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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 - APRIL16th through APRIL 22nd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - APRIL 22nd

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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch on 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: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Broadway on 22nd Street, the monthly series that brings you some of the most talented performers from the Great White Way continues in 2012 at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The show will be presented this month on Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm, Broadway on 22nd Street has become one of the most talked about cabaret series. Each month three performers from Broadway head downtown to strut their stuff. Each performer sings a 4-song set and they also may team up with another performer for a duet or even group number. April's edition features Jeremy Giraud Abram, Linda Schell and Nikkteli Damone. Musical director is Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JUSTIN HICKS - AN EVENING WITH JUSE AND FANCY COLA

Justin Hicks and Kenita Miller Hicks present an evening of original and cover songs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, April 22nd at 9:30 pm. Using music, text, sound, and food, they create work that reaches toward dialogue and the corroboration of instinctual values (and their variations) held by the diaspora of working people (despite disparate classifications of class and socioeconomic statuses). By incorporating several practices into their making processes, they are able to explore themes of identity, race, economics, marriage, working, and religion using several vantage points, all the while focussing on what they believe to be universal emotional aspects of existence, that few are exempt from (regardless of class, gender, race, etc.). There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOHN KOPROWSKI: FIVE YEARS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD, 1964-1969

John Koproswki takes you on a musical journey through the days of the campus free speech movement, the anti-war movement, Haight-Ashbury, and Woodstock at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. He will be accompanied by Tracy Stark with Pete Calo, guitar; Donna Kelly, drums; Susan Mitchell, violin; and Owen Yost, bass. Backup vocals are provided by Wendy Russell and Cindy Green. Songs by the following artists are featured: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and others. John Koprowski is a multifaceted artist who, after a successful career in finance, chose to change directions and pursue his artistic dreams. As an actor, John has appeared in many productions in and around New York City. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillett. Call for cover/minimum information.



RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF BARBRA STREISAND
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/ , usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, April 22nd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of the Barbra Streisand. David will also have an In-Studio Interview with Stephen Flaherty & Steven Reineke. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "TOUGH GUYS & DANGEROUS DOLLS"

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 22nd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Tough Guys & Dangerous Dolls". Co-Host will be Billie Roe. Guest Host/Pianist will be Steven Ray Watkins and the Salon Spotlight will feature Lennie Watts. 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.

SF: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


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: 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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SATURDAY - APRIL 21st
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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: HOLE-O-MATIC AT MAMA'S IN APRIL
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2011" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, April 21st & 28th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: 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: 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: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"

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.


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background -- Dominican and French Gypsy -- and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world.


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.

NYS: BROADWAY COMES TO THE GARDEN

Broadway Concerts Direct presents the Broadway Comes to Wurtsboro Series, BROADWAY COMES TO THE GARDEN - Songs of Spring on Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 pm at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WURTSBORO (134 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro NY - INFO & RESV.: 845-888-2798 - ). The show features Celia Berk, Rich Flanders, Joanna Morton Gary, Janice Hall, Sue Matsuki, Mark Planner, Sarah Rice, David Vernon and JoAnn Yeoman with Matthew Martin Ward on Piano. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. The evening will feature an eclectic evening of song, about spring and... just about everything, as usual, drawing from the world of cabaret, classical, theater and popular music. Featuring songs from SECRET GARDEN and more, music to get your Forsythia blooming. Broadway Concerts Direct brings together some of the finest voices on the Broadway, cabaret, music theatre and operatic stages.

NYS: THE SPURS USA CELEBRATE WHEN COUNTRY WAS COOL

The Berkshire-based musicians who form the country-western band, The Spurs USA, will appear at The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200 - ) on Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 pm, with a stage show entitled, When Country Was Cool ... Volume One, as a part of the Fort's spring Cabaret Series. A recent fan survey in the Berkshire Eagle lists The Spurs as this year's Best Band in the Berkshires. Filling houses in the Berkshires & the Capital Region for the past six months, the five members of The Spurs come to this newly formed group from professional lives devoted to performing and a real love of traditional country music. Between them all, there's more than a hundred years of professional musicianship. Bass player John Barrett played hundreds of gigs starting in the sixties, opening for touring bands including The Grateful Dead. In When Country Was Cool, The Spurs celebrate the three or four decades of music that defined the style, featuring music written and/or sung by Johnny Cash, Pasty Cline, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Patti Page, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, among others, classic country tunes from the 40s through the 70s. Front-person Dona Frank Federico grew up in the Bay Area playing guitar and performing as a band singer, and took time out to raise a child. Dona so imbued her daughter, Olivia, with a love for music, that Olivia grew up to create a punk band currently playing out of Nashville. "Full circle, she inspired me to get back to my musical roots," says Dona, who was thrilled when the four guys who back her up asked her to join them. Tickets are $25.

