Tag Archives: performance art

QUEENS: Violence And Threats By Trump Fans Force Museum To End Shia LaBeouf’s Live-Stream Protest

The New York Times reports: A museum in Queens has shut down an online art installation by the actor Shia LaBeouf, calling it a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard” after Mr. LaBeouf was arrested and the exhibit became a target for threats of violence. The participatory exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was a collaboration between Mr. LaBeouf and …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Summons Both SCOTUS Finalists To DC For Final Elimination Round And Rose Ceremony

The curtain rises on this episode of SCOTUS Apprentice at 8PM. The New York Times reports: President Trump summoned his top two candidates for the Supreme Court to Washington on Tuesday as he worked to build suspense around a prime-time announcement of his choice to fill a crucial vacancy, a selection certain to touch off a bruising ideological clash that …

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QUEENS: Actor Shia LaBeouf Arrested After Scuffling With Nazi At His Live-Streamed Trump Protest [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Shia LaBeouf was arrested after a scuffle at his oddball anti-Trump art instillation in Queens on Wednesday night, cops said. The actor was performing his “He Will Not Divide Us” livestream protest when someone disrupted the exhibit and LaBeouf allegedly slugged him, according to police. A video taken from the performance, going on outside the …

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SF’s Trannyshack Changes Name

San Francisco’s famed performance art and drag event Trannyshack is changing its name. Drag impresario and Trannyshack founder Heklina (Stefan Grygelko) announced via Facebook on Tuesday that the 18-year-old club night will henceforth be known as “T-Shack,” bowing to pressure from the transgender community who have long felt the use of the word “tranny” to be pejorative in any context. …

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TRAILER: We Cause Scenes

Trailer recap: Since their humble beginnings in New York City in 2001, Improv Everywhere has grown from a small gang of restless jokesters into an internationally recognized prank collective and a viral video-making machine. From the No Pants Subway Ride to Frozen Grand Central to the MP3 Experiment and beyond, their publicly staged scenes of chaos and joy are beloved …

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Dandy Darkly At Dick Dock

Last night my housemates and I attended New York City performance artist (and my real life pal) Dandy Darkly’s third annual show under Provincetown’s famed Dick Dock, where audience members were handed mini flashlights to train on Dandy as he spun elaborately rhythmic and alliterative story/poems, one of which was about the Stonewall Rebellion. “Oral traditions are not something found …

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Burning Man Sues Over Fee Tripling

The operators of Burning Man, which begins next week, are suing their Nevada county hosts who have tripled their charge to provide police protection for the event. Though this year’s event, which runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, will not be affected, the 2013 festival is in jeopardy after Pershing County allegedly hiked the fees from $154,000 in 2011 to …

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Dandy Darkly At Dick Dock

One of the more interesting things I’ve done here in Provincetown was attending a show by performance artist Dandy Darkly under the infamous Dick Dock, where audience members were handed mini-flashlights to train on Dandy as he spun several tales that riffed on masculinity, pirates, and other themes half-sung in hilarious rhymes. His final piece, Bear Skinner, was a Silence …

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Oral Roberts’ Gay Grandson Launches “Boring” Performance Art Piece

Randy Roberts Potts, the openly gay grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, has launched a traveling performance art piece meant to demonstrate the normalcy of gay home life. Details reports: Randy Roberts Potts is pushing the gay agenda by watching TV. And by ironing a shirt. Also by doing a puzzle, vacuuming a rug, simmering stew in a slow-cooker, and intermittently …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Randall Terry Gets Glitter-Bombed By Performance Artist

Vermin Supreme is a performance artist and perennial candidate for public office. According to his Wikipedia page, he is campaign for president on a platform of zombie awareness and the promise of a pony for every voter. Randall Terry is running for office in order to force television stations to air his gruesome anti-abortion clips. Clip description: “Vermin Supreme turns …

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Burning Man To Launch Ticket Lottery

In 2011, Burning Man sold out for the first time in 25 years. Next year, there will be a new way to get tickets. The process will require ticket seekers to register by price tier during a two-week period that has yet to be announced. They will then go through several lottery rounds for each pricing tier, and the ones …

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Burning Man Sells Out

For the first time in the long-running event’s history, tickets to this year’s Burning Man have sold out. Shortly after tickets started selling at the fastest pace ever on Jan. 20, officials with Black Rock City LLC, the SF-based company that staged Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, privately warned that they may sell out this year. The event, …

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Naked Cowboy: I’ll Marry Gay Couples

Famed NYC street performer the Naked Cowboy says he’ll marry gay couples for free in Times Square. ​ Ever-ready for publicity, the Naked Cowboy, Robert Burck, has thrown his support behind the movement for marriage equality in New York and declared July 3rd “Gay Marriage Day.” To celebrate the holiday, Burck, who happens to be an ordained minister, will be …

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Unmarried Until Gay Marriage

About a dozen married straight couples were “umarried until gay marriage” yesterday in a Central Park protest staged by performance artist Reverend Billy. More photos here.

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