Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Super Mario Opera, Joe's Pub NYC

On Saturday August 17th, Jonathan Mann’s ‘Super Mario Opera’ made its live-reading debut at Joe’s Pub in New York City. “Up until last week, only 4 people have bought tickets to my show…including my parents.” Mann said in the now sold out venue. His dream is to take his small stage performance to a bigger stage, and a bigger audience. 

The show was a grim interpretation of the character ‘Super Mario’. Mann took the well-known and greatly loved story of the plumber-turned-hero Mario Mario (yes, that is his full name) and warped it into a story of one 8-bit man and his existential crisis through the world he knows as Mushroom Kingdom. However, the real showstoppers here were the projected graphics by Colin Snyder. The bright animations helped move the narrative along by being informative, but very pretty to look at.

Despite being rough-around-the-edges, the plot and development have huge room for growth, and I look forward to its improvement.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Starting TODAY: CBGB Festival!

If you want to relive the golden years of CBGB or if you're like me, you WISH you lived during the age of punk rockers and heavy guitars then you can find it at CBGB's Festival in New York City. From conferences, showcases, and plain old concerts you can enjoy the time when rock music was life, and "catching a show" was as easy as doing as it was saying.

CBGB Festival will take place on July, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2012 
in New York City and Brooklyn.
Click here for more info.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Forty-Deuce: The Times Square Photographs of Bill Butterworth, 1983-1984

PowerHouse Arena
37 Main St
(between Water St & Howard Aly)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
June 5th - July 1st

Yesterday was the opening reception for Bill Butterworth's The Forty-Deuce at Powerhouse Books.

Reminiscent of photographer, Jamaal Shabazz, Bill Butterworth photographed the gritty, dirty, and glamorous life of Times Square. Before becoming a mecca for tourists, Times Square was the underbelly of New York; a hunting ground for addicts of sex and drugs alike. Butterworth's photographs reminds us of a different time that we often romanticize, and for some, regret.

Friday, May 18, 2012


 May 16 was the start of the always exciting New York Photo Festival!

With curators like Glenn Ruga, Amy Smith-Stewart, Claude Grunitzky, and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid the shows looks awesome. Whether you're into documentary or mixed-medium work there is something for you to check out. I hope I can take the time to visit some these exhibitions!

RIP Donna Summer

Disco/Dance legend, Donna Summer