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

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.

February 4 at 7:00 PM

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).

February 4 at 9:30 PM

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.

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.

February 5 at 10:00 PM

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.

February 7 at 7:00 PM

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.

February 7 at 9:30 & 11:30 PM
$20 Advance; $25 Door

Lady Rizo pays tribute to the premier badass in a gown, Ms. Nina Simone. Lively selections from Simone's wide Anthology in addition to some of Rizo's originals. Special guests for the night include Taylor Mac, Daniel Breaker, Jomama Jones(Daniel Alexander Jones), Inyang Bassey, Leah Seigel.Read the New York Times Review for Lady Rizo's "sensational" January performance at Joe's Pub:

February 8 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM
February 9 at 6:30 & 9:00 PM

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.

February 10 at 7:00

Nora York, returns to the Pub with Trip Switch - a multimedia concert that plays York's collaged musical inventions with projected images from artists Kiki Smith, Jerry Kearns, Leon Golub, Jane Dickson, Kate Teale, Samm Kunce, Moses Hoskins, Ann Messner, Nancy Spero, Amanda Tiller, and Suzanne Opton. Trip Switch mixes metaphors through music and visuals to explore the shifts in the American narrative -- from history, pop culture, and everyday emotional experience, wandering through the confusions that abound in our shared relationship to love, power, work, threat and Social liberty.

February 10 at 9:30 PM

Dubbed "a demigod of the demimonde" by Time Out New York, legendary performance artist and chanteuse Joey Arias appears in his first residency at Joe's Pub over a series of three Sundays this winter. Harking back to the days of Bar d'O (the Notorious West Village boîte where Arias reigned for nearly a decade), each week sees the Arias With A Twist star exploring a range of musical selections from Billie Holiday and popular standards to 70's rock anthems and Klaus Nomi. The residency is a warm up to Arias' west coast tour, anchored by a headlining concert at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco on Valentine's Day.

Visit for a complete list of shows and to purchase tickets, or call 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

ABOUT Joe's Pub AT THE PUBLIC:Joe's Pubis one of New York City's most celebrated venues for emerging and legendary performing artists. Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting new artists while providing established artists with a safe, intimate space to develop new work. Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home. Open seven days a week, dinner and drink service is available during every performance.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC THEATER AT ASTOR PLACE: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on Social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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