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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
FEBRUARY 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 6th through 12th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 12th

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NYC: JANICE HALL IN NEW SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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Janice Hall, internationally renowned opera singer and 2011 Bistro Award winner, is presenting her new show, I'd Rather Be Doing This ..., at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for three performances, Sunday, February 12th at 4:00 pm; Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30 pm. In I'd Rather Be Doing This ... , Janice takes the audience on a tour of her favorite things, places, and composers, presenting fresh and imaginative renditions of songs that range from the sophistication of Cole Porter and Cy Coleman to the raw emotion of Piaf's "L'Accordeoniste" and the taut drama of Kurt Weill. In addition, Janice premieres the deliciously risque title song written especially for her by her musical director, Matthew Martin Ward, with lyrics by her director, Peter Napolitano. The show is a winning combination of wit, wisdom, and seriously beautiful singing, by a world-class performer who is as at home in the world of cabaret as she has been on the international opera stage. I'd Rather Be Doing This... also features Tony Romano on guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on January 29th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: THE SINGING EXPERIENCE PRESENTS THE GLORY OF LOVE

The Singing Experience is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary year and the first performance of 2012 will be at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - RESV: 212-315-3500) on Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm. The stars of "The Glory of Love", a Valentine's Celebration, will be Joan Adams, Janet Angier, Barara E. Brown, Jay Ciniglio, Stacey Cohen, Lois Dale, Bill Dyszel, Wendy Kaufman Harper, Sharon Matteson, Laura Slutsky, Donna Wolf with Jon Delfin, Music Director. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE was established 1977 to give aspiring cabaret and musical theater performers the opportunity to explore their talents, conquer fear, and develop self-confidence by learning the "tools of the trade" through great coaching and actually performing before audiences in a supportive, nurturing and non-competitive environment. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KIM SMITH REPRISES "MISFIT" AT THE BEECHMAN

Award-winning Australian performer Kim Smith will reprise his acclaimed show "Misfit" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909)on Sunday, February 12th at 9:30 pm. The show is directed by Christian Coulson, with piano accompaniment by Steven Ray Watkins with Sam Nedel on upright bass. Fitting in isn't easy in this saccharine world of unwavering morals and processed celebrity -- but why try? Kim will take you by the hand and lead you through ruins of disfigured pop and glimmering period treasures, as he mischievously proves that misfits have more fun. Singing in German, French and English, Mr. Smith reinterprets works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Bjork, the Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others in conjuring the decadence and decay of 1920's Berlin. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY'S ROBERT CREIGHTON CELEBRATES DEBUT ALBUM

Broadway's Robert Creighton, celebrates the February 14 release of his debut CD, "Ain't We got Fun!" with two performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday & Monday, February 12th and 13th at 9:30 pm. Creighton has appeared in a non-stop string of six Broadway shows, including, currently, as the Purser in Anything Goes. On both nights, special guests will appear with Creighton to celebrate the occasion. The album repertoire is largely from the early decades of the 20th Century, music Creighton discovered while researching his successful, award-winning new musical CAGNEY! The recording also features two Creighton originals from that show. He performed two seasons with the New York City Opera including as Njegus in the Live From Lincoln Center production of The Merry Widow. Broadway welcomed him in 2003 when he was cast in Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only. Since then, Creighton has appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), Lion King (Timon), and Chicago (Amos) and now Anything Goes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FRED BARTON PRESENTS AND THINKS YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT!

Fred Barton hosts, sings and plays once a month at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) with his 9-piece Broadway Band, bringing back classic Broadway show music with some swing on the side. Fred's guest singers on Sunday, February 12th at 7:00 pm are Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music," "9 To 5," " All Shook Up," NYC Opera's "Most Happy Fella," "Titanic"), and Kevin Earley ("Tale Of Two Cities," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Les Miserables"). Fred's previous guest singers Karen Wilder, Jesse Luttrell and Elena Bennett will also make encore appearances. Fred Barton is an arranger, performer and songwriter with numerous credits on Broadway, TV, and the symphony orchestra circuit. He's arranged and produced numerous CDs, and Fred's symphony arrangements were played at three New York Pops concerts at Carnegie Hall in 2011, and are played almost weekly by symphonies throughout the U.S. and Canada. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "'HARK'THROBS (IMPOSSIBLE CRUSHES)"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141 ) on Sunday, February 12th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "'Hark'throbs (Impossible Crushes)". Co-Host will be Sean Harkness (Featuring Members of the Harkness Harem: Deb Berman, Dawn Derow, Pamela Luss, Karen Oberlin & Randie Shane. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. For details see www.markjanasthesalon.com . There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

