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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
SEPTEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - September 17th through 23rd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 23rd

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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: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SHARRON MATTHEWS SUPERSTAR AT THE FLUTE BAR

One part comedian and one part chanteuse, the inimitable Sharron Matthews serves up her own unique brand of uproarious entertainment at THE FLUTE BAR (40 Rast 20th Street, NYC - 212-529-7870 - ) on Sunday through Tuesday, September 23rd through 25th at 8:00 pm. Sharron has been earning raves from audiences and critics alike. In 2011, Sharron traveled from Toronto to Joe's Pub in New York to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three weeks, to London's Leicester Square Theatre, back to Toronto for more concert and Global TV's hit televison series Canada Sings. In 2012, Sharron returns to NYC and Flute Gramercy direct from 21 sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's Tristan Bates Theatre. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "THAT FOREIGN MYSTIQUE!"

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 23rd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "That Foreign Mystique". Co-Host will be Parker Scott. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
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 23rd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring The Music of Ray Charles. David will also have an In-Studio Interviews with Anita Gillette (appearing at BIRDLAND, Mondays, September 24th & October 1st); Mel Miller of Musicals Tonight! (soon to start it's 15th season); and Steve Reineke, Music Director and Conductor of the NY POPS. 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: LINDA LAVIN WITH BILLY STRITCH AT 54 BELOW

There's a new girl in town this September when Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the stage on Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551).New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series, Alice. A veteran of the cabaret stage, Linda began her career playing such NYC nightspots as The Showplace in Greenwich Village and midtown's Downstairs at the Upstairs. Recently, Linda released her very first CD, Possibilities." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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: JAZZ VIBRAPHONISTS ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known of today's jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years Ayers has produced a string of soul and funk classics that have arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: FRANCESCA AMARI PRESENTS GILDA RADNER TRIBUTE AT DAVENPORT'S

California-based cabaret vocalist Francesca Amari brings her acclaimed tribute show, "YOU MAKE ME LAUGH: A Love Song to Gilda Radner" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. Amari debuted the show in 2011 at the first annual Gilda's LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI (http://laughfestgr.org/), a 10-day festival of laughter, which included such notables as Bill Cosby, Betty White, Margaret Cho and more, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Gilda's Club West Michigan. She's also presented the show at the acclaimed The Gardenia in West Hollywood and the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Springs, CA. Amari developed the show with the input of nationally-renowned cabaret star Marcovicci, who served as her creative consultant. The show highlights moments of Gilda's fascinating life, including her rise to stardom, her marriage to Gene Wilder and her struggle with cancer. Much of the material comes from Gilda's autobiography, "It's Always Something" and her Saturday Night Live (SNL) writing partner and friend, Alan Zweibel's account of their relationship, "Bunny Bunny." Also on the creative team for the show was Marcovicci's long-time collaborator, Shelly Markham, who serves as Music Director; and cabaret producer/director Clifford Bell and comedy writer Shelly Goldstein. The show features music from the Great American Songbook, pop music, Broadway and the cabaret world, and includes such gems as "Pure Imagination," Markham's "You Make Me Laugh," "My Pa" and "Honey (Touch Me With My Clothes On." Amari notes that she's often told she resembles Gilda Radner, and cites the star as one of her long-time heroes, since discovering her on SNL during her high school years. For the show at Davenport's, a portion of the ticket price will be donated to Gilda's Club Chicago, who will also have a representative available at the show to speak to the audience. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

SF: LEGENDARY SOUL GROUP HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present a special week-long run of the legendary soul group HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Wednesday through Sunday, September 19th through 23rd (showtimes vary, so see website). For their show, the Blue Notes will be singing all of their greatest hits including Grammy Award-nominated classics such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Wake Up Everybody" and "Bad Luck." The group features vocalists Donnell Gillespie, better known as "Big Daddy," Rufus Thorne (also called "Fuss"), Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, originally known as "The Charlemagnes" was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950's. However in the 1960s the name was changed to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, which soon went on to record several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Among their credits, they have recordings of singles and albums that have reached Gold and Platinum status "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was nominated for a Grammy Award, as well as other hits such as "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palladium in London and the Core States Arena in Philadelphia. There is a $30-$38 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: MY PIANO AND ME WITH SARAH GAUL

Sarah Gaul maintains that leaving childhood behind and diving into adulthood is not as easy as Suri Cruise makes it out to be. Her show, My Piano and Me, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 20th through 23rd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). It is a gluten-free showcase of original satirical songs, by one of Melbourne's freshest up-and-coming musical comedians. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 22nd

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NYC: CLARK WARREN RELEASES "LUCKY SO & SO"
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Clark Warren will present his CD release show "LUCKY SO AND SO" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. This inventive, tuneful, upbeat show reflects gratefulness with stunningly arranged tunes which qualify as new to the ear. From major brand TV voiceovers, to his 12 years in Manhattan Cabaret, to his appearances at New York's BIRDLAND, Clark has shared a lifetime of entertaining, on Broadway, on radio, TV and nightclub with appreciative reviewers and fans. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: JIM SPEAKE SINGS 'TILL THE COWS COME HOME
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Jim Speake brings his brand new show "Sings 'till the Cors Come Home" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 ) on Saturdays, September 22nd & 29th at 5:00 pm and Wednesdays, October 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm. Singing songs written by Kander and Ebb, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cy Coleman, Barry Manilow, Stephen Bishop, Gilda Radner, Neil Sedaka, Peter Allen, Billy Joel, Dale Evans and Stephen Sondheim, Jim illustrates life experiences both serious and comic. Lennie Watts directs, with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins with the Cow Band. The inimitable Sidney Myer will make a special appearance. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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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: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: IN THE BOUDOIR WITH SUMMER SHAPIRO

