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



CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
DECEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY - December 3rd through 9th


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 9th

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NYC: RUBY RIMS' TEDDY CARE SHOWS RETURN FOR THE SEASOM
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Ruby Rims' Annual Teddy Care shows return on Sundays, December 2nd & 9th 7:00 pm at JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH (55 Washington Square South, NYC - 212-477-0351). Proceeds go to THE ACTORS FUND and to the church. Admission is $20 (no credit cards) plus 1 Teddy Bear (new). Ruby distributes the bears to area children's hospital wards before Christmas. Musical director is John McMahon and the performers are different for each show. On the 2nd, Aaron Lee Battle, Kelly Briggs, Natalie Douglas, Meg Flather, Nina Hennessey, Karen Mack & Michael Holland, Robert McNamara, Margaret Murphy, Shirley Ritenour and Luis Villabon will perform. On the 9th, performers are The Gay Agenda, Becca Ayers, John Corrmier-Burke, Scott Coulter, Flotilla deBarge, Baby Jane Dexter, Lina Koutrakos, Sharon McNight, Jay Rogers and Marta Sanders. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, will be playing her Sunday Jazz Brunch on December 9th, 23rd & 30th 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: A WOLK ON THE WILD SIDE

Amy Wolk brings her show A Wolk on the Wild Side back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, November 25th, at 10:00 pm; Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 pm; and Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm. The show features direction by Lennie Watts, musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins and musical staging by Kikau Alvaro. Also appearing in the show are Stefan Basti, Jack Herholdt, Thomas Marcus with Matt Wigton on Bass and Tim Lykins on Drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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

Emmy-nominated musical director, conductor, arranger and jazz pianist Donn Trenner, in his first New York major engagement in 25 years, collaborates with the MAC and Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt on four Fridays in September at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). That critically acclaimed engagement returns to the Metropolitan Room in New York City for Four encore performances: Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 pm; Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday and Sunday December 15th & 16th at 4:00 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: RICHARD HOLBROOK: CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Richard Holbrook will present his holiday show "Christmas in New York" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Sunday, December 9th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, December 16th at 8:30 pm. This program will include seasonal selections by such composers as Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Burton Lane & Dorothy Fields, Steve Allen, Mel Torme, Leslie Bricusse, Johnny Mercer, and Marilyn & Alan Bergman. In addition, there will also be holiday songs written by such celebrated New York songwriters as Ronny Whyte & Roger Schore, Francesca Blumenthal, Portia Nelson, and Carleton Carpenter. He is accompanied by The Tom Nelson Trio (Tom Nelson on piano; Tom Kirchmer on bass; and Peter Grant on drums). Tom Nelson is musical director and Richard Barclay directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "HAPPY HANNAKWANZMAS!"

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,December 9th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Happy Hannakwanzmas!". Co-Hosts will be Sue Matsuki & Edd Clark. In the Salon Spotlight: Kim Grogg & Jim Speake with Steven Ray Watkins. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: GORDON BAHARY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Gordon Bahary will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. He is joined on stage by Bernd Schoenhart on guitar; Chris Marshak on drums; Allen Won on Sax and Flute; Alex Navarro on piano; Dave Richards on bass; Mary Gatchell on vocals. Bahary has had a remarkable career. He started working with Stevie Wonder doing synthesizer and production work at the age of 15, and then on the classic "Secret Life of Plants" album three years later; by age 23 his "Electric Kingdom" release (under the artist name Twilight 22) sold over 7 million copies and pioneered electro-hip hop. Bahary has worked closely with a range of artists from Ramsey Lewis and Herbie Hancock to Raven-Symone and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. On his recent debut CD, Unbreakable, Bahary returns to his creative roots, crafting an album steeped in pop and jazz with universal themes. Unbreakable (Lasting Treasure/Sony Music/RED) is the culmination of a lifetime's worth of creativity and innovation from an artist who has quietly built a huge and devoted fanbase. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DEVIN BING AND BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Crooner and composer, piano man and performer, Devin Bing brings his band to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - )on Sunday, December 9th at 9:30 pm. Devin on moves audiences with a combination of vintage flare and contemporary showmanship. Whether he's seated behind the grand piano or swinging at the head of his dynamic 8-piece band, Bing captivates the eyes and ears of every person in the room with smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": FRANK SINATRA & FRIENDS
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB
SPECIAL FUNDRAISING BROADCAST

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, is 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, December 9th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring Frank Sinitra & Friends. HELP SUPPORT WBAI-FM & EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN! Call 212-209-2950 with Your Pledge during this EMERGENCY FUNDRAISING broadcast. For your pledge of support David will send you: "Our Tribute To NOEL COWARD" HIGHLIGHTS CD. 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: T. OLIVER REID WITH "DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM"

T. Oliver Reid, a veteran of numerous Tony Award winning Broadway musicals, 2012 MAC award recipient for Best Debut-male and the 2011 Julie Wilson award, will debut at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Wednesday, November 28th; Sunday, December 2nd; Monday, December 3rd; and Sunday December 9th. All performances will be at 10:30 pm. Reid is joined on stage by Musical Director Lawrence Yurman with Ray Kilday, Trevor Neumann and Damien Bassman. Reid's New show, "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which will be the last debut of an artist at FEINSTEIN'S (which closes at year's end), is an evening of club-hopping to the music of Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Andy Razaf ... through the elegant nightclubs and working class speakeasies that made uptown gay and delightful, however dull and depressing downtown Manhattan could be. In 1934, on a Saturday night in New York City, if you were boozin' and jazzin', you were doing it in Harlem. There is a $20 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: DAVID POMERANZ INS SOLO PERFORMANCE

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is pleased to present award-winning recording artist and songwriter (currently represented on Broadway with Scandalous) David Pomeranz in a very special solo performance on Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. He is also known as a songwriter for his chart-topping compositions recorded and performed by Barry Manilow ("Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again" and "The Old Songs"), Freddie Mercury, Bette Midler, Clay Aiken ("It's In Every One Of Us"), Phoebe Snow, Kenny Rogers, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), Andrea Marcovicci, Kathie Lee Gifford and Missy Elliott. An Emmy nominee, David's musical, Little Tramp, features Richard Harris, Mel Brooks, Lea Salonga, Petula Clark, Treat Williams and Tim Curry on a recording released by WB Records. But the plain truth is, no one sings a David Pomeranz song like David himself. It promises to be an unforgettable evening of warmth, wit and soul with this native New Yorker. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SUNDAYS AT 54 BELOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is honored to present jazz legend Barbara Carroll, with Jay Leonhart on bass, returning for another exciting Sunday jazz brunch December 1st & 8th at 1:00 pm. In a career that has spanned more than half a century (she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947), Ms. Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trademark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MX. JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND WITH HOLIDAY SHOW

Justin Vivian Bond will perform for one night only at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, December 9th at 9:30 pm. This holiday season's offering from New York favorite will find Mx Bond dressed for snow to deliver a holiday Mx of songs from V's critically acclaimed records Silver Wells and Dendrophile along with a unique take on more traditional holiday fare, some spoken word (aka spell casting), razor-sharp social commentary, and the kind of glamour that makes you feel free to do just about anything. Mx Bond is no Angel, but if you're lucky you just might find yourself back in time. Brett Every on piano and Nath Ann Carrera on guitar. With Amber Martin. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NJ: BRAZILIAN TRUMPETER CLAUDIO RODITI IN 'JAZZ TURNS SAMBA'

LUNA STAGE (555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ - 973-395-5551 - ) presents the second installment of its 2012-2013 jazz series, "Music In The Moonlight: An Intimate Evening of Jazz", on Sunday, December 9th at 7:00 pm with a one-night only concert by Brazilian trumpeter, Claudio Roditi. Mr. Roditi will be accompanied by guitarists Roni Ben-Hur and Paul Meyers in a performance of Jazz Turns Samba. With over twenty critically acclaimed releases to his credit, South Orange-based trumpeter Claudio Roditi is truly an artist on the move with his music. Born in 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Claudio began his music studies when very young. His passion for the trumpet and jazz drew him to the United States in 1970 to study at Berklee in Boston, and then on to New York City to play professionally. Integrating post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts into his palette with ease, Claudio plays with power and lyricism. He leads his own band and tours worldwide with several leading jazz groups. Tickets are $20.


