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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
SEPTEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - September 3rd through 9th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 9th

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NYC: GARY NEGBAUR IS "DIGGIN 'THE BEATLES"

After his acclaimed performances in January, pianist/ singer/ songwriter Gary Negbaur brings his innovative interpretation of the Beatles Songbook back to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) for a four show run. Performances of the show, Diggin 'The Beatles: A Pianoman's Journey Through The Beatles Songbook, are scheduled for Sundays, September 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. Expect an intermingling of the familiar and the surprising as this smooth singing master of the 88s travels through the songs of the greatest rock band of all time. He will be performing with his quartet (guitarist David Phelps, bassist Ritt Henn and drummer Nat Seeley). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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: JOEL HARRINGTON AND GUESTS AT THE METROPOLITAN

Joel Harrington and Guests present an afternoon of versatile voice and music to "Light Up the Sky," at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 pm. They will be celebrating the end of summer with a special focus honoring the importance of "Mothers" in our lives. The cast will be sharing snapshots of a mutli-faceted life-long musical journey. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DOUBLE CD RELEASE SHOW AT LE POISSON ROUGE

Yellow Sound Label in conjunction with NewMusicalTheatre.com present the joint album release concert of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen's Fugitive Songs and Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunningham's Next Thing You Know at LE POISSON ROUGE (158 Bleecker Street, NYC - 212-505-FISH - ) on Sunday, September 9th at 6:30 pm. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best young talent including Lauren Blackman, Colin Hanlon, Andrew Durand, Christopher Jackson, Kyle Dean Massey, Andy Mientus, Karen Olivo, Alysha Umphress and Barrett Wilbert Weed. Fugitive Songs is the Drama Desk-nominated musical from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. The folk-infused contemporary musical theatre score includes many of Miller and Tysen's most well-known songs. The album will be released on Amazon and iTunes Tuesday September 18th. Albums will be available for sale at the concert. Next Thing You Know is a new musical from the Drama Desk-nominated team of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham (I Love You Because). It was produced at CAP21. The album features Lauren Blackman (A Tree Grows In Brooklyn), Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only, I Love You Because), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair, Catch Me If You Can) and Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones). The album will be released on Amazon and iTunes Tuesday September 4th. Tickets are $20


NYC: THE BIRDLAND JAZZ PARTY FEATURING GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

On Sunday, September 9th, Gabrielle Stravelli will do her weekly brunch show in Greenwich Village and then move to midtown to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as special guest of The Birdland Jazz Party at 6:00 pm. She will be doing new material and old faves joined by the Birdland Jazz Quartet: John Hart, guitar; Jon Davis, piano; Tim Horner, drums; and Paul Gil, bass. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "RELATIONSHIPS!"

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, September 9th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Relationships - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!" Co-Host will be Dana Lorge. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF MARILYN MAYE
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, September 9th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring The Music of Marilyn Maye. 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: ARTURO O'FARRILL & THE AFRO-LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill will be performing on Sundays through September at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) with shows at 9:00 & 11:00 pm. O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for many years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

DC: PIANIST CYRUS CHESTNUT AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: "REMEMBERING THE CARPENTERS" RETURNS TO JOSLYN CENTER

Los Angeles singer Joanna Pitt will once again star in "Remembering The Carpenter", a loving tribute to Karen and Richard Carpenter's rise to fame in an unforgettable show on Sunday, September 9th 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 - ). The show will feature stories and beautiful melodies of one of the most popular and enduring vocal groups of the 1970's, which came to a sudden halt with the tragic death of lead singer Karen Carpenter. "Remembering The Carpenters", played here in September of 2011 to rave reviews for Ms. Pitt's portrayal of the American icon. Joining Joanna Pitt on the piano will be local musical director Joel Baker, who is himself, a devout Carpenter's fan and sings back up on some numbers ala Richard Carpenter. The event is part of Les Michaels' "Sundays In Summer Series". There is a $10 cover.


