Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia

Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia The Lower East Side Biography Project is a community media project, a television biography series and video oral history archive.

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07/02/2019

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06/20/2019
City Winery Chicago

Tell your friends in Chicago, Penny Arcade is coming next Tuesday June 25th to City Winery.

New York’s legendary avant-gardist Penny Arcade, has performed Longing Lasts Longer, a rock n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir, in 42 cities around the world.

Don't miss Penny Arcade make her Chicago debut on June 25 with 'Longing Lasts Longer'! Grab your tickets now: http://bit.ly/PennyArcadeCWC

06/11/2019
Judith Malina: The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Next Monday on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia Judith Malina! Here's an excerpt! Watch the full 28 minute biography on TV in Manhattan June 17 at 11pm EST on Cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

Judith Malina (June 4, 1926 - April 10, 2015) was an actress, writer, director, and co-founder of the Living Theater. Founded in 1947 as an imaginative alternative…

06/07/2019
Jack Waters, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Next Monday on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, Jack Waters - artist, performer, dancer and activist, this is a wonderful portrait of a graceful and intelligent soul. Here's an excerpt! Watch the full 28 minute biography on TV in Manhattan June 10 at 11pm EST on Cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

Jack Waters works in all forms of visual, performance and media art. He is a BFA graduate in dance of the Juilliard School. His choreography credits include his…

The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia Dean Lance is having a art show at Howl Ha...
06/05/2019
Dean Lance: Mourn the Dead, Fight for the Living

The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia Dean Lance is having a art show at Howl Happening! June 5-16. Dean is a core member of the LES Bio Project, the head researcher and director of both the Jayne County and Carmen Pabon biographies. His illustrations created for his award winning film, A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall, chronicle the early AIDS crisis.

Lance is a Brooklyn-born video and visual artist whose work has been broadcast on PBS and

05/16/2019
Edgar Oliver, Mother was a Hit-Run Driver

Just for even more fun, Edgar Oliver's, Mother was Hit-Run Driver, from the Goodie Magazine benefit.

Edgar Oliver is a poet, playwright and performer appearing in New York theaters, film, and television. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Edgar is a gentleman;…

05/14/2019
If You Were Mayor of New York

If.....Sarah Schulman, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Tuli Kupferberg, Jayne County, Jonas Mekas, Jeanie Chan, Steve Canon, Jack Waters and Marty Matz...WERE MAYOR OF NEW YORK. A short film from The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia

If.....Sarah Schulman, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Tuli Kupferberg, Jayne County, Jonas Mekas, Jeanie Chan, Steve Canon, Jack Waters and Marty Matz...were Mayor…

05/10/2019
Jeremiah Moss's Vanishing New York - Book Celebration with Penny Arcade

Jeremiah Moss’s Vanishing New York - Book Celebration with Penny Arcade. Excerpts from book celebration and signing party at The Cutting Room New York City. October 27, 2017
Reading by Jeremiah Moss
Performance by Penny Arcade
Music by Steve Zehentner

Excerpts from book celebration and signing party at The Cutting Room New York City. October 27, 2017 Reading by Jeremiah Moss Performance by Penny Arcade Music…

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05/09/2019

Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia's cover photo

05/06/2019
Richard Foreman, The Lower East Side Biography Project, 5 minute excerpt from 28 minute biography

Tonight on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, RICHARD FOREMAN. 11pm EST on Cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel
Here's an excerpt

Richard Foreman has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in New York City and abroad. Five of his plays have received "OBIE"…

It's Lower East Side History Month
05/06/2019
Lower East Side History Month 2019 – FABnyc

It's Lower East Side History Month

Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Lower East Side. Each year in May, Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses and residents create a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and learning opportunities. All events ta...

04/15/2019
Bruce Benderson, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Tonight on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, BRUCE BENDERSON. Here's a sample. 11pm EST on Cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

Bruce Benderson is a novelist, essayist, journalist and translator, widely published in France. Benderson's erotic memoir Autobiographie érotique, about…

Funeral Parade of Roses
04/12/2019
Funeral Parade of Roses

Funeral Parade of Roses

BACK IN THE 1980s, drag queens worldwide were stuck in a time warp, impersonating all the familiar divas in dowdy gowns. One major exception to this sorry situation was the counterculture of Manhattan’s East Village, where drag was being wildly reinvented. Outfits were pieced together at Salvation...

You have wonderful opportunities to see Nicky Paraiso's beautiful piece directed by john jesuran this week!!GO!!!
04/04/2019
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

You have wonderful opportunities to see Nicky Paraiso's beautiful piece directed by john jesuran this week!!

GO!!!

“Sharply honest with wry humor and many laugh out loud moments, we travel Nicky's road that never turns maudlin, a story of how we create new famillies without disowning the ones we are born into.” ~ Penny Arcade on Now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories

Don't miss the final four performances starting tonight: http://bit.ly/2TBalmu

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03/26/2019

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03/10/2019
Penny Arcade, Two AIDS monologues from Penny Arcade's shows, Old Queen and Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

Tomorrow evening on the Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, the biography of PENNY ARCADE. But for now and for no particular reason, here's two of Penny's monologues about AIDS from Old Queen and Birch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary New York City Play-House of the Ridiculous at seventeen, and an escapee…

ESG Has Filed a Lawsuit
03/06/2019
ESG Has Filed a Lawsuit

ESG Has Filed a Lawsuit

Join community garden representatives, activists, and scholars, as they explore access to public green space and the availability of affordable housing in a constantly changing city through the lens of Elizabeth Street Garden.

