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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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Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Mar 11
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier, hosts

David Rothenberg, clarinet, composer, author;  Irene Moon, scientist, performer
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BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES

David Rothenberg, author of WHY BIRDS SING and SURVIVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL (“ecstatic” says the Wall St Journal, “triumphant” says the Guardian) will tell us why evolution is as much about survival of the beautiful as it is of the fittest; why Charles Darwin said the peacock’s tail made him sick. Showing us bowerbird sculptures and playing animal sounds from whales to cicadas, he explains why beauty is a necessary part of nature.

Which leads most naturally to a surreal performance by Irene Moon, of the Museum of Natural History and the Begonia Society, “What is Beautiful?”. In vignettes, biological organisms act out short PowerPoint plays emerging out of the creative fascination with detail that could only come out of the intimate relationship a scientist has with his or her subject. Song and imagery will make the disgusting beautiful – believe us. Moon’s actors include internal parasites--tapeworms, hookworms--and blood-sucking insects and their mouths--mosquitos, fleas, and, since this is New York City, bedbugs.   www.davidrothenberg.net www.begoniasociety.org

8:30PM  THUMBSCREW
Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Thumbscrew image Peter Gannushkin
Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). In addition to her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, and her quintet, which adds trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson and alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon, Ms. Halvorson also co-leads a chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Crackleknob, MAP and The Thirteenth Assembly.

$20 cover (includes a drink)

  www.maryhalvorson.com

Monday
Mar 12
6:00PM  POETRY
Joannie Stangeland MARGO BERDESHEVSKY Sarah Sarai
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Joannie Stangeland’s new book, Into the Rumored Spring, is available from Ravenna Press. Joannie is also the author of two poetry chapbooks—A Steady Longing for Flight, which won the Floating Bridge Press chapbook award, and Weathered Steps from Rose Alley Press. Joannie’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and on Seattle-area buses. Joannie has been a Jack Straw Writer and has taught classes at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. Currently she is the poetry editor for the online journal The Smoking Poet.

Sarah Sarai's poems are in Boston Review, Gargoyle, Threepenny Review and others;in Say It Outloud: Poems About James Brown (Whirlwind Press); in her collection, The Future Is Happy(BlazeVOX [books]. She is a co-facilitator of Occupy Language; presented a manifesto in the Tendenciesseries in honor of Eve Sedgwick at CUNY Grad School; featured in the Mary: A Literary Quarterly benefit for the Ali Forney Center for homeless GLBT youth. Her MFA in creative writing is from Sarah Lawrence College.

MARGO BERDESHEVSKY, poet, fiction writer, photographer, actress, is just in from Paris! Author of two poetry collections Between Soul and Stone and But a Passage in Wilderness, (from Sheep Meadow Press) and the sexy stories called Beautiful Soon Enough. Her honors include FC2’s American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick/ Innovative Fiction Award for Beautiful Soon Enough, (University of Alabama Press/ 2009,) & the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, 7 Pushcart Prize nominations, 2 Pushcart "special mention" citations., & her very latest poems & stories are in the Kenyon Review & Poetry International. Forthcoming: a cross-genre novel titled Vagrant.

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: GOTHAM WORKS!
Thomas Piercy, clarinet, bass clarinet, hichiriki;  Sabina Torosjan, violin;  Emily Brausa, cello;  Claudine Hickman, piano
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Classical At The Cornelia Presents...Gotham Works featuring Gotham Ensemble

Program: Four works, including two World Premiers, written for Gotham:

*Recurve (World Premier): David Wolfson, *Yuu (World Premier): Yohei Kurihara, *Secret Nights: Gilbert Galindo, *Predisomnia: Jonathan Pieslak

Other works by composers closely associated with Gotham Ensemble:

Episodes for Four Players: Ned Rorem, Peace Out, My Brother: Donal Fox, Your Kindness: Jun Nagao

* Written for Gotham

$20.00 includes a drink

Tuesday
Mar 13
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Tommy Pryor, host

Claudia Chopek Joe McGinty Ward White John Newell Rick Patrick Rivka Widerman
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Claudia Chopek has been seen and heard playing with Bruce Springsteen, The Jonas Brothers, Moby, Sean Lennon, TV On The Radio, Nancy Sinatra, Donna Summer, Ryan Adams and Norah Jones. She’s been in 2 episodes of Gossip Girl, appears in the movie The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience, and her arrangements and playing were heard in the 2011 Academy Award winning short film The New Tennants. Most recently, she appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, performing with host Joe Scarborough.

