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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080907 - Thursday, September 25, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

NOVEMBER HOLIDAY CD EVENT TO HONOR D.J.BRADLEY
Get set for the first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NOVEMBER HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT - presenting the songs of 10 CDs chosen from "Cabaret CDs" released in 2008. The show will be dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley. You are invited to submit CDs that qualify. Tentative date is Tuesday, November 11th - waiting for confirmation. Long-time cabaret critic/reviewer/writer John Hoglund has agreed to serve as judge for the event - he will choose up to 10 CDs from those submitted - including one to be designated "CD of the Year 2008". The winning CD will receive our first D. J. Bradley "CDs for Christmas" award (the CDs do not need to be Christmas themed - but we're having the show in November, in time to promote CDs for Holiday gifting so it all ties together). The "chosen top 10" recording artists or representatives will be invited to come to the show to perform 2 songs from their CDs.

The show will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark, who in 2007 released their own CD of holiday songs titled "Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas" based on a cabaret show of the same name that has become an annual favorite.

If you are a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and have a CD that is eligible (first released in 2008 so Sue & Edd can't enter) which you would like to submit, please send me an e-mail at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com and I will give you submission instructions. There are deadlines, special requirements, etc. Don't send in any CDs yet - wait for the instructions (we will be needing you to send 2 CDs - one for the judging and one to give away at the show). Once again, the CD does NOT have to be holiday-themed - just appropriate for holiday giving. They must be commercially released and available for sale - under your own label is OK. No demos or works in progress, please.

We plan to make the cover price for the show as low as possible so folks will have cash left to buy a CD or two afterwards, so we are looking for 5 sponsors at $100 each sponsors to help defray expenses. Sponsors will receive one comp ticket to the event and will be recognized - with a link to their websites (if applicable) - on all promotional material and articles about the show. Anonymous donations accepted. There is a new link on the home page of the website (http://www.svhamstra.com/HotlineSponsors.shtml ) that includes a way you can make a sponsor donation instantly via PayPal.


SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

HOME-PAGE SIDEBAR AD SALE - ADS NOW ON 20 TOP PAGES
A great and inexpensive way to promote your CD (especially at Holiday time) is a "Home Page Side-Bar ad" on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. And for the months of October, November and December we have a special offer: 4 weeks for the price of 3 starting October 5th through December 27th. That's a 25% discount - $18.75/week instead of $25! We have also increased the number of pages where they will appear from the current 12 to 20 of the most-visited pages! No other discounts apply and ad must be paid for using PayPal. First ordered and paid basis - and placement (top to bottom) will depend on the number of weeks ordered. A perfect size to promote your CD for holiday giving. Did I mention that your CD or event will be mentioned in EVERY issue of the newsletter as long as the ad is running?


SONGWRITER WEBSITE PROJECT KICKS OFF OCTOBER 1st
http://www.CABARETSINGS.COM is a new website, sponsored by CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, to promote the songs and songwriters of cabaret. As of this issue 10 songwriters have submitted information and I hope to add pages at the rate of one a day until all 10 are up. Official launch date is October 1, 2008. Listing and a free page on the CABARETSINGS.COM website is FREE to songwriter members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE through July 5th, 2009 - after which there will be a $10 charge to 2009-2010 SILVER members and no charge to GOLD members and above who maintain their GOLD membership. Non-members can have a page this year for $20 - which includes a SILVER membership. This website should be a great advantage to songwriters who do not have a website or for whom maintaining a website is too expensive. If you want more details, send me an email at stuhamstra@cabaretsings.com.


SEEKING DONATIONS FOR TRIP TO CHICAGO IN OCTOBER
The banner ads and membership donations cover the basic needs of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE but occasionally we need additional donations and sponsorships to finance special projects, events and other items. In October I plan to travel to Chicago to attend the CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ) GALA on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ). The organization will present a spectacular musical evening honoring Golden Globe Award winner Amanda McBroom and local favorite Frank D'Rone with Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Gold Coast Award to Nan Mason. It will be a chance for me to hear "live" many of the Chicago area performers I have been writing about in the newsletter and on the website - and share the experience with you. I estimate I need about $600 to cover AMTRAK train fare and 2 nights hotel costs while in Chicago. Sponsors will receive recognition (with a website link) in all reports about the trip. Donations of any amount would be appreciated - anonymous donations accepted. There is a new link on the home page of the website (http://www.svhamstra.com/HotlineSponsors.shtml ) that includes a way you can make a donation instantly via PayPal.


HERE & THERE
I write today's issue with some mixed emotions. From all reports, today might be the most important day for the US (and I suppose the rest of the world as well), with some meetings in DC, the outcome of which will either be a turnaround for the economy, or a disaster with some truly serious consequences. I had stopped watching the news channels because I was getting so sick and tired of the political rhetoric and the associated spin doctors. But I am afraid (like a moth to the flame) I have been drawn back to the news shows. In a previous lifetime I an economics/history major in college (I was at that point in my life aiming to be a teacher) and so the current crisis truly interests me.

On the other hand, today is my pal Daniel's 33rd birthday (he finally accepted the fact of 33) and I am trying to stay upbeat and optimistic. I made a wise move last week when funds were up (my funds, not stock funds) and purchased his gift at that time. Everything is up in the air as to how we will celebrate today. He is being treated to a birthday party by the firm he works for (at Red Lobster). Then we will meet afterwards in Queens for a "private" party at a club that coincidentally is having its 17th Anniversary tonight - in other words the party favors and champagne will be free!


In Los Angeles, cabaret performers and lovers have a financial crisis to worry about: HOLLYWOOD SHEET MUSIC (7777 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 323-850-1075 - http://www.hollywoodsheetmusic.com ), the local source for sheet music, recording and film has been going through tough times - the economy and the internet being a big part of that. Owners Rick & Stephanie have reached out to their friends in the jazz and cabaret communities to help the store survive. There is widespread agreement that the store needs to survive for the next generation of actors and musicians and those who just want the joy of music on their fingertips and from their mouths. To be able to touch and feel it. Several benefits have already been held - with more to come, including a special Cabaret Master Class led by cabaret diva Sharon McNight at THE GARDENIA on October 1st sponsored by CABARET WEST (http://www.cabaretwest.org ) - see article below.


Are people on your mailing list or in your Yahoo & Google groups getting sick of you bombarding them with e-mail after e-mail promoting your show? Last week I received 6 e-mails in 3 days from the same performer. With a banner or side-bar ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, folks will see your CD or cabaret event promoted whenever they visit the website (over 6000 come to visit each day), and will read about your event or CD twice a week in the newsletter (currently nearly 2700 subscribers) as long as your ad is running - no extra trouble for you and no trouble for them. Write me for details.


Dejavu all over again? I just was going through some back issues on the website and came across the following item written in April of 2007:

"I had the bad experience these past few weeks attending shows that were exciting, entertaining and fun but the fact that there were so few in the audience put a damper on the proceedings. One show had four performers on stage and just four of us in the audience. At another show I was the only person in the audience (plus the director). A third show featured award-winning performers and less than a dozen in the seats. I am happy to report that in all cases the performers went ahead and gave their all - as though there wasn't and empty seat in the house (one even addressed the audience as "Ladies and Gentlemen" when I was the only person there)."

