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April 2, 2008

Shauna Goodgold Joins Broadway Pros

Shauna Goodgold will be featured as the fresh faced voice in Scott Alan's Monday Nights, New Voices. This musical series, produced by composer Scott Alan, showcases some of "Today's Brightest New Voices in New York" (Alan wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical Detour, which played a ten-week, sold-out run at the Complex Theater in Los Angeles.) Shauna will be singing the songs of the award winning contemporary duo Lowdermilk and Kerrigan (Henry and Mudge) and adding her own musical flair.
Shauna has lent her voice to several recordings and productions and has hit the stages of such well-known clubs as Don't Tell Mama and Swing 46. She has sung lead and background vocals in such productions as Austin's Bridge by Broadway director/writer Bill C. Davis, Music Theatre International's Broadway Junior Collection (MTI) CD recording of Once on This Island, HBO, Scholastic, Rooms to Go Kids, Starbuck and Co. with Broadway performer and Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker (www.rebeccaluker.com) and Danny Bur Shauna is currently assisting well-known musical conductor Keith Levenson (Open Labs - Keith Levenson) and will be perform this summer at The Spirit of Broadway Theatre in the American Premiere of British musical Tomorrow Morning. Her New York credits include The Last Starfighter at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Off-Broadway's Christmas Rappings (Judson Theatre), Opa! (Snapple Theatre), Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly! (Hangar Theatre), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Cider Mill Playhouse) and Cha Cha in Grease! (Hoerner Theatre). She can also be seen in the hilarious mockumentary The Battery's Down with Jonathan Groff and Jen Cody. And she's only just begun.... The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, April 14, 2008 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM, www.theduplex.com, 61 Christopher Street, New York City. Please Call: (212) 255-5438.
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre has been the venue of choice for the Award-Winning "MONDAYS NIGHTS, NEW VOICES" series, featuring new works from composers both up and coming and LEGENDARY, from Frank Wildhorn to Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse to Galt MacDermot, Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, Andrew Lippa and many more! The DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE has served as a jewel in the crown of the NYC cabaret world for over fifty years. Hal Holbrook, was The Duplex's first Booking agent. Such performers as Barbra Steisand, Woody Allen and Joan Rivers, have graced it's stage, the list too long to name!

April 14, 2008

Industry Artists Follow Their Fathers' Footsteps

You would not expect to find a Hollywood Casting Director and a Film and Television Make Up Artist sighting down the barrel of an M-16 at an Army Marksmanship Unit in Georgia, but for Pixie Monroe and Kimber Eastwood, participating in the US Army Strong Experience was in their blood. "I think this event will help people to appreciate the men and women serving in all branches of the military," said Eastwood, daughter of legendary Actor/Director Clint Eastwood, and a USO Representative in her own right. "The Army was an important touchstone in my father's life, and I'm proud and honored to be here getting a taste of the training that he went through." Clint Eastwood served in the US Army in the 1950's, developing such camaraderie with his fellow enlisted men that when he decided to move to Los Angeles to act after his stint in the military was over, two of his Army buddies decided to go with him. David Janssen became TV's The Fugitive, Martin Milner became a beat cop on Adam-12, and Eastwood became a legend.
"He's touched so many people," said Pixie Monroe of her father, Edward Petros. "But it all started with the Armed Forces. Without that foundation, we would have had a very different life."

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April 18, 2008

Dream Amsterdam presents Ryoji Ikeda: spectra [amsterdam]

Ryoji Ikeda: spectra [amsterdam] is a project for DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008 6 – 21 June 2008 at various locations in Amsterdam Co-produced by Dream Amsterdam Foundation and Forma, Spectra [amsterdam] is artist and composer of Ryoji Ikeda's commission for DREAM AMSTERDAM 2008; his first project for a public space and his first large-scale work pushing the creative possibilities of light to its utmost extremes. Selected architectural features in industrial, civic and open public spaces emanate blinding white light for several hours every evening, in an unearthly, unforgettable experience. Visitors navigate between the sites following a map that connects the distant points of a visceral urban constellation. Ikeda is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist who creates highly technologised installations that play with human perception, in concerts, installations and recordings integrating sound, acoustics and sublime imagery derived from pure mathematics and the endless sea of data in the world. He is the second artist chosen by DREAM AMSTERDAM to realise a vision for the city using its streets and buildings as a source of inspiration, as a medium, as studio and as exhibition space. Spencer Tunick was the first artist commissioned by DREAM AMSTERDAM and in 2007 worked with two thousand naked people across the city in a car park, a petrol station, a canal, on bicycles and in a tulip field. Ikeda's work is becoming increasing well known internationally. At the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan his first major solo exhibition datamatics features the works data.film [nº1-a] and data.tron and a new commission for the Center, test pattern [nº1]. datamatics is an ongoing project exploring the invisible data permeating the world and materialising in audiovisual concerts and installations. DREAM AMSTERDAM opens with a live performance from Ikeda at nightclub Paradiso, on 6 June followed on Midsummer's Night on 21 June an immersive audio work presented at one of the installation sites. By registering at www.dreamamsterdam.nl visitors will be emailed the site locations when they are announced on 6 June. For further information please contact Janette Scott, Media Consultant janettescottartspr@yahoo.co.uk or Hannah Barnes at Forma on 020 7837 7777 or hb@forma.org.uk. For DREAM AMSTERDAM contact Paul Verstraeten Communicatieon on +31 (0)20 6762814 or email info@paulverstraeten.com.

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