NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES NEWS
POST SHOW UPDATE - NOTS 26: DARK DAUGHTERS was another SOLD OUT edition. Thank you for your huge response and brilliant audience participation. Visit the NOTS 26 YOUTUBE playlist for show highlights (including AMBER MARTIN below), and our NOTS FACEBOOK PAGE for links to thousands of photos.
NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES - the largest and most beloved STEVIE NICKS fan event in the world - returned to New York City's IRVING PLAZA on May 13 for its twenty-sixth annual edition. This marathon evening was produced by show founders CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL and their creative krewe at THE JACKIE FACTORY. NOTS is one of those great New York City spectacles that spark travel from all around the globe. The producers enjoyed the event's first FRIDAY THE 13TH date - and delivered lots of that black witchy glamour Stevie fans crave!
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 much-loved 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. Born in 1991 at the tiny performance venue MOTHER at JACKIE 60, NOTS and its passionate audience inspired the feature film GYPSY 83 and even a "Jeopardy" question. It has also launched generations of "Legends of Stevie Realness" including founding performer DEAN JOHNSON and so many more.
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!
NOTS 26 MERCHANDISE BENEFITS NYC ANIMALS
The NOTS 26 POSTER and BLACK T shirt (with this image) are both on sale now at THE JACKIE FACTORY REDBUBBLE SHOP. ALL PROFITS on these will benefit our 2016 charity ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS for their lifesaving work with NYC animals.
Our 2016 artwork featured NOTS Dark Daughter LADY ZOMBIE as THE GODDESS NYX and was photographed by Factory Favorite AARON COBBETT. "Lady Z", a frequent NYC singer and performer, debuted in 2009 at NOTS 19: SONGS OF RHIANNON.
LOTS MORE NOTS
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Buy past NOTS artwork on shirts and posters in the JACKIE FACTORY SHOP
A LOOK BACK at NOTS ON FLICKR has favorite images from the past twenty-five years
VIDEO from previous editions is on the JACKIE FACTORY CHANNEL on YouTube.
PRESS and other inquiries to events AT jackiefactory.com
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 6/2/16