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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
MAY 2013

MONDAY through SUNDAY - May 20th to May 26th



CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - MAY 26th

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NYC: KEVIN DOZIER IS BACK FOR TWO MORE NIGHTS

Following a sold-out engagement in February, Kevin Dozier returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)with his show, "Love's Never Lost", on Sunday, May 26th at 4:30 pm. Joining him on stage will be Alex Rybeck (musical direction), Jered Egan (bass), Sean Harkness (guitars), Yoed Nir (cello), and John Redsecker (drums). Most recently, Kevin made his acclaimed debut at FEINSTEIN'S in NYC, was a featured performer at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, and numerous Noel Coward Society functions. He's had sold-out runs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, and DON'T TELL MAMA'S in NYC, and THE PLUSH ROOM in San Francisco. Kevin's highly acclaimed debut album, "Love-Wise", is available on Itunes. The album features love songs from the Great American Songbook. His new CD "Love's Never Lost" was produced by Paul Rolnick. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! AT THE BEECHMAN

PANDORA BOXX, a favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, will present the New York premiere of her solo comedy PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only: Friday through Sunday, May 24th through May 26th at 7:30 pm. The show is an evening of comedy, stories and song. The show includes Ms. Boxx's tales of life after RuPaul's Drag Race, shocking confessions about her shameful addiction, details about her sordid sexual encounters, salacious behind-the-scenes dish on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and even a taste of her acclaimed Carol Channing impersonation. The show combines glitter, music, video and Pandora's sarcastic wit into one big ball of congealed polyester hilarious goodness. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LA TANYA HALL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ

La Tanya Hall will present a tribute to the great ladies of jazz, including Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Carmen McCrae at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, May 26th at 7:00 pm. It promises to be an evening of unforgettable music sung by an unforgettable singer. Vocalist La Tanya Hall is poised to take her place as one of the foremost jazz vocalists in the world today. Her ability to reinvent the Great American Songbook is amassing glorious reviews from around the globe. It's About Time, Hall's debut recording, has been heralded by critics and fans alike. Her versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to collaborate with some of music's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas, and Patti Labelle. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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

NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: KEYSTONE KORNER NIGHTS HOSTED BY TODD BARKAN PRESENTS: THE NEAL SMITH QUINTET

The Neal Smith Quintet featuring Steve Nelson, Renee Rosnes, Neal Smith, Billy Pierce & Dezron Douglas will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, May 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Neal Smith has been playing drums since the age of five. By the time he completed high school he had achieved a remarkable list of performance accomplishments and earned an impressive array of awards, scholarships, and honors. With the support of his family, Neal continued his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance, the first African-American to earn a degree in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory. In addition to his academic training, Neal has studied with Vernell Fournier, Greg Bandy, Paul Samuels, Michael Carvin, Tom Freer, and Bruce Collie. Neal performs regularly in clubs and concert halls, at colleges and universities, and at U.S. and International Jazz Festivals. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED AT 54 BELOW

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged will be presented at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 26th at 7:00 pm. The show features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Special guests include: Joy Franz (Into the Woods' original Stepmother), Hunter Herdlicka (Henrik in the 2009 "A Little Night Music" revival), Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along's original Mary), and Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna). Also featuring Jim Brochu (Drama Desk Winner, Zero Hour), Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award winner) and Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots). Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore. There is a $20-30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 54 BELOW PRESENTS SIMPLY STREISAND

In this celebration of all things Babs, some of Broadway and cabaret's finest voices celebrate the music of a legend at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday, May 26th at 9:30 pm. From Funny Girl to The Way We Were to little gems from A Star is Born, Yentl, and her more than 45 best-selling albums, Barbra Streisand has stood the test of time like no other artist. At Simply Streisand, you'll hear an array of music from her catalogue, accompanied by a three piece band with narration from 54 Below's own Director of Programming (and host of the popular Sondheim Unplugged), Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on special bits of Streisand lore, history, assorted tales, and out and out gossip (from her penchant for perfection to her affair with Don Johnson). From her humble beginnings in the cabarets of Greenwich Village straight through to her mega-stardom, Simply Streisand covers it all. There is a $20-30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

DC: JAZZ VOCALIST SHARON CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Washington, DC standout Sharon Clark will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Sunday, May 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Sharon has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the USA and Europe. Her 2013 appearance in New York drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. Ms. Clark makes her debut in Israel this spring as part of another multi-country tour. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHI: DINING AND DANCING WITH CONNIE MARSHALL & JOHNNY GABOR

Join Connie Marshall & Johnny Gabor for an evening of dining and dancing at CHAMBERS RESTAURANT (6881 North Milwaukee, Niles IL - 847-647-8282 - ) on Sunday, May 26th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. When not performing or creatively putting together new material for the shows, Connie channels her talents into the recording studio. She has recorded three CD's entitled, "Connie Marshall - At Last", "Sway", and "Inspired". She was also featured as a vocalist on Frank Pellico's CD and James Fernandez invited her to sing all of his "original compositions" on his CD. An educational CD for students grades 4 through 8, featured Connie singing songs in Spanish and English. Call for cover/minimum information.


L.A.: JAN ABRAMS COMES TO PALM DESERT'S NEWMAN THEATER

Cabaret Singer Jan Abrams will perform on Sunday, May 26at 2:00 pm THE ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATRE at the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - TKTS: 760-325-2731) as part of the Sundays In Summer Series presented by Les Michaels at the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. Ms. Abrams show, entitled Abrams Sings Abrams, is a tribute to her own uncle, songwriter Victor Abrams, whose treasure chest of songs have been recorded by such greats as Dinah Washington, Dean Martin, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole, and Natalie Cole, and are part of the Great American Songbook. Jan has appeared in clubs and concerts throughout the nation and her critically acclaimed CD "Rainbow Wings", arranged by American Idol's Michael Orland, have topped several music charts. Directing Jan's May 26th show is Tony Award nominee Brian Lane Green, with musical direction by John Randall. Tickets are $10 and on sale before the show at the theater box office.

SF: THE GOSPEL GATORS OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE AT YOSHI'S

The Gospel Gators of San Francisco State University will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, May 26th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. The SF State Gospel Choir was founded by current choir director Ja Ronn Thompson in the Spring of 2004. At that time he didn't expect anyone to take him seriously. He was only a freshman and not even a music major. But he was determined to bring gospel music to our campus. When he expressed interest in starting the choir, music professor Dr. Dee Spencer told him to "Make it happen." Therefore, Ja Ronn toured the campus handing out fliers and encouraging people to try out. There were seven members at their first rehearsal, singing without sheet music or a band to accompany them from one musical transition to the next. They also didn't have a regular practice room, so they used various classrooms and sometimes hallways in order to perfect their songs.The San Francisco State gospel choir, a student-run group, became a one-unit music course in its second semester. Now in it's 15th semester, the group is comprised of 90 singers and seven musicians of different backgrounds and majors; there is plenty of diversity in this group. Having grown exponentially over the past seven years, their big sound has only gotten better. There is a $25 cover.


AUS: 8 SONGS IN 8 WEEKS - VOLUME TWO

Gillian Cosgriff brings her show '8 Songs in 8 Weeks - Volume Two' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Sunday, May 22nd through 26th at 6:00 pm. Gillian is an incredible procrastinator. But - once more - she has challenged herself to write a song every week, for eight weeks. So far the show has songs about procrastination, vegans, & beekeepers. Who knows what else will happen? Not Gillian, that's for sure. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT MISS HOPE SPRINGS

After 10 months of packed houses, standing ovations, critical acclaim and a recent sell out CD launch, London cabaret sensation, singer-songwriter-pianist Miss Hope Springs turns up the heat this season with a simmering new show 'Latin ala Springs' every Monday night at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). In this season's brand-new show, piano-playing ex-Vegas showgirl Hope performs more of her original songs, this time infused with the musical flavours of Latin America, accompanied by throbbing double bass and chilli-hot percussion. You'll hear sensual bossa novas, scintillating sambas, down and dirty mambos and cheeky cha cha chas. With audience favourites such as "The Devil Made Me Do It' nestling next to brand new compositions, this smart, funny and touching show is a continuation of Miss Hope Springs' hugely successful 'Sunday Soiree' residency. Stay after the show as DJ Martin Green spins a vintage selection of Latinesque sounds. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SATURDAY - MAY 25th

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NYC: JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN AT MAMA' S

Cabaret favorites Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have teamed up for another evening of "Judy and Liza Together Again" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday nights May 11th & 25th at 8:00 pm. They are joined by Ricky Ritzel (as Mort) at the piano. These MAC Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) will pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/ daughter team in show biz history. Tommy Femia is a 7 time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Award for his brilliant portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy Garland LIVE!", now in it's 20th season at Don't Tell Mama. He has also starred in "Whoop-de-doo", "I Will Come Back" and, most recently, "Norma Does Men". Rick Skye is best known for writing a string of outrageous comic revues including "The Flip Side of Neil Sedaka", "MaCabaret - a tabloid fable", "The War of the Mama Roses", "It's Madame with an E" and the International hit - "A Slice O' Minnelli" for which has enjoyed successful season's in Covent Garden, at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End and at the Dublin Theatre Festival where he received the Award for "Best Achievement in Performance". There is a $25 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER: PATTI ISSUES IN MAY AT THE DUPLEX

