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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 9th through APRIL15th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - APRIL 15th

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

NYC: 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "KOOKY, ZANY, SILLY!"

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, April 15th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Kooky, Zany, Silly - The Great Comedians of Stage & Screen". Co-Host will be Alison Nusbaum. Guest pianist is Ricky Ritzel. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 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.

NE: PROVINCETOWN CABARET FEST 2012
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT


The Provincetown Business Guild presents Cabaret Fest 2012, Cape Cod's ONLY Cabaret Festival on Friday through Sunday, April 13th through 15th. Provincetown, MA, welcomes the best of the best from the world of Cabaret. This is a not to be missed opportunity to enjoy the musical stylings of world renowned Cabaret artists all gathered in one town at the same time. All shows will be presented at the CROWN & ANCHOR (47 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA - 508-487-1430). SUNDAY, APRIL 15th: 11:30 am Brunch, featuring Lisa Jason with Fred Boyle on piano, Laird Boles on Bass and Bart Weisman on drums. Her show is a musical journey celebrating the legendary women of song from Judy Garland to Barbara Streisand, from Dusty Springfield to Peggy Lee, and Broadway. Performing since childhood in dance, musical theater and as a rock and roll front woman, Lisa has been a long Cape Cod favorite performing artist and singer/songwriter and has been the opening act for Huey Lewis and The News, KC and The Sunshine Band, The original cast of the Jersey Boys in Concert, and many more. For more details, including special show packages and lodging information, CLICK HERE . Tickets are on sale NOW at the PBG Office at 508-487-2313

DC: RICH ESPEY AND JONATHAN JENSEN WITH SCENES FROM NEW MUSICAL

Rich Espey and Jonathan Jensen will present scenes from "Do It Now: The Mayor Schaefer Musical" at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - ) on Sunday, April 15th at 7:30 pm. Four-term Mayor William Donald Schaefer was an iconic Baltimorean - boisterous cheerleader, semi-lunatic showman, vexing paranoiac and unimpeachable savior. To commemmorate the first anniversary of his death, WYPR's Aaron Henkin narrates this work in progress - scenes from a musical in development about "Mayor Annoyed"'s quest to make Baltimore a great city. The music and lyrics are by BSO multi-instrumentalist and composer, Jonathan Jensen; award-winning playwright Rich Espey has written the book. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SF: AUSTRALIA'S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER AT THE RRAZZ

The internationally acclaimed Australian male revue show "Thunder from Down Under" will perform on Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ). The group calls the nonstop, 90-minute, sensual journey a "World Fantasy" and its charismatic troupe helps make fantasy become reality with the blink of an eye. Thunder has toured more than 15 countries and now will appear LIVE at the intimate RRAZZ Room in San Francisco. There is a $35-$55 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: TIM FERGUSON AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fans of television legend and comic great Tim Ferguson have been given a second chance to see his upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival show 'Carry a Big Stick' following a sell-out of the show well in advance of opening night. Tim will be appearing at MELBOURNE TOWN HALL (90 - 120 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne, Vic, AUS - 03-9658-9658 - http://www.comedyfestival.com.au or tel 1300 660 013) on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays). From touring the world as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars, to his life as a network celebrity, Tim speaks (and sings) about his adventures with wicked wit and admirable honesty. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - APRIL 14th

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN IN DIAMONDS AND RUST
HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her latest show, Diamonds and Rust: Female Singer- Songwriters of the 1970's. With her long-time musical director, David Brunetti, on piano, and Frank Wagner on bass, Lucille will perform the show on three Saturdays in April: April 14th, 21st, and 28th, all shows at 5:00 pm. With thoughtful and sensitive direction by Eric Michael Gillett, Diamonds and Rust revisits the cultural climate of the 1970's through the voices of ten talented women whose songs both reflected and inspired a generation. Lucille celebrates the work of Carole King, Laura Nyro, Joan Baez, Carly Simon, Janis Ian and other artists whose words and music explored the huge societal shifts associated with the civil rights, women's liberation, and anti-war movements. Their songs challenge, soothe, and entertain us, all the while illuminating an emotional history of America during an era that changed our culture and the way we viewed the world. Lucille performed for a number of years in the regional productions of the New Jersey-based Entertainers Theater before developing her first cabaret act. Since her Don't Tell Mama debut in 1999, she has presented seven different one-woman shows at clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including Mama Rose's, The Encore, Helen's, Odette's, The Stockton Inn, and Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club. She has also appeared as a guest performer in special productions at both the Laurie Beechman Theater and the Metropolitan Room. Lucille is the recipient of the prestigious Hanson Award, presented each year to one individual by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs. Her most recent cabaret outings were the critically acclaimed shows, Finding Home and In My Life, A Celebration of Beatles Music. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $15 OFF THE COVER THROUGH APRIL 14TH ONLY

Barb Jungr's acclaimed all-Bob Dylan show, "Man in the Long Black Coat," returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a three-week theatrical run Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 28th at 7:00 pm (Saturdays at 9:30 pm). "Man in the Long Black Coat," premiered in October, 2011. Best-known for her eye-opening deconstructions of songs by American rockers, Jungr has been attracting growing international attention for boldly adding new names to the Great American Songbook, names like Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. And Bob Dylan. By stripping these songwriters' of their recorded accoutrements, the British singer lays them bare, proving that many of these rockers are not a breed apart from predecessors like Gershwin, Kern, Mercer and Berlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

$10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through April 14th only.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, April 14th & 28th 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.

