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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 ARCHIVESJUNE 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - July23rd through July30th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JULY 29th

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NYC: SUZANNE CARRICO & JOI DANIELLE PRICE WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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Award-winning cabaret singer Suzanne Carrico & Broadway actress Joi Danielle Price both found themselves "in the family way," so they decided to spend their summer with GREAT EXPECTATIONS, at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for three Sundays: July 29th at 7:00 pm; August 5th at 4:00 pm; and August 12th at 7:00 pm. They will be accompanied on this musical journey through 9 months of waiting by Musical Director, Don Rebic, with Special Guest, Tracy Stark on the piano on August 5th & 12th. Suzanne Carrico made her Metropolitan Room debut in 2007 & won a 2008 MAC Award for her show The Art of the Cahn, Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook, with Musical Director Tedd Firth & directed by Mary Cleere Haran. In 2009 the trio followed it up with her critically acclaimed show, The Friendliest Thing. 2012 will bring Suzanne & her husband, performer Booth Daniels GREAT EXPECTATIONS for a baby girl in the fall. Joi Danielle Price has appeared on Broadway & the National Tour of Mamma Mia! in several roles, as well as in the National Tour of Ragtime, where she understudied the role of Sarah. In the past year, she performed her cabaret debut, Unfiltered, to critical reviews. Appearing in many NYC venues, she recently performed in Broadway Meows, a benefit concert for the Humane Society of New York. A mother of one lovely daughter, she & her husband are looking forward to adding a baby boy to the family. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a lovely French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. 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. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS JAZZ BRUNCH

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) introduces musical weekend brunches to make the weekend a little more enjoyable - Jazz Brunch on select Sundays and Sing, Harlem, Sing! Gospel Brunch on select Sundays. On Sunday, July 29th at 1:00 pm, "Jazz Sunday Brunch At 54 Below" presents Marcus Paul James, currently starring in Rent at New World Stages. He was also seen in Broadway's In the Heights, and in the closing cast of Rent at the Nederlander Theatre. Marcus is also featured in the Sony film Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. The singer/songwriter has released two albums: Electrik Love EP and Meant To Be, both from Silver Towers Productions. Expect a smooth, sultry afternoon of music as he serves up tunes old and new. There is a $30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum or a $45 prefix menu.

NYC: BACKSTAGE AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents "Backstage", a weekly Sunday evening event, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, where the theatre community can convene to relax and unwind - have a cocktail, dine, and maybe get up and sing. This casual, social evening is a chance for members and friends of the theatre community to enjoy a few hours of fun and frolic at the end of an 8-show week. "Backstage" is hosted by two of Broadway's funniest talents - Ann Harada (Smash, Avenue Q, Seussical, 9 to 5) and Susie Mosher (Hairspray), who'll keep the evening rolling along with special guest performers and wise and witty repartee from the world of The Great White Way. No Cover charge with a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JACKIE HOFFMAN SUNDAYS IN JULY AT 54 BELOW

Jackie Hoffman continues her string of Sunday night performances at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on July 15th, 22nd & 29th at 9:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Jackie was Star of Broadway's The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray. The actress and stand-up comedian is well known for her facially-contorting expressions, and one-woman shows of Jewish-themed original songs and monologues. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food and beverage minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "ALL ABOUT STEVE!"

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, July 29th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). Guest host will be Jeff Cubeta. The optional theme for the evening is "All About Steve!" (Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, The Steve Miller Band, Steven Tyler, Steve Lawrence, Stevie Nicks, etc.). Co-Host will be Eric Michael Gillett. The Salon Spotlight will feature Bistro Award Winner Parker Scott. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": THE WEDDING SHOW
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, July 29th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring THE WEDDING SHOW. Some of the singers that will be part of the mix: Mary Martin, Tom Wopat, Karen Akers, Charles Aznavour, Jessica Molaskey, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Fasano, Jason Alexander, Judy Garland, Jeff Harnar, Ann Hampton Callaway, Johnny Mathis, Robert Preston, Donna Murphy, Eric Comstock, Anthony Perkins, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, John Pizzarelli, Liz Callaway, John Wallowitch, Stephen Sondheim & More! For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NJ: THE LUNA FUSION FEST: THE HEART AND SOUL OF ROCK AND JAZZ

LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) initiates a new tradition in the Valley Arts District when it brings electric jazz and big band rock to its stages for the last weekend in July, Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th. Fans of arena rock, bebop, big bands and jam bands are all welcome to join some of New York's busiest studio musicians, composers, and teachers for two days of futuristic nostalgia. On Sunday, July 29th at 3:00 pm, The Luna Fusion Fest resumes with SOUNDS LIKE FUN - a free recording and production seminar hosted by freelance audio engineer and sound designer Steve Brown (National Public Radio, WBGO-FM, Institute of Audio Research), who will sample, chop, and remix classic fusion records utilizing the award-winning Pro Tools audio production software. At 7:00 pm, acclaimed alto saxophonist and bandleader Ed Palermo (Tony Bennett, James Brown, Lena Horne, The Tonight Show) will explore the timeless wisdom of Frank Zappa during the debut of his latest ensemble entitled EDDY'S CHEMISTRY SET. Downbeat Magazine, National Public Radio, and The New Jersey Star Ledger all concur that the West Orange resident's big band arrangements deliver a fresh perspective on Zappa's most provocative compositions. Luna patrons in the intimate 100-seat main stage will be captivated by the acoustic immediacy provided by electric violinist Katie Jacoby, guitarist Bruce McDaniel, saxophonist Cliff Lyons, saxophonist Barbara Cifelli, drummer Ray Marchica, bassist Paul Adamy, keyboardist Paul Kooshian, and pianist Bob Quaranta. Afternoon events are free and each evening event is $20 for adults, $15 for students with ID.

