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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 ARCHIVESFEBRUARY 2013
MONDAY through SUNDAY - February 11th to February 17th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 17th

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NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT AND FRIENDS: WE LOST IT AT THE MOVIES
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Eric Michael Gillett and a team of talented performers will share stories about their favorite films, the songs that most influenced them, the history of the songs in the films and the people who originated them, and even gossip about Hollywood's heyday in a new series, "Eric Michael Gillett and Friends: We Lost It at the Movies" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. Eric Michael Gillett is our director and host. Jeff Cubeta will be musical director. Performers include featured guest Valerie Lemon, plus Sheera Ben-David, Raissa Katona Bennett, Shana Farr, Chris J. Handley, Elise Holman, Leah Jennings, Eva Kantor, Marissa Mulder, Jennifer Sheehan, Sonja Stuart, and Melanie Vaughan. Featured guest Valerie Lemon performed across the United States for twelve years as concert soloist for Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch. She has also been the star of her own solo shows, "The Music of Marvin Hamlisch" and "With a Song in My Heart: The Songs of Jane Froman." This special series on movies will appear every other month. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: KRISTINE ZBORNIK'S OPEN-ENDED CREATION

Kristine Zbornik's Open-Ended Creation will debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, February 10th at 9:30 pm and continue weekly for an open-ended run (no show February 24th). In a desperate attempt to pay her rent, single-white-cabaret performer-comedienne Kristine Zbornik is back with a somewhat new and entirely unrehearsed show. With the assistance of Bobby Peaco, her trusty piano-playing, joke-writing "straight" man, Kristine Zbornik's Open-Ended Creation will most certainly be a rehash of everything you've already seen before and much, much less. Since the show will be changing every week, mixing old and new material, you can feel free to attend as often as you like and bring your friends. It's like church, for non-religious drinkers. There is no cover, just a two-drink minimum per person.

NYC: A WOLK ON THE WILD SIDE - ONE MORE TIME

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

NYC: DAVID BRENNER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

David Brenner returns to New York City in his Homecoming Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday through Sunday, February 14th through 17th at 7:00 pm. The Metropolitan Room is the location of the original Gotham Comedy Club, where Brenner performed regularly in his early years. Brenner has had a remarkable career. Beginning with his debut National TV appearance on The Tonight Show, where he went on to make the most appearances of any guest on the show: 158, he has continued to be the most frequent talk show guest of any entertainer, as confirmed in "The Book of List 2." These days, Brenner's act is based on "very" current events and he is recognized as a political pundit, appearing on news oriented shows including, MSNBC, CNN and The Fox Network. Then there are the four HBO Specials he has done, including his last one which was performed live, with no safety net, "David Brenner Back With A Vengeance" and proved that once again the Philadelphia native is still "the ultimate comeback kidder." The show was one of HBO's highest rated specials. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Sunday night at 9:00 pm. Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

CABARET ON THE RADIO - OLD IS NEW PRE-EMPTED THIS WEEK

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, February 17th, the show is pre-empted by another WBAI broadcast, but David returns on Sundays, February 24th & March 3rd with The WBAI Winter On Air Fund raiser featuring DAVE'S CD GRAB BAG. Regular programming returns on Sunday, March 10th. 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: MARK JANAS' SALON: "CRAZY LOVE!"

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 17th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Crazy Love!". Co-Host will be Marieann Meringolo. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MICHAEL MUSTO'S 70'2 DISCO EXTRAVAGANZA

The mirror ball has relocated to the cellar with Michael Musto's 70s Disco Extravaganza at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, February 17th at 9:30 pm. Join downtown legend, disco diva, and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto with his glittery sidekicks Snooky and Tish as he performs live with disco cover band The Elektrik Company, and Tony nominee Orfeh will be along for a hot tune. The club is pushing tables and chairs aside to make way for the dance floor, so folks can grab a cocktail and shake their groove thing into the wee hours as 54 Below returns to its fabulous roots. Cover charge is $20 for dance floor tickets. Reserved seating at a banquette requires a $50 beverage minimum.

NYC: THE CAST OF ONCE AT 54 BELOW

The cast of "Once" performs on Sunday, February 17th at 7:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551). Get up close and personal with the Broadway cast of Once, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Once is a truly original Broadway experience. The cast consists of an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments. When they make their 54 Below debut this February, the company will present a mix of original music, cover songs and even some tunes cut from their show! Musical Director: David Abeles. There is a $20-30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER

Award-winning performer, producer and composer Jerry "The Iceman" Butler performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, February 15 through 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry has been nominated for three "Grammys" and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. Call for cover/minimum information.


SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


SF: LAWRENCE BEAMON: FROM RENAISSANCE TO THE STRUGGLE OF PAUL ROBESON

Lawrence Beamon presents "From Renaissance to The Struggle of Paul Robeson: A Black History Program" at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, February 17th at 7:00 pm, Beamon was one of 40 contestants selected to compete on NBC's hit show America's Got Talent, and made it to TOP 5, which garnered over 44 million viewers. Lawrence's powerful rendition of "Ole Man River" evoked powerful emotions in viewers, and brought the studio audience to their feet. He won the hearts of the judges and received millions of votes from fans across America and around the world - Lawrence made it to the final round of competition and toured in Las Vegas on America's Got Talent Live, hosted by Jerry Springer. There is a $20 cover.


