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Here is an index of past Cabaret and Live Entertainment Events from around the world with links to more complete details where available. Items will be added as days events are completed.
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CABARET EVENTS ARCHIVES
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2013
MONDAY through SUNDAY - February 25th to March 3rd



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 3rd
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: KRISTINE ZBORNIK'S OPEN-ENDED CREATION
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Kristine Zbornik's Open-Ended Creation continues it's open run at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sundays at 9:30 pm. 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: JOHN GABRIEL AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) presents John Gabriel on Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm. Born in Niagara Falls and raised in Los Angeles, multi-talented actor-singer John Gabriel enjoys a career that spans a variety of media and genre. John is truly as gifted a singer as he is an actor. He is blessed with movie star good looks as well as a charming sense of humor. He got his first taste of show business as a student at U.C.L.A.. But Gabriel's stint in the Air Force provided the solid foundation needed to "learn the ropes." Based in Alamagordo, New Mexico and charged with the responsibility of providing entertainment for the troops, by the end of his military service, he knew where he was headed next - Hollywood! Gabriel was chosen for the reoccurring role of Andy Rivers, Mary Richards' sportscaster boyfriend on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," but the part for which he is best known is that of Dr. Seneca Beaulac, on the enduring and memorable ABC soap, "Ryan's Hope." John spent 10 years in that role, garnering an Emmy nomination and 20 million faithful fans. He went on to another ABC soap, "Loving," playing ace lawyer Zack Conway. While at ABC daytime, he continued the pursuit of his music. He gathered other musically inclined soap actors and recorded "John Gabriel and Friends". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ALIX PAIGE - BORN TOO LATE:OLD SONGS FOR A NEW SONGSTRESS

Alix Paige returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) with an homage to the greatest female vocalists of the 1930s, 40s and 50s on Sunday, March 3rh at 9:30 pm. Always feeling like she belonged back in the days of those fabulous jazz legends, Paige explores the timeless jazz classics that were sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington, just to name a few. Like her previous Met Room show "A Paige on Men", the Bennett Paster Trio will be joining Alix again and together they will bring you back to a time when Jazz legends were born and the American Songbook was made. There is a #20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "THE FOLK ROCK MOVEMENT!"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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, March 3rd from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "The Folk Rock Movement – A Celebration of the 60s & 70s!" Guest Host will be Jon Weber. Co-Host will be Lauren Fox. In the Salon Spotlight: Sally Darling & Matthew Martin Ward. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": FINAL WINTER FUNDRAISING BROADCAST
CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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, March 3rd, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, with an important fundraiser featuring 'Dave's CD Grab-bag'. HELP SUPPORT WBAI-FM & EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Pledge during the Broadcast. Call 516-620-3602! For your pledge of $75.00 he will send to you as his gift of thanks: Dave's CD Grab-Bag. This year Dave is offering the BIGGEST Grab-Bag EVER! Each Bag will contain 8 CDs! Each bag will be a mix of Pop Standards, Jazz, Showtunes, Cabaret & More. Also, on the broadcast David will present an In-Studio Interview with singer and actress Jenifer Lewis. 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: PETE LEVIN "IRIDIUM LIVE CD RELEASE" CELEBRATING GIL EVANS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents the Pete Levin All Stars celebrating Gil Evans on Wednesday, February 27th and Friday through Sunday, March 1st through 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band features Pete Levin - organ, Lenny White - drums, Lew Soloff - trumpet, Dave Stryker - guitar, Alex Foster - saxophone, Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone and John Clark - french horn. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/ arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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.

NYC: SARAH RICE GLAMOROUS NIGHTS & CARELESS RAPTURE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Multiple award winner Sarah Rice brings Glamorous Nights and Careless Rapture to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) in a special one night only performance on Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm. She is accompanied by Bill Zeffiro, Piano, Maria Banks, Harp, Jonathan Russell, Violin. The show takes you back in time to an era of glamorous elegance and exquisite beauty, depicted in the film and television classics Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, and more and celebrating the songs of Ivor Novello, Noel Coward and British Music Hall and more. Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince chose Sarah to become part of musical theatre history when she was cast as the original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD on Broadway, for which she won a Theatre World Award and recorded on RCA. This recording won a Grammy for best show album and SWEENEY swept the Tony awards, including best show. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Mike Stern & Dave Weckl (Guitar/Drums/Fusion), featuring: Anthony Jackson & Bob Francesscini (Bass/Sax) perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Six-time GRAMMY nominated guitarist Mike Stern's music has always come from a colorful and diverse part of town - a place where numerous artistic styles converge to create a fresh sound that's rooted in jazz but refuses to adhere to rigid borders. Since his earliest recordings, this former bandmate of Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: "CELEBRATE ME HOME" WITH BECKIE MENZIE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Beckie Menzie in "Celebrate Me Home" will be presented Sunday afternoon, March 3rd, at 2:00 pm at the MAYNE STAGE (1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-381-4554). On March 1, 1988, cabaret singer/keyboardist/ songwriter, Beckie Menzie moved to Chicago, and has called the city and the music scene her home ever since. Now she presents this special show to celebrate 25 years of Beckie Menzie, Music & Chicago. This concert showcases many new arrangements as well as audience favorites. Tickets are $23 including the service charge.


