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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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Sunday
Jun 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Charlie Burnham, vocals, composition;  Joanna Sternberg, bass;  Alex Teachey, astronomer
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In case you’re wondering what this is about, it’s Entertaining Science, of course! Tonight, it’s Charlie Burnham, Joanna Sternberg and Alex Teachey. Charlie, a great singer, songwriter, and entertainer, is the heir to the great swing jazz violinists like Stuff Smith and Stephane Grappelli. He will be playing with Joanna Sternberg, a wonderful bassist and singer/songwriter. Charlie says “We are the twin exostars singing songs from planet earth.”

Alex is a young astronomer who will tell us about how he and his colleagues study the changes in star light over time, looking for exomoons and sniffing the atmospheres of alien worlds. Resonances matter.

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, KORAN AGAN
Koran Agan, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Eduardo Belo, bass
DjanGO AT CORNELIA STREET, Koran Agan image

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist. This month Koran Agan and his trio will interpret Django Reinhardt's compositions and some of the man's favorite numbers from the American song book.

New York City based guitarist Koran Agan has kept a busy schedule gigging five nights a week, touring and recording for the past decade. He has been leading his trio and his, heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt, gypsy jazz quartet Anouman trough countless performances in the city and beyond. With his interpretations of the great american song book, be-bop classics and the music of great Django Reinhardt his guitar work became highly sought after.

Venues in which Koran performed include: Montreal International Jazz Festival, New York City Winter Jezz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Django Reinhardt Northwest Festival and many more.

..fast fingers and locomotive chording. Ben Ratliff - The New York Times

  koranagan.com

STREAMING LINK: https://youtu.be/d8UOpGo6EYA

Monday
Jun 05
6:00PM  PRIVATE PARTY
Tuesday
Jun 06
6:00PM  AN EVENING WITH CAVANKERRY POETS
Joan Cusack Handler Tina Kelley Danny Shot
An Evening with CavanKerry poets image

CavanKerry Press, a non-profit, aims to expand the reach of poetry to a general readership by publishing works that explore the emotional and psychological landscapes of everyday life. Come enjoy recent work by publisher and poet Joan Cusack Handler, whose 2016 book, Orphans, is a verse memoir that explores our most primitive and essential relationships – those with our parents. She is joined by poet Tina Kelley, reading from Abloom & Awry (2017), which poet Pattiann Rogers says "presents the unrestrained curiosity and imagination of childhood in exquisite language without exaggeration or sentimentality. " Danny Shot's book, Works, is due out in 2018, and his poetry has appeared in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.

In her verse memoir Orphans, Joan Cusack Handler tackles the big subjects – family history, aging parents, Irish Catholicism, belief and unbelief, and her own impending mortality – with a fierce, wrenching fearlessness. - Elizabeth Spires

  cavankerrypress.org www.facebook.com/cavankerrypress/

8:00PM  VOXECSTATIC: SARI KESSLER QUARTET
Deborah Latz, curator

Sari Kessler, voice;  Ben Paterson, piano;  Sean Smith, bass;  Tommy Campbell, drums
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With her debut album "Do Right" released in 2016, Sari Kessler is fast becoming a singular force in jazz, praised by critics for her recorded material and live performances alike. All About Jazz proclaimed her “a first-rate interpreter, (able) to tap into the marrow of a lyric and bring its essence to the foreground.” JazzTimes named her a “vital new voice,” stating, “Kessler maintains a welcome less-is-more approach that emphasizes the purity of her tone, with its enticing hint of duskiness, and the immaculate quality of her phrasing.” Join Sari on an exciting musical journey of jazz, soul, and originals as she makes her debut at Cornelia Street Café.

"Enjoyably far-reaching...expressive, charming." - NYC Jazz Record
  www.sarikessler.com

9:30PM  VOXECSTATIC: BEAT KAESTLI
Deborah Latz, curator

Beat Kaestli, voice;  Jesse Lewis, guitar;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion
Voxecstatic: Beat Kaestli image

Brazil meets Jazz — A Tribute to Cole Porter and Tom Jobim:

Inspired by Porter and Jobim mutual admiration, Kaestli to put together this tribute dedicated to these two exceptional composers. Songs like “Love for Sale”, “Just one of those things”, How Insensitive”, “ So in Love" and “Agua de Beber” receive a unique treatment by this multicultural trio and their diverse musical perspectives breath new life in these well-known standards.

