Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Aurora "Rory" Barnes last night at the NuYorican Poets Cafe, Photos by Dan Cohen

Last night at the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe we went to see our friend Aurora "Rory" Barnes. Aurora is an absolutely wonderful performer, who should be on a much larger stage. She is not part of the post-Madonna generation of singers (you know "I dance alot cause I really can't sing"). She can really sing and fill a song with meaning. A mixture of her songs, not always happy, love affairs gone bad and the police murder of 23-year-old Sean Bell from the point of view of his fiancee Nicole Paultre Bell and standards. But don't think it's a sad evening Aurora injects most of it with lots of humor and her warm personality. I guess what I'm saying is if you hear the name Aurora "Rory" Barnes appearing anywhere, Go! You'll love her.

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