NE: ANA POPOVIC AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311 - ) presents Ana Popovic on Sunday, July 28th at 7:00 pm. This year, Yugoslavian blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ana Popovic performed at the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai India where she jammed with Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph and John Lee Hooker, Jr. In April Ana traveled to Memphis for a recording session at the Ardent studios with Tony Coleman (drummer BB King), John Williams (bass) and Frank Ray Jr (hammond B3). Thanks to her father, the Belgrade-raised Popovic was introduced to the blues at an early age, through his wide-ranging record collection and jam sessions hosted at the Popovic home. Born on May 13, 1976, Popovic took up guitar when she was a teenager and formed her first band, Hush, in 1995. Within a year, with the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, she was playing blues festivals in Greece and Hungary and working as an opening act for American blues masters, including Junior Wells. Popovic recorded her debut album with Hush in 1999, when she also moved to the Netherlands to study jazz guitar and world and pop music at the Conservatory of Music. She had the chance to see blues guitarist Bernard Allison at a club in Germany. He asked her to come on-stage and jam at the end of the show. While Allison invited Popovic to join him on a tour, she had to get back to the Jazz Academy in Holland. Allison asked for a copy of Popovic's record with Hush, and he sent it on to executives at Ruf Records in Germany, who were impressed with Popovic's powerful guitar playing and singing. Ruf contacted her to be part of their Jimi Hendrix tribute compilation, and then signed her to a recording deal of her own. There is a $25 cover.

DC: "TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERY & JIMMY SMITH" AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents "Tribute to Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith" with Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco (Drums/Guitar/Organ) Thursday through Sunday, July 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Cobb's inspirational work with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s and as a "truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing." Joey DeFrancesco has been carrying the torch for over 15 years and has taken Jazz Organ playing to a whole new level. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: "ROSEMARY TARGUINIO IN "UNSCRIPTED"

Just about anyone who watches TV knows of shows like The Mentalist, A Gifted Man, Criminal Minds, Gary Unmarried, The Good Wife, and Without A Trace. But you probably do not know what they have in common? They all share Executive Producer Rosemary Tarquini, and that she also has an amazing voice. Rosemary will be bringing that voice and more to Palm Desert in a new cabaret concert called "Unscripted" on Sunday, July 29th at 2:00 pm at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731), presented by Les Michaels and the Life Is A Cabaret Sundays In Summer Series. Besides being a graduate of the Yale Cabaret Conference, Ms Tarquinio studied voice and acting in college but until Yale and meeting her director, Broadway's Jason Graae, she never put her skills to much use. In "Unscripted", Rosemary, Jason, and her musical director, John Randall, have weaved a story within a story of the ups and downs of life with songs that reflects her past, present, and very bright future. Tickets are $10.

L.A.: BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SUMMER JAZZ

The next Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Summer Jazz Concert will be held Sunday, July 29th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at BMPAC at BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard #101, Leimert Park, CA - 323-296-2272). This month Trumpeter Steve Huffstettere is featured. There is a $20 cover charge which includes brunch.

L.A.: "JUDY GARLAND LIVE IN CONCERT" AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

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 Live in Concert". Performances are every Saturday night at 8:00 pm and Sunday night at 6:00 pm. This new two-hour theater musical play takes the audience through Judy Garland's life from her days in Vaudeville, to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50s and 60s, her CBS television series and beyond. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: EMILY BERGL OF "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of acclaimed singer and actress Emily Bergl on Friday & Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, July 29th at 7:00 pm with her new show "NY I Love You." Bergl may be best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but she recently burst onto the club scene in New York with sold out runs at The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room and the Cafe Carlyle, receiving raves. Her acclaimed one-woman shows have since been seen in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle and Las Vegas. Kidding On The Square, her debut album - recorded live at the Oak Room - is now available on Amazon and iTunes. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home, with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. She is joined on piano by San Francisco's G. Scott Lacy. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JULY 28th

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN "I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award winning vocalist, Karen Oberlin from Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. Her new show "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" is an adventurous evening that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing just how brave and brazen women can be. Songwriters include the inimitable Bessie Smith and her peers, Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Pink, and many more. Jon Weber serves as Music Director. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Along with the Algonquin, she has appeared at major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room, among others. She entertained sold-out audiences at the Oak Room to launch the release of her highly lauded debut CD, My Standards (Miranda Music) and Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day (Miranda Music). There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, July 14th & 28th at 8:30 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: RICK JENSEN, "TONIGHT, NEW YORK CITY"

Multiple MAC, BISTRO and GLAMA Award-winning songwriter, Rick Jensen will appear in a revue of his music at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for three performances on Saturdays, July 14th, 21st and 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is inspired by Jensen's recent song, "Tonight, New York City", and looks back on Jensen's 27 years as a working musician in Manhattan. Joining him will be vocalists Tanya Holt, Justin Ritchie and this year's Metro star winner, Marissa Mulder. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos. Jensen's song "Go Ahead And Dream" was featured in the 2011 Ed Harris film, "That's What I Am", which was the centerpiece of the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Other Jensen compositions that have become standards in the cabaret and nightclub scene in New York and coast to coast include "In Passing Years" and "Amanda Sang". Artists who have recorded Jensen's songs include Lee Lessack, Lina Koutrakos, and the late Nancy LaMott, and Jensen can be heard singing his own songs on his award-winning CD, "Spring Harvest". In all, Jensen's work has earned him five Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs (MAC) Awards, two Bistro Awards, and two National Gay and Lesbian American Music (GLAMA) awards. 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: BIRDLAND PRESENTS PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION"

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion" with Special Guest, Regina Carter, Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 and 11:00 pm. Argentinian born modern tango composer Pablo Ziegler is celebrating 20 years of performing in the U.S. He has performed alongside the legendary Astor Piazzolla in Argentina and around the world and went on to carry forward the master's legacy upon his passing. His latest group, "Tango Conexion" taps into his modern and traditional tango world, but crosses it not only with jazz, but with classical - another part of Ziegler's musical experience. Regina Carter, world renowned jazz violinist, will be his special guest and join his quartet Jisoo Ok (cello), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), to debut several numbers composed by Ziegler. A great artist of versatility, Ziegler will take you on a virtuosic journey weaving in and out of his music and his own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. This event is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENIFER LEWIS RETURNS - AT 54 BELOW

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 27th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: THE LUNA FUSION FEST: THE HEART AND SOUL OF ROCK AND JAZZ

LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) initiates a new tradition in the Valley Arts District when it brings electric jazz and big band rock to its stages for the last weekend in July, Saturday & Sunday, July 28th & 29th. Fans of arena rock, bebop, big bands and jam bands are all welcome to join some of New York's busiest studio musicians, composers, and teachers for two days of futuristic nostalgia. The Luna Fusion Fest kicks off Saturday, July 28th at 3:00 pm with SHORT FUSE - a free children's workshop with internationally acclaimed percussionist and educator Gregg Bendian (Cecil Taylor, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, William Paterson, Yale). At 8:00 pm, The Mahavishnu Project electrifies the night as Gregg Bendian is joined by guitarist Jesse Gress, keyboardist Neil Alexander, and bassist Doug Lunn. The Mahavishnu Project reinterprets classic compositions from Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, and Jan Hammer, while seamlessly meshing the beauty of their intricate charts with their own imaginative proficiency. Afternoon events are free and each evening event is $20 for adults, $15 for students with ID.

