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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 20th through 26th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 26th

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NYC: SIGALI HAMBERGER WITH A TOAST TO AVA GARDNER

Sigali Hamberger returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, February 26th at 4:00 pm with an encore performance of A TOAST TO AVA GARDNER. Inspired by the life of one of the 20thcentury's most alluring screen goddesses, and drawing heavily from the American songbook, the set for this performance extends far beyond the music from Ava's films, and reflects on her life as a femme fatale both on and off the screen. Sigali is a classically trained, dramatic soprano, who favors a repertoire of classic American Songbook standards, art songs, and Broadway gems. Accompanying Sigali on the piano is acclaimed Juilliard-trained pianist and composer, Ido Alexander, who also serves as the show's Musical Director & Arranger. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: LONDON'S MICHAEL OMER MAKES HIS NEW YORK DEBUT

Composer/ singer/ songwriter Michael Omer will be making his New York cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Sundays, February 26th and March 4th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Michael Omer is a former regular at London's legendary Pizza on the Park and currently at The Pheasantry in Chelsea. A brilliant pianist, he evokes many musical moods: his original "Making (Royal) Whoopee" (new lyrics about the Royal Wedding); the noir-ish, moody "The Not American Beauty"; to jaunty musical monologues "I Don't Remember Names", his lament at a party. Other song titles include "Mr McGee," a specialty number about a topic familiar to many New Yorkers; "Sexy Samba (Decaffinato)" and Dave Frishberg's jazzy "Blizzard of Lies". Michael's musical career includes scoring Oscar-nominated drama, for the film "It's Good To Talk", along with producing for the charts and composing for the concert hall. Michael has scored the BBC TV costume dramas The Prince and The Pauper and Little Lord Fauntleroy, both with scripts by Julian Fellowes (of Downtown Abbey and Gosford Park fame). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A FATHER/SON CABARET" COMES TO THE DUPLEX

Noted psychiatrist Dr. Edward "Pappy" Lowell is the happiest man he knows. His son Brett is an accomplished singer. The two of them will join together at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 26th at 4:30 pm, and Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm to present an evening of songs and stories on the art and science of being happy: 83 years of wisdom on living a life of joy, passed from father to son. "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A father/son cabaret" will feature a diverse range of music, including the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bruce Springsteen, Comden & Green, Alan Menkin, Jason Robert Brown, the Beatles, and more. Written by Brett Lowell & Edward Lowell, MD. Musical director is Darius Frowner. Brett Lowell is a singer experienced in styles ranging from cabaret, musical theater, swing, jazz, and classical. He has performed with numerous groups and venues in the NYC area. Edward Lowell, MD is a physician of 55 years specializing in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry. He has taken his practice beyond treating mental illness to empower people to live with aliveness and joy. An accomplished speaker, this represents Dr. Lowell's stage debut. There is a $15 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: MARIEANN MERINGOLO IN MICHEL LEGRAND SHOW AT FEINSTEIN'S

Award-winning vocalist Marieann Meringolo brings her highly acclaimed new show You Must Believe In Spring! The Music of Michel Legrand to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) for four consecutive Sundays, February 26th and March 4th, 11th & 18th, all shows at 8:30 pm. The engagement will also help celebrate Mr. Legrand's 80th birthday on February 24th. The show will feature song selections with masterpiece lyrics by the multi award-winning husband and wife team Alan & Marilyn Bergman along with Norman Gimbel and Johnny Mercer. With her signature vocal style, Ms. Meringolo will bring their finest work to the stage including renditions of "The Windmills of Your Mind," Summer Me Winter Me," and "What are You Doing The Rest of Your Life." The evening will feature Doyle Newmyer as Musical Director/Arranger and piano along with Boots Maleson on bass and Brian Woodruff on drums. Eric Michael Gillett directs. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


CHI: JOHNNY CASH 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED AT DAVENPORT'S

Ron Anderson and his friends Anne Burnell, Daryl Nitz, Bob Schieble along with Jeff Hedberg on horns, and musical direction and vocals Mark Burnell, present "Johnny Cash: The Highwayman an 80th Birthday Tribute" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, February 26th at 4:30 and 7:30 pm. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: VENETIAN EVENINGS CONTINUES SEASON WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI

Bay Area Cabaret continues at the THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400 - www.bayareacabaret.org ) on Sunday, February 26th at 2:30 & 5:00 pm when jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli will take the stage. At 2:30 pm he will perform with his wife Broadway singer Jessica Molaskey, pairing songs from different eras and genres (Billy Joel's Rosalinda's Eyes and Sondheims's In Buddy's Eyes; Wes Montgomery's Four on Six and the Allman Brothers' In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. etc.). The show provides a musical portrait of their marriage. At 5:00 pm, Mr. Pizzarelli returns with his band to perform his Birdland hit show "Rockin' in Rhythm", a tribute to Duke Ellington. These world class musicians perform the Duke's familiar tunes like Satin Doll and Don't Get Around Much Anymore. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: BUSTER WILLIAMS WITH "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams presents "Something More" featuring Mulgrew Miller, Mark Gross and Cindy Blackman-Santana at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. There is a $25 cover.


