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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 AROUND THE WORLD
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2012
MONDAY through SUNDAY - August 27th through September 2nd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 2nd

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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.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TRIBUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS
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. On Sunday, September 2nd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring a rebroadcast of "Recently Rodgers" a TRIBUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS. 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/ .


DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

Mose Allison, pianist/singer/composer, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 30th through September 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Allison has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: PART TIME DIVA IN PALM DESERT

Dianne Fraser performs her hit one-woman show PART TIME DIVA as part of Les Michaels' Sundays in Summer Series in Palm Desert on Sunday, September 2nd at 2:00 pm at THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731). She is joined by Musical Directors Brad Ellis & Jonathan Dinerstein, Nate Light on Bass, and Denise Fraser on Drums. Special Material by Jeff Cohn. Dianne's unique path to the cabaret scene includes a successful career behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. She spent several years in the ranks of Hollywood agents and is now a partner in management company Industry Entertainment. At the same time, she has thrived in her role as wife and mother. Prior to her rise in the world of professional representation, she performed in a variety of Off-Broadway productions, an endless stream of musicals from Manhattan to Monrovia. She even appeared on Broadway ... as a waitress at the Saloon Restaurant (64th & Broadway). Ms. Fraser recently made her triumphant return to the theatre as a producer of the musical "Glimpses of the Moon" in the Oak Room of the Algonquin, the revised "Working" at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago and the upcoming "Gilligan's Island, the Musical" heading soon to Broadway. There is a $10 cover.
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L.A.: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH JAZZ & BLUES SINGER BARBARA MORRISON

Renowned Jazz & Blues Singer, Barbara Morrison will return to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) for two concerts during the Labor Day Weekend. On Sunday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm she will appear in "An Intimate Evening with Barbara Morrison and Her Trio" performing songs that made Dinah Washington "The Queen of the Blues." She will be joined on stage by Stuart Elster on Piano, Richard Simon on Bass and Lee Spath on Drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.


S.F.: 3 TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED KARRIN ALLYSON AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) will present three time Grammy Award nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson for three shows only, Friday through Sunday, August 31st and September 1st at 7:30 pm & September 2nd at 5:00 pm. She will celebrate her Grammy Award nominated CD 'Round Midnight. The tracks on the album come from a wide variety of sources, including Bill Evans, Paul Simon, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Stephen Sondheim, even Charlie Chaplin. But regardless of who wrote the songs and when, Allyson ties them all together with the same melancholy thread with which they were originally spun. Music lovers and critics around the world have raved at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 1st

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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, September 1st & 29th 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: LOLA REGENTHAL AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz vocalist/drummer Lola Regenthal will perform on Saturday, September 1st at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Born in Kalmar, Sweden and raised in an artistic home in Rapplinge on the island Oland, Lola began playing drums at the age of 10, soon performing with various jazz bands and ensembles in the Kalmar/)land area. She developed her passion for singing at the music high school in Oskarshamn/Sweden while the drums kept beating as the perfect instrument for creating Lola's very strong rhythmical voice. She was awarded the Didrik Af Wuhlberg's Jazz Scholarship and won a talent act where she sang a soul cover and accompanied herself on congas. This then took her to perform at the famous jazz club "Nalen" in Stockholm. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Quintet featuring Tom Harrell (trumpet, 8/28-31), Brian Lynch (trumpet, 9/1), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s, Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for BIRDLAND and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34, Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For this celebration, BIRDLAND presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

Mose Allison, pianist/singer/composer, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 30th through September 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Allison has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: ARIANA SAVALAS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ariana Savalas on Fridays & Saturdays, August 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th and 31st & September 1st at 8:00 pm. Growing up in Los Angeles, singer/ songwriter/ actor/ dancer Ariana Savalas was constantly entertained by the fascinating stories about her famous father, legendary film, television actor and Academy Award nominated Telly Savalas (for "Birdman of Alcatraz"). Now at 22 years of age, Ariana is a seasoned recording artist and live performer specializing in songs, songwriters and artists from the 1930s-1950s. Following a successful tour of Europe, Ms. Savalas landed the title role of the feature film Miriam, for which she received much critical acclaim. She continues to juggle her time between film, the recording studio and live performance. This is her second appearance in the Royal Room following a smash run last summer. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH JAZZ & BLUES SINGER BARBARA MORRISON

