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Oct 18, 2007

Don’t miss out: Hawaiian Islands Tap Festival & Masters of
Rhythm!

Hawaiian Islands Tap Festival

October 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2007

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Sharpen your dance skills and have a great time with some
of tap's
finest artists:


*Emmy and American Choreographer's Award winner Jason
Samuels Smith

*Chloe Arnold, co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival

*Chicago's internationally acclaimed Martin "Tre" Dumas

*The legendary Dianne Walker, recipient of the "Living
Treasure in Dance" award

*John Kloss, artistic director of the (S.F.) Bay Area
Rhythm Exchange

*Yukiko "Smilie" Misumi, creator of Japan's Artistic Rhythm
Tap Network

Surrounded by the beauty of the Island and spectacular
beaches, activities include an Artists' Reception, a
Participants'
Showcase & Jam (Friday), and the professionals'
performance.Thirty
five classes are offered in the pristine Omori Studios,
beginning to
advanced levels. We keep class sizes small, so reserve your
space
early! Information, Artists Bios, Schedule, and
Registration Forms
are online: www.MauiTapExperience.org

>>>ALSO

MASTERS OF RHYTHM
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
~ Hana Hou explodes onto the Castle Theater stage!
Tickets are on sale at the MACC Box Office: 808
242-(SHOW)7469 or
online: www.mauiarts.org .
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Monsters of HipHop 2007-2008 5th Anniversary Tour
WELCOME TO THE MONSTERHOOD
Our Biggest Tour To Date, Touching Down In A City Near You

MR. WIGGLES will be teaching at the following locations:

CHICAGO, IL - Online Registration Now Available

October 20-21, 2007
Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago O'Hare
MOHH Rate of $109 Available Thru Oct 5, 2007
888-642-7344
NEW YORK, NY - Online Registration Now Available

October 27, 2007 (Special One-Day Event)
The Ailey Extension at the
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
(212) 405-9500 or (410) 313-8199

www.monstersofhiphop.com
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ONE NIGHT ONLY! DANCE LOVERS - THIS IS AN EVENING NOT TO BE
MISSED!!!

The Career Transitions for Dancers Gala

*Mr. Wiggles & Jason Samuels Smith are among the amazing
list of performances!!! Check the website for the flyer
with full information.

DANCE ROCKS!

An entertaining, electrifying evening of dance
set to music through the decades, from the '50's to hip
hop.
With the eclectic fusion of dance and music, "Dance Rocks"
is sure to attract theatergoers and nostalgia seekers
of all generations for an evening of pulsating
entertainment.

City Center Box Office:
131 West 55th Street
(btwn 6th & 7th Aves.)
   Call CITYTIX® 212-581-1212
Toll-free outside NYC, NJ and CT:
877-581-1212
www.nycitycenter.org
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DORMESHIA'S TAP CLASSES in NYC, OCT-NOV!!!

Divine Rhythm Productions & Harlem Tap Studio presents

DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

Special Programming (NOW OPEN CLASSES) @ The Harlem Tap
Studio

"Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, deceptively petite but forceful,
showed that she is a true jazz musician of the feet."

-Eva Yaa
Asantewaa, Dance Magazine

Credits include movies "Tap", award-winning film "The Rise
& Fall of Miss Thang", "Bamboozled", critically acclaimed
productions
of Broadway's "Black and Blue" and Bring In Da' Noise,
Bring In Da' Funk", Michael Jackson's music video "Rock My
World"
to name a few.
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Mondays in October: TECHNIQUE & M-FIT Heels OPEN CLASSES!

Oct. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Int/Adv Technique 5:30-6:45

M-FIT (Heels Technique) 7-8:15pm


Mondays in November: "FALL INTO PHRASING" OPEN CLASSES!!!

November 5th,12th, 19th, 26th

Int/Adv Phrasing 5:30-6:45pm

Beginner Phrasing 7-8:15pm

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Only $15 per class

Additional Private Lessons Available.


