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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
OCTOBER 2013
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR OCTOBER 14th through 20th


CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
SUNDAY - OCTOBER 20th

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NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS RETURNS WITH "SONGS ARE LIKE FRIENDS II"   
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Vickie Phillips continues to be a familiar face on the Manhattan cabaret scene, as an award-winning singer and actress. Now she returns with a new version of her acclaimed show Songs Are Like Friends II, to be performed at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, October 20th at 7:15 pm. Musical director is Tracy Stark and her director is Bob Ost. "Songs Are Like Friends II" will feature musical selections from composers including Sheldon Harnick, Maltby & Shire, Craig Carnelia, and Bob Ost. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

NYC: KAREN OBERLIN & T. OLIVER REID SING FRANK SINATRA & BILLIE HOLIDAY   

Multiple award winning and critically acclaimed artists Karen Oberlin and T. Oliver Reid join forces to present "The Art of Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sundays, October 13th, 20th & 27th at 7:00 pm. Jon Weber serves as musical director. In 1915, it was a very good year. Not only did this year give us Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson having the first telephone conversation from New York to San Francisco, the establishment of the US Coast Guard and the Rocky Mountain State Park but most importantly, the births of two American musical treasures ... Eleanora Fagan and Francis Sinatra, a.k.a. Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Now you can take this journey with Karen Oberlin and T. Oliver Reid, through the lows and highs of these two powerhouses. The American music scene had never seen two such diverse people sing so singularly, the pop and jazz standards of the 30s, 40s and 50s. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ARIANA JOHNS SINGS 'THE DREAMER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY'   

Ariana Johns returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with her show 'The Dreamer's Guide To The Galaxy' on Sunday, October 20th at 4:30 pm and Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm, having performed earlier with John Ten Eyck as Too Idiots. Musical director is Darryl Curry. She was recently seen at the National Opera Center in Lou Rodgers' three person musical, Happy Valentine, and is now debuting her diverse, intergalactic mix of songs, The Dreamer's Guide To The Galaxy. Travel from 'Dreamer's Holiday' to 'Dream Babies', with stops along the way at 'Our House' for 'Something Cool', past 'The Midnight Sun' with a visit to 'Lucy and Jessie', plus several more. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MAUREEN SINGS MERCER AT THE BEECHMAN

MAC Hanson Award winner Maureen Kelley Stewart returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 pm with her show "Words By Mercer". She will be accompanied once again by Musical Director Don Rebic. The show will present the well known (plus lesser known) words of the legendary, Oscar-winning lyricist, songwriter & composer, Johnny Mercer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GABRIELLE STRAVELLI

Bistro Award winning vocalist, Gabrielle Stravelli, returns with her Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 11th at LE PESCADEUX (90 Thompson Street, NYC - 212-966-0021), a French restaurant in the heart of Soho. They will play three sets from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. She will be joined by Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O'Leary on bass in this charming boite that offers a great, well-priced menu and cozy atmosphere. Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her unique take on material from the new American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric. Gabrielle has performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Carnegie Hall, Iridium Jazz Club, Birdland, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Reservations are strongly suggested. No cover, no minimum.

NYC: IRIS WILLIAMS: A ROMANTIC MUSICAL JOURNEY

Take a romantic musical journey this evening with Iris Williams at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Sunday, October 20th at 9:30 pm as she sings classics from Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Ray Noble and others. Musical Director is Art Weiss. Ms Williams, born in Wales, had her first big success with her recording of "He Was Beautiful" (the theme from the film The Deer Hunter). The recording went gold and there followed 14 Royal Performances in addition to performances in countries around the world. In America, Iris has performed critically acclaimed engagements at the Oak Room in the Algonquin Hotel in NY, the LA Music Center, the Smithsonian, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel the London Palladium and Royal Albert Hall, to name a few. In 2004, H.M the Queen Elizabeth II awarded Ms.Williams the title Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for her contributions to music and services to charitable causes. Iris is also a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: REV. YOLANDA'S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR AT THE DUPLEX

A delightful, feel good, gender bending celebration of old fashioned gospel and country gospel music, plus original music by Rev. Yolanda written in the old fashion style, will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 pm. This show takes a musical tour of Rev. Yolanda's transformational spiritual journey from a gospel music loving Alabama gay boy, to a Radical Faerie, Rock & Roll, GLBT Hall of Fame Transgender Warrior, to a New Thought Interspiritual Drag Queen Reverend. Directed by Rev. Shawn Moninger, the show features Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes on vocals and acoustic guitar; Kenneth Gartman, Musical Director/Arrangements, piano, vocals. Special guests TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TWO-TIME TONY AWARD-NOMINEE ROBIN DE JESUS WITH PATTI ISSUES

"PATTI ISSUES", the hit solo play written by Ben Rimalower, will continue its hit New York run with Sunday night performances at 9:30 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) from September 8th to October 27th, starring Broadway's Robin De Jesus, star of the film Camp and two-time Tony Award nominee for In the Heights and La Cage Aux Folles (also soon to be starring opposite Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum in Lincoln Center Theater's Domesticated, opening November 4th.) The piece celebrated its year anniversary at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE and ran through Thursday, August 15th with Rimalower performing. Written by Ben Rimalower and Directed by Aaron Mark. Meantime, Ben will perform "PATTI ISSUES" in Boston, Glasgow, and Berlin in August and September, plus an upcoming South Florida "mini-tour". Ben recently presented the show in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Berkeley, Provincetown, the Fire Island Pines and Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Watertown, CT. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ICONS: A TRIBUTE WITH ROBIN KRADLES

New York drag personality, Robin Kradles, makes her solo cabaret debut at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 pm. Her show is a tribute to the women who have influenced her glamorous style. Songs by or about Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Bassey, Ann-Margaret, Madonna, Pink and more populate this entertaining show. Directed by Lennie Watts with Musical Direction by Rick Jensen. Special guest performer at each show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RICHARD SKIPPER & JULIE BUDD: LIVE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

On Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 pm, Richard Skipper and Julie Budd will sit down at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) for an intimate chat to discuss her career and life and the people she has worked with. She may even sing a couple of songs! The last fifteen minutes of the hour-long show will be comprised of questions from the audience. Julie will meet and greet the audience upstairs afterward. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Cover to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON THEME IS "TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE - THE ART OF COLLABORATION."

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas, which returns to ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sunday, October 20th from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). The optional theme for the evening is "Two Heads Are Better Than One - The Art of Collaboratio.". Co-Hosts will be the writing Team of Jim Brochu & Steve Schachlin, the Co-Creators of the Award Winning THE LAST SESSION. Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon. There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/ first served basis, with one intermission. There is a $10 cash cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

ON THE RADIO: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN : THE MUSIC OF BETTY BUCKLEY

David Kenney's EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays continues this week. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. This Sunday, October 20th, David's show will feature the music of Betty Buckley. You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for this show and future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .


NYC: ARTURO O'FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUNDAYS

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill brings his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Sundays at 9:00 pm. Called the leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz", 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. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KENNY G AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. After the success of Rhythm and Romance (2008) and Heart and Soul (2010), the second of which was a return to the classic R&B sounds of his Seattle childhood, Kenny has taken a step in a new direction with his latest release, Namaste India (2012). A collaboration with Indian santoor player and vocalist Rahul Sharma, the album captures both the natural meditative sound of Indian classical music and the flamboyant jazz melodies of the saxophone. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: TIM REYNOLDS AND TR3 AT THE IRIDIUM

Tim Reynolds and TR3 will appear at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, October 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds' wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds' music is inspired and authentic. It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: WILSON/ROSNES/WASHINGTON TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Wilson/ Rosnes/ Washington Trio (Steve Wilson, saxophones; Renee Rosnes, piano; and Peter Washington, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This collaborative, co-led trio first performed together at a two-night sold-out New York engagement which saxophonist Steve Wilson fondly recalls as "one of the best musical experiences I've ever had." Their combined resumes include a who's who of jazz history, including such legendary names as Art Blakey, JJ Johnson, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland, James Moody, and George Duke. The trio's performances are imbued with an unlimited sense of interplay, and musical magic abounds. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover depending on date.


TORONTO: JAZZ BRUNCH WITH GAVIN HOPE & BILL KING

GAVIN HOPE & BILL KING will entertain at the weekly Sunday Brunch at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Sunday, October 20th, starting at 12:30 pm. Gavin has a diverse experience that includes song, stage, TV, and film in his career over the years. He is a three-time Juno nominated solo recording artist and has been lucky enough to perform around the world, sharing the stage with such greats as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, James Brown, and Deborah Cox to name a few. His theatre highlights include lead roles in the original Canadian companies of RENT and The Lion King (Mirvish), The Tempest (CanStage), As You Like It (CanStage), and Smokey Joe's Caf• (Stage West). From singing anthems in arenas and stadiums across the country, Gavin has also toured globally as a featured vocalist on Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Gavin is also known for his work as a member of Canadian A Cappella institution The Nylons, including 6 albums and in particular two leads that were Juno nominated radio singles with the band. He is currently a core featured solo vocalist with Jeans n Classics, and headlines many Pops concerts with Symphony and Rock Orchestras across North America each year. Gavin has just finished a new solo jazz recording entitled "For All We Know" (Slaight Entertainment) featuring Bill King on piano. It was released to rave reviews, including 4 out of 4 stars by the Toronto Star and had its worldwide debut release party, right here at Jazz Bistro. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: LEGENDARY BASSIST STANLEY CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clark performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians recognized immediately the ferocious dexterity and complete musicality the young Clarke possessed on the acoustic bass. Not only was he expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper in the bass' traditional role, Stanley also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody gained from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, and others, including non-bass players like John Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: DEAF DOG AND THE INDICTMENTS & FEELS SO GOOD BAND

Deaf Dog and the Indictments, the world's only almost-all-judge band, will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Sunday, October 20th at 7:00 pm. The band began in 2005 as part of a talent show at a court training conference. Eight years later, the band now draws large crowds who enjoy their mix of rock 'n roll, Motown, and the blues. The Dogs consist of seven judges, and a psychologist on drums. They see the band as a way for the group to reach out to the community in a manner that is vastly different from a judges' professional role hearing criminal, family, and probate cases in D.C. Superior Court. They also see the band as a way to show their kids that they are cool...or at least once were! The Feels So Good Band began during a talent show at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. Although all these musicians had performed at other times and places, this was the beginning of the group nearly 15 years ago. The joy that is present when the group plays is palpable, and it makes the members feel so good. They always want the listener to feel good, too. Their music has breadth to include jazz, blues, Holiday Caroling for hospitalized patients, rock and Motown. These physicians perform at the bedside, and they enjoy coming to the stage as a group. There is a $10 cover.

CHICAGO: CCP'S 15th ANNIVERSARY GALA OCTOBER 20TH - SINGING OUR OWN SONG
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals ) will present their 15th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 20th at 7:00 pm at the PARK WEST THEATER (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL). The Gala is titled "Singing Our Own Song: a Celebration of Chicago Cabaret." The event will honor Daryl Nitz with the Chicago Gold Coast Award and Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, and will celebrate 15 years of cabaret in Chicago! The organization has planned a spectacular evening!

Doors open at 5:45 with a special pre-gala "Cocktail Hour" from 6:15 to 7:00 pm with George Howe, Musical Director, and featuring Larry Dooley, Carla Gordon, Anita Kallen, Paul Motondo, Judy Rossignuolo-Rice, Pam Peterson and Cheryl Szucsits.

The "Gala Show" is hosted by Joan Curto with Musical Direction by Beckie Menzie and featuring Anne Burnell, Mark Burnell, Joan Curto, Jeff Dean, Elizabeth Doyle, David Edelfelt, John Eskola, Hilary Feldman, Foiled Again (Rob Lindley, Anne Smith, Allison Bazarko), Laura Freeman, Scott Gryder, Ester Hana, Claudia Hommel, KT McCammond, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Roberta Miles, Bob Moreen, Audrey Morris, Marianne Murphy Orland, Suzanne Petri, Patricia Rusk, Nick Sula, Denise Tomasello, Carol Weston and Melissa Young. Jonny Mercado, stage manager.

