March 12, 2020 - April 5, 2020

March 12, 2020 - April 5, 2020

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

 

These are the artists who were scheduled to perform at the 2020 Seattle Moisture Festival.  We hope many of them will be able to join us at the 2021 festival. Please check back in January to see who will be performing next year.

A Unicycle Built For Two

Nick & Wendy Harden are A Unicycle Built for Two. They bring together the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance. The Seattle Met called their act a “can’t-miss.” Time Out New...

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AcroBritt

Brittany Walsh, a.k.a. AcroBritt, is a world record holder in acrobatic archery and has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not featured an...

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Al Simmons

In the tradition of the great comedy kings, Danny Kaye, Spike Jones and Jimmy Durante comes Al Simmons – a man dedicated to the all but lost art of combining...

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Alchemy Tap Project

Seattle’s own Alchemy Tap Project was founded in 2012 on the principle that neither percussion nor dance is restricted to one style of music. Featuring choreography to everything from jazz...

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Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band....

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Amy Engelhardt

AMY ENGELHARDT fell in love with the Pacific Northwest as the sole female member of Grammy-nominated, Seattle-based vocal quartet The Bobs from 1998-2011. And as Mother Superior of the (satanic)...

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Amy Funbuttons

Amy is an aerial inferno, heating up stages in the Seattle area for over 7 years. She can’t wait to ignite your fire on the Moisture Festival stage to produce...

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Anastasiia

Anastasiia never knew that she would be a circus and variety artist. Her life from the age of 8 though college was consumed by rhythmic gymnastics. Outside of competition, she...

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Andrey Moraru

Andrey Moraru studied at Kiev State College of Circus and Variety Art in Ukraine. During his 4 years there, Andrey was taught by Vitold Kuvshinov, a renowned balance teacher. In...

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Anni Küpper

Anni is professional juggler and performer. Her acts inspire international audiences around the United States, and Europe as well as Japan, Singapore, Israel and Gabon. Originally born in Bonn, Germany...

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Ariana-Ferber Carter

Ariana Ferber-Carter debuted with Circus Smirkus, going on to specialize in contortion at New England Center for Circus Arts and San Francisco Circus Center.  She has performed with Circus Bella,...

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Armitage Shanks

               Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher aka Dave Crellin. Tickled pink elephants to be back onstage, playing with my Moisture Festival family, in what I think is my 13 year...

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one of a handful of 1970s street performers who took their acts into theaters and, along with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and others, gave birth to the...

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Baby Gramps

According to an article in the special issue City of Music in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the...

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Bill Robison

Bill Robison is a physical comedian. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. He has...

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Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd has been performing professionally since the age of 11. Her career started as an Actor in Canada performing in theater, film and television. After being accepted into the...

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Billy Oskay

Producer and session player Billy Oskay was born and raised in Kingston, NY, where at age seven he first picked up the violin. Beginning in 1970 he studied under Eugen...

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Bunion Sisters

Sadye and Heidi met for the first time at Bellingham Circus Guild’s My Circus Valentine 2016 and began working together on duo trapeze later that year. They sure do love...

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Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey is virtuosic. She is cabaret incarnate. Part-party starting confetti gun bursting into a crowd, part-amorously enchanting host and entertainer, the Seattle-based multi-disciplinary artist has had a finger in...

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Californian Dreamers

One is a highly trained rhythmic gymnast turned aerialist, the other is a self taught juggler.  One is elegant, filled with passion, and loves romance.  The other is entertained by...

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Camille Swift

Camille Swift specializes in the savage and the strange. With each new act, she strives to embody both ferocity and finesse and bring to life a new femme farouche (wild/savage...

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Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist whose biggest musical influences were (and still are) Sesame Street, camp songs, and cat food commercials. She has a love of the absurdities of...

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Charlie Brown

If you catch Charlie Brown off stage and you and he have the time, try to get him to tell you a story of his travels. Some of the experiences...