The New York Clown Theater Festival presents Summer Shapiro in IN THE BOUDOIR on Sunday, September 16th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm; and Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 pm at THE BRICK THEATER (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718- 907-6189 ). Matters of the heart can be messy and In The Boudoir delights in making a mess. San Francisco comedienne, Summer Shapiro, returns to the New York Clown Theater Festival for her fourth time with this deceptively simple story of a young female clown's love life. Veering erratically and erotically between exactitude and befuddlement, control and rashness, beauty and broken, Shapiro plays with the consuming need to be liked and revels in the futility of such a hunger. Tickets are $15.

NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT SATURDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER

Great news for lovers of the traditional piano bar experience! One of the best in the business, Chris Barrett, is back behind a NYC piano on a regular basis! Starting on Saturday, September 22nd and running every Saturday night through the rest of the year, Chris can be found entertaining young and old at SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT (143 East 49th Street, NYC - 212-832-0888) between 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. Chris Barrett has been performing throughout the US and in Europe since 1973. His career highlights in New York City include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, U.N. Plaza, and Westbury Hotels. Among his engagements throughout the U.S. are the Hotel Bel-Air, L.A.; the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; and the John Drew Theater, East Hampton, NY. In Europe, he has enjoyed repeated bookings at the Hotel Cipriani, Venice; the Berkeley Hotel, London; and the Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy. Barrett has appeared in cabaret in New York City at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room at Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. There is a $10 music charge.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: PAM ANN TALKS AIR TRAVEL AT XL CABARET

Pam Ann, the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid, will perform at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Fridays & Saturdays, September 21st & 22 and 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Pam's performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: COLTRANE REVISITED AT BIRDLAND

"Coltrane Revisited" featuring Steve Kuhn (piano), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Andrew Cyrille (drums) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. The all-star quintet explores some of Coltrane's late 1950's hard-bop repertoire recorded for the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: LUPONE RETURNS FOR SEVEN MORE PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back Broadway legend, two time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone, for 7 more performances of her acclaimed show that opened the new venue in June. Performances are at 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 22nd, with late shows added on Friday & Saturday. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone's show will feature a mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30s and 40s. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: RACHAEL SAGE CHOSEN BY JUDY COLLINS FOR LATE CARLYLE SHOW

Indie singer/ songwriter/ producer Rachael Sage is honored to have caught the eye of one of music's legendary artists, Judy Collins. Collins has hand-picked Sage to perform at New York's renowned THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) on Saturday, September 22nd. The 10:45 pm show by Sage will be a stand-alone concert following Collins' residency performance, which will take place earlier that evening. For Sage, a long-time New Yorker and a singer-songwriter of growing acclaim, her burgeoning relationship with an artist of Collins' stature is a dream come true. In addition to the high-profile Carlyle invitation, Collins has recently presented Sage on a series of U.S. tour dates, and an itinerary of upcoming joint appearances follows below. Judy Collins has shown a long-standing love for singer-songwriters. She was one of the first to bring the works of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb and others to the forefront of pop music, and she continues support legit up-and-coming artists such as Rachael Sage. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYS: BROADWAY CONCERTS DIRECT PRESENTS "SEPTEMBER SONGS"

Broadway Concerts Direct presents "SEPTEMBER SONGS: Try to Remember, and If You Remember, Then Follow" as part of the Broadway Comes to Wurtsboro Series at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WURTSBORO (134 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro NY - INFO & RESV.: 845-888-2798) on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00 pm. This evening will feature a variety of songs ranging from favorite show tunes ("Try to Remember" to "September Song") to classical, pop, jazz and everything in between -- in other words, business as usual. Funny, touching, beautiful and always wonderful. The exciting concert showcases a variety of works to be chosen from composers such as Jones & Schmidt (The Fantasticks), Kurt Weill (September Song), and more. Featured in the cast are Celia Berk, Emily Buttner, Rich Flanders, Rob Gardner, Joanna Morton Gary, Janice Hall, Mark Planner, Sarah Rice, wir Amethyste Spardel, Voice & Theremin and Eric Sedgwick, Piano. There is a $15 cover.

DC: JAZZ VIBRAPHONISTS ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known of today's jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years Ayers has produced a string of soul and funk classics that have arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: LEGENDARY SOUL GROUP HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present a special week-long run of the legendary soul group HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Wednesday through Sunday, September 19th through 23rd (showtimes vary, so see website). For their show, the Blue Notes will be singing all of their greatest hits including Grammy Award-nominated classics such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Wake Up Everybody" and "Bad Luck." The group features vocalists Donnell Gillespie, better known as "Big Daddy," Rufus Thorne (also called "Fuss"), Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, originally known as "The Charlemagnes" was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950's. However in the 1960s the name was changed to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, which soon went on to record several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Among their credits, they have recordings of singles and albums that have reached Gold and Platinum status "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was nominated for a Grammy Award, as well as other hits such as "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palladium in London and the Core States Arena in Philadelphia. There is a $30-$38 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: JENNIFER DEGRASSI IN "THE SCANDOLOUS LILLIAN LUSHLIFE"

Jennifer DeGrassi will premiere her latest cabaret show, "The Scandolous Lillian Lushlife" at CHACHACHA CABARET at Aldgate Providore Cafe (Mount Barker Road, Aldgate, SA AUS - 08 8339 1899) on Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. Lillian Lushlife is a vamp from way back in the days of Berlin Weinmar and outrageous Paris in the decadent 1920s, where anything was possible. Jennifer will introduce you to this very interesting character and the word she lives in. There is a $25 cover.

