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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

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/YTYzOTRmMzBlNGJmNGViNWU0MGIyYzI3OThhZDQ1OjA=/

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

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   

Performing Live on The Artsy Fartsy Show

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   

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.

Missed this week’s program, you have 10 days from the broadcast date to listen online http://archive.wbai.org and some shows are archived for longer on http://artsyfartsyshow.com.

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

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

and

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.

Missed this week’s program, you have 10 days from the broadcast date to listen online http://archive.wbai.org and some shows are archived for longer on http://artsyfartsyshow.com.

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

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.

Missed this week’s program, you have 10 days from the broadcast date to listen online http://archive.wbai.org and some shows are archived for longer on http://artsyfartsyshow.com.

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

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

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

Performing Live on The Artsy Fartsy Show

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.

Her blogsite and website can be found here:

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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).

New Age of Music

[gallery link="file"] Stevie Wonder once said "Music is and always will, be one of those things life just won't quit". As our generations come of age, new music evolves and Smokey Robotic, Blue Meadows, and Late Cambrians are leading the way and is creating much buzz.

Artsy Fartsy Show, in conjunction with The Tank NYC, provides a curated mini concert series "AF Sessions" in a cozy, intimate space where you can hear live musicians and bands, and bask in good music. These three bands touch on all sides of the spectrum; from rock to soul, from pop to electronic, and from hip hop to r&b. All of these musical genres clashing together provides a mixture of sounds that make you want to get out your chair in dance to the beat or chill with a couple friends on a roof top with a few beers watching the sunset on the city; whatever your mood maybe, this music will foster it.

I loved the versatility of Smokey Robotic's album. One minute i'm in a laid back mood and the next minute I'm in a club type of feeling. With the electronic pop sounds of the 80's and the soulful vocals of the 90's, it brings back music to where it's suppose to be: awesome vocals, catchy beat, and meaningful lyrics. I can't wait to hear them live.

Blue Meadows or "Black Beatles" are just that: Black Beatles. While listening to their "One Day Too Late" track, I felt as though I was listening to a white male rock band. The fact that these brothers can cross genres and introduce people to new sounds and soulful vocals with the guitar riffing in the background the epitome of transcending broader audiences and reaching new musical heights. I would love to see more of their work in the future. Talent indeed.

Late Cambrians, a Indie Rock Band right out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn provides beats that are cross between rock, some pop, and constantly guitar riffs. The band's music, which is sampled on this blog, is new wave of rock music with that indie, hipster sound. While listening to the songs, I felt as though I was in a Brooklyn cafe, or lounge surrounded by the young hipsters and artist rocking out to the music and appreciating live performances.

Want to know more about these bands? Come to AF Sessions this Sunday at The Tank NYC 151 West 46th Street New York, NY (btween 6th & 7th Aves)

Take the 1,2,3,7,N,R,A,C,E to Times Square

Tickets are $15 

Hope to see you there!

AF Sessions is a live cultural arts performance component of the Artsy Fartsy Show fulfilling it’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. Artsy Fartsy Show is a project of ARTSPIRE, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3). Support the Artsy Fartsy Show with a tax-deductible donation today.

Introduction: Sir LaQuan Bell

Image "If you imagine it, you can dream it. Dream it and you can become it" is the motto I live by. You can ultimately do anything you desire if you put your mind, heart, and dedication into it. Allow me to introduce myself: My name's LaQuan Bell and I just started interning on the Artsy Fartsy Show and also intern on the No Questions Asked Show, which are both house under WBAI 99.5 Pacifica Radio. I also intern at the Maury Povich Show under NBC Universial.

You may say to yourself, "Wow, this kid is doing a lot, how does he manage it all?" And I will say to you: "I would like to know the samething" lol. My goal is to gain as much knowledge possible about the business from these internships. As an aspiring radio disk jockey and talk show host, these outlets are providing me with the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the full production of these shows. With much hard work that goes into behind the scenes, it all pays off when the cameras go on or that "On-Air" light flashes grren. I'm just getting started but I am learning so much. I am grateful to be granted with these many great opportunities to creatively express myself.