Renowned Jazz & Blues Singer, Barbara Morrison will return to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 - ) for two concerts during the Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, September 1st at 8:30 pm she will be reprising her critically acclaimed show, Barbara Morrison in "A Tribute To Dinah Washington - Queen of the Blues" accompanied by the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center All Star Big Band conducted by John Stephens. Morrison's song list will include signature songs popularized by Dinah Washington including: "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes," "This Bitter Earth," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "You Go To My Head," "If It's The Last Thing I Do," "You Been A Good Old Wagon but You Done Broke Down," "I Wanna Be Loved" and many more. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

S.F.: 3 TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED KARRIN ALLYSON AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) will present three time Grammy Award nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson for three shows only, Friday through Sunday, August 31st and September 1st at 7:30 pm & September 2nd at 5:00 pm. She will celebrate her Grammy Award nominated CD 'Round Midnight. The tracks on the album come from a wide variety of sources, including Bill Evans, Paul Simon, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Stephen Sondheim, even Charlie Chaplin. But regardless of who wrote the songs and when, Allyson ties them all together with the same melancholy thread with which they were originally spun. Music lovers and critics around the world have raved at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: THE SONGS AND EVENTS OF 1961 WITH MARK NADLER

Pianist-singer Mark Nadler shows how the Great American Songbook can be reanimated with the frenetic, verbal-physical energy of Danny Kaye and the Ritz Brothers in his show "CRAZY 1961" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday, August 31st & Saturday, September 1st, both shows at 9:15 pm. Nadler starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody, which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association Of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. Additionally, he received the MAC award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and in 1990 Mark was given the MAC award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man "Opera in Honky-Tonk", Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. For his show, Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians), which he performed in New York's Algonquin Hotel, Firebird Supper Club and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, Mark was awarded the 2003 Bistro Award for "Continuing To Raise The Standards Of Cabaret Performance." This show was transformed into a full theatrical event entitled Russian On The Side, for which Mark Nadler received San Francisco's prestigious Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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AUGUST 2012




CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - AUGUST 31st

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NYC: ALLAN HARRIS: FOUR NIGHTS/FOUR PIANISTS

Allan Harris celebrates the music of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans and the release of his new CD, Convergence at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for 4 nights, with 4 pianists! Shows are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, August 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm. Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan's smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist," Allan is regularly featured at the world's great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Quintet featuring Tom Harrell (trumpet, 8/28-31), Brian Lynch (trumpet, 9/1), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s, Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for BIRDLAND and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34, Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For this celebration, BIRDLAND presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NE: JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET AT BULL RUN

The John Pizzarelli Quartet will perform at BULL RUN RESTAURANT (215 Great Road, Shirley, MA - 978-424-4311) on Friday, September 7th at 8:00 pm as part of the Bull Run Restaurant Concert Series. For nearly 30 years, guitarist John Pizzarelli has explored various corners of the jazz landscape and merged a variety of styles into a single, distinctive signature sound. On any given recording - indeed, in any given song - one is likely to come across an entertaining convergence of jazz, swing, the American songbook, pop, bossa nova and more. Double Exposure, Pizzarelli's latest recording focuses on two distinct styles to make a single fine recording. Double Exposure is a collection of tunes by some of the great pop songwriters of his own generation that are framed squarely within traditional jazz arrangements. The result is a fascinating and engaging musical hybrid. Double Exposure draws from a diverse pool of some of the best pop songwriters of the past five decades: Lennon and McCartney, Neil Young, James Taylor, Leiber and Stoller, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and others. Woven into these memorable compositions are threads of jazz borrowed from figures like Wes Montgomery, Billy Strayhorn, Thad Jones and John Coltrane. There is a $50 cover.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

Mose Allison, pianist/singer/composer, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 30th through September 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Allison has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: GARY RUBIN IN "LET THERE BE YOU"

Gary Rubin, a local Baltimore favorite, will be performing on Friday, August 31st at 7:30 pm at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515). He will be accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble and more nostalgic and contemporary classics. You are invited to hum and sing along with them. There os a $10 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

FL: ARIANA SAVALAS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ariana Savalas on Fridays & Saturdays, August 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th and 31st & September 1st at 8:00 pm. Growing up in Los Angeles, singer/ songwriter/ actor/ dancer Ariana Savalas was constantly entertained by the fascinating stories about her famous father, legendary film, television actor and Academy Award nominated Telly Savalas (for "Birdman of Alcatraz"). Now at 22 years of age, Ariana is a seasoned recording artist and live performer specializing in songs, songwriters and artists from the 1930s-1950s. Following a successful tour of Europe, Ms. Savalas landed the title role of the feature film Miriam, for which she received much critical acclaim. She continues to juggle her time between film, the recording studio and live performance. This is her second appearance in the Royal Room following a smash run last summer. 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.

