ART.BSL - Episode Two
You'll also meet Bruce Northridge, Tish Williams, and Beau Gex and hear from Shoofly events editor, Ana “Calendar Gal” Balka.
Finally, it’s locals only for last call at Gabbie's, otherwise known as the “last dirty place in the Bay.”
- by Steve Barney
Episode Two, ART.BSL
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This week, Steve goes on location to Waveland’s MLK Park for the Juneteenth celebration and an interview with NAACP Chapter President, Gregory Barabino. Greg explains the history of Juneteenth, the opportunity for community engagement, and the importance of public art.
Then Steve plays a well-matched game of chess with Bruce Northridge. They discuss everything from NAVOCEANO, the Bay Rollers, the St. Rose de Lima Gospel Choir, and the importance of local politics.
It’s a quick refresher on the basics of chess with Ann Steinmetz. Ann and Steve concoct a scheme to make life-sized chess pieces from found objects.
Co-host Kerry Maloney of the Traveler Broads and her cohort, Chad – the crab and porta-potty expert – tackle the crowds at Crab Fest and get into an epic battle between crab claws and White Claws.
It’s locals only for last call at Gabbie’s, the last dirty place in the Bay. Steve talks with Tish Williams about dental work, the future of 119 Main and her mother’s last memories of the Bay. Local legend Beau Gex weaves some tall tales and hyperbole in his characteristic style. Lastly, we met Jay, whose talent management agency provides ring girls for MMA cage fights and music videos.
Ana Balka, a.k.a. The Shoofly Magazine’s Calandar Gal, wraps up the show with a full roundup of Food Truck Friday, Second Saturday, and other events around town.
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