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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 - January 21 to 27


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - JANUARY 27th

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW
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Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to reprise his new show, "This Funny World", for one more performance on Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. Gretchen Reinhagen directs. At the piano will be Musical Director, David Jarvis. "This Funny World" explores Bob's sojourn with his love of the movies, music, the Met and more, featuring the Great American songs of this ever spinning, funny, funny world. The show includes a significant amount of new material for Diamond, including the wonderful title song, written by the great team of Rogers and Hart. Bob Diamond spent many years as a TV Director, directing "The Joe Franklin Show", and many others. Additionally, he served as Director of Supernumeraries and Children at the Metropolitan Opera. As an actor, he appeared on "All My Children" as well as various off-Broadway shows. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: COOKIE'S CORNER PREMIERES AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

"Cookie's Corner" premieres at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm. The show is an ongoing party celebrating life and new talent hosted by Cookie Stark. Special guest star for the show is 2012 Julie Wilson Award Winner, Shana Farr. Shana has just released her debut CD "Out Of The Shadows." Others appearing in the show are actress/singer/songwriter Jodi Beck; singer/actor Chris J. Handley; vocalist Eva Kantor; and Broadway veteren Lynn Kearney. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with musical direction by Jeff Cubeta. At 80 years young, Cookie has just entered the business called "show." She is today's hostess with the mostest! Some people spend a lifetime singing ... others wait a lifetime to sing. The latter applies to Cookie, and now she's going at it full throttle! This special variety series will appear every other month with the next performance scheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 3pm. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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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: HOPELESSLY IN LOVE: THE LYRICS OF TOM TOCE

A new cabaret revue, "Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce" returns for 2 more performances to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday January 27th and Saturday February 9th, both at 4:00 pm. The show features music by Tom and ten remarkably talented composers: Douglas Cohen, Rick Cummins, Zina Goldrich, David K. Israel, Jeff Lazarus, Shelly Markham, Peter Millrose, Kim Oler, Lew Spence and Alan Wolpert. The show features three of cabaret's brightest new stars: Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue and Jennifer Sheehan, and is directed by Peter Napolitano with musical direction by Matthew Martin Ward. For the opening performance, October 10th, there will be a special guest appearance by Maude Maggart. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "THE MUSIC THAT MAKES ME DANCE!"

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 27th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "The Music That Makes Me Dance!". Co-Host will be Amy Wolk. In the Salon Spotlight: Eric Michael Gillett & Don Rebic. 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.


NOTE: NO SALON FEBRUARY 3rd (Superbowl)

RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MUSIC OF HILDEGARDE
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 Hildegarde. 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: PATRICIA RACETTE: DIVA ON DETOUR

Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette returns to cabaret when she performs at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTINE ANDREAS IN BEMUSED

Christine Andreas will be bringing her new show "Bemused" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, January 27th at 9:30 pm, and then returns Tuesday, January 29th at 8:30 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, January 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 1st & 2nd at 8:30 pm. Christine seduces her audience with an honesty, integrity, self-deprecating wit and scent of sexuality that would make anyone gladly fly to the moon with her. She can swing from sensual soprano to killer queen in a heartbeat, from the White House to the Great White Way. Ms. Andreas first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, for which she won the Theatre World Award. She went on to star in Oklahoma! and On Your Toes (receiving Tony nominations for each), The Scarlet Pimpernel and, just recently, La Cage Aux Folles. From 2006-7, she received rave reviews in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NJ: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION" CONTINUES IN JANUARY

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, January 27th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers to include NJ resident singer/actress Sahirah Johnson, actor/cabaret singer Adam Shapiro and Award winning pianist Barry Levitt. There will also be a new segment called the "Young Musician Moment" and will showcase a young performer. The first ever "Young Musician Moment" will feature 9 year old Ava Rose Dressendofer. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


DC: SOUL/VIBES LEGEND ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/Vibes Legend Roy Ayers is featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: KAREN GEDISSMAN SINGS!

