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Weekend Staff Picks: Graves, Washboards & Lies

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Some WNYC staffers visit cemeteries during their down time.

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Gig Alert: Rob Garcia 4

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jazz drummer Rob Garcia performs at the Cornelia Street Cafe. Download his song "Boundaries."

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Gig Alert: Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sebastián Cruz and the Cheap Landscape Trio brings its energetic and imaginative Colombia-meets-NYC inspired jazz to Cornelia Street Cafe. Download its carnivalesque number "Paradis Quarter" here. 

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Lovely Bones: Celebrating Anne Sexton at the Cornelia Street Café

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The poet Anne Sexton took her own life in 1974, but had she lived, this year would have marked her 83rd birthday. Reason enough, thought the actor Paul Hecht, to organize an elegant tribute to her at the Cornelia Street Café on Nov. 14.

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Cornelia Street Café Says Happy Birthday to Shakespeare

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's fitting that William Shakespeare was born in the spring—April 26, 1564—because his sonnets are crammed with sumptuous images of ripe nature bursting its bounds. The Cornelia Street Café recently celebrated the playwright’s birthday with a reading of selected sonnets. 

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Gig Alert: Rez Abbasi

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pakistani-American jazz guitarist Rez Abbassi performs new music with Rudresh Mahanthappa and Viyay Iyer tonight at Cornelia. Download Abbasi's "Lament" here, a cover of a classic Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan qawwali tune.

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GIg Alerts: duYun

Monday, June 28, 2010

The acclaimed classical composer (normally known as Du Yun) shows of her experimental electronic side tonight at Cornelia Street Cafe. Download her eerie track "Miranda" featuring cellist Matt Haimovitz.

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Gig Alerts: Joel Harrison and Anupam Shobhakar

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The revered sarod player teams up with guitarist Joel Harrison for an evening of new compositions at Cornelia Street Cafe. Download his cryptic tune "Way of the Warrior."

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Talk to Me: Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare

Friday, May 07, 2010

In celebration of the bard's birthday, Cornelia Street Café hosted readings from William Shakespeare's sonnets. Listen to the readings and Elizabethan music here.

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Talk to Me: Spot the Liar at Cornelia Street Café

Friday, April 09, 2010

Out of four crazy stories, one is a lie. That's the premise of The Liars Show at Cornelia Street Café. Listen to the show here and pick out the tall tale.

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Talk To Me: Celebrating Humorist Sholem Aleichem

Friday, March 26, 2010

Laughter filled The Cornelia Street Café at an event in late March honoring the 150th birthday of Yiddish humorist and humanist Sholem Aleichem.

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Gig Alerts: Allison Miller

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The ubiquitous drummer steps out tonight as a solo artist. Download her mellow post-bop track "Intermission."

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Gig Alerts: David Smith Quintet

Friday, March 05, 2010

Canadian-born trumpeter David Smith will be performing with his quintet Friday night in the 4th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival. Download the puckish and clever track "Halloween Song," then check out his ensemble at Cornelia Street Cafe.

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Gig Alerts: Michael Musillami Trio +3

Friday, February 26, 2010

This expanded ensemble led by a seasoned jazz guitarist will perform at Cornelia Street Cafe Sunday night. Download the combo's imaginative track "Ga-Ga-Goosebumps."

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GIg Alerts: Ari Hoenig Quartet

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Ari Hoenig Trio
"Anthropology" (Live)
Playing at: Cornelia Street Cafe
(29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village)
Get: Tickets ($15 at door) | Directions

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