As a college student currently in New York, I'm just a free thinker, media junkie, occasional loudmouth, hot topics guy, and just an opinionated, outgoing person. Thanks Artsy Fartsy and WBAI for having me on board ! This is only the beginning.

Sincerely,

LB

!!FreEpLaY!! POP-top-IMPROV, June 6th, Brecht Forum

!! FreEpLaY!! POP-top-IMPROV,  An Evening of Improv, Games and Soundpainting

One Night Only!   Wednesday June 6 at 8:00pm at the Brecht Forum, NYC

451 West Street New York, NY (West Side Hwy between Bank St. & Bethune)

“A Happening in which art leaps off the wall and into the seat next to us.”  -Asbury Park Press

NEW YORK, NY – !!FreEpLaY!! is Strike Anywhere’s monthly improvised performance series at the Brecht Forum.  The June show is the final show in SA’s 2011-2012 season.  The evening features SA's interdisciplinary ensemble of world-class musicians, dancers, and actors spontaneously spinning performance pieces. Part performance, part creativity lab, the ensemble steps into the unknown, creating art in the moment, allowing intuition, the sounds of the room and audience suggestion to guide what they play. The ensemble is known for their use of SOUNDPAINTING, the sign language for conducted improvisation which allows a conductor/composer to sculpt an improvisation while it is in motion.  The June show will feature the full ensemble in a series of improvisations, including a few SOUNDPAINTINGS and there will be games and giveaways.

The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is an inter-disciplinary ensemble theater that has been generating original performance pieces since 1997.  The permanent ensemble is comprised of some of N.Y.C.’s finest jazz musicians and top improvisers from the downtown theater and dance scene.  SA performances always feature live music, physical theater and modern dance.  The company applies structures and concepts from American jazz to their inter-disciplinary improvisations to create performances that are startlingly alive.  The company is in residence at the Brecht Forum.  Strike Anywhere has toured nationally and internationally. The company has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Airlines Theatre, The Irondale Center, The Zipper Factory, P.S. 122, and HERE Arts Center. Additionally Strike Anywhere has been featured on Radio France, NPR, WBAI and German Public Radio.

This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: Across The Pond - June 5,2012

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This week on the Artsy Fartsy Show...

                                       ACROSS THE POND

This weekend saw the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the United Kingdom.The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of the Queen's reign in Britain and as Head of the Commonwealth,UK Overseas territories and Supreme governor of the Church of England. The Queen is the only British Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, other than Queen Victoria in 1897.This milestone comes in unsettling times for the United Kingdom after recent riots and protests.Can the Queen be someone to unite all the U.K. citizens from their many diverse backgrounds? Melissa Silver recaps the weekends events and talks to some Brits across the pond.

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POLITICO PETE ON THE RACE 2012

Peter Gleason talks about the battles between both Barak Obama and Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Many voters in Wisconsin would prefer Obama to be reelected as their next president with a 51 percent chance, over Mitt Romney at 45 percent. Many voters think that Obama can turn this turbulent economy from its recession and high unemployment rate. Peter also urges many voters to go out and let their voices be heard.

IMAGINATION AND INSPIRATION WITH GEOFFREY FLETCHER

Artsy Fartsy Show, Executive Producer, Barika Edwards sat down with Geoffrey during a luncheon at the Tribeca Film Festival Imagination House in Chelsea. They talked about his journey as a screenwriter, overcoming the frustrations of the day job and the wonderful contributions African-American filmmakers make to the advancement of art.

Comedy High with High School actors, Colin Hanks and Matt Bush

Hands down one of the funniest films this summer and one to add to the historic library. Yes she said, "Historic", of the films throughout history that make us laugh at the plight of people who get too high -- on marijuana that is. Barika interviews the actors of High School (now in theatres), Colin Hanks and Matt Bush.

Summer Film Review

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl. A Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush presentation of an American Empirical picture, Moonrise Kingdom is executive-produced by Sam Hoffman and Mark Roybal. The movie is produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson, The original screenplay is by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. The film is directed by Wes Anderson.