I have had several similar experiences lately - but on the other hand I have been to sold-out houses as well. I missed out on Marilyn Mayes' latest shows because by the time I was able to make one of her shows they were all sold out. The same thing happened to a cabaret friend who wanted to see Barb Jungr's show last week - for that one I fortunately went on opening night and had made reservations long in advance.

I just want to urge you to try something different - especially if you want to encourage the future generation of cabaret performers, as well as support those performers who are perfecting their craft in the many cabaret rooms around town. If your habits are to attend four or five shows a month, for one of those night catch a newcomer - a debut performer. And for one catch a performer who's act hasn't yet received that big TIMES review. I am reminded of the verse in the Wordsworth poem that goes:

"A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky."

How many lovely violets are you missing? There are stars out their waiting to be discovered!


I have to make a decision in the next two days. This is in regards to my plans to attend the CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ) 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ). I have booked train reservations - but they need to be paid by Sunday. So far only one person has stepped forward with a $100 donation towards the trip. I sent out an e-mail yesterday to over 80 subscribers and members in the Chicago/Mid-West area, as well as about 2-dozen folks who have contributed to or sponsored previous CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE events and programs. I have accepted the fact in the past that some things simply aren't meant to be, but deep inside I feel that this trip is going to happen. There is an item just above this HERE & THERE section with more information about the trip.


More HERE & THERE items appear at the bottom of this issue - last minute items that come in just before we "go to press" as well as a report on shows seen since the last issue.


NOW FOR SOME NEWS ABOUT CABARET

CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS & UPDATES

CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD AVAILABLE
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
Saloon-singer/story-teller Cynthia Crane mulls over life, love and wrestles with the difficulties of watching life get old while she remains eternally 27, "over and over and over again" on her latest CD "If I Knew Now (what I knew then)". The CD, recorded live, is loaded with with wry, witty songs - great melodies and smart lyrics by Jay Leonhart and Dave Frishberg - plus a pastiche including Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mandel, John Wallowitch, Lew Spence, Clark Gesner and Frank Loesser. The CD is available at the store and also available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
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MERLE AND LARRY RELEASE LOVE & LAUGHTER CD
NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES
Larry Butler and Merle Nadlin announce the release of their new CD "Love and Laughter." The recording is a soulful, humorous mix of Broadway and Jazz (1930-1970). A personal touch to this debut CD compliments the kaleidoscope moods of a relationship. It is the story is a journey of a long time love featuring lush arrangements by two time Grammy award winner David Balakrishnan of The Turtle Island String Quartet. Merle and Larry have recently returned to San Francisco from travels in Europe where they shared their music from Budapest to Barcelona. They have crooned a tune as they crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, Holland American and Emerald Princess. They've also performed at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco and Jazz spots around the Bay Area. You can order the CD at http://www.merleandlarry.com/ and it is also available through iTunes.
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CD NEWS: BOB LEVY RELEASES NEW CD OF ORIGINAL SONGS
"Me & My Best Friends", songwriter Bob Levy's second CD on SRM Records, celebrates some old and new collaborations. More diverse than "Out In The Cold," his first jazz collection released in 2006, this new project reunites Bob with composer David Coons, and three new writing partners: Karen Jacobsen from New York and Dennis Livingston and Harriet Goldberg from Boston. It also brings together multi-talented producer, arranger and musician, Jamey Whiting, along with gifted vocalists Perry Danos (who was featured on Bob's first jazz CD), and 2008 two-time Grammy nominee Carolyn Martin. Also on this new CD of original jazz, blues and pop songs are some old friends: vocalists John Foster, Juli Maners, Mike Lusk, Shelly Miller and Bob's very special guests, Karen Jacobsen and Dane Vannatter. The talented musicians on this project are: Jamey Whiting on keyboards, Andy Reiss and Penn Pennington on guitar, John Vogt on bass and Ray Von Rotz on drums. "Me & My Best Friends" is available on CDBaby and iTunes as well as at http://www.silkrivermusic.com/ .
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CABARET WORKSHOP / SEMINAR NEWS

SHARON MCNIGHT MASTER CLASS OCTOBER 1st AT THE GARDENIA
CABARET WEST (http://www.cabaretwest.org ) is offering a Master Class led by Sharon McNight at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Wednesday, October 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Six participants will work one-on-one with Sharon and observers are welcome. The cost for participants is $25 and $15 for observers ($5 discount for CABARET WEST members who wish to observe). Proceeds will benefit HOLLYWOOD SHEET MUSIC (see HERE &THERE section above). Richard Berent will be on piano. Payment is by cash or check at the door and reservations are essential. Reservations must be made directly with CABARET WEST at 310-226-7033 or by e-mail at cabwest@aol.com. If more than 6 apply, attendees will be chosen by a drawing. Participants will be notified by Friday, September 26th. No drink minimum.

Sharon McNight has played from the Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, from Los Angeles to Berlin. She has won six San Francisco Cabaret Gold awards, two Critic Circle awards, a MAC, a Robbie, a Bistro and a New York Nightlife award for Musical Comedy. This vocal chameleon ranges from blues to Broadway to Mae West. She has a Master's degree in direction, plays classical flute, and has been a faculty member of the Cabaret Symposium at Yale University.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 25nd THROUGH 28th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 25th

NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
Award-winning producers, Michael & Barbara Ross, will present the 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award Winning Greg Purnhagen in BABALU-CY - the art of Desi Arnaz, Off-Broadway, at the ACTORS TEMPLE THEATRE (339 West 47th Street, NYC - Telecharge: 212-239-6200 - http://www.telecharge.com ). The show opened on Tuesday, September 23rd. Performances continue on Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 3:00 pm. Conceived & written by Greg Purnhagen, BABALU-CY takes a look at Arnaz' career from his tremendous success as a bandleader/singer to his relationship with America's favorite red-head. Complete with a 7-piece Latin band led by Musical Director/Arranger David Cook, BABALU-CY is directed by Gene Castle. BABALU-CY - the Art of Desi Arnaz, debuted at the Metropolitan Room in July 2007, winning a 2008 Back Stage Bistro Award for "Best Theme Show." Tickets are $55 & $35.


NYC: YVONNE CONSTANT IN "PARIS ON THE ROAD TO PIAF"
Yvonne Constant will bring her show "Paris on the Road to Piaf" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Thursday, September 25th and Sunday, September 28th at 7:00 pm. The show is a continuation of La Chanson Realiste through Piaf featuring many songs associated with the men in her life. Yvonne was featured in the Broadway production "La Plume de Ma Tante" as well as "The Gay Life" with Barbara Cook. Later, Richard Rodgers saw her on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and chose her for a leading role in "No Strings." In the movies, she is best remembered in Disney's "Monkeys, Go Home!" with Maurice Chevalier and "Gigot" starring Jackie Gleason and directed by Gene Kelly. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUESTS STARS FROM GREASE
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
2007 MAC BOD AWARD WINNER Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) is usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. The show returns on Thursday, September 25th with guests Derek Keeling & Ashley Spencer from GREASE. 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 )! For details, see: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com/ .


BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AT GERMANO'S
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
On Thursday, September 25th at 7:30 pm, the BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS ( http://www.bsfa.org ) will present a Cabaret Kick-off Benefit, featuring performances by BSA faculty, students and alumni at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - http://www.germanostrattoria.com ). The show will benefit the organization. Tickets are $75. For tickets, please go to http://www.bsfa.org. Baltimore School for the Arts is a Baltimore Public High School and a national leader in preparing students for careers in the arts. The school provides qualified students with intensive training in one of four arts disciplines: the visual arts, music, theatre, or dance in combination with a comprehensive, college preparatory academic program. Students of the school will be featured at GERMANO'S twice each month in their own cabaret shows. Pre-show dining is available from 6:00 pm.


