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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
Oct 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE BIG MELT: TALES OF ANTARCTICA
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Lucy Jane Bledsoe, writer;  Grace Saba, biologist
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica image

Every austral summer, hundreds of scientists and their support staffs travel to the southernmost continent where they live for several months in stations and field camps. What exactly are they doing? What really happens on the ice?

In Lucy Jane Bledsoe’s novel, The Big Bang Symphony, three women – a geologist, a composer, and a galley worker – take jobs in Antarctica, where they each fall in love and into trouble. “Bledsoe captures the deadly beauty of the southernmost continent….A well-balanced humdinger of a story keeps this unusual novel hurtling along like a skidoo on the ice." (Kirkus Reviews) Bledsoe has traveled to Antarctica three times, twice as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers Fellowship.

The Antarctic has been warming dramatically in recent decades with changes seen from loss of sea ice, through trophic levels all the way to penguins. Grace Saba’s research focuses on physical biological coupling and food web dynamics – how changes in the environment reverberate through the food web. She studies how ocean acidification impacts communities of phytoplankton, as well as Antarctic krill physiology. The challenge of conducting field work in such an isolated, harsh place makes for wild and compelling stories.

8:30PM  JASON BROWN TRIO
Dan Weiss, host

Amina Figarova, piano;  Stacey Dillard, sax;  Jason Brown, drums
Monday
Oct 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;  Elliot Peper, bongos

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 http://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-david-co-55-830pm-1030pm

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Tuesday
Oct 07
6:00PM  VICTOR LIN AND THE CALHOUN JAZZ FACULTY QUINTET
Victor Lin, piano, violin;  Kevin Farrell, bass;  Mike Bono, guitar;  Ben Flocks, saxophone;  Cory Cox, drums;  Josiah Myree, drums
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One of NYC's most foremost and active jazz educators, pianist and violinist Dr. Victor Lin makes his Cornelia St Café debut on Tuesday, October 7th. The founder and director of The Calhoun School's jazz department since 2007, Victor has been a mainstay at the world renowned Stanford Jazz Workshop in Stanford, CA for the past 17 years and an active performer on the NYC jazz scene for the last decade. Having been a piano student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor has also been a jazz violinist on the teaching staff of string camps led by Mark O'Connor and cellist Mike Block. In addition, Victor is currently on the jazz faculty of both Columbia University as well as Teachers College, from which he received his doctorate in Music Education in 2011. Drawing on his diverse experiences as both a pianist and violinist, Victor is currently exploring the intersection of jazz, classical, and pop music, using jazz instrumentation and aesthetic as the medium. He will be joined by four members of the jazz faculty at The Calhoun School along with one of the students in the program.

"One of the foremost keepers of the flame in jazz today. -Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz

8:30PM  MIEKA PAULEY
Mieka Pauley, voice
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Mieka Pauley is “bold, sexy & wicked, with just the right touch of irony,” says NPR. She was was named Cosmopolitan Magazine's first Fun Fearless Female Rockstar of the Year and Starbucks' first Emerging Artist of the Year, and has been billed with Eric Clapton, Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Solange Knowles, John Legend, The Lumineers, Natasha Bedingfield, KT Tunstall, Edwin McCain, Ben Kweller, Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef Jean, Citizen Cope and many others. mieka.com
   mieka.com


10:00PM  BENJAMIN SCHEUER
Benjamin Scheuer, guitar, voice
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Fresh from a UK tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter, songwriter Benjamin Scheuer returns home to NYC. He is the curator of the Cornelia Street Cafe's songwriter series. He's also the writer/performer of the musical THE LION, called "the best musical this year" by the Huffington Post. Scheuer "plays guitar like it's an extension of himself" (Time Out London) and in his songwriting "gets to the heart of the matter." (New York Times.)

Wednesday Oct 08 6:00PM  PRIVATE PARTY
by invitation
8:30PM  MICHAEL BLANCO QUARTET
Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Kevin Hays, piano;  Michael Blanco, bass, comp.;  Clarence Penn, drums
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Bassist and composer Michael Blanco returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe, bringing some brand new compositions and an all-star band: veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, virtuoso pianist Kevin Hays, and master drummer Clarence Penn. In addition to the new material, the group will present music from Michael's most recent album: No Time Like the Present (Nineteen-Eight Records).

