Finally A Film Twilight Saga Fans Can Be Proud Of - Breaking Dawn Part 2 Film Review

After five film installations of the Stephanie Meyers vampire romance series that shook up the definition of Young Adult Fiction; the final film comes into its own. The Twilight Saga film series (Summit Pictures) has transformed from a horribly over-directed adolescent into a mature plot-driven adult in Breaking Dawn: Part Two.

 

The novel, Breaking Dawn is divided into three parts: the wedding, Bella's pregnancy told from the perspective of werewolf best-friend Jacob Black, and the life after Bella is transformed into a vampire. The film, Breaking Dawn: Part Two starts at the exact moment when Bella rises as a member of the undead Cullen family. She finds living as an immortal easier than her clumsy human teen life. Life is peachy until the vampire rulers learn of her child who is mistaken as a vampire child, which is a capital offense. The Cullens and the werewolves join forces one last time; and enlist help from a ragtag group of vampires from around the world. The supernatural join forces to prove that the child was born not created, or else they will face certain death by the ruthless Volturi.

Gone are the cheesy hazy scenes that mirror Harelquine novels, the cheap vampire glitter skin, comical inner-monologue scenes with werewolves and terrible contacts (thanks to great colorists). Even Kristen Stewart's acting style that has been the fodder of countless YouTube parodies because of her crossed-eyed camera closeups and appearing in need desperate need of a Ducalax -- all gone. She is actually quite good in this film.

 

 

Hats off to director Bill Condon; he has done it! Unlike the previous films that seemed to try to appeal to non-romantic film fans (adolescent boys); Condon focused on the telling the story and not the gimmicks. His final installation of the series is brilliant. The pacing that is true-to-the-book makes the film fascinating. Condon's film let's the fans of the books and those who have not read the series equally enjoy being a fly on the wall of the vampire kitsch that is a unique vampire species created by Myers.

 

 

The only disappointment I have with the film is the final curtain bow like credits. All the major and supporting cast members, including the two actress who played Victoria are given credit; except the actor who plays the tipping point of the Bella/Edward romance, Tyler Crowley. It's a same as the character played a larger role in the books and in the words of Sherri Shepherd's son: "another brown boy has disappeared."

Here is your final bow Gregory Tyree Boyce:

Now that the series is over what are romance film lovers to do. I guess wait for the highly anticipated reluctant dom Edward transforming into Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptations.

This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: The Value of Art with Guest Host Michael Findlay - Sept. 3, 2012

What is art worth? Does the size and scale of the art make a piece more expensive? Does the medium used by the artist have any impact on its selling price? What is a first and secondary market? Why do certain pieces of art rise in value while others diminish? Does the artist’s body of work have any impact on value? How do dealers, auction houses, and galleries even go about putting a price tag on art? The Value of Art: Money, Power,Beauty, Michael Findlay tackles these questions and explains the market for art—and art’s value for all of us.

Artsy Fartsy Show goes to the heart of our weekly discussion - what is the VALUE OF ART with guest host, Michael Findlay.

Michael Findlay is an internationally renowned art dealer, is a Director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, known for major exhibitions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century masters including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Rosenquist, and Lucian Freud.  Born in Scotland, Findlaybegan his career in New York in 1964, where he was a pioneer of SoHo’s legendary gallery scene and presented important solo exhibitions of then-unknown artists such as John Baldessari, Stephen Mueller, Sean Scully, and Hannah Wilke.  In 1984 he joined Christie’s as its Head of Impressionist and Modern Paintings and later was named International Director of Fine Arts while serving on the Board of Directors until 2000.  At Christie’s, he supervised the sale of many important collections, including the collections of William and Edith Mayer Goetz,  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Hal B. Wallis, and Victor and Sally Ganz. He was also responsible for the sale of Portrait of Dr. Gachet, a painting by Vincent van Gogh which sold for $82,500,000. Since 2001 Findlay has served on the Art Advisory Panel for the Internal Revenue Service and in 2009 he was elected Vice President of the Art Dealers Association of America. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Appraisers Association of America and also the Advisory Board for Christie’s Education. His first book, The Value of Art, is published in English and German and as an e-book by Prestel Publishing.

About Michael's Book The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty 

In straightforward prose, Findlay offers an up-close and personal view of his life’s experiences as an art lover and collector, an auction-house specialist, and art dealer. He explains art’s three kinds of value: commercial; social; and what he terms its essential value—the range of responses to art that we as individuals have depending on our culture, education, and life experience. Few avid collectors are immune to the thrill of rising market value, but Findlay argues that buying for investment alone is seldom smart. A genuine love of art and the ways it may enrich one’s life also play important roles.
In the fourth chapter of the book, “Marley’s Ghost: Past, Present and Future,” Findlay provides a fascinating overview of the ever-changing art world, touching on such topics as the power critics hold over making or breaking an artist, the power of marketing, the commoditization of contemporary art, and a glimpse at a market in recovery and its future.  The most recent annual estimate for the total value of art transactions is $52 billion.  Auction house sales accounted for slightly less than half of this sum, while the majority of the sum involved private transactions. The Value of Art is the first exhaustive in-depth analysis of this large market by someone who has worked at a senior level in a major auction house and has also conducted high-value sales as an art dealer.
Findlay’s style is down-to-earth -- with a touch of his signature dry wit -- as he offers wise advice, fascinating anecdotes, and tales of scoundrels and scams, celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries. Generously illustrated, Findlay’s distillation of his five decades in the art world makes this an indispensable insider’s guide for all who love and appreciate art.

ALSO
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE
by Contributor Melissa Silver
Melissa Silver reviews the New Museum's exhibition that examines artists’ embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences.
INDEPENDENTS SAILS AGAIN
The Cast and Creative Team of Independents the Musical will chat with the Artsy Fartsy Show and Perform

INDEPENDENTS chronicles nine friends living and working on The Lady Grey, a Revolutionary War-era tall ship, in 2012. Using historical reenactment as a cover, the eclectic crew of twentysomethings has made a living smuggling marijuana from Nova Scotia to Gloucester. But when their captain disappears, financial pressures force the incompetent group of burnouts to attempt reenactment for real. INDEPENDENTS is a new folk rock musical about friendship, late night sing-alongs, growing up, and whatever those three-cornered hats are called.

Independents is Directed by Charlie Polinger, Book by the Late Marina Keegan, Music by Stephen Feigenbaum and Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick.

The musical is the winner of the 2012 FringeNYC Award for Best Overall Production! Is now extended through September as part of the Fringe Encores Series

September 7 @ 7pmSeptember 8 @ 5 pmSeptember 11 @ 8pmSeptember 14 @ 9pmSeptember 18 @ 8pm, & September 21 @ 7pm

Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street (between Varick St. and 6th Ave.) New York, NY

Website: Independentsmusical.com

GIVEAWAYS:

WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF MICHAEL FINDLAY'S BOOK THE VALUE OF ART.  Click on link below

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Salvage - Theatre 4

 

As the caption reads, this play was a brilliant look at the lives of 3 women on the very edge. Each role equally as interesting and extremely memorizing to say the least. The roles ranged from an elderly mother who had recently lost her son. A distraught ex-girlfriend who had been a huge staple in the elderly mothers' sons life. Lastly the role of the elderly mothers daughter who had looked up to her brothers ex-girlfriend a great deal.

The setting made perfect sense as the opening scene displayed the depiction of old boxes, old baggage that had to be sift through to determine what items to keep and what items to let go. Boxes that belonged to the deceased son. These boxes represented many memories to all three women. The ex-girlfriend being very adamant to get to old love letters written to her formerly beloved ex-boyfriend, tore open boxes viciousl. The ex-girlfriend being accused of writing a book and defaming her ex-boyfriend and scarring him for life, detested the notion and suggested that it was a random character who she wrote about in the book. Both the mother and the daughter of the deceased son, recognized what the ex-girlfriends motives were and offered her an ultimatum. The mother agreed to let her have all of the love letters, in exchange for taking her mentally scarred daughter with her on the road for her book tour. A request in which she denied. This was a fantastic play and definitely a highlight of this years 2012 Fringe festival.

The Apocalypse of John

The Apocalypse of John - Venue # 10 : The players Theatre

 

The end is near, or is it not ? Well for John Darrian, the end is one more whiskey away ! An absolutely hysterical comedy about John Darrian who had one too many drinks at a bar, and began hallucinating while saving the world from aliens, terrible storms, and Satan who happened to be a person he was very familiar with at the very bar where he initially got drunk in.