NYC: MAGEE HICKEY, PIX 11 NEWS REPORTER, TO HOST A CABARET EVENT TO BENEFIT ASTOR'S LAWRENCE F. HICKEY CENTER
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

On Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 pm, Magee Hickey, daughter of the late Lawrence F. Hickey, and the Reporter for PIX 11 News, along with her newscaster colleagues from New York television stations, will be singing in a Cabaret to raise funds for Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx. This event will take place at One East 91st Street and 5th Avenue. A reception at 1:00 pm will precede the performance. Performers will include: Ernie Anastos, Jodi Applegate, Linda Church, Kirstin Cole, Jay Dow, Tamsen Fadal, Mr. G., Sukanya Krishnan, Eileen Lehpamer, Vince Lipari, Dan Mannarino, Monica Morales, Greg Mocker, Dr. Sapna Parikh, Frances Rivera, Marvin Scott, Howard Thompson, Kristen Thorne, Kaity Tong, Stephanie Tsoflias, Wally Zeins and many surprise guests! Directed by Nightlife Award Winner Collette Black. Musical Direction by David Lewis. Astor's Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development in the Bronx serves children ages 2.9 years to kindergarten with behavioral and emotional needs. In September 1991, the Center was named in honor of Mr. Hickey. He and his family have always been dedicated supporters of Astor. The Cabaret is a way to honor Mr. Hickey who passed away on March 28, 2011. There will be a silent auction where guests will be able to bid on items such as having lunch with some of our newscasters; a golf outing at Trump National, Hudson Valley; Astor children's artwork; dinner at local NYC restaurants; trips; etc. Tickets are $50, $150 and $500 ($30, $130, $480 respectively, of the ticket price will go directly to the Lawrence F. Hickey Center and is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law). For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Dana Valdez at dvaldez@astorservices.org, 845-871-1171.

NYC: LUA HADAR & BAND RELEASE NEW CD AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

Fresh from their Yoshi's debut, vocalist Lua Hadar with her band TWIST release their new CD, Like A Bridge, Saturday, April 14th, with sets at 7:00 & 9:00 pm at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657). The show will feature an eclectic mix from the band's signature "jazz without borders" repertoire, sung in several languages by multi-lingual vocalist Lua Hadar. The set list includes several tunes from the band's new CD, Like A Bridge, recently recorded at the legendary Fantasy Studios, Berkeley. The band features Music Director/Arranger Jason Martineau on piano with New York players Tom Hubbard on bass, Vince Cherico on drums and Mark Vinci on reeds. Lua Hadar is a multi-lingual vocalist and actor, a teaching artist and an independent producer. She has a lifelong commitment to cultural exchange and has enjoyed collaborations in Bali, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland and Thailand. The mission of her band, TWIST, is to create world harmony through music. A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Lua interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery, as well as passionate commitment and humor. She has appeared at Yoshi's Oakland, The Fairmont Hotel, The Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco's Rrazz Room, The Plush Room and Jazz at Pearl's, New York's Iridium Jazz Club and Cornelia Street Cafe, the Swan Bar in Paris, Theatre Les Tisserands in Lille, France, and at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTY TRAPP AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Christy Trapp brings her show "Red High Heels" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturdays, April 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm. "Red High Heels" tells of the challenges and the fun stuff life throws at you and how much better it all feels when you face them in a pair of groovy shoes you adore (and that make your calves look like a million bucks ). With songs by Paul Simon, Maury Yeston, Dar Williams, and Maltby & Shire. "Red High Heels" is directed and musical directed by 2 Awarded New Yorkers: Lina Koutrakos and Mr. Rick Jensen. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOEL HARRINGTON IN ME, MYSELF AND I"
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Singer/Voice Teacher/Composer Joel Harrington and his guests continue their musical journey at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 pm in a special encore of "ME, Myself and I - Snapshots of a Musical Journey". They will honor all those who strive to reach for the stars and follow their dreams no matter what obstacles may be in the way. The show will celebrate the beginning of the Spring season with a few laughs, some tears and some special surprises. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

NYC: THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETS APRIL 14th
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, established in 1980, continues it's 2011-2012 Season on Saturday, April 14th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). The event opens at 12:30 pm with a flea market where you can buy and/or trade sheet music and memorabilia. The show runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The performance features Bob Spiotto's Tribute Harry Warren. You can join the society online at http://www.nysms.org/ for only $50 per year, entitling you to nine fabulous programs/meetings and nine lively newsletters from October through June. Non-member guest fee is $10.

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 VIJAY IYER TRIO CD RELEASE SHOW

The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore will perform "Accelerando", a CD Release Celebration, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 10th through 14th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer's career has moved on an ever-accelerating arc over the past decade and a half, with the Indian-American artist earning a slew of international honors for his intrepid, multi-hued vision of 21st-century music. The latest chapter of this compelling story in contemporary jazz comes with the Vijay Iyer Trio's "Accelerando," an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm. "Accelerando" sees Iyer and his telepathic trio mates - bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore - go both deep and wide. They light up material that ranges from a brace of bold Iyer originals and pieces by great jazz composers (Duke Ellington, Herbie Nichols, Henry Threadgill) to surprising interpretations of vintage and recent pop and funk tunes (Michael Jackson, Heatwave, Flying Lotus). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLINT HOLMES RETURNS TO THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome Clint Holmes back for a return three-week engagement, Tuesdays thorugh Saturdays, April 10th through 28th, all shows at 8:45 pm. Mr. Holmes, who made his debut last fall with "Remembering Bobby Short," will offer an all new program entitled "This Thing Called Love." Using the words and music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriters' views on the universal subject of love. The evening will include such tunes as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($40, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS BARBARA COOK IN "LET'S FALL IN LOVE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook, Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Her latest show "Let's Fall In Love" will be comprised of her signature mix of songs pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. Musical Director Eric Barnes will lead an all-star band. Cook, considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50s and 60s, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. There is a $60-$100-$135 cover plus a cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYS: KATHY BEAVER SALUTES COUNTRY'S CLINE IN "PATSY AND ME"

