12.14.2003

Rev. Billy — Gospel Choir — come happy leave hungry

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Date/Time: 14/12/2003 12:00 am


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
press contact: Michael OíNeil 917 825 3562 / michael@revbilly.com
REVEREND BILLY AND THE GOSPEL CHOIRíS
ANNUAL ìCOME HAPPY LEAVE HUNGRY CHRISTMAS REVIVALî
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH , 8 PM
ST MARKS IN THE BOWERY, 2ND AVE @ E 1OTH ST
10$ AT THE DOOR, RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION
TRAINS: F TO 2ND AVE, NR TO 8TH ST, Q45 TO UNION SQ, 6 TO ASTOR
Reverend Billy and The Amazing Handmade Gospel Choir return to The East Village to celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way: NOT SHOPPING IN A CHURCH. Reverend Billy catalyzes a whole new value system and unleashes a torrent of heretofore unknown holiday logic. Come HappyóLeave Hungry.
Fresh from his arrest on 5th Ave at this yearís Buy Nothing Day Parade, New Yorkís local champion Reverend Billy will introduce a new value system and launch the widespread circulation of its currency. This new currency, whose name remains closely guarded, takes into consideration both ìhidden costsî and ìhuman valueî and dooms the dollar to soulless oblivion.
This yearís revival also features New York Cityís Largest Ever Gift Exchange, in which we invite the giving of gifts not purchased in transnational chain stores. Be sure that you haven’t contributed to the sweatshop economy –Make it yourself! Celebrants at St Mark’s will each contribute and receive a handmade gift. Reverend Billy and The Amazing Handmade Gospel Choir will also honor the buy-nothing-baptism of hundreds of post-consumers with a spectacle of
song, dance and revival spirit.
Reverend Billy is the creation of Bill Talen, an Obie Award-winning performance artist and author of “What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is In My Store?” (New Press). The Church of is directed by Savitri Durkee; musical director: Benny Key; Soloists: James Solomon Benn, Laura Newman, Greer Morrison, Derrick McGinty, Urania Mylonas, and Jerry Goralinick…The Choir, thirty voices strong, will premiere new songs. Special Guests TBA.