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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
MARCH 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - March 25th to March 31st



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MARCH 31st
EASTER SUNDAY
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: MARK JANAS'S SALON RETURNS NEXT WEEK AFTER 1 WEEK BREAK

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas and presented at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141 - ) on Sundays, from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm) is taking a week off and will return next week Sunday, April 7th. 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.


ON THE RADIO: OLD IS NEW FEATURES MUSIC OF MARGARET WHITING

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, April 7th, David will present another 2 hours of recorded songs and live & recorded interviews from the worlds of cabaret & Broadway, featuring the music of Margaret Whiting. David will also be celebrating the birthdays of John Kander & Fred Ebb (March 18, 1927) (April 8, 1928) and will conduct an In-Studio Interview with Debbi Whiting. 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/ .


DC: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Guitarist Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Growing up in L.A. in the 60s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. Call for cover/minimum information.

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SATURDAY - MARCH 30th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: JEFF MACAULEY BRINGS BACK "IT WAS ME - THE LYRICS OF NORMAN GIMBEL"

Jeff Macauley brings back his acclaimed show "It Was Me - The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for one more performance, on Saturday, March 30th at 7:30 pm. He will be joined by the superbly talented Tex Arnold, who also wrote the arrangements and the wonderful Jon Burr on bass. "It Was Me - The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel" has been performed in both Los Angeles and New York since August, 2012. In his previous shows, Jeff Macauley explored the rich world of early musical films in "Hollywood Party - Movie Songs 1928-1934," and paid tribute to the most popular female singer of the 40's and a beloved Hollywood icon in "MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show," for which he received Backstage magazine's Bistro Award. After examining the popular songs of the '20s through the '40s, Jeff is now taking a look at the popular music of the '50s, '60s and '70s through the extensive catalog of Norman Gimbel. Norman Gimbel won an Oscar for "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae and is responsible for some of the most recognizable and best-loved lyrics of the last half-century. In a career that goes back to the early '50s, Mr. Gimbel, working with such composers as Charles Fox, Michel Legrand, David Shire and Antonio Carlos Jobim, gave words to such standards as Meditation, Sway, So Nice, The Girl From Ipanema, I Will Wait For You, Watch What Happens, I Will Follow Him, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Bluesette, and Canadian Sunset, as well as the themes to Wonder Woman, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. He also wrote two Broadway musicals with composer Moose Charlap, "Whoop Up!" and "Conquering Hero." There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: EVA KANTOR, 2012 METROSTAR FINALIST, IN HER FIRST SOLO SHOW
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CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

2012 MetroStar Finalist Eva Kantor will bring her solo cabaret debut show "The Way I Am" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm and Sundays, April 7th, 14th & 21st, all shows at 7:00 pm. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with Musical Direction by Don Rebic. Produced by Cookie Stark. In Eva Kantor's solo debut in cabaret, and also in Eva's professional life, she is finding many people accepting of her great talent. It is not a cliche to say that she is an artist on her way up. In addition to placing in the MetroStar finals, Eva has recently played at the Players Club for KT Sullivan and the Mabel Mercer Foundation to great acclaim. Out of that, she was asked to sing at Rose Hall in October at the Mercer Cabaret Convention. Eva began acting at an early age and quickly excelled. She has played roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Penny in Hairspray at the Weston Playhouse alongside Broadway veterans Marissa Perry and Jay A. Johnson, and the title role in the national tour of Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's Anne of Green Gables. She is a recipient of the first ever fully funded scholarship at the Singer's Forum/Actor's Equity scholarship program, where she is currently studying with Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: MARISSA MULDER SINGS TOM WAITS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Marissa Mulder presents "Tom ... in His Words" - the music of Tom Waits - at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Mulder, who, since her 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge win, has emerged as one of the most promising singers in New York, collaborates for the first time with music director Jon Weber, and with Lauren Fox who serves as director. Weber, on piano, leads a trio that includes Ritt Henn on bass and Mike Rosengarten on guitar. In "Tom ... in His Words" Mulder takes Waits at his word, exploring some of his iconic songs ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55"), as well as lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice." The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has always operated on the fringes, blending strains of jazz and the blues, even vaudeville, into his rock ballads and scores. Mulder, who made her cabaret debut in 2010 at Don't Tell Mama, followed that with her critically acclaimed tribute to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 2011. Both shows were directed by singer Karen Oberlin. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: DARYL SHERMAN'S EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Daryl Sherman will appear at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, March 30th at 4:30 pm. She will be joined by Boots Maleson on bass. For 14 years Ms. Sherman played and sang for savvy New Yorkers and international visitors at the Waldorf Astoria's famed Cole Porter Steinway. Last June, she headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival in his hometown of Peru, IN. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59 Theaters where she was lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. As a sparkling mainstay of Manhattan's nightlife, there's hardly jazz joint, supper club, Chinese restaurant or hotel that Daryl has missed. Her many recordings are in regular national rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice and Sirius/XM Radio. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD - which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. Call for cover/minimum information.