NE: FRED EAGLESMITH AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311 - ) presents Fred Eaglesmith on Saturday, July 28th at 8:00 pm. Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. It's the natural result of following the cue of his musical career and now 19 albums with the January 2012 release of 6 Volts. The result is one of the most fascinating and musically rewarding careers in contemporary music. As he has doggedly gone his own way as an independent musical artist, Eaglesmith has also enjoyed such high profile rewards in recent years as having his songs covered by country superstars Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Miranda Lambert, among many other accomplishments. 6 Volts is yet another landmark on a journey. The album takes its title from the battery that powered the game-changing transistor radio introduced in 1954, the same year that rock'n'roll emerged into popular consciousness and embodies the notion of back to the future. Captured live in the studio with one microphone onto a one-track reel to reel recorder like so many enduring classics, 6 Volts also bristles with contemporary urgency.

DC: "TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERY & JIMMY SMITH" AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents "Tribute to Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith" with Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco (Drums/Guitar/Organ) Thursday through Sunday, July 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Cobb's inspirational work with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s and as a "truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing." Joey DeFrancesco has been carrying the torch for over 15 years and has taken Jazz Organ playing to a whole new level. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: THE CABARET PRESENTS MELINDA DOOLITTLE: LOVE 101

Former American Idol contestant, Melinda Doolittle, is sure to be very cabaret when she brings her show to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 ) on Friday & Saturday, July 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. And, with all due respect to Simon Cowell, she's not about to apologize for it! After two critically acclaimed runs at Feinstein's in NYC, Melinda brings her show featuring jazz standards, pop hits, Broadway classics and songs from her recent CD to The Cabaret. She got her start as a backup singer for Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville and others. Since then, Melinda has wowed audiences from the White House and the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

L.A.: STEVE MASTERSON RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA SUPPER CLUB

Steve Masterson is back once again at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) with a brand new show entitled "Our Story Goes On ... " in Friday & Saturday, July 27th at 9:00 pm. In this alternately Broadway-brassy and intimately touching revue, Steve will share songs and stories of his own move, as a teenager, to NYC in 1973! These memories will be contrasted with the cabaret debut of a young, dynamic musical actress, Jessica Ruane, who recently moved to NYC, almost 40 years ago, to pursue her dreams. Music director is Bill Newlin. Steve has performed in musical theater and cabaret since the age of twelve, when he made his stage debut in the Chicago production of "Oliver." He has since acted and sung in plays and musicals in New York, in regional theater and summer stock, as well as on television, in films, and in commercials. Steve is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater. He has performed his one-man show "With a Song in My Heart" at leading night clubs across the country including the Cinegrill in Los Angeles and the Plush Room in San Francisco. He also notably teamed with new-age pianist James Mathews for a series of concerts entitled "Meditation/ Celebration" which were performed at venues such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Steve recently co-starred in the award-winning short film, "Pride" alongside Golden Globe nominee Susan Blakely and "NCIS" fan favorite Pauley Perrette among others. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


L.A.: "JUDY GARLAND LIVE IN CONCERT" AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

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 Live in Concert". Performances are every Saturday night at 8:00 pm and Sunday night at 6:00 pm. This new two-hour theater musical play takes the audience through Judy Garland's life from her days in Vaudeville, to her illustrious film career at MGM, her legendary concert comebacks in the 50s and 60s, her CBS television series and beyond. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: EMILY BERGL OF "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of acclaimed singer and actress Emily Bergl on Friday & Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, July 29th at 7:00 pm with her new show "NY I Love You." Bergl may be best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but she recently burst onto the club scene in New York with sold out runs at The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room and the Cafe Carlyle, receiving raves. Her acclaimed one-woman shows have since been seen in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle and Las Vegas. Kidding On The Square, her debut album - recorded live at the Oak Room - is now available on Amazon and iTunes. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home, with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. She is joined on piano by San Francisco's G. Scott Lacy. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: ANNE MARIE BURGOYNE & TOM SHAW TRIO AT MARTUNI'S

Riffing on the the theme of "Inspiration", distinctive and emotive songstress Anne Marie Burgoyne, in collaboration with Tom Shaw Trio, proudly presents her uniquely touching and playful renditions of classic tunes by Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Judy Garland, The Beatles, Disney and more at MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) on Saturday, July 28th at 7:00 pm. There is a $7 cover.

S.A.: DANIELE PASCAL in a FRENCH XMAS IN JULY

Beat the winter blues at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 pm. Daniele Pascal and Pieter van Helslandt will transport you to Provence with fragrant food and great entertainment.This charismatic duo will delight you in the kitchen while entertaining you with nostalgic music. Pieter will present an authentic Provencal three-course meal. A delicious creamy Vichyssoise soup will be served, followed by the main course -- Coq au Vin served on a bed of tagliatelle with fresh French bread, and a crisp herb salad with peach and cashews. For the vegetarians a ratatouille, a veggie quiche and a platter of cheese is available. Let's not forget our decadent dessert -- a baked chocolate pudding with creme fraeche. Some of Daniele's music students will feature. With classic cuisine, charming company and evocative music, your hosts, Eugene, Daniele and Pieter, look forward to welcoming you into their magical world. Call for cover/minimum information. (BYOB)

