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

MONDAY through SUNDAY - December 24 through 30


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - DECEMBER 30th

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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: THE ANTHONY MARTEN SANTELMO JR SHOW AT MAMA'S

The Anthony Marten Santelmo Jr Show will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) Thursday through Saturday, December 27th through 29th at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 pm. Anthony will be accompanied by Barry Levitt at piano and 2-Strings-2. He will also be joined by special guest Valerie Di Lorenzo, and "The Up Front Girls" Rebecca Weiner & Sharone Sayegh. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ADAM SHAPIRO'S GUIDE TO THE PERFECT BREAKUP

After a two year absence from the cabaret stage, Adam Shapiro will present his newest solo show Guide to the Perfect Breakup at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, December 30th at 4:30 pm. The evening will feature direction by 2012 MAC Award winner Peter Napolitano and music direction by Multiple award winner Barry Levitt. Adam Shapiro's Guide to the Perfect Breakup promises to be a hilarious evening of musical guidelines for the perfect breakup, whether you're the "dumper" or the "dumpee". The show will feature music by Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Alanis Morissette, and Weird Al Yankovic, just to name a few, as well as the premiere of a brand new song by Levitt/ Napolitano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ANTOINETTE SILICATO - I COULD WRITE A BOOK

Antoinette Silicato will be appearing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 30th at 4:00 pm. Her show, I COULD WRITE A BOOK, offers a gorgeous selection of songs found in the pages of her newly released cookbook, SOULFUL SICILIAN COOKING. Centering each recipe in the music that she loves to listen to and sing, Silicato breathes new life into a plethora of great music and lyric by composers: Victor Young & Sam M. Lewis, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart, Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington, Cole Porter, Domenico Mondugno to name but a few. Music director, Mario Sprouse, who Silicato has collaborated with for over twenty-five years, will be leading the trio on piano. Antoinette Silicato is a singer/performer/author who, for more than three decades, resided in New York City and worked in Jazz Ensembles, Negro Spiritual Choirs, Gospel Choirs and Musical Theatre. As a solo artist, she has smartly amassed these musically rich experiences into a swinging style that sparkles with excitement and into a storytelling balladeer, rendering lyrics and melodies that are deeply visceral, defining her as a timeless song stylist/ chanteuse. The show will be followed by a book signing. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TIM RIES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!

Rolling Stones Saxophonist Tim Reis performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday & Sunday, December 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm. Wearing numerous hats and having a deep resume with plenty of famous names on it is par for the course for top-notch pickup and session musicians. Saxophonist Tim Ries went one better by cultivating a healthy solo career through a series of well-regarded solo albums, respected compositions and arrangements. A graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Michigan, Ries made his recording debut in 1983 on Maynard Ferguson's Live from San Francisco. His love of rock and jazz was first put to record in 1989 when he appeared on Bob Belden's Straight to My Heart: The Music of Sting. Four years later he was a featured name on the album Regards, sharing headlining credits with Franck Amsallem. Moo Records released Ries' first solo album, Imaginary Time, in 1994. In 1999 he got his biggest offer yet - to tour with the Rolling Stones, an offer Ries immediately accepted. After an extensive tour with the Stones, Alternate Side from 2001 reintroduced Ries as a solo artist, but a year later he became a founding member of the Prism Saxophone Quartet, whose debut, Real Standard Time, was released by the Innova label. Another tour with the Stones took up most of his time during 2003-2004 and inspired Ries to write his own jazz arrangements of Mick and Keith's compositions. The results were road-tested on an American tour and then released in 2005 as The Rolling Stones Project on the Concord label. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN:GUY LOMBARDO & HIS ROYAL CANADIANS

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, December 30th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of GUY LOMBARDO & HIS ROYAL CANADIANS . 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: 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 Sundays, December 23rd & 30th at 8:30 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.

