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CABARET EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
OCTOBER 2013
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR OCTOBER 21st through 27th


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SUNDAY - OCTOBER 27th

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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.

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NYC: STEVE SCHALCHLIN WITH SPECIAL GUEST JIM BROCHU

Multi-award winning composer/ lyricist/ performer Steve Schalchlin and friends will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, October 27th at 4:00 pm as a benefit for BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ). The show will include songs from his hit Off-Broadway musicals "The Last Session" and "The Big Voice: God or Merman?", his celebrated song cycle, "New World Waking" and from his new album, "Tales from the Bonus Round". Steve Schalchlin's emotionally charged songs have been sung on stages around the world, including a recent critically-acclaimed London production of "The Last Session" this past year. A 50% portion of Steve's ticket sales revenue will be donated by Steve directly to BC/EFA, which Steve credits as having saved his life on many occasions through the work they fund. This is Steve's way of expressing gratitude to them and to caregivers everywhere. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: IN THE FLESH WITH ANGELICA PAGE

Musical Momentum Presents an Affair with Angelica Page and Special Guests at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, October 27th at 9:30 pm. Music Director is Tracy Stark. In the Flesh is written and performed by series co-producer, Broadway Actress/ Producer /Director Angelica Page (The Best Man, August: Osage County). It marks Ms. Page's first time on stage in a year as she recounts her recent journey West to a Zen Buddhist Monastery narrowly escaping with a detour through Hollywood before fleeing back to her beloved home town of New York City. Hair and Wigs by Richard Stein. Wardrobe by Michael Kaye. Also featured in the show will be series co-producer and cabaret performer Jason Morris (1stRunner-Up, MetroStar competition), Richard Stein (Richard Stein Hair Salon owner, Creator and performer of the upcoming cabaret East End Boys) and Ms. Page's rock collaborator Paul Loxa (The Bad Whoremoans, The Exstatics). A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ROBIN WESTLE WITH NO REGRETS AT THE BEECHMAN

Robin Westle returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 pm with 'No Regrets', and she means it. Along with her musical director, Jeff Cubeta, Robin has gathered a collection of songs ranging from Noel Coward's "In a Bar on the Piccolo Marina" to Stephen Sondheim's "I Never Do Anything Twice" that allow her to confront life's eternal questions: Should we seize the day or let the parade pass by without us? Should we buy that incredibly expensive pair of designer shoes, or wait to see if they go on sale? Should we accept things as they are, or should we go ahead and wear white after Labor Day? Only Robin knows. But she promises to tell all. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/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: "DIAMOND LIL" CDELEBRATING MAE WEST'S 120TH BIRTHDAY

Darlene Violette stars as Mae West in "Diamond Lil" celebrating Mae West's 120th Birthday on Sunday, September 22ndat 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, October 27th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm; Sunday, November 10th at 8:30 pm; Sunday, November 17th at 7:00 pm; and Sunday, November 24th at 7:00 pm. The cast will be costumed in 1890s Bowery style, actress Darlene Violette and actor Sidney Myer present the 1932 novel "Diamond Lil" written by Mae West in Mae's words - enhanced with period songs and live music by Brian McInnis. At intervals, historian and playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo leads an "Armchair Tour" through the boisterous Bowery and Chinatown of the 1890s with rare vintage images you have never seen before. Originally staged on Broadway in 1928, "Diamond Lil" written by and starring Mae West remained popular onstage until its final performances in 1951. The 3-hour drama set on the Bowery during the 1890s has been adapted into an 85-minute version by playwright LindaAnn Loschiavo. Actress Darlene Violette stars as the irresistible diamond-draped Queen of the Bowery and is supported by a fine cast featuring Sidney Myer, Anthony DiCarlo, Joanna Bonaro, Gary Napoli, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Kimmy Foskett, Jim Gallagher with live music by Brian McInnis. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minim

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: LEZCAB - HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Several of the favorite queer women in musical theatre will perform at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 pm, to celebrate a night of songs from recognizable, fairytale-oriented, princess-loving, happily-ever-after, divorce-free cartoons from their childhood. Directed by Rachel Kunstadt and Music Directed by Julianne B. Merrill the show will star Anna/Kate (Queer Folk Duo), Melissa Becker, Marie Eife, Kristian Espiritu (Lesbian Love Octagon), Sharisse Francisco, Emily Grosland (Emotional Creature), Jami Leigh Howard, Julia Osen Averill, Corynne Peters and Caitlin Lee Reid (Lesbian Love Octagon). Costumes invited. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: BILL DOUGHERTY'S "ON THE RECORD" AT STAGE 72

"ON THE RECORD", a tribute to the great vocal groups of the 20th century, is being presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm through mid-December. "On The Record" is a 90 minute multi-media musical chronology of some of the most influential singing groups of the past three generations performed by 4 top notch New York performers - Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl, Amanda Savan and Deborah Tranelli. Backed by a combo under the direction of Doyle Newmyer they'll present over 25 gems using the Original Arrangements sung in the Original Keys! From The Boswell Sisters to The Mills Brothers ... from the Four Freshman to the Chiffons ... from the Beatles to The Manhattan Transfer audiences will hear tunes that run the gamut from Barbershop to Swing to DooWop to Rock & Roll! You'll see images of each group and hear inside information on the songs, the members and on the industry that catapulted them to fame! There is a $25 cover, 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.

NYC: JARROD SPECTOR WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

Broadway's Jarrod Spector, who is starring in the forthcoming Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, premieres his brand new show, 'A Little Help From My Friends', at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Sundays, October 27th and November 3rd, 10th & 17th, all shows at 7:00 pm. This new musical outing traces the legacy of the great male singers whose vocal prowess made them the rock stars of their generations, even before rock was born. After starring as Frankie Valli for six years in Broadway's smash hit musical, Jersey Boys, Jarrod wraps his critically-praised voice around the songs that have made superstars out of more than a century of tenor legends from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson to the great Enrico Caruso himself. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: NEW SUNDAYS FEATURING CRAIG CARNELIA, ADAM GWON & KERRIGAN & LOWDERMILK

54 Below salutes some of the most exciting artists writing for the musical theatre today with a new, original series, New Sundays! Each month, 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will feature three composers or composing teams who will present some of their latest and greatest work. This month special guest is Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success, Working, Is There Life After High School?). Also on the bill are the brilliant Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, The Boy Detective Fails), and the captivating writing team of Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk (Henry & Mudge, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samanth Brown). Guest vocalists will present the songs of these prolific songwriters. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON THEME IS "OUT OF THE CLOSET AND BEYOND" - COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!

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 "Out of the Closet and Beyond - Costumes Encouraged!". Co-Host will be Adam Shapiro. 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 : PRE-EMPTED THIS WEEK - RETURNS NOVEMBER 3rd

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 is PRE-EMPTED on October 27th for a SPECIAL 4-hour THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO HALLOWEEN BROADCAST and will return on November 3rd. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. 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: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MATT SCHOFIELD AT THE IRIDIUM

Matt Schofield will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Sunday, October 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Now firmly established as the freshest and most exciting blues guitarist to have emerged on the world scene for many years, Matt Schofield's powerful mix of blues, rock, and New Orleans funk is unlike anything else on the block. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. His band comprises long-term compatriot Jonny Henderson( Hammond organ and left-hand bass) and American Kevin Hayes on drums, who has a long list of touring and recording credits including Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Albert Collins and Van Morrison. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


NEW JERSEY: "MUSIC AT THE MANSION": GUESTS TRACY STARK & DC ANDERSON

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, "Music at the Mansion", on Sunday, February 24th, at 3:00 pm at THE OAKESIDE BLOOMFIELD CULTURAL CENTER (240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-429-0960). Performers include Gas Lamp Players' cast of The Secret Garden, Tracy Stark, and DC Anderson. The featured performer in the "Young Musician Moment" will be Lauren Barr. "Music at the Mansion" is a series showcasing talented performers from NYC and NJ. The series is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers-Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Seating begins at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 for reservations.


TORONTO: JOHN ALCORN WITH A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

Award-winning vocalist John Alcorn will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) for Sunday Brunch Show at 12:30 pm. Alcorn has been a musical mainstay on the Toronto scene since the mid-1990s, working in a wide spectrum of musical formats that run the range from small group settings to larger string and big band ensembles. Known for his heartfelt approach to lyrics and a sublime sense of swing, Alcorn has delivered his classy distinctive renditions of jazz standards and Great American Songbook classics from hundreds of the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. He is accompanied by Dave Restivo at the piano. There is a $15 cover.


TORONTO: RAY JESSEL AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Songwriter Ray Jessel will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) with a show featuring his original songs on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. Born in 1929, Ray Jessel hails from Cardiff, where he received his music degree from the University of Wales. He won a scholarship to study composition for a year in Paris as a graduate student with Arthur Honegger. He emigrated to Canada. His first work for the musical theatre was for the annual Canadian satirical revue SPRING THAW, where he struck up a collaboration with Marian Grudeff. This led to their writing material for Julius Mond's UPSTAIRS AT THE DOWNSTAIRS revues in New York and brought them to the notice of Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen, who hired them to write songs for his Sherlock Holmes musical BAKER STREET (1965). Jessel sought greener pastures in Hollywood, where he has had a successful career in television, writing first musical material then comedy sketches for "The Dean Martin Show," "The Carol Burnett Show," many John Denver specials, and a long stint with "The Love Boat." Among many other episodes he wrote the two-hour movie, LOVE BOAT - THE MUSICAL starring Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Van Johnson, Cab Calloway and Della Reese. There is a $25 cover.

