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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
Feb 07
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES
Roald Hoffmann, Dave Soldier, hosts

Latha Venkataraman , applied physicist;  Neela Zareen, Indian classical dancer
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES image
Our program brings together a leading experimental physicist, who traps nanometer-scaled molecules and measures how their current-carrying capabilities are shaped by their microscopic form, and a wonderful dancer, who utilizes structure, representational and abstract, to convey meaning to her audience.

Latha Venkataraman from Columbia University will show how one creates circuits where the active element is a single-molecule, an inherently quantum mechanical piece of this world. Neela Zareen will present a repertoire in Indian classical dance, one of the oldest and comprehensive styles of dance, where she will show how elements, such as intricate footwork, expressions and sculpturesque poses can be structured to weave complex events, ideas and emotions to tell a story.

Join us in our annual victory over the Superbowl!

  http://www.venkataramangroup.org/about-latha.html

8:30PM  JANE IRA BLOOM TRIO
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax;  Mark Helias, bass;  Dominic Fallacaro, piano

“A band of fearless explorers who share a commitment to beauty & adventure.” - Bob Blumenthal Award winning soprano saxophonist/ composer Jane Ira Bloom returns to Cornelia Street Cafe as part of the 2016 Composers Now Festival with long time bandmates Mark Helias on bass and Dominic Fallacaro on piano for an evening of up close improvisation performing Bloom originals and ballads. Three seasoned improvisers in an intimate setting who are dedicated to beauty and adventure. Don't miss this special one time event.

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Monday
Feb 08
6:00PM  RECOLLECTIONS
Mina, solo piano
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Mina is a New York-based pianist/composer who is originally from Japan. She has been influenced by several French Impressionist composers and combining different music styles including classical and jazz into her original works.

Tonight she will be performing her own piano originals - drawing on French Impressionism to New Age jazz.

  minapf.com

8:00PM  CHRISTINE LAHTI: LIFE STORIES
Christine Lahti: Life Stories image

An evening of non fiction read by Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Obie winner, Christine Lahti!

Tuesday
Feb 09
6:00PM  NEW YORK STORY EXCHANGE
Michele Carlo, host

Mark Pagan Marie Faustin Susan Kent and Phillip Giambri
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New York, “the city that never sleeps,” where everyone has a story to tell…

The New York STORY Exchange continues with a rotating host each month and three featured tellers, followed by a "5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange:" Up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories, poems, spoken word or music! Sign up is from 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Michele Carlo—with featured tellers Mark Pagan, Marie Faustin and Susan Kent; plus a special reading from Phillip Giambri.

8:01PM  THE DAVE SCOTT QUINTET, CD RELEASE: BROOKLYN AURA
Dave Scott, trumpet;  Rich Perry, tenor sax;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Peter Brendler, bass;  Satoshi Takeishi, drums

The Dave Scott Quintet features some of New York’s finest improvisers. Their experiences range from traditional forms of jazz to the extremely experimental and atonal. Dave Scott’s compositions reflect both specific forms with dense harmonic structures and open frameworks for free improvisation. The focus of the group is to utilize the engaging and often complex compositions as vehicles for improvisation. The pieces develop interactively and organically allowing each musician full individual expression. In June of 2004 Dave released a CD of the quintet, “Song For Amy” on the SteepleChase label. In February of 2007 the quintet released a new project “Naivete’”also on SteepleChase. Both discs have received critical acclaim, “Song for Amy” in Jazz Times (March 2005) and “Naivete’” in the Jazz Review (September 2007). A third disc “Nonchalant” was released in April of 2009 and received honorable mention as “CD of the year” in the New York City Jazz Record. The quintet's latest disc “Brooklyn Aura” was recently released in December of 2015.

"This band should be feted for its originality and cohesion." Mike Shanley, Jazz Times

  http://www.davescott.net

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Wednesday Feb 10
6:00PM  INTERCULTURAL POETRY
Andrey Gritsman, host

Olga Isaeva Greg Starikovsky Slava Polishchuk Alex Stessin Alexander Izbitser, piano
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Tonight, Intercultural poetry presents...