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Chicken Sinatra

Principally bred in the remote wilds of Austria for personal pleasure, a few have seen the sights of Paris, and this one never looked back. During an initial tour of...

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Circus Luminescence

Circus Luminescence was founded by Eli March in Northern California and is comprised of 4 core members, Eli March, Scramble James, Allie T., and Ken Sutter. They have performed with...

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Cleo

Chloe started dancing as a child, training in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and partnering. After almost a decade, acro and contortion sparked her interest in circus arts, where she now specializes...

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Coventry & Kaluza

Jamie Coventry & Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center....

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Creosote

Creosote is the dynamic accordion duo with renowned Seattle accordionists Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues, together they create original and Brazilian music inspired arrangements with a unique and endearing twist....

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Cuream Jackson

As a former collegiate cheerleader, Cuream enjoys the physical demand and creativity that aerial performance brings to his life. It’s no coincidence that after 7 years of training in the...

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Del Rey

A Seattle treasure. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has said: “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Del Rey found her niche early on. Let her...

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Del Rey and Steve James

These two powerful exponents of American vernacular song style join forces to make a musical testament to the hillbiilly/smarty-pants/country/blues aesthetic.  Sharing a similar sense of humor and manic intensity, their...

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Della Moustachella

Della has been a prolific circus and comedic variety performer for over a decade, and this year celebrates her 8th almost-annual Moisture Festival. Aside from her solo performing, Della can...

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Duo Emirlo

Duo Emirlo creates aerial duets that invite the audience to experience the joy and connection members Marlo and Emily feel when moving together. Based in Olympia, Washington, Emily and Marlo...

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Esther de Monteflores

Esther de Monteflores is an American circus artist, physical performer and choreographer. Esther is one of a tiny handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slackwire walking. In...

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Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

Originally the Freiberg Philharmonium, the Fremont Philharmonic couldn’t get a gig in town, as everyone in the little Alsatian town was in the band. Neighboring villages suspected with so much...

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Go Janes

The Go Janes feature ukulele, guitar, and generous doses of delicious harmony. Arni Adler, Patrice O’Neill, and Kathleen Tracy (pictured left to right) have decades of experience as performers, visual...

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Godfrey Daniels

Moisture Festival regulars know Godfrey Daniels as one of our own. We’ve met his family and learned his ways. We’ve come to know what frustrates him and what makes him...

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Hacki & Möppi

From Germany, the comedy and energy of this father and son clown duo have been a central part of the festival’s original inspiration and a good bit of the imagery...

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Harry Levine

Harry Levine graduated Clark University with a BA in music and in 1984, he founded the satirical theater and musical group called Citizens Band. They toured the West and by...

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He Said, She Said

Angie Doctor & Dan Schumacher are long time friends of the Moisture Festival who performed with the The Bobs an enormously popular recording and touring a cappella group who shared the...

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Henrik Bothe

Henrik performs a “Physical Comedy Show” that spans from plate spinning a la the Ed Sullivan Show to comedy magic and juggling such as escaping a straitjacket while riding a...

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Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu was born in a small village in the Basque region of France, where her family has lived for over 800 years. ************************************* Iman’s early years were spent in...

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Jacki Ward

With a history of gymnastics, theatre and visual arts, Jacki entered the circus world in 2005 and pursued her training in Seattle, San Francisco and Buenos Aires. Jacki’s first passion...

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Jamy Ian Swiss

According to the post-modern magic duo, Penn & Teller, Jamy Ian Swiss is “James Bond with a deck of cards for a pistol!” An internationally acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist, mentalist and...

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Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why this internationally published classical music and audiophile critic chose his name, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world...

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Jessica Perry

I spent a large part of my childhood living on a small sailing vessel with my parents, climbing the mast and swinging from the rigging. When I was ten, we...

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Jim Page

The great Utah Phillips once said: “Jim Page’s songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a...

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Joel Baker

As a much-loved theater clown performing worldwide, Joel Baker brings to the stage a unique style of physical comedy, acrobatics, and improvisation. He is a graduate of San Francisco’s Clown...

