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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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Sunday
Apr 05
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO)
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Andrew Lawler, writer;  Dan Latham, chef
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) image

It’s Easter Sunday at Entertaining Science. We won’t solve the chicken and egg problem, but we are going to have fun and good food too. Andrew Lawler, a superlative science writer, the author a thousand articles and more to the point, of “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?” will introduce us to our favorite fowl. Let's face it, chickens get a bum rap. The very word chicken is associated with being clueless or a coward, and birdbrain is no compliment. But the animal that provides the world with its single biggest source of protein is no intellectual slouch. Right out of the egg, a chick can count and think logically. The ancients held the chicken to be sacred and wise, as well as a virtual walking medicine chest.

And don't underestimate the common egg. It’s Easter, so Cornelia Street Café’s master chef, Dan Latham (who has two Rhode Island Reds in his backyard) has carte blanche to take us way past Eggs Benedict. Perhaps not as far as Philippine hard boiled Fertilized Duck Egg. Learn what holds together our quiches, custards and souffles. And bring your taste buds too!

  www.andrewlawler.com/

8:30PM  OLD TIME MUSKETRY, CD RELEASE: DRIFTER
Adam Schneit, tenor sax, clarinet;  JP Schlegelmilch, accordion, piano;  Phil Rowan, bass;  Max Goldman, drums, melodica
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On their new album “Drifter” (NCM East Records) Old Time Musketry continue their pursuit of a distinctly American music that draws on the exuberant spirit of jazz, the poignant melodies and soulful grooves of rock and folk music, and the energy and spontaneity of free improvisation. The new album both extends the group’s compositional scope and brings a more refined focus to its unique sound and instrumentation. The music ranges from brooding rock ballads and hypnotic grooves to off-kilter marches and barnyard waltzes, all the while maintaining a strong and personal musical vision.

“4 stars”…”Old Time Musketry weaves through a variety of musical styles, never binding themselves to a single idea while asserting their own identity.”--Jon Ross, Downbeat Magazine

  www.oldtimemusketry.com

Monday
Apr 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
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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.

  www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Apr 07
6:00PM  END OF THE LINE: STORIES, STANZAS AND SCENES INSPIRED BY FISHING
Hosted by John McCaffrey and Patrick Gough

Nancy Mendez-Booth Burt Weissbourd Jack Gwaltney Harry Dreizen
End of the Line: Stories, Stanzas and Scenes Inspired by Fishing image
The world's wettest profession.

8:30PM  PETER BRENDLER QUARTET
Peter Brendler, bass, comp.;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Peter Evans, trumpet;  Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
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"Outside the Line" provides a masterful clinic on inside-out jazz, embracing the music's fundamentals while frequently leaving its conventions and cliches in a dusty pile in the corner. -Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Peter Brendler has created quite the gem of a CD - I'd put his release right alongside Eric Revis's smashing new CD as two of the best recordings by a bassist of the past several years. -Richard Kamins, Steptempest

  www.peterbrendler.com

Wednesday Apr 08
6:00PM  A DIALOG OF POETS : STENHOUSE & VERGA
Shelley Stenhouse Angelo Verga
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Shelley Stenhouse won the Pavement Saw Press Award for her collection, PANTS; was a finalist for the 2009 National Poetry Series; received a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowship; an Allen Ginsberg Award; two Pushcart Prize nominations, and three residencies at Yaddo Art Colony. Her poem, "AIDS," has been quoted in Poet's Market. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Third Coast, Margie, and New York Quarterly (among others), and in Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets. Shelley has read on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and on several television networks: NY1, Oxygen and Manhattan Cable's Poetry Thin Air. She lives in Greenwich Village with her daughter, Daisygreen, and works one-on-one with writers.

Angelo Verga has been very widely published in the Americas & Europe. His six collections of poems include 33 NYC Poems (Booklyn, 2005), and A Hurricane Is (Jane Street, 2003). Verga promotes poetry in public spaces, notably The Cornelia Street Cafe where he curates an insane number of events per year. He lives & writes in a high rise above the western edge of Manhattan with the Statue of Liberty as his night light.

8:30PM  BISHOP/CLEAVER/FLOOD, CD RELEASE: DE PROFUNDIS
Andrew Bishop, woodwinds;  Tim Flood, bass;  Gerald Cleaver, drums
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Bishop/Cleaver/Flood will celebrate the release of their sophomore recording De Profundis (Envoi Recordings). Founded in 1996, the trio includes Andrew Bishop on woodwinds, Gerald Cleaver on Drums, and Tim Flood on Bass and draws its aesthetic through the use of diverse methods to find a balance of composition and improvisational forms along with a search for a cohesive equilibrium of musical ideas.