"Michael Blanco is an imaginative bandleader, an emerging composer and a damn fine bassist." -- Fred Hersch

"Michael Blanco is a resourceful young bassist with two albums to his name, and a reputation confirmed by the caliber of his partners." --Nate Chinen, The New York Times

  www.blancobass.com/

Thursday
Oct 09
6:00PM  "THE VILLAGE": PAPERBACK PARTY
with author John Strausbaugh


John Strausbaugh returns to celebrate the paperback second edition of his widely praised history of Greenwich Village, The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues. John will speak about the unique history of Cornelia Street and sign copies of the book afterward.

One of Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2013

"A nigh-on impeccable balance between affection and skepticism... Rare and refreshing." -- New York Times Book Review

"For those longing to learn about a great neighborhood’s astonishing past -- or seeking a blueprint for what makes a neighborhood great and astonishing -- this book is like a treasure chest." -- Boston Globe

  www.facebook.com/john.strausbaugh.77

8:30PM  BEN VAN GELDER TRIO
Ben van Gelder, alto sax;  Rick Rosato, bass;  Marcus Gilmore, drums
Ben van Gelder Trio image marcelbakker.com
Returning to Cornelia Street Cafe, the Ben van Gelder Trio will be performing standards music from their most recent album, Reprise (Pirouet records). The band consists of some of the most prominent young musician's currently active in New York's ground breaking improvised music scene.

Stimulating, exciting and colorful.-- Ottowa Citizen

A prepossessing young saxophonist with a grasp of the progressive post-bop language --NY Times

Friday
Oct 10
6:00PM  NEW AIRES TANGO
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano
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The unique collaboration of tango singer, Malena Dayen and pianist and arranger, David Rosenmeyer invites us to delve into each song as a whole world within itself. The repertoire that New Aires performs is drawn mainly from the golden age of Argentinean tango singers and writers. Yet music from other styles such a folklorical Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

  newaires.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO
Michaël Attias, alto sax;  John Hébert, bass;  Tom Rainey, drums
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In advance of their appearance at the 2014 EdgeFest in Ann Arbor, Michigan, alto saxophonist/composer Michaël Attias and long time collaborators bassist John Hébert and drummer Tom Rainey join forces for a evening of liquid fire music and improvisation.

"Michael Attias' beguilingly mercurial trio is one of those bands that give delicacy a good name. Like Air, the reeds-bass-drums outfit dedicates as much room to extended hushes as they do knotty expressionism, giving their sound an almost ghostly vibe. As it gracefully insinuates itself, the music gathers more and more depth." Jim Macnie VILLAGE VOICE

  www.michaelattias.com

Saturday
Oct 11
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Christos Alexandrou Nicos Alexiou Constantina Rhodes
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THE GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION invites you to an evening of words, wine, and music.

Songwriter/singer Christos Alexandrou will perform selections from his new album Ston Idio Dromo.

Poet Nicos Alexiou will present poems from his new book Astoria -- a poetry of exile, community and Greek identity.

Author, Ph.D. Constantina Rhodes, Intuitive Consultant, will tell us how we can access intuition in everyday life.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Tom Rainey, drums
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  www.markhelias.com

Sunday
Oct 12
6:00PM  POETRY : FRAN QUINN WORKSHOP READING
James Tolan

Maryann Downing Wendy Larsen Fran Quinn Judith Searle Myra Shapiro James Tolan
Poetry : Fran Quinn Workshop Reading image
Maryann Downing, Wendy Larsen, Fran Quinn, Judith Searle, and James Tolan.
8:30PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: THE HERRERA GONÇALVES BOCCATO TRIO
Magos Herrera, voice;  Vitor Gonçalves, accordion;  Rogerio Boccato, percussion
New Brazilian Perspectives: The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio  image
The Herrera Gonçalves Boccato trio brings multiple influences together to create a new and original sound. Using rhythms and repertory from all over the Americas, this Brazilian-Mexican team dives deeply into a musical landscape that is at times improvised and always an adventure. Starting with the unique instrumentation, the trio strives to discover timbres and textures, creating beautiful combinations, and interacting on a high level, while always staying true to the roots of their music.

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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