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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #080908 - Monday, September 29, 2008
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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 THIS WEDNESDAY
http://www.CABARETSINGS.COM is a new website, sponsored by CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, to promote the songs and songwriters of cabaret. 10 songwriters have submitted information and I am adding pages at the rate of one a day until all 10 are up. Official launch date is Wednesday, October 1st. 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.


HERE & THERE
Today is sort of a big day for me. It is decision day regarding my trip to Chicago for the CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) 10th Anniversary Gala on October 19th. Here's the scoop - 1 person has stepped forward with $100 anonymous sponsorship to help pay for the trip, and a travel agent subscriber (who normally doesn't deal with AMTRAK) has volunteered to pay for my round trip ticket anyway. But looking at my "accounts receivable" (and that part of the receivables that I can actually count on receiving before the 19th) the affordability of the expedition seems out of reach. My pal Daniel, who loves to research on the net is checking out all the hotel-dot-com deals. So at this moment the trip is still only a "wish and a maybe." If you want to help sponsor this trip, let me know at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com - I need about $250 more to make it a "go."


Two of my CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE member/friends will be traveling in the next week or so. MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE RADIO personality and Big Band/Jazz vocalist Lorri Hafer is performing on several GREAT MUSIC AT SEA cruises on the Fred Olsen Balmoral this fall. From October 7th through 19th Lorri will be singing with the Jimmy Dorsey 8 on a cruise around the British Isles. Joining Lorri will be Al Long as "George Burns", plus the comedy of Chris Rich, and special guest actress/ singer Vicki Belmonte. Then from October 19th to November 16th, she will be on a round trip transatlantic cruise from England to the Caribbean. Lorri will join Richie Chiaraluce in a TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN along The Mike Hafer All Stars, Al Long as George Burns and Vicki Belmonte, as well as a special reunion performance by several members of The Hillside Singers ("I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony"). Now that sounds like fun!

And the newest 2008-2009 member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (he joined yesterday), bon vivant, man-about-town, hotline-hottie Craig Coursey heads off to Argentina for a vacation - Buenos Aires - where he will be donning his speedos and walking the beaches offering free HOTLINE subscriptions and then putting on that tuxedo and hitting the nightclubs to sell GOLD memberships (I hope). There is actually one subscriber to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE in Argentina by I only have an e-mail address, not a name. It will sort of be quiet during happy hour at DON'T TELL MAMA while he is away. By the way, MAMA'S now features live piano at happy hour - no singalong or open mic (unless you really tip generously).


Raissa Katona Bennett writes that the first outdoor cabaret/jazz concert held last week at Tudor City Greens was an overwhelming success - especially considering that the area was blocked off to traffic due to the United Nations gab-fest going on just a block away. Over 250 enthusiastic folks showed up and about 75% of them were new to the world of cabaret. A nearby restaurant, CIBO, which sponsored the event and hosted a post-concert party, was ecstatic with the turnout. Next event, with another great lineup of talent, is planned for Wednesday, October 22nd (rain date the 23rd). Details in the listings 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.


One of the most beloved actors of stage and screen, Paul Newman, passed away over the weekend. He was an amazing person who's tastes ran from road racing to generous giving. I must tell you about my ""brief encounter" with Mr. Newman, which gave me an insight into his kind and thoughtful personality. In a previous lifetime I was a limousine driver, and one of my customers was an officer of a major film company. I had driven he and his wife to an opening night - I believe the show was Woman of the Year with Lauren Bacilli I do remember it was at THE PALACE THEATER in the heart of Times Square. (One of you theater buffs out there could probably tell me the date). We were told we could drop off our "celebrities" in front of the theater, but we would have to wait at the end of the show on West 47th Street, along side the theater, so as not to block traffic in the Square itself. My habit was to make the drop-off and then immediately go to the pickup point so as to get a good parking spot near the front of the line.

There were dozens of limousines lining both sides of the street and I was second in line along the curb closest the theater. When the show ended, and the crowds left the theater, a rather small gentleman approached me - it was Paul Newman. It was the first time I saw him in person, and I tell you, everything you have ever heard about his eyes is absolutely true. You could not help but stare at them - so blue, so clear, so amazing. He asked if I was there for him, but before I could answer (hey, I was too stunned to speak) his driver, who was two cars behind me, quickly came forward to bring him to the correct car. He thanked me politely and then but he patiently waited outside his car until his equally striking and magnetic wife, Joanne Woodward, and two friends arrived - and he helped her into the car. His devotion to he was clearly discernible. An unforgettable moment in my life that always comes to mind when I read or hear his name.