D.C.: NAJEE AT BLUES ALLEY

Najee will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) onFriday through Sunday, October 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Najee is the recipient of many music awards including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist, NAACP Image Award, & Trumpet Awards. Najee has toured extensively throughout the U.S. including Europe, Asia and Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: TRIO CALIENTE AT BETHESDA BLUES

Trio Caliente will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Sunday, October 27th at 7:30 pm. Trio Caliente's seductive blend of Flamenco, Pop, Latin and Brazilian Jazz has been enjoyed by political luminaries stateside and abroad, notable Fortune 500 companies, and venerated international organizations, festivals, and concert venues around the world. You can dance the night away with Trio Caliente at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Whether providing elegant accompaniment to a formal dinner or sultry, throbbing rhythms that keep the dance fl oor packed all night long, Washington, DC-based Trio Caliente effortlessly creates the ideal atmosphere for any type of event. With vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English set to a wide array of Latin grooves, Trio Caliente's sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobim - but with a flavor all their own. There is a $12 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: SUSSAN DEYHIM AT YOSHI'S

Sussan Deyhim and her trio in collaboration with virtuoso Jazz pianist Mitch Forman, percussionist Greg Ellis and bass player John Leftwich perform an enchanting evening of internationally known romantic cover songs at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. Combining Jazz standards, great tunes from Iran's 50's-70's and some original compositions. Covering the classic pieces by John Coltrane, Joao Gilberto, Duke Ellington, Chet Baker, Vigen and Delkash among others. There is a $40 cover,


SAN FRANCISCO: PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH REUNION TOUR

The Pete Rock & Cl Smooth Reunion Tour rolls into YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Sunday, October 27th at 10:30 pm. As one of Hip-Hop's most iconic producer's, Pete Rock utilized obscure soul and jazz records as sample resources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist CL Smooth's vocal style tended toward the philosophical. Their signature hit "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" has been recognized as one of the most memorable Hip-Hop records of all time. The duo's "Mecca & the Soul Brother" LP has been acclaimed and praised for the manner in which it's lyrics, music, and melodies combined to tell soul stirring and honest stories of urban romance and life. Open Dance Floor! There is a $39 cover.

LONDON: 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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NYC: "MARGOH! SINGS THE BOOZE" AT THE DUPLEX

Drag star MargOH! Channing is back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with an all new show aptly titled "MargOH! Sings the Booze". Performances are Wednesday & Saturday, October 23rd & 26th, both shows at 9:30 pm. The evening is directed by Thom Fogarty with Musical Direction by Tracy Stark. The creative team that brought you MargOH!'s highly acclaimed show Tipsy invites you back to this brand new show as MargOH! explores the depths of her gin, vodka and tequila bottles through the power of song. MargOH! will be backed by her new musical director Tracy Stark and her glitter dipped sidekicks The MargOH!-tini's. Ms. Channing is also excited to have a special guest appearance by MAC Award nominee Tym Moss. MargOH! Sings the Booze includes original songs by composer Brian Feinstein and Diana Hansen Young (Mimi Le Duck) and sloshy standards made famous by Blossom Dearie, Cleo Laine, Charles Aznavour, Andy Williams and many more. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets are on sale now http://margohsingsthebooze
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NYC: PAUL KAPLAN RETURNS WITH 'LOST & FOUND'

Paul Kaplan returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with his show "Lost and Found." on Saturday, October 26th at 4:30 pm. The show includes songs and stories of what we LOSE or FIND along life's highway. Musical direction by Grammy-Nominated pianist, Dr. Joe Utterback, Direction by two-time MAC award winning, Linda Amiel Burns with up and coming talented Jesse Bielenberg on Bass. The show will feature songs by a wide variety of songwriters, Hoagy Carmichael, Bernstein/Comden and Green, Kander & Ebb, Rodgers and Hart, Sondheim, Charlap, Lerner and Loewe and others. There is a $12 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: SOCIETY CABARET PRESENTS CABARET COMICO

Laugh like an Italian as Lua Hadar and G. Scott Lacy host an evening of comic song with special guests Trauma Flintstone, Barry Lloyd and a surprise guest with their show 'Cabaret Comico' on Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 pm at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787). This evening is presented in partnership with the Italian National Festival of Comic Song, DALLO SCIAMANO ALLO SHOWMAN (From the Shaman to the Showman) and the Centro Culturale Teatro Camuno in the Vallecamonica, Italy (a UNESCO site with prehistoric rock carvings), where the comic cabaret festival, televised on Italian National TV, is in its 11th year. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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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: LINA KOUTRAKOS RETURNS WITH TORCH

Lina Koutrakos is bringing back her rave reviewed cabaret show "Torch" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. "Torch" ran for 8 months at the Metropolitan Room in 2006 and a CD of the shows music was recorded immediately following. After playing exclusively with her Southern Rock band "The Low Country" for the last 6 years Koutrakos will once again lend her rich, soulful voice to an exquisite lineup of blues-drenched torch songs. She is joined by award-winning arranger and musical director Rick Jensen, with whom she came of age in New York City's nightclubs. Though its still Jensen's magnificent arrangement's and Koutrakos's hand-in-glove renditions of these iconic and rarely sung musical gems, this 2013 version of "Torch" is slightly re imagined. What hasn't changed is the intimate and inspired evening that the teaming of these two and what their life and musical experiences can bring to the stage.The show has toured nationally, with performances in Santa Fe, Chicago, Boston and St. Louis and had a stunning response in Paris last year. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: KRISTINE MILLS SINGS NEW STANDARDS - THE MUSIC OF STING

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206- ) on Saturday, October 26th at 9:30 pm. She teams up with her new Music Director, basist/arranger/composer Steve Doyle, to celebrate songs either written by or recorded by Sting over the past four decades. Joining Kristine for this performance will be pianist Klaus Mueller, Tim Bulkley, and bassist Matt Clohesy. 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 26th 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: BILL DOUGHERTY'S "ON THE RECORD" AT STAGE 72

"ON THE RECORD", a tribute to the great vocal groups of the 20th century, is being presented at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm through mid-December. "On The Record" is a 90 minute multi-media musical chronology of some of the most influential singing groups of the past three generations performed by 4 top notch New York performers - Bill Daugherty, Paul Kropfl, Amanda Savan and Deborah Tranelli. Backed by a combo under the direction of Doyle Newmyer they'll present over 25 gems using the Original Arrangements sung in the Original Keys! From The Boswell Sisters to The Mills Brothers ... from the Four Freshman to the Chiffons ... from the Beatles to The Manhattan Transfer audiences will hear tunes that run the gamut from Barbershop to Swing to DooWop to Rock & Roll! You'll see images of each group and hear inside information on the songs, the members and on the industry that catapulted them to fame! There is a $25 cover, 2-drink minimum. Tickets available at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.

NYC: SHOW TUNES - NOTHING BUT SHOW TUNES WITH MARILYN MAYE

New York's darling Marilyn Maye makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, October 30th & 31st at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. This time, it's all show tunes, all the time! You can expect an evening of purely sublime music interpreted by the incomparable Lady Maye. Performing signature tunes from classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Mame, cabaret's favorite diva also embraces work from tunesmiths such as Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Frank Loesser. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JOAN RYAN IN 54 BELOW DEBUT

Joan Ryan makes her debut appearance at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 pm. She will be joined by her special guest Tituss Burgess. From The Today Show to the Hollywood Bowl and the recent west coast premiere of her all-new, self-titled show, Ms. Ryan's debut at 54 Below promises an unrivaled evening of fiercely rich vocals laced with an innate sense of humor and the frank wisdom of a consummate performer. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST KURT ELLING AT BIRDLAND

2010 Grammy winner Kurt Elling will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elling is a rarity among jazz vocalists. While planning an academic career, Elling discovered jazz and took to it naturally. Deeply influenced by singer and poet, Mark Murphy, Elling began to develop his idiosyncratic scat style in the smaller clubs of Chicago. As the natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, Elling is the contemporary voice in vocalese. Whether it be Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, or Dexter Gordon, Elling's vocalized interpretation is flawless, and upon Blue Note's reception of Elling's demo, Close Your Eyes was released in 1995. He began to get attention from jazz press, not only for his talent and original style, but also his choice in sidemen, which include Laurence Hobgood and Paul Wertico for a time. Elling has won over jazz critics and fans alike. Kurt's 2007 release, "Nightmoves" received a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and his most recent album, "Dedicated to You" earned him the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. There is a $40-$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: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MATT SCHOFIELD AT THE IRIDIUM

Matt Schofield will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Saturday, October 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Now firmly established as the freshest and most exciting blues guitarist to have emerged on the world scene for many years, Matt Schofield's powerful mix of blues, rock, and New Orleans funk is unlike anything else on the block. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. His band comprises long-term compatriot Jonny Henderson( Hammond organ and left-hand bass) and American Kevin Hayes on drums, who has a long list of touring and recording credits including Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Albert Collins and Van Morrison. There is a $30 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


BOSTON: CHARO AT SCULLERS

The legendary Charo will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of them. Since the 70s, Charo, the musician, singer, comedienne, stage and screen performer, has been an integral proponent of contemporary Latin music. The spotlight on Charo has been shining brighter than ever since her acceptance of the Female Pop Album of the Year Award. She received this accolade at the Billboard International Latin Music Conference for her flamenco inspired platinum album, Guitar Passion. Currently, Charo is performing in her new show, Charo in Concert: A Musical Sensation, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to sold-out audiences. She is also busy promoting her CD Charo and Guitar, a highly anticipated mixture of her patented rhythms and mastery of classical guitar. Charo and Guitar is a combination of the most exciting and original music of today and the most famous classical masterpieces in the world. Dinner/Show: $86 Show only: $46.


