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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
AUGUST 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - August 6th through 12th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - AUGUST 12th

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NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her weekly Sunday Jazz Brunch 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "ANOTHER KIND OF LIGHT!"

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 12th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). Guest host will be Kenneth Gartman. The optional theme for the evening is "Another Kind of Light!" - songs about sunshine, candlelight, electricity or seeing things from a new or different perspective. Co-Host will be Raissa Katona Bennett. The Salon Spotlight will feature Edd Clark & Sue Matsuki. 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: 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: 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 12th at 1:00 pm, "Jazz Sunday Brunch At 54 Below" presents Alysha Umphress. Recently appearing in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the vocal dynamo known as Alysha Umphress has also graced Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and in the original cast of American Idiot. Her repertoire ranges from sultry interpretations of tunes made popular by Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn, to modern day compositions from the likes of Etta James and Joss Stone. There is a $30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum or a $45 prefix menu.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": ROUND-UP 2012 CD RELEASES PART 2
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, August 12th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring A Round-Up Of 2012 CD Releases & Re-issues" Part 2. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: 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: MICHAEL ARDEN AT 54 BELOW

Michael Arden, star of Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' on Broadway and the Deaf West/Roundabout production of Big River, debuts his brand new cabaret show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, August 12th at 9:00 pm. New York audiences will also remember Michael from BARE: A Pop Opera, Swimming in the Shallows and It's Only Life: The Music of John Bucchino. His last cabaret outing, Blue, celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell, enjoyed an acclaimed New York City run.• Doors open at 8:00 pm. There is a $20-$30 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: JEFF COFFIN & THE MU'TET AT BLUES ALLEY

Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Mu'tet is led by 3x Grammy winning saxophonist & composer Jeff Coffin and features Felix Pastorius on bass & Future Man on drums. On tour with Dave Matthews Band since July, 2008 and with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones since 1997, Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates and listeners with music flavored by his wide musical interests. Drawing from African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring compositions. A passionate and curious player, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax and flute as well as sometimes playing two, count 'em. two, saxes at the same time. Call for cover/minimum information.

MW: ST. LOUIS CABARET FESTIVAL WITH KAREN MASON

The St. Louis Cabaret Festival takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 10th, 11th & 12th at THE BISTRO AT GRAND CENTER (3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO - 314-289-4030). The event is held in connection with the annual St. Louis Cabaret Conference , a training programs for cabaret performers and is the culminating event of 4 days of intensive cabaret training, produced by Tim Schall. The festival features Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason on Opening Night, at 8:00 pm; Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock, Jason Graae and Rick Jensen on Saturday at 8:00 pm; and a special St. Louis Cabaret Conference Showcase on Sunday at 7:00 pm when 20 singers who took part in the conference take to the stage for a celebration of their work! The gala is directed by Jason Graae and Barbara Fasano with music direction by Eric Comstock and Rick Jensen. Tickets are $35 for the Friday and Saturday shows, $20 for the Sunday show and are available at http://licketytix.com or 314-725-4200, ext. 10.


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.


L.A.: RUSS GARCIA MEMORIAL IN LOS ANGELES


A special memorial tribute concert will be held at the CANYON CLUB (28912 Roadside Drive, Agora Hills, CA - 818-879-5016) on Sunday, August 12th, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm remembering and honoring Russell Garcia dedication to Music and to Building a Better World. Russ's wife, Gina, will be there from New Zealand. Performers include: James Torme, KC Porter, Shaynee Rainbolt, Terese Genecco, Red Grammer, Amanda McCallister, Paul Seaforth, Alan Kaplan as well as an up and coming young generation of talented musicians. Video clips of Russ and interviews, along with many other surprises. PLEASE RSVP TO: Kristy Corwin-Dupont at 818-448-1046 or by e-mail to kristy4wellness@me.com
For those who would like to stay after and have dinner, there is a full menu available for purchase. Please let Kristy know when you RSVP if you plan to stay. Thank you!