Kathy Beaver, former Artistic Director of Fort Salem Theater, returns to her former home for a third appearance on Saturday, April 14th at 8:00 pm at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) in Patsy and Me. a cabaret homage to country great Patsy Cline. Ms. Beaver is a renaissance woman, who for most of her life made her living working in several aspects of show business. When she wasn't running Fort Salem and starring in many of its productions, she was a musical director based in New York City, where she continues to conduct the performance of the Inner Circle show, performed by city politicians and members of the New York City Press Corps. An accomplished professional violinist, Beaver played concerts and orchestra dates until 2006, while performing her dream stage role as Mama Rose in Gypsy, she had an onstage accident that shattered several bones in an arm and wrist and put her playing on hold. With the need to change her professional focus, she made a major life change and became a fight attendant for Jet Blue. She chronicles this transition in her cabaret act, I'm Flying, which opens this month in Manhattan after its three debut performances at Fort Salem in 2010 and 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

NE: PROVINCETOWN CABARET FEST 2012
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

The Provincetown Business Guild presents Cabaret Fest 2012, Cape Cod's ONLY Cabaret Festival on Friday through Sunday, April 13th through 15th. Provincetown, MA, welcomes the best of the best from the world of Cabaret. This is a not to be missed opportunity to enjoy the musical stylings of world renowned Cabaret artists all gathered in one town at the same time. All shows will be presented at the CROWN & ANCHOR (47 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA - 508-487-1430). SATURDAY, APRIL 14th: Dane Vannatter with Fred Boyle on piano, Laird Boles on Bass and Bart Weisman on drums at 8:00 pm. Dane is the recipient of the 2000 Bistro Award for Outstanding CD for his second recording Flight. He has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a 2007 Nightlife Award finalist. Dane has performed in Boston, New York, Washington, DC and the West Coast. For more details, including special show packages and lodging information, CLICK HERE . Tickets are on sale NOW at the PBG Office at 508-487-2313

DC: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT AT BLUES ALLEY

HIROMI: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) Thursday through Sunday, April 12th through 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind, keyboardist-composer Hiromi Uehara has electrified audiences and critics on both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz and pushes musicianship and composition to unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. Part of the personal connection she has established over the years is the result of making music without labels or restrictions. As a matter of principle, she'll continue to follow whatever moves her - be it a place, a person, an idea or whatever else - and leave the definitions to others. There is a $45 cover.

DC: MATT WIGLER RETURNS TO THE CABARET AT GERMANO'S

After recent performances at The Kennedy Center and as a Strathmore Music Center Artist-in-Residence, jazz pianist Matt Wigler and his trio bring their unique blend of original music and jazz standards to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - ) on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 pm. At age 18, this exciting artist has already released three CDs and performed nationwide. Matt has opened for blues guitar greats Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa. There is a $15 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


MW: JEFFREY M. WRIGHT - A COUNTRY-THEMED CABARET

Jeff Wright explores his Southern Roots in a cabaret built around country standards, contemporary pop, southern rock and modern-day country at KRANZBERG ART CENTER STUDIO THEATRE (501 North Grand Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-795-8778) on Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Country and country pop's best ballads point a fleshier way inside. After two sellouts the last two of years, Jeff returns in an adventurous new direction. Carol Schmidt on piano and Steve Schenkel on guitar complete the unbroken circle. Tim Schall directs. Tickets are $20 available at http://www.LicketyTix.com/ .

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.


SF: "HEART & SOUL" THE MUSIC OF DIANA ROSS, DIONNE WARWICK & WHITNEY HOUSTON

On Saturday, April 14th, direct from LA's famed Upright Cabaret and producer Chris Isaacson to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) comes the NEW show "HEART & SOUL," legendary lineup of songs from three of the most memorable voices of the past three generations starring, Shoshana Bean, Sylvia MacCalla and Syesha Mercado. Performances are at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Whitney. Dionne. Diana. Three names that are synonymous with Excitement. Greatness. Heart. And Soul. These sultry starlets of today capture the awesome vocal power of our favorite soul sisters. Led by Musical Director Davy Nathan with the Upright Cabaret band, this show combines old glamour and new flair by reinventing the greatest hits of yesterday with a modern, hip feel. These stunning arrangements are accentuated with a larger-than-life montage of rare photos and videos that showcase the lives of these iconic women back in the day on their rise to fame. The evening is a masterful tribute, evoking the charming nostalgia of three beautiful, trailblazing divas who never go out of style. There is a $35-$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: 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: 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.


AUS: TIM FERGUSON AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fans of television legend and comic great Tim Ferguson have been given a second chance to see his upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival show 'Carry a Big Stick' following a sell-out of the show well in advance of opening night. Tim will be appearing at MELBOURNE TOWN HALL (90 - 120 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne, Vic, AUS - 03-9658-9658 - http://www.comedyfestival.com.au or tel 1300 660 013) on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays). From touring the world as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars, to his life as a network celebrity, Tim speaks (and sings) about his adventures with wicked wit and admirable honesty. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SALENA JONES AT THE PHEASANTRY

Jazz/blues vocalist Salena Jones will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th, in two sets, starting at 8:15 pm. She will be accompanied by the Geoff Eales Trio. Born Joan Shaw in Newport News, Virginia, she is a direct descendant of Crazy Horse, the Indian Sioux warrior. Frustrated by the racism in her home country, Joan moved to England in 1965 and changed her name to Salena Jones. CBS Records signed her, and she performed throughout Europe in major venues and TV shows. In 1967 Salena was booked for two weeks at Ronnie Scott's in London. The audience reaction was so strong that it led to an extended run of seven weeks - still a record for this famous jazz club. Over the last five decades, Salena has continued to work from her base in the UK, and has toured throughout Europe, Africa, America and Asia. She is a well loved artiste in Japan where she has toured on a regular basis since 1978. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT CELEBRATES THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM

THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) presents award-winning director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillett, with special guests Cookie Stark and Melanie Vaughan, in his new show "I Won't Sing a Sondheim Song ... Or Will I?" for six performances, on Fridays, April 13th, 20th & 27th at 7:00 pm, and Wednesdays, May 9th & 23rd, also at 7:00 pm. The show celebrates the work of the Tony and Academy Award winning composer/lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Along with his long-time collaborator and musical director, Jeff Cubeta, Gillett will put his unique stamp on the wildly diverse catalogue of music by one of the theater's most popular and acclaimed contemporary songwriters. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose shows have included "Cast of Thousands - Gillett Sings Carnelia," "It Takes Two - The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan), and his critically lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line & Singer." Eric Michael has been seen on Broadway in the casts of Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Smell of Success, and The Frogs. Television appearances include "Law & Order," "Ed," and "Law & Order: SVU," and he was also seen in the feature films Maid in Manhattan, My Brother, The Third Testament and The Producers (on-screen and on the soundtrack). For twelve years, Eric Michael appeared as the Ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, touring the continental United States and appearing on countless television and radio programs. There os a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: LONDON'S MICHAEL OMER AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Composer/ singer/ songwriter Michael Omer continues his New York City cabaret debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Fridays, April 13th & 20th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Michael Omer is a former regular at London's legendary Pizza on the Park and currently at The Pheasantry in Chelsea. A brilliant pianist, he evokes many musical moods: his original "Making (Royal) Whoopee" (new lyrics about the Royal Wedding); the noir-ish, moody "The Not American Beauty"; to jaunty musical monologues "I Don't Remember Names", his lament at a party. Other song titles include "Mr McGee," a specialty number about a topic familiar to many New Yorkers; "Sexy Samba (Decaffinato)" and Dave Frishberg's jazzy "Blizzard of Lies". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $15 OFF THE COVER THROUGH APRIL 14TH ONLY

Barb Jungr's acclaimed all-Bob Dylan show, "Man in the Long Black Coat," returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a three-week theatrical run Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 28th at 7:00 pm (Saturdays at 9:30 pm). "Man in the Long Black Coat," premiered in October, 2011. Best-known for her eye-opening deconstructions of songs by American rockers, Jungr has been attracting growing international attention for boldly adding new names to the Great American Songbook, names like Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. And Bob Dylan. By stripping these songwriters' of their recorded accoutrements, the British singer lays them bare, proving that many of these rockers are not a breed apart from predecessors like Gershwin, Kern, Mercer and Berlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

$10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through April 14th only.

NYC: THE GARY NEGBAUR GOES SOLO AT TOMI JAZZ

Gary Negbaur will be performing a solo show of all original material at TOMI JAZZ (239 East 53 Street, lower level, NYC - 646-497-1254) on Friday, April 13th with sets from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Pianist/singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur has toured across the USA, Europe and Australia wowing audiences with his heartfelt and often humorous originals along with his innovative arrangements of standards. His recordings include a CD of original music (Let Me Explain) as well as a critically acclaimed solo album of standards (Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat) and a children's CD (Max's Family Band). In addition to performing, Gary writes music for theater and film, and many of his songs are performed and recorded by other singers. There is a $10 cover and a $10 minimum.

NYC: SINGER/SONGWRITER ANN MIRONCHIK AT THE MET

Anne Mironchik will perform on Friday, April 13th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Anne is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter with heart, soul and swing. Her mix of sassy jazz and blues standards and her original, crowd-pleasing and critically acclaimed songs have their roots in rock, blues, R&B and country. Her shows include a mix of jazz standards, jazzy adult-contemporary favorites and her original songs from her album, "Cookin' in the Kitchen". Joining Anne will be Robert Weiss, drums; Gary Vetere, bass; Rob Scheps, tenor sax; Jim O'Connor, trumpet. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SHAYNEE RAINBOLT QUARTET AT THE SUGAR BAR

The Shaynee Rainbolt Quartet (Tedd Kooshian, Piano; Tom Hubbard, Bass; Ray Marchica, Drums; Shaynee Rainbolt, Vocals) performs on Friday, April 13th at Ashford & Simpson's SUGAR BAR (254 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-579-0222 - ) with sets at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. Shaynee is a two-time MAC Award Winner and three-time MAC Award Nominee, with three critically acclaimed CD's to her credit, the first two released on the UK Indie jazz label, 33Jazz (33jazz.com). Due to the intimate size of the club there is limited table seating, therefore, the club requests that you make table reservation in advance. Price Fixe Dinner available 5:30 to 7:30 pm at $19.95. There is a $10 cover.


NYC: CHRISTINE MARTUCCI MAKES HER DEBUT APPEARANCE AT MAMA'S

SunsetsWest Records award winning recording artist Christine Martucci will make her debut appearance at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, April 13th at 8:30 pm. Acclaimed for her live performances, this special intimate acoustic show will give her fans and new audiences the opportunity to experiences a great American songwriter up close and personal. Christine Martucci is renowned for her soulful tenacity, kind-hearted interaction and emotional songwriting, pulling heart strings and opening minds all across the country. Joining Christine will be special guest, The Aster Pheonyx Project. Born and raised in New Jersey, Christine comes from a musical family and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Her critically acclaimed second CD, "I'm All In", featured the single "There You Are", which received national airplay. The video for "There You Are" is also featured on VH1, MTV, and Logo. The CD was also voted the "Editors Pick" in the August 2007 edition of Curve Magazine and also earned the prestigious 2007 Asbury Park Music Award for "Top Local Release". Ms. Martucci was also the recipient of the Asbury Park Music Award for Top Female Vocalist. There is a $10 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE VIJAY IYER TRIO CD RELEASE SHOW

