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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 13th through 19th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 19th

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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: JANELLE RINTRONA WITH "ON MY WAY" AT THE DUPLEX
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $3 OFF THE COVER

After a successful solo debut last summer, Janelle Rintrona is back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Sunday, February 19th at 4:30 pm, with an encore performance of her show "On My Way". The show is directed by Helen Baldassare with musical direction by Gregory Toroian. Steve Millhouse is on Bass and Sean Dixon on Drums. Janelle has performed at many of Manhattan's notable venues such as The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Dixon Place, Cajun and several times for The Manhattan Country School's Annual Jazz benefit "Rent Party". There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: "2 ENCORES 2" WITH ANTHONY SANTELMO, JR.

Named "One of the Best Entertainers In NYC" by CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, the award winning Anthony Santelmo, Jr. reprises his 2011 Holiday show "4 Performances 4" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with a revised title: 2 ENCORES 2" on Sunday, February 19th at 3:30 pm and Monday February 20th at 7:00 pm. He is joined by the Barry Levitt Little Big Orchestra. Known as a "seeker of tunes", Anthony's shows always include unknown or newly written songs from Broadway, Film and Cabaret. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "ENOUGH WITH LOVE! SONGS ABOUT ANYTHING BUT"

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 19th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Enough This Love! Songs About Anything But". Co-Hosts will be Ritt Henn & Mary Liz McNamara. The Salon Spotlight will feature Amy Engelhardt. 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 http://www.markjanasthesalon.com/ . There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. THERE WILL BE NO SALON ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th.


NYC: TONY DESARE AT BEMELMAN'S BAR

Swinging singer/pianist Tony DeSare will perform at BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) on Sunday, February 19th from 9:00 pm to midnight. DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country's hottest young performers. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. There is a $15-$25 cover - no reservations taken.

DC: SAXOPHONIST KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Kim Waters will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, February 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Waters is the epitome of cool. There is a $35 cover.

LA: "HOLLYWOOD & BROADWAY: A FINE ROMANCE" WITH HILARY ANN FELDMAN

Chicago based Hilary Ann Feldman makes her LA debut when she brings her show "Hollywood & Broadway: A Fine Romance" to the M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036) on Sunday, February 19th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Shelly Markham at the piano. About the time Eddie Cantor was 'Makin' Whoopee', a young Hollywood spotted Old Dame Broadway across a crowded country. He flirted with her until she could resist no longer. Thus began a beautiful relationship - filled with creativity, intrigue and, of course, romance - that has lasted nearly a century. Experience this unique and remarkable tale, beautifully told through backstage stories, delectable anecdotes, and the best music of both worlds. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: CECE PENISTON & HER LIVE BAND AT THE RRAZZ

CeCe Peniston & her live band move into the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Saturday, February 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, February 19th at 7:00 pm. When her first single ever was released in 1991 on A&M Records, CeCe was immediately thrust into the music industry worldwide and she has continued with success ever since. CeCe Peniston's first single "Finally", achieved Billboard 1 chart status and has sold multi-platinum world-wide, in addition to being featured on more than thirty compilation albums. CeCe thrust passed the one-hit wonder mark with achieving an additional 13 Billboard Top Ten chart status singles. New single "Stoopid." There is a $35-$45 cover 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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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 18th

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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: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA'S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, February 18th & 25th at 8:30 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $22 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: PSYCHOTHERAPIST/PERFORMER DELIVERS FREE RANGE STORIES

Singer, comic and real-life psychotherapist Jude Treder-Wolff performs CRAZYTOWN: brains gone wild, her new 1-woman, storytelling-style show at THE BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-714-4513) on Saturdays, February 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm, with musical direction and co-songwriter Wells Hanley. In the show, Jude Treder-Wolff explores what's crazy about "normal" life and why there is no such thing as an ordinary moment. The show features original songs freshly-baked, straight from the oven, with new songs at every performance, including a song from the CD "Camels Are Coming" written by Wells Hanley. Audience members who want a song written about their story can submit their name before the show. The name that is pulled will have a song based on their story created on the spot as part of the show. Jude previously presented "Thursday Nite Psychotherapy Group Show", a weekly comedy/cabaret variety show, in 2004-2005 at ROSE'S TURN in Greenwich Village, NY. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: AWARD WINNING GREGORY GENERET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Gregory Generet, along with special guest, Jazz Trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm. Generet is a native New Yorker where his love for music started at an early age and the stoops and streets introduced him to the legendary Motown sound. But it was from the older inhabitants of his Brooklyn neighborhood that he was encouraged to listen to Jazz. He has performed throughout New York City with sold out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Highline Ballroom. He has performed in Paris and Italy. Honing his skills along the way with the talented likes of Mike Renzi, Laurence Hobgood, Eric Reed and Onaje Allan Gumbs. After receiving three Emmy Awards for his work at CBS Network, Generet focused on his own work and in 2009 he released his debut CD (re)Generet-ion. Taking on the theme of romance, he has re-imaged the term "Standard" by adding his own vocal flexibility and appreciation for the clarity that is innate to Jazz aficionados. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JERRY PHELPS WITH "SAD SONGS SAY SO MUCH" AT MAMA'S

