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Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

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Sunday
Nov 11
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier hosts

Dr. Harry Witchel, Psychobiologist;  Raul Rothblatt, cellist
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Why do we have music, and what does it do to us? Psychobiologist Harry Witchel reveals the answers. He will relate the science of music to humorous anecdotes from the history of pop culture, to unveil why music makes us feel so good — or why the wrong music makes us feel so bad. He will be joined by cellist Raul Rothblatt (fresh from his gig with the New York Philharmonic) who demonstrates the power that music has.

Dr. Harry Witchel is Discipline Leader in Physiology at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK.

Raul Rothblatt is a cellist and composer, who has three bands: Kakande, Életfa , and Dallam-Dougou.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: TENORES DE ATERÚE
Jean Rohe, host

Avery Book, voice;  Gideon Crevoshay, voice;  Carl Linich, voice;  Doug Paisley, voice
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Tenores De Aterúe formed in 2008 and have become somewhat of a sensation. Their YouTube videos have gone viral in Sardinia, as they are the first non-natives ever to attempt the unusual cantu a tenore quartet vocal technique, which involves harmonic throat singing in parts! The effect is something otherworldly, often sounding more like instruments than human voice! Sardinian song will be showcased, complemented with some choice Corsican and Italian gems.

"Really good, dear friends. You've faced and overcome an ocean of difficulties, and the result is delicious." - YouTube comment from Sardinian viewer.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://goo.gl/N7Fg9

10:00PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: ZOZULKA
Eva Salina Primack, voice;  Maria Sonevytsky, voice;  Willa Roberts, voice
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Eva Salina-Primack, Willa Roberts and Maria Sonevytsky first sang together in Ensemble Hilka as part of The Chornobyl Songs Project. Hilka was a vocal ensemble coached by Yevhen Yefremov from Kyiv, Ukraine – the founder of the influential village style vocal group Drevo. As part of the project, the Eva, Maria and Willa got to sing a gorgeous lyrical song together, Kalyna-malyna nad yarom stoyala. When the project ended, the trio decided to learn some more songs and called the new project Zozulka.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  zozulkatrio.wordpress.com/

Monday
Nov 12
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS SERIES - POETRY
V. Hansmann, host

Christopher Salerno , featured reader;  Jennifer Miller, June ’14;  Michael Homolka, January ’08;  Mary Donnelly, June ’03
Superb host Hansmann combines established & aspiring writers.

Christopher Salerno’s books of poems include Minimum Heroic, winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series Award, and Whirligig (2006). Recent and future poems can be found in journals such as Fence, Boston Review, LIT, Verse Daily, Drunken Boat, American Letters and Commentary, and elsewhere. He received an MFA in creative writing from the Bennington Writers Seminars in June 2003. Salerno is Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University, where he manages the new journal, Map Literary (www.mapliterary.com).

$8 cover includes a drink.

8:30PM  CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA: SALUT D'AMOUR
Joyce Hammann, violin;  Gregg Kallor, piano
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Violinist Joyce Hammann and pianist/composer Gregg Kallor present Salut D'Amour, a sumptuous feast of auditory pleasure featuring works by Elgar, Debussy, Hersch, Kreisler and Kallor.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Tuesday
Nov 13
5:30PM  ART OPENING: DAVID ROHN: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
New Paintings By David Rohn

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6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Thomas Pryor, host

Michele Carlo Julia Joseph John Newell Tim O’Mara
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Michele Carlo is the author of Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks (Citadel 2010). Her writing appears in Mr. Beller’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine's Next Door Neighbor and F***ed In Park Slope, among others. She’s told stories almost everywhere, including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage. Fish Out Of Agua, the solo show adapted from her memoir debuts spring 2013. For more info:www.michelecarlo.com

Julia Joseph is a folk-jazz chanteuse and songwriter about town. Her songs have the same classic and timeless quality as her voice, following in the tradition of idols like Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow and Joni Mitchell. Julia’s voice can be heard on the hit series 30 Rock and she has happily become a recent addition to the infamous Loser’s Lounge in New York City.

John Newell does a series of stories under the general title 'Walking Baby,' about the people he meets while out walking his cat, Baby.

Tim O’Mara’s debut mystery, Sacrifice Fly, hit the bookstores October 16, 2012, and is the first of his Raymond Donne series acquired by Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press). Tim has been teaching in the NYC public schools for 25 years, and has hosted and produced a bi-weekly reading series in the East Village for the past 12. He has written several short stories and just finished the first draft of his second Donne mystery, Chin Music.

Thomas Pryor’s work was published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion and other periodicals. His blog, “Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts,” is listed in The New York Times. Thomas appeared on public radio’s “This American Life,” and was featured on TV Ch 13’s “Baseball: A New York Love Story.” His first book of photographs, River-to-River: New York Scenes from a Bicycle, was published by YBK in August 2012 (available at Amazon.com).

