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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
JANUARY 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - January14 to 20


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
JANUARY 2013


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 20th

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NYC: BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET RETURNS IN JANUARY

The hit cabaret series Broadway On 22nd Street returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, January 20th. Broadway On 22nd Street was created by award-winning cabaret producer Joseph Macchia. The series brings some of the most talented performers from The Great White Way. Each performer has a mini set as well as performs duos, and group numbers. January will feature Tony Chiroldes (Broadway's In The Heights), Marcus Paul James (Broadway's In The Heights, Off Broadway Revival of Rent), Will Perez (Dreamgirls, Ugly Betty), Blanca Camacho (In The Heights), and Courtney Reed (In The Heights). The evening will be music directed by MAC and Bistro Award winner Tracy Stark. The series was created so that Broadway performers would be introduced to the world of New York Cabaret. The series is currently in its second season and received a Broadway World Nomination for best cabaret series. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES!"

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 20th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Unexpected Outcomes!". Co-Host will be Lynly Forrest. In the Salon Spotlight: Dawn Derow & Sean Harkness. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF PATTI PAGE
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 20th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring The Music of Patti Page. 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: DAVID FRIEDMAN SINGS HIS OWN TREASURED TUNES

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) welcomes prolific composer David Friedman to perform on Sunday, January 20th at 6:30 pm. Well known for compositions such as We Can Be Kind, Listen to My Heart, We Live on Borrowed Time and Help is on the Way, David wrote much of the music and produced all of the celebrated recordings of the late Nancy Lamott. His music has also been recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Petula Clark, Lucie Arnaz and Leslie Uggams, among many others. David brings a celebration of his own treasured tunes to 54 Below, in anticipation of his soon to be released solo recordings.There is a $25-35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE

Many performers understudy lead roles and rehearse weekly, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. But what if their moment never arrives? Presents at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Sunday, January 20th at 9:30 pm, "Not At This Performance" features those understudies finally playing those roles for a live audience. Featuring music from "A Little Night Music," "Carrie," "Catch Me If You Can," "Ghost," "Glory Days," "Godspell," and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", the concert stars Jake Boyd (Carrie, Rock of Ages), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hard Body, Catch Me if You Can), Eric Michael Krop (Godpell), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hard Body, Godspell), Elly Noble (Carrie), Justin Patterson (A Little Night Music, Memphis), Constantine Rousouli (Ghost, Wicked), and Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On A Clear Day). The concert is produced by Shoshana Feinstein with music direction by Benjamin M. Rauhala. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS JEFFERSON STARSHIP

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the return engagement of Jefferson Starship Thursday through Sunday, January 17th through 20th. Showtimes vary so see the website for details. The legendary group - created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service - return from a nine country world tour for historic performances in San Francisco. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane - who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism - is set to perform the landmark 1967 recording "Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety, as a post holiday gift to hometown fans.The show will feature their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including "Jane," "Somebody To Love," "Miracles," "White Rabbit," "Volunteers," "Count On Me," "Find Your Way Back" and many more. The acclaimed Cathy Richardson, star of Love, Janis - entering her sixth year - will front the band. There is a $55-$65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - JANUARY 19th

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NYC: SALON PRESENTS: A Memorial Cabaret Tribute to Michael Nelsen

SALON PRESENTS: A Memorial Cabaret Tribute to Michael Nelsen hosted by Julie Reyburn on Saturday, January 19th at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141 - ) when . Michael Nelsen passed away this summer after a long illness. Mr. Nelsen was a regular audience member in cabaret rooms, not just in NYC but he also regularly travelled to other cities to support his many favorite performers when they appeared out of the NYC area. There will also be the official announcement of the Michael J. Nelsen Scholarship Fund. This annual memorial scholarship will award monies to an up and coming cabaret performer. Details to be announced at the memorial.

Performances by: Tom Anderson, Scott Coulter, Baby Jane Dexter, Tim Di Pasqua, Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco, Daryl Glenn, Carolyn Montgomery, Miles Phillips, Shaynee Rainbolt, John Patrick Shutz, Marcus Simeone, and Stacy Sullivan. Musical Director: Mark Janas

There will be no cover charge, but donations will be accepted (cash or check). There is a $15 food/drink minimum per person (cash or credit). For reservations: tanya@tanyamoberly.com - 646-637-2806.


NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS IN 2013
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Karen Mack & Michael Holland return with their very popular award-winning "Gashole Hole-O-Matic 2012" All Request Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday nights January 19th & 26th at 8:00 pm. This is the show where the audience gets to pick the song list from hundreds available. Also featured are more road stories, ridiculous prizes, more mash-ups, more prizes, lots more new music, more insanity and custom cocktails. Join NYC musical comedy duo Mack and Holland as they bring their multi-award winning mix of harmony and humor to the best (and worst!) of past, present and future pop. From ABBA to Queen to Kylie, expect lush vocals and comic mayhem in what is always a spontaneous and one-of-a-kind musical experience!. There is a $20 cover, 2 drink minimum, no drink maximum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE


NYC: DAVID DRAKE IN TAWNY TELL ME TRUE

Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) returns to New York with the premiere of TAWNY TELL ME TRUE at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Saturdays, January 12th, 19th & 26th at 7:30 pm. Written by and starring Drake, this drag tragicomedy with music will be directed by Robert La Fosse (Tony Award nominee for Jerome Robbins' Broadway) featuring musical direction by Lance Cruce (Joan River's longtime pianist, Karen Finley's Make Love), original music by Trevor Kuprel, and video by Ned Stresen Reuter. The show is the latest tell-all by Tawny Heatherton, a lovably eccentric showbiz survivor and "one hit wonder" of the disco zeitgeist of the early 1980s - famous for her memorable international pop hit "Run Crazy Man." Tawny brings her singular blonde-swept brand of sunny, funny optimism while singing songs and recalling stories of alien abduction, her days as a child star on "Dark Shadows," and reuniting with her long-lost aunt Joey Heatherton at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DAWN DEROW & SEAN HARKNESS AT THE MET

Dawn Derow and Sean Harkness bring their show "Music 4 Two: CD Release" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, January 19th at 4:00 pm and Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm. Originally hailing from Cape Cod, MA, multi-talented young songstress Dawn Derow began performing at age 8. She made her UK debut at London's Fringe Theater as "Maria" in an all-international cast of Twelfth Night. In 2008, Dawn made her Cabaret Debut at the Duplex Theater in NYC with her show "Shooting My Arrow". She returned to the Duplex with her second show, "Crossing the Line" featuring Carl Haan on piano. In June of 2010 she appeared at Don't Tell Mama in the well-received "You Live, You Learn...hopefully" directed by Lennie Watts. Over the past year Dawn has continued to sing in various piano bars and small venues around Manhattan, including the Metropolitan Room, Core Club, Aza, and Birdland. A versatile vocalist, Dawn has also performed in the world of Opera. She received critical acclaim in her concert performances in Tuscany. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ROSEMARY LOAR "WHEN HARRY MET THE DUKE"

Rosemary Loar brings her show "When Harry Met The Duke" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 pm. She is accompanied by Frank Ponzio, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. When Harry Met The Duke is a evening of music and stories by and about two of America's greatest composers: Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington. Both men lived and contributed great works of music during the age of the Cotton Club and each in their own way influence the music that we still enjoy today. Loar and Ponzio have put their own stamp on the music with their emotional and musical and often humorous jazz arrangements. Rosemary Loar has been a cabaret artist for over 30 years and last year was awarded MAC's coveted Hansen Award for continuing excellence as a performer. She has performed at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don't Tell Mama, The Town Hall (Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi's, Hotel Pierre, in LA at the Gardenia and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and most recently in Paulo's Munich. Ms. Loar has released two cabaret recordings: The Quando Swing and a live recording of her critically acclaimed show Sting, Stang, Stung! Swingjn' The Music Of Sting. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JUDE TREDER-WOLFF IN CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH

An official choice of the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath will be performed at ACTORS THEATER WORKSHOP (145 West 28th Street - 3rd Floor, NYC) on Saturdays, January 19th & 26th and February 2nd & 9th, all shows at 7:00 pm. CrAzYToWn the is a comic take on how an encounter with psychopath helped an over-eager therapist get over herself - when nothing else seemed to be working. In this storytelling show, with original music, real-life therapist/ performer Jude Treder-Wolff takes audiences down the rabbit hole of belief that led to being blind-sided by reality, in a cautionary tale about how authentic a completely fake person can be. Written and performed by Jude Treder-Wolff Musical direction and songs co-written by Wells Hanley. Tickets are $12 - Buy online at http://www.smarttix.com

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: ANDREA MCARDLE IN "70S & SUNNY"

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to re-welcome Andrea McArdle for three very special performances of "70s & Sunny", the show that knocked audiences in the aisle when she debuted it with us in the summer of 2012. Performances are Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 18th & 19th at 8:30 pm. Broadway began its love affair with Andrea in 1977 when, at the age of twelve, she created the iconic role of Little Orphan Annie in the smash musical hit Annie. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, and State Fair, along the way tackling concerts, recordings, film, and television. And best of all, these performances celebrate the release of Andrea's brand new Live at 54 CD, just released from Broadway Records. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ALEXANDER SAGE OYEN & FRIENDS