CHI: THEY SHOOT SOPRANOS, DON'T THEY?
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Actor/Singer Judy Rossignuolo-Rice presents an hour of song and stories on growing up a chanteuse and musical theatre maven in Chicago at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Sunday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm. Watch and listen as this alto gives all those soprano divas a run for their money in her one-woman show, "They Shoot Sopranos, Don't They?" Under the musical direction of the fabulous Beckie Menzie. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHI: SCOTT GRYDER'S SIMPLY SCOTTY AT CLUB 3160
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Scott Gryder's monthly SIMPLY SCOTTY! show at CLUB 3160 (3160 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - 773-327-5969) will be presented on Sunday, March 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Scott will once again entertain from his self-compiled songbook of zany, heartfelt music! He is accompanied by the incomparable Nick Sula on piano, and joined at the mic by guest singers Freddie The Puppet, Laven Deer and the legendary operatic pachyderm Placebo Dominguez. Guest singers welcome. Celebrating the New Year and the Valentine's Day season, TSG shares cabaret joy through zingy, ditties and banter! And what cabaret show would be complete without a little puppet romance? It's a "one-man parade" of musical mayhem. No cover charge - just a 2-drink minimum.


SF: BARBARY COAST BURLESQUE AT YOSHI'S
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Barbary Coast Burlesque will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, March 3rd at 8:00 pm to kick off a new year of gorgeous entertainment. The show is an evening of molten hot burlesque entertainment by Bunny Pistol, Lola Martinet Sparkly Devil, Sid Scenic. Hoola Hooping Sensation Raphaele Dauboise. The hypnotic Belly Dance of Gia Haad. The event will be led by MC, Scott Levkoff and Stage Kitten Annie Oakland. Barbary Coast Burlesque is a cabaret show based in San Francisco created and produced by the one and only, Bunny Pistol. There is a $20 cover.


SF: THE KBLX SUNDAY BRUNCH IS BACK AT "LIVE AT THE RRAZZ!"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The place to be on Sunday mornings /afternoons is at the KBLX Sunday Brunch at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Chef Bronson MaComber of Macadamia Events & Catering and formerly of Restaurant Gary Denko has created an outstanding menu that offers something for every taste. The Sunday Brunch Live at the Rrazz with KBLX personality Nikki Thomas is just $55 and features special children's prices for kids 12 and under only for only $20, and is free for kids 5 and under (max of 2 per party).
Reservations highly advised.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MARCH 2nd
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: "PEACHES & CRIME" BRINGING VAUDEVILLE BACK TO MANHATTAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

With their upcoming spectacular at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30 pm, an act called Peaches and Crime is putting Vaudeville centre stage in New York again. And as the macabre sensibility and pitch-black sense of humor that is theirs and theirs alone blends with their otherwise-lost sense of elegance, not to mention old fashioned musical talent, some say this "criminal cabaret" has brought Vaudeville back better than it ever was. While heralding the return of lost styles of entertainment, the Binghamton, New York-based act is at the same time relentlessly original. When not performing lead vocals in the character of the alluring and mysterious "Angie Diamond," Angela Schwartz writes all the original music in a barrage of early-twentieth-century styles, while her husband Daniel Schwartz, who also performs as the suavely vicious master of ceremonies "Danny Black," writes all the intricate and witty original lyrics. Vaudeville is at its heart a travelling variety show, and Peaches and Crime embodies this wholeheartedly in its synthesis of old and new; between songs that straddle genres from catchy calypso, polka, jazz, and swing to the blues, vocalist and trombonist Julia Kelly reads minds as "Abigail Pins," and bassist "Honest" Stephen Longfield performs card tricks. Meanwhile, in a series of dark comedy scenes, clarinetist/vocalist Cat McDonald as "Young Catherine" innocently misunderstands some sinister come-ons, and stolid drummer "Ross" (Ross Bennett offstage) must handle some suspect advertising. But the variety doesn't stop their! Pianist Michael Sclafani performs a very unconventional strongman act as "Mikey the Fist." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: PETE LEVIN "IRIDIUM LIVE CD RELEASE" CELEBRATING GIL EVANS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) presents the Pete Levin All Stars celebrating Gil Evans on Wednesday, February 27th and Friday through Sunday, March 1st through 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band features Pete Levin - organ, Lenny White - drums, Lew Soloff - trumpet, Dave Stryker - guitar, Alex Foster - saxophone, Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone and John Clark - french horn. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/ arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STACY SULLIVAN OPENS NEW "EAST SIDE LATE NIGHTS" SERIES
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bistro Award and MAC Award winner Stacy Sullivan will open the New "East Side Late Nights" Music Series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with "It's a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee" on Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd at 10:45 pm. She is joined by her musical director Jon Weber with Steve Doyle on bass. Peggy Lee was a Grammy-winning, defining voice of jazz and the American Songbook, and a composer/lyricist of note. In her long career, Ms. Lee penned the score for Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" as well as music and/or lyrics for "Black Coffee," "It's a Good Day," "The Shining Sea," "I Love Being Here With You" and many, many more. Ms. Sullivan has just returned from a sold out engagement at the London club, The Crazy Coqs where she performed this show to rave reviews. There is a $30 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


DC: MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Mike Stern & Dave Weckl (Guitar/Drums/Fusion), featuring: Anthony Jackson & Bob Francesscini (Bass/Sax) perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Six-time GRAMMY nominated guitarist Mike Stern's music has always come from a colorful and diverse part of town - a place where numerous artistic styles converge to create a fresh sound that's rooted in jazz but refuses to adhere to rigid borders. Since his earliest recordings, this former bandmate of Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: STEVE TYRELL AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Steve Tyrell on Tuesday through Saturday, February 26th through March 9th at 8:00 pm. Steve Tyrell is returning for his fifth engagement in the Royal Room, where he made his debut in January 2008. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 6 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 dinner/show ($75 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $145 dinner/show ($85 show only).

