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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
JULY - AUGUST 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - July30th through August 5th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - AUGUST 5th

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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: 'ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW? #3' FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT


TNT Music is pleased to announce the third edition of the Songwriter Showcase Series 'Are You Working On Something New?' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, & Monday, August 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. This edition, to benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, features songs by Ben Bonnema, Jonathan Comisar, John Dietrich, Mark T Evans, Patrick Gallaghe,r William TN Hall, Jake Honoroff, Timothy Huang, Dave Hudson, Eric Kubo, Emmy Laybourne, Bryan D. Leys, Paul Libman, Steve Liebman, Stuart McMeans, Sara Nicholson, Andy Roninson and Arianna Rose. Adam Fitzgerald will be returning for the second time as our director. In February 2011, Mark T Evans and William TN Hall under the umbrella of TNT Music debuted a new song series, designed to benefit important causes while showcasing the current work of new musical theatre writers. The first two editions were huge successes and have comprised of material from musical theatre writers from all over NYC and beyond, from prestigious institutions such as the NYU Graduate MT Writing Program and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, performed by a small ensemble of professional actors. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE KAREN OBERLIN QUARTET: FOUR SUNDAYS IN AUGUST

Karen Oberlin, 2011 Nightlife Award winner for Jazz Singer of the Year, will spend hot summer Sunday nights at the exquisite, legendary BEMELMAN'S BAR at the CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) on the heels of her New York Times critically-acclaimed July run at Feinstein's. For three sets, Oberlin will be joined by New York's best jazz musicians, performing a wide range of musical feasts for three sets of fun, starting at 9:00 pm until midnight. Come for music, drinks and great fun, in your own order of importance. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN!"

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, August 5th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). Guest host will be Brett Kristofferson. The optional theme for the evening is "Oops, I Did It Again - Blunders & Mistakes.". Co-Host will be Angela Shultz. The Salon Spotlight will feature Mary Foster Conklin & John DiPinto. 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: 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, August 5th at 1:00 pm, "Jazz Sunday Brunch At 54 Below" presents Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano. Multi award winners for their recordings and performances, jazz pianist/singer Eric Comstock and jazz/pop vocalist Barbara Fasano are among the New York nightclub world's most celebrated teams. Whether the song is by Cole Porter or Paul Simon, Duke Ellington or Joni Mitchell, Comstock and Fasano make it fresh and new, and their audiences feel they've been to a terrific party where the music and the stories have been equally great. 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.

NYS: FORT SALEM THEATER HOSTS TOTIE FIELDS MUSICAL

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) presents a two-week run of the hit off-Broadway musical, Adorable Me! The Totie Fields Story, starring Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan, Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 & 8:00 p, August 3rd through 5th and 10th through 12th. Timpanaro-Hogan is an award-winning singer and comic who had a meteoric rise in the Manhattan and international cabaret worlds in the mid-eighties and nineties, when she starred in Tony n' Tina's Wedding and regularly opened for Joan Rivers. While she was working for other people, she decided to create a vehicle for herself, and turned to the woman who had inspired her, a "large kid" from Mechanicville, New York, that there was a place for someone who was not the conventional picture of beauty in a business where appearance is everything. While Phyllis Diller, Fields' contemporary who also helped break the glass ceiling for female comics in the sixties, capitalized on her struggle for liberation from the oppression of "Fang," her husband, Totie Fields, like generations of male stand-ups before her, capitalized simply on being herself. So ten years after the large kid from Mechanicville took her larger-than-life voice and quick tongue to the Big Apple, she was researching the life of the ground-breaking female comic who died in 1978 at the age of forty-eight.


NE: GANDALF MURPHY & THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311) presents Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams on Sunday, August 5th at 7:00 pm. They have been called "the hillbilly Pink Floyd," which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. Upon returning recently from the U.K. where they spread their contagious brand of quirky Americana from Glasgow to Penzance, the band completed work on their fourth studio album, "The Grand Slambovians". The advent of "The Grand Slambovians" is both the band's latest reincarnation and the title of their new soul stirring CD. There is a $25 cover.

DC: FREDDY COLE AT BLUES ALLEY

Freddy Cole will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: SIMPLY SCOTTY AT 3160 MONTHLY

Scott Gryder returns to CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) for "SIMPLY SCOTTY" on August 5th. Scott appears at the club on the first Sunday of every month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. From pop hits and showtunes to cabaret and character pieces, Scott takes to the mic, entertaining from his self-compiled book of zany, heartfelt music as a "one-man parade of song." And, as music director, Nick Sula makes musical magic on the piano, with special guests Freddie The Puppet and Laven Deer. Singers welcome! There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: KRITZERLAND: "THE BURT BACHARACH ALBUM"

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "The Burt Bacharach Album" as it's next edition of its "first Sunday of the month" series at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700) on August 5th at 7:00 pm. Based on the 1996 album produced by Bruce Kimmel, this tribute to one of the greatest pop composers in history will be a tuneful treat through mostly Bacharach and David-land, featuring many of their classic and iconic pop songs. Performers include Danny Gurwin (Broadway: Urinetown, The Full Monty, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Kim Huber (Broadway: Belle, Beauty & The Beast; Betty Schaeffer, Sunset Boulevard), Dennis Kyle (Reprise's They're Playing Our Song; Rooster in Annie, Theater Aspen), Lisa Livesay (Glinda, Wicked, national tour; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group), Jane Noseworthy (Reprise: Carrie, Carousel; Rosanna, Cyrano; Hope, Urinetown) and Music Director: Tom Griep and special guest, Daisy Egan. Your Host: Bruce Kimmel. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.