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: MARCH 30th IS DIVA NIGHT AT BAWDY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Jesse Luttrell's wildly successful Bawdy returns to its original home STAGE 72 - formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) for monthly performances on the last Saturday of every month. The next show is on Saturday, November 30th at 9:30 pm. The brainchild of trampy cabaret favorite Jesse Luttrell, BAWDY is headlined by Luttrell, and brings together cabaret, drag, and comedy performers of all classifications and orders in a celebration of adult variety paying homage to vaudeville, burlesque, and the hit television variety shows of the 50s and 60s. First conceived in 2009 as a benefit for Marriage Equality NEW YORK, BAWDY enjoyed sold-out runs at the same venue. After an extended break, BAWDY is set to return with all of the sexy, crazy, glitzy, and raging bravado we've come to expect from Luttrell. Special Guests include sassy Cabaret and Piano Bar beltress Jennifer Pace and the stunning broadway/pop vocal acrobatics of Anne Fraser Thomas. In addition, Luttrell will be featuring Burlesque superstars Minnie Tonka, Grace Gotham, and Tansy Tan Dora. The rest of the cast for the evening will include Dennis Necsary, Vinny Celeiro, Jake Haynie, Tripp Fountain, Kazoo Girl Laura Oldham, and a special striptease by West Village Tramp Adam Chandler. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.BawdyShow.com

NYC: TOMASZ STANKO NEW YORK QUARTET AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet - Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), David Virelles (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums) - will appear at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Thursday through Saturday, March 28th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm with "Wislawa" ECM Records CD Release Celebration. Like his early hero Miles Davis, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has a gift for shaping great bands, and this one, formed in the world's jazz capital, overflows with promise. The bass and drums team of Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver is one of the most sensitive in contemporary improvising, and Cuban-born pianist David Virelles, inspired by ritual music as well as by Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill, seems particularly well-attuned to the brooding darkness and sophisticated dread of Stanko's free ballads. In the uptempo pieces all four players seem to enter new territory, with very exciting results. The double album program of new Stanko compositions is inspired also by the poetry of Wislawa Symborska, the Polish poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate, who died in 2012. As Stanko writes in the CD booklet, "Reading Wislawa Szymborska's words gave me many ideas and insights. Meeting her and interacting with her poetry also gave impetus to this music, which I would like to dedicate, respectfully, to her memory." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PATRICIA RACETTE - DIVA ON DETOUR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on Tuesday through Thursday, March 26th through 28th at 7:00 pm with an additional 9:30 pm show on the 27th; and Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "SLENDER, TENDER AND TALL: AN EVENING WITH THE FABULOUS MS. JO THOMPSON"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson, will debut her new show "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with The Fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson" at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thursday through Saturday, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd and Thursday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, all shows at 10:45 pm. Ms. Thompson - a timeless, knockout beauty of 80+ - plays piano and vamps, purrs and romps her way through jazz and standards from the 1930s through the present, along with her own original material. Ms. Jo Thompson is one of a handful of working performers with first hand memories of engagements at Sans Souci in pre-Castro Cuba, Cafe Society in New York, the Stork Room in London and many other glamorous and historic post-swing venues from Beverly Hills to Paris. She has been critically lauded by Jazz Times, The New York Times, All About Jazz, Variety, Time Out New York, All Music Guide, The Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and many other publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Broadway bandleader Charlie Rosen (One Man, Two Guv'nors) and his Broadway Big Band will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 pm with an evening that puts both modern and classic showtunes on display, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers, in the timeless tradition of Big Band. A full-sized Jazz orchestra composed of 17 musicians play Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present, and beyond! Guest vocalists will include Tony Nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), Santino Fontana (Cinderella, The Importance of Being Earnest), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever), Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Hannah Elless (Godspell, Somewhere In Time), and the band's resident vocalist, Monet Julia Sabel. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Guitarist Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Growing up in L.A. in the 60s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY AT THE ROYAL ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway on Tuesday through Saturday, March 26th through March 30th at 8:00 pm. These two incredibly talented sisters are longtime friends of the Royal Room. This will be Ann Hampton Callaway's eight visit since 2002 and Liz Callaway's fourth engagement since 2005 - and the second time that the two have appeared here together. They have recently been performing together in BOOM!, celebrating songs from the 60s and 70s. The Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time, the statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and quick-witted actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series, The Nanny. A devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, her piano playing remains part of her performances as she concludes most concerts with her signature improvisation, playing and singing a hilarious and well-crafted song based on words and phrases called out from the audience.Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway is one of the top singer-actresses appearing on the Great White Way today. Audiences have seen her on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love and Cats, where she played the role of Grizabella (singing "Memory") for five years. She also starred in numerous off-Broadway shows, as well as the internationally acclaimed Sibling Revelry with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Her numerous film and television credits include the singing voice of Anastasia in the award-winning animated film, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Nala in The Lion King II. Tuesday through Thursday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
FRIDAY - MARCH 29th
"GOOD" FRIDAY
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: EVA KANTOR, 2012 METROSTAR FINALIST, IN HER FIRST SOLO SHOW
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

