arts 04.15.04

Extraordinary Women

Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin can do no wrong in our book. That voice: raspy, plaintive, twangy, edgy. Incapable of irony. Bluesy, full-throated, smiling, unsentimental, caressing. Those songs: Steve Earle has said, "I suspect Patty Griffin's songs make most people a little uncomfortable — like they've just walked in on a private moment in someone else's life and they know they should turn around and tip-toe away, but they can't. They make me jealous." Ms. Griffin's new album "Impossible Dream" is out on April 20th. That day she'll be at the Chelsea Barnes and Noble [21st/22nd], 7pm, where she'll sing a few songs from the CD and sign copies. She'll also be performing on May 7 and 8 at Town Hall, 212.840.2824. Tickets are $30 and $25. Ms. Griffin's website is here.

Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere
She may only have nine good teeth left, but Mary Cavaliere has certainly lived life, as chronicled in the documentary Nine Good Teeth, by her grandson Alex Halpern. Just about everyone thinks their grandmother would be a good subject for a film/memoir/short story/novel/etc., but Mr. Halpern easily proves his case. Surprisingly, even Jack Kerouac turns up in Mary's life, but then again, it's not all that surprising. As you'll see, most (though not all) love Mary Cavaliere, but no one can deny she's a life force. The documentary is on HBO on Demand through May 2 and is also out on VHS.

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones is a one-woman 7 train. Somehow, hidden in her lithe frame is a multi-national chorus of immigrant voices that burst out with the slightest provocation. These voices are so rich, so filled with humor, and anger, and plangency, that when you leave Ms. Jones' show "Bridge and Tunnel," it is hard to believe you haven't seen a group of the city's most talented actors. You have certainly seen one of them. We'll leave the rest of the show's details to your own experience. To help get you there, check out the discount for MUG readers in our Radar section.

Roberta Marquez
ABT jeté's into town for their spring season at the Met starting May 10. Roberta Marquez from the Municipal Theatre Ballet in Rio de Janeiro and a guest artist with The Royal Ballet of London, will be performing the role of Nikiya in "La Bayadére." Ms. Marquez is a star in Brazil and looks poised to repeat same here. More on Ms. Marquez at her website.
You can buy online at Ticketmaster and use the code JSJCOR, call them at 212.307.4100, (use the same code) or go to the box office of the 45 Bleecker Theater, 45 Bleecker [Lafayette] from 12pm-8pm Tuesday-Sunday 12-8, Monday 1-6. If you go to the theater, print out this offer. There's no discount on general admission seating, which is $25. Reserved seating (regular price is $49.50) will be discounted to $35.

Conditions: Regular phone service charges apply. All seats subject to availability. A $1.00 theatre restoration fee will be added to the price of each ticket. All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or retroactive discounts. Limit 8 tickets per order. Offer may be revoked at any time.

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