"A composer of contemporary orchestral and chamber music, Bishop combines a jazzman's fire and flow with a rigorous compositional sensibility, resulting in a potent and highly satisfying blend. --Dave Lynch, All Music Guide

"[O]n his new Album Time and Imaginary Time (envoi), the saxophonist Andrew Bishop engages in a communicative exchange with drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Tim Flood, exploring open space and expanding compositional frames.”--Nate Chinen, New York Times

  www.envoirecordings.com www.andrewbishop.net

Thursday
Apr 09
6:00PM  NIGHTHAWKS AT THE CORNELIA
Ellen Kaye Sings Tom Waits

Ellen Kaye, vocals;  Jed Distler, piano;  Cleve Douglass, back up vocals;  Jordan Pettay, saxophone;  Benjamin Franklin, bass;  Ron Tierno, drums
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Ellen Kaye, entertainer/entrepreneur and composer/pianist Jed Distler reunite on stage again after many years to share their deep and abiding love for the music and lyrics of Tom Waits.

Jed Distler and Ellen Kaye's Tom Waits' history stretches back three decades. On Ellen¹s Coney Island Records CD release 2 AM they included two classic Waits standards, Nighthawks at the Diner and Muriel.

Over the years Distler and Kaye have brought their singular take on Waits to legendary venues like the Monkey Bar, the Russian Tea Room, the Algonquin, Town Hall, the Angry Squire, and now the landmark Cornelia Street Café.

8:30PM  SAM YAHEL TRIO
Sam Yahel, piano;  Or Bareket, bass;  Ziv Ravitz, drums
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One of the more distinctive voices among a new breed of Hammond B-3 organ players on the jazz scene, Sam Yahel has earned the top spot in Down Beat's annual International Critics Poll as a Talent Deserving Of Recognition for the past four consecutive years. Since moving to New York in 1990, Yahel has worked with a string of notable jazz artists including tenor saxophonists Joshua Redman and Eric Alexander, former James Brown sideman and alto sax great Maceo Parker, guitarists Peter Bernstein and Bill Frisell, trumpeters Ryan Kisor and Jim Rotondi as well as having played on Norah Jones' Grammy-winning Come Away With Me as well as on recordings vocalists Lizz Wright and Madeleine Peyroux. But it has been as a solo artist in his own right that Yahel has made his most personal statements as both composer and player.

  www.samyahel.com

Friday
Apr 10
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN OPEN MIC POETRY
Bob Quatrone, host

invited readers plus open mic
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4 HORSEMEN IS AN EXPERIMENTAL READING SERIES IN ITS EIGHTH (or is it ninth?) YEAR

tonight's poets include Steve Dalachinski, Sherida Yoder, Priscilla Galligan

Jack Tricarico, Ron Kolm, Boni Joi, Eve Packer, Evie Ivie, Linda Lerner

Robert Gibbons, Mindy Matijasevic, Mitch Corber, and Jack Cooper

9:00PM & 10:30PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN'S ZUPEROCTAVE
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Dayna Stephens, ewi;  Mark Turner, tenor sax;  Henry Cole, drums
Gilad Hekselman's ZuperOctave image

"ZuperOctave is an exploration of sound and space. After establishing his sound in the classic jazz trio and quartet, Hekselman goes exploring with a bass-less semi-electronic band employing some of his old songs and adding some especially written ones to the repertoire."

  www.giladhekselman.com

Saturday
Apr 11
6:00PM  LIFE LESSON WITH JIMMY!
Jimmy Schatz, vocals;  Katy Pfaffl, keys
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9:00PM & 10:30PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN 4TET
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Mark Turner, tenor sax;  Joe Martin, bass;  Justin Brown, drums
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"The Gilad Hekselman 4tet has been active for the past 8 years, developing a sound that is uniquely its own. High interaction, deep groove, and exploration of the delicate balance between complexity and communication in melody is what this band is all about."

  www.giladhekselman.com

Sunday
Apr 12
6:00PM  CSS PRESENTS: CHURCH SCHOOL SINGERS!
Megan Doyle Stella-Rose Sklias-Gahan Daniel and Noelani Wing Alejandro Vilarrasa Corriero Civics and Bailey Jones
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Star students of the Church Street School for Music and Art perform original material and cover songs.

  www.churchstreetschool.org

8:30PM  JO-YU CHEN QUARTET
Jo-Yu Chen, piano, comp.;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Thomas Morgan, bass;  Tyshawn Sorey, drums
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Jo-Yu Chen's third album, "Stranger" featuring guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, has been released internationally on Okeh Records with Sony Music in 2014. She is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label, and has also joined the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists.

A native of Taiwan, New York-based pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen will present her original compositions from newly released album "Stranger" tonight featuring the great Ben Monder, Thomas Morgan, and Tyshawn Sorey. Chen has been featured in jazz magazines internationally. Her new Album "Stranger" was voted "25 best albums of the year" in French weekly magazine "L'Express".

"Jo-Yu Chen, with her inspired pianism and her originality—as a tune-smith and an instrumentalist—is poised to rise above the dozens of very talented young players into the ranks of the elite group of piano trio artists." - Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

  www.joyuchen.com www.facebook.com/chenjoyu

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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