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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
FEBRUARY 2012
WEDNESDAY through SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 1st through 5th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 5th

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NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

On Sunday, February 5th, Gabrielle Stravelli takes a break from her weekly brunch show in Greenwich Village to move to midtown to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as special guest of The Birdland Jazz Party at 6:00 pm. She is joined by the Birdland Jazz Quartet: John Hart, guitar; Jon Davis, piano; Tim Horner, drums; and Paul Gil, bass. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: VOGUE: SONGS BY MADONNA FEATURING MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

Michael Griffiths IS Madonna. In a gender-bending explosion of powerful pop, watch this musical theatre star transform himself into the Queen of Pop at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), 4 shows only, on Sunday, February 5th at 6:00 pm and Monday, February 6th; Friday, February 10th; and Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30 pm. No accent, costume or wig. Just 'Madge' accompanying herself at the piano leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. A veteran of the Australian musical theatre scene, Griffiths has performed lead roles in blockbusters Jersey Boys (currently starring as Bob Crewe), Priscilla Queen of the Desert and We Will Rock You! Written and directed by Dean Bryant (Worldwide Associate Director of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Love Never Dies), In Vogue: Songs By Madonna is an engaging and uproarious cabaret spectacular, a controversial smash hit of the 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": WINTER PLEDGE DRIVE
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, February 5th, David will host another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, plus holding his annual WINTER PLEDGE DRIVE for WBAI. He will also be celebrating his birthday! To commemorate, he will present some of his all time favorite singers, including: Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Bernadette Peters, Peter Allen, Barbara Cook, George Hearn, Helen Morgan, Johnny Hartman, Margaret Whiting, Lonny Price, Jessica Molaskey, Tom Andersen, Donna Murphy, John Lennon, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Michael Feinstein, Nancy LaMoyy & More! HELP SUPPORT WBAI-FM & EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN ! Call 212-209-2950 with your pledge during this broadcast. For your pledge of support David will send you: "Dave's CD Grab-Bag" as his gift to you. The Grab-Bag made possible by the generous donations of the latest CD Releases by PS CLASSICS RECORDS, JAZZDOG PROMOTIONS, Sh-K-Boom / GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


CHI: SIMPLY SCOTTY AT 3160 MONTHLY

Scott Gryder returns to CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) for "SIMPLY SCOTTY" on Sunday, February 5th. Scott appears at the club on the first Sunday of every month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. From pop hits and showtunes to cabaret and character pieces, Scott takes to the mic, entertaining from his self-compiled book of zany, heartfelt music as a "one-man parade of song." And, as music director, Nick Sula makes musical magic on the piano, with special guests Freddie The Puppet and Guillermo Chupacabra. Singers welcome! There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: KRITZERLAND: REEL IMAGINATION! SONGS FROM ANIMATED FILMS II

Kritzerland at Sterlings presents REEL IMAGINATION! GREAT SONGS FROM ANIMATED FILMS, A Tribute to the Memory of Michelle Nicastro, Part II, on Sunday, February 5th starting at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S UPSTAIRS (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-754-8700) - NOTE NEW LOCATION - DAY - TIME. The February show, marks the second of family-friendly shows. Producer Bruce Kimmel had a long and wonderful working relationship with the late Michelle Nicastro - four solo albums and she appeared on more than thirty others for him over the years. This show is a tribute to her warm and wonderful memory, this time from her album Reel Imagination, songs from classic family films like The Wizard of Oz, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, The Muppet Movie, Peter Pan, The Court Jester, Willy Wonka, and more. As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Juliana Hansen (Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, first national tour), Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Jane Noseworthy (Carrie, Reprise's Carousel; Disney: The Princess and the Frog), Lauren Rubin (Bukowsical, Los Angeles, NY; Off Broadway,The Donkey Show), Alet Taylor (Ovation nominee, Having It All; God of Carnage, ICT Long Beach), plus Special Guest: Richard Sherman. Music Director: Shelly Markham. Cover charge is $31 with includes a $13 food/drink allowance.

SF: LEGENDARY BAY AREA GIANTS OF JAZZ SERIES: MARY STALLINGS

The Legendary Bay Area Giants Of Jazz Concert Series continues at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday through Sunday, February 3rd through 5th at 7:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday), starring Mary Stallings and featuring David Udolf on piano, Akira Tana on drums and Ron Belcher on bass. Greatly influenced by Carmen McRae, San Francisco native Mary Stallings is a passionate, robust singer who isn't nearly as well known as she should be. The niece of saxman Orlando Stallings, she started singing as a child and sang jazz in Bay Area clubs during her teenage years, when she performed with Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 and shared the stage with such greats as Wes Montgomery and Ben Webster. there is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

S.F.: THE RRAZZ ROOM COMEDY CLUB SERIES WITH: DONNELL RAWLINGS

The Comedy Club Series at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) presents Donnell Rawlings on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, February 6th at 5:00 pm, plus an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated "Chappelle's Show" as "Ashy Larry," the 70's jheri curled "Beautiful," and numerous other characters he's played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 4th

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NYC: "JOSHING AROUND" AT THE DUPLEX
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

