PACHA NYC voted “Best U.S. Club” International Dance Music Awards

MIAMI, FL. – Internationally renowned superclub Pacha New York pulled in yet another honor during Miami Music Week, the foremost gathering of electronic music artists, professionals and fans in the world.

The six-years-young entertainment venue snagged the title of “Best U.S. Club” at the 27th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), a part of industry confab Winter Music Conference (WMC). Pacha beat out other hotspots like Avalon in Los Angeles, Ruby Skye in San Francisco, even hometown favorite Space in Miami, on a ballot judged by an “academy” of music industry professionals.

The award adds to Pacha’s already crowded trophy closet, which includes another IDMA “Best U.S. Club” win (2009); inclusion in prestigious UK magazine MixMag’s “The World’s Best Clubs” list (2011), and DJ magazine’s “Top 5 Clubs in North America” list (2010, 2009, 2008); and two consecutive “Best Superclub” titles at the Club World Awards (2009, 2008).

Pacha is celebrating the only way it knows how – with more amazing line-ups and stellar parties throughout the Spring, leading up to the event of the year: Electric Daisy Carnival New York, which it’s co-producing with industry-leading Insomniac Events. The East Coast’s first dose of Daisy magic will take place on May 19-20 at Met Life Stadium.

Mar 30 R3HAB guestlist / tickets
Mar 31 Laidback Luke guestlist / tickets
April 6 Erick Morillo’s Birthday Bash guestlist / tickets
April 7 Oscar G guestlist / tickets
April 8 Chuckie guestlist / tickets
April 12 Ferry Corsten tickets
April 13 ATB tickets
April 14 Boris’ Birthday Bash
April 21 Victor Calderone
April 27 Robbie Rivera (Dance or Die Tour) guestlist / tickets


DANCES of VICE: La Vie Parisienne

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
8:00pm until 12:00am


As Oscar Wilde once put it: “When good Americans die, they go to Paris”. This Valentine’s Day, you won’t have to travel far to experience the charm of Paris, as Dances of Vice proudly presents LA VIE PARISIENNE: Saint Valentine’s Day Ball 2012 at one of New York City’s most romantic wedding venues, Riverside Church.

LA VIE PARISIENNE features Benjamin Ickies’ 20-piece This Ambitious Orchestra, which will be performing music to set your heart aflame – from classic French chanson to raunchy can can and other love ballads. Joining the orchestra in the spotlight will be the alluring showgirls of Lady Circus, Manhattan’s midnight temptress Medianoche, and special guests. In addition, renowned video artist Holly Daggers of Wetcircuit will set the visual backdrop for an evening in the City of Love.

Doors at 8pm, Showtime 9pm. Early reservations recommended.

Advance Tix: $25 General / $30 Reserved Table Seating (Tables seat 4-6. Reservations for parties of 4 or less may share a table with other reserved guests. Prime seats are assigned to early reservations. 50 seats available.) Standing room admission is $30 on the day of show.


Modeled after a 13th Century Gothic cathedral in Chartes, France, Riverside Church serves as the perfect location for this enchanting affair. A guided tour by Pasha Events will be available to couples interested in exploring the church as a prospective location to celebrate their special day or anniversary. To RSVP for the tour and/or schedule a personal site visit, please contact Leigh Hall-Wilhelm at

Dances of Vice: La Vie Parisienne, Bal de la Saint-Valentin 2012

Dances of Vice: Moonlight Circus

Friday, December 30, 2011
7:00pm until 12:00am

A big top of enchantment and wonder awaits you at “The Moonlight Circus”, an opulent vintage circus themed New Years Eve Eve celebration presented by Dances of Vice at the magnificent Riverside Church.

Start your countdown to 2012 a day early at this celebration of glamor and carnival delights, featuring live music and performances by Amor Obscur, Medianoche, Gin Minsky, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Miss Ekaterina, Jen Kovacs, Lil Miss Lixx, and your ringmistress, Shien Lee.