PA: NEW CABARET ARTISTS AT VILLE IN THE SKY

A brand new, beautiful, state of the art cabaret facility is preparing to open its doors to cabaret enthusiasts in Central Pennsylvania at Millersville University's VILLE IN THE SKY (42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA - TKTS: 717-872-3811 - ). On Sunday, February 12th at 8:00 pm, Ville In The Sky will play host to an exciting evening of brand new cabaret artists. New Voices Of Lancaster will feature a wide variety of new cabaret performers from all over the region, performing in a cabaret venue for the very first time. Ville In The Sky Director, Harvey Owen, has a passion and dedication to continue the grand cabaret tradition. Mr. Owen was instrumental in planning for this evening of new cabaret talent, thereby helping to secure the next generation of cabaret performers. With state of the art acoustics, a classic Steinway piano, and a wall of windows overlooking the downtown skyline, VILLE IN THE SKY has spared no expense in making this venue the place to see cabaret in Pennsylvania. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday,, February 10th through 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. As an award-winning performer, producer and composer "The Iceman" has been nominated for three "Grammys" and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. There is a $50 cover.


CHI: KEVIN MOORE PRESENTS SCORE-BY-SCORE AT MAYNE STAGE

Enjoy a rare behind the scenes glimpse at the inspiration for some of Broadway's greatest hits with Kevin Moore Presents Score-by-Score, The Best of Broadway Musicals: An Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the MAYNE STAGE (1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-381-4554 ) on Sunday February 12th at 7:00 pm. Emcee and WSBC radio personality Kevin Moore presents a celebration of Andrew Llloyd Webber and his amazing music. Moore will enlighten you as to what inspired Webber, what was going on when he wrote Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more. As you learn the history, you will be treated to some of Chicago's top cabaret artists, including Ken Baker, Anne Burnell, George Howe, Laura Freeman, Heather Moran and Daryl Nitz, performing the memorable songs from these extraordinary shows. Musical Director is Jeff Award-winning George Howe and Nick Christiansen on drums. Tickets are $25.

MW: SALLY MAYES STARS IN VALENTINE IN NAPERVILLE

Sally Mayes will star in "Valentin" at NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE'S MADDEN THEATRE AT THE FINE ARTS CENTER (71 Easy Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL - 630-637-7469 ) on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00 pm. Mayes made her Broadway debut in Cy Coleman's WELCOME TO THE CLUB winning her immediate praise along with a Theatre World Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination as an outstanding newcomer. In 2011 Sally enjoyed a supporting role off-Broadway in THE BEST IS YET TO COME and a star turn in PLAY IT COOL. On Broadway, she is best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theatre revival of SHE LOVES ME, for which she won Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She has also starred in several Off-Broadway productions, including CLOSER THAN EVER and DAS BARBEQUE. Tickets are $25-$35.


L.A.: BRAD ELLIS & FRIENDS: FROM OFF-BROADWAY TO "GLEE"

Brad Ellis, the piano man from the hit television series "Glee", sings and plays, along with an extraordinary lineup of some of the finest performers from the cabaret and musical theatre world at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) on Sunday, February 12th at 1:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Summit View School's Drama Program. Gary Cole hosts, with Nate Light on Bass and Denise Fraser on Drums. The event is produced by Dianne Fraser and Clifford Bell. Brad Ellis, long regarded as one of the most respected and sought after arranger/musical directors in the Broadway community, is enjoying a newfound fame as the on-camera pianist on the hit television series "Glee". Summit View School (http://www.summitview.org/ ) is dedicated to educating young people with learning differences who possess average to superior intellectual capabilities. Ticket price of $50 includes brunch/lunch buffet (tax and gratuity included); full no-host bar also available.
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SF: FREDDY COLE QUARTET AT THE RRAZZ FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

The acclaimed Freddy Cole Quartet will present a Special Valentine's Day Performance at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) on Sunday, February 12th at 7:00 pm and Monday & Tuesday, February 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. He plays piano and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday, and his timing swings a little more. There is a $35 cover ($40 on Tuesday) plus a 2 drink minimum.


