Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Theater, New Episode Trailer!: Overdue!

by Jim Cheff Overdue! – Briscoe’s overdue library book unleashes the wrath of the Krone Brezheen – five fearsome knights who ride robot sharks, and punish those who abuse their library privileges! Can Mary and Briscoe…

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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
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‘Ah Baby, We Gotta Go Now’: Music Legend John Prine dies at 73 after battle with coronavirus

The celebrated songwriter and performer “captured the simplicities and the complexities of the human existence in stark and stunning glory.” by Jon Queally, staff writer John Prine, one of America’s most cherished songwriters and folk artists,…

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Mary Farfisa Radio Theater episode 18: The Asterodeo

The Asterodeo – Mary Farfisa and Briscoe discover a rodeo in Outer Space – where students rope, ride and catch the musical instruments of their dreams! A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff….

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Unique ‘Mary Farfisa’ Episode, A River In Space, touches on old age, Alzheimer’s

  By Jim Cheff, The Meteor ‘Mary Farfisa’ is a series of radio plays for children, created by writer/artist Jim Cheff. It ran for two years on Radio Sunnyside in Flagstaff. It now can be found…

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Mary Farfisa – episode 14 Us, Or Ice Cream

Mary Farfisa – episode 14 US, OR ICE CREAM – When the Universe needs fixing, it needs a Handyman! THAT, of course, is Handyman How! But Handyman How always needs an assistant – and THAT, of…

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The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of Embrios

The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of EMBRIOS – Mary’s “frenemy” Jayne Sarrah! steers the Toolbox beyond the Wall of Sleep, in search of her origins. But Handyman How is…

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Mary Farfisa episode 8 TRAILER: Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving

Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving – A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff. It’s the Holiday Season in Outer Space! Mary and her friends visit the Inflatable Forest, to await the arrival of…

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Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures: episode 7 – The Chocolate Covered Rocket

THE CHOCOLATE COVERED ROCKET – Mary meets a Chocolate Covered Rocket in Outer Space. As it hides from a gang of hungry star-piglets, the Rocket tells Mary the story of the Candy King. A children’s radio…

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Come, My Fanatics: Kaufman at it for 25 years

Flagstaff    There’s a “Dirty” Steve Kaufman in every town.  The kind of true believer in underground music who has spent decades working tirelessly to bring obscure and not-so obscure bands from around the country into…

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Mary Farfisa is back!

Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures is a series of radio plays written and produced in Flagstaff by Jim Cheff for children. With 40 complete half-hour episodes in the can the Meteor will be home to the…

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Adventures of Mary Farfisa, Space Girl: Episode 3, The Ballad of Mary Farfisa

Episode 3: THE BALLAD OF MARY FARFISA – A children’s radio series, episode 3, in which Briscoe tells the story of how Mary Farfisa became an audio wrangler, after her parents are accidentally lost somewhere amongst…

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She’s back! Mary Farfisa episode 4: Lullaby and Goodnight

Here it is! Mary Farfisa’s Space Adventures episode 4 Lullaby and Goodnight – Mary explores a fairy tale planet called Nevereverever, where a mysterious lullaby has put everyone to sleep. She also meets the mysterious Handyman…

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