Magazine article The New Yorker

Above and Beyond

Magazine article The New Yorker

Above and Beyond

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The comedian Trav S. D. and assorted friends re-create the days when Tony Pastor, the Father of Vaudeville, kept audiences gasping and laughing with clog dancing, comic sketches, singing, Irish folk music, and other forms of entertainment. (New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St., at Central Park W. For more information, call 873-3400, ext. 263. Dec. 29, starting at 11 A.M.)

Jan. 1, starting at 2: Patti Smith, Jim Carroll, Edwin Torres, and more than a hundred other musicians, poets, dancers, and performing artists gather for the annual marathon reading at the Poetry Project. (St. Mark's In-the-Bouwerie, Second Ave. at 10th St. Tickets at the door.) Jan. 1, starting at 4: Another hundred or so other performers of a downtown ilk ring in the New Year with eight hours of poems and music. (Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. …

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