AUS: SUNDAY SESSIONS SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE BUTTERFLY

THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) hosts the cream of Melbourne's established singers/songwriters supported by local emerging artists each Sunday from 2:00 pm, for 7 weeks from February 12th through March 25th. Each week features stunning live music in one of Melbourne's most unique settings. SUNDAY SESSIONS features Chris Wilson, Monique Brumby, Greg Arnold, Sarah Carroll, Marcel Borrak, Jeff Lang, Alison Ferrier, Suzannah Espie, Ian Collard, Kerri Simpson, Barb Waters, and many others. Sunday Sessions is made possible by a generous contribution from the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund. Call for cover/minimum information.

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SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 11th

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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN FEBRUARY
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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: 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.

NYC: THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETS JANUARY 14th

THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, established in 1980, continues it's 2011-2012 Season on Saturday, February 11th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). The event opens at 12:30 pm with a flea market where you can buy and/or trade sheet music and memorabilia. The show runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The performance features Shana Farr with "The Songs Of Julie Andrews". Robert Windeler, who has written two biographies of Julie, will be joining her. You can join the society online at http://www.nysms.org/ for only $50 per year, entitling you to nine fabulous programs/meetings and nine lively newsletters from October through June. Non-member guest fee is $10.


NYC: SHARON CLARK AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Sharon Clark will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, February 11th at 9:30 pm. Sharon Clark's impeccable delivery, deep sense of swing and heart-breaking ballads have brought festival and concert goers to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony. She has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on the National Mall and the historic Lincoln Theater. The Cape May Jazz Festival has hosted Ms. Clark three times by popular demand. She has toured Republic of Kyrgyzstan and Russia multiple times. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones. Ms.Clark appears regularly at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE LADIES SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RICHARD SKIPPER
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

A benefit for the Carol Channing Foundation for the Arts in loving Memory of Carol's late husband, Harry Kullijian will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 pm. Performers incluce Diane Findlay, Peggy Herman, Dana Lorge and Sue Matsuki plus surprise guests. There is a $15 donation plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE CROSS TALK QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

The Cross Talk Quintet (Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Billy Hart & Drew Gress) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of whom has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar, a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of harmony and texture. Pianist Marc Copland was early considered an heir to Bill Evans. The rhythm section includes in-demand bassist Drew Gress, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart who has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. 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 FOLLEN ANGELS AT MARBLEHEAD LITTLE THEATER 

The Follen Angels, International jazz and cabaret recording artists, return to MARBLEHEAD LITTLE THEATER (12 School Street, Marblehead, MA - 781-631-6366) on Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 pm, after their sold out show, Ella and Her Fellas in December. They return with Ella and Her Fellas, Part 2 for a Valentines Day delight. The Angels (Hildy Grossman on Vocals, Steve Heck on Piano, Kenneth W. Dantzig on Drums, Rick Stone on Sax, & Sean Ferias on Bass) will keep the blockbuster tunes of the original show and add new crowd-pleasers that will entertiain returning and new audiences alike including "Bewitched", "This Can't Be Love", "I'm Beginning to See the Light", "I Got Rhythm" and many more Ella favorites. The Angels have filled concert halls and radio airwaves, and continue to draw enthusiastic audiences from Scullers Jazz Club, Ryles Jazz Club and the Acton Jazz Cafe in the Boston area, to Mechanics Hall in Worchester, to the Metropolitan Room and Don't Tell Mama in New York City, and to sharing the stage with HBO Comedian, Lewis Black. The Follen Angels recently released their new CD, "I Got Rhythm: In Love with Gershwin and Cole Porter". See the website for advance ticket information: http://www.follenangels.com/ .

DC: JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. As an award-winning performer, producer and composer "The Iceman" has been nominated for three "Grammys" and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. There is a $50 cover.

FLA: PAOLO SZOT THE COLONY HOTEL'S ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Broadway & Opera Superstar Paolo Szot, Tuesdays through Saturdays, February 7th through 18th at 8:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010, 2011 & 2012, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. There is a $130 dinner/show packages Tuesdays through Thursdays (show only $70), $140 on Fridays & Saturdays (show only $80).

