DN presents Aaron Weinstein’s “Violinspiration” with Tedd Firth on Piano

Aaron Weinstein’s “Violinspiration” with Tedd Firth on Piano
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Daniel Nardicio presents New York City’s premiere jazz violin virtuoso Aaron Weinstein, with special guests, monthly

Tony Bennett called Aaron Weinstein “the Groucho of the violin”. Jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli called Aaron Weinstein “a perfect musician”. Other people call Aaron Weinstein a little odd. In his show, “Violinspiration” lactose intolerant jazz violin virtuoso and humorist Aaron Weinstein will present his unique brand of swinging jazz standards with a healthy dose of sly wit.

“Rapidly establishing himself as one of his instruments rare jazz masters” (Don Heckman,International Review of Music), Aaron Weinstein has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel.Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross, as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils.He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfers Janis Siegel. Additionally, Aaron is widely regarded as among the mandolin’s leading exponents in the jazz idiom.

Aaron is the recipient of a New York City Nightlife Award and New York City Bistro Award. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. With the release of his Arbors Records debut,”A Handful of Stars”, (called the rebirth of the hot jazz violin by Nat Hentoff), Aaron became the youngest jazz musician to have recorded for this prestigious jazz record label. Additionally, Aaron is a bow tie rights activist. He is also lactose intolerant but can find at least one agreeable item on any restaurant menu, a feat he has called, my greatest talent.

“The Groucho of the violin”
-Tony Bennett

“Woody Allen would have been proud to have invented the character of jazz violinist and diffident comedian Aaron Weinstein.”
-“London Jazz News”

“One of his instrument’s rare jazz masters”
-Don Heckman, “International Review of Music”

“A perfect musician.”
-Bucky Pizzarelli, Jazz guitar legend

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DN presents John Waters in This Filthy World with special intro by Ricki Lake!

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Daniel Nardicio presents John Waters This Filthy World with intro by Ricki Lake!

Visionary filmmaker and one-of-a-kind personality JOHN WATERS (Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray) is bringing his hit show John Waters: This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier to New Orleans Fire Island’s Whyte Hall.  Waters takes on taboo topics as only he can do in this hilarious and completely uncensored one-man show. Waters, who has been dubbed the Pope of Trash and branded O for Offensive by the Catholic Church, earned his bad reputation by turning bad taste into high art. Part confession, part Vaudeville act, hell share with a live theater audience on Fire Island his origins in the trash genre and his subsequent adventures.
About John Waters: ?Born in Baltimore to an upper-middle-class family, many of John Waters films satirize suburban America, social conventions and attitudes. He began making short underground films in the 1960s with an 8mm camera received as a birthday present from his grandmother. Waters dubbed his assembled troupe of characters and crew  that included friends, schoolmates and other misfits – Dreamland Studios. Under Waters guiding hand and the make-up genius of Van Smith, one of the Dreamlanders, Harris Glenn Milstead, became DIVINE, the international drag superstar. In the 16 films Waters has written and directed, he has worked with such pop-culture icons as Johnny Depp, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Kathleen Turner, Traci Lords, Patricia Hearts, Iggy Pop and Troy Donahue.Hearst, Iggy Pop, and Troy Donahue. everything from fashion to true crime.

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Alan Cumming gets Sappy in Seattle!

ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS

AT The Town Hall , Seattle

Saturday, July 2nd 8pm

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG at Seattle’s Town Hall Saturday, July 2nd at 8pm.

Cumming’s current national concert tour celebrates his acclaimed new album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs from Yellow Sound Label. When Cumming performed this show at the album launch event at Carnegie Hall in February, Billboard called the evening “absolutely enchanting. The androgynous imp is both quiet and uproarious, adorable and sensual, flippant and emotional, otherworldly and inviting.” Cumming is backed by his longtime musical director Lance Horne on piano, Eleanor Norton on cello, and Chris Jago on drums.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in Spring 2015 for a limited run at the iconic supper club Café Carlyle, where it was recorded live. The recording includes his singular interpretations of pop hits (Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon,” Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb,” Rufus Wainwright’s “Dinner at Eight”), musical theater songs (“The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, “You, You, You” from Kander & Ebb’s The Visit, “If Love Were All” by Noël Coward) and numbers that Cumming has collected from around the world (“Mother Glasgow” from Scotland, “La Complainte de la Butte” from France, “How Do Humans Live” from Germany). Sappy Songs was hailed as “an emotional firestorm, delivered passionately with tremendous theatrical authority” by The New York Times. Alan was lauded for his “wit, whimsy and powerful voice” by People.com, called “wonderfully dreamy” by the New York Post with songs that “ripple with emotion,” according to the New York Daily News. Time Out New York praised Cumming for “putting a completely fresh interpretive spin on familiar songs.” The album is produced by Michael Croiter and Lance Horne, with Daniel Nardicio serving as associate producer.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will take place at The Town Hall in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, July 2nd at 8pm. The venue is located at 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA. Tickets range from  $55 to $100. Tickets are available at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com.