SF: DICK GREGORY & WILL DURST IN AN HISTORIC COMEDY DOUBLE BILL

The RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - presents an Exclusive Special Event: DICK GREGORY & WILL DURST in an historic comedy double bill, "Comedy For People Who Read Or Know Someone Who Does" Saturday, February 25th at 4:00 pm; Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 & 7:00 pm; and Monday, February 27th at 8:00 pm. Dick Gregory is an activist, philosopher, anti-drug crusader, comedian, author, actor, recording artist and nutritionist. Comedian Will Durst is the world's #1 political satirist. Outraged and outrageous, Will Durst is as current as today's headlines and universally acknowledged, by even his peers, as the nation's foremost political comic. He is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, and writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column. 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.

AUS: RUTH WILKIN'S "JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON"

Ruth Wilkin's "Just A Little Something I've Been Working On" will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). The show is the must-see Comedy Cabaret show by this multi-award winning genius. Ruth Wilkin wrote a 10-minute short piece last year, and brought it to Short + Sweet Cabaret, Victoria's most prestigious Cabaret competition. She walked away with every single award available. The Butterfly Club asked her to take that 10-minute piece and make it into a full show and after months of shivering anticipation, Ruth is here. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 25th

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NYC: NEW SHOWCASE SERIES - "PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE in collaboration with Sue Matsuki Productions is proud to announce the first in the second series of monthly concerts called PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, February 25th at 5:30 pm. These shows are intended to introduce newcomers and lesser known performers and songwriters to a greater audience. The February 25th show is hosted by Sue Matsuki and features Bruch Clough, Gary Crawford amd Joanna Morton Gary. These shows tend to sell out so please make reservations via the DON'T TELL MAMA website or by phone (after 4:00 pm). There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum (no credit cards). $10 cover for member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: SUSAN HODGDON SINGS "ON THE BUMPY ROAD TO LOVE"

Susan Hodgdon reprises her show "On The Bumpy Road To Love" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for one show only on Saturday, February 25th at 3:00 pm. Musical Director is Barry Levitt and the show is directed by Peter Napolitano. This show celebrates Susan's return to cabaret after a hiatus of three years, and tells of Susan's heartfelt journey, "On The Bumpy Road to Love". There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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 Saturday, February 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: 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: 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: "WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK" WITH SHANA FARR

Inspired by the rich collection of lyrics and melodies that have become synonymous with Julie Andrews, "Whistling Away The Dark" will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, March 15th at 9:30 pm. The show is an hour of songs that represents not only great American standards but also beautiful, lesser known numbers such as "Crazy World," "Once Upon A Long Ago," "Star!," and the title piece, "Whistling Away The Dark." Music Director is Fred Barton with Adam Fisher on cello. Eric Michael Gillett directs. The show on March 15th also marks Shana's birthday. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 cover plus a 2-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, through February 25th 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.

NJ: JAZZ IN RAHWAY PRE-PREVIEWS NEW VENUE

On Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 pm, HAMILTON STAGE at LIGHTSOUNDSPACE (1591 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ - 732-499-8226) will bring performing arts enthusiasts an intimate jazz concert with Bassist Gregg August and pianist Alex Brown. This evening is a pre-Preview event for the jazz programming to come at the beautiful 199-seat Hamilton Stage on Hamilton Street in Rahway in May. Rahway's opportunity to attract New York based, conservatory trained, Gregg August, can be attributed to LightSoundSpace director Jim Luce's strong connection to the richly talented professional American and Latin Jazz circuits. Gregg August is an Assistant Bass Principal of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, a member of the JD Allen Trio and a collaborator with the Bang on a Can collective. Accompanying Mr. August will be pianist, Alex Brown. With mentorship from Cuban-born saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, the 22 year-old freshly curious Alex Brown is making an entrance on the jazz scene. Tickets are $20.

DC: BUSTER WILLIAMS WITH "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams presents "Something More" featuring Mulgrew Miller, Mark Gross and Cindy Blackman-Santana at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. There is a $25 cover.


MW: MANHATTAN TRANSFER SONGSTRESS JANIS SIEGEL AT THE CABARET

Manhattan Transfer Songstress Janis Siegel brings her show "New York Standard Time" to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Ever since Janis Siegel co-founded The Manhattan Transfer over three decades ago, listeners, fellow musicians and critics have marveled at her inventive phrasing and richly expressive voice. A ten-time Grammy winner, Siegel has sung lead vocals for some of the Transfer's biggest hits, including "Operator," "Birdland," and "The Boy from N.Y.C." Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise. In an age when buyers and sellers are quick to jam music and musicians into convenient boxes, Siegel has built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes. Call for cover/minimum information

CHI: JAN SLAVIN IN FRIENDSHTICK! THE JOYS AND OYS OF FRIENDSHIP

After two sold-out performances, Jan Slavin and pals Michelle Greenberg, Carol Weston and Pam Peterson return to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) with their show "FRIENDSHTICK! The Joys and Oys of Friendship" on Saturday, February 25th at 8:00 pm. They will celebrate friendship with music, lots of laughter and, yes, a little shtick! Musical Direction is by Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

