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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: CARBONíS 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 DONíT 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 YOUíVE 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 AINíT 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 -- JEDUTHUNíS 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 -- DARWINíS 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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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Mar 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- IN YOUR EAR
Roald Hoffmann, host


When he's not winning Nobel Prizes or writing complex and haunting poems or visiting the Emperor of Japan, Roald Hoffman hosts a monthly science event in a basement. Our kind of guy.

This month's installment is called IN YOUR EAR:

In one of our less plausible eighth grade lessons, we learned that hammers, plucked taut strings, and reeds stir up the air, and that clutter, passing through our ears... somehow emerges in the brain as music! This evening, composer/violist Karen Waltuch and her quartet (with Loren Dempster, Mary Wooten, and Leanne Darling) will most pleasantly fill our ears with air molecules vibrating in response to her original compositions. And eclectic Rockefeller University neurobiologist Jim Hudspeth will try to explain what really goes on in there.
 Cover $10

8:30PM  KAIKU
Jaana Kantola, Paula Jaakkola, vocals & composition;  Uri Sharlin, accordion;  Christopher Hoffman, cello;  Scott Ketner, percussion;  Mike Savino, bass
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KAIKU
World music group with Finnish roots.

Sweet soaring Finnish sounds.
- Daily News

Weaves a magical spell . . .honey-sweet.
- New World Finn

Delicate, witty, fierce, and warm by turns and sometimes all at once.
Bruce Eder, ALLMUSIC.COM

The rhythms of their music are an uncategorizable fusion of Finnish folk, tango, pop, waltz, and what sounds like a polka-esque marching song.
The New York Sun

I am amazed and delighted at their vocal artistry, musicianship, fine close harmony, and by their arrangements of traditional Finnish vocal music for performance.
- Isaiah Sheffer, Symphony Space

Students w/ID: $8
 Cover $10   www.kaikumusic.com

Monday
Mar 06
6:00PM  NON-FICTION
Angelo Verga, host


Nan Mooney reads from and will entertain discussion of her brilliant study of women in the workplace "I Can't Believe She Did That" or why women betray other women at work. Sisterhood would be powerful if only it existed.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  John DeWitt, bass;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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"Farewell to 2005" David Amram Trio (David Amram w. Kevin Twigg on drums and John DeWitt on bass), actor John Ventimiglia of The Sopranos, Alana, Adira and Adam Amram plus surprise guests and readings from the works of Kerouac and Amram with musical accompanyment.

This series explores in his highly personable, generous and informal style the astonishing variety of David Amram's interests and accomplishments--renowned composer of symphonic classical music, jazz compositions, improvisation, spoken word, scat, he sits at the piano, schmoozes about music, about the greats, the beats, the obscure, the legendary; plays the French horn, pulls out all kinds of instruments (flutes, drums, horns) gathered from his many circumnavigations of the globe, pulls in guests drawn from just about every artistic walk of life.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Mar 07
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli, Teresa Giordano, hosts



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  ENSEMBLE ELEKTRA
Elektra Kurtis, violin;  Lefteris Bournias, clarinet;  Spiros Exaras, guitar;  Brad Jones, el. bass;  Newman Baker, drums
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Elektra Kurtis is a Greek violinist and composer. Inspired by the musical traditions of her Greek heritage she blends it's elements with the music of North Africa, Egypt and her present home - New York . Elektra and the unique group of exquisite musicians - Ensemble Elektra, create a multicultural kaleidoscope of rhythms and tunes.

"To say that violinist Elektra Kurtis comes from several different backgrounds is like saying Jay Leno has 'a bit of a chin'..."
- eer-music.com

" Elektra is a genius in every sense of the word. This is a very enlightening and enjoyable fusion experience"
- MuzikMan

"Nine For Curtis"[composition]...reminds me of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra"
- WaterfrontWeek, Brooklyn

"[Ensemble Elektra :] Separete entities that become one unified whole; hence a concoction, brew or woven fabric that bears a differentiating sense of individuality"
- AAJ, Glenn Astarita
 Cover $10   www.elektrakurtis.com www.cdbaby.com/kurtiselektra

Wednesday Mar 08 6:00PM  RED HEN
Angelo Verga, host

Janet Sternberg Molly Peacock
Red Hen Press presents poet/photographer Sternberg together with her friend, the poet Molly Peacock to celebrate a new book, "Optic Nerve".