NYC: STEVEN BRINBERG IN A VERY BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS

The legendary Barbra Streisand (or, as she's sometimes known, Steven Brinberg) has returned to her nightclub roots to perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, December 30th at 5:30 pm. Barbra will celebrates the season as only she can with her dulcet tones, hot tea, and perfectly manicured fingernails. It's back to Brooklyn for the Funny Girl in this brand new show from Brinberg, an award-winning performer who travels the world with his spot-on impersonation of the living legend that is Barbra Streisand. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/minimum.


BOS: GREG ADAMS AND EAST BAY SOUL AT SCULLERS

Greg Adams will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Sunday, December 30th with performances at 4:00 & 7:00 pm. The show will celebrate the release of his latest CD "East Bay Soul 2.0". Adam's musical journey has spanned nearly four decades. Earning both Grammy and Emmy nominations and an International Broadcasting Award from The Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Adams is a founding member of Tower Of Power, legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought out entity all its own. Greg has been a driving force to define artistry that transcends musical genres, still seeking out a course not yet traveled, is at his best when set to explore a new artistic destination. There is a $30 cover - dinner/show package is $70.

DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, December 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: DAVE & DONNA RICE AT CHAMBERS

Dave & Donna Rice will perform at CHAMBERS RESTAURANT (6881 North Milwaukee, Niles IL - 847-647-8282) on Sunday, December 30th from 5:00 pm. If you enjoy smooth jazz piano and rich voice accompaniment, this is the perfect pair for you. Dave has played professionally since he was 16. He was classically trained and is heavily influenced by the blues. He has worked with icons such as Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Pearl Jam, and The Cryin' Shames. Donna has been a professional singer since the age of 17. She began her career in theatre and starred in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Music Man, and Evita.

L.A.: JANE MONHEIT AT CATALINA JAZZ WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE SERIES

Jane Monheit returns to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm for her annual New Year's Eve celebration shows. There is a late show at 10:30 on the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th showtime is 7:30 pm. On New Year's eve, showting is 8:00 pm. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O'Connor, and Larry Goldings. This is her first album for Emarcy/Universal and also marks her debut as sole producer of a recording. There is a $35 cover for all regular shows, with a $75 cover on New Year's Eve. There is a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: KIM NALLEY CLOSES THE YEAR - AND THE ROOM - AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will present her new show "Let The Good Times Roll" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through December 31st. Performances are at 8:00 pm on the 26th & 27th; 9:00 pm on the 28th & 29th; 7:00 pm on the 30th; and 7:30 & 10L30 pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. Her band features Tammy Hall on piano, Michael Zisman on bass and Kent Bryson on drums. Nalley is known for her 3-octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. Her special New Year's Eve show will include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a countdown to 2013 and a post-show buffet. There is a $35-$45 cover Wednesday through Sunday. New Year's Eve shows: $75 for 7:30 pm & $175 at 10:30 pm. All shows have a 2-drink minimum.


SF: INDIA ADAMS WITH "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE"

India Adams, accompanied by her Musical Director, Paul Horner, on piano will bring her show "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 30th at 4:00 pm. India Adams started her professional singing career while still a schoolgirl. She was soon under contract to MGM Studios where she provided the singing voice for Joan Crawford in her Technicolor musical debut, "Torch Song," as well as Cyd Charisse, in one of the most popular musicals of all time, "The Band Wagon," which featured India's vocal on the classic Hollywood anthem "That's Entertainment!" A recording contract with RCA Records ensued, yielding India's debut release, "Comfort Me With Apples." After moving to New York, India had starring roles in several musical shows including, "Can-Can," "The Most Happy Fella," and "Brigadoon." She performed extensively in nightclubs in Manhattan as well as the Catskills, and was also the featured singer at both The Latin Quarter, and Radio City Music Hall. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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SATURDAY - DECEMBER 29th

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NYC: THE ANTHONY MARTEN SANTELMO JR SHOW AT MAMA'S

The Anthony Marten Santelmo Jr Show will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) Thursday through Saturday, December 27th through 29th at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 pm. Anthony will be accompanied by Barry Levitt at piano and 2-Strings-2. He will also be joined by special guest Valerie Di Lorenzo, and "The Up Front Girls" Rebecca Weiner & Sharone Sayegh. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER REPRISES "IN THE VILLAGE" AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Bronwyn Rucker will present her new show "IN THE VILLAGE" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, Decemver 29th at 4:00 pm. The show features all original work performed by their composers: Woody Regan, Mischa Kischkum, A. Michael Tilford (who composed the title song), Marc Mcbarron Kessler as well as Ms. Rucker. Mischa Kischkum serves as Musical Director. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TIM RIES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!