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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 16th

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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RETURNS IN 2013
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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 February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 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 BRENNER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

David Brenner returns to New York City in his Homecoming Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday through Sunday, February 14th through 17th at 7:00 pm. The Metropolitan Room is the location of the original Gotham Comedy Club, where Brenner performed regularly in his early years. Brenner has had a remarkable career. Beginning with his debut National TV appearance on The Tonight Show, where he went on to make the most appearances of any guest on the show: 158, he has continued to be the most frequent talk show guest of any entertainer, as confirmed in "The Book of List 2." These days, Brenner's act is based on "very" current events and he is recognized as a political pundit, appearing on news oriented shows including, MSNBC, CNN and The Fox Network. Then there are the four HBO Specials he has done, including his last one which was performed live, with no safety net, "David Brenner Back With A Vengeance" and proved that once again the Philadelphia native is still "the ultimate comeback kidder." The show was one of HBO's highest rated specials. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FRANK DAIN'S THE MAGIC OF MATHIS RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA

Frank Dain will reprise The Magic of Mathis with one performance at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 pm. Dain brings fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as "Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Wild Is the Wind," "Misty" and "The Twelfth of Never. Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's longtime collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "THE BASEMENT BARTENDER: THE SPY WHO SERVED ME"

Metropolitan Room bartender Eddie Jacques will take the mainstage at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, February 16th at 4:00 pm. His liquor imbibed variety show, called "The Basement Bartender: The Spy Who Served Me", will "serve up": Music, Comedy, and BOOZE!! You will listen to some Sultry & Swingin' Music, learn how to make some Sophisticated & Sexy Cocktails, and laugh at the "Not Ready for Secret Mission Players" featuring: Lianne Marie Dobbs, Tom Gamblin and Lorinda Lisitza and "The Cocktail Shakers", John DiPinto (piano), Ted Stafford (guitar), Ritt Henn (bass), and Rex Benincasa (percussion). There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: ROCK N' SOUL SINGER LULU MAKES NYC CONCERT DEBUT

Britain's iconic singer LULU will make her NYC concert debut on Saturday, February 16th at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144) backed by an All-Star Band, featuring Will Lee, Jimmy Vivino and Rich Pagano from The Fab Faux, plus Paul Shaffer. Lulu's name is synonymous with rock and a whole lot of soul. She first burst onto the scene in the sixties at the tender age of 15, with the enduring mega-hit Shout. Since then she has topped the charts in every decade (working with everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and The Beatles to Elton John, Sting, David Bowie and Paul McCartney) and also become an accomplished actress, in such notable works as the cult classic 'To Sir With Love' and legendary guest appearances on the BBC comedy, 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Tickets are $40 at http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2342


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE WITH COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA ... (PLAYED THAT PART)

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents the return of two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Friday, February 15th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 16th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... (played that part). She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


BOS: 3 COHENS SEXTET AT SCULLERS

The 3 Cohens Sextet will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Saturday, February 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The best jazz groups are made up of kindred spirits, but the rare family band has something more - an intuitive feel for each other that goes beyond words and gestures to a kind of bred-in-the-bone telepathy. The 3 Cohens are that sort of uncommon collective, a trio of siblings from Tel Aviv, Israel - tenor saxophonist/ clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Avishai Cohen and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen - whose sense of improvisational interplay is both uncannily fluent and wonderfully, infectiously warm. Dinner/show: $70 - Show only $30.

DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER

Award-winning performer, producer and composer Jerry "The Iceman" Butler performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, February 15 through 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry has been nominated for three "Grammys" and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & AARON WEINSTEIN AT THE COLONY

Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein move into the famed THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th at 8:00 pm. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov's The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only); Thursday (Valentine's Day): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


SF: LINDA EDER AT YOSHI'S (SF) ONE NIGHT ONLY

Accomplished Broadway singer & actress Linda Eder performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, February 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, Eder blew the roof off of New York's Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs "Someone Like You" and "A New Life." Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Cover: $46 for 8:00 pm, $36 for 10:00 pm shows.

AUS: CANDICE McQUEEN (SPANKY) TO OPEN NEW BUTTERFLY CLUB

Melbourne Cabaret Festival hit show "Candice McQueen: Nasty!" starring London's Spanky is returning THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Saturday, February 16th as the headline opening act for The Butterfly Club's new venue. Spanky held a seven-year residency at London's infamous Bistrotheque, has performed for three British Prime Ministers and had private bookings at the request of Elton John and Alexander McQueen. Spanky's alter-ego, the immortal demi-goddess Candice McQueen, is a Mr Sister who has partied her way around the world for thousands of years. She has a heart of ice. It's her weak spot. So she's like Samson with a superior weave. The show is a comedy-cabaret about Candice falling in love with a fallen 90s screen idol and the journey to save both their lives weaving 90s pop culture and fashion. Its premiere at the 2012 Melbourne Cabaret Festival was universally acclaimed by audiences, reviewers and peers. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 15th

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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, February 1st, 8th, 15th & 22ndat 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: DAVID BRENNER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

