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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 19th through 25th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 25th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on March 25th 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: 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: ALON YAVNAI BIG BAND CD RELEASE

Alon Yavnai's Big Band CD Release Show, featuring Paquito D'Rivera and Malika Zarra, will be held at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sunday, March 25th at 6:00 pm. Israel-born, Brooklyn-based pianist/composer Alon Yavnai has teamed up with Germany's NDR Bigband for Shir Ahava (Hebrew for "A Love Poem"), his first album of music for a large ensemble and the initial recording for his own AYM label, to be released in March. Yavnai, who has shared Grammy Awards as a participant in projects by Paquito D'Rivera and Yo-Yo Ma and recorded with Freddie Hubbard and Nancy Wilson. Yavnai, who is an Associate Professor at Boston's acclaimed Berklee College of Music, has released three previous CDs with trios and a sextet. But Shir Ahava finds him working with the 17 members of the Hamburg, Germany-based NDR Bigband, expanding his musical palette and giving the musicians a chance to play music reflecting the composer's multinational background. The recording takes the big band sound global, weaving the music of Israel, Lebanon, North Africa, Cape Verde and Peru into the classic American big band sound. For this CD release concert, Yavnai has put together an all-star big band lineup of top jazz musicians, who will be joined by special guests Paquito D'Rivera and Moroccan world/jazz singer Malika Zarra. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MATT YEE'S OUTRAGEOUS ADULT SING ALONG SHOW HITS 42ND STREET

Direct from Hawaii, Entertainer/ Artist/ Comedian Matt Yee brings his Outrageous Adult Sing Along Show to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, March 25th at 8:00 pm. He will have as Special guest Emilie Surtees. Her credits include The Billie Holiday Tribute, Dreamgirls The Musical Review, & several Gospel & Motown Reviews. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Advance tickets available for $20 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/230315

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "THE RAT PACK!"

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, January 29th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "The Rat Pack!". Co-Hosts will be the Multiple MAC and Bistro Award Winners Terese Genecco & Shaynee Rainbolt. 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.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": NAT KING COLE
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 25th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of the Nat King Cole. Some of the songs from his career that you will hear: "Straighten Up And Fly Right"; Anna Sosenko's "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"; "People" (Jule Styne/ Bob Merrill); "Unforgettable"; "Guess I'll Go Back Home" with George Shearing and more. 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: ARTURO O'FARRILL & THE AFRO-LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill will be performing on Sundays in March at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS KEVIN EUBANKS

Kevin Eubanks performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kevin was first drawn into music listening to the energetic sounds of fusion and progressive rock, then went on to study at Berklee. He has played with icons including McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Ron Carter. In his own distinctive early career, Eubanks released many recordings for Elektra, GRP and Blue Note before his current signing with Mack Avenue in 2010. In his band, Eubanks has a powerful rhythm section ally in drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, who, like Eubanks, performed on the "Tonight Show" bandstand. There is a $30 cover.

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". March 25th: 1992 & 2002 - Falsettos, Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jelly's Last Jam. Musical Director: Dan Stetzel. Director: Jesse Pierce. Cast: Lili Anne Brown, Jeff Dean, Alma Mendoza, Kevin Wood, Melissa Young and several surprise guests! TICKETS: $15 Cover with 2-drink minimum. For more information, go to http://www.chicagocabaret.org/

CHI: "DIVAS ARE PEOPLE TOO!" WITH CHARLENE BROOKS

Charlene Brooks is the featured performer when the Leukemia Research Foundation Presents "DIVAS ARE PEOPLE TOO!" in a performance of Special Requests on Sunday, March 25th at 7:30 pm at STAGE 773 (1225 West Belmont Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5252). The event is sponsored by the members of the Wolff-Berger-Croft-Kolodny Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation. Charlene and her band will be performing he songs of Judy Garland, Liza, Edith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Linda Eder, Celine Dion, Gershwin, Barbra Streisand, Sondheim, Hamlisch, and Mel Brooks, and more. Order tickets ($35-$40-$50) at http://www.leukemia-research.org/Divas or at 847-424-0600.