THE CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210) hosts cabaret artist Karen Gedissman for a special performance of her show Karen Gedissman Sings! on Sunday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. Ms. Gedissman will be accompanied by Shelly Markham, the show's musical director and arranger, and Nate Light on bass. Ms. Gedissman returns to the cabaret scene in Los Angeles after having performed her critically acclaimed one-woman show Karen G. Passionately! as well as starring in such musicals as A Chorus Line (Maggie), Hair (Sheila), Three-Penny Opera (Polly), Evita (The Mistress), Violet (Violet) and Judy Garland in Babes, an original musical based on Garland's life. The performance will feature a wide array of musical theater favorites, popular songs, and some songs that might be new to you. The show, produced by Dan Jablons, with assistance from associate producer Adryan Russ, is directed by long-time award-winning producer/director Bruce Kimmel. Ms. Gedissman's performance will include a tribute to her longtime friend and dance teacher, Annette Cardona, best known for her performance as Cha-Cha in the hit film Grease, where she dazzled audiences in a dance number with John Travolta. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Annette Cardona College Fund. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: DONNELL RAWLINGS "FROM ASHY TO CLASSY"

Donnell Rawlings will perform at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) on Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. With his firm grasp of the outrageous, Donnell Rawlings (HBO's "The Wire") was born to make people laugh. He grabbed America's funny bone on Chappelle's Show with characters like Ashy Larry and the distinctively jheri-curled Beautiful. Now Donnell goes even further, taking on the entire American culture with impersonations of everybody from Michael Jackson (RIP) to Barrack Obama, and bringing his audience to tears with his razor-sharp insights and fearless observations. There is a $27.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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SATURDAY - JANUARY 26th

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

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO PERFORMER ILLNESS


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
SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO PERFORMER ILLNESS


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

Tanya Loraine Moberly sings Barbra Joan Streisand with Steven Ray Watkins at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, January 26th at 5:00 pm & Friday, February 1st at 7:00 pm. The show will feature songs by Burt Bacharach, Walter Becker, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Hal David, Donald Fagen, Buddy Johnson, Carole King, Michel Legrand, John Lennon, Matthew Moore, Laura Nyro and Toni Stern. Tanya Moberly is probably best known for her cabaret work. She has been performing at Don't Tell Mama since 1998 when she co-created the"The Blonde Leading The Blonde" with partner Susan Hackett and writer/director Ilona Vellios. The show ran for 8 episodes over the course of 5 years and received a MAC Award nomination in 2000 for special production. Tanya is the 2010, 2011 & 2012 MAC Award winning producer of The Salon hosted by Mark Janas. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday nights January 12th & 26th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS WITH TRACY STARK AT MAMA'S

Award-Winning Cabaret/ Theater actress/ singer Vickie Phillips begins 2013 with her new Salon Style offering of entertaining songs and stories at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC, 212-757-0788) on Saturday, January 26th at 5:00 pm. Musical director is Tracy Stark. Vickie will be performing the songs of Leiber & Stoller, Maltby & Shire, Bob Ost, Chris Christofferson, Cole Porter. Vickie always keeps the pace of her show moving! Vickie and Tracy are gearing up for a not to be missed, long in the making Cabaret Act. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING STEARNSEST

Stearns Matthews will present his newest solo show, The Importance of Being Stearnsest, on Saturday, January 26th at 4:30 pm and Saturday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). The evening will feature direction by multiple award winner Lennie Watts and music direction by James Kenon Mitchell. The Importance of Being Stearnsest is a study in trying to "keep on keepin' on" in a world where it seems like there are naysayers at every turn - and the conclusion that at the end of the day, what matters is being the strongest version of oneself. The show will feature music by Noel Coward, Joe Raposo, Stephen Sondheim, Brian Lasser, Jerry Herman and Chuck Berry, to name a few. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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: KT MCCAMMOND IN WILD CARD AT THE MET

Award winning Chicago Cabaret artist KT McCammond makes her New York City Debut with a brand new show "Wild Card" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, January 26th at 4:00 pm. In collaboration with Director and MAC award winner Lina Koutrakos and with arrangements by MAC, Bistro and GLAMA Award winner Rick Jensen, KT will be showing all her cards. Known for her authentic and raw interpretations and magnificent voice KT will be performing songs from the Great American Song book as well as the music of Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt,Tina Turner and more. KT flawlessly blends the past with the present for what may very well be a winning evening. 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: SINGER & SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd to 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Her special new show, "Bridges" was inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER ILL - MARIN MAZZIE FILLS IN AT 54 BELOW