What happens when TWO Josh's are mysteriously booked with the same show on the same night? You'll find out when THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) presents "JOSHING AROUND" starring Joshua Warr (MAC Award Nominee) & Joshua Desjardins (MAC Award lover) on Saturday, January 24th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 4th at 9:30 pm. Fresh from their acclaimed solo debuts, the distinctive styles of Joshua Warr and Joshua Desjardins collide on stage at the legendary Duplex. Musical Direction by Dan Micciche. The show is directed by Miles Phillips. Joshua Warr was most recently seen in Atlantic City in The Accused at the Tropicana. Warr was nominated for a 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Male Debut for his work in SING NO EVIL. He is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and earned a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Joshua Desjardins is New York City's favorite nerd! Originally from Boston, Joshua graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He then became the Executive Assistant for Cabaret Pittsburgh, through which he had the pleasure of meeting and working with musical theatre geniuses such as Elaine Stritch, Stephen Schwartz, Tom Wopat, Craig Carnelia, KT Sullivan, and more! There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN FEBRUARY
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2011" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: KENNETH GARTMAN DEBUT SHOW EXTENDED AT DON'T TELL MAMA
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Singer/songwriter/vocal coach Kenneth Gartman made his debut at the legendary DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) with 5 appearances over 3 months in 2011, with his show "... not like the other cavemen". Now he returns for three more performances, on Sunday, January 29th at 4:00 pm; Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, February 4th at 4:30 pm. In his show, Gartman reveals aspects of his life and personality delivering songs that alternate between joyful and introspective with some gospel coloring thrown in for good measure ... after all, he did grow up in Texas. This humorous and sometimes poignant look at the challenges we face in life is directed by Shawn Moninger and music directed by Doyle Newmyer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: CHICAGO JAZZ SINGER ELAINE DAME AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

Chicago Jazz Singer Elaine Dame will make her NYC Cabaret Debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. Dame has been a mainstay on the Chicago jazz scene for fifteen years, performing at the finest jazz venues with the city's most sought after jazz instrumentalists. She will be performing the timeless and rich repertoire that is the Great American Songbook. In 2005, her debut recording, Comes Love, was released to wide critical acclaim and worldwide radio play on Chicago's own blujazz record label. There is a $22 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FIVE BY FIVE AT BIRDLAND

The Five By Five Quintet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. This all-star quintet features premiere contemporary musical artists who share a common link: They were inspired by the hard bop and post-bop repertoire and styles of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson and others. Together, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianists George Cables and Larry Willis, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Billy Drummond will explore those shared influences during this one of a kind engagement. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS POP LEGEND PETULA CLARK - EXTENDED DATES!

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter Petula Clark on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 24th through February 4th at 8:00 pm, with additional shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Now, "by popular demand", they have extended the run for three additional performances on Thursday through Saturday, February 9th through 11th, all at 8:00 pm. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. The legendary pop singer who also starred on stage and screen, has sold over 70 million records. She was honored with the prestigious CBE by her Majesty the Queen of England. More recently she has been appearing on Broadway and the West End in such roles as Maria in The Sound Of Music (London), Someone Like You (for which she wrote the music), Blood Brothers (Broadway and US tour) and Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (London and US tour). She has just completed a new French CD, including a song she co-wrote with Charles Aznavour. She is now preparing new material for a CD in English. There is a $60-$70-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. The Cafe will present two time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole with her Musical Director John Oddo for a four-week engagement, Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st through February 25th, including a special Valentine's Day show on Tuesday, February 14th. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly, with a late show on Saturday, at 10:45 pm. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays. $100 cover on Valentine's Day.


NE: WAITING IN THE WINGS CABARET IN WESPORT

The 2012 Waiting in the Wings Cabaret series kicks off with Broadway and Jazz Classics, a professionally cast and produced evening of song, at the WESTPORT WOMAN'S CLUB (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT - 203-227-4240) on Saturday, February 4th with performances at 5:00 & 8:30 pm. The shows feature NYC's stars of tomorrow up close and personal as they entertain you with classic renditions and new arrangements of the musical standards you've come to love. All proceeds benefit the Westport Woman's Club Scholarship Program. Patron Tickets $35; General Tickets $25.

LA: UPRIGHT CABARET WITH "THE TROUBADORS" - 4 DATES IN 4 CITIES

This January and February 2012, Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series continues their 3rd smash season with THE TROUBADOURS celebrating the Music of BOB DYLAN, CAROLE KING JAMES TAYLOR! Performances will be presented on four dates in four different venues. on Sunday, January 15th at 7:30 pm, the show will be at CATALINA BAR & GRILL (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - TKTS: 818-736-5600). On Friday, January 27th at 8:00 pm, the show moves to THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA (2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oak, CA - TKTS: 800-745-3000). On Sunday, January 29th at 7:30 pm, "THE TROUBADORS" moves to LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (14900 La Mirada Boulevard - La Mirada, CA - 562-944-9801). Finally, on Saturday, February 4th at 8:00 pm, the show moves to ANNENBERG THEATRE at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA - 760-325-4490). Performers include Jackie Tohn (American Idol), Matt Wolpe (The Buddy Holly Story), Yvette Cason (Dreamgirls, Play On!, Stormy Weather) and Jake Simpson (Star Search Grand Champion, Arena: Born to Rock). Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: PARTY OF THREE WITH TOM SHAW TRIO AT MARTUNI'S

Pop vocal powerhouses and Bay Area theatre performers Justin Taylor Nixon, Kate McCormick and Adam Theodore Barry join forces with San Francisco's Tom Shaw Trio to create an energetic and highly entertaining evening of music and fun at MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Saturday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. They will return on the first Saturday of every month performing songs by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Britney, Whitney, Lady Gaga and much, much more. There is a $7 cover.

