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Poetry & Jazz, New-School Style: An Evening of Words and Music featuring Sean Murphy, Jon Madof and Aram Bajakian

May 29, 2014 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A throwback to the old Beatnik days, minus the bongos and clove cigarettes. Murphy, Madof and Bajakian will pass the mic in the spirit artistic solidarity. They will pass the hat for charity; all donations will benefit Chris4Life Cancer Foundation. Murphy will read from his new memoir Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone; Madof and Bajakian –critically acclaimed guitarists– will dip into their back catalogs and engage in the art of improvisation. Sometimes all of these things will happen at the same time. A poem or two may even be read once the caffeine kicks in. Come out for a night celebrating an old school tradition with a postmodern edge.

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Date:
May 29, 2014
Time:
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:
http://www.tealoungeny.com/calendar

Venue

Tea Lounge
837 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
(718) 789-2762
Website:
http://www.tealoungeny.com/calendar
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Sean Murphy's NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE offers a voice rarely seen -- that whisper of human suffering that comes from an insular heart. It's as if the photo negative suddenly spoke, and claimed to be the real image, the real person behind the living color and magnetism of what we find in our everyday moment-to-moment existence. As Byron moves into and through his "Terrible Thirties," and the dot-com. boom of wild heights and terrifying drops, we move with him... but we also get to watch, and be that cautious eye which only has to watch, and doesn't have to be. Which is both blessing and curse in this romp of Americana, half FIGHT CLUB, half CATCHER IN THE RYE for the middle-aged. Regardless, I'm hooked -- and want to stay that way.

-Jesse Waters, author of Human Resources

May 26, 2015