2012 MetroStar Finalist Eva Kantor will bring her solo cabaret debut show "The Way I Am" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 7:00 pm and Sundays, April 7th, 14th & 21st, all shows at 7:00 pm. Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, with Musical Direction by Don Rebic. Produced by Cookie Stark. In Eva Kantor's solo debut in cabaret, and also in Eva's professional life, she is finding many people accepting of her great talent. It is not a cliche to say that she is an artist on her way up. In addition to placing in the MetroStar finals, Eva has recently played at the Players Club for KT Sullivan and the Mabel Mercer Foundation to great acclaim. Out of that, she was asked to sing at Rose Hall in October at the Mercer Cabaret Convention. Eva began acting at an early age and quickly excelled. She has played roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Penny in Hairspray at the Weston Playhouse alongside Broadway veterans Marissa Perry and Jay A. Johnson, and the title role in the national tour of Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's Anne of Green Gables. She is a recipient of the first ever fully funded scholarship at the Singer's Forum/Actor's Equity scholarship program, where she is currently studying with Eric Michael Gillett. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: SAVVY SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MISTRESSES
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Before taking her new show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lisa Faith Phillips is back to entertain with Savvy Secrets of Successful Mistresses at CORNELIA STREET CAFE (29 Cornelia Street, NYC - 212-989-9319) for one night on Friday, March 29th at 6:30 pm. She is joined by musical director Ellen Mandel. Through the character of Dr. Faith, Lisa gives the the true facts on romance, love and security. Updating with the latest current events and highlighting the savvy secrets of successful mistresses with a riding crop, maracas and witty original songs, such as "How To Be A Bad Girl" and "The Fellatio Tango", this seminar should be fun for all. Drawing on her colorful experiences, working as a stripper to pay her way through graduate school at the London School of Economics, and her background in stand-up comedy and music, Lisa and Ellen Mandel weave topical humor and song into a clever, thought-provoking and ultimately touching show. Part comedy, part cabaret, part two-woman theater piece, it all adds up to an evening of sophisticated, fun entertainment. The performance features original songs by Phillips and Mandel from the winning anthem "Help Me Dr. Faith" to the hilarious "I Can Not Get Enough" and Ellen's touching ballads "Wasn't Such a Big Affair" to her bring-down-the-house blues "Smile When You Say Good-bye". A sing-along with a touch of discipline for Jule Styne's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" and a clever twist on Porter's "Every time We Say Good-bye" top off the entertaining evening. There is a $15 cover plus a 1-drink minimum.

NYC: MARISSA MULDER SINGS TOM WAITS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Marissa Mulder presents "Tom ... in His Words" - the music of Tom Waits - at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Mulder, who, since her 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge win, has emerged as one of the most promising singers in New York, collaborates for the first time with music director Jon Weber, and with Lauren Fox who serves as director. Weber, on piano, leads a trio that includes Ritt Henn on bass and Mike Rosengarten on guitar. In "Tom ... in His Words" Mulder takes Waits at his word, exploring some of his iconic songs ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55"), as well as lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice." The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has always operated on the fringes, blending strains of jazz and the blues, even vaudeville, into his rock ballads and scores. Mulder, who made her cabaret debut in 2010 at Don't Tell Mama, followed that with her critically acclaimed tribute to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 2011. Both shows were directed by singer Karen Oberlin. There is a $20 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: TOMASZ STANKO NEW YORK QUARTET AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet - Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), David Virelles (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums) - will appear at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Thursday through Saturday, March 28th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm with "Wislawa" ECM Records CD Release Celebration. Like his early hero Miles Davis, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has a gift for shaping great bands, and this one, formed in the world's jazz capital, overflows with promise. The bass and drums team of Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver is one of the most sensitive in contemporary improvising, and Cuban-born pianist David Virelles, inspired by ritual music as well as by Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill, seems particularly well-attuned to the brooding darkness and sophisticated dread of Stanko's free ballads. In the uptempo pieces all four players seem to enter new territory, with very exciting results. The double album program of new Stanko compositions is inspired also by the poetry of Wislawa Symborska, the Polish poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate, who died in 2012. As Stanko writes in the CD booklet, "Reading Wislawa Szymborska's words gave me many ideas and insights. Meeting her and interacting with her poetry also gave impetus to this music, which I would like to dedicate, respectfully, to her memory." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PATRICIA RACETTE - DIVA ON DETOUR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on Tuesday through Thursday, March 26th through 28th at 7:00 pm with an additional 9:30 pm show on the 27th; and Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Guitarist Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Growing up in L.A. in the 60s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY AT THE ROYAL ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway on Tuesday through Saturday, March 26th through March 30th at 8:00 pm. These two incredibly talented sisters are longtime friends of the Royal Room. This will be Ann Hampton Callaway's eight visit since 2002 and Liz Callaway's fourth engagement since 2005 - and the second time that the two have appeared here together. They have recently been performing together in BOOM!, celebrating songs from the 60s and 70s. The Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time, the statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and quick-witted actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series, The Nanny. A devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, her piano playing remains part of her performances as she concludes most concerts with her signature improvisation, playing and singing a hilarious and well-crafted song based on words and phrases called out from the audience.Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway is one of the top singer-actresses appearing on the Great White Way today. Audiences have seen her on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love and Cats, where she played the role of Grizabella (singing "Memory") for five years. She also starred in numerous off-Broadway shows, as well as the internationally acclaimed Sibling Revelry with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Her numerous film and television credits include the singing voice of Anastasia in the award-winning animated film, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Nala in The Lion King II. Tuesday through Thursday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

MW: MEOW MEOW: FELINE INTIMATE AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bustier-clad, singing sensation Meow Meow will appear at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Thursday & Friday, March 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Meow Meow has wowed audiences globally with her provocative brand of post-post-postmodern performance. With a voice described as "Diamanda Galas drowned in cherry liqueur," the vampy, comical, sexy and slightly deranged chanteuse has won numerous Australian Green Room Awards and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art award. Her solo program has been curated by David Bowie for his NY High Line Festival (alongside Laurie Anderson, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire and Ricky Gervais), and by Pina Bausch for her legendary dance-theatre festival 08 (alongside Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, de Keersmaker and Paris Opera). Expect sequins and satire; witty wicked Weimar; 60's French pop; Brel, Brecht, Kitt, and more. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