CHI: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD ENCORES AT DAVENPORT'S

Hooray for Hollywood returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) for 2 encore performances, on Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Walter Kirchner, Nadine Gomes, and Scott Gryder take you down memory lane, and down Hollywood Boulevard, as they honor the great movie stars and box office legends through music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: CON FUNK SHUN WITH MlCHAEL COOPER

Con Funk Shun with Mlchael Cooper will be performing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 7th through 9th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted 4 consecutive Gold and 1 Platinum album. There is a $35-$40 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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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: 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.

NYC: THE CROSS TALK QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

The Cross Talk Quintet (Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Billy Hart & Drew Gress) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of whom has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar, a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of harmony and texture. Pianist Marc Copland was early considered an heir to Bill Evans. The rhythm section includes in-demand bassist Drew Gress, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart who has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. 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.


DC: JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. As an award-winning performer, producer and composer "The Iceman" has been nominated for three "Grammys" and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. There is a $50 cover.

FLA: PAOLO SZOT THE COLONY HOTEL'S ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Broadway & Opera Superstar Paolo Szot, Tuesdays through Saturdays, February 7th through 18th at 8:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010, 2011 & 2012, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. There is a $130 dinner/show packages Tuesdays through Thursdays (show only $70), $140 on Fridays & Saturdays (show only $80).

CHI: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD ENCORES AT DAVENPORT'S

Hooray for Hollywood returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) for 2 encore performances, on Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Walter Kirchner, Nadine Gomes, and Scott Gryder take you down memory lane, and down Hollywood Boulevard, as they honor the great movie stars and box office legends through music. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: OKSANA GRIGORIEVA AT THE GARDENIA

Russian-born pianist and singer-songwriter, Oksana Grigorieva will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Grigorieva was raised in Ukraine and studied music in Moscow and Kazan before moving to London, where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music and gained additional work as a model. She moved to the USA, where she taught music and patented a technique of teaching musical notation to children. She gained attention as a songwriter in 2006, when her song, "Un dea llegara," endorsed as "a beauty" by Josh Groban and included on his album, Awake, became enormously popular. She released her own album, Beautiful Heartache, in 2009, executive-produced by Mel Gibson, (with whom she had a widely-publicized falling-out in 2010.) She wrote the entire album, save for the song "Say My Name," which was co-written with Gibson and was included in the 2010 film, Edge of Darkness. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: CON FUNK SHUN WITH MlCHAEL COOPER

Con Funk Shun with Mlchael Cooper will be performing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 7th through 9th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted 4 consecutive Gold and 1 Platinum album. There is a $35-$40 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CIRCUS HORRIFICUS AT THE BUTTERFLY

After a sell-out premiere in January  Samora Squid & Bridget Bridge, Circus Horrificus, return to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm. In the mountains of Tasmania, lurks one of the world's most truly idiotic clown troupes, Circus Horrificus. Squid & Bridge are renowned for their extreme slapstick & stunt-based physical-comedy skits that truly test the durability of this unique pair of twits' bodies. Bridget Bridge is the breathtakingly beautiful, destructively dynamic, pain-proof Strong Woman that consistently leaves audiences dazed & confused, as she demonstrates the awesome power of her unbreakable bones, mammoth muscles & Teflon skin!
Samora Squid is the stretchy, slimy & strangely sexy sweet-heart - he swallows swords, sings songs & bends his body into the most bizarre contortions! Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: SONGS FROM THE ROCK, THE STREET, AND THE HOOD

Michael Kirk Lane, host of Don't Tell Mama's "The Show Tune Room," makes his cabaret debut with "Songs from the Rock, the Street, and the Hood" featuring songs from "Fraggle Rock," "Sesame Street," and "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Tuesday, February 7th and Thursdays, February 9th & 16th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Offering both classic songs and rarely heard gems, Lane takes an adult look at these childhood hits. With musical direction by William TN Hall and direction by Steven Strafford, this evening offers both quirky fun and a lot or heart. Featuring Kristina Culotta.There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: METROPOLITAN ROOM STAFF SHOW
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The very talented the staff of THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) return to the stage in a very special evening of Cabaret on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 pm for their annual STAFF SPECTACULAR. Hosted By Tom Gamblin, the evening will feature performances by Tanya Holt, Eddie Jacques, Tom Gamblin, Marla Green, Liz McKendry, Jasmine Carrington, Ted Stafford, Julia Cook and Robert Ima. The evening will benefit Help Is On The Way Today, a non for profit that helps and assists children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. There is a $10 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: 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: THE CROSS TALK QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

The Cross Talk Quintet (Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Billy Hart & Drew Gress) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of whom has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar, a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of harmony and texture. Pianist Marc Copland was early considered an heir to Bill Evans. The rhythm section includes in-demand bassist Drew Gress, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart who has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. 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.