SF: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - AUGUST 11th

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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS - SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22nd
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2012" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) every Saturday night through September 22nd at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: 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, August 11th & 25th 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: KIM CANZANI IN STATE OF MIND AT THE METROPOLITAN

Kim Canzani will perform on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ). Kim started her career immediately after graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor's degree in Theatre. She worked for several theatre and production companies and sang her way across New York City from the decks of The Spirit of New York to the famous Greenwich Village piano bars. While the music never stopped, over time, Kim made a professional home in corporate America, where she now works as a building manager for Savitt Partners, a real estate company in the heart of the Fashion District. This personal cabaret is the result of life throwing too many curve balls at her to ignore. She decided to sing again after a 16 year hiatus as a tribute to the "single" New Yorker, always finding fun and happiness in a city that never sleeps. Kim is a devout New Yorker and has lived in the city for 25 years. 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: AL FOSTER & GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Al Foster & George Mraz Quartet featuring Mark Turner (tenor sax), Bill Charlap (piano, 8/7-9), Renee Rosnes (piano, 8/10-11) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Last year, ten years after the passing of pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson, former associates - drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz - convened an all-star group around what would have been Henderson's 74th birthday to celebrate his enduring legacy as a composer as well as distinctive and influential improviser. That legacy includes now standard jazz compositions such as "Black Narcissus," "Caribbean Fire Dance," "Inner Urge," "In'n Out," "Isotope," "The Kicker," "Our Thing," "Recorda Me," "Serenity," "A Shade of Jade," and many more. For this return engagement guest pianists Bill Charlap and Reneee Rosnes (also a Henderson associate) and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner round out the quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SING, HARLEM, SING! SATURDAY GOSPEL/R&B BRUNCH

Sing, Harlem, Sing! created by Vy Higginsen and directed by Ken Wydro, comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturdays, August 11th through September 15th at 1:00 pm. The show comes with a soulful score filled with classic R&B, jazz, gospel and rock n' roll hits from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Higginsen and Wydro, the creative team behind the award-winning 1983 gospel musical, Mama, I Want To Sing, Sing Harlem Sing! celebrates African-American music, urban radio, and the energy of one of the world's most legendary neighborhoods. There is a $30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum or a $45 prefix menu.


NYC: CHAD KIMBALL IN RARE CABARET APPEARANCE

Broadway's Chad Kimball, the Tony-nominated star of Memphis, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for a one night only special concert event, on Saturday, August 11th at 8:00 pm. He will perform tunes from the likes of John Lennon, Elton John, Adele and Ben Folds, interspersed with gems made famous by Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and Adele. In addition to Memphis, Broadway audiences also know Chad from Lennon, The Civil War, Good Vibrations and for his star turn as the cow, Milky White, in James Lapine's 2002 revival of Into the Woods. Having garnered the 2003 Bistro Award for his cabaret debut, Chad returns to the cabaret stage for the first time in ten years. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 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: JEFF COFFIN & THE MU'TET AT BLUES ALLEY

Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Mu'tet is led by 3x Grammy winning saxophonist & composer Jeff Coffin and features Felix Pastorius on bass & Future Man on drums. On tour with Dave Matthews Band since July, 2008 and with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones since 1997, Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates and listeners with music flavored by his wide musical interests. Drawing from African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring compositions. A passionate and curious player, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax and flute as well as sometimes playing two, count 'em. two, saxes at the same time. 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: BROADWAY DIVA SINGS THE BLUES AT THE CABARET

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 ) presents Carol Woods: Singin' the Blues on Broadway on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Whether singing the blues, gospel or standards, Broadway star, Carol Woods is at home on stages around the world. While Broadway is her musical home (Chicago, One Mo' Time, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Stepping Out, The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Carol has performed at Carnegie Hall, in the movies, on London's West End (One Mo'Time, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Blues In The Night) and in cabaret venues around the world. Carol's Broadway credits include Chicago, One Mo Time, the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Smokey Joe's Cafe, the Tommy Tune directed Stepping Out and Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl. Off Broadway, she starred in One Mo' Time, Taking My Turn and First Lady Suite at the Public Theatre. Carol was also a 2008 Grammy Award Performer for the nominated soundtrack Across The Universe. Internationally known, Carol has had command performances for England's Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew, starred in the London production of One Mo' Time and performed the title role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Royal National Theatre. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her outstanding performance in the London production of Blues In The Night. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


MW: ST. LOUIS CABARET FESTIVAL WITH KAREN MASON

The St. Louis Cabaret Festival takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 10th, 11th & 12th at THE BISTRO AT GRAND CENTER (3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO - 314-289-4030). The event is held in connection with the annual St. Louis Cabaret Conference , a training programs for cabaret performers and is the culminating event of 4 days of intensive cabaret training, produced by Tim Schall. The festival features Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason on Opening Night, at 8:00 pm; Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock, Jason Graae and Rick Jensen on Saturday at 8:00 pm; and a special St. Louis Cabaret Conference Showcase on Sunday at 7:00 pm when 20 singers who took part in the conference take to the stage for a celebration of their work! The gala is directed by Jason Graae and Barbara Fasano with music direction by Eric Comstock and Rick Jensen. Tickets are $35 for the Friday and Saturday shows, $20 for the Sunday show and are available at http://licketytix.com or 314-725-4200, ext. 10.


