Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Rumor Mill's OPEN MIC/Performance Night

at The Rumor Mill's OPEN MIC/Performance Night

Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 7:30-10:00 pm
opening the show will be Soraya Fallah, who holds an MA in International Relations and Law, and is the Chair of the Kurdish Women Rights Committee. Soraya will be singing a song or two in her native Kurdish, offering a musical glimpse into a culture remote from ours, usually read or heard about only in news reporting on the war in Iraq. Accompanying Soraya will be multi-instrumentalist George Also appearingGyznalyan, a graduate of Roman Millikan Music college in Ervan, Armenia, who plays professionally in Erebuni Band. He frequently appears with Soraya in support of anti-genocidal and Kurdish women's rights issues.

Musicians, actors or other performers interested in participating in future Open Mic/Performance Night events–with comedy routines, dramatic readings, music, one-act plays or performance pieces–are all welcome. Please contact event programmer Joe Staats at 310-889-6172 , or use the sign-up sheet found on the Rumor Mill counter.
Following will be COMEDY: ROUND TWO !! this Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 7:30-10:00 pm brings the return of the funny in the form of actress/comedienne/writer–and host–Sardia Marley with a brand-new group of five sublimely ridiculous, seriously disturbed, and wickedly sarcastic individuals. (Warning: these comedians are also often dressed funny by their mothers, and should not be approached by civilians unarmed with a sense of humor!). This week’s group of miscreants notoriously includes Steve Schneider (“Steve lives on a boat in Marina del Rey”: rock on, Mr. S. !) ; Grace Fraga (who describes herself as a “Latino female, 102-years-old, living in Beverly Hills”—and, trust us, all blond bombshell centenarians-plus should look this good! Grace has entertained the troops in Iraq, and is a veteran of such notable comedy venues as Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv); Chris Adams (who has performed in Last Comic Standing, at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Improv. Chris is currently getting ready to storm the beaches of the Thames River, scale the Big Ben clock tower–and take London, U.K. by storm); Rhune Gill Kincaid (of whom little, alas, is known—come Thursday night to find out more!) and Paul Cibis (of whom it has been truthfully reported: “When not busy performing stand up around Los Angeles, or writing, directing, and editing hilarious content for The Atrox.com, Paul is forever trying to outrun his past as a highly trained international assassin. It is best not to become too involved with Paul, as that is a surefire way to get yourself killed, either directly by one of Paul’s enemies looking for vengeance, or accidentally, by a bullet/explosive/poison dart/throwing star intended for Paul himself.”)