Friday, 12 October 2012 05:57
by Adam Martin
The following was sent to Wrestleview.com.
Westchester County, NY (October 11, 2012) – On Friday, November 2, Westchester County will take a trip down memory lane with its first annual Pop Goes the Culture variety show, for which it is now seeking sponsors. Presented by A-Sides with Jon Chattman, in association with The Digital Arts Experience, Pop Goes the Culture is an evening of "pop-stalgia" filled with meaningful performances and meaningless — but well-intentioned — awards. Held at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY the event promises to be a wildly entertaining and unforgettable night of comedy, music, and more.
Emceed by popular White Plains-based comedian Carlos A. Hernandez, Pop Goes the Culture recognizes the best and brightest in 80s and 90s pop culture history as it relates to Westchester. Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, whose autobiography Superfly will be published by Triumph this December and was co-written by Chattman, will receive the Lifetime Achievement of Pop Culture Award, while 80s Icon Slim Goodbody will be honored with the Body of Work Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees include TV icons The Magic Garden's Paula and Carole, as well as '30 Rock' actor Grizz Chapman.
"Alec Baldwin always gets nominated for (and wins) Emmys. Meryl Streep can have her Oscars. How many Grammy's does Adele have? Seriously, the same heavyweights are always honored. It's time to celebrate beloved treasures that – for years- have gotten the shaft," Chattman explained. "Snuka is a terribly underrated wrestling legend. Sure, he's in the Hall of Fame, but he never got the push Hulk Hogan did in the 1980s. That's a tragedy. Similarly, Slim Goodbody and The Magic Garden were such a big part of my childhood yet these days people would rather focus on cartoons or Yo Gabba Gabba. Lastly, why hasn't anyone else honored Grizz Chapman for simply being Grizz Chapman? To quote Imagine Dragons, 'It's time!'"
"Why go to NYC when you can see an amazing show in Westchester? Pop Goes the Culture is only the beginning of what we have planned," Chattman said.
Current event sponsors include MSM DesignZ, Co-Communications, and Star Toilet Paper. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available. For sponsorship inquiries or to interview any of the honorees, please contact Jon Chattman at [email protected]
Tickets for Pop Goes the Culture start at $20 per person and may be purchased online or at the door. Show starts at 8:00 pm. For the best seating selection, visit www.wwppac.com. Learn more about Pop Goes the Culture at www.asidesmusic.com.
About A-Sides with Jon Chattman
Informal. Exclusive. Not the same broken record. A-Sides with Jon Chattman is a music series featuring new and established artists from all genres in a relaxed performance setting. The informal series focuses on the artist making art in a non-threatening, sometimes humorous way. No bells, no whistles – just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where things are often overblown and over-manufactured, A-Sides is a breath of fresh air.
About The Digital Arts Experience
The Digital Arts Experience Inc. (The DAE) is a family-owned and operated digital media arts instruction facility in downtown White Plains. Founded on the principles of collaboration, communication, and community, The DAE provides teen and adult students with the opportunity to learn, explore, create, and produce using digital technology. From digital video and animation, computer illustration, and web design for young adults to personal productivity, digital arts, and small business solutions for adults, The DAE courses and collaborative teaching methods are unmatched in the region.