Rolling Stones Saxophonist Tim Reis performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday & Sunday, December 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm. Wearing numerous hats and having a deep resume with plenty of famous names on it is par for the course for top-notch pickup and session musicians. Saxophonist Tim Ries went one better by cultivating a healthy solo career through a series of well-regarded solo albums, respected compositions and arrangements. A graduate of the University of North Texas and the University of Michigan, Ries made his recording debut in 1983 on Maynard Ferguson's Live from San Francisco. His love of rock and jazz was first put to record in 1989 when he appeared on Bob Belden's Straight to My Heart: The Music of Sting. Four years later he was a featured name on the album Regards, sharing headlining credits with Franck Amsallem. Moo Records released Ries' first solo album, Imaginary Time, in 1994. In 1999 he got his biggest offer yet - to tour with the Rolling Stones, an offer Ries immediately accepted. After an extensive tour with the Stones, Alternate Side from 2001 reintroduced Ries as a solo artist, but a year later he became a founding member of the Prism Saxophone Quartet, whose debut, Real Standard Time, was released by the Innova label. Another tour with the Stones took up most of his time during 2003-2004 and inspired Ries to write his own jazz arrangements of Mick and Keith's compositions. The results were road-tested on an American tour and then released in 2005 as The Rolling Stones Project on the Concord label. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LET US REJOICE 2012 AT THE METROPOLITAN

The Holidays are upon us, and Lettuce Rejoice 2012 has arrived at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)! Hedda's crisp comedy and delicious song parodies have madethis festive celebration a hit for the past eleven years. Performances are Sundays, December 16th (9:30 pm) and 23rd (4:00 & 9:30 pm); Wednesday, the 19th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, December 22nd & 29th at 9:30 pm. Trademark parody abounds with songs like 'Here Comes Tranny Clause'. The classic song 'Sleigh Ride', in Hedda's hands turns into a gay mans quest for sex on Grinder, and 'Do You Hear What I Hear' is now, 'Do You Think That He's Queer,' about a fag hag desperately seeking a sexual relationship with a gay man. Plus, a holiday homage to the recently departed Amy Winehouse. There is a $22 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/minimum.


NYC: CHARLES BUSCH AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Charles Busch will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 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).


NYC: MAURICE HINES - A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog, but beat it down to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, December 26th & 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 8:30 pm. The show features the all-woman, nine player big band The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six-woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Route 66!" A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap-dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978's Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice's critically acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown ... It's Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: REGINA CARTER NEW CD RELEASE SHOW "REVERSE THREAD"

Acclaimed violinist Regina Carter will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th with performances at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When Regina Carter made the decision to record an album primarily of African folk tunes, she created a great challenge for herself: how do you take beautiful traditional music and infuse it with a contemporary feel while remaining true to its past and then, not compromise its beauty? As a MacArthur Fellow - a recipient of what is commonly known as the "genius grant" - Carter was armed with the funds and the freedom to follow her muse. There is a $38 cover - dinner & show package available at $78.


DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, December 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) presents the return of Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight for her new Christmas show on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th 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.

CHI: KT MCCAMMOND SOLO DEBUT AT KATERINA'S

Join Award winning Chicago Cabaret artist KT McCammond and pianist Bob Sutter at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) Saturday, December 29th at 6:30 pm as they serenade you with great eclectic sets of music, including music from KT's CD, her latest "Diva" show, her upcoming NYC debut and just good tunes. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is everything you've ever wanted in a club. And, she promises, no Christmas songs). There is a $10 cover.