***Specializing in Small class sizes ***

E-mail: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
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UPDATE: THE RISE & FALL OF MISS THANG
starring Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Miss Thang wins best feature in Nashville/Nominated for 2
Black Excellence Awards

The good news just keeps on coming! The HD Feature, The
Rise and Fall
of Miss Thang, won the Best Feature Narrative Award this
past Saturday
at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville.
Earlier that
evening 'Miss Thang' screened in the historic Belcourt
theater in
Nashville's trendy Hillsboro Village neighborhood.
Audience members
included Hollywood Actor Mykelti Williamson and legendary
filmmaker,
Julie Dash, who went on to express how much she loved the
film during
the audience Q&A.

THIS JUST IN!
The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago has nominated
The Rise
and Fall of Miss Thang for two Black Excellence Awards.
One for
Outstanding Production of the year and the second
nomination goes to
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards for Outstanding Actress. The
Seventh Annual
Black Excellence Awards Ceremony & Gala will take place on
Monday,
October 29, 2007 at the DuSable Museum of African American
History in
Chicago.

The movie will debut in NYC as part of the African Diaspora
Film Festival - www.myspace.com/missthangmovie.com
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Video blogging, Self-expression, Community arts and an
African Diaspora film festival at Teachers College

Immerse yourself in the Arts World: Stimulating Offerings
from
Teachers College Fall 2007 Program

Creating Communities through Video Blogging
Online or On-Campus, October 12 - October 27 -- Register

Special Topics in Arts and Humanities: Youth 2.0 -
Self-Expression
and Exhibitionism at the Limit Sundays, November 4, 11, 18
& 25 --
Register

African Diaspora Film Festival
October 26, December 1, 7 , 8, 9;
Panel Discussions: December 7 & December 8;
Film Screenings: November 23 to December 6 -- Register

Conversations Across Culture: Community Arts Education,
Exploring
Possibilities
November 9 & 10 -- Register


FEATURE PROGRAM | THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH &
INNOVATION |
TEACHERS COLLEGE | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Please call for more information or visit us online.
1.800.209.1245 |
www.tc.edu/continuingeducation
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Robin's Teaching Sundays at The Ailey Extension!

JOIN THE FUN
SUNDAYS
2:30-4:00pm
ROBIN TEACHING
BEGINNER HIP HOP
at
THE AILEY EXTENSION

SO GET IN CLASS AND HAVE SOME ENERGIZING FUN WITH ROBIN:

THE AILEY SCHOOL/EXTENSION
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street, 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Int Hip Hop, M & W 4:30-5:50pm
Advance Beginner Hip Hop, Tuesdays, 8:00-9:30pm (NEW
TIME!!!)
Beginner Hip Hop,
Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
(NEW CLASS!!!)
~~~
Single Class: $16.00

>>>ALSO

CHECK OUT ROBIN
TEACHING OPEN LEVEL HIP HOP

Robin will be subbing for Kelly Peters
teaching Open Level Hip Hop
Saturday, October 20th, 5:00-6:30pm
@ STEPS ON BROADWAY
2121 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10023
Single class: $15.50

SO GET IN CLASS AND HAVE SOME
ENERGIZING FUN WITH ROBIN:

STEPS ON BROADWAY
2121 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019
Beginner Hip Hop
Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm

COMING IN NOVEMBER!!!
ASK ABOUT

ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E
{Aritst, Business & Personal Empowerment}
{"Tools for a better you"}
{See Yourself in Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.}
~~~
F.A.C.E. an acronym for "Focus, Attitude, Confidence,
Energy and Eye
Contact" is what vocal coach, Craig Derry calls, Robin's
"Inside
Work."
Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. class is designed to aid performing
artists,
business professionals and individuals with the ultimate in
personal
development aiding you with seeing your true self.
F.A.C.E. brings
out the best in you.
Work on improving your performance on stage, on camera, in
the work
place and in your daily life.
Don't miss this unique opportunity taught in an atmosphere
of support
and positivity.

Please feel free to email or call us with questions,
comments or for
other information.

Robin Dunn
-E.D. Entertainment-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
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This weekend…DON’T MISS:

Steve Zee's LA Ironworks in Concert!