Vocalist Jerry Phelps will make his NYC cabaret debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, February 18th at 6:00 pm. In his show, "Sad Songs Say So Much," Phelps shows us the way wrist-slashing ballads can move us, speak for us, and sometimes make us laugh at our own pain. Jerry is said to have a unique and gorgeous sound, wicked sense of humor, smarts and lots and lots of heart. The show features the songs of India Arie, Brett Kristofferson, Stevie Wonder and many more. MAC and Bistro Award-Winning Songwriter Brett Kristofferson serves as musical director and MAC Award winner Angela Shultz directs. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: FLOANNE ANKAH SINGS PIAF AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her death in the New York premiere of "Edith Piaf, Alive and Living in New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 18th at 9:30 pm. This authentic French chanteuse and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary "Little Sparrow" with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940's and 50's. The show is a medley of vintage tunes from Floanne's native France, with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf's characters coming to life. Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing her Chanson, as well as original compositions, with top jazz and cabaret artists. Musical direction/piano/accordion by Rachel Kaufman with Ray Parker on upright bass, Mario Monaco Guest on percussion and Marcel Van Dam on guitar. This marks Floanne's first time collaboration with theater director Alice Jankell, who is lending a cutting edge presentation to the cabaret form. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AND THE "THE SURREAL BAND" AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. Cyrille makes her Birdland debut accompanied by "The Surreal Band." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 ) presents the return of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony & The Imperials from Tuesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays. When they debuted at Feinstein's in April 2011 (their first New York nightclub engagement in 35 years) they were greeted back with packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Focusing on their love songs for a special Valentine's Day show, The Imperials will perform hits from their extraordinary career as one of R&B's most popular vocal groups including "Tears on My Pillow," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" and more. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for over 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause. This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold-out appearances at concert halls and performance venues throughout the US, including Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. There is a $60-$75-$90 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.


BOS: EARL KLUGH WITH GUEST NELSON RANGELL AT SCULLERS


Guitarist Earl Klugh, with his guest Nelson Rangell on saxophone, will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, February 17th & 18th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a recording career of over three decades, master guitarist Earl Klugh has been lauded first as a prodigy and ground breaker, then a defining figure, and ultimately one of the true statesmen of jazz. Earl Klugh has recorded over 30 albums in his prolific career including 23 Top 10 charting records - five of them No. 1 - on Billboard's Jazz Album chart. Klugh is both a Grammy-winner and Edison Music Award-winner and has garnered 12 career Grammy nominations, the latest in 2009 for "The Spice of Life." There is a $38 cover (Dinner/Show package $80).


DC: SAXOPHONIST KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Kim Waters will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, February 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Waters is the epitome of cool. 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: DELLA REESE AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Legendary singer and actress. Born Delorese Patricia Early in Detroit, Michigan will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Thursday & Friday, February 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 pm. Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing in her family's church at the age of six. Her talents landed her touring with gospel great Mahalia Jackson while still only a teenager. By 18, Reese had formed The Meditation Singers, the group that became the first to take gospel music to the nightclubs of Las Vegas. Reese began making records with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra in the 1950s. There is a $65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: CECE PENISTON & HER LIVE BAND AT THE RRAZZ

CeCe Peniston & her live band move into the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Saturday, February 18th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, February 19th at 7:00 pm. When her first single ever was released in 1991 on A&M Records, CeCe was immediately thrust into the music industry worldwide and she has continued with success ever since. CeCe Peniston's first single "Finally", achieved Billboard 1 chart status and has sold multi-platinum world-wide, in addition to being featured on more than thirty compilation albums. CeCe thrust passed the one-hit wonder mark with achieving an additional 13 Billboard Top Ten chart status singles. New single "Stoopid." There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 17th

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NYC: PARKER SCOTT & WELLS HANLEY SELECTING SOUVENIRS
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $3 OFF THE COVER

