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Friday, March 23 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm
AFTER HOURS: Poor Baby Bree presents Ragtime, Ragmen, and Ragamuffins: Historic Songs of the Lower East Side

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 “Like being transported into another era. What an amazing performer!” -- Laurie Anderson

Join singer/archivist Bree Benton as Bowery waif “Poor Baby Bree” and musical director and frequent EMP presenter Franklin Bruno for a revue of comic and pathetic songs dating from the 1870s-1910s, the golden age of New York vaudeville. Hear songs by Irving Berlin (“Yiddle, With Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime”), variety impresario Tony Pastor (“In the Bowery”), Irish-American musical theater pioneers Harrigan & Hart (“The Market on Saturday Night”), and other rarely-performed numbers, reconstructed from original sheet music and songsters. With Franklin Bruno (piano), Karen Waltuch (viola), Jacob Garchik (tuba/trombone), and Nick Russo (banjo/mandolin). 60 minutes.

Please visit www.poorbabybree.com for more information and advance ticketing.

Admission at door: $8 for Pop Conference/IASPM-US attendees, $12 general


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Franklin Bruno

Franklin Bruno is the author of Armed Forces, in Continuum’s 33 1/3 series; he is currently writing a book on popular song-form for Wesleyan University Press. His criticism has appeared in The Nation, Oxford American, The Believer, and two editions of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing annual. He has released 14 albums of original songs since 1990, solo and with the bands Nothing Painted Blue and (currently) Human Hearts. His most recent... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Bleecker St. Theater 45 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012