The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore will perform "Accelerando", a CD Release Celebration, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 10th through 14th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer's career has moved on an ever-accelerating arc over the past decade and a half, with the Indian-American artist earning a slew of international honors for his intrepid, multi-hued vision of 21st-century music. The latest chapter of this compelling story in contemporary jazz comes with the Vijay Iyer Trio's "Accelerando," an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm. "Accelerando" sees Iyer and his telepathic trio mates - bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore - go both deep and wide. They light up material that ranges from a brace of bold Iyer originals and pieces by great jazz composers (Duke Ellington, Herbie Nichols, Henry Threadgill) to surprising interpretations of vintage and recent pop and funk tunes (Michael Jackson, Heatwave, Flying Lotus). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLINT HOLMES RETURNS TO THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome Clint Holmes back for a return three-week engagement, Tuesdays thorugh Saturdays, April 10th through 28th, all shows at 8:45 pm. Mr. Holmes, who made his debut last fall with "Remembering Bobby Short," will offer an all new program entitled "This Thing Called Love." Using the words and music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriters' views on the universal subject of love. The evening will include such tunes as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($40, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS BARBARA COOK IN "LET'S FALL IN LOVE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook, Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Her latest show "Let's Fall In Love" will be comprised of her signature mix of songs pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. Musical Director Eric Barnes will lead an all-star band. Cook, considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50s and 60s, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. There is a $60-$100-$135 cover plus a cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NE: PROVINCETOWN CABARET FEST 2012
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

The Provincetown Business Guild presents Cabaret Fest 2012, Cape Cod's ONLY Cabaret Festival on Friday through Sunday, April 13th through 15th. Provincetown, MA, welcomes the best of the best from the world of Cabaret. This is a not to be missed opportunity to enjoy the musical stylings of world renowned Cabaret artists all gathered in one town at the same time. All shows will be presented at the CROWN & ANCHOR (47 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA - 508-487-1430). FRIDAY, APRIL 13th: Krisanthi Pappas & Friends at 8:00 pm. With Larry Marsland & Leslie Boyle, Fred Boyle on piano, Laird Boles on Bass and Bart Weisman on drums. Krisanthi s a nationally acclaimed cabaret singer-songwriter and has been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall by JazzTimes Magazine. As well as her vocal gentleness, she has the husky-voiced passion of Bonnie Raitt and the swinging playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald. Her jazz songwriting style has been compared to Randy Newman by Cadence Magazine, while her mellow pop songwriting is similar to Sarah McLachlan and Michael Buble. For more details, including special show packages and lodging information, CLICK HERE . Tickets are on sale NOW at the PBG Office at 508-487-2313

DC: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT AT BLUES ALLEY

HIROMI: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) Thursday through Sunday, April 12th through 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind, keyboardist-composer Hiromi Uehara has electrified audiences and critics on both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz and pushes musicianship and composition to unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. Part of the personal connection she has established over the years is the result of making music without labels or restrictions. As a matter of principle, she'll continue to follow whatever moves her - be it a place, a person, an idea or whatever else - and leave the definitions to others. There is a $45 cover.

DC: ELLEN CHERRY AND SANDY ASIRVATHAM AT GERMANO'S

Two of Baltimore's most inventive singer-songwriters offer a thought provoking evening of music and song when they perform together at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - ) on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm. Lauded guitarist Ellen Cherry will join acclaimed pianist Sandy Asirvatham in an exclusive concert and album preview. Each artist will sing and play her own songs and the duo will preview their upcoming collaboration, an all-new arrangement of the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


MW: JEFFREY M. WRIGHT - A COUNTRY-THEMED CABARET

Jeff Wright explores his Southern Roots in a cabaret built around country standards, contemporary pop, southern rock and modern-day country at KRANZBERG ART CENTER STUDIO THEATRE (501 North Grand Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-795-8778) on Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th at 8:00 pm. Country and country pop's best ballads point a fleshier way inside. After two sellouts the last two of years, Jeff returns in an adventurous new direction. Carol Schmidt on piano and Steve Schenkel on guitar complete the unbroken circle. Tim Schall directs. Tickets are $20 available at http://www.LicketyTix.com/ .


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: THE BENNY GOLSON QUINTET FEATURING NNENNA FREELON

Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Wednesday through Friday, April 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the US and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. The Quintet is made up of Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Nnenna Freelon (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), Mike LeDonne (piano). Six-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." A standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more! Phenomenal performances at Carnegie Hall to The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival, and from Montreaux to London!There is a $40-$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.


AUS: TIM FERGUSON AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fans of television legend and comic great Tim Ferguson have been given a second chance to see his upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival show 'Carry a Big Stick' following a sell-out of the show well in advance of opening night. Tim will be appearing at MELBOURNE TOWN HALL (90 - 120 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne, Vic, AUS - 03-9658-9658 - http://www.comedyfestival.com.au or tel 1300 660 013) on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays). From touring the world as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars, to his life as a network celebrity, Tim speaks (and sings) about his adventures with wicked wit and admirable honesty. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: SALENA JONES AT THE PHEASANTRY

Jazz/blues vocalist Salena Jones will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th, in two sets, starting at 8:15 pm. She will be accompanied by the Geoff Eales Trio. Born Joan Shaw in Newport News, Virginia, she is a direct descendant of Crazy Horse, the Indian Sioux warrior. Frustrated by the racism in her home country, Joan moved to England in 1965 and changed her name to Salena Jones. CBS Records signed her, and she performed throughout Europe in major venues and TV shows. In 1967 Salena was booked for two weeks at Ronnie Scott's in London. The audience reaction was so strong that it led to an extended run of seven weeks - still a record for this famous jazz club. Over the last five decades, Salena has continued to work from her base in the UK, and has toured throughout Europe, Africa, America and Asia. She is a well loved artiste in Japan where she has toured on a regular basis since 1978. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $15 OFF THE COVER THROUGH APRIL 14TH ONLY

Barb Jungr's acclaimed all-Bob Dylan show, "Man in the Long Black Coat," returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a three-week theatrical run Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 28th at 7:00 pm (Saturdays at 9:30 pm). "Man in the Long Black Coat," premiered in October, 2011. Best-known for her eye-opening deconstructions of songs by American rockers, Jungr has been attracting growing international attention for boldly adding new names to the Great American Songbook, names like Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. And Bob Dylan. By stripping these songwriters' of their recorded accoutrements, the British singer lays them bare, proving that many of these rockers are not a breed apart from predecessors like Gershwin, Kern, Mercer and Berlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

$10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through April 14th only.