CHI: THE CAVERN BEAT AT CHAMBER'S

The Cavern Beat (Al Wagner, Jim Irizarry, Armando Regalado, James Lynch) will perform at CHAMBERS RESTAURANT (6881 North Milwaukee, Niles IL - 847-647-8282) on Saturday, December 29th at 9:00 pm. The show is a Beatles tribute for the true music fan! From loud, clear vocal harmonies to correct tempo, key, and chords, every song they perform is as amazingly accurate as the way you first heard it. Since their first performance in May 2003, their growing reputation has helped them become the most sought after Beatles tribute band in the midwest. They create excitement wherever they go, from Chicago to Liverpool to Tokyo, in hundreds of communities and in thousands of homes all over the world. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JANE MONHEIT AT CATALINA JAZZ WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE SERIES

Jane Monheit returns to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm for her annual New Year's Eve celebration shows. There is a late show at 10:30 on the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th showtime is 7:30 pm. On New Year's eve, showting is 8:00 pm. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O'Connor, and Larry Goldings. This is her first album for Emarcy/Universal and also marks her debut as sole producer of a recording. There is a $35 cover for all regular shows, with a $75 cover on New Year's Eve. There is a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: KIM NALLEY CLOSES THE YEAR - AND THE ROOM - AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will present her new show "Let The Good Times Roll" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through December 31st. Performances are at 8:00 pm on the 26th & 27th; 9:00 pm on the 28th & 29th; 7:00 pm on the 30th; and 7:30 & 10L30 pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. Her band features Tammy Hall on piano, Michael Zisman on bass and Kent Bryson on drums. Nalley is known for her 3-octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. Her special New Year's Eve show will include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a countdown to 2013 and a post-show buffet. There is a $35-$45 cover Wednesday through Sunday. New Year's Eve shows: $75 for 7:30 pm & $175 at 10:30 pm. All shows have a 2-drink minimum.


SF: INDIA ADAMS WITH "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE"

India Adams, accompanied by her Musical Director, Paul Horner, on piano will bring her show "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 30th at 4:00 pm. India Adams started her professional singing career while still a schoolgirl. She was soon under contract to MGM Studios where she provided the singing voice for Joan Crawford in her Technicolor musical debut, "Torch Song," as well as Cyd Charisse, in one of the most popular musicals of all time, "The Band Wagon," which featured India's vocal on the classic Hollywood anthem "That's Entertainment!" A recording contract with RCA Records ensued, yielding India's debut release, "Comfort Me With Apples." After moving to New York, India had starring roles in several musical shows including, "Can-Can," "The Most Happy Fella," and "Brigadoon." She performed extensively in nightclubs in Manhattan as well as the Catskills, and was also the featured singer at both The Latin Quarter, and Radio City Music Hall. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: THE ANTHONY MARTEN SANTELMO JR SHOW AT MAMA'S

The Anthony Marten Santelmo Jr Show will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) Thursday through Saturday, December 27th through 29th at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 pm. Anthony will be accompanied by Barry Levitt at piano and 2-Strings-2. He will also be joined by special guest Valerie Di Lorenzo, and "The Up Front Girls" Rebecca Weiner & Sharone Sayegh. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAMIE DeROY & FRIENDS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Friday, December 28th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Joining Jamie on this holiday evening will be Broadway favorite Loni Ackerman; Singer, performer and concert sensation Michael Amante; two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold; Tony Award-nominated actress and singer Valarie Pettiford; Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and London's own stage, TV and cabaret star Giselle Wolf. Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct. The colorful cabaret series, which has been thrilling New York City audiences for the past 21 years and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show, spotlights a wide variety of well-known entertainers and newcomers lighting up the cabaret, theater, and comedy worlds. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: THE METROPOLITAN ROOM PRESENTS "THE SOPHISTICATES"

New York's THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) will become even more exciting on Fridays, December 14th & 28th at 11:30 pm when it introduces one of NYC's most talked-about burlesque revues, "The Sophisticates." Starring master of ceremonies Bastard Keith and burlesque headliner Madame Rosebud, and featuring a rotating constellation of guest stars, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. Specializing in classic burlesque, each night features a new line-up of four highly distinguished striptease artists performing two numbers each throughout the evening. Madame Rosebud has performed coast to coast and overseas with stops at the London Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, and competing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (over 21 please)

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).