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THURSDAY - MARCH 28th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

"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: MARISSA MULDER SINGS TOM WAITS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Marissa Mulder presents "Tom ... in His Words" - the music of Tom Waits - at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Mulder, who, since her 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge win, has emerged as one of the most promising singers in New York, collaborates for the first time with music director Jon Weber, and with Lauren Fox who serves as director. Weber, on piano, leads a trio that includes Ritt Henn on bass and Mike Rosengarten on guitar. In "Tom ... in His Words" Mulder takes Waits at his word, exploring some of his iconic songs ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55"), as well as lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice." The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has always operated on the fringes, blending strains of jazz and the blues, even vaudeville, into his rock ballads and scores. Mulder, who made her cabaret debut in 2010 at Don't Tell Mama, followed that with her critically acclaimed tribute to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 2011. Both shows were directed by singer Karen Oberlin. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AUGUST CALENDAR GIRL - " BEING GREEN!"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Colleen McHugh returns with one of the all time favorites of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series. This month she presents "Being Green!" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438) on Thursday, March 28th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Tedd Firth with Steve Doyle, bass and Sean Harkness, guitar. It promises to deliver a hilarious and heartbreaking collection of songs about envy, money, Ireland, naivete ... and singing frogs. Plus lots of comedy and the ever-popular Improv Song. With classic and slightly inappropriate songs from Burt Bacharach, Sammy Cahn, Rodgers & Hart and more. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE REAL (DESPERATE) HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSICAL
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

A huge hit at an upstate dinner theatre, "The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical!" will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays, March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 9:30 pm. Starring Diedre Bollinger, Meg Dooley, Lisa Franklin and Constance Lopez, with Book & lyrics by Carl Ritchie, music by Wayne Moore. The show tells the story of four funny, fabulous women. Two are locals and two are weekenders in a world where there may be ups and downs but Happy Hour is always just around the corner. The show is based - very loosely - on those ubiquitous Reality TV shows. The hilarious musical numbers are all original new songs such as, "Don't Fool Around on Your Broker", "Shop Till You Drop", "A Good Handyman is Hard to Find" and "It Isn't Easy Being a Bitch". There is an $18-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CLAIRE DALY QUARTET: "BARITONE MONK" CD RELEASE CELEBRATION
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Baritone saxophonist Claire Daly will perform on Thursday, March 28th at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Claire will tell you that her life changed on Sept. 23rd, 1971, when as a very (very) young girl, playing saxophone for 3 months, she heard the Buddy Rich Band in concert. After attending the Berklee College of Music, she began an education of another kind - making a living as a musician. Her career has included anchoring the sax section in the Diva Big Band for 7 years and recording 5 CDs with brilliant, quirky composer/pianist Joel Forrester's "People Like Us." At Birdland, Daly celebrates the release of "Baritone Monk" with her Quartet. The CD is released by North Coast Brewing Company, makers of "Brother Thelonious Ale," which is dedicated to Thelonious Monk. 100% of the CD proceeds go to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: TOMASZ STANKO NEW YORK QUARTET AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet - Tomasz Stanko (trumpet), David Virelles (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums) - will appear at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) Thursday through Saturday, March 28th through 30th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm with "Wislawa" ECM Records CD Release Celebration. Like his early hero Miles Davis, Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has a gift for shaping great bands, and this one, formed in the world's jazz capital, overflows with promise. The bass and drums team of Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver is one of the most sensitive in contemporary improvising, and Cuban-born pianist David Virelles, inspired by ritual music as well as by Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill, seems particularly well-attuned to the brooding darkness and sophisticated dread of Stanko's free ballads. In the uptempo pieces all four players seem to enter new territory, with very exciting results. The double album program of new Stanko compositions is inspired also by the poetry of Wislawa Symborska, the Polish poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate, who died in 2012. As Stanko writes in the CD booklet, "Reading Wislawa Szymborska's words gave me many ideas and insights. Meeting her and interacting with her poetry also gave impetus to this music, which I would like to dedicate, respectfully, to her memory." There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: PATRICIA RACETTE - DIVA ON DETOUR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on Tuesday through Thursday, March 26th through 28th at 7:00 pm with an additional 9:30 pm show on the 27th; and Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: "SLENDER, TENDER AND TALL: AN EVENING WITH THE FABULOUS MS. JO THOMPSON"
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Pianist/singer Ms. Jo Thompson, will debut her new show "Slender, Tender and Tall: An Evening with The Fabulous Ms. Jo Thompson" at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thursday through Saturday, March 21st, 22nd & 23rd and Thursday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, all shows at 10:45 pm. Ms. Thompson - a timeless, knockout beauty of 80+ - plays piano and vamps, purrs and romps her way through jazz and standards from the 1930s through the present, along with her own original material. Ms. Jo Thompson is one of a handful of working performers with first hand memories of engagements at Sans Souci in pre-Castro Cuba, Cafe Society in New York, the Stork Room in London and many other glamorous and historic post-swing venues from Beverly Hills to Paris. She has been critically lauded by Jazz Times, The New York Times, All About Jazz, Variety, Time Out New York, All Music Guide, The Detroit Free Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News and many other publications. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: TOM JUDSON: NATURE BOY: SONGS OF THE EARTH & SKY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

