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Williamsburg resident Trav S.D., author of "No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book that Made Vaudeville Famous," will share his considerable expertise at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on March 11 at 4 pm.

The comedian and singer-songwriter, who has performed at DUMBO’s Halcyon and Williamsburg’s The Brick and Galapagos, will talk about the state of modern vaudeville in Brooklyn. He’ll be joined by an array of the borough’s misfits, including Cirkus Amok’s Jennifer Miller, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, hula hoop artiste Miss Saturn and more.

In his book, Trav SD claims that vaudeville "like a phoenix, appears to be rising from the ashes, with scores, perhaps hundreds, of new variety venues popping up at alternative theaters and nightclubs throughout the nation. For a growing subculture of young people at least, vaudeville is back."

After all, variety is the spice of life.

Trav SD’s event at the Central branch, located at Grand Army Plaza, is free. For information, visit the Web site or call (718) 230-2100.

"No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous" (Faber and Faber, Inc, $25) is available at, or can be ordered through, The Bookmark Shoppe [6906 11th Ave. at 69th Street in Dyker Heights (718) 680-3680], BookCourt [163 Court St. at Dean Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 875-3677] and Brownstone Books [409 Lewis Ave. at MacDonough Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, (718) 953-7328].

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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