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  VOXIFY: ROSANA ECKERT (8:30 P.M.) AND ALISON WEDDING (10:00 P.M.)
Nicky Schrire, host

Rosana Eckert, vocals;  Alison Wedding, vocals;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Ben Wittman, drums;  Jay Rattman, sax/clarinet;  Gary Eckert, percussion/vocal;  Pete McCann, guitar;  Peter Eldridge, piano/vocals
VOXIFY: Rosana Eckert (8:30 p.m.) and Alison Wedding (10:00 p.m.) image

Rosana Eckert is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist, songwriter, and arranger based in Dallas, TX. Her debut CD, At the End of the Day, was praised as “an occasion for celebration” by AllAboutJazz.com and “a superior debut” by Cadence Magazine, and the CD was a finalist for Best New Jazz Album in the 2006 Independent Music Awards. Her fourth and newest CD, Small Hotel, was released to rave reviews and once again showcases her knack for songwriting, dynamic improvisation, and her unique arranging style. She has had the pleasure of performing with such jazz greats as Lyle Mays, Kenny Wheeler, Christian McBride, George Duke, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm, and Bobby McFerrin, and she toured as a sub in the Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet New York Voices.

“I was taken not only with the warmth and elegance of her voice, but also the straightforwardness with which she delivered her lyrics…Rosana’s approach was a fresh sound to my ears.” -- Marvin Stamm, internationally renowned trumpeter

Alison Wedding’s first solo CD, The Secret, was released in September 2003 on the ABC Jazz label. She toured Australia celebrating this release, and shortly thereafter, The Secret went on to win the 2004 Bell Award for the Best Vocal Jazz Album in Australia. Alison’s second CD ,Sometimes I Feel, was released on the label Jazzhead in October 2005. This album, consisting entirely of Wedding’s compositions, was a more modern departure from her previous acoustic release. Later in that same year, Alison was named a semifinalist at the Wangaratta Jazz Competition, and the following year she won the Gibson-May award at the London International Vocal Jazz Competition.

"Alison Wedding is the real deal. Wedding has amazing harmonic diversity to her work, beautiful melodies and is brave enough to share the soul of a searching artist with all of us. 5 Huge Stars. One of the finest vocalists that I have heard across any genre. Pure magic." -Brent Black Critical Jazz.com

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.rosanaeckert.com www.alisonwedding.com

Wednesday Nov 14
6:00PM  MICHAEL R. JACKSON AND RACHEL PETERS: THE WRONG NOTE PARADE
Alex de Suze, singer;  Karla Faggard, singer;  Liz Lark Brown, singer;  Onyie Nwachukwu, singer;  Jonathan Raviv, singer;  Jared Joseph, singer;  Colter McCorkindale, guitar
MICHAEL R. JACKSON AND RACHEL PETERS: THE WRONG NOTE PARADE image

Two composer/lyricists: Michael R. Jackson and Rachel Peters: He’s a down-to-the-marrow confessional singer/songwriter. Her unique mix of soulful and cerebral walks the line between opera and musical theatre. Their merry ensemble of performers will sing all the thoughts you’re afraid to say out loud and set your moral compass spinning. Not for the faint of heart--for mature audiences only.

Music direction by Katya Stanislavskaya

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  www.thelivingmichaeljackson.com www.racheljpeters.com

8:30PM  "JEROME SABBAGH QUARTET FEATURING BEN MONDER"
Jerome Sabbagh, saxophone, compositions;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Joe Martin, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
“Memorable tunes with assured performances. Contemporary and vital, and the band delivers one of the year’s strongest ensemble performance."-– Down Beat, 4 stars

The Jerome Sabbagh Quartet plays modern, organic music that can appeal to listeners beyond the traditional jazz audience as well as regular jazz fans. Jerome Sabbagh seeks directness above all in his writing and likes his compositions to sound like actual songs. The quartet has recorded two critically acclaimed albums, "North" (Fresh Sound New Talent) and "Pogo" (Sunnyside). The Jerome Sabbagh Quartet has been together for eight years and is getting ready to record again.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.jeromesabbagh.com

Thursday
Nov 15
6:00PM  WRITERS & PERFORMERS
Eleni Kourti Todd Conner James Arthur
Todd Conner is a performer, director and writer. His signature work, METAMORPHOSES, is a solo cycle of storytelling (with original harp accompaniment), which he translated and adapted into modern English verse from Ovid's mythic masterwork of the same title. He is a recipient of an LA Weekly Award for his acting and the Hendrix-Murphy Playwriting Award for his play "The Grendelmas." His film acting/writing work has been an official selection at the Hollywood Film Festival.

Todd will tell the "Orpheus in the Underworld" story from METAMORPHOSES, with Celtic harp.