NE: BACA LIFE IS A CABARET OPEN MIC
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - ) LIFE IS A CABARET open mic will be held on Friday, April 21st at SPRINGSTEP, MEDIUM STUDIO (98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA - ) from 7:30 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:15 pm). BACA Open Mics are held on the 3rd Friday of the month. This month Tom LaMark will serve as accompanist. Admission is $10 for BACA members, $13 for non-members.

MW: SHANNON FORSELL: SONGS I'VE NEVER SUNG ON BROADWAY

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 - ) presents Shannon Forsell, Managing and artistic director of The Cabaret, in "Songs I've Never Sung on Broadway" on Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st. Through songs from Broadway to cabaret to jazz, this show explores how we choose to live, the choices we make, and how "forks in the road" shape and define who we are. There is a $25, $35, $45 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

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

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


L.A.: CRAIG POMRANZ CELEBRATES MAC WIN AT THE GARDENIA

2012 MAC AWARD WINNER (Best Male Vocalist) Craig Pomranz, a fixture on the international nightclub scene, will be returning to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. With a vocal quality reminiscent of heart-melting tenors like Johnny Mathis, Chet Baker and Jimmy Scott, Craig has been described as one of the dreamiest voices in the music industry. Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Pomranz crafts shows that feel freshly minted each night, like a nightclub act at the Copa from the golden days, and audiences can expect witty banter with his music director Stephen Bocchino, fast-paced entertainment, and moments of deeply moving beauty. In addition to his solo performances, he has shared the stage with Dame Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley and Ann Hampton Callaway. 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: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


SF: 50s AND 60s PARTY AT SINBAD'S

Sinbad's Restaurant and Holly Productions presents "A 50s and 60s PARTY!" on Saturday, April 21st from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at SINBAD'S RESTAURANT (141 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA - 415-781-2555 - ). One price includes lunch & show. The show features "The Blenders" singing Rock to Motown with vocalists Janet Dean, Roberta Malloy and Karen Roark with Randy Johnson on Lead Guitar and Vocals; David Miotke, Pianist/Vocalist from the Legendary 60s Group, "HP LOVECRAFT!" And 50s Throwback, Kathy Holly, of "Bye, Bye, Birdie". Revel in the years of the Twist, Stroll, Beach Boys, Elvis, Connie Francis and More! $48 includes tax & tip. Tickets should be purchased in advance from Kathy Holly (415-269-8699) or at Holly7531@aol.com

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.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - APRIL 20th

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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 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: JERRY PHELPS PRESENTS "SAD SONGS SAY SO MUCH"

Jerry Phelps returns for encore performances of his show "Sad Songs Say So Much," on Fridays, March 30th & April 20th at 9:15 pm and Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ). In his show Phelps shows us the way wrist-slashing ballads can move us, speak for us and sometimes make us laugh at our own pain. The show features the songs of Sondheim, India.Arie, Brett Kristofferson, Stevie Wonder, and many more. MAC and Bistro Award-winning Songwriter Brett Kristofferson serves as musical director and MAC Award winner Angela Shultz directs. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"

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.


NYC: CABARET CARES WITH KIM AND WILLIAM

Cabaret Cares, the MAC And Bistro Award winning benefit series, returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Friday, April 20th at 10:00 pm. The evening will feature performances by Kimberly Reid Dunbar and William. Also featured are Ernie Jackson - Guitar, Kevin Sport - Drums and Jason DiMatteo - Bass. The evening will be musical directed by Carl Haan. The evening will benefit Help Is On The Way Today, a grass roots non for profit organization that helps and assists children and youth living with HIV and AIDS in New York City. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE SAL RICHARDS SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN

Sal Richards, an accomplished comedian and actor within the entertainment industry for almost 40 years is returning to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, April 20th at 9:30 pm. Sal's Documentary about is life ,"Mr. Laughs, A Look behind the Curtain" won 6 Best Documentary in Film Festivals around the country, a behind the scenes look that reveals the many obstacles he faced while trying to make it in show business. From dealing with the MOB, to the death of his son at age 21, from his big Broadway Show closing early because of a terrible Snowstorm, to the good times and the bad times with well know celebrities, it's all here. Brooklyn born Richards has appeared in such films as Rounders, Out for Justice, Fighting Back, and Love Is All There Is. He has also appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Fugitive, and Deadline. He just finished shooting a co-starring role in a comedy with Vincent D'onofrio and Brenda Vaccaro, Crackers directed by award winning director Gregory Principato. Although these roles all required his serious side, Richards is also a critically acclaimed professional comedian. He performs at various venues across the United States, including headlining shows in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background -- Dominican and French Gypsy -- and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world.


