YONKERS, N.Y. -- The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers is hosting an awards show on March 1.
Rocker Andrew W.K., Constantine Maroulis, Gary Gnu, Broadway stars and others will be honored at the second annual Pop Goes the Culture Award and Variety Show starting at 5 p.m. The show promises to serve up an afternoon of "'pop-stalgia:' meaningful performances and meaningless — but well-intentioned — awards."
The event is the brainchild of Mamaroneck-based author Jon Chattman.
"I promise you a wildly entertaining and unforgettably strange afternoon of music, awards, comedy, and more," Chattman said. "At least according to me."
Chattman added "Alamo is the best thing to come to Yonkers since Caldors. I'm so psyched to hold this event there. I love everything that represent and have brought to the city and county."
The show will be hosted by Broadway star and Westchester native John Treacy Egan. There will also be live music performances from The Chevin, Todd Carey, Woodlawn's Emily Angell, Mary C. and the Stellars, Yonkers' Gary Chattman, Bearbones, and Charlie Scopoletti.
“This show doesn't go for the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown. I don't care who Barkhad Abdi chooses to wear, and neither do you. This award show is simply celebrating great music and wonderful artists," Jon Chattman said. "The Oscars are going to be thrilling but predictable. Anything can happen at the ‘Poppies.’ I think I proved that last year when I let my dad play Lady Gaga on the piano. This will be the party of the year... mind you - the new year just started."
Andrew W.K. said, "I'm really looking forward to partying at this party while receiving an award for partying. It doesn't get much partier than that."
The Alamo Drafthouse is at 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers.
Tickets are $12 and available at the Alamo Drafthouse website. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Jon Chattman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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