AUS: MY PIANO AND ME WITH SARAH GAUL

Sarah Gaul maintains that leaving childhood behind and diving into adulthood is not as easy as Suri Cruise makes it out to be. Her show, My Piano and Me, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 20th through 23rd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). It is a gluten-free showcase of original satirical songs, by one of Melbourne's freshest up-and-coming musical comedians. 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 21st

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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: 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: JOHNNY HAGER PRESENTS "THE WAY I SEE IT" AT MAMA'S

Johnny Hager will be making his solo cabaret debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his show "The Way I See It" on Friday, September 21st at 7:00 pm. He will be singing a collection of Broadway favorites. A resident of NYC, he has sung recitals, and various concerts with his siblings Daniele and Robert, who are also professional vocalists. He is also currently a member of the New York Gay Men's Chorus. He was recently invited as a guest artist to the University of Massachusetts to sing the comedia de'll arte role of Beppe, in the opera "Rita" by Donizetti. Musical theater experience include Barrett in Titanic, Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Man 1 in Songs for a New World. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: STIX BONES HOSTS JAZZ NIGHT AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

On Saturday,September 21st 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: PAM ANN TALKS AIR TRAVEL AT XL CABARET

Pam Ann, the comic creation of Australian comedian Caroline Reid, will perform at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) on Fridays & Saturdays, September 21st & 22 and 28th & 29th at 8:00 pm. An emerging icon in gay culture, she portrays the air-hostess Pam Ann, a mixture of comedy, camp and glamour, and a pun on the legendary airline Pan Am. Pam's performances tend to emphasis the vagaries of air travel, including the identifying quirks of various airlines around the world, mixed with a generous dose of ribald humor and double entendre. There is a $30 cover.

NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND AT BIRDLAND

The BIRDLAND Big Band, Directed by Tommy Igoe with Guest Conductor Rob Middleton performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Fridays at 5:00 pm, playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin, and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands ("Late Show with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live") and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart) There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KEN GREVES AND AMY MAUDE HELFER PAINT THE TOWN
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Ken Greves and Amy Maude Helfer will be the featured performers in "Paint the Town: Fall" on Friday, September 21st at 8:00 pm and a second show at 9:30 pm at the CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (240 East 31st Street, NYC - 212-689-1595). Also performing in this showcase cabaret will be Catherine Maranto, Kale Thompson, Erika Hennings, Christina Douglas, Terri Lucas and Brian Williams. The cabaret benefits Good Shepherd's Sanctuary Restoration Fund and other charitable endeavors. Open Seating - Hors d'oeuvres included and beverages available. $25 donation.


NYC: COLTRANE REVISITED AT BIRDLAND

"Coltrane Revisited" featuring Steve Kuhn (piano), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Andrew Cyrille (drums) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. The all-star quintet explores some of Coltrane's late 1950's hard-bop repertoire recorded for the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

NYC: LUPONE RETURNS FOR SEVEN MORE PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back Broadway legend, two time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone, for 7 more performances of her acclaimed show that opened the new venue in June. Performances are at 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 22nd, with late shows added on Friday & Saturday. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone's show will feature a mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30s and 40s. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

BOS: BACA OPEN HOUSE/OPEN MIC TO KICK OFF SEASON

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists ) will hold their first of the season Open House/Mike on Friday, September 21st at 7:00 pm at SPRINGSTEP (98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA). Host will be Ashley Lieberman with Tom LaMark at the piano. Raffles and door prizes will be held and presented, as well as announcements from the BACA Board regarding plans for the new year. Refreshments will be served. There is a $5 cover.


DC: JAZZ VIBRAPHONISTS ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Roy Ayers performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, September 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known of today's jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". In his 40-plus years Ayers has produced a string of soul and funk classics that have arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: TWISTED MISTERS & SISTERS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BAR & GRILL

Twisted Misters & Sisters will be returning to the HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL (6122 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-9917) for two more performances: Wednesday, September 19th at 8:00 pm and Friday, September 21st at 9:00 pm. Twisted Misters & Sisters is where the "women sing the men's songs, and the men sing the women's." The night stars: Sandra Benton, Heather Olt, Todd Sherry, Pat Whiteman, and Tom Kiesche. Ron Snyder will be on the baby grand, Kevin Widener will be on drums, and there is the possibility of another musician joining. The event is being produced by James Mooney. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-item minimum.


SF: LEGENDARY SOUL GROUP HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present a special week-long run of the legendary soul group HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Wednesday through Sunday, September 19th through 23rd (showtimes vary, so see website). For their show, the Blue Notes will be singing all of their greatest hits including Grammy Award-nominated classics such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Wake Up Everybody" and "Bad Luck." The group features vocalists Donnell Gillespie, better known as "Big Daddy," Rufus Thorne (also called "Fuss"), Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, originally known as "The Charlemagnes" was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950's. However in the 1960s the name was changed to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, which soon went on to record several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Among their credits, they have recordings of singles and albums that have reached Gold and Platinum status "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was nominated for a Grammy Award, as well as other hits such as "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palladium in London and the Core States Arena in Philadelphia. There is a $30-$38 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: TOM ORR IN "THE DEVIL WEARS NADA!"

