“THE ATMOSPHERE IS ELECTRIC’ at an AWoW SHOWCASE

 “The atmosphere is electric; it encourages creativity, imagination, and very importantly, friendship and discussion between like minds amongst the audience and the performers. Everybody is welcome at Artist’s Without Walls.” Eimear O’Connor, Ireland, author, Sean Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation.

 

Here are a few of the great moments from AWoW’s 10/22/14 Showcase:

  

Ron Vazzano

Ron Vazzano

Ron Vazzano performed a monologue entitled “Ten Totems of Obsolescence in Passing,” adapted from an essay he had posted online in his monthly “Muse-Letter.” This stunning piece, that ran the full gamut of emotions— from pathos to joy— captivated the audience.  A highlight, was his bemoaning the fact that the 100 Watt bulb had now been replaced by a new squiggly fluorescent one, which he suddenly produced from his jacket pocket with an existential bewailing:  “A light bulb that will outlive me!”

 

Sana Musasama

Sana Musasama

 

 

Ceramic artist Sana Musasama began her compelling performance, which included a filmed photo-journey of her art and travels, stating that as a world traveler she seeks out the comfort and protection of women in traditional cultures. She visits markets that are dominated by women who invite her into their lives, guide her and teach her; they feed her passion.  Describing her mission, Sana said, “Heart first…you touch lives and you are touched by life.” A riveting presentation. 

 

 

Noah Hoffeld, Dan Yurkofsky and Melissa Sytlianou

Noah Hoffeld, Dan Yurkofsky and Melissa Sytlianou

 

Dan Yurkofsky, Noah Hoffeld,and Melissa Stylianou  performed “Wyoming” and “MIddle of the Road”, songs from Hoverhill, Dan’s recently released album of his original songs. “Wyoming” featured Melissa’s gorgeous singing voice and Noah’s superb cello playing.  Both songs displayed Dan’s evocative composing and lyric writing style. Hoverhill is available for purchase on CD Baby and Amazon.

 

Laurie Lewis, Mike Visceglia and Liz Queler

Laurie Lewis, Mike Visceglia and Liz Queler

 

Liz Queler and Laurie Lewis, were joined by musicians Mike Visceglia, Seth Farber and Robin Daniels in a piece written expressively for their AWoW performance called “The Owl and the Pussycat. Here are few of the audience’s comments:

 

“Everything about it was perfection—the contrast between the nursery rhyme and your narrative, the beauty of the underlying melody, Robin’s eerie percussive touches, it all coalesced into an incredibly moving and emotive piece of art.”

 

“Wow.  That was wonderful.  It came together beautifully and moved me to shiny tears.  I expected the piece to be poignant, but the joy and hope came from the performance.”

 

“I just loved the piece – as lulling as a lullaby but oh so subtly becomes an adult odyssey, daydream, night mare….”

 

Idan Morim

Idan Morim

Israeli born Jazz guitarist Idan Morin said, “My playing is based off of jazz, but is influenced by rock, classical and world music. The music that I write tends to be very melodic, cinematic at times.” Idan began his set playing an improvised intro to an old jazz standard called “My Ideal,” followed by the actual tune. He followed with two originals, the first called “Mental Comp” and the second “Movement.” Idan is clearly staking out his own territory with his technical brilliance and melodic sound. 

 

 

 

Richard Deane

Richard Deane

 

Richard Deane read a scene from his novel in progress “When Yesterday Comes.” In this scene Richard invites us into the private retrospection of a young woman reflecting upon the psychological abandonment and abuse that haunted her childhood. Elle Hatcher’s survival comes at the cost of her innocence and portends consequences that will affect not only her own life but those of her younger sisters. Richard’s words evoke a universal poignancy meant to scratch below the surface of our sympathetic responses to life’s tragic disappointments.

 

Warren Malone and his son Gibson lit up the theatre with three inspired tunes. Warren began with one of his own works, a soulful tune called “Ash and Smoke,” then was joined by his son Gibson on piano for “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Mean Woman Blues.” Have a listen below.