Hot off the release of his new album, Drafts (Volume One), Alexander Sage Oyen is bringing his songs to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). This special show will be one night only, on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 pm. Alexander is a new musical theatre composer/ lyricist and performer. His musicals include Dachau (written with Christopher Metz) and Rebel Verses, which premiered recently in NYC. Other theatrical credits as a performer include Sweeney Todd (opposite Faith Prince and Davis Gaines). As a kid, he was seen rocking it out on VH1's In Search of Danny Partridge (coming in third!). Performers featured are Derek Klena (Dogfight, Carrie), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Taylor Trensch (Bare, Matilda), Emma Hunton (Rent, Spring Awakening), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hard Body, Godspell), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), Matt DeAngelis (Hair, American Idiot), Andrew Kober (Hair), Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Noah Galvin (The Great American Mousical), Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked), Lois Sage (John Bucchino's Grateful album), composer Drew Gasparini (Smash), Jessica Kent, Elanna White, Noah Zachary, Max Chernin and Dan Housek. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD MCGILLIN & WITH REBECCA LUKER AT THE CARLYLE

Howard McGillin & Rebecca Luker will kick off the spring season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their show "Broadway Romance", Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 15th through 26th at 8:45 pm. McGillin holds the title of world's longest running Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Rebecca Luker recently appeared as Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. There is a $45-$65 cover Tuesdays through Thursdays, $45-$75 on Fridays & Saturdays.

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).

MW: 1619 BROADWAY, THE BRILL BUILDING PROJECT

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling, brings a bit of New York City to Indy when he performs "1619 Broadway, The Brill Building Project" at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Featuring music from his recently released recording, Elling highlights songs that came out of New York's Brill Building, famous for its three decades of musical tenants from Jimmy Van Huesen to Paul Simon. The show, which has received high critical acclaim includes such songs as "Come Fly with Me," "You Send Me," "On Broadway," "A House is Not a Home," and more. Grammy winner Kurt Elling is among the world's foremost jazz vocalists. Every one of Elling's nine albums has been nominated for a Grammy. Elling's rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word, and poetry. There is a $45-$55-$65 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.


SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS JEFFERSON STARSHIP

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the return engagement of Jefferson Starship Thursday through Sunday, January 17th through 20th. Showtimes vary so see the website for details. The legendary group - created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service - return from a nine country world tour for historic performances in San Francisco. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane - who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism - is set to perform the landmark 1967 recording "Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety, as a post holiday gift to hometown fans.The show will feature their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including "Jane," "Somebody To Love," "Miracles," "White Rabbit," "Volunteers," "Count On Me," "Find Your Way Back" and many more. The acclaimed Cathy Richardson, star of Love, Janis - entering her sixth year - will front the band. There is a $55-$65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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FRIDAY - JANUARY 18th

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NYC: STACIE PERLMAN RETURNS WITH "THE STORY
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Stacie Perlman returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her debut show "The Story Underneath" on Friday, January 18th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, February 3rd at 4:00 pm; and Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. Through the music of Frank Loesser, Pete Townshend, Tori Amos and others, Stacie will take you on a magical journey through the world of fairy tales.The show is directed by MAC Award Winner Rob Langeder, and has musical direction by MAC Award Winner Jason Wynn. Stacie burst onto the cabaret scene as part of the 2011 MetroStar competition at the Metropolitan Room, in which she was named First Runner-Up. Hailing from Coney Island, Brooklyn, USA, Perlman was most recently seen at Urban Stages in Smile on My Face: The Songs of Richard Eisenberg. She has performed on board Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas, as well as in regional productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, A Grand Night for Singing, and two productions of Kander & Ebb's The Rink. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: GISELLE WOLF IN "JOURNEYS: A CELEBRATION"

Giselle Wolf Journeys: A Celebration has presents a Special Return Engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The additional performances are: Thursday, January 17th & Friday, January 18th as well as Sunday, February 3rd & Monday, February 4th, all shows at 9:30 pm. The musical direction and arrangements for the trio are by Ron Abel, and it is directed and developed with Karen Ludwig. The show includes songs from Leonard Bernstein, Jones & Schmidt, Jule Styne, Comden & Green and Lionel Bart as well as songs that are sung in French, Spanish, Italian and Yiddish. Life is not about reaching a destination; it's about finding joy along the way. In Journeys: A Celebration, Giselle Wolf's acclaimed performance of soulful singing and humorous life stories reveal that joy that draws one into an enchanting, witty and touching musical celebration. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE 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 Fridays, January 11th, 18th & 25th at 10:00 pm. DuBois and a troupe of fabulous drag queens will present 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". Starring Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and more! There is a $15 cover plus a 2-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!


NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE IN "70S & SUNNY"

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to re-welcome Andrea McArdle for three very special performances of "70s & Sunny", the show that knocked audiences in the aisle when she debuted it with us in the summer of 2012. Performances are Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 18th & 19th at 8:30 pm. Broadway began its love affair with Andrea in 1977 when, at the age of twelve, she created the iconic role of Little Orphan Annie in the smash musical hit Annie. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, and State Fair, along the way tackling concerts, recordings, film, and television. And best of all, these performances celebrate the release of Andrea's brand new Live at 54 CD, just released from Broadway Records. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD MCGILLIN & WITH REBECCA LUKER AT THE CARLYLE

Howard McGillin & Rebecca Luker will kick off the spring season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their show "Broadway Romance", Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 15th through 26th at 8:45 pm. McGillin holds the title of world's longest running Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Rebecca Luker recently appeared as Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. There is a $45-$65 cover Tuesdays through Thursdays, $45-$75 on Fridays & Saturdays.

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).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS JEFFERSON STARSHIP

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the return engagement of Jefferson Starship Thursday through Sunday, January 17th through 20th. Showtimes vary so see the website for details. The legendary group - created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service - return from a nine country world tour for historic performances in San Francisco. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane - who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism - is set to perform the landmark 1967 recording "Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety, as a post holiday gift to hometown fans.The show will feature their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including "Jane," "Somebody To Love," "Miracles," "White Rabbit," "Volunteers," "Count On Me," "Find Your Way Back" and many more. The acclaimed Cathy Richardson, star of Love, Janis - entering her sixth year - will front the band. There is a $55-$65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.A.: GODFATHER OF SA BLUES, PIET BOTHA AT VILLA PASCAL

Pioneer of South Africa blues Piet Botha will perform at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 - ) on Friday, January 18th st 7:30 pm. Piet is well known as the Hammer of the South African Rock Band Jack Hammer. They were the supporting band for ZZ Top. Piet Botha was awarded a South African Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to South African music, as well a prestige award by the FAK. Call for cover/minimum information.

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THURSDAY - JANUARY 17th

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NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, January 11th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, January 12th at 4:30 pm; and Thursdays, January 17th, 24th & 31st at 7:00 pm. Patti Issues mark's Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas. When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort - like so many gay boys before him and after - in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. 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: CANYON FOLKIES: OVER THE HILLS & UNDER THE COVERS

A journey through a time and place where music legends would become legendary is presented in Lauren Fox's "Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). She is joined by Jon Weber (Piano/Musical Director), Peter Calo (Guitar) and Ritt Henn (Bass). Performances are Tuesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 17th & 24th, all shows at 7:00 pm. From the mid-sixties to the early-seventies, something magical took place in Southern California and it all happened in a bucolic stretch of hills, just above the Sunset Strip, called Laurel Canyon. Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, The Eagles, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to name just a few, all lived, loved, created, and collaborated there. Lauren Fox tells the story of this epic time in American music history, and sings the songs that it inspired. Lauren Fox was born and raised in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, and We Need To Talk About Kevin, and on TV in New Amsterdam and Fringe. Her New York theater credits include: Hillbilly Women, and GO-SEE, ArcLight Theater, and Heathens, Theater For A New City. Lauren's last show, "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen," ran last Spring with sold out shows, received critical acclaim, and will soon be available as a live CD. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GISELLE WOLF IN "JOURNEYS: A CELEBRATION"

Giselle Wolf Journeys: A Celebration has presents a Special Return Engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The additional performances are: Thursday, January 17th & Friday, January 18th as well as Sunday, February 3rd & Monday, February 4th, all shows at 9:30 pm. The musical direction and arrangements for the trio are by Ron Abel, and it is directed and developed with Karen Ludwig. The show includes songs from Leonard Bernstein, Jones & Schmidt, Jule Styne, Comden & Green and Lionel Bart as well as songs that are sung in French, Spanish, Italian and Yiddish. Life is not about reaching a destination; it's about finding joy along the way. In Journeys: A Celebration, Giselle Wolf's acclaimed performance of soulful singing and humorous life stories reveal that joy that draws one into an enchanting, witty and touching musical celebration. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET SPOTLIGHT!

