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NPR voice actor to appear at GFA

Published 5:22 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
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The voice actor who creates voices and sounds for the NPR radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" will give a presentation at Greens Farms Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.

Fred Newman, who also appears on the PBS reading show "Between the Lions," will tell stories and perform sound effects, GFA said.

The program is free in GFA's Bedford Gym, but reservations are required.

Newman worked for Newsweek Magazine and is the author of the multimedia book "Mouth Sounds."

He also has been a writer and puppeteer for Muppets founder Jim Henson and has hosted series for Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel, GFA said.

Newman has created voices, characters and sounds for film, stage and television, including NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live," the cartoon series "Doug" and dozens of feature films, including "Gremlins," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Cocoon," and "Men in Black."

For reservations, email afreeland@gfacademy.org. For directions or more information, visit www.gfacademy.org.