Tickets are $50 for Reserved Table and Booth Seating, and $27 for General Admission. Tickets are only available at http://www.etix.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849). You can avoid fees and also purchase tickets at the Park West Box Office

NEW ORLEANS: RUNNING WITH SCISSORS PRESENTS MISS GULCH RETURNS!

Before Hedwig got her Angry Inch, before Liza got her "Z", there was Almira Gulch! Running With Scissors invites you back to Kansas for MISS GULCH RETURNS! at MID-CITY THEATRE (3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA - 504-488-1460 ). Miss Gulch Returns! is a one-man, one-piano musical tour de force written by Fred Barton and starring Bob Edes Jr., accompanied by Jim Walpole. Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, October 18th through 27th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 6:00 pm. Poor Almira Gulch! In The Wizard of Oz, the crotchety cantankerous Kansan intrigued and intimidated us, but she never got to tell her side of story. Why does she ride that bike? What does she have against neighborhood girls and their little dogs, too? What becomes of her after that tornado? And most important of all: who's the real woman beneath that ferocious facade? Now, the biddy is back in all the glory Hollywood denied her! In this unforgettable metaphorical musical, Miss Gulch gives us the dirt. She lays her soul bare (and yours if you dare). And she belts a mean tune. Tickets are $25 ($20 on Sundays).

SAN FRANCISCO: BROADWAY & "SCANDAL" STAR NORM LEWIS AT THE VENETIAN ROOM

Broadway and Scandal star Norm Lewis will make his West Coast cabaret debut on Sunday, October 20th at 5:00 pm at THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400 & www.bayareacabaret.org ). Lewis has starred in a long list of Broadway shows, including The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Tony nomination) opposite Audra McDonald, Side Show, Sondheim on Sondheim (with Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams), The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon, Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination) and, most notably, in Les Miserables. Lewis' show opens the subscription series of the 10th Anniversary Season on Bay Area Cabaret. Call for cover/minimum information

SAN FRANCISCO: EMILY BERGL IS "KIDDING ON THE SQUARE"

Broadway, Film and Television star Emily Bergl returns to San Francisco to perform at SOCIETY AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by G. Scott Lacy at the piano. This show is a reprise of her hit cabaret show that started it all! This limited engagement reunites Ms. Bergl with her original musical director as well. There is a $25-$45 cover - no minimum.


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 - OCTOBER 19th

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NYC: SUE MATSUKI SINGS COUNTRY & BLUES IN SECOND SHOW IN 4-SHOW SERIES    

As one of the first acts to play the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) in the first month it opened, Sue Matsuki is delighted to bring her first solo show (after 3 years) back to this beautiful room on Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm. The series is called GENRES and this show is the second in a series of shows that celebrate the different kinds of music Sue likes to sing. This show focuses on Country & Blues. Featuring a great band: Tracy Stark and The Broad Band! Debbie Kennedy (Bass), Donna Kelly (Drums) with some other wonderful musicians sitting in on a few tunes. Directed by: Gretchen Reinhagen. Coming soon: The other GENRES: Musical Comedy on Saturday, November 16th at 4:00 pm and Holiday Music on Thursday, December 12th at 9:30 pm. Sue is a 10-time MAC Award Nominee/3 time Winner (in 6 different categories); the very first (2004) recipient of the Julie Wilson Award given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation (and chosen by Julie herself) and a 20 year Cabaret/Jazz singing veteran who has played every NYC Cabaret room including Feinstein's at the Regency and several of the major Jazz Clubs including the legendary Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. Sue and has performed all across the U.S. from Alaska to Maine! Sue is also a writer, reviewer, producer, teacher, coach, comedian, host and an award-winning songwriter. And she's one of my best friends! Please make a reservation now.
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NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE & TANYA HOLT TOGETHER AT THE MET   

Award-winning singers Tanya Holt and Marcus Simeone will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) once a month through January 2014. Performance dates are Saturdays, October 19th, November 16th, December 28th and January 26th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Their show "Quiet Storm," mixes R&B with pop hits and standards. Musical director is Tracy Stark with Marco Broehm on bass. Lina Koutrakos directors. The wide-ranging song list includes tunes by Matt Alber, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Webb, Cole Porter, Comden & Green, and Vincent Youmans. A 13-time MAC nominee (and four-time winner) Simeone is one of the most honored outsiders in the business. He is putting the finishing touches on his fourth CD on the Miranda Music label. Holt, by contrast, is a much-loved insider and rising star, who has been touted as one of the breakout talents in cabaret. She received the 2013 Bistro Award (Outstanding Vocalist) for her highly praised "Forever Home," seen at Urban Stages and the Metropolitan Room. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CRAIG POMRANZ WITH A WEEKEND OF LOVE SONGS   

An internationally acclaimed performer, Craig Pomranz will perform at NYC's newest cabaret venue THE CAFE AT BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 917-287-2392) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm. His show, "Love is the Ting!" is directed by Ronald Cohen. Musical Director is Stephen Bocchino. Craig is warm, comfortable, self-effacing and charming; the excitement he has for music is palpable. Hearing him sing, whether in person or on his CD, My Heart Don't Skip A Beat, you're treated to a dazzling voice, and a way with the audience that's descended from a great saloon style. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARC McBARRON KESSLER'S NAKED ARCADE RETURNS   

Marc McBarron Kessler's Naked Arcade returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm. The show features Marc McBarron Kessler as Mickey, Go Mahan as Pearl, J. Michael Reeds as John, Francesca MacAaron as Ellis The Mermaid, Andrew Loren Resto as The Killer, and Barbara Mundy as Mickey's Mother. Eric Schussel directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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 Saturdays, October 5th & 19th 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: SHIRLEY CRABBE GROUP AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Shirley Crabbe with Donald Vega, Jon Burr and David Glasser, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, October 19th at 9:30 pm, Shirley knows what it means to be blessed. When an operation on her vocal chords gave her a second chance at a career as a singer, she plunged back into the jazz scene and jump started her career, earning a series of awards including placing in the top five at the 2010 Jazz Mobile "Best of the Best" vocal competition. The release of her debut album "Home" announces the arrival of a major new artist who invests each plush, rounded note with the love and conviction of someone deeply grateful to be pursuing her calling. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TIM POWELL IN "TIPPIN!" AT THE DUPLEX

After a long and arduous journey, Tim Powell joyfully finds his way back to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 pm with his show "Tippin!". He will be accompanied by David Schaefer on piano. Tim will share musical snapshots in a new show featuring songs made famous by Rihanna, Cole Porter, Robbie Williams, Crowded House, Naked Eyes and... Jane Russell?? There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH CONCETTA BERTOLDI

New York Times Best Selling Author Concetta Bertoldi will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 pm. Concetta Bertoldi calls herself a physic medium. She will answer your questions and do demonstrations (with love and laughter). Find out why Grandma left her teeth in the shoe box, and other things you DON"T want to know about your dead relatives. (Note: Please understand that NOT everyone who attends will receive a reading.) There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: DAVID DRAKE'S TAWNY TELL ME TRUE

Obie Award-winning playwright/performer David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30 pm with TAWNY TELL ME TRUE. Additional performances are set for Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th at 7:30 pm. Written by and starring Drake, this drag tragicomedy with music will be directed by Robert La Fosse featuring musical direction by Lance Cruce, original music by Trevor Kuprel, and video by Ned Stresen Reuter. TAWNY TELL ME TRUE is the latest tell-all by Tawny Heatherton, a lovably eccentric showbiz survivor and "one hit wonder" of the disco zeitgeist of the early 1980s, famous for her memorable international pop hit "Run Crazy Man." Tawny brings her singular blonde-swept brand of sunny, funny optimism while singing songs and recalling stories of alien abduction, her days as a child star on "Dark Shadows," and reuniting with her long-lost aunt Joey Heatherton at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: 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: "BROADWAY BY THE LETTER: ACT ONE" WITH THE MARQUEE FIVE

Marquee Five returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 ) on Saturday, October 19th at 8:00 pm. They return with their acclaimed show "Broadway By The Letter: Act One," a collection of Broadway material arranged with Marquee Five's signature harmonies, humor and heart, including pieces by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn and many more. Featuring Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, Julie Reyburn and Christopher Whipple on vocals, accompanied by Mark Janas and directed by Lennie Watts, "Broadway By The Letter: Act One" offers a harmony-infused tribute to theatrical composers, shows and songs presented with a wink and a few surprises. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN'S THE LAST 5 YEARS IN CONCERT

In celebration of the brand new cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's much-loved musical, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes Jamie & Cathy for four very special concerts. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, October 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 11:00 pm. The concert will feature the stars of the recent revival, Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor. Cover charges vary by night but run from $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MY SINATRA, STARRING CARY HOFFMAN - ONE NIGHT ONLY

Cary Hoffman's 'My Sinatra' (the Concert Version) returns to Manhattan one more time on Saturday, October 19th at 8:00 pm at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900 ). He will be accompanied by an 11-piece band. Hoffman finally achieved his dream with his autobiographical one-man memoir musical, My Sinatra, about his Sinatra obsession, which ran Off-Broadway for two years. Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past eight years in over 55 Performing Arts Centers around the World, including a performance for the President of Singapore and the President of Mexico. His compelling blend of vocal performance and stories led to a National PBS television special which has aired in over 70 cities around the country and was viewed by more than 2 million people (and is the only Sinatra television special starring somebody other than Frank Sinatra himself.) There is a $35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BENNY GREEN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

Benny Green Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BARBARA CARROLL SATURDAYS AT BIRDLAND

NYC Cabaret/Jazz icon Barbara Carroll performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Saturdays in October at 6:00 pm. She is joined by her long-time bassist Jay Leonhart. Barbara Carroll's still evolving career as a jazz pianist began when she played her first New York engagement opposite Dizzy Gillespie's big band at the Downbeat Club in 1947. A thrilling if a trifle unsettling debut for a young female pianist from Worcester, Massachusetts who began playing the piano at five and who's family was wise enough to give her lessons that provided her with a basic knowledge of classical technique. In 1978, she was booked into the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle hotel for a two week engagement - and stayed for twenty five years. It was at the Carlyle that she began to feature her singing as an integral part of her performances. Following her 25 years at the Carlyle, she is well into another long run in the famous Oak Room at New York's Algonquin Hotel, making a significant and successful effort to incorporate jazz playing into a cabaret venue. Other recent engagements have included concerts at Philharmonic Hall in Naples, Florida, the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, concerts at the Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as twelve sold out performances at Dizzy's Club, at Jazz at Lincoln Center. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: KENNY G AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. After the success of Rhythm and Romance (2008) and Heart and Soul (2010), the second of which was a return to the classic R&B sounds of his Seattle childhood, Kenny has taken a step in a new direction with his latest release, Namaste India (2012). A collaboration with Indian santoor player and vocalist Rahul Sharma, the album captures both the natural meditative sound of Indian classical music and the flamboyant jazz melodies of the saxophone. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: LEGENDARY BLUES/ROCK BAND SAVOY BROWN AT THE IRIDIUM

Legendary blues/rock band Savoy Brown will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Saturday, October 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970's. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today. Singer Chris Youlden joined the band in 1968 and many classic records appeared with songs such as "I'm Tired" and "Louisiana Blues" becoming radio staples. By 1971, Youlden had departed on a solo career and band members Dave Peverett, Roger Earle, and Tony Stevens had left to form their own group Foghat. Kim Simmonds rebuilt the band using former members of the blues band Chicken Shack and vocalist Dave Walker. That year, "Street Corner Talking" brought the band its best chart success up to that date. "Tell Mama", "Street Corner Talking", "All I Can Do Is Cry" and the band's funky re-make of the Motown classic, "I Can't Get Next To You", took the band to platinum status and placed them in front of wildly enthusiastic rock audiences in arenas all over the world. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: WILSON/ROSNES/WASHINGTON TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Wilson/Rosnes/Washington Trio (Steve Wilson, saxophones; Renee Rosnes, piano; and Peter Washington, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This collaborative, co-led trio first performed together at a two-night sold-out New York engagement which saxophonist Steve Wilson fondly recalls as "one of the best musical experiences I've ever had." Their combined resumes include a who's who of jazz history, including such legendary names as Art Blakey, JJ Johnson, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland, James Moody, and George Duke. The trio's performances are imbued with an unlimited sense of interplay, and musical magic abounds. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover depending on date.