DC: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, December 7th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: CONNIE CHAMPAGNE AS JUDY GARLAND IN "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS"

The incomparable Connie Champagne will perform at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - / ) on Sundays, December 2nd & 9th at 4:00 pm. Connie transforms the stage into a Winter Wonderland with Garland classics and a wacky collection of new numbers she's "Judy-fied". Backed by a stellar combo and some special holiday guests, you'll have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanza, or Solstice) with Connie and Company. There is a $32.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: THE FAMILY STONE FEATURING ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBERS

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk/rock group, THE FAMILY STONE from Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th (showtimes vary so see website). The engagement features original founding members and R&B Pioneer Award Winners, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico. The show will also feature Alex Davis and Trina Johnson on vocals, Nate Wingfield on guitar and musical director Blaise Sison on bass. The first inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of The Family Stone such as "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People," "Dance To The Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Sing a Simple Song." Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, multi-faceted musical mix Sly and company served up. Their music was an inspired blend of rock, soul, pop, jazz, and an emerging genre soon to be dubbed funk. It packed a powerful, joyous wallop, delivering all the things one hoped to find in music: The thrill of the new, the excitement of the unexpected, a galvanizing groove, and lyrics that actually said something. The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US; spreading the roots of funk and Rock & Roll. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TIM CLARK: BACHELOR IN PARADISE

Tim Clark presents Bachelor in Paradise at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The show tells the story of a New York City ad man whose taste for a fine pair of legs finds him under the spell of a charming but manipulative vixen. Tim Clark weaves the movie songs of Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn and other greats of the lounge era into a funny and touching tale about the crazy things we do for love. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: DANDYMAN AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB

Dandyman, Australia's funniest front man of Circus and Physical Comedy, presents a not to be missed night of sublime stupidity at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 12th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Take a journey of absurd proportions with Daniel Oldaker as he presents jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and mind-blowing magic. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER SPELLS OUT THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's brand new show, The Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for twelve performances only beginning Friday, November 16th and running on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through December 22nd. All shows at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This brand new show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin as well as by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. Critics and peers have honored Baby Jane Dexter through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary war horses like Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, Ms. Dexter has performed at an endless array of major venues throughout the country over the years. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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) on Saturday nights December 1st & 8th 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: 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. There is a $10 music charge.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday nights December 8th, 15th & 22nd at 8:30 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: FRANK DAIN RETURNS WITH THE MAGIC OF MATHIS

Singer Frank Dain will reprise The Magic of Mathis with two performances at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturdays, December 8th & 15th at 6:00 pm. The Magic of Mathis brings 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, a popular pianist who is missed by many people at the Cafe Pierre, where she entertained audiences for years. The Magic of Mathis will also include some more obscure songs, as well, such 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. The show, which ran very successfully at Metropolitan Room in September, has been directed by Lennie Watts. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DARYL GLENN & JO LYNN BURKS RETURN WITH "NASHVILLE" SHOW

Daryl Glen & Jo Lynn Burks return to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for one night only with their award winning show DARYL GLENN & JO LYNN BURKS SING ROBERT ALTMAN'S "NASHVILLE" on Saturday, December 8th at 4:00 pm. The show is the proud recipient of the New York cabaret "TRIPLE CROWN" (2009 Bistro, MAC and Nitelife Awards). The show features a full, authentic country band and faithfully recreates all of the songs from the soundtrack album of Robert Altman's 1975 cinematic masterpiece, "Nashville" including Keith Carradine's Academy Award winning song, "I'm Easy". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: RONNY WHYTE REMEMBERS BOBBY SHORT AT THE KNICKERBOCKER

Ronny Whyte Remembers Bobby Short at THE KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Friday & Saturday, December 7th & 8th with sets from 9:45 pm to 2:00 am. He is joined by Boots Maleson, bass and David Silliman, drums. Mr. Whyte is a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist and ASCAP award winning songwriter. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: SEXY, CYBER, WINTER CABARET AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $8 OFF THE COVER

Artistic Pride Productions present a jazzy, sexy, evening of winter entertainment on Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 pm at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097). Today winter entertainment means Christmas, Hannakah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Internet deals, day after Christmas steals and more. Singers, actors and comedians will celebrate the holidays and reminisce cuddling up with loved ones or alone with the internet on cold winter nights. Scheduled to perform are Ben Curtis, Anita Hollander, Holland Hamilton, Clare Cooper, Anthony Wills, Jr., Tanesha Ford, Matthew Hardy, Heaven Stephens, Anita Welch with Jay Tumminello on Piano. Artistic Pride Productions is a collective of thought provoking and passionate artists dedicated to promoting and cultivating their work as an extension of the work of their peers. You'll also be able to shop in a virtual shopping mall with works by Bariel Dean, Art-Life-Junction and more. $18 suggested donation plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 donation for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: "SAY YES TO CHRISTMAS!" WITH ANNE ELLITHORPE

This holiday season brings Philadelphia based Anne Ellithorpe to NYC, performing her new holiday show "Say Yes to Christmas!" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Saturday, December 8th at 3:00 pm. She also announces the release of her new holiday CD, Snow On Snow. Anne Ellithorpe is a well known interpreter of the Great American Songbook on the New York City and Philadelphia cabaret scene. She has teamed up with her long time musical director, Rick Jensen, for this magical homage to the holiday season. He will join her as both musical director and special guest, performing his original song "You'd Better Say "Yes!" to Christmas." Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: STACY SULLIVAN SINGS PEGGY LEE

It's A Good Day, A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee, featuring Stacy Sullivan will be performed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, December 8th at 11:30 pm. The show is a journey of discovery ... through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with. Stacy is accompanied by the seasoned jazz master Jon Weber on piano and Steve Doyle on Bass. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY WITH SARAH RICE

THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, established in 1980, continues it's 2011-2012 Season on Saturday, December 8th at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). The event opens at 12:30 pm with a flea market where you can buy and/or trade sheet music and memorabilia. The show runs from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. The performance features Sarah Rice in "Screen Gems: The Songs of Old Hollywood". You can join the society online at http://www.nysms.org/ for only $50 per year, entitling you to nine fabulous programs/meetings and nine lively newsletters from October through June. Non-member guest fee is $10.

NYC: CHARLES CASTRONOVO CD RELEASE SHOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) enters the word of professional opera when acclaimed tenor Charles Castronovo takes to the stage for three special performances only. On Thursday, December 6th at 9:30 pm & Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 pm, he'll be jumping in a cab following his performance in Don Giovanni at the METROPOLITAN OPERA in Lincoln Center to join 54 BELOW to a celebration of his new CD, Dolci Napoli, The Neapolitan Songs, featuring new interpretations of classic songs from Italy with his band, Sweet Nectar. Charles captures the spirit of Naples in English and Italian, introducing these songs to new audiences in the same manner as the great Italian-American singers of the last generation, but with a beautiful operatic voice that does them justice. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN WITH "A GERSHWIN HOLIDAY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 27th through December 22nd, at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Celebrating the release of his new book The Gershwins and Me and CD of twelve Gershwin songs, Michael will perform "A Gershwin Holiday." For the show, Michael will sing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin from "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," while sharing unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song. The Gershwins and Me will be available for sale at the show. Nick Ziobro, the winner of The Michael Feinstein Initiative's 2012 Great American Songbook High School Competition, will join the engagement as special guest vocalist. Pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent, winner of two Grammy Awards, will lead an all-star quintet. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL WITH THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN AT THE CARLYLE

The holiday season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) features Steve Tyrell, who has become a fixture at the club for the past 7 years. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, "Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn", features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with added shows Thursday through Saturday at 10:45 pm, through December 30th. The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn's beloved classics including "It's Magic", "Come Fly With Me", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Tender Trap", "Let It Snow", and "The Christmas Blues". There is a $105-$150 cover ($130-$185 on Friday & Saturday).


