May 25 - June 22, 2013Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Seymour, a down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding her growing appetite. A sadistic nitrous-oxide inhaling dentist is just one of Audrey II’s gustatory delights as she eats her way…See More
Pookey Wigington Presents:Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show@ the Laugh Factory8001 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CAHosted by: Ron GMusic by: DJ SidekickTo RSVP for Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show contact Pookey Wigingtonemail: email@example.com or text: 310-600-7992, space is limited.Hey if you haven't already, connect with us!!!www.chocolatesundaes.comwww.facebook.com/chocolatesundaes…See More
In this hour-long documentary film a young multi-racial Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) woman, filmmaker Christen Hepuakoa Marquez, sets out to discover the meaning of her incredibly lengthy Hawaiian name from her estranged mother whose diagnosis as schizophrenic in the 80′s caused their family separation. Christen discovers not only herself within the name, but gains a whole new perspective on the idea of sanity and how cultural differences can sometimes muddle its definition.See More
From their many appearances with Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion and The American Radio Company, to performances at The Grand Ole Opry and Austin City Limits as well as their tours with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and The Seldom Scene—Robin and Linda Williams have thrilled audiences throughout America for more than twenty years with their distinctive folk, bluegrass, and country sound! See More
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by: Molly Marina Haupt To Wikipedia, Vauderville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill and was popular in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s.
To musical group Alyssandra & The Daymakers and 4th street’s Art Theatre, a Long Beach Vauderville-Folk Spectacular is an awesome way to market a debut album release, highlight local talent and fill up all the seats in a large auditorium.
Thursday night was just that, as Alyssandra & The Daymakers invited poets, local bands, belly dancers and a live painter (among other artistic performers) to share the stage throughout the night to celebrate creativity and have a local blast from the past.
The band gave one performance and rewarded their debut album with every ticket purchased, but must be recognized for their selfless-spirit in inviting other local acts to share the stage and spread their talent.
There was folk/jazz/bluesy music, spoken word, aerobatics, performance acting, energizing belly-dancing and humorous poetry. Themes were romantic, edgy, political and ironic and the silent films clipped by Mondo Celluloid summed up the randomness of the event.
Lauren Coleman, of the group Pebaluna, performed a beautiful song and ukulele number. The rarely used instrument accompanied her soft folklore sound perfectly and her gratefulness to be included in the show radiated through her smile.
Lisa Narinian also hit the stage with a soft tone, tiny built, but big message. Her spoken word piece titled "The Good Life," was an ode to this lovely Earth, as she praised this land with her rhythmic prose and brought lovely images of nature to the audience beneath her.
The humor award certainly went out to Aaron Van Geem, as the CSULB actor, dressed as a sweet southern belle, monologued a confusing Falling Out Old Women by Daniil. Not quite sure if it was his bearded body in a dress or perfected southern drawl that created the most laughs, but either way the guy brought the giggles.
If you missed the big vauderville fest, you missed some classy tunes, sexy dances, lovely words, a few good laughs and the comeback of a genre of entertainment that hasn’t been seen since the 1930s. Maybe next time…