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: 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: PATTY CRONHEIM RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Say So recording artist Patty Cronheim brings her music once again to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, April 12th at 9:30 pm. Capturing the attention of critics, this New Jersey native has just released her first CD "Days Like These". Her versatility and sensitivity are apparent in every note and getting attention. She is a winner of Billboard's World Song Competition, America's Best Song Open Door Contest, the 2010 West Coast Song Writer's International Song Competition, and the International Think Tank Music Awards. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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. Guest performers this week are: Patrick Page (The Green Goblin in Spiderman); Morgan James (Godspell); Colleen McHugh (award-winning vocalist); Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida, etc.). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-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: AT THE PIANO WITH FRANCA AT THE GERSHWIN

Franca Vercelloni returns on Thursday, April 12th at 8:00 pm to THE GERSHWIN HOTEL (7 East 27th Street, NYC). The evening will feature piano bar style entertainment, with special guests. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. It's a variety show! It's a talk show! It's an open mic! And it's gonna be on the internet. Comedy! Music! Lively discussion! PLUS: audience sing-alongs! There is a $10 cover (food, wine, and beer available for purchase at Birch Coffee in the lobby).


NYC: VELVETEEN PLAYBOYS AT BIRDLAND - ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Velveteen Playboys take to the stage at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Thursday, April 12th at 6:00 pm. They are a band for the world. They are a multi-racial, multi-dimensional, transcontinental juggernaut of musical talent. The band is comprised of American, Caribbean and European musicians whose musical backgrounds are as diverse as their lineup. Their strength, however, lies in their live performances which are both high energy and fun. Their infectious combination of Jazz, Pop and Swing keeps audiences moving in their seats or dancing on their feet. They are a modern day presentation of a retro sound that is unique yet familiar. Velveteen Playboys are a musical tornado set to tear the roof off. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE VIJAY IYER TRIO CD RELEASE SHOW

The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore will perform "Accelerando", a CD Release Celebration, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 10th through 14th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer's career has moved on an ever-accelerating arc over the past decade and a half, with the Indian-American artist earning a slew of international honors for his intrepid, multi-hued vision of 21st-century music. The latest chapter of this compelling story in contemporary jazz comes with the Vijay Iyer Trio's "Accelerando," an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm. "Accelerando" sees Iyer and his telepathic trio mates - bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore - go both deep and wide. They light up material that ranges from a brace of bold Iyer originals and pieces by great jazz composers (Duke Ellington, Herbie Nichols, Henry Threadgill) to surprising interpretations of vintage and recent pop and funk tunes (Michael Jackson, Heatwave, Flying Lotus). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS BARBARA COOK IN "LET'S FALL IN LOVE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook, Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Her latest show "Let's Fall In Love" will be comprised of her signature mix of songs pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. Musical Director Eric Barnes will lead an all-star band. Cook, considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50s and 60s, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. There is a $60-$100-$135 cover plus a cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLINT HOLMES RETURNS TO THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome Clint Holmes back for a return three-week engagement, Tuesdays thorugh Saturdays, April 10th through 28th, all shows at 8:45 pm. Mr. Holmes, who made his debut last fall with "Remembering Bobby Short," will offer an all new program entitled "This Thing Called Love." Using the words and music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriters' views on the universal subject of love. The evening will include such tunes as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($40, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances.

DC: HIROMI: THE TRIO PROJECT AT BLUES ALLEY

HIROMI: The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) Thursday through Sunday, April 12th through 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind, keyboardist-composer Hiromi Uehara has electrified audiences and critics on both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz and pushes musicianship and composition to unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication. Part of the personal connection she has established over the years is the result of making music without labels or restrictions. As a matter of principle, she'll continue to follow whatever moves her - be it a place, a person, an idea or whatever else - and leave the definitions to others. There is a $45 cover.

SOUTH: DARYL SHERMAN AT SNUG HARBOR FOR CD RELEASE SHOW

Manhattan mainstay singer-pianist Daryl Sherman will be celebrating the release of her CD "Mississippi Belle" recorded in New Orleans last year at New Orleans' Premier Jazz Club SNUG HARBOR (626 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA - 504-949-0696) on Thursday, April 12th, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The recording is a collection of Cole Porter songs with a Crescent City slant. Daryl will be joined by several local musicians including special guest Banu Gibson. The show will include lots of other jazz classics. 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: THE BENNY GOLSON QUINTET FEATURING NNENNA FREELON

Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Wednesday through Friday, April 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the US and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. The Quintet is made up of Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Nnenna Freelon (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), Mike LeDonne (piano). Six-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." A standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more! Phenomenal performances at Carnegie Hall to The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival, and from Montreaux to London! There is a $40-$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.


AUS: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: TIM FERGUSON AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fans of television legend and comic great Tim Ferguson have been given a second chance to see his upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival show 'Carry a Big Stick' following a sell-out of the show well in advance of opening night. Tim will be appearing at MELBOURNE TOWN HALL (90 - 120 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne, Vic, AUS - 03-9658-9658 - http://www.comedyfestival.com.au or tel 1300 660 013) on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays). From touring the world as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars, to his life as a network celebrity, Tim speaks (and sings) about his adventures with wicked wit and admirable honesty. Call for cover/minimum information.