LA: JANIS PAIGE AT THE GARDENIA

Film, musical theatre, and TV actress Janis Paige will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Paige began singing in public in local amateur shows at the age of five. She moved to Los Angeles from Tacoma after high school, and during WWII landed a job as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen, where a scout from Warner Bros. saw her potential and cast her in Bathing Beauty, Hollywood Canteen, Of Human Bondage, The Time, The Place, and The Girl, and a host of other films, including rugged adventures and dramas. She took to the Broadway boards in 1951 in Remains To Be Seen, co-starring Jackie Cooper, and toured as a cabaret singer, performing from New York and Miami to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Broadway stardom came in 1954 in the role of "Babe" in The Pajama Game, (the role played by Doris Day in the film,) followed by a return to films in Silk Stockings, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and a rare dramatic role as "Marion," an institutionalized hooker, in The Caretakers. She returned to Broadway in the short-lived Here's Love, and was one of several actresses to play the titular role in Mame. She toured in Annie Get Your Gun, Applause, Ballroom, Gypsy, and Guys and Dolls, and in the 80s and 90s she was a cast member of Trapper John, M.D., Capitol, General Hospital, and Santa Barbara. She is the widow of Disney composer Ray Gilbert, who wrote the classic children's song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: JUDY GARLAND LIVE! SINGING THE SONGS ... THAT GOT AWAY!

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents "Judy Garland in The Songs That Got Away." Performances are every Friday & Saturday during February & March at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. The evening is crafted through a sparkling selection of songs that Ms. Garland ( herself) never had the chance to sing both during and after her lifetime. Expect the unexpected! ABBA, Disney, Sondheim, pop standards and more! The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

SF: JOHN CAVELLINI WITH TOM SHAW TRIO MARTUNI'S

In honor of the Valentine-infused month of February, local musical theatre favorite, singer/actor John Cavellini goes solo alongside the Tom Shaw Trio at MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 pm. Cavellini will present his own unique interpretations of jazz, pop and theatre songs about falling in - and out - of love. There is a $7 cover.

SF: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH VONDA SHEPARD

The RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents "An Intimate Evening With Vonda Shepard" on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Vonda Shepard's successful stint as the soulful musical voice of Ally McBeal is only one of the many polished gems adorning her prolific singing career. From late '80s hits to her latest acclaimed CD From the Sun, Vonda has a well-deserved reputation for crafting and performing authentic R&B and modern-day soul. Her richly textured voice has been called part Anita Baker and part Aretha Franklin, while her songs' musical depth and complexity are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan. There is a $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: DICK GREGORY & WILL DURST IN AN HISTORIC COMEDY DOUBLE BILL

The RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - presents an Exclusive Special Event: DICK GREGORY & WILL DURST in an historic comedy double bill, "Comedy For People Who Read Or Know Someone Who Does" Saturday, February 25th at 4:00 pm; Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 & 7:00 pm; and Monday, February 27th at 8:00 pm. Dick Gregory is an activist, philosopher, anti-drug crusader, comedian, author, actor, recording artist and nutritionist. Comedian Will Durst is the world's #1 political satirist. Outraged and outrageous, Will Durst is as current as today's headlines and universally acknowledged, by even his peers, as the nation's foremost political comic. He is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, and writes a nationally syndicated op-ed column. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: RUTH WILKIN'S "JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON"

Ruth Wilkin's "Just A Little Something I've Been Working On" will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). The show is the must-see Comedy Cabaret show by this multi-award winning genius. Ruth Wilkin wrote a 10-minute short piece last year, and brought it to Short + Sweet Cabaret, Victoria's most prestigious Cabaret competition. She walked away with every single award available. The Butterfly Club asked her to take that 10-minute piece and make it into a full show and after months of shivering anticipation, Ruth is here. Call for cover/minimum information.

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FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 24th

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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A FATHER/SON CABARET" COMES TO THE DUPLEX

Noted psychiatrist Dr. Edward "Pappy" Lowell is the happiest man he knows. His son Brett is an accomplished singer. The two of them will join together at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) Friday, February 24th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 26th at 4:30 pm, and Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm to present an evening of songs and stories on the art and science of being happy: 83 years of wisdom on living a life of joy, passed from father to son. "C'MON, GET PAPPY! A father/son cabaret" will feature a diverse range of music, including the songs of Kander and Ebb, Bruce Springsteen, Comden & Green, Alan Menkin, Jason Robert Brown, the Beatles, and more. Written by Brett Lowell & Edward Lowell, MD. Musical director is Darius Frowner. Brett Lowell is a singer experienced in styles ranging from cabaret, musical theater, swing, jazz, and classical. He has performed with numerous groups and venues in the NYC area. Edward Lowell, MD is a physician of 55 years specializing in psychotherapy and forensic psychiatry. He has taken his practice beyond treating mental illness to empower people to live with aliveness and joy. An accomplished speaker, this represents Dr. Lowell's stage debut. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LONI ACKERMAN IS "NEXT TO AB-NORMAL" AT THE MET

Loni Ackerman brings her new cabaret show "Next to Ab-Normal" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Fridays, February 24th and March 2nd, 23rd & 30th, all shows at 7:00 pm. In the show, Broadway veteran Loni Ackerman recalls personal stories of her unusual New York upbringing (including her childhood associations with such "family friends" as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon,) as well as revisiting songs she sang in New York hits like "Starting Here, Starting Now" or in one of her lengthy associations with the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Paul Greenwood, Ms. Ackerman's repertoire also includes standards, contemporary songs, even one of her own compositions which became the theme song for a "very special" French film made during her time in Paris. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 cover plus a 2-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: BUSTER WILLIAMS WITH "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams presents "Something More" featuring Mulgrew Miller, Mark Gross and Cindy Blackman-Santana at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. There is a $25 cover.


