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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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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Jan 04
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS
Roald Hoffmann


FLEAS ON STEROIDS

Miriam Rothschild, the distinguished British entomologist, is brought to life by musician, playwright and actor Claudia Stevens in her short solo play, Flea. Dame Miriam despairs over being unable to save the world. At last she solicits advice from a flea, which encourages her to recreate an early experiment.

San Francisco Bay Area composer Allen Shearer provides the music, both pre-recorded and performed live by Claudia. And especially for tonight's presentation at the Cornelia Street Café, Allen has added a short piece for solo flute, played by chemist and musician Jerry Meinwald. Who, using Rothschild's brilliant experiments on the control of flea reproduction by the steroidal hormone level in a host-rabbit's blood as a jumping off point (!), will then tell us why steroids have intrigued chemists and biologists for over 200 years, what they actually are, where they come from, why we can't live without them, and how they are exploited by such diverse life forms as fireflies, toads, and Asian snakes.
 Cover $10

Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS image
snake          flea-man          frog
Monday
Jan 05
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

Monologues & Madness image

 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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David Amram Quartet, with Kevin Twigg, John Dewitt, Adam Amram , actor John Ventimiglia and surprise guests celebrating the publication of amram's new book, "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" classics of jazz, world music, spoken word and amram's compositions.

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
Jan 06
6:00PM  WRITERS READ
Gene Albertelli and Teresa Giordano, host

Lisa Bellamy Karen Gormandy Suzanne McConnell Therese Ragen
Poet Lisa Bellamy has published in Tiferet, Harpur Palate, Skidrow Penthouse and other magazines. In 2008, she won the Fugue Poetry Prize and received a Pushcart Prize nomination. She has been a finalist for the Gerald Stern Poetry Prize and in 2007 received honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She graduated from Princeton and is working on her first poetry collection.

Author Suzanne McConnell has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her fiction has been published in journals such as The Saint Ann’s Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Green Mountains Review, The Fiddlehead, and Poets & Writers. Her most recent publication, a short story which won Second Prize in So to Speak’s summer/fall 2008 Fiction Contest, was fashioned from parts of her first novel, Fence of Earth, a finalist for the James Fellowship for Novel-in-Progress and now available for publication. She has an M.F.A from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, teaches at Hunter College, and is Fiction Editor for Bellevue Literary Review.

Psychoanalyst Therese Ragen, Ph.D. practices in Manhattan. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Therese has published her own creative nonfiction work in the Northwest Review, the Texas Review, the Palo Alto Review and in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Her latest book The Consulting Room and Beyond is described by Carole Maso, Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University as “A work of generosity, sensitivity and intelligence. Therese Ragen provides a luminous window into a vibrant and mesmerizing world."

Karen Gormandy is a graduate creative writing student at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York and was a long time getting there. She was born in Trinidad and grew up in New York City where she attended the High School of Art & Design. She has lived in San Francisco, Denver and a dirt road in Montana where she received a degree in film from Montana State University. She is a former Vice President on the board of directors of the New York City metro chapter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a former literary agent with Harold Ober Associates Incorporated. She left the latter to complete a personal writing project, an excerpt of which will be published by the University of Missouri Press. She is one of the founders of The New Writers Forum reading series and a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, New York State chapter where she remains an advocate for people affected with mental illness and their families.

Karen will be reading an excerpt from the memoir A WAR IN HEAVEN.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

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

Faye Lane Terence Mickey Jon Levin Jim O'Grady Kambri Crews Steve Osborne
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SpeakEasy is . . .

A new twist on the ancient tradition of oral history.

SpeakEasy is people telling stories-- true stories. Period. No scripts. No crib notes. No rehearsals. SpeakEasy has a dynamic and constantly changing cast of storytellers that include such greats as Mike Daisey, Jonathan Ames, and Reno, along with homemakers, lawyers, dog walkers, street magicians and writers

You never know what you'll hear. So join us for what could be a life changing experience!


 Cover $10   www.speakeasystories.com

Wednesday Jan 07 6:00PM  SALAAM
Farid Bitar, host


Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American hip-hop poet, has a new book that he edited, Poets for Palestine.

Fawzia Afzal-Khan, professor of English at Montclair University, poet-editor, originally from Pakistan

Miriam Stanley, poet-editor-publisher.

Michael Schwartz-writer-poet

Fau’ad Attal, Plaestinian-America poet from New Jersery.

Gordon Gilbert, poet-American.