DC: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, December 7th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: AVERY SOMMERS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Local favorite Avery Sommers is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, November 23rd & 24th; November 30th & December 1st; and December 7th & 8th at 8:30 pm. This is Avery's sixth engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. She starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain't Misbehavin' (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. At the Monaco International Film Festival in 2010, Sommers received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Angel Film Awards. There is an $80 cover (includes dinner). $45 cover, show only.


L.A.: LISA PASSERO AT THE GARDENIA

Lisa Passero, a founding member of the New York comedy group "The High-Heeled Women," will appear at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, December 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Lisa made her Broadway debut in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Filumena, directed by Laurence Olivier. In addition to multiple outings at The Gardenia in the 80s and 90s, she has appeared in many New York nightclubs - most recently the Metropolitan Room - and has played leading roles in a number of musicals, including the Los Angeles production of Paul Bartel's Eating Raoul (the musical.) Filmwork has included roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Poison Ivy, and Jimmy Hollywood, and TV credits have included roles on Who's the Boss, Quantum Leap, Beverly Hills 90210, Caroline in the City, and That's Life. Her December Gardenia shows are becoming a holiday tradition. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE FAMILY STONE FEATURING ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBERS

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk/rock group, THE FAMILY STONE from Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th (showtimes vary so see website). The engagement features original founding members and R&B Pioneer Award Winners, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico. The show will also feature Alex Davis and Trina Johnson on vocals, Nate Wingfield on guitar and musical director Blaise Sison on bass. The first inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of The Family Stone such as "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People," "Dance To The Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Sing a Simple Song." Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, multi-faceted musical mix Sly and company served up. Their music was an inspired blend of rock, soul, pop, jazz, and an emerging genre soon to be dubbed funk. It packed a powerful, joyous wallop, delivering all the things one hoped to find in music: The thrill of the new, the excitement of the unexpected, a galvanizing groove, and lyrics that actually said something. The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US; spreading the roots of funk and Rock & Roll. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: WILL & ANTHONY NUNZIATA "CHRISTMAS IN ITALY"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of acclaimed singing duo Will & Anthony Nunziata for one show only on Saturday, December 8th at 3:00 pm. The brothers will present "Christmas in Italy" featuring their favorite Christmas carols, show tunes, and Italian standards with fresh takes on "The Christmas Song," "Santa Lucia," "Silent Night," and "Funiculi, Funicula." Signed copies of their debut album Make Someone Happy, an intimate collection of some of their favorite songs from Broadway and the American & Italian Songbooks, will be on sale after the show. The brothers have been enchanting audiences across the country and around the world with their acclaimed concerts singing fresh arrangements of popular music, standards, show tunes, and contemporary music, along with their fun and improvised comedic interplay. There is a $40 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TIM CLARK: BACHELOR IN PARADISE

Tim Clark presents Bachelor in Paradise at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The show tells the story of a New York City ad man whose taste for a fine pair of legs finds him under the spell of a charming but manipulative vixen. Tim Clark weaves the movie songs of Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn and other greats of the lounge era into a funny and touching tale about the crazy things we do for love. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: DANDYMAN AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB

Dandyman, Australia's funniest front man of Circus and Physical Comedy, presents a not to be missed night of sublime stupidity at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 12th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Take a journey of absurd proportions with Daniel Oldaker as he presents jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and mind-blowing magic. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: BABY JANE DEXTER SPELLS OUT THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Baby Jane Dexter's brand new show, The Rules of the Road, debuts at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for twelve performances only beginning Friday, November 16th and running on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through December 22nd. All shows at 7:00 pm. Sharing the stage will be her respected musical partner Ross Patterson. The Rules of the Road is the latest emotionally empowering and highly-charged show from this influential and beloved cabaret artist who never disappoints. Her shows are filled with memorable anecdotes from life and a brilliant performing career as well as totally unforgettable song choices that have helped make her the local legend she remains today. This brand new show will include compelling songs by Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh and George Gershwin as well as by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, Rufus Wainwright and Abbey Lincoln. As always in her shows, there will be her trademark unexpected twists and turns that laugh at life as well as leaving her audiences emotionally moved. Critics and peers have honored Baby Jane Dexter through the years and she has received six major MAC Awards, two Nightlife Awards and two Back Stage Bistro Awards. A veteran of legendary war horses like Reno Sweeney, The Ballroom, Eighty Eight's, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall, Ms. Dexter has performed at an endless array of major venues throughout the country over the years. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MOIRA DANIS RELEASES NEW CD: SOME PEOPLE'S LIVES


Moira Danis will celebrate the release of her third recording, Some People's Lives, with a special performance at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, December 7th at 7:30 pm. The show will feature songs from the CD along with selections from her previous recordings, I Wish and Beautiful Sounds. The evening will feature her music director, Wells Hanley, on piano and vocals, and Andre Montgomery and Parker Scott on vocals. Some People's Lives provides a glimpse into the lives of those around us - friends, lovers, relatives, and strangers. Each has a unique story to be told but Moira shines a light on the connections that exist between us and the similarities shared by "Anyone Who Loves", using a delightful and emotional mix of songs by established writers like Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Tommy Wolf and Jimmy Webb and relatively new artists like Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner and Chely Wright. On the album, she is accompanied by Hanley on piano, Ben Mars on bass, and Brian Griffin on drums with the entire band contributing vocals. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NIKI LUPARELLI IN CABAR80S AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Boston-based Jazz Cabaret singer Niki Luparelli will perform some of the most beloved 80s New Wave hits with a Vintage Cabaret Twist at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, December 7th at 11:30 pm. The 80s were a time of big hair, big shoulder pads, big business, and most importantly, big music. It's been nearly 30 years since Frankie told us all to relax and we learned girls just wanted to have fun. If you take away the over-production, the keytars, and the bangs, many of the songs make up a diverse and beautiful collection that deserve consideration in the Great American Songbook. Niki is joined by Dan Burke on piano, Kevin Hailey on upright bass, Johnny English on Sax, and Legs and Eggs Greg on drums. Special guest is 80s singing Pan Am Pilot Charlie Cockpit. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: RONNY WHYTE REMEMBERS BOBBY SHORT AT THE KNICKERBOCKER

Ronny Whyte Remembers Bobby Short at THE KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL (33 University Place, NYC - 212-228-8490) on Friday & Saturday, December 7th & 8th with sets from 9:45 pm to 2:00 am. He is joined by Boots Maleson, bass and David Silliman, drums. Mr. Whyte is a premiere interpreter of Classic American Popular Song, an outstanding jazz pianist and ASCAP award winning songwriter. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: HOT X'MESS: A HOT MESS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

Ring in the Holidays with sensational drag icons, Lady Bunny (DJ, celebrity and founder of the annual Wig stock event) and Bianca del Rio (actor, costume designer and improv comic extraordinaire), who will be performing a special holiday edition of their weekly cabaret extravaganza, Hot Mess, at XL NIGHTCLUB (512 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-239-2999) every Friday in December at 9:30 pm. These sisters in crime have dazzled crowds both nationally and internationally and are joined by drag darlings Epiphany, Milan, Sugga Pie Koko and Skyla Versai for a hilarious holiday spectacular - Hot X'Mess! The show kicks off with special guests Carmen Electra & Martha Wash with Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz on December 7th and continues the 14th, 21th and 28th. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TOM WOPAT AT 54 BELOW

Tom Wopat will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, December 7th & Thursday, December 13th, both shows at 7:00 pm. Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in City of Angels, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Catered Affair, and Sondheim on Sondheim, among others, but television audiences the world over remember him as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard! His distinctive vocals can be heard in venues throughout the country and on an array of CDs, crooning the tunes of Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Cole Porter, among others. At 54 Below, his show will include selections from his forthcoming CD, Consider it Swung! There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN WITH "A GERSHWIN HOLIDAY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 27th through December 22nd, at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Celebrating the release of his new book The Gershwins and Me and CD of twelve Gershwin songs, Michael will perform "A Gershwin Holiday." For the show, Michael will sing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin from "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," while sharing unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song. The Gershwins and Me will be available for sale at the show. Nick Ziobro, the winner of The Michael Feinstein Initiative's 2012 Great American Songbook High School Competition, will join the engagement as special guest vocalist. Pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent, winner of two Grammy Awards, will lead an all-star quintet. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS TRIO SHUBERT ALLEY AT 54 BELOW

Three alumni of Broadway's Memphis, Jamison Scott, Kevin Massey and Patrick Massey, will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Friday, December 7th at 11:00 pm. They are Shubert Alley: a new country/bluegrass trio with soaring three-part harmonies and a new take on popular music. These seasoned Broadway performers lend their talent to arrangements by Michael Borth, singing an array of hits from the likes of The Beatles, Journey, Bruno Mars, and Michael Jackson, in their own unique style. Eclectic taste in music and masterful musicianship combined with their chemistry on stage promises to leave everyone wanting more. $10-20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: STEVE TYRELL WITH THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN AT THE CARLYLE

The holiday season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) features Steve Tyrell, who has become a fixture at the club for the past 7 years. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, "Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn", features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with added shows Thursday through Saturday at 10:45 pm, through December 30th. The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn's beloved classics including "It's Magic", "Come Fly With Me", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Tender Trap", "Let It Snow", and "The Christmas Blues". There is a $105-$150 cover ($130-$185 on Friday & Saturday).


