TONY CLIFTON and THE KATRINA KISS MY ASS ORCHESTRA
VAGINAL DAVES and PME
November 16, 2009 8:00 PM
In conjuntion with PERFORMA 09, PARTICIPANT INC presents the live component of Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve, curated by Jonathan Berger:
TONY CLIFTON and the KATRINA KISS MY ASS ORCHESTRA
Few vocal performers have achieved the level of acclaim and longevity enjoyed by Tony Clifton. Discovered by the Hollywood elite in the late 1960’s, Clifton soon became a worldwide sensation and beloved television personality. From David Letterman, to Rodney Dangerfield, to Merv Griffin, to the Muppets, nearly every mover and shaker in the entertainment has sought out a Tony Clifton collaboration or performance. His velvety and sensuous voice, charming banter and warm stage presence has delighted high-profile audiences in lounges, concert halls, theaters and stadiums.
A great many obstacles came Tony Clifton’s way after his rise to fame, including public falling outs with Jerry Lawler, Dinah Shore, Andy Kaufman, and others who attempted to use his name to bolster their own careers. However, Clifton fought off all adversity and remains the king of lounge singers into the 21st Century. At Santos Party House he will be joined by the Katrina Kiss My Ass Orchestra, a full big band ensemble that does soulful justice to the best in standards. Get ready to be dazzled by Tony Clifton!
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VAGINAL DAVIS and PME
Prolific columnist, publisher, blacktress, drag majesty, choreographer, activist, performance artist, punk rocker and dancehall ruler, Vaginal Davis is an influential figure in all corners of underground media. She has collaborated with the likes of John Cameron Mitchell, Rick Castro, Bruce LaBruce and the Cheap collective (Berlin). She is the editor of Fertile La Toyah Jackson Magazine and Shrimp, with publications in LA Weekly and Glue. Her punk rock collaboration with Glen Meadmore is PME (for Pedro, Muriel and Esther) and has released the cult classic album The White To Be Angry produced by Steve Albini.
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