** 7PM, VIP Admission, $50 – Includes champagne hour and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from 7:30-8:30PM:

Smoked Rock Shrimp on an Endive Spear
Petit Beef Wellington & Dried Cherry Demi Glacé
Fire-Roasted Apples & Grilled Brie in Phyllo Cup

** 7PM, VIP Table Reservation – Includes all of the above, plus a table reservation for your party of 5 or 10 guests (Group of 5, $250, or 10, $500 – Advance Only)

** 8:30PM, General Admission Single, $35 in Advance ($40 Day of Show)

** 8:30PM, General Admission Group Rate IV, $30 (Advance Only, Reservations of 4 or more)

** 8:30PM, General Admission Group Rate VI, $25 (Advance Only, Reservations of 6 or more)

Cash bar only. Cocktails $10, Beer/Wine $5, Soft Drinks $3.

Dress code: Shades of night, glittering diamonds, harlequinn glamor, gallant ringmaster, lion tamer, diviner, trapeze beauty, moon-kissed and ready to dance among the stars.

AToA: Animation as Artistic Practice

Animation as Artistic Practice

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway at Prince Street, NYC
doors opening at 6:00 PM.
Check for dates and details, or call (212) 779-9250.

“Animation as Artistic Practice” moderated by Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer with fellow panel members Gregory Barsamian, Emily Hubley , George Griffin, Holly Daggers and Jeff Scher

Iconic art making often forces or at least encourages the art maker / practitioner to define their outcome in terms acceptable to the community of observers in which they are thrust.. Unless of course the work stays in the studio.. Animation as a fine art endeavour has a rich heritage and there are many wonderful artists who practice the form , some of whom are on this panel. The history of museum and gallery fine art exhibits that include animated moving images is however a bit thin especially in the United States. That has recently begun to change somewhat , perhaps due to the emergence of a few high profile international artist partitioners on the art world scene. How the practice of creating perceptual movement with two and three dimensional imagery impacts the practice of art making is a dialogue that as an an artist/animator I believe needs to be addressed so that the process is demystified and the works of art produced can have a firmer presence in the public sphere.

The artists on this panel who will all show examples of their work and comment on the subject come from diverse backgrounds to the practice of animation as an element of fine art.

George Griffin is an historic American experimental animator who has produced a marvellous body of cutting edge animated artwork and forged the way for the current generation of emerging artists who are delving into the realm of the plastic moving image. He has won many awards and is an expert in all aspect of the discourse.

Emily Hubley is the daughter of pioneer animators John and Faith Hubley . She carries on their esteemed tradition with her own distinctive creative approach to animation. Her beautiful films are quirky and insightful . They embody the notion of animation as art.

Gregory Barsamian is a sculptor and animator , a rare and amazing combination. The works he creates are in a class by themselves. Often monumental, they bring the element of persistence of vision to a concrete and tangible form that illuminates and gives dynamic meaning to the idea of motion.

Holly Daggers , an expert in the VJ world is an artist who uses digital animation to produce immersive seductive imagery that creates addictive projection environments. She often collaborates with new music and sound artists ( as well as dancers), creating a sensory experience not easily forgotten.

Jeff Scher an artist and educator , makes wonderful animated works that explore the ordinary world and allow the observer an opportunity to experience movement on a singular and contemplative plane.

Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer , is an artist/animator who made animated films and performance art works in the eighties, paused in the 90’s and reinvented her animation practice in the 2000’s digital realm. She creates installations and works with dancers often using the new media software platform of max/msp/jitter. She is exploring the mix of 2 and 3 d animation with real time interaction.

Artist Talk on Art December 9th 2011 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
panel begins at 7:00… doors open for reception at 6..
Admission $7 with $3 for seniors and students
at the Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway at Prince.. NYC
more info at

Animation Art is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. The effect is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in several ways. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program, although there are other methods.

Artists working in or with animation utilize a number of different platforms and software tools to achieve their expressions in their respective practices. Some practices involve the use of algorithms, some computing, and others analogue methods such as painting on film, glass plate shooting, clay-mation, model animation or pixilation, to name but a few methods. Some methods date from film days while others are resulting from the affects and capabilities of computers and software.

Moderator: Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, video installation artist
Gregory Barsamian, artist
Holly Daggers, artist
George Griffin, artist
Emily Hubley, artist
Jeff Scher artist

Organizer: Doug Sheer, artist and chairman ATOA

The mission of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) is to provide a forum for critical discussions in the visual arts. After 35 years we are one of the longest running art discussions. We depend upon artists who are willing to talk about their work, and volunteer their time. ATOA is a not-for-profit corporation run by artists.