I was very intrigued by the character who played Satan, as he contributed to most of the hysterical moments in the play. Also John's persistent boss who hadn't given him a chance to explain his paranoia and the constant emergence of these Aliens in which only John Seemed to be seeing. The play ended in Triumph, and to answer everyone's burning apocalyptic question, no the world does not end after all.

 

  In all silliness, they play Oprah, media mogul Rupert Murdock, Ann Curry, Mel Gibson,  and an Irish guy because it only sounds charming in America.  This is a bit of the silliness in the fringe play YBW: Yellow Brick Wall Angry White Men Player do By Two Happy Asian Girls.

Siho Ellsmore and Marisa Marquez leave no topic untouched from the sensationalism of asian of age books with the use of word tiger and rice and luck in the title and even how to be a Wall Street mogul = marry an Asian woman.

Artsy Fartsy Show interviewed the actresses who also wrote YWB which is now in the 16th Annual International Fringe Festival in New York City mounted at HereArts.

Tell me about how YBW was developed at the Leviathan Lab and how was it more instrumental than developing it at another lab like Playwrights it Dramatist?

Leviathan Lab was very instrumental because we wouldn't have met if they didn't form the Asian American Women's Writing Group. We were at an initial meeting for the group and since we were all women they needed people to read the guy parts. They kept handing us the male roles. That's where we first got the idea to do the show. To be honest, Siho just started to get into writing and Marisa had found it very difficult to get into other writing labs in the city. Leviathan's doors were open with Ariel (Executive Director of Leviathan) encouraging us every step of the way.

You put a lot of current pop culture references and jokes, is the development and writing ongoing or improv?

Both. When Ann Curry was let go, the scene had to be re-written. It made it better, funnier and current. We like that there is possibility for improv, even though our director Danny Williams comes from an improv background he doesn't want us to go to off the cuff. There is a script and there are a few moments where we have written in the chance to improv. In the development of the Danny encourages we do improv and claim it so it becomes part of the show. One of our favorite lines in the show was something Siho improved and Danny said keep it but own it.

What did you find most exciting about putting Asian stereotypes on stage and are you afraid a mostly white audience would agree with some of the rhetoric. For example, New York Magazine in 2010 made the story about Asian student population at Stuyvesant HS was causing a panic of white parents to enroll their children in private schools. YBW even brings this topic to stage. (I was surprised that an audience member did give a grumble of approval to your Rush Limbaugh lines).

It was so much fun to skewer the stereotypes and put in things that personally may have hurt us in the past that we could now claim as our own. Satomi, our producer from 4Hawk Productions, is also Asian and she has been told on numerous occasions how great her English is. We live in a melting pot, but why is it that an Asian face means foreign and not American. If anyone should stereotype and objectify Asians it should be us. It lifts the mirror for other Asian to laugh and for others to see that there is still an issue.

With that said, you leave no taboo untouched and everything is fair game. What do you want your audiences to walk away knowing about the pop culture exploitation of Asians?

 We actually had a barometer in rehearsal - if we said "oh, that's offensive" we put it in the show. We wanted Asian Americans to be empowered and proud to be Asian and we want people to see that we have come along way but we have a long way to go. The issue with the casting in The Nightingale at the La Jolla Playhouse is a prime example of the situation we make fun of in one of our scenes and casting issues we have faced personally. It looks like its ok for everyone to play Asian but Asians can't play anyone…even Asian.

Siho and Marisa are a fabulous duo, do you plan to work together again and on what?

This is a partnership here to stay. We actually have list of shows…well maybe just titles that we think are funny that we would enjoy making into shows.

When you look forward to your next project, what do you hope to bring from this experience to your next performance?

Just to have fun and trust that if something goes wrong enjoy it and make it part of the experience because it is live theater. I think some people take acting and performing super serious, us included, but with a show like this we can let loose and enjoy the fact that we are entertainers.

 

For more information visit ybwproductions.com

NYC Fringe Festival Last-Chance Weekend - What to see

It's down to the last three days of Fringe and there still is something left for everyone.

Friday

 

EXPERIMENTAL COOLNESS

All the way from Japan, GIL KUNO'S SIX STRING STONIC, THE is a multimedia experiment of deconstructing the guitar and reconstructing it string by string. You have to see this to believe it. It's part sculpture, part dance, part dare-devil, and ALL inspiration. It is strategically mounted near the BLUE MAN GROUP; and from the pictures and talking to Mr. Kuno, Blue Man better watch out.

www.unsound.com/SSS/ VENUE #05: Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios Share/Bookmark       Fri 24 @ 7:45  Sat 25 @ 12:30

IN THE MODE TO GO SOLO

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MAHMOUD won the Toronto Fringe Festival and Woody Harrelson gave it rave reviews. If anything else, Tara Grammy is an actress to watch.

www.mahmoudtaxi.com VENUE #04: JIMMY'S NO. 43 Share/Bookmark        Fri 24 @ 5  Sat 25 @ 7

MUSICAL THEATER IS ALIVE

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THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Is easily one of the best musical in the Fringe. I saw it the first week and its silliness and anti-musical antics have stayed with me throughout the Fringe. Great hang out play to drag your friends to the Fringe.  I am off to see NON-EQUITY: THE MUSICAL, today, which is also playing Saturday at The Players Theatre 8:15pm.  I played music from both musicals on the Artsy Fartsy Show and the lyricist should do a battle royale for the title best musical of the Fringe.

www.thehillsarealivemusical.com VENUE #03: Theatre 80 Share/Bookmark        Fri 24 @ 9

SAVE TIME TO VACUUM

Friday is the last chance to see VACUUM and it is a must-see play. The writing by Arelen Hutton is Brilliant and the ensemble cast is stellar under the direction of Emmy Award Winner, Chris Goutman.

www.arlenehutton.com VENUE #12: Cherry Lane Theatre Share/Bookmark        Fri 24 @ 9

Saturday

STEAMPUNK LOVER

LOVESICK is a whimsical, magical goth story of falling in love. It runs a bit too long but worth seeing. Don't forget your goggles. The LOFT is based out of LA so they don't come round these parts often.

www.loftensemble.com VENUE #02: Connelly Theater Share/Bookmark        Fri 24 @ 8:15  Sat 25 @ 3

THE JADED OR NOT SO JADED BUT NEED SOME INSPIRATION LIKE NOW ACTOR

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Funny, delightful, witty and inspirational. NON-EQUITY THE MUSICAL does for actors what the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee did for spellers - laugh.

www.nonequitythemusical.com VENUE #10: The Players Theatre Share/Bookmark        Sat 25 @ 8:15

SOMETHING COMPLETELY SILLY AND YET MAKES YOU THINK

 

Writer/Performer duo, Siho Ellsmore and Marisa Marquez are hilarious as they poke fun at pop culture and how Asian culture is popularized from coming of age books, to the trophy wife that every Wall Street wannabe mogul needs to get and even Ann Curry finally get to have the last word. Don't miss out on YBW- YELLOW BRICK WALL: ANGRY WHITE MEN PLAYED BY TWO HAPPY ASIAN GIRLS.

www.YBWproductions.com VENUE #19: HERE Dorothy B. Williams Theater Share/Bookmark        Fri 10 @ 7  Sat 11 @ 8:15  Sun 19 @ 5:45  Wed 22 @ 5  Fri 24 @ 8:15  Sat 25 @ 5:45

Sunday

IF YOU WANT TO BE AWESTRUCK

OASIS - NY2 Dance Company

See OASIS: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST BUT WERE AFRAID TO DANCE by Nejla Y. Yatkin (Director, Choreographer) is bold, delicate and provocative. If you havent seen her work yet, go now. She is the next Pina!

www.ny2dance.com VENUE #03: Theatre 80 Share/Bookmark        Sun 26 @ 1

PASSIONATE SHOW BY A PASSIONATE PLAYWRIGHT

See SHOVE

 

Joseph D. Almanza was a Fringe U guest and he spoke passionately about theatre and his writing experience. Mr. Almanza writes what he knows, before he became a theater artist, he grew up in a police household and was a cop. I will air my interview with Joseph next Tuesday(Aug 28, 2012 at 2pm on WBAI 99.5FM) on the Artsy Fartsy Show.

VENUE #02: Connelly Theater Share/Bookmark       Fri 24 @ 6:30  Sun 26 @ 12

One-women shows to See at FringeNYC - Magdalen and Girl in An Argentine Landscape

Tuesday was a day of one-women shows at The Gene Frankel Theatre; and two storytellers weave stories that transport you to Ireland and Argentina. MAGDALEN

Writer: Erin Layton Director: Julie Kline

www.magdalentheplay.wordpress.com VENUE #09: The Gene Frankel Theatre Sun 12 @ 9:30  Sat 18 @ 1:45  Tue 21 @ 8  Wed 22 @ 4:15  Fri 24 @ 9

MAGDALEN transports you to busy 1940's laundry room in Dublin, Ireland run commercially by the Irish Catholic Church. The girls who are handicapped, a bastard or abused orphan, and unwed pregnant women were forced by society to live and work without pay for the church. These girls are penitent, forever sinners and their hopes for a saving grace are void.

