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Re: Occupy Wall Street

Chi Chi ·
Join the OWS Maid Brigade for more anti-capitalist street theater! As corporate powers externalize their costs, ordinary people are forced to clean up the mess. From oil spills to bank bailouts, corporate money-making schemes have us working as round-the-clock maids picking up after criminal profiteers… NO MORE NICE On MAY DAY , we will take the streets in classic maid costumes—modified however we see fit—and spread the message that we are sick of cleaning up after capitalism and corporate...
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Re: NOTS 21 "The Wild Heart" announced for May 6, 2011

Chi Chi ·
Looking forward to performing this year for my 5th time!! I love the new forum site! Rock ON!! xoxo
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Re: NOTS 21 "The Wild Heart" announced for May 6, 2011

Chi Chi ·
Going to be a great theme for 2011! I think Jon Stiers sent you a line about possibly performing - he rocks. Looking forward to see him entrancing the crowd with his voice and piano skills. Can we get Brook Alyson's butt here this year?
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Re: NOTS 21 "The Wild Heart" announced for May 6, 2011

Chi Chi ·
THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTS NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 21: THE WILD HEART FRIDAY MAY 6, 2011 THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM 431 WEST 16TH STREET NYC DOORS OPEN 9 PM - 4 AM $20 TILL FEBRUARY 6, $25 THEREAFTER 18 AND OVER, 21 TO DRINK Box Office http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=1814 More Info http://www.mothernyc.com/stevie/index.html JACKIE FACTORY Producers CHI CHI VALENTI, JOHNNY DYNELL and HATTIE HATHAWAY are delighted to announce the 21st annual NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES, back for the...
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Re: GHOSTLIGHT 2 - Halloween Spectacular 10/31

Chi Chi ·
Wednesday 10/24 is the last day for reduced ($10) tickets. Its the 1992 Jackie 60 Halloween price! On 10/25 it goes up to full price, $15. BOX OFFICE
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Re: GHOSTLIGHT 2 - Halloween Spectacular 10/31

Chi Chi ·
Can't wait for this evening! <3
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Re: GHOSTLIGHT 2 - Halloween Spectacular 10/31

Chi Chi ·
Looks stellar. Love the DBs.
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

Chi Chi ·
We're dying to relive it, except that Betty Badum is no longer reliving anything. I loved her carefully counting the tiny specks of glitter with a pair of oversized joke tweezers from Gordon Novelties (still the best store in showbusiness.) It seemed to carry on for at least five minutes. Fascinating theater! And why the neck brace? Will we ever know? The "Prozac Finale" was all her idea. I remember John telling us cast members just minutes before the curtain...Truley inspired. We never...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Wow. I went to Pattaya to see the drag shows. We went to two, "Alcazar" and "Tiffany". While they were both dazzling, Tiffany, which started in the 70's, blew Alcazar out of the water! While the photos on their website look great, they don't begin to translate all the glitter and texture of the costumes, nor the kinetic grandeur of the sets... but go take a look around anyway: Tiffany Website On the "show preview" page, give it time to load and it becomes a little roll-over-the-photo...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
I saw yet another glizy drag revue. This one was in Bangkok. While it was the sorry little sister of the Pattaya shows, it still took place in a huge glitzy theater and had very big cast. This was the only one that got a little raunchy, in sort of a stripper sort of way. During one number the trannies all were dancing seductively in whorey outfits with their nipples popping out. The predominantly Indian tourbus crowd was living! If ya' can't get it driving a cab in NYC, go to Bangkok! [This...
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Re: Can We Build a Less Prejudiced TG Sense of Community?

sweetie ·
When I was around the age of 25 I had two things that I wanted to do with my life. To be on Broadway are Drive race cars. I had done alot of theater at this point and the racing that I had done was pretty good and most poeple thought that I could go along way in racing. I decided to stay in NY and continue acting. The point to this little story is that in the time that I was thinking about racing fulltime I allways had this little dream in my head about how I could go aroung the country...
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Re: The Cockettes

Chi Chi ·
Dearies- The film is I believe playing for one night only-Friday June 28 for 3 screenings at The Quad. Here is the information from Veronica. I am not sure which screening JD and I will be attending, but will post it here.
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
Hello all, I missed the previous version (video?)of Party Monster. Did anyone/everyone else see it at twelfth st theater? I'd love to hear any comments on it and continue the discussion. Like is it worth trying to find at Kim's? and on the timeline, where was Marilyn Manson in his career when the clubkid phenom was going on? Was he a C-kidder?
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Re: The Club Creatures - Zazoo & Satori

