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SubCulture's New Composer-In-Residence Program Debuts September 16 with Inaugural Pianist Gregg Kallor

SubCulture's New Composer-In-Residence Program Debuts September 16 with Gregg Kallor >>

A downtown hotspot that we most recently featured (care of Jonatha Brooke), SubCulture takes a great leap into the unknown with its newest Composer-in-Residence program. Their inaugural composer: pianist Gregg Kallor.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jonatha Brooke Leads Sing-a-Long at SubCulture, Brings 'My Mother Has Four Noses' and Others to Light [VIDEO] >>

While it may not be Jonatha Brooke's first time here on Classicalite, her most recent performance at SubCulture in lower Manhattan showcased the singer-songwriter-playwright in a different light. With pieces of her mother still shining through, Brooke kept a packed house entertained and engaged for what felt like only minutes during her hour-long set.

Clite A.V. Club: Jonatha Brooke,

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club Jonatha Brooke, "Scars" from 'My Mother Has Four Noses' >>

Classicalite A.V. Club: Jonatha Brooke sings about her mother in "Scars"... Logan K. Young, editor; Maria Jean Sullivan, producer; Ian Holubiak, engineer

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club Q&A with Jonatha Brooke & Ian Holubiak

EXCLUSIVE: Clite A.V. Club Q&A with Jonatha Brooke & Ian Holubiak >>

Clite A.V. Club Q&A with Jonatha Brooke & Ian Holubiak Logan K. Young, editor; Maria Sullivan, producer

In Performance: Jonatha Brooke Sings (and Plays the Mbira) in "Time" from 'My Mother Has Four Noses' >>

Once again, Classicalite has proven itself ahead of the theatrical curve. Case in point: My own glowing February review of My Mother Has Four Noses by female folkie Jonatha Brooke. Now, the New York Times has followed suit, dubbing Brooke and Jeremy B. Cohen's production a must see at the small Duke Theatre at on 42 Street.

EXCLUSIVE: Jonatha Brooke, Jeremy B. Cohen Talk New York Premiere of 'My Mother Has Four Noses' at The Duke on 42nd Street >>

A veteran singer-songwriter, label head and now playwright of My Mother Has 4 Noses, Brooke has tapped into a grief far beyond the five stages of Kübler-Ross. She's found a way to transcend a daughter's loss with candid humor and authentic wit.

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