Saturday, October 20 @ 8 pm
Sunday, October 21 @ 2 pm

Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, CSU Long Beach
6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, California 90815

Featuring: Sebastian Chung, Maya Guice, Kenji Igus, Anissa
Irving, Dante Lara, Sarah Reich, Denise Scheerer, Aaron
Williams, Steve Zee, Director

Tickets: $20 (General Admission) $50 (Patron Tickets)

To purchase tickets, arrange group sales, get your student,
faculty or DRC member discount and get more information:

CONTACT: 310-645-1189 or info@laironworks.org

SPONSORED IN PART BY THE CSULB DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
www.laironworks.org
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A message from Brian Footwork Green:

PARTY PEOPLE,

HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE CONTESTS WINNERS OF OCT 4 CONTEST!!
WAACKING: OZ NINJA
LOCKING: ILL COSBY

HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE IS NOW TWICE A MONTH!! NEXT ONE IS
OCTOBER
18!!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE EVERY 1st and 3rd THURSDAY OF
EACH
MONTH!!

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CONFERNECE
DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2007
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
DJS: CHENZO ( House, House Classics, and Classics) and
JAZEREMOTE (
Funk, Hip-hop, Breaks, and Classics!!)
THEME: DANCE ALL NIGHT!!!!!
TIME: 10pm-4am
PRICE: $12 without flyer/$10 with flyer

HDC MOTTO TILL JANUARY IS DANCE ALL NIGHT!! NO SHOWS!! JUST
DANCE with
GUEST DJs in the next months: CHENZO, JAZEREMOTE, SHAN S,
and
more.......SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR JANUARY HDC!! THIS WILL BE
AN ALL OUT
HOUSE EVENT!! ALL QUESTIONS ASKED!!

www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular event for all
dance
styles)
www.housedanceconference (home website of the event for
basic info!!
Site changing soon!)
www.23prime.com/worldsoul. for bookings
www.eliteforcecrew.com. for bookings
www.kr3ts.com. for booking
www.23prime.com. ( CPD PLUS) for bookings
www.style2ouf.com ( french dance website for the world of
urban dance)
www.justedebout.com ( french dance website for the world of
urban dance)
www.mrwiggles.biz (U.S. website for history of
Funk,Hip-hop,
and urban related dance styles, Mr. Wiggles Products &
News)
www.housedancer.com (U.S. website focusing on House
culture)
www.freetylesession.com (U.S. website/event focusing on
Hip-hop and
Funk styles culture)
www.bboysummit ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and
Funk
styles culture)
www.KR3ts (U.S. website/event/children foundation for kids
in the
Barrio!!)

MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IN JULY WAS DONATED TO KR3ts (
KR3ts.com),
and MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation being created
by a
dancer named Natalie from France that lives here. This is
to help
teach kids in Nigeria, Africa about dance, education, and
give them
inspiration. THANKS FOR ALL THAT DID SUPORT!!

GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, and KEEP DANCING,

Brian "Footwork" Green
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Chris Elam/Misnomer Dance Theater
October Newsletter

"Whatever the rules of dancing or human encounter are
supposed to be,
choreographer Chris Elam finds 50 ways to subvert them."

Marcia Siegel, The Boston Phoenix, July 2007


October 2007
Greetings!

We hope you've had a wonderful September and that you've
enjoyed our
new online features; in addition to seeing us live, we
believe this is
an exciting way to offer you insight into our work.

We are working to make Misnomer a place of continued
engagement for
our audiences; if you have ideas about how you can be
included in our
work and art -- please send them our way!

Feature of the Month: Misnomer + The Baryshnikov Arts
Center

We spent September developing our new dances at the
Baryshnikov Arts
Center as part of the Summer Stages Dance / Baryshnikov
Arts Center
Residency Project.

The residency culminated with three performances of the
works-in-progress which will have their full premiere in
NYC in March
2008. It was a great honor to work in this beautiful studio
and to be
recognized by two vibrant and important organizations.

The new work features original music by Evan Ziporyn (from
The Bang on
a Can All-Stars). In March, Evan's music will be performed
live. For
now, you can see photos of the rehearsals, our showing, and
the
reception afterward!

