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Diana Alvarez and Olivia Nied co-headline Stage 33 Live
August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Olivia Nied and musician-poet-performer Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez will co-headline a 3 p.m. matinee at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vt, on Sunday, Aug. 27. Masks are required at this event, as one of the performers is immuno-compromised. The performers will remove their masks while performing. A pair of high-capacity air purifiers will be placed between the stage and the audience. All seating will be a minimum of ten feet from the stage. The venue will have disposable masks available. Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or at the doors for an additional fee. There will be limited seating; the event will be recorded and filmed. More info and tickets at www.stage33live.com.
Olivia Nied has been performing since she was nine years old as a soloist, ensemble leader, and side person in styles ranging from edgy pop, to jazz fusion, to hip hop, and straight up rock and roll. Her solo performances often utilize looping and multiple instruments. As a transgender/queer musician, Olivia often incorporates LGBTQ+ lyrical themes in her work, and believes in creating safe spaces at her shows for gender diverse individuals. She was awarded a merit scholarship to Berklee College of Music’s Summer Jazz Program, where she received honors. She has also studied at the Vermont Jazz Center, and studied music and film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2020. While at Hampshire College, Olivia studied music at Goldsmiths University in London, and filmmaking in Paris.
Doctora Xingona Diana Alvarez‘s ancestors bloom in her voice, roaring an otherworldly fire against oppression, exalting queer love and liberation, and creating a gripping atmosphere for healing in poetic songs that live in-between, where borders are a myth. A multimedia artist and educator, Doctora Xingona’s music, poetry, performances, films, and gatherings center transcendence, kinship, and the co-liberation and nourishment of queer and trans artists of color. Doctora Xingona is the composer and filmmaker behind the award-winning Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera, a multimedia performance altar for queer and trans BIPOC artists to convene and manifest futures, described in the press as an “acoustically stunning performance.” Doctora Xingona’s new album, “Ser Artista,” is a roaring, genderqueer, extraterrestrial, Xicanx collection. Dr. Alvarez earned her PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, mentored by groundbreaking composer Pauline Oliveros, and is an invited performer, guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, and keynote speaker at venues and schools across the U.S. and worldwide.
Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory, hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission. Coffee, soda, juice, water, and a variety of snacks are available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at www.stage33live.com.
Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, the Bellows Falls Opera House, the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project, and WOOL-FM that helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.