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.

MW: SHANNON FORSELL: SONGS I'VE NEVER SUNG ON BROADWAY

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 - ) presents Shannon Forsell, Managing and artistic director of The Cabaret, in "Songs I've Never Sung on Broadway" on Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st. Through songs from Broadway to cabaret to jazz, this show explores how we choose to live, the choices we make, and how "forks in the road" shape and define who we are. There is a $25, $35, $45 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL REMEMBERED

Judy at Carnegie Hall" is perhaps the most acclaimed live concert recording ever made and considered by many as one of the greatest nights in show business. The album, from Garland's concert on April 23, 1961, was one of the earliest live concert recordings ever made, stayed on the Billboard chart for 94 weeks, 13 weeks at Number One, and was the winner of five Grammy Awards, including Best Female Vocal Performance and Album of the Year. Chicago's top jazz and cabaret vocalists will recreate that legendary evening song by song, anecdote by anecdote and costume by costume, celebrating the 51st anniversary since the performance at MAYNE STAGE (1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-381-4554 - ) on Friday, April 20th at 8:00 pm. The ensemble includes Chicago adored performers Heather Currie, Elaine Dame, Elizabeth Doyle, Laura Freeman, Ester Hana, KT McCammond, Julia Merchant, Daryl Nitz, Stephen Rader, Tecora Rogers and special guest Honey West. Musical direction by George Howe with Nick Christiansen on percussion, Jim Cox on bass and Mike Torte on horns. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: CRAIG POMRANZ CELEBRATES MAC WIN AT THE GARDENIA

2012 MAC AWARD WINNER (Best Male Vocalist) Craig Pomranz, a fixture on the international nightclub scene, will be returning to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st at 9:00 pm. With a vocal quality reminiscent of heart-melting tenors like Johnny Mathis, Chet Baker and Jimmy Scott, Craig has been described as one of the dreamiest voices in the music industry. Craig has distinguished himself consistently in his live shows by performing music from the Great American Songbook that is not over-recorded, contemporary pop, as well as more unusual songs he has collected from songwriters through the years. Pomranz crafts shows that feel freshly minted each night, like a nightclub act at the Copa from the golden days, and audiences can expect witty banter with his music director Stephen Bocchino, fast-paced entertainment, and moments of deeply moving beauty. In addition to his solo performances, he has shared the stage with Dame Cleo Laine, Barbara Cook, Betty Buckley and Ann Hampton Callaway. 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: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


S.F.: BENN BACOT CELEBRATES 420 ON 4/20

Benn Bacot returns to SAVANNA JAZZ (2937 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-285-3369 - ) on Friday, April 20th from 7:30 to 11:30 pm with a 5 piece band including sax and trombone for a very special show. Yes, that's 420 which in California lingo is slang for Marijuana with April 20th being National Pot Smokers Day. There has always been a close connection between Jazz and marijuana culture with a whole sub genre of jazz songs dedicated to this connection. Join Benn as he features several songs from the 1930s, including titles such as "Reefer Headed Woman!" "Jack I'm Mellow!", "Mellow Stuff", and from Ella Fitzgerald "When I Get's Low, I Gets High!" to name a few. There is a $8 cover.


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.

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THURSDAY - APRIL 19th

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NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"

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.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

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


NYC: APRIL CALENDAR GIRL - "SPRING FORWARD (and BLOSSOM)"

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents "SPRING FORWARD (and BLOSSOM)" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - ) on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 pm. Colleen McHugh and the Calendar Boys Trio (Tedd Firth, piano; Steve Doyle, bass; and Sean Harkness, guitar) bring on the warmth with their favorite vernal ditties, plus a special tribute to Blossom Dearie, and the celebrated Improv song! Bring your best story and watch it magically musically materialize! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jim Ridl, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Tim Horner, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 19th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883 - ). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover charge.

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

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

NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background -- Dominican and French Gypsy -- and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world.


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.