L.A.: KRITZERLAND: BILLY! A CELEBRATION OF BILLY BARNES
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents "Billy! A Celebration of Billy Barnes" on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700), As always, the cast includes some of the best voices in town, including Susanne Blakeslee (Ovation Award Winner; Forbidden Broadway; On the 20th Century; Bruce Kimmel's What If? ) Chelsea Emma Franko (Winner: LA's Next Great Stage Star 2012; Hairspray, Redondo Beach Performing Arts) Caitlynne Medrek (Anne Frank, Toronto Centre's The Diary of Anne Frank; Logainne, Putnam County Spelling Bee) Jane Noseworthy (Reprises's Carousel; Taming of the Shrew, A Noise Within; Kodak Theatre's A Christmas Carol) Robert Yacko (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. Company with Carol Burnett; Sunday in the Park with George) with Music Director Lloyd Cooper and special guests Nancy Dussault and JoAnne Worley. This month's Kritzerland show is a celebration of a true Los Angeles original - the great Billy Barnes. Billy passed away last year and this is our tribute to one of the most delightful, delirious and delicious songwriters ever. Beginning with his hit song "Something Cool," Billy took his hometown by storm by creating a series of revues that were brilliantly witty, sophisticated, and filled with charm - The Billy Barnes Revue, The Billy Barnes People, Billy Barnes' LA and more. He hit gold again when a young Barbra Streisand recorded his beautiful and haunting, "(I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair." Kritzerland recently re-released Billy Barnes' LA on CD and is delighted to present this tribute to Billy. Cover charge is $28 with includes a $10 food/drink allowance. Reservations required.


SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS ANGIE STONE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

GRAMMY-nominated soulful songstress Angie Stone is touring new album, Rich Girl, and will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) Thursday through Saturday, February 28th through March 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart - and soul - to them. She'd empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three GRAMMY Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl, the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit. Covers vary nightly - see website.

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FRIDAY - MARCH 1st
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: KAREN OBERLIN WITH SONGS OF DARING DAMES
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

MAC, Bistro and Nightlife Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin brings back her show from her critically-acclaimed Feinstein's weeklong engagement, "I'll Be Hard to Handle: Songs of Daring Dames" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Jon Weber serves as musical director. Oberlin has created an adventurous show that explores feminine courage in all its forms: songs by bold women writers, songs about dauntless women, and songs written on audacious subjects showing, in words and music, just how brave and brazen women can be. In this groundbreaking new show, Oberlin will prove once and for all why we're happy the lady is indeed, and proudly, a tramp. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN RETURNS WITH LIFE IS A BITCH
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Mary Foster Conklin returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) with her acclaimed show LIFE IS A BITCH on Fridays, March 1st & 8th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by John diMartino on piano, with Greg Ryan on bass and special vocal guest John diPinto. The show is a collection of songs by Fran Landesman, the self-proclaimed "poet laureate of lovers and losers," best remembered as the lyricist of The Nervous Set, the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, which premiered in St. Louis in 1959 and later flopped on Broadway. Two numbers from the show, "All the Sad Young Men" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" were widely recorded and became jazz standards. The evening will consist of a musical assortment of Landesman collaborators, including Tommy Wolf, Alec Wilder, Bob Dorough, Roy Kral, Simon Wallace and John Simon, with a special nod to past singers who were champions of Fran's songs, like Jackie and Roy and Suzannah McCorkle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DISTORTED DIZNEE AT THE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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, March 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 BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: PETE LEVIN "IRIDIUM LIVE CD RELEASE" CELEBRATING GIL EVANS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) presents the Pete Levin All Stars celebrating Gil Evans on Wednesday, February 27th and Friday through Sunday, March 1st through 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band features Pete Levin - organ, Lenny White - drums, Lew Soloff - trumpet, Dave Stryker - guitar, Alex Foster - saxophone, Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone and John Clark - french horn. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/ arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STACY SULLIVAN OPENS NEW "EAST SIDE LATE NIGHTS" SERIES
MAC AWARD NOMINEE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bistro Award and MAC Award winner Stacy Sullivan will open the New "East Side Late Nights" Music Series at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-570-7189) with "It's a Good Day: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee" on Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd at 10:45 pm. She is joined by her musical director Jon Weber with Steve Doyle on bass. Peggy Lee was a Grammy-winning, defining voice of jazz and the American Songbook, and a composer/lyricist of note. In her long career, Ms. Lee penned the score for Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" as well as music and/or lyrics for "Black Coffee," "It's a Good Day," "The Shining Sea," "I Love Being Here With You" and many, many more. Ms. Sullivan has just returned from a sold out engagement at the London club, The Crazy Coqs where she performed this show to rave reviews. There is a $30 cover plus a $40 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MAKING LOVE SONGS WITH TONY DESARE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Celebrated singer/ songwriter/ crooner Tony Desare is back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for three special encore performances of the show that drew accolades last October, "Making Love Songs". Performances are Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Backed by a swinging trio, Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bruce Springsteen or Journey to one of his inventive original songs with ease. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of the country's hottest young singer/pianists. Tony's sound is romantic, swinging, and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: SCULLERS PRESENTS JOE SAMPLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Joe Sample will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history. A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics by such esteemed composers as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and others. Dinner & Show $75 - show only $35.