BOSTON: JOHN PIZZARELLI AT SCULLERS

John Pizzarelli will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 ) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Using performers like Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


ONTARIO: GENE DINOVI TRIO AT JAZZ BISTRO

Brooklyn-born pianist, composer and vocalist Gene DiNovi will perform in trio (Gene DiNovi - piano, Andrew Scott - guitar, Clark Johnston - bass) at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 9:00 pm. DiNovi made his first visit to Toronto as an accompanist to Carmen McRae in 1971, and made his home here the following year. He has reached legendary status on the Canadian jazz scene over the decades since. Although DiNovi has been recording since 1945 as a sideman and/or accompanist to jazz giants including Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, and Buddy DeFranco, he is likely best known as Lena Horne's accompanist, playing with her for seven years from 1955 to 1963 and occasionally after that. In Toronto, DiNovi has divided his still-thriving career between extended solo piano engagements at several of the city's more exclusive rooms and studio work as an arranger and composer of incidental music, jingles, and film scores. Now past his 80th birthday (2008), DiNovi is one of the few musicians of his generation who is still actively playing and releasing new albums. There is a $20 cover.


MARYLAND: THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS AT BETHESDA BLUES

The Fabulous Hubcaps will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Saturday, October 19th at 8:00 pm. What began thirty-nine years ago as Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Ron has evolved into The Fabulous Hubcaps. Their career has been diverse and colorful. On Sunday, July 17, 2005, they were inducted into The Southern Legends Entertainment and Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Since their first 45rpm record in 1982, The Fabulous Hubcaps have released 18 recordings, from cassette tapes to their most recent compact disc, Keep On Rockin! Performing together since 1974, this seven-piece band shows no signs of slowing down. The Fabulous Hubcaps continue to captivate audiences with their high energy tributes to original artists, featuring an extensive repertoire of Do-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R & B music, The Fabulous Hubcaps are heralded as one of the best nostalgic show bands in the country. Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: LEGENDARY BASSIST STANLEY CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clark performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians recognized immediately the ferocious dexterity and complete musicality the young Clarke possessed on the acoustic bass. Not only was he expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper in the bass' traditional role, Stanley also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody gained from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, and others, including non-bass players like John Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.

NEW ORLEANS: RUNNING WITH SCISSORS PRESENTS MISS GULCH RETURNS!

Before Hedwig got her Angry Inch, before Liza got her "Z", there was Almira Gulch! Running With Scissors invites you back to Kansas for MISS GULCH RETURNS! at MID-CITY THEATRE (3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA - 504-488-1460 ). Miss Gulch Returns! is a one-man, one-piano musical tour de force written by Fred Barton and starring Bob Edes Jr., accompanied by Jim Walpole. Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, October 18th through 27th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 6:00 pm. Poor Almira Gulch! In The Wizard of Oz, the crotchety cantankerous Kansan intrigued and intimidated us, but she never got to tell her side of story. Why does she ride that bike? What does she have against neighborhood girls and their little dogs, too? What becomes of her after that tornado? And most important of all: who's the real woman beneath that ferocious facade? Now, the biddy is back in all the glory Hollywood denied her! In this unforgettable metaphorical musical, Miss Gulch gives us the dirt. She lays her soul bare (and yours if you dare). And she belts a mean tune. Tickets are $25 ($20 on Sundays).

SAN FRANCISCO: THE DRAMATICS FEATURING L.J. REYNOLDS

The vocal group The Dramatics will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For over four-decades, the Dramatics, with their rich, dazzling vocal blend has wowed audiences all over the world. With over 38 charted hits to date, the Dramatics have displayed a distinctive sound that has transcended time, music genres, and generations alike. Founded in 1962, the original group was comprised of members of Rob Davis, Ron Banks, Larry Reed, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps and Elbert Wilkins. After releasing two singles on the Wingate record label and after the departure of Ellington, the Dramatics were signed by the Sport record label in 1967, releasing their first hit single, 'All Because of You,' reaching No. 42 on the R&B Charts. In 1968 William "Wee Gee" Howard replaced lead singer Larry Reed and bass singer Willie Ford, formally of the Capitols replaced Rob Davis. Soon after the group began to collaborate with producer Tony Hester for what would be a string of hits that would begin to define the Dramatics' distinctive harmonies and dynamic blends of lead and background vocals. There is a $32-$40 cover depending on date & time.

SAN FRANCISCO: EMILY BERGL IS "KIDDING ON THE SQUARE"

Broadway, Film and Television star Emily Bergl returns to San Francisco to perform at SOCIETY AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by G. Scott Lacy at the piano. This show is a reprise of her hit cabaret show that started it all! This limited engagement reunites Ms. Bergl with her original musical director as well. There is a $25-$45 cover - no minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: LINDA EDER AT FEINSTEIN'S

Linda Eder will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 8:00 pm. Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York's Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs "Someone Like You" and "A New Life". Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new album, Now, which reunited Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marked the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. There is a $45-$65 cover plus a cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SOUTH AFRICA: GODFREY JOHNSON IN "MR JOHNSON PRESENTS" AT KBT

The Kalk Bay Theatre and multi award winning cabaret artist Godfrey Johnson present his brand new musical sit down comedy cabaret show, "Mr Johnson Presents" at KALK BAY THEATRE (KBT) (52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7946. SA) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, October 9th through 26th at 8:00 pm. The show includes original songs about lovers, coffee, food, gym, fanatics and noses. The show will also include the work of Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Mozart, Tori Amos, The Sex Pistols, and an Elizabethan Love Song. Godfrey Johnson has appeared in numerous stage, film and television productions locally and abroad. He is particularly well known for his interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel and recently released the CD, "The Shadow of Brel". He also recently co-starred in "The Minnie and Johnson Show" and "Coward and Cole". Kalk Bay Theatre (KBT) is a 78-seater theatre located at 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BILLY STRITCH SINGS JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN

Billy Stritch's new show, 'I've Got Your Number - The Jazz Of Cy Coleman' will be performed at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th at 8:00 pm. The show celebrates the music of one of Broadway and pop music's greatest composers and includes selections from many of his Broadway shows (Little Me, Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) as well as great pop standards (The Best Is Yet To Come, It Amazes Me, Witchcraft). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and international jazz and cabaret scene and has performed in London many times, both as a solo artist and as accompanist to Liza Minnelli. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show Liza's At The Palace, for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-two year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar, the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role 488 times. He is the winner of the BMI Million-Seller Award, Music City News Top Ten Song of the Year, and numerous Backstage and Manhattan Cabaret Awards. In his lengthy career, Cy Coleman wrote with some of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Camden and Green, and his songs have been recorded by virtually every great singer of the golden age of popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CRAIG POMRANZ WITH A WEEKEND OF LOVE SONGS   

An internationally acclaimed performer, Craig Pomranz will perform at NYC's newest cabaret venue THE CAFE AT BROADWAY (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 917-287-2392) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 7:00 pm. His show, "Love is the Ting!" is directed by Ronald Cohen. Musical Director is Stephen Bocchino. Craig is warm, comfortable, self-effacing and charming; the excitement he has for music is palpable. Hearing him sing, whether in person or on his CD, My Heart Don't Skip A Beat, you're treated to a dazzling voice, and a way with the audience that's descended from a great saloon style. There is a $20 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: JASON ROBERT BROWN'S THE LAST 5 YEARS IN CONCERT

In celebration of the brand new cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's much-loved musical, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes Jamie & Cathy for four very special concerts. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, October 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 11:00 pm. The concert will feature the stars of the recent revival, Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor. Cover charges vary by night but run from $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOE ICONIS & FAMILY AT 54 BELOW

Musical theater writer Joe Iconis is about to journey to the West Coast for the world premiere of his musical The Black Suits in sunny Los Angeles. But first, he's proudly bringing his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, October 18th at 8:00 pm, just in time for Halloween! Join Mr. Iconis and his merry band of musical theater friends as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs, along with a few seasonally-appropriate spooky classics. The huge cast of brilliant actor/singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. This is no mere concert. This is a great, big, howling love-letter to passionate musical theater at its best and bloodiest. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass and stay for a while. It's going to be a helluva night. Cast List: Nick Blaemire, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Molly Hager, Ian Kagey, Dennis Michael Keefe, MK Lawson, Lauren Marcus, Jeremy Morse, Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss, Jason SweetTooth Williams, and more performers to be announced. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $15-$25 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BENNY GREEN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

Benny Green Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE

Featuring the finest musicians in New York! The Birdland Big Band roars into action at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!" There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY G AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. After the success of Rhythm and Romance (2008) and Heart and Soul (2010), the second of which was a return to the classic R&B sounds of his Seattle childhood, Kenny has taken a step in a new direction with his latest release, Namaste India (2012). A collaboration with Indian santoor player and vocalist Rahul Sharma, the album captures both the natural meditative sound of Indian classical music and the flamboyant jazz melodies of the saxophone. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: PETE BYRNE: PROMISES PROMISES - NAKED EYES ACOUSTIC

Pete Byrne will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 ) on Friday, October 18th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Pete Byrne is a Los Angeles based English recording artist, and lead singer for the pop/New Wave duo Naked Eyes, during the earlier years of the 1980s. They are well known for their cover version of "Always Something There to Remind Me". They achieved further hits also writing their own songs, including "Promises Promises" which also made it to the higher reaches of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 record chart. Byrne is also known for an electronica recording of The Rolling Stones' track, "Paint It Black". He also wrote "I Am the Cute One" for an Olsen twins kids' video which was very successful. In 2005 Byrne reformed Naked Eyes and released Fumbling with the Covers (2007) an album of acoustic hits, including reworkings of the band's "Promises, Promises", "When the Lights Go Out" and "Always Something There to Remind Me". Naked Eyes also performed on a US Summer Tour along with Belinda Carlisle, ABC and The Human League. Currently, Byrne is completing a new Naked Eyes studio album. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: WILSON/ROSNES/WASHINGTON TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Wilson/Rosnes/Washington Trio (Steve Wilson, saxophones; Renee Rosnes, piano; and Peter Washington, bass) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. This collaborative, co-led trio first performed together at a two-night sold-out New York engagement which saxophonist Steve Wilson fondly recalls as "one of the best musical experiences I've ever had." Their combined resumes include a who's who of jazz history, including such legendary names as Art Blakey, JJ Johnson, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland, James Moody, and George Duke. The trio's performances are imbued with an unlimited sense of interplay, and musical magic abounds. There is a $35-$40-$45 cover depending on date.


STAMFORD: NEW SERIES:"PERFECT PAIRS AT THE PALACE"  WITH CHRISTINE PEDI & JOHNNY ROGERS 

"Perfect Pairs at The Palace" brings a new Broadway, Cabaret & Jazz Series to the PALACE THEATRE at the STAMFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS (61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT - 203-325-4466). Perfect Pairs features the very best dynamic duos in Broadway, Cabaret and Jazz performing in an intimate setting on the HARMAN Stage on four evenings throughout the fall and winter. The series opened on September 7th featuring Judy Carmichael & Steve Ross. On Friday, October 18th, at 8:00 pm, musical theater singer, comedienne and Drama Desk nominated Christine Pedi, and internationally celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, Broadway star, and recording artist Johnny Rodgers will take the stage. This unique series, where the performers and audience both occupy the stage, is the result of the passion and hard work of Palace Theatre Board Member Lynn DiMenna and is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Courtyard by Marriott. Tickets are $50-$65.

BOSTON: JAN PETERS HOSTS OPEN MIC AT CLUB CAFE   

Boston favorite Jan Peters hosts open mic on Friday, October 18th from 9:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966) with Jim Rice on piano. Jan's work draws from an extensive repertoire of popular Broadway and standard songs as well as material from promising new songwriters. In addition to her cabaret work, Jan performs throughout the country accompanied by ensembles ranging from intimate jazz groups to large swing orchestras and appears at many of Boston's best nightclubs and hotels. No cover charge before 11:00 pm!


