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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


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

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.



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 etc etc etc


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


Originally posed in 2011. 

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:

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

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