KAREN E. GERSCH
If anyone knows about the circus it is Karen E. Gersch. She has performed, created and directed circus and painted, drawn and illustrated it. Her work is beautiful and captures the whimsical nature of the circus soul. Here are a few choice examples of Karen's work with her descriptive text.
The ‘Nickel’ in this oil painting, “Nickel Storms the Ring” was my teacher and mentor, Nina Krasavina, a star acrobat, aerialist ad the first woman clown ever to grace the ring of the Continue reading...
Look what I found in my storage closet. A long lost classic from early TV. Copyright ©1959.
"Today your father said to me, 'Honey, I'm home sick.' And I said. 'But dear, this is your home!' and he said, 'I know it - but I am sick of it!"
Clifford Charles Arquette (December 27,1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and comedian, famous for his persona, played on numerous television shows, of Charley Weaver.
Arquette was born on December 27, 1905, in Toledo, Continue reading...
The American Vaudeville Theatre
It was a pleasure to sit down with Trav SD and hear what he had to say about the upcoming American Vaudeville Theatre show at Under St. Marks.
Trav S.D.'s American Vaudeville Theatre (est. 1995) returns to its Lower East Side origins with a regular series of intimate, informal, seat-of-the-pants semi-improvised revues mixing elements ranging from the old Bowery saloons to Dada Cabaret, to radio comedy, featuring sketches, monologues and songs, plus wonderful line-ups Continue reading...
Trav SD's American Vaudeville Theater - 10th Year Celebration
Trav SD heads up the evenings festivities!
Jonathan M.Smith performs a wonderful version of Georgie Jessel
Betsy Propane performing a lovely Sophie Tuckeresque song.
Bob Greenberg performs his wonderful version of Jackie Gleason and Oliver Hardy.
Lady Von Tramp (Daniela Paiewonsky) turned up the heat at The Slipper Room with her lovely act.
Dana Friedman crossed a few lines with her very moving stand up routine.
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Thom Wall was coming to Brooklyn in between gigs and I got a chance to interview him. He is currently performing with Cirque du Soleil show 'Totem'.
Here is Thom's personal site with video and more information.
And here is more of Thom performing his wonderful 'vaudeville' style juggling.
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"I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it." Mae West
Vaudevisuals interviews Trav S.D. about the upcoming 'West Fest' dedicated to all things Mae West. August 17th to the 29th at numerous historical locations.
Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence.
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