BOSTON: JOHN PIZZARELLI AT SCULLERS

John Pizzarelli will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 ) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Using performers like Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $35.


BOSTON: DEBO BAND AT THE REGATTABAR

Debo Band, am 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, will perform at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757 ) on Friday, October 18th with shows at 7:30 & 10:00 pm. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they've shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Antibalas, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse. Recent and upcoming performances include the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, South by Southwest, globalFEST 2012, Joe's Pub, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Montana Folk Festival. Their self-titled debut for Sub Pop / Next Ambiance was produced by Thomas "Tommy T" Gobena of Gogol Bordello and features album art by critically-renowned painter Julie Mehretu. It was recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Deer Tick) and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe LaPorta at The Lodge. There is a $20 cover.

ONTARIO: GENE DINOVI TRIO AT JAZZ BISTRO

Brooklyn-born pianist, composer and vocalist Gene DiNovi will perform in trio (Gene DiNovi - piano, Andrew Scott - guitar, Clark Johnston - bass) at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 9:00 pm. DiNovi made his first visit to Toronto as an accompanist to Carmen McRae in 1971, and made his home here the following year. He has reached legendary status on the Canadian jazz scene over the decades since. Although DiNovi has been recording since 1945 as a sideman and/or accompanist to jazz giants including Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, and Buddy DeFranco, he is likely best known as Lena Horne's accompanist, playing with her for seven years from 1955 to 1963 and occasionally after that. In Toronto, DiNovi has divided his still-thriving career between extended solo piano engagements at several of the city's more exclusive rooms and studio work as an arranger and composer of incidental music, jingles, and film scores. Now past his 80th birthday (2008), DiNovi is one of the few musicians of his generation who is still actively playing and releasing new albums. There is a $20 cover.



D.C.: LEGENDARY BASSIST STANLEY CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clark performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians recognized immediately the ferocious dexterity and complete musicality the young Clarke possessed on the acoustic bass. Not only was he expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper in the bass' traditional role, Stanley also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody gained from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, and others, including non-bass players like John Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: INGRATITUDE - A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND & FIRE

"inGratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire" will be presented at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 ) on Friday, October 18th at 7:30 pm. The show pays homage to one of the most prolific musical ensembles in history. Offering an impressive body of familiar EWF tunes, specifically those from the classic years between 1973 - 1985, today's 10 piece band, led by four exceptional career musicians, evokes a nostalgic listen to a legend that today has moved on to new music and an expansion of a career that still has many more years to come. In the spring of 2009, inGratitude began to convene the best musicians in the Baltimore/Washington/Virginia area under the leadership of founder and lead singer Gene McBride. Inspired by The Elements since childhood, and with a strong falsetto of his own reminiscent of the master Phillip Bailey, McBride is excited at the prospect of audiences everywhere sharing the EWF experience. With broader plans that involved additional musicians, creative choreography, exciting production elements, and the addition of the original and new members of Pockets (protege of EWF), inGratitude has set its sights on crowd pleasing performances. There is a $25 cover.

NEW ORLEANS: RUNNING WITH SCISSORS PRESENTS MISS GULCH RETURNS!

Before Hedwig got her Angry Inch, before Liza got her "Z", there was Almira Gulch! Running With Scissors invites you back to Kansas for MISS GULCH RETURNS! at MID-CITY THEATRE (3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA - 504-488-1460 ). Miss Gulch Returns! is a one-man, one-piano musical tour de force written by Fred Barton and starring Bob Edes Jr., accompanied by Jim Walpole. Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, October 18th through 27th at 8:00 pm (Sundays at 6:00 pm. Poor Almira Gulch! In The Wizard of Oz, the crotchety cantankerous Kansan intrigued and intimidated us, but she never got to tell her side of story. Why does she ride that bike? What does she have against neighborhood girls and their little dogs, too? What becomes of her after that tornado? And most important of all: who's the real woman beneath that ferocious facade? Now, the biddy is back in all the glory Hollywood denied her! In this unforgettable metaphorical musical, Miss Gulch gives us the dirt. She lays her soul bare (and yours if you dare). And she belts a mean tune. Tickets are $25 ($20 on Sundays).

SAN FRANCISCO: THE DRAMATICS FEATURING L.J. REYNOLDS

The vocal group The Dramatics will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 ) on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For over four-decades, the Dramatics, with their rich, dazzling vocal blend has wowed audiences all over the world. With over 38 charted hits to date, the Dramatics have displayed a distinctive sound that has transcended time, music genres, and generations alike. Founded in 1962, the original group was comprised of members of Rob Davis, Ron Banks, Larry Reed, Robert Ellington, Larry "Squirrel" Demps and Elbert Wilkins. After releasing two singles on the Wingate record label and after the departure of Ellington, the Dramatics were signed by the Sport record label in 1967, releasing their first hit single, 'All Because of You,' reaching No. 42 on the R&B Charts. In 1968 William "Wee Gee" Howard replaced lead singer Larry Reed and bass singer Willie Ford, formally of the Capitols replaced Rob Davis. Soon after the group began to collaborate with producer Tony Hester for what would be a string of hits that would begin to define the Dramatics' distinctive harmonies and dynamic blends of lead and background vocals. There is a $32-$40 cover depending on date & time.

SAN FRANCISCO: EMILY BERGL IS "KIDDING ON THE SQUARE"

Broadway, Film and Television star Emily Bergl returns to San Francisco to perform at SOCIETY AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787 - ) on Friday through Sunday, October 18th through 20th at 8:00 pm. She will be accompanied by G. Scott Lacy at the piano. This show is a reprise of her hit cabaret show that started it all! This limited engagement reunites Ms. Bergl with her original musical director as well. There is a $25-$45 cover - no minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: LINDA EDER AT FEINSTEIN'S

Linda Eder will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 8:00 pm. Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York's Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs "Someone Like You" and "A New Life". Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new album, Now, which reunited Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marked the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. There is a $45-$65 cover plus a cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SOUTH AFRICA: GODFREY JOHNSON IN "MR JOHNSON PRESENTS" AT KBT

The Kalk Bay Theatre and multi award winning cabaret artist Godfrey Johnson present his brand new musical sit down comedy cabaret show, "Mr Johnson Presents" at KALK BAY THEATRE (KBT) (52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7946. SA) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, October 9th through 26th at 8:00 pm. The show includes original songs about lovers, coffee, food, gym, fanatics and noses. The show will also include the work of Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Mozart, Tori Amos, The Sex Pistols, and an Elizabethan Love Song. Godfrey Johnson has appeared in numerous stage, film and television productions locally and abroad. He is particularly well known for his interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel and recently released the CD, "The Shadow of Brel". He also recently co-starred in "The Minnie and Johnson Show" and "Coward and Cole". Kalk Bay Theatre (KBT) is a 78-seater theatre located at 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BILLY STRITCH SINGS JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN

Billy Stritch's new show, 'I've Got Your Number - The Jazz Of Cy Coleman' will be performed at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th at 8:00 pm. The show celebrates the music of one of Broadway and pop music's greatest composers and includes selections from many of his Broadway shows (Little Me, Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) as well as great pop standards (The Best Is Yet To Come, It Amazes Me, Witchcraft). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and international jazz and cabaret scene and has performed in London many times, both as a solo artist and as accompanist to Liza Minnelli. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show Liza's At The Palace, for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-two year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar, the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role 488 times. He is the winner of the BMI Million-Seller Award, Music City News Top Ten Song of the Year, and numerous Backstage and Manhattan Cabaret Awards. In his lengthy career, Cy Coleman wrote with some of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Camden and Green, and his songs have been recorded by virtually every great singer of the golden age of popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH 'TO LAURA WITH LOVE"   

Award winning singer, Grace Cosgrove, is returning with her Laura Nyro show, the critically acclaimed "To Laura With Love" for 4 very special performances at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) starting in September. Performances started on Monday, September 9th and the final show is on Thursday, October 17th at 9:30 pm. Laura Nyro, the innovative singer-songwriter of the 60's and 70's is best known for writing such memorable hits as WEDDING BELL BLUES, ELI'S COMING, AND WHEN I DIE, STONEY END and STONED SOUL PICNIC. And, artists such as The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Barbra Streisand had major hits with her songs. Her pianist is Clifford Carter, who has played for James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Michael Feinstein, and Paul Simon among others. Her guitarist is Jack Cavari, the versatile NYC session and Broadway musician. Jason Di Matteo, her bass player, has traveled the world with Burnt Sugar, Susan Werner and more. Margaret Dorn (background vocals) has sung across a broad range of genres with artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, and Manhattan Transfer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: 'S WONDERFUL! SANDY SINGS IRA GERSHWIN   

Sandy Bainum celebrates the brilliance of lyricist Ira Gershwin in a show bursting with classic show tunes and standards at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 pm. She will perform many of the Ira Gershwin classics including: "The Man That Got Away," "By Strauss," "I've Got Rhythm," "Fascinatin' Rhythm," "How Long Has This Been Going On," and, of course, "'S Wonderful." Sandy will be joined on stage by her award winning musical director Lanny Meyers and bassist Jay Leonhart. 'S Wonderful is an evening of great music, high spirits and sophisticated humor. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST EDWARD HIBBERT
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, October 17th at 5:00 pm. This week's show will feature as guest Edward Hibbert of "Frasier". Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!


NYC: "SMOOTH OPERATORS: IN THE MOOD" AT THE DUPLEX

The Smooth Operators will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, October 17th a7 7:00 pm. Smooth Operators is a 1940s-style Jazz and Swing band that will transport you to a time of hep cats and swingin' tunes. Comprised of Allyson Briggs (Vocals), Tucker Landis (Guitar), Chris Teske (Bass), and Pete Snyder (Drums), this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming and tapping your feet along to popular hits that include "Fly Me to the Moon," "At Last," and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing!)" There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: NATALIE JOY JOHNSON AND EVE STARR IN HIGH SPIRITS & LOW STANDARDS

Natalie Joy Johnson and Eve Starr will appear HIGH SPIRITS & LOW STANDARDS, a 1970's nightclub-style act at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Thursdays, October 10th & 17th at 7:30 pm. The show is packed with classic and pop standards that have been twisted, bent and belted out by two brassy show gals. Think "The Girl From Ipenema" with a reggae twang, or P!nk's "Get This Party Started" as a torchy ballad. Think Singapore Slings and Pink Ladies. Think Nolan Miller sequined jumpsuits and Norma Kamali printed caftans. Natalie Joy Johnson is a singer/actress/cabaret artiste extraordinaire living in New York City. Natalie broke out onto the NY theatre scene in 2004, playing the role of Nadia in the off-Broadway cult hit, BARE: A POP OPERA. She made her Broadway debut as law school lesbian Enid Hoopes in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. Bon-vivant Eve Starr has been stirring the pot of NYC nightlife fabulousness for the past several years. This southern born debutramp rapidly established herself as a fresh and sparkling jewel in the blinding tiara of NYC drag with appearances on MTV, Kevin Cahoon's Fashionista video, Booka Shade's Sweet Lies video and co-starred along side Jai Rodriguez on Broadway in Exposed for the Actor's Fund. She has also graced the sticky after-hours stages of some of New York's finest establishments including therapy (Psycho Babble at therapy with co-host Mimi Imfurst and Codependent Tuesdays with Natalie Joy Johnson), Lavish Lounge, Splash, The Parkside Lounge, East of Eighth, and the infamous The Slide. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

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

NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN'S THE LAST 5 YEARS IN CONCERT

In celebration of the brand new cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's much-loved musical, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes Jamie & Cathy for four very special concerts. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, October 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 11:00 pm. The concert will feature the stars of the recent revival, Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor. Cover charges vary by night but run from $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHARLES BUSCH RIDIN' HIGH AT 54 BELOW

Acclaimed actor/ Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with a brand new show, chock full of outrageous personal stories, original characters and classic songs; all perfumed with his own unique form of glamour. Performances are Thursdays, October 17th & 24th, November 7th & 14th. all shows at 9:30 pm. Charles Busch continues to delight and re-define his craft as a master humorist, illusionist and camp icon. The author of dozens of hit plays (Tale of the Allergists Wife, Red Scare on Sunset, Flipping My Wig, Times Square Angel, Our Leading Lady, The Third Story, Die! Mommie! Die!, Psycho Beach Party, The Divine Sister & Vampire Lesbians of Sodom to name but a few). Musical Director is Tom Judson. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BENNY GREEN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

Benny Green Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: KENNY G AT THE BLUE NOTE

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. After the success of Rhythm and Romance (2008) and Heart and Soul (2010), the second of which was a return to the classic R&B sounds of his Seattle childhood, Kenny has taken a step in a new direction with his latest release, Namaste India (2012). A collaboration with Indian santoor player and vocalist Rahul Sharma, the album captures both the natural meditative sound of Indian classical music and the flamboyant jazz melodies of the saxophone. There is a $45 cover.