David Brenner returns to New York City in his Homecoming Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday through Sunday, February 14th through 17th at 7:00 pm. The Metropolitan Room is the location of the original Gotham Comedy Club, where Brenner performed regularly in his early years. Brenner has had a remarkable career. Beginning with his debut National TV appearance on The Tonight Show, where he went on to make the most appearances of any guest on the show: 158, he has continued to be the most frequent talk show guest of any entertainer, as confirmed in "The Book of List 2." These days, Brenner's act is based on "very" current events and he is recognized as a political pundit, appearing on news oriented shows including, MSNBC, CNN and The Fox Network. Then there are the four HBO Specials he has done, including his last one which was performed live, with no safety net, "David Brenner Back With A Vengeance" and proved that once again the Philadelphia native is still "the ultimate comeback kidder." The show was one of HBO's highest rated specials. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KAY MATSUKAWA AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Kay Matsukawa will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, February 15th at 11:30 pm. Born in Osaka, Japan, Kay began her professional singing and songwriting career after graduating high school. She developed her vocal skills by sharing many live performances and recording sessions with some of Japan's most accomplished artists, including Yuming (Yumi Matsutoya), the best selling female singer/songwriter in Japan. In 1991 Kay debuted as a member of the pop group Delta, releasing four CD singles and an album on Mercury Records (Universal Music Entertainment Group). Delta's songs were featured on every major Japanese television network. In 1999 Kay teamed with Delta's guitarist Neo to form the duo FAKiE. They released three CDs in Japan, earning high praise from music fans for their breathtaking performances and the CD's high quality sound. Each album's release was followed by successful tours throughout Japan, from jazz clubs to major concert halls and convention centers. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, presents a special early show on Thursday & Friday, February 14th & 15th at 7:30 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: DAVID BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND

The David Berger Jazz Orchestra performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Fridays at 5:00 pm. Jazz composer, arranger and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era and big band music. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings including over 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Mr. Berger maintains a close working relationship with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE WITH COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA ... (PLAYED THAT PART)

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents the return of two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Friday, February 15th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 16th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... (played that part). She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER

Award-winning performer, producer and composer Jerry "The Iceman" Butler performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday through Sunday, February 15 through 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry has been nominated for three "Grammys" and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "The Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & AARON WEINSTEIN AT THE COLONY

Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein move into the famed THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th at 8:00 pm. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov's The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only); Thursday (Valentine's Day): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 - ) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


LON: A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

Natalie Douglas brings her acclaimed tribute to Nina Simone "To Nina" to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), Monday through Friday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm, with a second show on Friday at 10:30 pm. She is joined by her musical director, Mark Hartman. The show features songs such as "I Loves You Porgy", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "I Put A Spell On You". Natalie's other recent musical tributes to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, the music of the 70s & Barbra Streisand have had adoring audiences in the USA on their feet clapping long and loud. She is a seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, a Nightlife Award Winner and a Backstage Bistro Award Winner with appearances at Birdland Jazz Club (her NYC home), The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theatre, Town Hall and other New York City, National and International venues. In addition, there is Natalie's annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman - a Greenwich Village tradition - which materializes each December 31st at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's Longest Running Jazz Concert Series will hold it's 40th Anniversary Gala on Valentine's Day, February 14th at 8:00 pm at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460). The event will feature performances by Barbara Carroll with Jay Leonhart; Bria Skonberg, with Ken Peplowski ; and Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. Barbara Carroll is an elegant pianist, composer and vocalist long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and it's many possibilities. Barbara will be accompanied by the witty and superior jazz bassist Jay Leonhart. Originally from Western Canada, Bria Skonberg is a trumpeter, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader taking New York by storm with her "red-hot" trumpet playing and "soul sultry and innocent sweet" voice. Ken Peplowski's virtuosity - not only is he an outstanding clarinetist and saxophone player, but he's also a charismatic entertainer who has been delighting audiences for over 30 years with his warmth, wit, and musicianship. The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band has as its main concept to keep significant side-men of the Classic Jazz Period working and not forgotten. It features Joey Morant-Trumpet, Fred Staton-Tenor Saxophone, Art Baron-Trombone, Zeke Mullins-Piano, Jackie Williams-Drums, Bill Wurtzel-Guitar, and Michael Max Fleming-Bass Special guests will include pianist Ehud Asherie, 22 year old sax phenon Steven Frieder and current Basie Band drummer Marion Felder. A very special highlight for the 40th anniversary will be the saxophonist Fred Staton (the brother of Dakota Staton) will celebrate his 98th birthday. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH CRAIG POMRANZ - A NY TRADITION CONTINUES!

Craig Pomranz and his annual Valentine's Day show is back - but at a new location: THE CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900). Showtime is 7:00 pm and the cover is $25 ($20 if you order early).Known for posessing one of the most romantic voices in cabaret, Craig returs with love songs - nothing but love songs. As always, Craig is joined by his longtime accompanist, Stephen Bocchino! Maybe a new tradition has begun!

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 Thursdays, February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 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: DAVID BRENNER AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

David Brenner returns to New York City in his Homecoming Performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Thursday through Sunday, February 14th through 17th at 7:00 pm. The Metropolitan Room is the location of the original Gotham Comedy Club, where Brenner performed regularly in his early years. Brenner has had a remarkable career. Beginning with his debut National TV appearance on The Tonight Show, where he went on to make the most appearances of any guest on the show: 158, he has continued to be the most frequent talk show guest of any entertainer, as confirmed in "The Book of List 2." These days, Brenner's act is based on "very" current events and he is recognized as a political pundit, appearing on news oriented shows including, MSNBC, CNN and The Fox Network. Then there are the four HBO Specials he has done, including his last one which was performed live, with no safety net, "David Brenner Back With A Vengeance" and proved that once again the Philadelphia native is still "the ultimate comeback kidder." The show was one of HBO's highest rated specials. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST IS LORNA LUFT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on tonight, February 14th at 5:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guest Broadway's Lorna Luft. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )! See: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com/ .