Moonrise Kingdom is MPAA-rated “PG-13” (for sexual content and smoking) and has a running time of 94 minutes.

PERFORMING LIVE: JON BRAMAN

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This Week on The Artsy Fartsy Show: The Actor's Weight Loss Solution - May 29, 2009

This Week on The Artsy Fartsy Show.... THE ACTOR'S WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION

Barika and Corinne Furnari talk about HCG and how it is the secret weight loss cure for a lot of actors. Hear Barika's personal story working with Corinne Furnari to lose 40lbs in 40 days.

Corinne Furnari, RPA, CCN, has been practicing integrative medicine for greater than twenty years. She is a certified Clinical Nutritionist, part of the first group of clinicians to be certified in clinical nutrition in New York State, licensed Physician’s Assistant.

Corinne has developed in-depth expertise in women’s health issues.

Corinne was instrumental in bringing the European Laboratory of Nutrients, a holistic laboratory from the Netherlands, to the United States. For 2 years she lectured throughout the country to physicians on, ‘ The Value Of Holistic Testing And Individualizing Treatment Protocols’

Corinne Furnari on her experience working with HCG patients: Having been one of the first practitioners to actively use HCG in my New York City practice, (for the past 3 years), I am pleased to see others are becoming aware of it. The noteworthy changes I have seen in my patients are a clear indication of its value. It sculpts bodies and changes attitudes. It is a ”METABOLISM RESET”. Re-setting the metabolism is the goal, and weight loss follows. It represents one of the most exciting advances in weight management to date. No other diet on the planet can begin to make these claims. It helps a patient set up a new way of life.

Furnari Health and Starting the HCG Protocol

Visit Furnarihealth.com or call 212-586-2100 for a medical consultation regarding starting the HCG Protocol. Corinne works with patients who are not in New York City as well.

The Artsy Fartsy Show states that it is imperative to consult and visit a medical professional before you start any medical or weight loss program. Do not purchase HCG online or over-the-counter. The FDA is warning consumers that over the counter HCG products marketed as weight loss aids are unproven and illegal. Harmful effects from these products should be reported online to the FDA athttp://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm and to your health care professional.

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Return of AF Sessions - Superfuturistic, Ryan Gosling and Black Beatles

AF Sessions is Back!

Three bands inducted into the AF Sessions

Blue Meadow, Smokey Robotic, & Late Cambrian

 

AF Sessions is the Artsy Fartsy Show's curated music series of hand selected musicians and bands invited to perform for a small intimate audiences. AF Sessions is a cross between a live intimate in-studio concert and a demo recording session exclusive to the AF Sessions.

The Artsy Fartsy Show is proud to join The Tank NYC. The sessions are now on-stage at The Tank NYC (151 West 48th Street) a Manhattan based non-profit arts presenter. Curating across all disciplines, The Tank provides an artistic home to both new and established artists who are engaged in the pursuit of new ideas.

Previously, AF Sessions took place once a month at the WBAI 99.5FM Performance Studio, one-hour before the live broadcast of the Artsy Fartsy Show which airs Tuesdays at 2pm. Audiences members were invited to join the audience for the exclusive in-studio concert featuring bands such as Milano, The Lisps who are now on touring performances of their musical Futurity, and Doris Cellar of the Freelance Whales.  Monthly, the hand-picked bands on the verge of blowing up performed during the live broadcast of the Artsy Fartsy Show following the session.

The Tank is an amazing incubator for the arts. They are inline with our mission and passion for supporting emerging artists and we want to join their efforts to make New York City's arts community more cohesive,"

-Executive Producer Barika Edwards on the decision to do AF Sessions at The Tank

Although the experience of  being apart of the live studio audience will not be possible; more audience will be able to take part hear three amazing, up-coming bands in one night. each band will be featured on the Artsy Fartsy Show's AF Session special broadcasts.