Patti Issues will be performed by Ben Rimalower at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 pm; and Saturdays, May 11th, 18th & 25th at 9:30 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: PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! AT THE BEECHMAN

PANDORA BOXX, a favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, will present the New York premiere of her solo comedy PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only: Friday through Sunday, May 24th through May 26th at 7:30 pm. The show is an evening of comedy, stories and song. The show includes Ms. Boxx's tales of life after RuPaul's Drag Race, shocking confessions about her shameful addiction, details about her sordid sexual encounters, salacious behind-the-scenes dish on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and even a taste of her acclaimed Carol Channing impersonation. The show combines glitter, music, video and Pandora's sarcastic wit into one big ball of congealed polyester hilarious goodness. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DANNY JONOKUCHI EXPERIMENT CD RELEASE SHOW

The Danny Jonokuchi Experiment will be performing the music from their newly released album Reboot at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 pm. NYC based trumpeter and composer Danny Jonokuchi brings together a band of talented musicians that perform captivating original modern jazz songs. The band features the wonderful sounds of vocalist Alexa Barchini, along with keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JESSE LUTTRELL'S BAWDY RETURNS TO STAGE 72

Jesse Luttrell's wildly successful and ever-changing BAWDY continues at STAGE 72 (formerly THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) with monthly performances on the last Saturday of every month. The next performance is on Saturday, May 25th at 9:30 pm. Special Guests: Rick Crom (Urinetown, Newsical, The Big Gay Musical) and Grove Street legend Maggie Wirth (The Ring Theatre, Marie's Crisis). 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 has returned. The May 25th Show will also welcome Burlesque superstars Lily Faye, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Sabra Soubrette and Grace Gotham and will also feature BAWDY dancers Vinny Celeiro, Dennis Necsary, Danny Lopez, Xalvador Tin-Bradbury and BAWDY's own kazoo girl: Laura Oldham. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.BawdyShow.com

NYC: MOLLY "EQUALITY" DYKEMAN'S HIT SOLO SHOW RETURNS TO NEW YORK

Molly "Equality" Dykeman's hit solo show "The F*cking World According To Molly" returns to NYC as part of the terraNOVA Collective's 10th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival on Saturday, May 25th at 7:00 pm; Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 pm; and and Saturday, June 1st at 3:00 pm at THE IRT THEATER (154 Christopher Street, 3rd Floor, NYC ). Molly "Equality" Dykeman is a loveable, but barely lucid security guard at PS 339 who dabbles in a bit of poetry, a bit of Percocet and a lot of drink. She may be a foul mouthed, straight talking, lady kissing, mother lover, but she still needs to find a way to pull herself together, overcome bed bugs, love and sissy kids to perform in her first poetry show. Will she succeed? Only Molly can tell Andrea Alton stars as Molly "Equality" Dykeman in her hit solo show, The F*cking World According To Molly, which premiered at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and made it's European Premiere at the 2012 Dublin International Gay Theater Festival. Molly has appeared all over New York with notable appearances at The Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, UCB, The PIT, Stonewall Inn and Dixon Place. She has also performed at comedy festivals in San Francisco, Chicago, DC and Toronto. She often performs at The Laurie Beechman Theater in her original variety shows; A Molly Jolly Christmas, I Can't Even Think Straight and Happy Mollydays. Written and performed by Andrea Alton, directed by Molly Marinik, choreographed by John Paolillo, produced by Irwin Kroot & Andrea Alton, production manager Liz Richards, costume design Anthony Catanzaro and sound design David Crabb. Tickets are $20.

NYC: THE RONNY WHYTE TRIO AT JAZZ AT KITANO

The Ronny Whyte Trio, with Boots Maleson on Bass and David Silliman, Drums will perform at JAZZ THE KITANO HOTEL'S GARDEN CAFE (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119 ) on Saturday, May 25th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. The Ronny Whyte Trio has performed in concert at Carnegie/Weill Hall, New York's Town Hall, Washington's Corcoran Gallery, and the Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelphia. Ronny has had major engagements in New York at the Cafe Carlyle, Rainbow and Stars, the Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein's at the Regency. Abroad, he has starred in Paris, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Caracas, and Johannesburg. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LE SCANDAL CABARET CONTINUES AT THE BEECHMAN

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

NYC: BARBARA CARROLL AT BIRDLAND SATURDAYS IN MAY

NYC Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs every Saturday in May at 6:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). Barbara Carroll's inventive piano playing and unique vocal sound transforms any composition into something hip and urbane. In a sixty-year career she has gone from being dubbed "the first girl ever to play bebop piano" by Leonard Feather in 1947, to today being dubbed a "singer who turns song lyrics into personal dramatic monologues." Carroll broke into jazz in the late 1940s, a time when women had a hard time gaining acceptance in that world. Still, she secured a gig at the Downbeat Club, opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band, which launched her career. Save for a decade off to raise her daughter, Carroll has been a regular on the New York jazz scene ever since. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JANE MONHEIT CD RELEASE AT BIRDLAND

Jane Monheit will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th with shows at with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over thirteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland to celebrate the release of her 11th CD, "The Heart Of The Matter." (Emarcy/Decca/Universal) In an homage to great songwriters and voices from across a variety of musical genres, Monheit has crafted a carefully chosen and eclectic selection of twelve tunes ranging from "Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" to "Depende de Nos" by Ivan Lins; finishing it off with her take on the Sesame Street classic, "Sing," a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Jane on which she has written both the words and the music, "Night Night Stars." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: ELECTRIC MILES AT THE IRIDIUM

Electric Miles featuring Randy Brecker, Jeremy Pelt, Paul Bollenback, Lonnie Plaxico and Steve Smith will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists. Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. Bollenback got his earliest musical nudge from his father, a classically trained trumpeter who first provided the 7-year-old son with a nylon-string guitar - and then provided a new world of inspiration. Lonnie Plaxico, the middle child in a family of musicians, inherited a gift for music that was discovered and nurtured early. By the age of twelve he had taught himself to play the electric bass, and he was soon venturing into Chicago's music scene, renowned for its mix of jazz, funk and blues. Steve Smith's drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of U.S. music. His musical focus is committed to the exploration of improvised music incorporating styles as diverse as Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Cajun and South Indian Carnatic. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA BENANTI RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new piece, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Performances are Monday, May 20th and Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 24th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance promises to deliver an unforgettable evening. Come see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Todd Almond. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LEA SALONGA AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Fridays, May 21st through June 8th at 8:45 pm, with late shows on Saturdays ay 10:45 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." Her show at The Carlyle promises to be an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Cover Charge: Tuesday through Thursday $45-$75-$125; Friday & Saturday $50-$85-$135.


LA: THE MOVIE MUSICAL SHOW STARRING AUNT CASSIE ROLLE

The Movie Musical Show, starring Aunt Cassie Rolle, runs Memorial Day Weekend, Friday & Saturday, May 24th & 25th at 9:00 pm at CAVERN CLUB THEATER/CASITA DEL CAMPO RESTAURANT (1920 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-662-4255). The Musical stars: Aunt Cassie Rolle, Chris Farah, Doreen Calderon and Jaci Pund. The Movie Musical show has Aunt Cassie Rolle and her pals Stella Review, Dale Bread and her niece Eunice as they take to The Cavern Club Theater to reminisce about the old place in it's hay day 30 years ago. When word gets out that developers want to knock down the Theater and pave paradise, these gals show up to save their former stomping ground. How you may ask? With a good old fashion telethon. It's "Follies meets "The Jerry Lewis Telethon". These ladies create musicals from movies that shouldn't be attempted. They even point out some that have and shouldn't have. The show is written and directed by Kurt Koehler. Koehler is best known for directing/producing/co-creator of Chico's Angels and most recently the hugely successful stage musical, Invincible, The Legend of Billy Jean. Tickets are $20.


DC: LORI WILLIAMS AT BLUES ALLEY

Lori Anne Williams will appear at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Saturday, May 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lori is the lead vocalist for two Washington-based jazz ensembles (Collaboration and Lori Williams and Friends), and featured vocalist on The Saltman Knowles Group and Sherry Winston's CDs. Lori is the General Music Teacher, Director of Choirs, and former Music Department Chairperson at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (also in the District). She has an extensive background in the performing arts. She has directed several choirs including the National Diamond Girls Jazz Choir. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: CABARET ON THE GREEN AT THE DATE PALM COUNTRY CLUB

Palm Springs entertainer Les Michaels will launch a new show at AJ'S ON THE GREEN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE (36200 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA - 760-202-1111). Cabaret On The Green will take place on Saturdays in May from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Dinner reservations for tables in the main room are highly advised or open seating is available in the lounge. Overlooking a lake at the Date Palm Country Club, AJ's is an ideal location for live entertainment with seating for 140 and a baby grand piano that will be played by Joel Baker who has worked along side Les for nearly four years and is considered 'a singer's best friend' for his ability to accompany them in any style but mostly Standards, Jazz, Broadway, and The Great American Songbook. There is no cover charge so food and drink purchase is customary.

