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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
APRIL 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - APRIL 2nd through APRIL 8th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - APRIL 8th
EASTER SUNDAY

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NOTE: Due to the Easter Holiday, many venues are on a limited schedule to enable ther employees to join families & friends. Be sure to phone ahead before making plans.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

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


NYC: CLAUDINE JELLISON RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Claudine Jellison returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Sundays, April 1st & 8th at 7:00 pm with her show "Yes, and ... ". The show is a homecoming of sorts, a joyous musical return for an entertainer who traded a successful career as a cabaret singer and actress for the more prosaic but challenging world of public education. Now she's found her way back to New York nightlife, bringing along with her a collection of songs that range from renowned classics by Irving Berlin and Cole Porter to more contemporary turns by Stevie Wonder and Billie Joel. Claudine also shares stories about culture, family, French cheeseburgers, flying, lullabies, Peter Pan in Russia, good friends and lessons learned, both during and after school. Assisting her on this return are cabaret veterans David Gaines, musical director on the piano, and Tom Hubbard on the bass. Director is multi-award winner, Barry Kleinbort. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY
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, April 8th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of the Billie Holiday. 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 through 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.

SF: HALLELUJAH!: A CELEBRATION OF REBIRTH WITH CHARMAINE CLAMOR

Filipino-American recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor will perform Hallelujah!: A Celebration of Rebirth on Easter Sunday, April 8th at 7:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ). Charmaine Clamorhas earned her Queen of Jazzipino crown.  With signature elegance and emotion, Charmaine Clamor, the acclaimed Queen of Jazzipino, delivers a non-denominational program of "soulful" music, celebrating, rebirth, renewal and the spirit of Spring time. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


AUS: PYRAMIDS & PIMMS AT THE BUTTERFLY
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S, written and performed by Caroline Ferguson & Yvonne Malik will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 pm, March 28th through April 22nd as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Directed by Ross Daniels (Punked, Spontaneous Broadway). What happens when a bogan, belly dancer from Reservoir with severe delusions of grandeur, and a Toorak grand dame, who still believes in the White Australia policy, are thrown together with no escape? On the surface it seems Davina and Lay-lah have nothing in common... or do they? Find out in PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S! Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - APRIL 7th

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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: BILLY HART QUARTET CD RELEASE CELEBRATION "ALL OUR REASONS"

The Billy Hart Quartet (tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street) will play a weeklong engagement in celebration of the group's latest CD release "All Our Reasons" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with performances at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jazz drummer Billy Hart's first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock's Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). In 2006, the Billy Hart Quartet released their debut "Quartet" (High Note). Hart's other recordings include "Enchance" (1977, A&M Horizon), "Such Great Friends" (1983, Strata East), "Oshumare" (1985, Gramavision), "Great Friends" (1986, Evidence), "Rah" (1987, Gramavision), "Amethyst" (1993, Arabesque) and "Oceans of Time" (1996, Arabesque). There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GREGORY CHARLES AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Canada's celebrated concert star, recording artist and television personality Gregory Charles brings his audience request format to the renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) for an exclusive five-show engagement from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3rd through 7th at 8:45 pm. Tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire, Charles (on piano and vocals, and backed by a band of young masters of diverse musical styles) blends songs from a wide spectrum of eras, idioms and cultures. Each of the era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind. Gregory Charles has garnered international acclaim performing in Canada, Paris, London, New York, Latin America and Japan. He currently stars on the most-watched television program in Canada, the reality talent show Star Academie. Joining Charles is his Montreal-based band, which includes Jean-Bertrand Carbou on bass, Samuel Joly on drums, and Jean-Benoit Lasante on guitar. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $120 per person. ($55 music charge; $65 dinner).


NYS: PHILADELPHIA PIANO MAN STEPS ONTO FORT SALEM STAGE

The CABARET AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) begins its fifth spring season on Saturday, April 7th at 8:00 pm, with the return of Peter Kidd in his show "On My Feet Again". Kidd starred in the Fort's Mainstage productions of Corn! The Musical in 2009 and StarCrossed in 2010. A native of Somerset, New Jersey, and graduate of Princeton University, where he performed under the direction of Fort Salem's Artistic Director Jay Kerr, Kidd currently headlines, playing and singing, at Philadelphia's top piano bar at the TAVERN ON CARMAC (243 South Camac Street - 215-545-0900 - http://www.tavernoncamac.com/ ). In On My Feet Again, Peter takes the stage without his piano prop and sings songs he has discovered while working at the piano bar. He'll also reprise his solos from Corn! and StarCrossed. He is joined onstage by Jessica O'Keefe, his Corn! costar. Miss O'Keefe grew up on the Fort Salem stage, won first place in the Salem Community Courthouse Talent Trials in 2007, and has been featured in starring roles in Breakfast Epiphanies, Corn!, and Brigadoon. Relocating to Arizona two days after the cabaret, this will be the last time in a long time for Jessica's fans to hear her raise her passionate voice in song. The $25 admission includes a $5 credit toward coffee and dessert provided by Norene and Fred's of Salem.

DC: LEGENDARY JAPANESE PIANIST TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Japanese Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Saturday, April 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Toshiko Akiyoshi's unique contributions to the jazz world have evolved like falling dominoes through a series of events that started with a piano-loving little Japanese girl in China and brought her to prominence as an unparalleled pianist, composer and leader of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Toshiko's recordings have received a total of 14 Grammy Award nominations. There is a $25 cover.