It delights us that you follow our choreography. Your
continued
support is invaluable.
We'll see you online and later in the theater!

:: UPCOMING PERFORMANCES ::

Misnomer + The Danish Dance Theatre
The internationally acclaimed Danish Dance Theatre has
commissioned
Chris Elam to create a new choreography, "Labyrinth," on
the 10-dancer
company. "Labyrinth" will be performed on four stages
located within a
life-sized labyrinth through which the audience will
actively walk
during the performance.

Chris begins to choreograph this project throughout October
while the
company is in residence at the Joyce SoHo Theater. Chris
then will
fly to Denmark in April before the May premiere in
Copenhagen.

You are invited to see the creative process during two free
events: an
open rehearsal and a work-in-progress showing. For both of
these
events you need to RSVP at Joyce SoHo Theater, 155 Mercer
St., NYC
(212) 431-9233

Oct. 19, 2-4 pm
See Chris rehearse members of the Danish Dance Theatre to
get insight
into the process.

Oct. 25, 4-6 pm
Join the Artistic Director of the Danish Dance Theatre and
Chris Elam
when they show their work in progress and take questions
from the
audience.

:: NEWS ::

:: AUDIO INTERVIEW on GREAT DANCE

This month Doug Fox & Eva Yaa Asantewaa produced an audio
interview
with Chris that is featured on Great Dance, a dance
community site.
Past interviews have included Miguel Gutierrez, Nolini
Barretto,
Ashleigh Leite, and Tony Waag.

For the full article with pictures and video, visit Great
Dance.


:: BUSINESS SECTION of the NY TIMES

Marci Alboher of the NY Times wrote a feature that
highlighted
Misnomer's flexible office environment.

The article touched on the innovative ways that Misnomer is
incorporating transparency into our work for our audiences:

Misnomer is a big proponent of transparency. The company
videotapes
rehearsals and even office meetings for posting on its
video blog,
which allows audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at
what it
takes to run a dance company.

"Dance audiences traditionally interact with a dance
company for only
two hours a year and maybe get a couple of postcards," Mr.
Elam said.
"But so much happens outside the performance, and we are
trying to
find ways of making the whole function of the company more
open-source."
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Treehouse Shakers' Tenth Anniversary Party
October 22, 2007

Greetings!

There's still time to make your reservations!

On October 22, 2007 Treehouse Shakers invites you to the
annual
benefit party celebrating 10 years of making original and
professional
dance-theater. Enjoy an evening with dance, music, art,
comedy and
more! There will be delectable foods from ten local
restaurants (okay
maybe a few more), ten juicy entertainment acts and ten
divine raffle
drawings. Come celebrate with ten drinks, dance the evening
away with
ten songs, or bring ten of your closest friends and enjoy
the party on
us!

Invite Design: Appollo Bey

Benefit Performances & More

This years' event, co-sponsored by Kevin St. James, is
hosted By Emcee
Delight Brent Hankins, and will feature musical guests
Palms Down,
Becca Ayers, Little Embers, My Pet Dragon, Stand-Up
Comedienne Jenn
Wehrung of Caroline's Comedy, and much more!

Don't miss the annual Treehouse Shakers' benefit. All
proceeds go to
the 2007-2008 Treehouse Shakers' season featuring
dance-plays for the
whole family. Celebrate ten glorious years and our future
seasons to
come on October 22nd! This is an event you won't want to
miss.

Sincerely,
Mara McEwin
Artistic Director

Emily Bunning
Artistic Coordinator

Treehouse Shakers, Inc.
www.treehouseshakers.com
(212) 715-1914

You can pay for your tickets online or make a
tax-deductible donation!
Or, Pay for your tickets via mail:
Treehouse Shakers, Inc.
Radio City Station
P.O. Box 186
New York, NY 10101-0186

Or Pay At the Door.

Ask us about matching gifts...