MASS: "JAZZ MEETS BROADWAY" WITH THE BOBBY DIAMOND SHOW

JM Productions and The Common Market Restaurant of Quincy, MA present "Jazz Meets Broadway" with The Bobby Diamond Show at THE COMMON MARKET RESTAURANT (110 Willard Street, Quincy, MA - 617-773-9532) on Saturday, October 26th with shows at 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Bobby Diamond has been captivating "Standing Room Only" audiences in major showrooms throughout the country for over 30 years. His shows will leave you "Standing On your Feet!" Whether it is a dynamic rendition of a classic like "Delilah", or a powerful ballad like "What Kind of Fool Am I", Bobby keeps the audience at its peak. Classics from Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Neil Diamond, and even today's Top Country Hits keeps an exciting pace throughout the show promising an evening packed with energy and showmanship. Experience New England's Premier Entertainer. "Bobby Diamond". All Seats are $20.00 in advance & $30.00 at the door.

TORONTO: JERRY BERGONZI WITH THE BRIAN DICKINSON TRIO

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 27th at 9:00 pm. He will be joined on stage by Brian Dickinson on piano, Jim Vivian on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography of over 150 sides. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: NAJEE AT BLUES ALLEY

Najee will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) onFriday through Sunday, October 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Najee is the recipient of many music awards including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist, NAACP Image Award, & Trumpet Awards. Najee has toured extensively throughout the U.S. including Europe, Asia and Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: WADADA LEO SMITH WITH TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS

Wadada Leo Smith performs at ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. The show is in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Characterized for his brilliant compositions and refusal to be boxed into restrictive definitions of genres, Smith presents Ten Freedom Summers, his soul-searching tribute to the Civil Rights Movement paying homage to heroes including Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Medger Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr. Forty years in the making, Ten Freedom Summers has been hailed as one of the few musical pieces to ever achieve perfect synergy between jazz and classical musical styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: JAZZ KEYBOARDIST/PIANIST MARCUS JOHNSON AT BETHESDA BLUES

International Jazz Keyboardist/Pianist Marcus Johnson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm. As an independent Billboard-ranked musician, producer, owner of a music label, Three Keys Music, and NAACP Image Aware nominee, Johnson has emerged as one of the young lions of the music world. Johnson's unique self-taught style of piano play has earned him distinction among his peers, praise within the media and accolades across the music industry. Johnson's testament to his perseverance began in 1995 when he decided to independently produce and distribute his first jazz album, Lessons in Love, which sold more than 40,000 units; a phenomenal success for an unknown independent artist's debut release. This album helped him launch his career as a renowned jazz keyboardist/pianist. Marcus has released more than fifteen (15) Billboard charted CDs, and his next Top 20 Contemporary jazz releases, the unique and multi-faceted Poetically Justified ( 2009) and This Is How I Rock (2011) solidified Marcus Johnson as heir apparent to the George Duke and Herbie Hancock style of funky urban groove music. There is a $25 cover.

DETROIT: AMANDA McBROOM OPENS CABARET 313 SEASON

Cabaret 313 series presents Amanda McBroom performing "Let's Fall in Love," on Saturday, October 26th at newly revitalized MADISON BUILDING (1555 Broadway, Detroit, MI - TKTS: www.cabaret313.org ). There will be shows at 7:30 and 10:15 pm with a reception and complimentary hors d'oeuvres beginning 45 minutes before each show. In "Let's Fall in Love," McBroom ponders the dark and light sides of romance. Singing a carefully chosen blend of originals and standards from songwriters such as Jacques Brel, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kern, McBroom mixes in a gentle blend of personal anecdote, philosophy and, of course, humor. She offers an unusually direct and honest vision of life. McBroom's long-time collaborator and music director, Michele Brourman, will accompany her on the piano. Preferred seating is available and tickets may be purchased at www.cabaret313.org . CABARET 313! is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, organized to foster the art form of cabaret through performances and educational collaborations, while helping to deepen connections to the city of Detroit by audience members. A series of world-class cabaret singers, carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of Metropolitan Detroit audiences, will perform in varied venues around the city over the course of each year.

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: TONY DESARE IN "MY GENERATION" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tony Desare brings his show "My Generation" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) on Friday, October 25th at 8:00 pm & Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. Everyone knows the brilliance of the Great American Songbook - which has been performed for many years, and in many different ways. But that songbook has been expanding beyond 1955- and now is the time to celebrate other writers who created iconic music in the past half century. Tony has labeled this The Contemporary American Songbook, and it is a way of inducting the many great songs and songwriters into the already defined Songbook list which includes Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and Kern. Tony's new show will celebrate the genius of writers like Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Carole King, and Michael MacDonald, as well as 'adopted' American songwriters like Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Barry Gibb. As always - Tony will have some exciting new material of his own - and a few wonderful surprises to share with the audience. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: HOWARD HEWETT AT YOSHI'S

Howard Hewett, former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Howard Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder Howard Hewett is responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible. There is a $31 (8:00 pm) $27 (10:00 pm) 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: KT SULLIVAN & KAREN KOHLER WITH VIENNA TO WEIMAR

Two of New York's favourite cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler, join together in 'Vienna To Weimar" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 22nd through 26th at 8:00 pm. The result is a provocative blend of voices and feminine sensibilities. Journey with them from 1870s Vienna and the operetta of Strauss and Lehar to 1930s Berlin and the cabaret music of Hollaender, Weill, Brecht, Spoliansky, and more. These two award-winning interpreters of the Great American and European songbooks prove that love, lust, power and illusion are as timeless today as they were nearly 100 years ago. KT Sullivan is one of America's top cabaret performers and her shimmering soprano voice and interpretive skills make her one of the hardest working and most in demand singers in cabaret, often performing at the major jazz and cabaret rooms of the world. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards: Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates in many countries. Jed Distler will accompany them on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: COLE ESCOLA IS THE DEADLIEST BABY!

'Cole Escola is The Deadliest Baby' will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 7:00 pm, The show is an hour of magical comedy performance written by and starring Cole Escola. Characters, sketches, and banal but unique life lessons served to you through the filter of Cole's voracious appetite for attention and life-threatening need to entertain. And it's funny. Come be a part of something big. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TYLAN (OF GIRLYMAN) AT THE DUPLEX

Tylan (of Girlyman) will appear at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 9:30 pm. After five studio albums and ten years on the road with the internationally acclaimed folk-pop quartet Girlyman, Tylan (Greenstein) has recreated herself with a stunning debut solo CD, "One True Thing." Tylan teams up with Ingrid Elizabeth (of Coyote Grace) on cajon and upright bass for an evening of smart songwriting, passionate harmonies, and tangible chemistry. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: MAH JONGG, THE MUSICAL AT DON'T TELL MAMA

Mah Jongg, The Musical will play at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. The show is a hilarious musical gathering of six women playing Mah Jongg while discussing issues pertinent to women of a "certain age". Written by Mimi Scott, Ph.D (book and lyrics) and Nathan Kaplan (composer) this show, Mah Jongg, The Musical has had immense charm for audiences thus far. Indeed, it was a winner of Best Show, Best Original Score and Best Actress at the West Village Musical Theatre Festival in June 2012. There is a $16 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: VELMA CELLI'S MIDNIGHT SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHRISTINA BIANCO

London's most glamorous female illusionist, Velma Celli, will perform at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - ) on Friday, October 25th at midnight. Velma is hitting the big apple and you do not want to miss this! Taking "Drag" no new heights simply because of "her" incredible voice and wit she is a must see for this one night only engagement. As the only "drag show" to walk the legendary Hippodrome Casino in London's West End, Velma Celli has received countless rave reviews and accolades from not only the media in the UK but by industry royalty. Velma has a rather special guest and dear friend joining her: The one and only Christina Bianco. Known to most of the English speaking world for her hit show Diva Moments and her viral Internet videos. There is a $15 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: DISTORTED DIZNEE / BROADWAY / HOLLYWOOD

Dallas DuBois and her merry band of drag stars put a bawdy twist on some of your favorite pop culture icons in a series of cult hit pop culture revues whicj run on alternate Fridays at 10:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ). The group presents the Magic Kindom themed DISTORTED DIZNEE, the Great White Way tribute DISTORTED BROADWAY and the new Silver Screen inspired DISTORTED HOLLYWOOD. This trio of Las Vegas-style drag extravaganzas feature drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Brenda Dharling, Dallas DuBois and more. For the holidays, they will present DISTORTED KRISTMESS, all of your holiday favorites are run past a dirty funhouse mirror. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Tickets available at 212-352-3101 or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/495

