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May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Bill & Kant's Excellent Adventure

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Episode 35:
Bill & Kant's Excellent Adventure

Can Animotion's BILL WADHAMS save all the '80s from timeline annihilation?

Tony Starlight Showroom

Saturday, May 14, 2016
DINNER: 6:45 PM
SHOW: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Dude.

Bill Wadhams is like our raddest guest ever, to the max. He sang the massive international hit song “Obsession” in 1984 as the lead singer of the LA synthpop band Animotion, whose other hits include "Let Him Go", "I Engineer", and "Room to Move".

Animotion reunited in 2001, performing many shows with the likes of Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Berlin, and the Motels in recent years. On The Late Now Bill will perform a song from Animotion's new album, out this summer! Plus he'll perform a song from the musical he's writing. And he'll save time and space.

Born in Rochester, NY, Bill has been a Portlander since ‘93 where he works in advertising, graphic design, and music.

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Jane Vogel

Jane Vogel is an actor, an activist, a clinical psychologist, and a longtime champion of social justice. She’s the Founder and Board President of Age and Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE), a nonprofit organization empowering and promoting the visibility of women across the lifespan in the performing arts, effecting a paradigm shift in the culture.

Born in Indonesia, she lived in the Netherlands and became a naturalized US citizen in 1967. She and her husband live in Portland. They have two grown children.

We can't wait to talk with Jane about her work. We love a good — and long overdue — cultural paradigm shift.

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THE LATE NOW GRAND CRÜ BAND GOES ALL '80s

Tonight's whipsmart set gets its '80s on with everything from Kraftwerk to Eurhythmics, Gary Numan to Kate Bush and, in fact, much, much more.

High-spirited live music featuring Anna Leander (AnnaPaul & The Bearded Lady) on vocals, trombone & keytar, bandleader/drummer Charles Pike (Franco Paletta and the Stingers), Michelle Horgen (keys), Paul Brainard (pedal steel guitar, trumpet), Ross Seligman (guitar), and bassist Paul Trubachik (of the eponymous Paul Trubachik band).

IN RE TLN

Now in its fifth season, The Late Now is the thinking mammal's whipsmart live latenite show. Hosted with electric wit and good cheer by Leo Daedalus, Portland performer, producer, writer, singer, comedian, the show is packed with engaging INTERVIEWS, irreverent COMEDY & high-spirited MISCHIEF, musical & special GUESTS, The Late Now Grand Crü Band, plus America’s Favorite High-Altitude Cohost™ Alex Reagan. And Tony Starlight's & Spin Catering keep the good FOOD & DRINK flowing. Never a dull moment!

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Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Pander Bros!

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THE LATE NOW
with The Pander Brothers

TLN Episode 34

Tony Starlight Showroom
DINNER: 6:45 PM
SHOW: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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The Pander Brothers

Jacob and Arnold Pander are graphic novelists and filmmakers who write and direct feature length and short films, commercial spots and music videos. Their award-winning films have played in festivals around the globe and their music videos have been featured on MTV.

The Pander Brothers' original graphic novels have been published by Image, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press and as franchise projects for Marvel and DC Comics, including Batman and The X-Men. The Panders' visual storytelling has been nominated for the Eisner and Manning awards for groundbreaking artwork in the comics medium. in 2015, the brothers launched their digital Comics imprint FUSE Comics available on Comixology and their new production company for commercial and creative branding, Collaborator Studios.

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Chloe Eudaly

Portland City Council candidate Chloe Eudaly is a bookseller, publisher, and rabble rouser who has devoted the past 25 years to fighting for progressive causes, and over two decades to supporting Portland’s literary community through her mission driven bookshop, Reading Frenzy, and as a co-founder of the IPRC. Since 2004, she’s been active in disability advocacy, including co-founding the Special Education PTA of Portland. For the past year her attention has been focused on affordable housing and tenants’ rights, during which time she launched the notorious Facebook group That's A Goddamned Shed, which is what inspired her run for City Council.

