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New York Variety All Stars – @ Coney Island USA – July 17th, 2013

What great chemistry this trio has! Talent, charm and pizazz!

Cardone kick starts the show with his 'energy'.Cardone kick starts the show with his ‘energy’.

Kryssy Kocktail performs the 'human blockhead' as a show opener!Kryssy Kocktail performs the ‘human blockhead’ as a show opener!

The New York Variety All Stars request that an audience member remove the nails from all their noses.The New York Variety All Stars request that an audience member remove the nails from all their noses.

Adam Realman swallows a few lit cigarettes for the audience.Adam Realman swallows a few lit cigarettes for the audience.

Adam Realman and Kryssy Kocktail swallow swords together.Adam Realman and Kryssy Kocktail swallow swords together.

Sultry Kryssy Kocktail swallows her second balloon with expertise.Sultry Kryssy Kocktail swallows her second balloon with expertise.

Cardone does a wonderful Elvis illusion.Cardone does a wonderful Elvis illusion.

The NY AllStars Cardone and Adam Realman blow fire while Kryssy  looks on!

2013.07.17_AllStars.383Curtain Call for a great show!

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More information on the New York Variety All Stars go here.

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TOPSY TURVY – Coney Island Artists and the Amusement Utopia @ Deutsche Bank

Marie A Robert's painting. "Circus Sideshow"Here is a photograph I took of the painting by Marie A. Roberts.  This is the first piece of art you see as you enter the hallway.

Marie A Robert’s painting. “Circus Sideshow”

My visit to the lower level Gallery at the Deutsche Bank building at 60 Wall Street was a far reach from Coney Island!

However, there was a lovely exhibit by some of Coney Island artists on display for this ‘special’ showing last night.

On hand were The New York Variety All Stars to entertain the exhibit viewers.

Adam Realman struggles to bend a large thick nail bare handed.Adam Realman struggles to bend a large thick nail bare handed.

Adam Realman shows off the bent nail.Adam Realman shows off the bent nail.

Cardone mystifies the audience of viewers with his amazing card trick.Cardone mystifies the audience of viewers with his amazing card trick.

I got there too late to get pictures of the other member of the trio Kryssy Kocktail

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The artists being exhibited are as follows: (Click on the link for more information on these artists)

Bambi the Mermaid / Aaron Beebe / Zoe Beloff / Coney Island Hysterical Society / Homer Croy / Richard Egan

William F. Mangels / Philomena Marano / Steve Powers / Marie A. Roberts / Dick D. Zigun

The exhibit can be viewed by Collectors and Curators. Contact Aaron Beebe here. Curator of the Exhibit.

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Circus Performing Arts Photography Sideshow Variety Arts Video

7th Annual World Sword Swallower Day- Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Times Square. NYC

On February 25th, 2012 there was a gathering of 14 sword swallowers from the local tri-state area at Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Times Square, NYC.

Every year Ripley’s puts together this event at ALL of it’s Museums around the World.

Here is a video of that event that happened at Times Sqaure.

 

In Times Square, NYC there was a special gathering of 14 Sword Swallowers who were attending the 7th Annual World Sword Swallower’s Day at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Held every year at all the Ripley’s World Wide on this day they all swallow their swords together at the same time.
Here is a video of that event. The Sword Swallowers present in NY were as follows:
Keith Nelson
Riley Schillaci
Harley Newman
Kryssy Kocktail
Liye Shelden Zou
Natasha Veruscka
Tony Gangi
Jim Stilianos
Kyle Mertz
The Lady Aye
Roderick Russell
Fred Kahl – The Great Fredini
David Darwin

Video shot and edited by Jim Moore
©2012 Jim Moore
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