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DECEMBER 2014
LISTINGS ARCHIVE FOR DECEMBER 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 7, 2014




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DECEMBER 2014


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NYC: SUE & EDD'S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW RETURNS!
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788)on Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm. She's a little bit jazzy and he's a little bit legit; she's a multi-MAC Award winner and he's a Bistro Award winner; together they're returning with their annual show to ring in the holiday season! Music Director Paul Stephan has created the arrangements for these award winning singers that make Sue and Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show a celebration of the wonderful music of the Christmas and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. The show features new takes on such familiar holiday carols as "Susy Snowflake", and new holiday classics such as "My Old Family Quilt". The Thursday performance will be a fundraiser for New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. The mission of the organization is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to "go beyond" the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. For the Sunday performance, they're supporting the toy drive for Help is on the Way Today . The mission at Help Is On The Way Today is to raise and distribute funds to NYC based organizations that support children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Donate a toy at the door, and receive $5 off the cover. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BOB DIAMOND RETURNS WITH 'AS TIME GOES BY'
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Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC) to present 2 encore performances of his show 'As Time Goes By' - My Memories of the Movies' on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm and Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Musical Direction is by Tracy Stark with direction by Gretchen Reinhagen. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: ANNA MARIE SELL MAKES CABARET DEBUT WITH SONGS OF WWII

Anna Marie Sell will be making her cabaret debut on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm, at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - http://stage72.com/ ). The show is called "Goodnight Soldier: Songs of the Second World War." The set list is pulled from sheet music that that Anna inherited from her grandmother - which she actually purchased during the 1940s. Director is Miles Phillips. Musical director is Bill Zeffiro.
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NYC: KIM GROGG RETURNS WITH ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN AT MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her new show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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Every Sunday I list Brunch Events on the home page of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and post the listings on FaceBook, Google+ and Twitter, as well as on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE BLOG and my own TUMBLR blog. Your event missing? Send press releases to stuhamstra@svhamstra.com to be included - listings are FREE! Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret!


NYC: DIZZY GILLESPIE ALL-STARS - FALL SUNDAY BRUNCH RESIDENCY

THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) presents the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars for a special Fall Sunday Brunch Residency. The band will perform brunch shows every Sunday with performances at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm, through December 28th. History has produced its share of great artists and great people - legendary jazz trumpeter 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. Officially authorized by Lorraine Gillespie, and under the leadership of Dizzy's long-time bassist John Lee, a selection of ensembles of varying sizes were formed, featuring many of the wide variety of musicians who worked with Dizzy plus some newer talents from the jazz scene. Together they are working to continue the legacy of both the music and the personality of this great jazz master who had such a profound impact on twentieth century music. There is a $35 cover. **Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**

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.

TORONTO: JAZZ BISTRO SUNDAY BRUNCH: SUNDAYS IN NEW YORK
Toronto Independent Music Award winner for "Best Jazz" of 2014, former member of The Nylons, Micah Barnes will present "Sundays in New York" at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) as part of the club's SUNDAY BRUNCH SERIES every Sunday in December at 12:30 pm (dooes open at 11:30 am). Micah has recently been exploring the musical history of New York City. In advance of his upcoming "New York Stories" release, he has been invited back to Jazz Bistro to perform a month of Sunday brunches in December. As an accompaniment to the venue's popular and acclaimed brunch menu, Barnes will serve up classic tunes, from songs that celebrate the city's cultural landmarks ("Lullaby of Birdland", "Stompin' at the Savoy") to luxurious ballads penned in Manhattan ("Ballad of the Sad Young Men," "Lush Life"). Micah and his trio, featuring Michael Shand on the piano, Russ Boswell on Bass and Daniel Barnes on the drums, will also be performing excerpts from the hit show "Stand By Me: The Music Of The Brill Building" and songs from the upcoming disc including "New York Story," his latest single which topped the iTunes Jazz Charts in Canada last spring. There is a $15 cover.

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NYC: ANNA MARIE SELL MAKES CABARET DEBUT WITH SONGS OF WWII
Anna Marie Sell will be making her cabaret debut on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm, at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590). The show is called "Goodnight Soldier: Songs of the Second World War." The set list is pulled from sheet music that that Anna inherited from her grandmother - which she actually purchased during the 1940s. Director is Miles Phillips. Musical director is Bill Zeffiro.
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NYC: KIDDIE KABARET AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Puppeteers Flor Bromley, Jonathan Ellers, Jenny Hann, Mindy Leanse, Nicola McEldowney (host), Chris Palmieri and Christine Schisano present a Kiddie Kabaret at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 7th at 12 noon. Chris Palmieri is a puppeteer, puppet builder and actor who lives in NYC. Originally from the magical land of Montague, NJ he now finds himself employed as the lead puppeteer at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus, NJ where he helps bring their 15 ft juvenile T Rex to life! Jenny Hann is a puppeteer, actress, and educator. Before moving to New York two years ago she performed internationally in Europe and Asia; working with The Dah Theatre in Serbia, Theatrino A.C.L.E. in Italy, and Dramatic English in Hong Kong. She is currently the head puppeteer of entertainment company House of Mirth which just completed their 5th successful season of "Horseman's Hollow" this Halloween. Nicola McEldowney (Producer and Host) is a puppeteer and director, and a graduate of Columbia University. As a director, her recent credits include White Space at The Brick, Barber from Outer Space at the Paradise Factory, Seussical in Boston, and her own musical Aisle Six, which received its Off-Broadway debut last year at the Lynn Redgrave Theater. Mindy Leanse is an actor and puppeteer who has been working in New York theaters and around the country since the age of six. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she is a member of The Puppet Shakespeare Players. She is a returning participant and, recently, Resident Company Member at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Puppetry Conference. Christine Schisano is an actor, writer and puppeteer in NYC. She is currently Assistant Team Captain of the Drop Your Jaw Improv Group. Jonathan Ellers was born and raised in Kentucky. When he was very small his father nicknamed him "toy boy" because he never seemed to wind down. He has kept a childlike spirit for fifty years, much to his wife's chagrin. Jonathan's field is "museum theatre," and he uses the many manifestations of theatre, creative dramatics, music, games and ...yes...toys, to make the uninteresting interesting, the un-fun fun, the unclear clear, and the complex seem less so. Flor Bromley is a bilingual actress, singer/ songwriter, storyteller and puppeteer from Lima, Peru; Flor is a Musical Theatre graduate from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy NY and holds a BA in Education. There is a $22.50 cover plus a 1-drink minimum (non-alcoholic beverages available).

NYC: SHANA FARR "IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT"

Shana Farr brings her show "In The Still of the Night" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - ) on Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 pm. Every word in this one-woman show, both spoken and sung, was written by Noel Coward or Cole Porter. After researching the works of both composers, Farr constructed a one-act poetical and musical journey.She is joined by music director Jon Weber and cellist Adam Fisher. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: THE KINSEY SICKS "OY VEY IN A MANGER" AT THE MET

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm to celebrate the holidays! In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger - yes, that manger - before it's foreclosed upon. In an ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre, the Kinsey Sicks are sending up everything that's holy in "Oy Vey in a Manger," a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: SUE & EDD'S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW RETURNS!
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788)on Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm. She's a little bit jazzy and he's a little bit legit; she's a multi-MAC Award winner and he's a Bistro Award winner; together they're returning with their annual show to ring in the holiday season! Music Director Paul Stephan has created the arrangements for these award winning singers that make Sue and Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show a celebration of the wonderful music of the Christmas and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. The show features new takes on such familiar holiday carols as "Susy Snowflake", and new holiday classics such as "My Old Family Quilt". The Thursday performance will be a fundraiser for New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. The mission of the organization is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to "go beyond" the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. For the Sunday performance, they're supporting the toy drive for Help is on the Way Today . The mission at Help Is On The Way Today is to raise and distribute funds to NYC based organizations that support children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Donate a toy at the door, and receive $5 off the cover. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: BOB DIAMOND RETURNS WITH 'AS TIME GOES BY'
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Bob Diamond returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC) to present 2 encore performances of his show 'As Time Goes By' - My Memories of the Movies' on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm and Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Musical Direction is by Tracy Stark with direction by Gretchen Reinhagen. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: KIM GROGG RETURNS WITH ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN AT MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her new show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MARK JANAS' SALON: "WHAT THE HELL!"

SALON - that unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas continues at ETCETERA ETCETERA (352 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-399-4141) on Sundays from 7:00 to 10:30 pm (sign-up begins at 6:15 pm). Co-Hosts will be 2-Time MAC Award Winner Marissa Mulder & 5-Time MAC Award Winner Bill Zeffiro. The Salon Spotlight will feature THE BROADWAY FOUR - Michael Osso, Thomas Dieter, Tom Guthrie & Dana Steer. 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. NOTE: THERE IS NO SALON ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30th.

CABARET ON THE RADIO - ON THE WEB: THE MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA FEATURED ON EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at www.wbai.org/, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm on Sundays hosted by David Kenney. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. On Sunday, December 7th, David will feature The Music of Frank Sinatra. He will also be passing along more information about the Old Is New Holiday Concert to benefit WBAI on Sunday, December 14th at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ . You are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to oldisnew@earthlink.net. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ .

NYC: COURTNEY ACT: TWAS THE G'DAY B4 CHRISTMAS

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent & Rocky Horror, performed with the San Francisco Symphony and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Courtney Act returns to New York to premiere her first holiday show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909): 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Performances are scheduled for Friday through Sunday, December 5th, 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia - December 25 is the middle of summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. In 2003, Sydney's Shane Jenek tried out for Australian Idol. Not quite making the cut, he returned the next day in drag as Courtney Act. This time, he made it through to the finals. Courtney's explosive, energetic performing style, coupled with her joyous personality, sent audiences wild and Australia had a new sweetheart. Hot on the high heels of the TV series came the phenomenally successful national arena tour and a record deal with Sony/BMG. Since then, Courtney Act has opened for Lady Gaga's Australian club tour; sung a duet with Idina Menzel; been voted one of FHM's World's Top 100 Sexiest Women (despite not actually being a woman) and one of the World's Most Influential People by Out Magazine; graced the catwalk of LA & Australian Fashion Weeks; played Angel in Rent; Frank'n'Furter in Rocky Horror, served as spokesmodel for Sheer Cover makeup; performed onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, made appearances on TV shows including Candidly Nicole, NBC's Are You There Chelsea? with Chelsea Handler, Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy, and Australia's Next Top Model. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/index.php/holiday/125-act

NYC: LAUREN WHITE & THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO

Lauren White & The Quinn Johnson Trio (Quinn Johnson, Piano; Ed Howard, Bass; and Kevin Winard, Drums) will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. We're so incredibly proud of this new collection of music. They will perform all new music from their upcoming cd scheduled for release in March 2015. Directed by Clifford Bell. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: CHONDRA L. PROFIT HOLIDAY SHOW

Chondra La-Tease Profit brings her Holiday Show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Sunday, December 7th at 9:30 pm. As a toddler, while watching her mother direct stage plays, Chondra La-Tease Profit, fell in love with the arts. That love increased and was further nurtured as she attended The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA). She continued to pursue her passion of theatre and received a BFA from The American Music of Dramatic Academy of the Arts (AMDA). Chondra's most recent theatre work includes: Broadway: The Lion King/ Sarabi U.S.Nala; International Tours: The Ebony Fashion Fair/Commentator; Jingle Bell Rock/Lead Vocalist; IChoose/Mrs. G, Regional: A Chorus Line/Shelia, Aida/Nehebka, Ragtime/Sarah's Friend, Once On This Island/Timoune. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: THE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ON ICE: 7 "A CONCERT TRIBUTE TO BABY JESUS AND MARY MADE

Two of the "Real Housewives of Queens", Anita M. Buffem (former JCPenney Model) and Gina Marie Rittale (the frazzled and over worked mother of 2) in this concert full of Holiday Cheer and Christmas Joy at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Sunday, December 7th at 9:30 pm. Its everyone's favorite time of year and these two former showgirls are ready to entertain with a shuffle ball change, a box of Franzia, and your favorite Holiday Carols. Join them and experience the true 'reason for the season'. Starring Travis Barr as Anita M. Buffem and Steven Incammicia as Gina Marie Rittale. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/933235
NYC: 54 SINGS MAME

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) presents tunes from 'MAME', one of the most cherished musicals in the history of Broadway, just in time for the holidays, on Sunday, December 7th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. The cast includes Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd), Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate), Annie Golden (Violet, Orange is the New Black), Dee Hoty (City of Angels), Pamela Myers (Company) & Lee Roy Reams (Hello, Dolly!) as the club pays homage to this great Jerry Herman score. With Music Director John McDaniel (Annie Get Your Gun) and his brassy trio, the show will coax the blues right outta the horn as the show will cover all the hits, from "Bosom Buddies" to "If He Walked Into My Life". Because after all, "We Need a Little Christmas". Starring: Klea Blackhurst, Donna Lynne Champlin, Annie Golden, Lewis Grosso, Dee Hoty, Cady Huffman, Marilyn Maye, Sean McDermott, Lee Roy Reams, Brian Charles Rooney and with Raissa Katona Bennett, Matt Leahy, Karen Mack, Miles Phillips and Lisa Sabin. There is a $40-$90 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: VICTORIA SHAW "UNDER THE COVERS" WITH SPECIAL GUEST A A A RAMIN KARIMLOO & CHELY WRIGHT

