Tag: Ambitious Orchestra


    Elvis Presley and David Bowie share many things: an affection for pompadours, hip-shaking dance moves, stints on the big screen, and even the same birthday (January 8, 1935 and 1947, respectively). What do all these coincidences mean for you? A big tribute show, of course. Presented by Oh! You Pretty Things, the third annual Bowie-Elvis […]


    Now in its third year, the New Romantic Ball is one of the best excuses in town to get glammed up. Tonight’s party, hosted by Chi Chi Valenti, features live performances by the 22-piece ensemble This Ambitious Orchestra, downtown hip boy Michael T and the Vanities, live sets by Hypernova and Alison Clancy, and burlesque […]


    Freddie Mercury, with his biker mustache, tight leather pants, and wifebeater, could work the stage like no one else. So how could we ever come even close to honoring him? A 22-piece chamber-rock group is a good start. In celebration of Mercury’s 65th birthday, party promoters Oh! You Pretty Things presents A Musical Tribute to […]

  • The Scientologists

    LOCATION Greenpoint RENT $1,100 [market] SQUARE FEET 450 [top floor of house] OCCUPANTS Camille Acey [booking agent-promoter]; Benjamin Ickies Jr. [accordionist-composer; director, the Ambitious Orchestra; library clerk, 92nd Street Y] Just after I had a jelly donut at Peter Pan on Manhattan Avenue with the rabbits, I passed the We the People Document Service Center—”Bankruptcy […]