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

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

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Oct 06
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: INTERACTIONS : SO COMPLICATED IT'S SIMPLE
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier, hosts

Rebecca Kamen, artist ;  Ilya Tëmkin , biologist
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INTERACTIONS

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”—Leonardo da Vinci has allegedly said. How does nature resolve this paradox? The appearance of simplicity of a system is a consequence of such an intricate network of interactions of its parts that the whole appears to be so perfectly unified that… nothing that can be added to or taken away from it. That is what the philosophers of Antiquity referred to as “organic,” and scientists and artists alike have been trying to define it ever since. Artist Rebecca Kamen and biologist Ilya Tëmkin explore the beauty of complexity in networks ranging from the human brain to the cosmos and propose a modest revision of contemporary evolutionary theory.

$ 15 includes a drink

For reservations call 212 989 9319.   www.rebeccakamen.com www.invertebrates.si.edu/temkin.htm

8:30PM  TYSHAWN SOREY QUARTET
Dan Weiss, host

Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Jeremy Viner, clarinet, alto saxophone;  Ben Gerstein, trombone;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Monday
Oct 07
6:00PM  MONOLOGUES & MADNESS
Tulis McCall, host

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Original Monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors and YOU. Come See These Amazing Daredevils Perform Without a Net!!!

$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )   www.monologuesandmadness.com

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  Rene Hart, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion
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.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Oct 08
6:00PM  STOOPS TO NUTS: STORY TELLERS
Thomas Pryor, host

Barbara Aliprantis Slash Coleman Marilyn Horan Karen Levy Kristin Pedemonti
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The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

Barbara Aliprantis began listening to stories “in-utero” and was born with the gift of gab, the ability to eavesdrop and integrate what she sees and hears into stories, all with a natural wit and a love of laughter. These gifts have made her the eclectic woman she is today: storyteller/listener, actress, comic, mimic, improviser, artist, sign language instructor, wordsmith, a much sought out mentor and finally, an impresario who loves to put on a show at the drop of a hat. http://barbaraaliprantis.wordpress.com/

Slash Coleman is the author of The Bohemian Love Diaries, the personal perspectives blogger for Psychology Today, and an advice columnist at howdoidate. com (Ask Uncle Slash). He wrote, produced, and starred in the PBS Special The Neon Man and Me, which also won the United Solo Award for best drama and is creating The New American Storyteller for PBS. He lives in New York City.

Marilyn Horan is a retired NYC assistant principal. Having spent 36 years in the high school classroom teaching English, she has many stories to tell.

Karen Levy is a writer, storyteller and New York City Public High School English teacher. Born in Japan and raised in New York City, she has participated in storytelling festivals in Tennessee and reading series in Queens, honing her craft in her inner-city classrooms. In the Dominican Republic Karen discovered the town of Sosua, the site of a Jewish diaspora during WWII; this town inspired her research and the writing of her novel, The Story You Choose to Tell

Award winning, International Storyteller and TED Talks talent search finalist, Kristin Pedemonti performs worldwide sharing Traditional & True Tales of Persistence, Possibility, Hope & Understanding. She builds bridges between people and reminds us we are all interconnected; our stories matter and we all have the potential to make a positive impact. Her book Perseverance and Possibility in Kenya is available for purchase on Amazon. In 2013, she presented at TEDx Warsaw & Sigana Storytelling Festival in Kenya as a featured teller. Her other passions are sharing FREE HUGS, blowing bubbles on subways and helping others release their Inner Superheroes. You can learn more at www.storytellerkp.com

Thomas Pryor's stories appeared in The New York Times. His blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The Times Blog Roll. Thomas appeared on PBS's TV series: "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC TV’s “New York Nonstop,” and Public Radio’s “This American Life.” His photography book, River to River ~ New York Scenes From a Bicycle, was released in 2012 (YBK Publishers). Cornelia Street Café recently hosted his two-month photography exhibition, “New York Scenes from a Bicycle.” NBC TV, New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY1 TV recommended the exhibit and the book. His stories were published in two anthologies, Have A NYC 2, and Lost and Found: Stories from New York. The Yorkville Creperie is currently exhibiting his photography through the end of the year. His memoir will be published by YBK in 2014.