Hosted by award winning songwriter Victoria Shaw, Under The Covers has become a favorite recurring highlight at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ), featuring a wide variety of top-selling songwriters and musical acts from across the pop, rock and country worlds, and offering intimate acoustic performances of huge hit songs - along with the little-known stories behind them. This event on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm is part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Victoria's very special guests will be Ramin Karimloo, the Tony-nominated Jean Valjean in the current Broadway production of Les Miserables, and platinum selling recording artist Chely Wright. In the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Karimloo is a musical force unlike any other. In fact, it was his unbridaled reputation that led to his performance in the recent Oscar tribute to Les Miserables. Iranian-born, Canadian actor/singer Ramin is recognized as the favorite leading man to perform in London's West End Musical Theatre by Whats On Stage. Ramin has played starring roles in both of the West End's longest running musicals; Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Marius in Les Miserables and the Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Earlier this year Ramin played The Phantom for three performances alongside Love Never Dies co-star Sierra Boggess in the unique "25th Anniversary Production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall," that was streamed live to cinemas across the world, providing an even larger stage for this theatrical superstar's talent. Platinum selling recording artist Chely Wright as had 8 top ten recordson the Billboard charts, multiple music awards and #1 music videos. She has recently added "author" to her resume with her heart felt, honest biography "Wish Me Away," which chronicles her journey as the first major country music artist to reveal that she's gay. Victoria Shaw is a pop/ country songwriter responsible for over 65 million cd sales! As a singer, she had the great opportunity to open for Garth Brooks in the historic 1997 Central Park concert. Victoria also wrote one of Garth's biggest hits of all-time, "The River." The two-time Emmy Award-winning composer also wrote "I Love The Way You Love Me" for John Michael Montgomery and "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" for Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera. Her songs have been recorded by Olivia Newton John, Boyzone, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntyre, Tricia Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Michael McDonald. She co-produced the debut cd for Lady Antebellum, which went gold, thanks to two hit singles, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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 & 11:00pm. 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: PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP KIN - WORLD TOUR FINALE

The Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi) will hold a "Special Homecoming Event Celebrating The 150-City World Tour" at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - http://www.bluenote.net/ ) on Tuesday through Sunday, December 2nd through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. The coming year promises to be equally exciting. There is a $40-$75 cover.

NYC: THE LOU DONALDSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone/ vocals; Randy Johnston, guitar; Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond b-3 organ; and Fukushi Tainaka, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson has been one of the most respected names in jazz since the 1950s, when he worked with artists like Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. With a huge tone and soul-influenced style that combines straight-ahead jazz, blues, bebop, and soul music, he calls his groove-laden style "soul sax." Don't miss this chance to see a living legend and his band play some seriously feelin' good music, featuring saxophone, vocals, guitar, Hammond b-3 organ, and drums. There is a $35-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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TORONTO: GLENDA DEL E TRIO AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Glenda del E, a multifaceted Afro Latin Soul artist from Cuba, who is passionate about being able to influence, inspire, motivate and collaborate the world with her music, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299 - http://jazzbistro.ca ) on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Juan Pablo Dominguez: Bass, Amhed Mitchel: Drums, and Jalidan Ruiz: Congas Open to a variety of musical influences, from Classical piano repertoire and Cuban folklore, to Hip-Hop, R&B and Jazz, del E has managed to establish herself as an extremely talented versatile musician amongst diverse music circles in Havana, Miami, Toronto and currently in NYC. Her latest album, "Q-ban Mixology," produced by Dave Gray, includes original compositions and arrangements, along with del E's trademark of positive and inspiring lyrics. The album, a mix of pop-soul hooks and funk-jazz influenced-arrangements, defy generally held notions of what Cuban music is and defines her truly unique and genuine sound. Del E has built an impressive musical resume, including various competitions and awards from prestigious institutions like: Carnegie Hall Paquito de Rivera Workshop, the ASCAP Foundation, RBC Emerging Talent (Toronto Arts Council), Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto, York University, among others. There is a $15 cover.

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WASHINGTON, DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. There is a $45 cover.

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CHICAGO: "CHRISTMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE" WITH RIDDLE & DOYLE

Dynamic singing and acting duo, Jenny Riddle and Elizabeth Doyle, bring to life the public and private lives of the First Families in their show "Christmas at the White House" at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - ) on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm. Doyle and Riddle bring to life that magical time of year when the world's most famous address, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is aglow with decorations, celebrations and music. The hour-long show depicts how the First Families have brought their own unique styles to the White House at Christmastime and examines the celebrations and stories influenced by what was happening in the country and in the world. Audiences will discover Lincoln and Kennedy's favorite Christmas songs, hear about George Washington's yule log, see an enactment of President Andrew Jackson's indoor White House snowball fight, learn of FDR's Christmas tree farm and of the Obamas' cardboard Christmas tree. Jenny Riddle is a popular dramatic book reviewer throughout the Chicago area; she's a singing actress, writer and co-owner of Prairie Path Book Store in Wheaton. Elizabeth Doyle has been a popular singer-pianist at the Pump Room, at Park West and on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" on NPR, as well as a composer of both popular and classical music. Riddle and Doyle have fashioned a show that will get you in the holiday mood with songs both old and new and a touch of American history to boot. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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LOS ANGELES: THE ANNUAL KRITZERLAND HOLIDAY SHOW

The Annual Kritzerland Holiday Show will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm at STERLING'S AT THE FEDERAL (5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA - 818-754-8700). The cast features Paige Befeler, Roger Befeler, Brennley Brown, Kim Huber, Madison Claire Parks, Sami Staitman, and Robert Yacko. As with all live entertainment events, cast subject to change without notice. Special Guest: Jason Graae. Music Director: James Lent. It's that most wonderful time of the year, the annual Kritzerland holiday show and the best way of all to begin the holiday season. You'll be dreaming of a White Christmas and you'll Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and you'll be Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with their 52nd show, which, as always, has a mix of the classic holiday songs with some you definitely may not have heard before • this year's show features several new items that are really fun. They've assembled a wonderful cast and have Santa's favorite elf as our guest star, Jason Graae. Early reservations are highly recommended. Don't wait until the last minute! There is a $15 cover plus a $10 food minimum plus a $4 facility charge.
SAN FRANCISCO: SIERRA BOGGESS AT THE VENETIAN ROOM

Bay Area Cabaret continues it's new season at THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400) on Sunday, December 7th at 8:00 pm with Broadway's most thrilling soprano and Andrew Lloyd Webber protege Sierra Boggess will perform her newest show, with piano and cello accompaniment. Ms. Boggess currently co-stars with Norm Lewis in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, as she did in Little Mermaid in 2007. There is a $44 cover (plus tax & gratuity - There are no food or drink minimums at the Venetian Room.) Call for reservations and information.

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LONDON: BARB JUNGR & MARI WILSON - WOMAN TO WOMAN

Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, the formidable Barb Jungr is joined by different guests on her regular Sunday night shows at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888). On 7th December, polish your baubles for an evening of festive fun in this yuletide treat from your two favourite Christmas fairies - Barb Jungr and Mari Wilson. In this specially created confection of musical delights, two of Britain's most popular singers celebrate American soul and British pop music in a highly entertaining evening of harmony and wit - with an extra seasonal twist. WOMAN TO WOMAN delivers truly heartfelt performances of songs both popular and obscure - from The Temptations to The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton to The Isley Brothers and Betty Wright to Brenda and The Tabulations. Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste and has ranked at the top of Time Out New York's Best Cabaret Awards for her shows. In 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: THE PROJECT - EVENING STANDARDS X-MAS SHOW

The Project are delighted to return to THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Sunday, December 7th at 8:00 pm, this time to spread a little Christmas cheer with their "Evening Standards at Christmas" show! Join them to start your Christmas with a selection of your favourite festive songs, as well as a new menu of 4 part arrangements, duets and solos from the Great American songbook, chosen by you on the night and performed with their live band. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CHRISTMAS IS... CORBIN, FISCHER AND SOTOMAYOR
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Celebrate the holidays with Candice Corbin, Teresa Fischer and Andrew David Sotomayor as they return to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 pm with: 'Christmas Is', sharing songs from their 2013 CD and also a few surprises. You'll enjoy mix of beloved holiday songs, original songs by 2014 MAC Songwriting award winner Andrew David Sotomayor, and some comic gems. Directed by Teresa Fischer with Musical Direction by Andrew David Sotomayor. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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CHICAGO: HOLIDAY POPS WITH BECKIE & TOM AND THE CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

A spectacular Holiday show, featuring Beckie Menzie & Tom Michaels and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra will be presented on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL. Chicago's most in-demand cabaret duo will be performing popular holiday hits alongside classical music favorites of the season such as Vivaldi's Winter from "The Four Seasons" with CCO concertmaster John Harrison as soloist, and Corelli's delightful "Christmas Concerto". Compounded by the outstanding acoustics of Buchanan Chapel in the Gratz Center of Fourth Presbyterian Church, including original orchestrations by Chicago musician Jim Gailloreto, and conducted by Music Director Robert Turizziani, this performance will be sure to please. Celebrate the season with music and merriment that could even push Scrooge into the Holiday spirit! Limited seating available. Tickets at $25-$35. Details at http://www.chicagochamberorch.org/events/holidaypops
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CHICAGO: FOILED AGAIN: HOLIDAY BIZARRE - WITH BECKIE & TOM!

Nobody does the holidays like Foiled Again. This year will be no exception. Foiled Again is Allison Bazarko, Rob Lindley, and Anne Sheridan Smith and they will be performing with Doug Peck on piano and Gavin Kirk on guitar at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, December 6th, December 13th & December 20th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Special guests on the 6th are Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. On December 13th special guest is Meghan "Big Red" Murphy and on December 20th they will appear with with special guest Miriam Plotkin. A hip, fresh (sometimes irreverent) look at some holiday classics and an introduction to some soon-to-be classics, the evening includes music by Joan Osborne, Irving Berlin, Joni Mitchell, kd Lang, Randy Newman, Judy Collins interwoven with amazingly intricate arrangements of carols and holiday tunes. Foiled Again takes the stage the first three Saturdays in December with an evening that will have you laughing, singing along, and help you beat those winter blues. This is also a chance for you to hear tracks from their brand-new album "Blanket of Winter" (on sale now at CDbaby.com or iTunes). A portion of each evening's profits will go to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Foiled Again has been singing together for years and have performed to sold-out rooms at Evanston: SPACE, Davenport's Piano Bar + Cabaret, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Chicago Humanities Festival, Maxim's, Noble Fool Theatre Cabaret, Theatre Building Chicago, The Drake Hotel, and the Acorn Theatre. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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TOM RAGU - SORRY, WE'RE FUNNY

Join comedian Tom Ragu as he makes his triumphant return home to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) Saturday, December 6th at 1:00 pm, doing what he does best - hosting a show of comics and making people laugh while helping others in the process. This comedy show is a TOYS FOR TOTS Toy Drive, so please bring a new, unwrapped toy (or doll) with you to the show to brighten the holiday of a local, underprivileged child. Scheduled to appear: Buddy Flip, Lori Sommer - and the Greek Goddess of Comedy: Ellen Karis! There is just a $5 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: "YOU CAN'T RUSH SPRING" WITH CELIA BERK

Celebrating the release of her widely praised debut album You Can't Rush Spring, Celia Berk makes her solo cabaret debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, December 6th at 4:00 pm. Directed by Jeff Harnar, with Musical Direction by Alex Rybeck, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Michael Goetz on bass, the evening features songs from the album and new material specially prepared for the occasion. Audiences can expect an eclectic blend of contemporary songs, hidden gems from great songwriters (Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Kern & Hammerstein, Bricusse & Newley), and even a comic encounter between Irving Berlin and Puccini. A growing fan-base drawn to her warmth and wit can now enjoy Celia Berk live and in person.