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of cabaret at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451 - ) with a featured guest artist. Held the third Thursday of every month. On Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm, No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret Spotlight, featuring singer/songwriter and now Inwood local Phil Roy. Phil Roy has had his songs recorded by Ray Charles, "Pop's" Staples, Joe Cocker, The Neville Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Mavis Staples, Barrington Levy, Widespread Panic, Los Lonely Boys, Melody Gardot and many others. Indian Road Cafe offers an excellent wine and beer and coffee!-selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Check out their "punch of the week" along with other fab cocktails! They also are home to a monthly singer/songwriter open mic, comedy shows and classical performances by Opera On Tap. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: AMBER MARTIN IN HI! AT 54 BELOW

Celebrated vocalist and comedic performance artist Amber Martin brings her award-winning chops to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursdays January 10th & 17th at 9:30 pm. Her new show, Hi!, is an arousing, if not mind-altering hour of meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from Amber's strange and fascinating toy box of characters. Blending music, raunch, stories, movement and acid-capped comedy with a pristine, multi-octave solo singing voice, Amber has seasoned her previous performances with rotating celebrity collaborators Bridget Everett, Justin Vivian Bond, Casey Spooner, John Cameron Mitchell, Jake Shears and Karen Black, to name a few. Past celebrity audience members as Joan Rivers, William Hurt, Sandra Bernhard, Joyce Dewitt, Cindy Sherman, Michael Stipe, Gus Van Sant, Chuck Palanhuik, Michael Cunningham and Todd Haynes were seen howling with delirium. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANDREA MCARDLE IN "70S & SUNNY"

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is delighted to re-welcome Andrea McArdle for three very special performances of "70s & Sunny", the show that knocked audiences in the aisle when she debuted it with us in the summer of 2012. Performances are Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, January 18th & 19th at 8:30 pm. Broadway began its love affair with Andrea in 1977 when, at the age of twelve, she created the iconic role of Little Orphan Annie in the smash musical hit Annie. Since then, she's delighted New York audiences in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast, and State Fair, along the way tackling concerts, recordings, film, and television. And best of all, these performances celebrate the release of Andrea's brand new Live at 54 CD, just released from Broadway Records. There is a $30-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD MCGILLIN & WITH TED SPERLING, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Howard McGillin & Rebecca Luker will kick off the spring season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their show "Broadway Romance", Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 15th through 26th at 8:45 pm. McGillin holds the title of world's longest running Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Rebecca Luker recently appeared as Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. There is a $45-$65 cover Tuesdays through Thursdays, $45-$75 on Fridays & Saturdays.

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).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS JEFFERSON STARSHIP

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the return engagement of Jefferson Starship Thursday through Sunday, January 17th through 20th. Showtimes vary so see the website for details. The legendary group - created by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner; and, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service - return from a nine country world tour for historic performances in San Francisco. The band, descended from Jefferson Airplane - who performed at Monterey and Woodstock, at Altamont with the Rolling Stones, and shared the bill countless times with The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, and whose music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism - is set to perform the landmark 1967 recording "Surrealistic Pillow" in its entirety, as a post holiday gift to hometown fans.The show will feature their repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including "Jane," "Somebody To Love," "Miracles," "White Rabbit," "Volunteers," "Count On Me," "Find Your Way Back" and many more. The acclaimed Cathy Richardson, star of Love, Janis - entering her sixth year - will front the band. There is a $55-$65 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 16th

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NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD REVEALS "BODY & SOUL"

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents "Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul," on Wednesdays, January 16th & 23rd at 9:30 pm. In this show Carole sings songs fueled by burning passion, overpowering lust, bitter hatred, and fiery desire! These aren't sweet songs about falling in love, first dates, or will he kiss me? Culled from Broadway, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, these are the musical equivalents of emotional earthquakes. The show is produced by Scott Siegel, with musical direction by Ian Herman (on piano). Carole has appeared in numerous "Broadway by the Year" concerts, and, at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency, in the hit, long-running "11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock," all produced by Siegel. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Legendary comedian and Celebrity Apprentice winner Joan Rivers brings her live stand-up act to Times Square's THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, January 16th at 8:00 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on The Celebrity Apprentice, Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashion. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Tickets are $45 with net proceeds going to Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Tickets are $45 available at http://www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: WARREN CHIASSON & ED MACEACHEN

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 16th features Warren Chiasson - Vibes / Piano and Ed MacEachen - Guitar. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH MOLLY RINGWALD

Spend "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" on Tuesday, January 15th at 8:30 pm & Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). On Broadway, audiences have embraced her as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as well as in Enchanted April and Modern Orthodox. Off-Broadway, she received rave notices for her work in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, and she toured the country as Charity Hope Valentine in the Broadway National Tour of Sweet Charity. But what many people may not realize is that this Broadway leading lady and icon of the 1980s has a bona fide classic jazz background: her father is blind jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. This January, join Molly as she shares her sultry pipes in an evening of jazz standards, including tunes like "Just You, Just Me," "Mean to Me," "Don't You Forget About Me," and more! Television audiences remember Molly from Diff'rent Strokes and the subsequent spin-off, The Facts of Life. Turning toward motion pictures, she found her breakout role in Sixteen Candles. Some of Ringwald's most famous films include The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Currently, Ringwald stars in the ABC Family network series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: HOWARD MCGILLIN & WITH TED SPERLING, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Howard McGillin & Rebecca Luker will kick off the spring season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their show "Broadway Romance", Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 15th through 26th at 8:45 pm. McGillin holds the title of world's longest running Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Rebecca Luker recently appeared as Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. There is a $45-$65 cover Tuesdays through Thursdays, $45-$75 on Fridays & Saturdays.

