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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2013


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 6th

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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 January 6th & 27th 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: 'I GOT IT FROM AGNES' AND OTHER INFECTIOUS SONGS BY TOM LEHRER

'I Got It From Agnes' and Other Infectious Songs by Tom Lehrer will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, January 4th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 6th at 4:00 pm. Once you've heard the songs by this witty, pithy, macabre, and satirical voice of the 1950s and early 1960s, you won't want to be cured. And if you've never heard Tom Lehrer's songs, then it's time you caught the fun. Performed by Mary Sheeran, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Following her New Year's Eve performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Marilyn Maye plans to keep the party going with an exclusive five-show run of "Marilyn by Request". Performances are Thursday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 6th at 7:00 pm, with an additional show on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show each night based on audience requests. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "SONGS THAT RAISED ME!"

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, January 6th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Songs That Raised Me!". Co-Host will be Stephanie D'Abruzzo. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": A ROUND-UP OF 2012 CDS PART 1
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, January 6th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring "A Round-Up Of 2012 CD Releases & Re-issues - Part 1". 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: DONNA MCKECHNIE - SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, January 2nd, 3rd & 6th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm, in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who was initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Chris Thomas King has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present. Call for cover/minimum information.

LA: KRITZERLAND PRESENTS: THE SONGS OF JERRY BOCK & SHELDON HARNICK

The 29th Kritzerland show "The Songs of Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick" will be presented on Sunday, January 6th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700). The show is a tribute to one of the greatest composer and lyricist teams to ever write for Broadway - the great Bock and Harnick, whose collaboration resulted in Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The Apple Tree, Mr. Wonderful, The Rothschilds, Fiorello, Tenderloin and The Body Beautiful. Sadly, their final show, The Rothschilds, was contentious and broke up the team, but they left behind a body of work that continues to shine to this day. Producer Bruce Kimmel has recorded many of their songs as well as putting out the revival cast recording of their classic She Loves Me. For this show, Bruce has assembled the usual cast of great singers, and our very special guest star, Hal Linden, who won a Tony Award for his performance in The Rothschilds. Performers scheduled to perform include Dan Callaway (Broadway National Company: The Phantom of the Opera; Musical Theare Guild's Titanic); Michael Hawkins (Georges, La Cage Aux Folles; Sky Masterson, Guys & Dolls; Frank, Merrily We Roll Along); Heather Lee (Broadway: Gypsy, Tessie Tura; Guys and Dolls, Adelaide; 1st Nat'l Tour: Babette, Beauty & The Beast); Lisa Livesay (Nat'l Tour, Wicked, Glinda; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group; Tribute to Alan Menken, NY); Jane Noseworthy (Reprise: Carrie, Carousel; Rosanna, Serrano; Hope, Urinetown; Disney,The Princess & The Frog); Jenna Rosen (Duffy in Annie, Carpenter Performing Arts Center; Outside The Box's The Exorcist, The Musical); Sami Staitman (Annie, Annie; Young Cosette, Les Miserables; Shirley Temple, Singin' in the Rain, Cabrillo); Sarah Staitman (Olive, 25th Annual Spelling Bee; Matilda, Willy Wonka, Jr.; Nellie, Annie Get Your Gun). Musical Director: Lloyd Cooper. There is $15 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

SF: SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMERS IN BENEFIT FOR STORM SANDY SURVIVORS

A host of performers from the San Francisco will present "Benefit for Sandy", a special benefit show on behalf of the East Coast's Storm Sandy Survivors on Sunday, January 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at THE VILLA D'ESTE RESTAURANT (2623 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA - 415-334-0580). Performers scheduled to appear include Rich Abruzzo, Fred Anderson, Jeff Applebaum, Gaylyn Arnold, Benn Bacot, Marilyn Cooney, Joe Escobar, Kat Fitzgerald, Scott Grinthal, Lovin' Harmony, Gina Harris, Matt Helm, Kathy Holly, Marianne Kent, Linda Kosut, Carol Luckenbach, Lauren Mayer, Debra Mugnani, Merle & Larry Nadlin, Claudia Newberry, Rik Penn, Denise Perrier, Valeriana Quevedo, Bill Ramos, Brian Ramsey, Allan Richards, Robert Roger, Lynn Ruth Miller, Kristina Sachs, Carlo Solivan, Michael Stroud,"The Blenders" & Faith Winthrop. Pianist, Dave Miotke and Bassist, Chris Amberger will accompany. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. Tickets http://brownpapertickets.com