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN "I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award winning vocalist, Karen Oberlin from Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. Her new show "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" is an adventurous evening that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing just how brave and brazen women can be. Songwriters include the inimitable Bessie Smith and her peers, Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Pink, and many more. Jon Weber serves as Music Director. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Along with the Algonquin, she has appeared at major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room, among others. She entertained sold-out audiences at the Oak Room to launch the release of her highly lauded debut CD, My Standards (Miranda Music) and Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day (Miranda Music). There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JANET PLANET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Janet Planet returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday & Friday, July 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. This elusive singer will be tantalizing New York audiences with that rare opportunity to make an exhilarating discovery. Janet Planet packs a cosmic repertoire, craftily intermingling astute interpretations of latter-century lyricists into her grab bag of jazz and standards. From Blossom Dearie to Bob Dylan and Cole Porter to Leonard Cohen, she effectively adds another chapter to the Great American nasrrative. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE SEASON ONE WINNER BEBE ZAHARA BENET

CREATURE will be performed by Rupaul's Drag Race Season One winner Bebe Zahara Benet at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Fridays, July 13th through August 3rd at 8:00 pm. Creature is an interactive drag extravaganza with stunning visual transformations and exciting musical numbers that celebrates diversity, individuality, and fantasy. Featuring original songs and classic covers written and performed by BeBe Zahara Benet, and showcasing a talented troupe of powerful vocalists with wild and sexy dancers, Creature takes its audience on a fantastical journey through dark jungles, magical underwater lands, and even outer-space. BeBe, in this fast-paced, high-energy cabaret revue, combines the witty and colorful persona fans have come to adore with the many other alter-egos that swim in her imagination and now want a piece of the spotlight. Directed by Andrew Neisler, Creature is a one of a kind revue featuring elaborate costumes, and visual and audio effects. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION"

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion" with Special Guest, Regina Carter, Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 and 11:00 pm. Argentinian born modern tango composer Pablo Ziegler is celebrating 20 years of performing in the U.S. He has performed alongside the legendary Astor Piazzolla in Argentina and around the world and went on to carry forward the master's legacy upon his passing. His latest group, "Tango Conexion" taps into his modern and traditional tango world, but crosses it not only with jazz, but with classical - another part of Ziegler's musical experience. Regina Carter, world renowned jazz violinist, will be his special guest and join his quartet Jisoo Ok (cello), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), to debut several numbers composed by Ziegler. A great artist of versatility, Ziegler will take you on a virtuosic journey weaving in and out of his music and his own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. This event is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENIFER LEWIS RETURNS - AT 54 BELOW

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 27th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: GREG BROWN JONES AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311 - ) presents Greg Brown on Friday, July 27th at 8:00 pm. One of American folk music's most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, Greg Brown has earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody and - perhaps most of all - a humble, unvarnished poetic grace that can imbue even the most mundane, everyday human endeavors and emotions with quiet dignity, startling insight and gently twisted humor. Greg Brown was born in the Hacklebarney section of southeastern Iowa and raised by a family that made words and music a way of life. His seasoned songwriting, storytelling, and music are deeply rooted in that place. He moves audiences with warmth, humor, a thundering voice and his unpretentious musical vision. There is a $36 cover.


DC: "TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERY & JIMMY SMITH" AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents "Tribute to Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith" with Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco (Drums/Guitar/Organ) Thursday through Sunday, July 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Cobb's inspirational work with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s and as a "truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing." Joey DeFrancesco has been carrying the torch for over 15 years and has taken Jazz Organ playing to a whole new level. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: THE CABARET PRESENTS MELINDA DOOLITTLE: LOVE 101

Former American Idol contestant, Melinda Doolittle, is sure to be very cabaret when she brings her show to THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 ) on Friday & Saturday, July 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. And, with all due respect to Simon Cowell, she's not about to apologize for it! After two critically acclaimed runs at Feinstein's in NYC, Melinda brings her show featuring jazz standards, pop hits, Broadway classics and songs from her recent CD to The Cabaret. She got her start as a backup singer for Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville and others. Since then, Melinda has wowed audiences from the White House and the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: TRACY ADAMS IS MIDDLE RAGED!

Tracy Adams will be sharing musical rants and revelations about having crossed life's midpoint at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, July 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. With Musical Director Nick Sula. Growing older may beat the alternative, but that doesn't mean you have to be happy about it. He's not just middle aged, he's Middle Raged! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: STEVE MASTERSON RETURNS TO THE GARDENIA SUPPER CLUB

Steve Masterson is back once again at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) with a brand new show entitled "Our Story Goes On ... " in Friday & Saturday, July 27th at 9:00 pm. In this alternately Broadway-brassy and intimately touching revue, Steve will share songs and stories of his own move, as a teenager, to NYC in 1973! These memories will be contrasted with the cabaret debut of a young, dynamic musical actress, Jessica Ruane, who recently moved to NYC, almost 40 years ago, to pursue her dreams. Music director is Bill Newlin. Steve has performed in musical theater and cabaret since the age of twelve, when he made his stage debut in the Chicago production of "Oliver." He has since acted and sung in plays and musicals in New York, in regional theater and summer stock, as well as on television, in films, and in commercials. Steve is a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater. He has performed his one-man show "With a Song in My Heart" at leading night clubs across the country including the Cinegrill in Los Angeles and the Plush Room in San Francisco. He also notably teamed with new-age pianist James Mathews for a series of concerts entitled "Meditation/ Celebration" which were performed at venues such as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Steve recently co-starred in the award-winning short film, "Pride" alongside Golden Globe nominee Susan Blakely and "NCIS" fan favorite Pauley Perrette among others. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


L.A.: "LIZA: LIVE IN CONCERT" AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

