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One of the most interesting and underrated pop culture figures ever was Nico. This past week in New York two very different events took place in her honor.The first event took place Tuesday night at The Cutting Room. Chelsea Madchen is NYC musician and performance artist, Tammy Faye Starlite’s take on Nico’s life and work as an all-around icon. Chelsea Madchen is based on an interview Nico did in the mid-80s.  Nico (Ms. Starlite) is asked questions by a journalist which she answers in her slow Teutonic speech and performs varies songs from Nico’s very eclectic career. Read More
Adrienne Truscott, whose performance art and choreography have earned her international acclaim, is debuting her improvisational solo piece “…Too Freedom…” a show that aims to confront and challenge the norms of human interaction and self-presentation. Truscott touches on many different genres with her work and has been creating in NYC for over 15 years. She has recently produced several short and evening-length dance theater pieces, which can be found on her website. Read More
The Ohio River Project is the latest venture of artists who make boats out of awesome pieces of trash and travel down various rivers. They stop in towns along the way to put on free shows for the public and create fun experiences, tons of laughter, and amazing pictures. Every year the masterminds behind the project pick a different river, and this time around they're sailing down one of the largest and most populated in the United States, the Ohio River. The boat is constructed from a mix of pianos, books, and even a Ferris Wheel, and “Bigfoot: The Musical” is their latest show. Read More
Two years ago, performance artist Marina Abramović had a much-buzzed-about retrospective, “The Artist is Present,” at the the Museum of Modern Art, and it’s the subject (and title) of a new HBO documentary by Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre. For the retrospective, Abramović sat in a chair (without making a peep or getting up for anything--not even to use the bathroom) for three months. Between March and May 2010, from the time the MoMA opened in the morning to the time it closed at night, Abramović could be found at the museum, sitting in her chair. Read More
David J, co-founder of Brit bands Love & Rockets and Bauhuas, lends his talent for a rock concert/theater event in Los Angeles starting November 30th. The director finds new meaning in the rise and fall of Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick. The show explores Edie as Persephone, a modern-day queen of the underworld, with Warhol acting as Hades. David J leads the band, Silver for Gold, through songs that are melancholy and eerie in conjunction with blue periods in her life. Read More