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JANUARY 5th

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NYC: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Jaime Hastings and some of her dearest friends present "With A Little Help From My Friends" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturday, January 5th at 7:00 pm. Jaime will take you on a musical journey through life's trials and tribulations, joys and jubilations. The show is a celebration through song, reminding all that friendship can sustain our faith in human kind, fill our hearts, and act as the glue that holds life together. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MARILYN MAYE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Following her New Year's Eve performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Marilyn Maye plans to keep the party going with an exclusive five-show run of "Marilyn by Request". Performances are Thursday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 6th at 7:00 pm, with an additional show on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show each night based on audience requests. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ AT KITANO PRESENTS JOYCE BREACH

THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) presents jazz vocalist Joyce Breach on Saturday, January 5th, with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The show is part of the club's "Jazz at Kitano" series. Joyce will be backed by John Di Martino, Piano; Boris Kozlov, Bass; And Warren Vache, Cornet. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/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: DONNA MCKECHNIE - SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, January 2nd, 3rd & 6th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm, in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who was initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Chris Thomas King has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: CLINT HOLMES OPENS 2013 SEASON AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Thursday through Saturday, January 3rd through 5th, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 8th through 12th and 15th through 19th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Clint Holms is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). Tuesday through Thursday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only); Friday & Saturday: $130 for dinner/show ($70 show only).

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - JANUARY 4th

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NYC: CABARET ROCKS THE ROCKAWAYS: A BENEFIT CONCERT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Singers and musicians from cabaret join together in a benefit concert on behalf of those displaced in the Rockaways by Storm Sandy at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, January 4th at 11:30 pm. Performers scheduled to take part include Lauren Fox, Karen Oberlin, Emily Bergl, Heather McRae, Natalie Douglas, Marissa Mulder, Stacy Sullivan, T. Oliver Reid, Peter Calo & Ritt Henn. Musical Director is Jon Weber. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Dallas DuBois hosts DISTORTED DIZNEE, an outrageous take on some of the most beloved animated classics, at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, January 4th at 10:00 pm. DuBois and a troupe of fabulous drag queens take you on a twisted (and very adult) journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This 70-minute extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies". This show may not be a Tale As Old As Time but it's certain to offer a happy ending (if you believe in fairies, that is). Starring Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and more. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DEE LUCAS WITH REBIRTH OF THE SMOOTH CONCERT

Dee Lucas presents "Rebirth of the Smooth Concert" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, January 4th at 9:30 pm. Once considered one of the country's best kept secrets, soprano saxophonist Dee Lucas has evolved and catapulted onto the music scene. After launching his well-received 2004 debut CD, "Remembrance", a tribute to legendary saxophonist George Howard, Lucas has been greeted both nationally and internationally with stunning reviews, garnered extensive airplay, and consistently climbed the charts. Lucas has developed and polished his distinctive style by collaborating energy to his smooth infectious melodic tunes, thus branding his timeless sound in the Contemporary Jazz market. A writer, producer, arranger and performer, Lucas's career was birthed on Atlanta's jazz circuit. Since then, his passion with the saxophone has landed him in some of the country's hottest jazz festivals, corporate gigs, celebrity birthday parties and well-recognized venues across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Following her New Year's Eve performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Marilyn Maye plans to keep the party going with an exclusive five-show run of "Marilyn by Request". Performances are Thursday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 6th at 7:00 pm, with an additional show on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show each night based on audience requests. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: 'I GOT IT FROM AGNES' AND OTHER INFECTIOUS SONGS BY TOM LEHRER

'I Got It From Agnes' and Other Infectious Songs by Tom Lehrer will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday, January 4th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 6th at 4:00 pm. The show celebrates not only the witty, pithy, macabre, and satirical songs and witty sayings (with some biting social commentary) by Mr. Lehrer but the years during which he wrote them, the 1950s and early 1960s. And if you've never heard Tom Lehrer's songs, then it's time you caught the fun. Performed by Mary Sheeran, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DONNA MCKECHNIE - SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, January 2nd, 3rd & 6th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm, in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MICHAEL CERVERIS & LOOSE CATTLE

