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“Football Head” at La MaMa

Visual artist, performer, and gay stage icon Chris Tanner brings true-life tales, and, in his words, “humiliating stories of the sexual awakening of a nerdy art queen,” to the stage in Football Head. Tanner sings and tells the stories, accompanied on the stage by three doo-wop singers and collaborator Lance Cruce. The show is first and foremost about his family, intermingled with shame, guilt, and celebration thrown in for good measure.

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“Football Head” at La MaMa

Visual artist, performer, and gay stage icon Chris Tanner brings true-life tales, and, in his words, “humiliating stories of the sexual awakening of a nerdy art queen,” to the stage in Football Head. Tanner sings and tells the stories, accompanied on the stage by three doo-wop singers and collaborator Lance Cruce. The show is first and foremost about his family, intermingled with shame, guilt, and celebration thrown in for good measure.

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DJ Spooky Will Spin Some Seoul Music This Weekend

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, aka the busiest man alive, is just back from a couple of months in Seoul (where, during our own recent travels, we snapped the above photo of South Korea’s fiercest hipster). As a resident at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Spooky collaborated with some of Korea’s most esteemed musicians and artists, rocked his trademark “turntableism” at a New Year’s Eve concert, and gained some knowledge that he’ll be dropping at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre this weekend.
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Aim to See Steven Soderbergh's School-Shooting Play and <em>Guns: A Cabaret</em>

Screen shot 2014-02-18 at 5.49.16 PMGuns seem to be trending in New York theaters this spring. Yes, guns.

Steven Soderbergh may have retired from the world of filmmaking (after setting the LES back 100 years), but luckily that doesn’t seem to extend to the world of theater. Tickets are now  for the world premiere of the Soderbergh-directed The Library, which is set to run at The Public from March 27 to April 27 (use the code EARLY before March 25 to get your $15 discount – then use that extra cash to see a movie not directed by Soderbergh).
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If You Like Puppets, You’ll Love This (And No, We’re Not Stringing You Along)

Not all puppets sit around downing booze and pills; some aspire to art and activism! And this month, you’ll have a few opportunities to hang with those high-minded puppets.

First, tonight, Anthology Film Archives plays tribute to Bread & Puppet Theater on the occasion of the troupe’s 50th anniversary. Fittingly enough, the company was based out of Anthology’s building on Second Avenue back in the ’60s, when its 20-foot-tall papier-mâché puppets, masked actors, and brass band music were fixtures at anti-war protests. Tonight at 7:30, the troupe’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, along with past and present members, will present live performances as well as films and recently unearthed footage featuring the B&P.
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