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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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Sunday
Sep 11
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Anthony Di Fiore Bill Schimmel
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MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE (AND MONKEYS)

Striking out, leaving family and home for somewhere new -- why do we (and our friends) do this?

Primatologist Anthony Di Fiore will speak on border patrols, raids, and warfare between groups of spider monkeys-- and how he and his colleagues discovered that this is often perpetrated by groups of related males in the wild. The relationships in the group are traced by noninvasive genotyping of feces, helped by some dung beetles.

Bill Schimmel, the foremost classical accordion virtuoso and member of Tom Wait's classic group, and The Tango Project, will present a piece on a mythological migration: "Holbein in New York" - a collaboration with the late great comic writer George W.S. Trow on Holbein's migration to New York to pursue a career in painting. Bill and performer Micki Goodman also perform a new commeration musical work for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/01.

Anthony Di Fiore's blog on monkeys in the New York Times http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/author/anthony-di-fiore/

Bill Schimmel'swebsite, the ultimate source for accordion enthusiasts http://www.billschimmel.com/

$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum
 Cover $10

8:30PM  THE GLOBAL LIVING ROOM:JAMES SHIPP'S NÓS NOVO
Jean Rohe, Host

James Shipp, vibraphone, percussions, harmonium;  Jo Lawry, voice, fiddle, melodica;  Keith Ganz, guitar;  Kate McGarry, vocalist
James Shipp’s Nós Novo plays Irish and UK folk music with Brazilian beats, jazz background(s), heartfelt passion, and respect for its elders. The group has been playing jigs, reels, famine ballads, and songs by the likes of Bjork and Jose Gonzalez (along with original material inspired by all of it) since 2007. They’ve played in New York dives, Australian festivals, maximum security prisons, and one 11th-century British cathedral (just one,) and are thrilled to be returning to Cornelia Street Cafe, the very spot where they released ‘Strange Sweethearts in America’ in 2009, and featuring the complete linup from the recording.

“Nós Novo offers a worldly mix of sea shanties, Celtic reels and airs, Brazilian soul and jazz spirit, played via a mix of strings and percussion instruments and the soaring voice of singer Jo Lawry. More amazing than the boldness of the mix is the seamless way which it all comes together on the band’s lovely new debut album…” --Time Out, NY
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   http://www.nosnovo.net

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Monday
Sep 12
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: MODERN MASTERWORKS!
Michael Brofman, piano;  Brian Snow, cello
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Hear some of the most innovative and electrifying music of our time. Works by Arvo Part, Pierre Boulez, Alfred Schnittke, and Elliot Carter.

Join Cellist Brian Snow and Pianist Michael Brofman, fresh off their triumphant collaboration with the Brooklyn New Music Collective, for a recital of some of the most innovative and challenging music of our time. In their Cornelia Street Cafe debut, these two noted New York musicians will perform works by Arvo Part, Pierre Boulez, Alfred Schnittke, and Elliot Carter. From the ethereal calm of Part's Spiegel am Spiegel to the howling anguish of Schnittke's Cello Sonata to the Jazzy rhythms of Carter's groundbreaking Cello Sonata, all lovers of contemporary classical music will have something to enjoy. Mr. Snow and Mr. Brofman will each be performing a solo work as well (Carter's Figment no.1 for Solo Cello and Boulez's 12 Notations for Piano, respectively). Be sure not to miss this exciting event.


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Tuesday
Sep 13
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Host: Tommy Pryor

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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Leslie Gosho is a Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, recipient ofthe NY Fringe Excellence Award, and host of the monthly storytelling series,“Sideshow Goshko” (Time Out NY "Critics' Pick").Her stories and comedy writing have been featured on Sirius XM, WNYC, NYMetro "Funny Page", and her one-woman show, Vodka Shoes, played torave reviews as part of the NY Frigid Festival. She’s also pretty proud to haveperformed in “Hairspray” on Broadway. http://www.ohmygoshko.com/

Jim Hawkins, bornin Astoria, NY,raised in Co. Westmeath, Ireland,where he heard stories from his parents and neighbors. Trained at the American Academyof Dramatic Arts and HB studios and following an extensive acting career, he begantelling stories at the Irish Arts Center. Jim performs a variety of programs (comic/serious) based on themes in Irishhistory, culture and tradition. Recently has been writing and performingpersonal stories based on his life in America

Bernie Libster tells Italian children’s storiesin his own translations—all of Bernie’s stories fall into two categories: true (whatever you may think!) stories abouthis past lives and travels elsewhere in the universe ~ and stories involvinghis lifelong passion for music, especially singing. He’s been a fixture at theNJ Storytelling Festival for the past decade and a long-time regular atCornelia Street Cafe. http://www.talesfromthreeworlds.com/

Jessie Murphy is the lead singer and guitarist of the folk-electro outfit,We Are the Woods (formerly known as Jessie Murphy in the Woods). Jessieis a native New Yorker who has been playing regularly in the city for over 10years (she's a regular at The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall). Jessie has toured in the UKand Germany and mostrecently playing the Great Escape Festival in Brighton England. Her songs have been featured on various college radio stations in the US and Europe.