MW: MANHATTAN TRANSFER SONGSTRESS JANIS SIEGEL AT THE CABARET

Manhattan Transfer Songstress Janis Siegel brings her show "New York Standard Time" to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Ever since Janis Siegel co-founded The Manhattan Transfer over three decades ago, listeners, fellow musicians and critics have marveled at her inventive phrasing and richly expressive voice. A ten-time Grammy winner, Siegel has sung lead vocals for some of the Transfer's biggest hits, including "Operator," "Birdland," and "The Boy from N.Y.C." Siegel has also sustained a solo career that has spawned more than a half dozen finely-crafted solo albums and numerous collaborative projects, amassed a large international fan base and garnered consistently high critical praise. In an age when buyers and sellers are quick to jam music and musicians into convenient boxes, Siegel has built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: JANIS PAIGE AT THE GARDENIA

Film, musical theatre, and TV actress Janis Paige will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 9:00 pm. Ms. Paige began singing in public in local amateur shows at the age of five. She moved to Los Angeles from Tacoma after high school, and during WWII landed a job as a singer at the Hollywood Canteen, where a scout from Warner Bros. saw her potential and cast her in Bathing Beauty, Hollywood Canteen, Of Human Bondage, The Time, The Place, and The Girl, and a host of other films, including rugged adventures and dramas. She took to the Broadway boards in 1951 in Remains To Be Seen, co-starring Jackie Cooper, and toured as a cabaret singer, performing from New York and Miami to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Broadway stardom came in 1954 in the role of "Babe" in The Pajama Game, (the role played by Doris Day in the film,) followed by a return to films in Silk Stockings, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and a rare dramatic role as "Marion," an institutionalized hooker, in The Caretakers. She returned to Broadway in the short-lived Here's Love, and was one of several actresses to play the titular role in Mame. She toured in Annie Get Your Gun, Applause, Ballroom, Gypsy, and Guys and Dolls, and in the 80s and 90s she was a cast member of Trapper John, M.D., Capitol, General Hospital, and Santa Barbara. She is the widow of Disney composer Ray Gilbert, who wrote the classic children's song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: JUDY GARLAND LIVE! SINGING THE SONGS ... THAT GOT AWAY!

In a new cabaret concert specifically designed for the beautiful cabaret room at the historic and legendary FRENCH QUARTER WEST RESTAURANT (7985 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-654-0898) impressionist Peter Mac presents "Judy Garland in The Songs That Got Away." Performances are every Friday & Saturday during February & March at 8:00 pm. Musical direction by Bryan Miller. The evening is crafted through a sparkling selection of songs that Ms. Garland ( herself) never had the chance to sing both during and after her lifetime. Expect the unexpected! ABBA, Disney, Sondheim, pop standards and more! The tribute artist is renowned for his homage to the rainbow girl, garnering special raves for his determination to bring to life the style, wit and musical legacy of an artist rather than caricature her familiar frailties as a human being. There is a $15-$30 cover available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

SF: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH VONDA SHEPARD

The RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents "An Intimate Evening With Vonda Shepard" on Friday & Saturday, February 24th & 25th at 8:00 pm. Vonda Shepard's successful stint as the soulful musical voice of Ally McBeal is only one of the many polished gems adorning her prolific singing career. From late '80s hits to her latest acclaimed CD From the Sun, Vonda has a well-deserved reputation for crafting and performing authentic R&B and modern-day soul. Her richly textured voice has been called part Anita Baker and part Aretha Franklin, while her songs' musical depth and complexity are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan. There is a $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: RUTH WILKIN'S "JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON"

Ruth Wilkin's "Just A Little Something I've Been Working On" will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). The show is the must-see Comedy Cabaret show by this multi-award winning genius. Ruth Wilkin wrote a 10-minute short piece last year, and brought it to Short + Sweet Cabaret, Victoria's most prestigious Cabaret competition. She walked away with every single award available. The Butterfly Club asked her to take that 10-minute piece and make it into a full show and after months of shivering anticipation, Ruth is here. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 23rd

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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: RICKY RITZEL / INGENUE AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Cabaret veteran and multi-award winner Ricky Ritzel puts his spin on songs written for and introduced by women in his acclaimed 2011 show RICKY RITZEL / INGENUE at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) which he will reprise on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Jim Luzar. Ricky Ritzel has received 14 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards in 9 different categories. He has performed all over the United States as well as London and Paris. An accomplished solo performer, Ricky has also accompanied such greats as Vivian Blaine, Ruth Warrick, Arthur Prysock, Varla Jean Merman, Julie Wilson, Lenora Nemetz and Miss Coco. Ricky was featured musician/sidekick on MTV's '15 Minutes with Andy Warhol', Sandra Bernhard's Radio Show on SIRIUS Satellite network and was musical director for the Sally Rand Tribute at Town Hall featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Donna McKechnie, Marge Champion, Karen Mason and directed by Tony Stevens. With famed Chicago jazz vocalist Spider Saloff, Ricky created several award winning revues such as "1938", which was recorded on the Kopathetics label, "Porgy & Bess: a Cabaret Concert" and "Ira and Others".His performance as Jimmy Durante in "Schnozzola!" earned him critical raves and numerous awards. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: O SOLE TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