The June 2012 AF Sessions Inductees:

Smokey Robotic

Smokey Robotic is a four-member independent artist collective backed by the multi-platinum producing duo of Illmind and Konrad OldMoney. The NYC and Vancouver, BC -based musicians are breaking new ground with a genre of music they call “Superfuture,” which transcends reality with a style that incorporates, but is not limited to, a blend of hip-hop, soul, pop, and electronic. In just under a year and a half, Smokey Robotic has recorded over 200 songs, filmed 18 videos, and joined forces with renowned artists like Redman, Eek-A-Mouse, Skyzoo, and Yoon Mi Rae & Tiger JK (Korea). Additionally, Smokey Robotic has collaborated with numerous visual artists from across the globe, garnering the attention of major media outlets like The Atlantic, New York Magazine, NY Post, and TMZ.

In addition, prominent music blogs such as Pigeons & Planes, The DJ Booth, CollegeDJ.net, kevinnottingham.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, Mathhattan, and more, who have commented on Smokey Robotic’s innovative sound and approach, as well as the art and vision that comes with it.

Over the past year, the group has been featured in a national TV campaign for Movado watches, charted number one on The Hype Machine Twitter Music Chart, chosen as the Top A&R Pick on CrazedHits.com, and received over 1M views on YouTube. They also produced a #1 song on Korean music charts, which was followed by the release of the music video, in collaboration with “The Creators Project” (Intel and VICE), a global celebration of art and technology featuring visionary artists from around the world that are pushing the boundaries of creative expression.

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Blue Meadow

Winner of the 2012 Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands, dubbed by comedian Harrison Greenbaum as The "black" Beatles, Blue Meadow is a soulful, rock group from the Bronx that literally took the audiences breath away.

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Late Cambrians

Late Cambrian is an indie rock band out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. John N Wlaysewski (Flying Machines, The Attorneys) convened with Colin Schiller (Drummer) in January of 2011 to record what would become their debut album, The Last Concert. John played guitar, bass and synthesizer on this debut with Colin lending his drumming and percussion duties. The first five songs on the CD were tracked January 8-10. The next four were tracked in February with O lending her high airy backing vocals to three of the final tunes. The band eventually added Nunzio Moudatsos (A Crimson Affair) as their bass player. The unit intact, Late Cambrian took their melodic indie pop/rock sound to the stage in late March of 2011.

Their song Ryan Gosling has shot to the top of the online blogosphere.

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(between 7th and 6th Avenues)

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Occupy This Album (May 8 2-4pm)

Music For Occupy is in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and all proceeds above board attained through the production and distribution of “Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%” will go directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement. A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will also go to the Occupy Wall Street movement

99 Songs, 99 Artist plus 1 = 100% Let's unite and come to understanding of how to make the world better economically together. Pledge $75 and get Jon Braman's The 99 Mp3 making it 100 artists.

For a pledge of $50 you will get the 4 disc album.

Track List:

Disc 1

  • Something's Got to Give - Matt Pless
  • Come On, Come On, Come On - Jackson Browne
  • Occupation Freedom - George Martinez & The Global Block Collective
  • People Have The Power (Live In Marseille) - Patti Smith
  • Love Anthem (Only Love) - My Pet Dragon
  • The Panic is On - Loudon Wainwright III
  • Occulture - Cosmonaut
  • Save Us - Paper Cranes (feat. Rain Phoenix)
  • Smile (Get Up and Sing) - Jay Samel
  • This Is What America Looks Like - Tenderflex (DJ Logic & David Maurice) feat. Dynasty Electric - Ayler Young and Jay Rodriguez
  • Big Little Wolfs - Aeroplane Pageant
  • Agent 99 - Alex Emanuel
  • Safety In Numbers - Deborah Harry
  • Hey, can I Sleep On Your Futon? - Richard Barone
  • Occupy Wall Street "Here Here Here" - Black Dragon
  • White Gold - Ladytron
  • Greed - Gabriel Aldort
  • Against The Machine - Taj Weekes & Adowa
  • The Young Idealists - Lloyd Cole
  • A Peaceful Solution - Willie Nelson

