MICHAEL ARENELLA & HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA are the world’s premiere Jazz-Age orchestra, steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Their size ranges from a full dance orchestra to smaller incarnations. They play their “Hot-and-Sweet” music anywhere that fine and eclectic tastes meet.
The Dreamland Orchestra’s mission is to mine the forgotten yet vital beauty of the past and bring it into the light of today—to be danced and romanced to by a new generation of flappers and sheiks.
STEVE CARTER is an NYC actor/artist/filmmaker/musician who has been creating extraordinary works in many realms over several decades.
is an American underground filmmaker and actor. Kuchar is notable for his low-budget and camp films such as "Sins of the Fleshapoids" and The Craven Sluck.
Raised in The Bronx, he made his first films as a teenager in the 1950s with his twin brother George Kuchar and participated in New York’s underground film scene in the 1960s and 1970s. Mike divided his time between New York City and his brother's San Francisco apartment until 2007, when he moved to San Francisco permanently. George died on 6 September 2011 in San Francisco.
"It Came from Kuchar", a documentary film of the life of George and Mike Kuchar by Jennifer Kroot, premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on 14 March 2009.
In the past 10 years, Kuchar has focused on more intimate one person expressionistic films. At the Vienna International Film Festival in 2009, he unveiled two short films, "Swan Song" and "Dumped". "Swan Song" features the pain of a young man tormented by his sensuality who is painted as an animal writhing in pain, and Dumped stars veteran stage actress Deirdre McGill in a portrait of a woman engaged in a deadly love triangle. Kuchar is currently teaching in the film program at the San Francisco Institute.
The Kuchar brothers collaborated on a book, "Reflections from a Cinematic Cesspool" (1997), a humorous memoir discussing four decades of filmmaking and including an introduction by director John Waters.
MICHAEL PARK is an NYC animator, filmmaker and cinema series curator. Along with Jennifer MacMillan he was co-curator of the New Vision Cinema Series. He is also known as “Disco Mike”and volunteers for the organization: Dance Parade, Inc.
For more information, look up:
CLAYTON PATTERSON is a Canadian-born artist, photographer, videographer and folk historian. Since moving to NYC in 1979 his work has focused almost exclusively on documenting the art, life and times of the Lower East Side in Manhattan
- Inside Out: The Art World of the Squats. Clayton Patterson, Alan W. Moore, Laura Zelasnic, editors. (1994, Printed Matter, New York.)
- Wildstyle: History of a New Idea. Clayton Patterson and Jochen Auer, editors. (2003, Unique Publications, New York).Captured
- A Film/Video History of the Lower East Side. Clayton Patterson, Paul Bartlett, Urania Mylonas, editors. (2005, Seven Stories Press, New York)
- Resistance: A Radical Social and Political History of the Lower East Side. Clayton Patterson, editor. (2007, Seven Stories Press, New York).
- Clayton Patterson's Front Door Book. Clayton Patterson with Angel "LA2" Ortiz, Marco Hellraiser & Triby L.E.S. Monica Uszerowicz, editor. (2009, O.H.W.O.W. Press, Miami)
- "Jews: A People's History of the Lower East Side" ( Paperback) (2012, Clayton Books, LLC; 1ST edition).
— from Wikipedia, CLAYTON PATTERSON
For more information, look up: http://patterson.no-art.info
NICK ZEDD spearheaded the cinema of transgression film movement, directing 44 movies since 1979. Mr. Zedd currently resides in Mexico City where he paints, writes screenplays, shoots videos and publishes Hatred of Capitalism magazine.
In 2013 he was presented with the Acker Award for Lifetime Achievement, a tribute given to members of the avant garde arts community who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline in defiance of convention, or else served their fellow writers and artists in outstanding ways.
For more information, look up: http://www.nickzedd.com
the INCREDIBLE EDIBLE AKYNOS is an NYC Burlesque performer; actress; activist; event organizer, writer, performance artist and social commentator. Upcoming projects: one woman show, “Black Pussy; Scripted web series “Chronicles of a Black Heaux” and the social/whore commentary web series, “Whore Logic”.
—from her website
For more information, look up: www.akynos.com
the MINSKY SISTERS Gin and Kristen Minsky are the hottest sensation to surface in the Cabaret scene in years! From the bible belt to Boston, Gin and Kristen developed their natural sense of style and flair onstage, eventually settling around New York's Greenwich Village when Vaudeville seemed to be on its last legs. Famed for its jazz and nightlife, soft-shoe turned to tap, sweet turned to sass and the Sisters shortened their hemlines, rolled their stockings and haven't looked back since!
—from their website
For more information, look up: www.minskysisters.com
MICHAEL MUSTO is a journalist and a former columnist for The Village Voice, where he wrote La Dolce Musto. He is the author of Downtown and well as a compilation of Manhattan on the Rocks as selected columns published as La Dolce Musto.
—from Wikipedia, MICHAEL MUSTO
For more information: http://www.out.com/michael-musto
WORLD FAMOUS BOB is known for her over the top blonde bombshell image and incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage, has captivated audiences all of r the world with her unique burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and MC skills
—from her website
For more information: http://theworldfamousbob.com
PERLE NOIRE has performed her signature blend of sultry, athletic and captivating dance in numerous venues throughout the world. Fans across the globe clamor for the chance to see this burlesque star light up the stage.
—from her website
For more information: http://blackburlesquequeen.com
DULCE DE LECHE is one of NYC’s finest performers. Sexy. Curvaceous. Humorous. Always poised with the essence of burlesque glamor and sophistication.
Mmmm. And so sweet.
—from the webpage Amy’s fstop
For more photos and information: http://dulcediva.wix.com/dulceburlesque
MARK DEMPSEY & RICH KEYSER are actors/members of the MEDICINE SHOW THEATER. Founded
in 1970 by the late Barbara Vann and James Barbosa .... is a Company of professional theatre artists dedicated to offering creative alternatives to conventional theatre by creating and presenting works that experiment with language, music, movement, form and ideas, and meld the strengths of theatrical tradition with innovation.
—from their website
For more information: www.medicineshowtheater.org
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DIANE LYNNE NAEGEL (1980-2011) was an NYC actress, writer and performer. She created the Vintage Nouveau Magazine ZELDA in 2009, which is still being published by her partner, Don Spiro and Wit's End, a monthly soiree in conjunction with the Dorothy Parker Society.
For more information: www.zeldamag.com
TAYLOR MEAD (1924-2013) was an American writer, actor and performer. Mead appeared in several of Andy Warhol’s underground films made at Warhol’s Factory and was a beloved icon of the downtown New York art scene since the ’60’s.
—from Wikipedia,Taylor Mead
CLUE THE CAT (1991?-2009) was an animal actor and NYC niteclub DJ.
MUSICIANS FOR ALTERNATE RECORDING OF "I AIN'T LAZY, I'M JUST DREAMIN'":
Performed by the Bill Mann Orchestra
Clarinet: Zak Legas
1st Trumpet: Tim Brutscher
2nd Trumpet: (waiting for this guy's name)
Trombone: Matthew Welch
Tenor Sax: Mark Hoffman
Piano: Nina Mascio
Bass: Jeff Hoffman
Drums: Bob Russ
Vocal: Bill Poznanski a.k.a. Bill Mann
Remixed & Produced by:
Transcribed and Orchestrated by:
Bill Poznanski a.k.a. Bill Mann