NYC: JOYCE LYONS ONE NIGHT ONLY AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Joyce Lyons returns to NYC and DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ), for one night only on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14th at 7:30 pm. Lyons relocated to the Minneapolis area in late 2009, but makes a visit back to the Big Apple when she can. Joining Joyce in an evening of love songs, joy and laughter are Rich Iacona, David Meer and Dave Silliman. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.. Reservations suggested. Joyce will also be teaching a workshop on Friday, February 15th at 2:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA focusing on finding a deep relationship with the lyric. For more information, contact Joyce at 917-282-9438.


NYC: FUNNY VALENTINES: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JOY BEHAR & SUSIE ESSMAN

Joy Behar and Susie Essman, comedians, actresses, and authors, both close friends since their budding standup days in the early 1980s will team up for an absolutely hilarious evening sharing their wisdom about love, life, and comedy at STAGE 72 (formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - ) on Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. Behar, a cohost of The View, and Essman, star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, are among today's most original, leading female comic talents, on stage and on screen. There is a $25-$35 cover cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, LE SCANDAL CABARET, presents a special early show on Thursday & Friday, February 14th & 15th at 7:30 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: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE WITH COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA ... (PLAYED THAT PART)

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents the return of two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Friday, February 15th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 16th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... (played that part). She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


BOS: VALENTINE'S DAY AT CLUB CAFE WITH BRIAN & JAN

Jan Peters will be teaming up with Brian Patton on Valentine's Day, Thursday February 14th at 8:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966 - ). The menu is luscious and love songs from The Great American Songbook, Broadway and beyond are on the menu as well. Reservations recommended. Cover charge after 10:00 pm.

BOS: AMANDA CARR - VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT!

Amanda Carr presents a Valentine's Day Concert at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. Amanda Carr is a multi-styled vocalist/pianist that began early on in her teens in the rock and pop genre, but has in recent years focused on fresh interpretations of the Great American Songbook. For over three decades she's performed and recorded both in the U.S. and Italy. She and her CDs have received critical acclaim from a tough bevy of reviewers. Her 2005 recording, TENDER TRAP debuted on the National Jazz Charts at 55 and received 4-stars from All Music Guide. Her follow-up recording in 2007 was a feature story by Nat Hentoff in The Wall Street Journal which catapulted her to global exposure with sales and airplay. There is a $20 cover - $60 dinner show package.


DC: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER

Award-winning performer, producer and composer Jerry "The Iceman" Butler presents a special Valentine's Day show at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, February 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Jerry has been nominated for three "Grammys" and inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation in 1994. Price includes Dinner & Show. Dinner: Choice of Filet Mignon, Shrimp & Artichoke Hearts, Crab Cakes, Jambalaya, or Pesto Pasta for Vegetarians Includes: House Salad, Bread Pudding, Non Alcoholic Beverages (Except Bottled Water), Tax & Gratuity. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & AARON WEINSTEIN AT THE COLONY

Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein move into the famed THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th at 8:00 pm. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov's The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only); Thursday (Valentine's Day): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 - ) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


SF: JOEY ARIAS - LOVE SWINGS! A VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT

New York's spellbinding international downtown super/star Joey Arias swings into THE CASTRO THEATRE (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA) for a Valentine's Day Concert X-Travaganza: "JOEY ARIAS - Love Swings!" on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00 pm. This rare San Francisco appearance will showcase the varied & unique talents of Joey Arias. Part jazz singer, part cabaret chanteuse, part erotic mistress of illusion, part bawdy comic, always uniquely unpredictable. This evening of song & spectacle will feature Arias singing songs of love with a sly touch of seduction - all in his own singular style. Opening the show will be SF's own inimitable chanteuse Veronica Klaus - hot off of her CD release, of "Something Cool." Also there will be special guest appearances by the effervescent Connie Champagne, video by Leo Herrera, a VD fashion show by Mr. David and other swinging surprises. Joey Arias is a bona fide NYC icon. He has performed with legendary musician Klaus Nomi, David Bowie & Grace Jones- originated the role of the Mistress of Seduction in Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas spectacular Zumanity, and subsequently sold out shows in the critical & commercial hit Arias With a Twist, a show he co-created with master puppeteer Basil Twist. The evening of fine romance and dirty fun is produced by SF impressario Marc Huestis, in association with Earl Dax. Sponsors include Twin Peaks Tavern, Galleria Park Hotel, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Randall Schiller Productions and the Bubble Lounge. Tickets are $28-$38-$75 VIP. Tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com or by calling 415 863-0611.

SEA: VALENTINE'S DAY WITH ARNALDO! AND THE VICTOR JANUSZ TRIO

The Filipino Community of Seattle through it's Culture and Arts Program presents a special evening of music and romance on Valentine's Day, February 14th at FILIPINO COMMUNITY OF SEATTLE (5740 Martin Luther King Way, Seattle, WA - 206-722-9372 - ). Dinner at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm. The evening includes a sit-down dinner with a cabaret dinner show followed by dancing. Flowers for your loved one are also included in the package. The featured artist for the dinner show is Arnaldo!, an outstanding award winning cabaret performer. He is joined by Seattle's Mr. Piano Man, Victor Janusz and his trio. This is a fund raising event for FCS programs which provides quality after school arts program for the youths and outstanding performance art shows at the Filipino Community Center. Tickets are $75/couple, $40/single.