DC: MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Mike Stern & Dave Weckl (Guitar/Drums/Fusion), featuring: Anthony Jackson & Bob Francesscini (Bass/Sax) perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Six-time GRAMMY nominated guitarist Mike Stern's music has always come from a colorful and diverse part of town - a place where numerous artistic styles converge to create a fresh sound that's rooted in jazz but refuses to adhere to rigid borders. Since his earliest recordings, this former bandmate of Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame. Call for cover/minimum information.

NC: ELLEN CIOMPI AND GLENN MEHRBACH TO PERFORM IN "SCRAPARET"
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

March is Cabaret Month, and The Scrap Exchange will kick off the local festivities on Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm by hosting Scraparet, a cabaret inspired fundraiser in the Green Gallery at THE SCRAP EXCHANGE (923 Franklin Street, Durham, NC - 919-688-6960 ). Scraparet will feature the Triangle's best loved cabaret duo, Ellen Ciompi (vocal) and Glenn Mehrbach (piano), performing their most requested songs. You'll hear everything from sweet love songs to heartbreaking torch songs to hilarious comedic numbers, written by composers classic and contemporary. Ciompi and Mehrbach have been creating cabaret shows together in the Triangle since 2002. Together they explore the traditional cabaret literature of the Great American Song Book and Broadway & Hollywood musicals. They also expand the genre to embrace songwriters as diverse as Paul Simon, Tom Waits, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Harry Chapin, Sting, and even Lady Gaga! The Scrap Exchange is an art gallery dedicated to showcasing creative re-use artists throughout the region. This event marks the first performance to be held inside the art gallery space. The audience will not only enjoy an evening of cabaret, they will also be surrounded by the sculptural found-object artwork of Shelly Hehenberger, who will be the featured artist in the Green Gallery in early March. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.scraparet.eventbrite.com

FL: STEVE TYRELL AT THE COLONY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Steve Tyrell on Tuesday through Saturday, February 26th through March 9th at 8:00 pm. Steve Tyrell is returning for his fifth engagement in the Royal Room, where he made his debut in January 2008. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 6 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 dinner/show ($75 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $145 dinner/show ($85 show only).

CHI: SUZANNE PETRI WITH "A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings " A Little Touch of Coward in the Night" to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on the first 4 Fridays of March, the 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Musical Director Bob Moreen, with Director Bob Breuler and special guest John Eskola. In a career that spanned two world wars and seventy-five years, Coward was an English composer, lyricist, playwright, screenwriter, actor, Las Vegas cabaret star and more, publishing more than 50 plays and composing hundreds of songs during his lifetime. Throughout all, he maintained what he considered his greatest talent: his charm. Suzanne's passion for his work has spanned most of her performing career and she is therefore very excited to bring his words and music to new audiences for the first time at Davenport's. She and her cohorts will perform some of his many songs, including "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," "If Love Were All," "Mad About the Boy," "Mrs. Worthington," "Ziguener," "Nina," "Matelot," as well as scenes from his brilliant plays. There is a $20 cover charge with a two-drink minimum.

SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS ANGIE STONE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

GRAMMY-nominated soulful songstress Angie Stone is touring new album, Rich Girl, and will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) Thursday through Saturday, February 28th through March 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart - and soul - to them. She'd empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three GRAMMY Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl, the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit. Covers vary nightly - see website.

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NYC: ELAINE ST. GEORGE RETURNS WITH JONI MITCHELL SHOW

Elaine St. George brings her acclaimed Joni Mitchell show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm. The show features Ross Patterson as musical director, with Adam Armstrong on bass and Karen Waltuch on viola. Elaine St. George specializes in reinventing the classics of pop. It's just that her definition of "pop" is a little broader than most people's. From Gershwin and Cole Porter (who wrote the popular music of the 1930s) to Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan and a host of newer songwriters. In this acclaimed show, Elaine presents her own take on Joni Mitchell. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: FEBRUARY CALENDAR GIRL - "TALES OF REVENGE AND REGRET!"
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

Colleen McHugh presents one of the all-time favorites of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, this month when she presents "TALES OF REVENGE AND REGRET!" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438) on Thursday, February 28th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Jody Shelton. It promises to be an evening of hilarious and heartbreaking collection of songs that just can't achieve closure. Plus lots of comedy and the ever-popular Improv Song - she'll set your most tragic break-up story to music! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: GARY RUSSO SINGS SINATRA AND MORE

New York's very own "Subway Crooner" Gary Russo will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 pm in his show Russo Sings Sinatra & More along with his special guest Ms. Ida Anselona. This will be Gary's METROPOLITAN ROOM debut. Gary Russo began getting noticed when he started singing Frank Sinatra tunes on his lunch break while working on the 2nd Avenue Subway project. Gary's life long dream was to sing in front of people and bring some joy into their lives through his talent. His half hour shows drew a crowd and he realized this is what I want to do. Gary grew up in an Italian household the music of Frank Sinatra and other crooners of the era filled the radio and his impressionable ears. Today Gary sings those songs breathing his own style into every phrase. Ida Anselona is a Popular Standards and Jazz singer. But that doesn't scratch the surface of what Ida performs, a throw back to the great night club entertainers. A dash of Judy, a sprinkle of Sarah and a bit of Bette and you get a clearer picture of the kind of talent Ida is. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

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: ANGELO BRINGS NOTORIOUS P.O.P. TO THE MET