CHI: BECKIE MENZIE & TOM MICHAEL WITH NEW SHOW AT DAVENPORT'S

Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael present a brand new show, "All In The Musical Family" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Saturdays in April, the 7th, 14th 21st & 28th), all shows at 8:00 pm. Chicago's favorite duo will be celebrating popular musical families including The Carpenters, The Andrew Sisters, The Jacksons, The Judds, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Steve & Eydie, The Bee Gees, John & Bonnie Raitt and more. 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 April 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: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Grammy Award-Winning Singer/ Songwriter/ Actress Melissa Manchester will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Manchester's music has established her as a compelling singer/songwriter. She co-wrote "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins, which became a radio classic. In addition, her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, and many others. Manchester wrote the score for Disney's "Mouse Detective" and "Lady & The Tramp II," released her 16th CD and celebrated four decades of performing all at the same time. There is a $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


AUS: KELFI & FIKEL AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fiona Della Ca and Kellie Higgins are Kelfi & Fikel (Slide Cabaret Festival, Canal Cafe Theatre UK), a quirky new musical comedy duo. They will be appearing at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Saturdays, March 29th through April 21st at 9:30 pm as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Their original songs and sketches are irreverent, crude and unapologetic. You can't help but laugh, blush, or at least tap your foot as they team up their warped characters in off-the-wall scenarios. With Higgins at the piano, their beautiful voices wonderfully compliment each other, so, despite whatever profanities or obscenities might be coming out of their mouths, they are at least easy on the ear. Kelfi & Fikel have been likened to French and Saunders, the Mighty Boosh, Cook and Moore, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie on acid. The relationship between Della Ca & Higgins (real-life friends since primary school) is unpredictable, daring and a joy to behold. If you enjoy a character-based, naughty cabaret, with more one-liners than you can poke a stick at, come and check out the uniquely twisted perspective of Kelfi & Fikel in their Melbourne Comedy Festival debut. Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - APRIL 6th

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NYC: BILLY HART QUARTET CD RELEASE CELEBRATION "ALL OUR REASONS"

The Billy Hart Quartet (tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street) will play a weeklong engagement in celebration of the group's latest CD release "All Our Reasons" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with performances at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jazz drummer Billy Hart's first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock's Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). In 2006, the Billy Hart Quartet released their debut "Quartet" (High Note). Hart's other recordings include "Enchance" (1977, A&M Horizon), "Such Great Friends" (1983, Strata East), "Oshumare" (1985, Gramavision), "Great Friends" (1986, Evidence), "Rah" (1987, Gramavision), "Amethyst" (1993, Arabesque) and "Oceans of Time" (1996, Arabesque). There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BERNIE'S SING YOUR HEART OUT NEW TALENT SHOWCASE

Producer, Promoter and The Metropolitan Room Managing Partner, Bernie Furshpan, is hosting a New Talent Showcase on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Each artist will sing 2-3 songs. Artists are pre-screened and Bernie will showcase these performers to invited media, agents, managers and music lovers with a palate for great talent and performances. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE SUGARTONE BRASS BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Sugartone Brass Band presents their latest album "Fourth Man Down" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) pm Friday, April 6th at 9:30 pm. Fourth Man Down sets the new standard for New York Brass Bands. Rooted in the New Orleans Tradition, these tracks are all original creations that will get you moving on the dance floor with its second line beats and thick brass harmonies. For almost a decade, the SUGARTONE BRASS BAND has been the funkiest, hand-clappin'-est, booty-shakin'-est brass band on the circuit. Featuring some of the baddest musicians walking God's green Earth, the band released its first album, "Live in Brooklyn," in 2007. Their latest album, "Fourth Man Down," is out now. They have appeared on MTV's "Making the Band," the James Beard Awards Show, the New York Burlesque Festival and on several tours across the United States, terrorizing concert halls, watering holes and every kind of venue imaginable. Their heavyweight groove and incendiary sound has floored audiences. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: GREGORY CHARLES AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Canada's celebrated concert star, recording artist and television personality Gregory Charles brings his audience request format to the renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) for an exclusive five-show engagement from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3rd through 7th at 8:45 pm. Tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire, Charles (on piano and vocals, and backed by a band of young masters of diverse musical styles) blends songs from a wide spectrum of eras, idioms and cultures. Each of the era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind. Gregory Charles has garnered international acclaim performing in Canada, Paris, London, New York, Latin America and Japan. He currently stars on the most-watched television program in Canada, the reality talent show Star Academie. Joining Charles is his Montreal-based band, which includes Jean-Bertrand Carbou on bass, Samuel Joly on drums, and Jean-Benoit Lasante on guitar. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $120 per person. ($55 music charge; $65 dinner).


DC: LEGENDARY JAPANESE PIANIST TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Japanese Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Saturday, April 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Toshiko Akiyoshi's unique contributions to the jazz world have evolved like falling dominoes through a series of events that started with a piano-loving little Japanese girl in China and brought her to prominence as an unparalleled pianist, composer and leader of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Toshiko's recordings have received a total of 14 Grammy Award nominations. There is a $25 cover.


