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Monday
Jul 07
6:00PM  CRUMPLED PRESS
Nicholas Jahr, host


The Crumpled Press celebrates its third anniversary, as well as two current publications, Professor Anthony Grafton's Codex in Crisis and Chris Moses' 'Tis of Thee: Reflections, a last ditch celebration of the 4th of July weekend, an evening of poetry, politics, and prose featuring:

Derek McGee who served two tours with the Marines in Iraq. His book, When I Wished I Was Here: Dispatches from Fallujah, has nearly surpassed 1000 copies, and remains a penetrating look at the day-to-day life of a soldier on and off the battlefield.

J. Nealin Parker, an aid worker with experience in South Africa, Indonesia, and Haiti, and recent graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs at Princeton, will read from her powerful first-hand account of the recent elections in Liberia, Take a Right at the Tank & Other Ways to Get Home.

Jordan McIntyre, one of the founding editors of the Crumpled Press, will read from his collections of poetry, Still Leaves and 13 Poems.

Chris Moses, a PhD candidate in the History Department of Princeton University, will read from his new pamphlet, 'Tis of Thee: Reflections on the Fourth of July, a meditation on love of country in a country that can be difficult to love.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.crumpledpress.org

8:30PM  AMRAM & CO
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises;  Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel;  John de Witt, bass;  Adam Amram, percussion;  John Ventimiglia, actor
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David Amram Quartet, with Kevin Twigg, John Dewitt, Adam Amram , actor John Ventimiglia and surprise guests celebrating the publication of amram's new book, "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" classics of jazz, world music, spoken word and amram's compositions.

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.
 Cover $10   www.davidamram.com

Tuesday
Jul 08
6:00PM  STORYTELLING
Barbara Aliprantis, Curator/Host

STEPHANIE PARELLO
Storytelling occurs the second Tuesday of every month.

Featured Teller: Stephanie Parello

Format: OPEN TELLING (6 to 7 minute limit), Followed by: Featured Teller

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

STEPHANIE PARELLO, a born storyteller, weaves an eclectic tapestry of stories and anecdotes from here and there and everywhere! A native of New York City, Stephanie turned her life upside-down a year ago by moving "Down Under" to accept the position of Senior Astronomy Educator at the Sydney Observatory/Powerhouse Museum. In addition to her day job, Stephanie immersed herself in the Sidney storytelling community and now, a year later, does she have new stories to tell? You bet!

Note: The 2nd Tuesday of the Month Storytelling Series hangs up the "Gone Fishing" sign for the month of August. Be back in September! - Barbara Aliprantis
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   http://www.barbaraaliprantis.org

8:30PM  MORRISON MOTEL
John Morrison, host

Tom Shillue Jane Condon Liam McEneaney Thomas Middleditch Mike Drucker Dan Cartwright
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John Morrison's monthly comedy quickie--some of the smartest, most politically savvy comedians in or passing through New York make and unmake their bed here before some soon to be deported illegal third world alien comes in to clean it all up . . .

On this, our last show till September, we are happy as heck to have Tom Shillue headline. The New York Times called Tom “Inspired”, and the New York Post said, simply, “Brilliant”. Backstage named him the Top New York Comic, saying “There isn’t anything Shillue can’t do”, and fans on the Comedy Central website voted Tom one of the top ten comedians in the country in their annual showdown. (Did we mention we're happy as heck to have him?) Joining Tom will be our good friend, Jane Condon, of "Last Comic Standing" and "The View" fame. VH1's Liam McEneaney will be here before he runs off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and so - hopefully, finally - will Chicago's Thomas Middleditch (Second City, Baby Loves Candy). And let's not forget good friends and great comics Mike Drucker and Dan Cartwright. And there you have it, 90 minutes of fresh-baked hilarity, just for you.
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/morrisongod

Wednesday Jul 09
6:00PM  THE PSYCHASTHENIA SOCIETY
Jon Brunelle, storytelling;  Dan Vatsky, video
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Vintage film clips, free form narrative. It's not everyday we find a new multimedia genre.

'50s detectives thwarted by MTA service changes. Psychic anarchists in a doomed romance. Frustrated feds seduced by runaway nanobots. The Psychasthenia Society presents an immersive program of satiric stories blended with remixed movie stills, live video, and electronic music. Featuring storyteller Jon Keith Brunelle and video artist Daniel Vatsky, straight from Williamsburg engagements at Galapagos Art Space and Monkey Town.