NYC's newly lauded "Pop Poet" and "Narcissus Drowned" singer Angelo brings together a collection of original and notorious Pop songs for an intimate showcase at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, February 28th at 9:30 pm. A shotgun vocalist with a penchant for improv, Angelo weaves together an impressive mash-up of pop favorites with razor sharp wit and hysterical storylines. Fresh from a whirlwind year of album promotion and international club appearances (London Fashion Week, Sydney Fest, Sonar Barcelona) Angelo brings the body acoustic to The Metropolitan Room for his fourth appearance with brand new music in tow. Accompanying Angelo is renowned musical director/composer/performer Daniel Lincoln with a special guest appearance by Jose Mendez. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NADIA ACKERMAN AND THE HAROLD PINTER ORCHESTRA

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) presents Nadia Ackerman and The Harold Pinter Orchestra on Thursday, February 28th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The orchestra includes Nadia Ackerman - Vocals, Clifford Carter - Piano, Steve Holley - Drums, Jon Ossman - Bass, Harvey Jones - Synthesizer, Noah Hoffeld - Cello, Rob Friedman - Guitar and Anthea White - Backing Vocals. New York based Nadia Ackerman just released her second CD entitled The Ocean Master in 2012. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MAKING LOVE SONGS WITH TONY DESARE

Celebrated singer/ songwriter/ crooner Tony Desare is back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for three special encore performances of the show that drew accolades last October, "Making Love Songs". Performances are Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. Backed by a swinging trio, Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bruce Springsteen or Journey to one of his inventive original songs with ease. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of the country's hottest young singer/pianists. Tony's sound is romantic, swinging, and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HILARY KOLE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

After dazzling audiences last August with her sultry vocals and solid jazz chops, Hilary Kole makes a triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one night only on Thursday, February 28th at 9:30 pm. Presenting a mixture of what Hilary dubs "the new standards," as well as her original tunes, she'll be joined by a stellar five-piece band. Expect class, sass, and more than a little fun. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

BOS: FRED HERSCH AT SCULLERS

Jazz pianist/composer; 5-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 pm. His recording "The Fred Hersch Trio - Alive At The Vanguard" has been awarded the Grand Prix - Categorie Jazz - for 2012" by the French Academie Charles Cros, which is the oldest and most prestigious institution in France giving awards to records, founded in 1947. Dinner & Show $65 - show only $25.


DC: MIKE STERN & DAVE WECKL AT BLUES ALLEY

Mike Stern & Dave Weckl (Guitar/Drums/Fusion), featuring: Anthony Jackson & Bob Francesscini (Bass/Sax) perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday, February 28th through Sunday, March 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Six-time GRAMMY nominated guitarist Mike Stern's music has always come from a colorful and diverse part of town - a place where numerous artistic styles converge to create a fresh sound that's rooted in jazz but refuses to adhere to rigid borders. Since his earliest recordings, this former bandmate of Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Billy Cobham and other high-profile innovators has grafted elements of rock, blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: STEVE TYRELL AT THE COLONY

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Steve Tyrell on Tuesday through Saturday, February 26th through March 9th at 8:00 pm. Steve Tyrell is returning for his fifth engagement in the Royal Room, where he made his debut in January 2008. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 6 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 dinner/show ($75 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $145 dinner/show ($85 show only).

SF: YOSHI'S PRESENTS ANGIE STONE

GRAMMY-nominated soulful songstress Angie Stone is touring new album, Rich Girl, and will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) Thursday through Saturday, February 28th through March 2nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart - and soul - to them. She'd empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three GRAMMY Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl, the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit. Covers vary nightly - see website.

AUS: CANDICE McQUEEN (SPANKY) AT THE SLIDE LOUNGE

Melbourne Cabaret Festival hit show "Candice McQueen: Nasty!" starring London's Spanky will perform on Thursday, February 28th at SLIDE LOUNGE (41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney AUS - 1 300 658 009) for a special once-off appearance during the Mardi Gras parade week. 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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WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 27th

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NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT IN CARELESS RHAPSODY
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

"Careless Rhapsody: An Evening Dedicated to the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart" will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Arthur Masella serves as director; Don Rebic, musical director and on Dick Scarpola, bass. In "Careless Rhapsody," award-winning vocalist, director and Broadway actor (The Frogs, Sweet Smell of Success, and Kiss Me, Kate) Eric Michael Gillett uses the wit and wisdom of Lorenz Hart to remind us all that, though love can be be experienced with abandon, to be careless with the heart can also have a price. George Balanchine called Lorenz Hart the "Shelley of America" and, it's true, his lyric writing ranks with the greatest romantic poetry of all time. Though he, himself, was unlucky in love, his writing casts a spell that will always survive the test of time, inspiring generations of lovers to come to follow their hearts. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose own cabaret shows have included "Cast of Thousands: The Songs of Craig Carnelia" (for which Eric was named MAC's Major Male Vocalist of 2012); "It Takes Two: The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan); "Best of My Love," and his critically-lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line, and Singer." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW

Following a successful four-month run at San Martin on the East Side, Chris Barrett brings his music to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) for an open ended run on Mondays through Wednesdays starting Monday, January 21st. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge.
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NYC: CAROLE J. BUFFORD'S SMASH HIT "BODY & SOUL" EXTENDS THROUGH MARCH 15

