* Cover is given where known
* There is a one-drinkminimum per set
* Reservations for shows downstairs can only be made by phone:212-989-9319
Jed Distler, host
Doors open at 5:45 PM
"Barred Music" Shakespeare's Fools Day
Readings by Paul Hecht and Roberta Maxwell. With composer/performer Demetrius Spaneas and pianist Jed Distler
ROBERTA MAXWELL: Broadway: Our Town, Equus, Othello, Henry V. Off-Broadway: CSC, The Public Theater, MTC. Regional: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Stratford Connecticut, Stratford Ontario. Film: Dead Man Walking, Brokeback Mountain, Popeye, Philadelphia, Last Night, Sudden Disclosure, Scar Tissue. TV: "Law & Order," "Another World," "Mourning Becomes Electra" (PBS), "Airwaves, (CBS Series), "What Makes A Family," Warehouse 13." Awards: Obie (Whistle in the Dark, Ashes), Drama Desk (Slag), Willager (Mary Stuart), Carbonell (Lettuce and Lovage).
PAUL HECHT has starred on Broadway opposite such actors as Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith, was a Tony nominee for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and received an OBIE for the title role in Pirandello's Henry IV. He has a long and varied career in film and television and has directed and appeared in many literary events in NYC, including at least a dozen at Cornelia Street. including last year's Shakespeare celebration and, in an inspired stroke of typecasting, God in Milton's Paradise Lost.
$20 music charge at the door, includes $10 drink/food credit
Ben Rattliff from The NY Times describes Sara as " cool all over, from concept to execution. She has a halting, careful, nearly affectless soprano that prowls a narrow pitch range in mostly wordless lines, perching naturally around the E above a piano’s middle C, then surprises you when it gradually swells in volume or suddenly jumps up an octave, without breaking stride".
$20 cover (includes a drink)
Matos has been performing and recording with Sara Serpa, Greg Osby, Thomas Morgan, Noah Preminger, George Garzone, Mikado Lab and João Lencastre among many other artists.
¨Mr. Matos advances a pointedly contemporary air¨-- The New York Times
$10 includes a drink ( my god what a bargain! )
SIGN UP 5:45/ 20+ READERS/3 Minutes.
Bring your favorite Yeats, Joyce, Whitman, Dickinson, Burns, Eliot,
Stevens, Williams, Ginsberg, poem, etc. etc.
$ 7 includes a drink
Edmund White has written over twenty books. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Frenchwriter Jean Genet, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Heis also the author of a trilogy of autobiographical novels: A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. His most recentnovel is Jack Holmes and His Friend.A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City.
Susanna Moore's earliest three novels make up a Hawaiian trilogy --- the first book, My Old Sweetheart, published in 1983,won the PEN Hemingway Citation and the Prize for First Fiction from theAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters. She has written a memoir of her childhoodin Hawaii; a commonplace book about the sea; a novel, In the Cut, about a murder in NewYork; and a novel set in 19th-century India. Her last novel, The Big Girls, takes place in awomen's prison and is currently being adapted into a film for HBO. Ms. Moorewas awarded a prize for Literary Achievement by the American Academy of Artsand Letters in 1999. She has been teaching Creative Writing since 1988.
David McConnell is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Silver Hearted, 2010. Edmund White called it “a perfect work of art.” PatrickMcGrath hailed him as “the most intriguing, original and exotic writer I’vecome across in years.” His short fiction and journalism have appeared widely inmagazines and anthologies, including The Literary Review (UK), Granta and Prospect Magazine (UK). His novel The Firebrat came out in 2003. Hisnewest book (Akashic, March, 2013) will be ground-breaking non-fiction, a reappraisal and narratives of hate crimes to be called American Honor Killings, ecstasies of violence and crazed sexual dignity among young men. He’s also co-chair ofthe Lambda Literary Foundation. He lives in New York City.
$7 cover includes a house drink
$20 (includes a drink)
As a member of the Microscopic Septet in the 1980s and early 1990s, Shapiro was part of a small but vibrant community of jazz musicians who refused to submit to the narrow, neoconservative ethos of the day, and chose instead to celebrate the entire tradition, from early swing to the avant-garde. You can hear that joyous open-mindedness in all of Shapiro's subsequent work, including his two previous albums for John Zorn's Tzadik label, Midnight Minyan and It's in the Twilight, which subject traditional synagogue melodies to a variety of treatments, from rhythm and blues to modal jazz.
Lorette Velvette : vocals, guitar
Charlie Burnham : vocals, violin
Dave Soldier : banjo & violin
Dog (Mark Deffenbaugh) : guitar
Alex Greene : bass drum
Jonathan Kane : snare drum
with possible guests Bob Neuwirth and Ron Franklin from Memphis
"In 1994, inspired by the fife-and-drum blues of northern Mississippi and the bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe, the iconoclastic downtown composer and scientist Dave Soldier (he's a professor of neurology at Columbia) formed the Kropotkins, named after the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin. While the group is conventional by the standards of some of Soldier's other projects (he once created enormous instruments for a group of Thai elephants to play), it can nonetheless seamlessly weave a Charles Ives cover into a set of soulful, if sometimes angular, country- or blues-tinged originals."
---- The New Yorker
$ 15 includes a drink
$25 (includes a drink)
4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold.
This month, The Liar Show welcomes Peter Aguero (BTK Band; Moth Grandslam Champion), Giulia Rossi (Stripped Stories), Steven Berkowitz (Writer; The Moth), and Erin Barker (Producer, The Story Collider).
Hosted by Andy Christie (NY Times; The Moth Radio Hour)
$15.00 includes a drink
In the early 1970’s, John Adams began to write music that combined his interest in American popular music, the classics, and electronics. Inspired by the waveform transformation that occurs in a modulating circuit, Adams set out to write music “as if the piano was a generator of waveforms,” by using loops, phasing, and algorithmic devices. Pianist Jeff Lankov will perform Adams’ first exploration into minimalism, the revolutionary Phrygian Gates; as well as his “manic, bipolar scherzo,”American Berserk.
Waves are at the heart of what Ken Perlin does. Ken, who directs the NYU Games for Learning Institute, is an Academy Award winning computer scientist at NYU’s Media Research Laboratory who has created a goodly number of the techniques used in today's cinema. His interests include animation with personality, realistic textures, and educational computer games. For this event, he will be creating original graphically animated work inspired by Jeff's interpretation of John Adams' music.
$10.00 cover plus one drink minimum
In 2011 he recorded “Shapes”, his first album as a bandleader with his quintet, featuring saxophonist Adam Larson, Fabian Almazan, Luques Curtis and his brother Bastian Weinhold on drums.
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times