LA: BETHANY OWEN IN "ONE VOICE" AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE

Les Michaels Sundays In Summer Series will present the multitalented impressionist Bethany Owen direct from the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) on Sunday, August 5th at 2:00 pm. Ms. Owen captures the voice, look, and mannerisms of some of the biggest female stars from the world of music, film, television, and comedy using dozens of costume changes over the course of her show to capture classic and contemporary musical icons such as Cher, Madonna, Tina Turner, Macy Gray, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline, and Ella Fitzgerald. Screen legends like Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, comediennes Joan Rivers and Minnie Pearl, reality star Sharon Osborne, and countless others. Ms. Owen perfectly mimics the voices, mannerisms, body language, and costumes that made them famous with her singing, dancing, and comedic timing that has made her the must-see act you will not want to miss. There is a $10 cover.


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

The next Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Summer Jazz Concert will be held Sundays in August 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). The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC) All-Stars Big Band directed by Saxophonist John Stephens featuring some of the most talented players on the West Coast, along with the legendary Jazz and Blues singer, Barbara Morrison. The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center is the only venue in Los Angeles serving up a big dose of Big Band Jazz and Blues every Sunday this summer. There is a $10 cover charge. Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.

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: JOANNA PITT "REMEMBERING THE CARPENTERS"

Singer Joanna Pitt and Musical Director Todd Schroeder deliver a loving tribute to Karen and Richard Carpenter's rise to fame in one unforgettable evening at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Sunday, August 5th at 8:00 pm. Experience the beautiful melodies and warm sound of one of the most popular and enduring vocal groups of the 1970s in this live tribute to the music of The Carpenters. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: WRONGTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot on the heels of a sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wrongtown take over THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 5th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). Under the creative direction of DAAS' Tim Ferguson, raw talent and comic genius come together in an explosion of hot vocals, high heels, coarse language, and irreverence. Former graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts, performers Claire Bowman and Rose Sejean bring to life Wrongtown, where they stretch the boundaries of appropriateness and entertainment alike. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: LUKE ESCOMBE IN MANTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

After a sold-out tour of Queensland and NSW, Luke escombe brings his brand new show Mantown to Melbourne and THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday, Friday & Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and August 5th at 8:00 pm. Luke Escombe's debut show Chronic earned him a trip to Edinburgh Fringe, a nomination for the 2012 Green Room Awards, an invitation to perform at Parliament House, and the title of "Sydney's sexiest man voice". Luke Escombe arrives at The Butterfly Club armed with a battered old acoustic guitar, a double bassist from New Zealand, and whatever songs survived the trip. All tickets to Mantown include a copy of the album. Call for cover/minimum information.


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SATURDAY - AUGUST 4th

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NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: THE MASTERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Masters Quartet, made up of Steve Kuhn (piano), Dave Liebman (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 31st through August 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Four of the leading instrumentalists in jazz come together as The Masters Quartet. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. He grew beyond the powerful early influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of which has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970's, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups, while also touring and recording with various other top jazz performers including John Scofield, Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian. Drummer Billy Drummond, an in-demand sideman and "one of the hippest drummers working," (Downbeat) began his career with the Horace Silver Sextet and later played with J. J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins. Drummond has also been a longtime member of Carla Bley's Lost Chords Quartet and the Steve Kuhn Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REBECCA KILGORE IN "THE JAZZY SIDE OF JUDY GARLAND"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore in her new show "The Jazzy Side of Judy Garland" Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31st through August 11th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by The Harry Allen Quartet which features Allen on the tenor saxophone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. This tribute to the music of Hollywood legend Judy Garland features numbers like "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall," "The Boy Next Door," "Down With Love," "The Man That Got Away," "The Trolley Song," and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," all with Kilgore's special jazz twist. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists intent on preserving the vocal jazz of the 30s and 40s, an era which she feels remains unsurpassed in its high quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with terry Gross, has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYS: FORT SALEM THEATER HOSTS TOTIE FIELDS MUSICAL

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) presents a two-week run of the hit off-Broadway musical, Adorable Me! The Totie Fields Story, starring Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan, Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 & 8:00 p, August 3rd through 5th and 10th through 12th. Timpanaro-Hogan is an award-winning singer and comic who had a meteoric rise in the Manhattan and international cabaret worlds in the mid-eighties and nineties, when she starred in Tony n' Tina's Wedding and regularly opened for Joan Rivers. While she was working for other people, she decided to create a vehicle for herself, and turned to the woman who had inspired her, a "large kid" from Mechanicville, New York, that there was a place for someone who was not the conventional picture of beauty in a business where appearance is everything. While Phyllis Diller, Fields' contemporary who also helped break the glass ceiling for female comics in the sixties, capitalized on her struggle for liberation from the oppression of "Fang," her husband, Totie Fields, like generations of male stand-ups before her, capitalized simply on being herself. So ten years after the large kid from Mechanicville took her larger-than-life voice and quick tongue to the Big Apple, she was researching the life of the ground-breaking female comic who died in 1978 at the age of forty-eight.