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to welcome back Broadway's own Michael Cerveris for four very special performances only, featuring him and his band, the magnificent Loose Cattle. Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle will perform on Fridays, January 4th & 18thm and February 1st & 15th, all shows at 11:00 pm. Broadway was introduced to Michael in The Who's Tommy. Since then, audiences have embraced him in leading roles in Titanic, Assassins (Tony Award!), Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik, and, among others, his current Tony-nominated performance as Juan Peron in Evita. Come join the herd after the curtain comes down in the theatre district as Michael stampedes uptown with the cattle, straight from his fancy Broadway day job. Just a rare and intimate, down-home performance by one of the Rialto's best ... getting back to his roots!


DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who was initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Chris Thomas King has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: CLINT HOLMES OPENS 2013 SEASON AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Thursday through Saturday, January 3rd through 5th, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 8th through 12th and 15th through 19th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Clint Holms is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). Tuesday through Thursday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only); Friday & Saturday: $130 for dinner/show ($70 show only).

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
THURSDAY - JANUARY 3rd

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NYC: MARILYN MAYE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Following her New Year's Eve performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Marilyn Maye plans to keep the party going with an exclusive five-show run of "Marilyn by Request". Performances are Thursday, January 3rd through Sunday, January 6th at 7:00 pm, with an additional show on Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. "Marilyn By Request," in which Maye and her Billy Stritch-led band will create a new show each night based on audience requests. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JACK KLEINSINGER'S HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ OPENS SEASON WITH "EARLY JAZZ"

One NYC tradition that keeps on going and going is Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz - New York's longest running jazz concert series. The 2013 Season lineup has been announced, with all shows performed at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460 ), First show for 2013 is on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00 pm: "Early Jazz" with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Ms. Vinnie Knight and Jonathan Batiste and his New Orleans Stay Human Band. Most recently, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks won a GRAMMY: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for their work on BOARDWALK EMPIRE Volume 1 - Music from the HBO Original Series CD. Vince and the band are heard and seen on Boardwalk Empire as well as USA Network series Royal Pains. New Orleans pianist Jonathan Batiste is an iconic artist, unique in this generation. With his voice on piano and dapper sense of style, he has ignited the NYC music scene. Ms. Vinnie Knight Ms. Vinnie Knight was born in Harlem, New York, and at an early age, she sang in church choirs. Her smooth, velvety, mysteriously angelic voice has the sophistication of the great Sarah Vaughan, the earthiness of Pearl Bailey, and the seductiveness of Billie Holiday. See details on all 4 shows through May at http://www.tribecapac.org/ .

NYC: DONNA MCKECHNIE - SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, January 2nd, 3rd & 6th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm, in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ALEX BUGNON TRIO AT 54 BELOW

The Alex Bugnon Trio performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, January 3rd at 9:30 pm. The Bugnon sound is a white hot, slow burning mixture of contemporary jazz, funk and R&B with a dash of gospel thrown in for good measure. Alex grew up in Montreux, Switzerland, home of the world renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, and has gone on to delight audiences worldwide as both pianist and composer with his sophisticated musical style - an exotic blend or rhythms with haunting, soulful refrains. His many recordings have graced the Top 40 R&B charts many times over, and he is the recipient of two Soul Train Music Awards. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: CHRIS THOMAS KING AT BLUES ALLEY

Chris Thomas King will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 3rd through 6th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who was initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well. Chris Thomas King has been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: CLINT HOLMES OPENS 2013 SEASON AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Thursday through Saturday, January 3rd through 5th, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 8th through 12th and 15th through 19th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Clint Holms is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). Tuesday through Thursday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only); Friday & Saturday: $130 for dinner/show ($70 show only).

