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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
MARCH 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - MARCH 12th through 18th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 18th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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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.
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NYC: TERESA FISHER AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
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Teresa Fischer returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her acclaimed show: SCENE OF THE CRIME - a cabaret tribute to TV detectives on Sunday, March 18th at 6:15 pm. Listed as one of Cabaret Hotline favorites of 2011, SCENE OF THE CRIME is a clever and entertaining musical tribute to TV detective shows. The show boasts an eclectic array of songs by Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Lieber & Stoller, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Carole King with fabulous arrangements by Andrew Sotomayer and James Logan. Paul Chamlin provides the musical direction and Frank Calo opens the show a la Dragnet. It would be a crime to miss this show! There is a $12 plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Sunday, March 18th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Joining Jamie will be classical violinist Daisy Jopling, comedy's Lisa Lampanelli, multi-award winning Karen Mason, Valarie Pettiford, Mo Rocca and songwriter. Victoria Shaw. Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct.The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 21 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds. There is a $25 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 March 18th 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: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) will present SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH, starting on Sunday, March 18th at 11:00 am (doors open at 10:30 am). On Sundays March 18th & 25th the club will present the Quentin Angus Quintet. The Quentin Angus Quintet was formed a year ago, after the members met at the 2011 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Centre. Since then, they have toured Europe (including the 2011 'Jazz Hoeilaart Festival' {Belgium}), performed at countless venues in NYC, and recorded their debut, critically acclaimed album 'Retrieval Structure'. The albums compositions have been honored by the International Downbeat Magazine (2011), and ASCAP (2012). On-line reservation is $35.95 price/person includes brunch buffet plus one drink (Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary) and free coffee & tea refills. ($45.95/person without reservations). RSVP BY THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE BRUNCH.


NYC: TONY DESARE AT BEMELMAN'S BAR

Swinging singer/pianist Tony DeSare will perform at BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) on Sundays, March 4th, 11th & 18th from 9:00 pm to midnight. DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country's hottest young performers. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. There is a $15-$25 cover - no reservations taken.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": DONALD SMITH TRIBUTE
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, March 18th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, with a special tribute to the late Donald Smith, Founder and Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, who passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, March 13th. Included in this broadcast will be recordings of both Mabel Mercer and past in-studio interviews David made with Mr. Smith for the Old Is New program. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "COPING MECHANISMS"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, March 18th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Coping Mechanisms". Guest Host/Pianist will be Matthew Martin Ward. Co-Host will be Kenneth Gartman. The Salon Spotlight will feature Susan Winter. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CARY HOFFMAN'S "MY SINATRA," NOW AT SOFIA'S DOWNSTAIR'S

Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a very true, hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799) on Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 3:00 pm through April 1st. Hoffman captivates the audience with his very personal journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra's greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings just like his hero, as he weaves over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. There is a $60 cover.


SOUTH: CIOMPI & MEHRBACH SING IN PRAISE OF THE LETTER "W"

As part of the national "March is Cabaret Month" observances, Ellen Ciompi and her pianist/musical director Glenn Mehrbach present "In Praise of W", Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 pm at the NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS (1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC). Ellen and Glenn will perform songs by composers whose names begin with "W". Think Kurt Weill, Harry Warren, Brian Wilson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alec Wilder, Tom Waits, and many others. It's a surprisingly eclectic list, featuring songs that are witty, wise and wholly wonderful! Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Admission is free for NCSSM students. Free parking.


CHI: CCP CELEBRATES MARCH IS CABARET MONTH WITH "BROADWAY ON THE TWO'S!"
A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) presents: "Broadway on the Two's! - The Great Story Songs from 1930-2010" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on 4 Sundays in March, the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Over 30 talented singers will perform America's favorite Broadway hits from years that end in "2". From songs that became staples in the Great American Song Book from 1932, 42 & 52, to the Broadway classics that brought us stars like Barbra Streisand in 1962. Then, the transition shows of 72 & 82 as we move into the grand spectacle musical that led to the technically advanced shows of 92 & 2002. Over four weekends, you can watch where Broadway started and where we are today, all through the years that end in "2". March 18th: 1972 & 1982 - Cats, Nine, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Grease Musical. Director: Mark Burnell. Director: Marianne Murphy Orland. Cast: Mark Burnell, Cheri Coons, Michael Favreau, Kimberly Hilton, Elissa Newcorn, Leslie Newcorn, Marianne Murphy-Orland, Amy Orman. TICKETS: $15 Cover with 2-drink minimum. For more information, go to http://www.chicagocabaret.org/

WEST: SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE: MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER AT SMITH CENTER

The SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE presents The Music of Stevie Wonder at THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV - 702-749-2000) Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm & Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm. Each member of the SFJAZZ Collective is a master instrumentalist possessed of a totally individual creative voice. Put them together, however, and their unique talents align to create some of the most critically acclaimed jazz performances of the decade. Having tackled the works of many jazz legends, this year they will be performing selections from the one-and-only Stevie Wonder, as well as original compositions from each member. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: NICK RENFREE-MARKS & JOSH ELLWOOD