NJ: "ROMANCE" STARRING ANNIE KOZUCH IN UNION CITY

The Union City Performing Arts Center proudly presents "ROMANCE - An Evening of Jazz, Boleros and Bossa Nova" featuring Annie Kozuch on vocals; accompanied by Frank Ponzio on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Samuel Torres on percussion on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 pm at the UNION CITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ). Annie was raised in Mexico City and after seeing her first professional show at the age of six, she knew she wanted to perform. She sat in on her siblings' guitar lessons and learned to sing all the boleros and mariachis. Encouraged by her parents to "do what makes you happy" she furthered her passion for acting and singing by training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (R.A.D.A.), London, and graduated from Mills College, CA, with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. After a few years in San Francisco, she moved to New York City. Admission is free.

BOS: NEW CABARET SERIES PREMIERES AT THE ENCORE

ENCORE LOUNGE at THE COURTYARD MARRIOT (275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 617-728-2162 - ) announces it's new Cabaret Guest Artist Series, hosted by Jan Peters, to premiere on Friday, February 10th at 9:00 pm. The show will feature the very entertaining Joe Berry accompanied by Tom LaMark on piano. Joe has extensive musical theater credits and has been seen about town at various open mic events - warm, engaging and funny. Open mic follows the show. There is no cover charge.


DC: WALTER BEASLEY AT BLUES ALLEY

Walter Beasley will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, February 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the past two decades, saxophonist Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase "musical Renaissance Man" for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as "the heir to Grover Washington Jr.'s throne," the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education. There is a $35 cover.


FLA: PAOLO SZOT THE COLONY HOTEL'S ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Broadway & Opera Superstar Paolo Szot, Tuesdays through Saturdays, February 7th through 18th at 8:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010, 2011 & 2012, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. There is a $130 dinner/show packages Tuesdays through Thursdays (show only $70), $140 on Fridays & Saturdays (show only $80).

SF: CON FUNK SHUN WITH MlCHAEL COOPER

Con Funk Shun with Mlchael Cooper will be performing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 7th through 9th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted 4 consecutive Gold and 1 Platinum album. There is a $35-$40 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND IN "THIS FUNNY WORLD"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his new show, "This Funny World", for two performances: Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 19th at 6:00 pm. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. At the piano will be Musical Director, David Jarvis. "This Funny World" explores Bob's sojourn with his love of the movies, music, the Met and more, featuring the Great American songs of this ever spinning, funny, funny world. The show includes a significant amount of new material for Diamond, including the wonderful title song, written by the great team of Rogers and Hart. Bob Diamond spent many years as a TV Director, directing "The Joe Franklin Show", and many others. Additionally, he served as Director of Supernumeraries and Children at the Metropolitan Opera. As an actor, he appeared on "All My Children" as well as various off-Broadway shows. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 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: BRIA SKONBERG AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Originally from Chilliwack, BC, New York based trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg has been performing for over 20 years. She has represented Canada as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Now she moves into the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:30 pm for the second of a series of monthly performances. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of world-wide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences. Since moving to New York she has began studying with renowned trumpeter Warren Vache and performed with the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Nicholas Payton, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon and Scott Robinson. In February of 2011 Bria was the featured adjudicator and performer at the annual Sacramento Youth Band Festival. Intent on giving back, she was also active on the Board of Directors for the annual Chilliwack Jazz Festival from 2008 to 2010. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink 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: FOREVER DUSTY AT DUANE PARK

Kirsten Holly Smith Sings Dusty Springfield in her show "Forever Dusty" on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:00 pm at DUANE PARK (157 Duane Street, NYC - 212-732-5555). Kirsten Holly Smith's heartfelt tribute to the legendary Dusty Springfield began in the original theatrical form in Los Angeles in the rousing piece entitled "Stay Forever: The Life and Music of Dusty Springfield," produced by Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, and Jon Imparato. Next it played the cabaret circuit and excerpts from the show were featured at the Rockland Family Service Benefit Gala. Kirsten shared the stage with Ellen Burstyn, Lorraine Bracco, and Didi Conn. There is no cover, no minimum but Duane Park recommends dinner reservations for all shows to assure table seating.