On Thursday, March 28th at 9:30 pm, celebrated vocalist Tom Judson returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an encore performance of his hit show, Nature Boy: Songs of the Earth & Sky. The show features songs that use the natural elements of the universe to tell their stories. The song list is drawn from writers as diverse as Claude Debussy, Lionel Hampton, and the Beatles, with even a couple of cowboy songs thrown in for good measure, all diverse in the richness of their melody and depth of lyric. Tom on Broadway in Cabaret, he toured the country in 42nd Street, his autobiographical show Canned Ham has been received with waves of ovation here in New York and on tour, and the discerning eye might even recognize him as his alter ego, Gus Mattox, in a series of flicks for grown ups. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: 54 PIANO BAR THURSDAYS
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

On Thursdays at 11:00 pm at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), it's time for 54 PIANO BAR. Just pick a song and join extraordinary pianist and host Brian Nash as you take your turn on the stage. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing along. No cover charge. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: LEE RITENOUR AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Guitarist Lee Ritenour will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) Thursday through Sunday, March 28th through 31st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Growing up in L.A. in the 60s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY AT THE ROYAL ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway on Tuesday through Saturday, March 26th through March 30th at 8:00 pm. These two incredibly talented sisters are longtime friends of the Royal Room. This will be Ann Hampton Callaway's eight visit since 2002 and Liz Callaway's fourth engagement since 2005 - and the second time that the two have appeared here together. They have recently been performing together in BOOM!, celebrating songs from the 60s and 70s. The Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time, the statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and quick-witted actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series, The Nanny. A devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, her piano playing remains part of her performances as she concludes most concerts with her signature improvisation, playing and singing a hilarious and well-crafted song based on words and phrases called out from the audience.Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway is one of the top singer-actresses appearing on the Great White Way today. Audiences have seen her on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love and Cats, where she played the role of Grizabella (singing "Memory") for five years. She also starred in numerous off-Broadway shows, as well as the internationally acclaimed Sibling Revelry with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Her numerous film and television credits include the singing voice of Anastasia in the award-winning animated film, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Nala in The Lion King II. Tuesday through Thursday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

MW: MEOW MEOW: FELINE INTIMATE AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Bustier-clad, singing sensation Meow Meow will appear at THE CABARET AT THE COLUMBIA CLUB (121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN - 317-275-1169) on Thursday & Friday, March 27th & 28th at 8:00 pm. Meow Meow has wowed audiences globally with her provocative brand of post-post-postmodern performance. With a voice described as "Diamanda Galas drowned in cherry liqueur," the vampy, comical, sexy and slightly deranged chanteuse has won numerous Australian Green Room Awards and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art award. Her solo program has been curated by David Bowie for his NY High Line Festival (alongside Laurie Anderson, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire and Ricky Gervais), and by Pina Bausch for her legendary dance-theatre festival 08 (alongside Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, de Keersmaker and Paris Opera). Expect sequins and satire; witty wicked Weimar; 60's French pop; Brel, Brecht, Kitt, and more. There is a $35-$45-$55 cover plus a $12 food/drink minimum.

CHI: SIMPLY SCOTTY AT FIORENZA RISTORANTE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Scott Gryder brings his songbook of heartfelt, zany ditties and "one-man parade" stage enthusiasm when he presents his show SIMPLY SCOTTY at the classy Italian restaurant, FIORENZA RISTORANTE (7404 West Madison Street, Forest Park, IL - 708-366-1400) on Thursday, March 28th at 7:30 pm. Scott will once again entertain 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. There is a $15 cover.


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WEDNESDAY - MARCH 27th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH


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: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Jim Ridl, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Tim Horner, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27th at 55 BAR (55 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-929-9883). Birkey has released seven albums for the California-based Household Ink Records. With the 2008 releases of Almost Home and Christmas - his first recordings made with his New York City quintet, Birkey takes another step upward and outward. Deftly mixing standards tastefully delivered, warm and imaginative originals in various genre leanings, and material from less-trodden sources, Birkey has an engaging way with a song, as a fluid improviser and vocalist of understated grace. There is no cover charge.


NYC: MARISSA MULDER SINGS TOM WAITS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Marissa Mulder presents "Tom ... in His Words" - the music of Tom Waits - at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in four performances, Wednesday through Saturday, March 27th through 30th at 7:00 pm. Mulder, who, since her 2011 MetroStar Talent Challenge win, has emerged as one of the most promising singers in New York, collaborates for the first time with music director Jon Weber, and with Lauren Fox who serves as director. Weber, on piano, leads a trio that includes Ritt Henn on bass and Mike Rosengarten on guitar. In "Tom ... in His Words" Mulder takes Waits at his word, exploring some of his iconic songs ("Downtown Train" and "Ol' 55"), as well as lesser-known treasures like "Broken Bicycles" and "Alice." The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has always operated on the fringes, blending strains of jazz and the blues, even vaudeville, into his rock ballads and scores. Mulder, who made her cabaret debut in 2010 at Don't Tell Mama, followed that with her critically acclaimed tribute to songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen in 2011. Both shows were directed by singer Karen Oberlin. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: A MUSICAL DOUBLE DATE WITH LAUREN AND SUZANNE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