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Erin Layton give a magical performance, in which she also penned,  and gives each character a voice to their silent past.

ARTSY FARTSY SHOW: How many dialects do you perform?

ERIN: I perform (or attempt, I should say:) 3 different Irish dialects in MAGDALEN - North Dublin for my male narrator, County Galway for my Reverend Mother and South Dublin for my penitent girls. The dialects were entirely arbitrary. I wanted to find dialects that were easily identifiable between a mid to low class Irish (the penitents and the hostel owner) to higher class Irish (the Order). I listened to a dialect tape that recorded conversations with people from different regions of Ireland and watched films and documentaries with people from Dublin, specifically.

ARTSY FARSY SHOW: How did you first find this story of the Good Shepard Sisters and why did you decide to do it as an one-woman show instead of a full cast program?

ERIN: I read about the Good Shepherd Sisters in a book called "Do Penance or Perish" by Frances Finnegan.  I found their mission and vision for "saving the souls" of these penitent girls frightening and horrifying but also oddly persuasive. They truly believed that they were doing God's will by forcing these girls and women to do slave labor amongst the many other atrocities they purposefully exposed them to. I initially chose the solo show format as a way to showcase my work as an actor but the more I perform this play, the more I realize that the solo show really serves the story. Performing MAGDALEN as one person drives the narrative of the piece which is that no single character stands alone - they are all complicit in each other's narrative, from the modern day Irish hostel owner to the priest to the disabled penitent girl. Ireland is a small nation and the mystery of the Laundries even smaller. All the characters hold within them a secret of the Laundries that feeds the other and they all revolve around the image of the little penitent girl in the drab robe and worn apron - which is me.

ARTSY FARTSY SHOW: The topic on Tuesdays Artsy Fartsy Show was about producing and balancing life and art. How did you balance your writing, rehearsing, producing schedules with your day job to prepare for MAGDALEN.

ERIN: Tough! Fortunately, the writing of MAGDALEN has been going on for well over two years with only one full year of actual script/performance development. With the Fringe, it was taxing to figure out how to maintain my physical energy so that I was able to work during the day and then hit the ground running in rehearsals at night. Thanks to Kickstarter, the one piece and major piece that I did not have to worry about was money. I created a Kickstarter page for MAGDALEN and was able to raise all the money that I needed to pay my very talented production crew. This allowed me to really throw myself into the art of the work and spend two to three weeks with my director, Julie Kline, crafting, structuring and molding MAGDALEN into the story that we wanted to tell. She and I have been molding different drafts of MAGDALEN for over a year now. It was hard to strike the balance between focusing on the development of the piece while producing, promoting, getting the word out. Fortunately, I worked with Molly Pearson who runs a company called Produce Your Own Work and she held me accountable to dividing up my time so that I was able to give the producer and performer/writer self room to do the work and to breathe. I worked with a wonderful producing manager and publicist who helped me and helped the show immensely. There's way more that I wish I would have done as the producer but as a first shot I think it has worked out well.

Artsy Fartsy Show chatted with Erin after the show about the 2009 Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse or better known as the Ryan Report. The Ryan Report was a national inquest to find the extent and lasting-effects of abuse in Ireland’s institutions from 1939 onward.

I did not but now that you mention it, I would love to check this out. MAGDALEN was inspired by the discovery of bodies on a sold Laundry property in Dublin in 1996. Over 133 bodies were found. I'm not at all surprised that there were more bodies found. It's all indicative of the Church trying to cover up this black hole of Ireland's history.

ARTSY FARTSY SHOW: What was the process of researching for the play? What was most fascinating in your research?

ERIN: I traveled to Ireland in 2010 to research the abandoned Laundry sites. I spent my time in Dublin with a visit or two to the country. Justice for the Magdalenes, an advocacy group for the survivors of the Laundries in Ireland and the U.S. assisted me in my research when I went to Ireland. For the most part, I would visit an abandoned building or cemetery and talk to locals along the way who had had exposure to the Magdalene Laundries. The most fascinating part of my research, aside from the actual research material - the books, the films - were the conversations with the Irish people.  Several people I spoke to either flat out told me to not write a play about the Laundries or expressed their deep shame over the girls or their background growing up in Catholic Ireland. I met my modern day narrator, Reid, inside an abandoned laundry building that he had converted into a hostel for young heroin addicts in North Dublin. He was the most generous person I met as far as sharing his honest experience with the penitent girls and the Laundries. He told me several times that he never really knew what happened behind closed doors.

GIRL IN AN ARGENTINE LANDSCAPE

Writer: Naomi Grossman Director: Richard Embardo

www.naomigrossman.net/Girl_In_Argentine_Landscape.html VENUE #09: The Gene Frankel Theatre Tue 14 @ 6  Wed 15 @ 8  Fri 17 @ 4  Tue 21 @ 9:45

THE GIRL IN AN ENTINE LANDSCAPE is actually Naomi Grossman's first one-women show that she is re-mounting just for us, lucky New Yorkers. Last year, I loved her delightful play, CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE, about her luck with love. THE GIRL IN AN ARGENTINE LANDSCAPE, Naomi relates her coming of age as a Israeli-Norwegian teen with a Latin heart through cubism, modernism, surrealism and impressionism. She escapes her Lisa Simpson life to be an exchange student in Argentina where she goes to the end of the world to find herself.

Naomi's wit and stage presence are a real treat to experience.

If you get a chance here is her interview on the Artsy Fartsy Show Tuesday, August 14

http://www.wbai.org/server-archive.html

There is Magic on the FringeNYC Streets - it's MYRONIC!

Fringe is awesome. The16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival hosts about 189 theater productions and you want to see them all. But one cool thing about Fringe is the energy that radiates off of Fringe audiences  and the performers who crowd the streets of NYC between shows. I ran into Myron the Magnificent outside of OASIS, at Theatre 80. He did two cool magic tricks. One he took my $50 dollar bill and put a hole through it. I hope I can still use it for dinner.... I only tease, Myron gave my $50 bill back in perfect condition.

Here is a quick video of Myron performing another trick for me....

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So go see the play, MYRONIC!

Myronic! Starring Myron the Magnificent and the Lovely Vera Myron and Vera were headliners at Rudy's Off-Strip Casino until an unfortunate accident with their signature flaming sword illusion. Now the duo has returned East to re-launch their bewildering magical revue. Come be mystified by Myronic!

www.myronthemagnificent.com  The Players Theatre Share/Bookmark        Sat 11 @ 7:45  Sun 12 @ 5  Wed 15 @ 9:30  Tue 21 @ 7  Sun 26 @ 12

This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: FRINGE LIVE at FringeNYC - August 14, 2012

Tune in to the Artsy Fartsy Show Tuesdays at 2pm EST on WBAI 99.5FM broadcasting from New York City. Listen online http://stream.wbai.org. For more information about the Artsy Fartsy Show visit http://artsyfartsyshow.com.

THIS WEEK ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

Artsy Fartsy Show’s Fringe Live SHIFT YOUR FOCUS

This year, the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival is calling for New Yorkers to get off their couch; and turn-off their iGagets, glowing screens and little devices that go beep-beep-beep.

We agree! Come out from hiding from the scorching sun and join the Artsy Fartsy Show at this year's Fringe Festival.  You can hang with us at Fringe Central. We will do 4 broadcasts and leading 5 Fringe U events. We will host some pretty cool theatre-centric and eclectic discussions.

This week’s feature

Shift Your Focus
Barika Edwards hosts a the Artsy Fartsy Show Live from The New York International Fringe Festival

Spot of Culture

Fringe? You Mean That TV Show?
Spot of Culture panel discussion with Members of Fringe Shows:  Right on Target, Oasis and Producing Artistic Director of the Fringe Elena K. Holy

We discussion why the Fringe Festival is a great platform for experimental work and what exactly is “Fringe.”

Elena K. Holy
ELENA K. HOLY is the Producing Artistic Director of The Present Company. Prior to coming on board full time with The Present Company, Holy worked at Richard Frankel Productions for six and a half years, assisting Mr. Frankel for the last four. In 1996, The Present Company created the First Annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC). As Producer, Holy was awarded the 1997 New York Magazine Award for her "creativity, vision and enterprise" in creating the festival. FringeNYC recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, and is the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Holy directs an all-volunteer staff of 100 people, over 1500 additional volunteers, and 5000 artists representing 200 companies from all over the world, producing nearly 1300 performances annually.

