M57 Straight From Delancey
THE CAST & CREW
JIM PETRIE – Singer/Songwriter
MADELINE HOLDER – Director of Individual Giving, NYWF
MELIK KAYLAN – Author, Journalist
CHARLOTTE FARRELL – Director Rox Gallery
RICHARD STEIN – Actor/singer/comedian
CLEVE DOUGLASS – Improvisational Jazz Vocalist
HELENE GRESSER – Comedian/Actor
KATYA LAPAEVA– Vocalist
ETHAN FEIN & THE M57 BAND
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BROWN – BASS
DAG MARKHUS – DRUMS
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SETH GOLDMAN & ELLEN KAYE – HOSTS
ETHAN FEIN – MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER/GUITAR/BANJO
BILL MOSS – ENGINEER
EDDIE GONZALES – PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Melik Kaylan has worked as a journalist based mostly in New York for twenty-five years. Among other places, he has been an editor at the Village Voice, contributing editor at Spy magazine, associate editor at Connoisseur magazine, Arts editor at Forbes.com, editor-at-large at ReganBooks.
His work has been published widely in the US and UK in the above publications and the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, New York Times, the Times of London, the Spectator, and other places. He has won Cultural Awards in Italy and Turkey for print and television work on antiquities smuggling. He has been to the Middle East numerous times, to Iraq five times, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, the Caucasus. His Travel and Leisure article on Tbilisi, Georgia, is included in the 2008 Best American Travel Writing collection.
He has scuba dived for bodies with the NYPD scuba unit (New York Magazine), dived with the Cousteau ship in the Red Sea (Forbes.com), searched for Inca treasure in Ecuadoran mountains (Outside magazine), investigated the murder of a fellow journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan (the Spectator). Currently, he writes for the Wall Street Journal about culture.
Madeline Holder is the Director of Individual Giving at the New York Women’s Foundation. Ms Holder is the Founder and President of the Board of C.H.A.N.G.E.R., an award winning organization that works to develop and win lasting policy changes designed to protect minority homeowners in NYC. Madeline spearheaded the Sisters Lending Circle of the Central Brooklyn Partnership. She also initiated a Community Outreach Program at the Center Against Violence in Brooklyn. For many years, she volunteered at Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees in Brooklyn. Ms. Holder serves on the Board of directors of Marenn Parenn pou Haiti, and is a recipient of the Open Society Institute’s NYC Community Fellowship Award.
Both self-taught and classically trained Jim is a guitarist who sings and writes songs about longing, love and loss, family, bad luck and good times in a style that is familiar yet his own. Inspired by a range of musical genres from Americana, folk and folk rock, country and bluegrass to the blues, Jim’s thoughtful lyrics, tuneful melodies, graceful guitar playing and soothing voice linger in the mind long after the final note has sounded. After years of musical dormancy he now pursues a creative life and is doing what he’s always loved the most – writing and performing. Based in New York City’s lower east side he appears regularly in numerous venues around town.
Richard’s recent one man show, CUT+PASTE-A MUSICAL MEMOIR,at LaMama’s downtown experimental theater, with original incidental music written by Richard, was a sellout success. The show emphasized a life that he has tap-danced with the world of style since his early teens.
Director of he ROX GALLERY New York