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WEDNESDAY - APRIL 11th

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NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $15 OFF THE COVER THROUGH APRIL 14TH ONLY

Barb Jungr's acclaimed all-Bob Dylan show, "Man in the Long Black Coat," returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a three-week theatrical run Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 28th at 7:00 pm (Saturdays at 9:30 pm). "Man in the Long Black Coat," premiered in October, 2011. Best-known for her eye-opening deconstructions of songs by American rockers, Jungr has been attracting growing international attention for boldly adding new names to the Great American Songbook, names like Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. And Bob Dylan. By stripping these songwriters' of their recorded accoutrements, the British singer lays them bare, proving that many of these rockers are not a breed apart from predecessors like Gershwin, Kern, Mercer and Berlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

$10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through April 14th only.

NYC: TOM VAUGHN MAKES HIS LAURIE BEECHMAN DEBUT
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

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: TAXES & TUNES WITH THE SINGING CPA AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Come do your taxes and be entertained with hilarious tax parody songs from The Singing CPA, Steve Zelin at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm. As an artist and tax expert, Steve can answer any tax questions that especially pertain to working artists. Come bring your 1099s, receipts, expenses, and tax forms and Steve will help you complete your taxes in a fun group setting. To make it less painful he will break into song from time to time to make it more fun to get through this sometimes overwhelming process! He understands the business of show business. Steve has received wide acclaim from the Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, and has been featured on Nightline. For more information, see http://www.thesingingcpa.com/ . There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI AT THE THE FLUTE BAR

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

NYC: O SOLE TRIO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

O SOLE TRIO, David Shenton's new vocal group has been performing to sold-out houses recently at various venues in the NYC area. They will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, April 11th at 9:30 pm. "O Sole Trio" is a new, vibrant musical ensemble featuring singers Erin Shields and Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton on piano and violin. Their shows feature unique arrangements of some of the most famous Italian opera arias, Neapolitan songs and classic jazz standards, with a concentration on the Italian language. From Louis Prima and Connie Francis to Puccini. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JOYCE BREACH

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, April 11th and features Joyce Breach - Singer, with Warren Vache - Cornet, Frank Owens - Piano and Lisle Atkinson - Bass. 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, April 11th, features Ruth Carlin, Jerry Winchinsky, Bobbie Horowitz, Frank Loman, Meg Flather, Benjamin Smith, Jeffrey Gurian, Felisha Mae, Corky, Joan Jaffe, Barbara Malley, Carmine Grillo, Rob Langeder, Stacie Perlman with Barry Levitt on piano and Saadi Zain on bass. There is a $13 cover, no minimum.


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

Kat Gang brings her unique vocal style to the ROSE ROOM OF THE PLAZA HOTEL (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC - 212-759-3000) every Wednesday at 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: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band ska David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. "There has never been a band quite like the Gully Low Jazz Band," notes legendary record producer George Avakian. "Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always try to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more! There is a $10-$15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE VIJAY IYER TRIO CD RELEASE SHOW

The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore will perform "Accelerando", a CD Release Celebration, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, April 10th through 14th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer's career has moved on an ever-accelerating arc over the past decade and a half, with the Indian-American artist earning a slew of international honors for his intrepid, multi-hued vision of 21st-century music. The latest chapter of this compelling story in contemporary jazz comes with the Vijay Iyer Trio's "Accelerando," an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm. "Accelerando" sees Iyer and his telepathic trio mates - bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore - go both deep and wide. They light up material that ranges from a brace of bold Iyer originals and pieces by great jazz composers (Duke Ellington, Herbie Nichols, Henry Threadgill) to surprising interpretations of vintage and recent pop and funk tunes (Michael Jackson, Heatwave, Flying Lotus). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS BARBARA COOK IN "LET'S FALL IN LOVE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook, Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Her latest show "Let's Fall In Love" will be comprised of her signature mix of songs pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. Musical Director Eric Barnes will lead an all-star band. Cook, considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50s and 60s, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. There is a $60-$100-$135 cover plus a cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLINT HOLMES RETURNS TO THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome Clint Holmes back for a return three-week engagement, Tuesdays thorugh Saturdays, April 10th through 28th, all shows at 8:45 pm. Mr. Holmes, who made his debut last fall with "Remembering Bobby Short," will offer an all new program entitled "This Thing Called Love." Using the words and music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriters' views on the universal subject of love. The evening will include such tunes as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($40, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances.

NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH CHRISTINE FONTANA

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, April 11th the featured guest vocalist will be Christine Fontana accompanied by Steven Higgs. Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).

DC: HARRY APPELMAN QUARTET AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz pianist and educator Harry Appelman will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, April 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Harry Appelman Quartet (with Drew Gress, Dave Ballou & Jon Selligman) has performed on concert stages on five continents. He has been chosen three times to participate in U.S. State Department music tours overseas - to South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, and South Asia. He performed in Egypt in February 2008 with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and has performed at the Festival Gnaouas et Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Mr. Appelman is a member of Afro Bop Alliance, winners of a 2008 Latin Grammy, and has toured the United States and Canada with the Woody Herman Orchestra and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. There is a $20 cover.

SF: THE BENNY GOLSON QUINTET FEATURING NNENNA FREELON

Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Wednesday through Friday, April 11th through 13th at 8:00 pm. Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. He has recorded over 30 albums for many recording companies in the US and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. The Quintet is made up of Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Nnenna Freelon (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), Mike LeDonne (piano). Six-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon is hailed as the "international voice of Jazz." A standing ovation from 20,000 in her star-making a cappella appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast! She has shared the stage or recordings with Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Take 6, Al Jarreau, the Count Basie Orchestra and more! Phenomenal performances at Carnegie Hall to The Hollywood Bowl, the Monterey Jazz Festival to the Newport Jazz Festival, and from Montreaux to London! There is a $40-$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: 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: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - APRIL 10th

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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: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $15 OFF THE COVER THROUGH APRIL 14TH ONLY

