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Alison Fraser’s Tennessee Williams CD

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There’s something about my dear friend Alison Fraser. Something about her abilities to light up any room she walks into, to keep her glowing charisma onstage and behind-the-scenes and to make everyone around herself feel warmed and loved. And then there’s The voice. And that’s what I’m going to focus today as it’s the official release day of the two times Tony Award nominee’s latest CD entitled ‘Tennessee Williams: Words and Music’. The album follows Alison’s 2012’s one-woman show ‘Only a Paper Moon: A Tennessee Williams Songbook’, which saw her re-imagining songs and monologues from the various Williams plays with the help of the pianist Allison Leyton-Brown. So in case you missed the actual show (like I sadly did), the new album will surely bring that Broadway swank right into your home. Alison shifts from one character to another, taking on different accents, age and emotions while showcasing her impressive range . Filling the multi-genre collection of songs with her usual mix of elegance and flirtation, Alison once again proves that she is indeed a perfect Tennessee Williams lady. Trust me (and not the ‘The Party’s Over’ number): the party’s never over with this one.

Buy the CD here: http://www.twwordsandmusic.com

Dancefloor empire: The rules of NYC nightlife

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It’s not the first and not even the second time I was asked to write an article about New York nightlife, but that’s just because it’s constantly evolving and every time I discover something new. This time around I wrote my analysis of NYC’s colorful party world for pretty awesome portal SVOY.ru which provides a legal way to listen to music and get all sorts of content (trust me: ‘legal’ and ‘Russia’ do not always mix well so this website is a big deal).

The most amazing part: Akira Rivz did a series of illustrations for my article – and I’m in love with those!

Mikey Moscow NYC party guide

NYC vlog 7: NYE in Williamsburg

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This is my first American winter and I was looking forward to my first NYE party. And honestly it couldn’t have been better: we had a killer party at Williamsburg and I didn’t even get a killer hangover (which is always a big plus). I DJed, I danced, I laughed.

Here’s what it looked like:

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NYC vlog 5: ART

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NYC vlog # 5 for all you ART lovers – my trips to MoMa and The Met. ‘Cause art is like, totally hot.

NYC vlog 3

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NYC blog #3: beautiful breasts, panty droppers, hipster wine shop and cameos by awesome friends Allison Tartalia, Alyson Greenfield, Melissa Torres and Bree Sharp of ‘Beautiful Small Machines’.

USA vlog 2

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My NYC vlog episode 2: this time I’m walking around Xmas fair, eating pizza, digging for some goodies at a thrift store and going to see a play.

NYC blog 2013: “The Mutilated”

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It seems to me there’s always an interesting Tennessee Williams play on every time I visit New York. Last time my good friend and a fantastic actress Alison Fraser invited me to see her at ‘In Masks  Outrageous and Austere’ and this Wednesday I saw ‘The Mutilated’ at The New Ohio Theater. The main attraction for me was Mink Stole – who I adore for her over-the-top characters in John Water’s trash classics and her recent  part in ‘All About Evil’ movie (do check it out!).

When you have Mink Stole and Penny Arcade as your leads in a Tennessee Williams play, you do expect the outcome to be loud, kitschy and hilarious – and it’s all those things for sure. But ‘The Mutilated’ is also quite a tragic story filled with the feel of puffy desperation – like a glass of fizzled out champagne. The true drama here doesn’t necessarily come from its heroines less-than-inspiring fates but from the multifarious idea that sometimes the only people who can really ‘get us’ are the ones who we consider our sworn enemies. And the cruel friendship (or charming war for that matter) that these two tragic-yet-charming ladies are having here makes it one hell of a fun ride for the viewers (and sometimes – for themselves, too). It’s campy but never trashy – a true success for the director Cosmin Chivu. The other obvious achievements here include an impressive and clever stage design and several choir numbers that add surprising epic vibe to the narration.

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Plus as a nice post-show bonus there’s Tennessee Williams ‘Memoirs’ with John Waters signature that you can buy in the lobby for 20 bucks.

The show’s on until December 1, so hurry up! More info at http://www.newohiotheatre.org/themutilated.htm

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USA vlog 1

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The first entry in my USA vlog 2013: yesterday had to be filmed – an interview, a haircut, a Metric concert and a party.

NYC blog 2013: ‘Nice to meet you’ by Marco Santaniello

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There’s no denying the spirit of Andy Warhol is very much present in New York’s artistic landscape. Every time I visit the city there’s some sort of Warholian action. This time around I got to the opening of the ‘Nice to meet you’ exhibition at Tazza Gallery (547 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001)by self-proclaimed superstar artist Marco Santaniello. Marco’s work takes pop art rules to a whole new level: it’s aggressively colorful, stuffed with pop icons’ portraits and serves as a perfect example of ‘eye candy’ art. The exhibition is small but surprisingly diverse: from the re-imagined portraits of Terry Richardson to New York’s landscapes, from David Bowie to Kate Moss.

The exhibition at Tazza Galllery runs until December 12, so you have plenty of time to get your slice of pop culture.

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