SF: FAITH PRINCE & JASON GRAAE AT THE RRAZZ

Faith Prince and Jason Graae will present their show "Best Of Friends - Best Of Times" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Sunday, March 25th at 3:00 pm and Monday & Tuesday, March 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. Alex Rybeck serves as Musical Director. Faith Prince has been dazzling Broadway audiences since she swept the theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Ms. Adelaide in the critically-acclaimed revival of Guys and Dolls. In 2008, she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for A Catered Affair. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells Are Ringing (Tony, DD, OCC noms), Nick & Nora (OCC Award), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Tony, DD noms), Little Me, The Dead, Noises Off. Jason Graae has starred on and off-Broadway in "A Grand Night For Singing", "Falsettos", "Stardust", "Snoopy!","Forever Plaid", "Olympus on My Mind","Hello, Muddah, Hello Fadduh" (Drama Desk Nomination),etc. There is a $40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: LYNDA CARTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter will bring her cabaret act to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Lynda is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: BIRD'S NEST JAZZ PRESENTS FRANK JACKSON

BIRD'S NEST JAZZ at WATERPARK LOFTS (2875 Glascock Street #109, Oakland, CA - 510-534-6163) presents jazz in an intimate setting the last Sunday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Seating is first come, first served. On Sunday, March 25th, the club will present Mr. Frank Jackson, with Al Obidinski on Bass & Vince Lateano on Drums. In the tradition of Nat "King" cole, from bebop to ballads, and the finest in obscure gems from the Great American Songbook, all done in a swinging, tasteful and very smooth groove. $25 donation includes food & beverage. Call for directions.


AUS: JADE LEONARD & TREVOR JONES AT THE BUTTERFLY

Jade Leonard and her very close show business friend Trevor Jones present The Greatest Medley of All Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The pair will traverse a plethora of segues across multiple genres in one hour and ten of continuous non stop music, hilarity and perhaps a dance routine. Call for cover/minimum information.


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SATURDAY - MARCH 24th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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NYC: THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER ... COMICS IN THE HOUSE!
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE in collaboration with Sue Matsuki Productions is proud to announce the second 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, March 24th at 5:30 pm. These shows are intended to introduce newcomers and lesser known performers and songwriters to a greater audience. The March 24th show is "THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER ... Comics in the House!" Hosted by: Sue Matsuki (Also doing stand up!) Featuring an ALL STAR Cast: Danny Leary, Tom Ragu, Nancy Redman, and Very Special Guest Star MR. Sidney Myer. There will be music too ... funny music ... and other surprises. 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: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN MARCH
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

MAC AWARD NOMINEE

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2011" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, March 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the passing of Tommy Femia's father, Rick Skye will be performing as Liza, solo tonight, with Ricky Ritzel at the piano.

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, March 10th & 24th 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 $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the passing of Tommy Femia's father, Rick Skye will be performing as Liza, solo tonight, with Ricky Ritzel at the piano.

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: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, continues on Saturdays, at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ). In its ninth year, Le Scandal features variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. New performers every week! Expect sword swallowers, belly dancers, rope trick cowboys, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra. For tickets, visit Smarttix at http://www.smarttix.com/ or 212-484-4444. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues - without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 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.

NYC: NELLIE McKAY "SILENT SPRING - IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents Nellie McKay and her provocative new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th though 31st at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic book Silent Spring - the first major expose of pesticides in the environment - McKay has put together a special show about its author Rachel Carson, the trailblazing environmentalist. Joined by a four piece band, McKay will tell her story using music by Charles Mingus, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, Hoagy Carmichael, Neil Young and more. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


MW: CYNTHIA LAYNE TO SING PROHIBITION ERA MUSIC AT THE CABARET

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) presents Cynthia Layne: The Back Room, A Night at the Speakeasy on Saturday, March 24th at 8:00 pm. For this show, The Cabaret will be transformed into a 1920's speakeasy. In celebration of women's history month, Cynthia Layne celebrates the music of prohibition's "Jazz Age" when women got the right to vote and "flappers" flooded the speakeasies, daring to drink cocktails and dance to hot Jazz. The evening will include prohibition-era cocktails, prizes for the best costumes and a re-release party for a book about prohibition era cocktails. There is a $25-$35-$45 cover cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS KEVIN EUBANKS

Kevin Eubanks performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kevin was first drawn into music listening to the energetic sounds of fusion and progressive rock, then went on to study at Berklee. He has played with icons including McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Ron Carter. In his own distinctive early career, Eubanks released many recordings for Elektra, GRP and Blue Note before his current signing with Mack Avenue in 2010. In his band, Eubanks has a powerful rhythm section ally in drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, who, like Eubanks, performed on the "Tonight Show" bandstand. There is a $30 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: LYNN RUTH MILLER WITH TOM SHAW TRIO AT MARTUNI'S

Author, humorist, songstress, raconteur, Fringe Festival favorite and 2011 San Francisco Cabaret Showcase Showdown finalist Lynn Ruth Miller teams up with Tom Shaw Trio for yet another rowdy evening of laughter and song at MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. Her special guests include singer-songwriter-playwright Pattie Lockard, comic-internet broadcaster John Miller and jazz crooner extraordinaire Donald Arquilla. Additional surprises are in store. There is a $7 cover.

