Characters in Song: The Bonnie Simmons Show and The Hear and Now Fund Drive Special: Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m.

Who are your favorite characters in popular song? Pancho and Lefty? Ziggy Stardust? Mr. Bojangles? Eleanor Rigby? Happy Jack? (Ode to) Bille Joe? Tune in to find out what Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson have selected from their all-time favorites. It’s a fund drive special, from 8 p.m. until midnight. You can make a pledge to KPFA and secure tickets to see Loudon Wainwright III, David Bromberg, Donald Fagan, Ani DiFranco, Gregory Alan Isakov, or Dar Williams.

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