Internationally known actor-singer Parker Scott present "Selecting Souvenirs - An Intimate Journey through the Great American Songbook" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. Parker is joined by arranger/ pianist Wells Hanley. Selecting Souvenirs shares its title and some of its songs with Parker's recently released CD and also includes other favorites from the worlds of theater, movies and pop. Parker and Wells will explore the Great American Songbook. The show is directed by Bistro Award-winning and MAC-nominated director, Gerry Geddes. Parker's nightclub appearances include engagements at Danny's, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Eighty-Eights, and guest appearances at Judy's and The Metropolitan Room. He was the lead male vocalist aboard The Silver Whisper and sailed to 38 countries, along the way also giving performances in Camogli, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. Parker appeared as John Denver in Bring Me John Denver at the Granbury Opera House in Texas, where he delighted audiences and critics in a concert of John Denver songs. He has performed cabarets in DC, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: KRISTINE MILLS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Celebrating two decades of an accomplished music career, Kristine Mills will perform on Friday, February 17th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ). Kristine continues to impress international audiences, music authorities and the press with her songwriting, extensive repertoire, and polished, sophisticated vocals. She is the winner of the Houston Press Music Awards 2010 "Best Songwriter" and the 2009 "Best Female Vocalist." She will be joined on stage by Mr. Tommy "TJ" James, pianist, composer, arranger and music director. Kristine and Tommy led Kristine's Houston-based combo in a 2008 benefit concert in honor of the late, great Rocky White veteran drummer for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In August 2009 Kristine headlined the 2009 Brazilian International Jazz Festival. She and her Rio-based, bossa novafied band, performed classic jazz, bossa nova and songs from bossanovafied to sold-out theaters in Recife, Rio deJaneiro and Belo Horizonte. Ms Mills performed for the 2011 American Cancer Society Palm Beach Chapter Gala for Mr. Donald Trump and was featured in three showcases for the 2010 Miami Music Festival. She has performed at iconic jazz clubs including New Orleans' famed Snug Harbor, Bourbon Street in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cezanne's, and The House of Blues. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ROZ WHITE & GARY E. VINCENT "TOGETHER" AT THE MET

Roz White and Gary E. Vincent bring their show "Together" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - h ) for one night only on Friday, February 17th at 9:30 pm. They promise an enchanting evening of beautiful melodies, breath-taking movement, and inspiring stories, in which the audience will be transported through elegant ballrooms, foot-stompin' juke joints, wide open spaces, and city streets. Roz White-Vincent is a Song Stylist, Actress, Writer, and Motivational Speaker. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Roz was trained by some of the most respected educators in the industry. Her stage credits include Dreamgirls, Once on This Island, Eubie, Guys and Dolls and the critically acclaimed "Bessie's Blues", for which she won a Helen Hayes Award. Gary E. Vincent is a captivating performer that has been wowing audiences since the age of five. He has toured nationally in Dreamgirls and Guys and Dolls. Other stage credits include Once on This Island, Sophisticated Ladies, Pippin The great men of Gospel for which he won an AUDELCO award and Godspell for which Mr. Vincent received a Woodie King Jr. Award for best Male artist. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AND THE "THE SURREAL BAND" AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. Cyrille makes her Birdland debut accompanied by "The Surreal Band." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 ) presents the return of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony & The Imperials from Tuesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays. When they debuted at Feinstein's in April 2011 (their first New York nightclub engagement in 35 years) they were greeted back with packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Focusing on their love songs for a special Valentine's Day show, The Imperials will perform hits from their extraordinary career as one of R&B's most popular vocal groups including "Tears on My Pillow," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" and more. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for over 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause. This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold-out appearances at concert halls and performance venues throughout the US, including Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. There is a $60-$75-$90 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.


BOS: EARL KLUGH WITH GUEST NELSON RANGELL AT SCULLERS


Guitarist Earl Klugh, with his guest Nelson Rangell on saxophone, will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, February 17th & 18th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a recording career of over three decades, master guitarist Earl Klugh has been lauded first as a prodigy and ground breaker, then a defining figure, and ultimately one of the true statesmen of jazz. Earl Klugh has recorded over 30 albums in his prolific career including 23 Top 10 charting records - five of them No. 1 - on Billboard's Jazz Album chart. Klugh is both a Grammy-winner and Edison Music Award-winner and has garnered 12 career Grammy nominations, the latest in 2009 for "The Spice of Life." There is a $38 cover (Dinner/Show package $80).


NE: BACA LIFE IS A CABARET OPEN MIC
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) LIFE IS A CABARET open mic will be held on Friday, February 17th at SPRINGSTEP, MEDIUM STUDIO (98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA ) from 7:30 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:15 pm). BACA Open Mics are held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This month Bonnie MacLeod will serve as accompanist. Admission is $10 for BACA members, $13 for non-members.


DC: SAXOPHONIST KIM WATERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Kim Waters will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, February 17th through 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kim has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For close to two decades the saxophonist, composer and producer has been one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in contemporary jazz. He has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, amassing record sales of over a million albums and ranks among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Kim Waters' music has fine-tuned the perfect combination of sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. Waters is the epitome of cool. 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).

