NOTORIETY VARIETY – San Francisco’s Variety Arts Project
Variety with an edge!
A month ago I visited San Francisco and had lunch with a good friend of mine, Judy Finelli. We knew one another from when she use to perform in Central Park as a juggler.
She is now focusing on a project called “Notoriety Variety” and it is quite ambitious!
Here is her ‘Mission Statement’.
She has quite a resume to back up her dream and I expect her to achieve her goal.
Here are some photographs and videos.
Judy Finelli juggling in Central Park with Circo dell’ Arte. (c. 1969)
Judy Finelli juggling in the Pickle Family Circus. (c.1982-3)
Comment by Judy Finelli
“this was way before everybody had cell phones. There is a very brief eight clubs, but the one where where we catch them with Hovey, catching five is actually 10 clubs – we were in the first Americans to do this.”
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“I will feature variety artists from a bewildering array of disciplines, artists not usually associated with variety arts — Tuva throat singers; a percussionist on the level of Evelyn Glennie; an early music a Capella ensemble — Euouae; the fusion of cutting edge lights and electronic dance music such as performed by Enra, concert-level ragtime pianist Larisa Migachyov, etc. There will be flamenco dancers, vibraphone players, rope-spinners, and tap-dancing jugglers galore.”