"A likably suave jazz singer” — New York Times

"If Astrud Gilberto has a male counterpart, it's Beat Kaestli, a sublimely mellifluous singer whose work is smooth as satin, slow, easy, and savory." — Acoustic Music, USA
  www.beatkaestli.com

Wednesday Jun 07
6:00PM  UPSTATE, DOWNSTATE: A POETRY READING
George Drew Harry Newman
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Upstate and Downstate New York come together as poets George Drew and Harry Newman read from their recent collections as well as new poems. The evening will end with their sharing the stage, alternating poems in a poetic call and response.

  www.georgedrew.com www.harrynewman.com

8:01PM  DEVIN GRAY'S DEEG TRIO
Devin Gray, drums, comp.;  Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Drew Gress, bass

"The music of drummer and composer Devin Gray traverses terrains that will be familiar to those who've investigated artists such as Tyshawn Sorey and Steve Lehman. As complex and highly structured as Gray's music can be, there's a palpable human warmth throughout...which makes the music—in spite of its ultra- busy, highly demanding nature—kind of easy on the ears." Dave Wayne

  http://devingraymusic.com

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Thursday
Jun 08
6:00PM  FOUR HANDS ONE PIANO!
Margarita Rovenskaya, piano;  Marko Stuparevic, piano
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We'll be playing music for 20 fingers at one piano! Program includes Sergei Rachmaninoff's amazing Six Morceaux op. 11, music by Serbian composer Svetislav Bozic and others.

  www.margaritarovenskaya.com www.hartford.edu/hcd/music/music-faculty/marko-stuparevic.aspx

8:01PM  THE POINTLESS FOREST PRESENTS: NILSSON ‘71
Matt Robbins, vocals;  Russell Moore, trumpet;  Caleb Curtis, woodwinds;  Tom Erickson, woodwinds;  Chris Pattishal, piano;  Eric Burns, guitar;  Adrian Moring, bass;  Arthur Vint, drums
The Pointless Forest Presents: Nilsson ‘71 image

8:00-The POINT! Harry Nilsson's classic fable of Oblio, the only round headed boy growing up in The Land of Point where the Law of the Land is that Everything Must Have a Point. New arrangements of Nilsson's soundtrack performed live with Fred Wolf's iconic animations make this an immersive and engrossing experience.

9:30-Nilsson Schmilsson

Nilsson’s grammy winning 7th album remains his most successful. Packed with memorable songs like “Without You”, “Coconut”, and “Jump Into the Fire”, this fan favorite is still being used in movies, tv and radio. Some contemporary takes on this classic album round out our favorite year of Nilsson’s career!

  www.ericburnsmusic.com

Friday
Jun 09
6:00PM  THE WRITER'S HOTEL
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The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. TWH will give two free readings at The Cornelia Street Café--one will run on Friday, June 9th and one on Saturday, June 10th. Both readings run from 6-7:30 PM.

The Writer's Hotel readers on Friday, June 9th: Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Marc Grossberg, Cyndi Goddard, Kelly Morton, Linda Jassim, Linda English, Robin Stein and Erica Vega. The Writer's Hotel readers on Saturday, June 10th at The Cornelia Street Café: Diana Wiener, Alison Hobbs, Nicole Beckley, Jessica Lipnack, Cynthia Close, Carolyn Abram and Jody Franklin.

The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a hybrid writers conference that meets once a year in Midtown. More about The Writer's Hotel: www.writershotel.com. The Writer's Hotel publishing arm is The New Guard literary review: www.newguardreview.com. Our lecture series is called MFA in A Day: www.mfainaday.com.


 Cover $No cover; Cash bar

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAEL BATES' NORTHERN SPY
Michael Bates, bass;  Michael Blake, tenor sax;  Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums
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Take one listen to the joy and energy of this unpredictable band and try not to get caught up in the excitement. Northern Spy's rough-and-tumble interplay meets in a place where everything is an option. Their new recording features music written in admiration of artists such as Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Blind Willie Johnson and Otis Redding. It’s organic, soulful and edgy music that veers happily between wide open jazz, the swing tradition and heavy grooves. A band of long time New Yorkers who play with intensity and fire; they take the blues and manhandle it into unexpected musical shapes.