SF: GUITARIST PETER WHITE AT YOSHI'S

Smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist extraordinaire Peter White is back at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. Cover is $29 (8:00 pm) and $22-$25 (10:00 pm).

PNW: MASTERS OF THE WIND IN VANCOUVER

Saxophoneist George Brooks will perform a rare duo concert with Indian bansuri (bamboo flute) maestro, Ronu Majumdar titled Masters of the Wind. on Saturday, May 25th at 8:00 pm at VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AUDITORIUM (1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, CA - http://www.brownpapertickets.com ). They will be joined by Ramdas Palsule (tabla). Ronu is a leading exponent of north Indian classical music and has performed with George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and Ry Cooder . George Brooks is considered the "leading American voice" in Indian jazz fusion and has performed with Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Terry Riley, and Etta James. Ronu and George have been performing together for the past ten years, often in the company of jazz guitarist Larry Coryell with their group Bombay Jazz. Tickets are $25-$30.

AUS: 8 SONGS IN 8 WEEKS - VOLUME TWO

Gillian Cosgriff brings her show '8 Songs in 8 Weeks - Volume Two' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Sunday, May 22nd through 26th at 6:00 pm. Gillian is an incredible procrastinator. But - once more - she has challenged herself to write a song every week, for eight weeks. So far the show has songs about procrastination, vegans, & beekeepers. Who knows what else will happen? Not Gillian, that's for sure. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY

Anne Reid will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: DANA LORGE'S VARIETY SHOW AT THE MET

Dana Lorge has moved her popular Variety Show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), presenting in on Friday, May 24th at 7:00 pm. Moving with her from the Theater District to Chelsea are Award winning Musical Director Barry Levitt on piano and Jon Burr on bass. Guest performers include MAC & Bistro award winning cabaret and recording artist Jeff Harnar; Opera & Theatre Performer Jillian Laurain; Comic Nancy Redman; Film & Broadway Composer David Friedman; and Tony award winning actress Tonya Pinkins. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK MOSLEY TRIO FEATURING JARED GOLD AND GARY JENKINS

The Mark Mosley Trio featuring Jared Gold and Gary Jenkins performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 24th at 9:30 pm. Mark Mosley performed at the Montruex Jazz Festival while in High School on trombone, toured Spain for 17 days with Lou Donaldson and Dr. Lonnie Smith, performed with Keter Betts,Gary Bartz and others. His trio performs every Saturday at the Sala Thai Restaurant in DC. Jared Gold will be on Organ with Gary Jenkins on drums. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! AT THE BEECHMAN

PANDORA BOXX, a favorite contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, will present the New York premiere of her solo comedy PANDORA BOXX: LICK THIS BOXX! at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ). This limited engagement runs for 3 performances only: Friday through Sunday, May 24th through May 26th at 7:30 pm. The show is an evening of comedy, stories and song. The show includes Ms. Boxx's tales of life after RuPaul's Drag Race, shocking confessions about her shameful addiction, details about her sordid sexual encounters, salacious behind-the-scenes dish on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and even a taste of her acclaimed Carol Channing impersonation. The show combines glitter, music, video and Pandora's sarcastic wit into one big ball of congealed polyester hilarious goodness. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LAILA BIALI LIVE: THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Award-winning Canadian pianist, vocalist and songwriter Laila Biali will perform at SUBCULTURE NYC (45 Bleeker Street, NYC - ) on Fridays, May 24th and 31st at 7:30 pm. Special guest on May 24th is Jo Lawry and on May 31st is Zach Brock. Laila has toured with Grammy award-winners Suzanne Vega, Chris Botti and Paula Cole and has recorded with and supported pop icon Sting. Laila has an acute awareness and appreciation for pop and rock that she combines with her jazz training to create thrilling arrangements. Her recent CD, LIVE IN CONCERT, captures the intimacy and excitement she generates on stage and the range of music she makes her own from Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Imogen Heap and Bruce Cockburn to American Songbook standards like "Nature Boy" and "The Best Is Yet to Come." Recorded live in February 2012 at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto before a boisterous and appreciative audience, the CD is in rotation at 73 radio stations across North America and also features Laila's original compositions. Beloved in Canada, she has moved to New York City where she is quickly winning acclaim and invitations to perform. There is an $18 cover.


NYC: DAVID BERGER JAZZ ORCHESTRA FRIDAYS AT BIRDLAND

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


NYC: THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA AT THE BLUE NOTE

The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Friday through Sunday, May 24th through 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. Considered by many to be the greatest American composer in history, Duke Ellington and his music influenced millions of people over the course of his 50-year career. Thanks to a body of work that transcends boundaries and renews itself through every generation of fans and music lovers, his legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Although Ellington himself has passed, his music lives on, as does the orchestra that bears his name. A world-class big band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra continues to perform Duke's music at venues worldwide, preserving the legacy of one of this country's greatest national treasures. There is a $30-$45 cover.

NYC: ELECTRIC MILES AT THE IRIDIUM

Electric Miles featuring Randy Brecker, Jeremy Pelt, Paul Bollenback, Lonnie Plaxico and Steve Smith will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists. Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. Bollenback got his earliest musical nudge from his father, a classically trained trumpeter who first provided the 7-year-old son with a nylon-string guitar - and then provided a new world of inspiration. Lonnie Plaxico, the middle child in a family of musicians, inherited a gift for music that was discovered and nurtured early. By the age of twelve he had taught himself to play the electric bass, and he was soon venturing into Chicago's music scene, renowned for its mix of jazz, funk and blues. Steve Smith's drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of U.S. music. His musical focus is committed to the exploration of improvised music incorporating styles as diverse as Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Cajun and South Indian Carnatic. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA BENANTI RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new piece, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Performances are Monday, May 20th and Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 24th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance promises to deliver an unforgettable evening. Come see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Todd Almond. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLIE ROSEN'S BROADWAY BIG BAND BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 pm. A full sized jazz orchestra composed of seventeen musicians all play bandleader Charlie Rosen's re-imagined arrangements of an eclectic mix of tunes from Broadway's past, present and beyond! Both modern and classic showtunes are on display in this hugely unique and winning evening, sung by the best and brightest of Broadway's young generation of leading performers in the timeless tradition of a big band. Guest vocalists include: Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight), Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), Ariana DeBose (Bring It On, Motown), Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked)and the band's resident vocalist, Monet Julia Sabel. There is a $20-$30 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEA SALONGA AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Fridays, May 21st through June 8th at 8:45 pm, with late shows on Saturdays ay 10:45 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." Her show at The Carlyle promises to be an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Cover Charge: Tuesday through Thursday $45-$75-$125; Friday & Saturday $50-$85-$135.


NYC: TRUMPETER/VOCALIST BRIA SKONBERG AT CAFE CARLYLE

Trumpeter/Singer Bria Skonberg will celebrate the joyous companionship of pairs like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday's cool vocals accented by the sizzling trumpet of Charlie Shavers, the sassy duo of Anita O'day and Roy Eldridge, and the incredibly entertaining Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a three weekend engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600). Performance dates are Thursdays & Fridays, May 23rd & 24th - all shows at 10:45 pm. This young musician has already appeared shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest names in Jazz at clubs including Birdland and Iridium. Her debut American release, SO IS THE DAY, peaked at #7 on the US National jazz charts and features an all-star ensemble including John Pizzarelli, Victor Goines and Wycliffe Gordon. Released on Random Act Records, 10% of all proceeds go to support the Jazz Foundation of America. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all ages. There is a $25 (Thursday) - $35 (Fridays) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


BOS: SCULLERS PRESENTS THE ROY HAYNES FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND

The Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) Thursday & Friday, May 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A veteran drummer long overshadowed by others, but finally in the 1990s gaining recognition for his talents and versatility, Roy Haynes has been a major player for half a century.•Dinner/show $75; show only: $35.

DC: LENA SEIKALY AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly, a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, DC, will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Friday, May 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A long-time student of music, she began her classical training at age 4 with piano, continued with classical voice in her teens, and went on to complete a B.M. in classical vocal performance at the University of Maryland School of Music. Though on course for a career as an operatic mezzo-soprano, it was in college where Lena discovered a strong passion for jazz, and embarked on a fervent education of jazz history, styles, theory and composition before pursuing a jazz career in the Washington, DC area. Call for cover/minimum information.

BALTO: INDIE PERFORMING ARTIST SANDY ASIRVATHAM WELCOMES THE SUNSHINE

Baltimore musician Sandy Asirvatham returns to CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - ) on Friday, May 24th at 7:30 pm with a beautiful program devoted to songs that celebrate spring and summer. The show presents light-filled songs from Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michel Legrand, and other classic composers from many eras. As always, Asirvatham will include her own wryly observed originals. The singer-songwriter and pianist (and former CityPaper columnist) is well known to Baltimore culture vultures for her intellect and humor. She's also co-creator of the epic Mobtown Moon project and is always happy to play a Pink Floyd song or two upon request. Joining her are the superb Shareef Taher on drums and Jake Leckie on bass (with a fourth quartet member to be named. There is a $20 cover.