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 April 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: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Grammy Award-Winning Singer/ Songwriter/ Actress Melissa Manchester will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Manchester's music has established her as a compelling singer/songwriter. She co-wrote "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins, which became a radio classic. In addition, her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, and many others. Manchester wrote the score for Disney's "Mouse Detective" and "Lady & The Tramp II," released her 16th CD and celebrated four decades of performing all at the same time. There is a $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


AUS: KELFI & FIKEL AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fiona Della Ca and Kellie Higgins are Kelfi & Fikel (Slide Cabaret Festival, Canal Cafe Theatre UK), a quirky new musical comedy duo. They will be appearing at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Saturdays, March 29th through April 21st at 9:30 pm as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Their original songs and sketches are irreverent, crude and unapologetic. You can't help but laugh, blush, or at least tap your foot as they team up their warped characters in off-the-wall scenarios. With Higgins at the piano, their beautiful voices wonderfully compliment each other, so, despite whatever profanities or obscenities might be coming out of their mouths, they are at least easy on the ear. Kelfi & Fikel have been likened to French and Saunders, the Mighty Boosh, Cook and Moore, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie on acid. The relationship between Della Ca & Higgins (real-life friends since primary school) is unpredictable, daring and a joy to behold. If you enjoy a character-based, naughty cabaret, with more one-liners than you can poke a stick at, come and check out the uniquely twisted perspective of Kelfi & Fikel in their Melbourne Comedy Festival debut. Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - APRIL 5th

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NYC: LAUREN FOX WITH "THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL & LEONARD COHEN"

Lauren Fox brings her show "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. Through stories and song, Lauren Fox examines the creative genius and conflicted desires of two of folk music's most enduring artists. Musical Director/piano, Jon Weber, with Ritt Henn on bass and Peter Colo on guitar. Lauren Fox is a New York City, born and raised, actress, singer, writer and restaurateur. Her film credits include Darren Aronofsky's Pi, Noon Blue Apples (Sundance 2002 premiere), Revolution Summer, Standing on Fishes, and the recent films, Hamill and We Need To Talk About Kevin. Television credits include New Amsterdam and Fringe. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

"Broadway Sessions" is an evening of musical performances, games, comedy and open mic featuring new Broadway guests each week. The show takes place every Thursday evenings at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). It is hosted by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) and features composer/musical director Will Van Dyke on piano. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. Open Mic party goes til 12:00 am featuring. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

Donald Schaffer Entertainment in association with Ward Morehouse III presents The Lapis Luna Quartet with Vintage Jazz and Classical Swing Music every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 pm at the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) in an open-ended run. Lapis Luna brings you the captivating jazz of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with a classical glittering sound. Standards, enchanting ballads, obscure swing-era gems, and vintage melodies the way they were meant to be heard: vibrant, funny, romantic, and cool. The band is made up of Shawn Aileen Clark on vocals, John Merrill on guitar, Chris Pistorino on bass, and Brian Floody on drums and percussion. There is no cover, but there are marvelous drinks and champagne. Reservations recommended.


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

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm . Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. Among the many stars who are signing up to sing are Nancy Anderson (Drama Desk and Olivier nominee), Alan Campbell (Tony Award nominee, Sunset Blvd.), Ben Davis (Tony winner, Baz Luhrman's La Boheme), Natalie Douglas (Award-winning vocalist), Daisy Eagan (Tony Winner, The Secret Garden), Kevin Earley (Death Takes a Holiday), Willy Falk (Miss Saigon), Lauren Kennedy (Vanities), Brad Oscar (Tony Winner, The Producers), Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Paul Schoeffler (Rock of Ages), Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera), Martin Vidnovic (Two-Time Tony Nominee), Terri White (Follies), plus the stars of Scott Siegel's critically acclaimed 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock show that ran for eight months at Feinstein's, Christina Bianco, Carole J. Bufford, and Scott Coulter. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: BILLY HART QUARTET CD RELEASE CELEBRATION "ALL OUR REASONS"

The Billy Hart Quartet (tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street) will play a weeklong engagement in celebration of the group's latest CD release "All Our Reasons" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with performances at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jazz drummer Billy Hart's first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock's Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). In 2006, the Billy Hart Quartet released their debut "Quartet" (High Note). Hart's other recordings include "Enchance" (1977, A&M Horizon), "Such Great Friends" (1983, Strata East), "Oshumare" (1985, Gramavision), "Great Friends" (1986, Evidence), "Rah" (1987, Gramavision), "Amethyst" (1993, Arabesque) and "Oceans of Time" (1996, Arabesque). There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GREGORY CHARLES AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Canada's celebrated concert star, recording artist and television personality Gregory Charles brings his audience request format to the renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) for an exclusive five-show engagement from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3rd through 7th at 8:45 pm. Tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire, Charles (on piano and vocals, and backed by a band of young masters of diverse musical styles) blends songs from a wide spectrum of eras, idioms and cultures. Each of the era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind. Gregory Charles has garnered international acclaim performing in Canada, Paris, London, New York, Latin America and Japan. He currently stars on the most-watched television program in Canada, the reality talent show Star Academie. Joining Charles is his Montreal-based band, which includes Jean-Bertrand Carbou on bass, Samuel Joly on drums, and Jean-Benoit Lasante on guitar. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $120 per person. ($55 music charge; $65 dinner).