NYC: EDUCATIONAL SERIES PRESENTED BY THE ASCAP FOUNDATION
*** FEATURED CABARET EVENT ***
The ASCAP Foundation ( http://www.ascapfoundation.org ) will present this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival's Educational Series at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC) on Thursdays, September 25th and October 2nd, both events at 5:30 pm. On Thursday, September 25th, the series continues with AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL: [TITLE OF SHOW] GOES FROM NYMF TO BROADWAY. Moderator:Isaac Robert Hurwitz (Executive Director/Producer, NYMF) with guests: Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen ([title of show]). Find out how Hunter and Jeff have adapted, updated and developed [title of show] through each stage of its life. The Educational Series provides an opportunity for audience members and aspiring theater artists to learn directly from industry professionals. All seminars are free of charge and made possible through the generous support of The ASCAP Foundation's Irving Caesar Trust.


NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER: GUEST TBA
Piano bar host, vocalist and recording artist David Pellegrene holds a special "Cabaret Fever" event on Thursday nights, at 8:00 pm, after which there is open-mic piano-bar until whenever at UNCLE CHARLIE'S (139 East 45th Street 2nd Floor, NYC - 212-661-9097 - http://www.unclecharliesnyc.com ). There is never a cover charge - just plenty of fun and song. David is at the piano here Thursdays with "Cabaret Fever" at 8:00 pm with guest performers and Thursdays through Saturdays with open-mic piano bar starting around 9:00 pm. David's guest performer for Thursday, September 25th TBA.


NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
Danny Leary's hit variety show "On the Rocks!" returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com ) on Thursdays, featuring an original opening theme song written especially for the series by the award-winning team of composer Alan Cancelino and lyricist Hector Coris. Jazz pianist Jessica Stewart is on the piano. Performers on Thursday, September 25th include Poppi Kramer, Jared The Conjurer, Jenna Esposito, The Parodivas, Jenny Rubin, Brooke Van Poppelen, Brian Balthazar plus A Special Surprise Guest. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: TOBY BLACKWELL IS STILL BITTER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
NYC: MARCUS GOLDHABER & THE JON DAVIS TRIO RETURN
ASBURY PARK: "LOVELY" WITH KELLY & JERRY AT MCLOONE'S
NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY PRESENTS "THE MUSIC AT BIRDLAND"
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE
NYC: "A BERNSTEIN/BOLCOM CELEBRATION" AT THE MERKIN
NYC: MICHAEL GARIN & MARDIE MILLIT EXPAND SCHEDULE
LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO RETURN TO CAFE SABARSKY
LA: VALERIE LEMON BRINGS FROMAN TRIBUTE SHOW TO THE GARDENIA
SAN FRANCISCO: CALLING ALL SINGERS FOR OPEN CALL

FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 26th

NYC: JUDITH OWEN AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Judith Owen will perform on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 7:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ). Ms. Owen has relentlessly followed her muse, independently releasing recordings that have captivated fans, Hollywood music supervisors, fellow artists and the most discerning critics. Equal parts musicality and wit, Owen's music combines pop, rock, jazz, classical, R&B and theatrical influences. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: RITT & REX AT AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
As part of the FREE MUSIC FRIDAYS series they're doing at the AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM (45 West 53rd Street, NYC - http://www.folkartmuseum.org ), bassist Ritt Henn and drummer Rex Benincasa will present a 35-minute set at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 26th. The pair will be performing original tunes of Ritt's from his latest album, "Timber," plus a couple of new ones and the East Coast debut of a song that he wrote in NYC back in the '80s and recorded in LA. in the '90s entitled "Look at the Goon," a little number about pigeons. This is a free concert - no reservations taken.


NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
At THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) on Fridays at 10:30 pm, Brandon Cutrell & Alysha Umphress host AFTER PARTY, a free-wheeling open-mic with guest stars from Broadway and Cabaret, Ray Fellman at the piano and others serving up drinks and taking turns at the mic. Guest performers from Broadway, off-Broadway and cabaret drop by each week to sing, chat and join in the fun. No cover, no minimum. Singer/dancers invited at all times - you can hang out at the bar, at a table or even on stage. Special guests on Friday, September 25th TBA.


ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
Regular weekly live broadcasts of the AT THE RITZ! radio program can now be heard on WVOF 88.5FM on Fridays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Producers and hosts Jeffrey C. Williams and Lynn DiMenna announce a new, convenient way to hear their weekly show, especially for folks outside of WVOF's local listening area. Simply go to http://www.attheritz.org/ and in one click you can enjoy AT THE RITZ! streaming 24/7 anytime! Sunday shows are rebroadcast throughout the week along with some internet only music. AT THE RITZ! features cabaret, jazz, Broadway and similar sophisticated music along with celebrity interviews and commentary.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
CHICAGO: KEELY SINGER AT AI FOR CLUB'S ANNIVERSARY
NEW ORLEANS: RUNNING WITH SCISSORS AND DIE! MOMMY! DIE!
CHICAGO: DAVID EDELFELT SINGS: "EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY"
NAPA VALLEY: WESLA AT SILO'S FRIDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
NYC: YOUTUBE FRIDAYS BEFORE THE AFTER PARTY
NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY PRESENTS "THE MUSIC AT BIRDLAND"
NYC: KRAUZ & KOJAC TRIO REPRISE TAPESTRY REWOVEN PREVIEW
LA: VALERIE LEMON BRINGS FROMAN TRIBUTE SHOW TO THE GARDENIA
NYC: LISA VIGGIANO RETURNS LIVE AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: AUSTRALIAN LEADING MAN MAKES MAMA'S DEBUT
BOSTON: TOM LaMARK ORCHESTRA AT THE SUPPER CLUB AT THE TAJ
NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY PRESENTS "THE MUSIC AT BIRDLAND"
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 27th

