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Lots of great things happened in May of 2016. BelloMania was at The New Victory Theatre, Bindlestiff Family Circus presented their new show “A Cardboard & Duct Tape Spectacular and Radio Free Brooklyn had a ‘Special Event’. The Vaudevisuals Bookshelf  was chock full of recommendations.

“BELLOMANIA” AT THE NEW VICTORY THEATRE – APRIL 2016

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “STREET PEOPLE” – BY JANET BELLER

RADIO FREE BROOKLYN – SPECIAL LIVE EVENT – SATURDAY MAY 14TH

VAUDEVISUALS INTERVIEW WITH KEITH NELSON – “A CARDBOARD & DUCT TAPE SPECTACULAR”

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “THE CITY & THE THEATRE” BY MARY C. HENDERSON

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “WHERE THE HEART BEATS: JOHN CAGE, ZEN BUDDHISM

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “THE DOWNTOWN BOOK” – 1974 – 1984 NY ART SCENE

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT” BY COLIN WILLIAMSON

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “I CELEBRATE MYSELF” BY ALLEN GINSBURG

Michael Karas performing in "BelloMania"

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Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism

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“A “heroic” biography of John Cage and his “awakening through Zen Buddhism”—“a kind of love story” about a brilliant American pioneer of the creative arts who transformed himself and his culture”  The New York Times

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Composer John Cage sought the silence of a mind at peace with itself—and found it in Zen Buddhism, a spiritual path that changed both his music and his view of the universe. “Remarkably researched, exquisitely written,” Where the Heart Beats weaves together “a great many threads of cultural history” (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings) to illuminate Cage’s struggle to accept himself and his relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Freed to be his own man, Cage originated exciting experiments that set him at the epicenter of a new avant-garde forming in the 1950s. Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli were among those influenced by his ‘teaching’ and ‘preaching.’ Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture.

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Great book about a great artist and his personal stories of compassion and insight.

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Vaudevisuals interview with Gus Solomons Jr. – “From the Horse’s Mouth”

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I had a great time interviewing Gus. We had much in common and I loved his studio space!

Listen to him talk about his life and work and attend this upcoming event!

This ‘From The Horse’ Mouth’ production celebrates the career and accomplishments of a true renaissance man, Gus Solomons Jr. His work as a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and educator continue to this day proving he is a special force of nature in today’s contemporary arts scene. The cast includes over 20 luminaries honoring his 60 years of professional performance.

Guest participants include: (Schedule subject to change)
Patricia Beaman
Michael Blake
Donald Byrd
Yoshiko Chuma
Kay Cummings
Carmen deLvallade
Valda Setterfield
Mary Kate Hartung
Martine van Hamel
Margaret Jenkins
Deborah Jowitt
Phyllis Lamhut
Judith Ren-Lay
Dianne McIntyre
Douglas Nielsen
Norton Owen
Wendy Perron
Pam Pietro
Christina Noel Reaves
Meredith Monk  (on video)
Pascal Rekoert
Jonathan Matthews
James Sutton
Alice Teirstein
Santa Aloi
David Vaughan
Susanna Weiss
Buddy Valdez-Rekoert
John Heginbotham (on video)
Ty Boomershine (on video)

Wally Cardona (on video)

April 1, 2 @8pm and April 3 @3pm, 2016

The Theater at the 14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Click above to purchase tickets!

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