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Waterfront Barge Museum located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. A great night of music was had this past weekend at the historic Waterfront Barge Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The vibrant and overwhelmingly talented jazz ensemble "The Brooklyn Blowhards" performed. Jeff Lederer/Yuma Uesaka - tenor saxophones Steven Bernstein - trumpet/slide trumpet Joe Fiedler - trombone Stephen LaRosa/Allison Miller - percussion Art Bailey - accordian Gary Lucas - National Steel Guitar Mary LaRose - vocals Jeff Continue reading...

Gustavo Pace I have been photographing Gustavo for quite a few  years now. I shot one of his first performances in NYC in 2011. He has been dedicated and very busy. Here is a glimpse of his bio: He attended a full two years course at AMDA – American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Graduated in acting with a Master of Fine Arts from The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Gustavo Pace was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting. He obtained the Extraordinary Continue reading...

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While traveling in Seattle for the 4th of July weekend I was walking through the Pike Street Market. I came across a young man handing out postcards and 'talking' people into going into the "Can Can" show that was housed in this 'speakeasy' type basement theater. My wife and I went in and discovered a joyous, funny, charming and delightful show. The 60 seat underground theater has charm and the show was themed with a Seattle 'history lesson'. It was a blast! CAN CAN IN THE PIKE STREET MARKET According Continue reading...

Noel Parenti in the role of "Star Ranger".

                Dimitri from Switzerland; Menagerie Mime Theatre from San Francisco; Mamako from Tokyo; Noel Parenti from San Francisco; Peter Franklin-White with members of the Elmhurst Ballet School from Surrey, England; Ladislav Fialka and hisTheatre on the Balustrade from Prague; Carlo Mazzone-Clementi from California; Antonin Hodek also from California; Lotte Goslar and her Pantomime Continue reading...

Monstrous Progeny

MONSTROUS PROGENY Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual Continue reading...

Conjuring Asia

The promise of magic has always commanded the human imagination, but the story of industrial modernity is usually seen as a process of disenchantment. Drawing on the writings and performances of the so-called 'Golden Age Magicians' from the turn of the twentieth century, Chris Goto-Jones unveils the ways in which European and North American encounters with (and representations of) Asia - the fabled Mystic East - worked to re-enchant experiences of the modern world. Beginning with a reconceptualization Continue reading...

The Great La Follette

I began working on this book project in the early 1970's..probably around 1973. I have a letter from famed magician/historian Jay Marshall dated 1978. I had inquired to see if he had any 'quick change' material I could use for my research. I had basically given up on the project in late 1981 and put all my research in a box. Dishearted by the lack of awareness people had about this act. It seemed like I was one of maybe 50 people that knew what the 'Quick Change' act was. I just found this box Continue reading...

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BIG APPLE CIRCUS: CASH IS DWINDLING; AT RISK OF SHUTTING DOWN PERFORMANCE FOR GOOD! PLEASE HELP KEEP THIS AMAZING NEW YORK CIRCUS ALIVE!  New York, NY - The Big Apple Circus, which announced several weeks ago that it was in dire financial condition and launched a $2 million fundraising campaign to Save the Circus, said today that it is low on cash and that unless it receives a significant infusion of funds by Friday, it will have to Continue reading...