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ART ON THE WALLS

Wednesday Apr 19
6:00PM  POETS WEAR PRADA PRESENTS...
Roxanne Hoffman, Tantra-Zawadi hosts

Daniela Gioseffi Patricia Carragon Marisa Frasca-patinella George Held Michael T. Young
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Join lifetime activist and American Book Award-winning author, the editor/founder of Eco-Poetry.org, DANIELA GIOSEFFI — friends & special guests — in celebrating the launch of her new collection of poetry, Waging Beauty: As the Polar Bear Dreams of Ice, in anticipation of Earth Day.

“Visionary and powerful with tremendous vitality . . . Daniela Gioseffi is a gifted, graceful and moving writer.” — Galway Kinnell

“A vital international author, dedicated to planetary survival.” — Cecilia Ceriani, El Pais, Madrid

Signed copies of Waging Beauty will be available at a remarkably discounted price. And of course you will have ample opportunity to meet and greet Ms. Gioseffi — and hear her read.

Have You Had Your Poetry Today? Get Your Brain Fuel from Poets Wear Prada!

$10 cover includes one copy of Waging Beauty. (Additional copies can be purchased for the specially discounted event price of $10 ). Plus $10 food/drink minimum.

8:00PM  BOOK LAUNCH! GUESSWORK: A RECKONING WITH LOSS BY MARTHA COOLEY
Book Launch! Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss by Martha Cooley image

Hosted by Village of Crickets and Adelphi University MFA in Creative Writing

Following a reading from this enchanting memoir-in-essays, the author will discuss her new work and the art of memoir-writing with author and memoirist, Benjamin Taylor. Afterward, join us for a book-signing and reception. Free & Open to the public.

ABOUT GUESSWORK: Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband to recover from la strage, or “the massacre.” There, in this sun­drenched paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines what we all must confront one day, mortality. How do we grieve? How do we go on drinking our morning coffee, loving our life partners, stumbling though a world of such confusing, exquisite beauty?

Part memoir, part loving goodbye to an unconventional parent, Guesswork transforms a year in a pastoral hill town into a fierce examination of life, love, death, and, ultimately, release.


 Cover $No cover; cash bar   books.catapult.co/products/guesswork-a-reckoning-with-loss-by-martha-cooley

Thursday
Apr 20
6:00PM  THE IMPERFECT PERFECT SHOW
Terry Moore, Nelsie Spencer, hosts

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The Imperfect Perfect Show is a mix of storytelling, standup comedy, poetry, short stories and works in progress hosted by comedian/producers Terry Moore and Nelsie Spencer. It’s mostly booked with 2 open spots for 2 lucky audience members who dare to join the spoken word party.

8:01PM  CRUMP, LAUBROCK & SMYTHE, CD RELEASE: PLANKTONIC FINALES
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax;  Cory Smythe, piano;  Stephan Crump, bass
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Celebrating the release of their debut album, Planktonic Finales (Intakt), this new collaborative trio comprising three of NYC’s most distinctive musical voices reconvenes for an evening of spontaneous, communal musical Celebrating the release of their debut album, Planktonic Finales (Intakt), this new collaborative trio comprising three of NYC’s most distinctive musical voices reconvenes for an evening of spontaneous, communal musical invention.

"Fostering deep listening and uninhibited communication, the trio of Crump, Laubrock and Smythe seem to have synchronized around the same pulse."-- Downbeat

  www.ingridlaubrock.com www.stephancrump.com

Friday
Apr 21
6:00PM  AN EVENING OF SONG, POETRY AND MUSIC
Barry Wallenstein, poetry;  Alan Rosenthal, piano;  Ken Filiano, bass;  Vincent Chancey, french horn;  Jeremy Carlstedt, drums;  and Maryam Alikhani, guest poet;  Kaveh Haghtalab, kamancheh
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9:00PM & 10:30PM  CHRIS DINGMAN TRIO
Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Linda Oh, bass;  Kenny Wolleson, drums
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Chris Dingman is among the most celebrated composers and vibraphonists of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR). In this exclusive performance he unveils new compositions for trio exploring sonic and textural possibilities of the vibraphone, featuring an impeccable rhythm section.

Saturday
Apr 22
6:00PM  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBO
Leslie Goshko, piano, vocals
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It’s the 1970’s. The cocktail parties are glamorous, the brandy snifters abound, the clothes are colorfully polyester, and when foul play occurs, homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo is on the case. But behind every man’s untimely death remains a shattered housewife who wants answers.

Join Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sideshow Goshko) as she presents this comedic musical-mystery show where day-drinking is glamorous and chain-smoking the norm. Play detective and receive clues from live musical performances, special guests, overly dramatic pauses, and more. And just when you think you have the case solved, there’s “one more thing”…there always is when you’re dealing with The Real Housewives of Columbo!

  www.facebook.com/ohmygoshko sideshowgoshko.blogspot.com/

9:00PM & 10:30PM  AUBREY JOHNSON GROUP
Aubrey Johnson, voice, comp.;  Tomoko Omura, violin;  Michael Sachs, bass clarinet, alto sax;  Chris Ziemba, piano;  Matt Aronoff, bass;  Jeremy Noller, drums
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Jazz vocalist Aubrey Johnson presents her intricately and finely crafted compositions and arrangements with her fantastic New York-based band of four years.