DC: MARION MEADOWS AT BLUES ALLEY

Saxophonist Marion Meadows will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Friday through Sunday, December 7th through 9th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Marion is hiding something. Like a deft sleight-of-hand artist, there's always something up his sleeve - something he's not showing you outright - that ultimately reveals itself when the music starts. Somewhere in those mysterious spaces between the notes - at the convergence of melody, harmony and rhythm - the simple treasures and universal truths are laid bare for those whose ears and minds and hearts are open to discover them. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: KT McCAMMOND AND BECKIE MENZIE IN THE DIVA IS BACK!

KT McCammond and Beckie Menzie return to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 9th at 9:00 pm. Their show, "Deconstructing La Diva", has been Re-constructed! Featuring takes on Monroe, LuPone, Tine Turner, Peggy Lee, Dolly, Elton, Lady Gaga, Doris Day and more. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


L.A.: LISA PASSERO AT THE GARDENIA

Lisa Passero, a founding member of the New York comedy group "The High-Heeled Women," will appear at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, December 7th & 8th at 9:00 pm. Lisa made her Broadway debut in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Filumena, directed by Laurence Olivier. In addition to multiple outings at The Gardenia in the 80s and 90s, she has appeared in many New York nightclubs - most recently the Metropolitan Room - and has played leading roles in a number of musicals, including the Los Angeles production of Paul Bartel's Eating Raoul (the musical.) Filmwork has included roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Poison Ivy, and Jimmy Hollywood, and TV credits have included roles on Who's the Boss, Quantum Leap, Beverly Hills 90210, Caroline in the City, and That's Life. Her December Gardenia shows are becoming a holiday tradition. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE FAMILY STONE FEATURING ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBERS

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk/rock group, THE FAMILY STONE from Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th (showtimes vary so see website). The engagement features original founding members and R&B Pioneer Award Winners, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico. The show will also feature Alex Davis and Trina Johnson on vocals, Nate Wingfield on guitar and musical director Blaise Sison on bass. The first inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of The Family Stone such as "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People," "Dance To The Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Sing a Simple Song." Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, multi-faceted musical mix Sly and company served up. Their music was an inspired blend of rock, soul, pop, jazz, and an emerging genre soon to be dubbed funk. It packed a powerful, joyous wallop, delivering all the things one hoped to find in music: The thrill of the new, the excitement of the unexpected, a galvanizing groove, and lyrics that actually said something. The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US; spreading the roots of funk and Rock & Roll. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TIM CLARK: BACHELOR IN PARADISE

Tim Clark presents Bachelor in Paradise at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The show tells the story of a New York City ad man whose taste for a fine pair of legs finds him under the spell of a charming but manipulative vixen. Tim Clark weaves the movie songs of Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn and other greats of the lounge era into a funny and touching tale about the crazy things we do for love. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: DANDYMAN AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB

Dandyman, Australia's funniest front man of Circus and Physical Comedy, presents a not to be missed night of sublime stupidity at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 12th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Take a journey of absurd proportions with Daniel Oldaker as he presents jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and mind-blowing magic. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON IN LATE NIGHT SHOW AT THE METROPOLITAN

Scot Albertson makes his first appearance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, December 6th at 11:30 pm. He is joined by Shristos Rafalides (Vibes) and Sean Conly (Bass). Music has been a constant in his life since early childhood. A choir member of the Little Singers of Norwalk (based in St. Mary's Church), Scot traveled, sang and competed internationally with the Choir for six years. Alternate paths were explored after graduating college, Scot served as a Police Officer for the City Of Norwalk, CT for six years segueing to a position as a United States Border Patrol Agent in Arizona for a year. Withdrawing from Law Enforcement, Scot returned to Connecticut to start a very successful small business which sustained for nineteen years. In the year 2000, with no specific direction other than personal enjoyment, vocal lessons were undertaken with Vocal Coach Richard Lissemore in New York City. After four and one half years of intensive study, Scot's Debut CD (Got A Date With Fate) was recorded with world renowned Bassist Mark Egan, Drummer Danny Gottlieb and Producer, Composer and Pianist Jon Werking. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SEAN HARKNESS IN DUOS, A MUSICAL TALK SHOW

Each month, guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness hosts two guests in his musical talkshow DUOS at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). This month, on Thursday, December 6th at 9:30 pm, Sean will celebrate some of the actual duet shows that have run this year. Joining Sean will be Terese Genecco (Terese & Sean took Elvis Presley's very first record and did our own thang with it in San Francisco, New York, and Cherry Grove), Brian Keane (the very first ever DUOS partner starting with my first guitar lesson in January of 1978) and special guest Velvet Alvis (his New York City stage debut will be the opener for this very special edition of DUOS.). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI AT GATHER (AT DIZZY'S ON 5TH)

Gabrielle Stravelli and band will be taking part in the opening of a new venue, GATHER {AT DIZZY'S ON 5TH} (230 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY - 718-499-1966 ) on Thursday, December 6th with sets from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. She will be joined by Michael Kanan on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Mike Petrosino on drums. This new Park Slope restaurant/jazz club features a full menu and bar along with a relaxed, but intimate listening atmosphere. There is a $5 cover.

NYC: "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO" FINAL PERFORMANCE AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - ) presents the final performance of "THE BROADWAY BALLYHOO." Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY offered approximately four different stars each week to sing Broadway's greatest songs. Featured performers for Thursday, December 6th reunites the original cast for this final performance at Feinstein's: Carole J. Bufford, Christina Bianco, and Scott Coulter. The show, created by Scott Siegel, ran for 8 Straight Months at Feinstein's and then played elsewhere to sold out crowds and standing ovations!There is a $15-$25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: ENCORE PERFORMANCE! A NEW YORK ROMANCE WITH ALISON FRASER

Broadway's own Alison Fraser presents a special encore performance of A New York Romance, the show that wowed the crowd during its one night only debut performance in November. The show will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 pm. Well known for her acclaimed performances in Romance/Romance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Secret Garden and Gypsy, Alison has delighted New York audiences both on Broadway and off. Recently, she starred in David Ives' School For Lies, Charles Busch's The Divine Sister, Nora Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore, or Tennessee Williams' In Masks Outrageous and Austere. A longtime champion of the work of gifted composer Rusty Magee, you might also recognize Alison as Aunt Heidi in the hilarious web series Jack in the Box. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHARLES CASTRONOVO CD RELEASE SHOW

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) enters the word of professional opera when acclaimed tenor Charles Castronovo takes to the stage for three special performances only. On Thursday, December 6th at 9:30 pm & Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 pm, he'll be jumping in a cab following his performance in Don Giovanni at the METROPOLITAN OPERA in Lincoln Center to join 54 BELOW to a celebration of his new CD, Dolci Napoli, The Neapolitan Songs, featuring new interpretations of classic songs from Italy with his band, Sweet Nectar. Charles captures the spirit of Naples in English and Italian, introducing these songs to new audiences in the same manner as the great Italian-American singers of the last generation, but with a beautiful operatic voice that does them justice. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN WITH "A GERSHWIN HOLIDAY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 27th through December 22nd, at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Celebrating the release of his new book The Gershwins and Me and CD of twelve Gershwin songs, Michael will perform "A Gershwin Holiday." For the show, Michael will sing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin from "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," while sharing unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song. The Gershwins and Me will be available for sale at the show. Nick Ziobro, the winner of The Michael Feinstein Initiative's 2012 Great American Songbook High School Competition, will join the engagement as special guest vocalist. Pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent, winner of two Grammy Awards, will lead an all-star quintet. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL WITH THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN AT THE CARLYLE

The holiday season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) features Steve Tyrell, who has become a fixture at the club for the past 7 years. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, "Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn", features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with added shows Thursday through Saturday at 10:45 pm, through December 30th. The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn's beloved classics including "It's Magic", "Come Fly With Me", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Tender Trap", "Let It Snow", and "The Christmas Blues". There is a $105-$150 cover ($130-$185 on Friday & Saturday).


