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Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Holiday Recess

The trial I was working on has been adjourned until March. I am back to the holiday rush.

Now you may hace already heard that the Mayor of JC is honoring Art House Productions for their creation, nuturing, and promotion of JC Fridays . At 2 o'clock on Wednesday, Mayor Heally will be giving Christine Goodman and Jack Halpin keys to the cityand annoucing the expansion of JC Fridays . In turn, I will be giving them keys to my car, and the lock of my moped. Congratulations !!

The original "Art House" open mic takes place this Thursday at 6:30 pm with poet Kay Barrett and musical guest David Jacobsen. Friday brings the winter installment of JC FRIDAYS, and art house features THE UKUADIES to our stage at 8:30 and 10pm. In addition, the Chicco Mann plays at Grass Roots Arts Facility at 10:30 pm, American Watercolor Movement plays at Canco Lofts at 10:00 pm, and ..... for a full listing.

The Mary Bensen gallery will be open to show the Watercolors Exhibit. Kayt Hester Lent and Hiroshi Kumagai's Sticky Fingers shwo opens at the Lex Leonard Gallery. 58 will be open from 10:59 to 11:01 pm for a viewing of JW Fesken's Ehullek Tragedies. On Saturday December 8th, we will have the closing party featuring music from the Swigs and Billy Gray of the Meltdowns, plus a couple of special guests. This is an early party 7 to 11 pm. in order for us have have time to ejoy Dr. Paul's Holiday party that evening. Next Friday we will welcome John Besante's Women of Color Paintings.

Please see attached for exciting news! Hope you can join us!

"Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy along with several city agencies will honor Art House Productions for their innovative JC Fridays which links arts and business and will announce its expansion during a 2 p.m. press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at City Hall, 280 Grove Street."

Thank you to all of JC Fridays' sponsors, business supporters, arts organizations and participating artists for making JC Fridays a success.
With our new sponsors, we have embarked on a road toward expanding outreach of the arts to all Wards in Jersey City, creating new opportunities for artists to show their work while promoting local business.
Art House Productions and the JC Fridays program would not be possible without you! For those who are available this Wednesday, December 5th at 2pm, we hope you will be able to join us at City Hall.
Kind regards,
Christine Goodman

Founder/Executive Director, Art House Productions
Creating Performance, Broadcast and Publishing Opportunities for Artists P.O. Box 3264 Jersey City, NJ 07303 t. (201) 915-9911 e. w.

BIG news and BIG events this week at Art House Productions -- and we hope YOU can be a part of it! This Wednesday, AHP will be honored at City Hall with a Proclamation from the Mayor for our contribution to the arts and specifically, with a press conference to announce the expansion of our citywide program, JC Fridays. Please join us if you can!

Then this Thursday, ART HOUSE IS WHERE IT'S AT, with poet Kay Barrett and musical guest David Jacobsen. Friday brings the winter installment of JC FRIDAYS, and we will welcome THE UKUADIES to our stage at 8:30 and 10pm. It's gonna be a hot show!

Hope to see you soon, and in the meantime...

Keep on creating!

Two Nights of Steamy Organ Action - w/ Ben Stivers & Noel SagermanTHURSDAY 12/6Elysian Cafe 9:30pm1001 Washington St. HobokenOur regular jaunt. Come on by & check it out. We're there every 1st & 3rd Thursday lookin to scrap.If you're a player - we've been openin it up late.article: 12/7Lincoln Inn 7:30pm13 Lincoln StJersey CityGoin to the Heights! Oh yeah.Grab a steak & cheer us on.This is part of the JC Fridays series.,bryan

YOU'D BETTER WATCH OUT -- OUR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR IS COMING TO TOWN!!Friday, December 7th, 7pm - 9pm18 Erie St., Jersey City -- mere steps from the Grove St. PATHYes, kiddies, you have only one more week to wait for the jaw-dropping extravaganza that will be the World of Style-Balance Christmas Spectacular. It will forever be the Gold Standard of Spectaculars... Fireworks and snow! Ms. Scrooge versus Tiny Tina! Naughty Santa and the Frisky Elf! Reindeer and dancing Stylettes! AND of course plenty of fabulous vintage outfits and groovy hairstyles!All part of the JC Fridays festival!Merry Merry,Kathleen, Your Fashion HostessWorld of Style Vintage & Balance Salon18 Erie StreetJersey City, NJ 07302Clothing: 201-324-2992 / www.worldofstylevintage.comHair: 201-369-7000 /

Chico Mann
The Underground Dance Party Continues!
Friday 12/7/07
The Waterbug Hotel Suite 3
[aka The Grassroots Arts Facility]
143-5 Christopher Columbus Drive
Jersey City 07302
10pm sharp
No Cover.
Thursday 12/13/07
Black Betty
366 Metropolitan Ave (@ Havemeyer)
11pm show
Marcos J. Garcia
130 Mercer St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
c: 973.454.7258


Check out the article about my gallery at the Starledger. Just click on the link below: I'm so exited!!! Elen!