CHI: JULIA MERCHANT SINGS SONGS FROM S.W. MICHIGAN

Julia Merchant brings back her new show "I'm From Here ... Songs from Southeastern Michigan" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, February 17th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by George Howe on Piano. Julia Merchant goes back to her roots in this, her third solo show at Davenport's. Through Classic Motown, Rock, and Country, the story is told of what it means to love old friends, The Detroit Red Wings, assembly lines, and Faygo Red Pop ... and what that love means when "home" becomes redefined. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: CHARLO CROSSLEY "THE WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING HARLETTE"

Charlo Crossley, "the world's oldest living Harlette," brings her show "Charlo Sings Happy Songs" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 17th & 18th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Crossley began her association with Bette Midler in 1973 as a member of "Miss M's" legendary back up group, following roles in HAIR and the original Broadway cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. She went on to Hollywood, where she appeared in the Sister Act movies and helped Robin Williams "Blame Canada" on the OSCAR telecast. She has recorded with Barry Manilow, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, and a "whole galaxy of divas," and recently played "Church Lady/Doris" on Broadway in The Color Purple. She was awarded the 2005 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in the role of "MotorMouth Maybelle" during the 1st National Tour of Hairspray, and closed its Broadway production in the same role in 2009. Her most recent L.A. theatre performances include the Donald B. Welch production of Let the Church Roll On, and Take it to the Lord ... Or Else, at Stage 52. Special Guest for these evenings will be Bruce Vilanch - whose connection with Ms. Crossley also dates back to the Harlettes. Ms. Crossley last played The Gardenia in 1986, and Bruce Vilanch last performed here in 1997. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: DELLA REESE AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Legendary singer and actress. Born Delorese Patricia Early in Detroit, Michigan will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Thursday & Friday, February 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 pm. Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing in her family's church at the age of six. Her talents landed her touring with gospel great Mahalia Jackson while still only a teenager. By 18, Reese had formed The Meditation Singers, the group that became the first to take gospel music to the nightclubs of Las Vegas. Reese began making records with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra in the 1950s. There is a $65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 16th

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NYC: THREE FOR THE ROAD AT THE TRIAD

The popular husband-and-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano along with very special guest Julie Wilson present "Three For The Road" on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - TJTS: 800-838-3006). Julie Wilson has been described as the quintessential cabaret singer, having headlined at the St. Regis, Russian Tea Room, Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel, Rainbow and Stars, and most recently at Metropolitan Room and The Rrazz Room in San Francisco. She appeared on Broadway in KISMET, THE PAJAMA GAME, JIMMY and LEGS DIAMOND, for which she received a Tony nomination. She also appeared both in theatre and cabaret in the West End. Comstock and Fasano's combination of warmth, wit, swing and sensuality have made them the nightclub world's most celebrated team. Their 2011 show, "HELLUVA TOWN" at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room Supper Club, has toured the country from Palm Beach to San Francisco. They have been honored as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous shows, winning an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Best Vocal Duo and Outstanding Female Vocalist. There is a $25 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: 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: MISSY KEENE AND KEN LUNDIE AT THE BEECHMAN

Missy Keene shares the stage with Broadway veteran and cabaret artist Ken Lundie at the piano (Concept and Musical Direction) at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. Their show "As Long As I'm Singing" is a musical journey dedicated to the great performers such as Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald with a special tribute to Doris Day. Trained at The Juilliard School, some of Missy's other cabaret appearances include Don't Tell Mama's and Backstage at Dopo Teatro. She has been seen in theatrical productions as Sandy in Grease, Kim in Bye Bye Birdie, and in Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/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: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET

Guest Host Clara Barton Green and Guest Musical Director Marilyn Seits host NO NAME CABARET, the monthly evening of performances by singers, songwriters and musical lovers alike at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451). The next show is on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm. Inspired by the Fabulous Jennifer Wren's Big Night Out and Eric Vetter's No Name and a Bag of Chips, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret is an opportunity to play; to enjoy your music; your art; an opportunity to share this joy with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists. Bring that new audition song! Bring that song that you'd never get to sing otherwise! Bring that new material for your BMI class and test it out in a safe and fun place. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: T.S. MONK "IT'S ABOUT MONK: IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH"