Two housemates/BFF's are seeking a replacement for their housemate/pianist! "Guy Love", starring Nick Renfree-Marks & Josh Ellwood, comes to the THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) Thursday through Sunday, Match 15th through 18th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Fresh from the Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival Gala Finals, join Nick and Josh as they search for the perfect housemate, explore their bizarre friendship, and debate the grey area of 'hetero-flexible'. Prepare for a roller-coaster of laughs, snappy tunes and, if you're into themes and stuff, understanding and being happy with who you are! Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MARCH 17th
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: IT'S BRONWYN'S BIRTHDAY SHOW

Bronwyn Rucker will celebrate her birthday (and St. Patrick's Day, too!) on Friday, March 17th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). In March, all of Bronwyn's interests collide: March is Cabaret Month... Social Work Woman's Month... National Nutrition Month... and March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and the date of her annual Birthday Show! Plus, March is the only month that is also a verb! To celebrate the "March Madness", Bronwyn has invited special guests Ron Michaels, J.Michael Reeds, Jason Ellis, Evelyn Sullivan and Jerry Scott (at the piano) and all of you! March on over and join the celebration. There is only a $10 cover and a 2-drink minimum. And it's St. Patty's day, so no one is saying anything about a drink-maximum rule.


NYC: FLOANNE ANKAH SINGS PIAF AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story in recognition of the 50th anniversary of her death in the New York premiere of "Edith Piaf, Alive and Living in New York" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 pm. This authentic French chanteuse and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary "Little Sparrow" with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940's and 50's. The show is a medley of vintage tunes from Floanne's native France, with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf's characters coming to life. Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing her Chanson, as well as original compositions, with top jazz and cabaret artists. Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy, Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Mario Monaco. This marks Floanne's first time collaboration with theater director Alice Jankell, who is lending a cutting edge presentation to the cabaret form. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CARY HOFFMAN'S "MY SINATRA," NOW AT SOFIA'S DOWNSTAIR'S

Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a very true, hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799) on Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 3:00 pm through April 1st. Hoffman captivates the audience with his very personal journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra's greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings just like his hero, as he weaves over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. There is a $60 cover.


NYC: ALICE RIPLEY BRINGS DAILY PRACTICE TO THE MET

In 2011 Alice Ripley released Daily Practice, an album of 10 acoustic covers of classics from Bruce Springsteen to Carole King. On Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 pm, Alice will perform songs from the album at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), and adds two powerful elements: surprising versions of show tunes from musicals in which Alice created roles - and the return of her band RIPLEY. Now joined by Lauren Molina on cello and vocals, and Nick Cearley on noisemakers and vocals, the 6 piece band lets Alice turn full throttle rock star - all the while retaining the intimacy of the audience being in her living room as she does her daily practice. Ripley won critical acclaim and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, as well as creating roles in cult hits like Side Show, The Who's Tommy and The Rocky Horror Show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF LINDA EDER IN "SONGBIRDS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) announces return of acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder in her new show "Songbirds" on Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. "Songbirds" pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. Linda Eder is acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time. Her diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Now introduces 12 dynamic tracks that elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. There is a $60-$75-$95-$125 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAFE CARLYLE PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH BETTYE LAVETTE"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette to the legendary venue in a return three-week engagement Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 13th through March 31st at 8:45 pm. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She'll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Bettye LaVette has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- Records in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. With two Grammy nominations under her belt and performances to sold-out venues all over the globe, Bettye is an undisputed world class interpreter of any genre of song. There is a $70 cover, Tuesdays through Thursdays and $80 on Fridays & Saturdays.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents Stanley Jordan Thursday through Sunday, March 15th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. There is a $27.50 cover.


CHI: HILARY ANN FELDMAN IN I GET A KICK OUT OF NEW

Hilary Ann Feldman brings her show "I Get A Kick Out Of New" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, March 10th & 17th at 8:00 pm. There really are great songs being written today. You may not hear them on the radio or in the latest Broadway show, but they're out there in abundance. Clever and witty, lyrical and touching... just like the great songs of old. Hilary presents a trove of these modern treasures... along with some old classics polished up new! Musical director is Becky Menzie. Call for cover/minimum information.


WEST: SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE: MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER AT SMITH CENTER

The SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE presents The Music of Stevie Wonder at THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV - 702-749-2000) Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm & Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm. Each member of the SFJAZZ Collective is a master instrumentalist possessed of a totally individual creative voice. Put them together, however, and their unique talents align to create some of the most critically acclaimed jazz performances of the decade. Having tackled the works of many jazz legends, this year they will be performing selections from the one-and-only Stevie Wonder, as well as original compositions from each member. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: ANDREA RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA WITH "SMILE"

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her very first workshop of "SMILE" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursdays through Saturdays, March 15th through 24th at 9:00 pm. For the first time, Andrea's mother, torch singer Helen Marcovicci, will join Andrea for this very special edition. There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits and for over twenty-five years Andrea has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs, and for this show she has chosen those that seem to bring folks joy. Possible Highlights: You Make Me Feel So Young, Life is Just Bowl of Cherries, It's Only a Paper Moon, Ain't We Got Fun, Happy Together, and of course, the title tune. Musical Director is Shelly Markham. 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: A RETURN TO ELEGANCE WITH JODY WATLEY

Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley presents " A Return To Elegance" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, March 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Jody has a history that speaks for itself. One of the '80s defining artists, the Chicago native is widely recognized as an innovative music maker and style-forging pioneer. Some of her classic multi-format hits include "Looking For A New Love," "Don't You Want Me," "Real Love," the groundbreaking collaboration "Friends" with Eric B. and Rakim and the ballad "Everything." There is a $40-$45 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: NICK RENFREE-MARKS & JOSH ELLWOOD

Two housemates/BFF's are seeking a replacement for their housemate/pianist! "Guy Love", starring Nick Renfree-Marks & Josh Ellwood, comes to the THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) Thursday through Sunday, Match 15th through 18th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Fresh from the Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival Gala Finals, join Nick and Josh as they search for the perfect housemate, explore their bizarre friendship, and debate the grey area of 'hetero-flexible'. Prepare for a roller-coaster of laughs, snappy tunes and, if you're into themes and stuff, understanding and being happy with who you are! Call for cover/minimum information.


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FRIDAY - MARCH 16th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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NYC: AWARD WINNING BRIA SKONBERG AT THE MET

New York based jazz trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg presents MOSAIC: A showcase of brilliantly jagged musical and comedic talent, to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, March 16th at 9:30 pm. Originally from Chilliwack, BC, Skonberg has been performing for over 20 years. She has represented Canada as a bandleader and guest artist all over North America, Europe, China and Japan. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of world-wide fun, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans and blues with swing, pop and world music influences. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CARY HOFFMAN'S "MY SINATRA," NOW AT SOFIA'S DOWNSTAIR'S

Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a very true, hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799 - ) on Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 3:00 pm through April 1st. Hoffman captivates the audience with his very personal journey of what it was like growing up fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra's greatest recordings, turning Sinatra into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings just like his hero, as he weaves over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession. There is a $60 cover.


NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF LINDA EDER IN "SONGBIRDS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) announces return of acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder in her new show "Songbirds" on Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. "Songbirds" pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. Linda Eder is acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time. Her diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Now introduces 12 dynamic tracks that elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. There is a $60-$75-$95-$125 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAFE CARLYLE PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH BETTYE LAVETTE"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette to the legendary venue in a return three-week engagement Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 13th through March 31st at 8:45 pm. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She'll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Bettye LaVette has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- Records in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. With two Grammy nominations under her belt and performances to sold-out venues all over the globe, Bettye is an undisputed world class interpreter of any genre of song. There is a $70 cover, Tuesdays through Thursdays and $80 on Fridays & Saturdays.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents Stanley Jordan Thursday through Sunday, March 15th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. There is a $27.50 cover.



L.A.: ANDREA RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA WITH "SMILE"

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her very first workshop of "SMILE" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursdays through Saturdays, March 15th through 24th at 9:00 pm. For the first time, Andrea's mother, torch singer Helen Marcovicci, will join Andrea for this very special edition. There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits and for over twenty-five years Andrea has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs, and for this show she has chosen those that seem to bring folks joy. Possible Highlights: You Make Me Feel So Young, Life is Just Bowl of Cherries, It's Only a Paper Moon, Ain't We Got Fun, Happy Together, and of course, the title tune. Musical Director is Shelly Markham. 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: A RETURN TO ELEGANCE WITH JODY WATLEY

Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley presents " A Return To Elegance" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, March 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Jody has a history that speaks for itself. One of the '80s defining artists, the Chicago native is widely recognized as an innovative music maker and style-forging pioneer. Some of her classic multi-format hits include "Looking For A New Love," "Don't You Want Me," "Real Love," the groundbreaking collaboration "Friends" with Eric B. and Rakim and the ballad "Everything." There is a $40-$45 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: NICK RENFREE-MARKS & JOSH ELLWOOD

Two housemates/BFF's are seeking a replacement for their housemate/pianist! "Guy Love", starring Nick Renfree-Marks & Josh Ellwood, comes to the THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) Thursday through Sunday, Match 15th through 18th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Fresh from the Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival Gala Finals, join Nick and Josh as they search for the perfect housemate, explore their bizarre friendship, and debate the grey area of 'hetero-flexible'. Prepare for a roller-coaster of laughs, snappy tunes and, if you're into themes and stuff, understanding and being happy with who you are! Call for cover/minimum information.