Jon Keith Brunelle, the founder of The Psychasthenia Society, calls his work laptop storytelling: rapid-fire digital slide shows comprising hundreds of vintage movie stills, remixed to form satiric new stories that he tells in live voiceover. Various editions of The Hammer Variations, Jon's remix of the movie Kiss Me Deadly, have been featured at Collective: Unconscious and P.S. 122, and in New York gallery events. The Nanolove Report, written by Jon and performed by The Psychasthenia Society, enjoyed a successful run at Collective: Unconscious.

As the visual coordinator of The Psychasthenia Society, Daniel Vatsky draws from his expertise as both an established video artist and a professional archival image researcher. His projections have graced the walls and screens of dozens of New York clubs and parties. Performance highlights include showings at the Museum of Modern Art, the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, and the Knitting Factory. Recent collaborations include work with multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson and documentary filmmaker Ric Burns.
 Cover $10 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND
Ann Klein, host

Ann Klein Tabitha Fair Alyson Palmer Tony Salvatore
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Ann Klein (host) is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer. As a composer/songwriter, she has: toured in Europe consistently for 10 years; written music for: three documentaries for French television; THE ENERGY FACTORY (an organization committed to tackling the growing problem of child obesity in the United States); MetroMusic a hip and happenin library in NYC. As a guitarist, Ann has had the honor of playing with Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, PM Dawn, Sara Lee, Toshi Reagon, Keri Noble, Mary Lee Kortes, Sara Wendt, and Ani DiFranco, among others. She has also produced several artists with her partner, Tim Hatfield, of Cowboy Technical Services. Ann was also the recipient of a grant to attend the McDowell Colony in the summer of 2000. However, Ann is most proud of her ability to wah wah her way out of any solo, any time.

Her music is a hybrid of sounds--classic rock and pop, alternative, progressive and blues influences find their way into her intelligent, slightly off-kilter songs In a perfect world, Klein would be a big star.
- Mick Skidmore, Relix
www.ann-klein.com

Tabitha Fair is arguably one of the best singers the world over. Her stunning instrument transcends audiences with its dynamic nuances, and sparkling colors. Tabitha is often compared to divas Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. In fact, all of these artists have achieved great success with songs that were first demoed by Tabitha, who has long been a favorite studio singer for platinum songwriters. Tabithas illustrious career began with her own TV show (at age 13) called, Tabitha, and it was then that great things started to happen. After making her initial splash at the Grand Ole Opry, Tabitha quickly became one of Nashvilles top singers and often toured with many well-known artists including Amy Grant and Travis Tritt. Tabitha eventually moved to New York where the focus has been on her solo career- writing, performing and recording. Tabitha has performed live duets with Michael McDonald as well as the lead singer from Ambrosia David Pack, and was featured at President Clintons second inauguration in Washington D.C. where she was accompanied by Bruce Hornsby on piano. By invitation, Tabitha was featured with Sting in a benefit performance for the Rainforest at Carnegie Hall. Miles Copeland honored Tabitha with an invitation to workshop with established songwriters and artists at a castle in France where she co-wrote a song with Carole King which was later placed in the movie, Sum of All Fears, featuring Tabithas vocal. Tabithas voice is currently heard on numerous national television commercials including V-8, Gillette Venus, Lays Potato Chips, and Hanes.
www.myspace.com/tabithafair

Alyson Palmer is a singer/songwriter and bass player, best known for being the tallest third of BETTY, the rock/pop band. In over two decades with that band, she and her music have appeared on television theme songs, films, Off-Broadway and in venues all over the world. With her beshert, Tony Salvatore by her side, she has a burgeoning solo career and the Tot Rock bands Tone Alley and Aly & The Village Family Band. She produces musical events, including Mamapalooza: The Festival For Moms Who Rock. The greatest things on earth to her are love and peanut butter.
www.myspace.com/alysonpalmer