NYC: STEARNS MATTHEWS PRESENTS RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM

Stearns Matthews, three-time MAC Award nominee,celebrates the release of his debut album at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 pm. Stearns has appeared twice at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Annual Cabaret Convention at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and was the first-ever first runner-up in the Metropolitan Room's MetroStar Talent Challenge in 2008. After raising $17,000 in a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, Stearns has been hard at work with musical director Christopher Denny and producer Paul Rolnick on producing his debut album. The show will feature some of the songs from the album as well as a few tunes that didn't make the cut due to time constraints. Consider this the "Special Features" section on the DVD: bits from the cutting room floor, commentary from the artist, and an all-around good time. Theatre composers Stephen Schwartz, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen will all be represented, as well as some from the popular end of the spectrum, like Roger Miller, Burt Bacharach, and Don Gibson. Crafted together with Christopher Denny, the arrangements are at times lush and romantic, at others rousing and exhilarating. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: LA TANYA HALL AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

La Tanya Hall performs at New York's newest music venue, CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Vocalist La Tanya Hall is poised to take her place as one of the foremost jazz vocalists in the world today. Her ability to reinvent the Great American Songbook is amassing glorious reviews from around the globe. Hall's debut recording 'It's About Time' (Bridge Records 2008), , has been heralded as "an impressive debut from one of jazz's brightest stars," [Popjournalism.com/February 2009]. Her versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to collaborate with some of music's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Michael McDonald, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas, and Patti Labelle. And she has appeared as a soloist in her own right with the American Composer's Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. She has and continues to appear with an equally diverse range of musical icons: the boundary-less vocal avatar Bobby McFerrin; the master of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein; the crooner and producer Steve Tyrell; pop star Rob Thomas; and toured this past summer with the legendary Steely Dan. There is a $30 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

NYC: COURTNEY ACT: TWAS THE G'DAY B4 CHRISTMAS

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent & Rocky Horror, performed with the San Francisco Symphony and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Courtney Act returns to New York to premiere her first holiday show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909): 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Performances are scheduled for Friday through Sunday, December 5th, 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia - December 25 is the middle of summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. In 2003, Sydney's Shane Jenek tried out for Australian Idol. Not quite making the cut, he returned the next day in drag as Courtney Act. This time, he made it through to the finals. Courtney's explosive, energetic performing style, coupled with her joyous personality, sent audiences wild and Australia had a new sweetheart. Hot on the high heels of the TV series came the phenomenally successful national arena tour and a record deal with Sony/BMG. Since then, Courtney Act has opened for Lady Gaga's Australian club tour; sung a duet with Idina Menzel; been voted one of FHM's World's Top 100 Sexiest Women (despite not actually being a woman) and one of the World's Most Influential People by Out Magazine; graced the catwalk of LA & Australian Fashion Weeks; played Angel in Rent; Frank'n'Furter in Rocky Horror, served as spokesmodel for Sheer Cover makeup; performed onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, made appearances on TV shows including Candidly Nicole, NBC's Are You There Chelsea? with Chelsea Handler, Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy, and Australia's Next Top Model. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/index.php/holiday/125-act

NYC: LINA ORFANOS & HER JAZZ QUARTET AT THE MET

Lyric soprano Lina Orfanos & her Jazz Quartet will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 pm. Orfanos was born in New York City and grew up in Montclair, New Jersey. She is an international star who sings in various languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish. She sings in classical, contemporary and jazz styles. In September 2013, Lina released her first Spanish CD - Ay Amor. She has two critically acclaimed Greek recordings Songs for Romantics and Realists and Enchanted Night. She has toured throughout the United States and Greece, and has performed in Israel and Spain. Her shows range from tributes to the Broadway songbook, Ella Fitzgerald, and the legendary Greek composers like Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. In Greece, Lina is a regular guest star with the orchestra of Mikis Theodorakis. Recently, composer Dimitris Maramis created Spanish songs specifically with her voice in mind. The song cycle Ay Amor bridges the Mediterranean with Latin America and highlights Lina's lyricism, passion and musicality. Lina's Jazz Quartet consists of Essiet Essiet, bass, Spiros Exaras, guitar & arrangements, Richie Morales, drums, and Gary Schreiner on piano, accordion & harmonica. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
NYC: 54 BELOW CELEBRATES FRANK WILDHORN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will present a week in celebration of Frank Wildhorn, the acclaimed composer of Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, and Victor/Victoria. Shows are scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Over the past two decades, Frank Wildhorn has given the world timeless stories and countless classics set to soaring scores including eight Broadway shows, twenty original international shows, and almost 100 million records sold of his songs. Frank is one of this generation's most important songwriters. It will be a week of Broadway's best singers, a reunion of one of Frank's Broadway shows, and songs from a catalog that goes from Whitney Houston to Julie Andrews, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Johnny Mathis, and from Sammy Davis, Jr. to The Moody Blues. With an all-star band of musicians, you'll be sure to hear all your favorites in addition to brand new songs, never been heard before. Spend an evening celebrating Frank Wildhorn at Broadway's own 54 Below. Shows on December 2nd & 3rd will star original cast members from Bonnie & Clyde including Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Melissa van der Schyff, Michael Lanning, Mimi Bessette, Louis Hobson, and more. Shows on December 5th & 6th will star Leslie Odom, Jr., Brandi Burkhardt, Janet Dacal, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adrienne Warren, with a special appearance by Jane Monheit on December 5th. There is a $50-$105 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: GIOIA TO THE WORLD: MY HOLIDAY HELL

Who proclaimed this the most wonderful time of the year? We know you're cold, stressed out and broke, so make your way out to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Saturday, December 6th at 11:30 pm, where things heat up with glasses of spiked eggnog and a handful of bad-ass Broadway belters, from the team who brought you the sold-out sensation Bitching and Belting: An Evening with Michael Gioia and Friends. Gioia to the World promises to be an unforgettable night where no complaint is too small and no note is too high - holiday style. Join Michael Gioia (who hosted Playbill's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know LIVE! in January) and his Broadway faves for a set list of the sassiest songs, most dangerous duets and, of course, some holiday beer (err... cheer). The cold never bothered us anyway. Cast includes: Michael Gioia, Ariana Groover, Ariana DeBose, Lauren Renahan, Karen Agatep, Robin De Jesus, Tommy Bracco, Adam Kaplan, Tommy McDowell, Lilli Cooper, Julia Mattison and Jennifer Dilzell. The show is part of the club's Late Night Series. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31st

Steve Tyrell returns for this annual Holiday season performances at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 25th through December 31st (no show December 25th) at 8:45 pm with additional late shows on Friday & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed for 36 years. In 2013 Tyrell's contract was extended through his 11th season, starting a new Carlyle legacy that now also includes performances in May. Cover charges and minimums vary by date - call or see website.

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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, September 9th, 20th & 27th 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: ELIANE ELIAS AT BIRDLAND

Five time GRAMMY Award Nominee, four time "Gold Disc Award" recipient and three time winner of "Best Vocal Album" in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard Magazine, jazz radio charts and itunes to name a few accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. And now Elaine appears at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elias' latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is a "citizen of the world"! There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP KIN - WORLD TOUR FINALE

The Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi) will hold a "Special Homecoming Event Celebrating The 150-City World Tour" at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - http://www.bluenote.net/ ) on Tuesday through Sunday, December 2nd through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. The coming year promises to be equally exciting. There is a $40-$75 cover.

NYC: THE LOU DONALDSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone/ vocals; Randy Johnston, guitar; Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond b-3 organ; and Fukushi Tainaka, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson has been one of the most respected names in jazz since the 1950s, when he worked with artists like Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. With a huge tone and soul-influenced style that combines straight-ahead jazz, blues, bebop, and soul music, he calls his groove-laden style "soul sax." Don't miss this chance to see a living legend and his band play some seriously feelin' good music, featuring saxophone, vocals, guitar, Hammond b-3 organ, and drums. There is a $35-$45 cover.

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TORONTO: AN EVENING WITH ROBI BOTOS

Pianist Robi Botos performs at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 pm. He is joined by Mike Downes - bass and Larnell Lewis - drums. Born into a musical family in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, the mainly self-taught Robi Botos began his musical career when he was just a child, growing up in Budapest, playing drums, and percussion with his father and two brothers. It was at age seven when Robi first took up piano, the instrument he has since mastered and with which he has made his mark. Robi's notable performances include: Concert at the Long Beach convention and entertainment centre. Opening concert for Bela Fleck, Stanley Clark, and Jean Luc Ponty, at the 2005 International Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival on the main stage. As well in the same year Robi opened for Oscar Peterson at the prestigious Stravinsky hall in Montreaux Switzerland. Since immigrating to Canada in 1998, Robi has made great contributions to Canada's jazz scene. He has been featured with many local and international greats including:Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Michael & Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis,Charlie Watts, Tim Ries, Darryl Jones, Lisa Fischer, Pat Labarbera, Marcus Belgrave, Steve Gadd, Molly Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington, James Blood Ulmer, Nikki Yanofsky, Sophie Milman, Vernon Reid, Donald Walden, Roberta Gambarini, Jake Hannah, Peter Appleyard, Jackie Richardson,Vito Rezza, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Young, Joey DeFrancesco, Peter Cardinali, Toots Thielemans, Guido Basso, Avishai Cohen, and Richard Bona to name a few. There is a $20 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: THE KINSEY SICKS "OY VEY IN A MANGER" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, return to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Thursday through Saturday, December 4th through 6th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holidays! In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger - yes, that manger - before it's foreclosed upon. In an ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre, the Kinsey Sicks are sending up everything that's holy in "Oy Vey in a Manger," a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. There is a $45 cover.

PALM BEACH, FL: AVERY SOMMERS AT THE ROYAL ROOM

Powerhouse singer Avery Sommers is returning to THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100) for her seventh engagement since making her Royal Room debut in August 2008. Final performances will be on Saturday, December 6th at 8:00 pm. Sommers starred on Broadway in the long running, critically acclaimed musicals Ain't Misbehavin' (where she replaced Nell Carter) and Showboat, and in two national tours: Chicago with Joel Grey and Chita Rivera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann-Margret. A frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds (B.L. Stryker, The Man from Left Field), she also starred in Menopause, the Musical and as Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In addition, she produced and co-starred in the film Hiding Victoria with Anita Gillette. Call for cover/minimum information.

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CHICAGO: HOLIDAY POPS WITH BECKIE & TOM AND THE CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

A spectacular Holiday show, featuring Beckie Menzie & Tom Michaels and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra will be presented on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL. Chicago's most in-demand cabaret duo will be performing popular holiday hits alongside classical music favorites of the season such as Vivaldi's Winter from "The Four Seasons" with CCO concertmaster John Harrison as soloist, and Corelli's delightful "Christmas Concerto". Compounded by the outstanding acoustics of Buchanan Chapel in the Gratz Center of Fourth Presbyterian Church, including original orchestrations by Chicago musician Jim Gailloreto, and conducted by Music Director Robert Turizziani, this performance will be sure to please. Celebrate the season with music and merriment that could even push Scrooge into the Holiday spirit! Limited seating available. Tickets at $25-$35. Details at http://www.chicagochamberorch.org/events/holidaypops
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CHICAGO: FOILED AGAIN: HOLIDAY BIZARRE - WITH BECKIE & TOM!

Nobody does the holidays like Foiled Again. This year will be no exception. Foiled Again is Allison Bazarko, Rob Lindley, and Anne Sheridan Smith and they will be performing with Doug Peck on piano and Gavin Kirk on guitar at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturdays, December 6th, December 13th & December 20th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Special guests on the 6th are Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. On December 13th special guest is Meghan "Big Red" Murphy and on December 20th they will appear with with special guest Miriam Plotkin. A hip, fresh (sometimes irreverent) look at some holiday classics and an introduction to some soon-to-be classics, the evening includes music by Joan Osborne, Irving Berlin, Joni Mitchell, kd Lang, Randy Newman, Judy Collins interwoven with amazingly intricate arrangements of carols and holiday tunes. Foiled Again takes the stage the first three Saturdays in December with an evening that will have you laughing, singing along, and help you beat those winter blues. This is also a chance for you to hear tracks from their brand-new album "Blanket of Winter" (on sale now at CDbaby.com or iTunes). A portion of each evening's profits will go to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Foiled Again has been singing together for years and have performed to sold-out rooms at Evanston: SPACE, Davenport's Piano Bar + Cabaret, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Chicago Humanities Festival, Maxim's, Noble Fool Theatre Cabaret, Theatre Building Chicago, The Drake Hotel, and the Acorn Theatre. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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CHICAGO: KT'S "BLUE ATTITUDE" WITH MARK BURNELL AT THE BACKROOM

KT McCammond performs her show 'Blue Attitude' at THE BACK ROOM (937 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL - 312-751-2433) on Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 pm. She is joined by Mark Burnell at the piano. Join her for a scorching evening of Blue notes, Blue tunes and Blue broads. Snuggle up to a luscious cocktail and let her warm your cockles. $20 cover, no drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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L.A.: "TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER!" UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S

For the 4th year the singing comedy duo Todd Sherry & Heather Olt return with their wildly-popular annual cabaret show, TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER! on Thursday & Saturday, December 4th & 6th at 8:00 pm at UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905). Todd & Heather are two Christmas Cheerleaders on opposing sides: one from "Team Santa" and the other from "Team Jesus". The show supplies plenty of peace, love, joy and, of course, cheer for audiences, as Todd & Heather perform countless Christmas songs while exploring their differing ideas. Eventually, as what always must happen in the end, they come together and realize that there is room for both Santa AND Jesus in the holiday. Hosted at Upstairs at Vitello's, Todd & Heather welcome you into their martini-filled world, as they invite their celebrity friends to put a "twist" on some of your favorite tunes. Just a few of their special guests have included: Jo Anne Worley, Missi Pyle, Jim J. Bullock, Daisy Eagan, Shawn Ryan, and The Lampshades (Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson). There is a $20 cover.

LOS ANGELES: DAVID HERNANDEZ VS. JAI RODRIGUEZ WITH SPECIAL GUEST THEA AUSTIN (SNAP!)

Two talented performers square off in a vocal battle as Jai Rodriguez ("Rent") faces David Hernandez ("American Idol") in a head-to-head showdown that spans genres and styles at CATALINA JAZZ CLUB (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 866-468-3399 - ) on Saturday, December 6th at 8:30 pm. There is a $20 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: HOLIDAY MASH-UP! AT SOCIETY CABARET

G.Scott Lacy performs at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm with an evening of Christmas and Hanukkah favorites. He is joined by special guest, vocalist Lauren Mayer. From the ridiculous to the sublime, Lauren explores holiday traditions in her own special way while Scott will thrill you with his joyful renditions of holiday favorites. Call for cover/minimum information.

