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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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“The Non-Denominational, Non-Sectarian, Non-Partisan, Holiday Spectacle” @ Dixon Place

Thursday Dec, 5th, 2013

Featuring the talents of Joseph Keckler, Erin Markey, Kenny Mellman and Dan Bartfield.

A lovely evening of great talent and delicious food.

Kenny Mellman opened the show at Dixon PlaceKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

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Joseph Keckler at Dixon PlaceJoseph Keckler with some stories and song was next on the show

Joseph Keckler performing his songs on the piano.Joseph Keckler played the piano to accompany and sang some personal songs.

Joseph Keckler and Dan Bartfield at Dixon PlaceDan Bartfield on violin accompanied Joseph Keckler on a few beautiful songs.

Dan Bartfield was marvelous on the violin at Dixon Place.

Kenny Mellman accompanies Joseph Keckler at Dixon PlaceKenny Mellman accompanies Joseph Keckler later in the show.

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Erin Markey was brilliant in her personal songs.Erin Markey was brilliant in her personal songs.

Erin Markey performing at Dixon PlaceWith heartfelt emotion Erin Markey sang personal songs of loss.

A moment of charm by Erin Markey at Dixon PlaceErin Markey related to the audience in a moment of charm and personality.

Erin Markey sang a song at Dixon PlaceWhile singing a song about her previous career as a go-go dancer she knelt down and got up close and personal with me.

Erin Markey performing at Dixon PlaceAfter Joseph Keckler finished his last song Erin Market reappeared with another character and sang.

Champagne and desserts were served after the show and all attendees had a great time meeting up and chatting with friends.

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Dixon Place would like to THANK the following individuals for making the season possible:

Eric and Anne Jensen

Yoshiko Kasuga and Carle Groome

Leslie S. Kogod

Victoria Labalme

Gary and Sue Mescher

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For more information on Dixon Place check out their website here!