LA: CITY OF HOPE'S ALL STAR JAZZ BENEFIT & CD RELEASE PARTY

CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 - ) presents Cheryl Bentyne and City of Hope's All Star Jazz Benefit and CD Release party on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 8:30 pm. Celebrate with Cheryl Bentyne and FRIENDS, as she performs the music from her new Summit CD release, Let's Misbehave. Celebrate life, benefit City of Hope, enjoy Cheryl's new CD and do some finger snapping to an all star jazz line up! Featured on August 10th: Cheryl Bentyne, Charmaine Clamor, John Prioux, Richie Cole, Gina Eckstine, Tony Russell, Dolores Scozzesi and more! Performers on August 11th include Cheryl Bentyne, Bob McChesney, Lorraine Feather, Barbara Morrison, Mark Winkler, Dolores Scozzesi and more! Tickets are $30-$35.

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: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - AUGUST 10th

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NYC: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS "THE SOPHISTICATES"

New York's THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) will become even more exciting beginning Friday, August 10th at 11:30 pm when it introduces one of NYC's most talked-about burlesque revues, "The Sophisticates." Starring master of ceremonies Bastard Keith and burlesque headliner Madame Rosebud, and featuring a rotating constellation of guest stars, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Specializing in classic burlesque, each night features a new line-up of four highly distinguished striptease artists performing two numbers each throughout the evening. Madame Rosebud has performed coast to coast and overseas with stops at the London Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, and competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. Shows on August 10th, 24th and September 14th will include Bea B. Heart, Jubilee Diamond, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Tansy, Bettina May, Maine Attraction and Kristina Nekyia. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

(over 21 please)

NYC: AL FOSTER & GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Al Foster & George Mraz Quartet featuring Mark Turner (tenor sax), Bill Charlap (piano, 8/7-9), Renee Rosnes (piano, 8/10-11) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Last year, ten years after the passing of pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson, former associates - drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz - convened an all-star group around what would have been Henderson's 74th birthday to celebrate his enduring legacy as a composer as well as distinctive and influential improviser. That legacy includes now standard jazz compositions such as "Black Narcissus," "Caribbean Fire Dance," "Inner Urge," "In'n Out," "Isotope," "The Kicker," "Our Thing," "Recorda Me," "Serenity," "A Shade of Jade," and many more. For this return engagement guest pianists Bill Charlap and Reneee Rosnes (also a Henderson associate) and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner round out the quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED MOVES TO 54 BELOW

Following its unprecedented eighteen month NYC run in 2010 & 2011, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, the show that celebrates Sondheim and his legendary career debuts at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday, August 10th at 8:00 pm. Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. The special guest is Broadway's original Johanna from Sweeney Todd, Sarah Rice. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator, Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheim facts, history and assorted tidbits of theatrical lore. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $20 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: BROADWAY'S NORBERT LEO BUTZ AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) is proud to welcome the star of Wicked, The Last 5 Years, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thou Shalt Not and Catch Me if You Can on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 11:00 pm in his long-awaited New York cabaret debut. Along with selections from his Broadway musicals, expect to hear songs that were an intimate part of Norbert's life growing up in rural Missouri - ranging from country, blues to rock 'n roll - music that conjures a specific time and place. There is a $30-$40 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.


NE: JAMES MONTGOMERY / BARRENCE WHITFIELD BAND AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311) presents James Montgomery / Barrence Whitfield Band on Friday, August 10th at 7:00 pm. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home." Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters -- James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and Jr. Wells -- at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene. Season the show with the great soul singer Barrence Whitfield and you get one of the top blues experiences anywhere. There is a $25 cover.