NJ: MARLENE VERPLANCK AT TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB

Jazz/cabaret vocalist Marlene Verplanck will perform at TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT (Six Depot Square, Montclair, NJ - 973-744-2600) on Saturday, August 4th starting at 8:30 pm. She is joined by Barry Levitt on piano, Boots Maleson on bass, and Ron Vincent on drums. Call for cover/minimum information.


NE: DONNA THE BUFFALO AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311) presents Donna the Buffaloon Saturday, August 4th at 7:00 pm. Donna the Buffalo's feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially-conscious music all began over twenty years ago with roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric Americana mix infused with elements of cajun/zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country, remaining fiercely independent as one of the industry's most diverse roots-music bands. There is a $34 cover.

DC: FREDDY COLE AT BLUES ALLEY

Freddy Cole will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: WAYNE HOSFORD AT THE ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Wayne Hosford on Fridays & Saturdays, August 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Hosford is an award-winning and critically acclaimed cabaret and concert artist. Singing and playing piano, his debut appearance in the Royal Room combing music and comedy earned raves from the local press and audiences alike. Joined by Frank Derrick, principal percussionist and assistant conductor for the Palm Beach Pops, Hosford returns with a new show, The Gold Standard, in tribute to the Great American Songbook featuring his unique takes on "standard songs" defined as classic, whether vintage or more recently written. Wayne has performed internationally and throughout the U.S., including the celebrated Spoleto Festival USA. In New York City, Wayne appeared in the Cabaret Comes to Carnegie Series, and Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y, as well as Manhattan venues including The Beacon Theatre, Danny's Skylight Room, Michael's Pub, Symphony Space, The Town Hall, and NY landmark, The Village Gate. He has performed with Royal Room favorites Margaret Whiting, Steve Ross, Avery Sommers and Jay Leonhart. He has recorded a CD with Julie Wilson, Julie Wilson and Wayne Hosford Live at the Ballroom, and another with William Roy, entitled Endangers Elegance. Frank Derrick played with the Cab Callaway orchestra for 10 years and later played with Paul Schaffer's band of Late Night with David Letterman when it was on NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.

LA: 2ND ANNUAL SKOOLE AWARDS IN MARINA DEL REY

Barbara Morrison, the legendary Jazz & Blues Singer, will be the headline performer, accompanied by the 18-piece Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC) All-Star Big Band Orchestra conducted by John Daniel Stephens, at The 2nd Annual Skoole Awards honoring Old School contributors to the music and entertainment worlds at the MARRIOTT HOTEL (4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA - 888-304-4995 - http://www.ticketstoskooleawards.com/ ) on Saturday, August 4th, starting at 6:00 pm. Other surprise guests are also on the bill. Produced by Skoole Awards Founder and entrepreneur, Cornelius Grant, honorees this year will include: Regina Jones, Founder and Publisher of "Soul Magazine"; Wally Roker, an original member of the Heartbeats and the original promotion man at Scepter Records; and David Harrisoin Levi, a Cancer Awareness Champion in the entertainment industry. Award Presenters will include: Paul Williams, son of the famed Temptations original member, Paul Willams and David Ruffin, Jr., son of the Temptations' David Ruffin. Tickets are $75 per person or $650 for a Table of 10. The ticket price includes a sit down dinner with the choice of one entree with assorted breads, salad, desert catered by the Marriott Hotel. There will be a Cash Bar.


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.


S.F.: EDNA WRIGHT & THE HONEY CONE AT THE RRAZZ

Classic 70s R&B and Soul Girl Group Classic 70s R&B and Soul Girl Group Singing All Their Hits will be appearing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday & Saturday, August 3rd & 4th at 9:15 pm singing all their hits. Honey Cone ia comprised Carolyn Willis, Shelly Clark and Edna Wright. Formed in 1966 and based in Los Angeles, they were the newly created Hot Wax Records' first signing to that fledgling label. The trio had previous musical experience with Willis previously a member of The Girlfriends; Clark an ex-member of the Ikettes; while Wright was a member of gospel group The Cogics. They had been singing together for a short while when they were spotted by Eddie Holland in 1966 who re-named them Honey Cone. In more recent years, Wright has performed across the US with Latari Martin and Melodye Perry, billed as 'Edna Wright and The Honey Cone.' The RRazz Room welcomes them back as part of its "Soul Train Nights". There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: WRONGTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot on the heels of a sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wrongtown take over THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 5th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). Under the creative direction of DAAS' Tim Ferguson, raw talent and comic genius come together in an explosion of hot vocals, high heels, coarse language, and irreverence. Former graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts, performers Claire Bowman and Rose Sejean bring to life Wrongtown, where they stretch the boundaries of appropriateness and entertainment alike. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: BRIANA DAVIS STARS IN AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY

