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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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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Jun 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA
Roald Hoffmann


SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA

Microscopic single celled organisms (a.k.a. bacteria) were, until recently, thought to live asocial lives. New research shows that bacteria are quite conversational, and that they talk with a chemical vocabulary. This chemical chit-chat is dubbed "quorum sensing" and it enables bacteria to act in unison to reap benefits and wreck havoc that cells acting as loners could never achieve.

Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will translate this bacterial language and discuss her group's efforts to develop anti-quorum sensing molecules for use as novel antibiotic therapies. Shadow puppeteers Todd Reichart and Jennie Lee Mitchell will explore the interesting things that happen when one becomes many and the many transform.
 Cover $10

Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA image
8:30PM  DEBORAH LATZ QUARTET
Deborah Latz, vocals;  Daniela Schaechter, piano;  Bob Bowen, bass;  Elizabeth Keledjian, drums
Deborah Latz Quartet image
Deborah Latz’s most recent highlights include her November 2005 Paris Debut with legendary pianist, Alain Jean- Marie at Sept Lezards. And in January 2006 her debut CD, Toward Love, was featured on CBC Radio Two – After Hours Program in Canada.

AllAboutJazz-NY Concert Review December 2005 – “From her sultry controlled tone on “Witchcraft” and personal rendition of “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”, Latz warmly crooned to the venue’s [Night And Day] inaugural crowd with enunciating clarity and lyrical familiarity.” – Laurence Donahue-Greene

www.ericnroll.com France November 2005 – “…Miss Latz is a passionate songstress and one feels that over and over throughout this album[Toward Love], which has a delicate and intelligent style, which makes me think of Stacy Kent’s current work. Enough said, we have found a jazz vocalist of the highest quality that would do you well to find out more about!” – Eric Boisson

Jazz Album of The Week, Fidelio OnLine September 2005 – “She will be able to arouse that special feeling in the listener that he is hearing something familiar, yet at the same time, something entirely new and unknown.” – Mate J. Gyorgy
 Cover $10   www.deborahlatz.com

Monday
Jun 05
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Teresa Giordano & Gene Albertelli, host


Writers Read at Cornelia Street presents 3 poets and a fiction writer: Meghan Adler, Patrick Cole, Glenn Raucher, and Meredith Trede.

Meghan Adler (poetry), Patrick Cole (fiction), Glenn Raucher (poetry), and Meredith Trede (poetry).
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  RESPECT SEXTET
Eli Asher, trumpet;  Josh Rutner, tenor saxophone;  James Hirschfeld , trombone;  Red Wierenga, piano, accordion, respectronics;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Dan Weiss, drums
Respect Sextet image
"This is world-class American jazz at its finest and freest. It's pure truth. Respect the truth."
--City Newspaper

Formed in 2001, the Respect Sextet is a powerhouse ensemble dedicated to performing a variety of improvisational musics, including free improvisations, original compositions, free jazz classics, Bulgarian tunes, text pieces, jazz standards, and game pieces. Seemingly disparate strands are held together by Respect's explosive energy, outstanding musicianship, and rare telepathy, honed by two years of weekly performances at a Rochester coffeehouse. The feeling that at any moment anything can happen and an overarching joie de vivre pervade Respect performances.

After releasing two limited-edition (now-sold-out) CD-Rs, (respect.) and (respectacle.), and a mini-CD-R, (respookt.), Respect made its official studio debut with The Full Respect, released to rave reviews in August, 2003. Cadence Magazine called it "an impressive debut" and about it NewMusicBox.org said:

Throwing this disc into your CD player feels like walking into a really great party, a room full of beautiful, laughing people. And like a good party, by the end of the record, you are left pleasantly dizzy and exhausted.

The Full Respect was also named #3 Jazz CD of the Year by WGMC, and music from the CD was featured in the short film Who's Your Daddy?, an official selection at Sundance 2004.

Coming on the heels of this success, in January, 2005, Respect released Respect In You, a free-wheeling live recording featuring guest bassist Matt Clohesy. Nate Dorward wrote in Cadence Magazine,

“Respect In You is one of this year’s outstanding new discs, providing more food for thought and pure enjoyment than just about anything I’ve heard lately.”