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).

SF: CURTIS STIGERS CELEBRATES NEW CD AT LIVE AT THE RRAZZ

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents acclaimed vocalist Curtis Stigers and his band for two shows only on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm. Stigers will perform selections from his latest album Let's Go Out Tonight from Concord Records (produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman) featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, Wilco, Neill Finn and more. Stigers broke on the scene in the mid-90s with Top 10 hits "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters To Me" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," which was on the 45x platinum-selling soundtrack to "The Bodyguard." In recent years Stigers has emerged as one of the leading male vocalists in the jazz world. His 2003 release "You Inspire Me" was the London Times "Jazz Album of the Year." In 2007 Stigers was named Jazz Artists of the Year by BBC Radio 2. In May 2010, he was named International Male Jazz Singer at Germany's Jazz Echo Awards. He co-wrote and sings the Emmy Award nominated theme songs from the hit FX-TV show "Sons of Anarchy." These days former pop idol Curtis Stigers does what he loves best, which is performing as a jazz vocalist. Alongside standards he sings lesser known jewels from pop, soul, folk and Americana. His pleasant, slightly gritty nightclub voice stands out in this setting. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.



AUS: LIZ CALLAWAY IN SYDNEY AT THE BASEMENT

Acclaimed Broadway singer Liz Callaway performs at THE BASEMENT (7 Macquarie Place Circular Quay NSW - (02) 9251 2797 - ) on Wednesday, January 16th at 8:00 pm. Liz is a Tony Nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. She is accompanied by Alex Rybeck. Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song "Journey to the Past" in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, Beauty and the Beast, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - JANUARY 15th

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NYC: CANYON FOLKIES: OVER THE HILLS & UNDER THE COVERS

A journey through a time and place where music legends would become legendary is presented in Lauren Fox's "Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). She is joined by Jon Weber (Piano/Musical Director), Peter Calo (Guitar) and Ritt Henn (Bass). Performances are Tuesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 17th & 24th, all shows at 7:00 pm. From the mid-sixties to the early-seventies, something magical took place in Southern California and it all happened in a bucolic stretch of hills, just above the Sunset Strip, called Laurel Canyon. Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Mamas & The Papas, The Eagles, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, to name just a few, all lived, loved, created, and collaborated there. Lauren Fox tells the story of this epic time in American music history, and sings the songs that it inspired. Lauren Fox was born and raised in New York City. She has been featured in several films, including Pi, Noon Blue Apples, Revolution Summer, and We Need To Talk About Kevin, and on TV in New Amsterdam and Fringe. Her New York theater credits include: Hillbilly Women, and GO-SEE, ArcLight Theater, and Heathens, Theater For A New City. Lauren's last show, "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen," ran last Spring with sold out shows, received critical acclaim, and will soon be available as a live CD. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Tuesday nights January 8yh, 15th, 22nd & 29th at 9:30 pm. Ms. Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of "Twisted", one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as "Farmers Market", "Jackie" and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. "Twisted" has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE FIRST ALTERNATIVE SHAKESPEARE CABARET

A new take on Shakespeare will be performed downstairs at the CORNELIA STREET CAFE (29 Cornelia Street, NYC - 212-989-9319) as part of the club's JewFest week on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00 pm. The Dark Lady Players, directed by Jenny Greeman, will demonstrate that Shakespeare was a woman, and black, and Jewish. Announced in 2006, this is now one of the leading Shakespeare theories and the Dark Lady Players are the world's only experimental Shakespeare company. Comedy routines include Isaac Scranton as William Shakespeare implausibly explaining how he wrote the plays, and Mimi Hirt as the true author the Jewish feminist poet Amelia Bassano Lanier. There is a $15 cover (which includes 1 free drink).

