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Alicia Witt (Encore Episode)

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 10:00pm

In a encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Worcester native Alicia Witt, a film, stage and television actress as well as a singer/songwriter who performed her live music show last December 31 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The New Year’s Eve concert was sponsored by First Night Worcester.

Best known as an actress, Alicia has appeared on several well-known television shows, including The MentalistFriday Night LightsLaw & Order: Criminal IntentCSI: MiamiThe Sopranos and Ally McBeal. She also starred for four seasons on the hit CBS sitcom Cybill, where she played Cybill Shepherd’s daughter Zoey. Numerous film credits include her latest in Cowgirls n AngelsI DoJoint Body and Pasadena. She also starred in 88 Minutes opposite Al Pacino and Last Holiday opposite Queen Latifah.

In addition to Alicia’s impressive body of acting work, she is a classically trained pianist and talented singer/songwriter. In recent years, she’s turned her focus to a longstanding love of all things musical. She has been performing her original songs at venues across the country such as Hotel Cafe and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, and Joe's Cafe and The Living Room in New York City. Her first self-titled EP was released on iTunes in June 2009. Her music can be heard at AliciaWittMusic.com and her music video for the single 'Anyway', has played on MTVu and VH1.com. She has also appeared as a musical guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was featured as the cover story in Sound+Vision Magazine.

Read now: Steve Jones-D'Agostino's latest GoLocalWorcester article, Babe Ruth Would Have Tipped His Hat to the Hanover Museum

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