We appreciate your donation. It is tax-deductible to the
full-extent
allowed. For a full financial statement, please contact:
Emily Bunning
at (212) 715-1914 or ebunning@treehouseshakers.com


Who We Are

Artistic Director
Mara McEwin

Artistic Coordinator
Emily Bunning

Intern Extraordinaire
Elise Smith

Stage Manager
Karen Oughtred

Lighting Designer
Jim French

BOARD MEMBERS
President
Joseph Stecher
Co-Vice-Presidents
Julia Morris
Mara McEwin
Co-Treasurers
Emily Bunning
Geri Pell
Secretary
Atul Singh
Additional Directors
Jeffrey Mousseau
Linda Novak
Lara Stein

PERFORMERS
Stephanie Angelil
Emily Bunning
Bryan Campo
Caroline Edelen
Sergio Fuenzalida
Roderick L. Jackson
Kristy Kuhn
Larissa Laurel
Mara McEwin
Alex Perez
Elise Smith
Michael Ulmer
Sarah Young
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Dixon Place presents SIDESHOW

This Friday & Saturday only!

SIDESHOW

October 19th 7pm, 8pm, 8:45pm
Tickets!!!!!

October 20th 7pm, 8pm, 8:45pm
Tickets!!!!

Dixon Place 258 Bowery (Houston/Prince) Tickets $10:
dixonplace.org
Reservations: 212.219.0736 Christopherhutchings.com

Greetings!

So the time is here! This Friday and Saturday SIDESHOW will
make its
debut at Dixon place on the Bowery. The show runs 2 nights
on October
19th & 20th with 3 consecutive performances each night-
starting at
7pm, 8pm, and 8:45pm. The piece is called SIDESHOW, and is
an
avant-garde dance based on the traveling sideshows during
the 1920's
era. Please make sure to get your tickets for SIDESHOW at
Dixon Place.

SIDESHOW

Choreography: Christopher Hutchings

Ballet Mistress: Candice Thompson

Dancers: Grace Azmitia,Bobby Bernstein, Philip Bien, Eric
Bounds,
Breean Brasile, Christopher Hutchings

Costumes: Charles Youssef

DATE: October 19th & 20th
TIME: 7pm, 8pm, 8:45pm
LOCATION: Dixon Place
258 Bowery (Houston/ Prince)

For more information about this show and other upcoming
projects.
Please visit my website: www.christopherhutchings.com

Sincerely,
Christopher Hutchings
Christopher Hutchings concepts

email: chutchings99@hotmail.com
web: http://www.christopherhutchings.com
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La MaMa e.t.c presents

A Brief Look @ Everything & Nothing
November 20 & 21, 2007
Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:00pm
The Club @ LaMaMa, 74A E. 4th St., East Village, NY

By Laraine Goodman and her friends. Where do we come from?
What are we? Where are we going? Tapping into our times
from all sides

Tap thru time.....riffs on life cycles, survival....
adaptation,
evolution, change, absurdity... rhythmic takes on our
Times.
Interconnectedness of life and love, fullness /
emptiness....

how we'll survive...intersection of science, art, politics
and
faith....pulsing forward....evolving / revolving....

Cast of characters: Laraine Goodman, Rachelle Garniez,
Chikako Iwahori,
Hank Smith, Michela Lerman, Traci Mann, Megan Haungs, Toes
Tiranoff,
Jane Goldberg, Rashida Bumbray, Michael Arian, Scott Lyons,
Bernice
Brooks (drums), Debbie Kennedy (bass), Heather Paauwe
(violin) &
special guests
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RHAPSODY IN TAPS in Los Angeles


Guests, TAP AND TRAY, from Germany, offer clean, double
time tapping, while spinning trays! Director Linda
Sohl-Ellison and RIT tap dancers will premiere: Tribute to
Foster Johnson featuring Johnson's choreography & archival
clips, Accent Simpatico Sextet, solos by fast feet Bob
Carroll, Higher Learning, Deciduous Dances and Tap/Klezmer
Project. Live jazz/ world music!

Sat, Oct 27, 8pm, Aratani Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San
Pedro St. LA 90012.
Info/group rates: (310) 858-1676; Box Office (213)
680-3700, www.rhapsodyintaps.com
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Salsa in Vegas!