LA: THE MOVIE MUSICAL SHOW STARRING AUNT CASSIE ROLLE

The Movie Musical Show, starring Aunt Cassie Rolle, runs Memorial Day Weekend, Friday & Saturday, May 24th & 25th at 9:00 pm at CAVERN CLUB THEATER/CASITA DEL CAMPO RESTAURANT (1920 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-662-4255). The Musical stars: Aunt Cassie Rolle, Chris Farah, Doreen Calderon and Jaci Pund. The Movie Musical show has Aunt Cassie Rolle and her pals Stella Review, Dale Bread and her niece Eunice as they take to The Cavern Club Theater to reminisce about the old place in it's hay day 30 years ago. When word gets out that developers want to knock down the Theater and pave paradise, these gals show up to save their former stomping ground. How you may ask? With a good old fashion telethon. It's "Follies meets "The Jerry Lewis Telethon". These ladies create musicals from movies that shouldn't be attempted. They even point out some that have and shouldn't have. The show is written and directed by Kurt Koehler. Koehler is best known for directing/producing/co-creator of Chico's Angels and most recently the hugely successful stage musical, Invincible, The Legend of Billy Jean. Tickets are $20.


SF: GUITARIST PETER WHITE AT YOSHI'S

Smooth jazz and jazz fusion guitarist extraordinaire Peter White is back at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 24th & 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. Cover is $29 (8:00 pm) and $22-$25 (10:00 pm).

AUS: 8 SONGS IN 8 WEEKS - VOLUME TWO

Gillian Cosgriff brings her show '8 Songs in 8 Weeks - Volume Two' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Sunday, May 22nd through 26th at 6:00 pm. Gillian is an incredible procrastinator. But - once more - she has challenged herself to write a song every week, for eight weeks. So far the show has songs about procrastination, vegans, & beekeepers. Who knows what else will happen? Not Gillian, that's for sure. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY

Anne Reid will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.


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THURSDAY - MAY 23rd

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NYC: BARBARA MALLEY IS OUT OF ORDER
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Barbara Malley bring her latest show 'Barbara Malley Is Out Of Order" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm. She is joined on stage by musical director David Gaines, with Dona Kelly on drums. This is Barbara's fourth cabaret show. Coming from Brooklyn of parents who met as members of the Greenwich Village Players and a grandfather who sang in Vaudeville, lust for the stage was always in her blood. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: CECILY KATE SINGS STANDARDS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Following the success of her debut album "Standards", Cecily Kate brings you a live performance of these treasured jazz and American Songbook standards at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm. Cecily Kate will be joined by Reggie Berg on piano and the Greg Hammontree jazz trio. Cecily made her off Broadway debut as Belle in a "G & S Christmas Carol" where she was reviewed as a "Powerful, ringing soprano." She went on to play several roles such as Patty in "Grease", the title role in "Violet" and Roxie in "Chicago". Cecily has worked in two productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse where she received her Actors Equity card. Cecily made her Broadway debut in "A Wonderful Life" starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Judy Kuhn. The show was named one of the ten best Theatre of 2005 by Time. Cecily spent a year sailing aboard Oceania Cruises where she performed her own cabaret and explored South America. Currently honed her cabaret show with Palame Productions performing around the tri-state area. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: KIM COLES AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

After selling out a two week engagement of her acclaimed solo show Oh, But Wait There's More! this winter, Kim ColesS, the hilarious star of hit TV shows Living Single, Frasier and In Living Color, returns to New York with an evening of stand-up comedy at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm. Best known for her zany characters and outrageous sense of humor, Kim Coles began her career as a runner-up in the "Big Beautiful Woman" pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She rode her beauty pageant success into a plus-size modeling career and began performing as a stand-up comedienne, which ultimately turned into a legit showbiz career. Best known for her five-season turn on FOX's Living Single, Coles has starred in hit television programs including Frasier, Six Feet Under, In Living Color, One on One, TBS's 10 Items Or Less and TVLand's new hit comedy, The Soul Man. She has also appeared on shows including BET's My Black is Beautiful, The Mole, VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and BET's Pay it Off, (becoming the first African-American woman to host a primetime game show), OWN's Are You Normal, America?. Coles is the author of the best-selling book, "I'm Free But it Will Cost You: The Single Life According to Kim Coles" and her newest book is a Gratitude Journal that can be found at www.openthegifts.com. She has also co-written and starred in her own award-winning play, Homework. She continues to bring her fresh take on love, life, and laughter to comedy club stages across the nation. Tickets are $25 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com.


NYC: THE CUTTING ROOM PRESENTS DAWN DEROW AND SEAN HARKNESS

Dawn Derow and Sean Harkness will hold a CD release celebration at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900 - ) on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:00 pm. Dawn & Sean released their live CD of "Music 4 Two" in January at the Metropolitan Room, and are excited to bring this evolving show to The Cutting Room. They will play for 90 minutes, which means new songs will be added, some covers and originals. Originally hailing from Cape Cod, MA, international multi-talented young songstress Dawn Derow began performing at the tender age of 8. A versatile vocalist, Dawn has also performed in the world of Opera and received critical acclaim in her concert performances in Tuscany back in the late 90s. She made her UK debut at London's Fringe Theater as "Maria" in an all-international cast of Twelfth Night. Sean is a musical Artist and guitarist-for-hire living in New York City. He composes music for solo guitar and for small ensembles, and he supports many singers, musicians, and theatrical productions. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LISA GUTKIN AND BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN

Violinist Lisa Gutkin performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:30 pm. She is joined on stage by With Uri Sharlin - accordion & piano; Pete Rushefsky - tsimbl; and Remy Yulzari - double bass As the longtime violinist for the Klezmatics, the Grammy-winning outfit that has taken Jewish klezmer music to previously unimaginable places, Gutkin has consistently proven a masterful musician and a boundlessly creative force. For more than a decade, her astounding technique and unfettered, vibrant emotionalism have resided at the core of the band's recordings and live performances. But fans who have only witnessed Gutkin within the context of the Klezmatics have experienced just a fragment of what this multi-faceted artist is capable of producing. Gutkin is a musical wanderer who has played Argentinean tango and Italian Renaissance music, in rock and jazz bands, and with a variety of symphonies. She was a founding member of the downtown Celtic group Whirligig, and a long standing member of the Fast Folk house band. She has composed for film and television (including Sex and the City), and has teamed with such diverse artists as Natalie Merchant, Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, Jane Siberry, Elizabeth Swados, Richard Shindell, and the Irish artists Tommy Sands, John Whelan and Cathie Ryan. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: JANE MONHEIT CD RELEASE AT BIRDLAND

Jane Monheit will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th with shows at with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over thirteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland to celebrate the release of her 11th CD, "The Heart Of The Matter." (Emarcy/Decca/Universal) In an homage to great songwriters and voices from across a variety of musical genres, Monheit has crafted a carefully chosen and eclectic selection of twelve tunes ranging from "Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" to "Depende de Nos" by Ivan Lins; finishing it off with her take on the Sesame Street classic, "Sing," a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Jane on which she has written both the words and the music, "Night Night Stars." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN McKNIGHT & THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA

Brian McKnight & The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Thursday, May 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G. Along with several Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and the Billboard Songwriter of the Year award. He has even crossed the boundaries of the music medium into television, radio, Broadway, and even sports. He has hosted nationally syndicated television and radio shows, performed on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the hit musical Chicago, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and even played basketball for ABA's Ontario Warriors. There is a $40-$65 cover.


NYC: ELECTRIC MILES AT THE IRIDIUM

Electric Miles featuring Randy Brecker, Jeremy Pelt, Paul Bollenback, Lonnie Plaxico and Steve Smith will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday through Saturday, May 23rd through 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists. Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre's greatest masters. Bollenback got his earliest musical nudge from his father, a classically trained trumpeter who first provided the 7-year-old son with a nylon-string guitar - and then provided a new world of inspiration. Lonnie Plaxico, the middle child in a family of musicians, inherited a gift for music that was discovered and nurtured early. By the age of twelve he had taught himself to play the electric bass, and he was soon venturing into Chicago's music scene, renowned for its mix of jazz, funk and blues. Steve Smith's drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of U.S. music. His musical focus is committed to the exploration of improvised music incorporating styles as diverse as Blues, Jazz, R&B, Funk, Cajun and South Indian Carnatic. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA BENANTI RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new piece, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Performances are Monday, May 20th and Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 24th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance promises to deliver an unforgettable evening. Come see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Todd Almond. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: 54 PIANO BAR THURSDAYS
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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.

