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Party Peculiar Works Project Performing Arts Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Ralph Lewis – ‘Afterparty: The Rothko Studio”

Peculiar Works Project co-founder Ralph Lewis sat down with me at the Mark Rothko studio and talked about the upcoming site-specific performance titled:  AFTERPARTY: THE ROTHKO STUDIO.

2 Tours Nightly: 
Thursday – Saturday at 7:00pm and 8:30pm; 
Sunday at 5:00pm and 6:30pm

AFTERPARTY: The Rothko Studio is a site-specific, promenade performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko. Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is best known for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is where Rothko created the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons restaurant in 1957. AFTERPARTY explores this pivotal moment for downtown artists and offers a rare opportunity to visit this historic studio space.

Cast: TOBY BILLOWITZ, GLEN FEINSTEIN, AIDAN FELDMAN, JASON HOWARD*, IRINA KAPLAN, NATHAN KEILLER, CAITI LATTIMER, CATHERINE PORTER*, ISABELLA SCHILLER, DESPINA STAMOS, JENNA ZHU

Director: RALPH LEWIS
Choreographer: RACHEL COHEN
Composer: MARIA DESSENA
Adapter: BARRY ROWELL
Dramaturg: BARBARA YOSHIDA
Story: S.M. DALE
Concept: KIM DEPOLE, CATHERINE PORTER
Lighting Design: DAVID CASTANEDA
Projection Designer: JANE PARISI
Costume Designer: GRACE MARTIN
Production Stage Manager: HEATHER OLMSTEAD
Assistant Stage Manager: ELLIOTT KARLINER
Press Rep: ANDREA ALTON PR
Creative Consultant: BARBARA PITTS McADAMS
Producers: RALPH LEWIS, CATHERINE PORTER, BARRY ROWELL

All performances at 222 Bowery, New York, NY

For More Information/Tickets go here!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Alex Neuhausen – “The Secret Loft”

‘The Secret Loft’

New York City always has remarkable places to ‘discover’.  ‘The Secret Loft’ is one of those special places. Performances of poetry, music, circus arts and more can be found here. If you know where to go. It is a ‘secret’. Here is Co-Owner Alex Newhausen talking about the space.

Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson are the co-owners of the space.
Ariel Iasevoli is the booker and producer for our circus and burlesque shows.
Dave Gelles is our hospitality manager.
Tom Winquist is our indie rock booker.
Performers can send an email to secretloftnyc@gmail.com with a short pitch and a link to performance videos.
Tamara Ochoa performing at the Secret Circus event.
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Performance Space New York – Grand Re-Opening Celebration

PERFORMANCE SPACE NEW YORK

East Village Series!

Sunday Night – Feb. 18th from 6 pm till 9 pm

The OPENING of the PS122 building after years of renovation proved to be worth the wait!

The two new spaces – Derek Lloyd stage and Neilma Sidney Theatre – were utilized for the OPENING NIGHT ‘Avant-Garde-Arama.’

Here are my images and video from the AGA Extravaganza on this night!

Opening the show in the Derek Lloyd Stage was Pat Oleszko and her beautiful inflatables.

The theater was packed for the AGA show in the Derek Lloyd theater.

Salley May and the ensemble players bust open the place with a great song and dance exorcism.

Performer list:

Mediums: Jacqueline Zahora, Pedro J. Rosado Jr.
Pure Evil: Salley May and Tony Stinkmetal
Kid Evil-Slayers: Louise May, Annabel Sexton-Daldry, Graham Greene, Lois Houck, and Logan Martinez.
Ghosts:  Heidi Dorow, Laurie Berg, Agosto Machado, Nicky Paraiso, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, Audrey Kindred, Jodi Bender, Sarah Trignano, Diana Y Greiner, Ed Boland, Jessie Weiner, Lizzie Donahue, Julian Fleisher, David Thorpe, and Sam Zalutsky
 invoking the ghosts of
Ethyl Eichelberger
Tom Murrin
Diane Torr
Fred Ho
Blondell Cummings
Frank Maya
Billy Swindler
John Bernd
Fred Holland
Derek Lloyd
Gerard Little / Mr. Fashion
Laurie Carlos
Huck Snyder
Jim Neu
Ruth Maleczech
Peter Rose
Carsin
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Spiderwoman Theater (Muriel Miguel & Gloria Miguel) had some stories to tell.

In the other space – Neilma Sidner Theatre – I walked in on Cornelius Loy playing the theremin.

 Murray Hill was on hand hob-nobbing with the crowd in the hallway.

Lois Weaver and Holly Hughes having a drink together.

Hanging out near the bar before the performance was Patti Spliff.

James Godwin (performing in the Neilma Sidney Theater) and Gary Ray.

The sound and lighting crew did a great job running the shows in both theaters.

The upcoming shows already scheduled go here!

Click Here for Twitter for Performance Space New York.

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Dixon Place Donor Dinner – ‘Wake Up Call’ – 9/25/2017

Honoring:

Lisa Kron – Tony Award Winner (Fun House) playwright, actress, and DP Alum

Mark Russell – Founder/Director of Public Theater’s ‘Under The Radar Festival’.