Tony Salvatore has had the good fortune to perform with Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza), Angelique Kidjo, Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Jane Siberry, Kate Pierson (B-52's), Muzz Skillings (Living Colour), Taj Mahal; BETTY , Heather Greene , & Mary McBride. His first CD, an album of original instrumental acoustic guitar tunes entitled, NEFARIOSO, is avlbl at www.cdbaby.com/tonysalvatore. His upcoming self- produced album, CANNED ESSENCE will be avlbl online in 2008. Tony's guitar is featured on the theme song to Showtime's hottest series, The L Word; & his guitar & production skills provided music for a variety of cable & network shows & commercials. Tony is endorsed by Gibson Guitars , and Hot Hand Guitar Effects.
 Cover $7

Thursday
Jul 10
6:00PM  WOMEN READING ALOUD
Julie Maloney Deedee Agee
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Julie Maloney has worked in the arts as a performer and educator her entire life. She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Julie peformed for several modern dance companies in New York City before founding her own company and working as choreographer, artistic director and principal dancer. Dance led to photography and then to writing. Julie's new book of poetry, "Private Landscape," was published this fall by Arseya Publishing. She did not intend to write this book. Poetic form fell to the page as she traveled through cancer. This is a book about love and loving as told from a strikingly honest point of view. Its themes will resonate with every women and those brave enough will pass it on to the men in their lives.

Deedee Agee is working on a collection of autobiographical stories set in Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 60s, where she lived with her mother and father, the writer James Agee. She leads private workshops, has taught writing at the college level, and has also worked as a waitress, house painter, reproductive counselor, chef, software trainer at the United Nations and freelance writer. She was awarded a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship and membership in the Writer's Room of Boston. Her work has appeared in Doubletake Magazine as well as several anthologies, and she has read her work on NPR. Ms. Agee currently lives in Hingham, MA, in a 19th century parsonage with her husband, a Unitarian Universalist minister.


 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)   www.womenreadingaloud.org www.deedeeagee.com

8:30PM  DANIEL KELLY GROUP
Daniel Kelly, piano;  David Ambrosio, bass;  Rob Garcia, drums
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Composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly has developed his own personal and unique approach to jazz, free improvisation and modern chamber music. His quartet was the recipient of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award. He has recorded and/or performed with musicians such as Lauryn Hill, Don Byron, David Murray, Harvie S, Iva Bittova, Bobby Sanabria, Candido, William Parker, John Zorn and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Tonight he performs in the trio setting with long-time band members David Ambrosio and Rob Garcia.

"Pianist Daniel Kelly is original and adventurous." Howard Mandel, Author of Future Jazz

Daniel Kelly is a pianist and composer who confidently splits the difference between murky history and sleek progressivism
- Nate Chinen, New York Times
 Cover $10   www.myspace.com/danielkellymusic www.danielkellymusic.com

Friday
Jul 11
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Roxanne Hoffman, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Long time open mic favorite NGOMA features.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  X-MAN AND THE BOYS.
X-Man (Matt Miller), saxophone;  Leif Arntzen , trumpet/euphonium;  Brian Harding, trombone;  Bill Ware, vibes;  Miles Arntzen, drums;  Andrew Hall , bass
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Brian and Leif are from Vancouver, Miles and Bill and Andrew are from New York, and the mystery X-Man is from everywhere. We're all %&^% great, and play the usual suspects: Coltrane/Davis/Ellington/Monk/The Meters....did you say The Meters? Yes the funk. Ok.

More info on:
Bill Ware
Leif Arntzen or on myspace....
Miles Arntzen
 Cover $10

Saturday
Jul 12
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are Perillo Prize Winners - Carmela Palazzo Hakan, Miriam Polli, Kathleen Gerard Villano plus a vivacious open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  THE JOHN MCNEIL HARMONIC EXTRAVAGANZA !
John McNeil, trumpet;  Tom Beckham, vibraphone;  Nate Radley , guitar;  Jorge Roeder , bass
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The John McNeil Harmonic Extravaganza !

More chords! More harmony! More funny-sounding stuff!