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Julaine Hall

This is the first time that we are featuring a solo performance by Julaine Hall at Moisture Festival. I looked for information in order to write up a bio for...

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Just Felice

Just Felice is a magician and street performer who can be found most often at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. In the US, she has performed on the streets of Boston and...

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Katie Lynch

Katie Lynch tells us that she was introduced to aerial by her “wonderful mother” who, seven years ago took up aerial and interested her daughter in doing the same. “After...

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Kenny Raskin

For those of us who, in the 1980s, saw Kenny Raskin’s original and unique clown piece called “My Old Friend” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAib1e_qWSU), it was no surprise that his career path soared...

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Lady Heather

Lady Heather studied voice in Glasgow, Scotland and impressed us by singing “O mio babbino caro”, a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto...

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Lena Alani

Lena Alani is a highly skilled contemporary/interdisciplinary circus performer, aerialist, choreographer, dancer and coach, based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Russia, homeland of world-famous dancers and gymnasts,...

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Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx celebrated his interest in childish pursuits even before the birth of his child gave him “… a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and...

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Luna Girls

“Suspense and beauty in the circus sky” Henk van der Meijden Marina Luna and Madi McKay have their eyes turned skyward … they’ve tasted flight and they long to return....

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. His...

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Mary Way

Mary is a surprise. We’ve seen her skills and are more than ready to have her company backstage and her act onstage but we’re sure that you’ll agree with us...

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Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic and has performed his comedy stunt show in over 14 different countries. He’s appeared on numerous...

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Matthew “Poki” McCorkle

Matthew “Poki” McCorkle is a circus artist of many disciplines. Poki has performed in Europe’s finest Spiegeltents (PALAZZO Dinner Show), in Dubai with Cirque Éloize, in Palestine West Bank with...

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Michelle Musser

Michelle Musser will bring her clown character, Meesh, to Seattle this year. We found this short succinct autobio for Michelle on her website … we’re charmed … At the age...

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Mick Holsbeke

Mick is a world-renown clown with a ravenous appetite for the ridiculous. His unique perspective on clowning, exuberant physical acting, and circus expertise was developed at the prestigious Ecole Nationale...

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Mister YooWho

Moshe Cohen (Mr YooWho) creates, performs and teaches in the world of ‘the funny.’  For 38+ years now, he has pursued excellence in the elusive art form called Clown, seeking...

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Mr. Spring

Mr. Spring is an driven and passionate about the art of movement. He is said to be a true eccentric and this year he is coming to Seattle to join...

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Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and well before the end of his teenage years his dream had become a...

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Olé!

They play their guitars like “Paco De Lucia” They sing like “Pavarotti” and rumba like “Gypsy Kings”. They Spin, Flip, and Fly their Flamenco Guitarras, while popping ping pong balls,...

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Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area but came to the NorthWest sometime around the turn of the century when he was invited to perform at the first...

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Paul Morocco

In 1984, Paul Morocco left his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia with nothing but a guitar, a bag of fruit, a pocket full of ping pong balls, and a personal...

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Pipia Sisters

The Pipia Sisters performances have been hailed as “charming as hell” by the Montreal Gazette, “prolific, inventive, and magical” by The Leader, and “terrific” by the New York Times. Real-life...

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PJ Perry

PJ Perry is a corde lisse specialist from Bellingham, Washington, who has been in the air since 2008. Her current projects include Girls Gone Rope, collaborations with Acrobatic Conundrum, and...

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Radical Acrobatical

Maria C. Mork and Laura K. Sposato are Radical Acrobatical, a female acro duo formed in 2018. They bring high-energy acro, dance, and tumbling to their performances, along with the...

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Richard Hartnell

A pivotal juggler, event producer, and teacher from the west coast of the US, Richard Hartnell is best known as one of the world’s eminent practitioners of contact juggling. Richard...

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Rick Ruskin

Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School,...