Disc 2

  • The Time They Are a-Changin' - Michael Moore
  • The World Is On Fire - Ace Reporter
  • Latter Days - The Middle Eight
  • Turn The Lights On - Chroma
  • Which Side Are You On? - Ani DiFranco
  • Well May The World Go - Tao Rodriguez-Seeger
  • Unified Tribes - Thievery Corporation
  • Robber Barons - Thee Oh Sees
  • Saving Up To Go Bankrupt - Mike Rimbaud
  • Hell No (I m Not Alright) - Nanci Griffith
  • We Stand As One - Joseph Arthur
  • Cash Machine - Girls Against Boys
  • Rebellion Politik - Junkyard Empire
  • Nothing Recedes Like Progress - Anti-Flag
  • Rebel - Fear Nuttin Band
  • Under The Bridge - Jill Sobule with John Doe
  • Take A Stand - Stephan Said
  • The Answer - UNKLE
  • World Wide Rebel Songs - Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
  • If There Ever Was A Time - Third Eye Blind

Disc 3

  • Move On Fast - Yoko Ono
  • If We Live - Build The Sun
  • Fight The Good Fight - Our Lady Peace
  • I Don't Need Money - Julie B Bonnie
  • The World Is Turning - Toots & The Maytals
  • A New York Minute - Nickodemus feat. The Real Live Show, Sadat X, ILLspokinN and Rabbi Darkside
  • I Ain't No Brian Wilson - Gentleman Brawlers
  • Industrial Park - The Mammals (feat. Pete Seeger)
  • Big Fish - Yo La Tengo & the Lost City Rumblers
  • Occu-Pie - Harry Hayward
  • Free - Mystic Bowie
  • Oye Mi Voz - Los Cintron
  • Walk On - Carolyn Wonderland
  • Coney Island Winter - Garland Jefferys
  • China Basin Digs - Joel Rafael
  • Walkin' - The Pimps of Joytime (feat. Roy Ayers)
  • River's Gonna Rise - Warren Haynes Band
  • Rich Man's World - Immortal Technique
  • Staying Out And Calling In - Danger Field

Disc 4

  • We Can't Make It Here - James McMurtry with Joan Baez & Steve Earle
  • We Are - New Party Systems (feat. Kyp Malone)
  • Revolution - Nova Echo
  • Number One - Born I Music
  • Play The Greed - Dar Williams
  • Broke Heart Blues - Ronny Elliot
  • What Are Their Names - David Crosby & Graham Nash
  • Make A Stand - Dylan Chambers with Lester Chambers
  • Better Luck Next Time - Jenny Arnau
  • All Over The World - Arlo Guthrie & Family
  • We're The 99 - Lauren Diamond (feat. Liz O'Donnell)
  • We Are Human - Mike + Ruthy
  • Blessed - Lucinda Williams
  • Freedom Of Speech - Kanaska Carter
  • Reclaim - Rejectionist Front
  • Occupy (We the 99) - Jasiri X
  • Earth Division - Mogwai
  • Pulse - Occupy Wall Street Drummers and Paul Spitz
  • Hidden Bonus Track

For a pledge of $75 you will get the 4 disc album 5 Custom WBAI Rolling Papers Design Conceptualized by the Artsy Fartsy Show and Graphic Designer Royce Chin and Jon Braman's The 99 Song in Mp3 Format Emailed to you.

For a Pledge of $100 you will get the 4 disc album 5 Custom WBAI Rolling Papers Design Conceptualized by the Artsy Fartsy Show and Graphic Designer Royce Chin and Jon Braman's The 99 Song in Mp3 Format Emailed to you. And a ticket to the Occupy This Album Release Party at City Winery Tuesday, May 8th, 2012.