L.A.: "LORI AND THE BOYS" IS BACK

Lori Donato, internationally-known singer, pianist, entertainer and recording artist, stars in the return engagement of her hit show LORI AND THE BOYS at THE CAVERN CLUB THEATER (1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, CA - 800-838-3006) on Fridays, September 7th & 14th, Sunday, September 9th & Saturday, September 15th, all shows at 9:00 pm. This "Saucy New Cabertainment" starring Tod Macofsky, Perry Ojeda, and Jay Winger is devised and directed by Rob Bowers, whose exceptional talent includes not only staging the ensemble piece, but also creating some spectacular vocal arrangements. The show follows Lori's journey as she discovers a "home" in the world of Gay Piano Bars and savoring the music and friendships that changed her life. Featuring dazzling ensemble numbers, solos, duets, and trios with music and lyrics of more than fifty songwriters including Gershwin, Carmichael, Mercer, Hatch, Bernstein, Allison, Kern, Schwartz, and Arlen, representing Musical Theatre, the American Songbook, Jazz Classics, and Pop Hits. Dishing up everything from comedy sketches to heartfelt ballads, LORI AND THE BOYS provides a well-seasoned banquet highlighting Music, Friendship, Piano Bars, and "Arrangements While-U-Wait" while celebrating the joys and importance of Community. There is a $20 cover.

SF: "CINEMA VERITE: AMANDA McBROOM GOES TO THE MOVIES"

Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom will perform for three nights only, Friday & Saturday, september 7th & 8th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ). True to her roots of growing up in Hollywood, with movie star David Bruce for a father, Amanda's connection to film music runs deep. In her new concert, Amanda dives in to the musical world that shaped her early life, from Disney to the great movie musicals, with a few of her own lyrical observations thrown in, including her Golden Globe Award winning song, "The Rose." If you love the songs of the silver screen, you will leave this evening singing. Amanda's songs have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, the Chipmunks, and the Baby Dinosaurs in "Land Before Time." She will be joined by Musical Director Shelly Markham on piano. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: MARKUS DE PORT AT THE BUTTERFLY

Actor and playwright Peter Condon stars in Markus De Port, an intimate play featuring six characters, six lives, six stories, at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (Sunday at 6:00 pm). Condon's protagonists drive a litany of self-delusion, ennui, lust, manipulation, madness, and spontaneous acts of kindness - everyday people, really. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 8th

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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: FRANK DAIN AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Frank Dain returns to the cabaret stage in September with his first solo show in 13 years, in The Magic of Mathis at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ). Scheduled performances are Saturdays, September 8th & 15th and Fridays, September 21st & 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Dain will bring fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Wild Is the Wind," "Misty" and "The Twelfth of Never. " Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's frequent collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis. The Magic of Mathis will also include infrequently sung jewels as "99 Miles from L.A.," "Yellow Roses on Her Gown," "I'll Be Easy to Find" and "Photograph," all part of Mathis's remarkable 56-year career. Lennie Watts is directing. Saadi Zain on bass. After appearing in many regional and off-Broadway theatrical productions, Dain made his New York City Town Hall debut at The Mabel Mercer Foundation's summer Cabaret Convention entitled Grand Nights for Singing, and performed at the Foundation's first cabaret convention in Philadelphia at the Prince Theatre. As a solo act, he brought his enviable baritone and warm personality to shows at Don't Tell Mama, Steve McGraw's, Danny's Skylight Room and Judy's. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "OREGON" FEATURING RALPH TOWNER AT BIRDLAND

Celebrating more than 40 years as an ensemble, the multiple Grammy nominated jazz/classical/world music fusion quartet "Oregon" will appear ar BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. "Oregon" has inspired audiences worldwide, from Carnegie Hall to Vienna's Mozartsaal. The music by this American quartet, composed mostly by guitarist, pianist, trumpeter Ralph Towner is without boundary, an adventurous merging of jazz, chamber music textures and folkloric sounds coming from various latitudes and longitudes. Yet Towner, along with founding members Paul McCandless (woodwinds) Glen Moore (bass) and later addition Mark Walker (drums) always manage to strike the perfect balance between composition and improvisation, accessibility and expression. 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: MARIN MAZZIE PERFORMS AT 54 BELOW

Marin Mazzie performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. Marin burst onto Broadway in Big River, and The Great White Way hasn't let go of her since. Throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is among the brightest bulbs in Broadway's illustrious marquee. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. This is her first NYC solo cabaret engagement in six years. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND MARILYN MAYE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Fall 2012 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder, two time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and acclaimed Grammy Award nominated singer, MARILYN MAYE on Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 4th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. The two powerhouse entertainers share the nightclub stage for the first time in an evening of dynamic entertainment including pop standards, boogie woogie classics and audience favorites. For this special engagement, tickets will be $60 with no minimum.


