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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

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Sunday
Jan 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Mandë Holford, chemical biologist;  Dan Latham, chef
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS image

Not slow and beyond escargot, the sea snails that Mandë Holford, a chemical biologist at Hunter and Research Associate at The American Museum of Natural History, studies are breaking new ground. These snails prey on fish, worms, and, if you get too close, humans. In a twist of nature, the venoms of these snails are starting to outshine their beautiful shells. Mandë will describe how scientists harness the lethal power of snail venom to develop drugs to treat chronic pain and other ailments. Dan Latham, the great Chef at our own Cornelia Street Café will demonstrate that there is much more to edible snails than the standard fare of escargots drowned in oil and garlic. In a tasting adventure of delectable morsels, you’ll experience the varied ways snails from Thailand to Portugal are prepared and served. Good to the last bite, no snail show is complete without words from Roald, who will share a poem dedicated to Stephen Jay Gould or a royal tale of snail indigo. Drugs, cuisine, and poetry… it’s a snail, snail world!

  http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/chemistry/faculty/mande-holford/Shengping

8:30PM  MICHAËL ATTIAS QUARTET
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  Aruàn Ortiz, piano;  John Hébert, bass;  Nasheet Waits, drums
A nomadic presence on the New York scene since the mid-nineties, saxophonist Michaël Attias has created a supple, passionate and uncompromising language in which to render the diversity of his imagination and commitments. As a leader he has released five albums since 2005, the most recent being his critically-acclaimed Spun Tree in 2012. As a sideman, he has performed and recorded alongside some of today's most compelling musicians: Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Anthony Coleman, Masabumi Kikuchi, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, John Hébert, Nasheet Waits, Sean Conly, Ken Filiano, Kris Davis, Taylor Ho Bynum, and many others.

Tonight's concert will present him with an electrifying new band.

  http://www.michaelattias.com

MICHAËL ATTIAS QUARTET image Peter Gannushkin
Monday
Jan 06
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!!!

  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.

  http://www.davidamram.com

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Tuesday
Jan 07
8:30PM  AHEARN/COLEMAN BAND
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax;  Gavin Ahearn, piano;  Sam Minaie , bass;  Christian Coleman, drums
Ahearn/Coleman band image
Drummer Christian Coleman and pianist Gavin Ahearn have been collaborating on music projects and performances for over 10 years and 3 albums. With Ahearn now based in Sydney Australia, and Coleman in New York the tyranny of distance makes recording and performing logistically difficult and a rare occurrence.

With that in mind they are reuniting for a recording this January which will also feature Sam Minae on bass and Jon Irabagon on saxophone. The quartet will be performing a pre-recording gig at Cornelia Street Cafe to give the brand new material a solid live workout before hitting the studio. The new compositions promise to be contemporary, dynamic and open in nature with plenty of space for extended improvisations.

  Gavinahearn.com Christiancoleman.com

Wednesday Jan 08
6:00PM  BARRY STEWART LEVY READS FROM
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The author will discuss the writing and publishing of his book. He will read excerpts, answer questions and sell signed copies.

Barry Stewart Levy is a former English teacher who also worked as a Literary Artist for the Cultural Council Foundation/CETA Artists Project, co-authoring the topical revue New Living Newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Playwrights Horizons), writing poetry for the anthology Words to Go and conducting interviews for the publication Art Workers News. He was a reporter for Gotham Newsmagazine and a freelance game show writer for NBC's Shoot for the Stars. He is the recipient of the Clarence Kline Essay Prize and was a semi-finalist in the Writers Guild of America, East, Fellowship Competition. European Son: a novella is his first work of fiction.

  /www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-barry-stewart-levy-reads-european-son-novella-18-6pm-8pm

8:30PM  1IN2
Jesse Elder, piano, comp.;  Blanca Cecilia González, violin;  Petr Salidar, visual artist
1in2 is an original music duo founded by composer/pianist Jesse Elder and violinist Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez. The ensemble often collaborates with visual artist Petr Salidar. They perform music that is influenced equally by jazz, classical and visual elements. Their first collection of original music, Creature Ventures, conjures up fanciful imagery of make believe characters and places that have delighted and captivated audiences of all ages, from kindergarteners to the elderly.

"Lively charge and pregnant pause coexist with absorbing juxtaposition in music where improvisation and structure strike a fine balance."--Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz

  http://www.1in2.net http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-1in2-18-830pm-12am

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Thursday
Jan 09
6:00PM  THE GOOD AND THE TRUE : A PLAY FOR TWO ACTORS
Isobel Pravda Saul Reichlin Daniel Hrbek, director
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This is the story of two people who went through the same places and experienced similar tragedies – and yet they never met. The paths of their lives crossed each other, but also passed each other by. Athlete Milos Dobry and actress Hana Pravda spent their working lives building suspense, knocking crowds into submission and drawing gasps from onlookers. Both survived Auschwitz and were first-hand witnesses to murder. Did they possess exceptional strength of character and an iron will, or was their survival just “good luck”? A remarkable piece of verbatim theatre, The Good and the True weaves the true testimonies of two extraordinary people into an English-language adaptation of the award-winning Shoah, directed by Daniel Hrbek for Prague’s Svandovo Theatre, produced in association with Brian Daniels and the New End Theatre, London. Actress Isobel Pravda is the granddaughter of survivor Hana Pravda; she plays her grandmother for the first time on stage. Actor Saul Reichlin is an award-winning actor whose own one-man play Sholom Aleichem has been performed in the West End, on Broadway and in most major European countries, not to mention at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

8:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK FEST.: CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
John Hollenbeck Fest.: Claudia Quintet image
Led by composer, drummer and three-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet have quietly but definitively recast jazz into shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. They are one of the most influential stylists on other musicians in cutting-edge jazz today. The sound of jazz and what jazz can be in our time has changed because of their sound and stance. Celebrating 15 years of work together with the release of September, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone.

