Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giovanna's Playhouse

We had a great time on "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts" radio @ Giovanna's Restaurant this past Tuesday night. My guests, Tim O'Mara ( look for his new book, "Sacrifice Fly," in 2012) & Barry Stabile (see his band, "All Mobbed Up," @ Dec 17th @

Location:Gecko Lounge, 5 mins from Verrizanno Bridge
Time:7:30PM Friday, December 17th

got into the holiday groove and Divino fed the masses delicious food and kept his home warm and comfy. That's what Giovanna's is, a second home for it's patrons and artists. If you would like to hear the radio show, tune into the Centanni Broadcasting Network link below:


I have two storytelling events in next five days, tomorrow, Friday, Dec 10th @ 7pm @ Otto's Shrunken Head ~ Tuesday, Dec 14th @ 6pm @ Cornelia Street Cafe ~ see details below:

No Name's "Winter Reading" Show To Feature Authors Jennifer Belle, Michele Carlo, Thomas Pryor & Kambri Crews Friday, December 10th @ Otto’s Shrunken Head in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 2010 -- “No Name... & A Bag O' Chips" comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter, reaches into his ever-present ‘bag o' chips’ on Friday, December 10th and pulls out current and soon-to-be published literature as part of their inaugural “Winter Reading" show - a response to the rousing success of this year's "Summer Reading" special - at Otto's in Manhattan. Authors / storytellers Jennifer Belle (“The Seven Year Bitch”) Michele Carlo, (“Fish Out Of Agua”) & Kambri Crews ("Love, Daddy,") will offer selections from their published and forthcoming works and will be joined by blogger / radio host Thomas Pryor (Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts ) and comic/author Jeff Kreisler ("Get Rich Cheating"). Now in its 11th year, the show will also feature the sounds of “The Summer Replacements” featuring Alex “The Assassin” De Suze and Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato. No Cover, No minimum. Showtime is 7:00pm and Otto's is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B) "L" subway train to First Avenue. For more info, call (212) 228-2240 or go to

Tuesday, Dec 14 - 6:00PM

Barbara Aliprantis

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“Year End Festival Celebrating 14 Years of Storytelling”

No theme, no judging, no contest, just great fun, and stories with heart

Featured Teller: Thomas Pryor

and Cameo slots (5/7 minute limit) for as many tellers time will allow!

Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion, New York Press, Underground Voices Magazine, Opium Magazine Online, Our Town and Ducts. His story, "Madame Butterfly Goes Down" is part of Thomas Beller's anthology, Lost and Found: Stories from New York. He's written his first book, Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts. His blog is listed in the “Blog Roll” of The New York Times and his weekly radio show is featured on the Centanni Broadcasting Network. Recently, Thomas appeared on Channel 13's TV series, "Baseball: A New York Love Story."

Cover $7 ,

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