1)Wind in the Hudson Valley, Longer poem - Andrey Gritsman, Piano composition - piano virtuoso, maestro Alexander Izbitser

2) Masters of short prose: Olga Isaeva, Greg Starikovsky, Slava Polishchuk, Alex Stessin.

8:00PM  MICHEL REIS TRIO
Michel Reis, piano;  Aidan O'Donnell, bass;  Eric Doob, drums
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Currently living between New York and Europe, Michel Reis tours extensively internationally with his different bands and has released six albums under his own name, the latest entitled "Capturing this Moment"(Double Moon Records). This album is meant to be a "total work of art" which follows a central theme. Reis compares it with the work of a photographer; the later plans his shots with objects at a certain place. However, a good photographer will take snapshots of situations spontaneously that are not planned, which he encounters on the way. Consequently, "Capturing this Moment"is a very appropriate title for this album.

Michel Reis is a Steinway Artist.

“Reis is a tremendous pianist with classical chops, and maybe even a better composer, possessing a clear, expansive vision.” - Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Magazine

9:30PM  VINNIE SPERRAZZA QUARTET
Vinnie Sperrazza, drums;  Loren Stillman, alto sax;  Ben Monder, guitar;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Vinnie Sperrazza Quartet image

"“Apocryphal,” the new album by the drummer and composer Vinnie Sperrazza, follows an appealing agenda of postgenre modernity, blending the discipline and dynamic of jazz with the vibe of experimental rock and ambient music."— Nate Chinen, NY Times

Thursday
Feb 11
6:00PM  VOICES OF POETRY: WORDS OF LOVE
Neil Silberblatt, host

Mark Statman Katherine Koch Amy King Melissa Studdard
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Join us at this great venue - in the heart of Greenwich Village - for an evening of poetry by two literary couples, reading their own & their partners' work. The poetry will be provided by:

Mark Statman & Katherine Koch

Amy King & Melissa Studdard.

8:01PM  JOHN RAYMOND TRIO, CD RELEASE: REAL FEELS
John Raymond Gilad Hekselman Colin Stranahan
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Labeled “a prepossessing young trumpet player…” (New York Times), John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz music including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, and Linda Oh among others.

Tonight will be the CD Release concert for John's new album "Real Feels," which brings together a unique band that includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. With Raymond at the helm solely on flugelhorn, this bass-less group puts a fresh spin on familiar songs, many of them stemming from Raymond's roots as a Midwesterner.  From American folk songs like Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," to classic hymns such as "Amazing Grace," to Lennon & McCartney's "Blackbird," to Thom Yorke's indie-rocker "Atoms for Peace," the music undoubtedly evokes a nostalgia for the past. However, "Real Feels" is far from being antiquated; the band's improvisational, free-wheeling, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of approach to the music makes the songs feel entirely relevant. 

"Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time...with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat Magazine)

  www.johnraymondmusic.net

Friday
Feb 12
6:00PM  MY EXISTENTIAL VALENTINE
Skye Cleary, philosopher
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Is Valentine's Day an opportunity for meaningful celebrations of love, or is it merely a chocolate-covered con? As lovers, should we resist being seduced into spending billions of dollars annually on red roses and teddies (be they bears or lingerie)? Or should we surrender to the superficial satisfactions they represent? Join us as we take an existential look at the hype and the possibilities for authentic loving.

