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The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.
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The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast that airs twice a week (Mondays and Thurdays), where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

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English

Contact:

206-218-3311


Episodes

23: Yva Las Vegass: Singer/Songwriter/Force Of Nature

6/21/2018
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Yva Las Vegas https://monikerrecordsss.bandcamp.com/album/i-was-born-in-a-place-of-sunshine-and-the-smell-of-ripe-mangoes is a Bushwick based, Venezuelan born, Singer/Songwriter who is a veteran of the Seattle music industry of the 90s (she was in Sweet 75 with Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.) She is a force of nature. She is the real deal. Complicated, powerful, outspoken, and just an undeniable talent.

Duration:00:47:58

22: Dan Reilly: Bushwich Sandwich Lab

6/18/2018
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Dan Reilly is the co-founder and owner of Bushwich Sandwich Lab www.bushiwch.com Bar food but better. Vegan/GF options. At Precious Metal Bar. (143 Troutman St., Bushwick) Tues 4-10 Wed 4-10 Thurs 4-12 Fri 4-12 Sat 2-12 Sun 2-10

Duration:00:55:14

21: Sarah Jonker: Dutch Visual Artist and Actor

6/14/2018
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Sarah Jonker https://www.instagram.com/jonkersarah/ is a Dutch visual and performing artist. In 2006, she graduated from the prestigious Academy of Theater in Arnhem, The Netherlands. In conjunction with her acting career, she has produced artwork for shows by Dutch theater companies including De Toneelmakerij and Likeminds. She is in NYC for an exhibition curated by The Cola Connection at The Rack Shack http://www.therackshackbk.com/thecolaconnection/ Over the course of her career, Jonker...

Duration:00:38:29

20: Rachel Berger: The Artist Co-op

6/11/2018
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Rachel Berger is the Founder & Executive Director of The Artist Co-op www.theartistco-op.com The Artist Co-op is a coworking space for performing artists, uniting New York City's actors, directors, dancers, playwrights, and more, with programs and services to support the performing arts community.

Duration:00:46:47

19: Riley Mulherkar: Smart Young Trumpet Player

6/7/2018
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Riley Mulherkar www.rileymulherkar.com has been recognized as a "smart young trumpet player" by The New York Times and a "youngster to keep an eye on" by The Wall Street Journal. He is a founding member of The Westerlies a Seattle Bred, NYC Based brass quartet www.wersterliesmusic.com Riley works with renowned artists, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anna Deveare Smith and Alan Cumming. He has shows coming up late June with Alan Cumming at Joe's Pub and The Carlyle. He is also a...

Duration:00:37:06

18: Adaeze Elechi: Storytelling Ninja

6/4/2018
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Adaeze Elechi www.aelechi.com is a storytelling ninja, through whichever medium she feels best expresses her vision, be it filmmaking, journalism, producing documentaries or writing poetry, it all comes down to telling the story. You can also find her at https://vimeo.com/aelechi or https://www.instagram.com/ada_elechi/

Duration:01:19:16

17: Phantom Vanity: Soul/Funk/Folk Band

5/31/2018
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Phantom Vanity www.phantomvanity.com is a Brooklyn based Soul/Funk/Folk Band, if you had to name the genre specifically. They released a great album last year called Vintage Slacker. https://open.spotify.com/album/2O0uoj4fEmcagU5TO6VfZh I talked with lead singer/founder BOYD and her keyboard player Henry Ramon who have worked together since their Lifted Crew days. Another project that BOYD is involved in is The Sound Mind Collective https://www.thesoundmindcollective.org/ another great...

Duration:00:47:51

16: Jamie Buckner: Filmmaker

5/28/2018
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Jamie Buckner is a writer, producer, director, and production manager. Or simply put: a Filmmaker. Check out his film "Split," the world's first Romantic Bowling Comedy www.derbycityproductions.com He also works as the Production Supervisor for the Showtime Show, "Billions" http://www.sho.com/billions And as promised if you listened to me go on about a different form of multiplication here is the wikipedia link to Lattice Multiplication, feel free to research that, if that's your thing......

Duration:01:27:26

15: Bill Bartholomew: Silverteeth/ Bartholomewtown Podcast

5/24/2018
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Bill Bartholomew is a multi-faceted artist and producer. He is the frontman/ guitarist of Silverteeth http://silverteeththeband.com/ and he also recently launched a great podcast called Bartholomewtown https://bartholomewtown.wordpress.com/ I've known Bill since our Potion Collective days in Bushwick, and he's one of my favorite Bushwick personalities, past, present or future.

Duration:00:59:24

14: Saidu Ezike: Cross Culture

5/21/2018
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Saidu Ezike is the MC, Founder, and Bandleader for the hip hop fusion band, Cross Culture www.crosscultureband.com Saidu has managed to balance pursuing a music career while still holding down a full time high school teaching position. He is successful at both, because he is inspired by both, and in doing so he is an inspiration for others. Check out their latest album, Majesty.