Linda Eder has been forced to cancel her engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) originally scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd through 26th due to illness. Her appearance has been rescheduled for the spring. Broadway star Marin Mazzie will replace her. Performances are scheduled for January 22nd at 8:30 pm; 23rd & 24th at 7:00 pm; 25th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm; 26th at 8:30 pm. Mazzie returns in an encore engagement of her acclaimed show that she premiered at the venue in September. Marin Mazzie burst onto Broadway in Big River, and throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is considered among the brightest lights on Broadway. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. There is a $35-$33 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LINA KOUTRAKOS & THE LOW COUNTRY

Singer/songwriter Lina Koutrakos will perform with her band The Low Country on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) . Lina is a diva for the ages. Her southern influenced music (rooted in her nomadic upbringing) is delivered with a sophisticated urban accent. Together with her one in a million (part sensual and part sizzle) voice, Koutrakos and her band, The Low Country, can whisper in your ear and peel paint off the walls at the very same time. It's the perfect mixture of swank Manhattan and Southern-fried rock & roll! There os a $25-$35 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.

NJ: "VOICES OF ANGELS" CONCERT REMEMBERS THE VICTIMS OF NEWTOWN, CT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

The Union City Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting "Voices of Angels" a concert in loving memory of the victims of Newtown, CT on Saturday, January 26th at 7:00 pm at the UNION CITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ). The concert will feature performances by the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra, Jahye Kim & Yedeun Park, directors; the Union City Opera Company, John Jay Hebert, director; members of the TapOle Dance Company, Megan Fernandez, director; the Poet Laureate of Union City, Mr. Ben "BrokenEnglish" Figueroa; and other special guests. There will also be an art exhibit by the Union City Artist Collective, Amado Mora, curator. Lucio Fernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Artists of all disciplines have banded together in support of the Newtown community and to remember the little angels and their teachers who so tragically lost their lives on that unforgettable day. State Senator & Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners will be in attendance, and will address the audience. Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to send a message of encouragement and well wishes, as well as sign a card that will be sent to the town of Newtown. Admission is free and everyone from the community is invited to attend.

DC: SOUL/VIBES LEGEND ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/Vibes Legend Roy Ayers is featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: WITH A TWIST: LET'S TWIST AGAIN!

The vocal trio With A Twist returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 ) on January 26th at 8:00 pm. With A Twist is made up of singers Kevin Bishop, Paul Motondo and Steve Kimbrough under the musical direction of the incomparable Nick Sula and directed by Jesse Pierce. The three will sing songs you know and love in three-part harmony, all arranged by Nick Sula. (Imagine The Andrews Sisters meet The Backstreet Boys.) Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: EMILY BERGL MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Emily Bergl Makes will make her Royal Room Debut Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 22nd through February 2nd at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100). Emily Bergl is one of a rare breed of actresses today with a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work includes diverse roles in both comedy and drama, and characters from several different centuries. She made her film debut in The Rage: Carrie 2, followed by performances in Happy Campers, Chasing Sleep and Fur. After co-starring with Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of The Lion in Winter, she began appearing in numerous TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, Medium, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife, plus two seasons as the malevolent Francie on Gilmore Girls, and as the tragic Beth Young on Desperate Housewives. Tuesday through Thursday: $110 for dinner/show ($50 show only); Friday & Saturday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: DONNELL RAWLINGS "FROM ASHY TO CLASSY"

Donnell Rawlings will perform at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) on Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. With his firm grasp of the outrageous, Donnell Rawlings (HBO's "The Wire") was born to make people laugh. He grabbed America's funny bone on Chappelle's Show with characters like Ashy Larry and the distinctively jheri-curled Beautiful. Now Donnell goes even further, taking on the entire American culture with impersonations of everybody from Michael Jackson (RIP) to Barrack Obama, and bringing his audience to tears with his razor-sharp insights and fearless observations. There is a $27.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.A.: CROCODILE HARRIS AT VILLA PASCAL

S.A.'s popular 70's pop rock legend Crocodile Harris will perform at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 p. Harris will be bringing you music from the good old days, a selection of 60s to 80s songs made famous by Billy Joel, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Roy Orbison and many more. "croc" will also include some of his hit songs including "Give Me The Good News" which catapulted him into international stardom when it became a hit song in France, and "Miss Eva Goodnite". Crocodile Harris has shared the stage with Rod Stewart, Bonnie Tyler, Robert Plant And Al Jareau. Call for cover/minimum information.


