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A great line up of events from city line to shore line...

Welcome back to UrbanSeaShell. Tracie Hotchner sent in details for next weeks Dog Talk & Cat Chat Radio Show. Details below for upcoming poetry readings, jazz & theatre performances plus a conversation with Michael Caine hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image on April 28th. Enjoy!

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Literary Tuesday's at
The Perch Cafe
(open mic to follow)

April 12: Estha Weiner is co-editor and contributor to Blues For Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews Akron Poetry Series, 2005), and author of The Mistress Manuscript (Book Works, 2009) and Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street. Nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, she was a 2005 winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize, and a 2008 Visiting Scholar at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England. Estha is the founding director of The Sarah Lawrence College NY Writers Night Series, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for the New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Adj. Assistant Professor of English at City College of New York, and serves or has served on the Poetry/Writing faculties of the Frost Place, The Hudson Valley Writers Center, Stonecoast Writers Conference, Poets and Writers, Poets House, and The Writers Voice. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. In her previous life, Estha was an actor and worked for BBC radio.

April 20: in her fiction, Sarah Beck draws from her nomadic twenties and San Diego childhood. She teaches English at The City College of New York. Sarah will be reading with David M. King, who is currently in the Graduate Program at The City College of New York, where he also teaches English.

April 27: Although Peter Fiore has had poems published in American Poetry Review, Hearse, Vagabond and Dragonfly, he has only been on the fringes of the poetry scene for the last 30 years. When he discovered Gogyohka less than two years ago, poems “began to gush through my brain,” to use Peter’s words. He published the first collection of American Gogyohka, text messages, in February, 2009, and along with Tim Geaghan and Mike Orlansky established the website


The Perch Cafe is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn

365 5th Avenue (btwn 5th & 6th Streets)

(F train to 4th Ave & 9th St or

R to Union Street and 4th Ave)

No cover charge. Bring your appetite and

treat yourself to good eats from

The Perch menu.


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Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love
Performing at The Garage

April 15 2010
10:30pm 2:30 am

June 6
12 noon 4pm

Marsha Heydt alto,soprano saxophone and flute
Norman Pors piano and keyboards
Trifon Dimitrov Electric and Acoustic Bass
Rossen Nedelchev Drums
Renato Thoms Percussion

99 Seventh Ave. South, New York , NY 10014
Subways: Take the 1 train to Christopher St. / Sheridan Square.

Alternatively, take the ABCDEF trains to West 4th Street & walk to 7th Ave.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010, 6 - 8 PM

Downstairs at The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, 212-989-9319

doors open at 5:30; Jazz begins at 5:45
$15 ($10 students with ID) includes one drink
(cash only)


with Pat Behrens – Rochelle Goldstein – Elizabeth Lara – Mary Lyon
Sue Melot – Jeanne Stauffer-Merle – Ellen Wright

Music by ROSI HERTLEIN violin


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Filó Machado and Deanna Witkowski
w/Felipe Salles, Michael O'Brien, Vince Cherico

16 April from 8-8:30 pm on
MNN's "Cosmopolitan Traveler"

Watch the show online.
Click on "Watch MNN3 Live"), or on
Time Warner Cable's channel 57
(Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 3).

As an added bonus, the show features a short interview with
FIló and Deanna Witkowski(em portugues).

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Stages Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Once Upon a Mattress

Fifty years ago, Once Upon a Mattress, a romantic and hilarious musical version of “The Princess and the Pea”, opened on Broadway to the delight of theatergoers young and old. It won the hearts of its audiences with an inventive and raucous twist on the old story.

In celebration of that 50th Anniversary,

Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.,

will present

Once Upon a Mattress, its 80th production

Bay Street Theatre

Friday, April 23rd

and Saturday, April 24th

both shows at 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 25th,

at 2:00 PM .

The cast of over 30 young local actors is directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard. Musical accompaniment is by Amanda Jones and James Benard. Music is by Mary Rodgers, lyrics are by Marshall Barer, and book is by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller. Originally written for the Broadway stage for a young Carol Burnett, this fractured fairy tale has seen a Tony nominated Broadway revival starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and, most recently, an ABC television special starring Tracey Ullman, with Carol Burnett as the Queen.

Come enjoy a royal time at a rollicking musical comedy for the whole family!

Tickets for Once Upon A Mattress are $15 and can be

purchased at the Bay Street Theatre Box Office, or by calling 631-725-9500.

Stages begins its 16th season this summer.

There is still time to join its popular Summer Stock Program.

Stages is dedicated to performing professional-quality musicals for

family audiences, involving young actors from all of the Hampton communities.

For further information about Stages upcoming programs call 631-329-1420.

Bay Street Theatre

Long Wharf
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

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BPL Chamber Players
Sunday, April 25 2010, 4pm
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for
Contemporary Culture
Central Library

Ales Fiterstein, Clarinet
Benjamin Hochman, Piano

Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No.1
Schumann: Nachtstucke, Op. 23 (piano solo)
Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Brahms: Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 120, No.2

Admission is FREE!
Thank you for making this series such a great success!

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

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Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
At Directors Guild Theater, 110 West 57 Street,

Sir Michael Caine, one of the world’s most acclaimed screen actors, has played many legendary roles in his distinguished career. On Wednesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image will present Sir Michael Caine, Icon, an evening of conversation with Caine about his tough-guy roles, moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz. The discussion will be followed by an exclusive preview screening of his latest movie, Harry Brown (opening April 30th), in which Caine plays a widowed veteran who seeks vengeance against a youth gang after his friend is murdered. The program is presented in association with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Along with Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine is the only actor with Oscar nominations in every decade since the 1960s.
Caine has played a wide range of characters, some aristocratic, some reflecting his working-class roots. Among his tough-guy roles are a brutal hitman in Get Carter (1970), a gold thief in The Italian Job (1969), and a British officer in his star-making role in Zulu (1964). He has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999). Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in South London in 1933, Caine was the son of a fish market porter. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

Harry Brown, his latest film, will be released in theaters on April 30th, by Samuel Goldwyn Films. (2009, 97 mins. Directed by Daniel Barber. With Emily Mortimer.)

“Sir Michael Caine, Icon” will take place at the Directors Guild Theater, located at 110 West 57 Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Manhattan. Tickets are $20 public / $12 Museum members / Free for sponsor-level members and above. Call 718.784.4520 or order online at

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