NYC: DAVY KNOWLES WITH SPECIAL GUEST NEAL EVANS

Blues guitarist and singer Davy Knowles will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, October 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Knowles, formerly of the blues-rock band Back Door Slam, is now working as a solo artist under the name Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam. With Back Door Slam, he played lead guitar and sang on their debut album, Roll Away. After a split-up with bassist Adam Jones and drummer Ross Doyle, Knowles released his first solo album, Coming Up for Air, on May 19, 2009. Knowles drew his musical influences from blues musicians that he grew up listening to such as Dire Straits, Peter Green, and Eric Clapton'sCream. Due to his home country's proximity to Ireland, Knowles has stated that his music also is influenced by the Celtic genre, which is noted to be present in the song "Roll Away". In April 2009, Knowles toured with British guitarist Jeff Beck on his American tour, where he was the opening act. He toured with Joe Satriani and Chickenfoot in the United States through December 2009. Davy Knowles toured with The Rhythm Devils in 2010. There is a $27.50 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JUILLIARD JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT DIZZY'S

The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday, October 19th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since its founding, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy. The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble features some of the world's most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy's Club, the Ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall. These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz's bright future. There is a $30 cover.


NY STATE: PIANO BAR WITH BOBBY BELFRY AT THE BEAR MOUNTAIN INN

Each Thursday night beginning at 8:00 pm, THE BLUE ROOF TAPAS BAR at THE BEAR MOUNTAIN INN (55 Hessian Drive, Bear Mountain, NY - 845-786-2731) will host a rollicking night of great music from Sinatra to GaGa and just about every musical genre in between on Thursdays, with award winning recording artist and songwriter Bobby Belfry as singer & host and the brilliant all-around musician and singer David Budway at the piano, as well as the magnificent Sarah Mucho on vocals (this lady can croon and rock then tear it all up and start over again! If you don't know what that means-there's only one way to find out!) The mic is OPEN! So if you sing, bring sheet music and sing a tune. AND if you don't sing, sing along anyway! Chef Michael Matarazzo has prepared a phenomenal menu of delicious & sophisticated tapas and comfort-bar food that will satisfy and amaze! There is also an exceptional wine list, tap beers, and cocktails that tie it all together in the cozy package that it is. Call for cover/minimum information.


MASS: MARY CROWE AND THE LINCOLN HILL TRIO AT FLORA RESTAURANT

Mary Crowe and the Lincoln Hill Trio will perform at the FLORA RESTAURANT (190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA - 781-641-1664) on Thursday, October 17th from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. New songs, lots of originals, jazz blues, music theater. The trio is featuring their new fabulous guitar player, Earle Pughe, who livens up the instrumentals with his jazzy solos as well as Ev Harris on the keys and John Althouse on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.

BOSTON: LORETTA LAROCHE WITH JEST AND JAZZ

Loretta LaRoche and the Kenny Wenzel Band will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, October 17th at 8:00 pm with their show 'Jest & Jazz'. Loretta LaRoche creates a blend of jazz standards and comic musings in her newest venue. She adds this latest adventure to her resume which includes PBS specials, books and an impressive career as a stress management consultant. Dinner/Show: $75 Show only: $20.

BOSTON: JORGE ARCE AND RAIZ DE PLENA AT THE REGATTABAR

Medici Musica Productions presents Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 pm. Jorge Santiago Arce was born in Belgica, a working class neighborhood of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce is a city well known for its rich cultural traditions and is characterized by the emergence and evolution of important Afro-Caribbean music and dances such as the "Bomba," "Plena" and "Danza." Half of Jorge's family comes from San Anton, mainly a black community known for the African tradition of the Bomba music; the other half comes from the music tradition. In addition to being an actor, dancer, singer, and performer, he is also a cultural historian and researcher. Since 1983, it has been Arce's responsibility to expand the Bomba and Plena through workshops, classes, residencies programs and performances at school sites, festivals, parent and community organizations, and universities, thus becoming one of the most important cultural liaisons to the Puerto Rican community in the United States. There is a $15 cover.

TORONTO: GENE DINOVI TRIO AT JAZZ BISTRO

Brooklyn-born pianist, composer and vocalist Gene DiNovi will perform in trio (Gene DiNovi - piano, Andrew Scott - guitar, Clark Johnston - bass) at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 9:00 pm. DiNovi made his first visit to Toronto as an accompanist to Carmen McRae in 1971, and made his home here the following year. He has reached legendary status on the Canadian jazz scene over the decades since. Although DiNovi has been recording since 1945 as a sideman and/or accompanist to jazz giants including Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Ben Webster, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, and Buddy DeFranco, he is likely best known as Lena Horne's accompanist, playing with her for seven years from 1955 to 1963 and occasionally after that. In Toronto, DiNovi has divided his still-thriving career between extended solo piano engagements at several of the city's more exclusive rooms and studio work as an arranger and composer of incidental music, jingles, and film scores. Now past his 80th birthday (2008), DiNovi is one of the few musicians of his generation who is still actively playing and releasing new albums. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: KEN PAGE MEMORIAL TRUST JAZZ FUNDRAISER SALUTING "THE RETURN OF THE KINGS OF SWING!

For the fifteenth fabulous consecutive year, The Ken Page Memorial Trust will present their annual Fundraising Gala in celebration of the organisation's ongoing and tireless support of Jazz and Jazz Artists throughout Canada. This year's event will take place once again at the gorgeous OLD MILL TORONTO (21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON, CA - RESV: 416-515-0200), and will feature one of the most popular programmes that the KPMT has ever presented, "The Return of The Kings of Swing", which is back by popular demand, and will feature a breathtaking line-up of world class jazz musicians, including Harry Allen and Jim Galloway on saxophones, Alastair Kay and Russ Phillips on trombone, Ken Peplowski on clarinet, Brigham Phillips on trumpet, Warren Vache on cornet, Reg Schwager on guitar, Rossano Sportiello on piano, Neil Swainson on bass, Don Thompson on piano and bass and Terry Clarke on drums. This year's Gala will be hosted by Canada's beloved voice of jazz, Ted O'Reilly and this year's recipient of The Ken Page Lifetime Achievement Award will be the divine Jackie Richardson, who is being honoured and recognised for her contributions to the arts in Canada. The 2013 Ken Page Memorial Trust Gala Fundraising event is presented by JAZZ FM 91 - "Canada`s Premiere Jazz Station" and supported by The University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Tickets for the October 17th Ken Page Memorial Trust Jazz Fundraiser are $170 each (substantially tax deductible) and include a complimentary cocktail (sponsored by Charton Hobbs) with entertainment by the Tim Lemke Trio from The University of Toronto Faculty of Music, as well as the "Return of The Kings of Swing" concert, gala dinner service and Raffle Prize Draws.


D.C.: LEGENDARY BASSIST STANLEY CLARK AT BLUES ALLEY

Legendary Bassist Stanley Clark performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, October 17th through 20th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Stanley was a lanky teenager from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, and a budding young pianist composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians recognized immediately the ferocious dexterity and complete musicality the young Clarke possessed on the acoustic bass. Not only was he expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper in the bass' traditional role, Stanley also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody gained from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, and others, including non-bass players like John Coltrane. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: LADY ROSE - TRIBUTE TO KOKO TAYLOR & ETTA JAMES

Lady Rose will present a tribute to Koko Taylor & Etta James on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500). This special performance pays tribute to the unforgettable blues of late Grammy Award-winning blues singers Koko Taylor and Etta James. Lady Rose is a soulful, powerhouse blues vocalist often refered to as the "Real Deal" because she knows how to belt out the blues. Her fiery, energetic, and soul-stirring style has been built from a solid foundation of singing blues, jazz, blues-rock, soul and gospel for more than a decade.


SAN FRANCISCO: LINDA EDER AT FEINSTEIN'S

Linda Eder will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Thursday through Saturday, October 17th through 19th at 8:00 pm. Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York's Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs "Someone Like You" and "A New Life". Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new album, Now, which reunited Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marked the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eder's transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music. Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. There is a $45-$65 cover plus a cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

SOUTH AFRICA: GODFREY JOHNSON IN "MR JOHNSON PRESENTS" AT KBT

The Kalk Bay Theatre and multi award winning cabaret artist Godfrey Johnson present his brand new musical sit down comedy cabaret show, "Mr Johnson Presents" at KALK BAY THEATRE (KBT) (52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7946. SA) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, October 9th through 26th at 8:00 pm. The show includes original songs about lovers, coffee, food, gym, fanatics and noses. The show will also include the work of Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Mozart, Tori Amos, The Sex Pistols, and an Elizabethan Love Song. Godfrey Johnson has appeared in numerous stage, film and television productions locally and abroad. He is particularly well known for his interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel and recently released the CD, "The Shadow of Brel". He also recently co-starred in "The Minnie and Johnson Show" and "Coward and Cole". Kalk Bay Theatre (KBT) is a 78-seater theatre located at 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT RETURNS IN LONDON WITH HAROLD SANDITEN   

Open Mic with host Harold Sanditen returns on Thursday, September 12th and every Thursday thereafter at London's THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). This is 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. Aimed at both the jazz and theatrical communities, The Crazy Coqs Open Mic Night welcomes all singers, composers and musicians, up & coming and established, who want to do a turn, performing new material or old favourites. For the audience, come and catch that proverbial 'rising star' (or possibly a famous West End name) in the intimate, "jewel-box" surroundings of The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BILLY STRITCH SINGS JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN

Billy Stritch's new show, 'I've Got Your Number - The Jazz Of Cy Coleman' will be performed at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th at 8:00 pm. The show celebrates the music of one of Broadway and pop music's greatest composers and includes selections from many of his Broadway shows (Little Me, Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) as well as great pop standards (The Best Is Yet To Come, It Amazes Me, Witchcraft). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and international jazz and cabaret scene and has performed in London many times, both as a solo artist and as accompanist to Liza Minnelli. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show Liza's At The Palace, for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-two year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar, the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role 488 times. He is the winner of the BMI Million-Seller Award, Music City News Top Ten Song of the Year, and numerous Backstage and Manhattan Cabaret Awards. In his lengthy career, Cy Coleman wrote with some of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Camden and Green, and his songs have been recorded by virtually every great singer of the golden age of popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: "EVEN STEPHEN" - SONGS BY SONDHEIM & SCHWARTZ

Manhattan Cabaret Arts presents "Even Stephen" - songs by Sondheim & Schwartz, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 16th - both shows at 7:00 pm. The show stars Sian Berman, Roberta Klein, Linda Mancini, Maureen Mlynarczyk and Karen Steinberg. Musical Director is Norma Jeanne Curley and the director is Collette Black. It features choreography by Sian Berman. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MAUREEN SINGS MERCER AT THE BEECHMAN

MAC Hanson Award winner Maureen Kelley Stewart returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, October 20th at 4:00 pm with her show "Words By Mercer". She will be accompanied once again by Musical Director Don Rebic. The show will present the well known (plus lesser known) words of the legendary, Oscar-winning lyricist, songwriter & composer, Johnny Mercer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SING ME A STORY - CELEBRATING THE 70S!