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 "LIZA: LIVE IN CONCERT". Performances are every Thursday & Friday night at 8:00 pm. Liza has plenty of her signature hits on tap Including Maybe This Time, Cabaret and New York, New York. She walks down memory lane reminiscing about her famous parents, working with Bob Fosse, first husband ; Peter Allen. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: EMILY BERGL OF "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES" AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of acclaimed singer and actress Emily Bergl on Friday & Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, July 29th at 7:00 pm with her new show "NY I Love You." Bergl may be best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but she recently burst onto the club scene in New York with sold out runs at The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room and the Cafe Carlyle, receiving raves. Her acclaimed one-woman shows have since been seen in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle and Las Vegas. Kidding On The Square, her debut album - recorded live at the Oak Room - is now available on Amazon and iTunes. "NY I Love You" is an evening of song and stories that explores a life-long love affair with the Big Apple and all the characters that call Manhattan home, with classic tunes from Rodgers and Hart to Gus Kahn, and sly reinventions of modern pop from the Beach Boys to Cyndi Lauper. She is joined on piano by San Francisco's G. Scott Lacy. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: ENCORE PRODUCTION OF SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TERESA FISCHER
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Teresa Fischer is back on the case at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with SCENE OF THE CRIME. Performances are Wednesday, July 11th; Wednesday, July 18th; and Thursday, July 26th - all shows at 7:00 pm. Teresa takes us on a crime story adventure via some of our beloved TV detectives. Assembled are an entertaining and eclectic array of songs from standards by Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser to pop tunes from Lieber & Stoller, Carole King and Mary Chapin Carpenter plus some little-known musical gems. Cabaret veteran Paul Chamlin is the musical director and one-man band for this fun evening which features special musical arrangements by Andrew Sotomayor and James Logan. The show is produced by Spotlight On Festivals. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN "I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award winning vocalist, Karen Oberlin from Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. Her new show "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" is an adventurous evening that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing just how brave and brazen women can be. Songwriters include the inimitable Bessie Smith and her peers, Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Pink, and many more. Jon Weber serves as Music Director. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Along with the Algonquin, she has appeared at major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room, among others. She entertained sold-out audiences at the Oak Room to launch the release of her highly lauded debut CD, My Standards (Miranda Music) and Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day (Miranda Music). There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: DARREN WILLIAMS' "NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR" AT THE IRIDIUM
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $10 OFF THE COVER

Darren Williams brings his show "Not the Boy Next Door ... The PETER ALLEN Songbook" to IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Thursday, July 26th with performances at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Australia's Variety Entertainer Of The Year recipient, DARREN WILLIAMS celebrates the life, loves, and music of the treasured Aussie icon, PETER ALLEN. From I HONESTLY LOVE YOU to ARTHUR'S THEME, DON'T CRY OUT LOUD to I GO TO RIO, Darren also performs many of Peter Allen's hidden gems and shares little known anecdotes from his humble beginnings in small town Australia, to marrying into showbiz royalty, and conquering stages and record charts worldwide. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: CASSANDRA KUBINSKI'S ON MY WAY HOME: A SINGLES RELEASE

The official release celebration of ON MY WAY HOME (Cassandra) and its sister single ELEVEN TIMES OVER (Phil Zipkin) will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, July 26th at 930 pm. Cassandra, Phil, and some superb backing musicians will wind their way through songs that explore every phase of a relationship, from the blush of a first flirtatious glance, to the comfort and home of finding a true partner, to the regret and sadness that accompanies romantic endings. This performance is also a benefit for Swish (http//www.swishpride.org/ ), a gay/straight alliance that educates and empowers straight allies to be involved in the LGBT rights movement. This evening will be presented a part of the Swish Nights Out monthly series. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JANET PLANET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Janet Planet returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday & Friday, July 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. This elusive singer will be tantalizing New York audiences with that rare opportunity to make an exhilarating discovery. Janet Planet packs a cosmic repertoire, craftily intermingling astute interpretations of latter-century lyricists into her grab bag of jazz and standards. From Blossom Dearie to Bob Dylan and Cole Porter to Leonard Cohen, she effectively adds another chapter to the Great American nasrrative. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JULY CALENDAR GIRL - "THE JUDY SHOW"

2012 MAC AWARD NOMINEE Colleen McHugh presents her most popular, beloved, messy, bizarre, fabulous show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series. This month she presents "FRIEND OF DOROTHY: THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438) on Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 pm, with Jody Shelton on piano. All your favorites, from Judy's earliest hits to her Carnegie Hall classics. (And if you have a special request - let her know!) This is Colleen's FOURTH year performing the Judy show - it's now officially one of the series favorites. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

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


NYC: "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO" WEEKLY SHOW FROM SCOTT SIEGEL

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - ) presents "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO," a weekly show now in it's 9th month, 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. Featured performers for Thursday, July 26th areHunter Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Molly Pope (cabaret star), Julie Reyburn (cabaret star), Carleton Terrence Taylor (Broadway Rising Star), Laura Enrech (Broadway Rising Star). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION"

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion" with Special Guest, Regina Carter, Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 and 11:00 pm. Argentinian born modern tango composer Pablo Ziegler is celebrating 20 years of performing in the U.S. He has performed alongside the legendary Astor Piazzolla in Argentina and around the world and went on to carry forward the master's legacy upon his passing. His latest group, "Tango Conexion" taps into his modern and traditional tango world, but crosses it not only with jazz, but with classical - another part of Ziegler's musical experience. Regina Carter, world renowned jazz violinist, will be his special guest and join his quartet Jisoo Ok (cello), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), to debut several numbers composed by Ziegler. A great artist of versatility, Ziegler will take you on a virtuosic journey weaving in and out of his music and his own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. This event is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENIFER LEWIS RETURNS - AT 54 BELOW

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 27th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SONG" AT NICK'S IN WORCESTER

On Thursday, July 26th at 9:00 pm, Lisa Hall will performing at NICK'S BAR AND RESTAURANT (124 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA - 508-753-4030 ). Geoffrey Watson-Oehling, a Worcester native, will accompany on bass. "A Midsummer Night's Song" will feature songs from The Great American Songbook, along with some blues, jazz, and pop-styled numbers in three sets. There will be a guest vocalist in each set, including Christine Fontana. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call for cover/minimum information.


NE: RICKIE LEE JONES AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311 - ) presents Rickie Lee Jones on Thursday, July 26th at 7:30 pm. From the moment she first appeared in front of us on Saturday Night Live in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has challenged her listeners and the establishment with an absorbing musical vision that defies border and classification.  She rocked the culture of singer-song writerdom with her refusal to conform to the stayed and careful eloquence of the folk rock generation that came before her.  Neither punk nor pop, she tottered on a thread of her own devise, jazz - the old musical kind, and R&B - the Motown thread that permeates her work.  Her sense of humor, musical dexterity and song craft will all be evident at Bull Run on July 26. Rickie Lee Jones, released by Warner Bros. in March 1979, had an immediate and profound impact in the music world and the culture at large ultimately becoming a multi-million selling hit.  Following her now infamous debut television appearance on SNL, a successful world tour and the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, Jones secured five Grammy Award nominations (Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female, Song of the Year ("Chuck E.'s in Love"), and Best New Artist, which she won at the January 1980 ceremony. There is a $60 cover.