SF: LEGENDARY BAY AREA GIANTS OF JAZZ SERIES: MARY STALLINGS

The Legendary Bay Area Giants Of Jazz Concert Series continues at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday through Sunday, February 3rd through 5th at 7:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday), starring Mary Stallings and featuring David Udolf on piano, Akira Tana on drums and Ron Belcher on bass. Greatly influenced by Carmen McRae, San Francisco native Mary Stallings is a passionate, robust singer who isn't nearly as well known as she should be. The niece of saxman Orlando Stallings, she started singing as a child and sang jazz in Bay Area clubs during her teenage years, when she performed with Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 and shared the stage with such greats as Wes Montgomery and Ben Webster. there is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

S.F.: THE RRAZZ ROOM COMEDY CLUB SERIES WITH: DONNELL RAWLINGS

The Comedy Club Series at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents Donnell Rawlings on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, February 6th at 5:00 pm, plus an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated "Chappelle's Show" as "Ashy Larry," the 70's jheri curled "Beautiful," and numerous other characters he's played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 3rd

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NYC: SANDY BAINUM: SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

Songstress Sandy Bainum returns to the New York cabaret stage to debut her newest show entitled Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Fridays, February 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm, and Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. The performance is a celebration of positivity, featuring songs that are engaging, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting. The eclectic musical collection brilliantly weaves together the melodies of several decades and musical genres and features tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, David Friedman, Randy Newman and John Sebastian. Joining Sandy is her award-winning musical director, Lanny Meyers. The new show, directed by Bruce Kimmel, will treat audiences to such varied fare as "Cockeyed Optimist" from South Pacific, "Lion Tamer" from The Magic Show, "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl, "Pure Imagination" from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story, to name just a few. Ms. Bainum, a regular on the Washington, D.C. theatre scene, made her Broadway debut in David Merrick's legendary production of 42nd Street. Since moving to D.C. with her husband, the former Maryland State Senator, Stewart Bainum, Sandy has performed leading roles in many of Washington's top theatrical venues including the Kennedy Center, Washington Savoyards, the Signature Theatre and Ford's Theater, where she recently completed a run in Jason Robert Brown's Parade. Sandy made her introduction to the New York cabaret scene last year in Excuse My Dust, a cabaret show inspired by the life and writings of Mrs. Dorothy Parker, followed by Great Songs Seldom Heard, after a successful debut at Washington's Signature Theatre. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: GRETCHEN REINHAGEN RETURNS WITH BOTH SIDES NOW
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Gretchen Reinhagen presents one more performance of her acclaimed show "Both Sides Now"on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Directed by Barry Kleinbort, the show features musical director, Tracy Stark. "Both Sides Now" explores the two sides of Gretchen's musical career to date: the gems of the Musical Comedy world, such as songs from her award winning tribute to Kaye Ballard (including material not previously performed for New York audiences), as well as more contemporary and/or rock/blues tunes, such as those from her MAC nominated cover of Janis Joplin's "Pearl" album. The show will also feature a significant amount of new material for Reinhagen, including an original song from Musical Director, Tracy Stark, and of course the iconic title song, written by Joni Mitchell. Reinhagen calls this show "Side A and B of the record." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: SHAYNEE RAINBOLT QUARTET AT THE SUGAR BAR

The Shaynee Rainbolt Quartet (Tedd Kooshian, Piano; Yoshi Waki, Bass; Ray Marchica, Drums; Shaynee Rainbolt, Vocals) performs on Friday, February 3rd at Ashford & Simpson's SUGAR BAR (254 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-579-0222) with sets at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. Shaynee is a two-time MAC Award Winner and three-time MAC Award Nominee, with three critically acclaimed CD's to her credit, the first two released on the UK Indie jazz label, 33Jazz (33jazz.com). Due to the intimate size of the club there is limited table seating, therefore, the club requests that you make table reservation in advance. Price Fixe Dinner available 5:30 to 7:30 pm at $19.95. There is a $10 cover.


NYC: THE GARY NEGBAUR GOES SOLO AT TOMI JAZZ

Gary Negbaur will be performing a solo show of all original material at TOMI JAZZ (239 East 53rd Street, NYC - 646-497-1254) on Friday, February 3rd with sets from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Pianist/singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. There is a $10 cover and a $10 minimum.