Michael Martinez and Fred Coscia are proud to announce a special appearance by vocalist Briana Davis (Smokey Joes Cafe, The World Goes Round) at An Evening of Music and Comedy at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, August, 3rd at 8:00 pm. Briana Davis is a talented vocalist and singer/songwriter. From performing all over the country with New York's premiere USO troupe to being a special guest of The Lieutenant Dan Band, led by Gary Sinise. Briana has traveled internationally through Europe with several Broadway musicals, including her favorite, Smokey Joes Cafe, as well as Kander and Ebb's prized musical review, The World Goes Round. Last summer she opened New York's off-Broadway musical, Sistas, and finished a new project, The Breakup Notebook, produced by Peter Schneider. This showcase and variety show will also feature singers Tara Bruno, Michelle Guadalupe, Leandra Ramm and Joanna Schubert. Producer Michael Martinez has previously presented showcases at Birdland, Don't Tell Mama and theaters in New York City. Fred Coscia is an television host, producer and entertainment manager. There is a $15 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: THE MASTERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Masters Quartet, made up of Steve Kuhn (piano), Dave Liebman (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 31st through August 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Four of the leading instrumentalists in jazz come together as The Masters Quartet. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. He grew beyond the powerful early influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of which has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970's, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups, while also touring and recording with various other top jazz performers including John Scofield, Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian. Drummer Billy Drummond, an in-demand sideman and "one of the hippest drummers working," (Downbeat) began his career with the Horace Silver Sextet and later played with J. J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins. Drummond has also been a longtime member of Carla Bley's Lost Chords Quartet and the Steve Kuhn Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REBECCA KILGORE IN "THE JAZZY SIDE OF JUDY GARLAND"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore in her new show "The Jazzy Side of Judy Garland" Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31st through August 11th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by The Harry Allen Quartet which features Allen on the tenor saxophone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. This tribute to the music of Hollywood legend Judy Garland features numbers like "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall," "The Boy Next Door," "Down With Love," "The Man That Got Away," "The Trolley Song," and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," all with Kilgore's special jazz twist. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists intent on preserving the vocal jazz of the 30s and 40s, an era which she feels remains unsurpassed in its high quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with terry Gross, has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYS: FORT SALEM THEATER HOSTS TOTIE FIELDS MUSICAL

The MAINSTAGE AT FORT SALEM THEATER (11 East Broadway, Salem, NY - 518-854-9200) presents a two-week run of the hit off-Broadway musical, Adorable Me! The Totie Fields Story, starring Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan, Fridays at 8:00 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 & 8:00 p, August 3rd through 5th and 10th through 12th. Timpanaro-Hogan is an award-winning singer and comic who had a meteoric rise in the Manhattan and international cabaret worlds in the mid-eighties and nineties, when she starred in Tony n' Tina's Wedding and regularly opened for Joan Rivers. While she was working for other people, she decided to create a vehicle for herself, and turned to the woman who had inspired her, a "large kid" from Mechanicville, New York, that there was a place for someone who was not the conventional picture of beauty in a business where appearance is everything. While Phyllis Diller, Fields' contemporary who also helped break the glass ceiling for female comics in the sixties, capitalized on her struggle for liberation from the oppression of "Fang," her husband, Totie Fields, like generations of male stand-ups before her, capitalized simply on being herself. So ten years after the large kid from Mechanicville took her larger-than-life voice and quick tongue to the Big Apple, she was researching the life of the ground-breaking female comic who died in 1978 at the age of forty-eight.


DC: FREDDY COLE AT BLUES ALLEY

Freddy Cole will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: WAYNE HOSFORD AT THE ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - ) presents Wayne Hosford on Fridays & Saturdays, August 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Hosford is an award-winning and critically acclaimed cabaret and concert artist. Singing and playing piano, his debut appearance in the Royal Room combing music and comedy earned raves from the local press and audiences alike. Joined by Frank Derrick, principal percussionist and assistant conductor for the Palm Beach Pops, Hosford returns with a new show, The Gold Standard, in tribute to the Great American Songbook featuring his unique takes on "standard songs" defined as classic, whether vintage or more recently written. Wayne has performed internationally and throughout the U.S., including the celebrated Spoleto Festival USA. In New York City, Wayne appeared in the Cabaret Comes to Carnegie Series, and Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y, as well as Manhattan venues including The Beacon Theatre, Danny's Skylight Room, Michael's Pub, Symphony Space, The Town Hall, and NY landmark, The Village Gate. He has performed with Royal Room favorites Margaret Whiting, Steve Ross, Avery Sommers and Jay Leonhart. He has recorded a CD with Julie Wilson, Julie Wilson and Wayne Hosford Live at the Ballroom, and another with William Roy, entitled Endangers Elegance. Frank Derrick played with the Cab Callaway orchestra for 10 years and later played with Paul Schaffer's band of Late Night with David Letterman when it was on NBC. Call for cover/minimum information.

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 the return of Shannon Forsell, Managing and artistic director of The Cabaret, in "Songs I've Never Sung on Broadway - Confessions of a Star in Indiana and Parts of Illinois" on Friday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm. 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. Shannon will be accompanied by her musical director, Ray Lahrman. There is a $25, $35, $45 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


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.