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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: OLEG FRISH WITH "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE"

International Singing Star Oleg Frish brings his new show "From Russia With Love" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, January 25th and Thursday, January 31st, both shows at 7:00 pm. Oleg will be performing selections from The Great American Songbook. Frish is a well-known TV personality. He is the Merv Griffin of the Russian American Entertainment who has interviewed hundreds of legendary American singers including James Brown, Connie Francis, Gloria Gaynor, Engelbert, Keely Smith, Andy Williams, as well as many others. The show is directed by Eric Michael Gillette. There is a $20 cover plus a cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SINGER & SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd to 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Her special new show, "Bridges" was inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER ILL - MARIN MAZZIE FILLS IN AT 54 BELOW

Linda Eder has been forced to cancel her engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) originally scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd through 26th due to illness. Her appearance has been rescheduled for the spring. Broadway star Marin Mazzie will replace her. Performances are scheduled for January 22nd at 8:30 pm; 23rd & 24th at 7:00 pm; 25th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm; 26th at 8:30 pm. Mazzie returns in an encore engagement of her acclaimed show that she premiered at the venue in September. Marin Mazzie burst onto Broadway in Big River, and throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is considered among the brightest lights on Broadway. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. There is a $35-$33 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.

DC: SOUL/VIBES LEGEND ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/Vibes Legend Roy Ayers is featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: EMILY BERGL MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Emily Bergl Makes will make her Royal Room Debut Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 22nd through February 2nd at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100). Emily Bergl is one of a rare breed of actresses today with a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work includes diverse roles in both comedy and drama, and characters from several different centuries. She made her film debut in The Rage: Carrie 2, followed by performances in Happy Campers, Chasing Sleep and Fur. After co-starring with Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of The Lion in Winter, she began appearing in numerous TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, Medium, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife, plus two seasons as the malevolent Francie on Gilmore Girls, and as the tragic Beth Young on Desperate Housewives. Tuesday through Thursday: $110 for dinner/show ($50 show only); Friday & Saturday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only).

CHI: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANIS! WITH LOVE, ALMA AND LYNNE

Join Davenport's own rockstar Alma Mendoza and Chicago's premier perfomer Lynne Jordan to celebrate Janis Joplin's 70th birthday at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, January 25th at 8:00 pm. Share the love and energy of one of the first female powerhouses of rock with two incredible vocalists. Performers Alma Mendoza and Lynne Jordan are joined on stage by Andon Davis, guitar; Michael Krayniak, bass; Paul Bivans, percussion; and Chris Cameron, piano. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SF: DONNELL RAWLINGS "FROM ASHY TO CLASSY"

Donnell Rawlings will perform at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 -/ ) on Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 27th at 7:00 pm. With his firm grasp of the outrageous, Donnell Rawlings (HBO's "The Wire") was born to make people laugh. He grabbed America's funny bone on Chappelle's Show with characters like Ashy Larry and the distinctively jheri-curled Beautiful. Now Donnell goes even further, taking on the entire American culture with impersonations of everybody from Michael Jackson (RIP) to Barrack Obama, and bringing his audience to tears with his razor-sharp insights and fearless observations. There is a $27.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


S.A.: JAN VERNON BARNARD WITH SONGS OF THE BEATLES AT VILLA PASCAL

Vernon Barnard will present a foot-tapping, hippy shake tribute to one of the world's most loved bands at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566) on Friday, January 25th at 7:30 pm. The 60s belonged to the beatles and they inspired generations of music to come. Expect to hear and sing-a-long to the unforgettable old favourites such as Hey jude, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Hard Day' Night, Eleanor Rigby and many more. A show that will be enjoyed by old and young! Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: JANUARY CALENDAR GIRL - "WISH YOU WERE HERE"