NYC: AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT "SITTIN' ON TOP OF THE WORLD"

Amra-Faye Wright, who is currently starring as Velma Kelly in the Broadway musical Chicago, is returning to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Tuesday & Thursday, April 3rd & 5th to perform her celebrated cabaret act. "Sittin' on Top of the World" is a one woman show which traces, with engaging wit and sophisticated glamour, Amra-Faye Wright's unlikely journey from African farm girl to an award winning actress, singer and a Broadway leading lady. The performance warmly illustrates Amra-Faye's passion for life and her stylish interpretations from The Great American Songbook. The Musical Director is Scott Cady. Triple threat Amra-Faye Wright continues to dazzle audiences year after year as the high-kicking murderess, Velma Kelly, in the long-running Broadway musical, Chicago. Her embodiment of Velma has been in demand around the globe since 2001, on Broadway and in London's West End, as well as in Europe, South Africa, and Japan, where she performed the role in Japanese. There is a $25/$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT TIM McLOONES

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400) on Thursday, April 5th at 8:00 pm, "Celebrating Country Music THEN and NOW." Bob hosts his weekly talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each week. This evening's show features George Aline, Breanna Bryant, Bruce Clough, Jimmy DePre, Andrez Fredericks, The Random Hubiak, Rehana Rungie , Jilly Sentino, Lisa Sherman, Carla Simpson, Albert Smith, Molly Spanarkle, Jenn'y Uplinger, Jerry Wichinsky, and Josh Zuckerman (with Tom Briant) and more to be to be announced. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $5 cover at the door.

DC: LEGENDARY JAPANESE PIANIST TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Japanese Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Saturday, April 5th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Toshiko Akiyoshi's unique contributions to the jazz world have evolved like falling dominoes through a series of events that started with a piano-loving little Japanese girl in China and brought her to prominence as an unparalleled pianist, composer and leader of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Toshiko's recordings have received a total of 14 Grammy Award nominations. There is a $25 cover.


L.A.: MEGHAN KIRK AND CHRISTOS AT THE GARDENIA

Meghan Kirk and Christos will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, April 5th at 9:00 pm. Born and raised in St. Louis, Ms. Kirk moved to New York in 1997 to pursue a career in theatre, armed with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Stephens College. Seeing Julie Wilson perform at the 92nd Street Y, she fell in love with the art of cabaret. She moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago, and in addition to singing, she makes funny youtube videos and travels the world as a corporate flight attendant. Christos was born in Philadelphia, but has also lived in Greece. His baritone lends itself to the crooning style to which he listened with his mother when he was a youngster living on the East Coast. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: MELISSA MANCHESTER AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Grammy Award-Winning Singer/ Songwriter/ Actress Melissa Manchester will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Thursday & Friday, April 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Manchester's music has established her as a compelling singer/songwriter. She co-wrote "Whenever I Call You Friend" with Kenny Loggins, which became a radio classic. In addition, her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, and many others. Manchester wrote the score for Disney's "Mouse Detective" and "Lady & The Tramp II," released her 16th CD and celebrated four decades of performing all at the same time. There is a $45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


AUS: KELFI & FIKEL AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fiona Della Ca and Kellie Higgins are Kelfi & Fikel (Slide Cabaret Festival, Canal Cafe Theatre UK), a quirky new musical comedy duo. They will be appearing at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursdays through Saturdays, March 29th through April 21st at 9:30 pm as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Their original songs and sketches are irreverent, crude and unapologetic. You can't help but laugh, blush, or at least tap your foot as they team up their warped characters in off-the-wall scenarios. With Higgins at the piano, their beautiful voices wonderfully compliment each other, so, despite whatever profanities or obscenities might be coming out of their mouths, they are at least easy on the ear. Kelfi & Fikel have been likened to French and Saunders, the Mighty Boosh, Cook and Moore, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie on acid. The relationship between Della Ca & Higgins (real-life friends since primary school) is unpredictable, daring and a joy to behold. If you enjoy a character-based, naughty cabaret, with more one-liners than you can poke a stick at, come and check out the uniquely twisted perspective of Kelfi & Fikel in their Melbourne Comedy Festival debut. Call for cover/minimum information.


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WEDNESDAY - APRIL 4th

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NYC: "SKYSCRAPERS AND MOUNTAINTOPS ... THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS"

Jazz cabaret duo Ann Osmond and Dennis Yerry return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with their show "Skyscrapers and Mountaintops ... the best of both worlds" on Wednesday, April 4th & Sunday, April 15th, both shows at 9:30 pm. This newly-minted show celebrates the vibrancy and cacophany of cultured city life and the contrasting serenity of life lived in tune with the rhythms of nature. The program spans many decades and styles, including songs by Billy Strayhorn, Irving Berlin, Abbey Lincoln, Frank Loesser, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Rodgers & Hart. Ann Osmond is a singer and actor with roots in the theatre and Dennis Yerry is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Their compelling arrangements of jazz standards, The Great American Songbook and more - and a vocal blend that is a rare treat - add up to a signature sound that brings fresh energy to much-loved songs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: SHARON McNIGHT WITH "MEN OF NOTE" AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sharon McNight will premiere her new show, MEN OF NOTE! at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 2nd; Wednesday, April 4th; and Saturday, April 7th, all shows at 7:00 pm. "MEN OF NOTE!" is comprised of songs written by "living" male songwriters including composers Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Randy Newman, John Prine, Bob Dylan and others. Always present in any Sharon McNight show are her spot-on comedic observations about all things human, in-human and super human. Ian Herman accompanies with the Ian Herman Trio. Chris Zelno and Kristopher Monroe provide vocal backup. This show follows in the footsteps of her highly acclaimed, New York Nightlife Award winning salute to "living" female songwriters, "Ladies! Compose Yourselves". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DANGEROUS CABARET WITH FRANK LOMAN