The Respect Sextet, through its eclecticism, its devotion to improvisation, its predilection towards swing, and its use of toys and "little instruments," has drawn comparisons both to New Dutch Swing and to the AACM. Indeed, many dialectics are at work (or play) in Respect's music, in which the serious, heady, and intellectual mingles with the light, comic, and absurd, where compositions alternate with improvisations, and where tight ensemble work coexists with loose, empathic interplay.

This concert is a part of the Bulgarian festival Bulgarian Seasons
 Cover $10   www.respectsextet.com www.bulgarianseasons.or

STREAMING LINK: www.respectsextet.com/audio.ph

Tuesday
Jun 06
6:00PM  FINISHING LINE PRESS
Julia Lisella, host


Three readers from Finishing Line Press, a poetry chapbook publisher. Julia Lisella, Love Song Hiroshima; Amy Small-McKinney, Body of Surrender; Eric Schwerer, Whittling Lessons.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  JEREMY UDDEN: CD RELEASE
Jeremy Udden, saxophone;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Leo Genovese, rhodes;  Nathan Blehar, saxophone;  Garth Stevenson, bass;  Ziv Ravitz, drums
Jeremy Udden: CD RELEASE image
Jeremy Udden cd release: torchsongs for Fresh Sound New Talent

Celebrating the release of Torchsongs (Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 253), longtime Either/Orchestra saxophonist Jeremy Udden (pronounced You-Deen) brings his accessible sound and inclusive vision to pieces ranging from his own eclectic original works to former teacher Steve Lacy's "Blinks" to The Bangles' 80's staple, "Eternal Flame." As inspired by The Beatles as he is by Lennie Tristano, Udden's writing draws comparisons to Keith Jarrett's My Song, Lacy's free energy and the jazz/rock ballads of Bill Frisell. "My working band is very free with the material live and that's the way I like it." In addition to three recordings and tours around the world with the Either/Orchestra, Udden has recorded with a variety of groups on labels such as Accurate, CIMP, Creative Nation Music, Fresh Sound New Talent and Innova.

Winner of the 2003 Fish-Middleton Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C. and a 2005 ASCAP Young Composer Award finalist, he recently performed at Carnegie Hall's Merkin Hall with Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman and Irene Aebi in tribute to Lacy, and as a guest soloist with Gunther Schuller and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Harvard's Sanders Theater.

"Udden revealed keen instincts...underplaying or hitting hard at the right moments."
-Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe
 Cover $10   www.jeremyudden.com www.myspace.com/jeremyudden

Wednesday Jun 07 6:00PM  INTERCULURAL POETRY SERIES
Andrey Gritsman, host

Ilya Bernstein Matvey Yankelevich
Ugly Duckling Press translates the poetry of O. Mandelstam. No cold war here, Russian & English coexist on our stage.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Bob Zellner Tara Clancy Noah Harlan Brooke Delancy Joe Limone, Storrytellers
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
Real stories from real people
 Cover $8   www.speakeasystories.com
Thursday
Jun 08
6:00PM  PROSE
John McCaffrey, host



 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GNU VOX VOCAL SERIES: KRIS ADAMS & CAROLYN LEONHART
David Devoe, curator

Kris Adams, voice;  Carolyn Leonhart, voice;  Mark Shilansky, piano;  Jennifer Vincent, bass;  Quincy Davis, drums
GNU VOX  Vocal series: Kris Adams & Carolyn Leonhart image
A singer since the age of six, vocalist Kris Adams was a member of the early 90's graduate school class at Boston's New England Conservatory. Since graduating she has recorded two discs, the latest release, Weaver of Dreams, was released in June 2002. Her vocal instrument is ideal for the creative terrain she chooses to inhabit, with a character that is rich but not florid and clear-headed without being cold. It marries warmth and intelligence in a most distinctive manner, with the same disdain for both technical display and emotional qualification that is at the core of her conception. Adams pushes the boundaries of traditional jazz vocals with her own inventive reharmonizations and arrangements as a working vocalist in Boston and beyond.