NYC: ALINA FOX MAKES METROPOLITAN DEBUT

Alina Fox will appear at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. She has appeared in Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and many others cities in Europe and now makes her debut at the METROPOLITAN ROOM in NYC. Since her childhood Alina has been living in the world of music, travelling a lot with her own concerts and also with a musical group which she belonged. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SHOW TUNES - NOTHING BUT SHOW TUNES WITH MARILYN MAYE

New York's darling Marilyn Maye makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, October 30th & 31st at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. This time, it's all show tunes, all the time! You can expect an evening of purely sublime music interpreted by the incomparable Lady Maye. Performing signature tunes from classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Mame, cabaret's favorite diva also embraces work from tunesmiths such as Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Frank Loesser. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: THE CAST OF ONCE RETURNS TO 54 BELOW

The multi-talented cast of the Tony Award Winning 'Once' return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 11:00 pm. They return for an evening of some of their favorite songs. Arthur Darvill, Joanna Christie, Adam Brown, David Patrick Kelly, Katrina Lenk, Anne Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Carlos Valdes, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo bring their myriad of instruments and skills to the 54 Below stage to play songs old and new. There is a $30-$40 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: JAZZ VOCALIST KURT ELLING AT BIRDLAND

2010 Grammy winner Kurt Elling will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elling is a rarity among jazz vocalists. While planning an academic career, Elling discovered jazz and took to it naturally. Deeply influenced by singer and poet, Mark Murphy, Elling began to develop his idiosyncratic scat style in the smaller clubs of Chicago. As the natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, Elling is the contemporary voice in vocalese. Whether it be Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, or Dexter Gordon, Elling's vocalized interpretation is flawless, and upon Blue Note's reception of Elling's demo, Close Your Eyes was released in 1995. He began to get attention from jazz press, not only for his talent and original style, but also his choice in sidemen, which include Laurence Hobgood and Paul Wertico for a time. Elling has won over jazz critics and fans alike. Kurt's 2007 release, "Nightmoves" received a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and his most recent album, "Dedicated to You" earned him the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. There is a $40-$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: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: SONNY LANDRETH AT THE IRIDIUM

Sonny Landreth will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Friday, October 25th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Landreth's music has always been evocative, a vibrant mixture of indigenous sounds and images informed by Delta blues and Faulkner alike. But here, by eschewing lyrics and vocals, he's located something especially pure and unfettered. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


BOSTON: CHARO AT SCULLERS

The legendary Charo will perform at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111 - ) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of them. Since the 70s, Charo, the musician, singer, comedienne, stage and screen performer, has been an integral proponent of contemporary Latin music. The spotlight on Charo has been shining brighter than ever since her acceptance of the Female Pop Album of the Year Award. She received this accolade at the Billboard International Latin Music Conference for her flamenco inspired platinum album, Guitar Passion. Currently, Charo is performing in her new show, Charo in Concert: A Musical Sensation, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to sold-out audiences. She is also busy promoting her CD Charo and Guitar, a highly anticipated mixture of her patented rhythms and mastery of classical guitar. Charo and Guitar is a combination of the most exciting and original music of today and the most famous classical masterpieces in the world. Dinner/Show: $86 Show only: $46.


TORONTO: JERRY BERGONZI WITH THE BRIAN DICKINSON TRIO

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 27th at 9:00 pm. He will be joined on stage by Brian Dickinson on piano, Jim Vivian on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography of over 150 sides. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: NAJEE AT BLUES ALLEY

Najee will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) onFriday through Sunday, October 25th through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Najee is the recipient of many music awards including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist, NAACP Image Award, & Trumpet Awards. Najee has toured extensively throughout the U.S. including Europe, Asia and Africa. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: WADADA LEO SMITH WITH TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS

Wadada Leo Smith performs at ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993 - ) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th at 8:00 pm. The show is in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Characterized for his brilliant compositions and refusal to be boxed into restrictive definitions of genres, Smith presents Ten Freedom Summers, his soul-searching tribute to the Civil Rights Movement paying homage to heroes including Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Medger Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr. Forty years in the making, Ten Freedom Summers has been hailed as one of the few musical pieces to ever achieve perfect synergy between jazz and classical musical styles. Call for cover/minimum information.


MARYLAND: JAZZ SAXOPHONIST ART SHERROD JR. AT BETHESDA BLUES

Smooth and urban jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 8:00 pm. Sherrod grew up in Palestine, Texas surrounded by parents who made music a main part of the Sherrod household. At the age of thirteen Art joined the high school band and chose the saxophone. By the time he graduated from high school he had received numerous awards and had been recognized as an All-Area, All Region and All-State Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophonist. Art relocated to the D.C. area as he continued to develop as an artist, living his dream and sharing his passion for music. Besides alto, tenor and soprano saxophone Art plays electronic wind controller (EWI). He is an interactive performer who, during and after performances, often sits and talks with the audience. Joining Art is R&B, gospel, and dance music singer and actress Ann Nesby. She is the former lead singer of Sounds of Blackness and a songwriter with credits including hits sung by Patti Labelle and Gladys Knight. There is a $30 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: TONY DESARE IN "MY GENERATION" AT FEINSTEIN'S

Tony Desare brings his show "My Generation" to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063 - ) on Friday, October 25th at 8:00 pm & Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. Everyone knows the brilliance of the Great American Songbook - which has been performed for many years, and in many different ways. But that songbook has been expanding beyond 1955- and now is the time to celebrate other writers who created iconic music in the past half century. Tony has labeled this The Contemporary American Songbook, and it is a way of inducting the many great songs and songwriters into the already defined Songbook list which includes Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and Kern. Tony's new show will celebrate the genius of writers like Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Carole King, and Michael MacDonald, as well as 'adopted' American songwriters like Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Barry Gibb. As always - Tony will have some exciting new material of his own - and a few wonderful surprises to share with the audience. There is a $40-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: HOWARD HEWETT AT YOSHI'S

Howard Hewett, former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Friday & Saturday, October 25th & 26th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Howard Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder Howard Hewett is responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible. There is a $31 (8:00 pm) $27 (10:00 pm) 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: KT SULLIVAN & KAREN KOHLER WITH VIENNA TO WEIMAR

Two of New York's favourite cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler, join together in 'Vienna To Weimar" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 22nd through 26th at 8:00 pm. The result is a provocative blend of voices and feminine sensibilities. Journey with them from 1870s Vienna and the operetta of Strauss and Lehar to 1930s Berlin and the cabaret music of Hollaender, Weill, Brecht, Spoliansky, and more. These two award-winning interpreters of the Great American and European songbooks prove that love, lust, power and illusion are as timeless today as they were nearly 100 years ago. KT Sullivan is one of America's top cabaret performers and her shimmering soprano voice and interpretive skills make her one of the hardest working and most in demand singers in cabaret, often performing at the major jazz and cabaret rooms of the world. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards: Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates in many countries. Jed Distler will accompany them on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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SAN FRANCISCO: CABARET NIGHT WITH KATHY HOLLY AND THE SUPPER CLUB SIX

Kathy Holly presents 'Cabaret Night' at the SAUSALITO CRUISING CLUB (300 Napa Street, San Francisco, CA - RESV: 415-269-8699) on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. Joining her on stage will be Marilyn Cooney, Dorothy Donell, Kat Fitzgerald, Kathy Holly, Debra Mugnani, Bill Ramos and The Blenders, Juli Stewart, Claudia Newberry plus comedian, David Studebaker. Music provided by David Miotke and Chris Amberger. Kathy Holly is a native San Franciscan, vocalist, musician, bandleader, actress, voice-over artist and teacher. Kathy began singing and acting at the early age of 6, when she had the lead role in the play Little Boy Blue (it was an all girls school!). From then on she had the "show biz" passion and produced and directed her own variety shows for the family, casting her young cousins in roles. She continues that passion today producing several musical events annually, in addition to helping other performers perfect their craft. PLEASE NOTE: The Sausalito Cruising Club is a Private Club. Therefore all Guests must contact Kathy Holly, the Member, to be placed on the Guest List at the Door to Attend this Event. Please call: Kathy Holly 415-269-8699 or by e-mail at Holly7531@aol.com Cover is $25 at the door for show with buffet dinner included.

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.