 

 

Artists Without Walls next Showcase will be at The Cell Theatre on November 25th. For more information contact info@artistswithoutwalls.com 

 

Photos by Vera Hoar.

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ MEMBERS PERFORMING AROUND TOWN

unnamedEd McCann’s “Writers Read” celebrates the spoken word, showcasing short works of established and emerging artists this Sunday, 10/26, 2pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 W23rd St., NYC. Check out the lineup of writers and learn more about each by visiting their Writers Read home page. There are just a few seats left. If you’d like to join us you can order your tickets by clicking here
  Hope to see you there.

 

 

Martina Fiserova

Martina Fiserova

 

 

 

This Tuesday night, Oct 28, 8pm, the very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Martina Fiserova will be appearing at the Path Cafe, 131 Christopher Street, NYC
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Keepin' It Photorealistic

Keepin’ It Photorealistic

 

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Also on Tuesday night, 6pm until…whatever…playwright Brona Crehan invites all to a fundraiser for her play Pillow on the Stairs at Ryan’s Daughter, 85th St.between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Artist Barry Finnegan will be there to draw Brona’s event and violinist Annette Homann will be providing the entertainment. $25 per person.

 

Annette Homann

Annette Homann

 

Annette Homann will also be performing with the Spectrum Symphony on Wednesday, in the West Village, St. Joseph’s, 371 Sixth Avenue, NYC, Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 7:30 pm.  The program: Ljova’s “Mecklenburg” (2013) String orchestra premiere; Brahms’s “Double” Concerto for violin and cello, op. 102, Artur Kaganovskiy, violin soloist and Miho Zaitsu, cello soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” in E flat op. 55. David A. Grunberg, conductor

 

Tickets: $20, VIP Seating $35. For tickets click here

 

 

 

Martin Kleinman

Martin Kleinman

“How to Build a Fire” – Brooklyn Edition. Guest curated and hosted by Martin Kleinman, Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Open Source Gallery – 306 17th Street, Park Slope, NY 11215.  This month’s storytellers include:  Mellini Kantayya – author/actor, Marian Fontana – writer/actor, Susan Kellman – mob lawyer and Daniel Kleinman – social media guru

 

 

10682572_10203454945427163_449382915_oAWoW is happy to announce its first evening at Rockwood Music Hall, Wed, 11/12, 7pm. We’ve assembled a great array of talent: Deni Bonet, Warren Malone, Niamh Hyland, Jack O’Connell, and performing together are Tara O’Grady and Sasha Papernik. Please come out and support these terrific artists. Our goal is to sell out the room and recognize our very talented members. Tickets are $20 but $15 for AWoW members using the code…awwmember. Click here for tickets 

PHOTOS from the ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ SHOWCASE at THE CELL, OCT 22, 2014

Vera Hoar’s photos from the Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell Theatre, October 22, 2014. The names of the photographed appear above each photo. 

 

Ron Vazzano

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Laurie Lewis, Mike Visceglia and Liz Queler

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Gibson and Warren Malone

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Noah Hoffeld, Dan Yurkofsky and Melissa Stylianou

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Sana Musasama

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Richard Deane

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Idan Morin

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Steve Silver and David Sharp

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STELLAR LINEUP for ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ SHOWCASE at THE CELL, WED, OCT 22, 7pm

 

“Artists Without Walls allows the various artists to bring things they ‘make’ to The Cell, to share with others.  Sharing my neon animations last night was a real honor. To have been able to offer the crowd a touch of fun and joy is the icing on the cake for an artist.” Jack Feldstein, animator and scriptwriter, after a recent AWoW Showcase. 

 

And they’ll be more of the same on Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm at The Cell Theatre, 338 W23rd Street, NYC.

 

Ron Vazzano

Ron Vazzano

Ron Vazzano is a writer and poet, and his monthly on line “Muse-Letter” (a mix of essays, reviews, poems, quotes, wordplay etc) just reached its tenth anniversary this month. Ron’s essays have been posted on the Artists Without Walls’ website and he’s also read his poetry on a number of occasions at Showcases over the past year. In a former life, he spent some years as an actor appearing in theatrical productions in New York City as well as on the road. Ron will be working in both capacities on Wednesday, doing a character monologue that he has adapted from an essay appearing on his website this month, entitled: “Ten Totems of Obsolescence in Passing.”