CHI: ROBYN SPANGLER STOPS AT DAVENPORT'S ON USA TOUR

L.A. based Robyn Spangler brings her award winning show "Why I Love Linda Ronstadt" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by Musical Director Jeffrey Roscoe on piano and Patrick Williams on bass. Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the "rock ballad" with her string of hits in the late 60s and early 70s but that's just the beginning of a four plus decade career in music which includes almost every genre. Spangler, who has been singing professionally since she was 17, made her cabaret debut in 2009. Robyn was voted Los Angeles' Best Female Cabaret Artist by BroadwayWorld.com and is currently touring the USA and with an appearance in New York City. Robyn's music is currently featured on Delta Airlines Hello Music Channel. Music can be found on iTunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby and as an iPhone app. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


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.

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NYC: JANICE HALL IN NEW SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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Janice Hall, internationally renowned opera singer and 2011 Bistro Award winner, is presenting her new show, I'd Rather Be Doing This ..., at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for three performances, Sunday, February 12th at 4:00 pm; Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30 pm. In I'd Rather Be Doing This ... , Janice takes the audience on a tour of her favorite things, places, and composers, presenting fresh and imaginative renditions of songs that range from the sophistication of Cole Porter and Cy Coleman to the raw emotion of Piaf's "L'Accordeoniste" and the taut drama of Kurt Weill. In addition, Janice premieres the deliciously risque title song written especially for her by her musical director, Matthew Martin Ward, with lyrics by her director, Peter Napolitano. The show is a winning combination of wit, wisdom, and seriously beautiful singing, by a world-class performer who is as at home in the world of cabaret as she has been on the international opera stage. I'd Rather Be Doing This... also features Tony Romano on guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: LOU CAPUTO'S NOT-SO-BIG-BAND

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 18th and features Lou Caputo's Not-So-Big-Band featuring Jann Parker & David Coss - Singers. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

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: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"

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.


NYC: THE SINGING EXPERIENCE PRESENTS "TOP OF THE WORLD"

The Singing Experience is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary year and the next performance of 2012 will be at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - RESV: 212 315-3500 - ) on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:30 pm. The stars of "The Top of the World" willSylvia Chen, Delaina Dixon, Nicole Dono, Audrey Feuerherd, Julia German, Ana Gutierrez, Shereen Hickman, Jackie Holmes, Nayra Luis, Stephanie Mallick, Julie Mallin, Alexandra Numberoff, Zoey Pena, Laura Slutsky, Katy Walker, Christine Williams. Richard Danley, Musical Director. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE was established 1977 to give aspiring cabaret and musical theater performers the opportunity to explore their talents, conquer fear, and develop self-confidence by learning the "tools of the trade" through great coaching and actually performing before audiences in a supportive, nurturing and non-competitive environment. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background -- Dominican and French Gypsy -- and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world.


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.

L.A.: CHRISTINE PEDI IN "GREAT DAMES." AT THE GARDENIA

Having won the New York Night Life Award, the Backstage Bistro Award, and a MAC nomination, Christine Pedi's Great Dames has played New York, London, South Africa, and all over the USA. On Wednesday, April 18th at 9:00 pm, Pedi will appear at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444). Currently doing double duty starring off-Broadway in Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage and in NEWSical the Musical (spoofing current affairs, trends, and cultural phenomena,) she can also be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel 72 playing the music of the stage and screen and interviewing theatre legends. She has a long association with the satirical revue, Forbidden Broadway, and is a Drama Desk nominee for Forbidden Hollywood. Her annual holiday show, There's No Bizness Like Snow Bizness, has become a tradition at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York. On Broadway, she was in Talk Radio with Live Schrieber, and in Little Me, with Martin Short and Faith Prince, and she has been a featured soloist at Avery Fisher Hall, on the QM2, and with symphonies across the country. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


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: 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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NYC: METROJAM WEEKLY OPEN MIC NOW UPTOWN AT MAMA'S
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METROJAM, the weekly cabaret/jazz open mic event hosted by Jenna Esposito, is movin' on up! MetroJam now now being held every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:15 to 11:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Jenna Esposito. Next show is on March 20th. Accompaniment is provided by the MetroJam house band: John DiPinto on piano, Ritt Henn on bass, and Bobby Sher on drums. Sparkles and homemade cookies are provided for all attendees at every MetroJam. Open-mic performers have a chance to perform with a full jazz band. If you're planning to perform, please arrive early to sign up and be sure to bring two copies of your music (up-tempos are recommended!). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for anyone who performs at MetroJam that evening! $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: 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: JOAN RIVERS RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN IN 2012

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, April 17th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. Pre-show, Lance Cruce entertains at the piano. A portion of the proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.