These carefuuly wrought poems are the perfect analogues to Sternberg's superb photographs.... in the truest sense of the term, a lovely book." - Marjorie Perloff.


 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  BASSOON IN THE WILD
Michael Rabinowitz, basson;  Grisha Alexiev, drums;  Diana Herold, vibraphone;  Joe Fonda, bass
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The Bassoon in the Wild quartet featuring Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon), Grisha Alexiev (drums), Diana Herold (Vibraphone) and Joe Fonda (bass) has performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC, The Frick Museum in Pittsburgh, The Mohonk Mountain House Jazz Weekend and other clubs and venues over the last year and a half. The leader, Michael Rabinowitz, has carved a successful career as one of the few bassoonists in the world that can play convincing jazz on his instrument.

This summer Michael performed at the Bud Shank Jazz Festival in Washington State and is going on tour throughout Pennsylvania this fall with Bassoon in the Wild, performing music from their recent CD release Bassoon in Orbit. The group will also perform Oct.5th at The Trinity Church Noontime Concert Series. Their music includes original compositions, jazz standards, latin, jazz waltzes and rhythm and blues. Their sound has a wide dynamic range, at times like a chamber ensemble and other times like a rocking blues band. The sympathetic interplay of bassoon, vibes, bass and drums offers a unique texture.
 Cover $10 www.jazzbassoonist.com

Thursday
Mar 09
6:00PM  ALICE DENHAM & SHEILA SOLOMON KLASS
Angelo Verga, host

Alice Denham Sheila Solomon Klass
One of our favorite women, and writers, Alice will read from "Sleeping With Bad Boys: Literary New York in the 50's and 60's" and be joined by Sheila Solomon Klass, author of "Every Mother Is A Daughter". Both books make wonderful Mother's Day gifts, depending of course on how cool your mother is.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES: NATASCHA ROTH & ABIGAIL RICCARDS
David Devoe, curator

Natascha Roth, voice;  James Scholfield, guitar;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Abigail Riccards, voice;  Randy Ingram, piano;  Shawn Baltazo, drums
GNU VOX  Vocal series: Natascha Roth & Abigail Riccards image
PART 1: Natascha Roth

PART 2: Abigail Riccards

Although she has only been singing jazz for six years, Boston-born vocalist Abigail Riccards has already begun to make a name for herself. In 2004, Abigail was selected to be a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, where she competed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. She has also won two Downbeat awards; the first for outstanding collegiate vocalist in 2002, the most recent for outstanding collegiate vocal jazz group (lead singer, 2004). In 2000, she was also selected to participate in the Jazz in July workshop at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has also performed with numerous Big Bands in the Boston area.

Abigail has played with renowned talents such as David Berkman, Dena DeRose, Carl Allen, Lonnie Plaxico, George Duke, Adam Kolker, Doug Weiss, Peter Martin,Steve LaSpina, Steve Cardenas, and Matt Wilson. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), she has studied privately or participated in workshops with Catherine Jensen-Hole, Adam Kolker, Maggie Scott, Dianne Reeves, David Berkman, Nancy Marano, Regina Carter, Steve LaSpina, Don Braden, Bill Goodwin, Nancy Marano, Sheila Jordan, and Jay Clayton and is currently under the tutelage of Dena DeRose.

Abigail sings in and around New York City, at such familiar venues that include Sweet Rhythm, Detour, Marie's Jazz Bar, Cornelia St. Cafe, Kavehaz, the Blue Water Grill and Trumpets in Montclair. This March she will be in the studio recording her debut album with David Berkman, Ben Allison, Matt Wilson and Chris Cheek. Abigail currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She is now in the graduate studies program at William Paterson University, studying jazz vocal performance.