DC: PIANIST CYRUS CHESTNUT AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: KRITZERLAND CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's marks their second anniversary with a special gala event on Saturday, September 8th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700 - ). In their two years, Kritzerland has presented shows based on albums produced by Bruce Kimmel, and for this show they've chosen songs from his large body of work that they haven't been able to present for one reason or another, but songs they truly love. In their two years, Kritzerland has presented shows based on albums produced by Bruce Kimmel, and for this show they've chosen songs from his large body of work that they haven't been able to present for one reason or another, but songs they truly love. The show will include songs by Sondheim, by Styne, by Comden and Green, Rodgers and Hart, Strouse and Adams, Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman, from shows like Li'l Abner; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Music Is, and many others. As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including a reunion of the three stars of the LA production of Ruthless! - Rita McKenzie, Lindsay Ridgeway, and Joan Ryan. Also guesting is a Kritzerland favorite, Jason Graae, and the wonderful Lea Thompson. As our gift to their loyal followers, for this one-time only anniversary show, they are waiving the fifteen-dollar cover charge, with just $10 food/drink minimum. Reservations required.


SF: "CINEMA VERITE: AMANDA McBROOM GOES TO THE MOVIES"

Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom will perform for three nights only, Friday & Saturday, september 7th & 8th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ). True to her roots of growing up in Hollywood, with movie star David Bruce for a father, Amanda's connection to film music runs deep. In her new concert, Amanda dives in to the musical world that shaped her early life, from Disney to the great movie musicals, with a few of her own lyrical observations thrown in, including her Golden Globe Award winning song, "The Rose." If you love the songs of the silver screen, you will leave this evening singing. Amanda's songs have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, the Chipmunks, and the Baby Dinosaurs in "Land Before Time." She will be joined by Musical Director Shelly Markham on piano. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: MARKUS DE PORT AT THE BUTTERFLY

Actor and playwright Peter Condon stars in Markus De Port, an intimate play featuring six characters, six lives, six stories, at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (Sunday at 6:00 pm). Condon's protagonists drive a litany of self-delusion, ennui, lust, manipulation, madness, and spontaneous acts of kindness - everyday people, really. Call for cover/minimum information.

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) every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm from 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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FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 7th

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NYC: LYNN HALLIDAY - MY HEART BELONGS TO MARY

Lynne Halliday pays tribute to the legendary Mary Martin, leading lady of the Golden age of American Musical Theatre, in an evening directed and written by Steve Cole, with the amazing David Krane as music director at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, September 7th at 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 pm. Miss Martin's career spanned 40 years- 40 years of thrilling audiences-on stage and in the movies- and devoting her life to helping us all find the Neverland within ourselves. Miss Halliday starred in the York Theate's hit show "Porterphiles"- a revue of unpublished Cole Porter songs. She also appeared as "the Voice" in American Ballet Theatre's world-premiere ballet "Weren't We Fools?", choreographed by Christian Holder. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: STIX BONES HOSTS JAZZ NIGHT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

On Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 pm, Stix Bones hosts Jazz Night at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with a spectacular performance that takes you on a musical journey from Swing to Smooth Jazz. The show showcases the musical prowess of Jazz Artist/Drummer Stix Bones. Hailing from the borough of Brooklyn, Stix received his Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Purchase College, State University of New York. It was there he was given the name BONES because to his band mates he showed himself to be a Brother of Noble Excellence. Stix independently released his first full-length Smooth Jazz album entitled "Groove Like This". The album has graced the airwaves of more than 40 jazz radio stations in the US, Jazz internet and satellite stations across the globe. It has charted in the top 10 on the digital jazz charts and made it to the top 20 jazz charts in France. Stix Bones whose musical influences are a mix of Hip Hop and Jazz has built a respectable name amongst Jazz & Hip Hop artist and is credited as truly a Brother of Noble Excellence. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DONN TRENNER AND SHAYNEE RAINBOLT ARE "TWO FOR THE ROAD"

Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, arranger and jazz pianist Donn Trenner, in his first New York major engagement in 25 years, collaborates with the MAC and Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt on four Fridays in September at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Performances are on Fridays, September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, all shows at 9:30 pm. A bebop pianist of distinction Trenner played with the likes of Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, and Ben Webster, appearing on over 100 jazz albums from 1950 onward. A leading musical director, Trenner appeared nightly on the famed Steve Allen Show, leading the Donn Trenner Orchestra. He was also Ann-Margret's musical director for 18 years, and he worked extensively touring with Shirley MacLaine, and was musical director for Nancy Wilson. A Bistro Award winner, two-time MAC Award winner, and four-time MAC Award nominee, Shaynee's first two CD's were released on 33Jazz Records out of the UK (www.33jazz.com). Her third CD, "Charmed Life: Shaynee Rainbolt SINGS Russell Garcia," won the MAC Award for best Jazz Recording. Her most recent show honored the legendary composer/ arranger/ conductor Russell Garcia on the occasion of his 95th birthday, touring Australia, New Zealand, and the US. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "OREGON" FEATURING RALPH TOWNER AT BIRDLAND

Celebrating more than 40 years as an ensemble, the multiple Grammy nominated jazz/classical/world music fusion quartet "Oregon" will appear ar BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. "Oregon" has inspired audiences worldwide, from Carnegie Hall to Vienna's Mozartsaal. The music by this American quartet, composed mostly by guitarist, pianist, trumpeter Ralph Towner is without boundary, an adventurous merging of jazz, chamber music textures and folkloric sounds coming from various latitudes and longitudes. Yet Towner, along with founding members Paul McCandless (woodwinds) Glen Moore (bass) and later addition Mark Walker (drums) always manage to strike the perfect balance between composition and improvisation, accessibility and expression. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARIN MAZZIE PERFORMS AT 54 BELOW

Marin Mazzie performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. Marin burst onto Broadway in Big River, and The Great White Way hasn't let go of her since. Throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is among the brightest bulbs in Broadway's illustrious marquee. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. This is her first NYC solo cabaret engagement in six years. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND MARILYN MAYE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Fall 2012 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder, two time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and acclaimed Grammy Award nominated singer, MARILYN MAYE on Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 4th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. The two powerhouse entertainers share the nightclub stage for the first time in an evening of dynamic entertainment including pop standards, boogie woogie classics and audience favorites. For this special engagement, tickets will be $60 with no minimum.


DC: PIANIST CYRUS CHESTNUT AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: "LORI AND THE BOYS" IS BACK

Lori Donato, internationally-known singer, pianist, entertainer and recording artist, stars in the return engagement of her hit show LORI AND THE BOYS at THE CAVERN CLUB THEATER (1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, CA - 800-838-3006) on Fridays, September 7th & 14th, Sunday, September 9th & Saturday, September 15th, all shows at 9:00 pm. This "Saucy New Cabertainment" starring Tod Macofsky, Perry Ojeda, and Jay Winger is devised and directed by Rob Bowers, whose exceptional talent includes not only staging the ensemble piece, but also creating some spectacular vocal arrangements. The show follows Lori's journey as she discovers a "home" in the world of Gay Piano Bars and savoring the music and friendships that changed her life. Featuring dazzling ensemble numbers, solos, duets, and trios with music and lyrics of more than fifty songwriters including Gershwin, Carmichael, Mercer, Hatch, Bernstein, Allison, Kern, Schwartz, and Arlen, representing Musical Theatre, the American Songbook, Jazz Classics, and Pop Hits. Dishing up everything from comedy sketches to heartfelt ballads, LORI AND THE BOYS provides a well-seasoned banquet highlighting Music, Friendship, Piano Bars, and "Arrangements While-U-Wait" while celebrating the joys and importance of Community. There is a $20 cover.

SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: "CINEMA VERITE: AMANDA McBROOM GOES TO THE MOVIES"

Singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom will perform for three nights only, Friday & Saturday, september 7th & 8th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ). True to her roots of growing up in Hollywood, with movie star David Bruce for a father, Amanda's connection to film music runs deep. In her new concert, Amanda dives in to the musical world that shaped her early life, from Disney to the great movie musicals, with a few of her own lyrical observations thrown in, including her Golden Globe Award winning song, "The Rose." If you love the songs of the silver screen, you will leave this evening singing. Amanda's songs have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, Leanne Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Betty Buckley, Stephanie Mills, The Manhattan Transfer, Donny Osmond, the Chipmunks, and the Baby Dinosaurs in "Land Before Time." She will be joined by Musical Director Shelly Markham on piano. There is a $37 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SEATTLE: AN EVENING WITH ARNALDO! & FRIENDS

