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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

operation Homecoming: writing the wartime experience, film

JCAS presents “Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience” (2007)
May 22, 7.30 - 10.30,  326 5th street

In 2004 the National Endowment for the Arts created the program Operation Homecoming to help U.S. troops and their families write about their wartime experiences. Through this program, distinguished American writers conducted workshops at military installations and veterans’ centers which, combined with an open call for submissions, resulted in 12,000 pa...ges of contemporary wartime writing.

Director Richard E. Robbins’ Oscar-nominated 2007 documentary “Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience” brings a selection of these writings to life as a series of short films and animations using the voice talents of Robert Duvall, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, and Aaron Eckhart. Paired with interviews of servicemembers, and participating authors Anthony Swofford, James Salter and Tobias Wolff, “Operation Homecoming” provides a deeply personal view of the American experience in modern conflict.

Film starts at 7:30, discussion to follow.
FREE admission; $5 donation suggested.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 81 min

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beginning June 1, 2011, we will start conducting Art Workshop Classes on Monticello Avenue. For anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to paint, draw, or make sculptures, now is the time.

For those interested please contact us through the information provided below:

Location: 99 Monticello Ave, Jersey City, NJ. 07304

Time: Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Price: $30.00 per class / or get a discount by paying $100.00 for 1 month.

Supplies: a supply list will be sent to you upon signing up

Age Limit: 12 yrs and up.

Contact: Alvin Pettit 201-332-0216 / or Michele Massey 201-451-2440

*A percentage of all proceeds made from our classes go to the MONTICELLO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Grace space teen open mic

 June 17, 7 - 9 pm,  Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie street
Calling all teens. Here's your chance to take over the mic. Do you sing, write act, dance? Come on over to Grace and strut your stuff.

The Laugh Tour

Art House Productions presents The Laugh Tour:
An evening of hilarious Stand Up Comedy featuring Comedy Central's LOUIS KATZ w/BEN KISSEL and RICH KIAMCO
Also Appearing
Charles McBee, Samatha DeRose, Abbi Crutchfield, Kelley Lynn and more
Saturday June 4
 7pm     MIXER
 8pm     SHOW
TICKETS [no drink minimum]
$15 advance
$20 door
24/7 Ticket Hotline Brown Paper Tickets: 1-800-838-3006
WEBSITE Tour info, video clips


1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Louis's comedy career began at the incredibly early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to "The Tonight Show," two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson.  After graduating from UC Berkeley, he began performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian based in New York who can be seen at clubs and colleges across the country. Louis has performed at the Montreal "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival, the Atlanta "Laffapalooza" Comedy Festival, the Amsterdam "Toomler International" Comedy Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival. He has appeared on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," Jamie Foxx's "America's Funniest Comics," and HBO's "Down & Dirty w/Jim Norton." His half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special airs in early 2011, coinciding with the release of his debut comedy album, "If These Balls Could Talk," on Comedy Central Records. Louis also produced a series of short films for Adult Swim's superdeluxe.com ; , which can now be seen at youtube.com/louiskatzcomedy .

Ben is a stand up comedian who has appeared on MTV, Spike TV, and was featured in the New York Post. He also runs a podcast called the Roundtable of Gentlemen that you can find at www.roundtableofgents.com. For more information on all things Kissel go to www.benkissel.com.

Rich is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. His comedy career began with a sewing machine while attending the Fashion Institute Of Technology. He began performing stand-up at campus events and then became the costume designer for comedian Judy Tenuta. He then started performing with Judy as her "love slave" backup dancer, appearing in venues across the country, in Las Vegas and on The Howard Stern Show and a he's never left the stage since. His one man show, Unaccessorized, received the Overall Excellence Award at the NY International Fringe Festival and Best Solo Show at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. Rich has performed on campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines.  He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's OutQ: The Focus Group, was featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,  and co-hosted the WE channel's 3 Men And A Chick Flick. www.RichKiamco.com

A native of Toledo Oh, Charles began his professional comedy career on the stage at Bowling Green State University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Film. His conviction earned him a scholarship at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.Charles uses personal life experiences to fuel the comedic edge displayed throughout his new web series It's A Chuck'ed Up Life.  When Charles is not working on a new film project he can be seen performing stand up comedy all over New York City and throughout the country.

Samantha's observational comedy style includes musings about motherhood, work, pop-culture, politics, family, and inner (self-deprecating) reflections.  You might even be sucked into a sing-along at one of her gigs if she brings her guitar.  She has performed for audiences ranging from elementary, middle, high school, and college students to the PTA, to charity fundraisers (Salzano-Smith Foundation), to the LGBT community (Crown & Anchor, Provincetown; MA, Stonewall Inn, NYC), Women's History Benefits (Manhattan Theatre Source) to edgy NY and NJ audiences (Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Red Cat, NJ, Pat's Place, NJ, Zebu's, NJ).  Samantha will appearing in cities all over the US in the Divas of Diversity 2011 Comedy Tour.

Abbi performs stand-up comedy all over New York City and was recently named in the New York Post's Best Jests list. She has been seen on VH1, MTV, the Tyra Banks show and in several national commercials.

Kelley is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer performing all over the East Coast. Her YouTube Channel caught the eye of Opie from XM/Sirius The Opie and Anthony Show, who featured her in one of his recent videos, with more to come this month. Kelley is also a comedy writer for the pop culture site www.poptimal.com where she writes hilarious weekly reviews of "Dancing With the Stars" and "American Idol."

Monday, May 16, 2011

1950's Rockin' Sockhop

 may 28, 8 pm - 1.30 am
LITM, 14 Newark ave

Break out those poodle skirts and bobby socks or your best Rockabilly gear. Practice your jive and jitterbug. We're turning back the clock tonight with authentic 50s tunes spun by WFMU DJ MEGHAN McKEE. 50s style cocktails - Cherry Cola Ice Cream Float (with an extra kick of course) and Spiked Punch. Wear a COSTUME and get 10% off your tab. Best Costumes will win GIFT CERTIFICATES to Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store.