NJ: BOB EGAN'S HOLIDAY SHOWCASE AT TIM McLOONES

The next Bob Egan's HOLIDAY SHOW will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400) on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 pm. This evening's show features Breanna, John DePalma, Demond Francis, Andrez Fredericks, Michael Esposito, Al Holmes, Matthew Kenworthy, Sharon Lasher, Karen Lee, Lou Ruvolo, and Jerry Wichinsky and more to be to be announced. Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $10 cover at the door.

BOS: MOSTLY MERCER: NEW SHOW BY BOBBI CARREY & WILL MCMILLAN

On Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 pm, award-winning singers Bobbi Carrey & Will McMillan, present MOSTLY MERCER at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111). They are joined on stage by Doug Hammer at the piano. The show is MOSTLY MERCER, covering some of the greatest and some of the lesser known songs of Johnny Mercer. Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won 4 Academy Awards, wrote 6 Broadway musicals, was a top recording artist, and founded Capitol Records. Mercer's output was enormous, spanning the early days of the swing era through the 1970's. For five decades he collaborated with America's greatest composers, including Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow, and many others (including himself). There is a $22 Show only cover, $64 Dinner/Show package available.

DC: GLORIA RUEBEN AT BLUES ALLEY

Actress, singer and social activist Gloria Reuben performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, December 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Gloria has amassed impressive credentials in television, film, theater and music. Many will remember Gloria as the HIV+ health care professional "Jeanie Boulet" on the hit NBC series ER, a role that garnered her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Since then, she has had multiple regular starring roles in a variety of other television series. Her film credits include Timecop, Nick of Time, and Shaft. Most recently Gloria portrayed "Elizabeth Keckley" alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in the upcoming Steven Spielberg film on Abraham Lincoln. She also just finished co-starring with Tina Fey in her recent film "Admission". Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: AVERY SOMMERS - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Local favorite Avery Sommers is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) on Fridays & Saturdays, November 23rd & 24th; November 30th & December 1st; and December 7th & 8th at 8:30 pm. This is Avery's sixth engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. She starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain't Misbehavin' (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. At the Monaco International Film Festival in 2010, Sommers received the Best Supporting Actress Award at the Angel Film Awards. There is an $80 cover (includes dinner). $45 cover, show only.


L.A.: WAYNE MOORE & FRIENDS IN "LUCKY ME!"

Singer/ Songwriter/ Pianist/ Musical Director Wayne Moore celebrates "being able to do what I love and knowing all these talented people" by continuing his cabaret series "Lucky Me!" at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Thursday, December 6th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by a stagefull of guest singers, which in the past have included Amanda Abel, Betty Bonaduce, Eric Castro, Cythia Sciacca Hooker, Joe Hui, Brenda Moore, Gilmore Rizzo, Mark Tracy, and Pat Whiteman, but you never know who may show up this time - or what Wayne will come up with next! Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: THE FAMILY STONE FEATURING ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBERS

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) will present Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk/rock group, THE FAMILY STONE from Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th (showtimes vary so see website). The engagement features original founding members and R&B Pioneer Award Winners, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico. The show will also feature Alex Davis and Trina Johnson on vocals, Nate Wingfield on guitar and musical director Blaise Sison on bass. The first inter-racial / inter-gender band in Rock & Roll history bring you the hits of The Family Stone such as "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People," "Dance To The Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Sing a Simple Song." Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, multi-faceted musical mix Sly and company served up. Their music was an inspired blend of rock, soul, pop, jazz, and an emerging genre soon to be dubbed funk. It packed a powerful, joyous wallop, delivering all the things one hoped to find in music: The thrill of the new, the excitement of the unexpected, a galvanizing groove, and lyrics that actually said something. The Family Stone continues giving you the musical experience that has brought them in front of over half a million people through Europe and the US; spreading the roots of funk and Rock & Roll. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: TIM CLARK: BACHELOR IN PARADISE

Tim Clark presents Bachelor in Paradise at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 9th at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm on Sunday). The show tells the story of a New York City ad man whose taste for a fine pair of legs finds him under the spell of a charming but manipulative vixen. Tim Clark weaves the movie songs of Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn and other greats of the lounge era into a funny and touching tale about the crazy things we do for love. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: DANDYMAN AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB

Dandyman, Australia's funniest front man of Circus and Physical Comedy, presents a not to be missed night of sublime stupidity at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Thursday through Sunday, December 6th through 12th at 9:00 pm (8:00 pm on Sunday). Take a journey of absurd proportions with Daniel Oldaker as he presents jaw dropping circus, absurd acrobatics and mind-blowing magic. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: ELAINE ST. GEORGE SINGS JONI MITCHELL AT MAMA'S

Elaine St. George brings her acclaimed Joni Mitchell show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesdays, December 5th & 18th at 7:30 pm. The show features Ross Patterson as musical director, with Adam Armstrong on bass and Karen Waltuch on viola. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: CHRIS GILLESPIE

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, December 5th features Chris Gillespie (Singer/Pianist) with Keith Loftis on Saxophone and Dmitri Kolesnik on Bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: STEVEN CHERA AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Steven Chera will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. Chara is a singer/song stylist of traditional pop, jazz, & easy listening. Over his life-long career as a singer he has developed an eclectic range of shows featuring music from the 1930s/1940s jazz standards, 1950s rock, to the swinging hits of the 1960s & 70s. Throughout the year Steven Chera has been a featured entertainer at Don't Tell Mama and Swing 46 both on Restaurant Row in Manhattan as well as the Metropolitan Room. His latest CD is New York State of Mind. Chera is backed by the Bob Kaye trio, featuring Ed Caccavale on drums, Lew Scott on bass and Bob Kaye on piano. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN WITH "A GERSHWIN HOLIDAY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 27th through December 22nd, at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Celebrating the release of his new book The Gershwins and Me and CD of twelve Gershwin songs, Michael will perform "A Gershwin Holiday." For the show, Michael will sing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin from "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," while sharing unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song. The Gershwins and Me will be available for sale at the show. Nick Ziobro, the winner of The Michael Feinstein Initiative's 2012 Great American Songbook High School Competition, will join the engagement as special guest vocalist. Pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent, winner of two Grammy Awards, will lead an all-star quintet. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SONGWRITING DUO PASEK & PAUL COMES TO 54 BELOW

New York's hottest songwriting duo, Pasek & Paul, comes to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one night only on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:30 & 11:15 pm/ The phenomenon known as Pasek & Paul is represented on Broadway this season with A Christmas Story! And just a few months ago, audiences delighted at their off-Broadway debut, Dogfight, at the Second Stage Theatre. The recipients of the 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre, the 2011 ASCAP New Horizons Award and the 2007 Jonathan Larson Award, Pasek & Paul are taking musical theatre by storm! Be sure to catch them at 54 Below for their first cabaret/concert in more than four years. There is a $10-$25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL WITH THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN AT THE CARLYLE

The holiday season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) features Steve Tyrell, who has become a fixture at the club for the past 7 years. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, "Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn", features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with added shows Thursday through Saturday at 10:45 pm, through December 30th. The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn's beloved classics including "It's Magic", "Come Fly With Me", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Tender Trap", "Let It Snow", and "The Christmas Blues". There is a $105-$150 cover ($130-$185 on Friday & Saturday).