DC: JEFF COFFIN & THE MU'TET AT BLUES ALLEY

Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Mu'tet is led by 3x Grammy winning saxophonist & composer Jeff Coffin and features Felix Pastorius on bass & Future Man on drums. On tour with Dave Matthews Band since July, 2008 and with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones since 1997, Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates and listeners with music flavored by his wide musical interests. Drawing from African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring compositions. A passionate and curious player, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax and flute as well as sometimes playing two, count 'em. two, saxes at the same time. 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: BROADWAY DIVA SINGS THE BLUES AT THE CABARET

THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169 ) presents Carol Woods: Singin' the Blues on Broadway on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 8:00 pm. Whether singing the blues, gospel or standards, Broadway star, Carol Woods is at home on stages around the world. While Broadway is her musical home (Chicago, One Mo' Time, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Stepping Out, The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Carol has performed at Carnegie Hall, in the movies, on London's West End (One Mo'Time, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Blues In The Night) and in cabaret venues around the world. Carol's Broadway credits include Chicago, One Mo Time, the 2001 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Smokey Joe's Cafe, the Tommy Tune directed Stepping Out and Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl. Off Broadway, she starred in One Mo' Time, Taking My Turn and First Lady Suite at the Public Theatre. Carol was also a 2008 Grammy Award Performer for the nominated soundtrack Across The Universe. Internationally known, Carol has had command performances for England's Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew, starred in the London production of One Mo' Time and performed the title role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Royal National Theatre. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her outstanding performance in the London production of Blues In The Night. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


MW: ST. LOUIS CABARET FESTIVAL WITH KAREN MASON

The St. Louis Cabaret Festival takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 10th, 11th & 12th at THE BISTRO AT GRAND CENTER (3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO - 314-289-4030). The event is held in connection with the annual St. Louis Cabaret Conference , a training programs for cabaret performers and is the culminating event of 4 days of intensive cabaret training, produced by Tim Schall. The festival features Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason on Opening Night, at 8:00 pm; Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock, Jason Graae and Rick Jensen on Saturday at 8:00 pm; and a special St. Louis Cabaret Conference Showcase on Sunday at 7:00 pm when 20 singers who took part in the conference take to the stage for a celebration of their work! The gala is directed by Jason Graae and Barbara Fasano with music direction by Eric Comstock and Rick Jensen. Tickets are $35 for the Friday and Saturday shows, $20 for the Sunday show and are available at http://licketytix.com or 314-725-4200, ext. 10.


LA: CITY OF HOPE'S ALL STAR JAZZ BENEFIT & CD RELEASE PARTY

CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 - ) presents Cheryl Bentyne and City of Hope's All Star Jazz Benefit and CD Release party on Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th at 8:30 pm. Celebrate with Cheryl Bentyne and FRIENDS, as she performs the music from her new Summit CD release, Let's Misbehave. Celebrate life, benefit City of Hope, enjoy Cheryl's new CD and do some finger snapping to an all star jazz line up! Featured on August 10th: Cheryl Bentyne, Charmaine Clamor, John Prioux, Richie Cole, Gina Eckstine, Tony Russell, Dolores Scozzesi and more! Performers on August 11th include Cheryl Bentyne, Bob McChesney, Lorraine Feather, Barbara Morrison, Mark Winkler, Dolores Scozzesi and more! Tickets are $30-$35.

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: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

PNW: ENCORE: SUMMER FEVER WITH ARNALDO!
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Bistro Award winning Arnaldo! Dragchanteuse will present an encore performance of "Summer Fever with Arnaldo!" for one night only, on Friday, August 10th at 7:00 pm at EGAN'S IN BALLARD JAMHOUSE (1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA - 206-789-1621 ). The show features Arnaldo! Drag chanteuse in a full hour of voice, piano and bass with Bob Bruneau, musical director and Bruce Phares on bass. This elegant evening of music will showcase songs both from the American Songbook and the world music classics such as the haunting "Angelitos Negros". Show will benefit the newly formed Puerto Vallarta Men's Chorus the very first gay men's chorus in Latin America. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - AUGUST 9th

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NYC: PARKER SCOTT AND WELLS HANLEY: NO EXPECTATIONS
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

2012 Bistro Award Winners Parker Scott and Wells Hanley will bring their new show No Expectations to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, August 9th at 9.30 pm. They will be joined by Juilliard-trained cellist, Rubin Kodheli. The trio will present a show encompassing the musical landscapes of theater, pop, rock, standards and international favorites. The show is directed by Bistro Award-winning and MAC-nominated director, Gerry Geddes. No Expectations (from the Rolling Stones hit) will explore the joys and pain and twists that come along with putting your heart and soul on the line and embracing what life has to offer. It will include music by Harold Arlen, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Bucchino and Jacques Brel. The centerpiece of the show is The Waltz Medley which has music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics from his three major collaborators, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Parker, Wells and Rubin will also go to the streets of Paris for inspiration in the songs of Edith Piaf. There will be several arrangements for voice, piano and cello by the late Dick Gallagher. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: AUSTRALIAN CABARET FAVORITE MAKES NYC DEBUT