He's been called "The Lost Love Child of Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers, John Waters & Henry Rollins" and "Allan Sherman meets Ethel Merman." Now San Francisco's Original Musical Comedy Cabaret Porn Star and Award-winning Lyricist Tom Orr makes his Rrazz Room debut at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Friday, September 21st at 10:30 pm with his latest cabaret act with The Tom Shaw Trio. Best known for his smash hit musical parody revue Dirty Little Showtunes! and his solo shows I Feel A Thong Coming On! and A Crass Act!, he has been delighting audiences with his wicked wit and ingenious rewritten rhymes since 1997. A Late Night Cabaret for Adults Only & A Folsom Alternative for the Discerning. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: MY PIANO AND ME WITH SARAH GAUL

Sarah Gaul maintains that leaving childhood behind and diving into adulthood is not as easy as Suri Cruise makes it out to be. Her show, My Piano and Me, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 20th through 23rd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). It is a gluten-free showcase of original satirical songs, by one of Melbourne's freshest up-and-coming musical comedians. 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 20th

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NYC: MICHAEL HUGHES IN MICKEY & JUDY AT THE DUPLEX

Direct from the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's Leicester Square Theatre, Mickey & Judy, created by and starring Canadian actor/vocalist Michael Hughes, makes its New York City debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438), on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm. A 2012 Canadian Comedy Award nominee and smash hit of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival, Mickey & Judy is a hilarious one-man musical memoir that chronicles Hughes' childhood obsession with musicals and his journey from psychiatric ward to off-Broadway. Mickey & Judy garnered rave five-star reviews and sell-out houses when it received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Fringe. Hughes is a sought-after concert and cabaret performer in Canada. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE HAYES: TIRED OLD QUEEN AT THE MOVIES LIVE!

Steve Hayes, the star and creator of the hit You Tube series Tired Old Queen at the Movies, is pulling back the curtain on Hollywood's classic films and performers. Steve will present Tired Old Queen at the Movies LIVE! at GUILD HALL (1 East 29th Street, NYC - 212-685-2927) on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm. All Proceeds Will Benefit EAG's Emergency Aid & Relief Program. Founded in 1923, EAG is a non-sectarian not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping performers in need. Steve Hayes is a comedian, actor, writer and host of the popular YouTube show: "Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen at the Movies". He recently played Major General Stanley in "The Pirates of Penzance" directed by Terence Mann at Connecticut Repertory. He can also be seen in The Big Gay Musical (Dir. Casper Andreas), and in Jim Fall's trick, which was nominated for Best Picture at Sundance. Steve is a three-time winner of the MAC Award for "Outstanding Comedian," and a six-time winner of ASCAP's "Popular Music" Award. There is a $15 donation (suggested).


NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET SPOTLIGHT!

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of cabaret at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451) with a featured guest artist. Held the third THURSDAY of every month. On Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret Spotlight, will be featuring featuring composer Julian Blackmore. When not being the hand double for Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming film Why Stop Now? or music directing the new musical Spandex, he has recently been working on his new work Acadamia Nuts and setting Klingon lyrics to music. Indian Road Cafe offers an excellent wine and beer and coffee!-selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Check out their "punch of the week" along with other fab cocktails! They also are home to a monthly singer/songwriter open mic, comedy shows and classical performances by Opera On Tap. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: GREGORY NALBONE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Singer & Model Gregory Nalbone takes center stage once again at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with his new show "Flight" on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 pm, bringing unique interpretations of his favorite standards, ballads & pop/rock hits, sharing personal stories & experiences with his endearing stage persona. The band is led by Musical Director, David Schaefer, with Saadi Zain on Bass and Russ DiBona on Drums. Directed by Debbi Burdett. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DINA MARTINA: AMPLE WATTAGE AT THE BEECHMAN

Dina Martina will be performing at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays through Sundays, September 20th through 30th at 7:30 pm. "Ample Wattage" like all of Martina's surreal shows, is a nearly indescribable night of unique entertainment that assaults the senses like no other show. It promises to be a delightful blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes, unbelievable video and unwanted gifts for lucky audience members. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BALLETS WITH A TWIST JOINS CYNDI LAUPER FOR TRUE COLORS FUND

Following sold-out performances in June, Ballets with a Twist, the hottest of the next generation of ballet companies, has announced a new performance date for its intoxicating evening of dance, Cocktail Hour. On Thursday, September 20th at 8:00 pm, Ballets with a Twist will dance at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) to benefit the True Colors Fund (http://www.truecolorsfund.org/ ). This organization was co-founded by music, style and cultural icon Cyndi Lauper in support of equality for all and to bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness. The nightclub has donated its sleek cabaret space for the event, and Lauper will be on hand for an intimate performance of "True Colors," which is sure to make the evening truly unforgettable. Tickets can be purchased in advance by using the following link: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270021


NYC: DON'T RUN, RUSH! AT THE BRICK THEATRE

The bold and hot-blooded Mona Ray conjures up both therapeutic as well as hysterical and infectious laughter in Don't run, Rush! at THE BRICK THEATRE (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718- 907-6189) on Saturday, September 15th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, September 16th at 5:30 pm; and Thursday, September 20th at 8:30 pm. The absurdly fascinating humor straight from Finland, known for its wintery darkness and summery light, where people neither talk, kiss nor laugh out loud. "Don't run - Rush" features four different pictures of reality in its most absurd forms. A one-woman show where the viewer is never safe. The feeling of danger brings that extra spice to this comedy act where the recipient gives and all is taken. The show is created, written and performed by Mona Ray, directed by Lilli Sukula-Lindblom with music by Sami Sippola. Tickets are $15.