SF: LYNDA CARTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter will bring her cabaret act to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Lynda is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: DAMSEL SOPHIE PRESENTS ... HOT 

World-class Cabaret, by the winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2011! Damsel Sophie brings her sizzling new sensation HOT! to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Saturday, March 21st through 24th at 9:00 pm (8:00 Wednesday). Already a sell-out hit in the UK, HOT is a winning mixture of laughs, genre-bending pop favourites from Sia to Muse, saucy moves and just a little bit of 'Raining Men'. Expect to giggle, sing and scream through an hour of hilarity, as Damsel Sophie, the sumptuous sex goddess in a unitard, takes you on the cabaret ride of your life. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JADE LEONARD & TREVOR JONES AT THE BUTTERFLY

Jade Leonard and her very close show business friend Trevor Jones present The Greatest Medley of All Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The pair will traverse a plethora of segues across multiple genres in one hour and ten of continuous non stop music, hilarity and perhaps a dance routine. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: MORGAN & WEST: TIME TRAVELLING MAGICIANS

A legendary duo, straight from the UK, Morgan & West are a Victorian-styled magic duo from Oxford - and they are the ridiculously talented winners of ITV's PENN & TELLER: Fool Us! Now they will be at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for two shows only, Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th at 10:30 pm. Morgan and West: Time Travelling Magicians introduces the temporal tricksters to the Australian stage in their roles as the 19th century's finest magical duo. Rhys Morgan and Robert West present an hour long show full of wit, whimsy and original presentations of baffling magic.The Oxford-based duo have worked together since 2008 and have enjoyed three years of sell- out success at the Edinburgh fringe. They have toured this show across Britain and are regular faces on the cabaret scene in London and Edinburgh. Call for cover/minimum

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FRIDAY - MARCH 23rd
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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NYC: TO LIFE AND RAINBOWS - BENEFIT SHOW REMEMBERS KIRK PHILLIPS
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Vickie Phillips present TO LIFE AND RAINBOWS on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of her son Kirk's passing, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. A lover of life, with a great sense of humor, Kirk honored her throughout his life....and now she will honor him. Music Director is Michael Rheault. Two very special guest artists, Adam Goddu and Matthew Jacquith, will join this celebration. There is no cover charge, and instead you will be able to make a donation to MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER. If you wish to make a donation before the show date, please make payable to MSKCC and mail it to Vickie at 96 Elliot Street, Springfield, MA 01105 so that it can be credited to this special fund raising effort in Kirk's behalf.
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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, March 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 RESCIGNOS RETURN TO THE DUPLEX THIS SPRING

Our sweater-vested heroes are back with a brand new show! New songs! New jokes! Same awesome vests! The Rescignos will be appearing at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 pm. Paul Rescigno & Robbie Rescigno are back with an exciting new episode of their award winning show. They are joined by Tricia Rescigno & Rebecca Weiner and Special Guest Meghan Hickey with Aaron Jodoin on piano. The show features original music by Michael Hadge, And Cory Pattak. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LINDA MIRONTI WITH "OCCUPY: YOUR HEART"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $3 OFF THE COVER

Linda Mironti's new cabaret show, "A Kiss From A Broad" will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Fridays, March 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. Ine the show, Linda explores life today from her eclectic repertoire including a sprinkling of selections from today's pop hits to Neapolitan songs. Linda Mironti's first voice teacher was her Grandmother Angelina, who taught her Italian folk songs the, joy of singing and how to make gnocchi. Linda followed her passion for music through college and to New York City. In the 80's she was called to Italy where she starred in TV shows, recordings and concert tours from Milan to Sicily. On her return to New York City in the mid 90s she was able to include her favorite Italian songs in her performances. The show is directed by Helen Baldassare with musical direction by Bobby Peaco with Robyn Lobe on percussion. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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: THE PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues - without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 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.

NYC: NELLIE McKAY "SILENT SPRING - IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents Nellie McKay and her provocative new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th though 31st at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic book Silent Spring - the first major expose of pesticides in the environment - McKay has put together a special show about its author Rachel Carson, the trailblazing environmentalist. Joined by a four piece band, McKay will tell her story using music by Charles Mingus, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, Hoagy Carmichael, Neil Young and more. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