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents "WISH YOU WERE HERE" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438) on Wednesday, January 24th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Tedd Firth. with Steve Doyle, bass and Sean Harkness, guitar It promises to be an evening of beautiful and hilarious songs of faraway places, exotic adventures, and epic loneliness. Plus lots of comedy and the ever-popular Improv Song. With tunes by Harold Rome, Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Frank Loesser, and more! Plus: Tedd might sing. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SINGER & SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd to 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Her special new show, "Bridges" was inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER ILL - MARIN MAZZIE FILLS IN AT 54 BELOW

Linda Eder has been forced to cancel her engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) originally scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd through 26th due to illness. Her appearance has been rescheduled for the spring. Broadway star Marin Mazzie will replace her. Performances are scheduled for January 22nd at 8:30 pm; 23rd & 24th at 7:00 pm; 25th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm; 26th at 8:30 pm. Mazzie returns in an encore engagement of her acclaimed show that she premiered at the venue in September. Marin Mazzie burst onto Broadway in Big River, and throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is considered among the brightest lights on Broadway. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. There is a $35-$33 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TALES OF JONI - 54 SINGS MITCHELL

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will pay homage to the brilliance of eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell with "Tales of Joni - 54 sings Mitchell" for four nights in January: Wednesdays & Thursdays, January 24th & 25 and 30th & 31st - all shows at 9:30 pm. Whether it's "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," "Big Yellow Taxi," or "A Case of You," the work of Mitchell, one of the world's most embraced, lauded, and prolific singer-songwriters, continues to inspire and delight generations of listeners. At 54 Below a cast of Broadway and cabaret luminaries will sing the praises of all things Mitchell, including: Lisa Asher (MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award winner), Annie Golden (Broadway's Hair, Leader of the Pack, On the Town, The Full Monty, Xanadu), Heather MacRae (Broadway's Hair, Falsettos, A Catered Affair), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award winner), Nicolas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan, Helen Hayes Award winner), Gabrielle Stravelli (celebrated NYC jazz vocalist), and Michael Winther (Broadway's Damn Yankees, 1776, Mamma Mia!). Upon presenting her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, the Grammys called Joni's music "a powerful influence on all artists who embrace diversity, imagination, and integrity." There is a $25-$35 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.

DC: SOUL/VIBES LEGEND ROY AYERS AT BLUES ALLEY

Soul/Vibes Legend Roy Ayers is featured at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, January 24th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is the most well known jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time. Classics beyond genre such as, "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Kuti, "Africa - Centre Of The World", and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as "Running Away". Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don't know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like "We Live In Brooklyn Baby" and "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: EMILY BERGL MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Emily Bergl Makes will make her Royal Room Debut Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 22nd through February 2nd at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100). Emily Bergl is one of a rare breed of actresses today with a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work includes diverse roles in both comedy and drama, and characters from several different centuries. She made her film debut in The Rage: Carrie 2, followed by performances in Happy Campers, Chasing Sleep and Fur. After co-starring with Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of The Lion in Winter, she began appearing in numerous TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, Medium, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife, plus two seasons as the malevolent Francie on Gilmore Girls, and as the tragic Beth Young on Desperate Housewives. Tuesday through Thursday: $110 for dinner/show ($50 show only); Friday & Saturday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN IN I'LL BE HARD TO HANDLE: SONGS OF DARING DAMES

MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin brings back her show from her critically-acclaimed Feinstein's weeklong engagement, "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, January 9th and 23rd, both shows at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Jon Weber. Oberlin has created an adventurous show that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing, in words and music, just how brave and brazen women can be. In this groundbreaking show, Oberlin proves once and for all why we're happy the lady is indeed, and proudly, a tramp. 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: 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: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: BOB DOROUGH

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 23rd features Bob Dorough - Singer / Songwriter / Pianist with Lisa Maxwell - Singer, Steve Berger - Guitar, and Adrian Moring - Bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: SINGER & SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd to 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Her special new show, "Bridges" was inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER ILL - MARIN MAZZIE FILLS IN AT 54 BELOW

Linda Eder has been forced to cancel her engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) originally scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd through 26th due to illness. Her appearance has been rescheduled for the spring. Broadway star Marin Mazzie will replace her. Performances are scheduled for January 22nd at 8:30 pm; 23rd & 24th at 7:00 pm; 25th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm; 26th at 8:30 pm. Mazzie returns in an encore engagement of her acclaimed show that she premiered at the venue in September. Marin Mazzie burst onto Broadway in Big River, and throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is considered among the brightest lights on Broadway. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. There is a $35-$33 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: TALES OF JONI - 54 SINGS MITCHELL