Wed Dec 12th
Vox Pop
1022 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 - Bill Bernthal
8:30 - Greg D
9:30 - Mikel Campbell
This is one of those rare Greg D solo gigs. Come hang out at this great place & neighborhood in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn.
Good food, drink, coffee, people, and a nice billing..
Thurs Dec 13th
The Knitting Factory (Tap Bar)
74 Leonard St
8pm - MERGE (Cassandra Cleghorn, Erik Lawrence, Allison Miller, Rene
9pm - CLOCKWORK MERCURY (Eric Mingus & Catherine Sikora) 10pm - LUNAR ENSEMBLE (John "Lunar" Richey, Slugger, Greg D, Chris McKenna, Tom Diello, Dave Dreiwitz)
Sat Dec 22nd
The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
"Power to the Peaceful"
8pm - The Chilling Details
9pm - Sounds of Greg D
10pm - The Lone Orchestra
..performing their own set of Arlan Feiles' songs as well as backing up these local faves doing some awesome peace-related covers:
Joanna Burns, James Dalton, April Smith, Rick Barry, Alex Brumel, Val Emmich, Paul Rosevear, Geena, Anthony Fiumano, Amanda Duncan, Kerry McNulty, Greg D, Chris Lucas, Frankie McGrath, Lindsey Miller, Anthony
D'Amato, Matt O'Ree, Gordon Brown, Zach Hurd and Ruby! of Causeway!
and Katie Truly

Hi,We're playing Maxwell's on Wednesday 12/12 with Ludlow Lions and Object. There is much anticipation around this: we get to see some great bands that night too, we have new songs and broken gear. It's true, Jerel busted part of his bass the day of our last show. We all want to know, Will it be repaired in time? Or, will our pal Matt "clutch" Porter be called upon again for the use of his bass? The only way to find out is to come out to Maxwell's and have a great time with us! Tom / Jerel / TomDivision of Planes--------12/12Maxwell's1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ Also see:- Ludlow Lions- ObjectDoors at 8:30 p.m.--------1/25Asbury LanesAsbury Park, NJ Also see:- Jucifer- boy / girl

Friday, November 23, 2007

We Come in PEACE PARTY friday

thank you to everyone who searched for my auto, the Golden Nugget last night, as you may have heard, my car was found without the $500 worth of alcohol I bought for Friday's Party. At least the kids on Columbus Avenue had a good time. it will take them most of the weekend to finish it up. in the spirit of this party I will end this paragraph .

I restocked the booze etc and am setting up for tomorrow.

Here's the deal if you aren't aware.

dress: someone who has come in PEACE ; hippies aliens etc.
time: 9 pm to late door : $5 in costume (rock the theme please it's easy) no costume no party ? there's plenty to drink, eat, and dance. I am hiring a cleaning service after you guys leave so, if $5 is too much for you to pay, then please go kindly somewhere else and spend your money.

dj's : Bill MCCamie, Cootah, astronaut, dancing t, plus you (itunes kitchen) peace out, tony 516 Jersey Ave Jersey City, NJ 07302201fbi-auto 973-219-9696

on more important thing. I really could use some help setting up tomorrow, it's been 2 years since I have had a party at my place so as you can imagine, there a lot of work to be done. call me if you can help set-up

also I could really use some help with


As you can see I have removed all of the events at the Corkscrew. The ower decided he didn't want to have music, dj's, and our bad elemnts in teh bar anymore. go if you need to get your game on.

ON SUNDAY theres a benefit show at MAWXWELL"S .
The Coffin Daggers,, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice and Mellissa Surach all represent this great cause

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Get out d' vote

Polls are open until 8 pm on Tuesday. I usually publish the recommendations of those persons more political than I such as Mia Scanga and Tris McCall, but since the candidates in the 33rd District are running unopposed, my recommendation is to write-in the Man from the Party Party "Dancing" Tony Susco. My first act as supreme leader will be to abolish the Parking Authority and make all of our citizens ride mopeds.