-"a bassist with [a] deep-twang, broad-shouldered sound”–Nate Chinen, New York Times

“One of my favorite jazz records of 2015. A deeply interactive band effort in which the rhythm section carries as much weight and generates as much interest as the saxophonist….A terrific effort…..Bates in lockstep with drummer Clemons create a much larger, harder-hitting, dry sound that frequently dispenses with a swing feel for something closer to rock grooves—although a piece like "Roxy" proves they can swing like mad if they want to…”–Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Saturday
Jun 10
6:00PM  THE WRITER'S HOTEL
The Writer's Hotel image

The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. TWH will give two free readings at The Cornelia Street Café--one will run on Friday, June 9th and one on Saturday, June 10th. Both readings run from 6-7:30 PM.

The Writer's Hotel readers on Friday, June 9th: Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Marc Grossberg, Cyndi Goddard, Kelly Morton, Linda Jassim, Linda English, Robin Stein and Erica Vega. The Writer's Hotel readers on Saturday, June 10th at The Cornelia Street Café: Diana Wiener, Alison Hobbs, Nicole Beckley, Jessica Lipnack, Cynthia Close, Carolyn Abram and Jody Franklin.

The Writer’s Hotel “Mini MFA” is a hybrid writers conference that meets once a year in Midtown. More about The Writer's Hotel: www.writershotel.com. The Writer's Hotel publishing arm is The New Guard literary review: www.newguardreview.com. Our lecture series is called MFA in A Day: www.mfainaday.com.


 Cover $No cover; Cash bar

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MATT BREWER TRIO
Matt Brewer, bass;  Mark Shim, tenor sax;  Damion Reid, drums

  http://www.mattbrewerbass.com

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Sunday
Jun 11
6:00PM  “WHIMSY"
Steven Silverman, solo piano
“Whimsy

Classical music conveys all sorts of emotions: tragedy, despair, elation. But ‘whimsy’? Here is a program of pieces which exhibit this elusive quality:

Beethoven Bagatelle op 126 #4, Hindemith Scherzo from Sonata 3 (I think the Hindemith sonata movement uses the Bagatelle as a point of departure)

Schumann Humoreske op. 20 (deeply inspired music, written at the peak of Schumann’s turbulent courtship of Clara Wieck, as Robert resorted to litigation to force her father’s consent; the Humoreske is a musical barometer of Robert’s emotional state, as well as a harbinger of the blessed life he hopes to lead with his beloved Clara)

Chopin Etude in F major op 10 #8; Impromptu in Gb major op. 52; Mazurka in b minor op. 33#4; Scherzo in E major op. 54 (the Scherzo is one of Chopin’s most radiant pieces, with a smashing ending)

8:00PM  ALHAMBRA
Jenny Luna, vocals;  Adam Good, oud, guitar;  Marandi Hostetter, violin;  Isabelle Ganz, vocals, flute, shawm;  Rami El Aasser, percussion

“The concert by Alhambra was by far the most exciting event in this year’s series.” – El Espectador, Bogota, Colombia.

Founded by Isabelle Ganz in 1982, ALHAMBRA is celebrating its 35th season of performing Sephardic and Middle-Eastern music for Western audiences, one of the first ensembles to perform this rhythmic and haunting repertoire from the Jewish communities of Spain, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa.

  http://www.alhambragroup.com

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9:30PM  KRIS ALLEN QUARTET
Kris Allen, alto sax;  Frank Kozyra, tenor sax;  Dezron Douglass, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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Listen to alto saxophonist Kris Allen’s splendid, new CD, Beloved, and you might well hear in his rich, expressive playing, evocations of but never imitations of Jackie McLean’s searing, soulful sound or Ornette Coleman’s profound, plaintively moving lyricism. Similarly, in Allen’s role as a savvy composer with a varied palette, you might, from time to time, be reminded of Duke Ellington’s grit and gravitas or Charles Mingus’s hues and cries.But what you really come away with is that Allen, in this triumphant follow-up release to his acclaimed debut disc, Circle House, for all of his fluency in the language of jazz and deep knowledge of the music’s modern masters, is very much his own man with his own creative voice.- Owen Mcnally, WNPR

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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