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WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 2nd

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NYC: JANUARY DATES FOR THE 2017 TONY AWARDZ, A MUSICAL PARODY

Upright Citizen Brigade has announced January extension dates for The 2017 Tony Awardz, a musical parody by Stephanie Streisand and Rocco Privetera. Performances will be held at UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATRE (307 West 26th Street, NYC - 212-366-9176) on Mondays, January 2nd and 9th at 8:00 pm (with future dates to be announced). Evan Greenspoon (Jest) directs a cast of seven including Stephanie Streisand (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Michael Hartney (30 Rock, Small Time), Richard "Big Rich" Armstead, Adam Bozarth, Caroline Cotter, Matthew Frazier, and Douglas Widick. The 2017 Tony Awardz parodies everything about today's Broadway trends. The nominated musicals in 2017 have all the cliches and trends you love and love to hate! What musical will win? Will it be the Jukebox musical, the musical based on a historical figure, the musical based on a movie, or the musical that rebels against all musicals? Find out at The 2017 Tony Awardz! Tickets are $5.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JUNIOR MANCE TRIO

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, January 9th features Luis Simas (Singer / Pianist) and Sue Terry (Saxophone). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: DONNA MCKECHNIE - SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, January 2nd, 3rd & 6th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm, in a brand new show: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70s in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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DECEMBER 2012

MONDAY through SUNDAY -December 31 through January 6


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NYC: JUDY & LIZA NEW YEAR'S EVE AT MAMA'S

Ring in the New Year fabulously with a dinner and show, as Tommy Femia and Rick Skye host a spectacular New Years Eve banquet at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, December 31st from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Cabaret favorites Femia Skye 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". $175 per person includes appetizers, main course and dessert. See full menu on the website - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/


NYC: NATALIE DOUGLAS PRESENTS: A VERY NATALIE NEW YEAR

THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) is offering the BEST New Year's Eve deal in New York City this year - with the critically acclaimed Natalie Douglas with two shows for New Year's Eve. Natalie Douglas' New Year's Eve performances in Greenwich Village have become a New York tradition, with this her 15th NYE Bash. Through her performances at New York's Town Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the legendary Birdland jazz club, Feinstein's at The Regency and various venues throughout the country, Natalie has become one of the most sought after cabaret/jazz/blues artists in New York City, is a 7 time MAC Award Winner and has received both the Bistro and Nightlife Awards. This year at 7:30 pm, Natalie, with Musical Director Mark Hartman, a veteran of many Broadway pits, will open the evening with their traditional NYE bash - a collection of their favorite celebratory tunes, putting you in the mood to head off to your late night plans. Then at 10:30 pm join Natalie and Mark as they perform some of their favorites, tunes debuted just for this exclusive crowd, your "special" requests, perhaps a little bit of Christmas and a smidgen of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand and more of their favorites as they ring in the New Year with old and new friends. 7:30 pm show: $45 cover, plus 2 drink minimum, includes champagne toast. 10:30 pm show $75 cover, plus 2 drink minimum, includes champagne toast. Purchase Your Tickets at Smarttix at: http://www.smarttix.com


NYC: NEW YEARS EVE WITH MARILYN MAYE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Ring In 2013 with Marilyn Maye in "The Biggest Party Ever!" on Monday, December 31 at 8:00 or 10:40 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Since she returned to New York in October 2006 after a 15-year absence, Maye has introduced an entirely new generation to a fun-loving performance style that once was the hallmark of large rooms and nightclubs across the country. 8:00 pm show: $45 Cover + 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person. 10:40 pm show: $149.99 includes Open Bar, Hors D'Oeuvres , Desserts , Party Hats and Noise Makers.


NYC: MARCUS GOLDHABER'S 6TH ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

New York jazz pop singer-songwriter Marcus Goldhaber will be back at FABIO'S (230 East 4th Street, NYC - 212-922-0581 - ) on Monday, December 31st for his 6th Annual NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT with sets at 9:30 and 11 pm. Marcus will be accompanied on by the In Time Band: Janice Friedman on piano, Jeff Carney on bass, and Marco Pelletieri on drums. This is his last performance before opening Off-Broadway on January 10th, 2013 as one of the stars of "The Wonderful Wizard of Song," a musical salute to legendary composer Harold Arlen. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: NEW YEAR'S EVE AT UNCLE CHARLIE'S MIDTOWN

Kenneth Matthew Green will be hosting and singing a New Years Eve Open Mic/Cabaret at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097 - ) on Monday, December 31st from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. He will be joined by co-host Yvette Monique Clark (from the International Tour of AINT MISBEHAVIN). Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH PATTI LUPONE AT 54 BELOW