After carving out a fruitful career in cabaret in Australia, performer Analisa Bell is set to achieve her dream of performing in NYC, with her recent show, Strange Fruit: A Billie Holiday Tribute at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, August 9th at 9.30 pm. Analisa has toured several of her shows to venues and festivals across Australia, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Short and Sweet Cabaret Festival and the Sydney Cabaret Showcase. Analisa is also one of 36 performers selected to participate at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University in 2012. Analisa Bell graduated from WAAPA's Certificate of Music Theatre course in 2000 and has since performed in various shows, from cabarets such as Gold-digger: The Shags to Riches Story of Australia's Iron 'Ore to musicals such as IAJ International's Oklahoma!, and plays such as The Vagina Monologues, for which she won the 2007 ITA Best Actress award. She has toured Western Australia for several theatre companies and has also worked in radio for the Austereo network and Hot Hits Carnarvon, WA. There is no cover, just a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DOWN FOR DOUBLE WITH JOHN DIPINTO & MARY FOSTER CONKLIN

John DiPinto and Mary Foster Conklin return to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) with DOWN FOR DOUBLE, two evenings of duets, on Thursdays, August 9th & 16th at 7:00 pm John & Mary have appeared onstage together in various guises for the last twenty years. They began to experiment with duets several years ago at the Caffe Vivaldi and The Metropolitan Room and perform regularly on various fire escapes as The Lady in the Red Dress and The Man in the Hat with the Renegade Cabaret. Tony Romano is on guitar, Skip Ward returns on bass and Willie Martinez joins the band playing percussion. As always, John will play accordion and piano when the mood strikes him. The pair will be doing some new tunes, plus their favorite cool arrangements of the Beatles, Bacharach & David, the Foo Fighters, Fran Landesman, Bob Dorough, the Bobs, Smokey Robinson, Jon Hendricks/Count Basie and more. 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: "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 9th are Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime), cabaret icon Sidney Myer and Diana Buchwald (Songs for a New World). 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: AL FOSTER & GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Al Foster & George Mraz Quartet featuring Mark Turner (tenor sax), Bill Charlap (piano, 8/7-9), Renee Rosnes (piano, 8/10-11) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Last year, ten years after the passing of pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson, former associates - drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz - convened an all-star group around what would have been Henderson's 74th birthday to celebrate his enduring legacy as a composer as well as distinctive and influential improviser. That legacy includes now standard jazz compositions such as "Black Narcissus," "Caribbean Fire Dance," "Inner Urge," "In'n Out," "Isotope," "The Kicker," "Our Thing," "Recorda Me," "Serenity," "A Shade of Jade," and many more. For this return engagement guest pianists Bill Charlap and Reneee Rosnes (also a Henderson associate) and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner round out the quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE DOYLE WITH CD RELEASE SHOW AT 54 BELOW

One of New York's favorite bassists, Steve Doyle, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Thursday, August 9th at 8:00 pm. He's known and loved as the tall guy on the strings for vocalists ranging from Linda Lavin, Tony Desare and Marilyn Maye, among others. Steve is also an accomplished pianist and vocalist. Now, at long last, audiences everywhere will have the chance to see the full extent of his artistry when he releases his new CD, Home to You, featuring an array of music including tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Dietz and Schwartz, and even two original tunes. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 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.


DC: ANGELA STRIBLING AT BLUES ALLEY

Angela Stribling will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, August 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Angela is probably best known for her television career on BET as Host of Screen Scene, the network's premier entertainment news show. Stribling discovered her love for singing at the age of 4. Classically trained, she hones her jazz skills at various venues around the world including the world famous Blue Note in New York City. Angela has shared the stage with musical legends Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn. Stribling's love affair with Europe and Asia began in 2002 when Hennessy invited her as their jazz vocalist for one week of sold out performances in Myanmar (Burma) and later that year for their Smooth and Mellow International Jazz Tour. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 8th

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NYC: ALMOST ALL-YIDDISH, ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT FEATURES