LON: A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

Natalie Douglas brings her acclaimed tribute to Nina Simone "To Nina" to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), Monday through Friday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm, with a second show on Friday at 10:30 pm. She is joined by her musical director, Mark Hartman. The show features songs such as "I Loves You Porgy", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "I Put A Spell On You". Natalie's other recent musical tributes to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, the music of the 70s & Barbra Streisand have had adoring audiences in the USA on their feet clapping long and loud. She is a seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, a Nightlife Award Winner and a Backstage Bistro Award Winner with appearances at Birdland Jazz Club (her NYC home), The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theatre, Town Hall and other New York City, National and International venues. In addition, there is Natalie's annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman - a Greenwich Village tradition - which materializes each December 31st at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.

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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: 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, February 6th & 13th at 9:30 pm and February 20th at 9:30 pm, and February 27th at 7:00 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: NO CONCERT - ASH WEDNESDAY

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, February 13th preempted by Ash Wednesday services at the church.

NYC: STRAIGHT FROM NASHVILLE - AARON CRITES

Aaron Crites will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) om Wednesday, February 13th at 9:30 pm. Aaron will present an acoustic Set, showcasing his unique rhythm and vocal styling. Aaron Crites is a writer/performer from southern Illinois who recently has made the move to Nashville TN to further promote and showcase his musical style. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND AT BIRDLAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band performs every Wednesday at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) at 5:30 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 11th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE WITH COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA ... (PLAYED THAT PART)

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents the return of two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Friday, February 15th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 16th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... (played that part). She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $30 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HAIRSPRAY'S MICHELLE DOWDY AT 54 BELOW

Broadway's Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray) rocks the house at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, February 13th at 9:30 pm, featuring the brassy songs of strong women, ranging from Bette Midler to Judy Garland. Featuring a seven piece band lead by Dylan Glatthorn (who is providing some fresh arrangements to some of your favorite tunes), Michelle will also place her own unique stamp on some trunk songs that are soon to be standards. A Brass Act will most certainly be a reminder that Michelle Dowdy is a self-described "Baudy, Brassy, B*tch!" There is a $20-30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NE: AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC WITH MARY CATHERINE WARD

Every second Wednesday of the month Leslie Holmes hosts an amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, February 13th the featured guest will be Mary Catherine Ward. Her ability to communicate with her singing, as well as treat you to her lovely sound, will make for a memorable evening you won't want to miss. Mary Catherine conveys the range of raw and heartfelt emotions with full-voiced singing and wry humor in a show that is both hilarious and heartfelt. Tom LaMark will be at the piano. The open-mic starts at 7:00 pm (signup at 6:30 pm), and the featured performers go on at 8:10 pm. There is an $10 cover charge ($9 cover for BACA members).


BOS: INTRODUCING YUTO KANAZAWA & EARTHWARDS

Fresh off a successful Japan tour, jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa comes to SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Wednesday, February 13th at 8:00 pm to unveil his exciting debut album, "Earthwards", on the first stop of his CD Release Tour. Trained at the Koyo Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Yuto is joined by a stellar combo of rising jazz cannons, including Felix Peikli (clarinet), Mario Castro (tenor sax), Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere (bass), and Roberto Giaquinto (drums). The "Earthwards" album features a special guest appearance by Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling. It also reflects some of Yuto's feelings following the tragic 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, which deeply affected his home prefecture of Fukushima. There is a $20 cover - $60 dinner/show package.

DC: K'JON AT BLUES ALLEY

K'Jon performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 13th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singing from the age of eight, K'JON had been dabbling in the business for years. What started out as a hobby was beginning to morph into a career. In 2004, he had the honor of having his song, "Miami," featured on the soundtrack for 2Fast 2Furious. He's opened for everyone from Ludacris and Ne-Yo to Raheem DeVaughn. He released a few independent albums that became popular in his hometown. Things were coming together. After a decade of working hard, his ship has come in. And it's his time. Call for cover/minimum information.


FL: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & AARON WEINSTEIN AT THE COLONY

Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein move into the famed THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th at 8:00 pm. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov's The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only); Thursday (Valentine's Day): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 - ) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).

LON: A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

Natalie Douglas brings her acclaimed tribute to Nina Simone "To Nina" to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), Monday through Friday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm, with a second show on Friday at 10:30 pm. She is joined by her musical director, Mark Hartman. The show features songs such as "I Loves You Porgy", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "I Put A Spell On You". Natalie's other recent musical tributes to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, the music of the 70s & Barbra Streisand have had adoring audiences in the USA on their feet clapping long and loud. She is a seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, a Nightlife Award Winner and a Backstage Bistro Award Winner with appearances at Birdland Jazz Club (her NYC home), The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theatre, Town Hall and other New York City, National and International venues. In addition, there is Natalie's annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman - a Greenwich Village tradition - which materializes each December 31st at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.

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TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 12th
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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 February 5th. 12th, 19th & 26th 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: JOAN RIVERS: LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE!

Comedy legend Joan Rivers returns with her her live stand-up act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 pm. Rivers presents an evening of her newest and most outrageous riffs on Hollywood, pop culture, celebrities, reality TV and award show fashions. Rivers delivers a raunchy, politically incorrect evening of stand-up comedy. A full dinner menu and bar are available, and pianist Will Hall plays from the time doors open until Joan takes the stage. Net proceeds going to Joan Rivers' favorite charities: God's Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind. A full dinner menu and bar are available. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased at www.spincyclenyc.com or 212-352-3101. There is a $15 per person food/drink minimum.


