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Saturday, May 12, 2007

more details about our fundraiser

On Sunday, June 10, 2007, 5:00 – 11:00 PM, the literary multimedia e-journal Mad Hatters' Review (MHR) will host their first Live-action Multimedia Fundraising Extravaganza at Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street (near Delancey Street), an innovative new venue/art space in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.. The event will include music, dancing, readings by MHR contributors and guests, surprise performances, screenings of video art and animations, plus special guests and infamous Mad Hatters’ facoctails at an attractive discount.

Mad Hatters' Review is a unique online multimedia magazine featuring edgy, experimental, gutsy, thematically broad, psychologically and philosophically sophisticated writings, music, and art. The magazine specializes in collaborative ventures, bringing writers together with artists and composers to create a full sensory reading experience. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, dramatic pieces and experimental whatnots are displayed adjacent to images of original artwork and accompanied by musical compositions or authors' recorded recitations.

The evening's musical offerings range from the experimental adventure of an improvised duet by Ben Tyree (acoustic guitar) and Will Martina (cello) and the 21st Century Composed Improvisation group The Push-Pull Quartet (Ben Rush Miller et al), to rocking, rolling, and swinging dance music played LIVE by a genuine NYC band. There will be a showing of video art and animations by Jean Detheux, Orin Buck, Debra Di Blasi, New Zealand film makers and others and a slideshow of digital images by Joel Simpson, Peter Schwartz, Jean Detheux, and others. Readers include Eric Darton, Ranbir Sidhu, Rich Murphy, Tsipi Keller, Jason Price Everett, Urayoan Noel, and Andrew Taylor. Time permitting, there will be an open reading towards the end of the event. The work of the above authors can or will be found in the pages Mad Hatters’. Finally, an impressive number of donated books and artworks will be on sale at a silent auction.

Tickets cost $20 ($25 or more if you're feeling generous) and are available at the door or online through June 9th via PayPal addressed to (please bring confirmation of payment to the event). Funds raised will benefit the Review and its local programs promoting innovative art and literature. If you plan to pay at the door, please RSVP to the gmail address below.

Contact Carol Novack (Publisher/Editor) and Amy Bucciferro (PR Director) at, Subject Line: Fundraiser