NYC: TRUMPETER/VOCALIST BRIA SKONBERG AT CAFE CARLYLE

Trumpeter/Singer Bria Skonberg will celebrate the joyous companionship of pairs like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday's cool vocals accented by the sizzling trumpet of Charlie Shavers, the sassy duo of Anita O'day and Roy Eldridge, and the incredibly entertaining Louis Prima and Keely Smith in a three weekend engagement at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600). Performance dates are Thursday & Friday, May 23rd & 24th - all shows at 10:45 pm. This young musician has already appeared shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest names in Jazz at clubs including Birdland and Iridium. Her debut American release, SO IS THE DAY, peaked at #7 on the US National jazz charts and features an all-star ensemble including John Pizzarelli, Victor Goines and Wycliffe Gordon. Released on Random Act Records, 10% of all proceeds go to support the Jazz Foundation of America. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all ages. There is a $25 (Thursday) - $35 (Fridays) cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LEA SALONGA AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Fridays, May 21st through June 8th at 8:45 pm, with late shows on Saturdays ay 10:45 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." Her show at The Carlyle promises to be an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Cover Charge: Tuesday through Thursday $45-$75-$125; Friday & Saturday $50-$85-$135.


BOS: SCULLERS PRESENTS THE ROY HAYNES FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND

The Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) Thursday & Friday, May 23rd & 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A veteran drummer long overshadowed by others, but finally in the 1990s gaining recognition for his talents and versatility, Roy Haynes has been a major player for half a century.•Dinner/show $75; show only: $35.

TOR: MARC COPLAND TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Marc Copland will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, May 23rd through 25th. John will perform on stage with his New York City-based trio of John Vedady on bass and John Frabonion drums. Copland continues to be an exemplar of the lyrical school of jazz pianism. His music, often noted for its innovative harmonic language, nevertheless is widely regarded as easily accessible to the listener. Many reviewers credit this blend to the pianist's use of dynamics and touch, and his distinctive pedal work. Considered a "musician's musician," his eighteen CD releases under his own name since the year 2000 make him one of the most prolific jazz pianist of the new millennium. There is a $20 cover.


DC: BLUES ALLEY PRESENTS THE ROBERTO POMILI TRIO

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) presents the Roberto Pomili Trio on Thursday, May 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pomili is considered one of the best tango double bass players and composers of his generation. His first Tango CD 'concerTango recordando a Piazzolla' sold over 10,000 copies in the first year predominantly in New York. At Blues Alley Roberto Pomili will be presenting his premier CD 'concerTango recordando a Piazzolla' in honor of the famous Argentinian composer, for your listening pleasure. Call for cover/minimum information.

SF: SONNY LANDRETH at YOSHI'S

Louisiana blues slide guitarist Sonny Landreth performs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:00 pm. Sonny Landreth's 11th album, bearing the fittingly evocative title Elemental Journey, is something very different from the Louisiana slide wizard. Released on his own Landfall label on in 2012, the newest CD is Landreth's first all-instrumental effort and his most adventurous work to date. There is a $26 cover.

SEATTLE: AN EVENING WITH KARL REYES AND ARNALDO! DRAG CHANTEUSE

Two very talented Asian American artists in the Seattle area are volunteering their voices to raise funds for the Seattle Asian LGBTQ community as we prepare for PRIDE events in June at EGAN'S IN BALLARD JAMHOUSE (1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA - 206-789-1621) on Thursday, May 23rd with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Seattle Opera Chorus soloist Karl Marx Reyes joins Arnaldo! dragchanteuse in an exciting evening of music with the phenomenal John Engerman as musical director. Karl Marx Reyes is a Filipino American Tenor trained in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Reyes made his Seattle Opera debut as a Contadino in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, followed as the Messenger in Verdi's Aida and then the NVA Lieutenant Commander in the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Amelia. Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse is a New York Bistro Award winner and also artistic director of The Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association. As a regular guest soloist of the Seattle Men's Chorus, Arnaldo! has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world. $25 donation - 100% goes to the ASIAN LGBTQ community - plus a 2-drink minimum.


AUS: 8 SONGS IN 8 WEEKS - VOLUME TWO

Gillian Cosgriff brings her show '8 Songs in 8 Weeks - Volume Two' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Sunday, May 22nd through 26th at 6:00 pm. Gillian is an incredible procrastinator. But - once more - she has challenged herself to write a song every week, for eight weeks. So far the show has songs about procrastination, vegans, & beekeepers. Who knows what else will happen? Not Gillian, that's for sure. Call for cover/minimum information.

AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH TREVOR JONES
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Thirsty Thursdays - the tradition in the music theatre community for a ritual post-show drink - is a terribly kept secret. It is celebrated weekly at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000)on Thursdays at 10:30 pm. Legendary piano man and cabaret performer Trevor Jones takes charge of our showroom for an evening of laughs and great music. Bring a song to sing, request your favourite, or just enjoy the performances and rub shoulders with cast members from major musicals. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY

Anne Reid will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: OPEN MIC NOW IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Starting on Thursday, April 18th and every Thursday thereafter, Harold Sanditen will be hosting an open mic night at London's THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). This will be a unique open mic in the West End, having an acoustic baby grand piano and a bass player. Michael Roulston and Jonty Fisher will be regular musicians - and both are versed at both jazz and more theatrical songs. Harold hopes to create a fun and exciting evening where everyone feels free to perform - jazz, pop, rock, theatre, cabaret, even opera! He welcomes not just singers, but also composers and musicians who want to showcase their talent - both up and coming performers who want to be seen/heard, alongside established singers who want to do a turn. This is a purely musical open mic - no stand-up comedy. Cover is just 5 pounds! HAROLD IS A PREMIER SPONSOR OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES AT THE BEECHMAN

THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) presents BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. This is a powerful one-woman show starring Jessica Sherr and directed by Janice Orlandi, Artistic Director of the Actors Movement Studio. Taking place on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards, Davis finds out that she will lose the Oscar to Vivien Leigh, so she decides to leave the ceremony. What follows is an internal dialogue of Davis' memories, filled with historically accurate details and piercing insight into the struggle of the actress who wouldn't fit into the mold of the stereotypical Hollywood ingenue. An official selection of the New York Fringe Festival, this is a spirited portrayal of a box-office icon and powerful woman. See what happens when someone who always wants to win...loses. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HILARY GARDNER "WILLING TO BE LUCKY - SONGS OF NEW YORK"

Acclaimed singer Hilary Gardner brings her show "Willing to be Lucky - Songs of New York" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. Gardner grew up in Wasilla, Alaska infatuated with New York City. The city came to life through the jazz and American songbook albums in her parents' record collection. Visions gleaned from those classic vinyl platters epitomized reinvention and feverish creativity, and inspired Hilary to make New York City her home. In 2010, Hilary went from waiting tables to making her Broadway debut in two-time Tony-award winner Twyla Tharp's hit musical, Come Fly Away. Willing to Be Lucky: Songs of New York takes its title from E.B. White's iconic 1948 essay, Here is New York, in which White sagely counsels the reader, "No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky." With a program of songs both urban and urbane by composers like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Nellie McKay, and Dave Frishberg, among others, Hilary celebrates New York's many complexities, contradictions, and moments of unexpected beauty. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room @ Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs @ San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: AKIKO TSURUGA

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, May 22nd features Akiko and Fukushi Tamaka - Drums. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: JANE MONHEIT CD RELEASE AT BIRDLAND

Jane Monheit will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th with shows at with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over thirteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland to celebrate the release of her 11th CD, "The Heart Of The Matter." (Emarcy/Decca/Universal) In an homage to great songwriters and voices from across a variety of musical genres, Monheit has crafted a carefully chosen and eclectic selection of twelve tunes ranging from "Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" to "Depende de Nos" by Ivan Lins; finishing it off with her take on the Sesame Street classic, "Sing," a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Jane on which she has written both the words and the music, "Night Night Stars." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ELLEN FOLEY AT THE IRIDIUM

Ellen Foley will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm. Ellen has recently returned to her Rock & Roll roots, performing original and classic material with her new band, Ellen Foley and the Worried Men. This Spring she releases her new album, About Time. She is best known as The Girl on the multi-platinum duet with Meat Loaf, "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" in which she uttered the three immortal words: "Stop right there!" She also received several gold records and awards for her three solo albums recorded on Epic Records, produced by such rock legends as Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, and Mick Jones and Joe Strummer of The Clash. As an actor, she starred in the TV series "Night Court," and as host of the VH-1 series, "Top 21 Countdown." She also played featured roles in the films "Hair," "Tootsie," "Fatal Attraction," "Married to the Mob," and "Cocktail" – and leading roles on Broadway in Me and My Girl, Into The Woods, and the revival of Hair. Her Indie film, Lies I told My Little Sister, will be released later this year. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN McKNIGHT & THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA

Brian McKnight & The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Thursday, May 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G. Along with several Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and the Billboard Songwriter of the Year award. He has even crossed the boundaries of the music medium into television, radio, Broadway, and even sports. He has hosted nationally syndicated television and radio shows, performed on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the hit musical Chicago, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and even played basketball for ABA's Ontario Warriors. There is a $40-$65 cover.