NYC: FIVE BY FIVE AT BIRDLAND

The Five By Five Quintet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. This all-star quintet features premiere contemporary musical artists who share a common link: They were inspired by the hard bop and post-bop repertoire and styles of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson and others. Together, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianists George Cables and Larry Willis, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Billy Drummond will explore those shared influences during this one of a kind engagement. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS POP LEGEND PETULA CLARK - EXTENDED DATES!

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter Petula Clark on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 24th through February 4th at 8:00 pm, with additional shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Now, "by popular demand", they have extended the run for three additional performances on Thursday through Saturday, February 9th through 11th, all at 8:00 pm. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. The legendary pop singer who also starred on stage and screen, has sold over 70 million records. She was honored with the prestigious CBE by her Majesty the Queen of England. More recently she has been appearing on Broadway and the West End in such roles as Maria in The Sound Of Music (London), Someone Like You (for which she wrote the music), Blood Brothers (Broadway and US tour) and Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (London and US tour). She has just completed a new French CD, including a song she co-wrote with Charles Aznavour. She is now preparing new material for a CD in English. There is a $60-$70-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. The Cafe will present two time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole with her Musical Director John Oddo for a four-week engagement, Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st through February 25th, including a special Valentine's Day show on Tuesday, February 14th. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly, with a late show on Saturday, at 10:45 pm. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays. $100 cover on Valentine's Day.


NE: THE FERNANDO HOLZ BAND AT AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER

The Fernando Holz Band will be appearing at AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787) for one night only on Friday, February 3rd at 8:00 pm. The group features Fernando Holz on vocals and guitar, Jon Simmons on trombone, Molly Flannery on keyboards and piano, Steve Rose on drums, and Jason Davis on bass. One of the finest singer/songwriters Brazil has produced, Fernando Holz is in a class with Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Djavan and Jobim. His voice is poignant, playful, caressing and his songs come from the soul. Tickets are $15.


SF: LEGENDARY BAY AREA GIANTS OF JAZZ SERIES: MARY STALLINGS

The Legendary Bay Area Giants Of Jazz Concert Series continues at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday through Sunday, February 3rd through 5th at 7:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sunday), starring Mary Stallings and featuring David Udolf on piano, Akira Tana on drums and Ron Belcher on bass. Greatly influenced by Carmen McRae, San Francisco native Mary Stallings is a passionate, robust singer who isn't nearly as well known as she should be. The niece of saxman Orlando Stallings, she started singing as a child and sang jazz in Bay Area clubs during her teenage years, when she performed with Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 and shared the stage with such greats as Wes Montgomery and Ben Webster. there is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

S.F.: THE RRAZZ ROOM COMEDY CLUB SERIES WITH: DONNELL RAWLINGS

The Comedy Club Series at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents Donnell Rawlings on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, February 6th at 5:00 pm, plus an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated "Chappelle's Show" as "Ashy Larry," the 70's jheri curled "Beautiful," and numerous other characters he's played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 2nd

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NYC: MICHAEL McQUARY: MY OWN SPACE

Michael McQuary's "My Own Space", a new one-man show about an unforgettable journey through childhood experienced through movies, will debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438), with performances on Thursdays, February 2nd & 9th at 7:00 pm. An only child, born of a loving and indulgent mother, is allowed to reject the oppressive forces surrounding him by creating a world peopled by the luminous stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Chaney, Dietrich, Karloff, Lugosi, Swanson, Russell, and Garland guide him through life, culminating in the creation of a world that he can now share with others: A world known as MY OWN SPACE. Weaving classic songs from the great American songbook and incidental music by Alberto Acosta, with music direction by Stephen Borsuk, Michael McQuary takes the audience into the glamorous world of Old Hollywood through a child's eyes. MY OWN SPACE, written and directed by Michael McQuary, is an intimate examination of the impact of these movies on our lives, and how they can inspire the dreamer in everyone. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ELLEN KAYE WITH "ICE WINE: SONGS FOR DARK WINTER NIGHTS"

Singer and entrepreneur Ellen Kaye brings her trademark, unusual repertoire to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursdays, January 26th & February 2nd at 9:30 pm, and Wednesday, February 29th at 7:00 pm, navigating both the dark and lighter side of life with a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker's sense of humor, irony and outrage intact. It's a persona she began honing as a child growing up in the nooks and crannies of The Russian Tea Room, the New York City landmark restaurant her family owned in its heydey from 1947 to 1996. Drawing material from the best of the 20th and 21st century's songwriters including: Irving Berlin, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Van Heusen and Tom Waits, Kaye works the room like a party full of old friends, genre bending as she goes. Shows will feature music from her recently released albums, "Ice Wine: Songs of Christmas and Dark Winter Nights" and "3 am: The Dogs, The Milkman and Me". Currently a principle in Moscow 57, Kaye runs a thriving catering/entertainment company, and has plans to open a restaurant of the same name soon. She has a new recording scheduled for Spring 2012. Kaye has performed with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, at the Iridium, Town Hall and numerous other venues in and out of NYC, including the original Monkey Bar. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

Donald Schaffer Entertainment in association with Ward Morehouse III presents The Lapis Luna Quartet with Vintage Jazz and Classical Swing Music every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) in an open-ended run. Lapis Luna brings you the captivating jazz of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with a classical glittering sound. Standards, enchanting ballads, obscure swing-era gems, and vintage melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, funny, romantic, and cool. The band is made up of Shawn Aileen Clark on vocals, John Merrill on guitar, Chris Pistorino on bass, and Brian Floody on drums and percussion. There is no cover, but there are marvelous drinks and champagne. Reservations recommended.


