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Ilene Weiss
From Brooklyn, NY


Thursday, December 4, 1997
7:00 PM Prompt
6:30 PM Dessert &Coffee
Donation $10

You may not know Ilene Weiss, but you probably know two of her songs as recorded by Anne Hills: Woman of a Calm Heart and No Baby. Ilene's songs are mostly serious, but brimming with humorous wordplay and curious twists. Ilene plays Dr. Noodle in pediatric wards of New York hospitals for the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit and Rapping Santa in the Roches annual Christmas show at the Bottom Line. Her third CD on Gadfly Records, Weiss Christmas, was just released. Bob Franke's rave review calls it "my favorite Christmas album of all time." Stereo Review said, "A folkie who paid her dues in the same Greenwich Village scene as Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin, Weiss is every bit as talented as those two and considerably more cynical and funny. She's also got a neat deadpan vocal style and a flair for interesting song structure...very impressive..."