March 1, 2008

Rev. Billy Needs YOU To STOP the Eviction of the Carnegie Artists Studios

Citizens, it's time for Sunday Service. Get thee to the Highline Ballroom tomorrow to have your spirits and consciousness raised by Rev. Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir! Get out of your seats and surrender to the powerful rhythm & blues of our reality. Boogie till you just can't boogie no more! For the benefit of senior artists who trusted they'd have a roof over their heads until the Corporation put eviction papers under their doors. But don't feel shame, instead support their struggle in your own, personal way. Even a conversation at work will bring their cause to more people, and so on.
March 2nd @ The Highline: Fight For The Carnegie Artist Studios

Sanford Weill and Carnegie Hall Towers Want To Privatize Our Heritage
The struggle against eviction by the artists and teachers in the Carnegie Tower studios is our struggle too. Some are in their 80’s and 90’s, and – are fellow New Yorkers that indecent? To put these folks out? All New Yorkers are watching what is happening here. The 28 year old stock broker reigns supreme. But in the Church of Stop Evicting we are supporting the “elders from the future” - heroes of a time when the arts flourished in the outlandish neighborliness that the towers were known for. Marlon Brando, Lucille Ball, Leonard Bernstein, Don Shirley, Kate Hepburn, Lee Strassberg… these are the culture-makers that lived and worked in the towers.

"Excuse me, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
Protest! Protest! Protest!
Last Sunday Reverend Billy preached on the snowy rooftop of the Carnegie Hall Towers, where "The Carnegie Hall 30" - artists and teachers, many in their 80's and 90's, face eviction from their homes to make room for corporate offices. We invite you to join us this Sunday at the Highline Ballroom as we raise the SPIRIT to stop these evictions and save the Studios! Change-a-lujah!
Reverend Billy
The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and
The Not Buying It Band

Sunday, March 2nd | 2:00pm At the Highline Ballroom
All Ages, Lunch and Spirits Served

431 West 16th Street, New York NY 10011 | Between 9th and 10th Ave
Take the A,C,E or the L Train to 8th Ave and 14th Street
Tickets $12 at or at the door!
Scholarship tickets available! Email
Here is the source, the Carnegie Artists speaking for themselves:
John Turturro Speaks At City Hall Rally
Save your rights to Inherit Carnegie Hall Tower Artist Studios!
Click here to read press articles
Download John's Letter To Mayor Bloomberg here.
Send John Turturro's Letter of Appeal to Mayor:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

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