NYC: LAURA BENANTI RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new piece, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Performances are Monday, May 20th and Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 24th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance promises to deliver an unforgettable evening. Come see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Todd Almond. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE STUDIO: 22 AT 54: NYU GRADUATE MT WRITING PROGRAM

On Wednesdays at 11:00 pm, The Studio at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: comedians, musicians, songwriters, improv groups- just to name a few. Each week will feature a different new New York artist. On Wednesday, May 22nd, there will be a concert featuring original work from NYU's Graduate MT Writing Program Cycle 22 to benefit ASTEP: Artists Striving To End Poverty. Joe Iconis ("Smash") hosts the event, which features performances by Benjamin Eakeley (On a Clear Day..., Sweeney Todd), Jenny Fellner (Wicked, Pal Joey), Jason Gotay (F$%King Up Everything, Bring It On), Sara Jean Ford (How to Succeed..., Phantom of the Opera), Karl Josef Co (Allegiance), Megan McGinnis (Les Miserables, Little Women), Curtis Wiley (Jersey Boys, national tour), Jason "SweetTooth" Williams (Joe Iconis & Family) and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening). No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.


NYC: FRANCES RUFFELLE AT 54 BELOW WITH BENEATH THE DRESS

Tony winner Frances Ruffelle brings her show "Beneath the Dress" to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:30 pm. Frances Ruffelle burst into the public consciousness in 1985 when she created the role of Eponine in Les Miserables for the RSC, taking the role to London's West End and then to Broadway where, in addition to the Tony, she was awarded the Helen Hayes Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Circle Critics Award for her performance. Now, in a rare NYC appearance, she presents Beneath the Dress, in which Frances brings you an evening that's all her, celebrating "women who love to entertain," via the music from the stage and beyond that made them great. Having released four acclaimed solo albums, Frances' many stage appearances include Dinah in Trevor Nunn's Starlight Express, creating the role of Yonah in the original West End production of Children of Eden, Roxie Hart in Chicago,and, most recently, the title role in Piaf. Further, Frances can be seen in a fun cameo in the recent Les Miserables film. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LEA SALONGA AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Fridays, May 21st through June 8th at 8:45 pm, with late shows on Saturdays ay 10:45 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." Her show at The Carlyle promises to be an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Cover Charge: Tuesday through Thursday $45-$75-$125; Friday & Saturday $50-$85-$135.


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

The next Bob Egan's Showcase Night will be held at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pmBob hosts his talent showcases featuring six to eight performers each show. This evening's show features Tom Chiola & Pam Jorgensen, Ashley Wayne Barlow, Jane Arthur, Alison McKay, and Magician David Morey. Featured: RockRetroReggae which consists of Brielle Appleton & Garth Streete, vocals, Renzo Calderone on guitar & Kyle Appleton on percussion. Also: Students of Pauline Domanski's: Kristine DeGiovanni, Alexa Bothello, Abby Quinby, Justine Worden, and Gabby D'Angelo. Piano bar and open mic follows the show. $10 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

BOS: DERIC DYER CD CELEBRATION AT SCULLERS

Saxman Deric Dyer will present "A Rockin' Hot Evening for Renaissance Man and The Second Step" at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm. He is joined by Cliff Goodwin - Guitar, Mitch Chakour - Keyboards & Vocals, Wolf Ginandes - Bass, Marty Richards - Drums, Tony Carle - Guitar. The show is a celebration of Dyer's new CD, Renaissance Man and also a fundraiser for the non-profit organization, The Second Step. Dinner/show: $66; show only $26.


TOR: ANDY DE CAMPOS QUINTET AT MONARCH'S PUB

Wednesday may be the city's runt day as far as entertainment goes but it has always been a popular Jazz day and the BEST day in MONARCH'S PUB AT THE DELTA CHELSEA HOTEL (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-585-4352) where The Andy De Campos Quintet will be performing on Wednesday, May 22nd with sets from 8:00 to midnight. The one common characteristic that most listeners agree when hearing Andy is on the unique sound of his voice and quality of the phrasing. More specifically, his voice is uncannily sincere to the era within his music selection. If there is one rare attribute to Andy's art that makes him unique it is this: his sound is nostalgic and like that of the original crooners. Although he covers much of the material common to singers like Sinatra, Andy has never been identified exclusively within that repertoire or style. That's what keeps him coming back to the jazz venues again and again. Nor is Andy a jazz singer, despite its influence on his career. He's just a crooner who loves the standards of Great American Songbook. Call for cover/minimum information.


DC: TRIO CALIENTE AT BLUES ALLEY

Trio Caliente will be performing in their own special Flamenco/Brazilian Pop style at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, May 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since 2003, Trio Caliente's inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz has been enjoyed by political luminaries stateside and abroad; notable Fortune 500 companies; and venerated international organizations, festivals, and concert venues around the world. With vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English set to a wide array of Latin grooves, Trio Caliente's sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobim - but with a flavor all their own. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: "SONGS IN THE KEY OF DIVA" AT KATERINA'S

American and European Cabaret with award winning cabaret artists Suzanne Petri and Bob Moreen will be presented at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592) on Wednesday, May 22nd with sets starting at 8:00 pm. The show, "Songs In the Key of Diva", will feature the songs of Brel, Piaf, Porter, Gershwin, Weill, Mercer, Dietrich, Coward, Bea Lille and more will be featured. Suzanne and her husband Bob Breuler are busy producing the original musical "Duo," which recently was performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan and received a grant from the Illinois Arts Council as well as Chicago Arts Assistance Program Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


AUS: 8 SONGS IN 8 WEEKS - VOLUME TWO

Gillian Cosgriff brings her show '8 Songs in 8 Weeks - Volume Two' to THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) Wednesday through Sunday, May 22nd through 26th at 6:00 pm. Gillian is an incredible procrastinator. But - once more - she has challenged herself to write a song every week, for eight weeks. So far the show has songs about procrastination, vegans, & beekeepers. Who knows what else will happen? Not Gillian, that's for sure. Call for cover/minimum information.

LON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY

Anne Reid will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: ACCIDENTAL HAPPINESS WITH MARNIE KLAR
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Marnie Klar will perform her show Accidental Happiness at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788)on Wednesday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 21st, both shows at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano, Matt Scharfglass on bass, Greg Ritchie on drums, and Erin Cronican on vocals. Tanya Moberly directs. The show will feature songs by Tori Amos, Jack Artonoff, Jeff Cubeta, John Lennon, Jeff Marx, Sting, Steve Trask, Phil Vasser and others. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: DARRYL TOOKES & FRIENDS AT THE METROPOLITAN

Darryl Tookes & Friends featuring Charlie Rosen on bass and Bryan Carter on Drums will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. Darryl Tookes is a singer, pianist, composer, arranger, poet, educator, and humanitarian. He has recorded and performed with George Benson, Diana Ross, Sting, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, Dave Grusin, Gerry Mulligan, Patti Austin, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Steve Tyrell, and many others. In spite of these collaborations, Tookes' style is completely original. Studying physics in college gave Tookes a perspective on harmony that informs his music in surprising ways. From his first hit single, Lifeguard, Darryl Tookes has been seen and heard as a prophetic messenger of love and spirituality, essential elements in all of his songs. He has never wavered from this path. Tookes' voice has been featured on commercials for Coca-Cola, AT&T, American Airlines, and the US Army, among others, and on the television show, Sesame Street. His other television appearances include Late Night with David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, The Morning Show with Regis Philbin, Great Performances, Everyday with Joan Lunden, The Joan Rivers Show, and NBC's Today Show. He has performed at the White House, and received a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall for his duet with Roberta Flack. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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.Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room @ Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs @ San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: THE NATE BIRKEY QUARTET AT 55 BAR

The Nate Birkey Quartet (Nate Birkey - trumpet, vocals; Mark Soskin, piano; Bill Moring, bass; Tim Horner, drums) will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21st 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: 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 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: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA TUESDAY NIGHTS AT SWING 46

The hot big band sounds of The George Gee Swing Orchestra were the first to grace the SWING 46 JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB (349 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-262-9554) stage and continue to thrill music lovers and swing dancers weekly at the Tuesday night big band spectacular from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Both New Yorkers and tourists from around the world make the pilgrimage each week to experience the ultimate NYC swing big band extravaganza - at the only swing dance supper club standing strong and true (7 nights a week)! George Gee and his 12 piece swing orchestra (along with vocalists Hilary Gardner and John Dokes) are not just rooted in the past, but also serve up brand new cutting edge arrangements, inspired by the old Harlem Savoy Ballroom era. Tuesday evenings also regularly feature The SWING46 Big Band Floor Show with the award-winning lindy-hop dance team, SwingFX and a complimentary dance lesson provided by Dance Manhattan Studios! There is a $12 cover.