DC: MIRIAMM "TURING THE ALLEY PINK" AT BLUES ALLEY

The new voice of music, old school funk, new school fierce, Miriamm will present "Turing The Alley Pink" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, December 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Having worked with some of music industry's giants, R&B artist Miriamm is a highly sought-after performer, spanning audiences the world over. With her spine tingling highs and funky lows, Miriamm takes you on a musical journey ... a journey that will speak to your soul ... and excite your senses! She most recently toured as Peaches, one half of the classic R&B duo Peaches & Herb, appearing most notably in several installment pledge drives for PBS Broadcasting. Miriamm has also toured Europe with Tony Award winning director George Faison's production of "Sing Mahalia Sing." Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: CHAMBERS, HERBERT, & ELLIS AT THE GARDENIA

Chambers, Herbert, & Ellis will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Wednesday, December 5th at 9:00 pm. Pierre Chambers, Lisa Herbert, and Mitch Ellis have struck a mother lode of unique and exhilarating musical material through exhuming, creatively re-working, and re-inventing works of legendary jazz artists through the nearly lost art of "vocalese" - assigning what would generally be considered instrumental riffs to the human voice. Their talents spring directly from their dads: bass player Paul Chambers played on and off with Miles Davis and John Coltrane in the '50s; bassist Mort Herbert toured with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars in the '50s and '60s; and guitarist Herb Ellis played with the Oscar Peterson trio for many years and established a very successful solo career spanning decades. Creating an impact recalling The Manhattan Transfer, the group's repertoire pays homage to the vocal treatments of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, many of which were themselves based on Ellington or Basie big band arrangements, and features expanded treatments of original vocalese and jazz harmonies in musical arrangements played, written, or made famous by, their own fathers. Ensconced at The Gardenia the first Wednesday of every month, with each show spanking new, they are becoming increasingly popular as word of mouth spreads ... and the "buzz" surrounding them is well-deserved. Piano support for this month's Halloween special is supplied by Richard Eames, with Tim Emmons on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: KURT REICHENBACH'S JAZZ FOR THE HOLIDAYS UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S

Kurt Reichenbach brings his show Jazz for the Holidays to UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905 - ) on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 pm. He is backed by Jim Cox - piano, Jeff D'Angelo - bass, Ralph Penland - drums plus special guest Bill Reichenbach - bass trombone. There is a $15 cover plus a $18 food/drink minimum.

L.A.: WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS, NOW!

Two of Los Angeles' finest performers - Mary Pat Bowe ("FourPlay", "Singer, Sailor, Teacher, Tour Guide") and Donald Houtz ("Meet Me Tonight", "Even I've Got Standards") team-up at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - ) for a Hollywood Holiday Spectacular on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday December 13th, both shows at 8:00 pm. The show, "We Need a Little Christmas, NOW!" is the perfect start to the holiday season. It's a toe-tapping, lap-slapping, shoe-stomping, food chomping, carol singing, bell-ringing mix of traditional holiday tunes, some not-too-traditional songs, sight gags and a whole lot of good humor. There is a $15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


S.F.: RUSS LORENSON CELEBRATES SEVEN YEARS OF "CHRISTMAS IN SAN FRANCISCO"

For the seventh year, Russ Lorenson comes home for the holidays with his annual show, "Christmas in San Francisco with Russ Lorenson & Friends," for one performance only at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00 pm at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189). The guest artist for this year's show is Broadway and cabaret star Karen Mason. With songs by such great composers and lyricists as Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, and Frank Loesser, there's something for everyone in this swinging evening of jingle jazz. Heard each year on "The Bay Area's Official Christmas Station - 96.5 KOIT-FM" with his recording of "Christmas in San Francisco," Russ Lorenson has established a reputation as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading interpreters of jazz standards, with a sound and approach that place him at the intersection of Broadway, jazz, and pop - the very essence of the Great American Songbook. Karen Mason has starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, and recording and "has few peers when it comes to ripping the roof off with her amazing voice that knows no bounds!" according to TheatreScene.net. Karen is a ten -time MAC Award winner and has won the MAC Award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Backstage Bistro Awards. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum

SF: IRENE IS MRS. CLAUS AT MARTUNI'S

After a long absence, Irene Soderberg is returning to MARTUNI'S (4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-241-0205) for one night only. "Ms Claus" will appear on Wednesday, December 5th, at 7:00 pm. She will reprise her version of "Santa Baby" plus many other fun, some sick songs she wrote just for Christmas! It will be an evening full of fun, great music, lots of laughs, and heart-filled songs that will get you In the mood for Christmas. She will also be offering her CDs for sale at just $5 each! There is a $5 cover.


AUS: HOW TO ALMOST MAKE A LIVING IN L.A.

Ash Williams performs at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, December 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. Ash is regular comedian at The Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv in L.A. and he's is back from Los Angeles for 2 nights only, where he shares with you "real life" tips on how to almost make a living in L.A. Yes, Ash is back and needs your money. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: TANYA SINGS BARBRA WITH STEVEN
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Tanya Loraine Moberly sings Barbra Joan Streisand with Steven Ray Watkins at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Tuesday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm. The show will feature songs by Burt Bacharach, Walter Becker, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Hal David, Donald Fagen, Buddy Johnson, Carole King, Michel Legrand, John Lennon, Matthew Moore, Laura Nyro and Toni Stern. Tanya Moberly is probably best known for her cabaret work. She has been performing at Don't Tell Mama since 1998 when she co-created the"The Blonde Leading The Blonde" with partner Susan Hackett and writer/director Ilona Vellios. The show ran for 8 episodes over the course of 5 years and received a MAC Award nomination in 2000 for special production. Tanya is the 2010, 2011 & 2012 MAC Award winning producer of The Salon hosted by Mark Janas. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: ALEXIS PARSONS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Alexis Parsons will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wedbesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. She is a New York City based vocalist of Greek and Swedish decent. She has spent a lifetime honing a uniquely personal vocal style and fiercely independent career. The long and often arduous journey through the years has stamped her rich alto voice with warmth, wisdom and a flexibility borne of the eclectic musical roads she's traveled. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CATHERINE DUPUIS AT SOMETHIN' JAZZ

Catherine Dupuis will perform on Tuesday, December 4th for 2 sets starting at 7:00 pm at SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB (formerly MILES CAFE) (212 East 52nd Street, 3rd floor, NYC - 212-371-7657 - ). She is joined by Russ Kassoff, piano and Jay Anderson, bass. There is a $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Tuesday nights December 4th & 11th at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE APOLLO LIVE LOUNGE TOUR AT THE BLEU VIOLIN

The Apollo Live Lounge Tour talent showcase from BET Networks comes to New York and will perform at Tuesday, December 4 at BLEU VIOLIN (1400 5th Avenue, NYC - 212-369-4800) on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm (Talent sign-up starts at 6:30 pm). If you've got talent, bring it - and bring your friends to cheer you on because the audience picks the winner! Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DARIUS DE HAAS: IF ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT

Darius de Haas will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, December 4th; Sunday, December 16th; and Tuesday, December 18th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Darius has sold out critically acclaimed concerts at Lincoln Center, enthralled audiences from Carnegie Hall to London's Royal Festival Hall as well as appeared on Broadway (Rent, Carousel, Dreamgirls). But now he returns to his first love, the intimate cabaret stage, in a musically soulful, soaring evening. His most personal show, If Only for One Night melds and celebrates his musical influences from the worlds of pop, jazz and Broadway. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL FEINSTEIN WITH "A GERSHWIN HOLIDAY"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein, Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 27th through December 22nd, at 8:00 pm with additional 10:30 pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Celebrating the release of his new book The Gershwins and Me and CD of twelve Gershwin songs, Michael will perform "A Gershwin Holiday." For the show, Michael will sing classic Jazz Age songs by George and Ira Gershwin from "Strike Up the Band" to "Love Is Here to Stay," while sharing unforgettable stories and reminiscences from the music that defined American popular song. The Gershwins and Me will be available for sale at the show. Nick Ziobro, the winner of The Michael Feinstein Initiative's 2012 Great American Songbook High School Competition, will join the engagement as special guest vocalist. Pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent, winner of two Grammy Awards, will lead an all-star quintet. Feinstein is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, Master Classes, and the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition, which awards scholarships and prizes to students across the country. There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL WITH THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN AT THE CARLYLE

The holiday season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) features Steve Tyrell, who has become a fixture at the club for the past 7 years. His new show and tribute to Sammy Cahn, "Christmas at the Carlyle: The Songs of Sammy Cahn", features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:45 pm with added shows Thursday through Saturday at 10:45 pm, through December 30th. The Songs from Sammy Cahn will feature Cahn's beloved classics including "It's Magic", "Come Fly With Me", "Call Me Irresponsible", "Teach Me Tonight", "The Tender Trap", "Let It Snow", and "The Christmas Blues". There is a $105-$150 cover ($130-$185 on Friday & Saturday).