Tired of going out to hear bands that have no chordal instrument and rely on one lousy sad-ass bass player who doesn't know any tunes to provide all the harmonic color? Well, now's your chance to cancel out those experiences with a tsunami of tone poems, a plethora of progressions, a virtual vat of voicings -- all produced by not one but TWO (2) chordal instruments! Plus a bass player who knows everything!
 Cover $10   www.mcneiljazz.com www.tombeckham.net

Sunday
Jul 13
8:30PM  NINA MOFFITT
Nina Moffitt, voice;  Rafiq Bhatia, guitar, loops;  Kyle Wilson, saxophones;  Corey King, trombone;  Jackson Hill, bass;  Alex Ritz, drums
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Nina Moffitt is a Brooklyn-born vocalist who uses an instrumental approach to interpret music from a distinctive, genre-bending perspective. While currently studying cultural anthropology at Oberlin College, Nina also studies with Professor Lorraine Manz, mezzo soprano, and jazz studies professors Wendell Logan, Robert Ferrazza, and Marcus Belgrave at the Oberlin Conservatory. Among many influences, Nina's singing is greatly inspired by the work of Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, and Nina Simone (for whom she is named). Bossa nova and samba phrasing have also become pervasive in Nina's musical concept since she studied Portuguese in Brazil in 2007. Among other projects, Nina works regularly with a Brazilian music group, sings with the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble, and performs in the New York area with her own quartet.

Rafiq Bhatia is an East-African Indian American guitarist/composer seeking to synthesize a genre-bending musical lexicon informed by the traditions of his transmigratory heritage. A first-generation American, Bhatia is currently completing an interdisciplinary honors degree in economics and cognitive science at Oberlin College. He is also associated with the world-renowned Oberlin Conservatory, where his concept quickly caught the attention of prolific drummer Billy Hart (Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis). Besides apprenticing under Hart and Cleveland-based drummer Paul Samuels (Greg Osby), Bhatia is the artist-in-residence at The Feve, an Oberlin mainstay, where his group has attracted a loyal fan-base and critical acclaim for their weekly performances. He also frequently returns to New York, performing with the Rafiq Bhatia Collective and studying with Downbeat magazine's "Rising Star Jazz Pianist/Composer" Vijay Iyer.

"A contemporary mind with the true potential of the future, Rafiq Bhatia is definitely an artist to look forward to hearing."
--Billy Hart, legendary jazz drummer

cover: $13/$7 for students

www.rafiqbhatia.com   www.myspace.com/ninamoffitt www.myspace.com/rafiqbhatiamusic

Monday
Jul 14
6:00PM  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PABLO NERUDA,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HART CRANE

Paul Hecht, convener

Paul Hecht Quentin Mare Sonia Manzano Charlotte Parry Cristian Amigo, guitar
Happy Birthday Pablo Neruda, <br>Happy Birthday Hart Crane image Sonia Manzano
The first (and second) Poet's Birthday Bash, celebrating in this case the unlikely astrological convergence of Pablo Neruda and Hart Crane. Watch for Edna St. Vincent Millay on August 11 and John Milton's 400th birthday on December 8.

PAUL HECHT has assembled many literary events for the cafe. He has starred on Broadway opposite such actors as Rex Harrison and Maggie Smith. He received a Tony nomination for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and an Obie for Pirandello's Henry IV.

QUENTIN MARE was most recently seen on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's "Rock N Roll", "Coram Boy", "Julius Caesar" with Denzel Washington, "King Lear" with Christopher Plummer and "A Little Night Music" at the New York State Theatre. He'd like to dedicate his participation in this evening to the memory of actor and friend John Seitz, whose poetry readings in this venue were Mr. Mar's first introduction to Cornelia Street Caf.

SONIA MANZANO has played Maria on Sesame Street for over thirty-five years. She has earned fifteen Emmys as a writer for that show and is now writing children's books. Visit her at www.soniamanzano.com.

CHARLOTTE PARRY has performed in a wide range of theater in New York including 'The Real Thing' and 'Coram Boy' on Broadway, 'Howard Katz' at the Roundabout, two seasons with the Sir Peter Hall Company at BAM and, most recently, 'Rainbow Kiss' at 59E59 and the world premiere of Albee's 'Me Myself and I'. Extensive West End and regional theater and TV in the UK, and a wide variety of audio book narrations.

CRISTIAN AMIGO is an award-winning composer (Guggenheim fellowship, Meet the Composer, among others) and guitarist living in New York City. His new CD Kingdom of Jones is on the innova Recordings label. For more information and sounds, please go to cristianamigo.com.


 Cover $10  

www.soniamanzano.com www.cristianamigo.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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