Saturday, June 14, 2008
LE POISSON ROUGE
A very hot, most exciting, new venue, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), opens for previews tomorrow, June 15 on the site of the old, legendary Village Gate, with an official opening in September.
Large (800+!), re-constructed, re-decorated, and re-energized, this elegant, trendy cafe will feature a top notch, eclectic mix of pop, classical, folk, jazz and other music -- together with other entertainments.
The project is the brain-child of violinist/composer David Handler and cellist Justin Kantor, joined by a group of private investors.
Performances over the summer will include events from the JVC Jazz festival, Richie Havens, and Grammy winner, Rickie Lee Jones.
Here are the official LPR web sites, together with some stories about the cafe, including a floor plan!
Official Site: http://lepoissonrouge.com/
Current Schedule: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/8035
History of the Village Gate from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_Gate
Floor Plan: http://gothamist.com/2008/05/19/new_venue_alert_1.php
About LPR: http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/_le_poisson_rouge_1_9245.asp
About LPR & Jazz: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/newyork/
Allan Kozinn in the Sunday NY Times (6/15/2008 Arts & Leisure p. 25) posted a very interesting article about this venue (and other non-traditional, eclectic, non-concert-hall venues for classical music): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/arts/music/15kozi.html?ref=musicPost a Comment