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THE EARLY WORD: The Bloodsucker Proxy

nosferatu-for-busineess-card.jpgTraverse Arts Project announces its second annual Nosferatu Screening, featuring African American Woman Organist T. Desiree Hines on Friday October 30th at the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street. Tickets for each regular performance are $10 per person, and $5.00 for students and seniors. More information about the event may be found at www.traversetheater.org/nosferatu.htm. T. Desiree Hines is most familiar to Philadelphia from several articles and stories written about her life as an African-American Transsexual woman who is an accomplished Classical Organist.  Among her achievements is being the soloist at the 2008 Summer Solstice Celebration on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She was also the subject for the extensive May 28, 2009 cover story of Philadelphia’s City Paper, “She’s On a Mission”. Additionally, her story has been profiled by other Philadelphia-based alternative newsweeklies, including the Philadelphia Gay News and the Philadelphia Weekly for their April 28, 2009 Queer Issue.

WIKIPEDIA: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; also known as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror or simply Nosferatu) is a German Expressionist vampire horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was in essence an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, “vampire” became “Nosferatu” and “Count Dracula” became “Count Orlok”). MORE

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