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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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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Sep 03
6:00PM 
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- CHOICES

Roald Hoffmann, host

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CHOICES From blue pigments to the Blues, artists make choices: this is a program about those choices. Marco Leona, a scientist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will talk to us about pigments and color, from indigo to the remarkable Maya blue, and from the arrival in Japan of Prussian blue to the aniline invasion. Guitarist Kenta Nagai and percussion player Satoshi Takeishi, both composers as well, will take us down the road traveled by other blues, perhaps from the Mississippi delta to Chicago. Choosing instruments, choosing styles, creating harmonies
 Cover $10
Monday
Sep 04
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano;  Kevin Twigg, drums;  John DeWitt, bass;  John Ventimiglia, actor;  Adam Amram, percussion;  Frank Messina, poet
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Special guest Frank Messina reads Baseball poetry with David Amram. Portions of event will be taped for Mets Weekly-SNY

David Amram Trio and 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
Sep 05
6:00PM  MISS NEW YORK HAS EVERYTHING
Lori Jakiela


Her aunt was a nun who popped pills and did time in Narcotics Anonymous. Her father grew up during the Depression, believed he'd be the next Frank Sinatra, and ended up working in the mills. His daughter, Lori Jakiela, spent her suburban Pittsburgh childhood watching Marlo Thomas in That Girl and dreaming of New York City. Instead she got bad talent shows and college in Erie, Pa. Miss New York has everything: heartbreak, dreams, truth, and humor.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  NYNDK JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Chris Washburne, trombone;  Ole Mathisen, saxophone;  Soren Moller, piano;  Per Mathisen, bass;  Scott Neumann, drums
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After this summers performances at various European jazz festivals, the NYNDK Jazz Collective returns to New York to give a performance at Cornelia Street Cafe before they record their second album later this month.

The NYNDK Jazz Collective is a Trans-Atlantic collective bringing together musicians from New York (NY), Norway (N), and Denmark (DK), uniting three places that have significant roles in jazz history. Established in New York in 2003, its founding members are Danish pianist Søren Møller, Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and American trombonist Chris Washburne. NYNDK brings to the mix a combination of refined Scandinavian cool with aggressive New York heat spiced with a progressive post-modern sensibility.

"..this sextet....have perhaps fashioned one of the top modern-mainstream outings of 2004"
Jazzreview.com

"Pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective"
Nate Chinen, The New York Times   www.sorenmoller.com www.chriswashburne.com

Wednesday Sep 06 6:00PM  4 HORSEMEN OPEN READING
Bob Quatrone, host


Columbia, Bronx, Brooklyn and Jersey poets gather to read in the Village

SPECIAL GUESTS FOR READING INCLUDE:

SIMON PETTET, BILL ZAVATSKY, ANGELO VERGA, JOSH THOMPSON, MICHAEL COOK, PATRICIA CARRAGON, PETER KERNZ, BOB HART, BIG MIKE, PETE DOLACK, JOHN TRAUSE, JOE JOCAVINO, JIM KLEIN, EVIE IVY, JO-ANN CIMILUCA, MICHAEL COOK.

BOB QUATRONE, HOST
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Michaela Murphy Tara Clancy Brooke Delaney Peter Lubell Peter Glismann, storytellers;  Krista Weaver, musical guest

Real stories from real people

  http://www.speakeasystories.com

Thursday
Sep 07
6:00PM 
ARTISTS’ SALON

Robin Hirsch, host


This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
8:30PM  RESPECT SEXTET
Matt Clohesy, bass;  Ted Poor, drums;  Chris Wicks, alto sax;  Eli Asher, trumpet;  Josh Rutner, tenor saxophone;  James Hirschfeld , trombone;  Red Wierenga, piano, accordion, respectronics
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The Respect Sextet, a New York-based free jazz ensemble, has been called “world-class jazz at its finest and freest” by City Newspaper.

Respect's latest CD is the live Respect In You, which received rave reviews from jazz magazines including Cadence, Paris Transatlantic, Exclaim! and Coda, and was listed in several as one of 2005’s ten best records.

“Forget about the wan, self-conscious eclecticism that’s the bane of the current jazz scene,” wrote Nate Dorward, “this is the real deal, burning hard and bright.”

Recent performances by the Respect Sextet include the 2006 Rochester International Jazz Festival, which performance All About Jazz-New York named as the best moment of the festival, and which City Newspaper called "a we-came, we-saw, we- conquered performance...Bravo!"

Respect's Cornelia Street appearance comes at the end of a tour which also includes shows in Toronto, Rochester, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and live on Michigan's Blue Lake Public Radio.

The Respect Sextet last played at Cornelia Street in June, when it played to an enthusiastic and packed house at a performance as part of the Bulgarian Seasons festival.

"We're looking forward to having a homecoming of sorts after our tour," said pianist Red Wierenga.
"We'll be playing some brand new music, and we're happy to have Chris Wicks join us for what promises to be a very special evening."
 Cover $10   www.respectsextet.com www.bulgarianseasons.or

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

Friday
Sep 08
6:00PM 
PINK PONY POETRY

Jackie Sheeler


Jackie Sheeler's open mic poetry series. Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Tonight's feature, Reggie Marra.

