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Vaudephone #29: Keith Nelson 2

Posted in Contemporary Variety, Indie Theatre, Jugglers, PLUGS, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , on April 2, 2014 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts, viewed through our patented retroscope.

Today we feature the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’s Keith Nelson as rocks as his classic bowl spinning feat. Look for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Bindlestiff Open Stage at Dixon Place next Monday, April 7.

And please note as always the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at Iguana.

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

For more on the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And don’t miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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Vaudephone #28: Adam Kuchler

Posted in Circus, Contemporary Variety, Jugglers, PLUGS, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , on March 12, 2014 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts, viewed through our patented retroscope.

Today we feature the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’s Adam Kuchler as he rocks as his classic cigar box juggling routine. Look for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus March 13-16 in their 20th Anniversary Show at Brooklyn Lyceum.

And please note as always the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at Iguana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ4Pm3t3uRY

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And then there’s my new book to buy: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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Vaudephone #27: Keith Nelson

Posted in Circus, Contemporary Variety, Jugglers, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , on March 10, 2014 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts, viewed through our patented retroscope.

Today we feature the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’s Keith Nelson as rocks as his classic glassware balancing feat. Don’t sneeze, Keith! Look for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus March 13-16 in their 20th Anniversary Show at Brooklyn Lyceum.

And please note as always the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at Iguana.

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And then there’s my new book to buy: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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Vaudephone #26: Bathtub Jen and the Henchman

Posted in Comedy, Contemporary Variety, Music, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , , on February 4, 2014 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts, just returned from a many-monthed hiatus, and now at a new location, the Brooklyn Lyceum!

Today we feature one of my favorite acts, the hilarious and tuneful Bathtub Jen and the Henchman (downsized for this taping to a single Hench, Charley Layton) and featuring myself in the role I was born to play: “The Guy Who Reads off The Paper”.

And please note as always the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at Iguana.

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And then there’s my new book to buy: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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Jason Trachtenburg and Pendulum Swings on Broadway Tonight!

Posted in American Vaudeville Theatre, Contemporary Variety, Jazz (miscellaneous), Music, PLUGS, Rock and Pop, Vaudephones with tags , , , on August 27, 2013 by travsd

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Tonight the terrific Jason Trachtenburg and his band Pendulum Swings will be playing a gig at 54 Below, right there in the belly of the beat in the Broadway District. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1392336114326613/)

We thought it might be a fitting time to replay the Vaudephones we taped with him a few months back…

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

Vaudephone #3: Carla Rhodes (and Cecil Sinclair)

Posted in American Vaudeville Theatre, Comediennes, Comedy, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Ventriloquism & Puppetry with tags , , , on August 22, 2013 by travsd

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Ventriloquist  Carla Rhodes and her wooden partner Cecil Sinclair have a big show coming up this Friday! The show is at Cloud City in Williamsburg Brooklyn, all the dope is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/551755908226541/

In the meantime, to whet your appetite here is our  Vaudephone, which we taped with the loving couple a few months back…

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

Vaudephone #25: Trav S.D.

Posted in American Vaudeville Theatre, Comedy, Contemporary Variety, Music, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , , on April 10, 2013 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts!

Today we feature — me! With a very special message for  – you!

(Watch me muff the penultimate verse, but then, that’s only what you’d get in live performance! Rough ‘n’ ready, down ‘n’ dirty…)

And please note the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at the Edison Hotel! (Details are here).

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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And then there’s my new book to buy: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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Vaudephone #24: Noah Diamond

Posted in Comedy, Contemporary Variety, Singers, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , on April 4, 2013 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts!

Today we feature the terrific Noah Diamond, a show biz Renaissance man: vaudeville performer, cartoonist, tour guide and creator of political cabarets (go here for my full biographical run-down on him). In this week’s Vaudephone, he performs his “United Nations  Song”, which was a hit of our show Travesties of 2012 in last years New York Musical Comedy Festival.

Please note the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at the Edison Hotel! (Details are here).

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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Vaudephone #23: Michael Townsend Wright

Posted in Burlesk, Comedy, Contemporary Variety, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , on March 22, 2013 by travsd

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Hello and welcome again to Vaudephone, your one stop shopping for all the best contemporary variety acts!  Today we feature the terrific Michael Townsend Wright, a show biz vet what IS a show biz vet (go here for my full biographical run-down on him). In this cool clip, he does the parts of both Smith and Dale in their famous Dr. Kronkite sketch (Michael sat at the feet of Joe Smith in his last days to learn from him).

Please note the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at the Edison Hotel! (Details are here).

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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Vaudephone #22: The Lady Aye, Sweetheart of the Sideshow

Posted in Burlesk, Contemporary Variety, Dime Museum and Side Show, Vaudephones, Women with tags , , , on March 13, 2013 by travsd

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Aloha! Here we are with this week’s Vaudephone! And a worthy one it is, containing as it does the great Lady Aye (for more info on this interesting performer go here).

Please note the swell theme music, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Don’t miss Vince and his swingin’ band for dinner and dancing every Monday and Tuesday at the Edison Hotel! (Details are here).

Vaudephone is a co-production of Travalanche/ the American Vaudeville Theatre, and Vaudevisuals.com.

To find out about  the history of vaudeville, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.

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