HoneckMoss Productions celebrate the best pop story songs of the last 50 years on Wednesdays at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) Tonight's performance focuses on favorite songs from the 70s (with a nod to the 60s) from superstar recording artists like Cher, Carly Simon, Jim Croce and Barry Manilow, among others. Spend time with your favorite characters like: Jim (don't mess around with him), Lola (she was a showgirl), and Angie (she was a special lady) and many, many more. Starring Alex Akin, Remy Block, Alexandra Giorgio, Clenton Hollinger and Randy Taylor. With Musical Direction by Garrit Guadan. Conceived & Directed by Lisa Moss, produced by Thomas Honeck. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MARK SINGER SONGS "FROM THE FIRST 50"

Mark Singer brings his show 'Songs From the First 50' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday,October 16th at 7:00 pm. English major, Wall Street investor, opera singer, writer, arts executive, actor, CFO - Mark has done it all. In 'Songs From the First 50', Mark Singer explores a life spent in many different spheres, but built around a single constant - music. An accomplished singer/actor with an extensive performance history in concert, the theater, opera, and cabaret, Mark traces the path that led him to a partnership at an investment firm even as he was building an operatic career with the avant-garde Magic Circle Opera Repertory Ensemble, and follows the many turns that path has taken since. It's an unusual story,vividly illustrated by the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Kander and Ebb, Frank Loesser and many others. With original musical arrangements by Musical Director Julia Mendelsohn, Songs From the First Fifty is an exuberant celebration of one man's life and the love of music that pervades it. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEVERLY TAKI - AN EVENING OF COOKIES AND BLUES
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Beverly Taki will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, October 16th at 9:30 pm. Musical Director is David Shenton. Beverly has performed at the Plaza Hotel, Theater East, Delmonico Hotel, Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway, and The United Nations, all in New York City, and in major hotels in Las Vegas, Reno, Tahoe besides touring extensively in Europe. A portion of all proceeds will go to Cookies for Kid's Cancer , committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the USA. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SCOTT SIEGEL'S BROADWAY BALLYHOO WEDNESDAYS

The Broadway Ballyhoo returns after its one year, critically acclaimed run at Feinstein's at the Regency and continues this Wednesday at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) for an open-ended run that will play every Wednesday night at 10:30 pm. The Ballyhoo features a different musical revue, with new stars and different great show tunes, every single week! Scott Siegel hosts. Ian Herman is the Musical Director. Performers in the show on October 16th are Andrew Lunsford (the accidental tenor) and Ray Jessel (prolific songwriter) and more,. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ISABEL ROSE AT THE CUTTING ROOM

Acclaimed jazz/pop/swing/Cabaret singer Isabel Rose will debut songs from her upcoming Bob Rock-produced album, 'Trouble In Paradise' at CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00 pm. Over the past two years, Rose has evoked comparisons to a pantheon of legendary vocalists, from Peggy Lee to Bette Midler to Ann-Margret to Frank Sinatra. She's an all-out, old school, Vegas-style entertainer who has performed sold out concerts at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Blue Note and Le Poisson Rouge, and has played at Lincoln Center and LA's Catalina's Jazz Club. She now reaches over 220,000 fans weekly on Facebook. 'Trouble in Paradise' features three radio-friendly originals as well as reinterpretations of American Songbook and pop classics. The album was Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and Al Schmitt. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: RAY JESSEL AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Songwriter Ray Jessel returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with another show featuring his original songs. Performances are Wednesday, October 16th; Thursday, October 23rd; Wednesday, October 30th, all shows at 9:15 pm. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN'S THE LAST 5 YEARS IN CONCERT

In celebration of the brand new cast recording of Jason Robert Brown's much-loved musical, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) salutes Jamie & Cathy for four very special concerts. Performances are Wednesday & Thursday, October 16th & 17th at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th at 11:00 pm. The concert will feature the stars of the recent revival, Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor. Cover charges vary by night but run from $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOANNA GLEASON MAKES NYC CABARET DEBUT AT 54 BELOW

Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason makes her NYC cabaret debut at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Wednesdays, October 9th, 16th & 23rd at 9:30 pm. Accompanied by Well Strung, the dazzling modern-day string quartet, her fantasy and real lives intersect underscored by tunes ranging from Billy Joel to Dave Frishberg to Johnny Mathis, with maybe even a little walk through the woods. Revered by Broadway audiences for her unforgettable (& award-winning) portrayal of The Baker's Wife in the original company of Into the Woods, New York has also embraced Joanna in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nick and Nora and Sons of The Prophet among others, racking up all of the major theatre awards along the way. This is to say nothing of her film and TV work, which includes Boogie Nights, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Wedding Planner, the upcoming Last Vegas and a whole host of other projects. There is a $35-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JEN WALDMAN STUDIO AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR SONGBOOK

The students of Jen Waldman Studios come together to celebrate the rainbow of color in the theatre and embrace all races and ethnicities in one fun-filled night at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - http://www.54below.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 pm. They will be performing archetypal Broadway songs with a twist! Hosted by Jen Waldman and Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia) the cast includes Todd Adamson, Sherz Aletaha, Tony Castellanos, Virginia Cavalierre, Nicole Ferguson, Danny George, Noellia Hernandez, Joanne Javien, Shanna Lesniak, Justin Lopes, Erin Mayalvory, Susan Oliveras, Isabel Santiago, Sharone Sayegh, Lauren Yen Solito, Mariand Torres and EJ Zimmerman. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: JOE ALTERMAN TRIO

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, October 16th features the Joe Alterman Trio (Joe Alterman - Piano, James Cammack - Bass, Peter Traunmueller - Drums). Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.


NYC: THE BENNY GREEN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

Benny Green Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL BAND

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band aka David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band performs at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band (also known as the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band) breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 12th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/ vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more! There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PHIL WOODS AT THE BLUE NOTE

One of the true masters of the bop vocabulary, Phil Woods, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He will be joined on stage by Brian Lynch, trumpet; Bill Charlap, piano; Bill Goodwin, drums and Steve Gilmore, bass. Woods has had his own sound since the mid-'50s and stuck to his musical guns throughout a remarkably productive career. There has never been a doubt that he is one of the top alto saxophonists alive, and he has lost neither his enthusiasm nor his creativity through the years. Woods contributed the famous alto solo to Billy Joel's hit recording of "Just the Way You Are" and has been one of Michel Legrand's favorite artists, guesting with Legrand on an occasional basis; he has made dozens of rewarding recordings himself through the years. He debuted as a leader in 1954 and has since recorded for Prestige, Savoy, RCA, Mode, Epic, Candid (the brilliant The Right of Swing in 1961), Impulse, MGM, Verve, Embryo, Testament, Muse, Omnisound, Enja, and Chesky, and has recorded with hisQuintet/Quartet for RCA, Gryphon, Adelphi, Clean Cuts, SeaBreeze (two sets adding Chris Swansen's inventive synthesizer to the band), Red, Antilles, Palo Alto, BlackHawk, Denon, and quite extensively for Concord. Some key sets include 1960's Rights of Swing on Candid, 1974's Musique Du Bois on 32 Jazz, 1981's Birds of a Feather from Antilles, and 2002's Americans Swinging in Paris from EMI. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: TERRY REID & COSMIC AMERICAN DERELICTS

Terry Reid & Cosmic American Derelicts will perform at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00 pm. Terry Reid is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music. Terry turned down the front man's job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple. He underwent two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, played at Mick Jagger's wedding, before soured record deals resulted in Terry leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. The full story includes numerous collaborations with Graham Nash, covers of Reid songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, The Raconteurs (the hugely popular 'Rich Kid Blues'), film soundtracks, including a song in George Clooney's recent film 'Up In The Air', and a catalogue of 6 studio albums, including the seminal album 'The River', re-released to critical acclaim in 2002 and the 1976 Nash produced 'Seed of Memory'. A Reid song 'Horses Through a Rainstorm' also features on CSN's box set. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DEEP BLUE ORGAN TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Deep Blue Organ Trio will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Deep Blue Organ Trio began over 20 years ago, when organist Chris Foreman, drummer Greg Rockingham, and guitarist Bobby Broom started performing around their hometown of Chicago. While all three musicians have had prominent solo careers, together they form a soulful jazz trio with influences of funk, R&B, and gospel. Through the classic jazz combo configuration of the Hammond B3 organ, guitar, and drums, as well as the Black-American experience through music, this celebratory trio brings a modern edge to a musical timepiece. If you're into the classic organ trio sound, look no further for the best. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: CELIA SLATTERY & BILL DUFFY AT THE ARMORY CENTER

Celia Slattery, along with accompanist Bill Duffy, will present open-mic at ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA - 617-718-2191) on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. There will be lots of open mic time, so bring music in your key. Celia will be doing a mini-set of songs from Tin Pan Alley, along with some lesser known jazz and contemporary show tunes. (wine, craft beer, light dinner and homemade baked goods available). Suggested donation is $6 for audience, $10 for singers.

BOSTON: GERALD ALBRIGHT AT SCULLERS

Saxophonist Gerald Albright will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, October 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Albright's contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. Indeed, Albright was one of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at President Clinton's inauguration. He was also featured at the Presidential Summit, as well as several private functions for the President. Albright had sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Dinner/Show: $70 Show only: $30.

BOSTON: MATT SAVAGE CD RELEASE SHOW FOR 'A BIGGER CELEBRATION'

Matt Savage will present a special CD release show for A Bigger Celebration at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Wednesday,October 16th at 7:30 pm. The show features Matt Savage, piano; Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax; Bruce Gertz, bass; Richie Barshay, drums and Special Guest Mark Zaleski on soprano & alto sax. Pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader, Mark has been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz since he began his career at the age of eight. Now age twenty-one, Matt has nine albums to his name, with a tenth album, "A Bigger Celebration," released in September 2013. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Matt is relocating to New York, where he's pursuing a Master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He balances a full-time career with graduate work. Matt describes "A Bigger Celebration" as a coming-of-age album ... and a celebration of life and youth. The recording, chronicled over three days in Boston, is Matt's most ambitious release to date. There is a $16 cover.

D.C.: MICHAEL "BIG MIKE" LYNCHE AT BLUES ALLEY

Michael "Big Mike" Lynche will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, October 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lynche's life has been defined by two things: love and second chances. The Florida native and devoted family man's rise from obscurity was well documented through his riveting appearance on American Idol. Known to America as "Big Mike," he was famously "saved" by the judges, giving him a second chance to continue through the prized competition. Mike's heartfelt music has been virtually a lifetime in the making. He got his first guitar when he was three and would take his axe to church, where he would mimic the moves of the band's guitar player. Beyond church, Michael's mother shared her love of music with Mike and introduced him to a wide range of artistic sounds and styles, including 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bonnie Raitt and Jimi Hendrix. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: ABBE BUCK AT BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ

Abbe Buck will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:30 pm. A native Chicagoan, Abbe began voice training at age 10 and singing professionally (and playing slide trombone) while in ninth grade. Miss Buck had subsequently worked with several big bands including the Marie Landis Big Band in Philadelphia during the 1980s, and several trios and quartets in the Philadelphia and New York City areas. Abbe Buck mainly performs the music from the wonderful eras of the 1930s through the 1960s with Edmond Charles on keyboard and his jazz combo, staffed with talented musicians of alto saxophone, trumpet, upright bass and drums. There is a $12 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: STEVE LEHMAN TRIO AT YOSHI'S

The Steve Lehman Trio (with Matt Brewer & Damion Reid) will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Wednesday,October 16th at 8:00 pm. Lehman is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of jazz-based musical idioms. His recent recording, Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi 2009), was chosen as the #1 Jazz Album of the year by The New York Times. An alto saxophonist, Lehman has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, and High Priest of Anti-Pop Consortium. •His work has received rave reviews in Artforum, Downbeat Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Wire, and on National Public Radio and the BBC. There is a $21 cover.