NYC: DEE CASELLA AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

On Wednesday, February 8th, jazz vocalist Dee Cassella will perform at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657) with sets from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. She will be joined by Matt Baker, piano; Daniel Lipsitz, sax/ flute; Benjamin Servenay, bass; Nick Wright, drums; Jimmy Lopez, percussionist; and special guest Vocalist Phil Levy. Dee will be including songs from her latest CD "I'm Here Now". Dee has performed several sold-out performance's in Moscow, Russia at the UCC Jazz Club, Puppet's Jazz Bar in Brooklyn, and many other venues in Europe, NY and Ct, and NYC. There is a $5 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: PETE MALINVERNI & JODY SANDHAUS

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 8th and features Pete Malinverni, Piano with Jody Sandhaus, vocals. 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 8th, features Janice Hall, Ruth Carlin, Abby Smith, David Rossetti, Lynn Forest, Phil Zipkin, Corky, Roger Mapes, and Devon Glover with Ken Gartman on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: THE CROSS TALK QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

The Cross Talk Quintet (Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Billy Hart & Drew Gress) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of whom has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar, a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of harmony and texture. Pianist Marc Copland was early considered an heir to Bill Evans. The rhythm section includes in-demand bassist Drew Gress, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart who has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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: V. RICH AT BLUES ALLEY

V. Rich will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm, with Deborah Bond & Brian Lenair. Masterful and vibrantly fluid on keys, his voice blends unique textures and a stratum of harmonic ability into contemporary R&B. V. Rich is an artist of innate musicality equipped with an arsenal of skills as a singer/ songwriter, musician, arranger and producer. With sultriness reminiscent of Maxwell and musicianship influenced by the likes of Prince and Stevie, his solo EP project, "V.Rich - Songs from the album 'Addicted'" meshes Neo-soul, R& B, and hip-hop energy with panache so irresistible, so catchy, it's hard to know exactly what rhythm grabs your attention first. There is a $20 cover.

FLA: PAOLO SZOT THE COLONY HOTEL'S ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Broadway & Opera Superstar Paolo Szot, Tuesdays through Saturdays, February 7th through 18th at 8:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010, 2011 & 2012, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. There is a $130 dinner/show packages Tuesdays through Thursdays (show only $70), $140 on Fridays & Saturdays (show only $80).

L.A.: SALLY KELLERMAN'S "SOMETHING COOL" VITELLO'S

VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - ) will present Sally Kellerman's "SOMETHING COOL" on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:00 pm. Kellerman, the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actress and singer who created the infamous role of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic film, "M*A*S*H," will appear as a vocalist singing blues-oriented songs in her signature style including: "I Want To Make Love To You," "Your Mind Is On Vacation," "Don't Feel My Leg," "Love Potion #9" and "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl." Kellerman will also preview two new songs in her show, which is currently being developed as a national tour, along with performing classic covers, ballads and audience favorites like: "Just One of Those Things," "Say It Isn't So" and a "I've Got a Crush on You." There is a $15 cover plus a $13 food/drink minimum.


SF: CON FUNK SHUN WITH MlCHAEL COOPER

Con Funk Shun with Mlchael Cooper will be performing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 7th through 9th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted 4 consecutive Gold and 1 Platinum album. There is a $35-$40 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 7th

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NYC: METROJAM WEEKLY OPEN MIC MOVES UPTOWN TO MAMA'S
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

METROJAM, the weekly cabaret/jazz open mic event hosted by Jenna Esposito, is movin' on up! MetroJam will now be held every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:15 to 11:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Jenna Esposito. The show will continue every Friday night. Accompaniment is provided by the MetroJam house band: John DiPinto on piano, Ritt Henn on bass, and Bobby Sher on drums. Sparkles and homemade cookies are provided for all attendees at every MetroJam. Open-mic performers have a chance to perform with a full jazz band. If you're planning to perform, please arrive early to sign up and be sure to bring two copies of your music (up-tempos are recommended!). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for anyone who performs at MetroJam that evening! $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON TRIO AT TOMI JAZZ

The Scot Albertson Trio featuring Keith Ingham (Pianist) & Carol Sudhalter (Sax & Flute) will be appearing at TOMI JAZZ (239 East 53rd Street, NYC - 646-497-1254) on Tuesday, February 7th from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Albertson has been appearing at the club monthly for the past 15 months. Guests are always welcome to sit in at performances. Scot's most recent CD Vibination (his fifth) was released on June 17, 2010. Scot's next CD will be recorded later in 2012. There is a $10 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: ROSEMARY LOAR IS SWINGIN' THE MUSIC OF STING!

