I Celebarate Myself by Allen Ginsburg

In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished private journals to give readers an unparalleled and finely detailed portrait of one of America's most famous poets. Morgan sheds new light on some of the pivotal aspects of Ginsberg's life, including the poet's associations with other members of the Beat Generation, his complex relationship Continue reading...

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Fresh and intriguing, Hidden in Plain Sight offers a wealth of fascinating historical information on the myriad ways and contexts in which moving images have evoked experiences of wonder from audiences. Williamson’s interest in the material is infectious." Stephen Prince author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "In answering questions that date back at least a century in movie-making, Williamson looks at how movie magic has inspired people Continue reading...

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Downtown is more than just a location, it's an attitude--and in the 1970s and '80s, that attitude forever changed the face of America. This book charts the intricate web of influences that shaped the generation of experimental and outsider artists working in Downtown New York during the crucial decade from 1974 to 1984. Published in conjunction with the first major exhibition of downtown art (organized by New York University's Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library), The Downtown Book brings the Continue reading...

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"A “heroic” biography of John Cage and his “awakening through Zen Buddhism”—“a kind of love story” about a brilliant American pioneer of the creative arts who transformed himself and his culture"  The New York Times Composer John Cage sought the silence of a mind at peace with itself—and found it in Zen Buddhism, a spiritual path that changed both his music and his view of the universe. “Remarkably researched, exquisitely written,” Where the Heart Beats weaves together “a Continue reading...

The City & The Theatre by Mary C Henderson

"Whatever happens, the information and the images in this book provide us with food for reflection and many pleasant recollections of the way things have been in the past."  Forward by August Heckscher One of my favorite books when I want to go down memory lane and experience the plentiful theatres that marked New York City's landscape throughout it's colorful history. Written by Mary C. Henderson and published in 1973. (Mary C. Henderson was Curator of Museum of The City of New York) Here Continue reading...

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Presents "A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular" Adam Kuchler doing a one arm balance planche. Kinko the Clown (Keith Nelson) succeeds in spinning all 8 plates and getting the spoons in the cans! Ekaterina performs a lovely aerial hoop act. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder Stephanie Monseu rocks the house with her jumping rope skills. Richie Maguire seems 'gravity free' in his wonderful acrobatic dance skills. Peter Bufano, Nate Tucker and Adam Kuchler add Continue reading...

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**TUNE IN. TURN ON** A fabulous fundraiser for Radio Free Brooklyn A great new radio station fueling underground artists and mindsets. This event's like a Kickstarter Campaign but you can afford the party level. At an enchanted private home in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn (near York St. F train) Unusual cocktails by The House of St. Eve. Solid live bands. Wild Performances. Funktastic Dancing. Accurate Adjectives. FACEBOOK EVENT LINK! Hosted by MC Gabrielle St. Evensen DJ Alejandro of Minutes Continue reading...

Street People by Janet Beller

This book cover is a little beaten up from constantly looking up some of the most interesting people that walked the streets of New York. Originally published in 1980 when characters were everywhere you walked in New York City. It was what New York was! It's People! Here is the Forward by photographer Janet Beller. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ One of the 'people' that Janet Beller photographed in the streets of New York. Performing in front of the 42nd Street NY Public Library between the lions in 1980. ~ Continue reading...

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BELLOMANIA For his 3rd year in a row success, Bello Noch presents his new production BelloMania. Featuring  Michael Karas, Dinny McGuire, Annaliese Nock, Shawn Roth Show Host Dinny McGuire kept the show moving along with charm and finesse. Bello starts the show off with a 'big head' balloon stunt. He followed that will a lovely 'chair production' routine followed by this skillfully accomplished hand balancing act. His daughterAnnaliese Nock did a beautiful split on the tightwire. Bello proceeded Continue reading...

Bello at The New Victory Theatre

BelloMania! "America's Best Clown" in a brand new show of his own! With a crazy coif that defies gravity as much as his soaring stunts, Bello and his talented troupe tackle the most towering, terrifying and tough-to-do tricks with jokester genius. The former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® big shot nails trampoline routines, bungee-style bouncing and handstands on a high wire, "all the while making audiences laugh with his brilliantly comic timing and gusto" The New York Times While Continue reading...