S.F.: 3 TIME GRAMMY NOMINATED KARRIN ALLYSON AT THE RRAZZ

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) will present three time Grammy Award nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson for three shows only, Friday through Sunday, August 31st and September 1st at 7:30 pm & September 2nd at 5:00 pm. She will celebrate her Grammy Award nominated CD 'Round Midnight. The tracks on the album come from a wide variety of sources, including Bill Evans, Paul Simon, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Stephen Sondheim, even Charlie Chaplin. But regardless of who wrote the songs and when, Allyson ties them all together with the same melancholy thread with which they were originally spun. Music lovers and critics around the world have raved at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: THE SONGS AND EVENTS OF 1961 WITH MARK NADLER

Pianist-singer Mark Nadler shows how the Great American Songbook can be reanimated with the frenetic, verbal-physical energy of Danny Kaye and the Ritz Brothers in his show "CRAZY 1961" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday, August 31st & Saturday, September 1st, both shows at 9:15 pm. Nadler starred in and co-wrote the off-Broadway Gershwin revue, American Rhapsody, which was nominated for a Drama Desk and two Lucille Lortel Awards and received the Manhattan Association Of Cabarets (MAC) Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. Additionally, he received the MAC award three years in a row for outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and in 1990 Mark was given the MAC award for his performance of five different interacting characters in his one man "Opera in Honky-Tonk", Red Light, co-written with Dawn Hampton. For his show, Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians), which he performed in New York's Algonquin Hotel, Firebird Supper Club and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, as well as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia, Mark was awarded the 2003 Bistro Award for "Continuing To Raise The Standards Of Cabaret Performance." This show was transformed into a full theatrical event entitled Russian On The Side, for which Mark Nadler received San Francisco's prestigious Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - AUGUST 30th

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NYC: ALLAN HARRIS: FOUR NIGHTS/FOUR PIANISTS

Allan Harris celebrates the music of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans and the release of his new CD, Convergence at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) for 4 nights, with 4 pianists! Shows are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, August 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm. Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan's smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist," Allan is regularly featured at the world's great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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 30th are Jason Gotay (Bring it On), Sheera Ben-David (Award-Winning Vocalist), Carole J. Bufford (Broadway by the Year, Speak Easy), and Courtney Simmons (2nd Place, Global Jewish Singing Competition). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST IS KELLI O'HARA
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on tonight, August 30th at 6:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guest Broadway's Kelli O'Hara (4-time Tony Nominee). Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS ! See: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com/ .


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: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Quintet featuring Tom Harrell (trumpet, 8/28-31), Brian Lynch (trumpet, 9/1), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s, Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for BIRDLAND and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34, Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For this celebration, BIRDLAND presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: MOSE ALLISON AT BLUES ALLEY

Mose Allison, pianist/singer/composer, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, August 30th through September 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Allison has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and he has been touring and recording for at least that long. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original. His melting-pot piano style, which seamlessly combines the sounds of back country and big city; his carefree, everyman way of singing; his sly cynicism - these are all reflections of the national character, and the basis of his five decades of popularity. 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: NICOLE HENRY AT THE RRAZZ

Nicole Henry will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Nicole is a Miami based international recording artist specializing in jazz, American songbook, and adult contemporary styles. She has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole's beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 29th

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NYC: JEFF MACAULEY IN IT WAS ME: THE LYRICS OF NORMAN GIMBEL

Bistro Award winning singer Jeff Macauley brings his tribute to the lyrics of Norman Gimbel, It Was Me, to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesdays, August 29th & September 5th at 7:00 pm. Norman Gimbel won an Oscar for "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae and is responsible for some of the most recognizable and best-loved lyrics of the last half-century. In a career that goes back to the early '50s, Mr. Gimbel, working with such composers as Charles Fox, Michel LeGrand, David Shire and Antonio Carlos Jobim, gave words to such standards as Meditation, Sway, So Nice, The Girl From Ipanema, I Will Wait For You, Watch What Happens, I Will Follow Him, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Bluesette, and Canadian Sunset, as well as the themes to Wonder Woman, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. In his previous shows, Jeff Macauley explored the rich world of early musical films in "Hollywood Party: Movie Songs 1928-1934," and paid tribute to the most popular female singer of the '40s and a beloved Hollywood icon in "MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show." After examining the popular songs of the '20s through the '40s, Jeff is now taking a look at the popular music of the '50s, '60s and '70s through the extensive catalog of Norman Gimbel under the musical direction of the superbly talented Tex Arnold. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BETTE AND BARRY GO BACK TO THEIR ROOTS