Reservations for our first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By). to be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA started being taken yesterday from 2008-2009 members and will be open to all on Thursday, with complete details in the newsletter. The event is dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary. The show will present some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, recommended for Holiday Giving as chosen by long-time cabaret writer/reviewer John Hoglund. CDs need not be holiday themed. The event will be co-hosted by Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark, who in 2007 released their own CD of holiday songs. As usual, there will be surprises and prizes - each paid attendee will receive a FREE CD! A special surprise cabaret superstar guest has been invited as well. Only 60 tickets will be sold to this event. If you are a member, check out the e-mail I sent you yesterday for details on making your reservation.


Quick Bits: The funniest ladies I know - drunk or sober - Nancy Witter is at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) tomorrow night - Tuesday the 30th at 6:30 pm - no other details available. I'll be there - wouldn't want to miss it for the world.


I've decided to charter myself as a bank. Then I will immediately apply for some of that bailout money or make myself available to be bought by a larger bank and give myself a multi-million dollar golden parachute. Isn't it interesting that the very people in congress/administration who allowed us to get into this mess in the first place are now claiming to be our rescuers - with a plan of their making. No hearings, no public meetings, no council of economic advisors - just a bunch of politicians, each with their own partisan agendas. They screwed it up for the past two years, can we really trust that they got it right this time? And the very folks who took advantage of the lack of oversight are actually the ones being rescued - not the taxpayers. This way they can continue to have their excessive salaries, their SUVs with tinted-glass, their opulent life style and their exclusive country club memberships. Meantime folks like me end up going to the "green machine" with their bags of change in order to get some groceries. Of course I'm bitter.


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://cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
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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 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
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

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 AT METROPOLITAN ROOM - FINAL SHOW
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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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NEW YORK CITY: DIVAPALOOZA 11 BENEFIT AT THE BEECHMAN
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
On Monday, September 29th, Joseph Macchia and his Diva's are back at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) with DIVAPALOOZA 11, the 11th show of the ongoing series that pays tribute to the great Diva's of stage and screen. The twist is that the cast are all men. The evening is a benefit for both BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ) and and Joseph's own organization, "Help Is On The Way Today." Scheduled to perform are Peter Mac, Lennie Watts, Zack Dobber, Tom Gamblin, David Colbert, Robert Fowler, Chris McCabe and special guest Luba Mason. There is a $25 Cover Charge and $15 Food/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: 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

NYC: GIADA VALENTI CELEBRATES OF THE EUROPEAN DIVAS
Giada Valenti will perform on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with her tribute to Edith Piaf, Dusty Springfield, Marlene Dietrich, Shirley Bassey and Mina. Transporting her audience from Paris, to Milan, to London, to Berlin, and back to Paris, the evening will be filled with emotion and elegance as Ms. Valenti performs such songs as "The More I See You, The More I Want You", "Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te (You Don't Have to Say You Love Me)", "Lili Marlene" and "This Is My Life". In this show she will give special attention to one of her idols, Edith Piaf, by performing songs as "La Vie En Rose", "Milord", "Mon Dieu" and "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien". Ms. Valenti is considered one of the best performers of the repertoire of Edith Piaf. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: POLITICAL IDOL IN PREVIEWS - OPENING OCTOBER 14th
"Political Idol," a spoof of the upcoming presidential elections returns to Off-Broadway's THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - RESV: 212-352-3101 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) opening on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00 pm for a three week run with preview performances on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 2nd at 9:00 pm. In this final installment, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain square off over the economy and foreign policy, while running mates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin spare over their qualifications to be V.P. nominees. At the end of the show, the audience will vote for the next Political Idol. Produced by the FREEDOM TOAST company and directed by Julie Blanciak the company features: Frank Harts, Enga Davis, Lara Buck, Joseph DiSalle and Robert Yarnall. Chris Berg will serve as musical director. "Political Idol" will play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 pm through October 30th. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For tickets and reservations call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101.