PA: MICHELLE RAJOTTE IN CONCERT AT VILLE IN THE SKY

A brand new, beautiful, state of the art cabaret facility has opened to cabaret enthusiasts in Central Pennsylvania at Millersville University's VILLE IN THE SKY (42 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA - TKTS: 717-872-3811 -/ ). March will most definitely be ushered in like a lion when new cabaret darling Michelle Rajotte takes the stage. Michelle Rajotte In Concert features the hottest new cabaret artist in Pennsylvania. She wowed audiences last season with a Valentines Day themed show, that was so powerful, clever, and exciting, audiences were clamoring over themselves to get more of her. So on Friday, March 23rd Ville In The Sky is proud to play host to this cabaret dynamo. Featuring an eclectic mix of songs from all walks of life, this evening of cabaret will lift your spirit, leave you smiling, and cheering for more. With state of the art acoustics, a classic Steinway piano, and a wall of windows overlooking the downtown skyline, VILLE IN THE SKY has spared no expense in making this venue the place to see cabaret in Pennsylvania. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS KEVIN EUBANKS

Kevin Eubanks performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kevin was first drawn into music listening to the energetic sounds of fusion and progressive rock, then went on to study at Berklee. He has played with icons including McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Ron Carter. In his own distinctive early career, Eubanks released many recordings for Elektra, GRP and Blue Note before his current signing with Mack Avenue in 2010. In his band, Eubanks has a powerful rhythm section ally in drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, who, like Eubanks, performed on the "Tonight Show" bandstand. There is a $30 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: LYNDA CARTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter will bring her cabaret act to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Lynda is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: DAMSEL SOPHIE PRESENTS ... HOT 

World-class Cabaret, by the winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2011! Damsel Sophie brings her sizzling new sensation HOT! to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Saturday, March 21st through 24th at 9:00 pm (8:00 Wednesday). Already a sell-out hit in the UK, HOT is a winning mixture of laughs, genre-bending pop favourites from Sia to Muse, saucy moves and just a little bit of 'Raining Men'. Expect to giggle, sing and scream through an hour of hilarity, as Damsel Sophie, the sumptuous sex goddess in a unitard, takes you on the cabaret ride of your life. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: JADE LEONARD & TREVOR JONES AT THE BUTTERFLY

Jade Leonard and her very close show business friend Trevor Jones present The Greatest Medley of All Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The pair will traverse a plethora of segues across multiple genres in one hour and ten of continuous non stop music, hilarity and perhaps a dance routine. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: MORGAN & WEST: TIME TRAVELLING MAGICIANS

A legendary duo, straight from the UK, Morgan & West are a Victorian-styled magic duo from Oxford - and they are the ridiculously talented winners of ITV's PENN & TELLER: Fool Us! Now they will be at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) for two shows only, Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th at 10:30 pm. Morgan and West: Time Travelling Magicians introduces the temporal tricksters to the Australian stage in their roles as the 19th century's finest magical duo. Rhys Morgan and Robert West present an hour long show full of wit, whimsy and original presentations of baffling magic.The Oxford-based duo have worked together since 2008 and have enjoyed three years of sell- out success at the Edinburgh fringe. They have toured this show across Britain and are regular faces on the cabaret scene in London and Edinburgh. Call for cover/minimum

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

Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to reprise his new show, "This Funny World", for twomore performances: Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. At the piano will be Musical Director, David Jarvis. "This Funny World" explores Bob's sojourn with his love of the movies, music, the Met and more, featuring the Great American songs of this ever spinning, funny, funny world. The show includes a significant amount of new material for Diamond, including the wonderful title song, written by the great team of Rogers and Hart. Bob Diamond spent many years as a TV Director, directing "The Joe Franklin Show", and many others. Additionally, he served as Director of Supernumeraries and Children at the Metropolitan Opera. As an actor, he appeared on "All My Children" as well as various off-Broadway shows. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: MARCH CALENDAR GIRL - "BEING GREEN"
2012 MAC AWARD NOMINEE

2012 MAC AWARD NOMINEE Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents "BEING GREEN" (Ireland, jealousy, naivete, money ... this color has many shades) at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438) on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm. Colleen McHugh and the Calendar Boys Trio (Tedd Firth, piano; Steve Doyle, bass; and MAC Award nominee Sean Harkness, guitar) reunite to blaze through tunes by Sammy Cahn, Dolly Parton, Burt Bacharach, Susan Werner, Rodgers & Hart, and the celebrated Improv song! Bring your best story and watch it magically musically materialize! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO OPEN THE SPRING SEASON AT CAFE SABARSKY
2012 MAC AWARD NOMINEES

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano will open the spring season at CAFE SABARSKY AT NEUE GALERIE (1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC - 212-628-6200 x 485) on Thursday, March 22nd ay 9:00 pm (doors open for dinner at 7:00 pm). 2012 MAC AWARD NOMINEES (Major Artists), they are the New York nightclub world's most celebrated team, with an act that is as entertaining as it is musically savvy. Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, Comstock & Fasano make it fresh and new, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great.