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

2012 Bistro Award Recipients actor-singer Parker Scott and arranger/ pianist Wells Hanley present "Selecting Souvenirs - An Intimate Journey through the Great American Songbook" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Thursday, March 15th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 pm. Selecting Souvenirs shares its title and some of its songs with Parker's recently released CD and also includes other favorites from the worlds of theater, movies and pop. Parker and Wells will explore the Great American Songbook. The show is directed by Bistro Award-winning and MAC-nominated director, Gerry Geddes. Parker's nightclub appearances include engagements at Danny's, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Eighty-Eights, and guest appearances at Judy's and The Metropolitan Room. He was the lead male vocalist aboard The Silver Whisper and sailed to 38 countries, along the way also giving performances in Camogli, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. Parker appeared as John Denver in Bring Me John Denver at the Granbury Opera House in Texas, where he delighted audiences and critics in a concert of John Denver songs. He has performed cabarets in DC, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: STARTING OVER WITH PEG McCORMICK WITH REBOOT

Peg McCormick moves uptown to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm with her show "Reboot", dealing with the many reasons, consequences and benefits that lead us to start over, begin again, erase, rewind, or reboot our lives. The show features the songs of Sugarland, Coldplay, Dolly Parton, and The Cardigans, just to name a few. Boots not required but most definitely encouraged. Suzanne Carrico serves as director with Tracy Stark as musical director, and Donna Kelly on drums and percussion. Peg's theatrical career began in Houston playing the role of Doc, one of the seven dwarves, in a children's production of Snow White. She went on to perform with TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, AD Players, North Shore Music Theatre, TheatreLAB and Turtle Lane Playhouse. In New York she has appeared in cabaret venues such as Danny's Skylight, Dillon's and The Duplex. There is a $5 cover plus 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: AT THE PIANO WITH FRANCA AT THE GERSHWIN

Franca Vercelloni returns on Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 pm to THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC ). The evening will feature piano bar style entertainment, with special guests. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. Comedy! Music! Lively discussion! PLUS: audience sing-alongs! On the 14th, the show includes interviews with and performances from: Brian Childers (actor/ singer/ producer/ genius), Sarah Nowak (performer/ teacher/ comedy warrior), Chelsea Costa (actor/ singer/ producer/ blogger) and Ryan Foy (actor/ singer/ web designer/ business titan). There is a $10 cover (food, wine, and beer available for purchase at Birch Coffee in the lobby).


NYC: BUSTED: THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Theatre Askew presents a return engagement of BUSTED: THE MUSICAL, written and performed by Bianca Leigh at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Thursdays, March 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th at 7:00 pm. Chicago meets TransAmerica in BUSTED: THE MUSICAL, actress Bianca Leigh's recounting of the events surrounding her arrest for alleged solicitation against the backdrop of the "Black Monday" stock market crash of 1987. While cooling her 6-inch heels in the clink awaiting arraignment, Bianca looks back at her past and tries to make sense of how a skinny Jersey boy with dreams of becoming a great Shakespearean actress ended up as a high-priced dominatrix. Directed by Theatre Askew artistic director Tim Cusack, BUSTED features original songs by Tony-winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Obie-winners Taylor Mac (The Lily's Revenge) and Ellen Maddow (The Talking Band), Jeff Domoto (Cornbury: The Queen's Governor), Super Buddha (Debbie Harry, Scissor Sisters), Matty Pritchard and Isam Rum (The Din), and William TN Hall. The production features musical direction by William TN Hall and costuming by Arthur Oliver. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

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

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm . Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. On Thursday, March 15th, guest stars will include The Green Goblin, himself, Patrick Page from Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. He will be joined by Irish Tenor, Bill Daugherty (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime), Elizabeth Stanley (Merrily, We Roll Along), and Amy Warren (The Adding Machine). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF LINDA EDER IN "SONGBIRDS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) announces return of acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder in her new show "Songbirds" on Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. "Songbirds" pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. Linda Eder is acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time. Her diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Now introduces 12 dynamic tracks that elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. There is a $60-$75-$95-$125 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAFE CARLYLE PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH BETTYE LAVETTE"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette to the legendary venue in a return three-week engagement Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 13th through March 31st at 8:45 pm. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She'll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Bettye LaVette has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- Records in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. With two Grammy nominations under her belt and performances to sold-out venues all over the globe, Bettye is an undisputed world class interpreter of any genre of song. There is a $70 cover, Tuesdays through Thursdays and $80 on Fridays & Saturdays.

DC: STANLEY JORDAN AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents Stanley Jordan Thursday through Sunday, March 15th through 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One way to attack the daunting task of describing Stanley Jordan is to think of him as a world class guitarist who marches in all aspects of his life to the beat of his own drummer. Never one to be locked into constraints when it comes to musical expression, genres or applications, the Palo Alto, California-born prodigy is a progressive thinker with goals and ideals that stretch far beyond record deals, fortune or fame. Though he maintains a busy international touring schedule and recently recorded several special independent CDs, his broader interests stretch into the realms of Music Therapy and Sonification. There is a $27.50 cover.