NYC: DANE VANNATTER SINGS TONY BENNETT AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Bistro Award-winning jazz artist Dane Vannatter brings his new show "Alone Together: A Tony Bennett Album" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) for one more Saturday at 9:30 pm. Directed by Lennie Watts, the evening will feature songs from the Bennett album including "Alone Together," "Poor Butterfly," "It's Magic," and a rarely sung Bart Howard song "Walk in the Country." Joining Vannatter will be Bill Duffy on piano, Thomson Kneeland on bass and George Farrell on drums. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: JASON WYNN IS BACK WITH "NOT MORE OF THE SAME OLD @#$%"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
2007 MAC award winner Jason Wynn brings the highly anticipated sequel to his smash hit "Not The Same Old @$%" to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) with one more performance scheduled for Saturday, September 27th 9:30 pm. This show is "Anything But Ordinary" - packed with Pop, Rock, Originals and (of course) a Showtune or two. The song-list represents a wide variety of songwriters, including Jason Wynn, Ike Turner, Kelly Clarkson, Anastasia, Elton John, ELO, Alicia Keys, Paula Cole, and so many more! Directed by 2008 MAC winner Miles Phillips, the show features a smokin' band and a collection of some of New York's best singers joining in the fun. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: GRACE COSGROVE RETURNS WITH 'JUMP/CUT' SHOW
Grace Cosgrove returns to the stage with another performance of her first all-new show in almost four years, to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Saturday, September 27th at 5:00 Pm. In Jump/Cut, her exciting and provocative cabaret act, Grace, along with her musical director Tedd Firth, Steve Doyle on bass, AND direction by Eric Michael Gillett, explores contemporary life in the quirky yet elegant way that only she can. For this performance, Don Rebic is on piano. The show allows Grace to return to her first love, singing, with a collection of songs and stories that allow her to ask questions about her life as it is today and how the joy of music has illuminated her world and all of ours. There is a $15 cover, 2-beverage minimum.
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NYC: HELENE FELDMAN IN CONSTANT CRAVING AT THE BEECHMAN
Helene Feldman returns to the cabaret stage and THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) with her new show "Constant Craving". Final performance is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th at 4:30 pm. The show is a diverse blend of songs from popular music, jazz, blues, contemporary music and The Great American Songbook. She is accompanied by Gerry Dieffenbach at the piano. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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DC: "SINATRA & STYNE: IT'S MAGIC!" DEBUTS AT INDIGO
DC area vocalist Joe Peck will debut his new one-man show "Sinatra & Styne: It's Magic!" at INDIGO CABARET & JAZZ at THE ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC - 202-399-7993 - http://www.atlasarts.org ) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:30 pm. Music director is Alex Tang. Jule Styne and Frank Sinatra were two of the biggest stars in popular music throughout their long and celebrated careers. One composed amazing music and the other sang his tunes masterfully - in movies, in concerts, and in the studio. Each man left his own legacy, but when they collaborated on a project - well, it was magic! Come hear Joe Peck and accomplished pianist and share this tribute to two amazing musicians. This show is jam-packed with popular favorites such as "Just In Time," "Three Coins in the Fountain," and "It's Magic" along with some unexpected gems. There is a $17.50 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS
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The 2008 MAC-award-winning team of Karen Mack and Michael Holland return with their "Hole-O-Matic '08!" all request random pop show shows at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com ) on Saturdays at 7:30 pm through November 15th. This is the show where the audience picks the songs & medleys that this super-talented duo perform - each week is a different show! Special Broadway ticket give-aways at each show. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
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The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy show POOLE PARTY, now in its 10th year will present some of NYC's funniest comics at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). This Saturday night, September 27th at 8:30 pm, the show will feature top NYC-area comics and musical comedy stars TBA. The show will be hosted by Darlene Violette from NBC's "30 Rock"! Still just a $15 cover, 2 drink minimum each show. $10 cover each show for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NAPA VALLEY: WESLA AT SILO'S SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
CHICAGO: DAVID EDELFELT SINGS: "EVERYTHING'S GOING MY WAY"
LOS ANGELES: ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT AT THE GARDENIA
NYC: BETTY BUCKLEY PRESENTS "THE MUSIC AT BIRDLAND"
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 28th

NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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Award-winning vocalist Julie Reyburn once again tackles the many colors and facets of the American Songbook, from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim and Nat King Cole, in her debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Sunday, September 28th at 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 pm and Saturdays, December 6th & 13th at 7:30 pm. The 2007 Julie Wilson Award recipient will be performing a brand new show featuring an exciting mix of standards, broadway and contemporary folk/rock with arrangements of Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim, Lennon/McCartney, and Alec Wilder, alongside her long time music director and collaborator, Mark Janas with Ritt Henn on Bass and Thor Fields on Guitar. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": STRAYHORN TRIBUTE PART 2
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On Sunday, September 28th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm and hosted by David Kenney, will present an Extended On-Air Fundraising Broadcast. The show will be a tribute to The Genius Of Billy Strayhorn featuring a continuation of the extensive interview with Strayhorn biographer David Hadju, author of "Lush Life" A Biography Of Billy Strayhorn broadcast on the 14th of September. There will be interviews with Lena Horne and Sathima Bea Benjamin along with segments of Duke Ellington interviewing Strayhorn. Plus, David will present selected performances from the IN STUDIO "Tribute to Billy Strayhorn" Concert featuring Ralph Brande, Eric Comstock, Laurie Krauz, Barbara Lea & Karen Oberlin. Help Support WBAI-FM & EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Call 212-209-2950 with Your Pledge during this broadcast. Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ . For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .


NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
Brad Loekle (TruTV, Sirius Out Q Radio) continues his new reign over THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR! on Sundays at THERAPY (348 West 52 Street, NYC - 212-397-1700 - http://www.therapy-nyc.com ) at 10:00 pm. This Sunday, September 28th, featured comics are Vicky Kuperman (Catch a Rising Star), Hilary Schwartz (MTV, XM Radio), the always outrageous Yamaneika (Broadway Comedy Club), and Guilia Rozzi ("Stripped Stories" creator). No cover charge, $5 cosmos all night.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: JOE ICONIS PERFORMS ORIGINAL SONGS AT THE BEECHMAN
NYC: RACHEL TAKES MANHATTAN AT THE DUPLEX
SAN FRANCISCO: LARRY SMITH SINGS AT BIRD'S NEST JAZZ

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - SEPTEMBER 29th - OCTOBER 4th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 29th

NYC: CYNTHIA CRANE IS CONFUSED AND THEREFOR SHE IS
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Cynthia Crane brings her new show I'M CONFUSED, THEREFORE I AM to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 4:00 pm; and Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm. Musical director is Paul Greenwood, with Boots Maleson on bass. Director is Ted Story. The show includes songs by composers Noel Coward, Rupert Holmes, Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dave Frishberg, Harburg & Arlen, Tom Toce & Zina Goldrich, Cole Porter, Lew Spence, Ervin Drake, Steve Goodman, Alan Chapman and Marshall Barer & Anita Nye. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: FRANCESCA AMARI RETURNS TO METROPOLITAN ROOM
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Francesca Amari, a popular West Michigan cabaret vocalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, returns with her solo cabaret show with two performances at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) in September. Final show is scheduled for Monday, September 29th at 9:30 pm. The show, "Secretly Square" pays homage to guilty pleasure songs from such legendary performers as Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters, Captain & Tennille, Neil Sedaka and more. The show is directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical direction by Christopher Denny. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: BRONWYN RUCKER BRINGS BACK GAL SPEAKEASY SINGERS
Bronwyn Rucker, vocalist, is joined by Saadi Zain on bass and Jerry Scott at the piano in her show "Bronwyn's Speakeasy ... Shhhh ..." to be presented on Mondays, September 29th and October 27th at 7:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). The show is a journey through the gin joints, the roof top restaurants of Cafe Society and back room speakeasies of the 20's and 30's in a tribute to some of the great female artists of the time such as Libby Holman, Billy Holiday, Ruth Etting and Blanche York. The book is written by Bronwyn Rucker with legendary television and radio talk show host, Joe Franklin, who has encyclopedic knowledge of the era. The show is directed by the award-winning Jay Rogers. There is a $10 cover with a 2-drink minimum.
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OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: ALISON FRASER & MARY TESTA ONSTAGE, TOGETHER
NYC: ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI IN "GETTING GONE"
NYC: LILLIAS WHITE IN THE "JUST A PIANO" MONDAYS AT TRIAD
CHICAGO: FOR A MOMENT: THE MUSIC OF JOHN BUCCHINO

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 30th

CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
ELENA BENNETT & FRED BARTON'S SALON RETURNS
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: CHRIS BARRETT TUESDAYS AT LA MEDITERRANEE
NYC: MOONSHINE MARTINIS WITH SHANNON BROWN
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 1st

NYC: BIG NIGHT OUT OPEN-MIC MADNESS SERIES CONTINUES
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The open-mic series BIG NIGHT OUT hosted by acclaimed singer Jennifer Wren ("The Wild Party" Discovery channel, etc.) and piano favorite Bill Zeffiro is a potpourri of exceptional talents from the worlds of Broadway and cabaret who are free to come together at THE CHICAGO CITY LIMITS ROOM at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com ) to share the music they love. The next show will be on Wednesday, October 1st at 10:00 pm. Participants, with the help of resident musical director William "Bill" Zeffiro, are encouraged to try out new material, sing the roles that they aspire to play, sing the roles they will never play, or just show off for the joy of it. $5 cover - no minimum!


