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Vaudevisuals Interview with Sxip Shirey – “Hour of Charm”

HOUR OF CHARM

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National Sawdust

ABOUT THE SHOW:

On National Sawdust curator Sxip Shirey‘s 50th birthday, Sxip celebrates the 15th anniversary (!) of his Hour of Charm. This special (and acrobatic) birthday and the anniversary edition of Sxip’s Hour of Charm!

Featuring:

Spencer Novich 

Una Minnmah

Taylor Mac

Lady Rizo

Rachelle Garniez

Ned Rothenberg 

Matt Moran 

Michael Arthur

Attis Clopton

John Alteri

Coco Karol

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And here is a music video for Sxip’s new album ‘Goodnight Little Machines’ -This song is “Fat Robot”

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For tickets to this amazing event go here!
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RETINA – An evening of Variety Arts at Cloud City, Brooklyn – June 23, 2015

Presented at Cloud City in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tuesday night, a delightful evening of variety arts MC’d by Will Studivant and featuring the talents of:
Andrew Lynch
Katie Melby
Spencer Novich
Jeff Seal & Chris Manley (Buttons)
Lucas Tadeo
Daniel Passer
and featuring Wayne Wilson and Patrick de Valette in this short video excerpt from their piece "Retina".

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Will Studivant MC’d the show with humor and charm.

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Katie Melby and Andrew Lynch sing a song of distress.

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Jeff Seal and Chris Manley (Jeff and Buttons)performed some funny ‘knock-knock’ jokes and got the audience rollin in laughter.

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Will Studivant read some Dr. Seuss as Lucas Tadeo (visiting from Spain)did some delightful tap dancing.

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Daniel Passer performed a lovely minimalistic ‘whistle’ act.

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Singer John Dziadosz sang a song about drinking and what happens when you do too much of that.

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Wayne Wilson and Patrick de Valette perform a ‘magic act’ from their new show ‘Retina’.

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Spencer Novich performed his amazing ‘rubber body’ contortion comedy act.

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The entire cast takes a ‘well deserved’ CURTAIN CALL.
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Stay tuned for more info on RETINA and CLOUD CITY!

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Mr. Aviner’s Variety Hour – Dixon Place – Sept. 1st, 2011

Hosted by Book Kennison

Produced by Josh Aviner

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What an amazing selection of artists in this program.

Book Kennison is the MC of the evening’s festivities. Making funny comments all night long!

Cody Schreger performs in the ’round’ with harmonica and electric guitar accompanist.

Jacob Sharpe performing the ‘diablo’. An amazing display of technique and personal charm.

Spencer Novich performs his ‘metaphyiscal’ movement piece to an amazing sound collage.

Joachim Ciocca performs on the unicycle like it is part of his own body. Amazingly beautiful work!

Book Kennison is stuck in a tennis racket and trying to get back to his MC mike.

Mike Dobson is always available for quips to counter Book Kennison’s comments. Dry and hysterical humor.

Jimmy “Tapz” from Baton Rouge taps up and amazing storm assisted by vocal electronic feedback.

Jacob Sharpe demonstrates his profound command over juggling almost anything.

Natalie Oleinik performing on the Rope in a most exquisite physical style.

Spencer Novich and Book Kennison doing what only 2 very thin acrobatic performers could do!

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A great evening of variety and technical skills by some wonderful new talent.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 JIM MOORE

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The New York Downtown Clown Revue – Historical Post

It seems like only a short time ago I began photographing the NY Downtown Clown Revue.

It was December 2006!

It was being presented at the cellar space on St. Marks Place called UNDER ST. MARKS.
Christopher Lueck and Amanda Pekoe began the show on a shoe-string budget.

The sign was attached to the wrought iron gate at the top of the stairs that led to the basement performing space.

Christopher and Amanda worked constantly getting new talent to perform in the revue.

Every week it was a new group of performers. On several nights they would have performers that weren’t clowns but comedic and funny. The Pajama Men performed in the review and now have a run at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Some of the regulars at the revue are pictured below.

The NY Downtown Clown Revue has a new home!

DIXON PLACE

Come and see the show. You will have a great time laughing and smiling.

Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets.