Steve Martin

  • DETROIT, MI - JUNE 05: Edie Brickell (L) and Steve Martin perform with the Steep Canyon Rangers at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on June 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/WireImage)
    December 21, 2015  

    “Bright Star,” a new musical set in North Carolina in 1920s and ’40s, involves hidden identities, tragedy, love lost and found and a bluegrass-style band, complete with banjo. Its creators, famed entertainer Steve Martin and veteran singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, join Jeffrey Brown to discuss collaboration and old fashioned sweetness. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013  

    Pioneering comic Jonathan Winters brought his own brand of wild, improvisational stand-up to television in the 1950s, and continued to perform for nearly five decades. Winters died Thursday at the age of 87. Jeffrey Brown remembers the comedian with a look back at his career and an interview excerpt with Jim Lehrer from 1999. Continue reading