Smith, among many other artists. In addition, cast members from the Tony Award-winning musical Once will perform at 6pm as part of the OurLandevent. The Festival will open with a special concert by Nile Rodgers and the Chic Organization, and will also feature the U.S premiere of Tangle, a special interactive children's performance work from Australia's Polyglot Theatre (July 26-29); an appearance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus (July 28); and Valerie Simpson and Friends (August 10). The Festival will also include the 29th Annual Roots of American Musical Festival (August 11-12), which includes appearances by Desmond Child, Sarah Dash, Taylor Mac, Melissa Manchester, Nona Hendryx, Tom Paxton and more., and Pardon Our Analysis: An All-Star Gathering For Gil Scott-Heron (August 12), which will feature Martha Redbone, Carl Hancock Rux, Sapphire, and many others.