After a succesful US debut, Frank Loman returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with "Dangerous Cabaret" on Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday, April 12th, both shows at 7:30 pm with a show by three of his favorite composers: John Bucchino, Brett Kahr, and Stephen Sondheim. Musical Director is Michael Ferreri. An established cabaret artist, actor, and musical theater performer, Frank Loman has performed in Berlin, Vienna, and London in shows such as Les Miserables, Dance of the Vampires, and Titanic. Together with Ellen Verenieks he made his US cabaret debut in 2011 as one half of the Lyrical Linguists from London. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIKO AND THE MUSKET AT THE IRIDIUM
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $10 OFF THE COVER

Guitarist and songwriter Miko de Leon heads NYC-based Miko and the Musket, a soul-folk ensemble harnessing a variety of musical wellsprings at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 pm. Initially reinforcing his acoustic sound with vocalists Lannon Killea and Molly McAdoo, Miko has since expanded the outfit to include an arsenal of seasoned musicians. Cellist Brandon Ellis, percussionist Moses Kinlow, lead guitarist Mike Steinmetz, and bassist Peter Longofono delve deep into Americana to craft the Musket's singular repertoire. Together, they evoke everything from gutbucket bluegrass to breezy folk ballads to simmering New Orleans funk, all balanced by the bracing vocal harmonies that have become the band's trademark. Their irresistible synergy regularly packs venues like Rockwood Music Hall, National Underground and Arlene's Grocery. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: LINDA CIOFALO QUARTET AT KITANO

Linda Ciofalo Quartet ( Tedd Firth, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass; Matt Wilson, drums) will perform at THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Wednesday, April 4th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Early diners arriving by 7:00 pm receive preferred seating. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: KAT GANG CONTINUES AT THE PLAZA'S ROSE ROOM WEDNESDAYS

Kat Gang brings her unique vocal style to the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) every Wednesday at 9:00 pm, for an open-ended engagement. She will be singing Traditional Jazz Standards, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others from the Great American Songbook. Kat has a soul steeped in jazz. Born in Boston she began her music theory training as a teenager at Berklee and then fell in love with the energy of New York City and went on to gain her BFA from NYU. After that she continued studying music at the Royal Academy in London. Kat lived and worked singing jazz all over England for seven years. She has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has acted in various feature-length independent films, and currently is back in New York performing frequently and exploring the depth of jazz fusion and improvisation with her versatile, extraordinary ear and voice. The Rose Room has a policy of no cover or minimum for its music, fabulous cocktails, wine and champagne.

NYC: WORLD PREMIERE OF JASON WYNN'S NEW MUSICAL - BACK AGAIN

NTSO Productions is proud and excited to present award-winning composer Jason Wynn's latest musical composition, his first full-length musical, BACK AGAIN, as a staged reading, at SHETLER STUDIOS/PENTHOUSE (244 West 54th Street, NYC) on Monday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm, with an additional presentation on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back. Jason was honored with a 2007 MAC Award for his cabaret debut's title song, "Not Another Cabaret" and a 2009 MAC Nomination for "Living Without Love. BACK AGAIN chronicles the journeys, dreams, heartbreaks and triumphs of four New York friends as they navigate their lives and careers. Their commitment to each other keeps them moving forward, never back again. Written by award-winning composer Jason Wynn, the dynamic and moving score of this "popera" runs the gamut from Standard Musical Theatre to Techno. Directed by multiple award-winner Miles Phillips, BACK AGAIN features an impressive cast made up of some of the brightest young talent in New York theatre: Mike Backes*, Joshua Doss*, Scott Koonce, Kimbre Lancaster*, Steve Parmenter*, Blake Pfeil, Haley Selmon and Lou Steele* (* Member of Actors' Equity Association). Seating is limited, however, so advance reservations are REQUIRED. If you would like to reserve a seat, please send an e-mail with the number of your party and the date you would like to attend to backagain.reservations@gmail.com. You will be contacted with a confirmation. There is a suggested donation of $10.

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, April 4th, features Hallie Neil & Ten Lambrinos, Diva and the Baritone, Dr. Sue Horowitz, Barbara Porteus, Craig Pomranz, Helena Grenot, Billie Roe, Jillian Laurain, Lori Sommer, Peter Napolotano, Lou Iacovino with Barry Levitt on piano, John Miller on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


NYC: BILLY HART QUARTET CD RELEASE CELEBRATION "ALL OUR REASONS"

The Billy Hart Quartet (tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street) will play a weeklong engagement in celebration of the group's latest CD release "All Our Reasons" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with performances at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jazz drummer Billy Hart's first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock's Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). In 2006, the Billy Hart Quartet released their debut "Quartet" (High Note). Hart's other recordings include "Enchance" (1977, A&M Horizon), "Such Great Friends" (1983, Strata East), "Oshumare" (1985, Gramavision), "Great Friends" (1986, Evidence), "Rah" (1987, Gramavision), "Amethyst" (1993, Arabesque) and "Oceans of Time" (1996, Arabesque). There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GREGORY CHARLES AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Canada's celebrated concert star, recording artist and television personality Gregory Charles brings his audience request format to the renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) for an exclusive five-show engagement from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3rd through 7th at 8:45 pm. Tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire, Charles (on piano and vocals, and backed by a band of young masters of diverse musical styles) blends songs from a wide spectrum of eras, idioms and cultures. Each of the era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind. Gregory Charles has garnered international acclaim performing in Canada, Paris, London, New York, Latin America and Japan. He currently stars on the most-watched television program in Canada, the reality talent show Star Academie. Joining Charles is his Montreal-based band, which includes Jean-Bertrand Carbou on bass, Samuel Joly on drums, and Jean-Benoit Lasante on guitar. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $120 per person. ($55 music charge; $65 dinner).


