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Richard Thompson, Lady Rizo, Joey Arias and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/10

Related: Joe's Pub, Lady Rizo, Cutting Edge Composers, Richard Thompson, Diane Cluck, Losers Lounge

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, February 4-10, 2013, features Cutting Edge Composers, Richard Thompson, Diane Cluck, Losers Lounge, Lady Rizo, Nora York and Joey Arias.

Each week Joe's Pub at The Public presents some of New York City's most eclectic programming ranging from world to classical, pop, singer-songwriter, jazz and more. At the center of Joe's Pub's genre-blind booking is The Public Theater's mission to bring accessible, world-class performance to New York City's diverse cultural community.

CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS
February 4 at 7:00 PM
$25

After sold out shows at the Canal Room, the Laurie Beechman, and NYMF, Cutting-Edge Composers is thrilled to be at Joe's Pub. Up-and-coming musical theater writers are teamed with Broadway's hottest performers in this concert series directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto (Next to Normal) and co-produced by Jillian Robbins with Musical Direction by Julie McBride. Scheduled to perform are Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!), two time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles), Ali Ewoldt (LES MISERABLES), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Emma Hunton (Rent), 2012 Tony Award nomineeJeremy Jordan (NBC's Smash), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years), Andrew Keenan-Bolger(Newsies), Zachary Prince (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Danny Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Tanesha Ross(American Idol), Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Katie Thompson (Giant) and 2012 Tony Award nominee Josh Young(Jesus Christ Superstar).

SLV/COLE WILLIAMS
February 4 at 9:30 PM
$15

SLV is the solo project of singer-songwriter Sandra Lilia Velasquez. After releasing three studio albums to critical acclaim and touring extensively with her band Pistolera, she is releasing her solo debut EP, Dig Deeper, on February 12, 2013. The four-song recording was produced by ten-time Grammy nominee and R&B legend, Meshell Ndegeocello, who also plays bass on the EP. This show is a world premiere of the material. Raised in the East Flatbush (aka the Little West Indies) section of Brooklyn, as the only child of a Jamaican mother and Bed Stuy-native father, Cole Williams was immediately inducted into a melting pot of food, music and attitudes. The neighborhood was rough, but the influences remained. Combine those with the records Cole listened to every Sunday in the family's living room - Richard Smallwood, Andre Crouch, Yolanda Adams, Bob Marley, the Mighty Sparrow, the Jackson 5, Motown, Dancehall Reggae - and you get an eclectic mix of genres that continued to dance around in her head. She has spent a lifetime learning, admiring, making music. In 2005, Williams released her first EP, The Basement Sessions EP, and is currently working on finishing her sophomore effort, Out of the Basement, Part 1.

RICHARD THOMPSON
January 5 at 7:00 PM
$35 reserved; $40 premium

Richard Thompson's latest album, Electric, produced by Buddy Miller, comes in what is arguably his most creatively productive period in a career that stretches back some 45 years, back to his emergence as a teen guitarist and songwriter with the groundbreaking Fairport Convention-the band that essentially invented the term "English folk-rock." And that's saying a lot, with his dozens of albums consistently high on critics polls and guitar skills that have earned him a Top 20 spot on Rolling Stone's list of Best Guitarists of All Time.

DIANE CLUCK
February 5 at 10:00 PM
$14

Diane Cluck is an internationally-recognized singer-songwriter, creating her own unique variety of intuitive folk. Her songs have appeared in both film (Margot At The Wedding) and television (U.K. series Skins). A young generation of female songwriters cite her music as influential, including Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and Florence Welch. For this special trio show at Joe's Pub, Diane will be accompanied by textural drummer Anders Griffen and classically-trained cellist Isabel Castellvi.

THE LOSERS LOUNGE PRSENTS: JAMES TAYLOR VS. CAT STEVENS
February 7 at 7:00 PM
$25

The Losers Lounge is back with at Joe's Pub on February 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012 with all of the incredible songs, great performances, irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find at The Losers Lounge. For one weekend only, Only at Joe's Pub.

LADY RIZO: NINA SIMONE TRIBUTE
February 7 at 9:30 & 11:30 PM
$20 Advance; $25 Door

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