Daniel Nardicio and Robyn Murray present Swing at The Beach!

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  Daniel Nardicio and Robyn Murray present Swing at The Beach!

Daniel Nardicio and Robyn Murray present

Swing at The Beach!

Music by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Orchestra, special performances by two time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed and jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein

Saturday July 30th 7pm-11pm (swing dancing classes at 7, band starts at 8pm)

Dancing! Swinging!

Music! Booze!

An erupting wellspring of euphoria: that would describe the vintage swing emanating from Vince Giordano and the NighthawksThe New York Times by Stephen Holden

The Ice Palace, Fire Island

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Daniel Nardicio presents Spartacus V: Rise of the Dicktator

                   Daniel Nardicio and the Belvedere Guest House present… The V Annual Spartacus: Rise of the Dicktator

Daniel Nardicio and the Belvedere Guest House present…
The V Annual Spartacus: Rise of the Dicktator
Daniel Nardicio and Co take over the clothing optional Belvedere Hotel in Cherry Grove for a one night only, clothing optional, Spartacus themed event, replete with Gladiator go go, and at 10pm the 4th Mr Nude Belvedere Contest, where the winner will get $400 and a free weekend at Belvedere Guest House for Men.

Free for Belvedere Hotel Guests. to book a room call 631 597 6448

The party goes from 7-11pm in the Salon and on the main deck. The pool area Love Lounge will be open till midnight.

The Belvedere, Main Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs in San Francisco

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DANIEL NARDICIO 

and  FEINSTEIN’S 

PRESENTS

ALAN CUMMING

ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS

CELEBRATING HIS NEW ALBUM IN SAN FRANCISO AT THE CASTRO THEATRE

THURSDAY, JUNE 30 AT 8:00 PM

Producer Daniel Nardicio – in association with Feinstein’s at the Nikko – will present the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer ALAN CUMMINNG at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 PM. Cumming’s current national concert tour celebrates his acclaimed new album Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs from Yellow Sound Label. When Cumming performed this show at the album launch event at Carnegie Hall in February, Billboard called the evening “absolutely enchanting. The androgynous imp is both quiet and uproarious, adorable and sensual, flippant and emotional, otherworldly and inviting.” Cumming is backed by his longtime musical director Lance Horne on piano, Eleanor Norton on cello, and Chris Jago on drums.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs premiered in Spring 2015 for a limited run at the iconic supper club Café Carlyle, where it was recorded live. The recording includes his singular interpretations of pop hits (Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon,” Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb,” Rufus Wainwright’s “Dinner at Eight”), musical theater songs (“The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, “You, You, You” from Kander & Ebb’s The Visit, “If Love Were All” by Noël Coward) and numbers that Cumming has collected from around the world (“Mother Glasgow” from Scotland, “La Complainte de la Butte” from France, “How Do Humans Live” from Germany). Sappy Songs was hailed as “an emotional firestorm, delivered passionately with tremendous theatrical authority” by The New York Times. Alan was lauded for his “wit, whimsy and powerful voice” by People.com, called “wonderfully dreamy” by the New York Post with songs that “ripple with emotion,” according to the New York Daily NewsTime Out New Yorkpraised Cumming for “putting a completely fresh interpretive spin on familiar songs.” The album is produced by Michael Croiter and Lance Horne, with Daniel Nardicio serving as associate producer.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will also be performed in Princeton, NJ (May 13), Port Washington, NY (May 14), Dallas, TX (June 24), Austin, TX (June 25), San Antonio, TX (June 26), Westhampton Beach, NY (July 9), Provincetown, MA (July 16) and Great Barrington, MA (July 18). Details are at AlanCumming.com.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs will take place at The Castro Theatre on Thursday, June 30 at 8:00 PM. The venue is located at 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Tickets range from  $35 to $150 VIP tickets . VIP seats are available which include attendance to Alan’s personal after-party “Club Cumming,” modeled after his nightly post-show performance dressing room celebration during the recent Broadway production of Cabaret. Tickets are available at www.AlanCummingSingsSappySongs.com.