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: COLTRANE REVISITED AT BIRDLAND

"Coltrane Revisited" featuring Steve Kuhn (piano), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Andrew Cyrille (drums) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. The all-star quintet explores some of Coltrane's late 1950's hard-bop repertoire recorded for the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO," a weekly show now in it's 9th month, produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel in an open-ended run on Thursdays at 11:00 pm. Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY will offer approximately four different stars each week who will sing Broadway's greatest songs. Featured performers for Thursday, September 20th are Christine Lavin (songwriter/singer), Richard Rubin (Beauty & the Geek), Anna Bergman (Concert & Cabaret Star), Tyler Maynard (Altar Boys, The Little Mermaid), Jennie Harney (Broadway Rising Star) and Dominique Solano (Discovery Star). There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-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.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: LUPONE RETURNS FOR SEVEN MORE PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) welcomes back Broadway legend, two time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone, for 7 more performances of her acclaimed show that opened the new venue in June. Performances are at 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 22nd, with late shows added on Friday & Saturday. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone's show will feature a mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30s and 40s. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

BOS: LOUISE VAN AARSEN CONCERT AT VERNISSAGE

Louise Van Aarsen Concert will perform in concert at VERNISSAGE RESTAURANT (1627 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA - 617-566-3340) on Thursday, September 20th at 8:00 pm in their "Jazz Thursday" series. She will sing some of her original compositions from her debut album "Destiny" as well as some favorite standards. She will be backed by Paul McWillliams (piano), Peter Kontrimas (bass) and Steven Hayward (congas/percussion). This cozy and elegant Russian restaurant in Washington Square, offers wonderful food and drinks and a perfectly intimate setting to share my music. There is a $15 cover.


DC: JOE LOVANO'S "US FIVE" AT BLUES ALLEY

With Folk Art, his 21st recording for Blue Note, Joe Lovano debuts Us Five, a dynamic new ensemble and one of the most exciting of his acclaimed career at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday through Thursday, September 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The five (Joe Lovano, James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela) collectively breathes a youthful exuberance into the first-ever Lovano album to be comprised entirely of his own original compositions. Recorded in November after a preparatory week at New York's famed Village Vanguard, Lovano presents a collection of nine original compositions for himself on tenor saxophone, straight alto saxophone, alto clarinet, tarogato, aulochrome, and percussion; James Weidman on piano; Esperanza Spalding on bass; and Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela on - as Lovano likes to put it drums and cymbals. Lovano explores a wide spectrum of "colors, sounds, and feelings," organizing the flow into passages for quintet, quartets, trios, duos, and solos within the unit, exploiting to the fullest the various rhythm section possibilities afforded by the two-drummer format. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: REBECCA ZOE LEIGH AT THE GARDENIA

Los Angeles-based singer/ songwriter/ musician, Rebecca Leigh will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, September 20th at 9:00 pm. Rebecca writes music that has been described as "blues-y with a pop sensibility." Also passionate about traditional swing and Dixieland jazz, she has performed both her original music and traditional jazz in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and New York. In addition, she performs with several LA bands and musical groups, including the touring group, Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements. Plucked from The Gardenia's Open Mike series, she presents her fourth solo Gardenia show. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: LEGENDARY SOUL GROUP HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present a special week-long run of the legendary soul group HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Wednesday through Sunday, September 19th through 23rd (showtimes vary, so see website). For their show, the Blue Notes will be singing all of their greatest hits including Grammy Award-nominated classics such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Wake Up Everybody" and "Bad Luck." The group features vocalists Donnell Gillespie, better known as "Big Daddy," Rufus Thorne (also called "Fuss"), Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, originally known as "The Charlemagnes" was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950's. However in the 1960s the name was changed to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, which soon went on to record several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Among their credits, they have recordings of singles and albums that have reached Gold and Platinum status "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was nominated for a Grammy Award, as well as other hits such as "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palladium in London and the Core States Arena in Philadelphia. There is a $30-$38 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: MY PIANO AND ME WITH SARAH GAUL

Sarah Gaul maintains that leaving childhood behind and diving into adulthood is not as easy as Suri Cruise makes it out to be. Her show, My Piano and Me, will be presented at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, September 20th through 23rd at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). It is a gluten-free showcase of original satirical songs, by one of Melbourne's freshest up-and-coming musical comedians. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CHARLOTTE PATTON IS "LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY"
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Charlotte Patton returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with her acclaimed show "Looking for Love in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, August 15th at 9:30 pm; Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm. The show is directed by Karen Oberlin with musical direction by Barry Levitt. "Looking for Love in the 21st Century" tells a story of looking for Mr. Right on the internet dating sites with a format of stand-up comedy and songs by composers including Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, Steven Lutvak, Lyle Lovett, Randy Newman, and Dave Frishberg. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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. Comics to appear on September 5th TBA. There is a $5 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: MIKEL MAFARO IN 'ROMANCE ME'