TX: CAROLYN LEE JONES PERFORMS AT SAMMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH EVENT

A very special "new" Cabaret series has begun at THE SAMMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX - 214-520-7789 ) in the intimate setting of Kurth Recital Hall. In the second show of the series, Carolyn Lee Jones will celebrate MARCH IS CABARET MONTH with her show "Music Maestro Please - Songs From My Mother's Piano Bench". Brad Williams accompanies on the baby grand. Home based in Dallas, Texas, Carolyn has performed from Paris to NYC in various New York City Cabarets, other public venues, Jazz festivals and private parties. Songs from The Great American Songbook, Broadway, Jazz and Contemporary Retro Pop with a jazzy sensibility are the main ingredients. Ticket prices are regular $40 ($35 for members). Ticket prices include complimentary beverage, appetizers and parking.
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WEST: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN - THE SINATRA PROJECT

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer will perform for one night only on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30 pm at THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV - 702-749-2000 - ). Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: ANDREA RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA WITH "SMILE"

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her very first workshop of "SMILE" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursdays through Saturdays, March 15th through 24th at 9:00 pm. For the first time, Andrea's mother, torch singer Helen Marcovicci, will join Andrea for this very special edition. There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits and for over twenty-five years Andrea has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs, and for this show she has chosen those that seem to bring folks joy. Possible Highlights: You Make Me Feel So Young, Life is Just Bowl of Cherries, It's Only a Paper Moon, Ain't We Got Fun, Happy Together, and of course, the title tune. Musical Director is Shelly Markham. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: A RETURN TO ELEGANCE WITH JODY WATLEY

Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley presents " A Return To Elegance" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, March 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Jody has a history that speaks for itself. One of the '80s defining artists, the Chicago native is widely recognized as an innovative music maker and style-forging pioneer. Some of her classic multi-format hits include "Looking For A New Love," "Don't You Want Me," "Real Love," the groundbreaking collaboration "Friends" with Eric B. and Rakim and the ballad "Everything." There is a $40-$45 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: NICK RENFREE-MARKS & JOSH ELLWOOD

Two housemates/BFF's are seeking a replacement for their housemate/pianist! "Guy Love", starring Nick Renfree-Marks & Josh Ellwood, comes to the THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 ) Thursday through Sunday, Match 15th through 18th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). Fresh from the Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival Gala Finals, join Nick and Josh as they search for the perfect housemate, explore their bizarre friendship, and debate the grey area of 'hetero-flexible'. Prepare for a roller-coaster of laughs, snappy tunes and, if you're into themes and stuff, understanding and being happy with who you are! Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DO TELL MAMA: CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC

Composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis will appear with special guests for one show only at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, March 14th at 8:00 pm. Davis will present the music from his recently released debut recording - Cautiously Optimistic: The Music of Scott Evan Davis (Sonic Landscapes Music). In addition to all the music from his recording, Davis is excited to introduce the opening number from an original, commissioned musical he's writing for PS 94's autistic children's program. The song is titled "If the World Only Knew." As he and producer/arranger David Snyder did for his album, Davis has assembled an exciting group of performers to interpret his songs at Don't Tell Mama. The evening's line-up includes: Sierra Rein, Joshua Dixon, Natalie Douglas, Erik Sisco, Erin Lindsey Krom, Nikki Van Cassele, William Blake, Nicole Johndrow, Vicky Modica and one more very special guest. Davis will accompany the singers with Cellist Bjorn Berkhout. Pianist Robby Stamper will accompany Davis on "I Am". There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: TANYA HOLT REPRISES HER ACCLAIMED SHOW "FOREVER HOME"

Tanya Holt will reprise her acclaimed show "Forever Home" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 6th and Wednesday, March 14th, both shows at 7:00 pm. As booking manager at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, Tanya shines the spotlight on countless singers. Now Tanya Holt steps into the spotlight herself as she reprises the she debuted at Urban Stages in December. In "Forever Home," Holt's first nightclub act in five years, the sultry singer brings an eclectic mix of styles under one roof, from jazz standards and Broadway to pop. With boundless heart and a seemingly effortless musicianship, Holt stuns and overjoys with this collection. Whether humorous, lyrical, or boldly sensual each of these well-chosen songs hits close to home. Her musical director is Tracy Stark, with Matt Wigton on bass. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CRAIG POMRANZ CELEBRATES THE IDES OF MARCH
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

Craig Pomranz, a fixture on the international nightclub scene, will be returning to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with a new show, "The Ides Of March (Breaking Up Is The Thing To Do ... )" on Wednesdays, March 7th & 14th at 9:30 pm. With a vocal quality reminiscent of heart-melting tenors like Johnny Mathis, Chet Baker and Jimmy Scott, Craig has been described as one of the dreamiest voices in the music industry. Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Pomranz crafts shows that feel freshly minted each night, like a nightclub act at the Copa from the golden days, and audiences can expect witty banter with his music director Stephen Bocchino, fast-paced entertainment, and moments of deeply moving beauty. In addition to his solo performances, he has shared the stage with Dame Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley and Ann Hampton Callaway. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT: CAST OF THOUSANDS
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