DC: LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLET LICKERS

Lavay Smith is the vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swingin' Jazz and Blues bands in the world, which moves into BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, April 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lavay grew up in Southern California and the Philippines and has become an internationally recognized Diva of Jazz and Blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips and other legendary greats. Whether singing her own compositions or drawing on a large repertoire of classics, Lavay and her all-star 7-piece band bake up an instant recipe for dancing and good times. There is a $22 cover.

LA: JOSLYN CENTER'S 3RD ANNUAL RUNWAY EVENT BENEFIT

Joslyn Center is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Runway Event benefit taking place on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in the LAS PALMAS BALLROOM AT RANCHO LAS PALMAS RESORT & SPA (41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA) from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. The luncheon program will include a performance by the Joslyn Strummers ukulele group, fashion accessory vendors, fabulous gift basket raffles, the Merritt & Penny Joslyn Awards for service to the Joslyn Center, Dr. Ritu Chopra as guest speaker on the topic of 21st Century Skincare: Eastern Wisdom & Western Advances, and a fashion show featuring emerging designers from Los Angeles. Dr. Chopra is an eminent plastic surgeon, skincare specialist, and frequent guest star on "The Doctors" television program. The Honorary Chair of the event is Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. The program will be emceed by Bianca Rae from KESQ News Channel 3. The Merritt & Penny Joslyn Award Honorees, respectively, are Willie Rhine, General Manager, Lulu California Bistro & Aqua Pazza California Bistro; and Katrina Heinrich-Steinberg, Franconia Investments, LLC. Advanced ticket purchase is required: Tickets are $40-$1000, and may be purchased at the Joslyn Center, reserved over the phone ( 760-340-3220 x107 ) or by email ( rsvp@joslyncenter.org ), and picked up at the Joslyn Center.

SF: STEVEN BRINBERG IS "SIMPLY BARBRA"

Steven Brinberg performs his show, "Simply Barbra - The What Matters Most Tour!" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. Brinberg has played to international acclaim both on stage and on television, as he pays homage to all that is Streisand. Steven does not lip sync his performances but portrays Streisand with his own voice. Steven Brinberg has appeared as a special guest with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of over a dozen cities across the country and was even hired by Miss Streisand's management to perform at her best friend Donna Karan's birthday party. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


AUS: PYRAMIDS & PIMMS AT THE BUTTERFLY
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S, written and performed by Caroline Ferguson & Yvonne Malik will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 pm, March 28th through April 22nd as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Directed by Ross Daniels (Punked, Spontaneous Broadway). What happens when a bogan, belly dancer from Reservoir with severe delusions of grandeur, and a Toorak grand dame, who still believes in the White Australia policy, are thrown together with no escape? On the surface it seems Davina and Lay-lah have nothing in common... or do they? Find out in PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S! Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
TUESDAY - APRIL 3rd

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NYC: NICOLAS KING & THE MIKE RENZI TRIO AT IRIDIUM
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

On April 3rd at 8:00 pm, Nicolas King makes his solo debut at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ), along with his musical director Mike Renzi and the Mike Renzi Trio. The show will deliver Broadway ballads, swinging favorites and, of course, selections from the Great American Songbook. Often appearing at the IRIDIUM recently as a guest on Terese Genecco and her Little Big Band's monthly shows, King has also recently appeared in solo performances at DON'T TELL MAMA and METROPOLITAN ROOM. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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 Monday, April 2nd at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, April 3rd 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: CHARLOTTE PATTON AT STONE AND STONE'S JACKETS OFF SHOW

Charlotte Patton returns as special guest to Stand-Up at Stone and Stone's Jackets Off Show at LUCA LOUNGE (222 Avenue B, NYC - 212- 674-9400) on Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:30 pm. The very talented and funny twin brothers, Stone and Stone, have a weekly show at Luca Lounge, which features no cover and no minimum and cheap drinks.


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 April 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: KAT GANG & NATE MAYLAND IN "THE WISHBONE PROJECT"

ScoBar Entertainment Presents: Kat Gang & Nate Mayland in "The Wishbone Project" at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, April 3rd at 10:00 pm. The Wishbone Project is a New York based jazz quintet featuring Kat Gang's singing and lyrics and Nate Mayland's trombone and compositions. They are joined by Adam Platt - piano, Dick Sarpola - bass and Ray Marchica - drums. When Kat & Nate's paths crossed at a rehearsal in the Spring of 2011 the immediate awareness of a kindred musical spirit found them beginning what would be a prolific songwriting partnership. Their inspiration soon took shape as a reliably creative vehicle for Kat's lyrics to be expressed through Nate's music. They have performed monthly at The Iridium in New York City as well as several other venues. Kat and Nate have created a distinct sound by exploring the unique blend of the trombone and voice. The similar range and crystal timbre of both allow for either to take the lead while the other compliments, or for the two of them to launch into fiery harmonized bebop lines. Their original songs are lyrical and reminiscent of the jazz standards, while their take on standards such as Old Devil Moon have brought audiences to their feet. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BILLY HART QUARTET CD RELEASE CELEBRATION "ALL OUR REASONS"