T.S. Monk, son of iconic pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, founder of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and more, will discuss his father's legacy and what it has meant to legions of jazz artists at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 pm. T.S. will also answer audience questions before performing with his current group in celebration of his new association with Roland Musical Instruments and their "v-drum" electronic drums. Showcasing the sounds of a new generation! There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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. On Thursday, February 16th, featured performers are Marilyn Maye, Christina Bianco, Karen Murphy & Sigali Hamberger. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AND THE "THE SURREAL BAND" AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. Cyrille makes her Birdland debut accompanied by "The Surreal Band." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 ) presents the return of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony & The Imperials from Tuesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays. When they debuted at Feinstein's in April 2011 (their first New York nightclub engagement in 35 years) they were greeted back with packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Focusing on their love songs for a special Valentine's Day show, The Imperials will perform hits from their extraordinary career as one of R&B's most popular vocal groups including "Tears on My Pillow," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" and more. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for over 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause. This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold-out appearances at concert halls and performance venues throughout the US, including Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. There is a $60-$75-$90 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: ROBERT PERSON AT BLUES ALLEY

Acclaimed Gospel Artist Robert E. Person will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, February 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With superior vocal control and spirited delivery, the award-winning singer provides the perfect recipe for a memorable music experience. Although his vocal prowess brings to mind other excellent vocalists such as Daryl Coley, Larnelle Harris, and David Phelps, Robert has a unique gifting all his own. 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: OPEN MIC IN SAN FRANCISCO'S CHINATOWN

Kathy Holly leads a weekly open mic series at UTOPIA CAFE (141 Waverly Place, San Francisco, CA - 415-956-2902) on Thursday night, February 16th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, featuring Shota Osabe at the Piano. A special guest is featured each week. Bring Your Charts - inexpensive parking nearby. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: DELLA REESE AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Legendary singer and actress. Born Delorese Patricia Early in Detroit, Michigan will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Thursday & Friday, February 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 18th at 7:30 pm. Reese began on the path that would lead her to show business by singing in her family's church at the age of six. Her talents landed her touring with gospel great Mahalia Jackson while still only a teenager. By 18, Reese had formed The Meditation Singers, the group that became the first to take gospel music to the nightclubs of Las Vegas. Reese began making records with the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra in the 1950s. There is a $65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LON: FIRST ANNUAL LONDON CABARET AWARDS PRESENTED


Cabaret Agency and producers Excess All Areas will present London's first ever celebration of the growing cabaret scene and honor the very best of its performers, promoters and supporters in a lavish event on Thursday, February 16th at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004). The ceremony will begin with a champagne reception at 7:30 pm and the event will feature performances from Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Josephine Shaker & Four Femmes on the Thames and will be hosted by Jamie Anderson. An independent judging panel will decide the nominees (both long-list and short-list) for eleven awards plus a special 'Lifetime Achievement' award. Tickets to the public for this event will be very limited as our focus is to celebrate and promote the hard work done in the past decade to help build our fantastic and diverse cabaret scene in London. Tickets can be purchased via TicketWeb. MORE INFORMATION

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 15th

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NYC: CELEBRATING 40TH BIRTHDAYS OF GREASE AND THE MAGIC GARDEN

It's Happy 40th Birthday to Grease and Magic Garden on Wednesday, February 15th, at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909)! Broadway's GREASE and TV's MAGIC GARDEN, now considered iconic shows, were both born in early 1972 and are turning 40 and Carole Demas was there from the start. She will celebrate the joy, pride, memories (and shock!) of this milestone with a special performance of her acclaimed show "Summer Nights" with Musical Director Ian Herman, Sean Harkness on guitar, and very special guests Paula Janis (Magic Garden Star), Ilene Kristen (Grease original Patty/Star of One Life To Live and Ryans Hope) and Josh Franklin (Broadway's last "Danny"/Anything Goes and more). The show will be directed by Charles Repole. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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 Wednesday, February 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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: KATHLEEN LANDIS & FRANK DAIN

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 show on Wednesday, February 15th and features Kathleen Landis (Pianist / Singer), Frank Dain (Singer) with Saadi Zain (Bass). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the celebration of ASH WEDNESDAY, there will be no performance on Wednesday, February 22nd.

NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI AT THE THE FLUTE BAR

Gabrielle Stravelli returns to the THE FLUTE BAR (40 East 20th Street, NYC - 212-529-7870) on Wednesday, February 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm for three sets. She is joined by Art Hirahara on piano and Pat O'Leary on bass. The Flute Bar features an extensive selection of champagne as well as full bar and light food. There is no cover or minimum.