Change is good! Starting next week October 18th the SALSERO
Nights @
The SOUTH POINT CASINO will be switching from Tuesdays to
THURSDAY
NIGHTS! Tomorrow October 9th will be our last Tuesday
night. We would
like to invite you to help us say so long to Tuesday and a
BIG HELLO
TO THURSDAY! Congratulations to Oscar and Virginia. The
Grand prize
winners of the Final Salsa Dance Competition. Over 450
attendees last
week, the place was ROCKIN'. Thank you so much for your
support.
Without you were nothing!

NO COVER CHARGE!!!!

Free salsa dance lessons 8:00PM

Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra 9:30PM


Band: http://www.myspace.com/michitosanchezsalsaorchestra

Event Pictures:
http://nitefuze.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=photos.aspx

Where: http://www.southpointcasino.com/
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PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE ARTS Presents:

Broadway Connection ‘07 w/ Roxane Butterfly!

Have you reserved YOUR spot in Roxane Butterfly's tap
classes?
PAA students and faculty are privileged and honored to
welcome Roxane
Butterfly, one of the top female tap dancers in the world!
Ms.
Butterfly is offering special master classes appropriate
for beginning,
intermediate & advanced dancers while she is here! Classes
are open to
the public, and university students and other local studios
will be
registering soon. Please be sure to sign up now so that you
don't miss
out on this awesome opportunity! Classes are $40.00 each.
Observers are
also welcome-the cost is $15.00.

Widely regarded as one of the most trendsetting female
voices on the
international tap scene, Roxane is also the Artistic
Director of
BeauteeZ'n The Beat and World Beats. She is a close
colleague of the
late Gregory Hines & the protégé of living tap legend Dr.
Jimmy Slyde!
Roxane has an extensive and distinguished resume, touring
all over the
world-the US, Canada, West Africa, Sri-Lanka, Korea,
Israel, Russia,
Slovania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, France,
Spain, England,
Holland, Austria, Spain, Germany, & Israel!
This year, we are also excited to present Miss Butterfly in
concert
with Jade Dance Project, Lumière Studio Company, Crunch!
Productions,
and Sarah Mason. Tickets for the
November 10th performance at Mount Nittany Middle School
are on sale
now-pick up your order form in the waiting room or contact
the Academy
at (814) 364-2424!

Please note: Roxane Butterfly is replacing Michelle
Dorrance, our
original guest artist, who is now training with STOMP!

Visit: www.pennacadarts.com
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Special Screening at VLA!

November 6, 2007

"How 2 Build A Rapper"


Dear Friends of VLA,

I hope you can join me for a special (free) screening of
the latest
project of VLA clients Cetre Pegues and Lewis Powell. The
party (with
free food!) gets started at 5:30pm and the film will roll
promptly at
6:15. A question-and-answer session will be held with the
filmmakers
after the screening.

Seating extremely limited. VLA must confirm that you are
on our guest
list in order to attend.

Additional details and a link to the trailer are attached
and noted
below.

RSVP to me by reply e-mail to ensure your seat at this
exciting event.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Ben


"How 2 Build A Rapper"

This DocuDramedy follows a young artist as he's put
through the paces
by two producers looking to answer the question: Can You
Build a
Rapper?

The producers, Lew and Cetre, set out for an open mic night
in Watts,
Calif., and find JP, a raw, 24-year- old kid from St.
Augustine, Fla.,
with no skills of any use to a rapper--he plays the
acoustic guitar,
for goodness sake! In the DocuDramedy, JP shares his
personal stories
and he takes us home to Florida to meet his friends and
family. Back
in LA, the Producers begin JP's transformation--he records
a demo and
learns the essentials of hip-hop culture, including the
"right way" to
tip an exotic dancer, get a haircut at a predominantly
black
barbershop, how to fire a firearm like a "gangsta," and a
host of
other hilarious scenarios.

