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Glitter Gutter @ The Slipper Room – August 17, 2016

The Slipper Room is a great performance space! Like a ‘speakeasy’ in the Lower East Side.

Beautifully decorated and intimate as well. Most of the shows there are of a ‘burlesque’ nature.

I was there on Wednesday and photographed the ‘variety acts’ since this blog is all about ‘eccentric variety’.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_015Mel Frye (James Habacker) hosts the show Glitter Gutter every Wednesday evening at 10 pm.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_012Mel Frye – the host is a rather eccentric character that proclaims to be driven around in a limo with a chauffeur.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_070Ellie Steingraeber – Hula Hoop mistress of madness performs a wild finale.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_102Strap aerialist ‘Amadeus’ was wonderful in his ‘audition’ for the show.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_106Gal Friday started her act off with a nice tame ‘bump and grind’.
2016.08.17.GlitterGut_132Carla Rhodes with Cecil Sinclair were hysterical.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_139Velvet Crayon prepares his tongue for the upcoming pickle sucking portion of the act.

The Slipper Room has several shows each evening. Be sure to check out their calendar here.

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Radio Free Brooklyn – Special LIVE Event – Saturday May 14th

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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 of Funk

Performers Include:
Charlotte Lily Gaspard – Beautiful Surprises
Fritz Donnelly – Reigns Madness
Master (Will) Lee – Extraordinary Storytelling
NY Fowlharmonic Orchestra – Pure OMG (includes rubber chickens)
Velocity Chyaldd and Dave Sussman – Dark and Stormy Blues
Wild Manes – Harmonious Gorgeousness

For exact address, RSVP or buy tickets HERE.
RSVP to rsvpthing@gmail.com
Not sure if you can come but want to support?
Just buy tickets and figure it out later!
Or just support great indie radio via our Patreon link.

Start listening now to Radio Free Brooklyn!

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Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’

Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s ‘Love Und Greed’

Presented at Dixon Place on January 13, 2016

2016.01.13_JennyL.007Jenny Lee Mitchell performs her show “Mad Jenny” at Dixon Place. 

2016.01.13_JennyL.248Jenny Lee removes half her clothes to reveal the other half of her personality.

2016.01.13_JennyL.033From the depths of the Berlin cabaret scene in Germany comes the show “Mad Jenny”.

2016.01.13_JennyL.169Andrianna Smela added the ‘soprano’ voice to the evening’s mood.

2016.01.13_JennyL.192Marry Isenberg (Bass) and Ric Becker (Trombone) added the right amount of instrumental music.

2016.01.13_JennyL.040Pandora (Anita Berber) enticed the audience with her exotic dance.

2016.01.13_JennyL.086The women of ‘Desert Sin’ added a very surreal comic touch to the show.

2016.01.13_JennyL.348Maria Dessena with the accordion added musical talent to the evening’s songs.

2016.01.13_JennyL.291With paper in hand she leaves the audience with one last romantic song.

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Mad Jenny and the Society Band’s Love und Greed.

Cast & Creatives

Jenny Lee Mitchell (concept, translations, vocals & clarinet)

Maria Dessena (arrangements, piano & accordion)

Patrice Miller (staging & choreography)

Pandora (Anita Berber)

Djahari Clark (artistic director)

Desert Sin

Andrianna Smela (soprano)

Ric Baker (trombone)

Marry Isenberg (Bass)

David Palmer (lighting & projection design)

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Two wonderful reviews of the show!

One by Jed Ryan here.

And One by Laura Vogels here.

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Hovey Burgess 75th Birthday Spectacular at Dixon Place – A Celebration!


Hovey Burgess speaks at the Opening of his Birthday Celebration.

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Cover of Souvenir Program

List of Acts performing at Spectacular Birthday Party

Phil Marsh, Jen Slaw, Kristin Olness, Dick Monday, Carla Rhodes, Zero Boy, Valerie Benoit, Trixie Little, Boo Boo Darlin, Michael Davis, Tara Quinn, Pinkie Special, Keith Nelson, Michelle Dortignac, Tanya Gagne, Lil’ Miss Lixx, Logan Kerr.

See Full Program here!

 2015.09.07_HoveyB.196Hovey opened the show with a nice talk. (see  video above)

Stephanie Monseu host the evening’s festivities.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.224Phil Marsh led the show off with a great rendition of Country Joe McDonald’s song. (see video)

2015.09.07_HoveyB.240Jen Slaw performed a beautiful cigar box and ball routine.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.342Kristin Olness performed an exquisite aerial hoop act.

Dick Monday played the saw and touched the audience’s funny bone in his unique way.

Carla Rhones and Cecil Sinclair tore up the house with the ‘Donald Trump’ impersonation.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.447-2Zero Boy performed a hysterical ‘Road Runner’ cartoon with his vocal sound fx and physical comedy.

Valerie Benoit and Tristan Nielsen performed a lyrical acrobatic act that was amazing.