NYC: JERRY COSTANZO AND HIS TRIO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Guest jazz saxophonist Dan Block joins Jerry Costanzo and His Trio (Tedd Firth; Piano, Jennifer Vincent; Bass, Jimmy Madison; drums) at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Wednesday, February 15th at 10:30 pm. Jerry is here the third Wednesday of every month through March 2012. Dan Block is an exponent of traditional and swing jazz, and pays homage to the music of Duke Ellington with his CD, "From His World To Mine: Dan Block Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington." The repertoire's avoidance of the usual Ellington standards and classics makes this a unique project unlike other tributes to the master—there is no "Satin Doll," "Sophisticated Lady," "Caravan," or "Take the A Train"; instead, lesser-known but equally impressive tunes from the '30s through the '70s, with particular focus on the '40s. There are a couple of Billy Strayhorn compositions, with the 1945 opener, "Kissing Bug," arranged to feature a bit of Latin percussion from Renato Thoms. There is a $20 cover plus $6 service charge plus a 1-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: 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 15th, features Anthony Santelmo Jr., Bruce Clough, Deborah Tranelli, Ed Benjamin Smith, Mary Lahti, Ellen Bullinger & Michael Walsh, Louisa Poster, Joan Jaffe, Jackie Draper, and Lucio Fernandez with Barry Levitt on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: DAVID OSTWALD'S GULLY LOW JAZZ BAND WEDNESDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesday nights from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more. There is a $10-$15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AND THE "THE SURREAL BAND" AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. Cyrille makes her Birdland debut accompanied by "The Surreal Band." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 ) presents the return of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony & The Imperials from Tuesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays. When they debuted at Feinstein's in April 2011 (their first New York nightclub engagement in 35 years) they were greeted back with packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Focusing on their love songs for a special Valentine's Day show, The Imperials will perform hits from their extraordinary career as one of R&B's most popular vocal groups including "Tears on My Pillow," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" and more. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for over 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause. This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold-out appearances at concert halls and performance venues throughout the US, including Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. There is a $60-$75-$90 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: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT STOCKTON INN

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - ) on Wednesday, February 15th at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts his weekly talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each week. This evening's showcase features Chelsea Lyn Weaver, Michael Traupman, Lisabeth Weber, Tina Margot, and Lynell Antonelli plus students of Pauline Domanski: Gabby D'angelo, Justine Worden, Abby Quinby, Kristina DiGiovanni, and Samantha Heirich. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: FRANK SIRIUS AT BLUES ALLEY

Frank Sirius, one of the lead singers for the famed trend-setting Go-Go band Lissen, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Frank penned the "godson of Go-Go", and the motivating factor of many of Lissen's sellout performances all over the East Coast. His soulful, heart pounding melodies and his smooth vocal styles can't be denied. This amazing entertainer is soon to be re-discovered as he embarks on a break-out solo career. A combination of sounds from musical geniuses such as Donnie Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and George Benson, he is undoubtedly the next musical superstar, crossing over R&B/Soul, Pop, and HipHop genres, and giving life to the forgotten acoustic sound. 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).

LA: TRUTH TO TELL AT THE M-BAR

TRUTH TO TELL - An Evening of Cabaret and Specialty Material featuring members of the PW 1 Getting Your Act Together Class will be presented at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - ) on Wednesday, February 15th at 8:00 pm. Performers include Suzanne Barber, Megan Crockett, Noelle Marion, Randy Murphy and Ann Simmons plus guest performances by the fearless and fun team of Joshua Finkel and Jake Anthony. Reservations highly recommended. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

S.F.: KAREL: COMEDY FOR THE NEW DEPRESSION

Karel returns to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Wednesday, February 15th at 8:00 pm with his latest show. "Comedy for the New Depression" is v4.0 of this uncensored, unfiltered and unhinged look at the news, pop culture and life. Karel again takes biting wit, splitting comedy, painful truths, hysterical life stories, mixes in a few parody songs and creates one of the most unique and relevant stage shows around. "Comedy for the New Depression" is a roller-coaster ride that may not solve the economic crisis, but will certainly make it less painful. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 14th
VALENTINE'S DAY

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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: OBERLIN IN FEBRUARY "STRINGING ALONG WITH LOVE"

Karen Oberlin brings her brand-new show "Stringing Along with Love" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for three performances in February. Oberlin is joined by Sean Harkness on guitar and one special guest violinist per week. On Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th, Aaron Weinstein joins in (Special Valentine's Day packages available upon request). Violinist on Tuesday, February 21st is Matthew Morrison, with Jonathan Russell as guest on the 28th. All shows are at 7:00 pm. Oberlin's "Stringing Along with Love" explores exceptional, amorous expressions in song. Songwriters range from Rodgers and Hart to Sir Paul McCartney, including songs from our current community of songwriters, traveling from humor to heartbreak and back. Here Oberlin approaches love through the looking glass and it's many intriguing facets and nuances, through song, in a brand new show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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: THE SONNET MAN IN VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Rap artist Devon Glover spins Shakespeare's sonnets to a soulful groove with a hip hop twist on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The Sonnet Man is conceived, produced and directed by Broadway Playwright Arje Shaw with music by Daniel Lynas, lyrics by Devon Glover & vocal arrangements by Melissa Guttman. In the show, The Sonnet Man performs the sonnets to an urban beat, then offers his contemporary interpretation in song with elements of the jagged rhythms of rap and the smoothness of rhythm and blues. The Sonnet Man is accompanied by DJ Porta Rock with a special guest appearance by Melissa Guttman. Devon Glover teaches Shakespeare sonnets in schools and colleges and has performed and conducted workshops in theatres and clubs nationally and abroad. Devon's appearance on NBC's 'The Today Show' received an overwhelming national response. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AT THE PIANO WITH FRANCA AT THE GERSHWIN