The acclaimed "Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul" is adding dates to its run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ). Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm; Monday, March 4th at 7:00 pm; and Friday, March 15th at 9:30 pm. In "Body and Soul" Bufford plays only with fire. Culled from a wide spectrum of songwriters, Bufford's set uninhibitedly explores all of love's extreme emotions. Nightlife impresario Scott Siegel has conceived and produced the show, which features musical direction by Ian Herman on piano, and Matt Wigton on bass. After tapping her to appear in several of his "Broadway by the Year" concerts, Siegel cast her in his long-running "11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock" at Feinstein's. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: AARON GRAVES

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 27th features Aaron Graves - Piano with Kenny Davis - Bass, Bruce Cox - Drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

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 Wednesday, February 27th 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: PETE LEVIN "IRIDIUM LIVE CD RELEASE" CELEBRATING GIL EVANS

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) presents the Pete Levin All Stars celebrating Gil Evans on Wednesday, February 27th and Friday through Sunday, March 1st through 3rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The band features Pete Levin - organ, Lenny White - drums, Lew Soloff - trumpet, Dave Stryker - guitar, Alex Foster - saxophone, Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone and John Clark - french horn. In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/ arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/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: DARLENE LOVE MAKES 54 BELOW RETURN

Darlene Love is back at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Thursday, February 21st & Wednesday, February 27th - both shows at 9:30 pm following her two never to be forgotten appearances last year. Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock-n-roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics. From her first number one recording, He's a Rebel, through her string of label hits with legendary producer Phil Spector (including Da Doo Ron Ron, He's Sure the Boy I'm Gonna Marry and Christmas Baby, Please Come Home), to the countless songs for which she sang backup (for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin), Darlene Love has blazed a trail of success in the music industry that has recently led to her induction into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. And all of this is to say nothing of her acclaimed Broadway performances in Leader of the Pack, Carrie, Grease and Hairspray. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: DOMINIQUE EADE DUO WITH RAN BLAKE AT SCULLERS

SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) presents the DOMINIQUE EADE Duo with RAN BLAKE on Wednesday, February 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. This concert is part of the Third Stream/CI 40th anniversary! With a belated celebration of their duo CD, "Whirlpool," Ran Blake and Dominique Eade team up for a night of duets and noir interplay with music and film. Now in their third decade of collaborations, Blake and Eade continue to captivate audiences and critics. Blake and Eade will perform repertoire from "Whirlpool" and beyond. Dinner/show $60 - show only $20.

DC: BOBBY RADCLIFF & THE NIGHTHAWKS AT BLUES ALLEY

Bobby Radcliff & The Nighthawks will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, February 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. When Bobby Radcliff's first album on the revered Black Top label hit record stores all over the world, critics declared him the next in a long line of guitar heroes. Jazz-lovers awarded him a coveted five-star review in downbeat, New York rockers took him to heart for his edgy energy, and blues fans everywhere knew their favorite music was alive and well. Long before all that, it was the time he spent in the sixties with "Magic Sam" Maghett that bound him forever to the raucous mixture of deep blues and flashy funk that defined the sound of Chicago's West Side. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: STEVE TYRELL AT THE COLONY

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Steve Tyrell on Tuesday through Saturday, February 26th through March 9th at 8:00 pm. Steve Tyrell is returning for his fifth engagement in the Royal Room, where he made his debut in January 2008. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 6 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 dinner/show ($75 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $145 dinner/show ($85 show only).

SF: DIONNE FARRIS & THE RUSSELL GUNN QUARTET AT YOSHI'S

GRAMMY-winning vocalist Dionne Farris and eclectic jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn collaborate at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday, February 27th at 8:00 pm. Dionne's is the voice heard pleading to god to "Help Me Understand Your Plan" on Arrested Development's chart topping 1992 GRAMMY award winning single, "Tennessee." Hers is the voice assuredly letting you know, "I Know (What You're Doing and it's Not Going to Work This Time)," on her ground breaking first top 10, GRAMMY nominated single from her critically acclaimed debut, "Wild Seed - Wild Flower." Hers is the voice that calmed Tupak Shakur's soul while in solitude, "She really got me through a lot of this time." Her voice is at the heart of black music today. She is the voice of the 'Love Jones' generation, with the undying classic anthem single, "Hopeless (as a Penny with a Hole in it)" This phoenix continues to rise, as her voice is named one of 2011's Top 10 Soul CD's on "Signs of Life: by Creative Loafing Atlanta. If one were attempting to design a prototype for the quintessential contemporary musician, trumpeter/fluegelhornist/composer Russell Gunn is the model. A certified member of the hip-hop generation, Russell's early aspirations in the world of rap music took precedence over the trumpet that he began playing in fourth grade. When he reached sixteen, his dedication to the art of jazz took shape. Rather than abandoning the music he loved, he simply applied its energy, spirit and fiercely proud intellectual rage to the jazz idiom, creating a synthesis that is truly contemporary and singular. Gunn has developed his music from a wide variety of musical influences. In his case, Gunn weaves together elements of Cuban, Brazilian, African,"Go Go" music, and Hip-Hop into an adventurously progressive jazz style that pays tribute to its tradition while also extending the form. There is a $24 cover.