Joe McGinty & Ward White, with their mutual affinity for the lush, orchestral balladry of Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, formed New York City based chamber pop duo McGinty & White. They received widespread critical praise for their debut album, McGinty & White Sing Selections From The McGinty & White Songbook, including accolades from The New Yorker and New York Press, who named it one of the five best albums of 2009. M&W have performed live on WFUV, WFMU and WXPN/WorldCafe Live, toured with original Stiff recording artist Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby and appeared as musical guests for Upright Citizens Brigade. Joe McGinty is a keyboardist, composer and producer, best known for his work with The Psychedelic Furs and as founder and musical director of the long running Loser's Lounge tribute series. He has recorded and/or performed with The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Stew and The Negro Problem, Ronnie Spector, Ryan Adams, and many others. Ward White is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His latest album, Done With The Talking Cure, was named as one of the best records of 2011 in MAGNET Magazine's Year In Music issue. "(A) terrific duo of local craftsmen, Joe McGinty and Ward White." — The New Yorker. www.mcgintyandwhite.com.

John Newell: I've been working on a series of stories under the title Walking Baby, stories about the people I've known while walking my cat Baby, illustrating them with motion graphics and enhancing them with music written especially for the stories. Ophira Eisenberg, Moth storytelling host said, "I could listen to your stories all day and night long - most compelling stuff on the stage time and time again."

Mr. Patrick, 2003, as the world is headed towards Chaos, begins telling True Stories from his Life. "The only Truths we have to share are the Stories of our Selves. Its Truth is our Story. "With friend Master Lee, they created Talkingstick, where True Stories are told. Completing its 6th season at the Rubin Museum of Art. www.talkingstick.us

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Our Town, The Westside Spirit, and A Prairie Home Companion. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on public radio’s This American Life, and has columns in NearSay.com & AskaNewYorker.com. He was featured in Public TV Ch 13’s Baseball: A New York Love Story.

Before becoming a storyteller, Rivka Widerman was a lawyer, and words were her stock-in-trade. She has conducted storytelling workshops for children and adults, has performed throughout New York City and served on the board of The Storytelling Center in New York. She tells personal tales, historical tales, folk tales and really big fibs.

$7.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  SCOTT TIXIER, CD RELEASE: BROOKLYN BAZAAR
Scott Tixier, violin;  Douglas Bradford, guitar;  Jesse Elder, piano;  Lonnie Plaxico, bass;  Arthur Vint , drums;  Emilie Weibel, guest vocals
Violinist Scott Tixier is as a true innovator on his instrument and is quickly becoming known as the new voice of jazz violin. He has earned international recognition for his playing.

Grammy Award winning bassist Marcus Miller says that Tixier "is making an international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound.“ Guitarist Pat Metheny says, "[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite community of New York jazz musicians, no small feat."

$20 cover (includes a drink)

  http://www.scotttixier.com

Scott Tixier, CD Release: Brooklyn Bazaar image Chris Drukker
Wednesday Mar 14 6:00PM  SCROOGE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
John McCaffrey, host and playwright

Dan North, author
Actors and therapists read from a new play by John McCaffrey, "Scrooge in Psychotherapy."

Also presenting Dan North, author of "The Slow Walker."

$ 7 includes a drink

8:30PM  ROB GARCIA 4
Noah Preminger, tenor sax;  Dan Tepfer, piano;  John Hebert, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums
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"The Drop and the Ocean…on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label, is an elastic, adventurous statement from the drummer Rob Garcia." (New York Times)

This working group features the two young sensations and regulars in the group for the past 3 years, Noah Preminger and Dan Tepfer as well as the future bass legend and long time friend, John Hebert. Their previous album was named one of the "10 best jazz albums of 2009" by the New York Observer.

“remarkable drummer” -- Village Voice

“A prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene…” -- Time Out New York

$20 cover (includes a drink)

  www.robgarcia.com

Thursday
Mar 15
6:00PM  POETRY READING: 3 WOMEN
The Mom Egg Presents

Monica A. Hand Elana Bell EJ Antonio
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Monica A Hand received a Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books for me and Nina. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including The Mom Egg, Naugatuck River Review, The Sow’s Ear, Drunken Boat, and Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade. She is a founding member of Poets for Ayiti and holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University.

Elana Bell’s first poetry collection, Eyes, Stones, was selected by Fanny Howe as the recipient of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2012. She currently serves as the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

E.J. Antonio is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation. Her work has appeared online and has been published in various Journals and magazines. Her debut jazzoetry CD, Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the Fall of 2010.

$ 7 includes a drink, what a value !

8:30PM  ANNE METTE IVERSON, CD RELEASE: POETRY OF EARTH
Maria Neckam , voice;  Christine Skou, voice;  Dan Tepfer, piano;  John Ellis, tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute;  Anne Mette Iversen , bass, compositions
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Poetry of Earth is a collection of jazz art songs: eighteen English and Danish poems set to a unique combination of extended composition and jazz improvisation. The music was conceived while at a artists’ residency in a 1000 year-old cloister on the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi coast. The poems, from Romantic to contemporary, were all chosen as meditations on human nature, and the nature in the world around us. The Poetry of Earth musicians are world-renowned as improvisors, and have each developed a personal sound and identity which they bring effortlessly to realize this unique music.