O SOLE TRIO, David Shenton's new vocal group has been performing to sold-out houses recently at various venues in the NYC area. They will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. "O Sole Trio" is a new, vibrant musical ensemble featuring singers Erin Shields and Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton on piano and violin. Their shows feature unique arrangements of some of the most famous Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs and classic jazz standards, with a concentration on the Italian language. From Louis Prima and Connie Francis to Puccini. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: COLLEEN MCHUGH REPRISES "TALES OF REVENGE & REGRET"

Colleen McHugh continues her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with the return of one of her most popular shows: "TALES OF REVENGE & REGRET" on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Calendar Girl returns with an evening of chic standards and seam-less comedy with songs by Jimmy Webb, Cole Porter, Livingston & Evans, Johnny Mercer, Marcy & Zina, Susan Warner and more. Tedd Firth is Musical Director. There is a $20 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 . 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: "BEST OF JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY" RETURNS

His "Cast Party" open-mic show is in its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, and Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated "Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party" back to the big stage at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) for a second year on Thursday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm. Some of the stars joining this year's Cast Party include Linda Lavin, Jane Monheit, Stephanie J. Block, Janis Siegel, David Ippolito, Julia Murney, Lisa Lampanelli, Paulo Szot, Liz Mikel, Marcus Monroe, Rudi Macaggi, John Bucchino Frank Wildhorn, Terri Klausner and Andrew Nemr. Many performers to be announced. Billy Stritch will be at the piano, with Daniel Glass on drums and Tom Hubbard on bass. A portion of the proceeds will benefit THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ). The show is presented by Scott Siegel. Tickets are $25, $50, and $75 and are available by calling 800-982-2787 or visiting TicketMaster.com.


NYC: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 cover plus a 2-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: BUSTER WILLIAMS WITH "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams presents "Something More" featuring Mulgrew Miller, Mark Gross and Cindy Blackman-Santana at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. There is a $25 cover.


LA: MICHAEL HOLMES "THE JUDY SHOW" TO BENEFIT WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

A benefit for Walk To End Alzheimer's at THE LOFT IN THE MESQUITE COUNTRY CLUB (2700 East Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, CA - TKTS: 707-494-2917) on Thursday, February 23rd will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and the acclaimed one-man hit "The Judy Show" starring local celebrity Michael Holmes. The evening will begin at 5:00 pm with no host 'happy hour' and the buffet style dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by the show at 7:30 pm with Michael Holmes and pianist Joel Baker plus a special performance by Pat McCann For the many who are fans of Michael and The Judy Show, they know it is less a one-man show and more a multi-woman show as he takes on the persona of legendary star Judy Garland as she was during her 1960s television show with Michael also playing Judy's many guests which may include: Bette Davis, Mae West, Pearl Bailey, Carol Channing, and more. The affair is being coordinated by local jazz singer Pat McCann to benefit The Alzheimer's Association's Walk To End Alzheimer's. The walk is on Saturday, March 3rd at Civic Center Park in Palm Desert and Pat, who is a member of one of the many teams who will be participating planned the benefit dinner and show as another way to bring attention to this disease and to raise much-needed funds for research. Tickets are $40.

SF: ZAPP BAND & SHIRLEY MURDOCK WITH AN OLD SCHOOL DOUBLE BILL

Zapp Band & Shirley Murdock will bring an "Old School Double Bill Night To Remember!" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm. Zapp is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Dance Floor," "Computer Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Man," the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip hop and G-funk. Zapp's hand-clapped, drum-beat styled funk of Zapp's records and Roger's use of the talk box became another reason for the group's impact and its success. Singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock is best known for the ethereal ballad "As We Lay," which was produced by Roger Troutman. Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Troutman hired her as a background singer for his family's group Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among others, at his Dayton-based recording studio Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock's brand new inspirational CD & DVD LIVE: THE JOURNEY (Tyscot Records/Oct 2011) features the Top 30 Radio single, "Dream." She recently performed this song at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington DC a few weeks ago. The project also features special guests Kelly Price, Regina Belle, and Beverly Crawford. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: RUTH WILKIN'S "JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON"

Ruth Wilkin's "Just A Little Something I've Been Working On" will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). The show is the must-see Comedy Cabaret show by this multi-award winning genius. Ruth Wilkin wrote a 10-minute short piece last year, and brought it to Short + Sweet Cabaret, Victoria's most prestigious Cabaret competition. She walked away with every single award available. The Butterfly Club asked her to take that 10-minute piece and make it into a full show and after months of shivering anticipation, Ruth is here. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: ALETIA UPSTAIRS IS MISS DEMEANOUR AT MIRROR MIRROR

South African born singer-songwriter Aletia Upstairs has entertained audiences in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Korea, Japan and the US. Now, joined by Fergal O'Mahony on the grand piano, she appears on February 23rd at 9:00 pm at RYAN'S BAR (181 Church Street, Stoke Newington, Church Street, London, UK N16 0UL - 44 207.275.7807) as part of MIRROR MIRROR, a variety cabaret presented the last Thursday of every month. Also featuring cabaret performances from Helena Gostosa, Nadia Nadif And Ada Kan starting at 8:00 pm. "Miss Demeanour" is a cabaret celebrating new experiences and adventures in lust, love and longing with the music of Weill, Brel, Sondheim and Marilow, sprinkles of Shakespeare, stand-up comedy, puppetry, Jazz, Latin, Chanson, songs from Annie Ross, Julie Wilson, Kirsty MacColl and Edith Piaf, music from Aletia Upstairs' album, Possibility and unreleased songs from her new upcoming album. Call for cover/minimum information.


