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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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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by LENNY ACHAN

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Dec 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL?
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Phill Niblock, composer;  Nima Mesgarani, scientist
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? image

The brain does marvelous things with the variety of sensory “inputs” entering it – light, sound, touch. This program pairs a sage of musical and film “minimalism” who specializes in pieces with very extended pitches, Phill Niblock, with a young master of the way acoustic signals are processed in the brain, Nima Mesgarani from Columbia’s Electrical Engineering Department to lead you to think about sound in unusual ways.

Phill’s music is an exploration of sound textures created in very dense, often atonal tunings. Listen, and you’ll hear things that you cannot imagine could have been heard. Nima designs experiments probing how our brain hears speech, and thinks about interfacing brain signals to machines. He likes to invert things, so he will tell us what a ferret hears when you speak to it. Sounds have textures, they overlay and interlace. And the brain does things with them that you could not imagine!

  www.phillniblock.com www.ee.columbia.edu/~nima/web/Home.html

8:30PM  HIGH FIVE
Sarah Elizabeth Charles, voice;  Blanca Cecilia González, violin;  Jesse Elder, piano;  Steven Whipple, bass;  Shirazette Tinnin, drums

High Five is a collective featuring music composed and/or arranged by each member of the group. The unifying theme is the warmth, beauty and dynamism of the sound palate. You'll hear original pieces assorted amongst Colombian folk tunes, free improvisations, a tune by the Beatles, a composition based on a theme by Jason Moran, a flavor from the Smashing Pumpkins, and who knows what else?!! The collective nature makes for wildly adventurous and explorative programming. There is a deep passion and excitement in the ensemble that is a joy to free yourself into as you surf through the multifarious terrain in bliss.

  http://www.jesseeldermusic.com

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Monday
Dec 08
6:00PM  SWINGING SIRENS THERE WAS A WORLD
Ellen Mandel, composer/piano;  Bridget Beirne, singer;  Jessica Crandall, singer;  Sonni James, singer
Swinging Sirens There Was A World image

ELLEN MANDEL and THREE SWINGING SIRENS!!:

BRIDGET BEIRNE, JESSICA CRANDALL, AND SONNI JAMES

An evening of Mandel's songs to lyrics by e.e. cummings, Glyn Maxwell, Seamus Heaney, Shakespeare, and more!! - including songs from the new CD: THERE WAS A WORLD

  http://ellenmandel.com

8:30PM  NATE RADLEY QUARTET: CD RELEASE, MORPHOSES
Nate Radley, guitar;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Matt Pavolka, bass;  Ted Poor, drums
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The Nate Radley quartet returns to Cornelia Street Cafe to celebrate the release of their new CD "Morphoses" on Fresh Sound/New Talent.

"One of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene." - David R. Adler, New York City Jazz Record

"There are guitarists who live on the edge and guitarists who play pretty. Few, like Radley, do both." - Thomas Conrad, New York City Jazz Record

  www.nateradley.com

8:01PM  NATE RADLEY QUARTET
Nate Radley, guitar;  Chris Cheek, tenor sax;  Gary Wang, bass;  Mark Ferber
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The Nate Radley quartet returns to Cornelia Street Cafe in support of their new CD "Morphoses" on Fresh Sound/New Talent.

“A perceptive young guitarist with an introspective but assertive style” - Nate Chinen, New York Times

"One of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene." - David R. Adler, New York City Jazz Record

Tuesday
Dec 09
6:00PM  CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS
Thomas Pryor, host

Muneesh Jain Margarita Pracatan Elizabeth Rowe Jeff Rose
City Stories: Stoops To Nuts image

The neighborhood’s awake and talented storytellers & musicians are ready to paint characters and scenes for you.

  www.yorkvillestoopstonuts.blogspot.com/

8:30PM  DEBORAH LATZ
Deborah Latz, vox;  Zach Brock, violin;  Ray Parker, bass
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Deborah returns to CSC after her smash success debut in November at the Blue Note New York!

“Latz demonstrates an outstanding range of technique and creative musicality that places her at the forefront of jazz today,” says renowned music critic, Scott Yanow. Latz’ breakout, third CD, Fig Tree (2013) proved her artistic mastery as a highly inventive artist who stretches musical boundaries, at times with whimsy, and at times with heart wrenching emotion.

“Deborah is a beautiful singer and a great talent... Really wonderful!” — Sheila Jordan, 2012 NEA Jazz Master

  www.deborahlatz.com

Wednesday Dec 10
6:00PM  PROSE
Eva Lesko Natiello Jim Story
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An all-fiction early-evening delight!

Award winning author Eva Lesko Natiello will read from her newly released psychological suspense, The Memory Box, about a woman who Googles herself and discovers shocking details of a past she doesn’t remember. Referred to as the “best break through novel of the decade” and “a mesmerizing story” “that haunts you even after you’ve finished it.” Eva will be signing copies of her book.