Zazoo and Satori ·
I have enjoyed for some time (as a lurker!) "This week's brit gossip" in the New and News topic in the The Versailles Room Forum ... In fact I keep a PopIt! going for this topic, just to read "This week's brit gossip". To learn you are from Ohio makes this even more interesting ... Do you know Drew Cary or Mimi? ;-) I've just been poking around ... http://www.theclubcreatures.com/ You two are just too creative ... Last night, I printed your topic to read at the bar. This is not as hopeless...
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

D ·
Long lonely walks along the Hudson River, the back of the porn theater on 14th St., the St.Marks bath house, doughnuts at 4am. David was an amazing and complicated man. I miss him and the times that we lived through. Thank Goddess that Hatches survived.
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Re: BURNING MAN

Minerva ·
I'm still spinning from the 10,000 miles I must have traveled in the last 24 hours. So I thought I would try to express some of the strange visions in my head. After driving a van for 10 hours straight, through the desert, buzzing on double shots of espresso and listening to bad radio so as not to drive off the road and into the abyss of darkness, I finally arrived in LA at 3 am. Took a plane at 3 pm and now I'm back in NYC. I'm sure Goblin will have many posts soon, but I thought I would...
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

D ·
Hatches -- It was impressive to meet you, such a stately figure of consequence with a wise, yet subdued kindness. I hope you like the Jackie 60 Fashion Forward shwag, I apologize for the interruption in your stage performance last night (that was not my doing, ahem, Daddy - I much prefer being on the dance floor!) ------------- As I continue to delve into NYC in the 80s, I find more and more information about DWs work and the artists he collaborated with. Just when I thought I had a...
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

D ·
I, too, have been motivated, touched, and intrigued by Wojnarowicz. In 1994 ETC Magazine, for whom I was writing back home (in Atlanta) sent me to the Toronto International Film Festival on assignment to cover what was becoming a "smorgasboard of queer cinema." I remember sitting in the theater, around 4 in the afternoon, when Postcards from America was screened. That was one of the most pivotal moments of my 20's. I had never seen anything like it; I had never heard of David, was not...
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Re: The Cockettes

Chi Chi ·
OMG. We laughed. We cried. It was better than Cats. Seriously, how inspiring, and discouraging at the same time. They had all the right ideas in '68 - '71... too bad it couldn't have remained pure. We want to go to the alternate universe where the flower children were successful in changing the world. There are 9 extra scenes on the DVD, so those of you who saw it in the theater should revisit it XXXOOO Satori
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Re: Miss Understood's Thailand 2003!

Miss Understood ·
I'm staying in the Euro/Aussie slacker tourist area. It's cheap and fun, but pretty far from the gay strip. I finally found out where there's a gay club near here and I went last night. They actually gave me a little look up and down at the door,grilled me about ID, etc. I realized why when they decided I was okay and let me in. I was the only non Asian in the packed club! That's very unusual here...at least from what i've seen so far. There are some very mixed bars full of guys who want...
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Re: Miss Understood's Thailand 2003!

Miss Understood ·
I know it's time to end this blabbering, but I just need to tell you about yesterday. Yesterday I really realized how wealthy we are in the US. See, I love slumming it in the street markets etc. and getting everything that's authenitc and cheap. But there's a real luxury circuit here that I'm pretty out of touch with. Like if you want to spend the $15-$20 for a meal that you might spend in NY at Yaffa Cafe, you can eat in some real swanky place equivilent to a $100 meal at home. I just don't...
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Re: RIP, VIP

Chi Chi ·
Sandman Sims, 86, Tap Dancer and Fixture at the Apollo, Dies By DOUGLAS MARTIN (text from The NYtimes accuracy under scrutiny) Sandman Sims, the celebrated tap dancer and Apollo Theater legend, died on May 20 in the Bronx. He was 86, although he long maintained that his age was "a matter of opinion." For decades he was "executioner" at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, chasing unpopular acts off the stage on amateur nights, sometimes with a toy gun. He told disconsolate losers about how he...
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Re: ARCADIA! Opening Night Gala May 30 at CBGB Gallery

TonyaKnudsen ·
Seven Thank you so much! Thank-you for taking the time and care to write it. Originally, we had worked out a deal to record in a professional studio one month ahead of the event for the CD however 1) sponsorship interest had dropped when we went to war. 2) In order to have done the CD in the studio the artists had to have their songs ready to go by March 1, March 15 at the latest. Although most of the show was cast mid-Feb. Folks were just not working that far in advance. Mia worked very...
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Re: ARCADIA! Opening Night Gala May 30 at CBGB Gallery