Right on Target
Writer: Gary Morgenstein
Director: Noemi de la Puente
For the 2012 election season, a politically charged bipartisan, biracial romantic comedy about a conservative African-American man and his liberal Jewish wife. Can their relationship survive the insanity of life, love and conflicting ambitions inside the Washington Beltway?
VENUE #12: Cherry Lane Theatre
Sat 11 @ 7  Wed 15 @ 9:15  Sat 18 @ 12  Wed 22 @ 2  Fri 24 @ 4:15  
Sat 11 @ 10  Wed 15 @ 2  Sun 19 @ 3:45  Fri 24 @ 5:30  Sat 25 @ 9
Website: www.mediablvd.com   

Oasis- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Middle East but were afraid to dance
Director/Choreographer: Nejla Y. Yatkin
Using dance, images, spoken word and video, "Oasis" looks through the prism of desert/oasis and magical/real to explore issues of identity, veiling, torture and spirituality, moving through what is familiar and what is imagined.
VENUE #03: Theatre 80
Sat 18 @ 7  Sun 19 @ 3:45  Wed 22 @ 3*  Thu 23 @ 2  Sun 26 @ 1  Website:
Website: www.ny2dance.com   
Twitter: @ny2Dance

Fringe NYC is:
186 Shows
….with a quarter of the plays from outside of the New York Tri-State Area, with a large number  from California, New Orleans, Florida ,Texas, Midwest: Minneapolis, Chicago & Nothwestern University.
…and from 8 countries.
With 1000 performances scheduled this year
To take place over 16 days
In 19 venues
Fringe Serves 5000 artists each year
And has about 75,000 audience members sit their butts in seats.

Fringe Giveaway
FRINGE VIP PASSES – We are giving away two passes during our live broadcasts to two Artsy Fartsy Show fans. VIP passes will allow you and a guest into any show you want to go to that isn’t soldout throughout the Fringe Festival. See as much theater as you can.
To Win: Email artsyfartsy@wbai.org and tell us what you think about the program.
Contest Ends 8.14.12

Website: www.fringenyc.org
Twitter: @fringenyc

Also featured

The Particulars
The Bridge Theatre Company
Writer: Matthew MacKenzie
Director: Jordana Williams
"On the particular night the scratching began, a storm had been passing outside." Meet Lillian. Meet Gordon. From the central African jungles to the suffocating confines of a lonely house: an obsessive exploration of baby gorillas, ice hockey and premature menopause.
VENUE #13: The Studio at Cherry Lane
Sat 11 @ 2:30  Sun 12 @ 7  Tue 21 @ 9  Thu 23 @ 4:45  Sun 26 @ 4  
Website: www.thebridgetheatrecompany.com   

Girl in Argentine Landscape
Writer: Naomi Grossman
Director: Richard Embardo
This artful, hilarious yet deeply poignant coming-of-age tale chronicles one girl’s metamorphosis from “big dork” to “bad ass.” Named “Pick of the Week” by LA Weekly and nominated for an LA
VENUE #09: The Gene Frankel Theatre
Tue 14 @ 6  Wed 15 @ 8  Fri 17 @ 4  Tue 21 @ 9:45  Thu 23 @ 7  
Website: www.naomigrossman.net/Girl_In_Argentine_Landscape.html   

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The Mike Hadge Trio's 7th Reunion Concert
Writer: Mike Hadge
Director: Jack O'Brien
MUSIC! LIVE! After six failed attempts, the indie sensation finally reunites! Though only Hadge, the courageous leader, has RSVP'd, he's confident the other two jerks will soon! (Seriously, just show up you guys! Sorry I called you jerks!)
www.mikehadgetrio.com   
VENUE #17: The Huron Club
Fri 10 @ 7  Sun 12 @ 12  Tue 14 @ 7:30  Thu 16 @ 4:45  Sun 19 @ 5  Thu 23 @ 7   
Website: www.mikehadgetrio.com   

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Artsy Fartsy Show Live at the Fringe NYC

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Come on down and join us at the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. In support of the festival we are sponsoring Fringe U: discussions and conversations that surround the topical themes of plays in this year's Fringe Festival.

We are also doing 4 special broadcasts and we want to see you come down to join in on the fun.  Seats are FREE!!!!

Shift Your Focus and come Fringe with Us

Tuesday August 7th @ 2pm – ARTSY FARTSY SHOW Fringe Live radio broadcast from WBAI Studios Audiences are invited to participate on-location at WBAI, 120 Wall Street, 10th Fl, NYC 10005. Call  (212) 209-2800 ext. 0 to have a seat reserved for you. Don’t be late! Broadcast starts promptly at 2pm.

Thursday August 9th @ 7:30pm  - ARTSY FARTSY SHOW ONLINE (UStream.com) Blogcasting from Fringe Central. 

HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 23rd!

We will showcase some of the most artsy out-there tres cool shows of the fringe. Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Tuesday, August 14 @ 2pm ARTSY FARTSY SHOW Fringe Live radio broadcast from Fringe Central Audiences are invited to participate on-location at Fringe Central,  1 East 8th street near Fifth Avenue. Don’t be late! Broadcast starts promptly at 2pm!

Wednesday August 15th @ 6pm FRINGE U with Melissa Silver Antigone in Heat: Expressing the Gay Female Voice Featuring: The creators of FringeNYC shows: Antigone Unearthed, June and Nancy, IN HEAT: Is She Hot Under Her Collar or Under Her Skirt?, and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Thursday August 16th @ 6pm FRINGE U with Barika Edwards  African American Pride: Discovering Your Identity Featuring: The creators of FringeNYC shows: The Slave Who Became A Man, Wake Up!, SHOVE, and Ungrateful Daughter: One Black girls story of being adopted into a White family. Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

August 16th @ 7:30pm  - ARTSY FARTSY SHOW ONLINE (UStream.com) Blogcasting from Fringe Central. We will have an amazing panel of Fringe Producers/Directors talking about creating theatre under various financial and resources perspectives. Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Friday August 17th at 6pm FRINGE U with TBA From Bitch to Butch: Challenging Masculinity in Gay Theatre Featuring: The creators of FringeNYC shows: DOGS: A Biting Comedy, BECOMING BUTCH, Pink Milk and Pieces Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Wednesday August 22nd at 6pm FRINGE U with Melissa Silver Journey Through the Middle East: Spiritual Awakenings Featuring: The creators of FringeNYC shows: OASIS - everything you wanted to know about the Middle East but were afraid to dance, Shooting Stars in Jordan, and DOGS: A Biting Comedy Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Thursday August 23rd at 6pm FRINGE U with Barika Edwards A Dream, An Essence: A Theatrical Look at Jewish History Featuring: The creators of FringeNYC shows: Chalom: A Dream Opera and The Essence: A Yiddish Theatre Dim Sum Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.

August 23 @ 7:30pm  - ARTSY FARTSY SHOW ONLINE (UStream.com) Blogcasting from Fringe Central. We will have an amazing panel of Fringe Producers/Directors talking about creating theatre under various financial and resources perspectives. Come to Fringe Central, 1 East 8th Street near Fifth Avenue, NYC.  

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This Week on The Artsy Fartsy Show: Fringe Live - August 7, 2012

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Artsy Fartsy Show’s Fringe Live

This year, the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival is calling for New Yorkers to get off their couch; and turn-off their iGagets, glowing screens and little devices that go beep-beep-beep.

We agree! Come out from hiding from the scorching sun and join the Artsy Fartsy Show at this year's Fringe Festival. You can hang with us at Fringe Central. We will do 4 broadcasts and leading 5 Fringe U events. We will host some pretty cool theatre-centric and eclectic discussions.

This week’s feature

Shift Your Focus Barika Edwards’ Interviews Britt Lafield, Festival Administrator of the NY International Fringe Festival

Britt and I talk about what makes theatre during the Fringe so special.

Fringe NYC is: 186 Shows ….with a quarter of the plays from outside of the New York Tri-State Area, with a large number from California, New Orleans, Florida ,Texas, Midwest: Minneapolis, Chicago & Nothwestern University. …and from 8 countries. With 1000 performances scheduled this year To take place over 16 days In 19 venues Fringe Serves 5000 artists each year And has about 75,000 audience members sit their butts in seats.

