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Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Amber Nelson

Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Amber Nelson

Amber Nelson is a Brooklyn-based comedian who regularly hosts the weekly comedy showcase, Live From Outer Space at Cobra Club in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Other notable show performers include John F. O'Donnell, Erik Bergstrom, Max Bruno and Ben Kronberg.

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Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Stanford Reid and Maayan Oppenheim

Nomadic Performer Interview Series: Stanford Reid and Maayan Oppenheim

Stanford Reid and Maayan Oppenheim are multi-instrumental musicians who organize and play as part of the #PowerOurPlanet performance showcase each week at Hell Phone in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The show provides a live venue for poets, comedians, hip-hop, and folk musicians, with Reid often accompanying performers using his saxophone and other instruments. #PowerOurPlanet also serves as a larger movement, with an emphasis on innovation and creativity aimed at uplifting humanity. 

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Talking Paper Interview Series: Melissa Gurney and Chris Carr

Talking Paper Interview Series: Melissa Gurney and Chris Carr

Melissa Hunter Gurney and Christopher Carr are the co-founders of Brooklyn-based publication GAMBAZine, describing it as "a provocative literary magazine created to inspire passion and thoughtfulness outside the politics of mainstream publication." Gurney is publisher/editor, while Carr is creative director, and both are on the lookout for underexposed writers and visual artists from around the world. The publication gives those writers and visualists an opportunity to perform their work for an audience by holding regular artist salons in Greenpoint (GAMBA Z's Artist Salon at Lucky Luna) and Bushwick (The Island of GAMBAZini Presents at Hell Phone), while also using their events calendar to help promote events organized by local artists like Stanford Reid (#PowerOurPlanet at Hell Phone) and Jessica Reidy (The Bridge Between Writing and Yoga at Sacred Sounds Yoga), as well as Nomadic Press.

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