DC: "TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERY & JIMMY SMITH" AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents "Tribute to Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith" with Jimmy Cobb, Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco (Drums/Guitar/Organ) Thursday through Sunday, July 26th through 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jimmy Cobb's inspirational work with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s and as a "truly Renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing." Joey DeFrancesco has been carrying the torch for over 15 years and has taken Jazz Organ playing to a whole new level. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: TRACY ADAMS IS MIDDLE RAGED!

Tracy Adams will be sharing musical rants and revelations about having crossed life's midpoint at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Thursday & Friday, July 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. With Musical Director Nick Sula. Growing older may beat the alternative, but that doesn't mean you have to be happy about it. He's not just middle aged, he's Middle Raged! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER COMEDY NIGHTS

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Thursday Comedy Nights will be held, Thursdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 7:30 pm at BMPAC at BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard #101, Leimert Park, CA - 323-296-2272). Cornelius Grant, former bandleader for the original Temptations, features some of the top comics in the country in this living room feel venue. There is a $10 cover charge.

L.A.: "LIZA: LIVE IN CONCERT" AT FRENCH QUARTER WEST

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 "LIZA: LIVE IN CONCERT". Performances are every Thursday & Friday night at 8:00 pm. Liza has plenty of her signature hits on tap Including Maybe This Time, Cabaret and New York, New York. She walks down memory lane reminiscing about her famous parents, working with Bob Fosse, first husband ; Peter Allen. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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WEDNESDAY - JULY 25th

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN "I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award winning vocalist, Karen Oberlin from Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. Her new show "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" is an adventurous evening that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing just how brave and brazen women can be. Songwriters include the inimitable Bessie Smith and her peers, Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Pink, and many more. Jon Weber serves as Music Director. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Along with the Algonquin, she has appeared at major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room, among others. She entertained sold-out audiences at the Oak Room to launch the release of her highly lauded debut CD, My Standards (Miranda Music) and Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day (Miranda Music). There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN

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. The show on Wednesday, July 25th features singer Mary Foster Conklin with John DiMartino on Piano. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION"

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion" with Special Guest, Regina Carter, Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 and 11:00 pm. Argentinian born modern tango composer Pablo Ziegler is celebrating 20 years of performing in the U.S. He has performed alongside the legendary Astor Piazzolla in Argentina and around the world and went on to carry forward the master's legacy upon his passing. His latest group, "Tango Conexion" taps into his modern and traditional tango world, but crosses it not only with jazz, but with classical - another part of Ziegler's musical experience. Regina Carter, world renowned jazz violinist, will be his special guest and join his quartet Jisoo Ok (cello), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), to debut several numbers composed by Ziegler. A great artist of versatility, Ziegler will take you on a virtuosic journey weaving in and out of his music and his own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. This event is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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

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

NYC: JENIFER LEWIS RETURNS - AT 54 BELOW

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 27th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: MARSHALL KEYS ORGANIC 4 AT BLUES ALLEY

Marshall Keys'Organic 4, with Benjie Porecki, Mark Prince & Paul Bollenbach (Organ/Drums/Guitar), will perform on Wednesday, July 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141). Keys is one of the most versatile saxophonists to ever come out of Washington, DC. He began his training in the DC Youth Orchestra Program and continued it in the Jazz Studies Program at Howard University. Marshall has worked with many of the world's greatest jazz and blues musicians including: Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Jimmy Witherspoon, Groove Holmes, Big Joe Turner and Hank Jones. He has worked with Branford Marsalis and Steve Allen, swung with Keter Betts and Al Grey, recorded with Cyrus Chestnut and Vinny Valentino, and jammed with Sonny Stitt and Stevie Wonder. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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TUESDAY - JULY 24th

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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN "I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of MAC, Bistro, and Nightlife Award winning vocalist, Karen Oberlin from Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th at 8:00 pm. Her new show "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" is an adventurous evening that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing just how brave and brazen women can be. Songwriters include the inimitable Bessie Smith and her peers, Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Rodgers & Hart, Pink, and many more. Jon Weber serves as Music Director. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Karen Oberlin, hailed as one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, recently received rave reviews for her three-week engagement at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. Along with the Algonquin, she has appeared at major New York venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Merkin Hall and The Metropolitan Room, among others. She entertained sold-out audiences at the Oak Room to launch the release of her highly lauded debut CD, My Standards (Miranda Music) and Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day (Miranda Music). There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: JOHN PAOLILLO PRESENTS HAIRY TALES AND RHYMES

Johnnie Paolillo, production choreographer for shows such as LIVE with Kelly, The View and more, brings a new Burlesque/Erotic comedy show to XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) about the "Real Fairy Tales." on Tuesdays, July 10th through August 7th at 8:00 pm. Your host and bedtime narrator is Sister Goose (Mother Goose's bitter, loud and not-as-successful half-sister) who possesses what she thinks is the "Real Fairy Tale Book". Some of the characters introduced are The Bitchy Menstrual Little Red Riding Hood (hence the "red"), Rub-a-dub-dub Three Men in the Steam Room (they moved out of the tub), Humpty Dumpty The Village Drunk (Is it any wonder he fell off the wall?) and many more! The show will include dance numbers, Burlesque strip tease, an audience participation lap dance (from the Village Slut Goldie Locks) and a titty twister tassel spin-off to name a few. This show is sure to entertain every and all demographics with its many styles of dance and music from today, yesterday and the world of Burlesque. 21+ only. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BIRDLAND PRESENTS PABLO ZIEGLER'S "TANGO CONEXION"

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) presents Pablo Ziegler's "Tango Conexion" with Special Guest, Regina Carter, Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 28th with shows at 8:30 and 11:00 pm. Argentinian born modern tango composer Pablo Ziegler is celebrating 20 years of performing in the U.S. He has performed alongside the legendary Astor Piazzolla in Argentina and around the world and went on to carry forward the master's legacy upon his passing. His latest group, "Tango Conexion" taps into his modern and traditional tango world, but crosses it not only with jazz, but with classical - another part of Ziegler's musical experience. Regina Carter, world renowned jazz violinist, will be his special guest and join his quartet Jisoo Ok (cello), Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), and Pedro Giraudo (bass), to debut several numbers composed by Ziegler. A great artist of versatility, Ziegler will take you on a virtuosic journey weaving in and out of his music and his own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. This event is produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JENIFER LEWIS RETURNS - AT 54 BELOW

