Maybe you've seen FOUND Magazine or one of their several books or their blog/website. They collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles -- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life sent in by readers worldwide. This year FOUND curators Davy and Peter Rothbart celebrate their 10th anniversary of publication with a 75-city North American tour, sharing some of their favorite submissions from the past decade, along with hilarious and heartbreaking new finds and songs based on found items. The Los Angeles Times calls the Rothbart brothers "utterly engaging performers", and the Village Voice hails their show as "thoughtful, compassionate, and electric."
Tickets for FOUND Magazine's 10th Anniversary show at the Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street in Northampton on Saturday, September 15th at 7PM are $10 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at IHEG.com. Doors and dinner from 5:30. Show starts at 7PM.
"Honest, sometimes funny and sometimes raw, the notes and pictures collaged onto the pages of FOUND Magazine are truer and more genuine than perhaps any other literature. Impossible to contrive, these scraps collected from streets and trash bins are pieces of real stories, not written by great writers, but hinted at on post-it notes and spooky torn photos, by their real characters."-Some Other Magazine
"Part of the joy of FOUND magazine is that these are the sort of notes we all make for ourselves, the same photographs we all take of family occasions, beach holidays and small-town parades. These are the items we all pick up, compulsively, in photocopy shops and outside photo booths, and from the counter of the corner shop. They are snippets, fragments out of all context, yet they succeed in being poignant, hilarious and frequently profound". -The Guardian
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