Some of the biggest names in Yiddish vaudeville today will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, August 8th at 9:30 pm in a benefit show on behalf of the Sholem Aleichem Memorial Foundation and The Congress For Jewish Culture. New York's most gifted singers, comedians, and novelty performers will bring 2nd Avenue and the Lower East Side of a century ago back to side-splitting, tear-jerking life! The show "You Don't Have to Speak Yiddish to Understand the Truth" is produced by Media Blitz Entertainment, and hosted by master of ceremonies Shane Baker. Summoning up the spirits of legends like Molly Picon, Jenny Goldstein, Jacob Adler, Boris Thomashefsky, and Fanny Brice, the evening's cast of thousands includes 11 young standouts. Led by the Yiddish matinee idol Shane Baker (the preeminent, non-Jewish Yiddish scholar and vaudevillian), the bill includes the mismatched songbirds Daniella Rabbani and Miryem-Khaye Seigel, the comedian Bob Greenberg, the Yiddish tragedian David Mandelbaum, and the incredible husband-and-wife team of Allen Lewis Rickman and Yelena Shmulenson. Jointly handling the music direction are the klezmer phenom Michael Winograd and New York's leading silent film accompanist Steve Sterner. Patrick Farrell on accordion and Matt Temkin on drums round out the band. Also making a special guest appearance is the Park Avenue Marxist, 95-year-old Sidney Gluck, who heads the Sholem Aleichem Memorial Foundation, and who is profiled in two upcoming Media Blitz documentary productions. There is a $50-$500 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: NEW YORK JAZZ 9

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 8th features New York Jazz 9, John Eckert - Leader. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: THE GREEN ROOM PRESENTS JOHN MILLER

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9:30 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) becomes a post-theatre lounge with live music, creative cocktails, and small food plates. Wednesday, August 8th features John Miller, who has played bass and recorded with, among others, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Tommy Flanagan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, BB King, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Cy Coleman, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Smashing Pumpkins, Burt Bacharach, Aerosmith, James Brown, John Pizzarelli, Lea Salonga, Kelli O'Hara, Betty Buckley, Pete Seeger and the NY Philharmonic. John has served as Music Coordinator for over 100 Broadway shows including: Jesus Christ Superstar, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Once, Porgy and Bess, Jersey Boys, Priscilla, Rock of Ages, Follies and Godspell. There is no cover and no minimum.


NYC: HEDDA LETTUCE WITH THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES

Every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm, through August 29th, Hedda Lettuce premiers her new show THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES at XL NIGHTCLUB (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). New songs, new monologues and a full band accompany the Queen Of Green. Hedda Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine), has received national acclaim for her poised characters, startling satire and original music. Hedda lures you into the funniest scenarios on stage with her ultra-candid, shimmering wit. Drag-debutant, Miss Lettuce, has established herself as New York City's premiere queen in classic cabaret venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, FEZ and her classic movie night at the Clearview Chelsea. She has worked on such networks as Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, and in a handful of off-broadway plays. Hedda's comedy projects include her stand-up tour deforce, The Hedda Lettuce Show; The Dixie Chicks with Dicks, the country-singing drag trio; and Lettuce Rejoice, the annual Chelsea holiday spectacular. There is a $20 cover (also entitles customers to watch "Hot Mess" revue at 10:00 pm in the same room)


NYC: EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT XL: BUNNY & BIANCA IN HOT MESS

Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio present "Bunny and Bianca's HOT MESS" at XL NIGHTCLUB (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) every Wednesday night through August 29th at 10:00 pm. Lady Bunny has handpicked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza. The ladies include Bianca Del Rio (widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene), Milan (Rupaul Drag Race 4 favorite), Skyla Versai (the talented newcomer from Lips), Sugga Pie Koko (the comedian of the group), the live vocal styling of Epiphany and special guests each week! The show time is perfect as either a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week. With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag reviews. Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. Tickets are $10.

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: AL FOSTER & GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Al Foster & George Mraz Quartet featuring Mark Turner (tenor sax), Bill Charlap (piano, 8/7-9), Renee Rosnes (piano, 8/10-11) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Last year, ten years after the passing of pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson, former associates - drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz - convened an all-star group around what would have been Henderson's 74th birthday to celebrate his enduring legacy as a composer as well as distinctive and influential improviser. That legacy includes now standard jazz compositions such as "Black Narcissus," "Caribbean Fire Dance," "Inner Urge," "In'n Out," "Isotope," "The Kicker," "Our Thing," "Recorda Me," "Serenity," "A Shade of Jade," and many more. For this return engagement guest pianists Bill Charlap and Reneee Rosnes (also a Henderson associate) and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner round out the quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD McGILLIN AT 54 BELOW

Howard McGillin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. Broadway's longest running "Phantom", Howard McGillin has also graced Broadway in hit shows including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Secret Garden and Kiss of the Spider Woman, among others. This two-time Tony nominee will be soon starting rehearsals for Broadway's newest musical, Rebecca. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $25 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.


NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH JOAN CLEARY

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, August 8th the featured guest will be Joan Cleary with her show "Songs for Sinners," featuring "The Seven Deadly Sins.". Pianist for the open mic is Tom LaMark. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


NE: JUDY COLLINS AT BULL RUN

BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-425-4311) presents Judy Collins on Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 pm. The legendary Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy's love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar. There is a $60 cover.


DC: LYNETTE WASHINGTON WITH DENNIS BELL JAZZ NYC

Lynette Washington with Dennis Bell Jazz NYC will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, August 8th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lynette Washington, jazz vocalist, is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her extensive music career in jazz, R&B, and gospel, has taken her across the globe traveling as far as Australia. She has the gift and ability to sing in several languages including Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. An accomplished songwriter and arranger, Lynette has worked with well- known artists such as, Aretha Franklin, U2, Peter Gabriel, Celia Cruz and Clifford Jordan, to name a few. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: BLUES! BLUES! BLUES! AT BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Blues Vocalist Sherry Pruitt and Bluesman Big Terry Derouen present Blues! Blues! Blues! on Wednesdays in August at THE BARBARA MORRISON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (4305 Degnan Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 323-296-2272). There is no Cover Charge, but donations are welcome. Refreshments wil be available for purchase.


SF: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. There is a $35-$40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: PAUL & ROCHELLE "ALL AT SEA: SONGS ON THE THEME OF WATER"
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Paul and Rochelle Chamlin bring their show "All at Sea: Songs on the Theme of Water" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm. Paul and Rochelle will explore the vast repertoire of music inspired by oceans, rivers, boats, ships, and our relationship to the aqueous world around us. This is the latest show from the acclaimed cabaret duo, who have charmed and delighted audiences with their witty banter, beautifully blended voices, and obvious joy in making music. The show is directed by the celebrated cabaret performer Teresa Fischer, and the couple will be joined by Geoff Morrow on Bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), every Tuesday night in August 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: MARISSA PONTECORVO AT THE DUPLEX

Marissa Pontecorvo premieres her new show "On My Own" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm. "On My Own" includes chart hits of today plus original material. This former American Idol semi finalist will share stories of her musical journey from her debut at Carnegie Hall at 8 years old and her Idol journey. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-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: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: THE GREEN ROOM PRESENTS JOHN BUCCHINO

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9:30 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) becomes a post-theatre lounge with live music, creative cocktails, and small food plates. Tuesday, August 7th, The Green Room is thrilled to welcome esteemed musical theatre composer John Bucchino to 54 Below. The man behind Grateful, It's Only Life and Broadway's A Catered Affair will be at the piano playing an array of standards, classics and maybe an original tune or two in his own unique style. There is no cover and no minimum.


NYC: AL FOSTER & GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET AT BIRDLAND

The Al Foster & George Mraz Quartet featuring Mark Turner (tenor sax), Bill Charlap (piano, 8/7-9), Renee Rosnes (piano, 8/10-11) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 7th through 11th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Last year, ten years after the passing of pantheonic tenor saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson, former associates - drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz - convened an all-star group around what would have been Henderson's 74th birthday to celebrate his enduring legacy as a composer as well as distinctive and influential improviser. That legacy includes now standard jazz compositions such as "Black Narcissus," "Caribbean Fire Dance," "Inner Urge," "In'n Out," "Isotope," "The Kicker," "Our Thing," "Recorda Me," "Serenity," "A Shade of Jade," and many more. For this return engagement guest pianists Bill Charlap and Reneee Rosnes (also a Henderson associate) and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner round out the quartet. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD McGILLIN AT 54 BELOW

Howard McGillin will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7th & 8th at 8:00 pm. Broadway's longest running "Phantom", Howard McGillin has also graced Broadway in hit shows including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Secret Garden and Kiss of the Spider Woman, among others. This two-time Tony nominee will be soon starting rehearsals for Broadway's newest musical, Rebecca. There is a $30-40 cover plus a $25 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.


DC: GREG BOYER & POCKET JAZZ AT BLUES ALLEY

Greg Boyer & Pocket Jazz perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, August 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Switching to trombone in his freshman year at St. Mary's College (Maryland) for his off-campus engagements, Boyer left school after his third semester and joined Parliament/Funkadelic in 1978. He played with them until his retirement from the group in 1996, along the way also playing with Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers between tours. After a couple of years playing and arranging for local Washington, DC groups, he hit the road again with funky sax legend Maceo Parker. In 2002 after being recommended to Prince by Maceo, he got a call from Prince to join his NPG Band, with whom he served for several years as trombonist/horn arranger. Drawing from his experiences with the likes of George Clinton, Prince, and most recently Chuck Brown, Greg combines the elements of jazz & DC's own indigenous brand of funk, along with some classic funk favorites. A guaranteed formula for hip shakin', foot stompin' groove! Call for cover/minimum information.