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LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft starts off the festive season at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) once again this year with her brand new Christmas show "Accentuate The Positive." Musical Director is Colin R. Freeman. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturday, December 2nd through 13th at 8:00 pm. Lorna sings many beloved standards, such as Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and Jamboree Jones, and in a special section, Lorna will pay tribute to Johnny Mercer, (dubbed "America's poet"), a close family friend. Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy Garland's television theme song. The song became "Lorna", which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television show. Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical, reprised the same role on the first national tour, and at the Papermill Playhouse. Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world's most prestigious venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris to name just a few. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called "a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction). Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LATE NIGHT JAZZ: OH LA LA TRIO AT THE CRAZY COQS

The Oh la la Jazz Trio! (Jazz and Pop with a French twist!) performs at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Saturday, December 6th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Jazz series. A hearty serving of Parisian folk music (Musette), Chansons R•alistes (made famous by Edith Piaf), unforgettable jazz standards and the occasional pop tune. The rich and evocative sound of the accordion blends perfectly with the delicious voice of Fifi La Mer. Her incredible ensemble contains the creme de la creme of guitarists Nigel Prince and bass player Julian Bury. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI - AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY

Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri present An Acoustic Journey at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017 - ) on Saturday, December 6th at 8:30 pm. For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience. 2013 marked Kiki's 50th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK's finest and most revered vocalists. Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: SUE & EDD'S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW RETURNS!
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show for 2 performances to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Performances are Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm. She's a little bit jazzy and he's a little bit legit; she's a multi-MAC Award winner and he's a Bistro Award winner; together they're returning with their annual show to ring in the holiday season! Music Director Paul Stephan has created the arrangements for these award winning singers that make Sue and Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show a celebration of the wonderful music of the Christmas and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. The show features new takes on such familiar holiday carols as "Susy Snowflake", and new holiday classics such as "My Old Family Quilt". The Thursday performance will be a fundraiser for New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. The mission of the organization is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to "go beyond" the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. For the Sunday performance, they're supporting the toy drive for Help is on the Way Today . The mission at Help Is On The Way Today is to raise and distribute funds to NYC based organizations that support children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Donate a toy at the door, and receive $5 off the cover. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Harold Sanditen, jazz-cabaret singer and veteran theatre producer, is host of Open Mic Night at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) every Thursday at 10:30 pm, ably supported by regular musicians Michael Roulston on piano and Jonty Fisher on bass. It is always an entertaining evening full of fun and surprise. 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.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: SUE & EDD'S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW RETURNS!
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show for 2 performances to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788). Performances are Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 pm. She's a little bit jazzy and he's a little bit legit; she's a multi-MAC Award winner and he's a Bistro Award winner; together they're returning with their annual show to ring in the holiday season! Music Director Paul Stephan has created the arrangements for these award winning singers that make Sue and Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show a celebration of the wonderful music of the Christmas and a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. The show features new takes on such familiar holiday carols as "Susy Snowflake", and new holiday classics such as "My Old Family Quilt". The Thursday performance will be a fundraiser for New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth. The mission of the organization is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to "go beyond" the shelter system and transition into stable adult lives. For the Sunday performance, they're supporting the toy drive for Help is on the Way Today . The mission at Help Is On The Way Today is to raise and distribute funds to NYC based organizations that support children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS. Donate a toy at the door, and receive $5 off the cover. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: BROADWAY INTERVIEW SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST STAR: TONY AWARD NOMINEE JEREMY JORDAN
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. This week's Special Guest Star: TONY Award Nominee Jeremy Jordan. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org )!

NYC: SHELLY BURCH IN 'INCURABLY ROMANTIC'
Shelly Burch will bring 'Incurably Romantic' to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) for the final performance of her 2 month series of show on Thursday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm. She will be accompanied by the David Shenton Trio. Shelly is well known to New York audiences for her roles in Broadway shows such as Annie, Stop the World (with Sammy Davis Jr.) and as Claudia in the original company of Tommy Tune's Nine. She was also revered by the TV-viewing nation as the delightfully devilish Delila on One Life to Live, a role she played for eight tempestuous years. Shelly is returning to the NY cabaret scene with 'Incurably Romantic', a musical entertainment conceived and directed by her Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning husband, theatrical legend Martin Charnin, the creator, lyricist and director of, among many other productions, Broadway's Annie. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER DEBUTS NEW PLAY "BAD WITH MONEY"

Ben Rimalower debuts new play "Bad With Money" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) running on Mondays at 7:00 pm through December 29th and Thursdays at 9:30 pm through December 18th. Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem - or get rich trying. "Bad With Money" is written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. Rimalower's first solo show, the long-running hit Patti Issues, explored his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. Bad with Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt - a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: WHERE YOU ARE - KENNETH HARMON

Vocalist Kenneth Harmon will present his show 'Where You Are' at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438 - ) on Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. The show is a story of transportation and transformation performed by Harmon, assisted by William Demaniow, piano. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: LA TANYA HALL AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

La Tanya Hall performs at New York's newest music venue, CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900 - ) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Vocalist La Tanya Hall is poised to take her place as one of the foremost jazz vocalists in the world today. Her ability to reinvent the Great American Songbook is amassing glorious reviews from around the globe. Hall's debut recording 'It's About Time' (Bridge Records 2008), , has been heralded as "an impressive debut from one of jazz's brightest stars," [Popjournalism.com/February 2009]. Her versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to collaborate with some of music's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Michael McDonald, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas, and Patti Labelle. And she has appeared as a soloist in her own right with the American Composer's Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. She has and continues to appear with an equally diverse range of musical icons: the boundary-less vocal avatar Bobby McFerrin; the master of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein; the crooner and producer Steve Tyrell; pop star Rob Thomas; and toured this past summer with the legendary Steely Dan. There is a $30 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

NYC: BROADWAY SESSIONS THURSDAYS AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN

Every Thursday night, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host Ben Cameron (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway star to perform at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) at 10:30 pm in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.

NYC: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 pm and Friday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. This timeless holiday classic comes to the stage as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with on-stage sound effects by a real Foley artist. All the familiar faces - from cold-hearted banker Mr. Potter to small-town siren Violet to quirky guardian angel Clarence - are on hand to tell the story of George Bailey, a typical American who considers ending his life one Christmas eve. This fun, inventive take on a classic story of love and redemption aims to transport audiences back in time, and remind all of us that "no man is a failure who has friends." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://cakeradioplay.brownpapertickets.com/

NYC: MATT DOYLE & THE WHISKEY 5 AT 54 BELOW

Matt Doyle and The Whiskey 5 return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) for a holiday engagement on Thursday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 23rd, both shows at 9:30 pm. Arranged by composer, Will Van Dyke, the evening will be jam packed with holiday classics. Expect to hear favorites such as "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Sleigh Ride", "What Child is This", "The Christmas Song", and many more. Special guests will range from Tony-nominated Broadway stars to Matt's dearest friends and family. The December 4th show will be recorded live for an official album release. There is a $30-$70 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31st

Steve Tyrell returns for this annual Holiday season performances at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 25th through December 31st (no show December 25th) at 8:45 pm with additional late shows on Friday & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed for 36 years. In 2013 Tyrell's contract was extended through his 11th season, starting a new Carlyle legacy that now also includes performances in May. Cover charges and minimums vary by date - call or see website.

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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: ELIANE ELIAS AT BIRDLAND

Five time GRAMMY Award Nominee, four time "Gold Disc Award" recipient and three time winner of "Best Vocal Album" in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard Magazine, jazz radio charts and itunes to name a few accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. And now Elaine appears at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elias' latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is a "citizen of the world"! There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP KIN - WORLD TOUR FINALE

The Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi) will hold a "Special Homecoming Event Celebrating The 150-City World Tour" at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Tuesday through Sunday, December 2nd through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. The coming year promises to be equally exciting. There is a $40-$75 cover.

NYC: THE LOU DONALDSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone/ vocals; Randy Johnston, guitar; Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond b-3 organ; and Fukushi Tainaka, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson has been one of the most respected names in jazz since the 1950s, when he worked with artists like Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. With a huge tone and soul-influenced style that combines straight-ahead jazz, blues, bebop, and soul music, he calls his groove-laden style "soul sax." Don't miss this chance to see a living legend and his band play some seriously feelin' good music, featuring saxophone, vocals, guitar, Hammond b-3 organ, and drums. There is a $35-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES: CD RELEASE: LIVING TEAR TO TEAR

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones take the stage at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Thursday, December 4th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new CD "Living Tear to Tear." Sugar Ray has attracted a following not only through the various artists with whom he has played but also through his distinctive harmonica playing. Allied to this is his warm and engaging stage presence, making his live performances memorable. Singing as well as playing blues harp, his repertoire displays wide-ranging influences not only from the world of the blues, but also from R&B, soul, country, and pop. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: THE KINSEY SICKS "OY VEY IN A MANGER" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, return to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Thursday through Saturday, December 4th through 6th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holidays! In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger - yes, that manger - before it's foreclosed upon. In an ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre, the Kinsey Sicks are sending up everything that's holy in "Oy Vey in a Manger," a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. There is a $45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN DIEGO, CA: "JINGLE ALL THE WAY - A CHRISTMAS CABARET!"

Dennis McNeil returns to MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500) with the "Queen of Patter" Keri Kelsey, hot jazz & blues lady Mary Bogue, and piano man Ed Martel in "Jingle All the Way - A Christmas Cabaret!" on Thursday, December 4th at 8:00 pm for a spicy and luscious musical holiday buffet. Together they'll cook the season into high gear with a dash of sass, a pinch of fire, and a dab of heart leaving you singing and believing in Santa again. Call for cover/minimum information.

L.A.: "TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER!" UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S

For the 4th year the singing comedy duo Todd Sherry & Heather Olt return with their wildly-popular annual cabaret show, TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER! on Thursday & Saturday, December 4th & 6th at 8:00 pm at UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905). Todd & Heather are two Christmas Cheerleaders on opposing sides: one from "Team Santa" and the other from "Team Jesus". The show supplies plenty of peace, love, joy and, of course, cheer for audiences, as Todd & Heather perform countless Christmas songs while exploring their differing ideas. Eventually, as what always must happen in the end, they come together and realize that there is room for both Santa AND Jesus in the holiday. Hosted at Upstairs at Vitello's, Todd & Heather welcome you into their martini-filled world, as they invite their celebrity friends to put a "twist" on some of your favorite tunes. Just a few of their special guests have included: Jo Anne Worley, Missi Pyle, Jim J. Bullock, Daisy Eagan, Shawn Ryan, and The Lampshades (Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson). There is a $20 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: KIMBERLEY LOCKE AT FEINSTEIN'S

Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with two special performances, on Thursday & Friday, December 4th & 5th, both shows at 8:00 pm. Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, "Christmas," as well as other fan favorites. Kimberley Locke rose to fame as a finalist on Season 2 of "American Idol" and followed that up with a string of hits on the pop and dance singles charts. Now she is exploring the Great American Songbook and singing the music of her idols. From timeless chanteuses (Etta James, Judy Garland and Nina Simone) to contemporary divas (Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and Donna Summer), Ms. Locke takes audiences on a musical journey through the voices that made her love music. This show is written by David Sexton and features musical director Rick Leonard. Kimberley Locke is the only recording artist to ever score a #1 Christmas song for three consecutive years. Starting her streak in 2005, "Up on the Housetop" made the largest leap into the AC top 5 in the chart's history, jumping from #32 to #5 in just one week. It took the #1 position the following week, where it remained for 4 weeks. The following year, Locke proved that she was only getting started when "Jingle Bells" was the highest charting AC debut of 2006, debuting at #17. Like "Housetop", she was at the top of the chart after only three weeks. Of all the legends who have covered this classic (including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett to name a few), Locke's version is the only one to hit the coveted #1 position. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft starts off the festive season at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) once again this year with her brand new Christmas show "Accentuate The Positive." Musical Director is Colin R. Freeman. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturday, December 2nd through 13th at 8:00 pm. Lorna sings many beloved standards, such as Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and Jamboree Jones, and in a special section, Lorna will pay tribute to Johnny Mercer, (dubbed "America's poet"), a close family friend. Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy Garland's television theme song. The song became "Lorna", which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television show. Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical, reprised the same role on the first national tour, and at the Papermill Playhouse. Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world's most prestigious venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris to name just a few. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called "a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction). Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: OPEN MIC NIGHT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Harold Sanditen, jazz-cabaret singer and veteran theatre producer, is host of Open Mic Night at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) every Thursday at 10:30 pm, ably supported by regular musicians Michael Roulston on piano and Jonty Fisher on bass. It is always an entertaining evening full of fun and surprise. Aimed at both the jazz and theatrical communities, The Crazy Coqs Open Mic Night welcomes all singers, composers and musicians, up & coming and established, who want to do a turn, performing new material or old favourites. For the audience, come and catch that proverbial 'rising star' (or possibly a famous West End name) in the intimate, "jewel-box" surroundings of The Crazy Coqs. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BEVERLEY CRAVEN - CHANGE OF HEART AT THE PHEASANTRY

BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday & Friday, December 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm after which she will embark on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, 'Change of Heart', being launched in summer 2014. Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: KIM GROGG RETURNS WITH ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN AT MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her new show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: KIM GROGGRETURNS WITH ONE HIT WONDER WOMAN AT MAMA'S

2001 MAC Award Nominee Kim Grog brings her new show "One Hit Wonder Woman" back to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Friday, December 5th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 pm. Musical director is Steven Ray Watkins, with direction by Lennie Watts. She is joined on stage by Rain Collazo, Wendy Russell, and special guest Sidney Myer. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: AIMEE ALLEN TRIO AT CAFE DU SOLEIL

The Aimee Allen Trio returns to CAFE DU SOLEIL (2723 Broadway, NYC - 212-316-5000) on Friday, December 5th with sets from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Aimee is joined by Alex Levine - guitar and Francois Moutin - bass. Aimee Allen was signed to Electra Records in 2002 after being discovered by producer Randy Jackson. Her debut album I'd Start a Revolution If I Could Get Up in the Morning, featuring tracks produced by Mark Ronson and Don Gilmore, was never released due to the label being absorbed by Atlantic Records. The label did, however, release her first single "Revolution", which was a featured rock video on MTV as well as the theme for the WB Television Network series Birds of Prey. Allen contributed to the writing of Unwritten Law's album Here's to the Mourning, released in February 2005. She co-wrote lyrics for the entire album with lead singer Scott Russo including the hit single "Save Me (Wake Up Call)", which was co-written and produced by Linda Perry. She returned the following year as a judge at the 8th Annual IMA's. Aimee is known for her vocals on the song "Cooties" made for the soundtrack of the 2007 version of the movie Hairspray. Call for cover/minimum information.

