This week on the Artsy Fartsy Show we explore CHANGE, real change that people all over the world are hitting the pavement, sleeping on the streets, crying for, bleeding for and that is change. While looking back is always clearer on how mistakes that were made have effected the entire planet, people are wanting to put a break on the circular caravan around the issues and Change it. Beit the youth sleeping in a park two blocks away while the police Occupy Wall Street, change needs to happen.

Our Segments this week:

SAVAGE MESSIAH – LAURA OLDFIELD FORD

Laura Oldfield Ford’s amazing zine has had a cult following in the UK as it chornicles the redevelopment spectacle in London. It depicts the class war through the eyes of residents, herself, anarchists, and decenters through sketches, photography, and prose.

Laura Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah infiltrates the politics, psychology and pop-cultural past of an alternative London. Part artwork and part graphic novel, Savage Messiah mixes text, photographs and drawings to offer a scathing critique of neoliberal economics, imagining a ruined city which might be just around the corner.

Laura Oldfield Ford, originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, studied at the Royal College of Art and has become well known for her politically active and poetic engagement with London as a site of social antagonism. She exhibits and teaches across Europe and America.

Get the Book: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1022-savage-messiah

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

Sept. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s breakout album Nevermind, which defined a generation of music, the way artists live and the lessons they learn. How it influenced today’s music and changed the entire scope of a disenchanted generation.

SPOT OF CULTURE: OCCUPY WALL STREET

Hollis Witherspoon talks about Occupy Wall Street, what they stand for, what they want to change and how occupation fever is spreading across the country as American’s join the millions of people across the world enraged by the middle and poor being ignored by a small powerful mass.

HINTON BATTLE and SISTAS THE MUSICAL: REFLECTING ON THE BLACK WOMAN

Interview with three time Tony Award Winner Hinton Battle. We will talk about being an actor, finding success and overcoming adversity.

Recognized as one of Broadway’s most respected musical stars, Battle began his career at the age of 16, originating the Scarecrow in The Wiz. He has received top honors—the NAACP Awards, Fred Astaire Awards, Ira Aldridge Awards and the Choreographer Media Honors. His choreography has been featured on The Golden Globe AwardsDance in America, Academy Awards, and Dancing with the Stars. He has appeared in the most successful musicals ever staged including: DANCIN, DREAMGIRLS,SOPHISTICATED LADIESCHICAGO (BILLY FLYNN), RAGTIME (COALHOUSE WALKER JR.), MISS SAIGON AND THE TAP DANCE KID.

His new single “When I Walk” is now available.

Performing Live: A Selection from Sistas: The Musical

Produced by Hinton Battle, Sistas, hang out in the attic After a matriarch’s death. The women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930’s through the Girl Groups of the 60’s to the empowerment of the 90’s.” Songs include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I am Not My Hair” and “A Woman’s Worth.”Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of “RESPECT: The Musical,” which has played in 20 cities) and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.
Lexi Rhoades plays Tamika
 April Nixon plays Simone
Jennifer Fouche plays Roberta
Amy Goldberger plays Heather
Tracey Conyer Lee Plays Gloria

See Sistas at St. Luke's Theatre, in NYC Now playing Thursday-Sunday.
Visit Sistasthemusical.com
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