Brant Lyon, poet-composer-pianist


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  FRANCISCO MORA'S AFRO HORN
Salim Washington, tenor saxophone;  Alex Harding, baritone saxophone;  Hakim Jami, bass;  Francisco Mora, drums
The Afro Horn, inspired by Henry Dumas's story "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?", was conceived by Francisco Mora Catlett in Sun Ra's home during his tenure with the Arkestra in the 70's. In this story the Afro Horn is a powerful instrument that unites and completes the circle, bringing new light and life. Calling on Detroit colleagues Harding, Washington, and Jami, Master Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett is proud to present Afro-Horn for a premier New York City performance at the Stone. Do not miss The Afro-Horn!   http://www.alexharding.net
Thursday
Jan 08
6:00PM  BEST MEN'S MONOLOGUES
Hosted by Bob Shuman and Robin Goldfin


Celebrating the publication of ONE on ONE: THE BEST MEN'S MONOLOGUES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, (Applause Books) edited by Joyce E. Henry, Rebecca Dunn Jaroff and Bob Shuman, please join us for an evening of spectacular monologues!

Actors and Writers will be performing the work of: *STACI SWEDEEN *DAVID SIMPATICO *DAVID RIMMER *KATHLEEN WARNOCK *FRANK GAGLIANO *BOB SHUMAN *ROBIN GOLDFIN *ANDY BRAGEN *JUNE RIFKIN


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GNU VOX: GIAN SLATER & ALAN HAMPTON
David Devoe, host

Gian Slater, voice;  Brad Shepik, guitar;  Barney McAll, piano;  Chris Hale, bass;  Alan Hampton, voice, guitar;  Gretchen Parlato, voice;  Pete Rende, piano
Gnu Vox: Gian Slater & Alan Hampton  image
At 24, Gian has emerged as an artist of great musical individuality and depth. She has been recognized for her highly mobile and accurate voice, uncommon improvisational ability and strong repertoire of original material. Born and raised in Canberra, Gian moved to Melbourne to pursue her career and studies in 2001. In 2003 she completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Whilst at VCA, she received numerous awards, including the Mabel Kent Estate Singing Scholarship, the Gwen Nisbett Award, and the Athenaeum Ensemble Award. In 2003, Gian recorded for ABC Classic FM, and in 2004 received an Australia Council Youth Grant to co-compose and perform a song cycle with Trombonist Shannon Barnett, which premiered at the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival. To solidify her growing reputation she was selected in 2004 as a finalist for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship performing alongside some of Australia’s most refined musicians at the Sydney Opera House. She was also selected as a finalist in the National Jazz Awards (Voice) held at Wangaratta festival of Jazz in 2005. In January 2005, she released her debut album, ‘In My Head’, receiving critical attention and wide praise ‘I would suggest that music lovers who relish hearing an artist perform original material with obvious sincerity would do well to keep an eye out for ‘In My Head’’ (Rhythms Magazine). She also featured on the aria nominated ABC album ‘Angels and Rascals’ – Andrea Keller Quartet. Gian also performs with the Geoff Hughes Collective and Sylent Running with Barney McAll. She recently released her latest CD, ‘Our Galaxy’ and is planning future recordings for 2008.

Alan Hampton is one of New York's most sought after bassists, who is also emerging as a songwriter in his own right.
 Cover $5   www.myspace.com/gianslater www.alanhampton.com

Friday
Jan 09
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Jackie Sheeler, host

Larissa Shmailo
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The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Tonight's featured poet is Larissa Shmailo.

"The poet, like the lover, is a menace on the assembly line." -Rollo May
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  GREG RUGGIERO GROUP
Greg Ruggiero, guitar, compositions;  Frank LoCrasto, piano;  Gavin Fallow, bass;  Tommy Crane, drums
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Tonight features two young bandleaders/composers, first
9PM Greg Ruggiero Group
- Playing some of Greg's Original compositions, A fresh sound for the new generation of guitarist, and listeners a like...

Warm and liquid, the music of jazz guitarist Greg Ruggiero slides into the ear so easily, you don’t notice until it’s already had its way with you. The first signs include a slowing of the breath, a relaxed attentiveness and a heightened awareness of one’s blessings.
- WEEKLY ALIBI ARTICLE V.16 No.50 | December 13 - 19, 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico

cover for both shows $8   www.myspace.com/gregruggiero

10:30PM  LOGAN RICHARDSON'S SHIFT
Logan Richardson, alto sax;  Barry Altschul, drums;  Jake Saslow, tenor saxophone;  Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet;  Harold O'neal, piano
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... Then at 10:30PM Logan Richardson's Shift
- On this date stirring away from his normal format with Shift, Logan attempts a more open format for improvisations...Including some original compositions, and primarily an open platform.....

cover for both shows $8   www.loganrichardson.com www.myspace.com/loganrichardson

Saturday
Jan 10
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, host

Gil Fagiani John J. Trause
Italian American Writers Association, featured readers plus open mic, 5 minute limit.