TonyaKnudsen ·
Boy am I sorry that I dropped off the Motherboards/ArtMaker radar during April/May (always a crazy busy time for me as a theater writer). Organizing and blending and pacing this kind of highly collaborative thing is something I'm pretty good at, even (perhaps especially) when flying the seat of my pants. Plus, this sort of wildly creative venture is definitely something my (admittedly almost resourceless) theatre troupe NeoNeo would love to support. I'm a resource! Use me! Hmmm. The Marquee...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
Like so many things from those days. It was WAY ahead of its time. People sitting on the floor watching Monster Movies like Ed Wood Clasics and bad Japanese gems. Everyone would be screaming out jokes. Of course years later it became a TV show. "Mystery Science Theater 2000" (or something like that). A very funny show by the way.
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
I loved Monster Movie Club and went faithfully nearly every week. I think I still have my membership cards from 1979 & 1980. Daddy, when I first saw Mystery Science Theater, it brought me right back. Of course, I thought our comments were funnier, but then again, alcohol may have made them seem a lot funnier than they actually were... And I love that picture of you, so cute!
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
Thanks Pops. I was being moody I think. Your comments were funnier than Mystery Science Theater as I remember but then again I've always been your biggest fan. (Well, next to my wife of course who REALLY is your biggest fan). You were always the Shecky Green of the East Vllage. Well, actually more like a cross between Charles Nelson Reilly and Dorothy Parker.
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Re: International Chrysis

colleentv ·
Honestly..when I was MUCH YOUNGER and had just started performing in clubs and attempting to get paid, I noticed early on that Chrysis ALWAYS got her coins promptly. So whenever we shared a stage, I would run to the manager or office in her wake, and always got my money too! My favorite thing about Chrysis is that she died at an absolute peak in her life, when she had finally made it to some big expensive theater on Broadway to top acclaim, pay, and benefits (including the health insurance...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
Has anyone seen it yet? It's getting a really bad tomato meter reading of 36 (rottentomatoes.com), and I heard reports from Sundance that it was awful (and the release date was delayed for the re-edit to try and make it better). If it's bad like Showgirls (one of my favorite movies) I'll totally see it in the theater, but if it's bad like Glitter, I'll wait for the DVD. They re-released "Disco Bloodbath" and are now calling the book "Party Monster". On a sidenote, I recently heard the rumor...
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Re: boy george

Night Nurse ·
BOX OFFICE OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2003 - 10:00 AM Rosie will be stopping by around lunchtime to hand out gifts! Be sure to drop by the Plymouth Theatre 236 West 45th Street - between 8th and Broadway - for a visit. ROSIE ON THE VIEW - SEPTEMBER 22, 2003 Rosie will be on THE VIEW on September 22, 2003 to celebrate the box office opening of TABOO! (check local listings for times) TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Please call Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or visit:...
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Re: RIP, VIP

Chi Chi ·
I can't believe he's gone to his grave and I'm still owing him big time. Desperation never fails to iluminate. George Plimpton, Urbane and Witty Writer, Dies at 76 By RICHARD SEVERO Published: September 26, 2003 copy from NYTimes Web obit page Associated Press George Plimpton, the self-deprecating author of "Paper Lion" and a patron to Philip Roth and Jack Kerouac has died. He was 76. George Plimpton, the New York aristocrat and literary journalist whose exploits in editing and writing...
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Re: WICKED- Amazing Book and a Mesmerizing Musical

sweetie ·
Wicked is yet another book I've been meaning to read for some time and have not gotten around to it. I read reviews of the novel some time ago and have been intrigued by the premise ever since. I suppose after I finish J.T. Leroy's Sarah, my next read will be Wicked. Yesterday I read the NY Times review by Ben Brantley of the Broadway production, which gives high marks to the actress playing Glinda. I rarely see Broadway theater, but between this and Taboo things certainly are perking up.
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Re: The Cincinnati Connection

Zazoo and Satori ·
Friday, March 19, 6 to 9 p.m. CAC members or purchase of a Fringe Festival Pass admission free; all others $8. The Contemporary Arts Center kicks off the Cincinnati Fringe Festival two months early with a live dj, the Late Circuit Spinning hours of suspense-filled grooves, Downtempo/Trip-Hop/Hip-Hop/BrokenBeat, providing the music and improvisational movers providing the visuals. Be the first on your block to purchase a pass to the Festival, the exciting, non-stop festival of theater and...
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Re: East Side, West Side, All Around The Town