The author of the novels Wounded by History, which National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Ben Fountain called “swift, profound, and engaging,” and most recently his soon-to-be-available comic adventure, Problems of Translation, Jim Story will read from current fiction. His work has appeared in Confrontation, The Same, Karamu, Folio, and many other literary publications.

  jimcstory.com evanatiello.com

8:30PM  HENRY COLE QUARTET
John Ellis, tenor sax;  Adam Rogers, guitar;  Joe Sanders, bass;  Henry Cole, drums
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Drummer Henry Cole is at the forefront of a growing wave of jazz innovation and cross- cultural rhythm in the 21st century. With his flexibility, grace and sheer power behind the drum kit, he has proven indispensable to the sound of some of the world’s most acclaimed jazz groups, including the Grammy-nominated Miguel Zenón Quartet (Awake, Esta Plena, Alma Adentro]), Grammy winner David Sánchez (Cultural Survival).

“Henry Cole is a unique musician. A spiritualist first, this aspect of his character informs everything else that follows. – The World Music Report

  www.henrycolemusic.com

Thursday
Dec 11
6:00PM  POETRY
John Deming Stephen Cramer Scott Hightower
Stephen Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected by Grace Schulman for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. His second, Tongue & Groove, was also published by University of Illinois. His newest book, From the Hip, is due out at the end of 2014 from Wind Ridge Press. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, Green Mountains Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He’s currently polishing up a fourth collection of poetry with help from a grant from The Vermont Arts Council. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.   http://www.stephencramer.wordpress.com/
8:30PM  LOREN STILLMAN QUARTET
Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Shane Endsley, trumpet;  Drew Gress, bass;  Mark Ferber, drums

The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz.

“Loren Stillman is one of New York's best alto saxophonists, and has gained that distinction well before reaching age 30.”--David Adler, Jazz Times Magazine

  http://www.lorenstillman.com http://www.facebook.com/lorenstillmanmusic

STREAMING LINK: www.youtube.com/badtouchmusic

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Friday
Dec 12
6:00PM  THE GREENWICH SERIES
Matthew Paiton, host

Max Hellerstein Ginny Leise Betsy Bober-Polivy
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Having been a success for over a year in London, The Greenwich Series team are coming to New York. At The Greenwich Series, things are done a little differently. Four or five unrelated speakers are given ten minutes to share their story, expertise or whatever it is they are passionate about, with no set theme or topic.

This month will see Max Hellerstein of Push For Pizza discuss running a startup at 19, Ginny Leise talking about life as a horny American college student in Nepal, and Betsy Bober-Polivy from Manhattan Sideways sharing her journey to explore the side streets of the city.

  www.TheGreenwichSeries.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY QUINTET
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  Christopher Hoffman, guitar;  Dan Peck, tuba;  Eivind Opsvik, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Tony Malaby Quintet image

  www.tonymalaby.net

Saturday
Dec 13
6:00PM  GREEK AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Penelope Karageorge, host

Avram Ludwig Amb Vasilios Philippou and a surprise guest!
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THE GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION invites you to an evening of words, wine, and music.

Actors Studio Director Avram Ludwig on "The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan."

Cyprus Ambassador Vasilios Philippou presents the poetry of Costas Montis

9:00PM & 10:30PM  TONY MALABY'S ADOBE
Tony Malaby, tenor sax;  John Hébert, bass;  Billy Mintz, drums
Tony Malaby's Adobe image

  www.tonymalaby.net

Sunday
Dec 14
6:00PM  BARRY WALLENSTEIN & FRIENDS: AN EVENING OF POETRY AND MUSIC
Barry Wallenstein, poet;  Adam Birnbaum, piano;  Neal Haiduck, clarinet;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Christopher Greggs, guest poet
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Back from a well deserved respite Professor Wallenstein delivers new poems (Cd's for sale) and some old favorites.

$ 15 includes a drink, students $ 8 includes a drink

(212) 989-9319 Reservations suggested

8:30PM  PHIL HAYNES - FREE COUNTRY
Hank Roberts, cello;  Jim Yanda, guitar;  Drew Gress, bass;  Phil Haynes, drums
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Free Country's distinctive 'jazz-grass' Americana string band, featuring cellist/vocalist Hank Roberts, guitarist Jim Yanda & bassist Drew Gress, casts entire landscapes of American popular music including iconic 1960's rock psychedelia, back through time via Aaron Copeland, Hollywood soundtracks, Gospel, Scott Joplin,Stephen Foster, Scotch & Irish traditionals, American Indian themes, Revolutionary & Civil War marches, our nation's anthems and beyond.

"Accessibly infectious, breathlessly brilliant, AND undeniably fresh. Free Country is a modern treasure." --CSJ

  www.philhaynes.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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