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NYC: OCTOBER CALENDAR GIRL CELEBRATES HER FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Colleen McHugh presents her latest show of her monthly CALENDAR GIRL series, and this month she presents a 'FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY' show (and her birthday ... cupcakes probable) at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 ) on Thursday, October 24th at 9:30 pm. Musical director is Jody Shelton. She will celebrate with•an all-new collection of time-ly tunes plus lots of comedy and the ever-popular Improv Song. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE MERDJANOFF AUTUMN IN NEW YORK SPECTACULAR

The Merdjanoff Autumn in New York Spectacular will take place on Thursdau, October 24th at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ), Join Tara Merdjanoff, Jeremy Bohen, Jon Delfin and other special guests as they celebrate all things New York City with this witty, slightly wacky evening of songs. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: TITANIA STEELE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Titania Steele performs at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 ) on Thursday, October 24th at 9:30 pm. Titania (a.k.a. Danny Marr) has been tearing up the New York nightlife scene for years with her off-the-wall, larger-than-life outfits. She won the Our Lady of Saliva All Stars Pageant at the Ritz and placed 2nd Runner Up in the Miss Hell's Kitchen Pageant 2012. She has been seen performing at venues all over New York City and is thrilled to be bringing her act to the Metropolitan Room! With her unique brand of song interpretation, she'll be singing the highlights of her life, with some extra special surprises thrown in! It's not to be missed! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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 Thursday, October 23rd; Wednesday, October 30th, all shows at 9:15 pm. Born in 1929, Ray Jessel hails from Cardiff, where he received his music degree from the University of Wales. He won a scholarship to study composition for a year in Paris as a graduate student with Arthur Honegger. He emigrated to Canada. His first work for the musical theatre was for the annual Canadian satirical revue SPRING THAW, where he struck up a collaboration with Marian Grudeff. This led to their writing material for Julius Mond's UPSTAIRS AT THE DOWNSTAIRS revues in New York and brought them to the notice of Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen, who hired them to write songs for his Sherlock Holmes musical BAKER STREET (1965). Jessel sought greener pastures in Hollywood, where he has had a successful career in television, writing first musical material then comedy sketches for "The Dean Martin Show," "The Carol Burnett Show," many John Denver specials, and a long stint with "The Love Boat." Among many other episodes he wrote the two-hour movie, LOVE BOAT - THE MUSICAL starring Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Van Johnson, Cab Calloway and Della Reese. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-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: 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 Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm& Tuesday, October 29th at 9:30 & 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: RAVEN O'S BRAND NEW SHOW "ICON" AT JOE'S PUB

After three years absent from the NYC stage, Raven O returns with a special show paying homage to some of the greatest artists in music at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 ) on Thursday, October 24th at 9:30 pm. His new show is called "Icon", a chance to share his passion for Jazz, Pop and Standards here New York. Musical direction is by renowned bassist & composer Ben Allison. Raven O is known as a brilliant live performer and the entertainer the stars come to see. Hidden in the exclusive nightclub world for years Raven O plans to breakout with this new show. There is a $20 cover.

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: SHOW TUNES - NOTHING BUT SHOW TUNES WITH MARILYN MAYE

New York's darling Marilyn Maye makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, October 30th & 31st at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. This time, it's all show tunes, all the time! You can expect an evening of purely sublime music interpreted by the incomparable Lady Maye. Performing signature tunes from classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Mame, cabaret's favorite diva also embraces work from tunesmiths such as Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Frank Loesser. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 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: JAZZ VOCALIST KURT ELLING AT BIRDLAND

2010 Grammy winner Kurt Elling will perform at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 ) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 26th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elling is a rarity among jazz vocalists. While planning an academic career, Elling discovered jazz and took to it naturally. Deeply influenced by singer and poet, Mark Murphy, Elling began to develop his idiosyncratic scat style in the smaller clubs of Chicago. As the natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, Elling is the contemporary voice in vocalese. Whether it be Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, or Dexter Gordon, Elling's vocalized interpretation is flawless, and upon Blue Note's reception of Elling's demo, Close Your Eyes was released in 1995. He began to get attention from jazz press, not only for his talent and original style, but also his choice in sidemen, which include Laurence Hobgood and Paul Wertico for a time. Elling has won over jazz critics and fans alike. Kurt's 2007 release, "Nightmoves" received a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and his most recent album, "Dedicated to You" earned him the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: MITCH WINEHOUSE AT THE IRIDIUM

Vocalist Mitch Winehouse will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Thursday, October 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. For Mitch Winehouse to cut a record called Rush of Love at the age of 60 is an unlikely twist of fate, especially one with a song selection revealing a real depth of knowledge and impeccable taste. But It comes from a perfectly natural place and reveals the roots of his own, as well as his daughter's musical inspiration. This is no album of the usual Rat Pack standards - it is jazz, swing, crooning, if you like, but not pop. This is the Winehouse musical DNA. The ingredients are all to be found within a stone's throw. Family, friends and an upbringing soundtracked by the sort of music Mitch has been singing ever since. Only this time, it's on record. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


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.


BOSTON: MEDICI MUSICA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Musicians from 9 countries will unite at THE REGATTABAR at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-395-7757) on Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 pm to celebrate the official United Nations Day. This unique concert by renowned global music ensemble, Women of the World, will be a feast of sounds, languages, colors, and ideas, with members representing Japan, Italy, India, Haiti, Canada, Serbia, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States of America. Presenting a vast repertoire, currently spanning 21 languages, Women of the World was formed to bring musicians from all over the world onto a common platform. Led by four power-house vocalists and an eclectic six-piece band, the group has toured North America, Canada, and Asia, with notable performances at Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston Symphony Hall, BeanTown Jazz Festival, and TEDxBoston events. There is a $20 cover.


TORONTO: JERRY BERGONZI WITH THE BRIAN DICKINSON TRIO

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Thursday through Saturday, October 24th through 27th at 9:00 pm. He will be joined on stage by Brian Dickinson on piano, Jim Vivian on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography of over 150 sides. There is a $15 cover.


D.C.: ANGELA STRIBLING AT BLUES ALLEY

Jazz vocalist Angela Stribling will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday, October 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Stribling is probably best known for her television career on BET as Host of Screen Scene, the network's premier entertainment news show. Stribling discovered her love for singing at the age of 4. Classically trained, she hones her jazz skills at various venues around the world including the world famous Blue Note in New York City. Angela has shared the stage with musical legends Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn. Stribling's love affair with Europe and Asia began in 2002 when Hennessy invited her as their jazz vocalist for one week of sold out performances in Myanmar (Burma) and later that year for their Smooth and Mellow International Jazz Tour. Call for cover/minimum information.

MARYLAND: ELIKEH & DJESBEN AT BETHESDA BLUES

Elikeh and the Djesben trio perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500) on Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 pm. Elikeh uses elements of Togolese rhythms as a foundation for exploration into American-influenced blues, funk and rock to produce captivating Afro-pop tunes. Although based in indigenous traditions, Elikeh's music explores global themes and personal odysseys. Djesben is a word from 1920's Java meaning "jazz band". Djesben is a trio of multi-instrumentalists whose diverse backgrounds guarantee to delight with a variety of styles: jazz standards, bebop and bossa nova. Topher Dunne plays the Chapman Stick, a 10-string tapping instrument with the range of a piano. Katy Gaughan plays a battery of percussion centered around her conga drums, the tall, wide-bellied hand drums of Latin music. Christian Crowley plays the dulcimer, a small stringed instrument from the Appalachian mountains that can be strummed like a guitar or bowed like a violin. There is a $15 cover.


SAN FRANCISCO: MACY GRAY AND HER BAND

Macy Gray and Her Band will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Thursday, October 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. She is celebrating the 14th Anniversary of her CD 'On How Life Is.' Macy Gray is a gifted songwriter and dazzlingly singular singer, and the mom of three teenagers. She has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 2000 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single "I Try," and both the CD and single were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes multiple Grammys and MTV awards, over 25 million units sold, and a thriving acting career. There is a $48 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: KT SULLIVAN & KAREN KOHLER WITH VIENNA TO WEIMAR

Two of New York's favourite cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler, join together in 'Vienna To Weimar" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 22nd through 26th at 8:00 pm. The result is a provocative blend of voices and feminine sensibilities. Journey with them from 1870s Vienna and the operetta of Strauss and Lehar to 1930s Berlin and the cabaret music of Hollaender, Weill, Brecht, Spoliansky, and more. These two award-winning interpreters of the Great American and European songbooks prove that love, lust, power and illusion are as timeless today as they were nearly 100 years ago. KT Sullivan is one of America's top cabaret performers and her shimmering soprano voice and interpretive skills make her one of the hardest working and most in demand singers in cabaret, often performing at the major jazz and cabaret rooms of the world. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards: Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates in many countries. Jed Distler will accompany them on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: RUN EXTENDED: BARBARA MALLEY IN OUT OF ORDER
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After four performances in April and May of this year, Barbara Malley's "Out of Order" show has been extended at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) for at least four more nights. Final show of the series is on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm. This is Barbara's fourth show in Nyc and has received glowing recommendations. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort and musical direction by David Gaines and Donna Kelly on drums. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: "MARGOH! SINGS THE BOOZE" AT THE DUPLEX

Drag star MargOH! Channing is back at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) with an all new show aptly titled "MargOH! Sings the Booze". Performances are Wednesday & Saturday, October 23rd & 26th, both shows at 9:30 pm. The evening is directed by Thom Fogarty with Musical Direction by Tracy Stark. The creative team that brought you MargOH!'s highly acclaimed show Tipsy invites you back to this brand new show as MargOH! explores the depths of her gin, vodka and tequila bottles through the power of song. MargOH! will be backed by her new musical director Tracy Stark and her glitter dipped sidekicks The MargOH!-tini's. Ms. Channing is also excited to have a special guest appearance by MAC Award nominee Tym Moss. MargOH! Sings the Booze includes original songs by composer Brian Feinstein and Diana Hansen Young (Mimi Le Duck) and sloshy standards made famous by Blossom Dearie, Cleo Laine, Charles Aznavour, Andy Williams and many more. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Tickets are on sale now http://margohsingsthebooze.brownpapertickets.com/
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NYC: LORI PARADOSKI: A SONGBIRD IN THE NIGHT

Lori Paradoski will appear at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm. She will pair up with Jazz Pianist James Dower to serenade with a mash up of sophisticated standards and a few folky blues tunes. Opera Cowgirls, Meagan Brus & Sara Jacobi will make guest appearances. There is NO COVER - just a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CANYON FOLKIES: OVER THE HILLS & UNDER THE COVERS

