Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dori Hadar, Mingering Mike, and Dennis Geronimus

Rediscovered Art Night!
The evening starts out with Dori Hadar, private investigator, DJ and record collector. Mr. Hadar discovered a trove of hand-rendered album covers with cardboard records inside, along with homemade cardboard 45's and 8-tracks, all by someone identified as "Mingering Mike." A book of these unusual artworks was recently published - Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar - and tonight Dori Hadar and Mingering Mike himself visit the program.

After that, NYU assistant Professor of Fine Arts Dennis Geronimus champions the art of Piero di Cosimo. His new book, Piero di Cosimo, Visions Beautiful and Strange, challenges much of the (scarce) scholarship on this artist.

Friday, May 18, 2007



At Film Forum (209 W Houston St, New York, NY. Box Office: (212) 727-8110):

Alberto Lattuada’s MAFIOSO, starring Alberto Sordi, in exclusive return engagement
at Film Forum May 23-June 7.
If you haven't seen this one and you're a fan of great comedy and/or Italian film, GO! You won't believe you didn't know about this one!!

The LA based pianist Jeff Lorber, who rarely
ventures east, is in town for a solo gig at the Blue Note on Monday, June 4.


Celebrate the legendary photo agency's 60th anniversary with special events and exhibitions;

New York Public Library
Magnum @ 60
With the advent of the “digital revolution” and “citizen journalism,” more people are taking pictures and telling/sharing stories than ever before. Now, the power of photography has been thrown into a new light and traditional photojournalism must answer new questions. How does this democracy change the role of the journalist? Will traditional photojournalism have a place in the future? Magnum Photos and Live from the NYPL consider the future of Magnum and the face of photography within this rapidly developing landscape.
Saturday June 16th, 7pm

$15 through

Half King
Drinks with Magnum

Join Magnum photographers, family, and friends for spirits and conversation .
Tuesday June 19th, 7--9pm

Half King Bar and Restaurant
505 W 23rd Street
New York, NY

Strand Books
Magnum at the Strand

Representing the latest in Magnum’s history of seminal photo books, Elliott Erwitt, Thomas Dworzak, Alex Webb, and others sign copies of their newest releases on the second floor Photography Department of Strand Books. Wine and cheese reception.
Monday June 11th, 7--8:30pm
Strand Books
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)
New York, NY


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Bill Charlap and Julia Loktev

Jazz pianist supreme Bill Charlap visits the Speakeasy to talk about his music. Charlap's new CD, On May 22, Blue Note Records will release Charlap's first live recording date, Bill Charlap Trio-Live at The Village Vanguard, a nine-song snapshot of the New York-born and -based pianist who supplies a rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility. The date features tunes from such renowned jazz composers as Gerry Mulligan and Jim Hall and music from the Great American Songbook. The live recording is produced by Joel Moss, who also recorded and mixed the album.

Charlap also begins an engagement with his trio of himself, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington, at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola on May 22 running through June 3. Don't miss this dynamic trio!

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway @ 60th Street, 5th Floor
Showtimes 7:30 & 9:30 PM
Additional set Friday & Saturday @ 9:30 PM
Phone: 212-258-9595

Then filmmaker Julia Loktev discusses her film Day Night Day Night, in which A 19-year-old girl starts down the path to a suicide mission in Times Square. The film won the Youth Prize, at the Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kevin Phillips and Neal Pollack

Former Republican party strategist Kevin Phillips discusses his latest book, American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury.
then, Alternadad Neal Pollack visits.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Lee Marvin special wth guest Pamela Marvin

Bruce Bennett cohosts another film-fact- & fun-filled hour as the Speakeasy celebrates screen legend Lee Marvin. Marvin's widow, Pamela Feeley Marvin, is a special guest.

Pamela Feeley Marvin and Lee Marvin fell in love in 1945, when she was 15 and he was a 21-year-old Marine Corps. veteran; and parted in 1948 when Lee left Woodstock, New York, to pursue his acting career. In 1970, both divorced with children, they met again, married, and remained together until Lee Marvin's death in 1987. She has written a book about her late husband, LEE: A ROMANCE, appears in John Boorman's film LEE MARVIN: A PERSONAL PORTRAIT, and will introduce screenings of Marvin's films during the Film Society of Lincoln Center's upcoming Lee Marvin tribute at the Walter Reade Theater, which runs from May 11-24.