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: JANE MONHEIT CD RELEASE AT BIRDLAND

Jane Monheit will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th with shows at with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. In just over thirteen years, critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation's most beloved and accomplished vocalists. Jane returns to Birdland to celebrate the release of her 11th CD, "The Heart Of The Matter." (Emarcy/Decca/Universal) In an homage to great songwriters and voices from across a variety of musical genres, Monheit has crafted a carefully chosen and eclectic selection of twelve tunes ranging from "Golden Slumbers/The Long And Winding Road" by The Beatles to Buffy St. Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" to "Depende de Nos" by Ivan Lins; finishing it off with her take on the Sesame Street classic, "Sing," a song she often sings for her young son Jack. In addition, The Heart Of The Matter contains the first song recorded by Jane on which she has written both the words and the music, "Night Night Stars." There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS LAUREN ROBERT

ScoBar Entertainment presents Lauren Robert on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:00 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) at 8:00 pm. Lauren Robert is a professional actor, singer, songwriter and playwright. She is a former Epic Records recording artist and her original songs have been produced by Stephen Bray (The Color Purple, Madonna) and Robert Nemiroff (Raisin). Lauren spent years recording and performing on the road at clubs, festivals and on national theatrical tours. For fourteen years Lauren hailed as the lead singer of the wildly popular Louisiana Zydeco-funk band Mojo Hand. Lauren's newest play with music The Blacksnake won a performance in the ARTC (American Renaissance Theater Company) spring reading series in June at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Lauren is a member of the American Renaissance Theater Company and the Dramatist's Guild. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS JOE ALTERMAN

ScoBar Entertainment presents Joe Alterman at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 pm. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Joe moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University. He graduated in May of 2012 but is now back to complete his master's degree. While there, he has studied with greats including Don Friedman, Jean Michel-Pilc, Ralph Lalama, Joe Lovano and John Scofield, among others. He has performed at venues around the world including the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; he has led groups at venues in New York City including the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Iridium Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and Cornelia Street Cafe, among others. He also recently performed at the "Marian McPartland Piano Jazz All-Star Celebration" at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, as well as at Jack Kleinsinger Presents "Highlights in Jazz" 2012, as a part of the "Next Generation All-Stars," where he performed alongside tenor saxophone great Houston Person. He and his trio recently performed at the Blue Note Jazz Club opening for the great Les McCann. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BRIAN McKNIGHT & THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA

Brian McKnight & The Duke Ellington Orchestra will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) Tuesday through Thursday, May 21st through 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G. Along with several Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and the Billboard Songwriter of the Year award. He has even crossed the boundaries of the music medium into television, radio, Broadway, and even sports. He has hosted nationally syndicated television and radio shows, performed on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the hit musical Chicago, appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, and even played basketball for ABA's Ontario Warriors. There is a $40-$65 cover.


NYC: THE WBGO JAZZ SERIES PRESENTS KARRIN ALLYSON QUARTET

The 54 Below WBGO Jazz Series at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will feature weekly Tuesday evening shows by jazz artists with performances at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Just around the corner from Swing Street, these seasoned jazz performers come to Broadway's Nightclub to play and sing the night away in grand style. Whether you're a long time jazz buff or new to the genre, this series, sponsored by the country's premier jazz radio station, promises a truly classic only-in-New York experience. Featured on Tuesday, May 21st, the Karrin Allyson Quartet. Karrin Allyson's voice is pure ambrosia for the heart, mind, and soul, with a remarkable and unique style that can make the beat sing, melody swing and lovers cling like there might be no tomorrow. Singer and pianist Karrin Allyson is one of the most truly inspirational virtuosos in the jazz world, equally at home creatively interpreting the Great American Songbook of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen, introducing wonderful new lyrics to modern jazz classics by Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Wayne Shorter, and bringing swingingly fresh perspective as well to musical treasures from Brazil, France, and all around the planet.Karrin's stunning group of musical storytellers includes drummer Todd Strait, guitarist Steve Cardenas, and bassist Ed Howard. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LATE NIGHT: BACKSTAGE, HOSTED BY SUSIE MOSHER

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents BACKSTAGE, Broadway's Tuesday night cocktail party/songfest, hosted by Susie Mosher at 10:30 pm. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Mosher guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform. Members of the "Backstage repertory company", featuring some of New York's most exciting musical theatre talent, are on hand each week to sing everything from Schwartz to Sondheim. Special guest stars on May 21st are Paul Vogt (Hairspray, "MAD TV"), Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde), Karmine Alers (Rent), Yassmin Alers (Rent, Rocky Horror Show, Across the Universe), Ryan Scott Oliver (Composer), Alex Brightman (Big Fish, Wicked), Craig Pomranz (celebrated cabaret performer), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Big Voice, God or Merman). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LEA SALONGA AT THE CAFE CARLYLE

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga will perform at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Fridays, May 21st through June 8th at 8:45 pm, with late shows on Saturdays ay 10:45 pm. Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway's Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway. She was named a "Disney Legend" in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of Cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert "Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far." Her show at The Carlyle promises to be an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today's hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga's incredible journey, spanning decades. Cover Charge: Tuesday through Thursday $45-$75-$125; Friday & Saturday $50-$85-$135.


AUS: BUTTERFLY GLEE CLUB MEETS MONDAYS IN MELBOURNE

At 6:30 pm every Tuesday The Butterfly Glee Club meets at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000)for a 1 hour session. The Butterfly Glee Club is the best sing-along choir in town. There are no solos, no microphones and no commitment to come every week - you just turn up, pay $12 at the door, and have a big old group sing of some of the best pop music on the planet. Perfect for keeping your vocal skills in shape with a 15 minute warm-up every session, loads of harmonies and some of the best musical directors in the country, Glee Club is perfect for all levels of singers from newbies to experts. You will never get told off for singing too raucously and, most importantly, it's super fun! The Butterfly Glee Club is organized (and often conducted) by the gorgeous and talented Vicky Jacobs (Multi Green Room Award Nominee for Musical Direction), and other legendary choirmasters like music theatre star Chelsea Plumley.


AUS: AMELIA RYAN - STORM IN A D CUP

Amelia Ryan presents her show Storm In A D Cup at THE BUTTERFLY CLUB ((256 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 96902000) on Tuesday through Sunday, Mat 21st through 26th at 8:00 pm. After sell-out seasons around Australia the Storm is back, bigger and bolder than ever! Australian Cabaret Showcase Prize winner Amelia Ryan shares her Storms: from growing up with a gay father and transgender step-mother, to her dismal career as an 'exotic dancer'. Nothing is too sacred in this hysterically delivered one-woman show. Call for cover/minimum information.


LON: ANNE REID IN A NEW KEY

Anne Reid will perform at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) Tuesday through Saturday, May 21st through 25th at 8:00 pm, with late shows on Friday & Saturday at 10:30 pm. Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs. Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: THE HOLLY WOODLAWN SHOW AT THE BEECHMAN

In a rare public appearance, Andy Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn returns to New York with a new live show, The Holly Woodlawn Show. It will be presented for two performances only: Friday, May 17th and Monday, May 20th, both shows at 7:30 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). The Holly Woodlawn Show is a new evening of songs and stories by this incomparable transgender artist, as well as a frank question & answer session. It includes her signature rendition of the Lou Reed song "Take a Walk on the Wild Side," plus other classics. Woodlawn will be accompanied by Lance Cruce, long-time pianist for Joan Rivers. Born in Puerto Rico in 1946, HOLLY WOODLAWN was part of the Andy Warhol Factory scene in the 1960s and 1970s, the wildly creative underground downtown Manhattan scene that created visual art, films, music, and performance. Along with fellow Warhol Superstars and associates including Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, Sylvia Miles, Viva, Penny Arcade, and Candy Darling, Holly appeared in projects regularly and the gossip columns constantly. Her leading role in the film "Andy Warhol's Trash," directed by Paul Morrissey and co-starring the iconic Joe Dallesandro, catapulted her to international stardom. Noted director George Cukor even petitioned to have Woodlawn nominated for an Academy Award for the role. She appeared on stage in two plays by Jackie Curtis: Heaven Grand in Amber Orbit and Vain Victory. There is a $22 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Please note: This performance will be filmed live as part of a documentary on Holly's life that is currently in production.

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.Chris Barrett's career highlights include repeat engagements at New York's Stanhope, Carlyle, Pierre, UN Plaza and Westbury Hotels. Also in New York he has appeared in cabaret at The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, Helen's Hideaway Room, Danny's Skylight Room, Judy's Chelsea, L'Omnibus d' Maxims; The Reprise Room @ Dillon's and the famed FireBird Cafe. He most recently concluded a four month run at upstairs @ San Martin, NYC. There is no cover charge.