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will pay homage to the brilliance of eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell with "Tales of Joni - 54 sings Mitchell" for four nights in January: Wednesdays & Thursdays, January 24th & 25 and 30th & 31st - all shows at 9:30 pm. Whether it's "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," "Big Yellow Taxi," or "A Case of You," the work of Mitchell, one of the world's most embraced, lauded, and prolific singer-songwriters, continues to inspire and delight generations of listeners. At 54 Below a cast of Broadway and cabaret luminaries will sing the praises of all things Mitchell, including: Lisa Asher (MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award winner), Annie Golden (Broadway's Hair, Leader of the Pack, On the Town, The Full Monty, Xanadu), Heather MacRae (Broadway's Hair, Falsettos, A Catered Affair), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award winner), Nicolas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan, Helen Hayes Award winner), Gabrielle Stravelli (celebrated NYC jazz vocalist), and Michael Winther (Broadway's Damn Yankees, 1776, Mamma Mia!). Upon presenting her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, the Grammys called Joni's music "a powerful influence on all artists who embrace diversity, imagination, and integrity." There is a $25-$35 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.

NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT THE STOCKTON INN

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250) on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm. Bob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Devyn Rush and more to be announced. Piano bar and open mic follows the show. $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NE: BACA LIFE IS A CABARET OPEN MIC NOW ON 4th FRIDAY MONTHLY
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists ) LIFE IS A CABARET open mic will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA) from 7:30 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:15 pm). BACA Open Mics are now held on the 4th Wednesday of the month. This month the show is hosted by Jan Peters and Tom LaMark will serve as accompanist. Please bring lead sheets with you in your own key. Admission is $10 for BACA members, $13 for non-members.


FL: EMILY BERGL MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Emily Bergl Makes will make her Royal Room Debut Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 22nd through February 2nd at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100). Emily Bergl is one of a rare breed of actresses today with a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work includes diverse roles in both comedy and drama, and characters from several different centuries. She made her film debut in The Rage: Carrie 2, followed by performances in Happy Campers, Chasing Sleep and Fur. After co-starring with Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of The Lion in Winter, she began appearing in numerous TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, Medium, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife, plus two seasons as the malevolent Francie on Gilmore Girls, and as the tragic Beth Young on Desperate Housewives. Tuesday through Thursday: $110 for dinner/show ($50 show only); Friday & Saturday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm. His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), 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: SHARON CLARK REPRISES "BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH" IN MET ROOM

Jazz vocalist Sharon Clark brings back her show "Blame it on My Youth" for four nights to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Performances are Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, January 30th at 9:30 pm; and Friday & Saturday, February 1st & 2nd at 7:00 pm. Backed by the Chris Grasso Trio, Clark will sing pop hits from the '60s and '70s through a jazz sensibility. This marks her fourth appearance at the Metropolitan Room. A winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and the American Traditions Competition, Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley, the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, and, with Grasso, at the Mandarin Oriental, where Grasso is music director. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SINGER & SONGWRITER ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AT BIRDLAND

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd to 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Her special new show, "Bridges" was inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. The show will feature songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio will feature Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums. "Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LINDA EDER ILL - MARIN MAZZIE FILLS IN AT 54 BELOW

Linda Eder has been forced to cancel her engagement at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) originally scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, January 22nd through 26th due to illness. Her appearance has been rescheduled for the spring. Broadway star Marin Mazzie will replace her. Performances are scheduled for January 22nd at 8:30 pm; 23rd & 24th at 7:00 pm; 25th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm; 26th at 8:30 pm. Mazzie returns in an encore engagement of her acclaimed show that she premiered at the venue in September. Marin Mazzie burst onto Broadway in Big River, and throughout a brilliant career that has included creating leading roles in Passion and Ragtime, to her celebrated and much-lauded performances in Kiss Me, Kate, Man of La Mancha, Spamalot and, just recently, Next to Normal and Carrie, three time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie is considered among the brightest lights on Broadway. Marin's extensive concert/cabaret career has taken her across the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, from The Russian Tea Room to the Cinegrill. There is a $35-$33 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 22nd include performances by The Skivvies, Christina Bianco (NEWSical), songwriter Bobby Cronin, Broadway's Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Wonderland), Andrew Kober (Hair), Ryann Redmond (Bring It On) and Sherie Sanders (Urinetown and author of Rock The Audition). No cover charge, $20 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: EMILY BERGL MAKES ROYAL ROOM DEBUT