DC: BENJIE PORECKI "HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" CD RELEASE PARTY

Benjie Porecki will present "Home for Christmas", a CD Release Party, at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, December 4th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Versatility and virtuosity characterize the career of multi-talented songwriter-producer Benjie Porecki, who is often called a "musician's musician." He has earned that moniker by performing equally well as a jazz/gospel/funk B-3 organist, jazz/blues pianist, rock keyboardist, and reggae/blues guitarist while holding his own as a solo artist. Porecki enjoys the distinction of being among the top picks of many artists representing diverse genres. In addition to four solo releases, Porecki's work as a sideman has graced countless recordings, festival stages, concert venues and clubs throughout the world. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: 14th ANNUAL CCP HOLIDAY CABARET
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) present their 14th annual holiday cabaret, Merry Measures, on Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Over two nights, 40 performers sing holiday classics as well as fun, new and rarely heard holiday hits. This year, all of the proceeds from both shows will go to Hands Together, Heart to Art, an organization run by the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University . Hands Together, Heart to Art is a very special summer day camp for children ages 7-14 who have experienced the death of a parent. Utilizing the performing arts and professional healing counselors, HTHTA celebrates the healing power of creative play. The cast on Tuesday, December 4th (Musical Director - Beckie Menzie, Director - Joan Curto), includes Beckie Menzie, Carla Gordon, Carol Weston, Cathy Glickman, Cheryl Szucsits, David Edelfelt, Elissa Newcorn, Jamie Brady, Jeff Dean, Joan Curto, Larry Dooley, Laura Freeman, Lori Skubich, Marianne Murphy Orland, Paul Motondo, Phillip Seward, Ron Anderson, Shelley MacArthur and Tom Michael. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.F.: SHARON McNIGHT IN"TWISTED XMAS: A DRUID'S VIEW OF THE HOLIDAYS"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight for her new Christmas show for two nights only on Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. "Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays" is an irreverent look at the traditions of the season. Over the past decades, during the holidays, while Debby Boone touted a White Christmas and Bruce Vilanch roasted his chestnuts over an open fire, Sharon McNight offered an alternative choice from the expected songs. She has stockpiled myriad and outrageous, wacky musical commentaries on the 12 days of everything from Santa, Jesus, Teddy Bears, Elves, Snow, and of course ... Bette Davis. Sharon Mcnight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony Award nomination as "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre Worlds Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut." The singer/comedienne's regional credits include Amanda McBroom's Heartbeats at the Pasadena Playhouse, and an award winning Dolly in Hello, Dolly! at the Peninsula Civic Light Opera. Sharon was Sister Hubert in Nunsense in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she received the Bay Area Critics Circle award for "Best Performance in a Musical". She is the narrator of the documentary, There That Night, the story of the Provincetown, Massachusetts fire, and was featured in the A&E documentary, It's Burlesque, for her research on Mae West and Sophie Tucker. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

AUS: HOW TO ALMOST MAKE A LIVING IN L.A.

Ash Williams performs at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday & Wednesday, December 4th & 5th at 8:00 pm. Ash is regular comedian at The Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv in L.A. and he's is back from Los Angeles for 2 nights only, where he shares with you "real life" tips on how to almost make a living in L.A. Yes, Ash is back and needs your money. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: 9TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED TONIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL

BROADWAY UNPLUGGED, celebrating the glory of Broadway Music will be presented tonight at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - ) at 8:00 pm, Producer Scott Siegel has announced that Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte and Drama Desk Nominee Michael Winther have joined the previously announced Cheyenne Jackson (The Performers), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), Julia Murney (Falling), Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Andy Karl (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), William Michals (South Pacific, Man of La Mancha), Jeffry Denman (The Holiday Guys), Bill Daugherty (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime), Barbara Walsh (Tony Nominee, Company, Falsettos, Big), Kelli Rabke (Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Carole J. Bufford (Speak Easy, Broadway by the Year, 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock), Christina Bianco (Drama Desk Nominee, Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, 11 O'Clock Numbers ... ), and Scott Coulter (The Stephen Schwartz Show, Broadway by the Year, 11 O'Clock Numbers ... ) BROADWAY UNPLUGGED is the concert in which today's Broadway stars sing like the stars of yesteryear: without microphones! Unplugged! In this age of head-splitting, over-amplifcation the sound of the pure human voice soaring through the orchestra and then sailing up into the balcony of an acoustically pure concert hall is to hear Broadway show music at its most thrilling. Tickets are on sale at The Town Hall box office (123 W. 43rd Street) and via TicketMaster. Tickets are exactly the same price as they have been every year since the first Broadway Unplugged: Orchestra and Loge: $75, Front Balcony: $50, Rear Balcony: $25.

NYC: JONATHAN WHITTON BRINGS THE FREE RESIDENCY TO DON'T TELL MAMA

Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) returns to the solo concert stage with an intimate concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). The final performance is on Monday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm. Experimental musician and NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate Aaron Jones serves as Musical Director. Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie- musician Aaron Jones. THE FREE RESIDENCY is a candid concert experiment that surveys the journey home by way of dreamscape, reality, and memory. Musical selections for THE FREE RESIDENCY include re-imagined takes on songs from an eclectic group of songwriters: Aimee Mann, Kate McGarrigle, Kylie Minogue, The Mountain Goats, The Shins, Nina Simone, & John Vanderslice, amongst others. Whitton has been seen in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), THE DISNEY DIARIES (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), & THE YELLOW WOOD (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, CABARET, and THE SANTALAND DIARIES. He has also been seen onstage in such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. There is an $8 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: ALIX PAIGE SALUTES THE FEMALE VOCALISTS OF THE 30s-50s

Alix Paige returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm, She will present an homage to the greatest female vocalists of the 1930s, 40s and 50'. Always feeling like she belonged back in the days of those fabulous jazz legends, Paige explores the timeless jazz classics that were sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JEREMIAH JAMES AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

West End star and international recording artist Jeremiah James will be debuting his one man show "SUPERMAN" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 pm. With over 60 professional theater credits to his name some of Jeremiah's favorites include: Billy Bigelow in the West End revival of Carousel Savoy Theater; Bobby Child in Crazy for You (L.A. Ovation Best Actor nominee); Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast Ordway; Doctor Shocker in The Gay Bride of Frankenstein The REP (Spotlight Best Actor Nominee), Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo River City Rep, and George Gibb in Our Town Theatricum Botanicum. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ADAM PASCAL AT 54 BELOW

Tony nominee Adam Pascal brings his hot new show to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for one night only on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. Currently starring on Broadway in Memphis, Adam is an alumnus of the Broadway casts of Aida, Cabaret and, of course, the role that started it all (in addition to bringing him a Tony nomination), Rent. Adam presents an evening of his own original music, as well as fresh renditions of some of the music he has stamped so indelibly during his varied appearances on The Great White Way. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: REBECCA CAST HOLIDAY SHOW: KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