Kourti was born in Athens Greece and raised in Berlin Germany. She graduated with an Acting degree from the Experimental Theatre Wing at the Tisch School of the Arts. Due to her inability to lose her accent, serious character flaws and inconsistencies, a tendency to procrastinate topped with financial problems and a screwed up childhood to boot, along with an affinity for drink acquired in her early teens in Berlin, she has been unable to do anything else but her own thing. Luckily her knack for writing came in handy. Over the past year she has been performing her stories in downtown venues like the Dixon Place and the Bowery Poetry club.

Arthur's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, Narrative, and The Southern Review. His first book, Charms against Lightning, published by Copper Canyon Press, is a Lannan Literary Selection.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  PETER EVANS QUARTET
Peter Evans, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, comp.;  Ron Stabinsky, piano;  Tom Blancarte, bass;  Jim Black, drums
"This quartet has been playing in various incarnations since 2006 and focuses on a repertoire of labyrinthine compositions, often based on older material. Trumpeter Evans was named one of the top 5 musicians of the year in 2010 and 2011 by NYC Jazz Record (formerly All About Jazz NY) and was recently profiled in the paper, described as "surprisingly unclassifiable"."

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.moreismore.com

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Friday
Nov 16
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Kat Georges, host

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Open mic, arrive early to sign up.

Spotlight Poet: Michael Platsky

Featured Poet: Valery Oisteanu

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  NASHEET WAITS-ABRAHAM BURTON 3
Abraham Burton, tenor sax;  Nasheet Waits, drums

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://nasheetwaits.com

Nasheet Waits-Abraham Burton 3 image
Saturday
Nov 17
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Philip F. Clark, with a tribute to Nikos Stangos;  Terry Cole Amy Lemmon & Richard Levine
Kostos presents compelling poets, of an Attic disposition.

$ 8 includes a drink

9:00PM & 10:30PM  BOBBY AVEY GROUP
Miguel Zenón, alto sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Bobby Avey, piano;  Thomson Kneeland, bass;  Jordan Perlson, drums
Bobby Avey Group image Jonno Rattman
Authority Melts From Me is a suite inspired by events surrounding the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1803. It was the only time in recorded history that slaves have eradicated slavery and subsequently been able to declare their independence from their imperial colonizer. Oral tradition holds the slave involvement in the uprising commenced following a secret Vodou ceremony at Bois Caïman in the northern mountains of the island.

To tie the project together, Bobby Avey has done a study of Haitian Vodou drumming rhythms including a trip to Haiti earlier this year to record a Vodou ceremony in the small village of Soukri. He has meticulously transcribed excerpts from the ceremony in Soukri as well as music from the Drummers of the Societe Absolument Guinin, a Vodou drum ensemble from Port-au-Prince. The rhythmic relationships between the drummers in these ensembles serve as the foundation for Authority Melts From Me.

The creation and realization of Authority Melts From Me has been made possible by the Chamber Music America 2011 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development grant funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  bobbyavey.com

Sunday
Nov 18
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Dennis Nurkse Beth Bosworth, prose;  Angelo Verga
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Beth Bosworth reads from her new book, The Source of Life and Other Stories (Drue Heinz Literature Prize 2012), a series of survival narratives set along the Gowanus Canal and other urban and rural ecotones. She is the author also of A Burden of Earth and Other Stories (Hanging Loose Press) and of the literary fantasy novel Tunneling (Crown Publishers).

D. Nurkse reads from his poetry volume, A Night in Brooklyn, a haunted love letter to the far corners of his hometown that brings the borough alive.

Angelo Verga is the author of six collections of poetry and has been published widely here & abroad.

$ 8 includes a drink

8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: PAUL MEYERS, DEANNA WITKOWSKI
Billy Newman, host

Paul Meyers, guitar;  Deanna Witkowski, piano
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Paul Meyers has been described by James Gavin of the New York Times as "...one of the most eloquent jazz guitarists since Kenny Burrell...". A master of the nylon string guitar who has performed with jazz greats Andy Bey at the Newport Jazz Festival, Jon Hendricks at Lincoln Center, and in concert venues all over the world, he has a passionate interest in Brazilian jazz that brings him into the company of leading practitioners of that form.

Continuing to create adventurous “beyond category” music, pianist/composer Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her 2009 liturgical jazz recording, From This Place, featuring John Patitucci and Donny McCaslin, led to a second appearance on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. In Brazil, she has appeared as a bandleader at venues including the Recife Jazz Festival and Modern Sound in Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, she performed extensively with São Paulo-based guitarist/vocalist Filó Machado in duo and quartet settings. In New York, she is the regular pianist in Vanderlei Pereira’s “Blindfold Test” and the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.paulmeyers.info/ http://www.deannawitkowski.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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