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A well deserved Shout Out to the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton, plus other news & upcoming events!

Lisa's note: Congratulations to Buckskill Winter Club and all those who have consistently shown their support since they first opened their doors and will continue in this effort until their doors reopen and we can all glide on the ice! Click on the link above to read about the victorious win for Buckskill Winter Club vs. the Town of East Hampton.

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Marsha Heydt's CD 'One Night' is officially released with Sony Red
distribution on Blue Toucan Records.
You can buy it at FYI stores, Best Buy or on-line.

Sample her music by visiting Marsha's website or her page on Myspace

Review: A recording by someone who will become one of the great musicians of jazz
Author: John Book/Music For America

Marsha Heydt is a jazz musician based in New York (her roots are in Allentown, Pennsylvania) who makes the saxophone her chosen instrument, but also is quite impressive on the flute. One Night (Blue Toucan Music) is her debut CD, but after hearing the 13 tracks on this CD, she is anything but a first-timer (in fact she has played for the last 16 years, in that time doing a good amount of session work.) For those who are familiar with her name or her sound, it's a bold step for her but one that will be the first of many in the right direction.

The CD cover has her standing on a road, in a black dress, holding an alto sax. With that kind of simple approach I wasn't sure what to expect, but the moment "Good Feelin'" comes out the speakers, one gets the intention of the song, which helps pave the way for a very impressive album. Heydt is not a musician who takes over the music as soon as the music begins, the approach is subtle and pleasant, but this isn't smooth jazz. The music grooves for awhile before you hear a full solo from her, and her technique, while not forced, is very powerful and she is very aware of the power of space in her work. "Good Feelin'" is one of five original songs, and I could easily see other saxophonists and musicians adapting and embracing her work. "One Night", another Heydt original, is credited to being influenced by the 70's-era Grover Washington Jr., and if you are familiar with his Kudu material, you will definitely hear hints of his style, while Heydt adds her own colors and tones.

She is comfortable in playing that laid back, down-tempo CTI jazz as she is in incorporating various Latin styles, as she adds a unique twist to "Spartacus Love Theme". Other covers include "Georgia On My Mind", Hency Mancini's "Days Of Wine And Roses", Thelonious Monk's "Well U Needn't", and a very classy rendition of the classic Joe Zawinul composition, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". With each song, just as one tends to get comfortable in what is being presented, she throws in a few surprises, pushing herself to do more as she honors each song in the best way she knows how.

One Night may be all she wants to offer, for now at least, but what happens if one requests breakfast as the sun rises? One can only hope she will continue to tantalize and play with a passion on future recordings. If this is the progress of a musician 16 years in the making, more recording and playing will solidify her position as one of the great musicians of jazz.

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Lisa's note: You read an interview with Deborah Mills, a very talented woodcarver back in May '07. She forwarded this info about a group show she will be in on November 8.

would like to invite you to the opening reception for
the Fifth Annual Art Exhibit
About New York: One City – Eight Visions

A Group show featuring:

Yelena & Nikolay Budylin
Ryan Da Walt
Derrick Fludd
Mikhail Gubin
Sandra Indig
Deborah Mills
Vitaly Veksler

With original musical compositions by the students of
Professor Stephen Ward

November 8, 2007 at 6:30PM
Mercy College Manhattan Campus , Floor 7
66 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10001

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The Klezmatics Benefit Concert for DDDB
(Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn)

A special one-night-only benefit for DDDB
with guests Kakande and the Demolition String Band

Thursday, November 8th
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue at Union Street
Park Slope, Brooklyn

The Grammy-winning Klezmer and world-music band The Klezmatics will take to the stage of the Brooklyn Lyceum this coming Thursday, November 8th, to play a concert benefiting Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's legal fund and the lawsuits challenging Forest City Ratner's "Atlantic Yards" project.

The Klezmatics, who won the 2006 Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album, and whose roots run deep in Park Slope, will be joined on stage by special guests Kakande - featuring cellist, local activist and Duffield Street Underground blogger Raul Rothblatt - and the Demolition String Band.

Tickets for this rare Brooklyn performance by The Klezmatics are available online for just $20. You can guarantee yourself a ticket by ordering today.

Great food will be available from local purveyors
Maria's Mexican Bistro and Erica's Rugelach and Baking Company.

Order tickets online at

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242 West 41 Street
New York, NY

Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.