NYC: CHARLES BUSCH AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Charles Busch will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 11:00 pm. Whether he's playing a Westchester housewife who's preparing her cabaret tribute to Edith Piaf, Cinderella's much maligned stepmother in the style of Mildred Pierce, or the tough but warm-hearted owner of a speakeasy, performance legend Charles Busch continues to delight and redefine his craft as a master humorist, illusionist, and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few), Busch makes his 54 Below debut for two very special year end performances, joined by Musical Director Tom Judson. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/minimum.


NYC: MAURICE HINES - A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog, but beat it down to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, December 26th & 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 8:30 pm. The show features the all-woman, nine player big band The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six-woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Route 66!" A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap-dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978's Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice's critically acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown ... It's Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: REGINA CARTER NEW CD RELEASE SHOW "REVERSE THREAD"

Acclaimed violinist Regina Carter will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th with performances at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When Regina Carter made the decision to record an album primarily of African folk tunes, she created a great challenge for herself: how do you take beautiful traditional music and infuse it with a contemporary feel while remaining true to its past and then, not compromise its beauty? As a MacArthur Fellow - a recipient of what is commonly known as the "genius grant" - Carter was armed with the funds and the freedom to follow her muse. There is a $38 cover - dinner & show package available at $78.


DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, December 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.

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

DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) presents the return of Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight for her new Christmas show on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th 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.

CHI: JIMMY NITE CLUB AT CHAMBERS

Jimmy Nite Club returns to CHAMBERS RESTAURANT (6881 North Milwaukee, Niles IL - 847-647-8282) on Friday, December 28th at 9:00 pm. Jimmy Nite Club has been performing since the age of 5 years old. He began his musical career as a solo performer in Chicago, Illinois. Jimmy is not an impressionist. Jimmy's unique blend of music from various artists is a high-energy show with crowd interaction performed in his "Chicago Style". Jimmy performs music that spans from the 50s through the 80s. He performs music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Sedaka, Frankie Valli, Bobby Darin, and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JANE MONHEIT AT CATALINA JAZZ WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE SERIES

Jane Monheit returns to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm for her annual New Year's Eve celebration shows. There is a late show at 10:30 on the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th showtime is 7:30 pm. On New Year's eve, showting is 8:00 pm. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O'Connor, and Larry Goldings. This is her first album for Emarcy/Universal and also marks her debut as sole producer of a recording. There is a $35 cover for all regular shows, with a $75 cover on New Year's Eve. There is a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: KIM NALLEY CLOSES THE YEAR - AND THE ROOM - AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will present her new show "Let The Good Times Roll" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through December 31st. Performances are at 8:00 pm on the 26th & 27th; 9:00 pm on the 28th & 29th; 7:00 pm on the 30th; and 7:30 & 10L30 pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. Her band features Tammy Hall on piano, Michael Zisman on bass and Kent Bryson on drums. Nalley is known for her 3-octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. Her special New Year's Eve show will include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a countdown to 2013 and a post-show buffet. There is a $35-$45 cover Wednesday through Sunday. New Year's Eve shows: $75 for 7:30 pm & $175 at 10:30 pm. All shows have a 2-drink minimum.


SF: INDIA ADAMS WITH "WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE"

India Adams, accompanied by her Musical Director, Paul Horner, on piano will bring her show "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" to RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 30th at 4:00 pm. India Adams started her professional singing career while still a schoolgirl. She was soon under contract to MGM Studios where she provided the singing voice for Joan Crawford in her Technicolor musical debut, "Torch Song," as well as Cyd Charisse, in one of the most popular musicals of all time, "The Band Wagon," which featured India's vocal on the classic Hollywood anthem "That's Entertainment!" A recording contract with RCA Records ensued, yielding India's debut release, "Comfort Me With Apples." After moving to New York, India had starring roles in several musical shows including, "Can-Can," "The Most Happy Fella," and "Brigadoon." She performed extensively in nightclubs in Manhattan as well as the Catskills, and was also the featured singer at both The Latin Quarter, and Radio City Music Hall. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: THE ANTHONY MARTEN SANTELMO JR SHOW AT MAMA'S