Click here to support Keep Jeremiah safe at home organized by Marie Cardinal
03/05/2019
Click here to support Keep Jeremiah safe at home organized by Marie Cardinal

Click here to support Keep Jeremiah safe at home organized by Marie Cardinal

After suffering an accident at NYU where Jeremiah was Film Industry Liaison for 19 years his health problems began. Following a hip replacement surgery he suffered an acute heart attack and was diagnosed with Diabetes several years ago . Now because of degeneration in both legs he can no longer w...

02/25/2019
Disappearing NYC

Commercial Rent Control needed for our neighborhood's now

Wayne Conti, owner of Mercer Street Books, has an idea why there are so many empty stores - especially in Greenwich Village.

02/17/2019
Danny Fields, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Coming Monday February 18 on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, DANNY FIELDS. The Lower East Side Biology Project celebrates iconoclasm and no one represents individuality like culture maker DANNY FIELDS. Forever the coolest guy in the room, the marvelous raconteur Danny Fields has done more to shape the popular music landscape in America and the world than almost anyone. 11pm EST on Cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

The Lower East Side Biology Project celebrates iconoclasm and no one represents individuality like culture maker DANNY FIELDS. Forever the coolest guy in the room,…

02/06/2019
Bina Sharif, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Next Monday on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, multi dimensional artist BINA SHARIF. 11pm EST on cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel Here's an excerpt from our 28 minute biography.

Bina Sharif is an award winning Pakistani American playwright/actress/director/performer and a visual artist. She has over 25 plays produced in USA, Pakistan and…

02/02/2019
Jonas Mekas, 28 minute biography from The Lower East Side Biography Project

This Monday on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia JONAS MEKAS. Rest in Peace dear Jonas. Here's our entire 28 minute biography.

Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-born American filmmaker, poet, writer, and curator who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema."…

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01/29/2019

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01/28/2019
Leee Black Childers, The Lower East Side Biography Project, excerpt from 28 minute biography

Tonight on The Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia, LEEE CHILDERS. 11pm EST on cable TV in Manhattan FIOS 33, RCN 82, Time Warner 34 & 1995, and live stream everywhere https://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel

Leee Black Childers was a rock 'n' roll photographer, raconteur and documentarian of the punk movement. R-I-P beautiful boy! http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/469103/Punk-snapper-Leee-Black-Childers-dead “I…

12/30/2018
Penny Arcade at Under The Radar Festival at Joe's Pub

Penny Arcade at The Under The Radar Festival
January 3, 6, 10, 12, 13
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre New York
TKTS: https://www.publictheater.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=38915

DO NOT MISS the go-go pre-show with New York’s best dancers, 30 minutes prior to start time!
SHOWTIMES
January 3, 7pm - Go-Go Pre-Show 6:30pm
January 6, 9:30pm - Go-Go Pre-Show 9pm
January 10, 5:30pm - Go-Go Pre-Show 5pm
January 12, 7pm - Go-Go Pre-Show 6:30pm
January 13, 7pm - Go-Go Pre-Show 6:30pm

Penny Arcade's world-famous show is among the most exuberant performances to ever emerge from New York’s East Village. Penny Arcade's B!D!F!W!! blends her trademark warmth, comedy, humanism and razor-sharp satire with an uplifting audience dance break. Originally created as a brilliant retort to the Senator Helms N.E.A. censorship crisis of 1990, B!D!F!W! is now a timeless and passionate rock n’ roll anthem celebrating free speech. It is a political provocation for our times!

Produced by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner in collaboration with Jeremy Goldstein for London Artists Projects, Greg Kastelman for Unbound Artists and Richard Jordan Productions
www.pennyarcade.tv

Penny Arcade Under The Radar Festival Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre New York 3, 6, 10, 12, 13 January TKTS: https://www.publictheater.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=38915 Running…

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12/13/2018

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11/25/2018
Al Orensanz - 28 minute program, Lower East Side Biography Project

Next Monday on The Lower East Side Biography Project, AL ORENSANZ! But you don't have to pine for it, because here it is in it's entirety. We miss Al....

AL ORENSANZ (1942-2016)

Of all the Lower East Side revolutionary alchemists who work(ed) to synthesize individual struggle, community engagement, an inclusive sweeping rebellious vision...into a powerful and practical alternative to gentrification and corporate fascism, AL ORENSANZ was one of the most erudite, kind and understated.

No Emma-Goldman-like firebrand...but perched as he was on the precipice of the bulldozing of one of this planet's most recent and symbolic freedom sanctuaries (early 1980's New York Lower East Side Norfolk Street), Al seized the moment and delivered to us and the world, a revitalized synagogue, an everyone-is-welcome community center, a cultural-commercial opportunity center that for hundreds and thousands of his friends, neighbors, tourists and celebrities became part of the neighborhood's lineage of rebellion and a living, breathing, surging symbol that another way is possible.

Named after his brother, the internationally renown artist Angel, the Angel Orensanz Foundation holds deep in it's bones...a good portion of the spiritual DNA of our Lower East Side.

Al Orensanz, truly....Rest-In-Peace.

Penny Arcade and The Lower East Side Biography Project had a long camaraderic relationship with Al. Penny and Al were soul mates and the project created several films with and for Al. Here's the full LES Bio 28 minute program on Al Orensanz, edited by Eric Wallach and Steve Zehentner

AL ORENSANZ (1942-2016) Of all the Lower East Side revolutionary alchemists who work(ed) to synthesize individual struggle, community engagement, an inclusive…

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