Ring in the New Year with Broadway legend, two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on December 31st with performances at 7:00 & 11:00 pm. Make the last moments of 2012 and the first of 2013 a time you'll never forget when Ms. LuPone presents a special encore performance of her celebrated show, Far Away Places, which proved to be the event of this year's cabaret season! Backed by a five-piece orchestra, Ms. LuPone will perform a mixture of contemporary songs from the worlds of pop and Broadway, as well as a selection of Paris and Berlin cabaret songs from the 30's and 40's. At this very special performance, look for a few musical additions to Far Away Places. On New Year's Eve with Patti, Anything Goes! For the 7:00 pm performance, tickets are $300 (includes cover charge, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, tax & gratuity). For the 11:00 pm performance, tickets are $400 (includes cover charge, 3-course dinner, champagne toast, tax & gratuity).

NYC: STEVE TYRELL RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE CAFE 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. There are 2 performances on Monday, December 31st. For the early show (seating at 5:30 pm),begin the festivities with cocktails, hors d'oeurves and a performance from Steve Tyrell performing "This Time of Year". $175 per person, includes complimentary glass of champagne. The second show (seating at 9:00 pm) features the traditional New Year's Eve Black Tie Gala Dinner. Ring in the New Year with Steve Tyrell while dining on an unforgettable four-course prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Jacques Sorci. $600 per person, includes autographed CD and champagne toast at midnight Menu. Seating limited.


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 on New Year's Eve, December 31st. Christine Ebersole will perform solo at 7:00 pm and then join with Michael Feinstein for the 10:45 pm show. 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). For New Year's Eve, Christine Ebersole's 7:00 pm show has a $175 cover charge and an additional $40 food/drink minimum. For Feinstein and Ebersole's 10:45 pm show, there is a $350 cover charge, which includes three course dinner and champagne. The cabaret room will close at the end of these performances as the hotel will be closing for renovations. Plans are to re-open Feinstein's at a later date and at another location.

NJ: NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER SHOW AT THE STOCKTON INN

"Four on the Floor" with Bob Egan on the piano, and featuring the musical comedy of Barbara Gurskey, the pop and standards by Kathy Graham, the 50s & 60s sounds of Lou Ruvolo, and the Broadway sound of Michael Traupman will be presented on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31st at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - ). Special guests include Ashley Wayne Barlow, Jane Arthur, and Stephen Belfatti. There is a $25 cover charge plus dinner.

BOS: GREG ADAMS NEW YEAR'S EVE AT SCULLERS

Greg Adams will appear at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31st with performances at 8:00 & 11:00 pm. The show will also 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. For the 8:00 pm show there is a $100/couple cover - dinner/show $309/couple. For the 11:00 pm show the cover is $120/couple, $379 for dinner/show package.

FL: CLINT HOLMES - NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE COLONY

Clint Holmes returns to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31st at 8:00 pm. Clint Holms is more than a singer. His powerful voice and magnetic stage presence embrace the upbeat side of life. His first break came when Joan Rivers invited him to be her sidekick and announcer on the now defunct The Late Show. This was followed by a two-year stint on Entertainment Tonight for which he served as their musical feature and event correspondent, and later landed his own Emmy winning talk/variety show entitled, New York at Night. Among his various recordings are the Top Ten smash hit Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael). For the New Year's Eve Celebration there is a $350 cover, which includes a four course dinner and show.


CHI: SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE STAFF SHOW AT DAVENPORT'S

Ring in 2013 with your old friends at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Monday, December 31st at 8:00 pm at "Resolution Revolution". Cast includes: Marianne Murphy Orland, George Howe, Laura Freeman, Heather Currie, Dan Michel, Natalie Myre, Julia Merchant, Brandon Moorhead, Clyde Allred, Ann McGregor, Alma Mendoza and Steve Plambeck. They will explore the What If's, Will I's and Que Sera of the dawn of a new year. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH AT CHAMBERS WITH RONNIE ROSS

A night of celebration will take place at CHAMBERS RESTAURANT (6881 North Milwaukee, Niles IL - 847-647-8282) on Monday, December 31st from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. Enjoy the musical stylings of Ronnie Ross and ring in the new year with a complimentary champagne toast. 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 ) NEW YEAR'S EVE, Monday, December 31st at 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 $75 cover on New Year's Eve plus 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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