Fran Lebowitz to appear at Walton Arts Center Feb. 4

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Author, commentator, and public speaker Fran Lebowitz is coming to town.

Lebowitz will appear at Walton Arts Center with local radio personality Kyle Kellams for a conversation on stage on Friday, Feb. 4.

From the description of the show:

With a trademark expression that is most accurately described as a sneer, Lebowitz’s particular brand of complaint comedy could easily come across as petty. Instead, the septuagenarian manages to shirk the persona of a cranky old New Yorker in favor of someone unexplainably endearing. Audiences have embraced her famously unapologetic opinions on current events and media – as well as her pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French or anyone who is unduly tan.

Lebowitz has been a part of popular culture synonymous with the city of New York for decades. She was hired by pop artist Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview Magazine in the 70s, before going on to write for Mademoiselle and her own collections of essays later. She has been an actor in television on Law & Order, and in films such as he Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, appeared on numerous talk shows and specials, among other accomplishments.

Tickets to the show start at $21 plus fees. To purchase, visit