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Matt Ray

August 16th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

  pianist/music director MATT RAY can be seen in some of New York’s best venues where he performs nightly either fronting his own trio, or accompanying some of the city’s most dynamic performers.  Recent work includes performing at Carnegie Hall with Kat Edmonson, music directing The Billie Holiday Project at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, string and piano arrangements […]

Penny Arcade

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Penny Arcade is an internationally respected writer, poet, essayist, actress and a bonafide international cultural icon known for her magnetic stage presence and her take no prisoners, queer, feminist, cultural criticism. Born Susana Carmen Ventura to an immigrant, peasant, working class Italian family in New Britain, Connecticut, she left home at 13 and became Penny Arcade at age 17. […]

Amber Martin

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Amber Martin is an acclaimed NYC vocalist and comedic performance artist in the traditions of Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton. Her shows have been likened to “watching Ruth Draper after she’s come back from an acid trip during which she thought she was Janis Joplin.” Amber’s recent projects include belting out the backing vocals on […]

Mx Justin Vivian Bond

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

    Mx Justin Vivian Bond - Best known as “the greatest cabaret artist of v’s generation” (The New Yorker) writer, singer, painter, and performance artist Justin Vivian Bond has performed internationally for over 20 years selling out such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, and multiple extended runs at The Soho Theater in […]

Joseph Keckler

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist whose concerts and performance pieces have been seen at SXSW, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Joe’s Pub, the 2012 Afterglow Festival, La MaMa, BAM Fischer Center in conjunction with Issue Project Room, Amsterdam’s Bellevue Theatre, and many other venues in the US and Europe. […]

Lady Rizo

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Though it is rumored that she is the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin the truth is Lady Rizo was raised by theatrical gypsies with the highest show business ethics. When she almost looked of age she rebelled against the comforting, unscrubbed, […]

Erin Markey

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

ERIN MARKEY creates musical performances for stage and video. Major works include Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail (P.S. 122), The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey (San Francisco Film Society), and, in collaboration with Joseph Keckler, Looking for Limbo (Lincoln Center Director’s Lab).  She was a featured regular in the critically […]

Mike Albo

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Mike Albo is a writer and performer. As a monologist and comedian, Albo has completed four critically acclaimed, sold-out solo shows: “Mike Albo,” “Spray,” “Please Everything Burst,” and “My Price Point,” as well as many solo performances and tours across the United States and Europe. Fast-paced, funny, and punctuated with dance, his performances have been praised in […]

Dan Fishback

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003. Time Out New York called his play The Material World “the best downtown musical” in years and one of the “top ten plays of 2012.”  Fishback curates and hosts the queer performance series La MaMa’s SQUIRTS.  Also a performing songwriter, he began his music career in the […]

Starsky + Cox

August 9th, 2013 by admin | No Comments

Starsky + Cox are internationally best-selling authors, TV personalities, metaphysicians, and musical cosmic comics who have performed in New York City at Joe’s Pub,  Ars Nova and The Zipper Factory  and at Oberon/ART at Harvard in Cambridge. They are authors of Sextrology and Cosmic Coupling and sometime columnists for The Daily Beast and contributors to Glamour,  Paris Vogue, Allure, Elle, Cosmopolitan and myriad […]


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