NYC: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
Critically acclaimed Broadway performer Neile Adams ("Kismet", "The Pajama Game") returns to NYC and THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) with her new cabaret show, "Something Cool". Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm and Thursday through Saturday, October 2nd through 4th at 7:30 pm. The show is an autobiographical musical celebration of her life and early days in New York on Broadway, where she met her late first husband, actor Steve McQueen. Adams fascinating life unfolds in song. The show is directed by Ted Sprague. Andy Howe serves as Musical Director. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES TIM DI PASQUA
ANY WEDNESDAY, the free in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music takes place weekly at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. On Wednesday, October 1st at 6:00 pm B&N will present songwriter Tim Di Pasqua performing selections from NOTES ON NEW YORK, an exciting, and poignant 90-minute song cycle about things seen and heard around this intoxicating city, featuring songs based on headlines of the day. Tim will be performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM in October. No cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: SARAH FERRO: CHASING RAINBOWS AT STONEWALL
NYC: CHRIS BARRETT WEDNESDAYS AT LA MEDITERRANEE
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 2nd

ASBURY PARK: SINGER SHOWCASE NIGHT AT MCLOONE'S
Bob Egan's Singer Showcase night will be presented at TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com ) on Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00 pm. Featured performers are Terri Cerrito, Brett Colby, Rick Jensen, Lisa Poulos, Kristian Rex, Jilly Sentino, Jerry Wichinsky and The McLoone's Supper Club Serenaders: Julie Stanford, Jenny McDowell and Ruben Nagy - and more to be announced. There is a $15 cover charge.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 3rd

CHICAGO: IT'S YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT DAVENPORT'S
"If I Were A Carpenter" is Marianne Murphy Orland's tribute to the late great Karen Carpenter, which will be performed at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com ) on Fridays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th at 8:00 pm. With After Dark and Jefferson Award-winning George Howe at the piano, and multi-instrumentalist Michael Favreau on woodwinds, Marianne will revisit the award winning music that was, for many of us, the songbook of our lives in the 70s. It's been 25 years since we lost the glorious voice of Karen Carpenter. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


LA: SYLVIA BROOKS IN LATE NIGHT SERIES AT M BAR
Sylvia Brooks makes her debut performance at M BAR (1253 North Vine Street, Hollywood, CA - 323-856-0036 - http://www.mbarhollywood.com ) on Friday, October 3rd at 11:00 pm with her much anticipated series of late night performances. Additional shows are planned for Fridays, October 17th, 31st, November 7th & 28th and December 5th. Tom Garvin, who has written and arranged for Diana Krall, Anita Baker, Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae, has worked closely with Ms. Brooks to masterfully craft an outstanding selection of songs from The Great American Songbook, guaranteeing an evening of uniquely rich and original music. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC FRIDAY
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Joe Bachana's METROJAM, the monthly cabaret/jazz open mic event held at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ), will have its next show on Friday, October 3rd at 10:00 pm. Guest vocalists from the worlds of cabaret and jazz are always on hand to take a turn at the microphone. Only a $10 cover, $15 minimum.


NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN OCTOBER
Acclaimed Cabaret/Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield continues on Friday & Saturday nights in October at Napa's newest music room SILO'S (530 Main Street, Napa, CA - 707-251-5833 - http://www.weslawhitfield.com/silo's.html ), with swinging jazz pianist Mike Greensill. Ms. Whitfield performs the best of The American Popular Songbook featuring the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hart, Harry Warren, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many, many more. Silo's wine bar, situated in the historic riverfront Napa Mill complex at the foot of main street, is a new venture between Wesla & Mike and the good folks at The Napa River Inn. On October 4th and 18th special guest, song stylist Maye Cavallero will perform, on October 31st, Vocalist Mary Jenson is guest vocalist, and on November 1st, Vocalist Dana Land will appear. There is a $15 cover charge.


S.A.: MATT HURTER SINGS TUNES FROM THE WILD WEST
Matt Hurter sings Cowboy Tunes on Friday, October 3rd at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ). This veteran songwriter/guitarist/singer's show features popular sing-a-long favorites of Roger Whittaker, Don Williams, Brook Benton, Jim Reeves and Kris Kristofferson. Call for cover/minimum information.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 4th

NYC: POLITICAL SHOW "ROCK FOR AMERICA" DEBUTS
Rock Albers, an award-winning stand-up comedian, will debut an all new political comedy show "Rock For America" at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB (208 West 23rd Street, NYC - 212-367-9000 - http://www.gothamcomedyclub.com ) on Saturdays at 5:30 pm on October 4th, 11th and 18th. In "Rock For America" Albers presents comedy pieces about Presidential character, immigration, health insurance, the energy crisis, earmarks and the Bush Administration. In addition, Rock will sing comedy parody songs about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator Hillary Clinton. Rock was twice the recipient of the MAC Award for Best Male Stand-Up Comedian. His previous shows ("Rock 1," "Rock 2," "American Rock," "Classic Rock" and "The World According to Rock") have played in New York City during the last eight years to critical and audience acclaim. There is no cover for the shows (5 tickets maximum). There is a two-drink minimum.
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NYC: GAY MARSHALL SINGS PIAF AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Gay Marshall brings here show "Gay Marshall Sings Piaf" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturdays, October 4th, 11th & 19th at 9:45 pm. Ms. Marshall, was last seen in the revival of "Jacques Brel ... ." at THE ZIPPER THEATER. She has lived in Paris for years, is a longtime Edith Piaf addict, and has written and performed a one woman show about Piaf. Although she's done many American musicals and loves singing almost every style of music, this material has remained her favorite. The show features the usual suspects from la "Vie En Rose" to "No Regrets", but also includes some lesser known gems like "Spring At Last !" and "Avec Ce Soleil". Incorporating existing translations plus her own adaptations many of the numbers are an original mix of French and English.There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 5th

NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE IS A TROUBADOUR OF LOVE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Legendary songwriter/producer Jason Darrow, who discovered Jane Olivor and produced her two most successful albums for Columbia Records, presents his newest find, sensational vocalist Marcus Simeone in an all new show: "The Heart" with the next performance scheduled Sunday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ). Sharing the stage with Marcus will be respected musical director Barry Levitt leading the band. The show will mark the debut of "The Heart," a song written by Mr. Darrow and Stephen Schwartz. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 minimum. $15 cover for member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: EUAN MORTON IS A "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND"
Euan Morton, a native of Scotland, returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) with his show "Stranger in a Strange Land" on Sundays, October 5th, 12th & 19th at 9:30 pm. Morton received an Olivier Award nomination for originating the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo. He moved to New York in 2003 to reprise the role on Broadway, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations, as well as the Theatre World Award (for Outstanding Broadway Debut). He earned a 2006 Obie Award for his appearance in Measure For Pleasure at the Public Theatre. His other stage appearances include title roles in: Tony Kushner's adaptation of Brundibar at the New Victory Theatre and Berkeley Rep; The Who's Tommy at the Bay Street Theatre; and Caligula for the inaugural season of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (2004 NYMF Award for Outstanding Individual Performance). Off-Broadway, Euan appeared opposite Alfred Molina in Howard Katz at the Roundabout Theatre. Most recently Euan was seen on Broadway in the 2007 revival of Cyrano De Bergerac. Euan has recently released his debut solo CD, NewClear, and has appeared in concert in New York City at the Oak Room at the Algonquin, Town Hall, the Metropolitan Room, the Zipper, Joe's Pub and Birdland, as well as at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 5th THROUGH OCTOBER 12th
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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MONDAY - OCTOBER 6th

NYC: NOTES ON NEW YORK BY TIM DI PASQUA
Award-winning singer/composer/lyricist Tim Di Pasqua brings his thrilling new musical theater revue to New York's THE THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com) every Monday in October, the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm. NOTES ON NEW YORK is an exciting, and poignant 90-minute song cycle about things seen and heard around this intoxicating city, featuring songs based on headlines of the day. NOTES ON NEW YORK presents Tim at the piano, along with a cast of five, who are the "voices in his head," bringing his observations to life. In addition to Tim, others in the cast include Natalie Venetia Belcon, Vicky Devany Keithon Gipson, Lennie Watts and Jennifer Zimmerman. NOTES ON NEW YORK reflects everyday life and situations from people, as seen through the eyes of one captivated observer. The show is presented by Third Eye Theatre Company ( http://www.thirdeyetheatreco.com ) under the artistic direction of Michael Levesque. Andrew Glant-Linden directs. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON ON MONDAY NIGHTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Mark Janas' ALGONQUIN SALON continues at the legendary THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com ) with another special edition presented in the hotel's lobby area on Monday, October 6th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Special co-host for the evening is Frank Evans, veteran lyricist, librettist and BMI steering committee member. The theme will be "WORKS IN PROGRESS", highlighting material and performances that, if not fully finished, are ready to be test-run in front of the supportive and nurturing Salon audience. No cover, no minimum.


NYC: JILL WHELAN SPENDS "AN EVENING IN DRY DOCK"
Jill Whelan presents "An Evening in Dry Dock" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Mondays, October 6th, 13th & 20th at 9:45 pm. Ms. Whelan's career has spanned more than three decades in film, stage and television and has allowed her to work with some of the biggest names in show business. "An Evening in Dry Dock" is a riotous, honest and touching look at what it is like to be a child star - and then not. The show features a magnificent collection of musical numbers, side splitting stories about Hollywood and Broadway's A-List as well as heartfelt snapshots about motherhood, love and marriage. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 7th

NYC: JENNA TAKES ANOTHER CHANCE ON LOVE IN OCTOBER
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Jenna Esposito returns to the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) with her newest show, "Takin' A Chance On Love" with performances scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th and Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Featuring a wide selection of love songs, from a wide variety of writers, including Harold Arlen, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Kander & Ebb, and Leonard Cohen, the show is a musical journey through the course of a romance. Musical director is Fortune Esposito, and the show is directed by Lennie Watts. A 2008 MAC award nominee for female vocalist, Jenna made her NYC cabaret debut in August, 2004 and has since performed shows at the Duplex, Danny s Skylight Room, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and the Metropolitan Room. Her shows A Hint of Rosemary: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney, SMOOCH! and I Hate Men: Songs for the Scorned have all received critical acclaim, and her annual All-Star Birthday Bash is a fun-filled evening during which she has shared the stage with a number of New York s finest performers. Jenna released her debut CD, 13 Men and Me! in October, 2007. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com ) will continue their 10th Anniversary season with the return engagement of Mary Cleere Haran from Tuesdays through Saturdays, October 7th through 18th. The world premiere of her new show "Mad For Manhattan" will celebrate Mary's adopted city through songs from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood. "Mad For Manhattan" is a paean to New York from a California native who first saw the city through the magic of Hollywood movies. It is a tribute to uptown and downtown, Busby Berkley and Fred and Ginger, with songs by Leonard Bernstein ("New York, New York"), Rodgers & Hart ("A Tree In The Park" and "Manhattan") and Cy Coleman ("I Walk A Little Faster"), in addition to numbers by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, among others. She will be joined by Musical Director Don Rebic on piano and Chip Jackson on bass. The show play the following schedule: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8:30 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. There is a $60 cover and a $40 food/drink minimum.


ON CABLE: JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS TV SHOW MOVES TO A NEW TIME
"Jamie deRoy & friends" can now be seen every other Tuesday at a new time: 4:00 pm. In NYC, the show is aired on MNN-Time Warner on Channel 67 and on RCN on Channel 85. In other areas, check you local cable listings for time and channel. The show is produced by Jamie deRoy & friends, inc. and directed by Barry Kleinbort. Taped and Edited by Applause Video. For details see http://www.jamiederoy.com/ . Next show is October 21st.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 8th

NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL PREMIERES AT ZIPPER FACTORY
In an exclusive four-week engagement at THE ZIPPER THEATER (336 West 37th Street, NYC - 212/352-3101 - http://www.thezipperfactory.com ), Nightlife, MAC and Bistro Award-winner Karen Kohler stars in "Little Death," a provocative new musical performance exploring the erotic synergies between sex and death. The world premiere of "Little Death," which is comprised of two distinct shows which alternate on four consecutive Wednesdays, October 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, all shows at 8pm. The companion shows, directed by John-Richard Thompson, each feature a five-piece ensemble. Singing in five languages, including English, German and French, Kohler crossbreeds a decadent range of theatrical and musical influences, everything from jazz, Delta blues, classical, rock-folk and cabaret. Tickets are $25 and $40.


S.A.: LARA FRANCES AT VILLA PASCAL WITH NEW AGE SONGS
21 year old New Age Madonna Lara Frances returns to VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm perform a refreshing mix of pop and nu-folk. Her hit song "High on Life", is play listed on various commercial radio stations. Call for cover/minimum information.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9th

CHICAGO: AMY COLE SINGS LINDA RONSTADT
Amy Cole will celebrate the music of Linda Ronstadt at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com ) in her new show "It's So Easy To Fall In Love with... Linda Ronstadt" with performances scheduled for Thursday, October 9th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Able to leap into any music genre in a single bound, this super diva Grammy award winning singer has had a career going strong for more than 40 years. Some favorites include, Blue Bayou, Different Drum, When Will I Be Loved and What's New? There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 10th

RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS BURTON - THE SONGS OF BURTON LANE
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 OFF THE COVER ***
Richard Holbrook brings his new show back for an encore series of performance, featuring the songs of Burton Lane, to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) for three more shows, on Friday, October 10th at 9:30 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 8:00 pm and Monday, October 28th at 9:30 pm. This musical tribute covers Burton Lane's career as a composer, beginning with his success at MGM where he composed the score for over 30 films, including FINIAN'S RAINBOW and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER. Richard will be joined on stage by his musical director Tom Nelson and the Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: MARIANNE CHALLIS IN "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY?"
Winner of a 2008 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist Marianne Challis brings her newest show "What Will the Neighbors Say?" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Friday & Saturday, October 10th & 11th at 7:30 pm, returning on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 pm. The show is a fun-filled exploration of the challenges of the baby-boomer generation - stamped with her own brand of satirical story-telling and "off-the-cuff eye for the absurd. Teamed with her long-time arranger, Christopher Marlowe, Marianne performs songs of contemporary writers such as Alan Menken, Joni Mitchell, and Christine Lavin, as well as classic American Songbook favorites by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and the great Johnny Mercer. The show is directed by two-time MAC Award winner, Scott Barnes. There is a $20 cover plus a 2 drink minimum.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11th

PALM SPRINGS: LES MICHAELS PRESENTS MURRAY & TATHAM
*** FEATURED CABARET EVENT ***
Les Michaels presents the first of a series of "Life Is a Cabaret" events on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 pm at ANNENBERG THEATRE at the PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA - 760-325-4490 - http://www.psmuseum.org ) with Todd Murray and Joanne Tatham in concert. Todd Murray's debut CD "When I Sing Low" garnered much praise including Talkin' Broadway's Top Ten Vocal CD's of 2002 while OUT Magazine named him on their Cabaret Singers Hot List. His numerous performances include The Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions at Palm Springs' Annenberg Theater and New York's Lincoln Center as well as NY's Metropolitan Room, Broadway By The Year - 1935 at The Town Hall, and the famed Cinegrill in Hollywood. Joanne Tatham is a rising star on the jazz and cabaret scene with recent appearances in Los Angeles at Vibrato, The Baked Potato, Gardenia, and Hollywood Cinegrill; The Plush Room in San Francisco; her show Chester featuring the music of Jimmy Van Heusen at The Duplex in New York; and Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions in New York and Palm Springs. Tickets are $35.


CHICAGO: "EVERYTHING IS CHITA" AT DAVENPORT'S
Singer/actor MaryMonica Thomas celebrates the music and career of legendary Broadway actress Chita Rivera at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com ) on Saturdays, October 11th & 25th at 8:00 pm with her shoe "Everything is Chita". Featuring George Howe on the piano special guests including Heather Moran and Gail Becker, Ms. Thomas & friends will perform many signature songs from musicals such as West Side Story, Sweet Charity,Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. There is an $18 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 12th

NYC: KAREN OBERLIN & MILES PHILLIPS COMBINE PLEASURES
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Two of New York's most acclaimed and award-winning vocalists, Karen Oberlin and Miles Phillips, combine their gorgeous voices in their highly anticipated new show, THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com ) on Sunday, October 12th, all shows at 4:00 pm. These two longtime mutual admirers finally revel in the luxury of their thrillingly matched voices. Both accomplished actors and singers, they draw in their show from their successes in different arenas, Oberlin (jazz) and Phillips (theatre), and join forces on common ground in which they both have enjoyed great success (cabaret). Musical Direction is provided by MAC and Bistro Award winner Tracy Stark. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JIM SPEAKE SINGS CY COLEMAN IN "I'M A BRASS BAND"
Jim Speake brings back his critically acclaimed show "I'M A BRASS BAND" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) for three performances, on Sunday, October 12th at 4:00 pm; Monday, October 20th at 7:00 pm; and Thursday October 23rd at 7:00 pm. In the show, Jim sings the music of Cy Coleman, the Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winning composer of Broadway musicals. The show features as musical director Steven Ray Watkins with Matt Wigton on bass and Fred Kennedy on drums. Lennie Watts directs. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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CAPE COD: RALPH BASSETT DOES DIVA TURN IN ORLEANS
Ralph Bassett will premier his new "I've Got the Divas in Me" cabaret show at the ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (120 Main Street, Orleans, MA - 508-255-1963 - http://www.apa1.org ) has been rescheduled for Sunday & Monday, October 12th & 13th, both shows at 8:00 pm. The originally announced show dates had to be cancelled due to illness of the musical director. No stranger to Cape Cod stages, the talented song stylist best known for his wide vocal range and distinct style, will be joined by musical arranger and pianist Bonnie MacLeod. It is the premier showing of " I've Got the Diva's in Me" before it takes off for DON'T TELL MAMA in New York City this spring. MacLeod and Bassett, a new team, have crafted an evening of the musical styling of eighteen (18) of Bassett's favorite female performers including: Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Odetta, Billy Holiday, Liza, Cher, Warrick, Dion and Judy Garland. The show will also be a fundraiser for the Academy. Tickets are $15 - $40.


AUSTRALIA: ROBERT GREEN ASKS "LOVE" OR "DANCE"
Robert Green brings his show "Should I Speak of Love or Shall We Dance" to BAR ME (230 William Street Potts Point, Sydney, AU - 9368 0894 - http://www.barme.com.au ) on Sundays, October 12th & 19th at 5:00 pm. He is joined by Lindsay Partridge in this show of songs about love, with a beginning, middle and end, but not necessarily in that order! There is a $20 cover charge.


L.A. AREA: MARGOLIS & RUDNER: AN AFTERNOON OF JAZZ & COMEDY
Kitty Margolis and Rita Rudner present An Afternoon of Jazz & Comedy at the CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (12700 Center Court Drive South, Cerritos, CA - 562-916-8500 - http://www.cerritoscenter.com ) on Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 pm. This one-time-only concert features two highly entertaining, critically acclaimed artists - comedienne extraordinaire Rita Rudner and jazz vocal phenomenon Kitty Margolis. Rita Rudner's humorous comedy routines about life, men, and relationships have earned her national acclaim, legions of faithful fans, and multiple honors, including an American Comedy Award. Kitty Margolis has played top festival and concert venues on four continents and her CDs have all been in the Top 10 of the nation's jazz charts. Call for cover/minimum information.


SAN FRANCISCO: LORENSON SINGS IN STANDARD TIME
Russ Lorenson debuts a brand-new show "Standard Time" in his only scheduled San Francisco appearance this year at the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com ) on Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. With Bay Area jazz favorites Kelly Park on piano and Terrence Brewer on guitar, Standard Time explores the Great American Songbook of the New Millennium, featuring songs written within the last 20 years by composers such as Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Kelly Park, Ray Jessel, Andrew Lippa, Peter Cincotti - and Russ Lorenson! With with the dominance of hip-hop, the fragmentation of the music audience, and the current distance of real jazz from the cultural center, it's easy to see why the Great American Songbook has been declared dead, if not at least on life support. Russ Lorenson disagrees, and has a show full of "new standards" to prove his point that well-written songs with meaningful lyrics are still being written today, just waiting to be interpreted by thoughtful, jazz-inspired vocalists. There is a $30 cover - call for minimum information.