S.F.: EDNA WRIGHT & THE HONEY CONE AT THE RRAZZ

Classic 70s R&B and Soul Girl Group Classic 70s R&B and Soul Girl Group Singing All Their Hits will be appearing at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday & Saturday, August 3rd & 4th at 9:15 pm singing all their hits. Honey Cone ia comprised Carolyn Willis, Shelly Clark and Edna Wright. Formed in 1966 and based in Los Angeles, they were the newly created Hot Wax Records' first signing to that fledgling label. The trio had previous musical experience with Willis previously a member of The Girlfriends; Clark an ex-member of the Ikettes; while Wright was a member of gospel group The Cogics. They had been singing together for a short while when they were spotted by Eddie Holland in 1966 who re-named them Honey Cone. In more recent years, Wright has performed across the US with Latari Martin and Melodye Perry, billed as 'Edna Wright and The Honey Cone.' The RRazz Room welcomes them back as part of its "Soul Train Nights". There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: WRONGTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot on the heels of a sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wrongtown take over THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 5th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). Under the creative direction of DAAS' Tim Ferguson, raw talent and comic genius come together in an explosion of hot vocals, high heels, coarse language, and irreverence. Former graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts, performers Claire Bowman and Rose Sejean bring to life Wrongtown, where they stretch the boundaries of appropriateness and entertainment alike. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: LUKE ESCOMBE IN MANTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

After a sold-out tour of Queensland and NSW, Luke escombe brings his brand new show Mantown to Melbourne and THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday, Friday & Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and August 5th at 8:00 pm. Luke Escombe's debut show Chronic earned him a trip to Edinburgh Fringe, a nomination for the 2012 Green Room Awards, an invitation to perform at Parliament House, and the title of "Sydney's sexiest man voice". Luke Escombe arrives at The Butterfly Club armed with a battered old acoustic guitar, a double bassist from New Zealand, and whatever songs survived the trip. All tickets to Mantown include a copy of the album. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: NEIL SEDAKA HEADLINES FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS


Concerts for City Greens, the free outdoor concert series that brings the sounds of music to the heart of Midtown, presents its third show of its fifth season on Thursday August 2nd at 6:30 pm at Tudor City Greens. (Postponed from Wednesday). Concerts for City Greens dedicates this month's show to the music of Neil Sedaka. Headlined by the Brooklyn-born hit maker himself, "Love Will Keep Us Together" stars the ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Van Slyke, the MAC-winning harmony group Marquee Five, and the actress Carole Demas, co-star of TV's Magic Garden, and the original Sandy in "Grease." Also appearing in this special tribute to Sedaka's six decade-long career will be his niece, newcomer Holland Grossman, who makes her Broadway debut in "Rebecca." The Windham Hill recording artist, Sean Harkness (2012 MAC Recording of the Year), and the 4-time MAC & 2-time Bistro Award-winning big band innovator Terese Genecco return as series regulars. The concert's featured instrumentalists are the music directors Bill Zeffiro, David Caldwell and Jeff Cubeta on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. All are series regulars. The Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett is the evening's host and producer. The concerts take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues) For more information, see http://www.raissakatonabennett.com/
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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW AT MAMA'S
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Award winning Vickie Phillips returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her new show "Another Hour ... Another Day ... Another Song" for one night only on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm. The show will feature music of varied composers including Maltby & Shire, Tom Paxton, Randy Newman, and Bob Ost. Romance, Comedy and Original selections fill Vickie's program with a few political zingers always lurking in the wings! Vickie is especially drawn to "storied songs", which she tells with a special flair that always begins and ends with her personal signature of heartfelt truth. Musical director is Michael Rheault. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: SEAN HARKNESS IN DUOS, A MUSICAL TALK SHOW

On the first Thursday of each month, guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness hosts two guests in his musical talkshow DUOS at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). This month, on Thursday, August 2 at 9:30 pm, Sean's guests are the incredible cabaret icon, vocalist and lyric interpreter Karen Akers and TV, film and Broadway's famed Len Cariou, who's shooting schedule for CBS's Blue Bloods allows him to join us this month to sing some of his favorite tunes in a duet with guitar. There is a $20cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DAVID BASSE IS "UPTOWN" AT THE MET

David Basse brings his show "Uptown" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm. Basse's resonant voice is a signature of Kansas City's swingin' jazz and blues sound. 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: RONNY WHYTE TRIO AT THE KITANO

The Ronny Whyte Trio, with Boots Maleson on Bass and Mauricio De Souza, Drums, will perform at THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Thursday, August 2nd with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. There is no cover, just a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE MASTERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Masters Quartet, made up of Steve Kuhn (piano), Dave Liebman (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 31st through August 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Four of the leading instrumentalists in jazz come together as The Masters Quartet. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. He grew beyond the powerful early influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of which has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970's, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups, while also touring and recording with various other top jazz performers including John Scofield, Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian. Drummer Billy Drummond, an in-demand sideman and "one of the hippest drummers working," (Downbeat) began his career with the Horace Silver Sextet and later played with J. J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins. Drummond has also been a longtime member of Carla Bley's Lost Chords Quartet and the Steve Kuhn Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO" WEEKLY REVUE 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, August 2nd are Natalie Toro, Christine Pedi (Drama Desk Nominee, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical the Musical), Janine Divita (Anything Goes, Edwin Drood in the Fall), Felipe Tovalaro (Broadway Rising Star). There is a $25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