Carolyn Leonhart has been surrounded by music her entire life. Carolyn is a singer who works intuitively, with a voice that projects both strength and vulnerability. She tells her stories with instincts that come from a life steeped in music. With her first Sunnyside release in 2000, Steal The Moon (a collaborative project with pianist and composer Rob Bargad), Carolyn proved that she could hold her own in the world of vocal jazz. On her newest release, New 8th Day, Carolyn returns with a working band who honed the material in front of live audiences. The album presents Carolyn's intimate and soulful voice and broad tonal palette in songs filled with rich textures.
 Cover $10   www.krisadams.com www.carolynleonhart.com

Friday
Jun 09
6:00PM  PINK PONY POETRY
Jackie Sheeler

Ngoma
Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up. Veteran spoken word artist Ngoma will be featured.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com
9:00PM & 10:30PM  "ALL ELLINGTON" WITH LEIF ARNTZEN QUARTET
Leif Arntzen, vocals, trumpet;  Frank Ponzio, piano;  Vito Leszcak, drums;  Will Woodard, bass
Leif on why "All Ellington":
"I have this record I used to listen to about 25 years ago. It's Louis Armstrong with Duke Ellington, recorded in the 60s with a small group of Ellington/Armstrong All Stars, playing Ellington compositions. A great record, with Louis and Duke playing Duke's classics in such a relaxed studio session. Recently I was trying to re-learn a particular Ellington song, pulled out this record to check it out, and wound up listening to the whole record over and over again, becoming re-addicted to their sweet genius. Louis' mature singing and playing tone and phrasing was so economic and beautiful, and Duke's songs and piano playing so soulful, artfully rich and sophisticated. For me, the recording connects so many playing and composition dots from today's scene back through 85 + years of this art form. "All Ellington" started from that...saying to my band "How about we do all Ellington tonight? I just want to keep hearing these tunes." Once again I find myself checking out the past to see which way to go from here."
 Cover $6   www.leifarntzen.com gwendolinerecords.com
Saturday
Jun 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


GAY TALESE JOINS BIG MOUTHS WHO READ OUT LOUD:

Marathon reading - June 10, 4-8 pm

IAWA, the Italian American Writers Association celebrates its 15th anniversary

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will continue celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the Cornelia Street Café, the longest running literary series at this venerable venue. IAWA celebrates its 15th anniversary with a marathon reading to celebrate and recall the many readings it has nosted. The event will form the basis for an anthology, Big Mouths, of IAWA writers to be published next year. The Marathon Reading will include award-=winning authors ranging from the provocative to the profound: Gay Talese, Penny Arcade, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Robert Viscusi.

Gay Talese, is often cited as one of the founders of the 1960s "New Journalism," but he has always politely demurred from this label, insisting that his "stories with real names" represent no reformist crusade, but rather his own highly personal response to the world as an Italian-American "outsider." In "Origins of a Nonfiction Writer" (1996), Talese writes that he comes "from an island and a family that reinforced my identity as a marginal American, an outsider, an alien in my native nation." The bedrock of his sterling reputation as a journalist who pursued "unrreportable stories," includes the famous magazine profile, "Frank Sinatra has a Cold," published in Esquire in 1966. His most recent book, "A Writer's Life," (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006) chronicles his 14-year struggle to find a story that both he and his editors were excited about.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan has published eight books of poetry, including The Weather of Old Seasons (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1988), Where I Come From (1995) and Things My Mother Told Me (Guernica Editions,1998). Her latest book is Italian Women in Black Dresses (Guernica,2002). Gillan is the editor of the award-winning Paterson Literary Review and her own work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, the New York Times, Poetry Ireland, Connecticut Review, LIPS, and Rattle, as well as in numerous other journals and anthologies. Gillan is co-editor with her daughter Jennifer of three anthologies published by Penguin/Putnam: Unsettling America, Identity Lessons, and Growing up Ethnic in America. They also have co-edited with Edvige Giunta, Italian American Writers on New Jersey (Rutgers University Press).

Penny Arcade aka Susana Ventura, is one of the international performance world's most influential artists. She has been at the forefront of NY's performance scene for nearly two decades .Penny Arcade's hit shows Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore!, Bad Reputation, Love, Sex and Sanity and New York Values always contains an aspect of her southern Italian identity. She made her New York debut with John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of The Ridiculous, the late 60's seminal glitter, glam, political, rock and roll theatre; at 18 she was a Warhol Superstar featured in the film Women In Revolt.