NYC: AN EVENING WITH MOLLY RINGWALD

Spend "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" on Tuesday, January 15th at 8:30 pm & Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). On Broadway, audiences have embraced her as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, as well as in Enchanted April and Modern Orthodox. Off-Broadway, she received rave notices for her work in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, and she toured the country as Charity Hope Valentine in the Broadway National Tour of Sweet Charity. But what many people may not realize is that this Broadway leading lady and icon of the 1980s has a bona fide classic jazz background: her father is blind jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. This January, join Molly as she shares her sultry pipes in an evening of jazz standards, including tunes like "Just You, Just Me," "Mean to Me," "Don't You Forget About Me," and more! Television audiences remember Molly from Diff'rent Strokes and the subsequent spin-off, The Facts of Life. Turning toward motion pictures, she found her breakout role in Sixteen Candles. Some of Ringwald's most famous films include The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. Currently, Ringwald stars in the ABC Family network series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on January 15th include performances by singer and actress Anastacia McCleskey, from Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Hair; Terese Genecco, jazz and swing vocalist and bandleader of the Little Big Band; The Chalks, a bluegrass diva trio; Jessica Hershberg, from Broadway's Baby It's You and Love and Real Estate and City Center's Encores! series Pipe Dream; and singer / songwriter Chris DiCristo. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HOWARD MCGILLIN & WITH TED SPERLING, MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Howard McGillin & Rebecca Luker will kick off the spring season at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189 - ) with their show "Broadway Romance", Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 15th through 26th at 8:45 pm. McGillin holds the title of world's longest running Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Rebecca Luker recently appeared as Winifred in the original Broadway production of MARY POPPINS. There is a $45-$65 cover Tuesdays through Thursdays, $45-$75 on Fridays & Saturdays.

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).

SF: CURTIS STIGERS CELEBRATES NEW CD AT LIVE AT THE RRAZZ

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents acclaimed vocalist Curtis Stigers and his band for two shows only on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 15th & 16th at 8:00 pm. Stigers will perform selections from his latest album Let's Go Out Tonight from Concord Records (produced by Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman) featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, Wilco, Neill Finn and more. Stigers broke on the scene in the mid-90s with Top 10 hits "I Wonder Why," "You're All That Matters To Me" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding," which was on the 45x platinum-selling soundtrack to "The Bodyguard." In recent years Stigers has emerged as one of the leading male vocalists in the jazz world. His 2003 release "You Inspire Me" was the London Times "Jazz Album of the Year." In 2007 Stigers was named Jazz Artists of the Year by BBC Radio 2. In May 2010, he was named International Male Jazz Singer at Germany's Jazz Echo Awards. He co-wrote and sings the Emmy Award nominated theme songs from the hit FX-TV show "Sons of Anarchy." These days former pop idol Curtis Stigers does what he loves best, which is performing as a jazz vocalist. Alongside standards he sings lesser known jewels from pop, soul, folk and Americana. His pleasant, slightly gritty nightclub voice stands out in this setting. There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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MONDAY - JANUARY 14th

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NYC: 2013 NIGHTLIFE AWARD SHOW AT THE TOWN HALL

Max Weintraub & Scott Siegel Present The 11th Annual NIGHTLIFE AWARDS, The Only All-Performance Award Show in the World, on Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 ). This is the unique award where there are no acceptance speeches! The winners perform to show why they were chosen! Hosted by Multiple-Emmy-Award Winner Bruce Vilanch. This year's winners/performers are:
Leslie Uggams - Nightlife Awards Legend; Catherine Russell - Outstanding Jazz Performer; Marilyn Maye - Nightlife Legend Winner; Emily Bergl - Outstanding Musical Comedy Performer; Faith Prince - Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo or Group; Jason Graae - Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo or Group; Julie Halston - Outstanding Comedy Performer; Jessica Kirson - Outstanding Standup Comedy Performer; James Barbour - Outstanding Cabaret Performer; Carole J. Bufford - Outstanding Cabaret Performer; Lauren Fox - Outstanding Cabaret Performer; Mark Nadler - Outstanding Cabaret Performer; Bill Charlap - Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist; Kate McGarry - Outstanding Jazz Performer; Jane Monheit - Outstanding Jazz Performer; Jim Caruso - Guest Performer; Rupert Holmes - Guest Performer. Tickets to the Nightlife Awards are: $75-$50-$25 and are available now via TicketMaster or at The Town Hall Box Office. For more information: email SiegelEntertainment@msn.com


NYC: BRONWYN'S FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS!

Bronwyn Rucker hosts "FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES and SCANDALS" open-mic at IDO SUSHI (29 Seventh Avenue South, NY - 212-691-7177) every Monday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn is joined by Jerry Scott at the piano and a guest Zack Dobbins. Calling all singers, songwriters, actors, poets, comics, magicians, comics, madmen and lovers! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.


NYC: JEFF HARNAR IN "DOES THIS SONG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?"

