Anita O’Day’s Hat

is part of what made her 1958 Newport Jazz Festival performance so memorable. The startling white feathers against the broad black brim! But her heroin-enhanced vocal gymnastics on this deconstructed rendition of “Sweet Georgia Brown” is still amazing, hat or no hat.

5 Readings in 5 Days

#1) Thursday, Dec 10 * Francesca Chabrier & Jessica Fjeld * Green Street Cafe, Northampton * 7:30 PM

#2) Friday, Dec 11 * Live Lit! Annie Kleeman, Hannah Brooks-Motl, Sarah Boyer, Ryan Johnson, & yours truly * Amherst Books * 8 PM

#3) Saturday, Dec 12 * Daniel Khalastchi, Guy Pettit, & Seth Landman * all over the damn place * 8 PM and into the night

#4) Sunday, Dec 13 * Jennifer Kronovet & Caryl Pagel * Jones Library, Amherst * 3 PM

#5) Monday, Dec 14 * Sean Casey & Seth Landman * The Rendez-Vous, Turners Falls * 8 PM

Can you handle it?