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


NYC: REBECCA KILGORE IN "THE JAZZY SIDE OF JUDY GARLAND"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore in her new show "The Jazzy Side of Judy Garland" Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31st through August 11th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by The Harry Allen Quartet which features Allen on the tenor saxophone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. This tribute to the music of Hollywood legend Judy Garland features numbers like "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall," "The Boy Next Door," "Down With Love," "The Man That Got Away," "The Trolley Song," and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," all with Kilgore's special jazz twist. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists intent on preserving the vocal jazz of the 30s and 40s, an era which she feels remains unsurpassed in its high quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with terry Gross, has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: LUNA STAGE "SUMMER COMEDY SERIES"

The next Stand-Up Comedy Night at LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551) will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm. Hosted by Michael Che (Caroline's on Broadway), named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch", Luna Stage's Stand-Up Comedy series features comedy from the tri-state area's up and coming comics seen on MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, and comedy clubs across the country. Bring some friends or make it a date night, but leave the little ones at home - this is an evening of humorous fun for the mature audience. 21+. Call for cover/minimum information.


NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT TIM McLOONES

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400) on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm, "Motown / R&B / Soul" Bob hosts his weekly talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each week. This evening's show features the Greg Berger Band with special guest singers: George Aline, PM Bonds, Jimmy DePre, Andrez "Zee" Fredericks, Al Holmes, The Random Hubiak, Karen Lee, Jilly Sentino, Lisa Sherman, Carla Simpson, Michael Slom, Jenn'y Uplinger and more to be to be announced. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $10 cover at the door.


BOS: THE LAURENCE HOBGOOD QUARTET CD RELEASE

Circumstantial Productions presents "An Evening with the Laurence Hobgood Quartet" featuring Grammy-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood with drummer Jaren Schonig, bassist Matthew Rybicki and saxophonist Jimmy Greene at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, August 2nd, with shows at 7:30 and 10:00 pm. The evening will be hosted by Boston's "Dean of Jazz" WGBH Host of "Eric In The Evening," Eric Jackson. A limited edition EP recording, The Laurence Hobgood Quartet featuring Ernie Watts is being released on the Circumstantial Productions label in conjunction with this show. The release features the same band that is appearing in Cambridge, with the exception of Jimmy Greene on saxophone for the live show. Tickets are $20.


BOS: YELLOWJACKETS CD RELEASE AT SCULLERS

Yellowjackets celebrate 30 years as one of the premiere jazz groups of our time with the release of "Timeline" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday & Friday, August 2nd & 3rd, with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. "Timeline" has received 2 GRAMMY Nominations, in the Categories of 'Best Jazz Instrumental Album' and 'Best Instrumental Composition' for the Russell Ferrante penned title track of the album. There is a $35 cover. Dinner/show package is $77.


DC: FREDDY COLE AT BLUES ALLEY

Freddy Cole will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Cole doesn't apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even. But he has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. In truth, his phrasing is far closer to that of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday than that of his brother and his timing swings a little more. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own. Call for cover/minimum information.


MW: NITZ & HOWE RETURN TO THE ACORN

To kick-off their 13th year, and 900th performance, Chicago's longest running cabaret show comes to the ACORN THEATER (107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI - 269-756-3879) on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm. "Mr. Entertainment" and "Mr. Music", a.k.a Daryl Nitz and George Howe, host the wildest weekend party in town! As seen on WGN-TV and NBC-5, this show is part piano bar request, part audience participation, and part stand-up comedy; it is always spontaneous and fun. Nitz and Howe offer a "happening" that runs the gamut from pop songs by the Eurythmics or Reba McEntire, to show tunes from Broadway (just try and stump them), standards, jazz, and blues. These two guys do it all. On top of the music, there is an incredible audience repartee that keeps people, young and old, coming back for more. Plus Nitz performs amazing vocal impressions of Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mandy Patinkin, Billie Holiday, Carol Channing, Eartha Kitt, and many more. This is a one-of-a-kind evening of high-energy entertainment and a unique opportunity to see this show in a theatre setting. Tickets are $15.


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.


AUS: WRONGTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

Hot on the heels of a sold-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wrongtown take over THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd through 5th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm Sunday). Under the creative direction of DAAS' Tim Ferguson, raw talent and comic genius come together in an explosion of hot vocals, high heels, coarse language, and irreverence. Former graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts, performers Claire Bowman and Rose Sejean bring to life Wrongtown, where they stretch the boundaries of appropriateness and entertainment alike. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: LUKE ESCOMBE IN MANTOWN AT THE BUTTERFLY

After a sold-out tour of Queensland and NSW, Luke escombe brings his brand new show Mantown to Melbourne and THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday, Friday & Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and August 5th at 8:00 pm. Luke Escombe's debut show Chronic earned him a trip to Edinburgh Fringe, a nomination for the 2012 Green Room Awards, an invitation to perform at Parliament House, and the title of "Sydney's sexiest man voice". Luke Escombe arrives at The Butterfly Club armed with a battered old acoustic guitar, a double bassist from New Zealand, and whatever songs survived the trip. All tickets to Mantown include a copy of the album. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: CHEESE 'N' CRACKERS VARIETY SHOW AT BATTERSEA BARGE