Fringe Giveaway FRINGE VIP PASSES – We are giving away two passes during our live broadcasts to two Artsy Fartsy Show fans. VIP passes will allow you and a guest into any show you want to go to that isn’t soldout throughout the Fringe Festival. See as much theater as you can. To Win: Email artsyfartsy@wbai.org and tell us what you think about the program. Contest Ends 8.14.12

Website: www.fringenyc.org Twitter: @fringenyc

Also featured

Finding Elizabeth Taylor Writer: Elizabeth Claire Taylor Director: Cheryl King Yes, it's my real name and a lot to live up to - the eyes, the men, the diets, the diamonds, the booze. But oh...how I've tried. A love letter to La Liz and myself; two women obsessed with life and its finer points.

Venue #18: HERE Mainstage Theater, 145 Sixth Avenue (Entrance on Dominck St.) Saturday, August 11 @ 9:30pm, Tuesday, August 14 @ 4:45pm, Wednesday, August 22 @ 3:45pm, Friday, August 24 @ 9:30pm, Sunday, August 26 @ 4:00pm

Website: www.findingelizabethtaylor.com

BLANCHE: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame Writer: Created and Performed by: Onalea Gilbertson; Music by Onalea Gilbertson, Morag Northey and Jonathan Lewis Director: Rachel Avery; AD: Abigail Strange; LD/TD: Joey Walls; AP: Andrew Block A theatrical concert about Blanche's memories told by her granddaughter; weaving through the Great Depression, WW2 and tragic lost love. A poignant mash-up of torch, folk and chamber music. "Delicate, penetrating, captivating songs." #13, "best shows of 2011" Huffington Post. Venue # 5 The Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette St (Astor Place), WED 8/15 @ 4:00, FRI 8/17 @ 6:15, SAT 8/18 @ 7:00, SUN 8/19 @ 7:00, THUR 8/23 @ 7:15, SAT 8/25 @ 2:15 Website: www.onalea.com/original-blanche.html

COBU - Knockin' on the cool earth Director: Yako Miyamoto Choreographer: Yako Miyamoto 2011 TheaterMania Audience Favorites Award Winner. All Japanese girl group, playing Japanese "TAIKO" drums with funky Hip-Hop style, mixing traditional and new. COBU's founder is YAKO MIYAMOTO, from hit STOMP, and Hollywood's new movie "COBU 3D". Feel the heartbeat. Cobu’s motto is inspired by the combined sounds of New York and traditional Japanese culture. Their signature sound is created organically through acoustic instruments, rather than digital transcription. This juxtaposition of traditional modernity makes them one of the most unique and original mind-blowing groups of our time. VENUE #15: The New School for Drama Theatre Fri 10 @ 9 Sat 11 @ 1:45 Mon 13 @ 9:15 Tue 14 @ 3:30 Sat 18 @ 5:45 Website: www.cobu.us SleepOver Writer: Max W. Freidlich Director: Dann Fink Matt is an average 16-year-old who lives with his mom in Park Slope but when Theo, an older, casual acquaintance from his school, randomly shows up on Matt’s doorstep one night, everything changes. Staying for one dinner turns into much more when Theo asks to sleep over due to construction in his family’s apartment. The two boys struggle to understand one another, the dynamics of teenage love lives, race, and much more. VENUE #12: Cherry Lane Theatre Sun 12 @ 9 Fri 17 @ 2 Tue 21 @ 8:30 Wed 22 @ 7 Sat 25 @ 5:30 Website: www.sleepoverproductions.com

Spot of Culture

Soapbox Theater Spot of Culture panel discussion with Members of Fringe Shows: Snow White and the Apocolyspe and #MormonInChief

We discussion why the Fringe Festival is a great platform for politically geared theatre that features storylines ripped from the headlines.

Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse Writer: Brenton Lengel Director: Jessica Creane Snow White awakens to true love's kiss 28 days after the zombie apocalypse. Now she must end the plague with Prince Charming — and his axe-wielding lover Rapunzel. Blood, sex, kung fu, gender politics...fairy tales as usual. VENUE #01: The Living Theatre Sat 11 @ 10 Wed 15 @ 2 Sun 19 @ 3:45 Fri 24 @ 5:30 Sat 25 @ 9 Website: www.stateofplaytheatre.com/shows/current-show-snow-white-zombie/

#MormonInChief Writer: Matthew Greene Director: Austin Regan Connor, an unassuming Mormon, becomes the center of media frenzy when he tweets inflammatory statements inspired by a Mormon presidential candidate. When ambitious blogger Lydia confronts him, Connor is forced to choose between living by faith or living by fact. VENUE #07: The Kraine Theater Sat 11 @ 6 Tue 14 @ 4:45 Sat 18 @ 12 Sun 19 @ 7 Wed 22 @ 2:30 Website: www.mormoninchiefplay.com

Performing Live on The Artsy Fartsy Show

Jon Braman Twitter: @jonbraman

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Also Heard in today’s broadcast Non-Equity The Musical! Writer: Book and Lyrics by Danielle Trzcinski, Music and Lyrics by Paul D Mills Director: Christian Amato It’s 5 AM. Six non-union actors wake up for auditions, survival jobs, and dance calls that require them to be a dancing kleenex box. Featuring songs: "The Unofficial List", "Typing", and "I Wish I Had A Penis". VENUE #10: The Players Theatre Sat 11 @ 12 Wed 15 @ 7 Tue 21 @ 2 Thu 23 @ 2 Sat 25 @ 8:15 Website: www.nonequitythemusical.com Twitter: @noneqthemusical

Are you like the artists featured in this week’s show? Were you yelling at us through your radio or computer? Did you like this week’s program? Share your thoughts below.

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This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: HEAR THIS Summer Heat - July 3, 2012

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HEAR THIS: SUMMER HEAT

This is the Artsy Fartsy Show and today we bring to you another Hear This program of stories from the experiential perspective. So sit back, sip on that cool summer blueberry lemonade, done on your shades and relax while you HEAR THIS

THIS WEEK'S FEATURE

5 STORIES TO CELEBRATE SUMMER  Contributors: Nikki Dinki, Melissa Silver, Barika Edwards, Kaitlin Prest and Jon Braman 

Story 1: The Great Recipe Hunt by Nikki Dinki

Story 2: Dog Days of Summer by Melissa Silver

Story 3: The Hyster-y of the Vibrator by (Artsy Fartsy Show Advisory Member) Kaitlin Prest

Story 4: A Portrait of a Rehearsal by Barika Edwards

This summer most cities across the country will host a litany of  outdoor concerts, dance events and of course the opportunity to channel your inner Elizabethan by seeing live Shakespeare under the summer blue skies.  Fusing the music and themes from American rock icon Pearl Jam’s ground-breaking album, 10, with a gritty Lower East Side dynamic, A King of Infinite Space relates Shakespeare’s 17th century literature to 21st century New York City.

Information about the A King of Infinite Space
By Mando Alvarado, Directed By Jerry Ruiz
Adapted from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
SummerStage Theater Presented By Time Warner
Dates:
Friday, July 06 - Saturday, July 07, 2012
St. Mary’s Park, BX
8:00 PM
Friday, July 13 - Saturday, July 14, 2012
Crotona Park, BX
8:00 PM
Starring Guests from today's broadcast: Rey Lucas,  Christen Gee Celaya and John-Martin Greene.

Website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/a-king-of-infinite-space/ Twitter: @summerstage

Story 5: Fireworks and Fireflies by Jon Braman

ALSO FEATURED...

AF Sessions with Smokey Robotic AF Sessions Curator Jack Dourakos Interviews Smokey Robotic

AF Sessions is the Artsy Fartsy Show’s curated music series of hand selected musicians and bands invited to perform for you our listening audience in an exclusive intimate concert.

During today’s program you will hear a portion of the music played in during the June AF Sessions live intimate concert with inductee Smokey Robotic

Did you enjoy the music? Come to the next AF Sessions at The Tank NYC. August 19 and November 18th. Visit: artsyfartsyshow.com/af-sessions

PERFORMING LIVE ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

Smokey Robotic

Twitter: @smokeyrobotic

Did you like the Sex Under Paint Show? Win a copy of Jeffrey Michelson's book Laura Meets Jeffrey. 

Are you like the artists featured in this week’s show? Were you yelling at us through your radio or computer? Did you like this week’s program? Share your thoughts below.

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Laura Meets Jeffrey is 50 Shades of Grey in Real Life: Win your very own copy!

A few weeks ago we had Jeffrey Michelson on the show to talk about his book Laura Meets Jeffrey, and he's been very kind to give us a limited number of copies to give to you! To win your very own copy of  Lauren Meets Jeffrey enter our contest. Using the form below, tell us about the most creative, artistic and sexy thing you have done. (We will be picking the winners on August 30th).

