Westchester will take a trip down memory lane on Saturday with its first Pop Goes the Culture variety show.
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, 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 recently hit shelves 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 and more. Attendees will have the pleasure of meeting the event’s famous honorees after the show and Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka will be signing copies of his autobiography.
Giving out good-natured awards will not be the only thing going on that night. The event will also feature live music and comedy acts from the county and beyond. House band Wild Adriatic will set the mood with songs from their “Lock & Key” EP. The event will also feature performances by NYC-band J. Aims and The Fever, Irvington and Connecticut’s Goodnite Gracie, Yonkers-based pianist Gary Chattman, rocker Anna Rose, and Mary C. and the Stellars, an eclectic pop/soul group.
“There is a world of talent in Westchester and a lot outside of our walls yet it’s hard to see a great show in the county,” explained Chattman, who noted this event will fall under his new promotions banner with the Digital Arts Experience’s CEO Robert Kissner. “Pop Goes the Culture is only the beginning of what we have planned!”
Tickets for Pop Goes the Culture are $10 in advance and can be purchased online atwww.popgoestheculture.eventbrite.com. Day-of tickets at the door are $15. Show starts at 7:00 pm. For the best seating selection, visit www.wwppac.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.