A Musical Double Date at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm features the talents of Suzanne Lenz, Lauren Leland. Jeff Raab serves as Director and Michael Larsen as Musical Director. Jeffrey Feola produces. In the show Suzanne and Lauren share true dating stories paired with some of their favorite songs from Musical Theater. Lauren is from Tallahassee Fl. She earned a BA in Performing Arts from The University of Tampa. Since coming to NY, Lauren has studied acting at T. Schreiber Studios, improv at Upright Citizens Brigade, and musical theater with VP Boyle. Suzanne's recent credits include Smiles to Saturn (Bleecker Street Theatre) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (ArtsPower). Other New York credits: West Lethargy (59E59/Edinburgh Fringe Festival/FringeNYC), Julius Caesar (Queens Players), Richard III (Extant Arts) and Carousel (Village Light Opera Group) and guest starring roles on TV shows, Celebrity Ghost Stories and I Married a Mobster. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: AKI YASHIRO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Making her debut at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080), well-known Japanese singer and painter Aki Yashiro will perform with special guests Helen Merrill, Kurt Elling & Regina Carter on Tuesday, March 26th with shows at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Aki originally sang jazz standards in hostess clubs, but made her debut as an enka singer in 1971, with the single "Ai wa Shindemo" under the label of Teichiku Records. Seeing the single's lack of success, she appeared on the YTV's Zen Nihon Kayo Senshuken audition, winning it for 10 consecutive weeks. In 1973, her single and album "Namida Koi" sold up to 1.2 million copies. Since then, her songs like "Shinobigoi," "Ai Hitosuji," "Onna no Yume," "Mo Ichido Aitai," "Onna Minatomachi," and "Ai no Shuchakueki" also became great hits at the time, in which the songs portrayed a woman's emotion. In 1979, her single "Funauta" also made a great hit, followed by "Ame no Bojo" in 1980. "Ame no Bojo" won the 22nd Japan Record Award of the year. There is a $55 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: PATRICIA RACETTE - DIVA ON DETOUR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on Tuesday and Thursday, March 26th and 28th at 7:00 pm with an additional 9:30 pm show on the 27th; and Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S FOURTH ANNUAL SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Waa-Mu Show Presents the Fourth Annual Songwriter's Showcase featuring Musical Compositions by the up-and-coming Musical Theatre Songwriters of Northwestern University's Songwriting Program Class of 2013 at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm. This Showcase, appearing for the first time at Broadway's Biggest Hotspot. The producers promise you will see Tomorrow's next Biggest Writers and Performers! Admission of $25 includes wine and beer service, as well as passed canapes.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents Late Night: The Studio. It is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. Each week will feature a different new New York artist, so visit the website calendar to see what each Wednesday has in store for you. No cover charge, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

NJ: BOB EGAN'S SHOWCASE NIGHT AT TIM McLOONES
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400) on Wednesday, March 27th at 8:00 pm. Bob hosts this talent showcase, featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening Bob features special guest singers: George Aline, Bruce Clough, Jack Cosgrove, Barbara Gurskey, Al Holmes, "The Random Hubiak", Sharon Lasher, Reanna Runge, Lisa Sherman, and Josh Zuckerman (with Tom Briant and Paul Galiszewski). Piano bar and open mic follows the show in the lounge. $5 cover at the door.


DC: JAY SUMMEROUR WITH WARNER WILLIAMS & FRIENDS AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Warner Williams and Jay Summerour and friends perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, March 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Warner Williams, from Gaithersburg, MD, is one of the finest Piedmont-style blues guitar players in the country. He was born and raised in Takoma Park, part of a large family in which everyone played music. Recently retired from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Williams plays both acoustic and electric guitar and piano. Harmonica player Jay Summerour has been involved with music for well over 40 years. Beginning his musical education on the trumpet at age 7, Summerour learned the harmonica from his grandfather Smack Martin. Largely self-taught, Summerour picked up bits and pieces from "folks he ran into" - folks like Sonny Terry, James Cotton and Magic Dick. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY AT THE ROYAL ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway on Tuesday through Saturday, March 26th through March 30th at 8:00 pm. These two incredibly talented sisters are longtime friends of the Royal Room. This will be Ann Hampton Callaway's eight visit since 2002 and Liz Callaway's fourth engagement since 2005 - and the second time that the two have appeared here together. They have recently been performing together in BOOM!, celebrating songs from the 60s and 70s. The Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time, the statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and quick-witted actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series, The Nanny. A devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, her piano playing remains part of her performances as she concludes most concerts with her signature improvisation, playing and singing a hilarious and well-crafted song based on words and phrases called out from the audience.Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway is one of the top singer-actresses appearing on the Great White Way today. Audiences have seen her on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love and Cats, where she played the role of Grizabella (singing "Memory") for five years. She also starred in numerous off-Broadway shows, as well as the internationally acclaimed Sibling Revelry with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Her numerous film and television credits include the singing voice of Anastasia in the award-winning animated film, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Nala in The Lion King II. Tuesday through Thursday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

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TUESDAY - MARCH 26th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: TERESE GENECCO & LITTLE BIG BAND CELEBRATE 4th IRIDIUM ANNIVERSARY WITH STAR STUDDED SHOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

ScoBar Entertainment presents Terese Genecco and Her Little Big Band for a special 4th Anniversary Performance & Celebration at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, March 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm - two different shows! The multi-award-winning, multi-talented vocalist, bandleader, and comedian Terese Genecco 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 http://www.CDBABY.com/ . The Little Big Band on the 26th will include Barry Levitt on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Mayra Casales on percussion, Sean Harkness on guitar, Cliff Lyons on tenor sax, Mark Miller on trombone, and Kenny Lavender on trumpet. Joining in the celebration at the 8:00 pm show are special guests Marilyn Maye, Shaynee Rainbolt, Luba Mason, Karen Mason, Bill Zeffiro, Karen Oberlin and Ray DeForest. Special Guests for the 10:00 pm show include Nina Hennessey, Colm Reilly, John DeMarco, Eric Michael Gillett, Dwight Thomas Vaughn, Marissa Mulder, Raissa Katona Bennett and Scott Barbarino. 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: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH


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
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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 March 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: LIONS TRIO AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) present the newly formed Lions Trio on Tuesday, March 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm, featuring venerated Russian-American pianist Yelena Eckemoff, Norwegian bassist and ECM Records icon, Arild Andersen in a rare NYC appearance, and charismatic American drummer, Billy Hart. The Lions Trio will perform new songs from Yelena's upcoming release, "Glass Song," offering a chance for jazz fans to experience an evening of dazzling music and relaxation. The Lions Trio seamlessly joins three incredible voices into one, transforming the spirit of the original compositions to a rarely heard level of intimacy and beauty. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEBBY BOONE DEBUTS AT THE CAFE CARLYLE
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling vocalist Debby Boone will make her debut at the legendary THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Thuesdays through Saturdays, March 19th through 30th at 8:45 pm (no performance on Friday, March 29th) with her new show "Swing This," featuring a nine piece band. Based on her upcoming CD, "Swing This" is her take on Las Vegas in the 60s with stories and memories to share from the years her father Pat Boone was headlining at the Sands and Sahara hotels. "Swing This" is a true reflection of the music, glamour and pure exhilaration of that golden age in Vegas that inspired her to be a performer in the first place. The personal stories, fabulous clothes and exciting arrangements by Debby's musical director, John Oddo, played by a group of fantastic musicians all make up, in Debby's own words, "The party I've been waiting for my whole life to throw! The show features standards such as "That Old Black Magic" "Cry Me A River" and "More Than You Know," in addition to pop hits such as "These Boots Are Made for Walking" and "Everybody Loves Somebody." A special EP preview of the upcoming full-length album will be available for purchase at the venue. There is a $45-$65-$115 cover Tues-Thurs; $50-$75-$125 cover Fri-Sat.

NYC: PATRICIA RACETTE - DIVA ON DETOUR
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Widely acclaimed soprano Patricia Racette returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) with her show Diva On Detour, featuring songs from jazz, cabaret, blues and the Great American Songbook for five performances on Tuesday through Thursday, March 26th through 28th at 7:00 pm with an additional 9:30 pm show on the 27th; and Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm. Widely acclaimed as one of opera's leading sopranos, Patricia Racette has made her mark as the star in operas ranging from Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca to Peter Grimes and Dialogues of the Carmelites in the world's most prestigious venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, The Paris Opera and San Francisco Opera, among many others, and on worldwide HD Broadcasts to millions. But before her career on the opera stage, Racette sang jazz, cabaret and jewels from the Great American Songbook. Now she brings her career full circle with an intimate evening featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Edith Piaf and other contemporary popular composers. Says The New York Times: "Her singing was robust, nuanced and passionate, befitting a performer of her skill and experience." Diva On Detour is a show that Racette is singing songs near and dear to her heart. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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 March 16th include performances by Alexa Green (from the National Tour of Scrooge The Musical), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (from Broadway's Legally Blonde, Hairspray, and Lysistrata Jones), Denis Lambert (from Broadway's A Chorus Line), Maggie Lacey (from Broadway's Our Town, and Inherit The Wind), Carly Sakolove (from Off-Broadway's Girls Night: The Musical), and David Ingber (composer/ lyricist).. No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

DC: NORTH COAST BREWING PRESENTS: THE CLAIRE DALEY QUARTET
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Claire Daley Quartet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Tuesday, March 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Claire Daly tears it up on baritone saxophone and flute. A six-time winner in DownBeat magazine's Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition, and voted Baritone Saxophonist of the Year (in 2005) by the Jazz Journalists Association, Daly is a straight-ahead, solid swinger. Her inventive melodic talent has been featured with Joel Forrestor in People Like Us; the Divas Big Band; cross-cultural explorers TriBeCaStan, and a diversity of artists ranging from Billy Taylor to Taj Mahal, to James Brown. Call for cover/minimum information.

FL: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY AT THE ROYAL ROOM
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) presents Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway on Tuesday through Saturday, March 26th through March 30th at 8:00 pm. These two incredibly talented sisters are longtime friends of the Royal Room. This will be Ann Hampton Callaway's eight visit since 2002 and Liz Callaway's fourth engagement since 2005 - and the second time that the two have appeared here together. They have recently been performing together in BOOM!, celebrating songs from the 60s and 70s. The Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time, the statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and quick-witted actress. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series, The Nanny. A devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the Great American Songbook, her piano playing remains part of her performances as she concludes most concerts with her signature improvisation, playing and singing a hilarious and well-crafted song based on words and phrases called out from the audience.Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Liz Callaway is one of the top singer-actresses appearing on the Great White Way today. Audiences have seen her on Broadway in Merrily We Roll Along, Baby, Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, The Look of Love and Cats, where she played the role of Grizabella (singing "Memory") for five years. She also starred in numerous off-Broadway shows, as well as the internationally acclaimed Sibling Revelry with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway. Her numerous film and television credits include the singing voice of Anastasia in the award-winning animated film, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Nala in The Lion King II. Tuesday through Thursday: $120 dinner/show ($60 show only) and Friday & Saturday: $130 dinner/show ($70 show only).