Trixie Little and Boo Boo Darlin were the B’day cake surprises for Hovey.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.519Hovey looks on as Trixie and Boo Boo get ready to ‘bake the cake’ for Hovey.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.532The brilliant comedian Michael Davis was hilarious.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.545He explained to the audience that he wanted to do his ‘pingpongball’ act but Hovey insisted on juggling.

Michael Davis at Dixon PlaceMichael Davis’ finale was  juggling a machete, meat cleaver and hachet.

Tara Quinn at Dixon PlaceTara Quinn performed an amazing physical balance/contortion act.

Pinkie Special performed her hysterically physical ‘twirler’ act.

Keith Nelson at Dixon PlaceKeith Nelson introduces the audience to the sword and how deep it goes.

Keith NelsonKeith Nelson swallows the sword for the audience.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.791An aerial trio was performed by Michelle Dortignac(Left), Kris Olness (Top) and Tanya Gagne. (Left)

Hovey Burgess throws a ‘kiss’ to the audience as Paul Binder (left) and Stephanie Monseu stand nearby.

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Hovey Burgess 75th Birthday Spectacular – Official Program – Performer Bios

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This event was produced by Bindlestiff  Family Variety Arts, Inc.

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Armitage Shanks sings at Hotel Tryst – July 14th, 2015 – @Coney Island USA

Armitage Shanks belts out a strange but intoxicating song for those that were lucky to see him at Hotel Tryst on July 24th, 2015. HOTEL TRYST was a 2 day event hosted by the always surprising CONEY ISLAND USA.
“Hotel Tryst” was directed by Armitage Shanks and produced by Dr. Lucky (Coney Island USA Artist in Residence)
Coney Island USA general manager is Patrick Wall.

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The Clown Un_Mask – Armitage Shanks – Seattle, Wa.

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ArmitageShanksArmitage Shanks performing in the HOTEL TRYST show at Coney Island USA.

Armitage Shanks at Hotel Tryst.Summoning the crowd at HOTEL TRYST last weekend at Coney Island USA.

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“One of the darkest-hearted comperes on the burlesque circuit- TIME OUT LONDON

“A Cabaret Legend”- LE COOL MAGAZINE DUBLIN

“A voice like honey-coated gravel. He was a sinister and louche presence, who put some sex in the air.”- DAN SAVAGE

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Vaudevisuals interview with Gabrielle St. Evensen – Radical Vaudeville

Every first Wednesday of the month at a Lower East side venue called THE COW a celebration of eccentric variety arts commences. RADICAL VAUDEVILLE!
A cross section of NY's wildest performers come together for an evening of wonder and chaos!
Some of the folks that grace the stage are as follows:
Faceboy
Jessica Delfino
Reverend Jen
Diane O'Debra
Zeroboy
Velocity Chyaldd
Kae Burke
The Love Show
Eric Schmalenberger
Machine Dazzle
Poison Eve
Jeremy X
Fritz Donnelly
Midnight Radio Show
Rob Pritchard and Tom Tenney
Radio Free Brooklyn
Legs Malone
Nicole Blackman
and more….

THE COW
21 CLINTON STREET, NYC 10002

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.radicalvaudeville.com/

Next RADICAL VAUDEVILLE – MAY 6th – Doors Open 8:30pm – Showtime 9:00pm
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Coney Island USA needs YOUR HELP!

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“I’ll Say She Is” – A collection of stills from the video shot at the 2014 Fringe Festival

THE MARX BROTHERS LEGENDARY 1924 Production returned to the stage for the first time in 90 years!

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Video taped on the last night of the Fringe Festival’s production of “I’ll Say She Is” by Jim R Moore

Stills excerpted from the video by Noah Diamond.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 1.56.00 AM“Welcome to the lowest dive in the city, where creatures of the underworld drug their brains with poisonous poppy.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.02.25 AMPictured are: Melissa Roth, Kita St. Cyr, Emily Turner Marsland, Francine Daveta, Amber Bloom, Alexis Thomason and Lefty Lucy.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.04.32 AM“They are devastating the dining room. I fear for the silver.” with Kathy Biehl and C.L. Weatherstone.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.06.45 AM“We’re alive, and what a thing to be!”

with Amber BloomC.L. WeatherstoneKita St CyrAristotle StamatFrancine DavetaKathy BiehlBob Homeyer,Melody JaneMelissa Roth and Alexis Thomason.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.09.04 AMThe Inception of Drapery.

with Melody JaneKathy BiehlMelissa RothKita St CyrEmily Turner MarslandLefty Lucy and Alexis Thomason

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.12.07 AMThrills: The beautiful chorus of “I’ll Say She Is,” the beautiful choreography of Helen Burkett, the beautiful musical direction of Sabrina Chap, the beautiful costumes of Jlz Kro!

 with Kita St Cyr,Francine DavetaEmily Turner Marsland and Amber Bloom.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.16.48 AMIn this scene, Harpo is ostensibly auditioning, and this is pretty much what Seth‘s audition was like. 

with Aristotle StamatSeth Shelden and Bob Homeyer.

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GREAT REVIEWS!

CurtainUp Review 

Theater is Easy Review 

The Examiner Review 

McGovern Review 

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For more information about upcoming productions of this show follow the Facebook page here!

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