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RAZIA'S SHADOW, FRISK ME, Tony Kushner and Rachel Maddow & More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru Dec 2


This week at Joe's Pub, November 26 - December 2, 2012, features performances by Karine Hannah, a night with PigPen Theatre Co., Nicole Henry, Jack Ingram & Radney Foster, Razia's Shadow, Jonah Smith, Maia Vidal, Frisk Me: The Songs of Max Vernon, Alice Smith, Martha Redbone, Emanuel and the Fear, Public Forum Deut: Tony Kushner and Rachel Maddow, and Grace McLean and Them Apples. Details below!

TONIGHT at 7:30 PM
Karine Hannah has successfully honed her four-octave range performing in musical theater, broadcast appearances and numerous live concerts that included a personal invitation from Celine Dion to sing at her wedding. That event proved to be a pivotal moment in Karine's career as renowned songwriter, Diane Warren, after hearing her sing, sent Karine one of her original songs to record. That recording launched a series of offers from major Canadian and U.S. labels that including EMI, Elektra and Sony. However, family obligations, poor management decisions and legal disputes put all deals on hold. Karine then came to New York and with her powerful, passionate vocal delivery, legendary Grammy-winning producer, Jim Steinman, heard a demo and called her "the best singer I have heard since Celine Dion." Karine is currently working on her album for Universal Records/Cash Money Records.

TONIGHT at 9:30 PM
$15 Advanced / $20 Door
The explosively inventive work of the PigPen Theatre Co. features folk storytelling, puppetry, clever staging, live music, and has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike since they were introduced to the New York stage in 2010 at FringeNYC with The Nightmare Story. Since then, the group has gone on to become the first company in history to win FringeNYC’s highest honor for a play two years running (2010 and 2011 with The Mountain Song), produced their work Off-Broadway, ranked as Huffington Post’s #5 theatrical event of 2011, and of course, finished their undergraduate conservatory training at Pittsburgh’s historic Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Join us at Joe's Pub for a series of shows with the PigPen boys that will feature their signature music in full concert sound. Lush harmonies, banjos, accordions, guitars, drums, pianos and more will bring to life their favorite songs from the debut album, Bremen, and their Off-Broadway production, The Old Man and The Old Moon, running at The Gym at Judson this fall!

Nicole Henry
November 27 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM
$25 Reserved / $30 Premium
Already firmly established as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed and respected young vocalists, Nicole Henry can't be categorized so simply. Brimming with warm elegance and a powerfully expressive, emotionally resonant voice, Nicole Henry embraces jazz, pop and soul in her live sets. Huffington Post recently said she "emerges hands down as this generation's First Lady of Jazz. She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true, the pretty girl in the melody that haunts you..." The New York Times called her, "a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery" noting how she "phrases songs with a freewheeling sense of play that never loses sight of the subject at hand." Ms. Henry has earned three international top 10 albums and a reputation as a beguiling live performer, enchanting audiences in over 15 countries. “She has been perfecting the art of mesmerizing audiences... Henry is a vocalist of beautiful sensitivity and solid phrasing.” (All About Jazz) Nicole Henry is able to tell her own story through her flawless connection with each song that "aims for the emotional center." (Billboard) When you see her put on a show, she tells a story, and the audience glows. Henry’s vocal skills are applied to a captivating set of songs encompassing impressive new originals, covers of some '60s and '70s classics, and a trio of vintage jazz numbers. Ms. Henry will also preview some of the songs from her upcoming Live in New York album (due January 2013) which is a tribute to music of the 70s, including songs from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, and James Taylor.

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