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. The critically acclaimed late-night weekly Broadway songfest continues this Thursday night, March 22 at 11 pm with another all-star cast headed by Broadway star Karen Mason (Wonderland, Sunset Blvd.), Drama Desk Nominee Christina Bianco (Newsical, The Musical), Stephen Mo Hanan (Original in Cats, Jolson & Co.), Ludmilla Ilieva (award-winning vocalist), and Blair Goldberg (Carrie). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-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: THE PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues - without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 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.

NYC: NELLIE McKAY "SILENT SPRING - IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents Nellie McKay and her provocative new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th though 31st at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic book Silent Spring - the first major expose of pesticides in the environment - McKay has put together a special show about its author Rachel Carson, the trailblazing environmentalist. Joined by a four piece band, McKay will tell her story using music by Charles Mingus, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, Hoagy Carmichael, Neil Young and more. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: DANE VANNATTER AT STAGE DOOR LIVE!

The Z welcomes you through the red stage door on Spring Street to experience Stage Door Live!, on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm at ZEITERION THEATER (684 Purchase Street, New Bedford MA - 508-994-2900 - ). He is joined by Bill Duffy on piano. This is not the traditional Zeiterion show. Your seat is on-stage. The artists are on-stage. The stage is transformed into an intimate cabaret club with great music, food and a full bar. Couches, chairs and tables create an intimate setting where you can view great artist up close. Tickets are $20.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS KEVIN EUBANKS

Kevin Eubanks performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Kevin was first drawn into music listening to the energetic sounds of fusion and progressive rock, then went on to study at Berklee. He has played with icons including McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Dave Holland and Ron Carter. In his own distinctive early career, Eubanks released many recordings for Elektra, GRP and Blue Note before his current signing with Mack Avenue in 2010. In his band, Eubanks has a powerful rhythm section ally in drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith, who, like Eubanks, performed on the "Tonight Show" bandstand. There is a $30 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.

SF: LYNDA CARTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter will bring her cabaret act to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). Lynda is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen. There is a $45-$55 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: JADE LEONARD & TREVOR JONES AT THE BUTTERFLY

Jade Leonard and her very close show business friend Trevor Jones present The Greatest Medley of All Time at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The pair will traverse a plethora of segues across multiple genres in one hour and ten of continuous non stop music, hilarity and perhaps a dance routine. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: DAMSEL SOPHIE PRESENTS ... HOT 

World-class Cabaret, by the winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2011! Damsel Sophie brings her sizzling new sensation HOT! to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Saturday, March 21st through 24th at 9:00 pm (8:00 Wednesday). Already a sell-out hit in the UK, HOT is a winning mixture of laughs, genre-bending pop favourites from Sia to Muse, saucy moves and just a little bit of 'Raining Men'. Expect to giggle, sing and scream through an hour of hilarity, as Damsel Sophie, the sumptuous sex goddess in a unitard, takes you on the cabaret ride of your life. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: PAMELA ROSE TO BRING HER HIT CONCERT BACK ONE MORE TIME

Fresh from sold-out performances at both the famed Monterey Jazz Festival and the Stanford Jazz Festival, and performances in London, Los Angeles (The Grammy Museum), San Francisco & Oakland (Yoshi's) and Santa Cruz (Kuumbwa), Bay Area jazz vocalist Pamela Rose will bring her hit multi-media jazz and blues concert "Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era" to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, March 21st at 9:30 pm. "Wild Women of Song" is a captivating showpiece celebrating the lives, times and music of the often-invisible women songwriters of the Tin Pan Alley era. Projecting carefully collected archival photos, while telling the stories of these women, Rose brings vast musical experience to an emotionally dynamic program that showcases many well-known songs from the Great American Songbook including, "Wild Women (Don't Get the Blues)" (Ida Cox), "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Dorothy Fields), "Can't We Be Friends?" (Kay Swift) and "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (Maria Grever). Jazz vocalist Rose - backed by her 4-piece West Coast combo - artfully delivers a cultural retrospective, adding historical elements to the performance. Rose's band includes: Tammy Hall (piano), Ruth Davies (bass), Kristen Strom (saxophone) and Allison Miller (drums). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: AWARD WINNING GREGORY GENERET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Gregory Generet, along with special guest, Jazz Trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 20th; Wednesday, March 21st; Wednesday, March 28th; and Thursday, March 29th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Generet is a native New Yorker where his love for music started at an early age and the stoops and streets introduced him to the legendary Motown sound. But it was from the older inhabitants of his Brooklyn neighborhood that he was encouraged to listen to Jazz. He has performed throughout New York City with sold out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Highline Ballroom. He has performed in Paris and Italy. Honing his skills along the way with the talented likes of Mike Renzi, Laurence Hobgood, Eric Reed and Onaje Allan Gumbs. After receiving three Emmy Awards for his work at CBS Network, Generet focused on his own work and in 2009 he released his debut CD (re)Generet-ion. Taking on the theme of romance, he has re-imaged the term "Standard" by adding his own vocal flexibility and appreciation for the clarity that is innate to Jazz aficionados. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JANE STUART AT THE KITANO