The remarkable filmmaking collaboration between director Ang Lee and producer/screenwriter James Schamus will be celebrated with a special program presented by the Museum of the Moving Image at The Times Center on Friday, November 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. “An Evening with Ang Lee and James Schamus” will consist of a conversation with Lee and Schamus moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz. The pair will discuss and show scenes from some of the acclaimed films that they have made in the past fifteen years, including Lust, Caution; Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Ice Storm; Sense and Sensibility; and The Wedding Banquet. In conjunction with the Times Center program, the Museum will also present theatrical screenings later in November of two of their films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain.

Ang Lee emigrated from Taiwan to America to make films. He has worked in a wide range of genres, moving fluidly between art-house and mainstream filmmaking, and between directing films in English and Chinese. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was the most successful foreign-language film ever released in the U.S., and Brokeback Mountain earned Lee an Academy Award for Best Director. One of the keys to Lee’s accomplishments is his creative partnership with James Schamus, president of Focus Features, who has co-written and/or co-produced all of Lee’s films, since their first feature in 1992, Pushing Hands.

An Evening with Ang Lee and James Schamus is the third program in the Museum’s new series, Moving Image at The Times Center, which features conversations and panel discussions with leading figures in film, television, and digital media.


A conversation with Ang Lee and James Schamus, moderated by the Museum’s Chief Curator David Schwartz, will include scenes from their films, including Lust, Caution; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Brokeback Mountain, The Wedding Banquet, and The Ice Storm.

Tickets: $17 Museum members and students/$25 non-members. Advance tickets available online at or by phone at 718.784.4520. Tickets are free for members at the Sponsor-level and above (call 718.784.4520 to reserve).

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.

Riklis Theater, Museum of the Moving Image

2000, 119 mins. Directed by Ang Lee. With Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeo, Ziyi Zhang. Wang Hui-ling, screenwriter of Lust, Caution, collaborated with Lee on this international blockbuster.

Brokeback Mountain
Sunday, November 25, 6:30 p.m.

Riklis Theater, Museum of the Moving Image

2005, 134 mins. 35mm. Directed by Ang Lee. With Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams. Lee’s exquisite and heart-wrending story of forbidden love between two ranch hands was a cultural milestone.

Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday, school groups only by appointment.)
Holiday hours: Open on Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day observed), from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
Film Screenings: Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and additional as scheduled.
Museum Admission: $10.00 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.00 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Paid admission includes film screenings (except for special ticketed events)
Location: 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria. (Ticketed programs may take place at locations in Manhattan. See above for details.)
Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street. N or W trains to 36 Avenue.
Program Information: Telephone: (718) 784-0077;

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Lisa's note: Ceclia Dinio-Durkin, founder of Women's Work forwarded me upcoming events plus an article about how Women's Work came to be. Click on the link below to read the article. Then check out upcoming events where Women's Work will showcase their work.

Chronogram magazine

The Unique Boutique
Nov. 10-11
The Manor, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Cultural Survival Fair Trade Bazaars:
Nov 24-25

Cambridge College
Dec. 1-2
Washburn Hall

Episcopal Divinity School
Dec. 8-9

Hynes Convention Center

Goody Goodies will be doing a family presentation at
Adrience Memorial Library
at 6.30-8.00pm on Wed. Nov 14

St. Paul's Crafts Fair
Dec. 1st
Hours from: 10-3

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GOLDA SOLOMON “The Medicine Woman of Jazz” with PO’JAZZ

Written and Conceived by Mark Whitecage

Downstairs at The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 2007, 6 - 8 PM
$15 ($10 students/seniors) includes one drink

ROZANNE LEVINE alto and Bb clarinets, bamboo flute
MARK WHITECAGE alto sax, clarinet, libretto
ROSI HERTLEIN violin, voice

Rosi Hertlein: “Hertlein is a player of very resilient technique. Her phrases and articulation recall Leroy Jenkins, but her tone is fuller and more singing." — Joe Milazzo,

Rozanne Levine: "Crystal Clarinets is a model of taste, restraint, and intelligence...Rozanne plays with just a hint of vibrato; she's a lyrical soloist and a deliberate player who pays close attention to texture and dynamics and supports her band mates with refinement and empathy." —Chris Kelsey, Jazz Now

Golda Solomon: “Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town.” — Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

Mark Whitecage: "The man is an absolute master of the alto saxophone and clarinet (not to mention a dab hand at electronics), and one of the finest and most original jazz composers in the world, and has been for years." —Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic, Signal to Noise

“PO’JAZZ at CORNELIA STREET is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food.”
— Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY 10014
between West 4th & Bleecker Streets

"a culinary as well as a cultural landmark" -- Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987

Tel: 212-989-9319
Fax: 212-243-4207

by subway: 1 or 9 to Christopher Street - Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F & V to West 4th St.