Lauren Fox returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) with her acclaimed show 'Canyon Folkies: Over the Hills & Under the Covers' on Wednesdays, October 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. The show is a journey through a time and place where music legends would become legendary. She is joined by Jon Weber, Piano/Musical Director; Peter Calo, Guitar; and Ritt Henn, Bass. Lauren's last show, "Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen," ran last Spring with sold out shows, received critical acclaim, and will soon be available as a live CD. Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC and Bistro Award for Debut Artist. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-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 Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 & 10:00 pm& Tuesday, October 29th at 9:30 & 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: 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 23rd TBA,. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 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 23rd at 9:30 pm and November 5th at 9:00 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: SHOW TUNES - NOTHING BUT SHOW TUNES WITH MARILYN MAYE

New York's darling Marilyn Maye makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, October 30th & 31st at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. This time, it's all show tunes, all the time! You can expect an evening of purely sublime music interpreted by the incomparable Lady Maye. Performing signature tunes from classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Mame, cabaret's favorite diva also embraces work from tunesmiths such as Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Frank Loesser. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: RYAN SCOTT OLIVER & LINDSAY MENDEZ'S ACTOR THERAPY

ACTOR THERAPY goes 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at11:30 pm as part of the Late Night at 54 series. Presented by award-winning composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (35mm, Darling) and Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight, Godspell), ACTOR THERAPY, is a series of masterclasses for performers looking to improve their auditions, build a better book, and expand their understanding of what it means to be an actor and song interpreter in New York today. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: KAT GANG & BAND

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 23rd features the Kat Gang and band: Matthew Fries - Piano, Phil Palombi - Bass, Tim Bulkley - Drums and Nate Mayland - Trombone. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

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: PETER ELDRIDGE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT

Jane Monheit and Peter Eldridge pair up for two nights at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22nd & 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They began their relationship as student and teacher years ago, but have since become musical peers and wonderful friends who love singing together when schedules allow. They have also joined forces on a number of each other's recording projects, but this Birdland outing will be their very first full set together; two jazz vocalists at the top of their game, performing songs from their respective catalogues as well as new arrangements conceived specifically for this special evening. Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. Peter Eldridge continues to draw on his many-faceted talent as he pursues an eclectic mix of activities, including composing, performing, arranging, recording, as well as teaching (the Manhattan School of Music, head of the jazz voice faculty since 1993). He has released three solo recordings: Stranger in Town, characterized by its bittersweet swing and called the Best Jazz CD of 2001 by Boston radio station WICN; Fool No More, full of Peter's original compositions in a sophisticated pop style, released in the same year (both on the independent label Rosebud Records); and Decorum, a 2005 release of originals. Peter's newest project, the latin-inspired Mad Heaven, was just released this February on Palmetto Records. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


NEWPORT: MARLENE VER PLANCK RETURNS TO RHODE ISLAND

Jazz vocalist Marlene Ver Planck will perform at (30 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI - 401-849-6312 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm. She is joined by Dick Lupino and Mack Chrupcala. Marlene got her start in the big-band business, as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck. Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim. The albums feature exciting arrangements scored by her late husband, Billy VerPlanck, with accompaniment by many of America's finest musicians. Call for cover/minimum information.

BOSTON: BACA OPEN MIC AT FIRST PARISH CHURCH
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The next BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists - http://www.bostoncabaret.com/ ) OPEN MIC will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at FIRST PARISH CHURCH (35 Church Street, Watertown Square, MA) from 7:15 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 7:00 pm). Steve SanSoucie will speak briefly on building audience rapport. This month the show is hosted by Matt BenDaniel, Bill Duffy is accompanist. There will be a raffle with prizes from Kathleen Kolman, Molly Ruggles, Lisa Hall, and Anne Woonteiler. Singers should prepare up to two songs with music charts in the correct key. There is a $10 cover for BACA members, $13 for non-members.

TORONTO: NATASHA BUCKERIDGE AT JAZZ BISTRO

Jazz vocalist Natasha Buckeridge will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 9:00 pm. She is joined by Jordan Klapman on piano, Chris Daniels on bass and Gary Scriven on drums. Originally From Wales, Natasha began her singing career in various live bands, tributes and an acoustic outfit performing up and down the U.K. Dabbling in Musical Theatre, Film and Television over the years, the live performance experience has continued to be her first love. Since coming to Toronto, after a brief hiatus, Natasha has embarked upon a career in voice-over and re-ignited her passion for singing, performing a wide repertoire of Jazz, Pop, Swing, Rock, and even Light Opera at various venues throughout the city. However, it is the Jazz genre that holds a special place in her heart. There is a $15 cover.

DC: LENNY MARCUS TRIO WITH "A TRIBUTE TO RAY BRYANT"

The Lenny Marcus Trio will present "A Tribute to Ray Bryant" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Lenny Marcus hails from Washington, DC, beginning his jazz career studying with Ray Bryant, then moving to New Orleans where he worked for many years, studying with legends Ellis Marsalis & Alvin Batiste. He then went on to record with a host of stellar jazz artists, including David "Fathead" Newman, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Lou Donaldson, Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune, Brian Lynch, Jane Powell and many others. His album, SUN RAY - A Tribute To Ray Bryant, is a heartfelt homage to his first piano teacher and family friend. SUN RAY has recently been among the top jazz albums on the National Jazz Charts for radio airplay in the USA/Canada. Call for cover/minimum information.

D.C.: BRIAN SETTLES & CENTRAL UNION AT THE ATLAS

Brian Settles & Central Union will appear at ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm. Influenced by jazz greats such as Davey Yarborough, Charlie Young, and Arnie Lawrence, DC native, Brian Settles, presents a style all his own. A Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University alum, Settles became known for his, "creative, risk-taking," freely swinging between traditional and unconventional forms of jazz. His band, Central Union, featuring Corcoran Holt on bass, Jeremy Carlstedt on drums, percussionist, Jean Marie Collatin-Faye and pianist, Neil Podgurski, forms a cohesive unit of melody and flow. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: ROCK LEGEND LEON RUSSELL AT YOSHI'S

Music legend and Rock 'n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Leon Russell will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ) on Wednesday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm. Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists. There is a $39 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: KT SULLIVAN & KAREN KOHLER WITH VIENNA TO WEIMAR

Two of New York's favourite cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler, join together in 'Vienna To Weimar" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 22nd through 26th at 8:00 pm. The result is a provocative blend of voices and feminine sensibilities. Journey with them from 1870s Vienna and the operetta of Strauss and Lehar to 1930s Berlin and the cabaret music of Hollaender, Weill, Brecht, Spoliansky, and more. These two award-winning interpreters of the Great American and European songbooks prove that love, lust, power and illusion are as timeless today as they were nearly 100 years ago. KT Sullivan is one of America's top cabaret performers and her shimmering soprano voice and interpretive skills make her one of the hardest working and most in demand singers in cabaret, often performing at the major jazz and cabaret rooms of the world. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards: Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates in many countries. Jed Distler will accompany them on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz legend Annie Ross continues her unprecedented, record-breaking, multi-year run at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440), 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: SUNNY LEIGH CD RELEASE SHOW AT THE MET

Sunny Leigh will present "Believe In Love CD Release Party Volume III" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm. She will be performing original songs off the CD plus some new standards! She will be accompanied by Barry Levitt on piano, with Tom Hubbard on bass, Ira Siegel on guitar and Dave Rataczak on drums. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. (cover includes a copy of the CD)

NYC: WE OPENED IN VENICE: UN-CONVENT-IONALLY
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Kent Cottam, Kathy Lawrence, Liz McKeon, Marty Singleton and Barbara Waxenberg all star in 'We Opened In Venice: Un-Convent-Ionally' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm. Paul Greenwood is the musical director. The show celebrates the enduring friendships that were cemented in Venice when they lived and performed in a convent, a strange venue for this very assorted group. Genuflecting may be good for the soul, but it's hard on the knees. Proceeds of the show will benefit LAMDA (http://lambda.org ). There is a $15 cover plus a 2-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: 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: THE COOKERS AT 54 BELOW

The Cookers are bringing an evening of pyrotechnic playing to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm, as part of the WBGO Jazz Series. This all-star septet of jazz veterans (Billy Harper, tenor saxophone; Gary Bartz, alto saxophone; Billy Hart, drums; Terell Stafford, trumpet; David Weiss, trumpet; George Cables, piano; Cecil McBee, bass) has a combined experience of over 250 years in the jazz world and has been a part of over 1,000 recordings. Since this version of the band was solidified in 2007, the group has performed at venues around the world, bringing their searing brand of 60•s be-bop to all corners of the globe. There is a $25-$35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY AT 54 BELOW

