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CHI CHI VALENTI
A NY NIGHTCLUB EMPRESS

CHI CHI VALENTI has spent over three decades shaping and chronicling New York City's nightclub demi-monde. Since 1980 she's participated in alternative nightlife as a producer and performer (Jackie 60, Click + Drag, Night of 1000 Stevies), Low Life @ Howl! Festival), journalist (Village Voice, Details, ID, Interview), venue owner (Mother), doorperson (The Mudd Club) and publisher (Verbal Abuse Magazine and motherboardsnyc.com). A frequent commentator and panelist on NYC club issues from cabaret laws to creative ecosystems, Valenti is best known for nightlife events of a niche nature, including themed spectacles in NYC and elsewhere.

With her husband and partner DJ JOHNNY DYNELL and the costumer/fashion designer KITTY BOOTS, Valenti formed THE JACKIE FACTORY in the early 1990's - a creative collective focused on nightlife experiments and new hybrids. Most notably, the group produced the JACKIE 60 club weekly throughout the 1990's, 450 themes executed in tongue-in-cheek fashion. From 1996-2000 "The Factory" also co-produced the cyber-fetish Saturday Click + Drag in the alternative club mecca MOTHER owned by Dynell and Valenti in the then-ascending Meat Market. Valenti remains an active contributor to NYC culture as a show producer and Mistress of Ceremonies, and serves on the board of Howl Arts, an East Village based arts organization.

Valenti has long been involved in the ever-burgeoning virtual NY nightclub world, which she helped nurture back at Jackie 60 and Click + Drag. She founded THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC in 2001, an online environment free of the constraints of modern NYC nightlife, and still actively presides there fourteen years later. These free and dishy forums provide a virtual home to nightlife legends and fans spread across the globe, and a powerful tool for nightclub propaganda.

For Chi Chi's current projects and writings online, visit the links at right. For more on her upcoming NYC events, visit mothernyc.com

2013-15 PROJECTS

NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES
THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC
HOWL! FESTIVAL + HOWL HELP
ENDLESS NIGHT MUSIC
LOW LIFE @ HOWL!
CURRENT NYC EVENTS

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