Songs & Stories with Barry ZeVan

The Iconic Weatherman Was Also A Prolific Singer & Actor With Perry Como

Songs & Stories with Barry ZeVan

Tue · November 6, 2018

7:30 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

"During his nearly 80 years on the planet, ZeVan has been a meteorologist, weatherman, world traveler, actor, singer, TV producer, documentary filmmaker, journalist, writer and media consultant.

All that, of course, is to say nothing of the most constant role in his life — of trusted friend, colleague and confidant to some of the world’s most celebrated people.

Minnesotans probably remember ZeVan best for his zany weather segments on KSTP Channel 5 and KARE 11, which were ground-breaking at the time for their wit and humor." - MN Good Age

Barry ZeVan
Barry ZeVan
“Barry ZeVan, The Weatherman” is how he was known on KSTP-TV in the mid-1970s. He holds the record for being the highest-rated television weathercaster in U.S. television history with 51 percent of the audience in July, 1974, but there’s much more to Barry than television weathercasting.

He also has had a literal lifetime as an actor and singer on national television and professional stage, all chronicled in Barry's autobiography, BARRY ZeVAN, MY LIFE AMONG THE GIANTS - A MEMOIR (actor Jerry Stiller urged Barry to write the book). Now, at age 81, Barry's voice is still as strong as it was when he was a singing cast member of THE PERRY COMO SHOW for two years as one of The Ray Charles Singers, Perry's backup group. Barry's stories are truly unique and powerful, "living it" with many of the world's most influential people. The songs he sings will trigger warm nostalgic memories and he thanks you for being here to share in his resurrected joy of doing what he loves most in show business: Singing and reminiscing about many parts of his very full (and unpredictable) life.
Rick Carlson
Rick Carlson
Rick Carlson taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and capitalizing on a long string of happy accidents. He has also perfected the art of “circular drinking”, whereby he can sip martinis uninterrupted while still playing a cohesive piano solo.
He has been the pianist for the Wolverines Big Band since 1980. He is a sought-after accompanist by singers and has served as pianist and musical director for various local concert series, including those for the Twin Cities Jazz Society’s “J To Z” series, the Capri Theater’s “Legends” series, and for special presentations at the Heights Theatre and performing arts centers across the United States. He has performed on concert stages in London and New York City, and has appeared with Count Basie drummer Butch Miles, trumpeter Warren Vaché, New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher, and served as musical director, arranger and pianist in the Guthrie Theater’s presentation of “Coward’s Women”. He has opened for Rosemary Clooney, accompanied Kathryn Crosby in various cabaret shows, and counts Madeleine Peyroux among his many unwitting fans.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432