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THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 24:
SPELLBOUND
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
IRVING PLAZA

17 IRVING PLACE NYC
DOORS 9 PM - 3 AM
$20 TILL 2/24, $25 THEREAFTER + TICKET FEES
BOX OFFICE
18 + WITH PHOTO I.D.

The twenty-fourth annual NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world - returns to NYC on May 9, 2014. The marathon evening - produced by THE JACKIE FACTORY - has moved to its sixth and largest venue - historic IRVING PLAZA in our home neighborhood of Union Square. This year's theme - SPELLBOUND - pays homage to Stevie Magic in all its many guises and songs - a magic that always touches NOTS. The 24th edition is also inspired by Stevie's WELSH WITCH persona, once again in the spotlight after her recent appearances on AMERICAN HORROR STORY:COVEN.

A Stevie Spell will be cast over the new NOTS stage and ballroom, in three sets starring "Legends of Stevie Realness" from all eras of the show. They are perennial showstoppers THE HO-HOs (CATHY CERVENKA and Jill PANGALLO), YouTube star SHERRY VINE, master puppeteer BASIL TWIST and "LITTLE STEVIE", icon JAZMEN FLOWERS (Mississippi), NOTS 24 cover girl THE DIVINE GRACE, crowd favorites BELLADONNA (California), AMBER MARTIN and SWEETIE, Butoh greats THE VANGELINE THEATER, beloved songbirds CHARLENE CORAN (COLORADO) and JOHNNY QUINLAN, dark ensemble THE RACHEL KLEIN THEATER, dance music crooners ADAM JOSEPH and LEA LORIEN, alt-Stevies POISON EVE and DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA of BUSHWICK BURLESQUE, Gothic Lass LADY ZOMBIE, living artworks MACHINE DAZZLE and DARRELL THORNE and Lavender Soul sensation XAVIER.

This year's debut performers have just been selected, and each brings something unique to our bill. Multimedia artist and director ROB ROTH (CLICK + DRAG, BLONDIE) appears as his surreal alter ego CRAIG (think more "Beast" than "Beauty"). Redheaded siren and actress BRIDGET BARKAN has toured worldwide with the SCISSOR SISTERS and is part of the band SLOW KNIGHTS led by the Scissor's DEL MARQUIS. Popular NYC country-folk duo A BRIEF VIEW OF THE HUDSON (ANN ENZMINGER and NICK NACE) are transplants from Austin and Canada whose friends urged them for years to audition for NOTS. A vocalist heavily involved in the nightlife scene and professional theatre, MARYANNE PICCOLO and her DAMN THE LIGHT host a monthly tribute series at NYC's DUANE PARK.

The evening's "Enchantresses of Ceremony" are show founder CHI CHI VALENTI and longtime co-producers HATTIE HATHAWAY and EDITRIX ABBY. Our all-Stevie/all-Fleetwood DJs are the great CRAIG SPENCER and SAMMY JO who will keep you twirling for hours between and after performance sets and VJ TRE (D.C.) who will spin original Nicks multimedia and rare video clips for the first hour.

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LAST YEAR'S EDITION

THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC PRESENTED
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 23: CRYSTAL
FRIDAY MAY 3, 2013
THE HIGHLINE BALLROOM

Thanks to the more-than-a thousand Stevies, Chiffonheads and Enchanted Gypsies who turned out so beautifully on Friday, May 3 for our 23rd edition. Please visit NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES on the JACKIE FACTORY YOUTUBE for dozens of videos from this edition and FACEBOOK FAN PAGE for links to hundreds of pictures from THE NIGHT.


NOTS VIDEO FROM STEVIE IN 2011

NOTS 21: THE WILD HEART was a Victorian heart-flavored edition inspired by one of Stevie's early albums - THE WILD HEART - and its title song. The show opened with a special surprise from The Goddess herself - a video message to all the NOTS attendees - watch it here!


Our NOTS 24 poster and invite artwork features show Legend THE DIVINE GRACE, who has charmed and bewitched our audience since the KNITTING FACTORY days. Photo by ALEX COLBY for THE JACKIE FACTORY.

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SHOW HISTORY

NOTS is one of those great New York City spectacles that spark travel from all around the globe by performers and audience alike. Born in 1991 at the tiny performance venue MOTHER at JACKIE 60, "The Night" and its passionate audience inspired the 2001 feature film GYPSY 83 and even a "Jeopardy" question. Neither a contest nor a karaoke show, NOTS is the Stevie Nicks celebration ne plus ultra - a riot of shawls, lace, baby's breath, twirling, tambourines and great performance.

The Enchanted annual, helmed by founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL, has featured celebrated performers including DEBBIE HARRY, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, BOY GEORGE, THE CRYSTAL ARK, BASIL TWIST, CYNDI LAUPER, VANGELINE THEATER, JOEY ARIAS and many more. It has also raised generations of "Legends of Stevie Realness" including founding performer DEAN JOHNSON, perennial showstoppers THE HO-HOs and BELLADONNA, and countless more.


ABOUT THE JACKIE FACTORY

NOTS producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL have been creating events together since the early Nineties, as part of a creative collective called THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC. "The Factory" brought over 450 themed weekly editions of JACKIE 60 to fruition over a decade in the 1990s, and currently lend their efforts to many unique spectacles a year in addition to NOTS, both in and out of New York City. For current shows, news and archives, visit their websites JACKIEFACTORY.COM and MOTHERNYC.COM

Last update 3/17/14