MAC Award-winning vocalist and Broadway performer Eric Michael Gillett brings his acclaimed show "Cast of Thousands" featuring the music of Craig Carnelia, to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) on Wednesday, March 14th, at 7:00 pm. Eric is considered by many to be the foremost interpreter of this Broadway and cabaret composer's intricate and moving portraits of contemporary life. Cast of Thousands weaves a rich tapestry of song, as Gillett enacts the lives of the thousands of people with whom we interact every day, but may never come to know. Now, 15 years after it was first performed, Gillett returns to the material that inspired his first songbook collaboration, in an evening that explores not only songs from the original production, but also new material written by Carnelia in the intervening years. The show incorporates songs from the acclaimed scores Is There Life After High School, Working and Three Postcards, as well as contemporary cabaret classics such as Flight and Life on Earth, and new material from Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CYNTHIA SAYER & MIKE WEATHERLY

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte and Joan Uttal Anderson, Production Consultant. The show on Wednesday, March 14th and features Cynthia Sayer, Banjo/Singer with Mike Weatherly, Bass/Singer. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Dana Lorge hosts "Wednesday Night at the Iguana" every week at 8:00 pm at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454 - ). The event on Wednesday, February 15th, features Marissa Moulder, David Slone, Joan Jaffe, Edie Stokes, Marcus Simone, Gary Crawford, Gregory Nalbone, Celeste Hogan, Allison Nusbaum, Ricky Ritzel, Martin Bonventre with Bill Zeffiro on piano and John Miller on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF LINDA EDER IN "SONGBIRDS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) announces return of acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder in her new show "Songbirds" on Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. "Songbirds" pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. Linda Eder is acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time. Her diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Now introduces 12 dynamic tracks that elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. There is a $60-$75-$95-$125 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAFE CARLYLE PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH BETTYE LAVETTE"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette to the legendary venue in a return three-week engagement Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 13th through March 31st at 8:45 pm. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She'll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Bettye LaVette has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- Records in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. With two Grammy nominations under her belt and performances to sold-out venues all over the globe, Bettye is an undisputed world class interpreter of any genre of song. There is a $70 cover, Tuesdays through Thursdays and $80 on Fridays & Saturdays.

NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH ANN MARIE KING

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - ), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, March 14th the featured guest will be Ann Marie King. Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


DC: FRANK VIGNOLA AT BLUES ALLEY


Frank Vignola will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, March 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul. There is a $25 cover.


SF: LINDA PURL WITH GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH A SPLASH OF JAZZ

Linda Purl brings her show Great American Songbook With A Splash Of Jazz to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday & Wednesday, March 13rd & 14th at 8:00 pm. Tedd Firth serves as Musical Director. Actress, singer, dancer, Linda is a main stay of TV. She has starred in over 40 TV Movies of the Week, and currently is seen as Helene Beesley on THE OFFICE as well as on LIE TO ME, a series led by Producer, Alexander Cary. She is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series Matlock and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, from HAPPY DAYS. Linda began her career in the theatre in Japan, where she was raised and became the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: CELEBRITIES CONFESS ALL TO SISTER MARY MCARTHUR

Helen Lederer, Su Pollard, Iain Lee, Hattie Hayridge, Paul Phear, Nicole Faraday and Wincey Willis will all be spilling the beans to Sister Mary McArthur when she returns with a series of new shows to the ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN (372 Kennington Lane, London, UK SE11 5HY - 020 7 820 1222) on Wednesdays, March 7th & 14th at 8:00 pm with her show 'Sister Mary McArthur, On Ya Knees ... Confessions with the Stars'. Sister Mary McArthur of St Peter's of the Sisters of the Third Removed, aka 'the Nun who want to be a star', will dig deep into the pasts, present and future of her celebrity guests. Expect laughter, tears, music, 'nunness', fun and even some party games, all inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins. In fact, all the ingredients of a daily routine for a nun! Celebrity guests on March 7th are Su Pollard (Hi De Hi), Hattie Hayridge (Red Dwarf), Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls: ITV and West End) and TV comedian Iain Lee. On the 14th, guests are actress and comedian Helen Lederer (Ab Fab), Magic Radio's 105.4 Paul Phear and presenter, weather girl Wincey Willis (BBC). Sister Mary McArthur's varied appearances have included a 3 week run at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, Scooch's Eurovision video and the inaugural show at Cape Town's New Space Theatre. She is the musical comedy creation of Tim McArthur. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: STACY SULLIVAN WITH A TRIBUTE TO MISS PEGGY LEE
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Scobar presents Stacy Sullivan: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee on Tuesday, March 13th at 8:00 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ). Stacy Sullivan's A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee is a journey of discovery of the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee & the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms & exquisite arrangements that de ned her career, are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with seasoned jazz master Jon Weber. The show relates Lee's rise from a tragic childhood on the desolate plains of North Dakota, to the elite company of legends, becoming one of the rst & most successful female singer/songwriters in the history of music. Stacy Sullivan, winner of the 2008 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist & the 2002 MAC Award for Outstanding Female New York Debut from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, has played cabaret rooms across the country, from Jazz at Lincoln Center & the legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin in New York, to Ford's Theatre & the famed Cinegrill in Hollywood. She has recorded four albums for the LML Music label, including her new CD It's a Small Town, dedicated to her dear friend, Lew Spence. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: DARYL GLENN & KAREN DRYER IN CONCERT "ONE NIGHT ONLY"