And, if you missed our interview with Jeffrey or would like to listen again please click here.

Artsy Fartsy Show Interview with the author of Laura Meets Jeffrey

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Laura Meets Jeffrey Author, Jeffrey Michelson chats with The Artsy Fartsy Show's Barika Edwards about his dual-erotic memoir of sexy New York of yesterday and falling in love in the big apple.

This was the era when drugs were hip, rock ‘n’ roll was exploding, Baby Boomer hormone levels were jumping off the charts and sex didn’t kill you. LAURA MEETS JEFFREY, a shameless, hilarious, erotic cyclone, is the memoir of two unquenchable libidomaniacs who missed none of it.

Barika interview author Jeffrey Michelson on his dual-written memoir the  documents the excesses and dangers of the wild days just before the door slammed shut on sexual liberation’s primetime.

About the Book

Laura is a witty lingerie model, artist, and a famous film director’s ex-lover. Jeffrey is a media wizard who worked for John & Yoko, Apple Records and The Rolling Stones. He then created Puritan, the successful and literate hardcore sex magazine. On weekends he boxes withRyan O’Neal and José Torres. In the demimonde of orgies, BDSM, glory holes, call girls, porn stars, coke dealers, Timothy Leary, Jerzy Kosinski, Al Goldstein, and horny White House speechwriters, Laura and Jeffrey transform into a sexual tag team.

Norman Mailer guided this book and bequeathed the Foreword. “Ethics and Pornography,” his 1980 interview with Michelson and Bradley, was one of his favorites of the more than 600 he gave, and it’s a bonus chapter in this book. Legs McNeil, author of Please Kill Me, the Oral History of Punk, wrote the Introduction.

For More Information and to buy the book: laurameetsjeffrey.com

Follow on Twitter: @lmeetsj

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To win your very own copy of  Lauren Meets Jeffrey enter our contest. Using the form below, tell us about the most creative, artistic and sexy thing you have done. (We will be picking the winners on August 30th).

To win your very own copy of  Lauren Meets Jeffrey enter our contest. Using the form below, tell us about the most creative, artistic and sexy thing you have done. (We will be picking the winners on August 30th).

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This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: Out of the Raw - June 26, 2012

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OUT OF THE RAW

THIS WEEK'S FEATURE

RAW: Natural Born Artists Jack Dourakos interviews RAW NYC host Emma Riley and Faith Verrill

RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

Faith Verrill has been producing music, theater, and dance events for several years on both the West and East coast. She started her career as an actress and dancer. After studying in London at Goldsmiths University of London and obtaining her degree from Keene State College she moved to Los Angeles and began producing battle of the bands events and managing musicians. She later moved to Portland Oregon to produce theatrical events. But returned to her home state of Massachusetts a few years ago and has worked with several Boston performing arts companies in various capacities. Faith started her own theatre production company last year called FV Productions where she produces 24 hour plays titled The 24’s. Faith is the RAW Boston and NYC Manhattan Director.

Filmmaker, Emma Riley is the host of RAW NYC. After hosting the first ever San Francisco showcases ( the initial step in extending RAW from LA to the rest of the country) As a RAW artist, Emma and Faith knows what it's about : creativity and they chat with Jack Dourakos  about being a natural born artist.

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RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 54 artistic communities across the United States and Australia, through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

Next RAW Event: June 28th, 2012, From 8:00PM - 1:00AM at M1-5. Address: 52 Walker Street, New York City

Are you an artist who wants to get involved with RAW visit: http://www.rawartists.org/register

Website: www.rawartists.org Twitter: @rawlovesyou

ALSO FEATURED...

AF Sessions with Blue Meadow AF Sessions Curator Jack Dourakos Interviews Blue Meadow

AF Sessions is the Artsy Fartsy Show’s curated music series of hand selected musicians and bands invited to perform for you our listening audience in an exclusive intimate concert. On June 10th the 2012 Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands winner, Blue Meadow was inducted into the AF Sessions. During today’s program you will hear a portion of the music played in during the June AF Sessions live intimate concert.

Did you enjoy the music? Come to the next AF Sessions at The Tank NYC. August 19 and November 18th. Visit: artsyfartsyshow.com/af-sessions

SPOT OF CULTURE...

Collision of Fate Spot of Culture with Daniel Geller

Do we have the power to influence events in our interests? A lucky break - coincidence or synchronicity? Is there a higher force in the universe and can we influence it to react to our benefit? How we can use the law of attraction to make events happen in our favor? If you can dream it, then you can do it! Daniel Geller will talk about how dreaming relates to the artist experience in this week’s Spot of Culture.

ALSO THIS WEEK ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

Bully in My Fist Barika Edwards Interview 5th grade artist Isiah and Music Teacher Barbara Novick

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The Youtube music video of “Bully in My Fist” is perfect example of the importance of arts in education and how it can meld with everyday curriculum. Brooklyn fifth grader, Isaiah and his father used music and filmmaking to illustrate his anti-bullying lessons. Barika will interview Isiah Phillip.

Isiah is a fifth grader and recent graduate (June 21, 2012) from P.S.52 in Brooklyn. Isiah has always loved music. When he was in the 4th grade he was inspired to write an anti-bullying rap song which he performed at the school talent show as well as other concert venues. Isiah began his instrumental music experiences on the recorder in second grade, and has been playing the violin in school for the last three years. He looks forward to expanding his songwriting, singing and video career.
Barbara has been a music educator with the NYC.Dept. of Education for the past 27 years--26 of which have been spent teaching and working with the children and families of P.S. 52 in Brooklyn, whom she loves dearly. Barbara is also a professional flutist, and currently a member of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony as well as serving on their Board of Directors. Barbara is also proud to be a member of the Music Educators Association of NYC.

PERFORMING LIVE ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

Blue Meadow

Twitter: @bluemeadowmusic

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This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: Out of Bounds - June 19, 2012

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THIS WEEK ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

OUT OF BOUNDS

Breaking social, political, and artistic boundaries and the status quo happens all the time, all over the world, for personal and social reasons. Out of Bounds is the title of today’s show, an idea that encompasses many different realms. Often, people conform to a certain stereotype in order to fit into a situation. But every so often a person jumps out at you because they are different. They challenge the rules and regulations put into play by society.

This week’s feature...

Adair Lion: Daring to Break Boundaries Jack Dourakos Interviews Rapper Adair Lion

Adair Lion is a rapper / singer /producer / director  born and raised in the rough streets of central El Paso, Tx near the infamous murder capital of Juarez, Mexico.  Adair strives to be unlike what's perceived of Latinos by the main stream media. He decided that he would be a positive influence for Latino youth. Entrepreneurial minded he co-founded a music label called Above The Notes, based off the belief that a label should work to touch the lives of others by doing more than just making music.

Adair Lion received a Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Music with an Emphasis on Vocal Performance and Concentration in Sound Engineering. While in Austin he performed with a group called BOOMBOXatx and was mentored by MC Overlord (Austin's 10 time best hip-hop Artist of the Year / Austin Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee).

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Website: www.adairlion.com Twitter: @adairlion

Spot of Culture When Society Pushes You Out Daniel will interview Andre Banks the Executive Director of Allout.org

What AllAbout.org  Does... By tapping in to the unprecedented possibilities for global people power that new social media technologies allow, All Out is building a truly global community able to respond to moments of crisis and opportunity, to advance the lives and freedoms of LGBT people—everywhere. From the blogosphere to social networks to email inboxes, All Out runs multilingual real-time campaigns to inform, educate, and engage the public. In less than a year All Out has worked to halt the deportation of a lesbian Ugandan asylum seeker in the UK, organized to defend the immigration rights of bi-national same sex couples, called global attention to homophobic and trans violence in Brazil, and helped organized unprecedented pressure at the United Nations to push forward a historic resolution on LGBT equality. Over half a million around the world went All Out with us to stop the “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda, dozens joined our flash mob in Germany to protest homophobia at the Women’s World Cup, and tens of thousands are pushing Facebook, the social networking giant, to recognize and respect trans identities.

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Ukraine's legislature is about to vote a brand new bill into law that will make it illegal to be gay or lesbian in public. President Viktor Yanukovych has the power to stop the law, but has chosen to stay silent on the growing anti-gay sentiment.

The President says a new alliance with the European Union is his #1 Priority.  As officials from Ukraine prepare to meet with an EU delegation on human rights this Friday, it's time to finally bring this issue to light and force the President Yanukovych to speak out against these laws.

Sign the Petition: http://www.allout.org/en/actions/ukraine Website: Allout.org Twitter:  @allout

Also featured...