Franca Vercelloni debuts a new (possibly monthly) show on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm at THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC). The evening will feature piano bar style entertainment, with special guests. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. Comedy! Music! Lively discussion! PLUS: audience sing-alongs! On the 14th, the show includes interviews with and performances from: Brian Childers (actor/ singer/ producer/ genius), Sarah Nowak (performer/ teacher/ comedy warrior), Chelsea Costa (actor/ singer/ producer/ blogger) and Ryan Foy (actor/ singer/ web designer/ business titan). There is a $10 cover (food, wine, and beer available for purchase at Birch Coffee in the lobby).

NYC: VICKI BURNS TRIO AT PIGALLE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Songstress Vicki Burns will be performing at PIGALLE (790 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-489-2233) on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th, with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm as part of the French themed restaurant's continuing Jazz Vocal Series. Vicki will be joined by guitarist Ed MacEachen and bassist Tom Hubbard. They will debut some new, hot, sexy tunes. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: CYRILLE AIMEE AND THE "THE SURREAL BAND" AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 14th through 18th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Aimee has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. Cyrille makes her Birdland debut accompanied by "The Surreal Band." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 ) presents the return of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony & The Imperials from Tuesday, February 14th through Saturday, February 18th at 8:00 pm, with late shows at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays. When they debuted at Feinstein's in April 2011 (their first New York nightclub engagement in 35 years) they were greeted back with packed houses, standing ovations and rave reviews. Focusing on their love songs for a special Valentine's Day show, The Imperials will perform hits from their extraordinary career as one of R&B's most popular vocal groups including "Tears on My Pillow," "Goin' Out of My Head," "Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop" and more. Officially reuniting in early 1992, the group had not performed together for over 17 years, yet the magic returned immediately and audiences are showing their approval with thunderous applause. This successful reunion has already brought the group to sold-out appearances at concert halls and performance venues throughout the US, including Madison Square Gardens in New York and the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. There is a $60-$75-$90 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: TONY DESARE VALENTINE'S DAY AT SHANGHAI JAZZ

Swinging singer/pianist Tony DeSare will perform at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899) on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th. A steady headliner at the legendary Carlyle Hotel in New York City, Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country's hottest young performers. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. Call for cover/ minimum/ showtime information.

NE: LYNNE JACKSON & MIKE PALTER IN VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT

THE GLOUCESTER LYCEUM & SAWYER FREE LIBRARY (2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA - 978-281-9763) presents Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter a very special Valentine Concert "Love Songs, Happy Songs, Funny Songs!" on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. Internationally-acclaimed jazz/cabaret artists Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter, long-time residents of Cape Ann, MA, are among the most original and creative vocal duos performing today. Their sophistication and style is evident in their unique interpretations of classics from the Great American Songbook, from the Gershwins, Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein to Carole King, Stephen Sondheim and the Bergmans. Whether at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, in churches, synagogues, universities or in the studio, Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter continue to present what many critics have described as "magical" performances of "the great American songbook," celebrating the unforgettable melodies, the wit, the wisdom and the lyrical genius of our greatest songs. Free event.

DC: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Valentine's Da, Tuesday, February 14th with shows at 7:00 & 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. Dinner/Show Package is $98 - see website for details.


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).

MW: BROOKS SINGS BARBRA AT THE METROPOLIS

Chicago born singer, cabaret performer, writer, lyricist and actress, Charlene Brooks brings her acclaimed show "Brooks Sings Barbra" to the METROPOLIS PERFORMING ART CENTRE (111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL - 847-577-2121 ) on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 pm. This performance, perfect for a romantic night celebrating Valentine's Day, includes some of Streisand's most romantic songs; "Memories," "Evergreen" and "The Way We Were." Also included in this special night are rare numbers from Streisand's early career and her Broadway hits. Brooks has been performing her entire life and has an outstanding list of accomplishments. Her professional career highlights include opening for Tony Bennett, Alan King, traveling with Orion Samuelson on WGN Radio's "Noon Show," and her cabaret shows Brooks on Broadway, Brooks Sings Barbra Streisand, You Call That Love, and her very personal story about being the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, "Life Stinks!" ... and other things my Mother Taught Me. Brooks has performed before thousands of fans throughout the Midwest including Milwaukee's Summerfest, Taste of Chicago and a variety of clubs and cabarets. In addition to her professional career, Brooks is also the cantorial soloist at Congregation Bene Shalom, in Skokie. Tickets are $30-$35.

