The majority of the Brooklyn and Philadelphia based group has college degrees in music and are extremely proficient in their instruments. Their lack of electronic equipments leaves them terribly exposed and mandates their proficiency.
Cuddle magic rotates between ten or more members. These members play strings, percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, banjo, ukulele, and sing vocal counterpoint. Every sound heard on each song of the album is played by a real person live. Unlike Sujan Stevens, Cuddle Magic does not rely on repetitive harmonies and rhythm. Instead Cuddle Magic shifts to keep it from a persistent feelings or action. The multiple instruments allow for a depth in sound.
- 11/24 Meet Queen Latifah as she introduces her new fragrance Queen by Queen Latifah at Macy's. Be one of the first in line and have your picture taken with the Queen herself. Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th St., at Broadway, main fl. (212-695-4400); noon.
- 11/15–12/26 Donate a used coat to Barbour's coat drive and receive 25 percent off a new Barbour jacket. Donated coats will go to local residents in need. 1047 Madison Ave., at 80th St. (212-570-2600); M–S (10–6), Su (noon–5).
- 11/24 Rashida Jones Hosts Peace Games Charity event at The Limited Pop Up Store, 134 Spring St., NYC Peace Games is an organization that empowers inner city students to create their own safe classrooms and communities by forming partnerships with elementary schools, families, and young adult volunteers. (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
- 11/24 EVA presents "A Trunk Show" at 355A Bowery, NYC featuring an installation, presentation, and performance fueled by the New York avant garde designer Teddy Willoughby, responsible for the intricate and inimitable line BLAND. (8:00 PM)