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NYC: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT IN CARELESS RHAPSODY
MAC AWARD NOMINEE

"Careless Rhapsody: An Evening Dedicated to the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart" will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Arthur Masella serves as director; Don Rebic, musical director and on Dick Scarpola, bass. In "Careless Rhapsody," award-winning vocalist, director and Broadway actor (The Frogs, Sweet Smell of Success, and Kiss Me, Kate) Eric Michael Gillett uses the wit and wisdom of Lorenz Hart to remind us all that, though love can be be experienced with abandon, to be careless with the heart can also have a price. George Balanchine called Lorenz Hart the "Shelley of America" and, it's true, his lyric writing ranks with the greatest romantic poetry of all time. Though he, himself, was unlucky in love, his writing casts a spell that will always survive the test of time, inspiring generations of lovers to come to follow their hearts. Eric Michael Gillett is a MAC and Bistro Award winning vocalist whose own cabaret shows have included "Cast of Thousands: The Songs of Craig Carnelia" (for which Eric was named MAC's Major Male Vocalist of 2012); "It Takes Two: The Duets of Stephen Sondheim" (with Melanie Vaughan); "Best of My Love," and his critically-lauded collection of radio songs of the past forty years, "Hook, Line, and Singer." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW

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

Carole King's top-selling recording "Tapestry" will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013. Laurie Krauz and The Daryl Kojak Octet have decided to beging their campaign to record their show Tapestry Rewoven at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 pm. The Octet features Michael Bates, bass; Gene Lewin, drums; Bob Kindred, tenor sax; Jamie Fox guitar and backup vocals by Emily Bindiger, Margaret Dorn and Kathryn Raio. "Tapestry Rewoven", their blues, and R&B-influenced homage to the classic album has played live to standing ovations around the country since its 2008 debut building momentum and a fantastic following along the way. They have tried to develop a project that is jazz at it's best: smart, inventive and very very accessible. The goal has always been to memorialize this tribute and use it for the greater good: to use the "user friendly" aspects of this recording to be part of the movement of educators and artists who promote jazz to the next generation of listeners - so this great American treasure stays alive. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), Tuesday nights January February 5th. 12th, 19th & 26th at 9:30 pm.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: TERESE GENECCO AND HER LITTLE BIG BAND AT IRIDIUM

The multi-award-winning, multi-talented vocalist, bandleader, and comedian Terese Genecco returns to IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, February 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Terese & Band is currently the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway, appearing as a headliner at The Iridium NYC every month - for more than 72 performances - since her opening night in March of 2009. Her brand new live CD was recorded at The Iridium on October 12, 2011 and can be found at www.CDBABY.com. Genecco has appeared in major music venues, performing arts centers and jazz festivals around the world since her cabaret debut in 2003 when she became San Francisco's "Entertainer of the Year." After garnering a Back Stage Bistro Award, 2 MAC Awards, and being named one of the Top Ten Best Cabaret shows of the year by Time Out New York Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007, Genecco wrapped up a year-long run at San Francisco's premiere nightclub, The Rrazz Room, in 2008 and relocated to New York City where she has continued to earn critical acclaim, another Bistro Award, two more MAC Awards (for Major Artist & SHOW OF THE YEAR) and a rabid fan following in her open-ended run of shows at The Iridium with her stellar 8-piece "Little Big Band." There is a $25 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: 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 guest stars on February 26th include performances by Katie Thompson (From The Public Theatre's Giant and Broadway's upcoming Big Fish, composer/lyricist/recording artist - Original songs featured on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance"), Dani Spieler (from Broadway's Legally Blonde and the National Tour of West Side Story), Kevin Ray (singer / songwriter of Central Avenue Breakdown, New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) award winner and MAC Award nominee for his holiday album - "Seasoned Greetings"), Anna Steele (three-time MAC Award winner and two-time Bistro and Nightlife Award winning cabaret artist), Freddie Kimmel (from the National Tour of Billy Elliott and Superfly The Musical). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: V.RICH PRESENTS: MARTIN LUTHER & MAIMOUNA YOUSSEF

V.Rich Presents brings Martin Luther & Maimouna Youssef to BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, February 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Masterful and vibrantly fluid on keys, his voice blends unique textures and a stratum of harmonic ability into contemporary R&B. V. Rich is an artist of innate musicality equipped with an arsenal of skills as a singer/songwriter, musician, arranger and producer. With sultriness reminiscent of Maxwell and musicianship influenced by the likes of Prince and Stevie, his solo EP project, "V.Rich - Songs from the album 'Addicted'" meshes Neo-soul, R& B, and hip-hop energy with panache so irresistible, so catchy, it's hard to know exactly what rhythm grabs your attention first. Martin Luther aka Martian Luther was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. His love for soul and rock and roll music was enlivened by his peers and became the foundation of his extra terrestrial rebel soul. Maimouna "Mumu Fresh" Youssef is a seasoned Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and emcee. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: STEVE TYRELL AT THE COLONY

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Steve Tyrell on Tuesday through Saturday, February 26th through March 9th at 8:00 pm. Steve Tyrell is returning for his fifth engagement in the Royal Room, where he made his debut in January 2008. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist is truly a renaissance man. In his four and a half decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio. He has appeared with The Boston Pops, twice with The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, and The Houston Symphony on several occasions. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed in 36 years. Now Steve has become a fixture in New York and has played the Cafe Carlyle to record crowds for the last 6 years. As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts, and his first album "A New Standard" was amongst the best selling jazz albums for over five years. Tuesday through Thursday: $135 dinner/show ($75 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $145 dinner/show ($85 show only).