 

 

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis is a nationally and internationally acclaimed composer/producer/owner of Incommon Music, an original music production company, established in 1990. Incommon Music has produced hundred of scores and songs for film, commercials and multi media installations. Joining Laurie will be Liz Queler who is a touring and recording artist. Liz’s first theater piece ‘Still Will be

Liz Queler

Liz Queler

Heard’ was recently commissioned and produced by Montclair State University to rave reviews. AWoW is delighted to reunite Laurie and Liz – a songwriting and production team that began 25 years ago. They’ve developed a piece called “The Owl and the Pussycat” specifically for Wednesday’s performance.

 

 

 

Sana Musasama

Sana Musasama

 

World traveler, humanitarian and ceramic artist Sana Musasama will be joining us once again this Wednesday to discuss her efforts on behalf of abused young girls around the world and her work, which as she says, “Is about an experience that triggers an emotion, sometimes of a place or a time.” She then submerges herself with information that informs these ideas and concepts. “When I feel this overwhelming presence I poetically call my extra heart beat. I then pick up my clay and begin to build.” If you missed Sana when she visited us six months ago here’s another chance to meet this very compelling woman.

 

 

Warren Malone

Warren Malone

Singer/songwriter Warren Malone loves to sing, write songs and play guitar.  “I love traditional folk music as much as I love a great pop song. The first record I ever put on was a Hank Williams’ record when I was four years old. As a kid I loved Elvis.” Joining Warren on the piano for some old time rock ‘n’roll will be his son Gibson Malone. If you haven’t heard these two play together you’re in for a treat

 

 

 

Richard Deane

Richard Deane

Richard Deane will be reading a scene from his novel-in-progress, “When Yesterday Comes.” At a reading earlier in the year Richard read a scene that poignantly explores the existential conflict between a cabdriver’s skittish trepidations and the allurement of his prurient desires as he drives two menacing street pimps uptown to Harlem on Christmas Day. We’re looking forward to another excellent passage from Richard’s work.

 

Dan Yurkofsky

Dan Yurkofsky

 

Singer/composer Dan Yurkofsky will present two songs from his recently released CD “Hoverhill. “Although he now resides in New York City, many of the songs on the record are inspired by life in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lived for several years. He’ll be joined by two of the outstanding musicians that play on the album: cellist Noah Hoffeld and singer Melissa Stylianou.

 

Idan Morim

Idan Morim

 

Idan Morin, a guitarist who hails from Israel and studied at the Tel Aviv Conservatory of Music and more recently at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in NYC, grew up studying the giants of jazz and musicians from all over the world. His ability to communicate without words is cleary present in his music and Improvisation.

 

Hope to see you at The Cell this Wednesday. 

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ MEMBERS AROUND TOWN THIS MONTH

Martina Fiserova

Martina Fiserova

Martina Fiserova will perform a solo set of her originals at the Way Station, Brooklyn, on Monday Oct 20th at 11pm.  Located at 683 Washington Ave (Btw Prospect and St Marks, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238). No cover.

 

 

 

 

 

Tara O'Grady

Tara O’Grady

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Tara O’Grady and her band will be swinging at Winnie’s Prohibition Lounge, Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38 Street at 6th Ave. Tuesday, October 21, 7:30-10:30pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists Without Walls

Artists Without Walls

Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at The Cell Theatre on Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm. Evening’s presenters include Ron Vazzano, Liz Queler and Laurie Lewis, Sana Musasama, Warren and Gibson Malone, Dan Yurkofsky, Richard Deane, Steve Silver and Idan Morim. 

 

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Out By Ten

Out By Ten

Susan Seliger’s Out by Ten, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014:  LOVE, LUST & LOSS,an evening of storytellers and musicians (AWOW members Deni Bonet and Honor Finnegan  in Nov. and Dec.) in an intimate, salon-loft venue – with free wine & cheese, at 121 Ludlow Street (betw, Delancey y & Rivington) 7:30-9:30 PM. 