$8.00 includes a drink

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/ www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-stoops-nuts-story-tellers-108-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  BOTH SIDES NOW: OLI ROCKBERGER
Talia Billig, host

Oli Rockberger, voice
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Whether you first discover Oli Rockberger through his work as a singer-songwriter, producer, keys sideman, arranger, or as 1/3rd of acclaimed band/production team Mister Barrington, you'll find a distinctive musical voice running through the rich and varied work he does. Oli, whose musical talents brought him from hometown London to Berklee College of Music on a Full Scholarship in '99, then on to Brooklyn NY where he now plies his musical trade, has shared stages and studios with musical icons Levon Helm & Jackie DeShannon, Grammy Winners Randy Brecker, Jesse Harris and John Mayer, jazz luminaries Les McCann & Charlie Hunter, and hip-hop royalty Common & Queen Latifa. As a solo artist, he has shared festival bills with renowned artists such as Maceo Parker, Jamie Cullum, Kirk Whalum, Roy Haynes and Hiromi, and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals including: The Lincoln Center (NYC), The Royal Albert Hall (London), The London Jazz Festival, The Barcelona Jazz Festival, Pizza Express (London), The Cotton Club (Tokyo), The Blue Note (Nagoya & NY), Jazz Cafe (London), and the John MayerCraft Cruise Music Festival (Bahamas). Current work includes performances with Mister Barrington alongside Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle in support of their forthcoming album “II” while Oli's latest singer/songwriter album “Old Habits” will be released later this year (co-produced by Oli & Chris Abell). Current sideman work includes performing and recording with master song-craftsman James Maddock and trumpet legend Randy Brecker, for whom Oli recently contributed two original songs as co-writer for his forthcoming album. Visit http://wwwolirockberger.com/for more details about Oli's work as a solo artist, producer, arranger & sideman.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.facebook.com/pages/Oli-Rockberger/13946569041 www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-both-sides-oli-rockberger-ryan-scott-108-9pm-12am

10:00PM  BOTH SIDES NOW: RYAN SCOTT
Talia Billig, host

Ryan Scott, voice, guitar
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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, this young musician has been performing ever since. Ryan Scott is an avant guitarist turned singer- songwriter who has carefully melded his musical interests across rock, jazz and beyond. Ryan sings both meditative lullabies and aggressive laments. Originally drawn to New York City at the age of 18 by the rich bebop tradition, Scott soon began to branch out, diving into all of the other things that the city had to offer. In 2007, he released an album of original songs on Velour Records titled Smoke & Licorice. He continues to work as a multi-instrumentalist on recording sessions in New York and elsewhere, and he performs frequently in a variety of different settings.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-both-sides-oli-rockberger-ryan-scott-108-9pm-12am

Wednesday Oct 09 6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY SERIES
Andrey Gritsman

Thad Rutkowsky Vasyl Makhno Andrey Gritsman Tadeuzh Dabrowski
Russian-Polish-Ukrainian reading.

$ 8 includes a drink   http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-intercultural-poetry-series-109-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  MICHAEL WHALEN
Michael Whalen , keyboard, ipad, vocals;  Premik Tubbs, reeds, flutes, guitar
Emmy® Award winning composer, producer & record artist Michael Whalen's music is filled with soul, passion and cinema. Performing a set of original songs and inspired covers, Michael comes to Cornelia Street for the 1st time.