Duration:00:51:18

13: Dre Soule: Slingshot Theater Company

5/17/2018
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Dre Soule https://www.andrealouisesoule.com/ is an actress, dancer, stage combat enthusiast, creative producer and founding member of Slingshot Theatre Company. Her company has a show running at The PIT https://thepit-nyc.com/events/tamra/ through May 27th called Tamra Wasserman: This is Real, This is Me (an evocative autobiographical play by Tamra Wasserman.)

Duration:01:03:44

12: Aaron Walker-Loud: Big World Breaks

5/15/2018
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Aaron Walker-Loud is the founder/leader of Big World Breaks a production company and innovative music movement based in Seattle, Washington. www.bigworldbreaks.com Aaron Walker-Loud is also an excellent drummer and is here in NYC for a show he organized teaming up with some of New York's finest musicians at NuBlu 151 on Avenue C, tonight 5/15 at 9pm https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1685573-big-world-breaks-tag-team-new-york/ We talk about all of these things, and he played drums in this...

Duration:01:16:16

11: Jumaane Smith: Lincoln Center Jazz Trumpet Player

5/14/2018
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Jumaane Smith www.jumaanesmith.com is a very accomplished trumpet player who has recorded and toured extensively with Michael Bublé, performed at multiple Grammys, White House performances, Award shows, he regularly performs in Lincoln Center's Jazz orchestra and the list goes on and on. He released an album a few years ago titled, "I Only Have Eyes For You" and is working on another project currently. He's performing as part of a show that we are very excited about tomorrow night, Tuesday...

Duration:00:36:40

10: Taylor Garron: "Reductress" Staff Writer

5/10/2018
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Taylor Garron, https://twitter.com/casualafro is an actor, singer, comedian and a staff writer at Reductress. www.reductress.com She has a comedy show tonight, 8pm at UCBT Hell's Kitchen https://www.ucbtheatre.com/performance/61772 and Sunday May 13 at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick at 7:30pm. www.pineboxrockshop.com She has a web series in the works, a movie currently screening, and a great voice and perspective on modern culture and society.

Duration:00:51:16

9: Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: Percussionist Extraordinaire

5/7/2018
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Elizabeth Pupo-Walker is a percussionist extraordinaire. www.elizabethpupo-walker.com She has played with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, John Legend, The Roots, TV On The Radio, the list goes on and on. She is one of the four featured artists playing at Nublu on 5/15/18 in the "Tag Team" show organized by Big World Breaks also featuring Jumaane Smith, Aaron Walker-Loud and Riley Mulherkar https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1685573 We had a great conversation discussing music, arts education,...

Duration:00:46:58

8: Lucia Rollow: Bushwick Community Darkroom

5/3/2018
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Lucia Rollow is the founder/executive director of Bushwick Community Darkroom www.bushwickcommunitydarkroom.com a thriving 3,000-square-foot warehouse in the heart of Brooklyn serving hundreds of customers each month. BCD offers 24/7 access to darkrooms, as well as color and black-and-white film processing, education programs, and gallery shows. Lucia also was one of the main organizers for Bushwick Open Studios a huge weekend long event that used to kick off summer for all of us Bushwick...

Duration:00:39:54

7: Ohene Cornelius: Visionary Artist

4/30/2018
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Ohene Corneilius, actor, rapper, visionary. Check him out at: https://ohenecornelius.com/ You may have seen him in Kick Ass or one of his many acting projects, or heard his music in one of his many projects. I had a great conversation with him a few weeks ago, and we talked about everything from acting, to music to race in America, and how to be an effective black man in this ever revolving world.

Duration:00:59:44

6: Isabella Du Graf: Love, Love? Love.

4/26/2018
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Soulful jazz singer Isabella Du Graf just released a new album titled Love, Love? Love. www.isabelladugraf.com And in this episode she performed the first in-podcast performance we've had yet, and it was great. She's a great artist and a lovely person, check her out on her website, wherever you get your music, and on whichever social media platforms you use.

Duration:00:38:11

5: Jason Palmeri

4/23/2018
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Jason Palmeri is one of my favorite New York, visual artists, and a very dear friend of mine. If you check out our instagram, it is his peacock mural in the Rack Shack, that I take pictures in front of with every guest who appears on this podcast. Check his art out at www.palmeriart.com and follow him on instagram.

Duration:01:03:24

4: Marshall Thompson: From Braven Brewing Company

4/19/2018
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Marshall Thompson co-founded Braven Brewing Company in Bushwick with his friend Eric Feldman in 2013. www.bravenbrewingcompany.com They are celebrating 5 years of being in business, and getting ready to open their first brewery/ brew-pub located at 52 Harrison Place in Bushwick Brooklyn this summer 2018. They have several new beers out now, and we talk about those, the process of starting a business, and other topics we had similar interest in. It was an informative, fun discussion about...

Duration:00:53:08