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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The RedThroats” by David Cale

“This book, a collection of prose and poetry by David Cale, changed the way I look at life and love. Cale’s way of putting human emotion into words liberates and invigorates. His meanings are sometimes obscure, so I do not recommend this book to the linear thinker. It’s out of print, but find it and read it any which way you can.”

Copies of this wonderful book can be purchased here!

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Here is an interview I did with David in 2011.

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Dixon Place Donor Dinner – Sept 20th, 2015

DIXON PLACE DONOR DINNER

honoring James Lecesne, Virginia Louloudes and Emily Morgan

What is Dixon Place?

Dixon Place, an artistic incubator since 1986, is a non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices.

The artist’s experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation. If you have work that would be appropriate for Dixon Place, please read our open submissions policy.

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On Sept 20th Dixon Place organized an evening to end all evenings. Entertainment, great food and amazing dessert!

The Dixon Place Donor Dinner is an Annual Event that helps support Dixon Place. With an Auction, dinner, dessert and entertainment.

Here are some photographs from the evening’s festivities.

Master of Ceremonies: Keith Nelson

Performances by:

ANIMALS

Monstah Black

David Cale

Nancy Giles

Victor Morales

Shye Sales

Stew

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Food Creation by:

Michael Howett and Richard Bach

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While walking down the stairs from the Lounge to the Theater I passed the studio which was occupied with the most amazing site.

The Dessert Table!

The Dessetrt Talble at Dixon Place Donor DinnerThe Dixon Place Donor Dinner had ample ‘desserts’ for the audience that attended.

The Auction tables had many items to bid on. Vacations in France, Upstate weekend getaways, Original art work, jewely etc.

Dixon Place Donor Dinner Auction tables.Auction items are previewed in the Lounge before the show.

Ellie Covan at Dixon Place Donor DinnerDixon Place founder and Artistic Director Ellie Covan introduces the evening.

Stew and David Cale sing a duet at Dixon Place Donor DinnerStew and David Cale sing a duet at the beginning of an amazing evening of entertainment.

Nancy Giles performs a piece from her personal experiences.Nancy Giles performs a hysterically funny piece from her personal experiences.

Keith Nelson MC the show and performed some wonderful classic vaudeville routines.Keith Nelson MC’ed the show and performed some wonderful classic vaudeville routines.

David Cale at Dixon Place Donor DiinnerDavid Cale performs a wonderful story about his days working in a record store in the UK.

James Lecesne at Dixon Place Donor DinnerJames Lecesne receives the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Virginia Louloudes at Dixon Place Donor DinnerVirginia Louloudes receives the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Emile Morgan speaks after receiving the Honor Award.Emily Morgan speaks after receiving the Dixon Place Honor Award.

Monstah Black performs a wild costumed piece.Monstah Black performs a wild costumed piece.

Shye Sales performs a beautiful love rap poem.Shye Sales performs a beautiful love rap poem.

2015.09.20_DP.245Dixon Place Board Member Eric Jensen celebrates his birthday with a lineup of candles to blow out.

A solo performance from ANIMALS with an excerpt from their upcoming show “CHASE: What Matters Most”.

2015.09.20_DP.253The cake at my table was so delicious! It was created by Dixon Place’s own Michael Griffith.

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For more information on or to contribute to Dixon Place please visit their website HERE! 

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‘And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid’ @ The Kitchen – July 14th, 2015

Jeff Weiss & Richard C. Martinez:

AND THAT’S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID

Presented at The Kitchen

Directed by Brooke O’Harra

Musical Direction by Nicky Paraiso

Jeff Weiss at The KitchenDowntown performer/playwright Jeff Weiss at the special 3 night event presented at The Kitchen.

A series of plays written by Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez were presented on July 14th. The event also took place on July 15th and 16th.

These photographs and videos are from the July 14th presentation.

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DADDY AND BILLY – The Picnic

Jim Fletcher and Danny Ryan perform at The Kitchen” width=”720″ height=”462″ />Jim Fletcher (Daddy) and Danny Ryan (Billy) are snuggled together for some picnic in the woods fun.

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ROBIN & JOJO DISCUSS THE BUSINESS

Heather Littleer and Brian Byus perform at The KitchenBrian Byus (JOJO) and Heather Litteer (ROBIN) get into some domestic heated discussion.

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STONE HARBOR, NEW JERSEY. A CONDOMINIUM ON 111th STREET

Andrea Darriau and Shane Baker perform at The Kitchen.Andrea Darriau (VICKI) and Shane Baker (SOL) discuss their upcoming trip to Atlantic City to meet Frank Sinatra.

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TOM AND NONA PERSKY AT HOME

Kate Valk at The Kitchen” width=”720″ height=”590″ />Mary Shultz (NONA) looks on in despair as Kate Valk (Tom Persky) walks away.

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ROOM 122. THE BATHS. CONNIE’S PLACE, NYC

2015.07.14_JWeiss.124Jim Fletcher (BJORN) tells another story to Brian Liem (BILL) as he sticks out his tongue.

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PRATT BORROWS A CUP OF SUGAR FROM FLOSSIE NAGAHARA

Jiro Ueno at The Kitchen” width=”720″ height=”569″ />Jiro Ueno (FLOSSIE) startles his visitor David Cale (PRATT) while he just wanted to borrow some sugar.

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PERSKY AND THE ROOKIE: SURVEILLANCE

Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso at The KitchenKate Valk (PERSKY) looks at some nice views as Nicky Paraiso (WOO) gets excited having already seen it.

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ZERO HOUR AT DICKY’S: Part Three

2015.07.14_JWeiss.181Brian Byus (JOJO) looks down as Gary Ray (DICKY) confronts him at the bar. Moe Angelos (PECS) looks on.

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CONNIE AND MAMA SCENE

2015.07.14_JWeiss.209Becca Blackwell (CONNIE) looks over the table to Brenda Cummings (MAMA) in this touching scene.

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NICK GRUNDOWSKI INTERROGATES DICKY

2015.07.14_JWeiss.263Hye Young Chyun (STEWART) on left looks on as Gary Ray (DICKY) is crazed looking at the horrendous photographs. Danny Ryan looks down.

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THE BEACH HOUSE: STONE HARBOR

Jane Bradley and Dan Peeples at The Kitchen.Jane Bradley (LOIS) sits atop of Dan Peeples (Wesley) in this sexy scene.

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CONNIE  VISITS HIS SISTER IN THE STATE HOSPITAL

2015.07.14_JWeiss.323Becca Blackwell (Connie) visits the hospital where Dorothy Cantwell (ANNIE) is residing.

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There were a few other scenes which I did not get a chance to document.

The final song to cap off a great night of theater by Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez.
Presented at The Kitchen, NYC
Directed by Brooke O'Harra and Musical Direction by Nicky Paraiso.
The end of the video has a special "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" song for Brooke O'Harra.

©2015 Jim R. Moore

Will be posting more videos from this evening’s festivities in the next few days.

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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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David Cale – Writer, monologist, songwriter, performance artist.

I first met David Cale in 1982 performing at the Westbeth Theater Center’s Monday night show. He has gone onto create a diverse career for himself  by writing and performing, singing and directing. I wanted to ask him about his work and what he is doing at this time in his life. Here is the video interview as he answers those questions.

“David Cale…is a spellbinder. Fascinating as he is to watch, and exquisite as his verbal imagery can be, it is Cale’s gifts as a storyteller that hold an audience rapt.” Steven Winn/San Francisco Chronicle

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Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 1.30.29 PMDavid Cale will be performing his work “Deep in a Dream of You” at LaMama on Feb 6th and 7th.

Go here for more information/Tickets.

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