The Boston Globe calls her a “formidable vocalist” and “adept improviser” and Downbeat magazine describes her voice as "ethereal" and "hauntingly intimate”.

  www.aubreyjohnsonmusic.com

Sunday
Apr 23
6:00PM  THE JEN AND JIMMY SHOW
Vanessa Golembewski Amy Stiller Usama Siddiquee Craig Fox and Eagle Witt, headliner
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A night of laughs with Jen and Jimmy!

8:35PM  NEW BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES: HELIO ALVES QUARTET
Billy Newman, host

Helio Alves, piano;  Vic Juris, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Edu Ribeiro, drums

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the early '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, Rosa Passos and Sadao Watanabe, to name but a few.

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Monday
Apr 24
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - POETRY
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

TJ Jarrett, featured reader;  Becca Lachman Sally Ashton Christopher Salerno
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Please join tonight’s featured reader, TJ Jarrett, along with poets, Becca Lachman, Sally Ashton, and Christopher Salerno.

TJ Jarrett is a writer and software developer from Nashville, Tennessee. Her recent work has been published in Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, VQR, West Branch and others. Her work has been anthologized in Language Lessons from Third Man Books and Best American Non-Required Reading 2015. Jarrett’s debut collection, Ain’t No Grave, was published with New Issues Press (2013) and her second, Zion, winner of the 2013 Crab Orchard Open Competition, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2014.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  UNREQUITED
Amanda Ferguson, vocals;  Joshua Richman, piano;  Dylan Shamat, bass;  Will Terrill, drums
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Join Chanteuse Amanda Ferguson, along with musicians Joshua Richman on piano, Dylan Shamat on bass, and Will Terrill on drums, as she explores themes of love, loss, and resilience in “Unrequited”, featuring a range of classic standards and contemporary favorites.

Tuesday
Apr 25
6:00PM  VAUDEVILLAGE
Tym Moss, host

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Come and join us for a night of fun, laughs and drinks!! Vaudevillage is a variety show that brings you theatre, comedy and music all in one night!!

The event is hosted by the charismatic and funny Tym Moss and directed By Gus Ferrari

And the line up of the evening consist of three 10 minute comedic plays that will keep you laughing the whole night:

April Fools, by Steven Korbar

Love on a Sewer Pipe, by Suzanne Bailie

Service, by Irene L, Pynn

We have a very funny & talented cast --and our musical guest for the month of April is the fabulous, Marnie Klar.

Join us for laughs, drinks....and to be merry!!! At Cornelia Street Cafe!!

8:30PM  CHRISTINE LAVIN, JULIE GOLD, DANIEL CAINER
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Legendary folk singer and broadcaster Christine Lavin, Grammy Award-winning writer of ‘From a Distance’, Julie Gold and Edinburgh Fringe Award-winning musical storyteller from the UK, Daniel Cainer, combine forces for what promises to be a fabulously entertaining and memorable triple-bill.

Christine is constantly touring the country with her unique blend of folk and observational comedy. Cainer is a Cornelia Street favorite and has recently enjoyed three limited off-Broadway runs for his one-man musical shows Jewish Chronicles and Gefilte Fish & Chips. Julie’s songs have been covered by nearly every major recording artist in the Universe and possibly beyond.

'Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, (along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, etc), Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force. Quick on her feet, witty, insightful, engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre.'

'Julie Gold simply exudes warmth, humility, honest, genuine sincerity, charm and a great sense of humor…She is truly blessed – not just with talent and intelligence, but an infectious personality and inner strength'. - Cherry Hill Times

'An extraordinary performer. At times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, thoroughly recommended' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Honest,edgy, touching and unpredictable. He will leave you tapping your toes and longing for more” - Jewish Week, New York

Wednesday Apr 26
6:00PM  SOUL SISTER REVUE
Cynthia Manick, curator; Ed Toney, host

LeRonn P. Brooks Janel Cloyd Yadira De La Riva Noel Quiñones Purvi Shah
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For a night of tales and poetry, join Soul Sister Revue for its 4-year anniversary at Cornelia Street Café where we ask "what does soul mean to you?" Soul Sister Revue highlights those established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

  soulsisterrevue.com/ www.facebook.com/events/1852069581730108/

8:00PM  MAREIKE WIENING QUINTET
Mareike Wiening Rich Perry Alex Goodman, guitar;  Glenn Zaleski, piano;  Johannes Felscher, bass

Brooklyn-based German drummer Mareike Wiening released her first album „Crosswalk" as a bandleader in 2014. Since then she has been successfully playing her music in Europe and the US. Wiening’s Quintet returns to Cornelia Street Café with an outstanding group of international musicians, including Rich Perry on tenor saxophone, Florian Weber on Piano, Alex Goodman on Guitar and Johannes Felscher on Bass.

  http://www.mareikewiening.com

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9:30PM  TOBIAS MEINHART QUINTET, NATURAL PERCEPTION
Tobias Meinhart, tenor sax, ewi;  Charles Altura, guitar;  Yago Vazquez, piano;  Orlando LeFleming, bass;  Jesse Simpson, drums
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Natural Perception is Tobias Meinhart’s debut album for ENJA Records. After spending five years living and playing in New York City, the saxophonist has compiled a series of original compositions that he feels represent his personal exploration of the spiritual power of music. The concept of the album was heavily inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski’s book, The Spiritual Journey, and especially the mental and emotional state that Jodorowski describes as “Empty mind, full heart.” To make a performance of such proportions possible, Tobias put together a band with whom he feels completely free, and thus capable of reaching a level of playing that is transcendent.

"One of Germany's biggest talents on the saxophone." Jazzthing

  www.tobiasmeinhart.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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Cover is given where known
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There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times