NYC: LA TANYA HALL AT CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

La Tanya Hall performs at New York's newest music venue, CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA (178 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-995-0900) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm. Vocalist La Tanya Hall is poised to take her place as one of the foremost jazz vocalists in the world today. Her ability to reinvent the Great American Songbook is amassing glorious reviews from around the globe. Hall's debut recording 'It's About Time' (Bridge Records 2008), , has been heralded as "an impressive debut from one of jazz's brightest stars," [Popjournalism.com/February 2009]. Her versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to collaborate with some of music's most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Michael McDonald, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Rob Thomas, and Patti Labelle. And she has appeared as a soloist in her own right with the American Composer's Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. She has and continues to appear with an equally diverse range of musical icons: the boundary-less vocal avatar Bobby McFerrin; the master of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein; the crooner and producer Steve Tyrell; pop star Rob Thomas; and toured this past summer with the legendary Steely Dan. There is a $30 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

NYC: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will be presented at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 pm and Friday, December 5th at 9:30 pm. This timeless holiday classic comes to the stage as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with on-stage sound effects by a real Foley artist. All the familiar faces - from cold-hearted banker Mr. Potter to small-town siren Violet to quirky guardian angel Clarence - are on hand to tell the story of George Bailey, a typical American who considers ending his life one Christmas eve. This fun, inventive take on a classic story of love and redemption aims to transport audiences back in time, and remind all of us that "no man is a failure who has friends." There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://cakeradioplay.brownpapertickets.com/

NYC: COURTNEY ACT: TWAS THE G'DAY B4 CHRISTMAS

She has opened for Lady Gaga, starred in Rent & Rocky Horror, performed with the San Francisco Symphony and sung a duet with Idina Menzel, now Australian Idol sensation and RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Courtney Act returns to New York to premiere her first holiday show at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909): 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Performances are scheduled for Friday through Sunday, December 5th, 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm. There is no "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" when you spend Christmas in Australia - December 25 is the middle of summertime there, after all! In 'TWAS THE G'DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Aussie drag sensation COURTNEY ACT regales audiences with holiday songs and stories about dreaming of a white Christmas Down Under. In 2003, Sydney's Shane Jenek tried out for Australian Idol. Not quite making the cut, he returned the next day in drag as Courtney Act. This time, he made it through to the finals. Courtney's explosive, energetic performing style, coupled with her joyous personality, sent audiences wild and Australia had a new sweetheart. Hot on the high heels of the TV series came the phenomenally successful national arena tour and a record deal with Sony/BMG. Since then, Courtney Act has opened for Lady Gaga's Australian club tour; sung a duet with Idina Menzel; been voted one of FHM's World's Top 100 Sexiest Women (despite not actually being a woman) and one of the World's Most Influential People by Out Magazine; graced the catwalk of LA & Australian Fashion Weeks; played Angel in Rent; Frank'n'Furter in Rocky Horror, served as spokesmodel for Sheer Cover makeup; performed onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, made appearances on TV shows including Candidly Nicole, NBC's Are You There Chelsea? with Chelsea Handler, Only In America with Larry The Cable Guy, and Australia's Next Top Model. There is a $22-$40 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.spincyclenyc.com/index.php/holiday/125-act

NYC: THE WHITE CITY IN CONCERT AT 54 BELOW

Julia Gytri and Avi Amon invite you to spend a friendship-filled evening exploring the music of The White City at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Friday, December 5th at 11:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Series. Experience their vision of the majestic 1893 Chicago World's Fair and how H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, exploits it for his own demented purposes. In this unique look into the making of the show, watch how first drafts evolved into the rich material that shone at the 2014 National Music Theatre Conference at The O'Neill Theatre Center, and take a sneak peek into what lies ahead for this powerhouse writing team. Cast includes Jordan Barbour (Langston in Harlem, The Suit dir. Peter Brook), Charlie Brady (Burnt Part Boys, South Pacific), Angel Desai (Company, The Tempest), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages, Spiderman), Mallory Hawks (The White City), Kate Loprest (First Date, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot 1st National Tour), Sam Simahk (Sweeny Todd at Lyric Stage). Directed by Tim Seib with music direction by Kenneth Gartman. There is a $20-$45 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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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: ELIANE ELIAS AT BIRDLAND

Five time GRAMMY Award Nominee, four time "Gold Disc Award" recipient and three time winner of "Best Vocal Album" in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard Magazine, jazz radio charts and itunes to name a few accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. And now Elaine appears at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elias' latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is a "citizen of the world"! There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP KIN - WORLD TOUR FINALE

The Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi) will hold a "Special Homecoming Event Celebrating The 150-City World Tour" at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - http://www.bluenote.net/ ) on Tuesday through Sunday, December 2nd through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. The coming year promises to be equally exciting. There is a $40-$75 cover.

NYC: THE LOU DONALDSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S

The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone/ vocals; Randy Johnston, guitar; Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond b-3 organ; and Fukushi Tainaka, drums) performs at DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson has been one of the most respected names in jazz since the 1950s, when he worked with artists like Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk. With a huge tone and soul-influenced style that combines straight-ahead jazz, blues, bebop, and soul music, he calls his groove-laden style "soul sax." Don't miss this chance to see a living legend and his band play some seriously feelin' good music, featuring saxophone, vocals, guitar, Hammond b-3 organ, and drums. There is a $35-$45 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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NEW HOPE, PA: THE KINSEY SICKS "OY VEY IN A MANGER" AT THE RRAZZ ROOM

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, return to THE RRAZZ ROOM IN NEW HOPE (6426 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA - 888-596-1027) on Thursday through Saturday, December 4th through 6th at 8:00 pm to celebrate the holidays! In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger - yes, that manger - before it's foreclosed upon. In an ecumenical display of wicked joie de vivre, the Kinsey Sicks are sending up everything that's holy in "Oy Vey in a Manger," a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred. Call for cover/minimum information.

WASHINGTON, DC: ARTURO SANDOVAL AT BLUES ALLEY

Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will perform at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Thursday through Sunday, December 4th through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now call Miami, Florida home. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. There is a $45 cover.

WASHINGTON, DC: DEANDRE SHAIFER AT BOHEMIAN CAVERNS

Trumpeter DeAndre Shaifer will perform at BOHEMIAN CAVERNS (2001 Eleventh Street N.W., Washington, DC - 202-299-0800) on Friday, December 5th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. He is joined by Allyn Johnson - piano, Michael Bowie - bass and John Lamkin - drums. Shaifer was born in Gary, Indiana in 1975 to a family of music lovers. He grew up with his crib sitting on top of his mother's stereo speakers. He was nightly indoctrinated into the love of music from this early age. DeAndre is a Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Alum as well as a UDC alum where he was the last graduating student of the legendary Calvin Jones Sr. A fixture in DC's music scene for the past 10 years, DeAndre's trumpet playing is a bright spot that he hopes to shine on the world for some time to come. There is a $23 cover.
CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CHICAGO: MIRIAM PLOTKIN: ANXIETY TONIGHT! (PIGTAILS ARE KOSHER)

After performing for many years at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) in the two woman shows "There's Noel in Chanukah" and "Bastille Magnolias", Miriam Plotkin returns with her very own one woman show, a Jewish themed cabaret filled with humorous parody songs in true Allan Sherman fashion. Performance dates and times are Friday, December 5th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, December 14th at 7:00 pm; Friday, December 19th at 8:00 pm; and Friday & Saturday, December 26th & 27th at 8:00 pm. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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LOS ANGELES: LISA PASSERO AT THE GARDENIA

A founding member of the New York comedy group, "The High-Heeled Women," Lisa Passero will perform at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 9:00 pm. Lisa made her Broadway debut in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Filumena, directed by Laurence Olivier. In addition to multiple outings at The Gardenia in the 80's and 90's and her recent participation in the Gardenia segment of the "Cabaret is Alive and Well in L.A." series, she has appeared in many New York nightclubs - most recently the Metropolitan Room - and has played leading roles in a number of musicals, including the Los Angeles production of Paul Bartel's Eating Raoul (the musical.) Her December Gardenia shows have become a holiday tradition, and those who have caught them in the past have been treated to tours de force performances by this first-rate talent. Call for cover/minimum information.

LOS ANGELES: GREGG MARX AT MAGGIANO'S

Crooner Gregg Marx will perform at MAGGIANO'S AT THE GROVE (189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA - 323-965-9665 - http://ow.ly/FpZao ) on Friday, December 5th with sets from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. He will be joined by Nedra Wheeler on bass, and Maestro John Sawoski at the piano for an evening of classics from The Great American Songbook ... and beyond. Also appearing will be Pat Whiteman. No cover, no minimum.

LOS ANGELES: STEPHANIE SPRUILL'S CHRISTMAS SHOW UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S

Stephanie Spruill returns to UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905) on Friday, December 5th at 8:00 pm with her annual Christmas show. Stephanie Spruill is an actress, known for her appearances in The Breakfast Club, The Kid and The Tigger Movie. Known as a dynamic, international entertainer, elite vocal coach, artist developer, speaker, author and entrepreneur she is the founder of Spruill House Music, in L.A . For over 25 years, Stephanie has recorded and toured with the industry's biggest artists: from Julio Iglesias (with whom she toured the world for 5 years), Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Billy Idol, Simply Red, Luther Vandross, Talking Heads, to Michael Jackson, Placido Domingo, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Maurice White, Gino Vanelli, Glen Campbell, Olivia Newton-John, Sadau Watanabe, Yazawa, Juan Gabriel, Kenny Wayne-Shepard and Quincy Jones. These are just a few of the artists who have benefited from Stephanie's vocal skills, percussion, cello, and her expertise as a vocal arranger, both on stage and in the recording studio. There is a $25 cover.

SAN FRANCISCO: HOLIDAY MASH-UP! AT SOCIETY CABARET

G.Scott Lacy performs at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th at 8:00 pm with an evening of Christmas and Hanukkah favorites. He is joined by special guest, vocalist Lauren Mayer. From the ridiculous to the sublime, Lauren explores holiday traditions in her own special way while Scott will thrill you with his joyful renditions of holiday favorites. Call for cover/minimum information.

SAN FRANCISCO: KIMBERLEY LOCKE AT FEINSTEIN'S

Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) with two special performances, on Thursday & Friday, December 4th & 5th, both shows at 8:00 pm. Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, "Christmas," as well as other fan favorites. Kimberley Locke rose to fame as a finalist on Season 2 of "American Idol" and followed that up with a string of hits on the pop and dance singles charts. Now she is exploring the Great American Songbook and singing the music of her idols. From timeless chanteuses (Etta James, Judy Garland and Nina Simone) to contemporary divas (Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and Donna Summer), Ms. Locke takes audiences on a musical journey through the voices that made her love music. This show is written by David Sexton and features musical director Rick Leonard. Kimberley Locke is the only recording artist to ever score a #1 Christmas song for three consecutive years. Starting her streak in 2005, "Up on the Housetop" made the largest leap into the AC top 5 in the chart's history, jumping from #32 to #5 in just one week. It took the #1 position the following week, where it remained for 4 weeks. The following year, Locke proved that she was only getting started when "Jingle Bells" was the highest charting AC debut of 2006, debuting at #17. Like "Housetop", she was at the top of the chart after only three weeks. Of all the legends who have covered this classic (including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett to name a few), Locke's version is the only one to hit the coveted #1 position. There is a $25-$40 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

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LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft starts off the festive season at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) once again this year with her brand new Christmas show "Accentuate The Positive." Musical Director is Colin R. Freeman. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturday, December 2nd through 13th at 8:00 pm. Lorna sings many beloved standards, such as Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and Jamboree Jones, and in a special section, Lorna will pay tribute to Johnny Mercer, (dubbed "America's poet"), a close family friend. Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy Garland's television theme song. The song became "Lorna", which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television show. Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical, reprised the same role on the first national tour, and at the Papermill Playhouse. Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world's most prestigious venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris to name just a few. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called "a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction). Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: LEON GARNER AND FRIENDS AT THE CRAZY COQS

Leon Garner and friends perform a collection of jazz, swing and classics from the great American songbook at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, December 5th at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Late Night Jazz series. Under the musical direction of the Ivy Club's Joe Thompson, Leon will be joined by Ashley Horne - star of Channel 4's very popular The Midnight Beast, actor and jazz singer Tony Bignell from the BBC's Coming of Age and Academy Award winning motion picture Les Miserables and other rising young talent from the world of music, theatre and comedy. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BEVERLEY CRAVEN - CHANGE OF HEART AT THE PHEASANTRY

BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven will perform at THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) on Thursday & Friday, December 4th & 5th at 8:30 pm after which she will embark on an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, 'Change of Heart', being launched in summer 2014. Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.