Lee Summers' "Just A Piano" series is proud to present friends and frequent collaborators Daryl Glenn and Karen Dryer at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm. The pair will present a 'one night only' concert featuring highlights from the many and varied shows they have concocted together. In addition, Karen will sing a selection of her terrific original material and Daryl will explore yet another of the roads in his (often) twisted mind. Many of the songs featured have been drawn from the notable full length productions the two have created together; "Daryl Sings Steve" (Songs by Sondheim) at Feinstein's at The Loews Regency Hotel and "A Salute to Country Cinema" (Songs from Hillbilly Flicks) at The Metropolitan Room. Karen is also a featured performer in the multi-award winning revue "Daryl Glenn & Jo Lynn Burks play and sing Robert Altman's Nashville". There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: KENNETH GARTMAN DEBUT SHOW ONE MORE TIME

Singer/songwriter/vocal coach Kenneth Gartman made his debut at the legendary DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) with 8 appearances over 5 months in 2011 and 2012, with his show "... not like the other cavemen". Now he returns for one more time on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm. In his show, Gartman reveals aspects of his life and personality delivering songs that alternate between joyful and introspective with some gospel coloring thrown in for good measure ... after all, he did grow up in Texas. This humorous and sometimes poignant look at the challenges we face in life is directed by Shawn Moninger and music directed by Doyle Newmyer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

The Pat Martino Organ Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th, with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino got his start on the "chitlin' circuit" in the 1960s with organ groups led by "Groove" Holmes, Jack McDuff, Don Patterson, Trudy Pitts, Charles Earland and others. Having made a full and remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness in the 1980's that caused him to forget how to play the guitar, Martino relearned by listening to his own early recordings and has re-emerged as a veteran presence on the jazz scene due in part to a successful association with Blue Note Records. Today, Martino lives in his native Philadelphia and continues to grow as a musician. His playing is as fiery and technically brilliant as ever and he constantly challenges himself with new music and exciting band mates. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF LINDA EDER IN "SONGBIRDS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) announces return of acclaimed vocalist Linda Eder in her new show "Songbirds" on Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th at 8:00 pm, with added late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. "Songbirds" pays tribute to the great ladies of music including Lena Horne, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more. Linda Eder is acclaimed as one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time. Her diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Most recently, Linda crowns her two-decade recording career on a new album, Now, which reunites Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marks the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Now introduces 12 dynamic tracks that elevate the spirit while capturing many moods. There is a $60-$75-$95-$125 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CAFE CARLYLE PRESENTS "AN EVENING WITH BETTYE LAVETTE"

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome back R&B legend Bettye LaVette to the legendary venue in a return three-week engagement Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 13th through March 31st at 8:45 pm. Ms. LaVette will once again showcase her inimitable style, gut wrenching vocals and songs from throughout her five decade career in a soul-shattering evening. She'll be accompanied by a band led by her musical director Alan Hill. Bettye LaVette has been honing her skills since her first single was released at the tender age of 16 in 1962. Yet it wasn't until four decades later when she was signed to Anti- Records in 2004 that Bettye began to garner a wide audience. Before that, she seemed to be the best kept secret in the world of rhythm & blues. With the release of My Own Hell to Raise in 2005 and the follow up, Scene of the Crime out in 2007, public awareness of Bettye began to grow. As a result, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008. Hers was such a riveting performance the producers of the show proceeded to ask Bettye to sing at President Obama's Inaugural Celebration in front of the world. With two Grammy nominations under her belt and performances to sold-out venues all over the globe, Bettye is an undisputed world class interpreter of any genre of song. There is a $70 cover, Tuesdays through Thursdays and $80 on Fridays & Saturdays.

DC: JAZZ GUITARIST JIMMY BRUNO AT BLUES ALLEY

Jimmy Bruno will perform on Tuesday, March 3rd at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141), with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born July 22, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a master jazz guitarist and jazz educator. One of the most critically acclaimed jazz guitarists performing today, Jimmy Bruno came to prominence as a jazz musician in the 1990s, after a successful twenty-year career as a sought-after commercial guitarist and session musician. Downbeat magazine in celebration of their 75th Anniversary in 2009 named Jimmy as one of the top 75 guitarists of all time! Now in 2011, Jimmy is in the process of creating his own independent online jazz guitar school, with all-new, improved lesson content and delivery systems, to better serve his huge jazz guitar student base around the world. There is a $25 cover.