The Billy Hart Quartet (tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street) will play a weeklong engagement in celebration of the group's latest CD release "All Our Reasons" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with performances at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Jazz drummer Billy Hart's first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock's Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). In 2006, the Billy Hart Quartet released their debut "Quartet" (High Note). Hart's other recordings include "Enchance" (1977, A&M Horizon), "Such Great Friends" (1983, Strata East), "Oshumare" (1985, Gramavision), "Great Friends" (1986, Evidence), "Rah" (1987, Gramavision), "Amethyst" (1993, Arabesque) and "Oceans of Time" (1996, Arabesque). There is a $30-$30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: GREGORY CHARLES AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Canada's celebrated concert star, recording artist and television personality Gregory Charles brings his audience request format to the renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) for an exclusive five-show engagement from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3rd through 7th at 8:45 pm. Tapping into a seemingly endless repertoire, Charles (on piano and vocals, and backed by a band of young masters of diverse musical styles) blends songs from a wide spectrum of eras, idioms and cultures. Each of the era-spanning shows he spontaneously creates is one-of-a-kind. Gregory Charles has garnered international acclaim performing in Canada, Paris, London, New York, Latin America and Japan. He currently stars on the most-watched television program in Canada, the reality talent show Star Academie. Joining Charles is his Montreal-based band, which includes Jean-Bertrand Carbou on bass, Samuel Joly on drums, and Jean-Benoit Lasante on guitar. Special dinner and show prix-fixe menu available for $120 per person. ($55 music charge; $65 dinner).


NYC: AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT "SITTIN' ON TOP OF THE WORLD"

Amra-Faye Wright, who is currently starring as Velma Kelly in the Broadway musical Chicago, is returning to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Tuesday & Thursday, April 3rd & 5th to perform her celebrated cabaret act. "Sittin' on Top of the World" is a one woman show which traces, with engaging wit and sophisticated glamour, Amra-Faye Wright's unlikely journey from African farm girl to an award winning actress, singer and a Broadway leading lady. The performance warmly illustrates Amra-Faye's passion for life and her stylish interpretations from The Great American Songbook. The Musical Director is Scott Cady. Triple threat Amra-Faye Wright continues to dazzle audiences year after year as the high-kicking murderess, Velma Kelly, in the long-running Broadway musical, Chicago. Her embodiment of Velma has been in demand around the globe since 2001, on Broadway and in London's West End, as well as in Europe, South Africa, and Japan, where she performed the role in Japanese. There is a $25/$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: BRUCE SWAIM QUARTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Bruce Swaim Quartet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, April 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Bruce Swaim attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a performance major in saxophone. He also studied with acclaimed saxophonist James Houlik. Bruce became a full time professional musician in the late 1970s and Moved to the DC area in 1981. Performance credits include Danny Gatton, Keeter Betts, Carl Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Martha Reeves, Millie Jackson, The Spinners, Michael Feinstein, Ronnie Wells, Houston Person, and many others. Active in studio work with many independent pop and jazz recording projects, numerous film and TV soundtracks and jingles, he has performed at many venues in the U.S. and Canada. There is a $20 cover.


SF: STEVEN BRINBERG IS "SIMPLY BARBRA"

Steven Brinberg performs his show, "Simply Barbra - The What Matters Most Tour!" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. Brinberg has played to international acclaim both on stage and on television, as he pays homage to all that is Streisand. Steven does not lip sync his performances but portrays Streisand with his own voice. Steven Brinberg has appeared as a special guest with Marvin Hamlisch and the Symphony Orchestras of over a dozen cities across the country and was even hired by Miss Streisand's management to perform at her best friend Donna Karan's birthday party. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: PYRAMIDS & PIMMS AT THE BUTTERFLY
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S, written and performed by Caroline Ferguson & Yvonne Malik will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 pm, March 28th through April 22nd as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Directed by Ross Daniels (Punked, Spontaneous Broadway). What happens when a bogan, belly dancer from Reservoir with severe delusions of grandeur, and a Toorak grand dame, who still believes in the White Australia policy, are thrown together with no escape? On the surface it seems Davina and Lay-lah have nothing in common... or do they? Find out in PYRAMIDS & PIMM'S! Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: SIMON TAYLOR - 10 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT YOU
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Simon Taylor loves psychology. His enthusiasm for the human mind turns into a comedy show about morality, happiness, language and love. He will be brining his show 10 Things I Know About You to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) From Wednesday, March 28th through Sunday, April 22nd (no shows on Mondays). 10 Things I Know About You is a witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us. Love is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Simon discovers that people can be attracted to others because of their personality or simply because they share similar letters in their names. Romantic revelations put a unique spin on the common view of attraction and falling in love. People can be moral enough to empathise with a starving child on TV, all the while eating a slice of chocolate cake. Simon entertains the hope that we are fundamentally moral as he peels back the intentions behind acts of charity. Everyone wants to be happy. Western life is full of material things and countless opportunity, but what really makes us smile is hidden away in the back of our mind. 10 Things I Know About You reveals the simple truth about being happy in a modern world. Call for exact showtimes and cover/minimum information.