SOUTH AFRICA: GODFREY JOHNSON IN "MR JOHNSON PRESENTS" AT KBT

The Kalk Bay Theatre and multi award winning cabaret artist Godfrey Johnson present his brand new musical sit down comedy cabaret show, "Mr Johnson Presents" at KALK BAY THEATRE (KBT) (52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town 7946. SA) on Wednesdays through Saturdays, October 9th through 26th at 8:00 pm. The show includes original songs about lovers, coffee, food, gym, fanatics and noses. The show will also include the work of Kurt Weill, Wolfgang Mozart, Tori Amos, The Sex Pistols, and an Elizabethan Love Song. Godfrey Johnson has appeared in numerous stage, film and television productions locally and abroad. He is particularly well known for his interpretations of the songs of Jacques Brel and recently released the CD, "The Shadow of Brel". He also recently co-starred in "The Minnie and Johnson Show" and "Coward and Cole". Kalk Bay Theatre (KBT) is a 78-seater theatre located at 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay Dutch Reformed Church, built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KISS & TELL CABARET WITH MELINDA HUGHES

Satirical chanteuse Melinda Hughes sings original satirical songs from her Edinburgh Show French Kiss at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th at 8:30 pm. She will be backed by the K&T Jazz trio in a hilarious parody of the upper classes with songs about politics, plastic surgery, global trouble hotspots, French Emigrees in London, the recession, bad cabaret and toyboys. Drawing her inspiration from German Weimar Cabaret, Melinda shares her experience as an Edinburgh Fringe virgin with special guests; hilarious singer songwriter Rachel Parris and comedians Michael Legge and Phil Nichol. Edinburgh Hit list promises to be a riotous couple of nights. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BILLY STRITCH SINGS JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN

Billy Stritch's new show, 'I've Got Your Number - The Jazz Of Cy Coleman' will be performed at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th at 8:00 pm. The show celebrates the music of one of Broadway and pop music's greatest composers and includes selections from many of his Broadway shows (Little Me, Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) as well as great pop standards (The Best Is Yet To Come, It Amazes Me, Witchcraft). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and international jazz and cabaret scene and has performed in London many times, both as a solo artist and as accompanist to Liza Minnelli. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show Liza's At The Palace, for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-two year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar, the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role 488 times. He is the winner of the BMI Million-Seller Award, Music City News Top Ten Song of the Year, and numerous Backstage and Manhattan Cabaret Awards. In his lengthy career, Cy Coleman wrote with some of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Camden and Green, and his songs have been recorded by virtually every great singer of the golden age of popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: AN EVENING WITH JANENE LOVULLO AND CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE   

West Coast based singer Janene Lovullo, former Broadway and Tour star of Pirates of Penzance, Cats and Les Miz makes her New York Cabaret Debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for 4 shows only, on Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 13th at 7:00 pm; Monday, October 14th at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. Joined by musical director/arranger Christopher Marlowe and bass & drums, and directed by Scott Barnes, the shows will feature an eclectic mix of standards and classical selections from her recent CD releases, Broadway Intimate and This Moment, including unique arrangements of Anything Goes, This Moment, I Cain't Say No, Bring Him Home, Losing My Mind, Im Chambre Separ•e, Steal Me Sweet Thief, and Take Me to the World. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BILLIE ROE RETURNS WITH '1978 NYC UNDERGROUND'   
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Bistro and MetroStar Award winner, Billie Roe returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with her highly acclaimed Tom Waits show, '1978 NYC UNDERGROUND' on Tuesdays, October 15th & 29th and November 12th, all shows at 7:00 pm. Billie will perform in tribute the repertoire of her all-time favorite American singer songwriter, Tom Waits. Through his music, Billie will examine the real life 'film noir' events of the dirty, dangerous, and destitute world of New York City in 1978 - a time in all her innocence she began her singing career in NYC. A suburb 5 piece band headed by multi award winning musical director, Tracy Stark as well as her multi award winning Director, Lennie Watts all unite for an unforgetable evening of song and story. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Perfromances are Monday, October 14th at 10:00 pm; Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 & 10:30 pm; and Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:30 & 11:30 pm. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SINGING EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP SHOWCASE AT STAGE 72   

Linda Amiel Burns, the Director of THE SINGING EXPERIENCE (http://www.SingingExperience.com/ ), announces that the next workshop performance will be at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-315-3500) on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm. The show "Make Someone Happy" features Carlie Aliotta, Jessica Anderson, Emma Campbell, Humberto Colmenares, Dominique, Dennis Golin, Lexie Jose, Susan Kone, Matt Lewis, Bo Li, Raja RG, Bonnie Schneider, Pamela Trester, and Adriana Winters with Richard Danley, Musical Director. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE in its 36th season, (established 1977) was begun to give aspiring cabaret and musical theater performers the opportunity to explore their talents, conquer fear, and develop self-confidence by learning the "tools of the trade" through actually performing before audiences in a supportive and nurturing environment. THE SINGING EXPERIENCE has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in the NY Times! Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: 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), every Tuesday night 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: BARRY LEVITT & GARY CRAWFORD AT THE MET

Barry Levitt and Gary Crawford will team up to perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Tuesday night, October 15th at 7:00 pm. Barry Levitt is an award winning pianist, musical director, composer, conductor and producer. He has been an active and forceful presence within the New York musical community for over three decades and has participated in every style of music from rock and r&b to theater, night club and cabaret. He has served as music director and arranger for two Broadway shows, four 4 Off-Broadway shows as well as for numerous night club and cabaret artists such as Ben Vereen, Bernadette Peters, Faith Prince, Eartha Kitt, Nell Carter, Margaret Whiting, Rosemary Clooney, Melba Moore, Julie Budd, Julie Wilson, Connie Francis, Sergio Franchi, Jack Jones, Billy Eckstein, Marilyn Michaels, Carol Woods, BJ Crosby, Chuck Cooper and Pia Zadora. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM (34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, NY - 718-478-8274) celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Tuesday, October 15th. It has welcomed 100,000 visitors since opening its doors to the public as a historic house in 2003. The Anniversary Bash begins at 6:00 pm with a really hot program. It includes a special performance by The Hot Sardines, and Creole creations based on Louis's own recipes prepared by The Cooking Channel's Tamara Reynolds and her company, Van Alst Kitchen; and, if that wasn't hot enough, the museum will unveil Louis Armstrong's Life Mask, which has recently been restored and will be on display for the first time in the Museum's history. Tickets are $30, $45 and $100, include beer and wine, and must be purchased in advance. $45 tickets include a limited-edition commemorative print of Louis Armstrong and $100 tickets include the print plus one-year museum membership. Tickets can be purchased online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org .


NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS AT THE IGUANA

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are back - and now will play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). 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 (at the door) plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: HOUSTON PERSON & KEN PEPLOWSKI - THE JOY OF SAX

Two of the world's most internationally beloved tenor saxophonists join forces for The Joy of Sax: a special concert of toe-tapping swing, ballads, and blues, with a red-hot rhythm section at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. The event is part of the WBGO Jazz Series. They are backed by Ehud Asherie, piano; Joel Forbes, bass; Willie Jones III, drums. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: FIRST DATE WITH ZACHARY LEVI & KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ & MORE

The cast of Broadway's First Date, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, celebrates the release of their Original Broadway Cast Album with a one night only show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Tuesday, October 15th at 9:30 pm. The entire cast will be taking part! Proceeds benefit Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries for children around the globe impacted by facial deformities. Cast list: Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest, Bryce Ryness, Eric Ankrim, Vicki Noon and Sydney Shepherd. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 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 October 15th are Celisse Henderson (Godspell, In Transit), Anya Marina (recording artist on Twilight, Grey's Anatomy), Jay Rogers (When Pig's Fly), Cathy Grier aka nycsubwaygirl, and Siren (power pop trio). No cover charge, $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE BENNY GREEN TRIO AT BIRDLAND

Benny Green Trio will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Benny Green is a hard bop jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He has been compared to Bud Powell in style and counts him as an influence. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PHIL WOODS AT THE BLUE NOTE

One of the true masters of the bop vocabulary, Phil Woods, will perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. He will be joined on stage by Brian Lynch, trumpet; Bill Charlap, piano; Bill Goodwin, drums and Steve Gilmore, bass. Woods has had his own sound since the mid-'50s and stuck to his musical guns throughout a remarkably productive career. There has never been a doubt that he is one of the top alto saxophonists alive, and he has lost neither his enthusiasm nor his creativity through the years. Woods contributed the famous alto solo to Billy Joel's hit recording of "Just the Way You Are" and has been one of Michel Legrand's favorite artists, guesting with Legrand on an occasional basis; he has made dozens of rewarding recordings himself through the years. He debuted as a leader in 1954 and has since recorded for Prestige, Savoy, RCA, Mode, Epic, Candid (the brilliant The Right of Swing in 1961), Impulse, MGM, Verve, Embryo, Testament, Muse, Omnisound, Enja, and Chesky, and has recorded with hisQuintet/Quartet for RCA, Gryphon, Adelphi, Clean Cuts, SeaBreeze (two sets adding Chris Swansen's inventive synthesizer to the band), Red, Antilles, Palo Alto, BlackHawk, Denon, and quite extensively for Concord. Some key sets include 1960's Rights of Swing on Candid, 1974's Musique Du Bois on 32 Jazz, 1981's Birds of a Feather from Antilles, and 2002's Americans Swinging in Paris from EMI. There is a $20-$35 cover.

NYC: DISTRICT 97 WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN WETTON AND THE MUSIC OF KING CRIMSON

District 97, Featuring Special Guest John Wetton will perform the Music of King Crimson at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Tuesday, October 15th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. To fans of Progressive Rock, John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia, UK) needs no introduction. He has been regarded as one of the premier vocalists and songwriters at the forefront of the genre since the early 1970s. Continuing that tradition of forward thinking, John now teams up with District 97, one of the leading lights of the new generation of Prog Rock bands. District 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous Rock band to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, lead vocalist Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of rock fans everywhere. Following a highly successful inaugural European tour, she and District 97 now embark on their most ambitious US tour to date. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DEEP BLUE ORGAN TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Deep Blue Organ Trio will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Deep Blue Organ Trio began over 20 years ago, when organist Chris Foreman, drummer Greg Rockingham, and guitarist Bobby Broom started performing around their hometown of Chicago. While all three musicians have had prominent solo careers, together they form a soulful jazz trio with influences of funk, R&B, and gospel. Through the classic jazz combo configuration of the Hammond B3 organ, guitar, and drums, as well as the Black-American experience through music, this celebratory trio brings a modern edge to a musical timepiece. If you're into the classic organ trio sound, look no further for the best. There is a $30 cover.

BOSTON: BONNIE MACLEOD AT CLUB CAFE

Singer/pianist Bonnie MacLeod will be appearing on Tuesday, October 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at THE NAPOLIAN ROOM AT CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966). She will be at the piano playing all your favorite tunes. Guest singers and jugglers and sword swallowers welcome. Bring your music and what's left of your self-respect and join the fun. Call for cover/minimum information.


BOSTON: A NIGHT WITH LAQUANDRA SEYMORE

A Massachusetts and Rhode Island native, Singer /Songwriter LaQuandra Seymore wil perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Tuesday, October 15th at 8:00 pm. Also known as "Boston's Singing Princess", LaQuandra has been performing professionally since the age of 11 all over the New England area. She released her first EP in 2010 called "Whatever it takes "along with her first Music Video for "I'm Ready" in 2011 . LaQuandra Seymore is a 21 years old young songstress, she is currently a Senior at Suffolk University majoring in Broadcasting Journalism. Dinner/Show: $60 Show only: $20.

