Half Straddle @PS122's Avant Garde Arama

Half Straddle performed at the Avant-Garde-Arama on May 2nd. Representing The Bushwick Starr performance venue. Emily Davis performs in this piece. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~   Continue reading...

Rod Harrison as Lord Buckley

Here is a video of Rod Harrison performing Lord Buckley's THE NAZ and a short excerpt from Lord Buckley performing it as well. Excerpt from Lord Buckley doing "The Naz" in 1960 at Gate of Horn in Chicago. Guest Blogger Oliver Trager - Author of the definitive biography on Lord Buckley "Dig Infinity". Despite being such a still relatively unknown and increasingly remote character in the consciousness of the western world, Lord Buckley sure has a lot of imitators. Go on YouTube and do your Continue reading...

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Sideshow Oddities - Dwarfs, Midgets and others.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF_IsA8NC8k Matt Fraser who has performed at Coney Island USA was featured on the American Horror Story TV Series. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sideshow performer en:The Enigma (Paul Lawrence), taken at my home in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada prior to his performance June 6, 2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Singer's Midgets ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Midgets of America" ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Admiral Dot - Thirteen years old; Twenty-five Continue reading...

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Jack Ferver performed @PS122’s ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ on May 2nd, 2015. He was assisted by Reid Bertelme in their duo dance piece.This is a video excerpt from his performance.

Groucho Marx's YOU BET YOUR LIFE

Lord Buckley appeared on the TV show "You Bet Your Life" hosted by Groucho Marx. This episode was telecast near Spring 1955. At the 6:28 mark of this show Lord Buckley utters the word 'Groovy' years before it became part of the popular lexicon. A wonderful example of TV and the shows that use to light up the tube. Continue reading...

David Amram performs at The Lord Buckley Birthday Bash.

Oliver Trager is the author of the definitive Lord Buckley biography "Dig Infinity - The Life and Art of Lord Buckley". On April 7th, 2007 the Official 'Lord Buckley Birthday Bash' was held at The Bowery Poetry Club. Produced by Oliver Trager and featuring David Amram and his band along with Tom Calagna performing Lord Buckley. Great fun honoring one of the world's most original performers. Continue reading...

 

John Fleck was one of the the many talented performers to perform at PS122’s “Avant-Garde-Arama” presented at Abrons Arts Center. For more information on John Fleck go HERE.

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Ferdinand Zecca reportedly came up with the idea for Slippery Jim after reading about the escape acts of Harry Houdini. Original score by Ben Model. Continue reading...

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Emily Smith and Chelsea Escher (Fat Suit) in the 40 Second Street audience involvement section of PS122's AVANT-GARDE-ARAMA. Recorded on May 2nd, 2015 at Abrons Arts Center. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Continue reading...