Bette Midler tribute artist Donna Maxon revisits the glorious 70s with her new cabaret show BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE co-written by Maxon and director Michael Schiralli at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesdays, August 15th & 29th at 7:30 pm. Maxon stars as the Divine Miss M, performing a hilariously bawdy act of tunes, monologues, and jokes. The show co-stars musical director Fonda Feingold as Barry Manilow, and the duo proudly pays homage to the partnership that Midler and Manilow began at New York's Continental Baths in 1970. BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE is a theatrical imagining of current-day Midler and Manilow returning for "one more show, for old times sake" at the legendary Continental Bathhouse. Incorporating songs from throughout both Midler's career (Wind Beneath My Wings, Delta Dawn, Friends, and more) and Manilow's (Copacabana, Looks Like We Made It, Mandy, and others), the banter between the pair touches on highlights of their career, including a touching reminiscence of friends from their bathhouse days lost to AIDS. While Maxon has a long career as a Bette Midler tribute artist, this show marks the theatrical debut of Fonda Feingold (a woman) as Barry Manilow. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALLAN HARRIS: FOUR NIGHTS/FOUR PIANISTS

Allan Harris celebrates the music of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans and the release of his new CD, Convergence at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) for 4 nights, with 4 pianists! Shows are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, August 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm. Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan's smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist," Allan is regularly featured at the world's great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CAROL SUDHALTER

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 29th features Carol Sudhalter (Saxophones) with Joe Vincent Tranchina (Piano), Saadi Zain (Bass) and Rudy Lawless (Drums). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


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

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

NYC: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Quintet featuring Tom Harrell (trumpet, 8/28-31), Brian Lynch (trumpet, 9/1), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s, Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for BIRDLAND and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34, Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For this celebration, BIRDLAND presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NJ: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY IN ASBURY PARK

Ann Hampton Callaway will appear on Wednesday, August 29th at 8:00 pm at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400). A champion of the great American songbook, Ms. Callaway made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host, and producer. Ann is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Ms. Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand's recent CDs and who has collaborated with legendary composers such as Cole Porter, Carole King, and Barbara Carroll. Ann has appeared as a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, and is featured at many Carnegie Hall tributes. She has performed with more than 25 of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C., and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. She has enjoyed an extensive and celebrated recording career and has released 12 CDs to date. Ann has garnered fourteen awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, two Backstage Bistro Awards, The 2005 Nightlife Award, the Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award and the Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking. Tickets are $20/$30/$40.

DC: THE NIGHTHAWKS AT BLUES ALLEY

The Nighthawks will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, August 29th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group shows no sign of slowing down as they enter their fifth decade as a viable force on the contemporary blues scene. This will be an acoustic performance with special guests Phil Wiggins and Eleanor Ellis. Mark Wenner and Phil and Eleanor are some of the last surviving founders of the DC Blues Society, and the shows are dedicated to the memory of the late founders Jerry "the Bama" Washington, John Cephas, John Jackson, Archie Edwards and Ben Andrews. 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: NICOLE HENRY AT THE RRAZZ

Nicole Henry will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Wednesday & Thursday, August 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Nicole is a Miami based international recording artist specializing in jazz, American songbook, and adult contemporary styles. She has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole's beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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TUESDAY - AUGUST 28th

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NYC: ALLAN HARRIS: FOUR NIGHTS/FOUR PIANISTS

Allan Harris celebrates the music of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans and the release of his new CD, Convergence at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) for 4 nights, with 4 pianists! Shows are scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, August 28th through 31st at 7:00 pm. Harris is a world-class singer, guitarist and songwriter. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan's smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. Allan has cultivated a global following, playing for packed audiences and receiving outstanding reviews throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and the Far East. A three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist," Allan is regularly featured at the world's great music festivals, e.g. Jazz Aspen, Wien Jazz Festival in Austria and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: 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: CHARLIE PARKER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION QUINTET AT BIRDLAND

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Quintet featuring Tom Harrell (trumpet, 8/28-31), Brian Lynch (trumpet, 9/1), Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), George Cables (piano), Victor Lewis (drums), and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, August 29th through September 1st with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Born August 29th, 1920, Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential and iconic artists in jazz history. As the central figure in the development of bebop in the 1940s, Bird was a legendary figure in his own lifetime and was idolized by those who worked with him including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis. He was the inspiration for BIRDLAND and practically defined its mission as the home for modern jazz in New York City. Since his death in 1955 at age 34, Bird has inspired every subsequent generation of jazz artist and left a rich legacy of distinctive compositions and signature melodic vocabulary that still informs every style of jazz. For this celebration, BIRDLAND presents a group of jazz all-stars who can move seamlessly between classic and contemporary Bird-inspired material. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: ANDRE MANGA AT BLUES ALLEY