Following a twenty year absence from the New York cabaret scene, Jenifer Lewis returns to the Big Apple for seven performances only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), Tuesday through Saturday, July 24th through 27th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. From Broadway's Eubie to Hairspray, television's Jackie's Back to Strong Medicine, and film's What's Love Got to Do With It, Beaches, Cars and The Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis, one of Bette Midler's most infamous Harlettes, is a force of nature whose voice is as distinctive as her take no prisoners sense of humor. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: INGRID JENSEN WITH JEFF ANTONIUK & THE JAZZ UPDATE

Ingrid Jensen with Jeff Antoniuk & The Jazz Update will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, July 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, Canada, Ingrid headed east after receiving a number of scholarships to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. From her early days playing in the subways of New York, to establishing herself as a leader and soloist in a wide array of musical genres, Ingrid has made her mark. Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk is internationally respected as a jazz composer and musician. Now living in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian born artist appears on numerous recordings and has been consistently well received by critics. With a master's degree from the University of North Texas in jazz performance and West African ethnomusicology, Antoniuk spent a decade touring and recording with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. In 2004, he formed his own heavy hitting quartet, the Jazz Update. The group celebrated the release of their first album together in 2007. Call for cover/minimum information.


MW: MINNE-O-POLIS WITH ORON STENESH

Oron Stenesh presents his own brand of cabaret that encompasses song, comedy, and spoken word poetry in his new show Minne-O-polis to be presented on Tuesdays, July 24th & 31st at 7:00 pm at BRYANT LAKE BOWL (810 West Lake Street, MN - 612-825-8949). Musical Director is Joey Clark. Stenesh will share snippets of his life in Minneapolis and what got him here, including a bout with gout and a fantasized run-in with Michele Bachmann, alongside a score featuring composers from Paul McCartney to Frank Loesser. New to Minneapolis, Oron Stenesh created "The Big 3-O" (MAC Award Nominee 2011), "The O Train" and "Olection" at New York's Duplex, and toured "Olection" to Chicago's Davenport's Piano Bar. Theatre credits include an International Tour of "Fame" as Schlomo, "Babes in Toyland" with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, "Far Away" at New York Theatre Workshop, "A Christmas Carol" at the McCarter Theatre, "A Stoop on Orchard Street" Off-Broadway at the Mazer Theatre, and "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" with Theatreworks/USA. TV credits include ABC's "One Life to Live." His stand-up comedy has been seen at New York Comedy Club, Hiroko's Place, and the Denizen Lounge, and he has appeared with hip-hop's Miss Angelina and the Jersey Boyz. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's Theatre and Musical Theatre programs, attendee at the 2007 Cabaret Conference at Yale University, and proud member of MAC, AEA, AFTRA, and TCCAN - the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists' Network. Tickets are $12.
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L.A.: VOICE OF THE VALLEY CABARET OPEN MIC COMPETITION

The Carol Channing - Harry Kullijian Foundation for The Arts, whose objective is to promote arts education through public awareness, community involvement and increased support of public schools, is sponsoring "Voice Of the Valley" - a seven-week cabaret open mic competition. The event will be held on Tuesdays, July 17th through September 4th at 7:30 pm at THE LOUNGE AT AGUA CALIENTE RESORT CASINO (32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA). It will culminate with a final sing-off when the winning singer is cast in "A Magical Night On Broadway" at THE SHOW on September 8th with a list of Broadway's 'Who's Who' and hosted by JoAnne Worley. Ms. Worley is a veteran of the musical theater stage and her years on televisions "Rowan And Martin's Laugh In" which launched her career and others such as Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Arte Johnson and many others. "Voice Of The Valley" is the concept of the Foundation's Executive Director, David Green who worked with Les Michaels from Life Is A Cabaret to help develop the format and rules. Les has hosted cabaret open mic nights for ten years in Palm Springs and Los Angeles and will share hosting duties with Mr. Green. Pianist Joel Baker is the musical director for the competition and open mic that follows. Singers wishing to enter should first sing at the open mic at 9:00 pm that is also open to singers who just want to sing for fun. All singers should bring sheet music, no recorded tracks please. To see the complete rules or details regarding time, place, dates, and more, go to http://www.lesmichaels.com/VOTD

SF: ANDREA MARCOVICCI PRESENTS "SMILE" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

Andrea Marcovicci will bring her show "Smile" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) Tuesdays through Sundays, July 24th through August 5th at 7:30 pm (except Mondays at 8:00 pm & Sundays at 5:00 pm). There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. These are the ones that Ms. Marcovicci has chosen for this show. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile." There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: PENELOPE PUSHPUMP WARMS UP YOUR WINTER

She's taught Nikki Webster how to dance with her handbag, provided household tips on Triple M and flogged expensive Japanese skin care products but now the delectable drag queen diva Penelope Pushpump is hosting a fabulous evening of cabaret at RED BENNIES (Lv 1 - 373 Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC, AUS - 03 9826 2689) on Wednesday, July 25th as Monster Media launches Penelope Pushpump Presents! Intended to be an on-going monthly cabaret night featuring between 3 and 5 upcoming and established musical theatre, comedy and cabaret performers, the launch event Penelope Pushpump Presents! The Marvelous Wonderettes & Friends in cabaret will feature performances from the cast of the upcoming Australian Premier of the off-Broadway hit musical The Marvelous Wonderettes alongside award winning performers such as Zulei Khan fresh from her triumphant cabaret Triage and various up and comers such as Mitchell Sanfilippo, Catherine Langley, Los Nachos Trios and Joel Parnis. Tickets are $25.

