MPR’s Angela Davis to Join Letters Aloud on February 24

Angela Davis of MPR

The O’Shaughnessy is excited to announce that MPR’s Angela Davis will be joining us onstage for our presented performance, Letters Aloud: Thanks But No Thanks, The Greatest Rejection Letters Ever, on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. 

Don’t miss the chance to see the beloved MPR News host, as she joins the Letters Aloud cast on stage, adding her unique touch to dozens of the most unforgettable rejection letters ever penned.

Single tickets are $5 – $33.

This performance can be included in a Pick 3 Subscription for $66.

About the Program:

The road to success is paved with rejection and, boy oh boy, have we got the letters to prove it. Among the dozens of gems in this program; Andy Warhol is asked to pick up his painting at the front desk before it is hauled away and a young Sidney Poitier tries to borrow $100 from President Franklin Roosevelt (he said no).

About Angela Davis:

Angela Davis is the host of MPR News with Angela Davis, a weekday talk show that airs at 9 a.m. She joined MPR News in November 2018 after more than 25 years of television reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country.

Davis leads conversations on a wide variety of topics including how the state is changing, Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities, economic issues, education and mental health. The program includes insight from experts as well as listeners who call in during the live broadcast.

Before joining MPR News, Angela anchored morning and evening newscasts at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and KSTP-TV in St. Paul. She has won five regional Emmy awards for anchoring and covering breaking news. Her television career included jobs at CNN in Atlanta and local stations in Washington, DC, Dallas, TX and Lexington, KY.

Angela holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and grew up in southern Virginia. She also did graduate work in urban affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the local and national chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Angela is the mother of two college students. Her son attends Morehouse College in Atlanta and her daughter is a student at the University of Maryland in College Park. She is married to fellow journalist Duchesne Drew. In 2020 he joined her at Minnesota Public Radio after a long career as a reporter and editor at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. They live in St. Paul.

About Letters Aloud:

Letters Aloud was founded in 2013 by Paul Morgan Stetler as a way to connect a live audience to famous (and infamous) historical figures through their intimate correspondence.

We’re also intensely interested in exposing modern audiences to a rapidly disappearing form of communication — the written letter.

The eloquence, pathos, and individual experience of history captured in letters is intriguing, instructive, and often hilarious.

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