Vocalist Jane Stuart will perform at THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119 - ) on Wednesday, March 21st, with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jane will be joined by Rave Tesa on piano, Kermit Driscoll on bass, Rick De Kovessey on drums, and Frank Elmo on saxes/flute. There is no cover charge, just a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: STEPHANIE NAKASIAN

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 21st and features Stephanie Nakasian, Singer with Hod O'Brien, piano. 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, March 21st, features Fran Leonardis, Warren Schein, Tanya Moberly, Dominic Paolilli, Marianne Challis, Esta Crisona, Kresnik Zhabgaki, Marla Sampson, Beth Sambur,Marissa Mulder, Sunny Leighwith Bill Zeffiro on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: JERRY COSTANZO AND HIS TRIO AT FEINSTEIN'S

Jerry Costanzo and His Trio (Tedd Firth; Piano, Jennifer Vincent; Bass, Jimmy Madison; drums) wind up their seven month run at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Wednesday, March 21st at 10:30 pm. They will be performing songs from his new CD "Can't We Be Friends" and more. Dedicated to the preservation of this American art form, Jerry Costanzo is considered one of the best and busiest singer/bandleaders on the scene today. Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of this great music and appeals to audiences young and old. His interpretations of timeless "American Standards" from the song writing greats, set the stage and carry listeners back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the "Pop" of the day. There is a $20 cover plus $6 service charge plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: THE PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues - without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 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.

NYC: NELLIE McKAY "SILENT SPRING - IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents Nellie McKay and her provocative new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th though 31st at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic book Silent Spring - the first major expose of pesticides in the environment - McKay has put together a special show about its author Rachel Carson, the trailblazing environmentalist. Joined by a four piece band, McKay will tell her story using music by Charles Mingus, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, Hoagy Carmichael, Neil Young and more. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: GENE BERTONCINI AT BLUES ALLEY

Gene Bertoncini will be appearing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, March 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over decades, Gene Bertoncini has firmly established himself as one of the most eloquent and versatile masters of the guitar. With elegance and ease, he bridges jazz, classical, pop, and bossa nova styles, integrating his own spontaneous and tasteful improvisations along the way. He has earned highest critical acclaim for his artistry on both the classical and electric guitar. There is a $22 cover.


SF: 4TH ANNUAL RRAZZIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION
A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH EVENT

San Francisco's "Party Of The Year" will take place on Wednesday, March 21st at 8:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189), celebrating the venue's 4th anniversary. Acclaimed "The Premiere Night Club Of San Francisco" The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko offers a variety of headliner entertainment in an intimate, acoustically perfect, sophisticated setting on the hotel's lobby level. The 4th Anniversary show will feature as musical director, Kelly Park and a special guest host Sharon McNight. The star studded line-up will include Natalie Douglas, Edwin Hawkins, Linda Lavin, Deana Martin, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Kathy Sledge, Billy Stritch, Mary Wilson, Pia Zadora, with more to be announced. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. MORE INFO CLICK HERE

AUS: DAMSEL SOPHIE PRESENTS ... HOT 

World-class Cabaret, by the winner of Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2011! Damsel Sophie brings her sizzling new sensation HOT! to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Saturday, March 21st through 24th at 9:00 pm (8:00 Wednesday). Already a sell-out hit in the UK, HOT is a winning mixture of laughs, genre-bending pop favourites from Sia to Muse, saucy moves and just a little bit of 'Raining Men'. Expect to giggle, sing and scream through an hour of hilarity, as Damsel Sophie, the sumptuous sex goddess in a unitard, takes you on the cabaret ride of your life. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: METROJAM WEEKLY OPEN MIC MOVES UPTOWN TO MAMA'S
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MAC AWARD NOMINEE