NYC: 'A POULENC CABARET' AT THE GERSHWIN

Operamission and Neke Carson present A Poulenc Cabaret, a stylish evening of music by French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), at the THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC) for one evening only, on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm. Conductor and pianist Jennifer Peterson invites assistant curator of Macklowe Gallery, soprano Jessica Goldring, to co-curate a program of vocal and instrumental music by the celebrated master and unceremonious champion of banality over atonality, whose melodies bridged the world wars and beyond. Guest artists include French pianist Max Midroit, Chicago clarinetist Cory Tiffin, sopranos Goldring, Michelle Jennings and Marcy Richardson, mezzo-soprano Kimberly Sogioka, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, tenor John Carlo Pierce, and baritones Ross Benoliel, Randal Turner, and Michael Weyandt. Musical selections include Banalites, Chansons gaillardes, La courte paille, Hommage - Edith Piaf, Les Mamelles de Tiresias (from the opera), Sonate pour clarinette et piano, songs written for Yvonne Printemps, settings of poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Aragon, and more. Tickets are $20.

NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: CAST OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Thursday February 2nd at 6:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guests Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams from "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS ! See: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com/ .

NYC: NEW WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm (except the 1st Thursday). Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. Among the many stars who are signing up to sing are Nancy Anderson (Drama Desk and Olivier nominee), Alan Campbell (Tony Award nominee, Sunset Blvd.), Ben Davis (Tony winner, Baz Luhrman's La Boheme), Natalie Douglas (Award-winning vocalist), Daisy Eagan (Tony Winner, The Secret Garden), Kevin Earley (Death Takes a Holiday), Willy Falk (Miss Saigon), Lauren Kennedy (Vanities), Brad Oscar (Tony Winner, The Producers), Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Paul Schoeffler (Rock of Ages), Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera), Martin Vidnovic (Two-Time Tony Nominee), Terri White (Follies), plus the stars of Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock show that ran for eight months at Feinstein's, Christina Bianco, Carole J. Bufford, and Scott Coulter. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: FIVE BY FIVE AT BIRDLAND

The Five By Five Quintet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. This all-star quintet features premiere contemporary musical artists who share a common link: They were inspired by the hard bop and post-bop repertoire and styles of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson and others. Together, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianists George Cables and Larry Willis, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Billy Drummond will explore those shared influences during this one of a kind engagement. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS POP LEGEND PETULA CLARK

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter Petula Clark on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 24th through February 4th at 8:00 pm, with additional shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. The legendary pop singer who also starred on stage and screen, has sold over 70 million records. She was honored with the prestigious CBE by her Majesty the Queen of England. More recently she has been appearing on Broadway and the West End in such roles as Maria in The Sound Of Music (London), Someone Like You (for which she wrote the music), Blood Brothers (Broadway and US tour) and Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (London and US tour). She has just completed a new French CD, including a song she co-wrote with Charles Aznavour. She is now preparing new material for a CD in English. There is a $60-$70-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. The Cafe will present two time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole with her Musical Director John Oddo for a four-week engagement, Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st through February 25th, including a special Valentine's Day show on Tuesday, February 14th. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly, with a late show on Saturday, at 10:45 pm. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays. $100 cover on Valentine's Day.


DC: COREY HARRIS AND THE "RASTA BLUES EXPERIENCE"

Corey Harris and the "Rasta Blues Experience" will be presented at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Saturday, February 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Corey Harris is a guitarist, songwriter, and performer who's leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions that gave rise to the blues. He demonstrates his respect for the past and his mastery of the Mississippi Delta blues tradition by interpreting the songs of early blues luminaries in new ways, while also creating an original vision of the blues by infusing his music with a broad range of sounds and styles. More than just a blues musician, Corey Harris is a seeker. For more than a decade, the guitarist-vocalist-songwriter has dug for the deepest and truest essence of the blues, reggae, gospel and other roots music by examining and celebrating their origins in various and diverse cultural centers - Africa, the Caribbean, North America and beyond. There is a $25 cover.