BOSTON: MIKE BONO GROUP CD RELEASE SHOW

Guitarist Mike Bono, now twenty-two years old, will release a new CD at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 pm. Mike began his musical career at the age of 5, by making his debut performance in his kindergarten class playing "Yellow Submarine", by The Beatles. Mike was greatly encouraged by his family, and motivated personally to pursue the guitar because of his natural abilities at such a young age. While in high school he was performing regularly in pit orchestras, restaurants, and several jazz clubs throughout New Jersey. Among his many performances at that time, perhaps the most exhilarating was opening for jazz guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor in his senior year of high school, and then again in 2011. Mike auditioned for Berklee College of Music and was the first guitarist of the school's renowned history to be awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Since being at Berklee, Mike has had opportunities to play in several different groups, as well as leading his own band called "The Mike Bono Group" that plays all of his original music. The group recently toured in France as part of the Nancy Jazz Festival. They perform regularly in Boston, and New York at venues such as Ryles, The Bar Next Door, and The Middle East. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: MICHELE MELE - "DREAM" CD RELEASE

Michele Mele will present a CD release show of "dream" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Tuesday, October 15th at 9:00 pm. Michele is on a roll. She's an acclaimed singer/songwriter with six albums under her belt. Whereas most jazz vocalists are content to cover bossa nova classics, Mele is driven to add to, rather than just draw from, the tradition. All ten tunes on Dream are new original compositions that fit seamlessly into the bossa vein. They confirm Michele's reputation as a masterful communicator, able to create melodies and lyrics that resonate deeply in the heart and soul of the listener. There is a $15 cover.


LONDON: KISS & TELL CABARET WITH MELINDA HUGHES

Satirical chanteuse Melinda Hughes sings original satirical songs from her Edinburgh Show French Kiss at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15th & 16th at 8:30 pm. She will be backed by the K&T Jazz trio in a hilarious parody of the upper classes with songs about politics, plastic surgery, global trouble hotspots, French Emigrees in London, the recession, bad cabaret and toyboys. Drawing her inspiration from German Weimar Cabaret, Melinda shares her experience as an Edinburgh Fringe virgin with special guests; hilarious singer songwriter Rachel Parris and comedians Michael Legge and Phil Nichol. Edinburgh Hit list promises to be a riotous couple of nights. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BILLY STRITCH SINGS JAZZ OF CY COLEMAN

Billy Stritch's new show, 'I've Got Your Number - The Jazz Of Cy Coleman' will be performed at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 15th through 19th at 8:00 pm. The show celebrates the music of one of Broadway and pop music's greatest composers and includes selections from many of his Broadway shows (Little Me, Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) as well as great pop standards (The Best Is Yet To Come, It Amazes Me, Witchcraft). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and international jazz and cabaret scene and has performed in London many times, both as a solo artist and as accompanist to Liza Minnelli. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza Minnelli's Tony Award winning show Liza's At The Palace, for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-two year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar, the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, performing the role 488 times. He is the winner of the BMI Million-Seller Award, Music City News Top Ten Song of the Year, and numerous Backstage and Manhattan Cabaret Awards. In his lengthy career, Cy Coleman wrote with some of the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, including Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Camden and Green, and his songs have been recorded by virtually every great singer of the golden age of popular music, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland and Peggy Lee. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: AN EVENING WITH JANENE LOVULLO AND CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE   

West Coast based singer Janene Lovullo, former Broadway and Tour star of Pirates of Penzance, Cats and Les Miz makes her New York Cabaret Debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for 4 shows only, on Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 13th at 7:00 pm; Monday, October 14th at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. Joined by musical director/arranger Christopher Marlowe and bass & drums, and directed by Scott Barnes, the shows will feature an eclectic mix of standards and classical selections from her recent CD releases, Broadway Intimate and This Moment, including unique arrangements of Anything Goes, This Moment, I Cain't Say No, Bring Him Home, Losing My Mind, Im Chambre Separ•e, Steal Me Sweet Thief, and Take Me to the World. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BOBBIE HOROWITZ PRESENTS GREAT SONGWRITERS: UP CLOSE   

Award winning songwriter, Bobbie Horowitz presents and hosts "Great Songwriters: Up Close" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, October 14th at 7:00 pm. In this show Bobbie honors three noted songwriters: John Meyer, Jerry Livingston and Ervin Drake. The late, Jerry Livingston will be represented by his son Dennis. These writers, writing on their own and in collaborations with others, have written songs that are known and loved by millions of American. The noted entertainers performing the songs include: John Gabriel (star of TV's "One Life To Live" for many years), MAC Award winners: Stacy Sullivan, Scott Coulter, Laurie Krauz, Adam Shapiro - Special Hanson Award winner, Rosemary Loar and Plaza Hotel entertainer, Kat Gang. MAC Award Winner Bill Zeffiro and Bistro and MAC Award Winner Sean Harkness are the designated accompanists. John Meyer will play for performers singing his songs and Daryl Kojak will accompany Ms. Krauz singing "Good Morning Heartache". There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE

Where No Man Has Gone Before - The Unauthorized Star Trek Parody Musical will be previewed at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Monday, October 14th at 9:30 pm. The producers of the show have set their sights on a Fall 2014 Off-Broadway Opening Night, and present this special ONE NIGHT ONLY concert featuring songs and scenes from the show. The concert will feature members from the very successful DC workshop cast and will be narrated by WNMHGB writers Clara Hoch and Eva Thorpe. The show follows along with the second Star Trek pilot (the original one to air). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LIAM FORDE AT THE BEECHMAN

After receiving the 2013 Bistro Award for performer on the rise and 2nd place at the Noel Coward Competition, Liam Forde brings his all new nightclub act to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Monday, October 14th at 7:00 pm. Learn about an overpopulated zoo, a curious man named Neville, and the most precocious six-year-old you've ever met. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS WITH JINKX MONSOON

RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon makes her New York debut at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 ) with the premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy show co-starring composer and musician Richard Andriessen. Perfromances are Monday, October 14th at 10:00 pm; Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30 & 10:30 pm; and Tuesday, October 22nd at 8:30 & 11:30 pm. Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (which was originally about the woman's Suffragette movement), and "Drop it Like it's Hot" (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed. Tickets available through https://web.ovationtix.com/ - plus there is a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LAUREN STANFORD SINGS OF HELEN MORGAN IN MORE THAN YOU KNOW

2013 MetroStar Winner Lauren Stanford will bring singer Helen Morgan to life in Emerging Artist's More Than You Know on Monday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at TADA THEATER (15 West 28th Street, NYC - 212-252-1619). Stanford wrote the piece, described as a dramatic recreation of Morgan's cabaret act. The show contains many songs the chanteuse was famous for singing, such as Jerome Kern's "Bill" and "Why Was I Born." It is directed by Jamey Isenor with music direction by Erich Rausch. Tickets can be reserved online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/469163


NYC: DINE & DANCE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS - NOW AT THE IGUANA

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are back - and now will play every Monday & Tuesday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at at IGUANA'S VIP LOUNGE (240 West 54th Street, NYC - 212-765-5454). 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 (at the door) plus a $15 food drink minimum.

NYC: WILL VAN DYKE & FRIENDS CD RELEASE EVENT

One of New York's most promising composer/lyricists, Will Van Dyke, will host a show at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 14th at 9:30 pm featuring a cast of Broadway luminaries as he celebrates the release of his second album, Writing Kevin Taylor (A Concept Cast Recording). Will Van Dyke is beloved by many a Broadway gypsy for his work on Kinky Boots (Associate Music Director), Rent (Music Director), The Addams Family (keyboards) & lots more. The show will be an evening of songs new and old spanning Will's collaboration as a songwriter with Josh Halloway, Rick Elice, Matt Doyle and more. Directed by DB Bonds, Will himself will be at the piano leading the band! Featuring: Tony Award winner Billy Porter(Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), TONY Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence (Matilda, The Book of Mormon), Mike Wartella (Wicked), Alex Brightman (Big Fish), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Randy Blair, Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, War Horse), Katie Gassert, Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal), Brad Weinstock, David Josefsberg (The Wedding Singer) and Sally Wilfert (Assassins). There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THREE WAY STREET AT 54 BELOW

Four talented new musical theatre song writers: Christine Toy Johnson, Michael Mott, and Bradford Proctor, will present 'Three Way Street' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 14th at 11:30 pm. The show presents an evening of new music they've written on their own, with others, and with each other. With guest performers: Mimi Bessette (Bonnie & Clyde), Jack Boyd (Rock of Ages), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Ali Ewoldt (The Fantasticks), Beth Glover, Brad Greer (The Orion Experience), Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Janet Krupin (Bring it On), Anastacia McCleskey (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), and Diane Phelan. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "LORNA'S PINK PARTY" AT BIRDLAND
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Lorna Luft returns to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) in her new show "Lorna's Pink Party" on Mondays, October 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm. Her special guest will be her sister, Liza Minnelli, marking the first time they have performed together in over 20 years! Other special guests include Nick Adams, Liz Callaway, An Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marcia Strassman. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. There is a $50-$1000 cover cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum. Proceeds will benefit THE ACTORS FUND (http://www.actorsfund.org/ ). EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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: MARK RAPP & DEREK LEE BRONSTON: THE SONG PROJECT

Mark Rapp & Derek Lee Bronsto perform at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday, October 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. They extend jazz into its own genre with interpretations ranging from AC/DC to Rodgers&Hart. With captivating interchanges between guitar and trumpet, lined with raw vocals, The Song Project explores the art of the song both written and improvised. Celebrated by jazz and non-jazz fans alike, Mark Rapp (trumpet, didgeridoo) & Derek Lee Bronston (guitar, vocals) are without a doubt on to something new and very exciting. Be sure to experience their industry first "applum" - a free download on the iTunes App store. Mark Rapp holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans - earning it under the tutelage of Ellis Marsalis and continued to live and play in New Orleans for 5 years. Mark then moved to New York where he played for 9 years. Derek Lee Bronston has 20 years experience as a New York based musician, has 7 records as a leader and co-leader, as well as, appearances as a sideman on many others. He originally came to NYC from Detroit in 1990 and has played with Cecil Taylor, Tom Harrel, Billy Bang, Branford Marsalis, The Hush, Mostley, Jerry Gonzalez and Dave Binney to name a few. There is a $10-$15 cover.

NYC: LES PAUL MONDAY'S FEATURING JOHN WETTON AND THE LES PAUL TRIO


IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) presents Les Paul Monday's featuring John Wetton and The Les Paul Trio, on Monday, October 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Born in Derby, raised in Bournemouth, John Wetton first cut his musical teeth on church music at his family's piano. He often played the bass parts to help his brother rehearse tunes for services, an experience that led to John's love of the relationship between top line and bass melodies. This is still a major feature of his music today. In his teens, John focused those melodies on the bass guitar and honed his skills by playing and singing with local bands. He also discovered a knack for songwriting with an early bandmate, Richard Palmer-James; a relationship that would continue to flourish through five decades. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: ANTONIO CIACCA SEXTET AT DIZZY'S

The Antonio Ciacca Sextet, with Antonio Ciacca, piano; Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophone; Joe Magnarelli, trumpet; Joe McDonough, trombone; Paul Gill, bass; and Peter Van Nostrand, drums, performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Monday, October 14th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NYC-based, German-born, Italian pianist Antonio Ciacca brings his bebop and gospel-influenced styles to Dizzy's for a one-night stand, along with a stellar cast of supporting musicians. A longtime sideman and collaborator with greats like Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and Benny Golson, Ciacca now demonstrates his considerable skill as a leader. Currently the Business of Jazz professor at The Juilliard School, Ciacca knows the world of professional jazz performance and is well-equipped to show audiences how it's done. There is a $30 cover.

D.C.: YOLANDA RABUN AT BLUES ALLEY

Yolanda Rabun performs at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Monday, October 14th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singing soulfully with power and a natural story-telling instinct, Yolanda Rabun stuns and transforms audiences because Yolanda sings with probing intelligence and passion. Her vocal flexibility and range earn high marks for taste, inventiveness and power. Call for cover/minimum information.

CHICAGO: MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT PETTERINOS
FEATURED OPEN MIC EVENT

Monday Night Live at Petterinos co-hosted by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie takes place weekly at PETTERINO'S (150 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL - 312-422-0150) from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. It's a musical showcase and open-mic where you can be the star or just enjoy the fun and great food. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BOBBY CRUSH: UNEXPECTED SONGS

Bobby Crush, Britain's top piano entertainer celebrates over 40 years in showbusiness at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Monday, October 14th at 8:00 with 'Unexpected Songs'. The show reflects on the past 40 years, from his debut on TV's Opportunity Knocks in 1972, right up to his recent tour with 4 Poofs And A Piano. It promises to be an electric evening of classic music, comedy songs and audience requests. Call for cover/minimum information.

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