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(Joe Franklin at The Bowery Poetry Club hosting the Loose Caboose Variety Show 6/2012) Longtime radio and TV show host Joe Franklin died Saturday at the age of 88. Franklin died of cancer, according to his former producer, Steve Garrin, the Associated Press reported. Long before Jay Leno or Conan O'Brien, Franklin sat behind a desk and interviewed movie stars and up-and-coming musicians. According to Franklin's website he was, "in many ways, the pioneer of the modern TV talk show format." Franklin Continue reading...

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Theatre The's production of "Radio Purgatory" Oct. 2010 The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sinatra Simulcra - Starring Jonny Cigar - April, 2011 Jonny Cigar getting emotional during his rendition of  “That’s Life.” ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Glen Heroy as Elton John at Jim Moore's 'Dyslexic 56th B'day Party - May 2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ MAC WELLMAN’S NEW PLAY – “3 2’S; OR AFAR” Oct. 2011 Jocelyn Kuritsky gets wrapped up in the sofa Continue reading...

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Dick Zigun is referred to as the 'Mayor of Coney Island'. Having founded Coney Island USA over 30 years ago he continues to bring events, spectacle and excitement all the time to the ever changing people magnet known internationally as CONEY ISLAND. I was glad to interview him about his achievements and history at Coney Island. (I won the 2012 Coney Island Film Festival Award for Best Silent Film)Great film Festival! For more information about CONEY ISLAND USA. All Photographs Continue reading...

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All of us at Vaudevisual.com would like to wish you and yours a most Happy Holiday.
Thanks to Glen Heroy for helping make this video.
Cheers Everyone!

Dec 10th thru 27th - 3 Weeks Only! Joey Arias joins up with San Francisco’s Artfull Circle Theatre to make NYC’s Yuletide ever so gay in this all-singing, all-dancing, holiday extravaganza. Based on the infamous Christmas Eve radio broadcast from the Crawford family’s Brentwood mansion, Christmas With the Crawfords features Joan, the children, and a stellar line up of Hollywood icons in a hilarious parody of — and homage to — the “Golden Age” of Hollywood. Featuring Chris March and Continue reading...

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I am thinking about the NEW PS122 and remembering the old PS122. Here is a video of the last Avant-Garde-Arama performance that was presented at that site. Here is a compilation video I made from photographs and video I shot at the Friday, June 17th AGA. It has the stills from the show embedded in the video of the finale WRECKING BALL! It was a great show. Murray Hill hosted the evening. Very Funny! The following performers were on hand to add pizazz to the night's festivities. Tom Murrin (the Continue reading...

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Well..'Man on Wire' was a damn good movie. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. But now, Robert Zemeckis is creating some 'artificial vertigo' by making "THE WALK" and in 3D Imax. Let's see what comes of this million dollar extravaganza. The movie, which is also based on Petit’s book, co-stars Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, and James Badge Dale, and will be released in October of 2015. Here is a sneak peak! Continue reading...

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With the news that Galapagos Arts Space is moving to Detroit, I wanted to post a series of photographs that I took while I documented the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue there. Here is a video collage and a few images from that series. Currently Bindlestiff is presenting it's monthly series (1st Monday of Every Month) at Dixon Place. Jen Slaw - Juggler Keith Nelson - Host of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue Catahoula Cajun Music Band Stephanie Monseau on the 'Rola-Bola'. Magician/Ventroliquist Continue reading...

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REZA ABDOH  from interview with Reza Abdoh by Tom Leabhart/Mime Journal "Before that I did a piece in New York entitled "Father was a Peculiar Man". The title was taken from vaudeville, which interests me a great deal. I took certain 19th century psychological realism and mixed it with vaudeville and American music hall. I'm influenced by reading about vaudeville, and also by television performers of the 1950's, who were vaudevillians: Jack Benny, Art Carney, Jackie Gleason. My hero is Buster Continue reading...