S.F.: THE RRAZZ ROOM COMEDY CLUB SERIES WITH: DONNELL RAWLINGS

The Comedy Club Series at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents Donnell Rawlings on Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, February 3rd through 5th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, February 6th at 5:00 pm, plus an added late show on Saturday at 11:00 pm. Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated "Chappelle's Show" as "Ashy Larry," the 70's jheri curled "Beautiful," and numerous other characters he's played. Donnell is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: KENNETH GARTMAN DEBUT SHOW EXTENDED AT DON'T TELL MAMA
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Singer/songwriter/vocal coach Kenneth Gartman made his debut at the legendary DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) with 5 appearances over 3 months in 2011, with his show "... not like the other cavemen". Now he returns for three more performances, on Sunday, January 29th at 4:00 pm; Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, February 4th at 4:30 pm. In his show, Gartman reveals aspects of his life and personality delivering songs that alternate between joyful and introspective with some gospel coloring thrown in for good measure ... after all, he did grow up in Texas. This humorous and sometimes poignant look at the challenges we face in life is directed by Shawn Moninger and music directed by Doyle Newmyer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: GAY MEETS GIRL AT THE DUPLEX

Anthony Fett and Stephanie Spano bring their show "Gay Meets Girl" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesdays, February 1st, 8th & 15th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Joshua Stephen Kartes. A tale as old as Times Square, "Gay Meets Girl" is a valentine to the men who like men and the women who love them. The show seeks to answer the question: "What is Love?" by exploring what binds gays and girls together from childhood, what tears us apart as adults, and what brings us back together time and time again. Anthony Fett and Stephanie Spano serve up a heaping portion of music, mayhem and meatballs! Anthony Fett has been seen in several national touring productions including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast". Recently, Mr. Fett was a finalist in the "Stonewall Sensation" cabaret competition, and premiered his one-man show, "Get Lucky with Anthony Fett" at The Stonewall in NYC. Stephanie Spano is a native New Yorker and has performed across the USA in the National Touring Company of "Rent" (Swing-Maureen u/s). Other theatrical credits include creating the role of Didi in "The Hole"(Off Bway), May in "Tinyard Hill"(Goodspeed), Piper in "Williamsburg! The Musical" (Fringe Benefits Festival), Sam in "The Time Travelers' Convention" and a company member in "The Great Pretender". There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RIVERS RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN IN 2012

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, February 1st at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. Pre-show, Lance Cruce entertains at the piano. A portion of the proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAID IN FULL RETURNS TO MAMA'S

Lynly Forrest brings her show Paid in Full back for MAC voter consideration to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, February 1st and Friday, March 2nd, both shows at 7:00 pm. She and her band promise a thoughtful and fun evening of songs about our travels on the toll roads of life. Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Director Steven Ray Watkins. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LAUREN FOX WITH "THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL & LEONARD COHEN"

Lauren Fox brings her show "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Wednesday, February 1st and Thursday, February 16th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Through stories and song, Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music's most enduring artists. Musical Director/piano, Jon Weber, with Ritt Henn on bass and Peter Colo on guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: STACY SULLIVAN

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte and Joan Uttal Anderson, Production Consultant. The next show is on Wednesday, January 1st and features Stacy Sullivan, Singer, with Jon Weber on Piano with A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Dana Lorge hosts "Wednesday Night at the Iguana" every week at 8:00 pm at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). The event on Wednesday, February 1st, features Terese Geneco, Shaynee Rainbolt, Barbara Porteus, Jillian Laurain, Helena Grenot, Adam Shapiro, Joey Infante, Michael McDonald, Bobbie Horowitz, Sue Matsuki, Carrie Jackson, Gary Crawford, Lauren Robert, Nancy Redman, Sunny Leigh, Dora Rubin, Lou Iacovino with Barry Levitt on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.

NYC: KAT GANG CONTINUES AT THE PLAZA'S ROSE ROOM WEDNESDAYS

Kat Gang brings her unique vocal style to the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, for an open-ended engagement. She will be singing Traditional Jazz Standards, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook. Kat has a soul steeped in jazz. Born in Boston she began her music theory training as a teenager at Berklee and then fell in love with the energy of New York City and went on to gain her BFA from NYU. After that she continued studying music at the Royal Academy in London. Kat lived and worked singing jazz all over England for seven years. She has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has acted in various feature-length independent films, and currently is back in New York performing frequently and exploring the depth of jazz fusion and improvisation with her versatile, extraordinary ear and voice. The Rose Room has a policy of no cover or minimum for its music, fabulous cocktails, wine and champagne.

NYC: FIVE BY FIVE AT BIRDLAND

The Five By Five Quintet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. This all-star quintet features premiere contemporary musical artists who share a common link: They were inspired by the hard bop and post-bop repertoire and styles of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson and others. Together, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianists George Cables and Larry Willis, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Billy Drummond will explore those shared influences during this one of a kind engagement. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS POP LEGEND PETULA CLARK

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter Petula Clark on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 24th through February 4th at 8:00 pm, with additional shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. The legendary pop singer who also starred on stage and screen, has sold over 70 million records. She was honored with the prestigious CBE by her Majesty the Queen of England. More recently she has been appearing on Broadway and the West End in such roles as Maria in The Sound Of Music (London), Someone Like You (for which she wrote the music), Blood Brothers (Broadway and US tour) and Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (London and US tour). She has just completed a new French CD, including a song she co-wrote with Charles Aznavour. She is now preparing new material for a CD in English. There is a $60-$70-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. The Cafe will present two time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole with her Musical Director John Oddo for a four-week engagement, Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st through February 25th, including a special Valentine's Day show on Tuesday, February 14th. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly, with a late show on Saturday, at 10:45 pm. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays. $100 cover on Valentine's Day.