Mikel Mafaro and The Cafe Ame'ricain Band debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30 pm with his new show 'Romance Me', a salute to Casablanca and Ricks Cafe, the greatest love story ever told through the poetry of song. This show is filled with songs of dreams, hope and of love. Mikel is a retro performer and his roots in this genre of music began at a young age, listening to Billie Holiday, Ella, Sinatra, etc., along with the passion for the films of that period. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: RALPH HAMPERIAN'S TUBA D'AMORE

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 19th features Ralph Hamperian's Tuba D'Amore with Jeff Lederer - vocals, Art Hirahara - Piano, Will Woo dard - Bass, Jeff Brillinger - Drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: HEDDA LETTUCE WITH THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES

Every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm, through September 26th, Hedda Lettuce premiers her new show THE CARPETS MATCH THE DRAPES at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999). New songs, new monologues and a full band accompany the Queen Of Green. Hedda Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine), has received national acclaim for her poised characters, startling satire and original music. Hedda lures you into the funniest scenarios on stage with her ultra-candid, shimmering wit. Drag-debutant, Miss Lettuce, has established herself as New York City's premiere queen in classic cabaret venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, FEZ and her classic movie night at the Clearview Chelsea. She has worked on such networks as Comedy Central, MTV and HBO, and in a handful of off-broadway plays. Hedda's comedy projects include her stand-up tour deforce, The Hedda Lettuce Show; The Dixie Chicks with Dicks, the country-singing drag trio; and Lettuce Rejoice, the annual Chelsea holiday spectacular. There is a $20 cover (also entitles customers to watch "Hot Mess" revue at 10:00 pm in the same room)

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

Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio present "Bunny and Bianca's HOT MESS" at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999 - ) every Wednesday night through September 26th at 10:00 pm. Lady Bunny has handpicked some of the city's most talented drag divas for a weekly Wednesday night extravaganza. The ladies include Bianca Del Rio (widely regarded as the quickest wit on the NYC drag scene), Milan (Rupaul Drag Race 4 favorite), Skyla Versai (the talented newcomer from Lips), Sugga Pie Koko (the comedian of the group), the live vocal styling of Epiphany and special guests each week! The show time is perfect as either a starting point or for those who prefer to make an earlier night of it mid-week. With both solo and production numbers complete with matching costumes, HOT MESS ups the ante for weekly drag reviews. Naughty comedienne Lady Bunny is moonlighting from her critically acclaimed cabaret show That Ain't No Lady! She also appears as the Dean of Drag on RuPaul's Drag U. Tickets are $10.

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

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

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band ska David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. "There has never been a band quite like the Gully Low Jazz Band," notes legendary record producer George Avakian. "Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always try to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder, and more! There is a $10-$15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: COLTRANE REVISITED AT BIRDLAND

"Coltrane Revisited" featuring Steve Kuhn (piano), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Andrew Cyrille (drums) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. The all-star quintet explores some of Coltrane's late 1950's hard-bop repertoire recorded for the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: LUPONE RETURNS FOR SEVEN MORE PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) welcomes back Broadway legend, two time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone, for 7 more performances of her acclaimed show that opened the new venue in June. Performances are at 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 22nd, with late shows added on Friday & Saturday. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone's show will feature a mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30s and 40s. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: JOE LOVANO'S "US FIVE" AT BLUES ALLEY

With Folk Art, his 21st recording for Blue Note, Joe Lovano debuts Us Five, a dynamic new ensemble and one of the most exciting of his acclaimed career at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday through Thursday, September 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The five (Joe Lovano, James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela) collectively breathes a youthful exuberance into the first-ever Lovano album to be comprised entirely of his own original compositions. Recorded in November after a preparatory week at New York's famed Village Vanguard, Lovano presents a collection of nine original compositions for himself on tenor saxophone, straight alto saxophone, alto clarinet, tarogato, aulochrome, and percussion; James Weidman on piano; Esperanza Spalding on bass; and Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela on - as Lovano likes to put it drums and cymbals. Lovano explores a wide spectrum of "colors, sounds, and feelings," organizing the flow into passages for quintet, quartets, trios, duos, and solos within the unit, exploiting to the fullest the various rhythm section possibilities afforded by the two-drummer format. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: HAVA ("LIFE" IN HEBREW) AT THE GARDENIA

Twenty years after making her stage debut, Hava enters a new, radical era of comedy through channeling the Comedy Queens of Hollywood's Golden Age at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesdays, September 19th & 23rd at 9:00 pm. The performance includes impersonations and the comedy of Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Carmen Miranda, and more. Hava is the creator of The Happy Happy Show, which ran weekly at El Cid and on the web. She has performed her unique style of comedy art at theatres, clubs, and galleries from Los Angeles to New York, with original works that have included Pink Clouds Over Capricorn, Cupcake Clown Conniption, and April Fools Pig! Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: TWISTED MISTERS & SISTERS AT THE HOLLYWOOD BAR & GRILL

Twisted Misters & Sisters will be returning to the HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL (6122 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-9917 - ) for two more performances: Wednesday, September 19th at 8:00 pm and Friday, September 21st at 9:00 pm. Twisted Misters & Sisters is where the "women sing the men's songs, and the men sing the women's." The night stars: Sandra Benton, Heather Olt, Todd Sherry, Pat Whiteman, and Tom Kiesche. Ron Snyder will be on the baby grand, Kevin Widener will be on drums, and there is the possibility of another musician joining. The event is being produced by James Mooney. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-item minimum.


