Ivan Bellman & the Trash Queen

I am sad to report that as much as I love TQ, we have not gotten to kick it so much on the social tip this go around. She is mad busy working and I am busy being mad about not working. So when Zack Glass (the son of my ersatz fairy-godmother, JoAnne Akabooboo) informed me via JUNK MAIL e-mail he was gigging at the TRASH BAR with a band called the ROYAL SEMI QUARTET my ears pricked up (as opposed to pricking up your ears, the gay allusions of which I hope are not lost ;). These portentous signs enhanced by promises of PBR drink specials and my Auntie’s namesake pub as photo-op backdrop drew us like moths to cashmere or, in this case, yuppies to Billyburg. Best of all I was going to clock in some QT with the TQ.


2010 ULSTER BANK DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 17. Europe’s Oldest Theater Festival Will Premiere New Irish Productions And Present a Wealth of International Work

A Quintessential Postmortem on SXSW 2010

The quintessential South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) happening came at the tail end of the festivities on Saturday, March 20th when Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted and curated an evening of music, film and live performance at the G-Tech Theater located at the Austin Convention Center for hitRecord.org. The music, film and interactive event featured live performances … Continue reading

Call for support for persecuted Pakistani artist

I was just checking out the IETM website and ran across this news item/call for support: A prominent actor and producer, Mohammad Alamzeb fled Pakistan in May 2009 following kidnapping and threats by the Taliban. Alamzeb is now in Malaysia with his family, facing financial hardship and fearing for his safety as he awaits UNHCR … Continue reading

New Island Festival

On Monday August 17th, “passport” tickets go on sale for the New Island Festival, a ten-day outdoor performance festival on Governor’s Island being presented as part of the NY400 celebration of 400 years of Holland on the Hudson. New Island Festival comes to New York under the artistic leadership of Joop Mulder (Oerol Festival) and Terts … Continue reading

Arts and Culture from the Middle East

Check out Bidoun! I just discovered this mag and it looks great!

Summer in Art Centres 2009 – France

Going to France this summer? You might want to check this out! OUT IN THE SUN / SUMMER IN ART CENTRES 28th May – 30th September 2009 Outings in 43 contemporary art centres across France http://www.dca-art.com For its second edition, OUT IN THE SUN / SUMMER IN ART CENTRES is providing a large range of … Continue reading

©oPirates by Richard Siegal & Multinatural by Arto Lindsay

We’ve been talking about interdisciplinary collaborations – this looks like a good one: Richard Siegal / The Bakery will premiere ©oPirates in the context of Multinatural (blackout) by Arto Lindsay ©oPirates is a mutating march for 16 dancers organized internally as characterized by Siegal’s evolving If/Then Methodology. The title takes its inspiration from the duality of … Continue reading

Philly Live Arts Announces Line-Up

PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS: The 13th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, which will run from September 4 – 19, 2009, will feature fifteen cutting-edge works of dance, theater, and music including 12 World or U.S. Premieres. Acclaimed U.S. artists from Philadelphia and New York, along with internationally renowned artists from Poland, Austria, and Australia will present innovative and highly interdisciplinary performing … Continue reading

Dramaturgia Uruguaya

Quieren saber que estan escribiendo los autores uruguayos? Visiten http://www.dramaturgiauruguaya.gub.uy/ Dice la pagina: “Este portal web de dramaturgia uruguaya nace de un reclamo de los propios dramaturgos, reunidos en noviembre del 2007 en el Teatro Circular, convocados por la Dirección de Cultura del MEC. Allí se habló de la realidad de la dramaturgia nacional, de … Continue reading

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