Skye Cleary PhD is a philosopher and author of Existentialism and Romantic Love (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). She lectures at Columbia University, Barnard College, the City University of New York, and the New York Public Library. Skye is a co-founder of the Manhattan Love Salon, an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind, an associate editor of the American Philosophical Association's blog, and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Skye has written for The Huffington Post, ABC Radio National, YourTango and others.

  www.philosophy.nyc www.skyeclearly.com

9:00PM & 10:30PM  ELLERY ESKELIN TRIO
Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Christian Weber, bass;  Michael GreenAir, drums
Ellery Eskelin Trio image Marcel Meier

Veteran saxophonist Ellery Eskelin, while based in New York City for over thirty years, has appeared most often on stages across the European continent. Over time he has forged ties with a number of important musicians, such as legendary drummers Daniel Humair and Han Bennink, virtuoso cellist Vincent Courtois and innovative keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin representing an increasingly important component of his work that is rarely heard in the US. This evening the Cornelia Street Cafe will present one such collaboration formed in Switzerland in 2011. Eskelin will be working in the classic tenor, bass and drums formation. Expect a highly improvisatory sound with references to a number of early jazz compositions. The group will be recording in New York just after this appearance.

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

Lili Bita Constantine Scaros Dr. Louis Delaveris Filip Pogady
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The Greek-American Writers Assn. invites you to warm up the winter and enjoy an outstanding program!

Poet/Actress Lili Bita will read from Flesh Fire, erotic love poems, just reissued by Somerset Hall Press. Said Anais Nin of Bita, “her words are strong, body and soul in balance.”

National Herald Executive Editor Constantine Scaros, also a lawyer and political analyst, will clue you in on his new book, Grumpy Old Party, 20 Tips on How the Republicans Can Shed their Anger and Win Back the White House.

Dr. Louis Delaveris, ophthalmologist and exciting concert pianist, will present a Mozart Sonata with violinist Filip Pogady.

9:00PM & 10:30PM  LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI TUBA PROJECT FEATURING BILLY HART
Mat Maneri, viola, comp.;  Bruce Williams, alto sax;  Lucian Ban, piano, comp.;  Bob Stewart, tuba;  Billy Hart, drums
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Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban and Grammy nominated violist Mat Maneri premiered this tuba centered project in March 2014 in NYC with a sold out show at Cornelia Street Café. Anchored by the master tubist Bob Stewart they invited the legendary drummer BILLY HART to join the band for an evening of specially written material inspired by the creative experiences and explorations of its members. Added to the mix is altoist extraordinaire Bruce Williams. Maneri & Ban have a special musical relationship that goes back to the Enesco Re-Imagined third stream extravaganza and continues to their celebrated duet “Transylvanian Concert” for ECM Records (All About Jazz & Cuadernos de Jazz BEST OF 2013 album) or the Fantasm Trio with German violinist Albrecht Maurer. They have all worked together in many groups in the past, notably the award winning “Enesco Re-Imagined” project in the case of Maneri and Ban, Tuba Project (Ban, Williams & Stewart), and Mr. Hart and Mr. Stewart go back together in various projects of the late seventies and eighties.

Sunday
Feb 14
6:00PM  NEW AIRES TANGO
Malena Dayen, vocals;  David Rosenmeyer, piano, arrangements;  Or Bareket, bass
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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 as folkloric Argentinean, Mexican and Cuban songs are presented under the same umbrella to reflect on the lineage and influence of the Tango tradition.

  newaires.com

8:30PM  SHEILA JORDAN TRIO, CD RELEASE: BETTER THAN ANYTHING
Sheila Jordan, vocals;  Alan Broadbent, piano;  Harvie S, bass
Sheila Jordan Trio, CD Release: Better Than Anything image

In celebration of her new CD, Better Than Anything, NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan will be joined by Alan Broadbent and Harvie S for a rare special Valentine's Day evening of music.

Reservations highly recommended.

  http://www.sheilajordanjazz.com/

10:00PM  SHEILA JORDAN TRIO, CD RELEASE: BETTER THAN ANYTHING
Sheila Jordan, vocals;  Alan Broadbent, piano;  Harvie S, bass
Sheila Jordan Trio, CD Release: Better Than Anything image
NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan will be joined by Alan Broadbent and Harvie S for a rare special Valentine's Day evening of music.

Reservations highly recommended.

  http://www.sheilajordanjazz.com/

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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