FILMING THE BOUNDRIES OF HUMAN RIGHTS Barika Interviews Human Rights Film Festival Deputy Director, Andrea Holley

For over 20 years, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival has provided a forum for the creative community to share stories that bear witness to the human condition. Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

The 23rd annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival (co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Human Rights Watch) returns to New York from June 14 to 28 screening sixteen powerful documentary and fiction films from 12 countries at the Film Society’s Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.

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The films selected in this year’s program by theme:

Health, Development, and the Environment Three American-directed documentaries highlight the wide-ranging effects of corporate commoditization on human rights.

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (filmmakers: Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke) skillfully examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo of a broken medical system—a system designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.

Bitter Seeds (filmmaker: Micha X. Peled) is a vibrant investigation into a suicide epidemic among India's cotton farmers, deeply in debt after getting caught up in program that uses genetically modified seed program.

Bidder 70 (Filmmakers, Beth and George Gage)  profiles courageous environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced to two years in federal prison in 2011 for deliberately sabotaging a much-protested Bureau of Land Management auction of oil and gas leases on pristine public lands in Utah.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and Migrants’ Rights Call Me Kuchu (filmmakers, Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall) is a documentary that looks at the injustices facing the LGBT community in Uganda.

Special Flight (filmmaker, Fernand Melgar) is an intimate documentation of rejected asylum seekers and unauthorized migrants in Switzerland’s Frambois detention center.

Color of the Ocean (filmmaker, Maggie Peren) tells the moving story of a father and son, Congolese refugees whose paths collide with those of an altruistic tourist and a Canary Islands police officer—changing the course of all their lives.

Personal Testimony and Witnessing War Witch (filmmaker, Kim Nguyen) an emotionally powerful drama about a 14-year-old girl abducted by a rebel army in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (filmmaker, Alison Klayman) an up-close look at renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and his ongoing battle with the Chinese government.

Brother Number One (filmmaker, Annie Goldson) follows New Zealander Rob Hamill as he is given the chance to testify at the Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal.

Little Heaven (Filmmaker, Lieven Corthouts)is a touching portrait of 13-year-old Lydia, as she goes about her daily life in an Ethiopian orphanage for children living with HIV.

Reporting in Crises Reportero (filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz) follows veteran reporters Sergio Haro and Zeta, working in one of the most deadly places in the world to be a journalist.

Silenced Voices (filmmaker, Beate Arnestad) is told as a personal encounter with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka who have been “silenced.”

Words of Witness (filmmaker, Mai Iskander) focuses on daring young Cairo-based internet reporter Heba Afify as she takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil.

Women’s Rights The Invisible War (Filmmaker, Amy Ziering & US Director, Kirby Dick) reveals the profound personal and social consequences of the rape epidemic in the US military.

Salaam Dunk (filmmaker,David Fine) chronicles a year in the life of the women's basketball team at the American University of Sulaimani, Iraq, where the sport offers the young women a release from the realities of a war-torn nation.

Habibi (filmmaker, Susan Youssef) the first fiction feature set in Gaza in over 15 years, challenges the stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman in a love story between two Palestinian students torn apart by political boundaries.

Filmgoers can also visit the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theatre to view 2012 Peaboy award winner, Brent Stirton’s photo exhibit, Unreported Stories. Photojournalist, Stirton and the Human Rights Watch organization investigated the Porgera gold mines of Papua New Guinea. The exhibit gives a visual perspective of their investigative finds on the abuse of the people living near the gold mine.

2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival information: Dates: June 14-28, 2012 at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincon Center Hours: Mon.-Fri. opens at 12:30pm, Sat./Sun. opens 1/2 hr before first public screening; closes 15 minutes after the start of the last show. The box office and tickets: Box office closes at 6pm when there are no public screenings. Tickets can be purchased on the HRWFF’s mobile site or by calling 212-875-5600 during operating hours.

Website: www.FilmLinc.com and ff.hrw.org Twitter: @filmlinc

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Jon Braman

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Friday Artsy Tweeter: Domina Victoria Rage

Image You think you've seen it all when it comes to Sex? You have no idea. This lady puts even Hugh Hefner to shame. Domina Victoria Rage, a professional Dominatrix and BDSM Blogger shows her visitors a different side to sex; one that is adventurous, caters to fantasies, and taking control over your sexuality. Ms. Rage, who runs her company in Seattle, has been stirring up huge buzz and the Artsy Fartsy Show wanted an inside scoop on her profession, artwork, where it all started, and a look into the world of Dominatrix.

Each week, we look at our Twitter followers to see which one is stirring up the most interests, who is working on something creative, unique, and different, and someone who just essentially stands out. Domina Victoria Rage is the FIRST Twitter follower in our blog interviewing series. Take a look at our conversation with Ms.Dominatrix herself:

What do you think about the Artsy Fartsy Show this week?

 I'm new to your program but I adore it! I'm streaming it this morning and catching up on your blog. This is such a wonderful resource for the art community!

How do you display sex as an art form through your work which can be viewed on both your blog and website?

 It's a little tricky to get the full scope of my work through my online presence but I try to make it as visible and accessible for everyone as possible. The actual art comes in the form of the live sessions I produce for my visitors as well as the experiences and memories I leave them with. It's a very powerful and emotionally charged exchange; my postings simply try to encapsulate that.

 With permission, I often chronicle my sessions as well as posting emails of my visitors afterthoughts and photos (taken and posted with permission) on my blog. It's only a small peek into my world, but it's just enough to entice most people into experiencing me for themselves,

 For those who aren’t familiar with “Dominatrix”, can you explain what the field is?

 A Dominatrix is a woman who takes the dominant role in a BDSM  exchange. For me personally, I'm equal parts erotic guide, ass kicker, therapist, seductress, Mistress, catalyst and facilitator. I cater to fantasies dealing with BDSM and welcome visitors who have curiosities similar to mine to play and experience our mutual interests within my dungeon. It's the best job in the world!

What inspired you to pursue a career in the Dominatrix industry?

For as long as I've been fantasizing, I've been kinky.

 I tied up the boys in grade school, nearly got expelled for spanking my girlfriends on playgrounds and in high school, routinely made boys carry my books, backpack and umbrella while escorting me to class. I even had one devoted admirer who would skip eating his lunch so he could kneel next to me and polish my boots while we shared a short half hour mid day break period.

 I ALWAYS drew people to me who wanted to be displayed, subjugated, punished and controlled. Seeing their satisfaction in being treated that way made me crave the feeling of power and control to an undeniable degree.

 I actually learned BDSM was a legitimate profession when I was about 15, and from then on, I was hooked. I waited 3 years (it was agonizing) until my 18th birthday so I could legally apply at a local dungeon in Ft Lauderdale. I was overjoyed when I was hired and count my blessings everyday that I was able to start my path so early in life. I'm turning 28 next month and will be celebrating my 10 year anniversary as a Pro Domme. I love that I have so much experience under my belt at such a young age because there's not much limitation on what I can safely and creatively offer at this point...and I still consider this to be just the tip of the iceberg as far as my career is concerned.

 How do the folks in Seattle react to your art work? Was it difficult in the beginning?

 Seattle is a very open minded place!  I'm astounded at how curious and interested people are in things that are still considered very taboo in other states.

 I find that people are often more fascinated and curious about what I do than anything else, so I've had a number of engaging conversations over the last couple of years! That said, there's only a handful of highly skilled professional women in this line of work but the ones here have really set a high bar, they're true professionals!

 I knew I had my work cut out for me when I chose to move here, but fortunately I found my niche! I have very precise specialties that aren't too common (even here) so I've had a rather warm reception to my presence!

 What message are you trying to convey in the work that you produce?

 If I had any message to offer, it would be that it's okay to indulge your fantasies, and yes, it's as simple as that.

 You don't get to choose what turns you on so there's no reason to complicate things by over thinking the reasons why you like what you like. If you happen to be attracted to something that seems a little unconventional, just go with it. See where it leads!

 People will always be happier when they allow themselves to be swept up and curious about something. It doesn't change the person you are and it's perfectly natural and alright to explore...it's human nature.

 Given America’s taboo and often conservative view on sex, how do you deal with the negative criticism?

 Fortunately I'm not really exposed to negative feedback that often. I don't buy into the fact that sex is still taboo because quite frankly, I can throw a rock and hit 3 adult stores from where I live. I can also go online with a valid credit card and access millions of websites catering to anything and everything I want to see. America IS horny - they just don't want to admit it openly.

