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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...

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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him. Then, turning to the moon and raising Continue reading...

Lost Tribe of Coney Island

THE LOST TRIBE OF CONEY ISLAND Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Entrance to Luna Park in 1905. (Copyright Library of Congress.) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Here is the wonderful introduction to the book. INTRODUCTION Sitting on my desk is a tattered black-and-white photograph of a group of tribesmen, women, and children, naked but for their G-strings. They are squatting on their haunches around a campfire. Several of them look directly into the camera. Continue reading...

Fatty Arbuckle in OUT WEST

A satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John. It was the first of Arbuckle's "Comique" films to be filmed on the west coast, the previous five having been filmed in and around New York City. Continue reading...

Grocuho Marx on Dick Cavett show

During this Dick Cavett show only 30 minutes of the interview with Groucho Marx was aired due to time constraints of the network.
Groucho stayed in the studio for another 30 minutes and talked to Dick Cavett and the live audience got to hear and see it.
Here is the full version of that show. Love Groucho!