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WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 22nd

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 23rd

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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: RICKY RITZEL / INGENUE AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Cabaret veteran and multi-award winner Ricky Ritzel puts his spin on songs written for and introduced by women in his acclaimed 2011 show RICKY RITZEL / INGENUE at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) which he will reprise on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Jim Luzar. Ricky Ritzel has received 14 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Awards in 9 different categories. He has performed all over the United States as well as London and Paris. An accomplished solo performer, Ricky has also accompanied such greats as Vivian Blaine, Ruth Warrick, Arthur Prysock, Varla Jean Merman, Julie Wilson, Lenora Nemetz and Miss Coco. Ricky was featured musician/sidekick on MTV's '15 Minutes with Andy Warhol', Sandra Bernhard's Radio Show on SIRIUS Satellite network and was musical director for the Sally Rand Tribute at Town Hall featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Donna McKechnie, Marge Champion, Karen Mason and directed by Tony Stevens. With famed Chicago jazz vocalist Spider Saloff, Ricky created several award winning revues such as "1938", which was recorded on the Kopathetics label, "Porgy & Bess: a Cabaret Concert" and "Ira and Others".His performance as Jimmy Durante in "Schnozzola!" earned him critical raves and numerous awards. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: O SOLE TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

O SOLE TRIO, David Shenton's new vocal group has been performing to sold-out houses recently at various venues in the NYC area. They will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. "O Sole Trio" is a new, vibrant musical ensemble featuring singers Erin Shields and Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton on piano and violin. Their shows feature unique arrangements of some of the most famous Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs and classic jazz standards, with a concentration on the Italian language. From Louis Prima and Connie Francis to Puccini. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: COLLEEN MCHUGH REPRISES "TALES OF REVENGE & REGRET"

Colleen McHugh continues her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with the return of one of her most popular shows: "TALES OF REVENGE & REGRET" on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Calendar Girl returns with an evening of chic standards and seam-less comedy with songs by Jimmy Webb, Cole Porter, Livingston & Evans, Johnny Mercer, Marcy & Zina, Susan Warner and more. Tedd Firth is Musical Director. There is a $20 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 . 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: "BEST OF JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY" RETURNS

His "Cast Party" open-mic show is in its ninth star-studded year at Birdland, and Jim Caruso will bring his celebrated "Best of Jim Caruso's Cast Party" back to the big stage at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929) for a second year on Thursday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm. Some of the stars joining this year's Cast Party include Linda Lavin, Jane Monheit, Stephanie J. Block, Janis Siegel, David Ippolito, Julia Murney, Lisa Lampanelli, Paulo Szot, Liz Mikel, Marcus Monroe, Rudi Macaggi, John Bucchino Frank Wildhorn, Terri Klausner and Andrew Nemr. Many performers to be announced. Billy Stritch will be at the piano, with Daniel Glass on drums and Tom Hubbard on bass. A portion of the proceeds will benefit THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ). The show is presented by Scott Siegel. Tickets are $25, $50, and $75 and are available by calling 800-982-2787 or visiting TicketMaster.com.


NYC: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 cover plus a 2-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: BUSTER WILLIAMS WITH "SOMETHING MORE"

Buster Williams presents "Something More" featuring Mulgrew Miller, Mark Gross and Cindy Blackman-Santana at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Buster Williams is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. He has played, recorded and collaborated with jazz giants such as Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae, Chet Baker, Chick Corea, Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, McCoy Tyner, Illinois Jacquet, Nancy Wilson, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, the Jazz Crusaders, Ron Carter, Woody Shaw, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lee Morgan, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Billy Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Errol Garner, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, to name a few. There is a $25 cover.


LA: MICHAEL HOLMES "THE JUDY SHOW" TO BENEFIT WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S

A benefit for Walk To End Alzheimer's at THE LOFT IN THE MESQUITE COUNTRY CLUB (2700 East Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, CA - TKTS: 707-494-2917) on Thursday, February 23rd will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and the acclaimed one-man hit "The Judy Show" starring local celebrity Michael Holmes. The evening will begin at 5:00 pm with no host 'happy hour' and the buffet style dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by the show at 7:30 pm with Michael Holmes and pianist Joel Baker plus a special performance by Pat McCann For the many who are fans of Michael and The Judy Show, they know it is less a one-man show and more a multi-woman show as he takes on the persona of legendary star Judy Garland as she was during her 1960s television show with Michael also playing Judy's many guests which may include: Bette Davis, Mae West, Pearl Bailey, Carol Channing, and more. The affair is being coordinated by local jazz singer Pat McCann to benefit The Alzheimer's Association's Walk To End Alzheimer's. The walk is on Saturday, March 3rd at Civic Center Park in Palm Desert and Pat, who is a member of one of the many teams who will be participating planned the benefit dinner and show as another way to bring attention to this disease and to raise much-needed funds for research. Tickets are $40.