Joy Tomchin – Award Winning Documentary filmmaker, human rights activist & champion of the arts

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Performances by:

Arielle Rosales & Brinda Guha – Blazing rhythms of Flamenco & Kathak dance.

R. Sikoryak – Master satirist & cartoonish.

Chesney Snow – NY’s premiere beatboxer & Drama Desk Award winning actor, star of the musical ‘In Transit‘ on Broadway.

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HOSTED by the Inimitable

Nancy Giles – Actress, writer, Pundette & Emmy Award-winning contributor to ‘CBS Sunday Morning’.

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AND WE’RE CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF
DP SAMARITAN DICK CONNETTE (Shhhh! it’s  a surprise!)

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Home-Cooked Creations by Richard Bach & Michael Hovett

Fall Flowers Generously Donated by Steven DeLaTorre & Carolyn Gregg – Flower Design L.P.

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TICKETS HERE!

DIXON PLACE – 161A Chrystie Street – New York NY 10012 – 212-219-0736

contact@dixonplace.org

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Comedy Music National Sawdust Party Performing Arts Variety Arts Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals Interview with Sxip Shirey – “Hour of Charm”

HOUR OF CHARM

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National Sawdust

ABOUT THE SHOW:

On National Sawdust curator Sxip Shirey‘s 50th birthday, Sxip celebrates the 15th anniversary (!) of his Hour of Charm. This special (and acrobatic) birthday and the anniversary edition of Sxip’s Hour of Charm!

Featuring:

Spencer Novich 

Una Minnmah

Taylor Mac

Lady Rizo

Rachelle Garniez

Ned Rothenberg 

Matt Moran 

Michael Arthur

Attis Clopton

John Alteri

Coco Karol

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And here is a music video for Sxip’s new album ‘Goodnight Little Machines’ -This song is “Fat Robot”

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For tickets to this amazing event go here!
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“The Wild Party’s Over” – at The Tank – Jennifer Harder and the 3 Gentleman

THE WILD PARTY’S OVER

Directed by Chris Rozzi, Produced by Jennifer Harder

Program made possible, in part, by support from The Tank, Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Opening Scene – (Left to Right – Mr. Black – Charley Layton, Queenie – Jennifer Harder, Jackie – Natti Vogel and Burrs –  Stephen Heskett)

Jackie (Natti Vogel)  introduces Queenie (Jennifer Harder) to the audience.

Queenie and her two escorts.

Queenie on her knees in front of Burrs (Stephen Heskett)

Jackie steps out in front of the ‘shadow show’ of other activity in the show while Mr. Black (Charley Layton) plays in the foreground.

Mr. Black (Charley Layton) plays solemnly while the show goes on.

Burrs reading and playing tambourine while Jackie is on keyboards and Mr. Black play guitar.

Queenie looks on as Burrs reads the newspaper.

With eyes closed, Jackie smirks at the events going on.

Jackie consoles Burrs while he is drinking.

Burrs and Queenie laugh it up while drinking.

Queenie sings her heart out.

 Mr. Black dances up a storm with Queenie.

Cast (left to right) Charley Layton, Jennifer Harder, Stephen Heskett and Natti Vogel applaud director Chris Rozzi.

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For written description on this project check out Trav SD’s blog post HERE!

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Coney Island USA Benefit – Amazing Night for All!

CONEY ISLAND USA BENEFIT SPECTACULAR

Fred Kahl and Dick ZigunThe 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 to honor Coney Island USA and Founder  Dick Zigun.

Coney Island’s ‘in house’ photog Norman Blake hard at work capturing the essence of Coney Island USA for years!

Tiger Bay (Miss Coney Island 2017) Patrick Salazar (Mr. Strange) and Fancy Feast (Miss Coney Island 2016

Velvet Crayon performing some of his own tunes.

Adam Realman performs his awesome cigarette swallowing act.

The Great Fredini performs the infamous sideshow trick “human blockhead” with 2 ice picks.

Mat Fraser performs the ‘Sealo the Seal Boy’ act made famous by Stanley Berent in 1941.

Jennifer Miller performed a juggling act with machetes and a hysterical monolog.

Fire eating performer Nola Star lights up the stage with fire and heat! Wonderful act!

Tesla coil, fire and wild makeup are the token ingredients for Jellyboy the Clown.

Unzipping the overalls and revealing the bird costume was burlesque performer Tiger Bay’s act.

One of the many Auction Table’s where curious and wonderful items were going to the highest bidder.

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Reverend Billy with his megaphone preaches to the crowd!

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Cornelia Street Cafe Exhibit Party Photography

“Finding Solitude” Exhibit Closing Party Dec. 5th.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the connection between places and internal solitude. While capturing these select images, I found myself reflecting upon ideas, plans, and dreams while suddenly realizing I was solo within the cultural landscape minus its inhabitants. I intend to take the viewer to this quiet place of contemplation where the textures, shapes, and light provide a heightened sensation of the solo perspective. From the hush in the light drenched hall of the Louvre in Paris or gritty ancient feel of the Italian hills of Matera, I hope to expose the details of solitude that might be missed in a crowded metropolis.

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Finding Solitude

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Come on Dec. 5th and help CELEBRATE!

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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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