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: "ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) presents the return of THE KINSEY SICKS - America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet - for a special two week engagement, Tuesdays through Sundays, August 7th through 19th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sundays). Join The Kinsey Sicks at the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to win the Republican nomination for President! With an ear attuned to current events, watch the gals try to take America back to a place it never was by out- pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the current crop of Presidential candidates, all in glorious, tongue-in-cheek four-part harmony. THE KINSEY SICKS have a phenomenal performance record including the Off-Broadway show Dragapella, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. For almost 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in over 40 states. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. 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. Bronwyn is joined by 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: '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: "IN FULL BLOOM" BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE WISHING KIDS FOUNDATION
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present "In Full Bloom," a benefit concert for The Wishing Kids Foundation, at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, August 6th at 7:00 pm. The event will be produced by Ryan Murray, a graduate of NYU-Tisch, Cap 21, and an Avenue Q cast alumni. The concert will star Broadway performers Nick Adams, Aaron Lazaar, Tituss Burgess, Clarke Thorell, Cara Cooper, Ramona Keller, Randy Redd, Destan Owens, Sarah Stiles and Nikki Rene James. The Wishing Kids Foundation is an organization that will provide a sense of comfort, a source of support, and a resource to help erase the inevitable hardships - financial and otherwise - when fighting cancer or other terminal illnesses. There will also be a silent auction of celebrity-based items taking place before the show, including signed memorabilia by Joanna Gleason, Jerry Mitchell, Judy Kuhn, the cast of Wicked, the cast of Priscilla, and more! There is a $30-$40 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: 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: 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 Monday, 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: DWAYNE ADELL AT BLUES ALLEY

Dwayne Adell will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, August 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Washington, D.C. is blessed to have in it's midst some of the greatest musicians in the world. Pianist Dwayne Adell is near the top of that list. Adell reads very little music. He has minimal knowledge of music theory. But upon hearing him play, it becomes plain that none of this matters. He has the ability to play virtually anything on the piano, from jazz to classical and everything in between, all by ear. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: SONGSHOP GALA AT THE JAZZ SHOWCASE

Songshop - the Transformative Art of Song, a Gala performance of Flying! will be presented at THE JAZZ SHOWCASE (806 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL - 312-360-0234) on Monday, August 6th at 7:00 pm. Performers are the singers who participate in a weekly workshop led by singer-actress Claudia Hommel at the DePaul School of Music. The semi-annual Songshop concert comes to Jazz Showcase for the first time with Philip Seward at the piano and Adrienne Minnes, Amy Lechelt-Basta, Arlene Armstrong, Carol Weston, Carrie Hedges, Claudia Hommel, Jim Anderson, Jo Rainey, Leona Rund Zions, Liberty Manabat, Lynda Gordon, Mary Ann Beatty, Patrick Jaiyeoba, Ron Anderson, Ruth Fuerst, Sue Susman. "Flying!" will offer contemporary songs by Elizabeth Doyle, Ricky Ian Gordon and John Bucchino, art songs, jazz standards, and show tunes, including Defying Gravity, Blue Skies, Fly Me to the Moon, Straighten Out and Fly Right, Pick Yourself Up, Meadowlark, On the Other Side of the Moon, I'm Flying, Some Things Are Meant To be, A Horse With Wings, Time For Me To Fly, I Believe I Can Fly, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Summertime, Blackbird, and more. There is a $10-$25 cover.

SF: "KELLY PARK PRESENTS" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM!

The Kelly Park Trio, featuring violinist Mads Tolling will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 ) on Monday, August 6th at 8:00 pm with special guest vocalist Nicolas Bearde. Nicolas Bearde is a member of Bobby McFerrin's world renowned and innovative a cappella vocal ensemble, "Voicestra," since the 1980s as well as his own solo career. He also is an actor who has appeared on radio plays with Danny Glover, on such TV series as "Monk" and "Nash Bridges and movies like "Pacific Heights and "True Crimes." Mads Tolling, internationally renowned violinist, violist, and composer, is a two-time Grammy Award-Winning violinist. As a former nine year member of both Turtle Island Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke's band, Mads has spent most his professional life touring internationally. Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group, Mads Tolling Quartet. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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