Chi Chi ·
Erasing Charas/El Bohio is one of the most overt racist acts by the city in recent years, regarding real estate. No one in the current administration probably is old enough to even remember that E. 9th Street was totally burnt out, a no man's land in the 1970's. It was the people behind El Bohio along with other homesteaders who actually took over the block and began to redevelop it. And it was Charas' commitment to keeping the building as a community center without big money backing that...
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Re: Goin' To The Chapel: The Lesbian, Gay & T/S Marriage Topic

hatches ·
A small ray of hope. Refreshing. And a snappy judge!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
God, what a gift your memory of Annie is! Putting out my request after stumbling across the Pyramid and Danceteria discussions, I don't think I realized what it would be like to actually read a post such as yours. It's wonderfully moving, to think of you thinking of her -- and your specific memories are like clues to recreating that fabulous and fractured time. Thank you! I DO remember her descriptions of Cafe Iguana, though I never caught a regular show. I know she thought of her job...
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Re: Kenneth Anger

Amber Ray ·
Lucifer, Arisen A quintessential San Francisco story, starring charismatic musician/murderer Bobby BeauSoleil* *with underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, cult leader Charles Manson, Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, and the Straight Satans motorcycle gang in supporting roles SF Weekly November 17, 2004 By Lessley Anderson Bobby BeauSoleil bounds into the visiting room at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Ore. His 5-foot-10-inch frame is thin, but he moves with a...
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Re: Grey Gardens At Irving Plaza

hatches ·
OK, I'll try. "Grey Gardens" was basically Hattie Hathaway (Hatches) and my thing. Hattie thought of the name (Hattie also named "Mother" BTW, it came to her in a wet dream about Jimi Hendrix but that's another story) It was every Saturday night at Irving Plaza, after the rock shows ended. The Irving Plaza staff (who were incredible) cleared out the drunk college kids faster than one of Messy Bonnie's farts. And in about 20 minutes we (about 15 people) transformed the theater into this eery,...
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Re: Grey Gardens

VeryGrey ·
This from playbill.com ( http://www.playbill.com/news/article/93278.html ) Playwrights Horizons Will Stage Musical Grey Gardens, With Two Broadway Divas Among the Ruins By Kenneth Jones 02 Jun 2005 Tony winner Christine Ebersole will star in Grey Gardens photo by Aubrey Reuben Grey Gardens: A New Musical, by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie, will be one of four world premieres in the 2005-06 season of Playwrights Horizons, the Off-Broadway company...
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Re: NOTS 16 - STEVIE IN WONDERLAND - May 19, 2006

Chi Chi ·
The Latest - PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR'S BILL IS CLOSED! Thank you, we cant take any more performers at this point. And, to answer the next question - please check back with us right after New Year's 2007 for information about applying for next year's edition, or check our webpage at that time.. Thanks! NOTS 16 IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY Greetings from New York City to our beloved Gypsies and fellow Stevie Nicks worshippers, as excitement mounts with this year's NOTS less than a month away. Our...
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Re: NOTS 16 - STEVIE IN WONDERLAND - May 19, 2006

Chi Chi ·
Who's on when? We know that alot of you have specific Legends of Stevie Realness that you come to see, so here is a breakdown of performers by Act. Those of you who come every year know that we start on time or very close to it! Act One (Begins 10:30) Stevie Nicks Experience (opens show), Starless Skye, Dean Johnson, Gypsy Wild, Sherry Vine, Miss Guy, Charlene Coran, Mirror in the Sky, Jazmen Flowers, Sweetie and Chi Chi Valenti Act Two (Begins midnight) The Ho Hos, Billy O, St. Eve, Seaman...
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Re: Queers are the Blacks of the 1950's!!! Anti-Gay is on the RISE!!

sweetie ·
Wanted to post this earlier but ..... Last Friday night as i was walking home from Mr Black , I avoided what could have been a rathar bad , bashing or mugging or both. Its hard to say which it was considering its afterwards that you find out. However, I was lucky enough to still have my radar on. Its really been years since ive used it and im glad to know i still have it. ha! But seriously , I was folowed by two guys and as soon as i got to the long strip on Lafayette (near the Public...
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Re: Hattie Hathaway in Threepenny Opera

S'tan ·
Hello Hattie--I love Threepenny and have been a fan of it since I heard about it and bought the original Off-Broadway version with Lotte Lenya. As you can tell I'm such a theater quenn. Anyway I think the play is really cool but I can't believe that this is a limited run--this show need to be seen by everyone and should run longer than Phantom! Is there any word on a cast album for the rest of us unlucky enough to live in the sticks?
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Re: berlin ist kunst

Night Nurse ·
Im here working on the new Big Art Group show "Dead Set". I really love this city. Summer here is amazing. The more time i spend here the more i realize how much its like NYC was. The other great thing about Berlin is what a bike friendly city it is. I love riding to the theater every day...the air is so sweet now, full of florals. And the boys!!!.....dont get me started!!!! im in love.
 
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