 

The evening’s performers include Moth Slam-Champion Storytellers: Micaela Blei & Kate Greathead, Funny Singer/Songwriter  Cassandra Kubinsky, Classical/Jazz Pianist  Jeremy Jordan  Click here for tickets$20 at the door—$18 in advance, includes free wine and cheese 

 

Honor Finnegan

Honor Finnegan

 

Honor Finnegan will be performing at the Common Ground Community Concerts, opening for Dan Bern, Saturday, October 25th, 2014 7:30 pm | Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings on Hudson NY. Click here for tickets. 

 

 

 

Writers Read

Writers Read

 

Ed McCann’s “Writers Read” celebrates the spoken word, showcasing short works of established and emerging writers, 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 26 at The Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street St., NYC.  Writers and guests mingle during a thirty-minute intermission with light refreshments.

 

Check out the lineup of writers and learn more about each writer by visiting their Writers Read home page.   Seating is limited. Their first event in June quickly sold out; if you plan to join them for Dog Stories, you can order your tickets by clicking here .

 

 

 

Keepin' It Photorealistic

Keepin’ It Photorealistic

Brona Crehan invites all to a fundraiser, Keeping It Photorealistic, for her play – Pillow on the Stairs, October 28th, 6pm until whatever.  Ryan’s Daughter, 85th St. Between First and Second Ave. Barry Finnegan, a phenomenal artist  has offered to draw at Brona’s event. He doesn’t tell anyone who he is drawing but rather lets it unfold during the evening. It’ll be a lot of fun and Brona is hoping it will generate some funding for her spring production!  

 

Proceeds to benefit the spring 2015 production of the original play Pillow on the Stairs by Brona Crehan. Meet the writer, the cast, the artist and win fabulous raffle prizes too!  An evening of fun and cocktails. $25.00 per person

 

 

 

Martin Kleinman

Martin Kleinman

“How to Build a Fire” – Brooklyn Edition.  Guest curated and hosted by Martin Kleinman
, Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Open Source Gallery – 306 17th Street, Park Slope, NY 11215 This month’s storytellers include:

 

Author/actor Mellini Kantayya , writer/actor Marian Fontana,  Susan Kellman – mob lawyer and Daniel Kleinman – social media guru

 

 

AWoW’s SHOWCASE at THE CELL in the IRISH ECHO

Nice article about AWoW’s Showcase at The Cell, 9/23/14, in this week’s Irish Echo.  Included are Joe Goodrich, Ashley Bell, Deni Bonet, Mundy, Terry McCarthy and Dermot McCarthy. 

 

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TONIGHT in NEW YORK CITY: THREE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES

Peter Quinn's "Banished Children of Eve"

Peter Quinn’s “Banished Children of Eve”

As part of its series of events for young readers in New York , Commonweal Magazine has invited Peter Quinn—good friend of Commonweal, award-winning author and really fun guy to be around—to read from his novel of Civil War New York, ‘Banished Children of Eve’ to celebrate its 20th year in print (Peter will bring books for purchase).  It’s at Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 E4th St., NYC, 7pm. And then Peter will hang out and share a drink; first round’s on Commonweal. So if you’re looking for useful writing tips, Bronx accents, original sin and local history, Swift is the place to be.

 

Tara O'Grady Jazz Trio

Tara O’Grady Jazz Trio

At 7:30pm Tara O’Grady and her band will be swinging at Winnie’s Prohibition Lounge, Refinery Hotel, 63 W. 38 Street at 6th Ave. 7:30-10:30pm. If you’re heading uptown maybe you can catch Tara’s act after Peter’s. 

 

Martina Fiserova

Martina Fiserova

Or, if you’re staying in the East Village, not far from Swift will be singer songwriter Martina Fiserova at Rue 7 Social Club at Klimat Lounge, starting around 9:30pm. 77 East 7 Street (between 1 and 2 Ave).  Prague native Martina will be celebrating her first year in NYC. She landed on the island exactly one year ago today. 