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CHICAGO: HOLIDAY POPS WITH BECKIE & TOM AND THE CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

A spectacular Holiday show, featuring Beckie Menzie & Tom Michaels and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra will be presented on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL. Chicago's most in-demand cabaret duo will be performing popular holiday hits alongside classical music favorites of the season such as Vivaldi's Winter from "The Four Seasons" with CCO concertmaster John Harrison as soloist, and Corelli's delightful "Christmas Concerto". Compounded by the outstanding acoustics of Buchanan Chapel in the Gratz Center of Fourth Presbyterian Church, including original orchestrations by Chicago musician Jim Gailloreto, and conducted by Music Director Robert Turizziani, this performance will be sure to please. Celebrate the season with music and merriment that could even push Scrooge into the Holiday spirit! Limited seating available. Tickets at $25-$35. Details at http://www.chicagochamberorch.org/events/holidaypops
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NYC: MELINDA HUGHES 'WEIMAR AND BACK'

Accompanied by a jazz trio, Melinda's 'Weimar and Back' show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm takes a then-and-now journey through Weimar Cabaret, bringing alive songs by Kurt Weil, Mischa Spolianksy, and Friedrich Hollaender, wittily juxtaposed with newly written songs. With her witty British humor and cleverly crafted satire, the classically trained singer Melinda Hughes has shot to the forefront of London's cabaret scene. She formed Kiss & Tell Cabaret with co-writer and composer Jeremy Limb. Together they have performed at Cadogan Hall, Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry, Hay Literary Festival, Crazy Coqs and The Assembly Rooms as part of The Edinburgh Fringe. Her CD Smoke and Noise (Nimbus) featuring songs by Spolianksy and Kiss & Tell received rave reviews in the UK and US. As an Opera singer Hughes toured as a soloist with Andre Rieu for three years and has sung all the major lyric soprano roles including Aida this summer with Dorset Opera. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

KEY CHANGE: VOICES OF PROTEST AND HOPE

Members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus are joined by special guest star, critically acclaimed Nightlife, Bistro & seven-time MAC Award winner, Natalie Douglas at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:30 pm to present an inspiring evening of music that has served as the heartbeat of empowerment for groups oppressed for their race, gender and sexual orientation. Under the musical direction of Jimmy Horan. KEY CHANGE will feature works by Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson and other defining voices of revolution. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reserve at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/886221

NYC: VICKIE & NICKIE'S HOLIDAY SLEIGH RIDE!

The well-known, hilarious musical comedy sister duo, Vickie & Nickie, are returning to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with their seasonal show, Vickie & Nickie's Holiday Sleigh Ride on Wednesday December 3rd at 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. During this celebration of the holiday season "Minnesota-style", the multi instrumental, singing housewife sisters will entertain with sidesplitting interpretations of your favorite holiday songs, wacky original tunes, fun family stories, improv and audience participation. Created, written and performed by real life sisters Lisa and Lori Brigantino, the fast talking Minnesota mom characters come to you straight from their prison circuit tour to celebrate the season all while accompanying themselves on many different instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, keyboard, accordion, saxophone, ukuleles, percussion and more! The Brigantino sisters have performed several Vickie and Nickie shows to date to rave reviews. Lisa and Lori Brigantino have been performing together musically since they were children. Lori (Vickie) holds a major in theatre and a minor in music from SUNY Fredonia and is a graduate of The William Esper Studio 2 year Meisner Actor Training Program. She has also studied acting with Suzanne Shepherd. Lori also performs regularly with Lisa at her singer/songwriter gigs in NYC and beyond. Lisa (Nickie) is an award winning classically trained composer, songwriter and professional musician with a Master of Music in music composition & music theory from SUNY Fredonia. She writes for dance, theater, film and TV. Lisa was an original member of the all girl Led Zeppelin tribute band, Lez Zeppelin (bass, keyboards, mandolin), and toured internationally with the band, playing A list venues and festivals around the world including headlining Bonnaroo. In 2007, the band released its self-titled debut CD, recorded and produced by legendary engineer and producer, Eddie Kramer. Lisa left Lez Zeppelin in 2009 to focus on her own original music. Recent past performance include the main stage at Dixon Place in NYC June 2012 with their show, Inside Vickie & Nickie, and December 2011 with a successful premier of Vickie & Nickie's Holiday Sleigh Ride. The creative sister duo have written and performed 10 full length Vickie & Nickie shows to date including: Inside Vickie & Nickie at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY where they also brought their two set show Vickie & Nickie's Sizzlin' Summer Spectacular and The Best of Vickie & Nickie, 'Tis The Season With Vickie & Nickie which played to sold out houses at Don't Tell Mama, and The Vickie & Nickie Dream Tour which had very successful runs in NYC at Upstairs at Rose's Turn and The Duplex. Don't Tell Mama presents Vickie & Nickie's Holiday Sleigh Ride created, written and performed by Lisa Brigantino and Lori Brigantino, co-directed with Jerry Snee. Under 21 with an adult. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE RETURNS TO STAGE 72

'On Kentucky Avenue', The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue, returns to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590) on Tuesdays, December 2nd & 9th, and Wednesday December 3rd, all shows at 7:00 pm. On Kentucky Avenue stars Tony Nominee, Brenda Braxton and the legendary Jenny Douglas (Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker) and Broadway and recording artist, Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies). The show also features Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black'. On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue is an homage to the now defunct historical "Club Harlem." Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. The cast also includes: Hollie Wright, Donna Clark, Olutayo Bosede, Brian Davis, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio and Renee Ternier. The band is led by Musical Director/Pianist Frank Owens (Show Time at the Apollo); Wilbur Bascomb on Bass; David Silliman on Drums and Richard Cummings Jr. conducting and on Synthesizer. On Kentucky Avenue was co-written and choreographed by Ty Stephens; co-written and directed by Adam Wade (The Color Purple) and features original music by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. Guest Swing Dance choreography•is by Mickey Davidson. Production manager/co-costumer with Stephen's, is Pearl Williams. On Kentucky Avenue is produced by Robert R. Blume/Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman, in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner, Step Forward Entertainment, Marya Coburn and Cobi Narita. There is a $20 cash cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations available at http://onkentuckyavenuedecember.brownpapertickets.com/

NYC: 54 BELOW CELEBRATES FRANK WILDHORN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) will present a week in celebration of Frank Wildhorn, the acclaimed composer of Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, and Victor/Victoria. Shows are scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Over the past two decades, Frank Wildhorn has given the world timeless stories and countless classics set to soaring scores including eight Broadway shows, twenty original international shows, and almost 100 million records sold of his songs. Frank is one of this generation's most important songwriters. It will be a week of Broadway's best singers, a reunion of one of Frank's Broadway shows, and songs from a catalog that goes from Whitney Houston to Julie Andrews, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Johnny Mathis, and from Sammy Davis, Jr. to The Moody Blues. With an all-star band of musicians, you'll be sure to hear all your favorites in addition to brand new songs, never been heard before. Spend an evening celebrating Frank Wildhorn at Broadway's own 54 Below. Shows on December 2nd & 3rd will star original cast members from Bonnie & Clyde including Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Melissa van der Schyff, Michael Lanning, Mimi Bessette, Louis Hobson, and more. Shows on December 5th & 6th will star Leslie Odom, Jr., Brandi Burkhardt, Janet Dacal, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adrienne Warren, with a special appearance by Jane Monheit on December 5th. There is a $50-$105 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31st

Steve Tyrell returns for this annual Holiday season performances at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 25th through December 31st (no show December 25th) at 8:45 pm with additional late shows on Friday & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed for 36 years. In 2013 Tyrell's contract was extended through his 11th season, starting a new Carlyle legacy that now also includes performances in May. Cover charges and minimums vary by date - call or see website.

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NYC: MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY: TERESE GENECCO'S LITTLE BIG BAND 

MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY continues at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - SANCTUARY (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200) every Wednesday. Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer. The show on Wednesday, December 3rd features Terese Genecco's Little Big Band. As a solo artist, Terese Genecco is an in-demand Host/MC, comedian, actress, and concert performer and can be seen at many of the world's finest nightclubs, cabaret rooms, jazz festivals, theaters and concert halls. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $10 donation.

NYC: ELIANE ELIAS AT BIRDLAND

Five time GRAMMY Award Nominee, four time "Gold Disc Award" recipient and three time winner of "Best Vocal Album" in Japan, #1 artist in sales and radio in France, with all recordings reaching top five on Billboard Magazine, jazz radio charts and itunes to name a few accolades, Eliane Elias has taken her place in the pantheon of music giants. And now Elaine appears at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, December 2nd through 6th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Elias' latest recording I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) offers her personalized spin on her connection to the singer-instrumentalist tradition and arrives with a statement of purpose: jazz repertoire can sound totally fresh when delivered with ingenuity and passion. Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 23 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer and arranger as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is a "citizen of the world"! There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

NYC: PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP KIN - WORLD TOUR FINALE

The Pat Metheny Unity Group Kin (Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi) will hold a "Special Homecoming Event Celebrating The 150-City World Tour" at THE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592 - http://www.bluenote.net/ ) on Tuesday through Sunday, December 2nd through 7th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. The year 2013 has been a banner one for Pat Metheny. After being awarded his 20th Grammy, for Unity Band, and the release of his critically acclaimed recording of Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20, Metheny received word that the readers of DownBeat magazine had voted to induct him into its Hall of Fame. Not only is Metheny the youngest member, but he is also only the fourth jazz guitarist to be chosen for that honor, joining Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. The coming year promises to be equally exciting. There is a $40-$75 cover.

NYC: TED ROSENTHAL TRIO: "WONDERLAND" HOLIDAY SHOW AT DIZZY'S

The Ted Rosenthal Trio (Ted Rosenthal, piano; Noriko Ueda, bass; and Tim Horner, drums) brings it's "Wonderland" Holiday Show" to DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595) on Wednesday, December December 3rd with shows at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. Ted Rosenthal, a Long Island native, first gained international acclaim by winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition in 1988. Since then, Rosenthal has made 14 recordings as a leader and performed with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and more. After a successful debut of their holiday album Wonderland last year at Dizzy's, the Ted Rosenthal Trio returns for another holiday celebration. The repertoire is a showcase of Rosenthal's skills as an arranger and the trio's impeccable musicianship, and their reinterpretations leave intact the timelessness of the best known Christmas songs. There is a $35 cover.

CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE, BOSTON, NEW ENGLAND & TORONTO FOR THIS DATE
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BOSTON: TRACY CLARK AT SCULLERS

Tracy Clark, a native Bostonian, performs at SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA - 617-562-4111) on Wednesday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm. Clark is at the top of her musical game. After touring and pursuing a songwriting and recording career in NYC and LA, Tracy is back in her Boston groove. Tracy's voice is consistently referred to as "velvet and silk", with a sound that is "totally natural" Tracy's admirers include Ron Della Chiesa and Bo Winiker, as well as from from Dream Farm Radio's Julie Lavender. Dinner/Show: $65 Show only: $25.

TORONTO: R&B NIGHT WITH SOUL STEW AT THE JAZZ BISTRO

Soul Stew, Toronto's legendary Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Jazz Funk ensemble, will perform at THE JAZZ BISTRO (251 Victoria Street, Toronto, ONT, CA - 416-363-5299) on Wednesday,December 3rd at 8:00 pm. A fixture of the Toronto music scene, Soul Stew is made up of some of the finest musicians in Canada. Formed in 1990 by Toronto first call studio musicians as a house band at the Bamboo, Soul Stew became the band synonymous with the College Street music scene with their 10 year long residency at the College Street Bar. The musicians in Soul Stew have collectively and individually performed and recorded with The Boss Brass, Gorillaz, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Butterfield, The Parachute Club, Jane Bunnett, Holly Cole, Marc Jordan, Gino Vanelli, Tito Puente, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Aretha Franklin and Nelly Furtado, to name just a few. Soul Stew plays a mixture of Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, a bit of reggae and a lot of Soul, recalling the classic sounds of the legendary recording bands (a la the Funk Brothers from the movie Standing in the Shadows of Motown) of Stax, Motown, The Philly Sound, The Meters, Muscle Shoals, and the Hi Rhythm section of Memphis. Members of the band are Michael Dunston (Lead Vocals, Percussion), David Gray (Guitar, Background Vocals), Matt Horner (Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Background Vocals), John Johnson (Tenor, Alto & Baritone Sax), Mark Kelso (Drums, Background Vocals), and Roberto Occhipinti (Bass, Background Vocals). There is a $15 cover.