METROJAM, the weekly cabaret/jazz open mic event hosted by Jenna Esposito, is movin' on up! MetroJam now now being 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. Next show is on March 20th. 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: TOM VAUGHN MAKES HIS LAURIE BEECHMAN DEBUT
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Tom Vaughn debuts at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, March 20th; Friday, March 30th; and Wednesday, April 11th, all shows at 7:00 pm. after debuting "Trail of Cheers" at the Metropolitan Room in January 2012. The evening features arrangements of standards and Broadway classics, folk-pop ballads and Tom's original music. Joining Tom is special guest, Broadway actress and MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett. Musical Direction is by Jeff Cubeta. The band also features guitarist Chris Conly, Jacob Silver on bass and Mary Rodriguez on drums. Tom most recently portrayed the roles of "Sister Hubert" in NUNSENSE AMEN and "Miles Gloriosus" in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, produced by Fire Island Pines Arts Project. Additional regional credits include, Kiss me Kate, Rigoletto, and On the 20th Century. Tom's background vocals can also be heard on the Lucie Arnaz CD "Latin Roots" musically produced by Ron Abel and Lucie Arnaz. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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: AWARD WINNING GREGORY GENERET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Gregory Generet, along with special guest, Jazz Trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, March 20th; Wednesday, March 21st; Wednesday, March 28th; and Thursday, March 29th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Generet is a native New Yorker where his love for music started at an early age and the stoops and streets introduced him to the legendary Motown sound. But it was from the older inhabitants of his Brooklyn neighborhood that he was encouraged to listen to Jazz. He has performed throughout New York City with sold out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Highline Ballroom. He has performed in Paris and Italy. Honing his skills along the way with the talented likes of Mike Renzi, Laurence Hobgood, Eric Reed and Onaje Allan Gumbs. After receiving three Emmy Awards for his work at CBS Network, Generet focused on his own work and in 2009 he released his debut CD (re)Generet-ion. Taking on the theme of romance, he has re-imaged the term "Standard" by adding his own vocal flexibility and appreciation for the clarity that is innate to Jazz aficionados. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TERESE GENECCO & BAND RELEASE CD TO CELEBRATE 3RD YEAR ON BROADWAY

Terese Genecco and her eight-piece "Little Big Band" continue their unbroken run of monthly shows at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121), and on Tuesday, March 20th, the award-winning singer and bandleader releases a new CD, "Live From Iridium!" as she and her band celebrate three years and counting, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band regularly features Barry Levitt on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums. A two-time MAC Award winner (for Best Recording in 2008, and Best Female Vocalist in 2009) Genecco also was a 2010 MAC Award nominee in the Major Artist category. Her acclaimed tribute to nightclub entertainer Frances Faye, "Drunk With Love" caused her to defect from San Francisco to New York. The show, which she recorded live for her debut recording, was a Time Out NY Top 10 pick in 2006. Her "Drunk with Love: The Sequel" played at The Metropolitan Room, earning another Top Ten nod from Time Out NY in 2007, and a Back Stage Bistro Award. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT HARLEM TAVERN

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Matt King, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Marko Marcinko, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20th at HARLEM TAVERN (2153 Frederick Douglass Boulevard - 212-866-4500 - ). 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: THE PHAROAH SANDERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Pharoah Sanders Quartet will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, March 20th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Although he made his name with expressionistic, nearly anarchic free jazz in John Coltrane's late ensembles of the mid-'60s, Sanders' later music is guided by more graceful concerns. The hallmarks of Sanders' playing at that time were naked aggression and unrestrained passion. In the years after Coltrane's death, however, Sanders explored other, somewhat gentler and perhaps more cerebral avenues - without, it should be added, sacrificing any of the intensity that defined his work as an apprentice to Coltrane. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 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.

NYC: NELLIE McKAY "SILENT SPRING - IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents Nellie McKay and her provocative new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" Tuesdays through Saturdays, March 20th though 31st at 8:00 pm, with additional late shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic book Silent Spring - the first major expose of pesticides in the environment - McKay has put together a special show about its author Rachel Carson, the trailblazing environmentalist. Joined by a four piece band, McKay will tell her story using music by Charles Mingus, Irving Berlin, Dave Frishberg, Hoagy Carmichael, Neil Young and more. There is a $40-$60-$75 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: MICHAEL RICCA RETURNS TO SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB

Singer and actor, Michael Ricca returns to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) in his new, one-man show, On My Way to You - The Music of Michel Legrand on Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00 pm. The show is a celebration of the great Oscar and Grammy award winning composer of film scores, pop songs and jazz hits that have become standards. Mr. Ricca will explore the many styles of Mr. Legrand's music - featuring his numerous collaborations with Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Jacques Demy, Eddy Marnay, Johnny Mercer and many more. Michael Ricca has performed in jazz and cabaret rooms throughout New England, at Davenport's in Chicago and in New York at Danny's, the Metropolitan Room and Arci's Place. As an actor, he mostly recently appeared in the Huntington Theatre production of the musical, Falsettos. For many years, Mr. Ricca was part of the jazz vocal group, At the Movies. Their CD, Reel One, was released in 2003. His most recent Scullers appearances included the shows The Beauty Is ..., and Take Me to the World, a tribute to Stephen Sondheim. There is a $20 cover.