Industry professionals such as Manager Mark Byers,
Celebrity Stylist
Patrick Cooper, Platinum Recording Artist Big Boi of
Outkast, Super
Producers Jazze Pha, Chucky Thompson, Zukhan Bey, and Sr.
VP of
Publishing Valerie Patton all lend a hand to teach what
he'll need to
know to make it. We'll follow scrawny JP as he becomes a
hip-hop savvy
cat who can kick it on Crenshaw. See Lew work diligently in
the studio
with JP and see Cetre pound the pavement in search of the
elusive
record deal. Watch JP at another Open Mic Night after much
practice to
see if he improves. The film culminates in an actual A&R
meeting with
both Capitol Records' Darius Jones and Interscope Records'
Angelo
Sanders.

Maybe the Producers are the "real artists" and you really
can build a
rapper!

Benjamin J. Brandow
email: bbrandow@vlany.org
phone: 212.319.ARTS x16
web: http://www.vlany.org
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A message from Mark Lonergan:

Hello,

I want to share a very special offer with you, and hope
very much
that you can come. Thanks so much and talk to you soon!


SPECIAL OFFER!!!

I have a VERY limited number of "starving artist" tickets
available
for Parallel Exit's Halloween Gala with Barry "Grandma the
Clown"
Lubin at a special rate of just $15!


In order to take advantage of this offer, you must RSVP at
parallelexit@hotmail.com by FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH. Details
are below.
I look forward to seeing you there!


Please join me for Parallel Exit's Halloween Gala Benefit for our
upcoming production CUT TO THE CHASE. The Gala includes entertainment
from the company along with headliner Barry "Grandma the Clown" Lubin.
The benefit takes place on Monday October 29, 2007 starting at 7:30pm
at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Tickets are $75 for
VIP's and $30 for patrons, and we ask that you RSVP by October 22nd at
917-407-7537 or parallelexit@hotmail.com.


Barry Lubin is the creator of Grandma, one of New York City's
best-loved cultural icons and the star of the Big Apple Circus. He
appears this season in their 30th Anniversary show Celebrate! at
Lincoln Center. Mr. Lubin's appearance at Parallel Exit's benefit
will allow audiences the chance to see his beloved Grandma in a rare
solo performance. Last season, Mr. Lubin starred with Parallel Exit's
Joel Jeske in the Big Apple Circus show Step Right Up! and they both
join us for an evening of Halloween fun, food, drink, and prizes.


Proceeds from the evening go towards producing Parallel Exit's newest
show CUT TO THE CHASE, the "biggest wee show in town" as part of the
holiday season at 59E59 Theaters from December 6-30, 2007. This
family vaudeville revue is directed by Mark Lonergan and features
Laura Dillman, Mike Dobson, Joel Jeske, Juliet Jeske, Ryan Kasprzak,
Andrea Kehler, and Derek Roland. Parallel Exit will present excerpts
from the show as part of the evening's festivities which also include
food, drinks, prizes, a raffle, and Halloween candy and fun. VIP
tickets include priority seating, a reception with Mr. Lubin and the
performers, and recognition in the evening's program and company
website.



HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS?

The easiest and quickest way is to buy them via paypal – just go to
http://parallelexit.net/support/ and click on "Make a Donation" to be
taken to the Parallel Exit paypal page. Parallel Exit is sponsored by
The Field, a 501c3 organization, and your donation will be
tax-deductible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you
may have, and I hope to see you at the Gala!


Sincerely,

Mark Lonergan
Artistic Director
Parallel Exit
www.parallelexit.net
www.nycphysicaltheatre.com
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A message from Loot Music Group;

What's up with you? I hope all is well in your world. Me...I've just
been grindin, as usual. I wanted to reach out to you and ask for your
help. I joined a website (http://www.slicethepie.com) based out of
London a couple months back and submitted 3 songs to be judged. It's
basically an online showcase where the people listen to all the
artists in a particular showcase and rank each song. The 20 artists
with the highest ranking are selected to move on to the next round.
Thousands of artists were in my showcase and after the judging was
complete, I finished in the top 20.

What makes this website different from all the other sites I've seen
out there is that they are providing the winning artist with $31,000
to release their project. Needless to say, $31,000 would be a
tremendous help. Therefore, I'm asking you to PLEASE help me out here
and vote for me.

