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*Monday of 1000 Stars* – Circus Amok Benefit @Dixon Place

***Circus Amok Benefit ***

Opening the show was a wonderful musical introduction by the Circus Amok Band.

While the band ‘warmed up’ the audience Jennifer Miller did some juggling.

The first act of the evening as LaMama’s wonderful Nicky Paraiso

Nicky Paraiso‘s exuberant demand that the audience joins in and sing along.

Monstah Black moved the show along ‘beautifully’ with a song and wardrobe.

Monstah Black sang and hypnotized the audience with this charm and smile.

Stinkmetal and May worked their ‘performance art’ magic.

Stinkmetal and May had a crowd of performers helping them get across their message.

Jennifer Monson performed a dance depicting a series of animals.

Michelle Matlock and Jennifer Miller pick a winner from the Raffle bucket.

Cathy Weis and assistant perform a surreal performance piece.

 The fish shadow on the background added another dimension to the piece.

Machine Dazzle sang a song in the most elaborate costume and makeup. (accompanied by Viva de Concini -Not pictured here)

Jennifer Miller and Ashley Brockington share a moment during the raffle.

Bindlestiff Family Circus’ Keith Nelson performed two lovely balancing acts with glasses.

The STREB Extreme Action Repertory Company were attached and flying.

David Hamilton Thomson (Left) and Patricia Hoffbauer performed a hysterical sendup accompanied by kick-a** song.

Becca Blackwell performed a ‘stand-up’ routine like I had never seen before. So Funny!

Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir ended the show with a moving sermon & song.

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“Spingtime in Nickyland” – The Club at LaMama – April 2015

SPRINGTIME IN NICKYLAND

Dedicated to Judith Malina (1926-2015) and Julie Wilson (1924-2015)

This show is curated and hosted by Nicky Paraiso

Special Guest MC was Pearse Redmond

The cast of character lineup for this show was terrific. Many downtown luminaries and friends.Pearce Redmond introduces the ShowPearse Redmond was the ‘Special Guest MC’ and introduced Nicky Paraiso

Nicky Paraiso starts the show with a song.Host Nicky Paraiso starts the show off with a zealous rendition of the song “You’re A Big Girl Now”.

2015.04.11_NickyP.087Salley May performed a new piece with a back up dance ensemble.

2015.04.11_NickyP.105Salley May and her dance ensemble. Jennifer Miller, Mike Iveson Jr, Cathy Weis, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala (not in that order)

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Heather Litteer performing at Nickyland.Heather Litteer performs her piece “Lemonade” about the Pyramid Lounge.

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"RonaldRonald Peel and his backup musicians performs some nice Sam Cooke songs.

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<a href=Edgar Oliver reads from his poetry.

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Nicky Paraiso and Mike Iverson Jr. sing a song.Nicky Paraiso and Mike Iverson Jr. sing a song.

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2015.04.11_NickyP.277Dance piece with Vicky Shick, Cathy Weis, Jennifer Miller, Jon Kinzel.

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Joseph Keckler singsJoseph Keckler sings with his unique voice.

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La Mama Ding-Ding ChorusReturn of the ‘LaMama Ding-Ding Chorus’.

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David Cale  tells a delightful story about his youth.David Cale tells a delightful story about his youth.

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Curtain Call for Nicky LandCurtain Call for ‘Springtime in Nickyland’.

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The night ended with an audience sing along of the song…

“There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)”.

The Evening couldn’t have been possible without the help of the following LaMama personal:

Light and Sound Board Operator: Sarah Rae Murphy

Sound Design: Tim Schellenbaum

LaMama Technician: Jack Reynolds

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