NYC: BRONWYN'S "SHAKESPEARE SOIREE!"
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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. On Monday, May 20th, Bronwyn will present another "Shakespeare Soiree!" with Jim Allen at the Piano. Shakespeare verse for all in the WillyTheShake and Speak Box! Take the Shakespeare challenge and relate your song or monolog to a Shakespearean character or theme! 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: YVONNE CONSTANT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM

The Tony Award-winning actress Yvonne Constant will appear in her latest show "One of a Kind," at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday, April 30th; Tuesday, May 7th; Monday, May 20th, and Tuesday, May 28th, all shows at 7:00 pm. She is joined by music director Russ Kassoff on piano. "One of a Kind," is her seventh Metropolitan Room engagement since making concert debut there in 2008. In the show Contstant declares her independence, exploring in song and stories the many ways in which her singleness of mind, body and spirit, have brought her joy and fueled her career. In "One of a Kind," Constant has her way with songs by or associated with some of her favorite free-spirits and iconoclasts, from Petula Clark, to Jimmy Durante and Ethel Merman, to Giusseppi Verdi. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: KEVIN DOZIER IS BACK FOR TWO MORE NIGHTS

Following a sold-out engagement in February, Kevin Dozier returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)with his show, "Love's Never Lost", for 2 more nights: Monday, May 20th at 9:30 pm and Sunday, May 26th at 4:30 pm. Joining him on stage will be Alex Rybeck (musical direction), Jered Egan (bass), Sean Harkness (guitars), Yoed Nir (cello), and John Redsecker (drums). Most recently, Kevin made his acclaimed debut at FEINSTEIN'S in NYC, was a featured performer at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, and numerous Noel Coward Society functions. He's had sold-out runs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM, THE LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, and DON'T TELL MAMA'S in NYC, and THE PLUSH ROOM in San Francisco. Kevin's highly acclaimed debut album, "Love-Wise", is available on Itunes. The album features love songs from the Great American Songbook. His new CD "Love's Never Lost" was produced by Paul Rolnick. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND PRESENTS "FRANK & FRIENDS"

The Broadway at Birdland partnership with multi-Grammy and Tony nominated composer Frank Wildhorn continues with another "Frank & Friends" concert at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080)on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. The series of very special one-night-only concerts celebrates the songs and favorite performers from the composer's wide range of work in popular, theatrical and classical music. The night will feature Broadway performer Capathia Jenkins and supperclub star Clint Holmes, with Wildhorn at the piano. Jason Howland will act as musical director. All profits will go to The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in the performing arts and entertainment. There is a $35 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JIM CARUSO'S "CAST PARTY" MONDAYS AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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: JJ SANSAVERINO & THE GROOVE MESSENGERS

Fans of Groove, R&B, and Jazz will love this All-Star cast of talented performers. All with solo CD's out and together for the first ever debut at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592)on Monday, May 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The Groove Messengers, featuring NYC Guitarist JJ Sansaverino, was an idea propelled by Groove Jazz Star Will Donato. The tour features a select cast of all-star performers.nWill Donato is an Award Winning Composer/Saxophonist with a new upcoming CD release "Universal Groove". JJ Sansaverino is Lead Guitarist for Reggae Superstar Maxi Priest since 2000 with a new hit single "Gravy Train" currently rocking the contemporary Groove Jazz Charts.nDarryl Williams is Euge Groove's regular touring Bassist, currently touring with the "Hot Summer Groove Tour" featuring Peter White and Euge Groove.bNathan Mitchell is a Keyboardist, Producer, Composer, Singer and one of the most sought after talents on the National Smooth Jazz Market. His upcoming debut single, "For All Eternity" will be released in the Fall of 2013. Ricky Lawson is a Grammy Award Winning Drummer/Co-Founder of the group Yellowjackets and one of the most sought after, requested Session Musicians and Superstars of our time. There is a $10-$20 cover.


NYC: INDIGENOUS FEATURING MATO NANJI

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121)presents Indigenous featuring Mato Nanji on Monday, May 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Mato Nanji, the guitarist, singer, and songwriter of Indigenous, formed the band with his two brothers and sister back in the late '90s. They released their much-talked about debut, Things We Do, in 1998. While the band's growling electric blues was totally legit and truly exciting, the little family band from the Nakota Tribe of South Dakota never expected the incredible, widespread reception they got from the blues and rock communities. Then, after two more studio albums and a live set, Indigenous unexpectedly broke up. Following the split, each of Mato's siblings, with the exception of bassist Pte who played on the new disc, had the opportunity to explore their own musical potential outside the already defined stylistic approach of the band. Despite the changes, Mato is forging his own way as the face of Indigenous, still and again one of blues-rock's most exciting talents. There is $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: LAURA BENANTI RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

Following the tremendous success of her first solo show, which played sold out venues across the country, stage and television star Laura Benanti returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new piece, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention." Performances are Monday, May 20th and Wednesday & Thursday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm; Friday, May 24th at 8:30 pm; and Saturday, May 25th, at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Fusing theatre standards with pop music and original songs, Ms. Benanti's unique blend of humor and vocal nuance promises to deliver an unforgettable evening. Come see the performer critics call "brilliantly funny" with an "exquisite voice," and whose mother calls "very very good," in a night that she desperately hopes brings her the right kind of attention. Musical Direction and Arrangements by Todd Almond. There is a $50-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: HIGH FIDELITY IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

For two nights only, the Broadway show that lives in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have seen it makes a triumphant return to the theatre district and 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sunday & Monday, May 19th & 20th at 9:30 pm. Join show creators Tom Kitt and Amanda Green and a cast of "HIGH FIDELITY" In Concert that includes original cast members Will Chase and Jenn Colella, along with new additions Adam Chanler Berat, Mario Cantone, Ana Gasteyer, Mitch Jarvis, Van Hughes, Alison Case, and The Indigo Girls when 54 Below proudly presents a special concert version of this much loved musical. Directed by Leigh Silverman. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: "THE CALLBACK" AT 54 BELOW HOSTED BY CHRISTINE PEDI

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


DC: GEORGETOWN DAY SCHOOL STUDENT BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

The Georgetown Day School Student Band will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141)on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. Georgetown Day School honors the integrity and worth of each individual within a diverse school community. GDS is dedicated to providing a supportive educational atmosphere in which teachers challenge the intellectual, creative, and physical abilities of our students and foster strength of character and concern for others. From the earliest grades, we encourage our students to wonder, to inquire, and to be self-reliant, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Call for cover/minimum information.

DC: EDMUND BURKE SCHOOL STUDENT BAND AT BLUES ALLEY

BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141)presents the Edmund Burke School Student Band on Monday, May 20th at 9:00 pm. Music is central to Burke's lively community. All students actively participate in music, regardless of skill level. Our well-equipped band room offers access to a variety of instruments. We partner with nearby performing arts centers, including the Levine School of Music. In the classroom, students analyze the history and styles of music. This combination of course work and hands-on participation helps instill an appreciation of music in each student. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHI: CAN YOU HEAR IT?! CHICAGO IS SINGING ... KANDER AND EBB!
FEATURED CABARET FESTIVAL EVENT

Once a year, Porchlight Music Theatre brings together some of Chicago's finest music theatre and cabaret talent to celebrate the Chicago theatre community through the work of some of the most iconic songwriters in music theatre. This year, the legendary duo of KANDER AND EBB are the center of attention, and Porchlight will be throwing a concert at MAYNE STAGE (1328 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-381-4554)for one night only on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. The show will be brimming to the top with razzle dazzle and class. And, if you thought CHICAGO SINGS was just a concert - think again! There will be a cash bar, silent auction, and complimentary desserts at intermission! At the hands of Artistic Associates Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll thank your lucky stars that you're a part of this one-night-only, one-of-a-kind experience. Direction by Rob Lindley, Music Direction by Doug Peck and Choreography For "All That Jazz" By Katie Spelman. Performers scheduled to appear include Adrian Aguilar, Brianna Aguilar, Allison Bazarko, Sean Blake, E Faye Butler, McKinley Carter, Matthew Crowle, Brandon Dahlquist, Dina DiCostanzo, Mary Ernster, Lara Filip, Rebecca Finnegan, Nicholas Foster, David Girolmo, James Earl Jones II, Heidi Kettenring, Rob Lindley, Susie McMonagle, Johanna McKenzie Miller, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Christine Mild, Meghan Murphy, Jeff Parker, Doug Peck, Peggy Roeder, Anne Sheridan Smith, Christine Sherrill, Katie Spelman, Bethany Thomas, Tiffany Topol, Lauren Villegas, and Alex Weisman. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. The show will include songs from The Act, And The World Goes 'Round, Cabaret, Chicago, Curtains, Flora the Red Menace, Funny Lady, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, New York, New York, The Rink, Scottsboro Boys, Steel Pier, The Visit, Woman of the Year, and Zorba - as well as material not associated with shows, including songs John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote separately! Tickets are $50.

LON: A CRAZY MONDAY SHOW - CHRISTINE BOVILL PERFORMS PIAF

Christine Bovill performs PIAF on Monday, May 20th at 8:00 pm at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). No glamour. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice, singing of life's triumphs and tragedies. PIAF is a powerful musical homage to one of France's most endearing icons, celebrating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf's story, and Christine's own remarkable journey in the world of chanson. An award-winning songwriter in her own right, Bovill has toured throughout Europe with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow, appearing on live television and, most recently, on BBC Radio 4's series Soul Music. During her sold out run at the Famous Spiegeltent at this year's Edinburgh Festival, Bovill realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and, most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show. Call for cover/minimum information.

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