The Very talented Thomas Carlson is offering Painting Classes.

See the flyer above for more info. This is a good opportunity for beginners who want to explore their creative side. This is also the theme behind the next art opening at the Mary Bensen Gallery. This Friday, watercolor works by Jersey City's Newest Artist Amy Blair, Mike Mandraccia, Mey Mey Lin, are joined by veterans John Besante, Steve Singer,and Orlando Reyes to display their works. For the rookies, this will be their first art show, as for the old guard, they are all painting in a medium they normally present in.

After the opening, stop by 58 for our closing party for The Artemathician. The evening will also feature a live performance by Electr0/Afro-Beat Artist Chico Mann. You can check out the Video for Chico Mann "Who You Runnin' From" below (Manifest Tone Vol. 1 Kindred Spirits/K7! 2007) Directed by Gabriel Omar Añel .
The locations should Be familiar to those of you with a keen JC Eye.
Also that Evening, The Funeral Crashers are playing at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar. Going back to Thursday, Lismore plays at 131 Chrystie Street. On Saturday Night the Swigs play @ sets at the Iron Monkey while The Meltdowns rock out the Clash Bar in Clifton.

This Thursday, The attic Ensemble beginn their presentation of Jeffery. Shows run through the 18th and advance tickets can be ordered via
Saturday, welcome another Gallery Debut in Jersey City. DJ Johny Astronaut recently moved to the Foundry at the base of Communipaw Avenue. Opting out of an apartment that he occupied for many years, he settled on a new location that offered spacious room for a gallery space. This begins the begin for the 211 Gallery. The Opening features works by several local artists. Please click here to see the full Evite including directions to the gallery.

In addition, to 211, Beth Achenbacdh's The Sum of All Parts has thier opening at LITM. And 911 Gallery has a wine tasting with DJ William McCamie on Saturday Night . Get Busy y'all.

the fine print

COMMON FOLK presentsLISMORE (live - at midnight)131 Chrystie St. (at Delancey St.)Sweatshop Labor NYCRage MountainThursday Nov vodka from 11-12.

Chico Mann has teamed up with keyboardist/producer Victor Axelrod, vocalists Vinia Mojica and Mayteana Morales, and Telekinetic Kat on the turntables to bring you…
The Sweaty Underground Dance Party!

Friday Nov. 9, 2007
Gallery 58
58 Coles St
Jersey City, NJ
Saturday Nov. 10, 2007
Lucky Cat
245 Grand St.
btwn Driggs & Roebling
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday Nov. 24, 2007
Studio B.P.M.
237 Kent Ave
btwn Grand and N.1st
Brooklyn, NY
For more info:

Marcos J. Garcia
130 Mercer St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
c: 973.454.7258

Funeral Crashers play Necromantic, NYC's esteemed weekly goth and wave night: Friday, November 9thKnitting Factory tap bar74 Leonard Street, NYCdoors @ 11pm 18+ / $10 admission flyer for discount admission: Also, our full length record, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is now available through CD Baby, iTunes, Interpunk,, and via direct mail order. Love,Us ps- if you no longer wish to be on this email list, please reply back with "remove me" as your subject line.
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You are cordially invited to the Grand Opening Reception for The 211 Gallery at the Foundry in Jersey City on Saturday November 10th, 2007 at 7pm.

Please click here to see the full Evite including directions to the gallery.

Featured artists: Rene Mayorga, Mark Argue,Tom Wilson, Donna Kessinger,Vikki Michalios, Leila Bowie,Arturo Toulinov, Ev Stone,Roberta Melzl andNorm Francouer.

