Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am thankful....

I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my fans and my community. I am thankful to have people in my life who are creative and want me to share my creativity with them. My new position as an intern in the Video Department at Mr Smalls had afforded me some spectacular opportunities this month. I have been to more shows in the last month than I have been to in the last year. You would think that as an entertainer I would go out all the time, right? Well, while I am out quite a bit, when I am performing, I consider it work. It is work I enjoy immensely, but if I am doing it right, I am not partying, I am performing and it's the patrons who should be partying. So, if I am not working, I stay home and deal with things like my dining room ceiling falling in, or refinishing floors or stopping the basement from leaking, real sexy stuff, right? But, now that part of my work is documenting the creative work of others besides myself, I find I am just thankful that there are so many wonderful artists in the world and that we have people in our lives who want to bear witness and be part of the magic. So, I guess what I am saying is, I am thankful for you.

That said sometimes not everyone has what they need to create, real basic stuff, like healthcare and housing.... fortunately 2 of the 3 gigs I have this very weekend are all about healing and living warm and safe.... and the other one is all about the tunes and the company (which I hope are just as healing).

Thursday November 14, 2013 - 8 p.m., $10, 21 & over
I am emceeing an amazing evening of diversified entertainers hosted by Balanced Mind Pittsburgh. 4 Rivers Vaudeville - Designed to Educate, Edify, Amaze and Uplift! It is part of a 3 Day Alchemical Adventure that is the beginning of a convergence of Integrated Medicine Professionals, Natural Holistic Healers and Creative Artistic Geniuses.
James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Friday November 15, 2013 - 5 p.m. - 730 p.m.
Join me and some musical members of the Cultural District for some cocktails and a multi lingual jazz filled evening to kick off this mid November weekend. November 15, 2013 will only ever happen once, and we would be honored to sing to you on that day before it slides away... No entry fee, just show up and enjoy the music, the spirits and the menu.
Backstage Bar, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Sat November 16, 2013 - 12 p.m is Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's inaugural Health & Housing (HE-HO) Fair for Artists, held on Saturday, November 16 from noon - 6 p.m. at the Kingsley Association, will bring artists face-to-face with local healthcare and housing experts and providers. Through vendors and well-organized seminars, HE-HO will prepare our community of artists for the forthcoming health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, and empower our creative community with the right knowledge on mortgage lending and fair housing by gaining information about buying, renovating, or retrofitting a property. HE-HO will offer free screenings, educational resources, seminars, one-on-one meetings, prizes, performances and hands-on activities. Child care will be available on-site.
The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsbburgh, PA 15206
Registration to attend workshops is recommended -

Saturday Nov 23, 2013 - 7 p.m., $10
Atrocity Exhibition Documentary Screening!
I am not actually performing at this event, but as an Atrocity Exhibition artist, I shall be participating in the Q and A session after the movie. We are screening a documentary about the Atrocity Exhibition by Brian Cottington! This movie features the performances of local and nationally curated artists, like Macabre Noir, Cherri Baum, Lilith Deville, Nick Noir, Vinsantos, Reverend Decay, Rachel Deacon, myself and more!
Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Monday November 25, 2013 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., free , all ages!
Come celebrate a fall carnevale with us and our signature jazz, burlesque and sideshow performances at Rhoades Hall for the friends and community of Clarion University in Oil City!! Featuring performances by Kabarett Vulgare members Macabre Noir, Lilith Deville, Nick Noir & Penny de la Poison as well as my group "The Cultural District" featuring Don and Tony DePaolis and John "Smitty" Smith!
Venango College of Clarion University, Rhoades Hall, 1801 W 1st St, Oil City, PA, 16301

That's it for now, folks, but what a great month it is going to be! Be thankful for your family, your friends and know I am thankful for your support of local art, music and creativity!