Monday, August 18, 2008
The bill for this year's HOWLUCINATION '08; LOW LIFE CITY is now closed - and brimming with talent - from East Village icons Joey Arias and Voltaire to enormously talented New Kids like Adam Joseph and Fauxnique. We just can't believe all these New York City icons and art starlets will converge on one stage in the park for a FREE SHOW..there's life in the old town yet!
HOWL! FESTIVAL AND THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENT
HOWLUCINATION '08:"LOW LIFE CITY"
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
5-7 PM, FREE ADMISSION
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, NYC
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF BRILLIANT BOWERY PERFORMANCE
On September 7, JACKIE FACTORY producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL will present their second annual HOWLUCINATION to crown this year's HOWL! FESTIVAL. HOWLUCINATION is a new spectacle created by the JACKIE FACTORY each year as an evening event for HOWL!. The new LOW LIFE CITY follows on the heels of their first HOWLUCINATION at HOWL! - last year's scandalous LOW LIFE.
LOW LIFE CITY is a two hour theatrical showcasing the East Village - and especially, The Bowery, in a lavishly costumed production starring dozens of downtown's finest. A time-travelling, bawdy and witty cavalcade of talent, this show is not recommended for children!
This year's superb cast is now complete - MCs PAUL ALEXANDER (of "The Ones") and HATTIE HATHAWAY, icon JOEY ARIAS with master puppeteer BASIL TWIST, burlesque supernovas DIRTY MARTINI, MISS DELIRIUM TREMENS and JONNY PORKPIE and NASTY CANASTA of PINCHBOTTOM BURLESQUE, GOON SQUAD featuring MISS GUY, drag divinity SWEETIE, butoh ensemble VANGELINE THEATER, WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*, LOGO song star ADAM JOSEPH as The Irish Tenor, slapstick duo DUELLING BANKHEADS, sister act ACID BETTY and EPIPHANY, sensationalist AMBER RAY, Bay Area artiste FAUXNIQUE, BLACKLIPS eminence POISON EVE, members of THE PIXIE HARLOTS, and New Bowery treasures TRINA ROSE, HEATHER LITTEER aka JESSICA RABBIT DOMINATION and TIGGER!
For pictures from last years edition visit LOW LIFE @ HOWL 2007 on FLICKR
HOWLUCINATION '08: LOW LIFE CITY was inspired by the seminal LUC SANTE book "LOW LIFE: The Lures and Snares of Old New York." It continues a body of work born at JACKIE 60 a decade ago, with past editions in London, Minneapolis and of course, last year's HOWL! For the show's producers, East Village residents for over two decades, this annual show is a Valentine to the neighborhood's past, present and future stars.
Dress Up and join us in the park! Wear NYC demimonde evening glamour (1860-2010), Gangs of New York, Victorian/Edwardian rags, newsboy caps, B'hoy for Butch Women, corsets and vintage lingerie, Bowery Belle ringlets, Opium Den loungewear, Vampyre of Gotham, black parasols, Bowery Twink, velvet, 19th century Clownwear, Top Hats or Bowery Punk.
THE HOWL! FESTIVAL was named in honor of the groundbreaking poem by ALLEN GINSBERG and began in 2002. HOWL celebrates the East Village and Lower East Side's role as a preeminent locus of culture, with signature events like the group reading of HOWL and ART AROUND THE PARK. Centered in Tompkins Square Park, the festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors bringing to the clubs, galleries, parks, streets, and theaters of Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Photo of ACID BETTY and Company at last year's LOW LIFE @ HOWL by Mark Tusk.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
If San Francisco didn't exist, we would have to invent her! It is always such a pleasure to present creative work in this beautiful town, especially when it involves her talented denizens. The fifth edition of TINGEL TANGEL SF on July 30 was such a beautiful evening, with a crowd the rival of ANY great night out in NYC. Between our performers BASIL TWIST, ANNA CONDA, KELLITA, Queen of SF Carnival, MALAKAI and SPARKLY devil and their various entourages, the room was already beautiful before the audience arrived! And the audience was heaven..
We've just posted pictures to our FLICKER SITE and there are pictures and reports galore at the TINGEL TANGEL SF topic on THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC. Right now, we plan to return for the November edition on Thanksgiving Eve, but lucky Bay Area folks can visit every last Wednesday of the month! For details, visit the TINGEL TANGEL website.