Curated by: Rene MayorgaThanks and we hope to see you on Saturday.
John Campbell and Zenobia Simmons

The 211 Gallery300 Communipaw Ave Suite 211Jeersey City, NJ 07304201-725-8799

919 Gallery like to invite you to a night of:18 Exquisite Authentic Italian Wines and Foods direct from Italy(See attachments for a detailed description)Saturday Nov-17, 20077.00-10.00pm150 Bay Street #919 , Jersey City, NJ Directions from NYC: 33rd Street or WTC PATH trains to Grove Street Exit more info: Kim'Naked City Spleen.'Photography series that portray various urban ruins and underground spaces with a human figure inhabiting them. Piece Tuscan-Style Aperitivo Set (2 sets will be raffled) 4 Piece Stylish Italian Designed Wine Opener Set (2 sets will be raffled)1 Connoisseur Vintner's Reserve Table-top Wine opener If you are just looking to hang out with amazing and interesting people and enjoy yourself you should definitely come! For those that don't like wine, beer/soda/water/liquers and others will also be served.DJ William RSVP by e-mail or by phone/text message: 201-779-6929 $15.00 donation will be collected at the door Looking forward seeing you at this special event! Best regardsElen Sviland919 Gallery, 150 Bay Street, #919, Jersey City, NJ phone: 201-779-6929

Comrades, Howdy!Quite a few individuals have demanded to be taught The Dance (which needs a name... the Waterboard Wiggle?) that we do at our shows so that they can do it with us. We've been really flattered, and we think that's very awesome, so for the show we have coming up next Saturday (the 10th) at Clash Bar, we're going to hold an informal dance lesson at my place before the gig. Anyone is welcome to come to my house that isn't psycho; there will be beers, some food, and then y'all can go to a bar and get sloppy while we go set up for the gig. Also, we have some really awesome bands playing with us! The Porchistas from Montclair will have you singing along merrily about PBR. (They have 3 songs about Pabst Blue Ribbon.) The Imperialists from Brooklyn will have you singing along merrily about chocolate, fucking the government, and being totally awesome, they are an amazing band. The Slow Learners from DC are a kick ass touring funk and groove band from Washington DC. Listen to them here! Party dance music to kick the night off. The Meltdowns will play last, so I think we can all look forward to getting our dance on all night long. One last thing: we have a hot new t-shirt specifically fitted for girls. We'll have them at the show. Click here to see what they look like!The details on e'erythang:Saturday Nov 10th at 10pmClash Bar39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011The dance lesson pre-game show:Earlier that day at 6-8 (it's flexible):215 McWhorter St. Apt. 1, Newark, NJ 07105 See ya!Billy

"THE SWigs we all need A little lOVE TOUR!


11:30 PM

Hey roller derby fans!
Thanks to everyone who made the trek out to Wilkes-Barre, PA for the last bout! Despite being down a few skaters, the Ironbound Maidens still played a great game and had a lot of fun. But this bout was only preparation for GSR's ultimate roller derby match up and last game of the season, happening on Sunday, November 11th.
On the 11th, GSR's all-star Ironbound Maidens will take on the New Jersey Dirty Dames' all-star Hub City Hellrazors in the "Battle for New Jersey." Only one league will reign as the First Ladies of New Jersey roller derby! This is the bout of the season - one NOT to be missed!The bout will take place at the Kendall Park Roller Rink in Kendall Park, NJ (
map it!). Click here to buy advance tickets online from Brown Paper Tickets ($12 General Admission/$20 VIP). Doors are at 6:30 pm - First whistle at 7:30 pm. We hope you'll join us as we wrap up the 2007 season with the ultimate Garden State showdown!
As always, you can check out league information, skater bios, photos, and more at
See you on the rink,The Garden State Rollergirls



INFO: 201-547-4333

Friday, November 2, 2007

Early Bird Gets the Book

CORPOREAL - Book as Body, Body as Book Exhibition of artists' books, prints, and and other wonders. November 2, 2007- January 3, 2008Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2007 3:30 - 5 pm Rutgers University LibrariesJohn Cotton Dana Library Fourth Floor Galleries185 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102Artists include:Carol Armstrong, Aileen Bassis, Eileen Biano, Judith K. Brodsky, Jen Carpenter, Evonne Davis, Steven Dressler, Bethany Fancher, Asha Ganpat, Stephanie Garceau, Chris George, Jaz Graf, Karen Guancione, Rachel Hadas, Valerie Hammond, Eve Ingalls, Mary Jeys, Kay Kenny, Catherine LeCleire, Melissa MacAlpin, Anna Pinto, James Prez, Sarah Sharp, Clarissa Sligh, Nyugen E Smith, Buzz Spector, Stephanie Werthman, Marica Wilson. ALSO FEATURING selections from the Brodsky Center collection by: Don Kennell, Patricia Dahlman, Ronna Lebo, Lorenzo Pace, Eve Ingalls, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge & Kiki Smith, and selections from the Femfolio.----------