"Thank God for Reggie Marra, who looks deeply and cares even more deeply about telling the truth. His poems are tributes to the nearly-invisible wounded and the honest humanity so many of us yearn for now." Naomi Shihad Nye
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)   http://www.poetz.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM 
SKYE STEELE QUINTET &
CHRISTIAN HOWES QUARTET

Skye Steele, violin;  Ben Holmes, trumpet & flugelhorn;  Ben Cassorla, guitar;  Mike Savino, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi,, drums/percussion;  Christian Howes Quartet Christian howes, violin;  Jason Lindner, organ;  Peter Retzlaff, drums;  Joel Newton, guitar
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DOUBLE BILL

9:00PM Skye Steele Quintet
10:30PM Christian Howes Group

SKYE STEELE QUINTET
The music of this band creates a bridge between Skye's eclectic experiences as a side-man and the strident individualism of his approach to the violin. His arrangements bring American popular songs of his own generation crashing head-on with influences ranging from Turkish Gypsy music, to Afro-Brazilian, to French Impressionism, all with a rigorous Modern Jazz aesthetic (he taps Simon and Garfunkel, Sesame Street, Satie, and Willy Wonka). Skye's own compositions combine driving, angular rhythms and darkly nuanced harmonies with an infectious sense of lyricism.

"the most fantastic violinist... the type of musician who made the violin trancend beyond all the classical music stereotypes into an ephemeral, personal space."
--Christopher Lehault, FreeNYC.net

"Steele makes his instrument sing joyously"
--Frank Rubolino, Cadence Magazine

"Amazing"
--All About Jazz Magazine

CHRISTIAN HOWLES QUARTET
Since moving to NYC almost 5 years ago, 34-yr old violinist from Columbus, Ohio, Christian Howes has made his presence felt in many pockets of the scene, playing with Les Paul, Frank Vignola, Akua Dixon, Steve Turre, Greg Osby, D.D. Jackson, Bill Evans, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, and many more. An eclectic player, Howes is comfortable in jazz styles from traditional to modern, but will feature his original music in an organ-based quartet at Cornelia St. on Sept 8th. Arguably one of the most prolific recording violinists of the last decade, Howes has 7 self-produced recordings to his credit, with a DVD due out this fall on Arkadia DVD.

"Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz-tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority"
- Neal Tesser, Chicago Reader

"It used to be you could hardly find a good jazz violinist. Nowadays there are four or five really good players, but there is nobody better than this guy"
- Les Paul
 Cover $14   www.skyesteele.com www.christianhowes.com

Saturday
Sep 09
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella & Jeanne Dickey, host


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers, Jane and Mark Ciabattari, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $6 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM 
JEWELS AND BINOCULARS

Michael Moore, saxophones & clarinets;  Lindsey Horner, bass;  Michael Vatcher, percussion
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JEWELS AND BINOCULARS/MICHAEL MOORE, LINDSEY HORNER, MICHAEL VATCHER PLAY MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN

Some consider Bob Dylan to be one of the most influential musicians of our era. His materials are traditional-song forms inherited from the blues and the music of the British Isles, and imagery inspired by the greatest writers of our culture. He has, however, found some very personal ways of combining sound and text: indeed, a great poet.

Jewels and Binoculars was born out of Lindsey Horner and Michael Moore’s mutual love of Dylan’s music. A few years ago, while living in Brussels, Belgium, Lindsey would get together with Moore and Michael Vatcher, longtime residents of Amsterdam, Holland, to explore that repertoire.

Interpreting the songs instrumentally, the trio uses the power of the tried and true folk song forms as the starting point for their improvisational flights, all the while keeping the power of the words and images fresh in mind.

Rather than guitar,voice and harmonica, the instrumentation relies primarily on the clarinet, bass clarinet or alto saxophone for the melody, the acoustic bass for the chords, and Michael Vatcher’s wide variety of percussion instruments for textural variation.

"Jewels and Binoculars is a surprising, effective tribute to the music of Bob Dylan, imbued with a lyrical sensibility but spiked with an array of hard-edged corners...A trio finding power in the interpretation of simple forms with thoroughly unsaccharine sweetness. The openness here never comes the easy way-three consummate stylists serving up sincerity with rough-hewn, hard fought rigor. Without qualification, this is a classic of a new century."
— Charles Walker, Sudden Thoughts   www.lindseyhorner.com

Sunday
Sep 10
6:00PM  SOMNILOQUIES
Kathleen Frazier


Kathleen Frazier Performs her one-woman show…

SOMNILOQUIES

(Or What I Did on My Christmas Vacation)

…a coming of age story of a teenage sleepwalker, December 23, 1976-January 1, 1977, Middletown, USA

Adapted from her novel of the same title and Directed by Jacqueline Knapp.

8:30PM  RANDY INGRAM/JEREMY UDDEN QUARTET
Randy Ingram, piano;  Jeremy Udden, soprano & alto saxophones;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Richie Barshay, drums
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A first time collaboration between former classmates at the New England Conservatory, the Randy Ingram/Jeremy Udden quartet features the unique voices and compositions of two up and coming stars on the new york scene. Saxophonist Jeremy Udden has received critical acclaim as an improviser and composer for his debut record Torchsongs (Fresh Sound New Talent), and has developed an international following through his work with Boston's renowned Either/Orchestra. Pianist Randy Ingram is best known as the accompanist for acclaimed jazz vocalists Julie Hardy and Jack Donahue, and serves as Donahue's arranger and musical director. Ingram and Udden will be joined by Matt Clohesy on bass (Geoff Keezer) and young drumming prodigy Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock).

"[Udden's CD] Torchsongs is a small wonder, full of color and daring."
- Jim Macnie, Village Voice


 Cover $8   www.myspace.com/randyingram www.jeremyudden.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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