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"City Stories: Stoops to Nuts" 

February 10, 2015

@ Cornelia Street Café @ 6pm

“The Best of New York: Storytelling at The Cornelia Street Café…”  

The New York Daily News

Barbara Aliprantis, is the recipient of an NSN Oracle Service Award” and acclaimed Storyteller/Mentor/Producer of Special Events and a Sign Language Instructor.  She founded the “New York Story Exchange” which returns next next month with rotating hosts, Barbara, Michele Carlo, Nicole Ferarro, & Jeff Rose.  

Phillip Giambri’s work has appeared in Artists In The Kitchen editions, “Walt’s Corner,” Silver Birch Press “Self Portrait” Poetry Collection, “ City World Radio, and  He curates a monthly event, Rimes of The Ancient Mariner and collaborative events: “Barflies & Broken Angels,” “Are You Dangerous?” and “What The Hell Is Love?”

For over 30 years, Jim Hawkins has told stories and sung songs, mostly Irish. He's written a series of personal stories based on growing up in Astoria, Queens. The story he's telling tonight parallel's Tommy Pryor's boyhood on the east side of Manhattan. Jim's recording his work and will release his first CD sometime soon.

Sherryl Marshall is a New York singer who has worn many musical hats in her career. She has recorded or performed live with everyone from Gloria Gaynor, Leslie Gore, Darlene Love, Chubby Checker to Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny, Johnny Rivers, Lou Gramm of Foreigner to Black 47, RuPaul, Al Kooper, Albert Collins to Joni Mitchell, Jane Siberry, Valerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson, The Klezmatics and a host of others. She was a regular member of the Buster Poindexter show for ten years. She has sung her original compositions with many different New York bands over the years and her show "The Life and Times of Sherita Marshone the Argentine Bombshelter" was performed at the famous Bottom Line and the fabulous BAM cafe.

Thomas Pryor's work is found in The New York Times, A Prairie Home Companion, and other periodicals. Pryor’s memoir, “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys – tales of a scrappy New York boyhood,” was published Oct 2014 (YBK). It’s available on Amazon and other online booksellers.   

Adam Wade is a fixture in the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He's the winner of 20 Moth SLAMS: 18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships. He's been featured on The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1305Episode 1410 and The Moth Podcast. Adam was featured in The New York Times piece on storytelling in New York City "Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile" by Jason Zino.

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