SF: LINDA PURL WITH GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH A SPLASH OF JAZZ

Linda Purl brings her show Great American Songbook With A Splash Of Jazz to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesday & Wednesday, March 13rd & 14th at 8:00 pm. Tedd Firth serves as Musical Director. Actress, singer, dancer, Linda is a main stay of TV. She has starred in over 40 TV Movies of the Week, and currently is seen as Helene Beesley on THE OFFICE as well as on LIE TO ME, a series led by Producer, Alexander Cary. She is probably best known as Charlene Matlock from the series Matlock and as Ashley Pfister, Fonzie's fiancee, from HAPPY DAYS. Linda began her career in the theatre in Japan, where she was raised and became the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TWO RING CIRCUS - THE SONGS OF CROWDED HOUSE

Two Ring Circus will perform at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000 - ) Tuesday through Sunday, March 13th through 18th (see website for showtimes daily). Two Ring Circus is Matt Bradshaw & Dom Italiano. These two seasoned performers and songwriters have joined together to perform their own interpretations of favourite Crowded House songs. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: SANDY BAINUM: SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

Songstress Sandy Bainum returns to the New York cabaret stage to debut her newest show entitled Sandy Bainum: Something to Sing About at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. The performance is a celebration of positivity, featuring songs that are engaging, entertaining, and ultimately uplifting. The eclectic musical collection brilliantly weaves together the melodies of several decades and musical genres and features tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, David Friedman, Randy Newman and John Sebastian. Joining Sandy is her award-winning musical director, Lanny Meyers. The new show, directed by Bruce Kimmel, will treat audiences to such varied fare as "Cockeyed Optimist" from South Pacific, "Lion Tamer" from The Magic Show, "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl, "Pure Imagination" from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story, to name just a few. Ms. Bainum, a regular on the Washington, D.C. theatre scene, made her Broadway debut in David Merrick's legendary production of 42nd Street. Since moving to D.C. with her husband, the former Maryland State Senator, Stewart Bainum, Sandy has performed leading roles in many of Washington's top theatrical venues including the Kennedy Center, Washington Savoyards, the Signature Theatre and Ford's Theater, where she recently completed a run in Jason Robert Brown's Parade. Sandy made her introduction to the New York cabaret scene last year in Excuse My Dust, a cabaret show inspired by the life and writings of Mrs. Dorothy Parker, followed by Great Songs Seldom Heard, after a successful debut at Washington's Signature Theatre. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: "CHARLES WEST ... FEELING GOOD" AT THE METROPOLITAN

Lampkin Music Group is proud to present a reprise of the NYC cabaret debut of actor/singer Charles West in "Charles West ... Feeling Good!" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, March 12th at 9:30 pm. Music Direction is by Steven Ray Watkins; Direction by Mark Hawbecker; Musical Arrangements by Steven Ray Watkins and Charles West and Written by Mark Hawbecker and Charles West. Charles is currently standby for El Gallo in the NYC production of "The Fantasticks". He has appeared on Broadway in "The Scarlet Pimpernel", and "Cyrano, the Musical" and played Chris in the 1st National tour of "Miss Saigon". Recently, Charles has appeared with John Anthony Gilvey, author of the recent book,"Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from "The Fantasticks" to "Law & Order" at Borders; while also appearing as a guest on The Johnny Mandolin Show radio show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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, March 12th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host J. Michael Reeds, 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: RICH WHITE CELEBRATES CABARET MONTH WITH "VON TRAPPED"
A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH EVENT


Rich White, part of the original Von Trapp family on Broadway, shares his 50-year love/hate relationship with the Sound of Music in his new cabaret show, Von Trapped at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. Rich showcases his Broadway hits and flops and his years in the entertainment business. The show is an evening of song and stories that provide a glimpse into growing up in front of the footlights. Alex Rybeck, 2011 MAC award winning Music Director, will be at the piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE NIKO SONGBOOK AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the addition of THE NIKO SONGBOOK (the songs of composer-lyricist Niko Tsakalakos) on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). The evening's program features original songs by Niko Tsakalakos and with collaborators - Janet Allard, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Angelique Mouyis, Jess DiGiacinto and Jennifer Stafford. Special guests include Broadway's Quentin Earl Darrington (Broadway revival Ragtime), Alysha Umphress (On a Clear Day, American Idiot), Josh Segarra (Lysistrata Jones) and Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family). The band will include Brian Usifer (music director/piano) (The Book of Mormon), Justin Goldner (guitars), Joe Nero (drums), and Christos Tsakalakos (bass). The evening will be directed by John Simpkins. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

DC: SWING SHIFT AT BLUES ALLEY

Swing Shift will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, March 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Holding steadfastly to the 18 piece format, Swing Shift has survived several economic downturns, hostile political climates, poor weather, and internal power struggles. In 2007, band veteran and guitarist Matt Trimboli was conscripted to provide new musical direction to the band while booking and management was thrust upon vocalist, then band newbie, Barkley Kern. There is a $20 cover.

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

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

SF: WALLIN & BARRETTA A IN TRIBUTE TO ITALIAN SINGERS

Wallin & Barretta will perform a Tribute to Italian Singers at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) on Monday, March 12th at 8:00 pm. Wallin & Barretta have been one of the most requested duos paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Louie Prima, Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon and many others. They have performed together throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas and Palm Springs for over 15 years. The nucleus of their band is comprised of four world-class musicians: musical director-pianist, Kelly Park, saxophonist Tony Malfatti, upright bassist Mike Bacile and drummer Thomas Moran. There is a $27.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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