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MAY: THERE WAS A WORLD: ELLEN and 3 Swinging Sirens CD release concert, starring Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James!

and SEAMUS HEANEY Celebration at Cornelia St Cafe: ELEANOR TAYLOR sings Mandel settings!!!

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EARLIER in 2014: JAN: E.A ROBINSON celebration at Cornelia Street Cafe: World Premiere of Mandel's three new songs to Robinson's poems sung by extraordinary DANIEL NEER!! Actors David Strathairn, Lizbeth Mackay, and Dee Nelson read fantastically!! MANDEL and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel songs at Andrea Clearfield Salon, Philadelphia

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MARCH----Ellen Mandel plays with Michael Lydon at Cornelia St Cafe!!!

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APRIL: DANIEL NEER and ELLEN MANDEL concert at Roe-Jan Library, Hillsdale NY----WONDERFUL!!!!! Then, at Cornelia St Cafe, ELLEN and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel's Shakespeare songs and jam with Sonnet Man rapper Devon Glover!

PAMELA BOB, of Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----Listen on my music page!!

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DON JUAN IN HELL, with music by Ellen Mandel, gets RAVE REVIEW in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

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THEARTSONGPROJECT, a great website of soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler has recorded and posted my songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER!!!! Beautifully sung and played!!! Go listen!!! See links.

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Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEW to THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! see links for whole review!

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CHARLIE GIORDANO, of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Band, plays accordion on my LULU SUITE!! Listen on my music page! *********************************************************************************************************************************************

TODD ALMOND sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----on THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! CDs available at St Mark's Bookshop (NYC), Politics and Prose (Wash DC) and Toadstool Bookshop (Peterborough NH), and at CDBABY.com, or directly through this website!

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THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS:

"WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW (San Francisco public radio)

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A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY:

All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond. I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know." ************************************************************************************************************************************

NY TIMES, Margo Jefferson: "Mandel's settings of poems by E. E. Cummings are ardent and spiky, refreshingly organic."

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