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down & out in new york cityNew York Calling Comes Alive: Brian Berger & his cast of, well… almost a dozen have taken it to the stage on the following occasions. Thanks to all venues for having us & to everyone who came out, watched &/or listened to our schtick. All events were composed & conducted by Maestro Berger unless otherwise noted. He is available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, brisses: just ask, ya’ll!

September 24 WWRL 1600 AM, ten minute interview on the Richard Bey Show; Richard was in the studio, Berger & Berman in Marshall’s West End Avenue apartment.

September 26 Chelsea Barnes & Noble, Manhattan, with Luc Sante, Robert Sietsema & Marshall Berman.

October 4 Book Court, Brooklyn, with Marshall Berman & Tim McLoughlin.

October 13 Vox Pop, Brooklyn, with Tom Robbins & Neil deMause, moderator. October 19— Bluestockings, Manhattan, with Margaret Morton, Tom Robbins & Robert Sietsema. Margaret did a terrific slide show which gave us… an idea. October 25— Spoonbill & Sugartown, Williamsburg, with Tim McLoughlin & Luc Sante. New York Calling contributors Phil Dray and Kate Schmitz were in the audience. November 1— NY1 Sam Roberts, New York Times Close Up: two minute interview with Marshall Berman, which murked televisions throughout the city on November 3 & 4. November 1– Baychester Bronx Barnes & Noble, Bronx with CJ Sullivan CANCELLED

November 3— Everything Goes Book Cafe, Staten Island, with Steve Maluk & slide shows by Steve & Berger both. The mighty Walking Is Transportation was there!

November 6 Gotham Center For New York City History, Manhattan, with John Strausbaugh, Tom Robbins, Joseph Anastasio, Marshall Berman, hosted by Mike Wallace. Brian Berger’s all-city slide show ran as a preview.

November 14— Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Manhattan, with Philip Dray, Len Levitt, Marshall Berman & H.R. Britton, moderator.

December 10— Bronxtalk with Gary Axelbank & Brian Berger in a Lehman College, the Bronx, sub-basement studio with C.J. Sullivan on the phone somewhere in Jersey. Scheduled to be broadcast New Year’s Eve!

January 31– Cooper Union, with Margaret Morton, Marshall Berman, Joseph Anastasio & Kevin Walsh. The photographs of Brian Berger were shown beforehand, although he was in a secret location on the Gulf Coast of Florida the night of the gig.

February 7– Museum of the City of New York, with Marshall Berman, John Strausbaugh, Philip Dray & Brian Berger. Moderating the evening’s discussion was Robert Christgau.


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