NYC: ROXIE ROGERS "LOVE'S LOST & FOUND - AN EARLY VALENTINE"

Roxie Rogers celebrates the music of jazz and cabaret styles in her show "Love's Lost & Found - An Early Valentine" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm, featuring classic and contemporary composers, including the work of Francesca Blumenthal, Rupert Wates, and Jaz Dorsey. Roxie's style spans the gamut from torch songs, ballads, Broadway, and up tempo humorous, to serious jazz. She will be ccompanied by the fabulous Tom Nelson Trio. A native of Dallas, Texas, Roxie moved to Nashville ten years ago. She holds a B.F.A. In Theatre Arts, and has sung in bands since the age of 12 all over the U.S. and Europe. Having studied classical voice in Germany, her style includes elements of jazz, blues, rock, R&B, gospel, theatre, and country. She and her jazz band, "Breeze" were voted best band and vocalist by the Dallas Jazz News three years running. She began writing music 12 years ago while living and studying in Germany. A talented actress and costume designer, she has studied at The New Globe Theatre in London, has extensive acting experience in live theatre, film, music videos, and commercials, as well as having taught music, theatre, and dance to young people. She has performed regularly at the renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, WSM radio, and her tunes "Jump Start' and "Coupe de Ville" were featured on national PBS radio on the Car Talk show. "Coupe de Ville" also recently took top honors at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. She plays guitar, autoharp and percussion, and is an avid golfer with a current handicap of 12. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST CYRILLE AIMEE AT BIRDLAND

Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Cyrille has a culturally rich background - Dominican and French Gypsy - and conservatory training (SUNY Purchase) that help to form the rhythmic and expressive foundation by which a jury of legendary vocalists including Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater judged her to be a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2010. At the young age of twenty-six, Cyrille has since become one of the hottest young artists on the New York scene. She has already released four CDs with a variety of ensembles and performed at the top venues around the world. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PATTI LUPONE WITH COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA ... (PLAYED THAT PART)

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents the return of two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone Tuesday & Wednesday, February 12th & 13th at 7:00 pm; Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 & 9:30 pm; Friday, February 15th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, February 16th at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ... (played that part). She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten. There is an $85-$95 cover plus a $30 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 February 12th are Christine Pedi (from Off-Broadway's NEWSical and Forbidden Broadway), Brandon Ellis (from Broadway's Once), Sarah Rice (from Broadway's Sweeney Todd), Michele Mais (from Broadway's Rock of Ages), Johnny Rodgers (Liza's at the Palace), Anne Fraser Thomas (The Grinch Stole Christmas), and The Copa Boys with Sonny Black, Jimmy Cargill and Tony Apicalla. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.


DC: MISS JESSICA'S BIG PHAT TUESDAY

Join Miss Jessica at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 12th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as she pays homage to the cradle of jazz: New Orleans! Part vocalist, part dancer, all performer - Miss Jessica began singing at an early age. She earned a degree in Dance from UMCP and has performed locally with the Vocal Workshop, the Joy of Motion and with the Urban Bush Women as part of the Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans. She is a current company member of Lesole's Dance Project - a Modern and South African traditional dance company. When Miss Jessica takes to the stage her vocal interpretations are, above all else, honest reflections of her journey, and what a fabulous journey it's been! Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE & AARON WEINSTEIN AT THE COLONY

Christine Ebersole & Aaron Weinstein move into the famed THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) Tuesday through Saturday, February 12th through 16th at 8:00 pm. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. The winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Grey Gardens, Ms. Ebersole knocked-out audiences and reviewers alike with her performances in such stage hits as I Love My Wife, On the Twentieth Century with Kevin Kline and Imogene Coca, Camelot with Richard Burton, Chekhov's The Three Sisters with Diane Wiest and Sam Waterston, and 42nd Street, for which she won her first Tony in 2001. Named a "rising star violinist" by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Mr. Weinstein performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross. Tuesday & Wednesday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only); Thursday (Valentine's Day): $150 for prix fixe dinner & show; Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

SF: RENEE WILSON & THE MARCUS SHELBY TRIO TRIBUTE TO LENA HORNE

Renee Wilson and The Marcus Shelby Trio will pay tribute to Lena Horne at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Tuesday, February 12th at 8:00 pm. The show is hosted by Nikki Thomas of 102.9FM KBLX and presented by JazzWest.com. Proud New Orleans native Renee Wilson began her professional acting career portraying Raelette Pat Lyle in the Academy Award-winning film, Ray, with Jamie Foxx. She has been seen on television, film and stage and recently co-produced and directed, Crepe Covered Sidewalks, a documentary film about Hurricane Katrina and her family's experiences with the storm over past five years. Renee also recently released her debut CD, Voodoo Queen on Foxy As Roz records and I Was The One marks the first music video from this album. Currently Renee lives in San Francisco and is screening her film at festivals around the country, composing and performing music and working on a tribute piece to one of her biggest influences Ms. Lena Horne. There is a $22 cover.

SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 - ) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


LON: A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

Natalie Douglas brings her acclaimed tribute to Nina Simone "To Nina" to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), Monday through Friday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm, with a second show on Friday at 10:30 pm. She is joined by her musical director, Mark Hartman. The show features songs such as "I Loves You Porgy", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "I Put A Spell On You". Natalie's other recent musical tributes to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, the music of the 70s & Barbra Streisand have had adoring audiences in the USA on their feet clapping long and loud. She is a seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, a Nightlife Award Winner and a Backstage Bistro Award Winner with appearances at Birdland Jazz Club (her NYC home), The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theatre, Town Hall and other New York City, National and International venues. In addition, there is Natalie's annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman - a Greenwich Village tradition - which materializes each December 31st at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.

