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Ward Hall reflects on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

[Translate] (Originally published at WLRN.org on Feb 8th, 2017) This week on Florida Matters we’re talking about the end of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus has a long rich history and a colorful past full Read the full article…

The Theatre of Robert Anton – An Exhibition

[Translate] The Theater of Robert Anton It must have been early 1980’s, and I was working (performing as a mime) at an upstate NY fair “German Alps Festival” at Hunter Moutain. The festival included many performers and once in awhile Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – Caffe Cino

[Translate] The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway CAFFE CINO “It’s Magic Time!” That colorful promise began each performance at the Caffe Cino, the storied Greenwich Village coffeehouse that fostered the gay and alternative theatre movements of the 1960s and launched the careers Read the full article…

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Feb. 6th, 2017 @ Dixon Place

[Translate] THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE Hosting the evening’s entertainment was ‘Magic Brian’. First up was the ‘Amazing HouDino’ performing a wonderful card trick with his father Magic Brian. HouDino carefully selected a card as audience volunteer looks on. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Notes on a Cowardly Lion”

[Translate] Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr Back Cover First published in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has established itself as one of the best-ever show business biographies. Drawing on his father’s recollections and on the memories Read the full article…

Smith & Dale – Vaudeville Comedy Duo

[Translate] Smith & Dale My Treasured ‘Signed photograph’  from Joe Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I met Joe Smith (Feb. 16, 1884 – Feb 22, 1981) at “The Conference on Popular Entertainment.” (1978) a convention produced at the New York Read the full article…

Vaudevisual interview – “The Department of Fools”

[Translate] THE DEPARTMENT OF FOOLS I have always had a respect for the traditional theater style “Commedia dell Arte”. From photographing Carlo Mazzone-Clementi in 1982, ‘The Metaphysical Mask Improv’ workshop taught by Mask Arts Company in 2011,  interviewing Christopher Bayes in 2013 Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “How Sweet It Is” – Jackie Gleason

[Translate] This is one ‘helluva’ funny book!  Inside book jacket flaps. Back Cover of the book. This book is great! If you like The Honeymooners and any of Jackie Gleason’s TV Specials over the years you will enjoy reading these Read the full article…

Michael Moschen: Abstract Sound with Simple Instruments

[Translate] Michael Moschen I photographed this brilliant innovative juggler back in the 1980’s when he was exploring the 3 balls juggling routines and what he could do to make it ‘his’. Many years later I saw his one-man show at Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with Siobhan O’Loughlin – “Broken Bone Bathtub”

[Translate] Video interview with “Broken Bone Bathtub” creator/performer Siobhan O’Loughlin. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “A strange, comforting, and magical show that left me tremendously moved and deliriously hopeful.” — DC Metro Theatre Arts ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I Read the full article…