NE: COMEDY OPEN MIQUE TO FEATURE BARBARA LARSON

Barbara Larson brings comedic cabaret to the Amazing Open Comedy Mique Show at AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787) on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30 pm. Framingham's Barbara Larson, a favorite at the Amazing Things Cabaret Shows, brings her comedic side to the Amazing Open Comedy Mique Show with a 30 minute feature showcasing the funnier side of cabaret. She will be doing a set of favorite comedy songs, with Tom LaMark at the piano. Tickets are $6.

DC: ROCCO VENTRELLA AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Saxophonist Rocco Ventrella will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One can only smile and enjoy when hearing the music of Rocco Ventrella. The joy of his music that exudes from his soul is undeniable. His passion for smooth jazz is so obvious with every note he plays. The Italian American saxophone player Rocco Ventrella has enjoyed a Pre-Grammy Nomination Contemporary Jazz Best Album 2007 Top 50 and scored Top 20 smooth jazz radio stations with 5 tracks of the CD: Soulful Strut, Winelight, Alleria, On The Night, and Give Me The Groove and gotten quotes from George Duke, Everette Harp, Dave Koz, Marion Meadows, Chris Standring and more. There is a $20 cover.

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NYC: STARTING OVER WITH PEG McCORMICK WITH REBOOT
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Peg McCormick returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm with her show "Reboot", dealing with the many reasons, consequences and benefits that lead us to start over, begin again, erase, rewind, or reboot our lives. The show features the songs of Sugarland, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, and The Cardigans, just to name a few. Boots not required but most definitely encouraged. Suzanne Carrico serves as director with Tracy Stark as musical director, and Donna Kelly on drums and percussion. Peg's theatrical career began in Houston playing the role of Doc, one of the seven dwarves, in a children's production of Snow White. She went on to perform with TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, AD Players, North Shore Music Theatre, TheatreLAB and Turtle Lane Playhouse. In New York she has appeared in cabaret venues such as Danny's Skylight, Dillon's and Don't Tell Mama and is making her debut with REBOOT at The Duplex. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: FIVE BY FIVE AT BIRDLAND

The Five By Five Quintet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 1st through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. This all-star quintet features premiere contemporary musical artists who share a common link: They were inspired by the hard bop and post-bop repertoire and styles of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Oliver Nelson and others. Together, trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Pelt, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, pianists George Cables and Larry Willis, bassist Dwayne Burno and drummer Billy Drummond will explore those shared influences during this one of a kind engagement. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night in February at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS POP LEGEND PETULA CLARK

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter Petula Clark on Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 24th through February 4th at 8:00 pm, with additional shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. The legendary pop singer who also starred on stage and screen, has sold over 70 million records. She was honored with the prestigious CBE by her Majesty the Queen of England. More recently she has been appearing on Broadway and the West End in such roles as Maria in The Sound Of Music (London), Someone Like You (for which she wrote the music), Blood Brothers (Broadway and US tour) and Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard (London and US tour). She has just completed a new French CD, including a song she co-wrote with Charles Aznavour. She is now preparing new material for a CD in English. There is a $60-$70-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) has announced the 2011 Winter season of performers at the legendary Cafe Carlyle. The Cafe will present two time Tony Award-winning actress Christine Ebersole with her Musical Director John Oddo for a four-week engagement, Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 31st through February 25th, including a special Valentine's Day show on Tuesday, February 14th. Performances are at 8:45 pm nightly, with a late show on Saturday, at 10:45 pm. There is a $80 cover Tuesday through Friday, with a $90 cover on Saturdays. $100 cover on Valentine's Day.


DC: STEADY ROLLIN BOB MARGOLIN'S VIZZTONE REVUE AT BLUE'S ALLEY

Steady Rollin Bob Margolin's Vizztone Revue will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, January 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With each new album, guitarist, singer, and songwriter "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin continues to expand the boundaries of modern blues. Margolin, a sideman for Muddy Waters from 1973 to 1980, was born on May 9, 1949, and raised in Brookline, MA, became enamored with the recordings of Chuck Berry while still in high school and began playing out while attending Boston University in the early '70s. There is a $20 cover.

SF: A GOSPEL SOUL EXPERIENCE AT THE RRAZZ

The Soul Music Series co-produced with Shelly Tatum presents "A Gospel Soul Experience" starring sisters Lynette Bailey & Bridgette Bailey on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). The sisters, known to many as "Lynette", are native San Franciscans born into a musical family. Their grandfather LB Edwards was the founder of Providence Baptist Church Male Chorus and their grandmother Arnette Edwards was one of the lead altos in Providence Baptist Church Chancel Choir. The Edwards family, longtime members of Providence Baptist Church, are well known singers amongst the church community throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: LUCIE ARNAZ & BILL IRWIN TO CO-HOST NIGHTLIFE AWARDS