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NYC: SHARON McNIGHT WITH "MEN OF NOTE" AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sharon McNight will premiere her new show, MEN OF NOTE! at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 2nd; Wednesday, April 4th; and Saturday, April 7th, all shows at 7:00 pm. "MEN OF NOTE!" is comprised of songs written by "living" male songwriters including composers Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Randy Newman, John Prine, Bob Dylan and others. Always present in any Sharon McNight show are her spot-on comedic observations about all things human, in-human and super human. Ian Herman accompanies with the Ian Herman Trio. Chris Zelno and Kristopher Monroe provide vocal backup. This show follows in the footsteps of her highly acclaimed, New York Nightlife Award winning salute to "living" female songwriters, "Ladies! Compose Yourselves". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On Monday, April 2nd, 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: 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 Monday, April 2nd at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, April 3rd 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: "11 O'CLOCK NUMBERS" AT 7 O'CLOCK AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of the spectacular revue "11 O'Clock Numbers ...", this time at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 2nd at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Scott Siegel, who created such landmark concert series at Town Hall as Broadway by the Year and Broadway Unplugged, will bring his long-running, hit nightclub show from Feinstein's to Broadway at Birdland for one night only with its original stars, Christina Bianco, Carole J. Bufford and Scott Coulter. "11 O'Clock Numbers" (a musical theater term for those blowout songs near the end of the show that rock the house) features an extraordinarily surprising range of songs from the 1930s to the present, performed in an equally surprising range of styles. Critically acclaimed, the show ran for eight months at Feinstein's At The Regency. 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.

NYC: WORLD PREMIERE OF JASON WYNN'S NEW MUSICAL - BACK AGAIN

NTSO Productions is proud and excited to present award-winning composer Jason Wynn's latest musical composition, his first full-length musical, BACK AGAIN, as a staged reading, at SHETLER STUDIOS/PENTHOUSE (244 West 54th Street, NYC) on Monday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm, with an additional presentation on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back. Jason was honored with a 2007 MAC Award for his cabaret debut's title song, "Not Another Cabaret" and a 2009 MAC Nomination for "Living Without Love. BACK AGAIN chronicles the journeys, dreams, heartbreaks and triumphs of four New York friends as they navigate their lives and careers. Their commitment to each other keeps them moving forward, never back again. Written by award-winning composer Jason Wynn, the dynamic and moving score of this "popera" runs the gamut from Standard Musical Theatre to Techno. Directed by multiple award-winner Miles Phillips, BACK AGAIN features an impressive cast made up of some of the brightest young talent in New York theatre: Mike Backes*, Joshua Doss*, Scott Koonce, Kimbre Lancaster*, Steve Parmenter*, Blake Pfeil, Haley Selmon and Lou Steele* (* Member of Actors' Equity Association). Seating is limited, however, so advance reservations are REQUIRED. If you would like to reserve a seat, please send an e-mail with the number of your party and the date you would like to attend to backagain.reservations@gmail.com. You will be contacted with a confirmation. There is a suggested donation of $10.

NYC: LILIANE MONTEVECCHI AT FEINSTEIN'S FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

The enchanting Liliane Montevecchi will perform at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - ) for one night only, on Monday, April 9th at 8:00 pm. Ms. Montevecchi is exquisitely French, like the finest vintage champagne. In her autobiographical one woman show Liliane captivates the audience the minute she steps on stage. Liliane's remarkable journey began as a Prima Ballerina in Paris, later becoming a MGM film star and ending up as one of Broadway s most beloved divas. This enchanting performance is full of amusing personal stories and features legendary songs La Vie En Rose, My Man, You Don t Know Paree, Irma La Douce, Ne Me Quitte Pas and Folies Bergere. There is a $25-$40 cover and a cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: THE COLUMBIA JAZZ BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

The Columbia Jazz Band will perform on Monday. April 2nd at 7:00 pm at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141). Columbia Bands is a non-profit community organization that gives non-professional musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging band literature while educating and entertaining the public in Howard County and other Maryland communities. The ensemble performs contemporary and traditional swing, Latin, and other jazz styles at public and private performances throughout the year. The Columbia Jazz Band is directed by Peter Barenbregge. There is a $15 cover.

DC: SWING MACHINE BIG BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

Swing Machine Big Band will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, April 2nd at 9:00 pm. This All Star big band is comprised of many former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional musicians from the Washington DC area. Swing Machine features exceptional solo talent, and plays a wide variety of traditional swing era songs in addition to many contemporary jazz selections. Formed in 2008 by band leader Geoff Peterson and managed by wife Laura Peterson, Swing Machine Big Band continues to establish local and national recognition for their professional sound. There is a $15 cover.


SF: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND AT THE RRAZZ

The Tommy Igoe Big Band will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Mondays, April 2nd. 9th, 16th 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm, featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including members of Tower of Power, Santana and The Doobie Brothers. Drummer Tommy Igoe's Big Band is the hottest big band in NYC, and has been playing to sold out audiences every Friday night at the famed BIRDLAND for the past five years. He brings the same musical acumen to San Francisco, and endeavors to change the face of nightlife on Mondays. Igoe brings his big band pedigree (his father Sonny Igoe was the drummer for Benny Goodman and Woody Herman during the 40s-50s) to create a big band for the 21st Century. This is not nostalgia, but a forward-looking spin on a uniquely American format. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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