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THE ARTS ISSUE: LOCAL ARTIST PROFILES

Photo by Jason Becknell

Singer, Guitarist, Rocker

Andy Browne

Dancer, Instructor

Audrey Crabtree AUDREY CRABTREE holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance Performance from the School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University. Her work includes the theme park stages of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Six Flags Magic Mountain dancing at Howl-O-Scream, Christmastown, Looney Tunes Kids Club, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park. Living in Los Angeles, Audrey performed with L.A. Unbound, the Speak Hill Dance Project, City Ballet of Los Angeles, Amaterasu Dance Company, and J Sutta in her music video Forever. Audrey is now performing with Atlanta-based Fuerta Dance Company and SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, and teaching at Atlanta Dance Central. She lives in Roswell with her husband Jake, 1 year old daughter Penelope, and their dog Emmy. Audrey is a beautiful technician, and a captivating performer. Her ability to portray so many different characters and tell stories with her movement is absolutely breathtaking. What is maybe even more incredible is her ability to pass these wonderful qualities on to her students. She is an engaging, passionate, and empathetic teacher and person.

ANDY BROWNE-- singer, guitarist, and notable rocker who lives in Roswell, founded the Nightporters in 1981 with some buddies from high school during the Atlanta art-punk scene. They opened for the Clash at the Fox Theater, performed alongside R.E.M., the Replacements and more. Browne had grown up listening to the likes of Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. The Nightporters achieved a fair amount of success and a great run. Today, the Andy Browne Troupe consists of Dean Browne (bass), Jeff Ford and David Spencer (guitar); Pito Monteguedo and Paul Lenz (drums/percussion); Amanda Lee (violin); and Shane Perryman (trombone). In May this year, Browne’s affection for sounds of Lou Reed led him and his troupers to link up with author, professor and music critic Anthony DeCurtis, who has been contributing to Rolling Stone Magazine for 40 years and who authored, “Lou Reed: A Life.” At Browne’s invitation, DeCurtis returned to Atlanta for “An Evening of Lou Reed” performing ‘behind’ the microphone this time with the Andy Browne Troupe. to pay homage to the late rock icon in a series of performances across Georgia, with DeCurtis on lead vocals, bringing the music of Lou Reed to life. The crowds liked it so much that DeCurtis is coming to play with ABT again in November: Nov. 2 at Caledonia (Anthony DeCurtis/ Andy Browne Troupe/Mitch Easter) and Nov. 3 at Red Clay (Anthony DeCurtis/ Andy Browne Troupe/Mitch Easter). www.facebook.com/andybrownetroupe

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Roswell Magazine is a local lifestyle magazine covering the good people, places and things to do in Roswell, Georgia - zip codes 30075 and 3...