Comedienne Cara Cummings introduces 10 variety acts slogging it out for the coveted Cheese 'n' Cracker platter. Expect music, comedy, cabaret and cheese! London's original variety night Cheese 'n' Crackers takes place monthly at BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004) on Thursday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm. Now in its 8th year, the show continues to be a sell-out celebration of cabaret talent. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: NEIL SEDAKA HEADLINES FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS


Concerts for City Greens, the free outdoor concert series that brings the sounds of music to the heart of Midtown, presents its third show of its fifth season on Wednesday August 1st at 6:30 pm at Tudor City Greens. (Rain date: Thursday August 2nd at 6:30 pm). Concerts for City Greens dedicates this month's show to the music of Neil Sedaka. Headlined by the Brooklyn-born hit maker himself, "Love Will Keep Us Together" stars the ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Van Slyke, the MAC-winning harmony group Marquee Five, and the actress Carole Demas, co-star of TV's Magic Garden, and the original Sandy in "Grease." Also appearing in this special tribute to Sedaka's six decade-long career will be his niece, newcomer Holland Grossman, who makes her Broadway debut in "Rebecca." The Windham Hill recording artist, Sean Harkness (2012 MAC Recording of the Year), and the 4-time MAC & 2-time Bistro Award-winning big band innovator Terese Genecco return as series regulars. The concert's featured instrumentalists are the music directors Bill Zeffiro, David Caldwell and Jeff Cubeta on piano, and Tom Hubbard on bass. All are series regulars. The Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett is the evening's host and producer. The concerts take place at the South Park of Tudor City Greens Park (between 41st & 42nd Streets, and 1st & 2nd Avenues) For more information, see http://www.raissakatonabennett.com/
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NYC: KAT GANG CONTINUES AT THE PLAZA'S ROSE ROOM WEDNESDAYS

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

NYC: THE MASTERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Masters Quartet, made up of Steve Kuhn (piano), Dave Liebman (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, July 31st through August 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Four of the leading instrumentalists in jazz come together as The Masters Quartet. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. He grew beyond the powerful early influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of which has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970's, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups, while also touring and recording with various other top jazz performers including John Scofield, Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian. Drummer Billy Drummond, an in-demand sideman and "one of the hippest drummers working," (Downbeat) began his career with the Horace Silver Sextet and later played with J. J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins. Drummond has also been a longtime member of Carla Bley's Lost Chords Quartet and the Steve Kuhn Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: REBECCA KILGORE IN "THE JAZZY SIDE OF JUDY GARLAND"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore in her new show "The Jazzy Side of Judy Garland" Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31st through August 11th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by The Harry Allen Quartet which features Allen on the tenor saxophone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. This tribute to the music of Hollywood legend Judy Garland features numbers like "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall," "The Boy Next Door," "Down With Love," "The Man That Got Away," "The Trolley Song," and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," all with Kilgore's special jazz twist. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists intent on preserving the vocal jazz of the 30s and 40s, an era which she feels remains unsurpassed in its high quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with terry Gross, has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JANE SCHECKTER

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, August 1st features Jane Scheckter - Singer with Tedd Firth - Piano, Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar, Jay Leonhart - Bass and Warren Vache - Cornet. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


DC: JAZZY BLU AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazzy Blu will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, August 1st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jazzy Blu is a unique mixture of styles - everything from Jazz to R&B, Straight-Ahead to Rock, infusing it with their own eclectic dynamics. 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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NYC: STACIE PERLMAN IN DEBUT SHOW "THE STORY UNDERNEATH"
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Stacie Perlman makes her eagerly-awaited cabaret debut in "The Story Underneath" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesdays, July 10th & 31st, and August 14th at 7:00 pm. "The Story Underneath" takes you through the world of fairy tales. Magic mirrors, evil witches, and other surprises wait around every turn ... behind every tree ... and things are not always what they seem. The show is directed by MAC Award Winner Rob Langeder, and has musical direction by MAC Award Winner Jason Wynn. Stacie burst onto the cabaret scene as part of the 2011 MetroStar competition at the Metropolitan Room, beginning as a complete unknown, and ending as the First Runner-Up in what was acknowledged to be the closest race in history. Hailing from Coney Island, Brooklyn, USA, Perlman was most recently seen at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, in Smile on My Face: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg. She has performed on board Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, as well as in regional productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, A Grand Night for Singing, and two productions of Kander & Ebb's The Rink. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $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 July 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: THE MASTERS QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Masters Quartet, made up of Steve Kuhn (piano), Dave Liebman (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) Tuesday through Saturday, July 31st through August 4th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Four of the leading instrumentalists in jazz come together as The Masters Quartet. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, and Art Farmer. He grew beyond the powerful early influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with an incredible technique and sense of dynamics and lyricism. Saxophonist Dave Liebman, a 2010 "NEA Jazz Master," learned directly from jazz icons, spending extensive periods as a member of groups led by Miles Davis and Elvin Jones. As a leader, Liebman has been associated since 1970 with a succession of extraordinary groups from Open Sky Trio to Lookout Farm to Quest, each of which has framed a distinct phase of his musical evolution. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970's, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups, while also touring and recording with various other top jazz performers including John Scofield, Lee Konitz, and Paul Motian. Drummer Billy Drummond, an in-demand sideman and "one of the hippest drummers working," (Downbeat) began his career with the Horace Silver Sextet and later played with J. J. Johnson and Sonny Rollins. Drummond has also been a longtime member of Carla Bley's Lost Chords Quartet and the Steve Kuhn Trio. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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: REBECCA KILGORE IN "THE JAZZY SIDE OF JUDY GARLAND"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the return of jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore in her new show "The Jazzy Side of Judy Garland" Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31st through August 11th at 8:00 pm. She will be joined by The Harry Allen Quartet which features Allen on the tenor saxophone, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums. This tribute to the music of Hollywood legend Judy Garland features numbers like "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall," "The Boy Next Door," "Down With Love," "The Man That Got Away," "The Trolley Song," and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," all with Kilgore's special jazz twist. Rebecca Kilgore is one of America's leading song stylists intent on preserving the vocal jazz of the 30s and 40s, an era which she feels remains unsurpassed in its high quality songwriting and heartfelt lyrics. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She is a frequent guest on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" with terry Gross, has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. There is a $30-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: ERIC LINDELL AT BLUES ALLEY

