Confessional singer preps for gig at Center for the Arts |

Confessional singer preps for gig at Center for the Arts

Loudon Wainwright III writes songs about his most personal experiences and almost nothing is considered too intimate to share with his audiences. Honesty, it seems, is a compulsion with him. A most candid diarist who brings confessional poetry into popular song. Bob Dylan anyone?

Yet there seems to be two of him. One, the unflinchingly naked autobiographical writer; the other, an irreverent comic performer who delights in puncturing holes in his own pretensions and thumbing his nose at both his audience and himself.

Not only that, the man can act. He’s been on TV (“Ally McBeal”) and in films (“Big Fish,” “The Aviator,” “Elizabethtown,” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”).

See it all at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Tickets for $25 are available through the Center’s Box Office, online at http://www.thecen and at the usual outlets. Call 274-8384, ext. 14, for more information.

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