This unique series features both emerging and established vocalists in styles ranging from straight ahead, modern to avant-garde and free jazz. Each vocalist will present personal material that showcases their abilities as interpreters, improvisers, composers and arrangers. The Cornelia St. Cafe provides an intimate setting to hear these exceptional artists at a reasonable price!
 Cover $10   www.natascharoth.com www.abigailriccards.com

Friday
Mar 10
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. This week's feature is Iris N. Schwartz.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
8:30PM  JEREMY STEIG TRIO
Jeremy Steig, flute;  Cameron Brown, bass;  Anthony Pinciotti, drums
JEREMY STEIG TRIO image
Come and hear the HOTTEST jazz flutist playing in NY. Jeremy Steig has played with Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter and many others. He brings with him two legendary musician.
 Cover $12   www.jeremysteig.info www.nyjazzreport.com
Saturday
Mar 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) celebrates its 15th Anniversary of the longest running literary readings held at the Cornelia Street Cafe featuring two award-winning authors: novelist Carole Maso and Anthony Valerio.

Carole Maso is professor of Literary Arts at Brown University. Her published work includes novels, short fiction, essays, journals, and biographies. She is the author of Ghost Dance, The Art Lover, AVA, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, Aureole, Defiance, Break Every Rule, The Room Lit By Roses, and Beauty is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo. She has won National Endowment for the Arts and Lannan prizes as well as grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Anthony Valerio is the author of six books including The Mediterranean Runs Through Brooklyn and Lefty and the Button Men. Valerio will read and sign copies of the audiobook The Little Sailor, which is about an orphan boy's sensual training into old age, and the continued search for the notorious statuette of fantastic riches, the Maltese Falcon. Of his latest work, Anthony Valerio says, “"I enjoyed writing The Little Sailor more than any of my books. I had never recalled so early, with such pleasure. These are the beautiful women who raised me. Who taught me: Happy women and sad; Sainted women and scorned; Lovers appearing in the guise of goddess and sibyl.

IAWA, which celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2006 has three rules: Read one another, Write or be written and Buy our books.

The evening begins with an Open Mic of five minutes each at 5:45 p.m. IAWA is a non-profit organization.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.iawa.net

8:30PM  CD RELEASE PARTY!
THE TUBA PROJECT FEATURING BOB STEWART

Lucian Ban, piano;  Alex Harding, baritone saxophone;  J.D. Allen, saxophone;  Derrek Phillips, drums;  Bob Stewart, tuba
cd release party! <br>the tuba project featuring Bob Stewart image
celebrating the release of their CD "TUBA PROJECT" (cimp records) is an all star ensemble featuring the bari sax player alex harding, saxist j.d. allen, pianist lucian ban, drummer extraordinaire derrek phillips and one of the most unique brass players ever in jazz, tubist bob stewart.

founded in 2004 by long time musical collaborators alex harding and transylvanian born pianist lucian ban the group brings together some of the most creative voices in jazz today to form a unique ensemble built around the voices of saxophones and tuba.

benefiting immensely from the extraordinaire talent of mr. bob steawart whoís widely considered the best tuba player in jazz and who can play the instrument in any way possible the group also feature the soulful and bluesy baritone sax of mr. alex harding, the beautiful sound of j.d. allenís ten sax, the strange eastern european influences of banís piano and the creative rhythms of a master of modern jazz drumming, mr. derrek phillips.

pulsating blues, new orleans riffs, post bop lines, funk grooves and free jazz outbursts can be found in their music but the sound of the group goes well beyond all those to become a voice of its own. playing original music the four musicians have to be seen and heard to get the full picture.

after dozens of concerts & acclaimed performances the group has recorded (direct to track) an album of original music to be released february 2006 on cimp records. not to be missed !
www.stewartuba.com
 Cover $10   www.lucianban.com www.alexharding.net

Sunday
Mar 12
6:00PM  RENEGADE WRITERS
Chris Belden, host



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  THE PJ'S
Perry Robinson, clarinet;  Jay Rozen, tuba;  Jay Rosen, drums
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This trio takes from Woody Allen to Sun Ra

Perry Robinson is truly a musical icon, with a performing and recording career that is over 40 years old, spanning all manner of genres, styles, and categories. As Burton Greene said of Perry, "boxes, categories, separatism have little meaning for him. And therefore in his music... whatever he plays is always right on. I can't imagine anyone not liking Perry's music with its immediate warmth and personal communication and even though some people might term it 'far out.' That's rare -- to be able to create new ideas, not what is commonly accepted in the mainstream, and still bring it across immediately to a lot of people."
 Cover $10   www.drimala.com/artists/robinson.htm www.jay-rosen.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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