Thomas Pryor’s work has appeared in The New YorkTimes, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, PHC, and Thomas Beller's Anthology, “Lost andFound: Stories from New York.” His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,”is listed in The New York Times Blog Roll; his newspaper column runs in OurTown and The West Side Spirit. Thomas appeared on PBS's acclaimed nostalgic TVseries: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," and he was recentlyfeatured on public radio’s “This American Life.” Thomas is a regularcontributor to NearSay.com.

Debby Schwartz’s projects include TheFlavor Crystals/Summit Ensemble (w/Don Howell), TheAquanettas (Nettwerk/IRS), Time or Dirt (w/Jim Santo), and a solo release onMercury Records (w/Joan Osbourne). She’s a regular at Joe McGinty’s Loser’sLounge, and bassist/backing vocalist for P.G. Six Band (“Starry Mind,” out nowon Drag City Records: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/pg-six). Debby has been working on a solo album since 2008,which she hopes to finish before the impending apocalypse.

$7 includes a drink   www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  LOREN STILLMAN AND BAD TOUCH
Loren Stillman, alto saxophone, compositions;  Nate Radley, guitar;  Gary Versace, organ;  Ted Poor, drums
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The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and masterclasses with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Joe Lovano, Eivind Opsvik, John McNeil, Brad Shepik, Russ Lossing, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

“Loren Stillman is one of New York best alto saxophonists, and has gained that distinction well before reaching age 30.” David Adler, Jazz Times Magazine
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.lorenstillman.com www.myspace.com/lorenstillman

Wednesday Sep 14
6:00PM  HARRY MEETS SALLY, POETICALLY
Harry Dreizen Sally Fisher
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Sally and Harry will present a collaborative reading, answering one another with poems on similar themes.

A native New Yorker, Harry Dreizen lives on the Upper West Side and pays the bills as general counsel for a real estate company. His best work is his four children. His most frustrating work is poetry, which he has been doing since childhood, but he no longer uses a crayon.

Sally Fisher, also an Upper West Side resident, has published poems in many magazines and anthologies, including the Threepenny Review, Margie, Heliotrope, Poetry East, Field, Chelsea, Mid American Review, Tar River Poetry, and Shenandoah. Her book about art, The Square Halo, was published by Abrams. She works in editing and print production.

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  "THE FAMILY TREE" PRESENTS...RYAN SCOTT
Alan Hampton, host

Ryan Scott, vocals, guitar;  Jacob Silver, bass;  Robin Macmillan, drums

"The Family Tree" Presents...Ryan Scott

Born in Northern California, composer, arranger, producer and performer Ryan Scott was drawn to the guitar at a very early age. Starting with his self-formed band at age 12, called "Blue Nova", the young musician has been performing ever since. In 2007, He released an album of self composed songs on Velour Records entitled Smoke & Licorice. Ryan continues to work as a multi-instrumentalist on recording sessions in New York and elsewhere, and performs frequently in a variety of different settings. Recent projects include appearances on new releases by singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw and French DJ Bob Sinclar, performances with Marianne Faithfull's New York band, a European tour with The Knights orchestra, writing, producing, and recording music for film and TV, and co- producing and performing on Christina Courtin's upcoming sophomore release for Nonesuch Records.


 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   myspace.com/ryanpeterscott

Thursday
Sep 15
6:00PM  MOTHERS AND OTHER STRANGENESS
Marietta Abrams Brill Rochelle Melton Rutha Rosen
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Mothers and Other Strangeness: Three Brooklyn writers traveling the tangents of motherhood through poetry and prose.

Rochelle Melton is a native Midwesterner and Brooklynite who has studied poetry with the late Larry Levis. She is currently a Riggio Fellow in creative writing at New York City’s The New School. A lover of all forms of writing, Rochelle’s most recent project is a memoir about taking an unexpected, strange, and beautiful road trip from Florida to Illinois with her sister and their critically ill mother who wanted more than anything to return “home.”

Rutha Rosen is a New York poet originally from South Africa. She began writing poems as means of dealing with the intense emotions and feelings of guilt that developed as a result of growing up under the dehumanizing Apartheid system. Her book, Suddenly Today We Can Dream, includes many of these early poems. She writes largely from personal experience, but ultimately, she is searching for truth and transcendence.

An unapologetic generalist, Marietta Abrams Brill loves writing on wildly differing topics, from children’s literature (Ravita and the Land of Unknown Shadows) to health (The Headache Alternative) to her current passion, cooking in her mother’s Spanish Moroccan kitchen (swinginginthekitchen.blogspot.com). In all of her writing, she seeks to elevate by exploring underlying themes. A book of poems, The Buried Path, is forthcoming. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and teenage son.