SF: ZAPP BAND & SHIRLEY MURDOCK WITH AN OLD SCHOOL DOUBLE BILL

Zapp Band & Shirley Murdock will bring an "Old School Double Bill Night To Remember!" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm. Zapp is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Dance Floor," "Computer Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Man," the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip hop and G-funk. Zapp's hand-clapped, drum-beat styled funk of Zapp's records and Roger's use of the talk box became another reason for the group's impact and its success. Singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock is best known for the ethereal ballad "As We Lay," which was produced by Roger Troutman. Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Troutman hired her as a background singer for his family's group Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among others, at his Dayton-based recording studio Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock's brand new inspirational CD & DVD LIVE: THE JOURNEY (Tyscot Records/Oct 2011) features the Top 30 Radio single, "Dream." She recently performed this song at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington DC a few weeks ago. The project also features special guests Kelly Price, Regina Belle, and Beverly Crawford. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: RUTH WILKIN'S "JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING I'VE BEEN WORKING ON"

Ruth Wilkin's "Just A Little Something I've Been Working On" will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, February 23rd through 26th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). The show is the must-see Comedy Cabaret show by this multi-award winning genius. Ruth Wilkin wrote a 10-minute short piece last year, and brought it to Short + Sweet Cabaret, Victoria's most prestigious Cabaret competition. She walked away with every single award available. The Butterfly Club asked her to take that 10-minute piece and make it into a full show and after months of shivering anticipation, Ruth is here. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: ALETIA UPSTAIRS IS MISS DEMEANOUR AT MIRROR MIRROR

South African born singer-songwriter Aletia Upstairs has entertained audiences in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Korea, Japan and the US. Now, joined by Fergal O'Mahony on the grand piano, she appears on February 23rd at 9:00 pm at RYAN'S BAR (181 Church Street, Stoke Newington, Church Street, London, UK N16 0UL - 44 207.275.7807) as part of MIRROR MIRROR, a variety cabaret presented the last Thursday of every month. Also featuring cabaret performances from Helena Gostosa, Nadia Nadif And Ada Kan starting at 8:00 pm. "Miss Demeanour" is a cabaret celebrating new experiences and adventures in lust, love and longing with the music of Weill, Brel, Sondheim and Marilow, sprinkles of Shakespeare, stand-up comedy, puppetry, Jazz, Latin, Chanson, songs from Annie Ross, Julie Wilson, Kirsty MacColl and Edith Piaf, music from Aletia Upstairs' album, Possibility and unreleased songs from her new upcoming album. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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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 22nd, features Champagne Pam, Jillian Laurain, Joel Harrington, Judy Rosan, Maria Ottavia,Tony Middleton, Frank Basile, Gary Grawford Janice Hall, Joey Infante, Dora Rubin, Ann Dawson, Lauren Robert, Ricky Ritzel, and Susan Hodgdon 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: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 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: 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: TORCH NIGHT OPEN MIC IN SOMERVILLE

Gail Leondar-Wright hosts "Torch Night Open Mic" on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm at the ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA - 617-718-2191) with Bill Duffy at the piano. Broadway sing along, cabaret trivia contest, and hats. It promises to be an evening of great voices, and good company as this new jazz and cabaret venue presents the second show of their singer series. Snacks, beer and wine available for purchase. Suggested donation $7 - $20.

DC: OTIS TAYLOR'S "CONTRABAND" AT BLUES ALLEY

Otis Taylor's "Contraband" will be presented at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With Otis Taylor, it's best to expect the unexpected. While his music, an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, his personal style is lighthearted. Part of Taylor's appeal is his contrasting character traits. But it is precisely this element of surprise that makes him one of the most compelling artists to emerge in recent years. There is a $25 cover.

SF: ZAPP BAND & SHIRLEY MURDOCK WITH AN OLD SCHOOL DOUBLE BILL

Zapp Band & Shirley Murdock will bring an "Old School Double Bill Night To Remember!" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm. Zapp is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Dance Floor," "Computer Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Man," the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip hop and G-funk. Zapp's hand-clapped, drum-beat styled funk of Zapp's records and Roger's use of the talk box became another reason for the group's impact and its success. Singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock is best known for the ethereal ballad "As We Lay," which was produced by Roger Troutman. Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Troutman hired her as a background singer for his family's group Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among others, at his Dayton-based recording studio Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock's brand new inspirational CD & DVD LIVE: THE JOURNEY (Tyscot Records/Oct 2011) features the Top 30 Radio single, "Dream." She recently performed this song at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington DC a few weeks ago. The project also features special guests Kelly Price, Regina Belle, and Beverly Crawford. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 21st

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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT & LA TANYA HALL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut joint engagement of award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett and acclaimed jazz singer La Tanya Hall Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows at 10:30 pm on Friday & Saturday. Their new show "Nothing To Lose But Your Heart" will celebrate the work of the Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The evening will include selections from their Broadway musicals Ragtime, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Lucky Stiff, Seussical and more. Gillett and Hall will bring their unique stamp to a wildly diverse catalogue of music by two of the theater's most popular contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands – The Songs of Craig Carnelia," "It Takes Two – The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." In recent months he has found a new home at Feinstein's at Loews Regency where he debuted both "Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies," and his first tribute to a composer from the Great American Songbook, "Hooray for Love – Gillett Sings Arlen." La Tanya Hall has traveled the world and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects, Broadway shows and television and movie appearances. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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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: VOCAL JAZZ SERIES AT PIGALLE FEATURES GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Gabrielle Strivelli will perform at PIGALLE (790 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-489-2233) on Tuesday, February 21st with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. This will be Gabrielle's first appearance at this lively French bistro in midtown which features live music several nights a week. There's no cover or minimum.