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Plus Baudelaire's Birthday, DangerBunnies, drones, peeps, & gigolos! And we're blowing the lid off Hugh Hefner's lost Bolivian years. We've got photos, pushpins, and a whole lot of yarn to prove it all, baby.

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THE LATE NOW GRAND CRÜ BAND

Tonight's whipsmart set showcases FINNISH TANGO • SWEDISH BUBBLEGUM • GERMAN GIGOLOS • BAUDELAIRE SOUL • swingin' ANNIE ROSS, and much more!

High-spirited live music featuring Anna Leander (AnnaPaul & The Bearded Lady) on vocals, trombone & keytar, bandleader/drummer Charles Pike (Franco Paletta and the Stingers), Michelle Horgen (keys), Paul Brainard (guitar, trumpet), Ross Seligman (guitar), and Paul Trubachik (bass).

IN RE TLN

Now in its fifth season, The Late Now is the thinking mammal's whipsmart live latenite show. It's full of Dada spirit, hosted with electric wit and good cheer by Leo Daedalus, Portland performer, producer, writer, singer, comedian. The show is packed with engaging INTERVIEWS, irreverent COMEDY & high-spirited MISCHIEF, musical & special GUESTS, The Late Now Grand Crü Band, plus America’s Favorite High-Altitude Cohost™ Alex Reagan. And Tony Starlight's & Spin Catering keep the good FOOD & DRINK flowing. Never a dull moment!

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Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Dada Centenary

The Late Now
Dada Centenary

with ANDREI CODRESCU

One night only — hosted by Leo Daedalus

Tony Starlight Showroom
DINNER: 6:45 PM
SHOW: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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We kick off our 2016 season with special guest Andrei Codrescu, author and NPR correspondent on All Things Considered. Codrescu’s book The Post-Human Dada Guide makes for a timely interview: The Late Now reboot celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the irreverent Dada (anti)-art movement in Zürich, Switzerland. We’ll have a remote interview with the operators of the restored Cabaret Voltaire, Dada’s birthplace.

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We’ll also talk with Sara Krajewski, the new Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Portland Art Museum. Sara is into curating forms of transdisciplinary artistic practices, including installation art and performance, and hey, so are we! She was previously the Director of INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) in Milwaukee, WI and Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, and we’re going to give her a proper TLN PDX Dada welcome.

BUT WAIT, YOU ALSO GET:

A Dada puppet show written expressly for the show by Andrei Codrescu, and The Wheel of Manifesto, a Dada game show with Codrescu, audience participation, and ausgezeichnet prizes!

Additional guests include Portland composer Christopher Corbell, whose opera Viva’s Holiday premiered to great acclaim in December, 2015. Plus avant-poet James Yeary does the Experimental Weather Report with video by New York visual poet Nico Vassilakis, and Mark Owens performs Dadaist Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate.

THE LATE NOW GRAND CRÜ BAND

Feb 5 will also début The Late Now Grand Crü Band featuring Anna Leander (AnnaPaul & The Bearded Lady) on vocals, trombone & keytar, and bandleader/drummer Charles Pike (Franco Paletta and the Stingers), pictured above — plus Paul Brainard (guitar, trumpet), Michelle Horgen (keys), and Russell Gores (bass).

The setlist showcases exuberant hits in multiple languages, plus a TLN Tribute to David Bowie, because Bowie.

THE LATE NOW IN RE

Now in its fifth season, The Late Now is the thinking mammal's whipsmart live latenite show. It's full of Dada spirit, hosted with electric wit and good cheer by Leo Daedalus, Portland performer, producer, writer, singer, comedian. The show is packed with engaging interviews, irreverent comedy & high-spirited mischief, musical & other guests, and The Late Now Grand Crü Band, plus America’s Favorite High-Altitude Cohost™ Alex Reagan (Liminal). Never a dull moment!

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