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MONDAY - JULY 23rd

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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, July 23rd, Bronwyn will present another "Frolics Follies Gaieties" event with co-hosts Ann Mcormick & Woody Regan, 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: THE TOWN HALL'S 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER BROADWAY FESTIVAL
BROADWAY'S RISING STARS ON JULY 23RD

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929), New York's landmark theatre and concert venue continues the 6th Annual Summer Broadway Festival, with Broadway's Rising Stars on July 23rd, and concludes with Liz Callaway's new show, Even Stephen (with Jason Danieley, Joshua Henry and Norm Lewis) on July 30th. The Summer Broadway Festival is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. BROADWAY'S RISING STARS on July 23rd is once again directed by Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Scott Coulter. The next generation of Broadway performers were chosen during auditions throughout the spring and come from theatrical institutions across the country, including AMDA, CAP21, Steinhardt, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon, Marymount and The New School. These young future performers will make their auspicious debut on The Town Hall stage in what has now become regarded as the country's national showcase. Tickets are $40 and available through TicketMaster, (800) 982-2787 http://www.ticketmaster.com, or at The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43d Street) between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824.

NYC: THE FOURTH ANNUAL BROADWAY MEOWS BENEFIT CONCERT

The 4th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), one night only, Monday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/ lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh will be joined on stage by a phenomenal cast including Gisela Adisa (Hairspray, RCCL), Toby Blackwell (Rent), Lanene Charters (Mamma Mia), Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia), Hannah DelMonte (Fiddler on the Roof), Nkrumah Gatling (Hair), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (One Night with Fanny Brice), Kevin Greene (A Tale of Two Cities), Lara Janine (Rock of Ages), Kaitlin Kiyan (Hair), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening), Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams), Elly Noble (Carrie), Rori Nogee (Pinkalicious), Joi Danielle Price (Mamma Mia), Daniel Quadrino (Bye, Bye Birdie), Kristine Reese (Wicked), Brian Charles Rooney (Pop, The Threepenny Opera) and Cailan Rose (Hair). The concert will be produced by Dennis Fowler, directed by Laura Pestronk, stage managed by Rich Abrams. The show will feature 20 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog featuring songs from Love Quirks, More to Love and Stanley's Party. Songs will include "I'd Rather Take a Nap", "It's Not You, It's Me", "I'm Not Interested in You", "I Like Big Girls", "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?" and the popular youtube hit, "Hey!". All the proceeds for the evening will go to the Humane Society of New York, which has cared for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes" for over 100 years. The Humane Society saved Bisen-Hersh's cat, Smee's, life in 2009, and this annual benefit is his way of saying thanks. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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.

NYC: JULIE HALSTON IN "CLASSICAL JULIE"

Julie Halston is one of the theatre's busiest and most well-known actresses, will perform her show "Classical Julie" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm. The show will combine classic Halston rants with brand new material, including her inimitable take on Ibsen and other highly literate writers. She is currently appearing in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical, Anything Goes as the hilarious Evangeline Harcourt. Last season she received a Drama Desk Nomination for her acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's smash hit play The Divine Sister. Her range and resume includes Broadway musicals such as Gypsy, Hairspray, The Boys from Syracuse and Anything Goes, as well as hit revivals such as On the Twentieth Century (co-starring Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin), The Women and The Butter and Egg Man. Primarily known as a comedic actress, she nonetheless has garnered kudos for her work in the plays The Vagina Monologues, Love, Loss and What I Wore and Olive and The Bitter Herbs. Miss Halston is a three-time Drama Desk Nominee, a two-time Outer Critics Nominee and a two-time Drama League Nominee. Her theatrical life originated when she and renowned playwright, Charles Busch helped found the now-legendary Off-Broadway company, Theatre-in Limbo, where they co-starred in many of the productions, including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Red Scare on Sunset, The Lady in Question and Shanghai Moon. Both she and Mr. Busch were among the first recipients to receive the designation "Legend of Off-Broadway" from the Off- Broadway Theatre Alliance and an Excellence in the Theatre Award from The Abington Theatre Company. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANDREA McARDLE AT 54 BELOW

Andrea McArdle will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, July 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. Broadway began its love affair with Andrea in 1977 when, at the age of 12, she created the iconic role of Little Orphan Annie in the smash musical hit, Annie. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty & the Beast and State Fair, along the way tackling concerts, recordings, film and television. Now Andrea premieres a brand new show, a celebration of sassy and tuneful Broadway characters and divas from the golden age of Broadway through the seventies. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LEA DELARIA AT 54 BELOW

Lea DeLaria will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, July 23rd & 30th, and August 6th, at 9:30 pm. Lea has distinguished herself in every form of entertainment that she touches: jazz musician, Broadway diva, actor, writer and stand-up comic. Lea DeLaria, who already enjoyed a career as a Broadway singer and stand-up comedian, made her recording debut on Warner Brothers Records in 2000. Play It Cool confirmed Lea as one of the best jazz singers of our time. May not be suitable for all ages. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: LISA KANTOR AT THE GATEWAYS INN

Lisa Kantor (aka Elle Kay Cabaret) brings her show "Summertime... and the Livin' is Easy!" to THE GATEWAYS INN, PIANO BAR (51 Walker Street, Lenox, MA - 413-637-2532) on Mondays, July 23rd & August 6th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by Rob Kelly on Piano and Dan Broad on Bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: THE ELDAR DJANGIROV TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY

The Eldar Djangirov Trio will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, July 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When Eldar Djangirov was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the Bebop tradition. Along the way, he's had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Ron Carter, Pat Martino and many others. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER MONDAY NIGHT JAMS

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Monday Night Jam Sessions will be held, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 8:00 pm at BMPAC - BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard #101, Leimert Park, CA - 323-296-2272) featuring Two Jazz Giants: Famed Guitarist, Jacqes Lesure and Legendary Bassist, James Leary, from The Count Basie Band. The Center is the only venue in Los Angeles serving up a big dose of Big Band Jazz and Blues every Monday this summer. There is no cover charge - donations accepted.

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 through August 27th at 7:30 pm, featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians, including members of Tower of Power, Santana and The Doobie Brothers. Drummer Tommy Igoe's Big Band is the hottest big band in NYC, and has been playing to sold out audiences every Friday night at the famed BIRDLAND for the past five years. He brings the same musical acumen to San Francisco, and endeavors to change the face of nightlife on Mondays. Igoe brings his big band pedigree (his father Sonny Igoe was the drummer for Benny Goodman and Woody Herman during the 40s-50s) to create a big band for the 21st Century. This is not nostalgia, but a forward-looking spin on a uniquely American format. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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