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MONDAY - MARCH 25th
MARCH IS CABARET MONTH
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NYC: CHRIS BARRETT IN CONCERT NOW ON RESTAURANT ROW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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!
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: TINE BRUHN & JOHNNY O'NEAL, NEARNESS CD RELEASE SHOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Tine Bruhn (Vocals) & Johnny O'neal (Piano) present a CD release show at ZINC BAR (82 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-477-9462) on Monday, March 25th at 9:00 pm. Tine Bruhn's new release, Nearness, is a duo recording of standards with pianist Johnny O'Neal. They started working together in the summer of 2011 when her regular pianist had to cancel on short notice and sent Johnny O'Neal as a sub! Since then they have appeared almost weekly at Robert Restaurant in NYC. Nearness is a natural documentation of the musical relationship between these Tine and Johnny. Tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard is featured on the album, and will be part this set. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: JULIE HALSTON IN "CLASSICAL JULIE" AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce the return of Broadway actress/comedienne Julie Halston to the stage of BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) in "Classical Julie" on Mondays, March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th at 7:00 pm. "Classical Julie" debuted this past July, and was such a smashing success that Birdland invited Ms. Halston back for a month-long run of Mondays. The show combines classic Halston rants with brand new material, including her inimitable take on Ibsen and other highly literate writers. Julie Halston is one of the theatre's busiest and most well-known actresses. She recently appeared in the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical, Anything Goes as the hilarious Evangeline Harcourt. Last season she received a Drama Desk Nomination for her acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's hit play The Divine Sister. Her resume includes Broadway musicals such as Gypsy, Hairspray, and The Boys from Syracuse as well as hit revivals such as On the Twentieth Century (co-starring Anne Heche and Alec Baldwin), The Women and The Butter and Egg Man. Miss Halston lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard, the anchorman for Howard Stern's "Howard 100 News Department." She is devoted to the non-profit organization, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, which helped her husband enormously after his own diagnosis and successful lung transplant. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

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: HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka will perform at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Monday, March 25th at 7:00 pm. Herdlicka is thrilled to make his 54 Below debut after almost two years of starring on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, playing opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. In Hunter's brand new show, expect to hear Sondheim, Comden and Green, Rodgers and Hart, Jerry Herman, and more as Hunter tells his story of growing up in Dallas and his eventual path to the Great White Way. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "THE CALLBACK" AT 54 BELOW HOSTED BY CHRISTINE PEDI
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Beginning Monday, March 18th, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) launches "The Callback," a weekly Monday night competition in which aspiring artists will perform for a chance to win their own engagement at 54 Below. The new weekly late-night event will be hosted by Christine Pedi (Sirius XM Radio host, Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio.) Preliminary shows are selected Mondays through May 27th. Semi-finals are April 8th, May 6th, and June 3rd. There is no cover charges, just a $20 food/drink minimum. See all the rules and show schedules at http://54below.com/wordpress/?artist=the-callback


NYC: TODD ALMOND AND SPECIAL GUESTS AT 54 BELOW
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

Singer/songwriter Todd Almond brings his singular sound to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) for one night only on Monday, March 25th at 9:30 pm, performing songs from his musicals, his celebrated album, Mexico City, and songs from his upcoming release, Them Fireworks. Known for his intimate style, Almond is joined by five musicians and special guests Laura Benanti, Veanne Cox, and Lindsay Mendez. Songwriter Todd Almond has recently been writing music for and creating theater with some of New York's most beloved theater artists: Sarah Ruhl (Melancholy Play), Sherie Rene Scott (Piece of Meat at 54 Below), Josh Schmidt (untitled), and Jenny Schwartz (Iowa) to name but a few. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


DC: CHUCK ANDERSON TRIO AT BLUES ALLEY
CELEBRATING MARCH IS CABARET MONTH

The Chuck Anderson Trio will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, March 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Chuck Anderson's professional career began at the age of 21, when he joined the Latin Casino, where he played with legendary performers such as Bobby Darin, Michel LeGrand, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, and Billy Eckstein. Three years later, Mr. Anderson formed the Chuck Anderson Trio. Together they recorded Mirror Within a Mirror, his first Jazz album. Mr. Anderson has been endorsed by Gibson Guitar and Marin Guitar, and is a member of the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts' International Advisory Board (Paul McCartney's school in Liverpool). Chuck Anderson is equally accomplished as an educator. Before he founded his own private music school, he worked for eight years as director of the Medley Music school. Mr. Anderson's own school employed twelve teachers and served more than four hundred students. Call for cover/minimum information.

SPECIAL NOTICE FROM LIVE AT THE RRAZZ

LIVE AT THE RRAZZ (1000 Van Ness Avenue, SF - 800-380-3095) has been forced to close once again because of noise issue complaints - Based upon results from their permit hearing this past week, they report that the Patti LuPone concerts scheduled for March 19-24 will take place at LIVE AT THE RRAZZ. Besides this specific engagement, all other live performances will be temporarily called off until the end of April. Sales will be suspended while we await information on the specific shows as to whether they will be cancelled or postponed. Patrons can either request refunds or hold on to their tickets for information on rescheduled dates. The Miranda Sings concert on March 17, 2013 will happen. The event will take place at The Brava Theater Center SF. The very successful KBLX Sunday Brunch will continue weekly from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, as will the daily Happy Hour from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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