THE WEEK: Sept 14-16.

 ARIAS WITH A TWIST @ABRONS ART CENTER.
September 14-October 16
Wednesday-Saturday | 8 pm
Saturday Late Show | 10:30 pm
Sunday | 7 pm

This updated version of the original deliriously madcap fantasy once again features the soaring song stylings of demented diva Joey Arias surrounded by an eye-popping theatrical extravaganza conjured by a team of puppeteers under the direction of Basil Twist. Channeling lurid celluloid dreams, macabre nightmares and bizarre premonitions, the adventure begins with an alien abduction and concludes with a stupendous Busby Berkeley-esque finale. Along the way, the throaty chanteuse belts out pop, rock and jazz standards in addition to some original tunes by Alex Gifford as Twist and company work their magic with vintage marionettes, anatomically correct puppets and fantastical scenic elements.

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BLOOMSDAY CONTEST: Christine Greenslade

Christine Greenslade
Contemporary/surrealist artist

Born in Penzance, Cornwall ,England,1947.
Retired contract interior designer
National Awards and International recognition for design (interior and advertising) Lived and worked in England, Bermuda, Germany, and Spain
At present living in Pays de Loire, France. Works in oils or acrylics on board or canvas. Use of collage and newpaper as principal part of design.
Living in the heart of the Andulucian mountains, poor and frustrated, I turned to painting as a way of release.  I soon discovered it was my missing link the part that is always in front of you but you never see!  Spain gave me the colours I love and the passion I feel.  Inspired by a Picasso  documentary and the simple way he used shape, form and colour allowed me to do my latest collection. I love the characters of the normal man or woman in the street and I’ve endeavored to capture this in its simplist form. Showing love, anger, disputes between races, old love, and a soupson of humour .  I hope you enjoy and that they will impress upon your memory.  Please contact me at http://www.artslantParis or Amsterdam under christine greenslade or e-mail at:cristolgs@gmail.com to purchase originals or limited copies.  telephone:00 33 241610986

INTERVIEW WITH THE PARLOR SNAKES BY MATT MOWATT.

I met up with Eugénie Alquezar (the singer/keyboardist) and Peter Kryznowek (the guitarist) of the Parlor Snakes last week at a Parisian bar in the 11th quarter, and they are very much the embodiment of rock and roll music. Peter with his cool rockabilly swagger and Eugénie with her stylish and energetic demeanor, it’s difficult to find this certain purity of rock and roll today without the adulterated elements of Macbooks, alligator sweaters, or the ironic pair of glasses. No slamming the indie circuit, but it’s refreshing to see, well, rock and roll once again. After seeing the Parlor Snakes play live, I was convinced that I was back in the heyday of New York City rock music (where Peter lived and was heavily influenced by). On the other hand, labeling the Parlor Snakes retro-rock, nostalgic for the drugged-out days of Lou Reed, Jim Carroll or the Cramps would be a grave mistake. They bring their own twist of space-out and shoe-gaze as much as any young band today – mixing both high-energy with calm-down beer time. A perfect combination for cellar-dweller rockers thirsty for the times of CBGB’s but also ready for some fresh sounds as well.

The 22 Magazine: First of all I’d like to thank you for this interview with The 22 Magazine.

The Parlor Snakes: Thank you for inviting us.

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