Pop Goes the Culture – Westchester’s Best Fake Awards Show Starring Andrew W.K. March 1st

Our dear friend Jon Chattman (of A-Sides with Jon Chattman) brings you the 2nd possibly annual Pop Goes the Culture Awards & Variety Show on Saturday, March 1st 5:00pm at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers.  The evening promises to be an epic night of comedy, music, and yes, fake awards.  And the best part… Andrew W.K. will be in the house to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award!

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY.  This is gearing up to be a sellout show.


Since Westchester is such a small world, we actually know many of the acts and honorees!  Yonkers Brewing is slated to receive the “Mom & Pop” Award for having such a wonderful, thriving local small business.  Friend and comedian Carlos Gonzalez will host the award show for the second year in a row.  This dude is funny!  Our very own student Simon Cadel will also be gracing us with his comical stylings — you may never laugh so hard again.  He’s 14 but no joke, this kid performs standup with the pros all over Manhattan.  Our very own little Event Coordinator Emily Angell will sing an original tune, and DAE President Rob Kissner may even bust out with a surprise musical performance!  But you’ve got to come to find out what all the hullabaloo is about.

Plus, the whole thing is taking place at Westchester’s newest, coolest (we think) theater: the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers.  Our team will be there, will yours? See you there!


Happy Helping-Days Holiday Soirée & Silent Auction

This past Friday, The Digital Arts Experience hosted its first annual, “Happy Helping-Days Holiday Soirée & Silent Auction.”  It was a wonderful evening, chock full of delicious food provided by ShopRite and drinks from Tony Russo via Aries Wine & Liquor. Many friends, family, and newcomers to the boastful 8,000 sq. foot facility in the heart of downtown White Plains trickled through the doors for a good cause.

Attendees were greeted at the front and given a “swag bag”, containing all of the necessary materials needed to participate in the auction.  After being welcomed in, participants were given the chance to pose next to The DAE logo for a fancy photo opportunity.  Upon entering the facility, everyone was serenaded on keyboard by pianist Rick Prokop of the Music Conservatory, who played a variety of Beatles songs, Christmas songs, and other mood-setters.

Throughout the course of the evening, The DAE managed to raise few Washingtons for March of Dimes911 FUND and The Music Conservatory of Westchester. Among the many items up for bid  were Boutique pillows courtesy of Pillow Penchant, a trip for 10 to the Blues Jean Bar of Greenwich, as well as a Gift basket courtesy of Famous Westchester Mom-Blogger Dagmar Bleasdale.
On top of all that, Huffington Post Pop-culture-ist Jon Chattman conducted the live auction portion of our evening to the tune of jolly laughter from all in attendance.
The Digital Arts Experience would like to thank all those who donated their items, time, money, smiles, and support to these wonderful organizations.

Jon Chattman’s Pop Goes the Culture Awards & Variety Show

A-Sides Music in Collaboration with The Digital Arts Experience present:
Jon Chattman’s Pop Goes the Culture Awards & Variety Show
Annual Event That Kicks Off Nov. 2, 2012, at The White Plains Performing Arts Center
An Evening of ‘Meaningful Performances and Meaningless (But Well-Intentioned) Awards’, hosted by acclaimed White Plains comedian, Carlos A. Gonzalez.

The lifetime achievement in pop culture honorees are:

Wrestling Icon and WWE Hall of Famer, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
TV Legends Carole & Paula of “The Magic Garden”
 “Body of Work” Award of Merit:
Children’s Personality, Slim Goodbody
The “Grizz Chapman” Award:
30 Rock’s Grizz Chapman
Plus, surprise guests!
Featuring live music and comedy performances by national and local acts including:

Mary C. and the Stellars, Jonathan the Storyteller, Anna Rose, Gary Chattman, Left in the Attic, Christine Boudreau, J. Aims & The Fever, and more!

with House Band: Wild AdriaticPre-show book signings with

Jimmy Snuka & Jon Chattman

andA Battle Royal in the Sky authors

Rich Tarantino & Jon Chattman

Sponsored by MSM Designz, Inc., Star Toilet Paper & Co Communications.

‘A-Sides’ Course at The Digital Arts Experience!

The Digital Arts Experience and A-Sides Logos

Your work featured in the Huffington Post!

Jon Chattman is a blogger for the Huffington Post and the creator of A-Sides with Jon Chattman.  Join him in a unique and innovative music series that focuses on blogging and mixed media production.  During this amazing four-week interactive course, you’ll work side by side with Jon with 4 different bands, recording both video and audio of a performance and interview.  And the best part — YOUR work will end up on the Huffington Post AND the A-Sides website!

Course Breakdown:
2 hour class – class per week – 4 weeks = $249
Music Conservatory Students Get in For $199!
Ages 12+

For more information visit www.thedae.com or call (914) 644-8100

Cause Marketing and the Evolving NPO

A seminar and networking event focused on technology’s role in fundraising for non-profit organizations.

Wednesday October 10th at 6:00p.m at the Digital Arts Experience

170 Hamilton Avenue #100• White Plains, NY

Reserve your spot for FREEinfo@thedae.com / 914-644-8100

With guest speakers:

Holly Rosen Fink has worked for Lifetime, MTV, and Nickelodeon.  She is currently the editor of TheCultureMom.com, founder of MamaDrama Consulting and WestchesterIRL, and a consultant for the Ruckus Media Group.





James Higgins owns Proforma Branding Excellence of Southern Westchester and is a Project Management Specialist in brand-marketing, eCommerce, and multimedia business solutions.





Jon Chattman is the Director of Communications at the Music Conservatory of Westchester – a nonprofit music school, as well as a writer for the Huffington Post, and the founder of A-Sides with Jon Chattman.





Our featured guest speaker Holly Rosen Fink is a marketing consultant and writer living in Larchmont. Her efforts have supported the ABC Million Mom Campaign and ONE Moms mission (Bono’s organization that raises aid for Africa). Last year she was featured on ABC Nightline and Good Morning, America, talking about hunger in the U.S. Earlier this year, she spearheaded two very successful fundraising campaigns for St. Jude Hospital and Room to Grow. She is currently working closely with Save the Children and Room to Read (the Westchester chapter, for which she handles their social media outreach). She is also on the Larchmont Committee on the Arts and runs the online marketing for the Larchmont Arts Festival.

Making a Scene in September! via A-Sides Live and NOYK Productions…


Live music at The Digital Arts Experience on September 14, 2012. With Wild Adriatic, Brendan Rivera, John Black, Phone Home




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