It's the Broadway musical that was, then wasn't. Join the intrepid cast of Rebecca when they gather at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for one night only on Monday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm as they present an evening of spirited holiday songs to celebrate the season. Featuring: D.C. Anderson, Roger DeWitt, Donna English, Holland Mariah Grossman, Michael Hayward-Jones, Maree Johnson, Analisa Leaming, Sean MacLaughlin, Kevin David Thomas, Mary VanArsdel, Kathy Voytko, and Jessica Tyler Wright, with Musical Direction by Kevin Stites and Andrea Grody. To benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS . There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: T. OLIVER REID WITH "DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM"

T. Oliver Reid, a veteran of numerous Tony Award winning Broadway musicals, 2012 MAC award recipient for Best Debut-male and the 2011 Julie Wilson award, will debut at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Monday, December 3rd; and Sunday December 9th. All performances will be at 10:30 pm. Reid is joined on stage by Musical Director Lawrence Yurman with Ray Kilday, Trevor Neumann and Damien Bassman. Reid's New show, "Drop Me Off In Harlem", which will be the last debut of an artist at FEINSTEIN'S (which closes at year's end), is an evening of club-hopping to the music of Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Andy Razaf ... through the elegant nightclubs and working class speakeasies that made uptown gay and delightful, however dull and depressing downtown Manhattan could be. In 1934, on a Saturday night in New York City, if you were boozin' and jazzin', you were doing it in Harlem. There is a $20 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: THE DOO WOP PROJECT WITH STARS OF "JERSEY BOYS"

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) presents the New York premiere of THE DOO WOP PROJECT, featuring stars from Tony award-winning Broadway smash Jersey Boys on Monday nights: December 3rd, 10th & 17th, all shows at 8:00 pm. The cast of the THE DOO WOP PROJECT includes Jarrod Spector, Dominic Nolfi, Dominic Scaglione, Jr., John Edwards, and Dwayne Cooper. The group will share backstage stories as well as perform classic Doo Wop hits such as "Since I Don't Have You" by The Skyliners, "Denise" by Randy & The Rainbows, "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris, "Morse Code of Love" by The Capris and other hits by The Belmonts, The Platters, and more. The show also includes Doo Wop-inspired renditions of contemporary songs such as Amy Winehouse's "Valerie," Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" and Jason Mrazz's "I'm Yours." There is a $25 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.


NYC: VICTORIA SHAW'S UNDER THE COVERS AT BIRDLAND

Under The Covers, hosted by award winning songwriter Victoria Shaw, returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. The show has become a favorite recurring highlight at Birdland, featuring a wide variety of top-selling songwriters and musical acts from across the pop, rock and country worlds, and offering intimate acoustic performances of huge hit songs - along with the little-known stories behind them. This event is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Already confirmed to join Shaw are award winning Singer/ Songwriter/ Author/ Activist Chely Wright and award-winning singer/ songwriter Gary Burr. Platinum selling recording artist Chely Wright has had 8 top ten records on the Billboard charts, multiple music awards and #1 music videos. She has recently added "author" to her resume with her heart felt, honest biography WISH ME AWAY which chronicles her journey as the first major country music artist to reveal that she's gay. WISH ME AWAY is also the title of the film documentary about Chely that has garnered multiple awards this year at major movie festivals. Gary Burr is the writer of 32 top forty hits, 24 top tens and 14 number ones. Burr's career has spanned pop, country, and the Latin charts writing hits for everyone from Reba McEntyre to Ricky Martin. He has won numerous awards including and induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Burr is a frequent collaborator of Carole King and Ringo Starr, and is currently touring the country in the brand new trio Blue Sky Riders, featuring Burr, Georgia Middleman and Kenny Loggins. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

PA: ALICE FRAZIER "WITH BELLS ON" IN ERIE
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Cabaret and concert artist, Alice Frazier will perform her annual holiday show, "With Bells On" at ST. JAMES PLACE (2622 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA - 814-504-2480) on Monday, December 3rd. There is a pre-show buffet at 6:00 pm. 7:00 pm is showtime. Musical Director is Don Rebic. Alice will share some of the great classics of Christmas as well as a few special surprises. This promises to be a holiday event that will makes one feel as if Christmas should be celebrated all year long. Its a chance to share in the joy and beauty of the season, of all seasons with Alice, in "With Bells On". Alice Frazier has won a loyal following by entertaining audiences in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. Her New York City venues include, Danny's Grand Sea Palace & Skylight Cabaret, Helen's Hideaway, Dillon's Restaurant,The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Tribute to Sid Bernstein at ASCAP,The Metropolitan Room, St. Regis Hotel, the world renowned Iridium Jazz Club and the prestigious Friars Club in New York City. $43 Buffet & Show / $ 20 for show only. $5 discount for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Reservations (814) 504-2480 by November 26th.

DC: CD RELEASE PARTY FOR SANDY BAINUM'S THIS CHRISTMAS
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

On Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm, SIGNATURE THEATRE (4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA - 703-820-9771) welcomes singer and actress Sandy Bainum (Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard) for a special concert and CD release party as she debuts her new holiday CD "This Christmas." The concert, featuring songs from the new album, will be held in Signature's MAX Theatre. Bainum will be joined by a number of Washington performers. Following the concert, all are invited to join Ms Bainum and members of the Signature community in the Mead Lobby, where CDs will be available for purchase and signing. Donations will be accepted at the event to support Taking Care Of Our Own, a program created by theatreWashington to provide assistance to area theatre professionals and artists in the event of personal emergencies. For more information on the program, visit http://www.theatrewashington.org . All tickets are free, with general admission seating. Reservations are available through the Signature Box Office
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DC: BLUES ALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA (TOMORROWS JAZZ STARS)

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra (Tomorrows Jazz Stars) will perform on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm (note time!) at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141). The Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14-17 years old with their mission to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre. Now in its 25th year the Orchestra has performed at such mainstay venues as The John F. Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, Voice of America, Carter Barron Amphitheater, Wolf Trap, Blues Alley and elsewhere. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: 14th ANNUAL CCP HOLIDAY CABARET
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) present their 14th annual holiday cabaret, Merry Measures, on Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th at 7:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Over two nights, 40 performers sing holiday classics as well as fun, new and rarely heard holiday hits. This year, all of the proceeds from both shows will go to Hands Together, Heart to Art, an organization run by the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University . Hands Together, Heart to Art is a very special summer day camp for children ages 7-14 who have experienced the death of a parent. Utilizing the performing arts and professional healing counselors, HTHTA celebrates the healing power of creative play. The cast on Monday night, December 3rd (Musical Director: George Howe - Director: Hilary Ann Feldman) includes Alma Mendoza, Anita Kallen, Ann McGregor, Catherine Thomson, Daryl Nitz, Elaine Dame, Elizabeth Doyle, George Howe, Heather Moran, Hilary Feldman, Jan Slavin, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Wood, Melissa Young, Pam Peterson, Pat Christenson, Rachel Renee, Ruth Fuerst, Scott Gryder and Tom Olofsson.As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.F.: SHARON McNIGHT IN"TWISTED XMAS: A DRUID'S VIEW OF THE HOLIDAYS"

RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189) presents the return of Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight for her new Christmas show for two nights only on Monday & Tuesday, December 3rd & 4th at 8:00 pm. "Twisted Xmas: A Druid's View of the Holidays" is an irreverent look at the traditions of the season. Over the past decades, during the holidays, while Debby Boone touted a White Christmas and Bruce Vilanch roasted his chestnuts over an open fire, Sharon McNight offered an alternative choice from the expected songs. She has stockpiled myriad and outrageous, wacky musical commentaries on the 12 days of everything from Santa, Jesus, Teddy Bears, Elves, Snow, and of course ... Bette Davis. Sharon Mcnight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony Award nomination as "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre Worlds Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut." The singer/comedienne's regional credits include Amanda McBroom's Heartbeats at the Pasadena Playhouse, and an award winning Dolly in Hello, Dolly! at the Peninsula Civic Light Opera. Sharon was Sister Hubert in Nunsense in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she received the Bay Area Critics Circle award for "Best Performance in a Musical". She is the narrator of the documentary, There That Night, the story of the Provincetown, Massachusetts fire, and was featured in the A&E documentary, It's Burlesque, for her research on Mae West and Sophie Tucker. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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