NYC: TERESE GENECCO AND HER LITTLE BIG BAND AT THE IRIDIUM

Terese Genecco and Her Little Big Band, the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway will begin its fourth smash year at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday March 20th, when she releases her new CD, "Live From Iridium!" Her February show, on Tuesday, the 21st, will feature as guest vocalist, Paul Safy Jr. Performances are at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Terese's band regularly includes Barry Levitt on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums. A Bistro Award and two-time MAC Award winner (for Best Recording in 2008, and Best Female Vocalist in 2009), Genecco was also a 2010 MAC Award nominee in the Major Artist category. Terese Genecco and her eight-piece Little Big Band perform monthly on the third or fourth Tuesday of the month. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE ENRICO RAVA TRIBE AT BIRDLAND

The Enrico Rava Tribe will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, February 21st through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since his rapid rise to fame in the mid-1960s, trumpeter Enrico Rava has become the best known Italian jazz musician throughout the world. Rava's vast discography includes some real gems of artistic significance: "Quartet" (ECM 1978) "Rava l'opera Va" (Label Bleu 1993), "Easy Living" (ECM 2004), "Tati" (ECM 2005), "The Words and the Days" (ECM 2007), "New York Days" (ECM 2009) and the new release "Tribe" (ECM 2011). Rava has also been an important collaborator with many of the most important Italian, European and American musicians, including Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Bollani, Philip Catherine, Lee Konitz, Aldo Romano, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Michel Petrucciani, Charlie Mariano, Joe Lovano, Archie Shepp, John Taylor, Paul Motian, Mark Turner and more. Following in the footsteps of famous jazz mentors like drummer Art Blakey, Rava periodically inserts young musicians into his groups to bring new ideas and a fresher sound. Rava's New Quintet includes several generations of musicians, each of whom brings a strong personality and solo voice to bear. There are $30-$50 cover plus a 2-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: THE MARSHALL KEYS TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Marshall Keys Trio will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marshall Keys is one of the most versatile saxophonists to ever come out of Washington, DC. He began his training in the DC Youth Orchestra Program and continued it in the Jazz Studies Program at Howard University. He cut his teeth playing in local bands before gaining his first professional experience with The Blackbyrds and a long association with the great blues organist Jimmy McGriff with whom he recorded the album "Countdown". Marshall has worked with many of the world's greatest jazz and blues musicians including: Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Jimmy Witherspoon, Groove Holmes, Big Joe Turner and Hank Jones. He has worked with Branford Marsalis and Steve Allen, swung with Keter Betts and Al Grey, recorded with Cyrus Chestnut and Vinny Valentino, and jammed with Sonny Stitt and Stevie Wonder. There is am $18 cover.

SF: ZAPP BAND & SHIRLEY MURDOCK WITH AN OLD SCHOOL DOUBLE BILL

Zapp Band & Shirley Murdock will bring an "Old School Double Bill Night To Remember!" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday through Thursday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm. Zapp is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce," "Dance Floor," "Computer Love" and "I Wanna Be Your Man," the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip hop and G-funk. Zapp's hand-clapped, drum-beat styled funk of Zapp's records and Roger's use of the talk box became another reason for the group's impact and its success. Singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock is best known for the ethereal ballad "As We Lay," which was produced by Roger Troutman. Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Troutman hired her as a background singer for his family's group Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among others, at his Dayton-based recording studio Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock's brand new inspirational CD & DVD LIVE: THE JOURNEY (Tyscot Records/Oct 2011) features the Top 30 Radio single, "Dream." She recently performed this song at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication in Washington DC a few weeks ago. The project also features special guests Kelly Price, Regina Belle, and Beverly Crawford. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: CHRISTINA BIANCO DEBUTS NEW SHOW AT BIRDLAND

Drama Desk-nominated actress and acclaimed cabaret performer Christina Bianco will perform "Diva Moments: Songs That Made Divas Out Of The Women Who Sang Them!" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, February 20th at 7:00 pm. Praised for her work in Forbidden Broadway and Newsical The Musical, Bianco's versatile vocals and celebrity impressions entertain and connect with audiences of all ages. Song selections range from Broadway classics to well-known standards and popular hits, including: Somewhere Over The Rainbow, What Did I Have That I Don't Have, River Deep Mountain High, Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered, Last Dance and a few Forbidden Broadway gems! Musical direction by Fred Barton. Christina is currently starring Off-Broadway in Newsical The Musical and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Forbidden Broadway; Goes To Rehab. She can be heard on both original cast recordings. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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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 20th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host Michael Fairbairn 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: "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: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jim Ridl, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Marko Marcinko, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, February 20th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover charge.


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: "A SOULFUL NIGHT OF KEYS" AT BLUES ALLEY

"A Soulful Night of Keys" with Lonnie Liston Smith, Brain Jackson & Mark Adams will be presented on Monday, February 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141). Lonnie Liston Smith is a legendary keyboardist, a true American icon of jazz, soul and funk. Keyboardist/flutist Brian Jackson is an award-winning composer and producer. He is best known for his collaborations with Gil Scott-Heron. Worldly soul pianist Mark Adams is proving to be the premiere jazz pianist of his generation. His extensive career has allowed him to work with such jazz greats as Roy Ayers & Ron Carter. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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.

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