$7.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  TOM CHANG TRIO
Tom Chang, guitar & compositions;  Carlo DeRosa, bass;  Jeff Davis, drums
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NY Jazz Guitarist Tom Chang has performed and or recorded with Greg Osby, Joey Calderazzo, Rich Perry, as well as pop icons the Supremes, Luther Vandross and Southern Indian Percussion Master Subash Chandran.

His newly formed unit will perform original contemporary jazz compositions influenced by Southern Indian Carnatic concepts as well as contemporary classical music and contemporary jazz.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)   www.myspace.com/tomchangmusic

Friday
Sep 16
6:00PM  JOHN MCWHORTER AND FRIENDS: NEW FACES OF 2011!
John McWhorter, host and musical director

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This month at NEW FACES we'll be celebrating the Broadway music of Cy Coleman. The joy of the project is that Coleman wrote wonderfully in all styles, from the jazz of CITY OF ANGELS to the circus music of BARNUM to the operetta pastiche of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to the splashy late-golden-age Broadway sound of WILDCAT and LITTLE ME and SWEET CHARITY to the cheesy-Three's Company-hip of 1977's I LOVE MY WIFE. We'll be featuring a wide selection of performers from our growing stable plus a couple of newcomers. There'll be something for everybody and we're already wishing September 16th would hurry up and get here!

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN MCNEIL QT. FEATURING ETHAN IVERSON
John McNeil, trumpet;  Ethan Iverson, piano;  Ben Street, bass;  Adam Nussbaum, drums
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 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)   www.mcneiljazz.com
Saturday
Sep 17
6:00PM  GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Dean Kostos, host

Rachel Hadas Keith O'Shaughnessy Nicholas Samaras
Intrepid & generous Dean delivers fine poets for the fall return of one of our favorite series.

$ 7 includes a drink

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9:00PM & 10:30PM  ROGERIO SOUZA
Rogerio Souza, guitar;  Leonardo Lucini, bass;  Billy Newman, guitar;  Dennis Lichtman, mandolin, clarinet ;  Tom Armstrong, pandeiro
Guitarist Rogerio Souza is the Soul of Brazilian Instrumental Music. He has played on and arranged many records for vocalists such as Ivan Lins,Ney Mattegrosso, and Joao Bosco. He is a founding member of the Choro Group No Em Pingo D'Agua and has performed and recorded extensively with his brother the famed Ronaldo do Bandolim playing the repertoire of Baden Powell, his original music and that of Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim.
 Cover $15 (includes one house drink)
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Sunday
Sep 18
6:00PM  POETRY BOOK PARTY & READING
Ann Lauinger Gerry LaFemina
LaFemina reads from THE VANISHING HORIZON, and is joined by Lauinger who has been widely published.

Ann Lauinger’s book, Persuasions of Fall (University of Utah Press, 2004), won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Cincinnati Review, Hunger Mountain, The Missouri Review, Measure, Parnassus, Smartish Pace, The Southern Poetry Review, and Zone 3 and recently in Hotel Amerika, The Same, and Solo Novo. Poems have been anthologized in Decomposition (Lost Horse Press, 2010), The Bedford Introduction to Literature (Bedford St. Martins, 2007), Poetry Daily Essentials, 2007 (Sourcebooks, 2007), and In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa, 2005). She has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. A member of the literature faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in Ossining, NY.

Gerry LaFemina is the author of nine books of poetry, fiction and prose poems. His latest collection, THE VANISHING HORIZON, came out earlier this year on Anhinga Press. He is also the editor or co-editor of three poetry anthologies, including the forthcoming TOKEN ENTRY: POEMS OF THE NEW YORK SUBWAY. A noted teacher and editor, he directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University where he is an Associate Professor of English.

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  CARNATIC SUNDAYS:ROOPA MAHADEVAN
Roopa Mahadevan, vocals
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Carnatic Music is the classical music of South India. Grounded in traditional songs of the great Trinity of composers, Carnatic musicians explore their own musical creativity improvising in Ragas and the music’s intricate rhythmic cycles (Tala). The spontaneous nature of the music leads to lively on stage interactions between the musicians, bringing the artists and audience together.

CARNATIC SUNDAYS, curated by Arun Ramamurthy, is a series which presents traditional South Indian classical music and innovative projects influenced by it. Roopa Mahadevan takes stage tonight, a vocalist trained under Smt. Astha Ramesh, disciple of the late D.K. Jayaraman. Roopa received the highly-regarded Fullbright Scholarship in 2007 to study Carnatic music in Chennai, India and built a name for herself performing in major venues. Roopa regularly performs in Chennai and around the US.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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