$20 cover (includes a drink)

  www.annemetteiversen.com www.annemetteiversen.bandcamp.com

Friday
Mar 16
6:00PM  SON OF PONY: FIFTH ANNUAL DADA POETRY SALON
Kat Georges, host

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It's back! And more madcap than ever before! The fifth annual one-night-only Dada Poetry Salon, with Dada hostess Kat Georges! Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!).

Featured guest poets include Dada superstar boxer/poet Arthur Cravan, brought back to life for this special event. Plus Live Dada Twitter Feed, and performances by DADA NYC founders Lois Kagan Mingus and Joanie Fritz Zosike, Romanian Dada poet/performance artist Valery Oisteanu, mysterious Dada musician/poet/instigator Steven Retchard, Personable Peter Carlaftes, Juggernaut John J. Trause, and more.

Plus: The first 20 people will receive a free copy of Maintenant 6: Contemporary Dada Poetry & Art Journal (now archived at MOMA). And: new videos, prize giveaways and more. Arrive early and bring your dada poems to read!

$ 7 includes a drink, what an amazing bargain !!

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MATT BREWER
Matt Brewer, bass;  Steve Lehman, alto sax;  Kyle Wilson, tenor sax;  Pete Rende, piano;  Adam Cruz, drums
Matthew Brewer leads an all star band comprised of some of the top young players in the contemporary New York jazz scene.

$25 (includes a drink)

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Saturday
Mar 17
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Lili Bita, ;  John "Yianni" Fotiadis Anna Angelidakis, ;  Lola Koundakjian
One our longest running series, hosted by the incomparable Dean Kostos.

Bring in the season of renewal with The Greek-American Writers Association

$7 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  KRIS DAVIS QUINTET
Kris Davis, piano;  Mat Maneri, viola;  Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
In preparation to record a new quintet CD, Davis brings this all star line up to cornelia street to perform her compositions. 'Over the last couple of years in New York one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis.' --Ben Ratliff, NY times

$25 cover (includes a drink)

  http://www.krisdavis.net

Kris Davis Quintet image Peter Gannushkin
Sunday
Mar 18
6:00PM  WINTER INTO SPRING: THREE POETS PERFORM WORKS OLD AND NEW
Matt Pasca Adeena Karasick Michael Dickel
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Matt Pasca: Pasca’s poetry has appeared in The Long Island Quarterly, The Pedestal Magazine, New Mirage Journal, JB Stillwater’s on-line literary journal, and will be featured this spring in Vox Poetica, Generations, and Paumanok II. Pasca's first book, A Thousand Doors (2011, JB Stillwater), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Cornell University and Stony Brook University, Pasca has taught Creative Writing, Mythology and Literature at Bay Shore High School since 1997. He was named NYS Teacher of Excellence in 2003 and is the advisor of The Writers’ Block, named Most Outstanding High School Literary-Art Magazine for both 2010 and 2011 by the ASPA.

Adeena Karasick (www.adeenakarasick.com) is an internationally acclaimed and award winning poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory: Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009), The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004), The Arugula Fugues (Zasterle Press, 2001), Dyssemia Sleaze (Talonbooks, Spring 2000), Genrecide (Talonbooks, 1996), Mêmewars (Talonbooks, 1994), and The Empress Has No Closure (Talonbooks, 1992), as well as 4 videopoems regularly showcased at International Film Festivals. Her writing has been described as "plural, cascading, exuberant in its cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory" (Charles Bernstein), and "opens up the possibilities of reading" (Vancouver Courier). She is Professor of Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York.

Poet and photographer Michael Dickel co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). His work has appeared in small-press literary journals, anthologies, art books, & online—including Sketchbook, Zeek: a Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Poetry Midwest, why vandalism?, and Poetica Magazine. The World Behind It, Chaos, his poetry & art book, came out in 2009. Dickel is a member of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He received top awards in the 2008 and 2009 Reuben Rose Poetry Competitions.

$7.00 includes a drink

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: GAIDA
Jean Rohe, host

Gaida, vocals;  Amir Elsaffar, santoor, trumpet, vocals;  Zafer Tawil , oud, derbakeh;  Jennifer Vincent, bass;  George Dulin, piano
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Syrian singer songwriter Gaida is one of the most “effusive and charming vocalists in the New York world music scene.” Along with her outstanding ensemble - oudist Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin, trumpet and santoor player Amir ElSaffar and bassist Jennifer Vincent. Gaida performs “entrancing” innovative interpretations of Syrian folk songs, originals, and freestyle improvisations over Arabic grooves.

"Entrancing and luscious”–-Timeout New York

$20 (includes a drink)

  http://www.gaidamusic.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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