Occupy This Album RELEASE PARTY

Tickets include a bottle of the special wine " Occupy This Wine" Cabernet Sauvignon and a free copy of "Occupy This Album" (to be released May 15th)

THE LINE UP FOR MAY 8, 2012 Release Party

DJ Logic Immortal Technique Taj Weekes and Adowa Grammy Award winning Nanci Griffith accompanied by Pete and Maura Kenedy and the Clap Brothers Michael Moore accompanied by Tom Chapin, Dave Dreiwitz, David Amram, and Kevin Twigg David Amram Matt Pless Mike + Ruthy Jennie Arnau Rejectionist Front Aliza Hava Ace Reporter Los Cintron Fear Nuttin Band George Martinez And The Global Block Collective                                  Richard Barone                                                                                           My Pet Dragon                                                                                   Greg Smith and Broken English and Surprise guests...                          * Subject to change

The Creative Mind (May 22nd 2-3pm)

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Announcements for Our Listeners.

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This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: LET THE FURY ROAR - MAY 1, 2012

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 LET THE FURY ROAR

The Artsy Fartsy Show will broadcast live the May Day General Strike in Union Square, NYC.

ONE BIG CITY - ARTISTS UNITED WITH NYC IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

CEC ArtsLink has launched One Big City, a city-wide, two-year project that pairs local New York artists with their counterparts from countries that have substantial immigrant communities in New York. Executive Director of CEC ArtsLink, Fritzie Brown and One Big City participating artists, Daniel Gallegosh will join the Artsy Fartsy Show in Union Square to talk about the project and arts in immigrant communities.

One Big City is a platform for the artists to explore cultural and artistic identities and heighten local awareness of our rich diversity of cultural communities. It enables CEC ArtsLink to bring the cross-cultural discourse it has been fostering for nearly fifty years to a new level by engaging directly with communities throughout the five boroughs.

Participating International artists will travel to New York for a three-week residency to produce a collaborative work with a local artist. The results of the collaborations will be presented in a series of public programs throughout the city. The participating artists are:

Daniel Gallegos, “artopologist,” NYC & Mikhail Zheleznikov, filmmaker, St. Petersburg, Russia Abena Koomson, poet/performer, NYC & Kristina Leko, visual artist/filmmaker, Zagreb, Croatia Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, multimedia artist, NYC & Arin Rungjang, installation artist, Bangkok, Thailand

May - Моя Америка (My America) is the inaugural project under One Big City, by NY artist Daniel Gallegos and Mikhail Zheleznikov, who will be focusing on Brighton Beach. On May 6, they will set up a pop-up 'memory bazaar' on the sidewalk in Brighton Beach to interact with the locals. They will offer their own art works in exchange for questions like: how do you make New York your home? What is New York to you? What is your New York? 

Opening reception of Моя Америка (My America) on Thursday May 24, 6-8pm at the Museum of Moving Image. Details and invitation to follow.

June– July: Abena Koomson and Kristina Leko will collaborate on a multimedia oral history project that shares stories and songs of the Croatian community in New York City. The project will culminate in a presentation at The Kitchen in Manhattan as well as a series of events in Queens, where many Croatians currently reside.

October-November: The third collaborative project in 2012, between Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Arin Rungjang, will take place in October–November at THE POINT CDC in the Bronx.

ARTSY FARTSY SHOW FIRST: LOOKING BACK PRIOR TO OWS

The first person to “occupy” Wall Street was artist Zefrey Throwell, who first publicly announced his occupation on the Artsy Fartsy Show (June 2011). Throwell occupied Wall Street through his cite-specific public art performance Occularpation: Wall Street on Aug. 1, 2011 where dozens of New Yorkers dressed as everyday working people on their way to work and stopped to strip naked on Wall Street. Occularpation: Wall Street was Zefrey Throwell’s call for transparency on Wall Street in regards to its responsibility to the cause of the Great Recession.

GUESTS ON THE SHOW --- YOU!! 

Join us in Union Square and come share your MAY DAY thoughts, your artistic struggles in today's economic times and songs (spoken word, music, plays, etc.).

The Imagination of the Screenwriter with Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Fletcher

April 27, 2012 by Barika Edwards

Today, Oscar-winning, Geoffrey Fletcher announced a the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series competition to find a rising filmmaker.