Barb Jungr's acclaimed all-Bob Dylan show, "Man in the Long Black Coat," returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for a three-week theatrical run Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 28th at 7:00 pm (Saturdays at 9:30 pm). "Man in the Long Black Coat," premiered in October, 2011. Best-known for her eye-opening deconstructions of songs by American rockers, Jungr has been attracting growing international attention for boldly adding new names to the Great American Songbook, names like Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. And Bob Dylan. By stripping these songwriters' of their recorded accoutrements, the British singer lays them bare, proving that many of these rockers are not a breed apart from predecessors like Gershwin, Kern, Mercer and Berlin. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

$10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through April 14th only.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: THE VIJAY IYER TRIO CD RELEASE SHOW

The Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Stephan Crump & Marcus Gilmore will perform "Accelerando", a CD Release Celebration, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) Tuesday through Saturday, April 10th through 14th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist-composer Vijay Iyer's career has moved on an ever-accelerating arc over the past decade and a half, with the Indian-American artist earning a slew of international honors for his intrepid, multi-hued vision of 21st-century music. The latest chapter of this compelling story in contemporary jazz comes with the Vijay Iyer Trio's "Accelerando," an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm. "Accelerando" sees Iyer and his telepathic trio mates - bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore - go both deep and wide. They light up material that ranges from a brace of bold Iyer originals and pieces by great jazz composers (Duke Ellington, Herbie Nichols, Henry Threadgill) to surprising interpretations of vintage and recent pop and funk tunes (Michael Jackson, Heatwave, Flying Lotus). There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLINT HOLMES RETURNS TO THE CAFE CARLYLE

THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) is pleased to welcome Clint Holmes back for a return three-week engagement, Tuesdays thorugh Saturdays, April 10th through 28th, all shows at 8:45 pm. Mr. Holmes, who made his debut last fall with "Remembering Bobby Short," will offer an all new program entitled "This Thing Called Love." Using the words and music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriters' views on the universal subject of love. The evening will include such tunes as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($40, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances.

NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS BARBARA COOK IN "LET'S FALL IN LOVE"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents return engagement of Tony Award winning Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook, Tuesdays through Saturdays, April 10th through 21st at 8:00 pm, with additional performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm. Her latest show "Let's Fall In Love" will be comprised of her signature mix of songs pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples. Musical Director Eric Barnes will lead an all-star band. Cook, considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50s and 60s, her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. There is a $60-$100-$135 cover plus a cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

SF: ROBIN DUHE & HIS BAND AT THE RRAZZ

The Soul Music Series co-produced with Shelly Tatum Presents Bassist Robin Duhe at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) on Tuesday, April 10th at 8:00 pm. Robin Duhe performed for three decades with the R&B group, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Duhe took an unexpected turn in 2004 with the release of his first solo CD, DO IT DUHE. In 2009, he released his second CD LIFE. There is a $25 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.

AUS: JENNY WYNTER IN AN UNEXPECTED VARIETY SHOW
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Jenny Wynter presents "An Unexpected Variety Show" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Sundays) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "An Unexpected Variety Show" fuses together stand-up, musical and character comedy with a poignant narrative about the unexpected aspects of life. The show is a comedy cabaret, however with its deeply personal storytelling, is unique in that it has moved audiences consistently to both laughter AND tears. WINNER: Excellence in Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe 2011. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: TIM FERGUSON AT MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

Fans of television legend and comic great Tim Ferguson have been given a second chance to see his upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival show 'Carry a Big Stick' following a sell-out of the show well in advance of opening night. Tim will be appearing at MELBOURNE TOWN HALL (90 - 120 Swanston Street Walk, Melbourne, Vic, AUS - 03-9658-9658 - http://www.comedyfestival.com.au or tel 1300 660 013) on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 10th through 22nd at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays). From touring the world as one of the Doug Anthony All Stars, to his life as a network celebrity, Tim speaks (and sings) about his adventures with wicked wit and admirable honesty. Call for cover/minimum information.

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MONDAY - APRIL 9th

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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, April 9th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with a surprise co-host, 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: KAREN MASON & BRENT BARRETT IN "SING HAPPY!"

Karen Mason & Brent Barrett will combine their spectacular voices to celebrate the music of their lives, with a special emphasis on the songs of the great songwriting team Kander & Ebb at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Monday, April 9th at 7:00 pm. Karen Mason is a ten-time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards. Ms. Mason most recently originated the role of The Queen of Hearts in the Broadway production of WONDERLAND. She originated the role of Tanya on Broadway in Abba's MAMMA MIA!, and was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she performed to critical acclaim and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Velma von Tussel in the final Broadway company of HAIRSPRAY; "Monotony" singer, Mazeppa in JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY; Rosalie in CARNIVAL (another Drama Desk nomination); plus featured roles in Broadway's TORCH SONG TRILOGY; and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG. Brent Barrett has entertained millions of fans around the world from the stages of Broadway, the West End, concerts halls, recording studios and television. He most recently reprised his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award winning hit, CHICAGO-The Musical, for which he received a LA Drama Critics Award. Brent relocated to Las Vegas where he was asked to open the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular. Barrett starred in the title role in the brand new 40 million dollar theater, at the Venetian Hotel, for two years of sold-out houses. Brent received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. His acclaimed performance was recorded for broadcast on PBS and is available on DVD. He also starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Pajama Game and as King Arthur in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Camelot. There is a $30 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: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799 - ). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

CHI: CLAUDIA HOMMEL IN SOPHISTICATED LADIES AT THE SHOWCASE

Bethany Pickens, Marlene Rosenberg, Sarah Allen perform "The Ladies Who Swing" at THE JAZZ SHOWCASE (806 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL - 312-360-0234) on Monday, April 9th, with sets from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Special guests are Ava Logan, Tecora Rogers, Gretchen Marsh along with the series' regular singers: KT McCammond, Elizabeth Doyle, Claudia Hommel. Jazz women come out swinging in a jam session featuring some of Chicago's finest vocalists and instrumentalists. "The Ladies Who Swing" will be led at the piano by Bethany Pickens, bassist Marlene Rosenberg and drummer Sarah Allen. There is a $15-$25 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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