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WASHINGTON, DC: BRIAN CHARETTE "HAMMOND HOLIDAY" AT BLUES ALLEY

New York City organist/pianist Brian Charette performs his show "Hammond Holiday" at BLUES ALLEY (1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC - 202-337-4141) on Wednesday, December 3rd at 8:00 pm. Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was just named the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics' Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category. On his newest recording, Good Tipper, (Posi-Tone, 2014), Charette presents elegantly lyrical original music and fun, funky covers. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Charette is also an active author and educator, writing for Keyboard magazine, DownBeat, and the Czech magazine Muzikus. Special holiday music Organ Grooves with classic holiday renditions by Jimmy Smith and Don Patterson and the trio's own special arrangements. There is a $22.50 cover.

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L.A.: "TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER!" UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S

For the 4th year the singing comedy duo Todd Sherry & Heather Olt return with their wildly-popular annual cabaret show, TODD & HEATHER'S CHRISTMAS CHEER! on Thursday & Saturday, December 4th & 6th at 8:00 pm at UPSTAIRS AT VITELLO'S (4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, CA - 818-769-0905). Todd & Heather are two Christmas Cheerleaders on opposing sides: one from "Team Santa" and the other from "Team Jesus". The show supplies plenty of peace, love, joy and, of course, cheer for audiences, as Todd & Heather perform countless Christmas songs while exploring their differing ideas. Eventually, as what always must happen in the end, they come together and realize that there is room for both Santa AND Jesus in the holiday. Hosted at Upstairs at Vitello's, Todd & Heather welcome you into their martini-filled world, as they invite their celebrity friends to put a "twist" on some of your favorite tunes. Just a few of their special guests have included: Jo Anne Worley, Missi Pyle, Jim J. Bullock, Daisy Eagan, Shawn Ryan, and The Lampshades (Kate Flannery & Scot Robinson). There is a $20 cover.

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LONDON: LORNA LUFT AT THE CRAZY COQS

Lorna Luft starts off the festive season at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) once again this year with her brand new Christmas show "Accentuate The Positive." Musical Director is Colin R. Freeman. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturday, December 2nd through 13th at 8:00 pm. Lorna sings many beloved standards, such as Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Come Rain Or Come Shine, and Jamboree Jones, and in a special section, Lorna will pay tribute to Johnny Mercer, (dubbed "America's poet"), a close family friend. Mercer, who won 4 Academy Awards, also wrote the lyrics to Judy Garland's television theme song. The song became "Lorna", which Judy Garland sang to her daughter on her television show. Lorna has had starring roles in both television and film and has enjoyed numerous successes on the stage across the globe, including Broadway and the West End. She starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical, reprised the same role on the first national tour, and at the Papermill Playhouse. Concurrent with her theatrical career, Lorna is a gifted live performer frequently featured as a concert artist at the world's most prestigious venues including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The London Palladium, and L'Olympia in Paris to name just a few. Her highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook, melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called "a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction). Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: LAURIE KRAUZ'S JAZZ SOUP - SPECIAL EDITION

Award winning jazz vocalist Laurie Krauz returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) with another in her series of "Jazz Soup" shows. This will be a very special edition of the series she's calling "Jazz Soup (Be Careful Contents May be Hot)!" - a fun, eclectic, mix of some of the most exciting jazz artists around. This time it's a holiday fest AND art show. Who's in the soup this month? We are thrilled to have: Vicki Burns, Marcus Goldhaber, Judi Silvano, Andrea Wolper and The Daryl Kojak Trio with Sean Conly (bass) and Dwayne 'Cook' Broadnax (drums), (and, your host, Laurie Krauz). They will be featuring some of Judi's artwork in the lobby - available for purchase. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MILES PHILLIPS: WINTER RHYTHMS - TRIBUTE TO BING CROSBY

Miles Phillips takes center stage at URBAN STAGES (259 West 30th Street, NYC - 212-421-1380 - ) on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm singing a few of his favorite songs made famous by the legendary giant of popular song, film, TV and radio, Bing Crosby. He is joined by Steve Ross, Mary Foster Conklin, Jeff Harnar, Marissa Miller, Marissa Mulder, Julie Reyburn, Anna Marie Sell, and Susan Winter. Musical director Bill Zeffiro curates and co-hosts with Crosby biographer Gary Giddins. Phillips is a multiple award-winning actor, director, cabaret vocalist and recording artist with appearances in theaters, clubs and concert halls from Honolulu to London. He has countless leading New York and regional theatre roles, numerous film and television appearances, a popular solo album and a score of original and studio cast recordings to his credit. There is a $40 cover (includes champagne reception with the artists.
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CHICAGO: MERRY MEASURES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 1st & 2nd
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On Monday & Tuesday, December 1st & 2nd, CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) will present Merry Measures: A Holiday Cabaret!, with all proceeds being donated to Hands Together, Heart to Art, the Auditorium Theatre's summer camp for children who have lost a parent. There will be completely different programs each night featuring professional singers who are donating their time and talent for this worthwhile cause. Performances begin at 7:00 pm each night at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Tickets are $25.
Performers on Tuesday, December 2nd are: Ken Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Joan Curto, Jeff Dean, Laura Freeman, James Gavin, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Paul Motondo, Duncan Moore, Carol Moss, Daryl Nitz, Marianne Murphy Orland, Wendy Parman, Dom Thomas and Melissa Young. Melissa Young directs with musical direction by Beckie Menzie.
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NYC: LAURIE KRAUZ'S JAZZ SOUP - SPECIAL EDITION

Award winning jazz vocalist Laurie Krauz returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - ) with another in her series of "Jazz Soup" shows. This will be a very special edition of the series she's calling "Jazz Soup (Be Careful Contents May be Hot)!" - a fun, eclectic, mix of some of the most exciting jazz artists around. This time it's a holiday fest AND art show. Who's in the soup this month? We are thrilled to have: Vicki Burns, Marcus Goldhaber, Judi Silvano, Andrea Wolper and The Daryl Kojak Trio with Sean Conly (bass) and Dwayne 'Cook' Broadnax (drums), (and, your host, Laurie Krauz). They will be featuring some of Judi's artwork in the lobby - available for purchase. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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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: JOHN SCHNEIDER AND TOM WOPAT DEBUT NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM

John Schneider and Tom Wopat the original stars of "The Dukes of Hazzard"- will release a special holiday album 'Home for Christmas' to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 - ) on Tuesday, December 2nd at 9:30 pm. The recording became available from D13 Entertainment in stores and online on October 28th. The pair, currently starring in a national TV advertising campaign for AutoTrader.com, have performed in concert over the years, but this marks their first full recording together. Mixing immediately recognizable Christmas standards with lesser-known holiday songs, the album combines a bright and brassy big band, lush strings, and rustic country sounds and laces it all together with humorous banter that reflects over three decades of friendship. 'Home for Christmas' is produced by David Finck with arrangements by John Oddo, Tedd Firth and Rob Mounsey.This concert marks their first time performing together in the city.There is a $35 cover.

NYC: ON KENTUCKY AVENUE RETURNS TO STAGE 72

'On Kentucky Avenue', The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue, returns to STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - ) on Tuesdays, December 2nd & 9th, and Wednesday December 3rd, all shows at 7:00 pm. On Kentucky Avenue stars Tony Nominee, Brenda Braxton and the legendary Jenny Douglas (Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker) and Broadway and recording artist, Ty Stephens (Sophisticated Ladies). The show also features Jeree Wade as 'Damita Jo' and Lee Summers (Original Dreamgirls) as comedian 'Slappy Black'. On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue is an homage to the now defunct historical "Club Harlem." Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. The cast also includes: Hollie Wright, Donna Clark, Olutayo Bosede, Brian Davis, Gregory J. Hanks, Mindy Haywood, Cassandra Palacio and Renee Ternier. The band is led by Musical Director/Pianist Frank Owens (Show Time at the Apollo); Wilbur Bascomb on Bass; David Silliman on Drums and Richard Cummings Jr. conducting and on Synthesizer. On Kentucky Avenue was co-written and choreographed by Ty Stephens; co-written and directed by Adam Wade (The Color Purple) and features original music by Ty Stephens, Frank Owens, Branice McKenzie, Wilbur Bascomb, Adam Wade and Jeree Wade. Guest Swing Dance choreography•is by Mickey Davidson. Production manager/co-costumer with Stephen's, is Pearl Williams. On Kentucky Avenue is produced by Robert R. Blume/Songbirds Unlimited Productions, Peter Martin/Rick Newman, in association with J.R. Knauf, Marshall N. Warner, Step Forward Entertainment, Marya Coburn and Cobi Narita. There is a $20 cash cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations available at http://onkentuckyavenuedecember.brownpapertickets.com/

NYC: 54 BELOW CELEBRATES FRANK WILDHORN

54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) will present a week in celebration of Frank Wildhorn, the acclaimed composer of Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, and Victor/Victoria. Shows are scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2nd & 3rd at 7:00 pm and Friday & Saturday, December 5th & 6th with performances at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Over the past two decades, Frank Wildhorn has given the world timeless stories and countless classics set to soaring scores including eight Broadway shows, twenty original international shows, and almost 100 million records sold of his songs. Frank is one of this generation's most important songwriters. It will be a week of Broadway's best singers, a reunion of one of Frank's Broadway shows, and songs from a catalog that goes from Whitney Houston to Julie Andrews, from Hootie and the Blowfish to Johnny Mathis, and from Sammy Davis, Jr. to The Moody Blues. With an all-star band of musicians, you'll be sure to hear all your favorites in addition to brand new songs, never been heard before. Spend an evening celebrating Frank Wildhorn at Broadway's own 54 Below. Shows on December 2nd & 3rd will star original cast members from Bonnie & Clyde including Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Melissa van der Schyff, Michael Lanning, Mimi Bessette, Louis Hobson, and more. Shows on December 5th & 6th will star Leslie Odom, Jr., Brandi Burkhardt, Janet Dacal, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Adrienne Warren, with a special appearance by Jane Monheit on December 5th. There is a $50-$105 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE CIVILIANS: A PRETTY FILTHY EVENING

The Civilians, New York's Obie award-winning investigative theater company, will present 'A Pretty Filthy Evening' at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - http://www.54below.com/ ) on Tuesday, December 2nd at 9:30 pm. The company has curated this one-time-only event offering a sneak preview into their upcoming musical about the porn industry, 'Pretty Filthy', planned to open on Broadway in February 2015. This intimate and eclectic evening features shamelessly sexy songs from top performers of the NY cabaret and Broadway scenes, including Bryce Pinkham (Gentleman's Guide, Love's Labor's Lost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Lady Rizo (Grammy winner 2010, Toast of Edinburgh 2012, London Cabaret Award 2013), Steve Rosen (Peter and the Starcatcher, CQ/CX, Guys and Dolls), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia!, NERDS), Elena Shaddow (Bridges of Madison County), (Marrick Smith (The Underclassman, Revolution in the Elbow•, Fun Home), Shakina Nayfack (One Woman Show, erotica: Death Drive, Voluptuous Biker Babes), Jennifer Morris (You Better Sit Down, I am Nobody's Lunch, Gone Missing), Jeanine Serralles (Maple and Vine, Stunning, The Glass Cage), and Emily Young (Cymbeline, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). There is a $25-$55 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum. *Pricing subject to change at any time.

NYC: STEVE TYRELL AT THE CAFE CARLYLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31st

Steve Tyrell returns for this annual Holiday season performances at THE CAFE CARLYLE (35 East 76th Street, NYC - 212-744-1600 - ) on Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 25th through December 31st (no show December 25th) at 8:45 pm with additional late shows on Friday & Saturdays at 10:45 pm. Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. In 2005, after the passing of the legendary Bobby Short, Steve was asked by New York City's Cafe Carlyle to take over their revered Holiday Season of November and December, which Mr. Short had not missed for 36 years. In 2013 Tyrell's contract was extended through his 11th season, starting a new Carlyle legacy that now also includes performances in May. Cover charges and minimums vary by date - call or see website.

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CHICAGO: MERRY MEASURES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 1st & 2nd
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On Monday & Tuesday, December 1st & 2nd, CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) will present Merry Measures: A Holiday Cabaret!, with all proceeds being donated to Hands Together, Heart to Art, the Auditorium Theatre's summer camp for children who have lost a parent. There will be completely different programs each night featuring professional singers who are donating their time and talent for this worthwhile cause. Performances begin at 7:00 pm each night at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Tickets are $25.
Performers on Tuesday, December 2nd are: Ken Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Joan Curto, Jeff Dean, Laura Freeman, James Gavin, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Paul Motondo, Duncan Moore, Carol Moss, Daryl Nitz, Marianne Murphy Orland, Wendy Parman, Dom Thomas and Melissa Young. Melissa Young directs with musical direction by Beckie Menzie.
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NYC: RICHARD HOLBROOK: CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
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He sold out his shows last month, he stole their hears at the MABEL MERCER CONVENTION and now he's back at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to celebrate with his show 'Christmas In New York' on Sunday, November 30th at 8:15 pm & Monday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. The show will pay tribute to the Big Apple, which celebrates this magical time of the year like no other city in the world. The show will include familiar seasonal songs by Irving Berlin, Steve Allen, Don Costa, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme, Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh, Burton Lane, Dorothy Fields, Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone, J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie, Ted Shapiro, Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith, and Leslie Bricusse; relatively new holiday tunes by Ronny Whyte, Roger Schore, Francesca Blumenthal, Sue Matsuki, and Paul Stephan; and songs indirectly related to Christmas by Portia Nelson, Marvin Hamlisch, Fred Ebb, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim. Richard will be accompanied by the Tom Nelson Trio (Tom Nelson on piano, Tom Kirchmer on bass, and John Redsecker on drums). Richard Barclay will direct the show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - NOW ON MONDAYS!!