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) celebrates its 18th Anniversary with two Poets Wear Prada Press authors:

Gil Fagiani: Co-hosts IAWA's monthly reading at the Cornelia Street Café, and is the Associate Editor of Feile-Festa: A Literary Arts Journal. Grandpa's Wine, his latest chapbook, was recently published by Poets Wear Prada, and Rain Mountain Press published his book-length poetry collection, Rooks. In early 2009, Rain Mountain Press will be publishing a revised and greatly expanded book-length version of his 2004 chapbook, Crossing 116th Street: A Blanquito in El Barrio. He has translated into English, poetry written in Italian, Abruzzese dialect, and Spanish. A social worker by profession, Fagiani directs a residential support program for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in Downtown Brooklyn.

John J. Trause: Directs the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. His chapbook of poetry Seriously Serial was published by Poets Wear Prada, Hoboken, N. J. His translations, poetry, and visual work have appeared in Sensations Magazine, Cover (New York, N.Y.), The Rift, The Troubadour, Global City Review, and many other journals. His work is forthcoming in Sulphur River Review and LIPS. His chapbook Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996) in its performance version (Latter-Day Litany & Other Pseudo-Hagiographica) has been staged Off-Off Broadway and elsewhere by Daniel P. Quinn since 1998. In 2005, he co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., where he serves as programmer and host.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  WHIRRR! THE MUSIC OF JIMMY GIUFFRE
Joel Harrison, guitar;  George Schuller, drums;  Marty Ehrlich, woodwinds;  Ohad Talmour, wooodwinds;  Jacob Garchik, trombone/accordion;  Cameron Brown, bass
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Photo by Dick Katz (Music Inn Film/Barenholtz Productions)
Joel Harrison and George Schuller present: A tribute to Jimmy Guiffre

Harrison, Schuller and band will perform rarely heard gems from Guiffre's canon both as a sextet and in smaller units. Guiffre, who died this year, was an inspiration as a player and composer. He charted new directions in "chamber-jazz", in groups with Jim Hall and Bob Brookmeyer, and Paul Bley and Steve Swallow.
 Cover $12   www.joelharrison.com

Sunday
Jan 11
6:00PM  "PUNK ROCK FICTION"
Claire L. Shefchik, host

David Hollander , featured reader;  Amy Dupcak Marina Kaganova Jason Amos Claire L. Shefchik
Claire L. Shefchik is a second-year M.F.A. fiction student at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, she received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in Tucson, the Hattie Lockett Award and Margaret Sterling Memorial Prize for poetry. Her work has appeared in Persona and two anthologies of the J. Alfred Prufrock Society, Most of Us Know Jen and Eat a Peach. Claire currently writes about music and the arts for Beyond Race magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Amy Dupcak - Amy got her bachelor's degree in writing and film history at Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently working on her MFA in fiction at the New School. She's the features editor at Beyond Race Magazine, for whom she also writes. She blogs at No-Alternative.net.

Marina Kaganova - Marina has lived in Russia, Arizona, England, Washington State and New York. She attended the University of Arizona, where she triple-majored in English, creative writing, and classics, and received every poetry award they had to offer. She's currently working on her MFA in poetry at Columbia University, but writes excellent fiction too.

Jason Amos - A native of Texas, Jason received his MFA in fiction at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the co-owner of the Brooklyn DIY music venue/record label Death by Audio, and is a veteran of Brooklyn-based bands Famous Amos and Role/Play. He's working on a novel.

David Hollander is the author of the novel, L.I.E. His short fiction has recently appeared in McSweeney's, Post Road, Swink, Unsaid, The Black Warrior Review, Sleeping Fish, and elsewhere; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poets & Writers, and Gastronomica (and again, elsewhere). Hollander's work has been frequently anthologized, most recently in Best American Fantasy, 2007. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Margaret Hundley Parker, and their daughter, Percy.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  VIBRAPHONIST TOM BECKHAM GROUP
Tom Beckham , vibraphone;  Chris Cheek, saxophones;  Henry Hey, piano;  Matt Clohesy, bass;  Greg Ritchie, bass
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham Group image
Vibraphonist Tom Beckham’s new CD Rebound (2008) builds upon the group sound achieved on his previous release, Center Songs (2005) which critics and fans agree “has a sound all its own” (Rhapsody.com), “with terrific charts, a great sound and an impressive performance” (ejazznews.com). “He’s as much a tune smith as a performer”(KKJZ). Beckham's playing has been described by critics as "intimate and lyrical" by Bob Bernotas, WNTI, "vibrant and colorful" by allaboutjazz.com, and "delightful and surprising" by Baltimore Magazine. The songs all cover a lot of ground, with compelling solos that display the group’s ability to freely move into, and out of duo, trio, and full-ensemble interplay without losing the sense of lyricism that has become a pillar of Beckham's sound.

Returning to the Cornelia Street Cafe along with him are stellar saxophonist Chris Cheek and pianist Henry Hey—both appeared on Rebound and Center Songs, plus the rhythm section of bassist Matt Clohesy and drummer Greg Ritchie. The band will perform compositions from Rebound as well as new, unreleased material.
 Cover $10   www.tombeckham.net www.apriarecords.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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