Tonight, I'm right here. Well, second and fourth Tuesdays...where else would I be?
I'm very excited about this particular show and one to come: Aracelis Girmay's book party is shaping up to be one for the ages, kids. I've seen her guest lineup, I've seen some other plans, but most importantly, I've seen the book. It's a monster, folks.
But first....Nuyorican poetry and jazz tonight at El Teatro Bruckner. I'm particularly psyched to check out Andy Gonzalez, one of my favorite jazz musicians, a monster on the bass. To think I'm introducing these folks. Sheesh.
Where is it, you say? Glad you asked.
Tuesday, May 22nd @ 7pm
ACENTOS Bronx Poetry Showcase
The Uptown's Best Open Mic
and Featuring Americo Casiano, Tato Laviera, and the NuyoRican School Jazz Ensemble
NuyoRican School is a poetry jazz ensemble grounded in the idea of providing poetry in
performance. The ensemble consists of some today's most innovative poets and musicians fusing
Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban drumming with a poetry that provides commentary on family reconciliation
and self-realization, with cultural affirmation serving as the thematic centerpiece of this fresh
Featuring Andy Gonzalez on bass, Edgardo Miranda on guitar, and Phoenix Rivera on drums, along
with vocalists Wendy Rossi-Fernandez and Jacqueline Flowers.
The Bruckner Bar and Grill
1 Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of 3rd Ave)
6 Train to 138th Street Station
Hosted by Rich Villar
FREE! ($5 Suggested Donation)
Coming from MANHATTAN:
At the 138th Street Station, exit the train to your left, by the last car on the 6.
Go up the stairs, to your right, to exit at LINCOLN AVENUE. Walk down
Lincoln to Bruckner Blvd, turn right on Bruckner. Walk past the bike shop.
The Bruckner Bar and Grill is at the corner: One Bruckner Blvd., right next
to the Third Avenue Bridge.
Coming from THE BRONX:
At the 138th Street Station, exit to your RIGHT, by the FIRST car on
the 6. Go up the stairs, to your right, to exit at LINCOLN AVENUE.
Walk down Lincoln to Bruckner Blvd, turn right on Bruckner. Walk
alongside the bridge, past the bike shop. The Bruckner Bar and Grill
is at the corner: One Bruckner Blvd., right next to the Third Avenue
Bx15 to Lincoln Ave. and Bruckner Blvd. Walk one block west, past the
bike shop, to the Bruckner Bar and Grill.
Bx1, Bx21, Bx32 to 138th and 3rd Ave. Walk five blocks south along
the left side of 3rd Avenue to the end (Bruckner and 3rd). The
Bruckner Bar and Grill will be on the corner.
For more information, please call 917-209-4211.
See you there, kids.