The Filipino Community of Seattle is proud to present a dinner/cabaret show featuring an extraordinary Filipino-American artist, Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse, on Friday, September 7th at 7:30 pm (dinner at 6:00 pm) at THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY CENTER OF SEATTLE (5740 Martin Luther King Way, Seattle, WA - 206-722-9372). Charles Baker, musical director. Arnaldo! is a 2008 New York Bistro Award Winner and in 2010 was chosen by the San Francisco Bay Times "Jazz & Cocktails" as one of the top 10 cabarets that played in the Bay area that year. Based in the Seattle area, Arnaldo!'s acts are original and glamorous and with a voice that is outstanding, he is a total world class entertainer. Part of the proceeds will benefit the future performance of "Florodora: Reimagined", an adaptation of a Broadway comedy musical that was set in the Philippines in 1890's and to be retold with Filipino perspective. "Floradora: Reimagined" will be held in October as part of the Filipino-American month celebration at the Filipino Community Center. Also, part of the proceeds willgo towards seed funds for the installation of a new sound system for the Filipino Community Center's Main Hall. Some members of the cast of "Florodora: Reimagined" Charles Crowley, Manny Golez and Melissa Fleming will be joining Arnaldo! Victor Loo of Pride Asia will also be doing special number for the evening. $25 cover includes buffet dinner and show.

AUS: MARKUS DE PORT AT THE BUTTERFLY

Actor and playwright Peter Condon stars in Markus De Port, an intimate play featuring six characters, six lives, six stories, at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (Sunday at 6:00 pm). Condon's protagonists drive a litany of self-delusion, ennui, lust, manipulation, madness, and spontaneous acts of kindness - everyday people, really. Call for cover/minimum information.

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) every Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm from 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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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 6th

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NYC: NICOLE LUPARELLI SINGS BOWIE AT THE MET

Boston Chanteuse Niki Luparelli sings the songs of David Bowie with the Gold Diggers at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 pm. The show is a loving cabaret tribute to the thin, white Duke. It has been said that Bowie was obsessed with the Berlin Cabaret scene while he lived there in the 70s working on what later became known as the Berlin Trilogy of albums (Low, Heroes, and Lodger). Many feel that cabaret changed his writing and performance style forever. 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: SEAN HARKNESS IN DUOS, A MUSICAL TALK SHOW

On the first Thursday of each month, guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness hosts two guests in his musical talkshow DUOS at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). This month, on Thursday, September 6th at 9:30 pm, Sean's guests will once again be top performers from a vast array of musical genres from Classical to Jazz, Folk to Theatre, and Pop to New Age. (TBA). There is a $20cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: VINTAGE JAZZ AND CLASSICAL SWING MUSIC THURSDAYS

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


NYC: "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO" WEEKLY 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, September 6th are Marilyn Maye (cabaret favorite), Dion Millington (Harlem Reps' DREAMGIRLS), La Tonya Hall (cabaret/recording vocalist), Alex Getlin (Feinstein's) and Michael Highes (cabaret newcomer). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: "OREGON" FEATURING RALPH TOWNER AT BIRDLAND

Celebrating more than 40 years as an ensemble, the multiple Grammy nominated jazz/classical/world music fusion quartet "Oregon" will appear ar BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. "Oregon" has inspired audiences worldwide, from Carnegie Hall to Vienna's Mozartsaal. The music by this American quartet, composed mostly by guitarist, pianist, trumpeter Ralph Towner is without boundary, an adventurous merging of jazz, chamber music textures and folkloric sounds coming from various latitudes and longitudes. Yet Towner, along with founding members Paul McCandless (woodwinds) Glen Moore (bass) and later addition Mark Walker (drums) always manage to strike the perfect balance between composition and improvisation, accessibility and expression. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARIN MAZZIE PERFORMS AT 54 BELOW

Marin Mazzie performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. Marin burst onto Broadway in Big River, and The Great White Way hasn't let go of her since. Throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is among the brightest bulbs in Broadway's illustrious marquee. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. This is her first NYC solo cabaret engagement in six years. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND MARILYN MAYE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Fall 2012 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder, two time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and acclaimed Grammy Award nominated singer, MARILYN MAYE on Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 4th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. The two powerhouse entertainers share the nightclub stage for the first time in an evening of dynamic entertainment including pop standards, boogie woogie classics and audience favorites. For this special engagement, tickets will be $60 with no minimum.


NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT TIM McLOONES

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - ) on Thursday, September 6th at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts his weekly talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each week. This evening's show features Sharon Lasher, Erica Kostyz, John Depalma, Molly Spanarkle, Bruce Clough, PM Bonds, Tammy McKillip, Reanna Runge, Patty Butler, Al Holmes, and MORE!. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $10 cover at the door.


DC: PIANIST CYRUS CHESTNUT AT BLUES ALLEY

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chestnut appeals to both aficionados and fans alike. Adept enough to perform with Wynton Marsalis, yet hip enough to make the "Peanuts" album swing. Chestnut worked with a number of top-notch musicians including Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Terence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison, before recording his first solo CD at the age of 30. Chestnut enjoys mixing styles and resists being typecast in any one niche, though his gospel sound is apparent on a number of his recordings. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: MARKUS DE PORT AT THE BUTTERFLY

Actor and playwright Peter Condon stars in Markus De Port, an intimate play featuring six characters, six lives, six stories, at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (Sunday at 6:00 pm). Condon's protagonists drive a litany of self-delusion, ennui, lust, manipulation, madness, and spontaneous acts of kindness - everyday people, really. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: DAVID PALADINO AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

David Paladino will perform on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). David has been singing and playing various instruments since the age of 7. He has had the pleasure of performing with some of the most talented musicians in the country. Some of the performance venues have included the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Breakers Hotel, Trumps Mara largo, The Colony Hotel, The Ocean Reef Club, the home of Anthony Shriver for the Best Buddies charity, the Cincinnatian Hotel and has performed with the Woody Herman Band, Ira Sullivan, and Jaco Pastorious, to name a few. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TOM RAGU & FRIENDS AT GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB

NYC's lovable gay funnyman Tom Ragu is back in a big way with a new show, at NYC's newest comedy venue, THE GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB (99 MacDougal Street, NYC - 212-777-5233) on Wednesdays, September 5th & 19th at 6:00 pm. The show, which runs every alternating Wednesday, welcomes a rotating cast of some of NYC's funniest gay and gay-friendly comics. There is good food, lots of laughs, and prizes with a few rounds of "Two Truths and a Lie" with the audience. On September 5th, headliner is Ellen Karis. Others in the show include Lori Sommer, Mick Diflo, Vicky Kuperman & Helene Angley. There is a $5 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK SINATRA AND THE BROADWAY RABBI

Seth Lutnick brings his show, " Frank Sinatra and The Broadway Rabbi" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 pm. Seth is an unusual mix. On the one hand, he is an Orthodox rabbi. On the other, he does musical theater. Hence, his stage persona is The Broadway Rabbi. Accompanied by pianist Dan Feyer, this is not an impersonation of Frank Sinatra, but a journey through his life and songs, with Rabbinical commentary. Lutnick will be visiting from Israel, where he directs Israel Musicals, an English language musical theater company, for a performance of his new show, Frankly Sinatra. Frank Sinatra was a bullied, somewhat awkward kid from Hoboken, NJ, an unlikely star. And yet, he became the biggest there was! He had The World on a String, and he found his way into the hearts of, well, everybody. How did he get there? What were his wrong turns, and his right ones? And what about Sinatra, Israel and the Jews? There is a $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: ANDERSON TWINS SEXTET

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, September 5th features Anderson Twins Sextet with Peter Anderson - tenor sax, clarinet; William Anderson - alto sax, clarinet, flute; Jon-Erik Kellso - trumpet; Ehud Asherie - piano; Kevin Dorn - drums; Clovis Nicolas - bass. 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: "OREGON" FEATURING RALPH TOWNER AT BIRDLAND

Celebrating more than 40 years as an ensemble, the multiple Grammy nominated jazz/classical/world music fusion quartet "Oregon" will appear ar BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. "Oregon" has inspired audiences worldwide, from Carnegie Hall to Vienna's Mozartsaal. The music by this American quartet, composed mostly by guitarist, pianist, trumpeter Ralph Towner is without boundary, an adventurous merging of jazz, chamber music textures and folkloric sounds coming from various latitudes and longitudes. Yet Towner, along with founding members Paul McCandless (woodwinds) Glen Moore (bass) and later addition Mark Walker (drums) always manage to strike the perfect balance between composition and improvisation, accessibility and expression. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARIN MAZZIE PERFORMS AT 54 BELOW