DC: TOM MITCHELL AT BLUES ALLEY

Tom Mitchell will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, March 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mitchell is a hard driving swing/jazz guitar player and singer. His "true to style" interpretations of this music make him a much sought after performer and teacher. From 1993 to 2002 Tom toured with the legendary recording artist Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks across the United States and around the world. Tom's love of swing guitar shines brightly through his playing and his extensive knowledge and appreciation of jazz history and tradition teamed with a whimsical improvisational style makes him a joy and a pleasure to play with and to listen to. There is a $18 cover.

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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 19th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host tba, 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: LIZ WAGENER IN AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY IX

Recording artist Liz Wagener will appear in An Evening of Music and Comedy IX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. The show will also feature singers Gabriella Marie Antonino, Samantha Frost, Jillian Severin, and special guest host Danielle Beckmann. Wagener is a native of Northwestern Ohio, and began singing on stage at the age of three. She later auditioned for and became a member of the Young Rep Roadshow for nine years, starring in hundreds of performances throughout the Midwest. Since that time, she has appeared in over twenty-five musicals and expanded into the folk, rock and jazz genres. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GAVIN CREEL DEBUTS SONGS FROM HIS NEW ALBUM "GET OUT"

Tony Award Nominee Gavin Creel (HAIR; Thoroughly Modern Millie) will return to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) for one-night-only to celebrate the debut of his brand new solo album Get Out. On Monday, March 19th, the singer, actor and activist will play 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM concerts at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Audience members with tickets to the 9:30 PM concert will be invited to stay for a post-show album release party. Get Out marks Creel's third independent release and first ever collaboration with songwriter and producer Ben Cullum. The album release comes on the heels of Creel's latest single, "Noise," released in December 2011 and co-written with songwriter Robbie Roth, to raise funds and support for marriage equality across the country. Tickets are $20 for the 7:00 pm and $30 for the 9:30 pm show and post-show party.

NYC: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET RETURNS IN MARCH

The hit monthly cabaret series "Broadway On 22nd Street" returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. The series that brings some of the most talented performers from The Great White Way is back. Each month three performers create a 4 song set as well as put together duets and group numbers. They shed their costumes and makeup for a moment to try their hand at the art of cabaret. This month the series will feature Bernard Dotson (Encores "Merrily We Roll Along"), Eric Gunhus (Billy Elliott The Musical and The Producers), and Alison Eckert ("The Ballad of Baby Doe" - New Orleans Opera). Tracy Stark Musical directs the evening. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JONATHAN TUNICK AND THE BROADWAY MOONLIGHTERS AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents Emmy/Grammy/ Oscar/Tony-winning orchestrator Jonathan Tunick with his Broadway Moonlighters at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. This is a rare public performance by Broadway's premier orchestrator, who will be leading a big band of Broadway's finest musicians in his own arrangements. Tunick's last appearance with the Broadway Moonlighters (with surprise guest vocalist Barbara Cook) was Standing Room Only, and of course, another Surprise Guest performer will appear this year! Jonathan Tunick is one of the only 12 people in the world who are an EGOT, which means that he won at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg ... and Tunick has worked with all eleven winners! He won Broadway's 1997 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for Titanic, and was nominated in the same category three other times: in 2000 for Marie Christine, in 2001 for Follies, and in 2003 for Nine The Musical. He won the 1977 Oscar for Best Music/Original Song Score and Adaption for "A Little Night Music." The Grammy came in 1988 for his Instrumental Arrangement of "No One Is Alone," performed by Cleo Laine. His 1982 Emmy was for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction for "Night of 100 Stars." Tunick's principal instrument is the clarinet. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE TOWN HALL PRESENTS THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1950

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-840-2824 ) continues the 12th Season of its critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series with The Broadway Musicals of 1950 on Monday, March 19th at 8:00 pm. 1950 was a year that brought us famous shows by musical theater icons including Frank Loesser, (Guys and Dolls), Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (Call Me Madam), and Cole Porter (Out of This World), among others. The cast for The Broadway Musicals of 1950 includes Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story), Bill Daugherty (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime), Alexander Gemignani (The People in the Picture), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music), Jenny Powers (Little Women), Elizabeth Stanley (Merrily We Roll Along), and Tony Award winner Bobby Steggert (Ragtime), with additional casting soon to be announced. They will be performing such great songs as "Luck be a Lady," I'll Know," "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "From This Moment On," "Nobody's Chasing Me," "You're Just in Love," and many more! The Broadway Musicals of 1950 will be directed by Alexander Gemignani, with musical direction by Ross Patterson. Produced by The Town Hall, The Broadway Musicals of 1950 is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel. Tickets are $55, $50 & $45 and are on sale through TicketMaster at 800-982-2787, (http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ) or The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) .


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.

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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