RIP Julie Goell

Sad news:  Julie Goell, the renowned musician, clown, and theatre teacher, passed away on Sunday. She was a teacher of mine (along with her husband Avner Eisenberg.)  She and Avner taught worldwide for a number of years, and I took at least two workshops with them at the Celebration Barn in Maine and at MotionFest.(If you read the obit below, […]

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RIP Pat Cashin- Taken far too soon.

Pat Cashin

I’m feeling very down.  My friend Pat Cashin unexpectedly died yesterday. He hadn’t been feeling well for about 10 days, doctors thought it was a viral infection of some sort but couldn’t find anything definitely wrong, his wife and kids went out to get groceries and when they came back he had passed away. He was a very funny clown, an […]

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PopWaits EXTENDED TO MARCH 19. (Chicago) Don’t Miss It!

Even clowns have heroes.  For Malic White and Molly Brennan, the two performers/partners/lovers who are the chief instigators of the highly personal, very adult clown/rock music cabaret PopWaits, those heroes are seminal punker Iggy Pop (hero of Malic) and protean gravel-throated ultra-cool cabaret singer/music creator Tom Waits (hero of Molly) Both performers suffer from depression and use their heroes as creative jumping […]

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Flea Circus in Chicago July 16-18

Flea Circus Customized Trailer

Tiny Performers To Entertain in Chicago Parks ============================== SUMMARY: WHAT: Acme Miniature Flea Circus in the Chicago Park District WHERE: July 16 6:30 pm Paschen Park (1932 W. Lunt Street) WHERE: July 18 2:00 pm Pulaski Park (1419 W. Blackhawk Street) COST: FREE! (seating limited, please arrive early) MORE INFO: http://www.palaceofwonders.com MORE INFO: http://www.trainedfleas.com PUBLICITY PHOTOS: Press Images of the […]

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A Flaming Idiot Needs Your Help…

Jon O’Connor, also known as Pyro, former member of the legendary juggling group the Flaming Idiots and a regular on the Renaissance Faire circuit. has hit some hard times.   He is currently without health insurance, and recently had to spend 11 days in the hospital battling acute pancreatitis. They were a truly innovative juggling ensemble from the late 80s, […]

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Joel Jeske

Joel Jeske is a professional physical comedian, director, teacher, and creator of his own theater shows. He has appeared in major feature films including Two for the Money with Al Pacino and Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock. On television, Joel was featured in Sex in the City, The Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, and […]

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Michael Miclon, New Artistic Director at Johnson Hall (Gardiner ME)

Michael Miclon, a well known Maine variety entertainer and until recently, the proprietor of vaudeville theatre Odd fellows Hall of Buckfield ME, has been named Artistic Director of Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center.  Johnson Hall  is a nonprofit organization that presents a wide range of programs and community events in historic Johnson Hall Opera House in downtown Gardiner, Maine.  The […]

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