Robert Viscusi's performance poem An Oration upon the Most Recent Death of Christopher Columbus (VIA Folios, 1993) has been called "an Italian American Howl" and "the definitive epic." Recently, SUNY Press published Buried Caesars, And Other Secrets of Italian American Writing, a comprehensive look into the soul of Italian-Americans through their writing, language, culture and experience, showing how even the language itself influenced yesterday's immigrants and their children, but also all Americans. Viscusi is also the author of the novel Astoria, which won an American Book Award in 1996 and was translated into Italian by Avagliano Editore in 2003. A New Geography of Time (Guernica, 2004) is his first collection of poetry. He is professor of English and executive officer of The Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College and president of the Italian American Writers Association.

This marathon will form the basis for an anthology of IAWA writers to be published next year. If you wish to take part, please send your name and a copy of the text or texts you would like to read to: magdelib@brooklyn.cuny.edu .
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  & 10:30PM
MERCEDES HALL IN CONCERT

Mercedes Hall, vocals;  Glafkos Kontemeniotis, keyboards;  Frank Wagner, bass;  Kazi McCoy, drums
& 10:30PM <br> Mercedes Hall In Concert image
NOTE: Two shows: 9:00PM and 10:30PM

Mercedes Hall is an ANOMALY... her sound quality, phrasing and feeling are more likely to conjure up memories of Dinah Washington or Aretha Franklin...There is nothing simulated or contrived about the soulful conviction and intensity she brings to a set of contemporary songs.”
- Leonard Feather / LA Times Jazz Critic & Author

"...Ms. Hall is a wicked generator of moods, has superb phrasing and musicianship.”
-Hollywood Reporter

"...It's obvious that comparisons to such jazz and blues stars which Hall has earned, are well founded"
- Jay Miller - Patriot Ledger/Boston
 Cover $15   www.mercedeshall.com

Sunday
Jun 11
6:00PM  TERRA INCOGNITA
Alexandra van de Kamp, host

EJ Antonio Ron Drummond Sima Rabinowitz Liam Moore
Poetry from New York, Barcelona, and everywhere language sings.

Sima Rabinowitz is the author of The Jewish Fake Book, published in 2004 by Elixir Press, and Murmuration, a chapbook published this year by New Michigan Press. This year Sima received her first Pushcart nomination for poems that appeared in the journals Salamander and Hotel Amerika.

Liam Moore, a poet and fiction writer, was born in Salt Lake City in 1966. Liam spent much of his adult life in Spain and Italy, at present, he is writing a history PhD dissertation on the use of religious language in eleventh- and twelfth-century Spanish royal charters at Columbia University. Some of his work can be found at http://geocities.com/trepanatus/.

Ron Drummond’s Why I Kick at Night was the winner of the 2004 Portlandia Press Competition. His poetry is represented in Penguin’s textbook Literature as Meaning, the anthologies Poetry Nation, Poetry After 9.11, This New Breed and Saints of Hysteria, and in journals such as Northwest Review, Borderlands, Columbia Review, Global City Review, Phoebe, and Poetry New York. He has received writing fellowships from Ragdale Foundation, VCCA and Blue Mountain Center, and was one of the founding editors of Barrow Street.

E.J. Antonio resides in Mount Vernon, NY and is a founding committee member of and a volunteer poet for the Poetry Caravan, which brings readings and workshops into Westchester area nursing homes, shelters and rehabilitation facilities. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been featured online at Poetz.com, RogueScholars.com, RainTiger.com, VideosofPoets.com, LouderArts.com, and many other places.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JESSE STACKEN TRIO
Jesse Stacken, piano;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
Jesse Stacken Trio image
The Jesse Stacken Trio is a newly formed group featuring Jesse Stacken on Piano, Eivind Opsvik on Bass, and Jeffrey Davis on drums. These three musicians have previously worked together in various ensembles, and therefore have already developed intimate interaction as a group. They perform Stacken’s compositions, which generally follow structured forms, while leaving plenty of freedom and open solo sections for maximum group interplay. The group recorded the brief, but rich “Current” in May 2005. www.jessestacken.com
 Cover $6   www.jessestacken.com
Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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