Vangeline: A Beginners Guide to Butoh

Butoh has become a global art form, which attracts students from all walks of life. Dancers, actors, adult beginners, visual artists, dance therapists, psychotherapists, environmental scientists come to take Butoh classes and workshops. Some students are interested in the theatrical aspect of Butoh, some in the healing and transformational potential it holds for them. Butoh … Continued

A Brief History of Glamour, Glory and Gold

Craig Highberger Published on Dec 1, 2007 The complete “Lefty” scene from my 1974 documentary of Jackie Curtis’ fabulous hit play “Glamour Glory & Gold” at the Fortune Theatre. The wonderful actor Andrew Amic-Angelo plays Lefty!   Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Off-Off-Broadway classic Glamour, Glory and Gold (The Life & Legend of Nola … Continued

Chris Tanner’s Mural at Extra Place

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project & La Mama are thrilled to welcome Chris Tanner to Extra Place! A famous alley if there ever was one, this little enclave was home to the rear entrance of CBGBs and many legendary band photos. “Butterflies are Free” will have a formal opening celebration soon… so stay tuned … Continued

Floating Among the Better Sort of Modern Angels: An Introduction to Love Among the Ruins Exhibition and Catalog

  I hate to begin with the big D—death—but there it is. My co-curator Bill Stelling’s brilliant title for the exhibition, taken from Robert Browning’s poem “Love Among the Ruins”, aptly describes the main themes—love and mortality—that were the impetus for this show.   As I lost so many friends so suddenly and unexpectedly in … Continued

#HowlWrites Featuring Bob Holman

Howl Happening features a new writer each month for the #HowlWrites series. Today we are excited to present Bob Holman’s “Grandly and Centrally”.  “Grandly and Centrally” was commissioned by the MTA for a centennial reading at Grand Central station. Bob Holman is a native New Yorker from Kentucky currently living over the Bowery Poetry Club, … Continued

Pride March!

This year Howl Arts marched in Pride for the very first time! We were joined by the Lower East Side’s finest. Videos from the march can be found below… Posted by Howl Happening on Sunday, June 25, 2017 Scooter LaForge, who designed the Howl! float, getting a boost from our Gallery Director Ted Riederer Posted … Continued

#HowlWrites Feature: Catherine Texier

  The Guitarist By Catherine Texier He asked for a picture of her the day before Christmas. Which he didn’t observe. Later it occurred to her – raised the perfect Catholic girl, dressed in blue as an infant in honor of the Virgin Mary, mass every Sunday, confession every week, confirmation, first communion, patent leather … Continued