Rosemary Loar returns with her show Sting, Stang, Stung: Swingin' The Music of Sting! to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Tuesday. February 7th and Sunday February 19th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Renowned jazz artist/pianist and arranger Frank Ponzio will serve as musical director and Vito Lesczak will be on drums with Tom Hubbard on bass. What started out as a simple schoolgirl crush has now grown into a serious passion of the highest order for the multi-award winning Ms. Loar, who is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the coveted ASCAPlus Award for Popular Music for the past six years. She conceived, directed and starred in the wildly popular The Alternative Torch series at Symphony Space from 2004-2006. As a recording artist, she can be heard on Sting's soundtrack for the movie The Emperor's New Groove, the cast albums of Chess and Sunset Boulevard and on The Listening Library Series. The release of her fourth album, The Quando Swing, celebrated her return to her cabaret/jazz roots and has been met with critical acclaim. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SONGS FROM THE ROCK, THE STREET, AND THE HOOD

Michael Kirk Lane, host of Don't Tell Mama's "The Show Tune Room," makes his cabaret debut with "Songs from the Rock, the Street, and the Hood" featuring songs from "Fraggle Rock," "Sesame Street," and "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Tuesday, February 7th and Thursdays, February 9th & 16th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Offering both classic songs and rarely heard gems, Lane takes an adult look at these childhood hits. With musical direction by William TN Hall and direction by Steven Strafford, this evening offers both quirky fun and a lot or heart. Featuring Kristina Culotta.There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE CROSS TALK QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

The Cross Talk Quintet (Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Billy Hart & Drew Gress) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of whom has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar, a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of harmony and texture. Pianist Marc Copland was early considered an heir to Bill Evans. The rhythm section includes in-demand bassist Drew Gress, as well as legendary drummer Billy Hart who has been a fixture on the jazz scene for over fifty years, performing and recording along the way with jazz legends Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS VINX

International recording artist and Berklee College of Music educator, Vinx is featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Vinx is as close as you'll find to a 21st century Renaissance Man. From world class athlete, recording the 2nd longest triple jump in the world and chosen for the U.S. Olympic Team 1980, to founder and visionary of the acclaimed Songwriter's Soul Kitchen workshops, he has followed his mother's advice, "You can't sing of life unless you live it!" Vinx has performed with such notable artists as Ernie Watts, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Cassandra Wilson, Rickie Lee Jones and Taj Mahal. There is a $20 cover.

FLA: PAOLO SZOT THE COLONY HOTEL'S ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Broadway & Opera Superstar Paolo Szot, Tuesdays through Saturdays, February 7th through 18th at 8:30 pm. Born and raised in Brazil, Paulo Szot made his opera debut 1997 and has appeared with many major opera companies throughout the world before starring in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre, earning him the Tony Award, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critic's Circle and the Theater World Awards for his portrayal of Emile De Beque. In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Szot made his New York Philharmonic debut in a concert conducted by Marvin Hamlisch appearing alongside Liza Minnelli. After making his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut, he also made his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra. Mr. Szot has performed in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series and, in 2010, 2011 & 2012, at the Cafe Carlyle in New York. There is a $130 dinner/show packages Tuesdays through Thursdays (show only $70), $140 on Fridays & Saturdays (show only $80).

SF: CON FUNK SHUN WITH MlCHAEL COOPER

Con Funk Shun with Mlchael Cooper will be performing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 7th through 9th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. Con Funk Shun is a star-quality attraction delivering a superb, high-energy show with electrifying choreography, glistening six-part vocal harmonies, and a dash of humor. They are, unquestionably, among the heroes of Funk with romantic ballads and dance-party hits galore. Memorable melodies, inventive horn arrangements and clav-guitar woven grooves, make the group absolutely essential to the evolution of funk. They charted 4 consecutive Gold and 1 Platinum album. There is a $35-$40 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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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.

NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!