ALAN CUMMING is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to The New York Times “a bawdy countercultural sprite”; Time Magazinenamed him one of the most fun people in show business; He plays political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite Award nominations and earlier this year finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Alan’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and The Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotland’s The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix).  Alan is also Host of PBS’s “Masterpiece Mystery” and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime’s “Web Therapy.” Alan has written for The New York TimesNewsweekHarper’s BazaarOut, has a bi-monthly column for Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommy’s Tale and his New York Times bestselling memoir, Not My Father’s Son.  A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queen’s Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign, he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery as seen on the finale of Portrait Artist of the Year.

DANIEL NARDICIO segued into concerts in 2012 after 15 years in nightlife. He has had the incredible fortune of working with John Waters, Chita Rivera, Margaret Cho, Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Lynda Carter, Peaches, Bridget Everett, Carol Channing, Lady Gaga, Vivian Reed, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch. He was beyond thrilled to be presenting Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at Carnegie Hall.

The 5th New York Boylesque Festival is here!

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Jen Gapay of ThirstyGirl Productions and Daniel Nardicio are proud to present the 5th Annual New York Boylesque Festival June 10th and 11th 2016 

For 5 years in a row, producers Jen Gapay and Daniel Nardicio bring 40 plus stallions from all over the world to one city to celebrate the art of burlesque, and this year’s the biggest one yet!

This two day “testicle festival” features performers from Japan, Canada, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland and New Orleans with hosts The World Famous BOB (Friday) and “New York City’s Big Tittied Honky Soul Mama” Sweetie (Saturday).

Friday Teaser Party takes place at Brooklyn’s hotspot House of Yes (2 Wykoff Ave, Brooklyn)  June 10th. Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm and features

Sudbury Boylesque Nickelheads,( Ontario, Canada) Matt Knife,(Brooklyn)

Beau Creep (Edmonton, Canada), Poison Eve  (Brooklyn NY)

Bobby Barnaby, (San Francisco, CA) Broody Valentino, ( NYC)

Emcee Unicorn, (Ontario, Canada), Gogo Gadget ( Queens, NYC), Hard Cory, (Brooklyn, NY), Jackie Nova  (NYC), James and the Giant Pasty (Toronto CA, JD Hickcock (Houston TX), Johnny Nuriel (Portland OR), Munroe Lily (NYC), Lucky Charming, (NYC), The GlaMonster  (Chicago, IL)

Viktor Devonne,  (New Jersey) and more added daily!

Saturday, June 11th is our Main Event at the glamorous Gramercy Theatre

(127 East 23rd Street) Doors  7pm, Show  8pm

STARRING:

Boys’ Night:  An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue  (NYC)

Tigger! (NYC), Mr. Gorgeous (NYC)

Russell Brunner, (New Orleans)

Izohnny,  (Portland OR), Gilbert de Moccos, Japanese Boylesque (Japan), The Great Dubini (NYC), Ben Franklin, (NYC),Brewster, (NYC), Isaiah Esquire, The Expressionalist (Portland OR), JD Hickcock, (Houston TX), Jason Mejias, (NYC)

Johnny Porkpie, (Brooklyn, NY), Joshua Dean (NYC), 2 to Fly, (NYC)

UmAShaAdow  (Las Vegas, NV), Ray Valenz (Coney Island), Devon Aire, (Chicago).

for performers, tickets and info go here

Bear Weekend at Big Dicks Inn

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info here

Leather weekend at Big Dicks Inn

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Kick off Gay Pride Week with Dina Martina at BB Kings!

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Monday June 20th

This tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious”. Since then, she’s packed venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London and shared the bill with acts ranging from Alan Cumming to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. Her Christmas show at BB’s sold out last year so act fast!

Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.

Dina Martina has been hailed as “alarmingly funny”, “dazzling and mind-blowing” and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”. What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

tix here

Dina Martina live on Fire Island!

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This tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “utter genius” and “unwittingly hilarious”.  Since then, she’s packed venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London and shared the bill with acts ranging from Alan Cumming to Nina Hagen to Margaret Cho. A huge hit on Fire Island. Last year sold out so act fast!

Recently, Dina Martina’s hugely successful shows in New York and Provincetown have made ardent fans of the likes of John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone and Jennifer Coolidge.  Martina has received nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater.  She’s received two Seattle Times Footlight Awards and the Stranger’s 2012 Genius Award for Theater.

Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to describe – other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy.

Dina Martina has been hailed as “alarmingly funny”, “dazzling and mind-blowing” and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”.  What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

tickets here

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