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Dogs, Cats, Music, Films and Art

Saturday Morning DOG TALK on WLIU 88.3 FM is
1) Dr Jean Hofve will be purring about the anti-declaw laws just passed yesterday in Beverly Hills, following Santa Monica and San Francisco. Los Angeles is next, with California now leading the country in kindness to kitties.

2) Animal Communicator Ann Marie Sawicki will talk to your animals - both those here and those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Saturday NIGHT DOG TALK & CAT CHAT on WOR 710 AM is

1) Sophie B Hawkins wrote the theme music for the show "Mmmm...My Best Friend" and will be talking about the dogs and cats in her studio who inpsire her music.
2) Zak from the new Animal Planet show SUPER FETCH will tell us some easy tricks to do with our own dogs.

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Chelsea Art Museum
invites you to
the 8th Poetry Reading in Praise of Forces of Nature
with Donald Kuspit, James Mann, Cynthia Nadleman,
Carter Ratcliff, Raphael Rubenstein and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

In conjunction with a solo show of paintings by
Marlene Tseng Yu
Saturday, November 7 at 4pm

Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street @ 11th Avenue

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Deanna Witkowski Trio
Saturday 7 November playing
7 and 8:30 pm
Fat Cat

Brazilian jazz with
Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test

Rodrigo Ursaia, sax, flute;
Susan Pereira, vocals and percussion;
Paul Meyers, guitar; Gustavo Amarante, bass;
Vanderlei Pereira, drums

75 Christopher St (at 7th Ave)

They’ll also be at Smoke on Wednesday, 2 December.

This Sunday, 8 Nov at 5 pm
Deanna Witkowski Trio
w/Marco Panascia, bass; Scott Latzky, drums
Saint Peter’s Church- jazz vespers

Janis Wilkins- photo

Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave at 54th St

The quartet will be back at Saint Peter's on January 3.

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November 18 and 19, 2009

Henry Selick, who directed the critically acclaimed animated features Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach, will offer New York City audiences a rare look at his creative process in two special programs presented by Museum of the Moving Image. On Wednesday, November 18, Selick will discuss his films and his approach to animation during a conversation at the Crosby Street Hotel. On Thursday, November 19, he will participate in a conversation following a screening of Coraline in 3D at the Directors Guild Theatre, presented as part of the Variety New York Screening Series. Both discussions will be moderated by the Museum’s Chief Curator, David Schwartz.

“Selick's work is characterized by its emotional and textural richness,” said Schwartz. “Its quality comes directly from its adherence to the physicality and hand-made quality of stop-motion animation. Coraline is one of the year’s most enchanting and imaginative movies, with a wonderfully evocative sense of atmosphere, and we’re very pleased to present these two programs with Henry Selick.”

Describing the picture as “exquisitely realized,” A.O. Scott wrote in The New York Times, “Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling.”

Henry Selick has directed four features: Coraline (2009), Monkeybone (2001), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). He began his career as an animator at Walt Disney Studios following studies at CalArts—where Tim Burton, Brad Bird, and John Lasseter were among his classmates. He also created the animated sequences for Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004).

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. An Evening with Henry Selick At the Crosby Street Hotel, 79 Crosby Street (between Spring and Prince)
In this intimate and wide-ranging discussion program, Selick will talk about his career and show clips from Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Tickets are $20, $10 for Museum members. Members at the sponsor-level and above receive free tickets. Order online at or call 718.784.4520.

Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m. Coraline with Henry Selick in person Variety New York Screening Series Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57 Street, Manhattan.
2009, 100 mins. Focus Features. Presented in Dolby Digital 3-D. Directed by Henry Selick. With the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane. Selick adapts Neil Gaiman's book about a girl who, dissatisfied in her new home, discovers a door to an alternative version of her life on the other side. Film critic A.O. Scott wrote in The New York Times that Coraline "lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling."
Tickets are $20, $15 for Museum members. For more information and tickets, call 718.784.4520.

About the Variety New York Screening Series
New York City’s most high-profile award-season screening series features the year’s top movies and personal appearances by directors, actors, and producers. The series—presented by Variety in partnership with the Museum—includes twenty screenings from September 15 through mid-December. Each screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the key creative talent behind the film.

About Museum of the Moving Image
Founded in 1981, Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It houses the nation’s largest collection of moving image artifacts; screens hundreds of films annually; and offers education programs to thousands of New York City students and teachers. Its exhibitions—including the core exhibition, Behind the Screen—are noted for their integration of material objects, computer-based interactive experiences, and audiovisual presentations.

A major expansion and renovation of the Museum’s facility is currently underway. Designed by architect Thomas Leeser, the project will double the size of the building, completely redesign the first floor and add a new theater, new galleries and an education center. When completed in the fall of 2010, the new Museum building will be ideal for showcasing the moving image in all its forms, ensuring the Museum's place—creatively, intellectually, and physically—as one of the great moving-image institutions of the world.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (between 36 and 37 Streets), Astoria, NY 11106
Recorded Information Line: 718.784.0077


Coaches Corner-Thursday Night on Blog Talk Radio

Coach Andrew's BlogTalkRadio
November 5
9:30 pm

Click here to log into Coach Andrew's Thursday night
BlogTalkRadio with guest speaker Jennifer Wilkov,
business consultant and author of
From Thought to Sales in 90 Days and
Dating Your Money
(If you call in to ask Coach Andrew a question during
the show,
tell him you saw the posting on
urbanseashell—a collection. —Lisa)


The Perch Cafe, Brooklyn NY

Literary Tuesday at
The Perch Cafe
November 3
with open mic to follow

Teri Coyne has been writing since she got a typewriter for her tenth birthday. She studied poetry with Philip Shultz at NYU, novel writing at Iowa Summer Writers Workshop, memoir with Frank McCourt at the Southampton Summer Writer’s Program and fiction with Masha Hamilton at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. Although Teri has written across multiple genres, THE LAST BRIDGE is her first novel. In addition to her creative pursuits (filmmaking, playwriting, producing, directing, act¬ing, stand-up comedy), Teri has also renovated a 110-year-old house on the North Fork of Long Island. The is currently at work on her second novel. Visit her at

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)