 

 

ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS’ UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Deni Bonet

Deni Bonet

 

Deni Bonet live, in concert from her home, today, Sunday, Oct 5, 2pm. Deni Bonet has performed at the White House — now she can perform at *your* house. Click here for $5 tickets

 

 

Martina Fiserova

Martina Fiserova

 

 

 

 

 

Singer/songwriter Martina Fiserova is appearing at Rue 7 Social Club, 77 East 7th St., NYC, October 14, 9:30pm. 

 

Tara O'Grady

Tara O’Grady

 

 

 

 

 

Tara O’Grady will be performing at Swing the Teapot on Friday, October 17, 9pm, 6 Verbena Avenue, Floral Park, NY. $10 door. Reservations required 516 488-2180

 

 

 

Renata Hinrichs

Renata Hinrichs

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Renata Hinrichs will be performing her one-woman show Random Acts on Sunday October 12th and 18th. The 12th is sold out but there are tickets available for October 18th at 6 pm.  THIS SHOW IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT

 

 

 

 

David Sharp

David Sharp

Actor David Sharp will be appearing in Final Day a Dramatic Musical, an original play with 15 musical numbers, Sunday, October 19, 2PM at 15 W28th St., NYC.   Based on many actual events, it is a historical fiction with a love story between a German prison guard and a Jewish girl prisoner on the final day of WWII in Europe.  Emerging Artists Theatre has selected Final Day from many submissions for presentation in their ll Festival.  To purchase tickets, which are only $11.34, click here

 

Antoinette Montague

Antoinette Montague

 

 

 

 

Antoinette Montague will be Minton’s Jazz Club on Thursday, October 23, 206 W118th St. Three shows: 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm. Reservations at 212 243-2222. $20 cover. No minimum

Serena Jost

Serena Jost

 

 

 

Serena Jost will be at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 196 Allen St., NYC, Thursday, November 6th, 8 pm.  This is a full band show with Julian Maile, Rob Jost & Robert DiPietro. $10 plus one drink  Click here for tickets  

 

 

Warren Malone

Warren Malone

 

 

“Artists Without Walls at Rockwood Music Hall,” 196 Allen St., Wednesday, November 12th, 7:30pm.  Come and be entertained by Deni Bonet, Warren Malone, Niamh Hyland, Jack O’Connell, and Tara O’Grady and Sasha Papernik.   Details to follow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWoW MEMBERS in the NEWS

Artists Without Walls’ members in this week’s edition of the Irish Echo. 

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Michael Brunnock and Connie Roberts

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Don Creedon and Noel Lawlor

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Devon McCarthy and Terry McCarthy

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LOTS of GREAT CHOICES for NYC ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

Looking for something to do in NYC tonight?

 

Emiko

Emiko

How about Emiko C-Music at The Bitter End. Emiko, who performed at Artists Without Walls most recent Showcase, will be appearing with her band, Friday at 8pm. You won’t be disappointed. Click here to check out the event.  

 

 

 

Michael Brunnock

Michael Brunnock

 

Tonight at 10:30pm Michael Brunnock will be at the Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374. Joining Michael Brunnock will be Deni Bonet, Ryan Vaughn, Mark Marshall and Skip Ward 718-8945400

 

 

 

Irish Film New York

Irish Film New York

 

 

 

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Beginning tonight, Irish Film New York is back with its fourth annual slate of top-notch contemporary Irish cinema, with all films screening at the Cantor Film Center of NYU on E. 8th St. Oct 3rd -Oct 6th. Tickets: IN-NYC discount $10 tickets. AWoW discount code: OFIO www.irishfilmnyc.com/tickets/

 

 

 

Erin Layton

Erin Layton

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Tonight is the last performance of, MAGDALEN a compelling one person, multi-character play written and performed by Erin Layton, directed by Julie Kline, about the women and girls who labored as unpaid slaves in commercial laundries operated by nuns in mid-twentieth century Ireland.   TICKET INFO: Tickets are $18 and available online here: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/United-Solo-Theatre-Festival/Overview?&aid=ven000193900