As for me personally, I know there will always be people who hear I work in the "sex industry" and that will brad me automatically as a dirty, deviant hedonist, but I'm having way too much fun to really be bothered with that! I will never try to force someone to approve of something they're not comfortable with. All I can do is offer a way for them to understand and find out more if and when they're ready.

 What is the American sex identity in your opinion? How do you link sex and culture in your work?

I don't purposely link sex and culture in my work at all, actually I try to detach the two as much as possible. What I'm offering is freedom - unabashed and total freedom - a few hours at a time.

 The American sexual identity is still one that is learning to open up and come to terms with its primal wants and needs. People need permission to explore their erotic selves and I think that's why women like me have been so fruitful over the last few decades. We're attempting to undo years of repression and self denial and I firmly believe we're starting to gain some ground.

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JJ Hairston & Jessica Reedy - An amazing performance ! - By Antoine Jackson

James “JJ” Hairston and the praise choir put on THE most amazing performance that i've had a chance to watch in quite some time.   Minister of Music for the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield, CT, Hairston’s music has been used by church praise teams all around the world. From the Billboard chart topping song, “Resting on his Promise,” to the hit song “Lord you’re mighty,” and the ground-breaking praise song “Incredible God – Incredible Praise.” Jessica Reedy also a fantastic performer, first gained national attention as a contestant on the second season of the national TV gospel singing competition, BET’s Sunday Best. As a runner-up she went on to secure a record deal and released her debut, From The Heart in 2011 which went on to top Billboard’s “Gospel Album Chart.” She performed her lead single off, “God Has Smiled on Me,” and as you will see from the photo's, the crowd was truly captivated.

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Ballets with a Twist at New York's Most Buzzed–About Nightclub — XL Cabaret!

NEW YORK CITY’S BALLETS WITH A TWIST DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS “COCKTAIL HOUR” AT XL CABARET ON JUNE 14th AT 8:00PM

A CREATIVE NEW SPIN ON THE TRADITIONAL BALLET INSPIRED BY CLASSIC AMERICAN COCKTAILS-CHOREOGRAPHED BY MARILYN KLAUS

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Ballet is finally letting its hair down and heading to Happy Hour with the upcoming performance of “Cocktail Hour” at New York City’s most buzzed about new performance space – XL Cabaret – on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00pm. Conceived and choreographed by critically acclaimed dance-­‐maker Marilyn Klaus, each piece is inspired by a well known cocktail and brings one of the highest art forms to the masses in a fresh and playful way. The irreverent dance suite gives life to a variety of iconic drinks—saluting the elegance of cocktail culture as the Martini, Mai Tai, Gimlet, Mint Julep and an aptly named ‘Scotch on the Rachmaninoff’ spring off the menu and onto the stage.

Marilyn Klaus started dancing in California with Busby Berkeley dancer Gladys Gartman, vaudeville star Mae Murray, and with members of the Quitzow family who taught in the tradition of Isadora Duncan at their Temple of the Wings. Having also studied technique and composition with the legendary Carmelita Maracci, Ms. Klaus has presented choreography in the United States and Europe to much critical acclaim. “Cocktail Hour” has seduced audiences and critics alike with The Huffington Post calling Klaus “a hip ballet romantic” and The New York Times praising her as “wiay and fantastic.”

The performance will also feature original music by Stephen Gaboury, who has collaborated with Ms. Klaus for over 20 years. Gaboury received a Grammy nomination in 2004 for his work with pop/rock legend Cyndi Lauper and he has performed with A-­‐list talent including Patti Labelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper. His music has also been featured in film and television. Catherine Zehr is the creative force behind the unique costume design – evoking the origins and spirit of each libation with a refreshing use of style and color.

With its tremendously familiar appeal, “Cocktail Hour” is sure to provide an intoxicating evening of dance for audiences both new and experienced to the captivating world of ballet. To purchase tickets, please visit www.showclix.com/event/229725. For more information on Ballets with a Twist, please visit their website (www.balletswithatwist.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gotoBalletswithaTwist).

This Week on The Artsy Fartsy Show: Sex Under the Paint - June 10, 2012

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THIS WEEK ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW...

SEX UNDER THE PAINT

Photo Credit: Body Painter Pashur Photographer: Josh Cruey

ALEXANDER ESGUERRA PAINTS WITH SEX

Hailing from a lineage of designers and fine artists, Alexander Esguerra, graduate of Parsons the New School for Design,  has had a gift for the arts since a young age.  Esguerra has nurtured his creative talents in a dynamic career in graphic, fashion, illustration, interior, and product design. In his most recent pursuit, Love & Paint, Esguerra has expanded his artistic endeavor to the realm of experiential art.

Esguerra is immersed in his new venture, Love & Paint.  Through this endeavor, he aims to destabilize preconceived prejudices and taboos surrounding sexuality.

Regardless of race, gender, culture, or sexual identity, sex is the great equalizer - the common source of birth, pleasure and union.  While each sexual encounter is truly inimitable, the experience itself is inherently universal.

Alexander Esguerra's Love & Paint represents a cultural examination and celebration of the “Literal Expressionism” that exists within everyone. Bringing together numerous partners from around New York and Los Angeles, the exhibit transforms their manifestation of affection, seduction, or pleasure into art – leaving a lasting mark that represents this moment of self-actualization. The exhibit sets out to break down the taboo that is sex, by showing it for what it is – an act of beauty and love.

Each couple, covered in paint, unites on a blank canvas – creating the art that will be displayed for sale at his shows. The couples’ bodies are the literal brushes within their act of connection.

Visit his website to learn more about Alex’s work

Follow on Twitter: @loveandpaint

SPOT OF CULTURE: SEX SOCIETY

This Weeks Spot of Culture with Barika and Politico Pete comes in two parts as we reflect of how society weighs sex and connects us to each other.

Politico Pete defines the fine line between love and politics where sex, the law are all wrapped in bed with gender politics. And, Barika will interview John Baku who is created a social network site linking all the fetishes and people under the sun to each other.

FIFTY SHADES OF LOVE: FALLING IN LOVE IN A BROTHEL 

This was the era when drugs were hip, rock ‘n’ roll was exploding, Baby Boomer hormone levels were jumping off the charts and sex didn’t kill you. LAURA MEETS JEFFREY, a shameless, hilarious, erotic cyclone, is the memoir of two unquenchable libidomaniacs who missed none of it.

Barika interview author Jeffrey Michelson on his dual-written memoir the  documents the excesses and dangers of the wild days just before the door slammed shut on sexual liberation’s primetime.

About the Book

Laura is a witty lingerie model, artist, and a famous film director’s ex-lover. Jeffrey is a media

wizard who worked for John & Yoko, Apple Records and The Rolling Stones. He then created

Puritan, the successful and literate hardcore sex magazine. On weekends he boxes withRyan O’Neal and José Torres. In the demimonde of orgies, BDSM, glory holes, call girls, porn stars, coke dealers, Timothy Leary, Jerzy Kosinski, Al Goldstein, and horny White House speechwriters, Laura and Jeffrey transform into a sexual tag team.

Norman Mailer guided this book and bequeathed the Foreword. “Ethics and Pornography,” his 1980 interview with Michelson and Bradley, was one of his favorites of the more than 600 he gave, and it’s a bonus chapter in this book. Legs McNeil, author of Please Kill Me, the Oral History of Punk, wrote the Introduction.

For More Information and to buy the book: laurameetsjeffrey.com

Follow on Twitter: @lmeetsj

Pump up the Volume

One of Barika’s favorite films in the 90’s was Christian Slater’s portrayal of a pirate radio shock jock who challenged the “man” in the Pump up the Volume. While looking for music from the film’s soundtrack for the May Day: Artist Fury program, Barika came across something that stopped her in her tracks. Pump Up the Volume -- THE MUSICAL! Yep, a musical version of the teen-agnst and the hip radio lover’s film fav. Barika’s invited lyrist Jeremy Desmon to the Artsy Fartsy Show to chat about the adaptation of the film to the musical stage.

JEREMY DESMON is a composer, lyricist and bookwriter who received the 2007 Kleban Award for excellence in Musical Theatre Bookwriting. He is also a recipient of the Dramatists Guild's Jonathan Larson Fellowship.

For more information visit: pumpthemusical.com

PERFORMING LIVE ON THE ARTSY FARTSY SHOW: PUMP UP THE VOLUME THE MUSICAL

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See Pump Up the Volume The Musical in Concert

Joes Pub - 425 LAFAYETTE STREET - 9:30pm - June 25 Website 

Special guests join a kick-ass band for the NYC debut of this fierce and moving score by Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon. Directed by Dave Solomon. Produced by Katie Riegel.