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, February 6th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with a surprise co-host and Jerry Scott at the Piano. 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: NICOLE HENRY RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

International Jazz Recording Artist Nicole Henry returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Monday, February 6th at 7:00 pm. Although she's already firmly established as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed and respected young vocalists, Nicole Henry's vibrant new album "Embraceable" makes it clear that she can't be categorized so simply. Henry's powerfully expressive, emotionally resonant voice has already earned her three international top 10 albums, the most recent being her 2008 release The Very Thought of You. She's also won an international reputation as a beguiling live performer, enchanting audiences on multiple continents. Henry has remained a favorite in New York City where she's made high-profile appearances at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Feinstein's at the Regency. Throughout 2009 and 2010, her monthly performances in front of sold-out crowds at Chelsea's Metropolitan Room led to winning the 2010 BISTRO Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "AMAZING SEX- A NEW REVUE" AT BIRDLAND

On Monday, February 6 at 7:00 pm, W. Jay Hering presents Harman and Herrmann's AMAZING SEX, featuring the talents of Broadway veterans Alison Fraser (Gypsy, Secret Garden, Romance/ Romance), Jason Graae (Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos) and Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act, The Peewee Herman Show) at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) as part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. A tuneful, sophisticated look at adult intimacy, this original revue is a jazz-filled orgy of new songs written by Barry Harman and composed by Keith Herrmann, the team which gave us Broadway's ROMANCE/ ROMANCE, which garnered them 5 Tony nominations (including Best Music, Lyrics & Book), 4 Outer Critic Circle Awards (including Best Music, Lyrics & Book) and a Drama Desk nomination (Best Lyrics). AMAZING SEX has a cast of celebrated Broadway performers and musicians. What it doesn't have is nudity or profanity, but sensible parental guidance is advised! There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/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: DCCN OPEN MIC AT ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The next monthly open mic event sponsored by DCCN (DC Cabaret Network) will take place on Monday, February 6th at the ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993) at 8:00 pm (signup at 7:30 pm). Music Director is Ron Chiles. This is a great time to network and share your talents with performers and cabaret fans in the Washington, CD area. No cover - Donation requested.


DC: DARRYL E. JONES AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz flautist Darryl E. Jones performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, February 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In the tradition of pioneering contemporary jazz greats like Tim Weisberg and Hubert Laws, Darryl Evan Jones, long known by his fans and peers as "The Fluteman," brings the unique instrument's classic vibe and rich melodic and harmonic possibilities to a new generation. On his highly anticipated debut recording Dream, the multi-talented Bronx, New York raised performer who moved to Memphis several years ago fully embraces the indie artist spirit with 12 originals and two uniquely arranged covers ("Yesterday," "I Believe Him") that reflect the many different sides of Jones' unique musical personality. There is a $20 cover.


CHI: KT McCAMMOND IN SOPHISTICATED LADIES AT THE SHOWCASE

KT McCammond performs her debut CD "Finding My Way Home" with pianist Jeremy Kahn and bassist, Jim Cox at THE JAZZ SHOWCASE (806 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL - 312-360-0234) on Monday, February 6th, with sets from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Sets include KT's signature style of cross genre music ranging from "Lush Life" and "Blues in the Night" all the way to "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Born This Way." First in a monthly series "Sophisticated Ladies," KT will be joined for her 10:00 pm set by Elizabeth Doyle and Claudia Hommel. There is a $15-$25 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: VILLA D'ESTE PRESENTS "SUPPER CLUB SIX"

On the first Monday of every month, VILLA D'ESTE SUPPER CLUB (2623 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA - 415-334-0580) presents "The Supper Club Six" from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Performers include Singer-Songwriter, Marilyn Cooney; Musical Theatre Star, Dorothy Donell; Marin's Songbird, Kat Fitzgerald; Int'l Chanteuse, Kathy Holly; Songstress, Debra Mugnani; Crooner, Bill Ramos. Special guest on the Monday, February 6th is Carol Luchenbach. There is no cover - reservations are recommended.


SF: MARIA VOLONTE WITH THE BLUE TANGO TOUR - THE ENCORE!

Maria Volente returns to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Monday, February 6th at 8:00 pm with an encore performance of her Blue Tango Tour. Winner of the Gardel Prize, a Latin Grammy nominee and member of the Tango Hall of Fame, Maria Volonte is an Argentine singer, guitarist and composer celebrated for the intense passion and beauty of her songs as well as for her charisma and sensuality on stage. The "Blue Tango" show is Maria's exploration of the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two genres steeped in sin, born in brothels, censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our souls. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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