"Michael's music is filled with soul, space and the ability to always touch your heart" - All Music Guide

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.michaelwhalen.com

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10:00PM  THE EMILY WOLF PROJECT- 'LOVE FOR ME'
Emily Wolf, vocals, compositions;  Jason Yeager, piano;  Matt Rousseau, drums;  Lauren Falls, bass;  Satish Robertson, trumpet;  Leah Gough-Cooper, alto sax
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The Dynamic Emily Wolf Project perform all original material encompassing the continuing evolution that New York has brought to Emily Wolf's sound. A jazz-funk-Soul crossover- "deserving of the 'One to Watch' tag" -Jazz Inside

From London to New York, via Boston, has been a musical journey for Emily Wolf. Growing up with a Jazz professor for a father, she absorbed music from the outset, and decided to further her studies at the New England Conservatory where she studied with Dominique Eade, George Garzone and Sheila Jordan amongst others. She then moved to New York where she continued to develop her sound, writing her own music and performing regularly with the Emily Wolf Project, and recording her latest album 'Love for Me', a fusion of original material honing her signature sound – a unique blend of Blues, Jazz and Soul. (available at cdbaby.com/cd/emilywolf1)

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

Thursday
Oct 10
6:00PM  OFF THE GR1D / BLOODAXE
Nancy Hoffman Eva Salzman
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N.M. Hoffman is honored to return to Cornelia Street with new work, this time neither in as social critic ("The Money Rhapsody") nor as the disaffected student of a protegé of Ezra Pound ("Ode to the Maker," for Mary Barnard), but as a Tai Chi practitioner for over 30 years ("Off the Grid").

Eva Salzman’s books include Double Crossing: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe) and, as co-editor, the widely acclaimed anthology Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English.

At Columbia University’s MFA Writing program she studied with Stanley Kunitz, Derek Walcott, Joseph Brodsky, Jorie Graham, Elizabeth Hardwick and C.K. Williams/ Originally from Brooklyn and Long Island, she divides her time between the latter and England where she is Associate Tutor at Goldsmiths (University of London).

$ 8 includes a drink   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-gird-bloodaxe-1010-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  DANA LYN: CD RELEASE: AQUALUDE
Dana Lyn, violin;  Mike McGinnis, clarinet;  Clara Kennedy, cello;  Jonathan Goldberger, guitar;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Dana Lyn inhabits a musical world somewhere in the Venn diagram of 70's art rock, classical, traditional Irish and improvised music. She has collaborated with actor-directors Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Susan McKeown, guitarists Kyle Sanna and Rob Moose, Irish-American super-group Cherish the Ladies and edgy classical quartet Brooklyn Rider, among others. In a leap forward as a composer and bandleader, Lyn will celebrate the release of Aqualude, an album of original instrumental music borne from an extra-musical fascination with the marine world and its inhabitants, via Ropeadope Records.

"Lyn's fiddling makes you feel you are sitting there in the room with her as she plays, flowing freely and effortlessly from one tune to the next. She captures all the excitement and leaves you breathless... The overall effect is of intimate and occasionally disturbing warmth and contact as Lyn transports you" -The Irish Edition, James O'Brien

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.danalynmusic.com www.ropeadope.com

Friday
Oct 11
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Robin Hirsch, Culture Minister

Alice Denham, novelist;  Angelo Verga, poet
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Buy Denham's new book, a memoir of place. Our poet laureate will be her opening act.

Buy books, be a mensch.

$ 8 includes a drink   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-poetry-prose-1011-6pm-8pm www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-poetry-prose-1011-6pm-8pm

9:00PM & 10:30PM  AMANDA BAISINGER
Amanda Baisinger, voice;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Pete Rende, piano;  Adam Chilenski, bass;  Dan Rieser , drums
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Amanda Baisinger will be accompanied by New York musicians Ben Monder (Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler) on guitar, Pete Rende (Chris Cheek, Bill McHenery, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Dave Douglas, Rebecca Martin) on piano, Adam Chilenski (Robert Stillman, Luke Temple, Goodnight Moonshine) on bass and Dan Rieser (Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Marcy Playground, The Bloomdaddies) on drums.