MW: STEVEN STOLEN: ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?

"Indy's favorite tenor," Steven Stolen, performs a show sure to please the Valentine in everyone at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. Whether it's a date with "A Fine Romance" or a witty "I Hate You Darling" come "Dream a Little Dream" and share a "Stolen Moment" with one of Indy's favorite personalities and that casual elegance that has made him popular with audiences from coast to coast. There is a $25-$35-$45 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


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: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH MIKELANGELO AND SAINT CLARE

Mikelangelo and Saint Clare return to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. This should prove to be a magical romantic night with a most beautiful Cabaret couple. The pair combine old world jazz, 1950's dream pop, and melancholy country make for a very special, intimate Valentine's day show. Mikelangelo's deep distinctive baritone combines with Saint Clare's smoky, sultry voice, filling the theatre with a rare magic. The experience is framed by the unforgettable setting of Kitsch, retro, and quirkiness of The Butterfly Club. Call for cover/minimum information.

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MONDAY - FEBRUARY 13th

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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 13th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host Brian Gari 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: 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: JENNY POWERS & MATT CAVENAUGH DEBUT "REAL GOOD THING"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents Broadway performers Jenny Powers and Matt Cavenaugh with "Real Good Thing," in concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Monday, February 13th at 7:00 pm. Celebrating their new album, "Gonna Make You Love Me," and showcasing a dynamic mix of traditional standards, contemporary pop and classic musical theatre, Broadway star couple Jenny Powers (Grease) and Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story) sing a fresh refrain of that oft-repeated, yet slightly mysterious and nearly implausible cosmic chorus that is love and marriage. Powers and Cavenaugh lend their voices to such hits as The Best is Yet to Come, Sunday Kind of Love and You Send Me. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOEY ARIAS IN ENCORE FOR HOPE, HOSTED BY JUDY GOLD
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The American Cancer Society presents Joey Arias in ENCORE FOR HOPE, hosted by Judy Gold, at PROVIDENCE NYC (311 West 57th Street, NYC - 212-307-7228) on Monday, February 13th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. The event is an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres & performances in support of the American Cancer Society's efforts within the LGBT Community. Also performing will be New York City Gay Men's Chorus, The Ben Allison Band, Sherry Vine, 2 To Fly Aerial, Manila Luzon and Sahara Davenport. All proceeds from the evening will help fund education and advocacy on issues like breast and prostate cancer, cutting-edge research, and the various programs and services that the society provides such as early detection screenings and smoking cessation programs - all in direct support of the LGBT community in New York City. For details, ticket prices and other information, CLICK HERE

NYC: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1946 AT THE TOWN HALL

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 ) presents THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1946 on Monday, February 13th at 8:00 pm. Members of the cast include Alice Ripley, Tom Wopat, and Noah Racey, as well as Marilyn Maye, Ben Davis, Dameka Hayes, and Jessie Mueller. This concert marks opener of the 12th season of The Town Hall's acclaimed Broadway By The Year series, which is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Noah Racey will also choreograph. Ross Patterson is the musical director. The evening will feature song and dance from Irving Berlin's classic Annie Get Your Gun and other musicals including Call Me Mister, St. Louis Woman and Beggar's Holiday. The cast will be performing favorites which include "I Got Lost in His Arms," Come Rain or Shine," "A Woman's Prerogative," "Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home," and "I Want to Go to City College." Broadway By The Year takes the audience on a musical journey through the best of the Great White Way, featuring show-stopping numbers as well as lesser-known gems and little known facts and humor about our favorite shows. Tickets are $55-$50-$45 and are on sale through TicketMaster, 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, or The Town Hall Box Office.

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: MISS JESSICA "PRESENTS" AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Miss Jessica will appear on Monday, February 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 ). Born in San Francisco where, legend has it, she was anointed with a glitter and gloss laden kiss on the forehead by Liberace as an infant (at least that's what her mama always told her), Miss Jessica was obsessed with singing early on as a youth in PG County, MD. She credits Dr. Barbara Baker of ERHS with honing her early vocal technique. She earned a B.A. in Dance from UMCP and she has performed locally with the Vocal Workshop, the Joy of Motion and with the Urban Bush Women as part of the Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans. When Miss Jessica takes to the stage her vocal interpretations are, above all else, honest reflections of her journey, and what a fabulous journey it's been! Tickets are $18.

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: 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.


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