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NYC: Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative
January 6, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm| $17
Melvin Van Peebles had such a good time working with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber bringing Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song:The Hood Opera to life on the Paris stage, that he decided to continue the collaboration. The renowned actor, screenwriter and composer enlisted several members of the production to form the ensemble The Laxative.
Their new show, Yeah unhunH Sure … The Rubber, ie., Your Behind, Meeting The Road, Do Jesus, Hand To Heaven Street Songs, features tunes taken from the Van Peebles’ Broadway shows, movies and recordings.
January 6 and January 27, 7 p.m. @ Joe’s Pub.
Melvin Van Peebles – vocals
Mikel Banks – vocals/flute/harmonica/freak-a-phone
Paula Henderson – bari-sax
Will Martina – cello
Andre Lassalle – guitar
Bruce Mack – vocals/keys
Jared Michael Nickerson – vocals/electric bass
Chris Eddleton – drums