MIDWEST: ESTER HANNA SINGS OF THE WORLD IN MUSIC
Ester Hana presents "The World in Music" at THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761 - http://www.skokietheatre.org ) on Sunday, October 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The show will feature piano and vocal music from Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Israel, Spain, France, Thailand, Malaysia, of course, the Philippines, and a few more exotic places. Tickets are $15.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 13th AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 15th

NYC: MAC/ASCAP SONGWRITERS' SHOWCASE OCTOBER 15th AT TRIAD
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The next MAC/ASCAP Songwriters' Showcase, hosted by Jamie deRoy, will be held on Wednesday night, October 15th at 6:00 pm at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - http://www.Triadnyc.com ). These showcases are produced by Michael Kerker (ASCAP) and Jamie deRoy (MAC). Special guests are Lucie Arnaz and Penny Fuller. This showcase will highlight Women Songwriters, and will feature Francesca Blumenthal, Phoebe Kreutz, Luba Mason, plus a special guest Christine Lavin interviewed by Jamie DeRoy. Free for members of MAC & ASCAP and $10 for non-members. Food & Drink available. For reservations call the MAC Hotline at 212-465-2662.
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THURSDAY - OCTOBER 16th

NYC: MARTY GEIGER IS A SUMMER BABY AT MAMA'S
Marty Geiger returns to the cabaret stage with a brand new show called SUMMER BABY, to be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ) on Thursday, October 16th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, October 19th at 6:00 pm; and Sunday, October 20th at 5:30 pm. (The performance on October 16th is a benefit the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation (http://www.nbeducationalfoundation.org ). Marty celebrated a milestone birthday this summer, and so he shares his memories of summer camp, summer jobs, summer travels, summer romance, summer at the beach. Marty is a full-time attorney by day and made his cabaret debut in 2006 in "Making It Fit" at Danny's Skylight Room. Musical director is Paul Greenwood, Lina Koutrakos directs. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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FRIDAY - OCTOBER 17th

NYC: 4th ANNUAL BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17th-19th
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ) presents the Fourth Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, Friday through Sunday, October 17th through 19th. The shows feature top Broadway talent in three cabaret concerts over one weekend featuring classic favorites to contemporary Broadway and newest stars to our venerated icons. The series is created, written, and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel. Subscriptions for all three concerts are only $150 and are available through mail order only. Individual tickets are only $55 per show for this all-star weekend and can be purchased through TicketMaster 212-307-4100 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/ and also by visiting THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ) between noon and 6:00 pm (except Sundays).


SUNDAY - OCTOBER 19th

CHICAGO: CCP 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA 2008: "OUR KIND OF TOWN"
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ) will present a spectacular musical evening honoring Golden Globe Award winner Amanda McBroom and local favorite Frank D'Rone with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org ). Doors open at 6:00 pm with cocktail show entertainment at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $25 - $45. After October 12th tickets are only available at the door for $30 open seating and $50 reserved.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION OCT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 1st
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The 19th Annual NY Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention will take place at FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC - CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 - http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org ) on Wednesday, October 29th through Saturday, November 1st, all performances start at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available at the box office: Broadway at 60th Street (Ground Floor) Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays, Noon to 6:00 pm (or 30 minutes past curtain on performance nights) Tickets by phone: CenterCharge 212-721-6500


MONDAY - NOVEMBER 17th

NYC: TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
*** FEATURED FESTIVAL EVENT ***
The glorious experiment that began five years ago with a concert featuring great singers, singing great songs, but without microphones in a 1,500 seat theater, has blossomed into a annual celebration. The concert, produced by Scott Siegel, is attended every year by musical theater lovers who crave the sound of the pure human voice and the opportunity to hear great Broadway music the way it was originally performed, with nothing between the singer and the audience except the truth. This year, that celebration continues with the 5TH ANNUAL BROADWAY UNPLUGGED on Monday, November 17th at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org ). For tickets: http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/147323 *** SUPER SIDEBAR ADVERTISER ***


FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE

NEW SYSTEM ANNOUNCED REGARDING NEWS ITEMS IN THIS NEWSLETTER
To keep the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletters as short as possible, while including as many news items as possible, we only include an item in the newsletter once - unless the event is one that has an ad running on the website, weekly events that feature special guests, cabaret related benefits, cabaret organization events and cabaret "festivals." All items mentioned in the newsletter are added to the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages of the website, and the headline of each item in the DIARY/DATEBOOK will be included in the newsletter going forward for seven days. That way, if you see the headline in the newsletter, you can go to the website for further details. Any event offering a discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE will be included in every Thursday issue.

To get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website, in the DATEBOOK/DIARY and in the twice-weekly newsletter, just e-mail a press release of at least four or five paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send complete information - and do not merely e-mail a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible - or use the items asked for as a guide to the information I need.


MORE "HERE & THERE"
I was up at 5:00 am again this morning - it is almost as if my body is preparing itself for the return of standard time! My brain is sort of on "overload" - so many things to do, and so little time to do them all. I have to complete the new http://www.cabaretsings.com website, I have a lot of things to add to the http://www.svhamstra.com website (Member CD Sale pages, member & performer links, and now I just received a few YouTube links from members.) I addition, I have to write up a proposal for a possible new website customer. I need to try to get some cash together to get that AMTRAK ticket by Sunday, and at the same time enough to pay the rent next week, too. Thankfully I got another banner ad order this morning that will help.

Then there is the US economy stuff, the upcoming election and the upcoming energy crisis - which sort of makes my own problems fade in comparison.


I just got a note from Chris Budinich, who is the manager of PIANOS BAR & GRILL (36 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ - 973-743-7208 - http://www.pianosbarandgrill.com/ ). He is seeking cabaret and opera singers for the Supper Club Cabaret that takes place every Friday night, with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Singers (excluding opera singers) are booked out for the month. Patrons dine while performers entertain them through the evening. You can contact him at http://www.pianosbarandgrill.com/index.php?pr=Contact_Us if you're interested. I was born and raised just a few miles from Bloomfield, NJ and as a kid used to go there every July 4th for one of the best fireworks shows in the area.


Francesca Amari is a long-time subscriber to these newsletters and is a CHARTER MEMBER of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (member since 2001) but I actually never met her in person until last summer when I celebrated the 17th Birthday of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM. She lives in Michigan (and at that time she lived just a few blocks from the street where someone I dated lived when I went to college in Grand Rapids - class of '61, back in BC: Before Coursey). She had written me, offering to perform at the birthday show and I invited her to come on out. She tore the roof off the place with her dynamic musical-comedy style and great vocals. She was booked at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for shows last November, and has returned this September with her show "Secretly Square." I saw the show on Monday the 22nd of September at 9:30 pm.

While Ms. Amari exudes cool sophistication and charm, she admits that secretly, in her heart, she is a "square" who likes those songs of the 60s & 70s that we all sing along to in our heads when they are played on the radio, but rarely dare to sing out loud - Mathis, Sedaka, Allen, Carpenters, Bacharach/David, Manilow, to name a few. Braving her own instinctive fear of exposure, Ms. Amari collected about 15 or 16 of these songs and built a terrific, humorous and entertaining evening of self confession. No one in the audience sang along out load - but you could feel everyone in the room swinging to the tunes, and there was an occasional soft sigh to be heard as certain favorites came up. Each song was framed by clever patter that allowed the various song-subjects to blend together - the gentle hand of director Barry Kleinbort, who is so skillful at organizing song lists, was evident. Another big plus was musical director Chris Denny, who once again demonstrated what it takes to be a top accompanist (and he sings, too!).

Francesca Amari has just one more performance of this show - on Monday night, September 29th at 9:30 pm. So you just have one more chance to catch this talented Mid-West lady before she heads back home - don't miss it.


I hope you at least scanned the news and listings items in this issue - there are a lot of great shows listed with a lot of great performers and a lot of great songs and show themes. Is your event listed? Send me that press release!


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I ran out of time - I ran out of space - but I haven't run out of news. There are several news items through October 15th that I planned to include in this issue, but they will need to wait until Monday's newsletter.

And that is just about the way it was.

Until Monday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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