Tag Archives // Eccentric

Coney Island USA Benefit – Amazing Night for All!

[Translate] CONEY ISLAND USA BENEFIT SPECTACULAR The Great Fredini (Fred Kahl) and Coney Island USA founder/director Dick Zigun. Adam Bishop and Patrick David Wall Bambi The Mermaid and Chuck Varga Reverend Billy and his megaphone reached out to all those present Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Downtown Book”

[Translate] The New York Art Scene in the period of 1974 thru 1984 was ‘on fire’. So much was going on everywhere! This book covers the scene! Downtown is more than just a location, it’s an attitude–and in the 1970s Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

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 – “Girls Will be Boys” by Laura Horak

[Translate] “Girls Will be Boys” by Laura Horak Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Jean Cocteau – A Life”

[Translate] This passionate and monumental biography reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century. Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often Read the full article…

Harley Newman – ‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – An interview

[Translate] Vaudevisuals interview in 2 parts with Harley Newman. I thought it out and decided that 2017 needs a great start. So, I am reposting this great interview with ‘master stuntman’ and wonderful person Harley Newman. I caught up with Read the full article…