SF: LINDA KOSUT AT THE ZINGARI LOUNGE

Linda Kosut swings jazz, pop & folk at THE ZINGARI LOUNGE at The Donatello Hotel (501 Post Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-8850) on Wednesday, September 19th with sets from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. She will be accompanied by Max Perkoff on piano. Kosut swings jazz, pop and folk, blending songs of these differing genres into unexpected renditions and arrangements. Linda has performed nationally at clubs such as New York's Iridium Jazz Club, the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, San Francisco's Yoshi's Jazz Club, and completed a 6-show run in 2010 at San Francisco's premier nightclub, The Rrazz Room. There is no cover charge.

SF: LEGENDARY SOUL GROUP HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) will present a special week-long run of the legendary soul group HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Wednesday through Sunday, September 19th through 23rd (showtimes vary, so see website). For their show, the Blue Notes will be singing all of their greatest hits including Grammy Award-nominated classics such as "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Wake Up Everybody" and "Bad Luck." The group features vocalists Donnell Gillespie, better known as "Big Daddy," Rufus Thorne (also called "Fuss"), Anthony Brooks, and John Morris. HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES, originally known as "The Charlemagnes" was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1950's. However in the 1960s the name was changed to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, which soon went on to record several hits on Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label between 1972 and 1976. Among their credits, they have recordings of singles and albums that have reached Gold and Platinum status "If You Don't Know Me By Now" was nominated for a Grammy Award, as well as other hits such as "The Love I Lost" "Bad Luck," and "Wake Up Everybody." They have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Forum, Hollywood Bowl, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Palladium in London and the Core States Arena in Philadelphia. There is a $30-$38 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LON: ELOUISE IN "LITTLE BELTER"

No tricks. No gimmicks. Just one amazing voice. One part pop diva and one part Little Voice, Elouise is a vocal tour-de-force. Little Belter, her brand new show, takes up residency in Soho's hottest night-spot MADAME JOJO'S (8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0LA - 020 7734 3040 - ) on Wednesdays, September 19th and October 17th at 8:00 pm. A celebration of the legendary artists that have inspired Elouise to find her own voice and destiny Little Belter sees the petite northerner perform unique versions of classic and epic torch ballads by the likes of Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: MURRAY HILL AND LINDA SIMPSON PRESENT DRAG BINGO!

The new Tuesday game show says it all: Drag Bingo! featuring wacky prizes, loads of laughs and dance music with New York's Drag legends and favorite Bingo duo—Queen of Wit Linda Simpson and King of Comedy Murray Hill at XL NIGHTCLUB, CABARET & LOUNGE (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999 - ). Happy hour starts at 6:30 pm, and at 7:30 pm let the games begin! For years, wisecracking Linda and Murray have been making dreams come true downtown with their unique spin on America's favorite (and easiest) game of chance! Now, for the first time, they bring their Bingo shenanigans uptown time for their gayest adventure yet at XL! This ain't your Grandma's Bingo! Stop by after work, meet a pal from Grindr, play some games with your closest gal pals or make new friends. Drink, play and win! No cover ($2 bingo cards).

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: COLTRANE REVISITED AT BIRDLAND

"Coltrane Revisited" featuring Steve Kuhn (piano), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Andrew Cyrille (drums) and Lonnie Plaxico (bass) will be presented at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 24th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Pianist Steve Kuhn first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet. He recently released a critically acclaimed ECM recording exploring Coltrane's repertoire. At Birdland, Kuhn leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday. Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation, his later recordings reflecting his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. The all-star quintet explores some of Coltrane's late 1950's hard-bop repertoire recorded for the Blue Note and Atlantic labels. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 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.


NYC: JUDY COLLINS OPENS CAFE CARLYLE'S NEW SEASON

The unofficial kick-off to New York's social and cultural season will commence when legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins begins her three-week engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 11th through 29th at 8:45 pm. Musical director is Russell Walden. Ms. Collins unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes have captivated audiences for over fifty years and landed her a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Ms. Collins' rendezvous at the Cafe Carlyle will feature beloved hits from her recent album Bohemian including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's "Pure Imagination", Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty", Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino" and Ms. Collins' own "In The Twilight" which she wrote about her mother. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays. There is a $110 cover Tuesday through Thursdays, $135 on Fridays & Saturdays.


NYC: LUPONE RETURNS FOR SEVEN MORE PERFORMANCES AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) welcomes back Broadway legend, two time Tony Award winner, Patti LuPone, for 7 more performances of her acclaimed show that opened the new venue in June. Performances are at 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, September 18th through 22nd, with late shows added on Friday & Saturday. Backed by a five piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone's show will feature a mix of contemporary songs from the world of pop and Broadway and a selection of Paris and Berlin Cabaret Songs from the 30s and 40s. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!