“Rich with ambition and empathetic interplay...the Claudia Quintet doesn’t...sound like anybody else. Which is exactly what makes them worth seeking out.” — Los Angeles Times

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

Friday
Jan 10
6:00PM  MAMIKO WATANABE TRIO
Mamiko Watanabe, piano;  Ameen Saleem, bass;  Francisco Mela, drums
Mamiko Watanabe Trio image
"Originally from Japan, pianist/composer Mamiko Watanabe has been performing regularly in New York with numerous groups. For tonight's show at Cornelia Street Cafe, she brings her own trio supported by bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Francisco Mela to present some of her new compositions, songs from the CD "Mother Earth" and jazz standards."

"Throughout ' Mother Earth', Watanabe displays talents as a pianist,composer and arranger that makes a listener smile and shake their head with the pleasure of it all. And on this disc, the pleasure are many." --The New York City Jazz Record

https://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-mamiko-watanabe-110-6pm-8pm   www.mamikowatanabe.com www.reverbnation.com/mamikowatanabe

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK FEST.: CLAUDIA QUINTET
John Hollenbeck , drums, composition;  Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet;  Red Wierenga, accordion;  Matt Moran, vibraphone;  Drew Gress, bass
John Hollenbeck Fest.: Claudia Quintet image
Led by composer, drummer and three-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet have quietly but definitively recast jazz into shimmering new shapes inflected by classical minimalism, new music, progressive rock and post-rock. They are one of the most influential stylists on other musicians in cutting-edge jazz today. The sound of jazz and what jazz can be in our time has changed because of their sound and stance. Celebrating 15 years of work together with the release of September, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone.

“Rich with ambition and empathetic interplay...the Claudia Quintet doesn’t...sound like anybody else. Which is exactly what makes them worth seeking out.” — Los Angeles Times

  www.johnhollenbeck.com

Saturday
Jan 11
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, Amy Barone hosts

Linda Baldan Stephen Massimilla
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)

Doors open 5:45 pm, arrive before 6pm to sign up for open reading.

$8.00 includes a drink ( and our downstairs menu can't be beat!)   www.iawa.net

9:00PM & 10:30PM  JOHN HOLLENBECK FEST.: REFUGE TRIO
Theo Bleckmann , voice, live electronic processing;  Gary Versace, piano, keyboards;  John Hollenbeck, drums, percussion
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“Refuge trio explores new boundaries of new music and jazz, humor and seriousness, construction and free art, instrumental and vocal music. Bleckmann, Hollenbeck and Versace are not escaping from anything, but have rather found their refuge in a music that is great to listen to, making it possible to discover new things even after the 10th listening.”
-Jazzdimensions

"The alchemy practiced by percussionist John Hollenbeck and vocalist Theo Bleckmann has always been extraordinary. […] Adding Gary Versace's spectral accordion and impressionistic keyboards only deepens and broadens the sonic landscape.” -Downbeat

  www.johnhollenbeck.com www.theobleckmann.com

Sunday
Jan 12
6:00PM  ALEX LORE TRIO
Alex LoRe Trio, alto sax;  Desmond White, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by a variety genres ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. LoRe’s trio, which features bassist Desmond White and drummer Colin Stranahan, recently recorded their debut album on Greg Osby’s “Inner Circle Music” label. Entitled “Dream House”, the album is due for release this coming April of 2014. Whether performing original compositions or exploring standards of the American Song Book, the trio always takes a fearless yet fluid approach to the material at hand.

"A crisp, young alto saxophonist"- Nate Chinen, New York Times

  http://www.alexlore.com

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8:30PM  APAP FEST.: TOMAS FUJIWARA & THE HOOK UP
Tomas Fujiwara, drums, comp.;  Michael Formanek, bass;  Mary Halvorson, guitar;  Brian Settles , tenor sax;  Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet
APAP Fest.: Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up image Peter Gannushkin
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up's 2010 debut, Actionspeak (482 Music), was called "insightful, invigorating, hard to put a finger on...music with a history, smartly informed and firmly moored" (New York Times) and "head-turning...postbop elegance...propulsive groove and subtle abstraction" (Time Out New York). Actionspeak was voted best debut of 2010 by The New York City Jazz Record. Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up is a band "adept at influencing emotion with shifts of tempo and style" (All About Jazz). On their second album,The Air is Different (482 Music), released in May 2012, "The drummer/composer bristled with a melange of modern jazz that accentuated his propulsive, mulitdirectional drumming...finely etched compositions; haunting, silvery, enchanting."(Downbeat) Tonight, the band will be playing music to be recorded in January for their third album (Fall 2014 release).

"Tomas Fujiwara works with rhythm as a pliable substance, solid but ever shifting...His style is forward-driving but rarely blunt or aggressive, and never random. He has a way of spreading out the center of a pulse while setting up a rigorous scaffolding of restraint... a conception of the drum set as a full-canvas instrument, almost orchestral in its scope." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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