Geoffrey Fletcher is the first African-American to win an Academy Award for writing. He won the Oscar in 2010 for Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious Based on the novel Push by Sapphire (directed by Lee Daniels starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey) about a young pregnant teen in New York City given a chance to attend an alternative school and escape her abusive environment. Mr. Fletcher has been a intergral piece in many young filmmakers lives as an adjunct professor of film at New York University (his alma mater) and Columbia University.

I sat down with Geoffrey during a luncheon at the Tribeca Film Festival Imagination House in Chelsea. We talked about his journey as a screenwriter, overcoming the frustrations of the day job and the wonderful contributions African-American filmmakers make to the advancement of art.

Click Link to listen to interview:

Imagination of the Screenwriter with Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Fletcher.

The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series is an exclusive series of events and partnerships in collaboration with pioneering creatives. Other series have included book slam Literati-Nightclub in the UK and a multi-sensorial design competition co-curated with the Rebel Dining Society at Shoreditch Studios in East London.

Now in association with Tribeca Film Festival, the Imagination Series is encouraging filmmakers around the world the opportunity to interpret Geoffrey Fletcher’s short film script.

It has the ability to make the ordinary extraordinary and unlocks a unique point of view in everyone. - Fletcher on Imagination

http://www.digitalnewsagency.com/player/mediaplayer.swf?url=http://www.digitalnewsagency.com/media_files/play/86716?embed=true&pause=1 Geoffrey Fletcher chose to work with Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series because he believes the imagination is an incredibly important to life.  He states, "I'm looking forward to the project; from writing the script, to seeing what people do with it, and judging the submissions. I want to see things that I wouldn't have imagined; I want to be inspired by the imagination of others.

Mr. Fletcher is will lead the panel of judges that will select five entrants to produce and direct their film interpretation of the script for a star-studded international premiere in 2013. The Script is now available to on www.imaginationseries.com and budding filmmakers can submit their films, storyboards, etc. starting May 8th, 2012.

Imagination: The Sky's the Limit with Oscar Winner Geoffrey Fletcher

April 27, 2012 by Barika Edwards

Today, Oscar-winning, Geoffrey Fletcher announced a the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series competition to find a rising filmmaker.

Geoffrey Fletcher is the first African-American to win an Academy Award for writing. He won the Oscar in 2010 for Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious Based on the novel Push by Sapphire (directed by Lee Daniels starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey) about a young pregnant teen in New York City given a chance to attend an alternative school and escape her abusive environment. Mr. Fletcher has been a intergral piece in many young filmmakers lives as an adjunct professor of film at New York University (his alma mater) and Columbia University.

I sat down with Geoffrey during a luncheon at the Tribeca Film Festival Imagination House in Chelsea. We talked about his journey as a screenwriter, overcoming the frustrations of the day job and the wonderful contributions African-American filmmakers make to the advancement of art.

Click link to listen to interview:

Imagination of the Screenwriter with Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Fletcher.

The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series is an exclusive series of events and partnerships in collaboration with pioneering creatives. Other series have included book slam Literati-Nightclub in the UK and a multi-sensorial design competition co-curated with the Rebel Dining Society at Shoreditch Studios in East London.

Now in association with Tribeca Film Festival, the Imagination Series is encouraging filmmakers around the world the opportunity to interpret Geoffrey Fletcher’s short film script.

It has the ability to make the ordinary extraordinary and unlocks a unique point of view in everyone. - Fletcher on Imagination

Geoffrey Fletcher chose to work with Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series because he believes the imagination is an incredibly important to life.  He states, "I'm looking forward to the project; from writing the script, to seeing what people do with it, and judging the submissions. I want to see things that I wouldn't have imagined; I want to be inspired by the imagination of others.

Mr. Fletcher is will lead the panel of judges that will select five entrants to produce and direct their film interpretation of the script for a star-studded international premiere in 2013. The Script is now available to on www.imaginationseries.com and budding filmmakers can submit their films, storyboards, etc. starting May 8th, 2012.