On February 3, we gathered for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and special performances in Joe’s Pub to celebrate Laurie Anderson, with music direction by Shara Nova (of My Brightest Diamond) and Chris Bruce and performances from an all-star slate of artists and friends including Theo Bleckmann, Starr Busby, Lafcadio Cass, Christina Courtin, Helga Davis, Jack DeVoe, Carl Hancock Rux, Meg Harper, Justin Hicks, Kiki Hawkins, Nona Hendryx, Alex Koi, Asa Lovechild, mmeadows (Kristin Slipp & Cole Kamen-Green), Daniel Mintseris, Morley, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alex Sopp, Colin Stetson, DM Stith, and Joan Wasser.
Monday, February 3
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
6:00PM Cocktails in The Library
7:00PM Dinner & Performance in Joe's Pub
Gala Co-Chairs: Eric Ellenbogen & Dominic Ramos-Ruiz, Alicia Hall Moran, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
Benefit Committee: David Bither, Jolean & David Breger, Linda Brumbach, Dr. Nadine Chang, Jeff Gates & Mike Moran, Bob Hurwitz, Joe Hall & Martin Dagata, Gary Lippman & Vera Szombathelyi, Eileen O'Kane Kornreich
The Vanguard Award & Residency is an award and yearlong residency that celebrates the career of a singular artist who has contributed to American Life and pop culture and is part of the Joe's Pub family of artists.This artist also sustains and leads their own artistic community while creating a body of work that stands apart from their peers. Additionally, the award helps to close the music industry's widening gaps in funding.