After a decade of sold-out runs in London, off-Broadway and Los Angeles, creator and star Jake Broder brings his critically acclaimed international success to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd at 9:00 pm. Musical director is Mark Hartman. Jake Broder ("Mozart" in Sir Peter Hall's Broadway and West End productions of Amadeus) exquisitely re-incarnates Lord Buckley, the largely forgotten counter-culture icon of the 1940's and 50's and granddaddy of American comedy. Lord Buckley did for comedy what Elvis did for music. His work inspired Robin Williams, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan and Ken Kesey. In His Royal Hipness: Lord Buckley, Jake Broder and his Be-Bop Jazz trio transport the audience back to an exciting reimagining of Buckley performance, a swirling mix of comedy, be-bop and cabaret. There is a $25-$35 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 22nd are Rashida Scott (Sister Act, Beautiful), Christina Bianco (YouTube sensation, NEWSical), Jeff Breithaupt (The Breithaupt Brothers), Bobby Cronin (composer), and Ann Brummel (Wicked). No cover charge, $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PETER ELDRIDGE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JANE MONHEIT

Jane Monheit and Peter Eldridge pair up for two nights at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22nd & 23rd with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. They began their relationship as student and teacher years ago, but have since become musical peers and wonderful friends who love singing together when schedules allow. They have also joined forces on a number of each other's recording projects, but this Birdland outing will be their very first full set together; two jazz vocalists at the top of their game, performing songs from their respective catalogues as well as new arrangements conceived specifically for this special evening. Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of her remarkable recording career with her most mature, heartfelt album yet, Home, a collection of standards that represents a passionate return to her roots as a jazz musician. Peter Eldridge continues to draw on his many-faceted talent as he pursues an eclectic mix of activities, including composing, performing, arranging, recording, as well as teaching (the Manhattan School of Music, head of the jazz voice faculty since 1993). He has released three solo recordings: Stranger in Town, characterized by its bittersweet swing and called the Best Jazz CD of 2001 by Boston radio station WICN; Fool No More, full of Peter's original compositions in a sophisticated pop style, released in the same year (both on the independent label Rosebud Records); and Decorum, a 2005 release of originals. Peter's newest project, the latin-inspired Mad Heaven, was just released this February on Palmetto Records. There is a $40-$45 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: 'I CAN COOK TOO!' WITH SUE HALLORAN & KEN HITCHCOCK

ScoBar Entertainment presents 'I Can Cook Too!' with Sue Halloran & Ken Hitchcock at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm with their stellar New York band (Ray Marchica - Drums, Chip Jackson - Bass, Rob Aries - Keyboard, Kenny Wessel - Guitar). Sue is a woman who knows what to do with a song and has the vocal chops to do just that. Ken is one of our strongest and most creative practitioners of the reeds. He has amazing flexibility and finesse. On stage, Sue & Ken put their love, laughter and talents together to demonstrate what it sounds like to make beautiful music.


NYC: CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO AT DIZZY'S

The Christian McBride Trio (Christian McBride, bass; Christian Sands, piano; and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums) will perform at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Tuesday through Sunday, October 22nd through 27th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. GRAMMY Award winning bassist Christian McBride has appeared on over 300 recordings and is already considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. After leading the Christian McBride Band and performing in the Five Peace Band with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, and Vinnie Colaiuta, McBride has channeled his energy and talent into the Christian McBride Trio. This jazz trinity, featuring Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums, is rooted in the simplicity of storytelling through bluesy, straight-ahead jazz, with undertones of R&B and soul. Their raw and acoustic sound pays utmost respect to the "story" of the music, focused on earnest interpretations of tunes that are beaming with expression and bound together with unparalleled chemistry. There is a $35-$45-Cover (depending on date).


TORONTO: BUCKY PIZZARELLI & ED LAUB AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

JAZZ.FM91 presents The Composers Series at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - ), featuring local and international artists paying tribute to some of the greatest composers and songwriters of all time - from Gershwin to Ellington to Mercer. The Series runs from October through February at Jazz Bistro. Concerts begin at 8:30 pm. The season kicks off on Tuesday, October 22nd with guitar legend, master of the 7-string guitar, Bucky Pizzarelli accompanied by Ed Laub and their "Tribute to Duke Ellington and Richard Rodgers". Bucky and Ed have been playing together for the past 12 years. Tickets for the Jazz.FM91 Composers Series are $40 each and to purchase tickets or Series Subscriptions, call 416-595-0404.


MARYLAND: SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH WHITEY JOHNSON

Gary Nicholson as Whitey Johnson will perform at BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB (7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD - 240-330-4500 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm. Whitey Johnson is a legendary blues artist from Texas, now living in Tennessee and touring worldwide. There are many versions of Whitey's story, but one known fact is that his alternate persona known as Gary Nicholson has written songs that have been recorded by many of the greatest artists in blues and roots music including BB King, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, and so many others. He has produced two Grammy winning records for Delbert McClinton in the "Best Contemporary Blues" category. Whitey calls his music "Feel Better Blues." There is a $20 cover. Join him and the Songwriters Association of Washington for a Song Writing Workshop from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for an additional $10.

D.C.: ANTONIO CIACCA QUARTET AT BLUES ALLEY

The Antonio Ciacca Quartet will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Tuesday, October 22nd with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. A graduate of the Bologna conservatory with a degree in contemporary music, German born Italian pianist Antonio Ciacca has played with jazz legends Steve Grossman, James Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Larry Smith, Roy Brooks, Lee Konitz Art Farmer, Mark Murphy, Johnny Griffen, James Moody and Dave Liebman. Antonio was the pianist for Steve Lacy for his seven years before and has toured extensively throughout the world with jazz legend Benny Golson. With performances in venues such as Pizza express and Ronnie Scott's in London, the Blue Note in Milan, Alexander Platz in Rome, London Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival and the Village Vanguard (with Wess Anderson and Wynton Marsalis), Antonio has proven himself on the world stage.

D.C.: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ALAN JAY PALMER

Alan Jay Palmer or BAP ( Bad Alan Palmer) will act as Artist in Residence at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800), appearing every Tuesday at 7:30 & 9:30 pm during the month of October. Palmer was born in Washington D.C. and attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Alan was exposed to Jazz piano through his first teacher John Malachi and listening to Thelonious Monk , Mingus, and John Coltrane recordings that a neighborhood friend had. At that time, Alan was beginning to play around D.C. with different Go Go bands and developing his Jazz ... chops at Lettumplay w/ Fred Foss, Webster Young and other D.C. Jazz Legends. After high school, Alan attended the famous African American Music Department at The University of Hartford now known as The Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. While at the conservatory, Alan studied piano and orchestration from Jaki Byard and Hotep Galeta, and began his close mentorship with the master alto saxophonist/educator, Jackie McLean. Alan became Jackie's close disciple and assistant in Music History and Jazz Education. He was the first student ever entrusted to teach Jackie McLean's famous course "The Origin of Man and Music." During his senior year at Hartt Alan joined The Jackie McLean Quintet and toured Europe and Japan with the band. He also recorded his debut album with Jackie McLean on "Rhythm of the Earth" contributing four original compositions. A true dedicated musician, Currently Alan has now emerged as the leader of the BAP TRIO and THE NEW SOIL big bang and as a new composer in NYC. A talented actor, Alan recently performed in the Living Theatre's revival of Jack Gelber's play The Conection, also contributing new music. Alan has taught music to thousands of students and continues to conduct workshops and master-classes throughout the world. There is a $15 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: THE TOMMY IGOE BIG BAND AT YOSHI'S

The Tommy Igoe Big Band, featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians, performs on select Tuesdays at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600 - ). Tommy Igoe is one of the world's most prominent drummers and bandleaders. He began drumming at the age of two and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career traveling the world with many iconic artists, both as drummer and music director. In 1997, he created the drum book for Disney's "The Lion King," a seminal Broadway event performed in more than 50 countries around the world. During his time with the original company, he served as principal drummer and conductor. He has also created several of the world's best-selling music education titles including "Groove Essentials" and "Great Hands For A Lifetime" with the original "Groove Essentials" poster fast approaching 500,000 copies. His new Bay Area recording studio serves both as a world-class recording facility and education site for online and private sessions. There is a $22 cover.

LONDON: KT SULLIVAN & KAREN KOHLER WITH VIENNA TO WEIMAR

Two of New York's favourite cabaret artists, KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler, join together in 'Vienna To Weimar" at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ) on Tuesday through Saturday, October 22nd through 26th at 8:00 pm. The result is a provocative blend of voices and feminine sensibilities. Journey with them from 1870s Vienna and the operetta of Strauss and Lehar to 1930s Berlin and the cabaret music of Hollaender, Weill, Brecht, Spoliansky, and more. These two award-winning interpreters of the Great American and European songbooks prove that love, lust, power and illusion are as timeless today as they were nearly 100 years ago. KT Sullivan is one of America's top cabaret performers and her shimmering soprano voice and interpretive skills make her one of the hardest working and most in demand singers in cabaret, often performing at the major jazz and cabaret rooms of the world. Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards: Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates in many countries. Jed Distler will accompany them on piano. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: PAUL AND ROCHELLE CHAMLIN RETURN WITH "LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL"   
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Rochelle and Paul Chamlin are bringing back their critically acclaimed show "LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL", where they explore the pleasures, frustrations, and rewards of hitting the road. This journey through song will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 9th at 4:30 pm. The show includes great standards and the usual underperformed gems and novelties from the "files of Paul Chamlin." This is the sixth show from the popular cabaret couple, who continue to delight audiences with their high-spirited banter, beautifully blended voices, and unique chemistry. Directed by Teresa Fischer with Howard Britz on Bass, this is a trip you won't want to miss, There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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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: BRONWYN RUCKER'S 'FROLICS FOLLIES GAIETIES VANITIES AND SCANDALS' RETURN

GOOD NEWS! Bronwyn Rucker's 'Frolics Follies Gaieties Vanities and Scandals' will return on Monday, October 21st! This long-running open mic and variety show was forced to seek a new home when the IDO SUSHI RESTAURANT suddenly closed on Labor Day weekend. Well Bronwyn set right to work and found a new space, just up the block: MR. DENNEHY'S RESTAURANT (63 Carmine Street - Between Bedford & Bleecker - NYC - 212-414-1223)! The Follies will be held in the downstairs room from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Bronwyn will serve as host, with Jim Allen at the piano. Poets, Actors, Singers, Writers, Musicians, Magicians, All Welcome! Everyone is invited to drop in, sing a song, meet new friends and have a fun time in the Village. No cover.

