Feb. 9 Performer Highlight: Sheshe Dance

Thousands of New Yorkers have experienced Sheshe’s magic while hustling through the subway: They stop short when they hear her incredible pipes and witness her beautiful charisma. As an official Music Under New York (MUNY) program performer, she turns the sprawling 34th St/Herald Square and Times Square stations into her personal roadhouse, nightclub, party. (WATCH Sheshe HERE) Sheshe Dance (aka […]

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Jan. 12 Performer Highlight: Lola Selsky

Making her debut at the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is Lola Selsky! A dynamic physical comedian, dance instructor and burlesque artist, Lola has graced the Orlando Fringe Festival, and multiple-season “dancer, entertainer, performer” in the perennial cult favorite VarieTEASE at Orlndo’s legendary The Venue.   Since moving to NYC, she has worked all sides of the stage, including burlesque kitten-ing at […]

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Jan. 12 Performer Highlight: Karen Garrett (Karina)

Karen Garrett was born Karina Byakova in Kazakhstan – and born to give her gifts to the world. Studying in the Children’s Music Academy (reserved for talented youth) at Karaganda, Kazakhstan, she graduated in Studies of Violin and Piano – simultaneously. At Karaganda’s Music University, she graduated in Viola in 2014. But 2015 saw her get a special training slot […]

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Dec. 8 Performer Highlight: SisterMonk

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30pm, witness one of the best bands we’ve ever heard, anywhere: SisterMonk. (Watch/Listen Here: live at Bar Nine, NYC) Led by frontwoman Kathy Deane on the African djembe drums and soaring, fiery vocals, SisterMonk creates: “slinky, undulating, wickedly danceable punk-infused funk and Middle Eastern-inspired jams. There’s no band in New York anything like them.” (New York Music Daily) Raised by Irish immigrant […]

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5th Anniversary Show Performer Hightlight: Ike

Meet the Rat’s Sept. 8 Headliner: Ikechukwu Ufomadu, aka IKE. Sly, witty, with just a trace of the absurd, Ike’s signature act is a tongue-in-cheek collision of 1960s Johnny Carson and the best of pop-culture kitsch. His short-form series Words with Ike has aired on VICE and IFC networks. The New York Times named Ike in its exclusive “What’s New in NYC Theatre” column. Featured in Playboy […]

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