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You Try Being Gay and Having Cerebral Palsy and Being Funny; Upgrade Your Palm Pilot in Soho this Weekend; Cutthroats 9 Bring Unsane’s Corpse to NYC; Bye-Bye, ‘SOU; Mini-Blurbs

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"One time this woman asked me a great question," he says. "She was like: ‘Is the reason that you’re gay because you’re a cripple and can’t get lucky with women, so you have to sleep with men for sex?’ I really took that to heart. So now I do a monologue in which I start [&hellip
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Halloween Follies: Warhol Re-Conjured at Factory Bash; Unisex Salon Is a Band of Ex-Models; The Moth Wants Your Stories at the Nuyorican; One of the Year’s Fine Indie Films, Toxic Avenger 4, Premieres,

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Mr. Makos–dressed as a troll–is one of many you’ll find honoring Andy Warhol during this Wednesday’s Halloween at the Factory party in Chelsea. At $75, Halloween at the Factory is not cheap, but it has a noble goal: to recreate, for one night, the glory and abandon of Andy Warhol’s center of operations. (The Factory [&hellip
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Cavestomp! Goes Out with Two Bangs; Dust to Dust and Type O Negative Set Stage for Brooklyn Blowout; Poster Fair Returns to NYC with Quintessential Yuppie Decoratives; Mini-Blurbs

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"During the last year or so, between the attention we’ve been getting and the attendance and the sponsorships, other possibilities have made themselves available," says Cavestomp! founder Jon Weiss of his brainchild’s demise. "There’s a radio show in development and a television show in development for CableVision, modeled after American Bandstand or Shindig… We kind [&hellip
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Two Get-Togethers for Filmmakers; Father of Go-Go Comes to Village Underground, and Yes, You Will Learn What Go-Go Is; Some Guy Dresses like Joni Mitchell

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Wednesday brings the second NY Film Gang meeting to the West Village. The NY Film Gang is a nascent collection of young indie professionals who gather every week to showcase short films and drink in a Russian restaurant/club called Neva (28 7th Ave. S. at Leroy St., 243-3166). Funny that indie nerds would use Neva; [&hellip
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It’s National Latino Heritage Month, So Check Out Some Plays; Also Check Out Univision; Also Check Out Blood Is the Only Good Adhesive in Heaven; If You Still Have the Energy, Go Party at China Club and Halcyon

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A more economically responsible way to celebrate Latino heritage would be to patronize Repertorio Español’s Festival of Jewish Latin American Theatre, which comes to Manhattan this Thursday. Jewish Latin American Theatre? What’s the deal? Associate Artistic Producer Robert Federico filled me in: "The strong tradition of Jewish culture in Latin America dates from the turn [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2001: Normal’s Not an Ordinary Word

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But first things first: If you want to drink in classy surroundings and hear some poems, e-mail savedate@aol.com now to reserve your spot at the Intoxicating Poetry party this Wednesday, Oct. 3. Intoxicating Poetry is sponsored by Alizé, cohosted by a delightful woman named LindaAnn Loschiavo and free to anyone willing to adhere to the [&hellip
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Adam Roth Challenges You to Stump Him; A Celebration of All Things Pagan; Local Boy Makes Good, Sings at Hotel, Gets to See Katie Holmes Occasionally; Whatever Happened to Gary Condit? Now We Know

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Adam is probably best known as the guy who plays guitar (and bass, and a host of other instruments) on Denis Leary’s comedy albums. But he’s also an old mod ("I’m a mod, and I’m old–I’m mold") with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock ’n’ roll from the 60s and 70s; that’s the wisdom he brings [&hellip
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How to See for Yourself; Detroit Hardcore Pioneer John Brannon Brings Easy Action to Brownies; Ex-TV Head-er Kevin Maher Wonders If People Are Ready to Laugh; Real Pulp Fiction at the Collectable Paperback and Pulp Fiction Expo

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"You should definitely definitely definitely get yourself down there," one of these adventurers told me in a calm but insistent phone message. "And I’ll tell you–for the last two nights in a row [our plan] is to just simply go down at like 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock in the morning. Bring ID of course, and [&hellip
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Get the Scoop on the VMAs at GroupieCentral.com; See Sexy Pictures at “Moral Pornography” Opening; Try Coney Island This Time of Year; Hear Charlie Hunter Wail on Instrument of his Own Devilment

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This perfect timing is just one of the Video Music Awards’ many strengths. All in all, despite the lack of a Britney Spears python attack, the 2001 VMAs retained their position as the best-orchestrated tv event in Viacom’s arsenal (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, etc.), and perhaps the best in the world. The advertising blitz began midsummer, [&hellip
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Speed Dating Gets Faster; Party at Eugene with Free Gin; MJ Pulls Out All the Stops at First Concert in a Decade;

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HurryDate will be organized in two rounds, where you’ll talk to 25 single people for three minutes at a time. You’ll indicate on a "SCOREcard" whether or not you’d like to see each person again, and Shecky’s will calculate the results and e-mail you your matches a few days later. If you’re interested in attending, [&hellip
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