Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey coming to Hoyt Sherman Place
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey — of Peter, Paul and Mary fame — will be performing at Hoyt Sherman Place on Dec. 1. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m CDT. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50, and $75 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Yarrow and Stookey are carrying on the tradition of the renowned folk music group, a union that lasted 50 years.
During their legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced 13 top 40 hits of which six ascended into the top 10, and earned eight gold and five platinum albums.
The loss of Mary Travers in September of 2009 was a loss to her family, friends and the nation. Her life and legacy remain a great American treasure.
PBS recently released a new documentary of their lives titled “50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary”. The program features powerful, moving, performances by the trio starting with the era of the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras where their anthems provided America’s soundtrack of social and political change. It then moves into the 21st century where their legacy and music continues to inform, inspire and enrich successive generations – still providing a moral compass for the way we live our lives. Also released recently is a stunning book of photographs and reminiscences, in their own words, “Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life”.