NYC: TIM DI PASQUA WITH THE SONGS OF TIM DI PASQUA

On Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) you can intimate evening of the music of Tim Di Pasqua. He will be singing and playing a 60-minute set which will include some familiar songs from his catalog along with brand new tunes and some songs from new theater projects he is creating. He will be joined by Matt Sharfglass on bass. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BROADWAY LIGHTS THE NIGHT: DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL: AN EVENING OF ASKING & TELLING
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Fresh off their latest benefit performance, which raised over $40,000 for charity, Ben Houghton & Leigh Emery are at it again with a night of original songs, classic "throwbacks," and just a bit too much information at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438). Performance is at 9:30 pm. Don't miss the chance to get a little fresh, all while giving back! All net proceeds from the show will go to charity. For more information about Broadway Lights the Night, please visit http://www.BroadwayLightsTheNight.com/ . There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: THE COMEDY OF DANA GOLDBERG

Dana Goldberg will present an evening of stand-up comedy at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm. Dana Goldberg is a force of nature on stage, and sets the standard for smart comedy, and her timing and tongue-in-cheek edginess is why she continues to collect loyal fans in cities all over the world. Goldberg started her comedy career in 2003 in front of 650 people in a sold out theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seven months into her career she was invited to Scotland by Emmy Award Winning writer Paul Wagner to perform with 13 other American comedians as part of the US Comedy Invasion at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. After returning to the states Goldberg began competing in festivals and competitions all over the country. In 2006, just three years after she stepped onto the stage for the first time, Goldberg put on a producer's hat and started the Annual Southwest Funnyfest in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: JOSEPH MACCHIA'S BROADWAY ON 22ND STREET

Broadway On 22nd Street returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm for its Third Smash Year. Conceived and Produced by Joseph Macchia, Broadway On 22nd Street is a bimonthly series that brings some of Broadways most talented singers down to the Metropolitan Room. Guests on the 21st include Broadway performers James Harkness, Michelle Dowdy, Jim Brochu, Karen Burthwright and Michael McAssey, who will also serve as musical director. Each performer will perform a four song mini set. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: CAITLIN CASSIDY AND MICHAEL MALIAKEL AT THE BEECHMAN

Vocalists Caitlin Cassidy and Michael Maliakel reunite on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ). The duo will present a night of song that explores the thrill of new beginnings and the lessons learned from what's left behind - a fitting theme for their NYC cabaret debut. The show will feature live musicians, classic arrangements, and fresh tales on familiar tunes. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DORKS, DRUNKS, AND DINOSAURS: THE SONGS OF JEFF BIENSTOCK

Dorks, Drunks, and Dinosaurs: The Songs of Jeff Bienstock will be presented at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. The show is an evening of music, lyrics, characters, and stories created by the multifaceted and award-winning dramatist Jeff Bienstock. The show will feature a veritable Who's Who of Broadway and Off-Broadway talent, including cast members from Avenue Q, Forbidden Broadway, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, NEWSical, the upcoming Little Miss Sunshine, and more! Directed by Forbidden Broadway's Marcus Stevens. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: PRINCESSES THE MUSICAL - A CLASS REUNION

Lindsay Mendez (Broadway's Elphaba), Sierra Boggess (Broadway's Little Mermaid), Patti Murin (Broadway's Lysistrata Jones), Marissa Perry (Broadway's Tracy Turnblad), and Jenny Fellner (Broadway's Sophie in Mamma Mia) will appear at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm in 'Princesses The Musical - A Class Reunion'. Ten years ago this October, they all began their New York careers as Princesses. Npw all these ladies plus Brent Barrett, Donna English, Anne Letscher and more TBA reunite to celebrate in song and story the beloved show that brought them all together: Princesses - The Musical. Written by Tony winner David Zippel (City of Angels, Disney's Hercules), Oscar and Grammy nominee Matthew Wilder (Disney's Mulan) and Emmy and Golden Globe winners Cheri & Bill Steinkellner (Cheers, Sister Act - The Musical), Princesses follows a group of jaded private-school girls forced by their teacher to put on a show. They'd rather die, until one girl's movie-star dad, the former Sexiest Man Alive, shows up to direct the beleaguered production. There is a $35-$45 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: SHOW TUNES - NOTHING BUT SHOW TUNES WITH MARILYN MAYE

New York's darling Marilyn Maye makes her triumphant return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 9:30 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm; Monday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday & Thursday, October 30th & 31st at 7:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at 8:00 pm. This time, it's all show tunes, all the time! You can expect an evening of purely sublime music interpreted by the incomparable Lady Maye. Performing signature tunes from classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! and Mame, cabaret's favorite diva also embraces work from tunesmiths such as Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Frank Loesser. There is a $35-$60 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE NIGHT: THE CALLBACK: PRELIMINARIES

Join Emily McNamara and accompanist Benjamin Rauhala at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday night, October 21st at 11:30 pm for this season's next round of The Callback: Semi-Finals, 6 contestants (3 Audience Favorites and 3 Wildcards) will perform a five minute set in front of a panel of surprise guest judges. The winner will be chosen based on audience vote and will progress to The Final Callback and win their own show at 54 Below. For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit http://www.54below.com/ . There is no cover, just a $20 food/drink minimum.

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: "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: DIZZY GILLESPIE'S 96TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Dizzy Gillespie's 96th Birthday Celebration, featuring Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath & More will be presented at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - ) on Monday through Sunday, October 21st through 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. History has produced its share of great artists and great people John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Alumni All-Star group is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee. The Alumni All-Stars feature some of Dizzy's closest compatriots: senior statesmen and NEA Jazz Master James Moody and veteran Gillespie alumni Roy Hargrove, Roberta Gambarini, Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, Willie Jones III, and musical director John Lee. All of them are band leaders, educators, and recording artists in their own right. There is a $20-$35 cover.


NYC: AN EVENING WITH STANLEY JORDAN

Stanley Jordan will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - ) on Monday, October 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. From the moment he made his debut in 1985 with the gold-selling Grammy nominated album Magic Touch, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has proven himself as a forward thinking innovator. With his nimbly executed "touch" or "tap" technique, he ushered a dazzling and spellbinding new sound into the world of progressive instrumental music. Over the course of five major recordings and several smaller independent releases, Stanley has explored earthly and astral musical trailways. Because of the extraordinary originality of his approach to guitar, Stanley has been looked upon first and foremost as a musical original, orbiting in an artistic universe without predecessor or immediate successor. With his groundbreaking album, State Of Nature (his first mainstream release in over a decade, and his debut for the Mack Avenue label), Stanley Jordan makes another bold step by using his music to aurally illustrate profoundly unifying truths about man's relationship to nature and humankind. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AT DIZZY'S

Bassist Christian McBride will present an evening of conversation at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - ) on Monday, October 21st with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. McBride is a three-time GRAMMY Award-winner and has been a fixture in the jazz world for over 20 years. Having played with everyone from McCoy Tyner to Herbie Hancock to James Brown, Christian McBride has heard and seen it all. This year saw the release of his trio album, Out There, featuring pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. McBride is a veteran performer at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER known for his deep musicality and warm stage presence. There is a $35 cover.


D.C.: TESSA SOUTER AT BLUES ALLEY

Tessa Souter will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141 - ) on Monday, October 21st with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Since her 2004 recording debut, the award-winning, New York-based British-Trinidadian vocalist, Tessa Souter, has established herself as a fearless innovator in vocal jazz. A Protege of the great Mark Murphy, by the time she'd released her self-produced debut album, Listen Love, she had already been headlining performances at major jazz venues in Los Angeles, New York, and London, as well as in Russia. Now, her elegant new jazz-classical crossover release Beyond the Blue is sure to further magnify her mystique. 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: MATTHEW VANKAN: LET ME SING FOREVER MORE

Matthew vanKan presents his show 'Let Me Sing Forever More' to THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888 - ) on Monday, October 21st at 8:00 pm. He will be accompanied by his pianist Gabriel Mantell and double bass player Nick Ereaut. VanKan quit his desk job of fifteen years to pursue a career in music. Having fallen in love with an era that will never grow old, Matthew sings the songs of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Etta James and suchlike. With countless live performances now under his belt, Matthew's slick and classy delivery of timeless songs, with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and beautiful phrasing, is now in high demand. 'Let Me Sing Forever More' takes you on a journey through a catalogue of tunes that have now come to define him. A modern day crooner honouring the timeless music of entertaining legends, Matthew presents an honest, intimate night of song, with a few surprises added to the mix. Call for cover/minimum information.

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