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Ron W. Bailey

This Cheshire cat grin comes to my face when I watch the artists in the shows at the Moisture Festival. Seems like I was always drawn to skills, skits and...

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Ropeworks Interactive Jump Rope

One’s a local business, owner, another’s a teacher, and the third practices environmental law. But they never grew up! These three rope jumping enthusiasts include Tarilyn Greenfield, Mere Crafton and...

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Rossi and Rose

Mikaela Bianchi and Krista Smithers are lyra duo partners based out of Northern California’s Bay Area. Mikaela began training at Circus Center in San Francisco over a decade ago and...

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Saan Popović

Saan Popović is a 16 year old acrobatics flyer, contortionist, and aerialist. She is very excited to be performing with moisture fest for her third year. This summer she will...

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Sadye Osterloh

Sadye Osterloh has been a giant ham since the moment she was born. Or was it a turkey? As a nationally and internationally touring performer, instructor and choreographer based in Bellingham,...

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Shannon Gray

Shannon Gray can be found passing the time doing what many would consider rolling, climbing, releasing, gliding and exploring. She enjoys things which consist of water, mud, trapeze bars, sand,...

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Skilldini

Skilldini is an award winning and highly accomplished sleight of hand performer with one problem, he’s often not in control. The act, featured on NBC’s Real People and the HBO World...

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Snubby J

Snubby J is a multi-talented entertainer known for his highly-energetic performances playing the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument built with his father. What started as a hobby making YouTube...

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Splinter Dance Company

Splinter Dance Company, under the umbrella of ajusticenetwork and the fiscal sponsorship of Shunpike, is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to...

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Stefan Haves

Stefan Haves directed the world-renowned dinner/circus Teatro Zinzanni and is Cirque Du Soleil’s North American “Clown Scout,” responsible for casting clowns, conducting workshops, and assistant directing the 2007 touring show...

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Steve James

Steve James is a musician, a notable songwriter, one of the best modern bottleneck slide players, a storyteller and a compendium of interesting facts. In the world of contemporary acoustic...

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Steve Owens

Steve Owens is a 14 Time Award-Winning, International Magician from the Magic Castle, who has traveled the world performing his unique smooth style of cutting edge magic, which has been...

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Steve The Pretty Good

Steve is a full time professional entertainer with impressive references from around the world. He is well known in the variety arts community and has won awards as a creative innovator and...

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Steven Flynn

For over 40 years Steven Flynn has been singing and playing piano rooted in blues, boogie woogie, New Orleans R&B, rock & roll and jazz in barrooms, nightclubs, concerts, and...

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Stevie Coyle

Stevie Coyle’s dear Granny was a pianist in the heyday of vaudeville, his mother played in mandolin orchestras during the 1930s and his father ran a radio station in southern...

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Stoil & Ekaterina

An award-winning magic act from Europe, Stoil & Ekaterina have performed on a number of TV shows, cruise lines, hotels and theaters all over the world. They present a fast-paced,...

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Tanya Gagné

Tanya Gagné’s interest in the trapeze all started in a barn in Washington state while she was house-sitting for the Flying Karamazov Brothers. She then quite literally traveled the seven...

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Tom Noddy

Tom has done something unique in show business … he created a new kind of act. When Tom Noddy first took his performance of Bubble Magic onto the Tonight Show...

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Truly Remarkable Loon

Yup, that’s right … Moisture Festival has booked a Loon. But not one of those regular or even one of those semi remarkable Loons but, from Madison, Wisconsin (so you...

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Uncle Bonsai

Speaking of Uncle Bonsai in the Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch said “… if there were an Ella Fitzgerald Award for Exquisite Elocution in Song, they would surely get it.” and...

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy is an East Village icon and vocal acrobat. His solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in theater, vaudeville, burlesque, television and radio. Known...

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zoom —– Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

This is a cropped photo of a fraction of the many volunteers that worked together to staff a recent Moisture Festival. Many of these hard working happy folk will be...

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