Actress & nightclub entertainer Lucie Arnaz and Tony Award-winning actor and clown Bill Irwin have been named co-hosts of the star-studded 10th Annual Nightlife Awards at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) on Monday, January 30th at 7:00 pm. This unique Awards show that honors the best in cabaret, comedy & jazz burst upon the scene ten years ago as the only awards show in the world with NO ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES! Instead, of making speeches, the winners perform to show why they were chosen! As an All-Performance Awards Show, The Nightlife Awards gained immediate prominence and has featured world class entertainers every single year including Alan King, Robert Klein, Elaine Stritch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kristin Chenoweth, Donna Murphy, Raul Esparza, Keely Smith, Eartha Kitt, Paula West, Bill Charlap, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lea DeLaria, Demetri Martin, Mark Murphy, Betty Buckley, Karen Akers, Bruce Vilanch, Andrea Marcovicci, Stephen Schwartz, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, etc. Prices for the Nightlife Awards are the same as they were ten years ago: $75 for orchestra and loge seats, $50 for front balcony, and $25 for rear balcony. Tickets at TicketMaster.com or at THE TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) from noon to 6:00 pm every day except Sundays.


NYC: BRONWYN'S "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE!" AT IDO SUSHI

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On Monday, January 30th, Bronwyn will present another "Shakespeare Soiree!" with co-host Barbara Mundy, and Jerry Scott at the Piano. Shakespeare verse for all in the WillyTheShake and Speak Box! Take the Shakespeare challenge and relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character or theme! Theme this week: ROMEO AND JULIET, but any and all Shakespeare is perfect. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.


NYC: ANITA GILLETTE DEBUTS NEW SHOW AT BIRDLAND

Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette will be presenting a wonderful evening of music and memories while taking an intimate, touching, and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in her new autobiographical one-woman show "After All" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Monday, January 30th at 7:00 pm. "After All" takes audiences backstage with Gillette as a young showgirl starting out in the original cast of Gypsy with Ethel Merman onwards into the worlds of David Merrick and Gower Champion in Carnival through a building career that leads to a Tony nominated performance in the Neil Simon comedy Chapter Two. From Major Feature films playing roles such as Ms. Mona in MOONSTRUCK, co-starring in hit television shows like QUINCY and Game Show classics, to playing Tina Fey's Mother in 30 ROCK, Gillette will surprise, delight and is certain to entertain! Direction is by award winning New York cabaret veteran Barry Kleinbort who has also directed and written special musical materials for Kaye Ballard, Regis Philbin, Marcia Lewis, Mary Cleere Haran, John Epperson (aka: Lypsinka), Donna Murphy, the late Jerry Orbach, Karen Mason, Brent Barrett, Harolyn Blackwell, Heather MacRae, and many others. Musical Direction by Paul Greenwood, also an award winning cabaret pro, who has accompanied some of the industry's most honored performers including George Burns, Elly Stone, Art Garfunkel, Mary Cleere Haran, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nancy Lamott, and Sylvia McNair. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALICE RIPLEY'S DAILY PRACTICE AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will perform a solo concert titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Mondays, January 9th and January 30th at 9:15 pm. The concert will feature what's being billed as an eclectic mix of well known songs and new compositions. Selections for "Daily Practice" include acoustic versions of "Who Will Love Me As I Am" from Side Show, "I've Been" from Next to Normal, and "Pinball Wizard" from The Who's Tommy, all Broadway shows in which Ripley was a member of the original casts. Ripley's other stage credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: TOUCHE BAND & SHOW AT BLUES ALLEY

The Touche Band & Show will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Monday, January 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Touche Band & Show is a Washington DC area based band that has been the opening act for such national luminaries as Pieces of a Dream and the Isley Brothers. They are a blend of old-school and new funk as well as jazz of all kinds. The band consists of eight members, who have come together to blend their unique and creative musical stylings. They provide total entertainment from the first hit until the last note. There is an $18 cover.


L.A.: GEOFFREY LEIGH TOZER IN ADDICTED TO SWANK

Geoffrey Leigh Tozer and His Swank Pharaohs hold forth at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Mondays in January & February at 9:00 pm with his award-winning cabaret show "ADDICTED TO SWANK: Stories & Songs From The Siriusxm Radio Show, Swanktown." The stories take place in the mythical Royal Palm Court Lounge high atop the majestic Hotel Alto Nido overlooking beautiful downtown Swanktown at the corner of Easy Money Street and Looking Good and Feeling Good Too Way. Meet the Mayor of Swanktown Mr. Lucky, the hotel physician Dr. Peculiar, ladies man sine qua non Cosmo D. Gigolo and the ever ravishing fortune teller Slow Kitty. Goeffrey recently headlined at the Sixth Annual Los Angeles Storytelling Festival. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: HEAR MY SONG: AN EVENING WITH G. SCOTT LACY

G. Scott Lacy, one of the country's most sought-after talents, will bring his show "Hear My Song: An Evening With G. Scott Lacy" to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Monday, January 30th at 8:00 pm. Lacy has musical directed over 120 productions working with such theatre companies as the Tony Award Winning La Jolla Playhouse, the award winning Lamb's Players Theatre, the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles, Diversionary Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, 42nd Street Moon, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Opera, North Coast Repertory Theatre, the Emmy Award Winning Malashock Dance Company and others. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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