SF: SECONDHAND SERENADE AT YOSHI'S

The acoustic rock band Secondhand Serenade will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 pm. The next stage of Secondhand Serenade's saga is gearing up for release. Those familiar with the words of John Vesely, the man behind Secondhand Serenade, have lived through his picturesque stories of life's ups and downs - from the act's acoustic debut, Awake, to the fuller, and more emotionally complex sounds of 2008's sophomore A Twist In My Story. Fans have gravitated to John's heart-on-his sleeve approach and are consistently moved by his tales of life, love and loss that foster universal understanding. Along this journey, A Twist In My Story spawned the platinum-certified top 10 CHR Top 40 hit "Fall For You." The song also reached No. 21 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100. With the release of Hear Me Now, Secondhand Serenade's third studio release for Glassnote Records, he gives a more in-depth look inside a man coming to terms with his shortcomings and moving forward with that understanding. There is a $25 cover.

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MONDAY - FEBRUARY 25th

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NYC: PARKER SCOTT & WELLS HANLEY WITH RUBIN KODHELI AT THE MET
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"No Expectations" returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 pm, recalling the elegance and sophistication of an exquisite night out at the Persian Room during the golden heyday of NY nightclubs, Parker Scott, Wells Hanley and cellist Rubin Kodheli bring their virtuosic musicianship and unbridled passion. The show covers the musical landscapes of theater, pop, rock, standards and international favorites. The show is directed by Bistro Award-winning and MAC-nominated director, Gerry Geddes. Parker has been a MAC nominee, and his first collaboration with Wells - Selecting Souvenirs - resulted in the duo receiving a 2012 Bistro Award for outstanding recording. "No Expectations" (from the Rolling Stones hit) will explore the complexities of love and passion - the twists, the joys and the pains that come with putting your heart and soul on the line. It will include music by Cole Porter, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Bucchino and Jacques Brel. The centerpiece of the show is The Waltz Medley which has music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics from his three major collaborators, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Parker, Wells and Rubin will also go to the streets of Paris for inspiration in the songs of Edith Piaf. There will be several arrangements for voice, piano and cello by the late Dick Gallagher. Parker's cabaret appearances include engagements at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Danny's, Eighty-Eights, Somethin' Jazz Club and guest appearances at Judy's. He was the lead male vocalist aboard The Silver Whisper and sailed to 38 countries, along the way also giving performances in Camogli, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. Parker appeared as John Denver in Bring Me John Denver (directed by Judy Norton of The Waltons fame) at the Granbury Opera House in Texas, where he delighted audiences and critics in a concert of John Denver songs. In New York City, he has sung roles with Chelsea Opera, Opera Slavica and Opera Manhattan. He has performed cabarets in DC, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia and on the high seas in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltics. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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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: MARISSA MULDER SINGS OF "ILLUSIONS"

Marissa Mulder, winner of the 2011 MetroStar Challenge, brings the highly anticipated show she was awarded as her prize to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Monday, February 25th at 9:30 pm. The show, called "Illusions," explores fantasy, imagination and dreams through song. From high expectations and hopes to the realities of faded love, loss and all of the beauty, humor and disillusionment along the way. "Illusions" is directed by the multi-award winning vocalist Karen Oberlin with musical direction by Bill Zeffiro. Mulder will also be joined by John Loehrke on the bass and Pete Anderson (of the famed Anderson Twins) on saxophone. She will be singing the music of such composers as Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Mickey Leonard and many more. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING BUCKY PIZZARELLI

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) presents Les Paul Monday's featuring Bucky Pizzarelli: Three Great Guitars every Monday night with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. John Bucky Pizzarelli is a world renowned jazz guitarist who was born in Paterson, NJ in 1926. His uncles Peter and Bobby Domenick, musicians who also hailed from New Jersey, taught Bucky the guitar. His career spans over 60 years from the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, to the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. Hundreds of jazz concerts worldwide, including White House performances with Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and Claude Fiddler Williams, with Presidents Reagan and Clinton add to the list. On Monday, February 25th he is joined by fellow guitarists Ed Laub and Walt Bibinger. Born in Upper Saddle River, NJ in 1952, Ed Laub began playing the guitar at age 12, first with guitarist and banjo player, Bobby Domenic (uncle to jazz legend, Bucky Pizzarelli) and ultimately a few years later in 1969 studying the 7 string guitar with Bucky Pizzarelli. He has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kitano, The Iridium, Birdland, PNC Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, NJ-PAC, Berrie Performing Arts Center, Les Paul Museum, The Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival and regular at Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Jazz guitarist Walt Bibinger began playing the guitar at age 4, performing professionally at age 12, and began his teaching career at age 16. Walt's primary musical influence and mentor was Grammy Award winning guitarist Harry Leahey. Walt studied intensely with Leahey from 1975 through 1990, and also attended The Berklee College of Music. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOM WOPAT AT 54 BELOW

For onevery special encore performance, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) welcomes back two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 pm. Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in City of Angels, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Catered Affair, and Sondheim on Sondheim, among others, but television audiences the world over remember him as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard! Now, His distinctive vocals can be heard in venues throughout the country and on an array of CD's, crooning the tunes of Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Cole Porter, among others. At 54 Below, listen especially for selections from his forthcoming CD, Consider it Swung!


NYC: BROADWAY'S ELIZABETH STANLEY AT 54 BELOW

Elizabeth Stanley will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for one night only, on Monday, February 25th at 9:30 pm. Elizabeth Stanley burst onto the Broadway stage when she recreated the role of April in the 2006 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company. Since then, she's delighted Broadway audiences in Cry-Baby and Million Dollar Quartet, and her critically-heralded performances off Broadway include The Transport Group's Hello, Again and the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. Join Elizabeth this February when she returns to 54 Below for a special, one night only reprise of a show. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.



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