Marin Mazzie performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. Marin burst onto Broadway in Big River, and The Great White Way hasn't let go of her since. Throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is among the brightest bulbs in Broadway's illustrious marquee. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. This is her first NYC solo cabaret engagement in six years. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND MARILYN MAYE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Fall 2012 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder, two time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and acclaimed Grammy Award nominated singer, MARILYN MAYE on Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 4th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. The two powerhouse entertainers share the nightclub stage for the first time in an evening of dynamic entertainment including pop standards, boogie woogie classics and audience favorites. For this special engagement, tickets will be $60 with no minimum.


DC: LADY ALMA AT BLUES ALLEY

Lady Alma will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, September 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Her fans run the gamut - from progressive artists like Moby, Kindred the Family Soul, India. Arie, Joan Osborne, Musiq and Les Nubians to regular working-class folk in West London clubs and West Philly barber shops. In cities everywhere from Atlanta and Amsterdam to Toronto and Tokyo, vocal sensation Alma Horton - known to her fans worldwide as LADY ALMA - has become the name to know, deemed "the heart & soul of Philadelphia's soul scene" and heralded as "the truth in a roomful of lies" among tastemaker's circles. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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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 September 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: "OREGON" FEATURING RALPH TOWNER AT BIRDLAND

Celebrating more than 40 years as an ensemble, the multiple Grammy nominated jazz/classical/world music fusion quartet "Oregon" will appear ar BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. "Oregon" has inspired audiences worldwide, from Carnegie Hall to Vienna's Mozartsaal. The music by this American quartet, composed mostly by guitarist, pianist, trumpeter Ralph Towner is without boundary, an adventurous merging of jazz, chamber music textures and folkloric sounds coming from various latitudes and longitudes. Yet Towner, along with founding members Paul McCandless (woodwinds) Glen Moore (bass) and later addition Mark Walker (drums) always manage to strike the perfect balance between composition and improvisation, accessibility and expression. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARIN MAZZIE PERFORMS AT 54 BELOW

Marin Mazzie performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday through Saturday, September 4th through 8th at 8:30 pm with late shows added on Friday & Saturday at 11:00 pm. Marin burst onto Broadway in Big River, and The Great White Way hasn't let go of her since. Throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is among the brightest bulbs in Broadway's illustrious marquee. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. This is her first NYC solo cabaret engagement in six years. There is a $45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND MARILYN MAYE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will open its Fall 2012 season with the first joint engagement of the club's founder, two time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and acclaimed Grammy Award nominated singer, MARILYN MAYE on Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 4th through 22nd at 8:30 pm. The two powerhouse entertainers share the nightclub stage for the first time in an evening of dynamic entertainment including pop standards, boogie woogie classics and audience favorites. For this special engagement, tickets will be $60 with no minimum.


DC: MIKE PARLETT WITH PHAZE II AT BLUES ALLEY

Mike Parlett with Phaze II will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, September 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mike Parlett is a prominent British saxophonist who plays all saxophones, the shofar, flute, piccolo, Indian flutes, and the WX7 Wind Synthesizer. Michael is often seen playing two saxs at the same time ala Roland Kirk. He Relocating to the USA in 2006, and in 2007 Mike performed alongside Peabo Bryson at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, California. Mike currently runs his own management company, agency and record label, Talented Productions, while also broadcasting his radio show, The Mike Parlett Show on Solar Radio, via Internet to the UK from his own studio in Southern California. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: LYPSINKA PRESENTS "THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD"

John Epperson, appearing as his alter ego Lypsinka, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Tuesday through Thursdays at 8:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm; and Sundays at 7:00 pm, September 4th through 16th Epperson has always delved into powerful womanhood for his groundbreaking shows. Incorporating a sizable dollop of Joan Crawford's large persona, this show is devoted entirely to the Oscar-winning actress. This fun and hilarious show about the refraction of celebrity and addiction to fame features interviews and speeches given by Crawford. There is a $35 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: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

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