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MONDAY - FEBRUARY 11th

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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: 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: KEVIN DOZIER LAUNCHES 2nd CD "LOVE'S NEVER LOST"

2011 MAC and Bistro Award winner Kevin Dozier will introduce his new CD "LOVE'S NEVER LOST" on Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm with a special one-night-only performance at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). Kevin's new CD, produced by Paul Rolnick, features arrangements and musical direction by Alex Rybeck. Songs range from Edward's and Raleigh's 'Wonderful! Wonderful!' and Ann Hampton Callaway's 'Perfect' to the first commercial release of Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Love's Never Lost' from their musical A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and an original song by Carol Hall and Alex Rybeck called 'Hold to My Hand'." Joining Kevin on stage at The Metropolitan Room will be Musical Director/pianist Alex Rybeck with John Redsecker on drums, Jered Egan on Bass, and Sean Harkness on Guitars. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARTHA LORIN IN "LOVE SONGS FOR JAZZ LOVERS"

Award winning jazz singer, Martha Lorin, brings her new show "Love Songs for Jazz Lovers" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, February 11th at 9:30 pm. She is joined by Vic Juvis on Guitar and Harvie S on Bass. "Love Songs for Jazz Lovers" will include love songs from the jazz songbook, besides songs written by Martha herself. Martha is constantly exploring the jazz landscape with a spirit of lifting and broadening her musical acumen. Her explorations have presented the opportunity to work with a wide range of world class musicians, including, Paul Smith, Benny Green, Richard Wyands, Harvie S, Eddie Marshall, Monty Budwig, Leon Joyce, Butch Miles, and Mark Isham. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-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, February 11th 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 on the second Monday of every month! Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1937 AT THE TOWN HALL

THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-840-2824) is proud to present the first of four concerts in 2013 of their acclaimed series, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on Monday, February 11th at 8:00 pm. The season begins with 1937, a year that witnessed the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, the sudden death of George Gershwin, the Hindenburg disaster and a world on the brink of war. The event features an all-star cast led by two-time Tony Nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change), Drama Desk Nominee Kevin Earley (Death Takes a Holiday), Elizabeth Stanley (Million Dollar Quartet), and Nightlife Award Winner Carole J. Bufford. Among the classic Broadway shows that will be revisited from 1937 are Babes in Arms, Hooray For What?, and I'd Rather Be Right. Broadway By The Year takes the audience on a musical journey through the best of the Great White Way, featuring show-stopping numbers as well as lesser- known gems and little known facts and humor about our favorite shows. Since its inception thirteen years ago, Broadway by the Year, created, written, and hosted for Town Hall by author/critic Scott Siegel, has offered a total of 50 concerts that have celebrated the rich and varied history of The Great White Way. Tickets are $45-$50-$55 on sale through http://TicketMaster.com, 800-982- 2787, or The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).

NYC: OUT WENT THE SONG, ON WENT THE SHOW

"Out Went The Song, On Went The Show" will be presented on Monday, February 11th at 6:00 pm at BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM - NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (40 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC - ). The show is a program made up of songs dropped from shows en route to Broadway. Hosted by Steve Ross with special guests Frank Basile, Ted Bouton, Mary Foster Conklin, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Brian Gari, Emily Loesser, Colleen McHugh, Karen Oberlin, Lee Roy Reams, Joe Sirola, Jane Summerhays, Korliss Uecker and Walter Willison. Admission is free to the public, but early arrival is suggested.

NYC: LORNA LUFT MAKES BIRDLAND DEBUT

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents Emmy Award-winning actress/singer Lorna Luft in Birdland debut in two very special shows on Monday, February 11th and Monday, February 18th at 7:00 pm at NYC's famed BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Lorna Luft makes her Birdland debut in "Lorna's Living Room," where old friends show up, sing, make merry, and anything can happen! On Monday February 11th, it's boy's night at "Lorna's Living Room," with Broadway leading men James Clow and Tony Yazbeck helping salute the men in Lorna's musical life, including Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart and Burt Bacharach. On Monday February 18th, it's the girl's turn as award-winning jazz/cabaret diva Ann Hampton Callaway and Billboard Top-25 hit-maker Kelly King drop by to help Lorna salute the female composers who continue to inspire. Expect songs from the great Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Laura Nyro. At age 11, Lorna Luft made her television debut singing on her mother's series, "The Judy Garland Show." Since then, she has had starring roles in both television and film. Most recently, Lorna joined Alan Cumming and Margaret Cho as part of the talented voice cast of Logo Network's animated series "Rick & Steve." There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEXT SINGING EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP SHOWCASE AT STAGE 72

Linda Amiel Burns, the Director of THE SINGING EXPERIENCE , announces that the next workshop performance will be at STAGE 72 - formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-315-3500) on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm. The show "Lucky In Love" features Deven Alvarado, Karina E. Cuevas, Becca Daddino, Angelica Erokhina, Moyenda Francis, Lucila Halperin, Danielle Holden, Renee Lee, Nadia Manjarrez, Pete Moraites, Michele Rose, Marie Saint-Loth, Anna Lisa Schnirman, Regina Villegas, Jennifer Heller Wold with Bill Dyszel, Guest Artist. The Production Team: Linda Amiel Burns, Producer/Director; Joan Adams, Associate Director; Richard Danley, Musical Director; Shannon Epstein, Technical Director; Jeremy Handelman, Videographer; Liz Burns, Designer. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE in its 36th season, (established 1977) was begun to give aspiring cabaret and musical theater performers the opportunity to explore their talents, conquer fear, and develop self-confidence by learning the "tools of the trade" through actually performing before audiences in a supportive and nurturing environment. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in the NY Times! Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND

Every Monday night at 9:30 pm, Broadway impresario Jim Caruso hosts "Cast Party", a combination open-mic, networking event and party at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) during which the biggest stars on Broadway relax on their night off by performing their favorite songs in an informal setting. Cast Party is a mix of music, impromptu performance and cocktail party revelry, where showbiz superstars, stunning jazz talents and cabaret glitterati hit the stage alongside up-and-comers to serve up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. It's the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with talented show folk and their fans. There is a $20 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at SOFIA'S RESTAURANT at the EDISON HOTEL (221 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-719-5799). Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks is an eleven-piece band playing music of the 1920s & 30s for your dining and dancing pleasure. In 1976 Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks (originally known as the New Orleans Nighthawks) was formed. A big-band historian and collector, Giordano has more than 60,000 scores in his collection. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: CAN'T SOMETHING BE DONE? AN EVENING WITH EDWARD HIBBERT

Broadway's Edward Hibbert premieres his debut cabaret show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Mondays, February 11th & 18th at 7:00 pm. Known to many as Gil Chesterton, the restaurant critic, on TV's Frasier, Broadway and off-Broadway audiences have delighted in his varied performances in The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Jeffrey, and the upcoming It Shoulda Been You. In Can't Something Be Done?, Edward presents an evening of irreverent stories and songs by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and also contemporary songwriters. Enjoy stories of Edward's travels from England to the Great White Way and beyond. Featuring Musical Direction by Sam Davis and Direction by Mark Waldrop. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NAMT SONGWRITER SPOTLIGHT: ANDREW LIPPA

Andrew Lippa (The Addam's Family, John & Jen), Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner (Broadway-bound First Date and Secondhand Lions), and Sara Cooper & Zach Redler (The Memory Show, opening this spring Off-Broadway) join forces at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, February 11th ay 9:30 pm to share songs from their NAMT Festival shows and upcoming projects, featuring their talented friends singing songs you know and love, and songs you don't know you love ... yet. The concert will feature Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella), Etai Ben Shlomo (Wicked), Kerry Butler (Xanadu), Jason Danieley (Curtains, Next To Normal), Kevin Earley (Tale of Two Cities), Julia Murney (The Wild Party, Wicked), Bryce Ryness (Hair) and Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde). There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: IDA CAMPBELL'S BLUES NATION AT BLUES ALLEY

Ida Campbell's Blues Nation will be performed at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, February 11th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Ida Campbell, born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and raised in Washington, DC, has been singing all her life. Ida's Blues Nation Band was formed in 2008 to bring a distinctive blues and R&B sound like no one else's. Ida brings a spirited, invigorating, soul shaking presence and masters the kind of sound of blues that will affect you to the bone. Blues Nation is comprised of professional musicians from the District, Maryland and Virginia that have played with Grammy and Grammy-nominated artists and international acts. Call for cover/minimum information.


TX: AMY STEVENSON'S "MAMA'S PARTY HAS NEW HOME


The Dallas/Fort Worth's premiere cabaret event is Amy Stevenson's "Mama's Party". And now the show has a new home! GRAFF CHEROLET'S ULTRA LOUNGE (120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX - 972-237-8786) is an elegant retro-styled listening room located adjacent to the newly-restored 1950s Uptown Theater in old downtown Grand Prairie, just south of I-30 at Beltline. Next show is Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm. This week's lineup includes Steven Wright, Aaron White, Eric Criner, Ashton McKay Shawver and Laura Ainsworth and is accompanied by pianist Adam C. Wright. "Mama's Party" is like an insider party with Dallas' top musical theater and cabaret stars singing the songs they want to sing. Best of all, there is just a $5 cover.


SF: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ:

At this time, through March 5, 2013 only, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission has required us to pause our MUSICAL performances while we investigate a possible sound issue at our new home on Van Ness Avenue and rectify it as needed. Since LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095 - ) has always been considerate of our performers, audiences and neighbors, we stand to right unjustness whether on a broad spectrum or a narrow one. Therefore, we feel obliged to postpone any performances through March 5 while we tend to the matter. We are so very sorry for your inconvenience. This is a temporary situation through March 5, 2013, and only for MUSICAL attractions. All shows (musical and otherwise) continue to remain on sale after March 5, 2013, including Patti LuPone (March 19 to 24), and Vonda Shepard (March 29 & 30).


LON: A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE WITH NATALIE DOUGLAS

Natalie Douglas brings her acclaimed tribute to Nina Simone "To Nina" to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888), Monday through Friday, February 11th through 15th at 8:00 pm, with a second show on Friday at 10:30 pm. She is joined by her musical director, Mark Hartman. The show features songs such as "I Loves You Porgy", "My Baby Just Cares For Me", and "I Put A Spell On You". Natalie's other recent musical tributes to Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, the music of the 70s & Barbra Streisand have had adoring audiences in the USA on their feet clapping long and loud. She is a seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner, a Nightlife Award Winner and a Backstage Bistro Award Winner with appearances at Birdland Jazz Club (her NYC home), The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Herbst Theatre, Town Hall and other New York City, National and International venues. In addition, there is Natalie's annual New Year's Eve collaboration with Mark Hartman - a Greenwich Village tradition - which materializes each December 31st at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Call for cover/minimum information.

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