I'm already a member of so many websites that I lose track of logins
and passwords as is, but this one is for your boy so please join. Go
to http://www.slicethepie.com and sign up for FREE. The signup should
be self-explanatory, but if you have ANY problems...just let me know
and I'll walk you through it. Once you've signed up, click on
"SHOWCASES". You will see the showcase labeled "ARENA 2". After
clicking on "ARENA 2", click on "VOTE". Scroll down the page until you
see LOOT. My name and 3 songs will be listed next to my picture. Just
click on "VOTE" next to my picture and you'll be good to go.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALONG TO YOUR PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO VOTE
TOO. YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT IS TRULY APPRECIATED!!

1 LOVE

LOOT
"get you some"
www.lootmusicgroup.com
www.myspace.com/absulootmusic
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WOMAN IN ART

This is both Beautiful and Amazing - 500 years of women in art! Click
on the link below.

http://miraulam.multiply.com/video/item/38
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Check it out:

The connecteddancer.com now has forums/chat! Check it out by clicking
the link:


http://www.yabbers.com/phpbb/connecteddancer.html
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OPPORTUNITY:

A new TV dance competition series is conducting a casting search to find the hottest, most dynamic professional dancers (up to $100,000 in cash & prizes). NYC: Oct 22, 23/ 11am-4pm, Dance New York, 237 W 54th St, 3rd fl, NY 10019 (betn Bdw'y & 8th Ave), DanceNationCasting@yahoo.com, 646.467.7538. L.A.: Oct 29/ 11am-4pm, Debbie Reynolds Dance, 6514 Lankershim Blvd, No. Hollywood, CA 91606, DanceNationCastingLA@yahoo.com, 818.563.4131. www.mysticartpictures.com
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OPPORTUNITY:

'WONDERLAND', Tap Dancers/Singers

"WONDERLAND", Choreographers Sarah Savelli and Ayodele Casel, dir. Dan
Call. Tandem Act Productions and Playhouse Square are seeking Tap
Dancers: male and female 18-30, any ethnicity, must have strong
technique, musicality and Improvisational skills. Also seeking
Singers: male and female 18+. Should prepare both a ballad and up
tempo selection by Stevie Wonder. Accompanist provided. 'Wonderland',
combines the incredible music of Stevie Wonder with the high-powered
art of tap dance. The show will workshop for 3 weeks in Cleveland
beginning Jan. 21st and will play one performance at prestigious
Playhouse Square on February 8th with additional performances to
follow. Lodging and pay provided. Auditions will be held in New York
City Sat. Nov. 3rd at Chelsea Studios (151 W. 26th St.) from 12-4.
Dance call 12pm. Singers 2pm. And in Cleveland on Saturday, Nov. 10th
at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave. from 10-2.
Dance call 10am. Singers 12pm. Bring pix and resumes.

www.ayodelecasel.com www.tandemact.com
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OPPORTUNITY:

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's
Non-Union Theatre

NON-UNION

Tony Monsour, Talent Producer
John Peters, Talent Producer
Casting Director: Michael Sterling
Interview Dates: October, thru December, 2007
Shoot/Start Date: On-going October - November, 2007
Pay Rate: There is pay!
Location: VITELLO'S RESTAYRANT, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, Ca.
91604

Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City is an upscale supper
club which opened its doors June 9, 2006. It is produced by Michael
Sterling of Michael Sterling & Associates (MS&A), the Los Angeles-based
entertainment public relations company - in conjunction with Vitello's
- the legendary, world renowned restaurant. Associate Talent Producers
are theatre afficianado John Peters, and MS&A associate and theatre
star Tony Monsour.

Sterling's Upstairs is known for its high standards of artistic
excellence and welcomes submissions from artists who can sing Broadway
show tunes and/or from the Great American Song Book.

NOTE: ALSO INCLUDE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS OR ACTOR SLATES IF AVAILABLE. DO
NOT SEND DEMO TAPES.

[BROADWAY & NIGHTCLUB ARTIST ]
Guest-Star / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-75, who can sing
Broadway show tunes and/or from the Great American Song Book.


Visit www.actorsaccess.com to submit electronically.
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www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!