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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.

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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Bindle, Bramble, Baby, Bumpus

Posted in Acrobats and Daredevils, Circus, Contemporary Variety, PLUGS, Vaudephones with tags , , on March 4, 2014 by travsd

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We stopped by Dixon Place last night to tape a couple of Vaudephones with company members of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus during the exciting preparatory moments before their monthly open mike showcase. Be sure to catch their 20th anniversary mainstage cabaret show at the Brooklyn Lyceum March 13-16!

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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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Tanya Solomon and Shane Baker: Night of a Thousand Rubber Chickens

Posted in American Vaudeville Theatre, Comedy, Coney Island, Contemporary Variety, Jews/ Show Biz, Magicians/ Mind Readers/ Quick Change, Vaudephones, Vaudeville etc. with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by travsd

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Mirth! Mystery! Mishegas!
A double shot of schtick at Coney Island.

Tanya Solomon, New York’s first lady of funny magic, plays with sharp knives, creamed corn, and your dearest beliefs.

Shane Baker tells of his rise from Missouri altar boy to crown prince of Yiddish vaudeville, with songs, tales, and chicken hypnosis.

In honor of their teaming tonight, we thought it apropos to share the Vaudephone shorts we taped with each of them a few months back…

 

 

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

For tonight’s show tickets are $10 in advance, or at the door.

Advance tickets at: http://shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=5415

To find out more 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 check out my new book: 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 #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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