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February 24, 2013February 24, 5:30pmChavisa Woods, author of The Albino Albumat Dixon Place161 Chrystie St New York, NY 10002CHAVISA WOODS is a Brooklyn-based lesbian writer, artist, and activist, and recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers. Her debut collection of short stories, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Debut Fiction.
In her first novel The Albino Album, LGBT emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine), presents a Technicolor vision of rural adolescence. The Albino Album breaks into a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America, spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of Indiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including firedancers, circus performers, catholic workers, gutter punks, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabriel.
October 25, 2012
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin will sing standards and pop classics TONIGHT AT 7:30PM at Dixon Place, accompanied on the piano by her partner, Jenny Taira.Friday, Oct. 26th at 7:30pm
161A Chystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
Laurie will also be discussing her new memoir, Do You Dream in Color?, about her experiences growing up blind and becoming an internationally acclaimed opera singer.
Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin recently received high praise from New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote that she possesses “compelling artistry,” “communicative power,” and that her voice displays “earthy, rich and poignant qualities.” Ms. Rubin has performed concerts of new music with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has performed numerous roles, including lead role of Karen inThe Rat Land by Gordon Beeferman with New York City Opera, Penelope in Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, and the title role in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.”