Tue, Nov 09|
The 3 West Club
Speaker: Mary Norris I Entertainers: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The 3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Speaker: Mary Norris a.k.a The Comma Queen - Author of best-seller Between You & Me, and a lifelong love affair with words, Mary relates in her new book, Greek to Me, her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, she will explain how the alphabet originated in Greece, make the case for Athena as a feminist icon, and reveal the surprising ways in which Greek helped form the English language. Greek to Me is filled with her memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine — and more than a few Greek men.
Entertainers: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano are resident artists at Birdland Jazz Club, where they are appearing on Saturday nights. They are the recipients of the 2021 Donald F. Smith award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Eric has been called “cabaret caviar” by the NY Times & praised for his “expert musicianship & joie de vivre” in the New Yorker. Barbara’s two latest CD’s, “Written in the Stars” & “Busy Being Free,” were each awarded the MAC award for recording of the year. “Fasano is a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings,” raves Frank Scheck in the New York Post. The Huffington Post calls her “intelligent, lush & sexy.” Together Barbara & Eric have won 8 MAC awards, 5 Bistro awards, & the New York Nightlife Award. They've headlined everywhere from London to Lincoln Center, & the Algonquin to Carnegie Hall. During the pandemic, their weekly series #72andsong has been streaming on social media. The New York Times calls them "exhilarating" & they’re indeed exhilarated to be returning to the Dutch Treat Club!