NYC: BARB JUNGR REPRISES "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT"

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.


NYC: TRACEY HALEY AT DIXON PLACE

DIXON PLACE (161A Chrystie Street, NYC - 212-219-0736) presents AC Haley's Effervescent Hour on Thursday, April 17th at 7:30 pm. The show is an eclectic mix of music sung by Haley as she accompanies herself on electric bass. All proceeds support Dixon Arts Mission. There is no cover, no 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.

NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee (pronounced: "Surreal Emmay") will be performing at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, April 17th through 21st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background -- Dominican and French Gypsy -- and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world.


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.

L.A.: SALLY KELLERMAN'S "SOMETHING COOL" VITELLO'S

VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905) will present Sally Kellerman's SALLY KELLERMAN LIVE! - "A LITTLE JAZZ, A LITTLE BLUES, A LITTLE ROCK AND ROLL!" on Tuesday, April 17th at 8:00 pm. Ed Martel will serve as Musical Director and Pianist. Kellerman, the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actress and singer who created the infamous role of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" O'Houlihan in Robert Altman's classic film, "M*A*S*H. Kellerman has been singing since she was 18, when she received her first record contract with Verve Records. Kellerman's program will include some new takes on familiar songs. There is a $15 cover plus a $18 food/drink minimum.

SF: VARLA JEAN MERMAN AND THE BOOK OF MERMAN

Varla Jean Merman will appear in her new show "The Book of Merman" on Tuesdays through Sundays, April 17th through 29th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 7:00 pm) at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). She will be accompanied by Tom Shaw (piano) and Roberta Drake (drums). Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman just recently starred in Willard Beckham's new musical Lucky Guy opposite Emmy Winner Leslie Jordan in NY at the Little Schubert Theatre. He also just completed shooting the feature film Varla Jean and The Mushroomheads which he wrote, starred in and produced. Jeffery guest starred as Varla Jean on Ugly Betty last year in the final season of the show. He was also featured on Bravo's Project Runway Season 5 as the winning model for the show's drag challenge. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (Opening night special: $25 cover)


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: 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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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 16th, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-host Joan Jaffe, 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: ALICE RIPLEY'S DAILY PRACTICE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley will perform a solo concert titled Alice Ripley's Daily Practice at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, April 16th at 9:30 PM.. The concert will feature what's being billed as an eclectic mix of well known songs and new compositions. Selections for "Daily Practice" include acoustic versions of "Who Will Love Me As I Am" from Side Show, "I've Been" from Next to Normal, and "Pinball Wizard" from The Who's Tommy, all Broadway shows in which Ripley was a member of the original casts. Ripley's other stage credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, James Joyce's The Dead, Sunset Boulevard and The Who's Tommy. Now joined by Lauren Molina on cello and vocals, and Nick Cearley on noisemakers and vocals, the 6 piece band lets Alice turn full throttle rock star - all the while retaining the intimacy of the audience being in her living room as she does her daily practice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "FREEDOM SONGS" WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

On Monday April 16th at 7:00 pm, critically acclaimed Nightlife, Bistro & seven time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas returns to her favorite perch at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as part of Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland series with an all new concert, Freedom Songs, celebrating the joyful union of music & civil rights' activism with her longtime musical director, Mark Hartman (Sondheim on Sondheim, Avenue Q) and her band of Broadway All-Stars (Mark Hartman - piano, Saadi Zain - bass & Joe Choroszewski - drums). Freedom Songs highlights the songs of the fight for equality for all people regardless of color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. by artists such Sir Paul McCartney, Woody Guthrie, Dr. Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Lena Horne, Helen Reddy and more. Come hear their songs (including "Blackbird," "Now!," "Mississippi Goddam," "Freedom Day," & "I Am Woman") & explore the hope, the struggle, the joy & the music of our ever-changing world. 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.

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.

LON: PAUL L MARTIN PRESENTS ALEX MENDHAM & HIS ORCHESTRA

The clock goes back to the 1920s and 30s courtesy of Alex Mendham & His Orchestra when they appear at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, March 10th and Monday, April 16th, both shows at 8:30 pm. This time machine band will heat things up for your listening pleasure, as they have at venues ranging from The Pigalle Club and The Floridita, to the R.M.S Queen Mary, California. Full restaurant menu available. Call for cover/minimum information.


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