Eric Lindell will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, July 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Only a few short years ago, singer/songwriter/vocalist Eric Lindell was known only to a small but enthusiastic group of fans in his native Northern California and his adopted city of New Orleans. Once he hit the national music scene with his 2006 Alligator Records debut, Change In The Weather, critics and fans around the world celebrated the arrival of a roots rocker with dozens of unforgettable original songs. His combination of sweet, blue-eyed soul with groove-laden R&B, swamp pop, funk and blues won him critical and popular acclaim across the country. 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.: KURT REICHENBACH'S BELATED BIRTHDAY BASH!

Kurt Reichenbach's Belated Birthday Bash! will be held at VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905) on Tuesday, July 31st at 8:00 pm. This is Kurt's first full length performance in L.A. in over a year, while he performed in Tokyo, San Francisco, Baton Rouge, and New York. The belated birthday celebration will include new songs, some written by his friends (Michael Dees, Mark Winkler, Tom Culver, Effie Joy...) and some inspired by his travels. And all backed up by a band consisting of Jim Cox on piano, Jeff D'Angelo on bass, Dean Parks on guitar, Ralph Penland on drums plus special guest Bill Reichenbach on bass trombone. There is a $15 cover plus an $18 food/drink minimum.


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.


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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 30th, Bronwyn will present another SHAKESPEARE SOIREE! event with co-host Barbara Mundy, and Jerry Scott at the piano. Take The Shakespeare Challenge! Relate your song to a Shakespearean Character. Verse For All In The Willy-the-shake-and-speak-box. Sing A Sonnet. Perform A Monolog. Or Just Come And Enjoy!!! 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
LIZ CALLAWAY'S EVEN STEPHEN ON JULY 30TH

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929), New York's landmark theatre and concert venue concludes the 6th Annual Summer Broadway Festival 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. LIZ CALLAWAY's new show EVEN STEPHEN on July 30th features the music of three of Liz Callaway's favorite composers who happen to share the same name: Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim. A Tony Nominee for her performance in Baby, Ms. Callaway will be joined onstage by three of Broadway's finest men, Jason Danieley (Curtains), Tony Nominee Joshua Henry (Scottsboro Boys, Porgy and Bess) and Tony Nominee Norm Lewis (title role in Porgy and Bess), with a surprise guest or two. Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along and has appeared as Grizabella in Cats for five years. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Baby. Tickets are $55 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: ROMELDA TERON BENJAMIN WITH "MY WAY"

THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) presents Broadway's Romelda Teron Benjamin making her cabaret debut in her new solo show, "My Way!" on Monday, July 30th at 9:30 pm. "My Way" features Musical Director Michael Mitchell on Piano, Lonnie Christian on Drums, David Rosenthal on Guitar and on Bass, Chelton Grey. Together, they create Romelda Teron Benjamin's "My Way". Romelda was featured in Broadway's Brooklyn and Pre-Broadway's Catch Me If You Can. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN AT BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of composer Jason Robert Brown at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, July 30th, with two shows, at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Jason's musical guest stars will be Leslie Odom, Jr. (Sam Strickland on "Smash," Leap of Faith), Heidi Blickenstaff (title of show, First You Dream) and Jennifer Damiano (Tony nominee/Next To Normal, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark). Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown will feature brand new material in addition to songs from his shows, including The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Parade, and 13, as well as his solo album "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes." There is a $30-$40 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.

NYC: ANDREA McARDLE AT 54 BELOW

Andrea McArdle will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, July 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 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.


DC: DOC SCANTLIN & IMPERIAL PALMETTO AT BLUES ALLEY

Doc Scantlin & Imperial Palmetto will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - / ) on Monday, July 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The leader of this dynamic crew, Doc Scantlin, is the last of the true gentlemen. As music and dance fads come and go, Doc has remained true to his love of the music and entertainment and is overjoyed with the opportunity to share this with his audience. 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 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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