59E59 THEATERS (59 East 59th Street, NYC - 212-279-4200) welcomes Reardon-Anderson Music with the world premiere of THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS!, written and directed by Pete and Will Anderson. THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS! begins performances on Tuesday, September 11th for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 7th. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 5:30 & 8:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:30 pm. There are additional performances on Sunday, September 23rd & 30th at 7:30 pm. Smoking hot jazz and smoldering sibling rivalry ignite in September. Saxophone and clarinet virtuosos (and brothers themselves) Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of the two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rose to the top before sibling rivalry caused the act to split up. A blazing jazz sextet and footage from the 1947 film The Fabulous Dorseys turn up the heat on this biographical tale. The featured cast of musicians include Pete Anderson, Will Anderson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

DC: JOE LOVANO'S "US FIVE" AT BLUES ALLEY

With Folk Art, his 21st recording for Blue Note, Joe Lovano debuts Us Five, a dynamic new ensemble and one of the most exciting of his acclaimed career at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday through Thursday, September 18th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The five (Joe Lovano, James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela) collectively breathes a youthful exuberance into the first-ever Lovano album to be comprised entirely of his own original compositions. Recorded in November after a preparatory week at New York's famed Village Vanguard, Lovano presents a collection of nine original compositions for himself on tenor saxophone, straight alto saxophone, alto clarinet, tarogato, aulochrome, and percussion; James Weidman on piano; Esperanza Spalding on bass; and Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela on - as Lovano likes to put it drums and cymbals. Lovano explores a wide spectrum of "colors, sounds, and feelings," organizing the flow into passages for quintet, quartets, trios, duos, and solos within the unit, exploiting to the fullest the various rhythm section possibilities afforded by the two-drummer format. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: CHERYL BENTYNE: "LET'S MISBEHAVE - THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK"

Cheryl Bentyne, a member of The Manhattan Transfer since 1979, will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Tuesday, September 18th at 8:00 pm. Her beautiful voice, wide range, versatility, and impressive stage presence have made a big impact over the years. Here she passionately pays jazz-vocal homage to the great Cole Porter songbook, based on her new CD of the same name from Summit Records. The disc includes such classics as "Love For Sale," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," "It's Delovely" and more. 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 and a surprise guest. 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: JANET DACAL, KAREN MASON & JAMES BARBOUR IN "FRANK & FRIENDS

On Monday, September 17th at 7:00 pm, Broadway at Birdland is proud to present multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn in his monthly concert series called "Frank & Friends" at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Joining Frank onstage will be Janet Dacal (Wonderland, In The Heights), Karen Mason (upcoming Rebecca) and James Barbour (upcoming Rebecca). The series of very special one-night-only concerts will celebrate the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, jazz, theatrical and classical music. All profits will go to THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ), a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. Jason Howland will act as musical director. Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical, and classical music. In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde (Tony Award nominated for Best Score). Frank produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). He wrote the song "Gold", the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name. Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank's works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few, There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

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

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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

NYC: MELANIE STACE IN "SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the debut of British West End TV and singing star, Melanie Stace on Sunday & Monday, September 16th & 17th, bot shows at 8:00 pm. "Sirens of the Silver Screen," her new show which marks her debut at the club, is a personal love letter to the talented and beautiful singing ladies of Hollywood featuring songs from Doris Day, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Michelle Pfeiffer. Ms. Stace is backed by her New York based quartet under the direction of Musical Director and accompanist, Doug Oberhamer, Greg Chudzik on bass, David Anthony on drums and Tony Romano on guitar. Melanie Stace was first introduced to television audiences as the popular co-presenter of BBC Television's primetime flagship Saturday night program "The Generation Game," which she co-presented over a period of six years. She quickly became a household name and personality, much in demand both on TV and in theatre. During this time, she appeared on many leading entertainment TV shows, including "The Royal Variety Performance" in the presence of HRH the Prince on Wales, and amongst other honors was presented with the "Through The Keyhole" key by Sir David Frost when she appeared on the television show. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Amina Figarova Sextet will be performing at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, September 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The value of sustaining such a seasoned and sensitive sextet, for composer-bandleader and listener alike, becomes obvious when music of such intricacy and refinement as Amina Figarova's is heard. We don't hear it as intricate or refined, we hear it as heartening, stimulating, resolute, inspiring and warm. We know it's hard to accomplish what this band does, and hard to make jazz or any other form of creative music, dance and art anywhere. Firmly grounded, the Amina Figarova Sextet will keep moving, growing, evolving and engaging with listeners. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR CLIFFORD BELL

Clifford Bell celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his 30th Birthday at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - ) on Monday, September 17th ay 8:00 pm. The event will also be a "bon voyage" show of the vocal group "Fourplay!" as Kelley Yearout and his family are moving to Salt Lake City. The group also includes Mary Pat Bowe and Andrea Press, along with Musical Director Tom Griep, and Peter Ewen on bass and Tom Bowe on drums. The show will also feature special guests "Johnny Loves Maddie" with Tim Butterworth on piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: JOHN EPPERSON IN "AN EVENING WITH LYPSINKA'S MAID"

John Epperson returns to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) on Monday, September 17th at 8:00 pm with "AN EVENING WITH LYPSINKA'S MAID. You've seen Lypsinka. And you've probably seen Lypsinka's hideous maid John Epperson as the snooty rehearsal pianist who walked out on Natalie Portman in the movie "Black Swan." Now you can spend an evening with Lypsinka's domestic, John Epperson, as he plays the piano, sings, and tells hilarious stories of growing up in Mississippi and working at American Ballet Theatre. He even lip-synchs, just like his mistress! There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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