“With stunningly smoky vocals reminiscent of Paula Cole, the lilt of Joni Mitchell and the lush, jazzy warmth of Norah Jones, Amanda Baisinger enchants her listeners with a combination of elegance, emotion and sophisticated artistry. Her voice slides gently over languid melodies, the resonance filling in all the little pockets of harmony that dances between pop, jazz and folk. Always, there is a beautiful, exquisite haze that fills the air when her music begins." – CD Baby

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

Saturday
Oct 12
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS
Dean Kostos, host

Reggie Harris Andriana Rizos Joel Alleretti Vasiliki Katsarou
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Kostos presents compelling poets, of an Attic disposition.

Vasiliki Katsarou is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet whose first collection, Memento Tsunami, was published in 2011 by Ragged Sky Press. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, wicked alice, Press 1, and US 1 Worksheets, and in two new anthologies: Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2013), and Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, forthcoming). She directs the Panoply Books Reading Series in Lambertville, NJ. In a previous life, she wrote and directed an award-winning 35mm short film about utopia called Fruitlands 1843.

Andriana Rizos has a MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation from Queen’s College. She has previously read her poetry in bars, venues, and universities across Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Long Island. Andriana's poems have been published in Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, edited by Dean Kostos, and she has coordinated poetry programs, readings, and slams in Uniondale, L.I. and Jamaica, Queens. Currently, she teaches English at I.S. 141 in Astoria while working on her own collection of poetry entitled (W)hole.

Joel Allegretti is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2012). His second book, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. Allegretti is the editor of Rabbit Ears, the first anthology of poetry about television, scheduled for release in fall 2013 from Poets Wear Prada. Allegretti’s poetry has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Smartish Pace, PANK and many other national journals, as well as in The Best American Poetry blog and journals published in Canada, the United Kingdom and India. He wrote the texts for three song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy, whose work is released on Naxos American Classics. Allegretti is a member of the Academy of American Poets and ASCAP.

$ 8 includes a drink   www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-greek-american-writers-1012-6pm-8pm

9:00PM & 10:30PM  REZ ABBASI QUARTET
Rez Abbasi, guitar;  Mark Shim, tenor sax;  Brad Jones, bass;  Gene Lake, drums
#1 Rising Star Guitarist (DownBeat, 2013) Rez Abbasi will be presenting some new compositions as well as his greatest hits. This group of players are bound to make this evening memorable.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  http://www.reztone.com

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Sunday
Oct 13
6:00PM  SERIAL UNDERGROUND
Jed Distler, host

C&C Piano Factory
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"If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house." (-Harry S. Truman)

Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) and Composers Collaborative inc ("inventive and innovative" -NYTimes) bring back their contemporary composer/pianist smorgasbord “C&C Piano Factory” to launch Serial Underground’s 2013/4 season. Featured composers and performers include Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper, Jed Distler, Sean Hickey, David Hughes, Klara Min, Roberto Pace, Milica Paranosic, Joseph Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Myrna Schloss, and Svetlana Smolina.

$10.00 cover plus $10.00 minimum

  http://www.composerscollab.org/ www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-serial-underground-1013-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  GLOBAL LIVING ROOM: GERARD EDERY & CLAUDIO BETAN
Gerard Edery, host

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Gerard Edery and Claudio Betan, cousins with much in common, reunite after many years to present a new and fascinating program of popular and folk songs from Latin America. Come and be transported by the infectious rhythms of Chacareras, Cumbias, Guajiras, Zambas, Milongas, Tangos and many more. Songs by such composers as Atahualpa Yupanqui, Carlos Gardel, Jorge Cafrune, Violetta Para, Mercedes Sosa and Victor Jara in addition to many traditional pieces still sung throughout the Hispanic world.

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

  www.gerardedery.com www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-global-living-room-gerard-edery-claudio-betan-1013-9pm-12am

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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