The Open mic night hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on Thursdays on the Upper West Side has changed it's shownight! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will now be held every MONDAY night,at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (signup after 6:30 pm). An open mic with multi-award winning hosts Sarah and Craig bring the ultimate New York experience to the Upper West Side with all kinds of talent singing all genres of music -Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Classical, all are welcomed. There is a $7 cover - no minimum
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CHICAGO: MERRY MEASURES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 1st & 2nd
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On Monday & Tuesday, December 1st & 2nd, CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) will present Merry Measures: A Holiday Cabaret!, with all proceeds being donated to Hands Together, Heart to Art, the Auditorium Theatre's summer camp for children who have lost a parent. There will be completely different programs each night featuring professional singers who are donating their time and talent for this worthwhile cause. Performances begin at 7:00 pm each night at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Tickets are $25.
Performers on Monday, December 1st are: Helene Alter Dyche, Arlene Armstrong, Boomer Babes, Kirsten Belzer, David Edelfelt, John Eskola, Ruth Fuerst, Carla Gordon, Lynda Gordon, Kimberly Lawson, Ira Carol McGill, Bob Moreen, Serena Pomerantz, Cheryl Szucsits, Kat Victoria and Carol Weston. Carla Gordon directs with musical direction by Bob Moreen.
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NYC: RICHARD HOLBROOK: CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK
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He sold out his shows last month, he stole their hears at the MABEL MERCER CONVENTION and now he's back at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to celebrate with his show 'Christmas In New York' on Sunday, November 30th at 8:15 pm & Monday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. The show will pay tribute to the Big Apple, which celebrates this magical time of the year like no other city in the world. The show will include familiar seasonal songs by Irving Berlin, Steve Allen, Don Costa, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme, Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh, Burton Lane, Dorothy Fields, Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone, J. Fred Coots, Henry Gillespie, Ted Shapiro, Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith, and Leslie Bricusse; relatively new holiday tunes by Ronny Whyte, Roger Schore, Francesca Blumenthal, Sue Matsuki, and Paul Stephan; and songs indirectly related to Christmas by Portia Nelson, Marvin Hamlisch, Fred Ebb, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim. Richard will be accompanied by the Tom Nelson Trio (Tom Nelson on piano, Tom Kirchmer on bass, and John Redsecker on drums). Richard Barclay will direct the show. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END - NOW ON MONDAYS!!

The Open mic night hosted by Sarah Rice & Craig Pomranz on Thursdays on the Upper West Side has changed it's shownight! BROADWAY SINGS AT THE WEST END will now be held every MONDAY night,at THE WEST END (955 West End Avenue, NYC - 212-531-4759) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (signup after 6:30 pm). An open mic with multi-award winning hosts Sarah and Craig bring the ultimate New York experience to the Upper West Side with all kinds of talent singing all genres of music -Broadway, Pop, Jazz, Classical, all are welcomed. There is a $7 cover - no minimum
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NYC: BARRETT IS BACK ON RESTAURANT ROW

Chris Barrett returns to LA RIVISTA RISTORANTE (313 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-366-4603) on Monday, May 19th, where he will be at the piano Mondays through Wednesdays. There are two shows nightly, a dinner show at 8:00 and a supper show at 10:00 pm. Chris Barrett's performances are in the tradition of the great late-night boites of a fondly remembered era, when the likes of Hugh Shannon, Bobby Short, and Buddy Barnes manned the keyboard. There is no cover charge
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NYC: BEN RIMALOWER DEBUTS NEW PLAY "BAD WITH MONEY"

Ben Rimalower debuts new play "Bad With Money" at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) running on Mondays at 7:00 pm through December 29th and Thursdays at 9:30 pm through December 18th. Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem - or get rich trying. "Bad With Money" is written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. Rimalower's first solo show, the long-running hit Patti Issues, explored his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. Bad with Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt - a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI RETURNS WITH 'RESERVE NOW" AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Jazz/pop vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440)on Monday, December 1st and Thursday, December 4th, both shows at 9:00 pm. "Reserve Now" is a return engagement of her solo show, directed by Marilyn Maye, which ran for five sold-out nights this summer! The show, which features an eclectic array of tunes ranging from fresh takes on jazz standards, pop classics and original tunes, won unanimous raves. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: TIM DI PASQUA CONTINUES SONGBOOK SERIES AT MAMA'S

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Tim Di Pasqua will return to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) on Monday, December 1st at 7:00 with special guests guitarist/ songwriter/ composer Michael Holland and bassist Matt Scharfglass for an intimate evening of his original music. In addition to being known for classic pop songs YOU, ONE THING MAYBE YOU DIDN'T HEAR ME and MONSTER UNDER THESE CONDITIONS, Tim has composed the music and lyrics for his theatrical shows SYNCHRONICITY, NOTES ON NEW YORK (The musicalized observations of Tim Di Pasqua) and is currently working on his latest show AN APARTMENT ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE. This intimate concert will be the fifth in his songbook series started earlier this year, where Tim has presented a new and different set each night as he moves through his catalog. This latest offering will feature some of very first pop songs he has written as well as four brand new tunes making their debut. Tim's songs have been recorded or performed by the greatest voices on Broadway and in the Pop world including Julia Murney, Capathia Jenkins, Alix Korey, Brian Lane Green, Ann Marie, Heather MacRae, Marcus Simeone, J. Robert Spencer, David Burnham, and Stephen Schwartz. Tim is the recipient of four Backstage Bistro Awards including one for SONG OF THE YEAR and a NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE Award for the show SOUTHERN COMFORT shared with co-stars Scott Coulter and Tom Andersen.

NYC: JAMES SNYDER SHARES HIS JOURNEY TO IF/THEN

For the first time, James Snyder and his family will be celebrating the holiday season in New York, while he co-stars as Josh in the Broadway sensation If/Then. Led by his musicaldirector, acclaimed drummer Damien Bassman, and the Second Chance Band, James takes a look at his own If/Then moments at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 1st at 7:00 pm where he will share: How playing a french poodle led to him to working with Amanda Bynes in She's The Man. How a messy breakup led him to a record deal. How a temper tantrum put him on Broadway. Share a bit of James's journey from Cry-Baby to City Center Encores' Fanny to Carousel at Goodspeed - which led him to The Richard Rodgers Theatre and his current role as Idina Menzel's co-star. In this special evening of firsts, James will be joined by friends: For the first time, James and Matt Doyle will be singing songs from bare: a pop opera together, Elizabeth Stanley and James will re-unite since the lights of Cry-Baby fell dim...and Seth Rudetsky will stop by as well. Let James and his friends be the first to celebrate the holiday season with you - sharing holiday memories from his childhood and holiday memories he and his wife are making with their own child in New York City. Whichever road you take, and whatever holiday you choose to celebrate in the month of December, join us for James Snyder's show at 54 Below. It's an evening about how every event shapes your life, whether its getting married, then finding out you're going to be a dad, meeting friends along the way or co-starring on Broadway in a huge hit show. There is a $35-$65 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: ANNALEIGH ASHFORD - LOST IN THE STARS

Annaleigh Ashford and Music Director Will Van Dyke return to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) with an updated version of their sold out concert, Lost in the Stars. Performances are scheduled for Mondays, December 1st, 8th & 15th at 9:30 pm and Friday, December 26th at 11:30 pm. Annaleigh is currently playing Essie in You Can't Take It With You on Broadway. She known for her Tony-nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's Masters of Sex as well as her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Annaleigh's show will acknowledge the history of Studio 54 with a classic cabaret that features songs from the days of disco to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. With story and song, the evening will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart. There is a $35-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

EVAN RUGGIERO TAPS HIS WAY INTO 54 BELOW

Evan Ruggiero returns to 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) on Monday, December 1st at 11:30 pm as part of the clubs Late Night series, this time with experimental soul/funk trio, Fredo. Together, they intend to take you through a sound warp of music, dance, and explosive vocals. Fredo is comprised of musicians, Jason Kennedy, Ray Carega, and Brendan Daily. Evan began dancing at the age of 5 in his hometown studio and by age 10, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble, under the direction of Deborah Mitchell. At age 19, Evan was suddenly diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, Osteosarcoma, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. After undergoing months of chemotherapy and additional surgeries to save his life, Evan began to teach himself how to tap dance again by using a peg-leg. He as appeared all over the country motivational speaking and performing, and has had appearances on television shows such as The Ellen Show, Un Nuevo Dia, American Idol, CBS Inside Edition, and Show Me St. Louis. He is currently in the new workshop production of PANIC! The Musical. There is a $15 cover plus 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.

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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: JULIE & JULIE: THEN & NOW - STARRING JULIE HALSTON & JULIE GOLD AT BIRDLAND

Julie & Julie: Then & Now, starring Julie Halston & Julie Gold will be presented on Monday, December 1st at 7:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) as part of the clubs famed Broadway at Birdland series. Reunited on stage for the first time in 15 years, Ms. Halston and Ms. Gold will combine comedy and songs about all the major topics: Mothers, Show biz, Love, Death and Facelifts. In other words ... life! Julie Halston is one of New York's busiest actresses. Well-known to theatre audiences, she is currently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of You Can't Take It With You, for which she has received rave reviews. She was also singled out last season for her performance in Charles Busch's TheTribute Artist, and for her performance as Mother in the Kennedy Center production of The Guardsman. She has appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions including Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century, (Outer Critics CircleNomination), The Divine Sister (Drama Desk Nomination), Love Loss and What I Wore, and numerous others . Miss Halston was a founding member of Mr. Busch's now legendary theatre company,Theatre- in-Limbo and has co-starred with him in over ten productions including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset (Drama Desk Nomination, Shanghai Moon and Olive and The Bitter Herbs. In addition to theatre, Miss Halston is known to television audiences as Bitsy Von Muffling from the smash hit "Sex and The City," Tina Carmello from "The Class"and to younger audience members as Antigone Carruthers from "The Electric Company". Miss Halston has won awards for the solo comedy pieces which she has performed all over the US including Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Her SRO solo show has been extended five times at NY's famed Birdland Jazz Club. CBS developed a TV pilot based on her one-woman show, "Julie Halston's Lifetime of Comedy," which she wrote and starred in for over six months off-Broadway. She received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for her writing. Along with co-author, Donna Daley, she wrote the critically acclaimed book, "Monologues for Show-Offs," published by Heinemann Press. It is currently being used by many casting directors, acting teachers and universities as an important resource for actors and is now being developed as a dramatic piece. Her most recent essay, "The Greatest Thing I Never Did" was chosen to appear in the book, "No Kidding," featuring some of America's funniest women writers. Miss Halston was the recipient of the 2013 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Comedy Performer.
Julie Gold is a New YorkCity-based singer/songwriter best known for her Grammy Award winning song, "From A Distance," as recorded by Bette Midler. Other artists who have recorded "From A Distance" include Nanci Griffith, Donna Summer, Patti LaBelle, Sir Cliff Richard, Raul Malo, Jewel, Elaine Paige, The Byrds, and Judy Collins. "From A Distance" has been recited into the Congressional record, illustrated in the form of a children's book, translated into many languages and has been featured in greeting cards, music boxes and stuffed animals. It was the wake-up call for the American and Russian astronauts the first time they hooked up at the MirSpace Station. Other Julie Gold songs have been recorded by Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Andrea Marcovicci, among others. Julie's songs were featured in the motion pictures "Unfaithful" and "Andre." Her lyric for the ubiquitous News Channel 4 promo, "We're 4 New York" aired for years, garnering an Emmy nomination. Julie served on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) for several years. She is an artist in the prestigious roster of Lincoln Center's "Meet The Artist" program. Most recently, Julie has written songs for Oxford University Press, as part of a curriculum that teaches English to non-English speaking elementary school children all over the world. As the daughter of an immigrant, that has proved to be her most rewarding venture. There is $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, & WASHINGTON DC
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CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CHICAGO: MERRY MEASURES BENEFIT IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 1st & 2nd
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

On Monday & Tuesday, December 1st & 2nd, CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals) will present Merry Measures: A Holiday Cabaret!, with all proceeds being donated to Hands Together, Heart to Art, the Auditorium Theatre's summer camp for children who have lost a parent. There will be completely different programs each night featuring professional singers who are donating their time and talent for this worthwhile cause. Performances begin at 7:00 pm each night at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830). Tickets are $25.
Performers on Monday, December 1st are: Helene Alter Dyche, Arlene Armstrong, Boomer Babes, Kirsten Belzer, David Edelfelt, John Eskola, Ruth Fuerst, Carla Gordon, Lynda Gordon, Kimberly Lawson, Ira Carol McGill, Bob Moreen, Serena Pomerantz, Cheryl Szucsits, Kat Victoria and Carol Weston. Carla Gordon directs with musical direction by Bob Moreen.
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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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