The Anthony Marten Santelmo Jr Show will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) Thursday through Saturday, December 27th through 29th at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 pm. Anthony will be accompanied by Barry Levitt at piano and 2-Strings-2. He will also be joined by special guest Valerie Di Lorenzo, and "The Up Front Girls" Rebecca Weiner & Sharone Sayegh. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

"Broadway Sessions" is an evening of musical performances, games, comedy and open mic featuring new Broadway guests each week. The show takes place every Thursday evenings at 10:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). It is hosted by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) and features composer/musical director Will Van Dyke on piano. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. Open Mic party goes til 12:00 am featuring. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/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).


NYC: MAURICE HINES - A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog, but beat it down to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, December 26th & 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 8:30 pm. The show features the all-woman, nine player big band The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six-woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Route 66!" A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap-dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978's Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice's critically acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown ... It's Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: MONTY ALEXANDER AT BLUES ALLEY

Jamaican Pianist Monty Alexander will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, December 27th through 30th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. His musical collaborations span multiple genres and styles. In August 2000 Monty Alexander was awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for outstanding services to Jamaica in his capacity as worldwide music ambassador. Alexander maintains a rigorous touring schedule worldwide, from jazz clubs to concert halls and playing at Jazz Festivals. To date Monty Alexander has recorded over 70 albums as a leader. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: JANE MONHEIT AT CATALINA JAZZ WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE SERIES

Jane Monheit returns to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm for her annual New Year's Eve celebration shows. There is a late show at 10:30 on the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th showtime is 7:30 pm. On New Year's eve, showting is 8:00 pm. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O'Connor, and Larry Goldings. This is her first album for Emarcy/Universal and also marks her debut as sole producer of a recording. There is a $35 cover for all regular shows, with a $75 cover on New Year's Eve. There is a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: KIM NALLEY CLOSES THE YEAR - AND THE ROOM - AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will present her new show "Let The Good Times Roll" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through December 31st. Performances are at 8:00 pm on the 26th & 27th; 9:00 pm on the 28th & 29th; 7:00 pm on the 30th; and 7:30 & 10L30 pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. Her band features Tammy Hall on piano, Michael Zisman on bass and Kent Bryson on drums. Nalley is known for her 3-octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. Her special New Year's Eve show will include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a countdown to 2013 and a post-show buffet. There is a $35-$45 cover Wednesday through Sunday. New Year's Eve shows: $75 for 7:30 pm & $175 at 10:30 pm. All shows have a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: CAROL SUDHALTER AND GUESTS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Carol Sudhalter and special guests perform for 3 nights at Christmastime at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440),with shows on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday, December 23rd, 24th & 26th, all shows at 7:00 pm. The show features Holiday gems and swinging tunes from the American Songbook played by versatile reeds player Carol Sudhalter, with star vocalist Martha J., amazing pianist Francesco Chebat, bassist Lorenzo Sandi and surprise drummer! Special guests every night adding their sparks of brilliance, including the young, hypnotic singer-songwriter ZAK on the 24th, and 12-year-old jazz trumpet sensation Geoff Gallante on December 26th. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SEAN HARKNESS PERFORMS SIDEWALK CAFE

Guitarist Sean Harkness will perform as part of the new "Landmark Wednesdays" series of concerts at the historic SIDEWALK CAFE (94 Avenue A, NYC - 212-473-7373 -/ ) on Wednesday, December 26th, with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Harkness will be joined by special guest vocalist Blake Pfeil. Sean Harkness will perform 'unplugged' versions of hit songs and originals tunes. Sean's critically acclaimed recordings appear on Windham Hill/BMG, Opening Day/Naxos, and a host of independent labels. Walden Guitars featured Harkness on the front covers of their 2011 and 2012 product catalogs, and collaborated with him in the design of three guitar models: a 6-string, a 12-string, and the new B-1 baritone. The dazzling guitar/flugel horn duo H2 [Harkness & Mike Herriott] put together a new collection of holiday favorites called "Home For The Holidays" for Canadian Brass label Opening Day Records. It won a MAC Award for Best Recording 2012. The Landmark Wednesdays series, curated by Jim Caruso, who has hosted Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland since 2002, is a new addition to SideWalk CafE's weekly roster of live entertainment. The series will present established blues and jazz artists in SideWalk's intimate performance space, which traditionally has been one of the city's most supportive incubators for emerging talent. There is a $15 cover plus a 1-drink or food 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).


NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/minimum.


NYC: MAURICE HINES - A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

This holiday season, enjoy the tinsel and the eggnog, but beat it down to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) where Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Maurice Hines triumphantly returns with Tap'in Through Life, his original show. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, December 26th & 27th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm, and Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th at 8:30 pm. The show features the all-woman, nine player big band The DIVA Orchestra, which includes a six-woman horn section. Expect classic tunes such as "Come Fly with Me," "All the Way," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Route 66!" A childhood sensation with his brother Gregory, the tap-dancing duo appeared in New York, Las Vegas, and Europe, and on television, including a remarkable thirty-five appearances on The Tonight Show. A smash in 1978's Broadway sensation Eubie!, Maurice's critically acclaimed appearances on the Great White Way include Sophisticated Ladies and Uptown ... It's Hot, which he also conceived, directed and choreographed. There is a $30-$40 cover cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: LEGENDARY PIANIST DICK MORGAN AT BLUES ALLEY

Dick Morgan, the 80+-year-old dean of Washington DC jazz piano, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, December 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Morgan is a living link to the history of jazz. Morgan has been a life-long contributor to the world of jazz. Over a 30-year span he has performed with such well-known artists as Herb Ellis, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Ernie Andrews, Keter Betts, and most recently, Etta Jones. Julian "Cannonball" Adderley arranged Dick's first recording on the Riverside label, where he was featured on a piano jazz sampler that included Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Billy Taylor. Since then, Dick has gone on to make many fine recordings under his own name, several of which are currently available on CD. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JANE MONHEIT AT CATALINA JAZZ WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE SERIES

Jane Monheit returns to CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through 31st at 8:30 pm for her annual New Year's Eve celebration shows. There is a late show at 10:30 on the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th showtime is 7:30 pm. On New Year's eve, showting is 8:00 pm. An extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. The CD features the band she has worked with onstage and off for most of her career, as well as special guests such as John Pizzarelli, Mark O'Connor, and Larry Goldings. This is her first album for Emarcy/Universal and also marks her debut as sole producer of a recording. There is a $35 cover for all regular shows, with a $75 cover on New Year's Eve. There is a 2-drink minimum or dinner.

SF: KIM NALLEY CLOSES THE YEAR - AND THE ROOM - AT THE RRAZZ

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Kim Nalley will present her new show "Let The Good Times Roll" at RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - ) Wednesday through Monday, December 26th through December 31st. Performances are at 8:00 pm on the 26th & 27th; 9:00 pm on the 28th & 29th; 7:00 pm on the 30th; and 7:30 & 10L30 pm on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Awarded "Most Influential African American in the Bay Area," vocalist Kim Nalley, is already being called "legendary" and "San Francisco institution." With an international reputation as one of world's best jazz & blues vocalists, she is known for her ability to turn a chattering cocktail-sipping crowd into a rapt audience of lifelong fans in minutes. No trip to San Francisco is complete without seeing Kim Nalley perform. Her band features Tammy Hall on piano, Michael Zisman on bass and Kent Bryson on drums. Nalley is known for her 3-octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime, projection that can whisper a ballad yet is capable of filling a room with no microphone, and the ability to scat blistering solos without ever losing the crowd's interest or the intense swing. Her special New Year's Eve show will include party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a countdown to 2013 and a post-show buffet. There is a $35-$45 cover Wednesday through Sunday. New Year's Eve shows: $75 for 7:30 pm & $175 at 10:30 pm. All shows have a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: "A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS" RETURNS

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) is proud to announce the third year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, for six performances, Friday through Sunday, December 21st through 23rd at 6:00 pm and Monday & Tuesday, December 24th & 25th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by the Birdland Jazz Quartet (Stritch on piano, John Hart on guitar, Paul Gil on bass, Carmen Intorre on drums) and Special Guest Jazz Violinist, Aaron Weinstein. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 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).


NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/minimum.


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NYC: RICKY PEN WITH "ISRAELI/MIDDLE EASTERN EVENING"

Ms Ricky Pen will present an "Israeli/Middle Eastern Evening" on Monday, December 24th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Ricky is a one of a kind entertainer, singer, musician, actress, dancer and comedienne. Ricky started singing at the age of 4 in Israel, where she was born. Ever since, she has been dazzling audiences worldwide with her band or as a solo act. Ricky sings in 16 languages in a variety of vocal styles from Edith Piaf to The Beatles, from Broadway to Rock, from jazz to country. She has an unusual vocal range of 3 octaves. This talented musician plays 6 different instruments. She appears regularly on Israeli and American TV and radio. She has recorded 7 albums. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CAROL SUDHALTER AND GUESTS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Carol Sudhalter and special guests perform for 3 nights at Christmastime at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440),with shows on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday, December 23rd, 24th & 26th, all shows at 7:00 pm. The show features Holiday gems and swinging tunes from the American Songbook played by versatile reeds player Carol Sudhalter, with star vocalist Martha J., amazing pianist Francesco Chebat, bassist Lorenzo Sandi and surprise drummer! Special guests every night adding their sparks of brilliance, including the young, hypnotic singer-songwriter ZAK on the 24th, and 12-year-old jazz trumpet sensation Geoff Gallante on December 26th. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: "A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS" RETURNS

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) is proud to announce the third year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, for six performances, Friday through Sunday, December 21st through 23rd at 6:00 pm and Monday & Tuesday, December 24th & 25th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by the Birdland Jazz Quartet (Stritch on piano, John Hart on guitar, Paul Gil on bass, Carmen Intorre on drums) and Special Guest Jazz Violinist, Aaron Weinstein. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: EBERSOLE & FEINSTEIN CLOSE THE YEAR AT FEINSTEIN'S

FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) will close its Fall 2012 season with the return of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and two-time Tony Award winning Broadway and TV star Christine Ebersole from Sunday, December 23rd through Monday, December 31st, New Year's Eve at 8:00 pm, with additional 10:30 pm shows on Friday & Saturday, December 28th & 29th. Their duet show will feature classic standards and Broadway hits, in addition to rarities from the Great American Songbook. Feinstein will perform selections from The Gershwins and Me, his new CD and book from Simon & Schuster, currently on the Los Angeles Times Best-seller list. Feinstein's longtime Musical Director John Oddo will lead the all-star band. Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer, is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on TBS's comedy hit, "Sullivan and Sons, has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein's at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including The Boston Pops (having returned in September 2012), The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special). There is a $60 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum. SEE LISTING FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31st for special cover/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).


SF: CHRISTMAS EVE AT SILO'S IN NAPA

Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill present their 5th annual Christmas Eve soiree at SILO'S (530 Main Street, Napa, CA - 707-251-5833) on Monday, December 24th at 7:00 pm. We know it's not usually a big night for going out, but Wesla and Mike have started a new tradition: their annual "Santa Vigil". Lots of great songs will be sung (even a few holiday ones...don't worry, not too many) and plenty of holiday cheer (after all, this is wine country!). Wesla reports that Santa has made a few rash promises and may actually show up. There will be Teddy Bears! There's just one show, at 7:00 pm and Mike and Wesla are combing their file drawers for all the appropriately hip and swinging holiday tunes. Wear your Santa hat and bring your 'inner elf' to Silo's this Christmas Eve. There will definitely will be presents! All couples (or singles!) will receive a complimentary CD. Wesla's latest entitled, "The Best Things In Life" recorded live at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco this last May. There is a $30 cover (cash at door). Includes cover charge, a cocktail and your own server!


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