Emily Bergl Makes will make her Royal Room Debut Tuesdays through Saturdays, January 22nd through February 2nd at THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100). Emily Bergl is one of a rare breed of actresses today with a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work includes diverse roles in both comedy and drama, and characters from several different centuries. She made her film debut in The Rage: Carrie 2, followed by performances in Happy Campers, Chasing Sleep and Fur. After co-starring with Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of The Lion in Winter, she began appearing in numerous TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, Medium, Grey's Anatomy and The Good Wife, plus two seasons as the malevolent Francie on Gilmore Girls, and as the tragic Beth Young on Desperate Housewives. Tuesday through Thursday: $110 for dinner/show ($50 show only); Friday & Saturday: $120 for dinner/show ($60 show only).

SF: LIVE AT THE RRAZZ PRESENTS SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT OF CLINT HOLMES

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) presents the Bay Area debut of the celebrated entertainer Clint Holmes on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, January 25th & 26th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, January 27th at 5:00 pm.His show "This Thing Called Love," earned rave reviews at the legendary Cafe Caryle in New York and features the music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon. Using the words and music of Porter and Simon, Holmes will explore, examine and compare the two songwriter's views on the universal subject of love. The evening includes such songs as Porter's "Get Out of Town" juxtaposed with Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," and Simon's contemporary classic "Slip Sliding Away" alongside the Porter standard "I Concentrate on You," among others. Mr. Holmes will be accompanied by a band led by his Musical Director/Arranger Jeffrey Neiman. The evening will be directed by Larry Moss. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: CARLY OZARD BRINGS "SHIFT HAPPENS" TO THE BEECHMAN

Carly Ozard, one of San Francisco's premiere cabaret artists and recent resident of New York city brings her newest critically acclaimed show "Shift Happens" to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on three consecutive Mondays, January 21st and 28th at 9:30 pm and February 4th at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Barry Kleinbort. As a lifetime resident of San Francisco, having recently relocated to New York City, Ozard muses on her findings about the differences between her City by the Bay and the Big Apple. Performing songs by artists as diverse as John Lennon, William Finn, Bette Midler, Kander and Ebb, and Alan Menken, Carly's trademark humorous perspective sheds light on the journey people take; whether it be their career, their search for love, or simply the journey to find themselves and a place to fit in.


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

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


NYC: 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: STEPHEN WALLEM BRINGS SCHWARTZ AND ALL TO BIRDLAND

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present two-time After Dark Award winning singer/actor Stephen Wallem (best known as Thor on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie") to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) in Schwartz and All, on Monday, January 21st at 7:00 pm. Schwartz and All is a tribute to the music of Broadway and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz in honor of his sixty-fifth birthday. Featuring direction by Tony Humrichouser and musical direction by Beckie Menzie, Schwartz and All celebrates the popular and more obscure works of the legendary composer including music from Godspell, Wicked, The Magic Show, Pippin, The Baker's Wife, Personals, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Children of Eden. Wallem offers traditional takes on some songs along with a few in his signature irreverent style. Schwartz and All was originally produced at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret in Chicago. The 2012 edition at Birdland will feature updated material, the addition of bass and percussion, and surprise guests. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/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: THE BENGSONS AT 54 BELOW

The Bengsons will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, January 21st at 9:30 pm. The Bengsons are a Brooklyn/Berkshires-based husband and wife art-folk duo. Likened to a pairing of Janis Joplin and David Byrne, their radiantly emotive songs blend rousing, all-join-hands group choruses with spry vocal melodies and rich instrumentation that incorporates everything from banjo to accordion to classical harp. They Bengsons will present a selection of music from their upcoming folk opera, Hundred Days. Directed by Anne Kauffman with an all-star NYC and San Francisco creative team, the evening features huge gang vocals, booming drums and the emotionally direct lyrics and vocals for which this dynamic writing duo are celebrated, merging art and pop as only they can. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


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