Jeff Harnar, one of the most celebrated performers of the American Popular Songbook, will return to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) in his show "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Lighter Fare for a Winter Night)". Performances are on four Monday nights at 7:00 pm, January 14th, 21st and 28th and Friday, February 8th. Harnar recently was awarded the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award, as well as two MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards and three Back Stage Bistro Awards. This new show - featuring Music Director Lawrence Yurman on piano, Jered Egan on bass and Ray Marchica on drums - will highlight the wit of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Comden & Green, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Stan Freberg, Rick Crom, Larry Kerchner, Francesca Blumenthal and more. Harnar has made appearances at the Carnegie Hall, the Oak Room, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, The Metropolitan Room, Town Hall, and has hosted three seasons of The American Songbook in London at The Jermyn Street Theatre. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas, a solo concert at Weill Recital and as Michael Feinstein's special guest at Zankel Hall. Jeff headlined three Town Hall concerts, including a Cole Porter evening with Andrea Marcovicci. He has appeared in thirteen "Lyrics & Lyricists" concerts, serving as artistic director and host for one. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NO NAME PRESENTS THE UPTOWN CABARET

Host Alexandra de Suze and Musical Director Marilynn Seits host a monthly evening of performances by singers, songwriters and musical lovers alike at INDIAN ROAD CAFE (600 West 218th Street, NYC - 212-942-7451) on Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm. The Uptown Cabaret is an opportunity to play; to enjoy your music; your art; an opportunity to share this joy with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists. Bring that new audition song! Bring that song that you'd never get to sing otherwise! Bring that new material for your BMI class and test it out in a safe and fun place. No Name Presents: The Uptown Cabaret is now going to be on MONDAYS, the second Monday of every month! Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: AND THEN SHE WROTE WITH PETER MARSHALL

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) presents an evening of American Songbook hits all written and composed by wormen on Friday, January 11th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Saturday, January 12th at at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Sunday, January 13th at 4:00 pm; and Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm. "And Then She Wrote" features Peter Marshall (5 time EMMY Award Winner: Hollywood Squares); Carol Welsman (5 time JUNO Award Nominee) and Denise Donatelli (2 time GRAMMY Award Nominee). There is a $35 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GREGG EDELMAN IS IN A "BROADWAY STATE OF MIND"

Four time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman sneaks downstairs to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on his off night from The Mystery of Edwin Drood (playing upstairs at Studio 54), for two special performances of his show "Broadway State of Mind" in celebration of all things Broadway. Performances are Mondays, January 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm. With fourteen Broadway shows to his credit, including Les Miserables, Cabaret, City of Angels, Anything Goes, 1776, Passion, Into the Woods, Wonderful Town and Falsettos, Gregg knows from a showstopper or two. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BATT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Bryan Batt will perform his show "Batt on a Hot Tin Roof" for one night only on Monday, January 14th at 9:30 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) . Television audiences know him from his two-time SAG Award-winning performance as Salvatore Romano on the critically acclaimed television series, Mad Men. But New York audiences have been delighting in Bryan's performances for decades, including his work in Jeffrey, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Starlight Express, Joseph... , Sunset Boulevard, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Seussical, as well as his hilarious long run in Forbidden Broadway. Now, Bryan tackles the cabaret stage for one special performance only. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "KATHI MOSS' RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG REUNION!"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Original Broadway cast members and creators from the landmark musicals GREASE, NINE and GRAND HOTEL will reunite on Monday, January 14th for the "KATHI MOSS' RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG REUNION!" a one-night-only benefit for THE ACTORS FUND . The event will take place at The ALICE GRIFFIN JEWEL BOX THEATRE AT THE PERSHING SQUARE SIGNATURE CENTER (480 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-244-7529) on Monday, January 14th starting at 7:00 pm. The evening will honor fellow cast member and Broadway veteran Kathi Moss, who was diagnosed with the rare disease cardiac amyloidosis in 2011. Ms. Moss originated the roles of Cha-Cha Di Gregorio in GREASE, Saragina in NINE (in which she introduced the show-stopping "Be Italian"), and Mme. PeePee in GRAND HOTEL. Scheduled to appear are Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Karen Akers, Mark Baker, Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winning choreographer Pat Birch, Jeanie Bowers, Shelly Burch, Andrew Casses, Carole Demas, International Ballroom Champions Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, Taina Elg, Josh Franklin, Julie Hafner, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Laura Kenyon, Dorothy Kiara, Tony/Olivier Award winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski, Ilene Kristen, Nancy McCall, Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi, Rita Rehn, Ken Leigh Rogers, Steve Ross, Camille Saviola, Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman, Patrick Wilcox, Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison, Penny Worth, Alaina Warren Zachery, Tony Award winning songwriter Maury Yeston and other surprise guests. Written and Directed by Laura Kenyon and Walter Willison, with Musical Supervision by Steve Ross and Musical Direction by Greg Jarrett and Daniel Sefik. The event is being produced by Paul F. Burchett, Ted Seifman and Nick Padgett for The Actors Fund. Tickets are $50-$75.

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