Andre Manga will perform on Tuesday, August 28th at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mango is a soon to be living Afro-Jazz soul legend who will keep African music alive and is the bridge between American Jazz and African music. He takes the African culture, rhythm, and sound and translates' it's complexity in an exploratory and creative way to build harmonies and rhythms in efforts to fuse the two genres together. The way he presents these various sounds in his music opens the door for jazz musicians to just walk in and feel comfortable right away to express themselves through improvisation and solo's. 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

AUS: CHARLES GAUCI - MAGIC OF THE MIND

Charles Gauci, the President of the Australian Society of Magicians. will present "Magic of the Mind" at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Tuesday through Sunday, August 28th through September 2nd at 8:00 pm. The show continues every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm on September 7th through 22nd. With nearly 50 years of experience, several tours around the world, and legendary status, he is regarded by his peers as "The Magician's Magician". Gauci uses inexplicable and seemingly impossible feats of memory and ESP - leaving audiences wondering whether he actually has some kind of hidden power. In a break with tradition, The Butterfly Club is hosting Gauci's Magic Of The Mind as both a headliner in August, and an extended house-season in September. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON LANE: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
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Richard Holbrook Sings Burton Lane: A Centennial Celebration will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, August 20th at 9:30 pm; Monday, August 27th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, September 12th at 9:30 pm; and Thursday, September 13th at 9:30 pm. This musical tribute covers Burton Lane's career as a composer beginning with his success at M-G-M as a motion picture songwriter of over thirty films leading up to his great triumph on Broadway with Finian's Rainbow and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. The musical selections included in this show are songs written by Burton Lane with celebrated lyricists as Ira Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Harold Adamson, Ralph Freed, and of course, Alan Jay Lerner and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. He will be accompanied by the Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay will direct the show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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: JEFF HARNAR IN "DOESTHIS SONG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?"

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present Jeff Harnar in "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" on Monday, August 27th at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Musical Director for the concert will be Alex Rybeck, with Mark Minkler on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. With "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?," Jeff makes his debut at Birdland and first solo cabaret appearance in four years. Jeff is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's at The Regency, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas, a solo concert at Weill Recital and as Michael Feinstein's special guest at Zankel Hall. Jeff headlined three Town Hall concerts, including a Cole Porter evening with Andrea Marcovicci. He has appeared in thirteen "Lyrics & Lyricists" concerts, serving as artistic director and host for one. Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of "The American Songbook in London" at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park. Television credits include "The 1959 Broadway Songbook" (PBS), "Remember: Songs of the Holidays" (PBS) with KT Sullivan, and as the singing narrator of "Gershwin on Ice" (A&E) staring Dorothy Hamill. Nationally, Jeff tours with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert "I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood," has played five seasons at The Colony Hotel's Royal Room in Palm Beach, and opened for The McGuire Sisters during their reunion tour. Jeff has four solo recordings, 2 MAC Awards and 3 Bistro Awards. Jeff appears as the nightclub singer in the film "Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean" to be released in 2013. There is a $25 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: TONYA PINKINS HURRICANE IN ETHEL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ETHEL WATERS

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins to their stage for a one night only concert event on Monday, August 27th at 9:39 pm. Best known for her celebrated roles in Caroline, or Change and Jelly's Last Jam, Tonya made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Broadway audiences have also delighted in her performances in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Play On!, The Wild Party and Radio Golf, while television audiences know her from As The World Turns, All My Children and Army Wives. This late summer evening of music will feature Tonya singing signature anthems celebrating the life and music of Ethel Waters with excerpts from her upcoming one woman show written in collaboration with Dennis Courtney entitled HURRICANE ETHEL. This is Tonya's first concert performance since her celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center appearance in 2005 when she performed her acclaimed Harold Arlen Concert. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: VOCALGROUP "HEAVEN ALLOWS LOVE ONLY" AT BLUES ALLEY

Washington, DC's Premier Vocal Group "Heaven Allows Love Only" will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, August 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The group is comprised with members John Bo Sharpe, Ivan Frog Williams, Curtis Blow Warren, Antwan Silky Drayton are known for bringing it. This quartet bring forth so many talents and of course super talented vocals. H.A.L.O. has achieved many awards and has always been down for the community. They have appeared in many diverse venues, and performed with some our nations top R&B acts. Call for cover/minimum information.


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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