NYC: TONY MIDDLETON AT DESTINO
Vocalist Tony Middleton appears with Jesse Elder at the piano at DESTINO (891 First Avenue, NYC - 212-751-0700 - http://www.destinony.com/ ) on Thursday, September 30th and Thursday, October 2nd from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Call for cover/minimum information.


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

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 1st

NYC: JOHN KOPROWSKI MAKES CABARET DEBUT
John Koprowski makes his cabaret debut on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). John will sing songs from the Classic Rock era: the 1970s and 1980s. Songs include favorites by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Boston, Harry Chapin, Guns'n Roses, the Eagles and others. Musical Direction by Tracy Stark with a five piece band (piano, guitar, electric bass, drums and violin). There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/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. He'll be joined by stars from his upcoming revue which includes Vicky Devany, Cheryl Monroe, Erick Pinnick, Lennie Watts and Jennifer Zimmerman. Also joining Tim at Barnes & Noble will be longtime collaborator and multi-MAC Award winner Tom Andersen, who'll sing Tim's song "You Make Me Nuts." Tim will be performing this show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM in October. No cover.


NYC: SHONDA HOWARD IS THE GIRL FROM ...
Shonda Howard brings her show "The Girl From ..." to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 1st at 9:30 pm. The show is a collection of American standards and Showtunes that include such greats as Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and the Gershwins. Featuring guest artist Adriana McPhee, these girls take you on a musical journey that is lighthearted, comical, and delightfully enchanting. This is Shonda's New York cabaret debut. Studying musical theatre in Chicago at Roosevelt University, she first developed a love and appreciation for the art form of cabaret. Since then she has performed extensively in Chicago and Los Angeles, with the help and musical direction of her mentors, Peisha McPhee and Mel Dangcil. There is a $20 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: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
NYC: BIG NIGHT OUT OPEN-MIC MADNESS SERIES CONTINUES
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: SARAH FERRO: CHASING RAINBOWS AT STONEWALL
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE THROUGH OCTOBER 4th

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 2nd

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) with the final event on Thursday, October 2nd at 5:30 pm: A Lot of Livin' to Do: Up Close and Personal with Charles Strouse. Moderator is Michael A. Kerker (Director of Musical Theatre, ASCAP). One of America's foremost musical theatre composers, Charles Strouse, is the winner of three Tony Awards. From his first Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie, Mr. Strouse has made an indelible mark on American music and Broadway for the past fifty years, including Annie, Golden Boy, and Applause, and continues to make his mark today. Michael A. Kerker, ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre, conducts an intimate one-on-one interview with Charles Strouse to discuss his craft and compositions, up to and including his most recent musical, The Night They Raided Minsky's, due to open in Los Angeles in January. The panel features special guest performances of Strouse's beloved songs, both classics and new. 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.


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.


SAN FRANCISCO: KELLY PARK AT ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND
Kelly Park and the Kelly Park Trio (KP3 - Kelly Park on piano, Buca Necak on bass, Adam Goodhue on drums) will be performing at ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND (2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA - 510-841-5299 - http://www.annasjazzisland.com/ ) on Thursday, October 2nd with sets starting at 8:00 pm. They'll do some standards, some originals, some not-so-standards, and maybe take it out a bit. This Thursday featured performer will be Jennifer Lee. The trio is booked at Anna's for the first and third Thursdays of November and December, each time featuring a special guest. Call for cover/minimum information.


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: JONATHAN WHITTON BRINGS BACK SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUESTS TBA
NYC: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER: GUEST TBA
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: MICHAEL GARIN & MARDIE MILLIT EXPAND SCHEDULE
LOS ANGELES: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 3rd

NYC: THE CHALKS: LIVE & IN PERSON
Famed all-girl musical/vocal group THE CHALKS return to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) o Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm. The gals have their hearts in Nashville, their tongues in their cheek, and their finger on the pulse of America. They bring to the stage their high octane, seriously fun music and lots of comedy. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/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: AROUND THE WORLD IN A BAD MOOD LANDS ONE MORE IN NYC
CHICAGO: IT'S YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT DAVENPORT'S
LA: SYLVIA BROOKS IN LATE NIGHT SERIES AT M BAR
NYC: METROJAM CABARET/JAZZ OPEN MIC FRIDAY
NYC: KIM SMITH RETURNS TO THE DUO THEATRE
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN OCTOBER
S.A.: MATT HURTER SINGS TUNES FROM THE WILD WEST
NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
NEW ORLEANS: RUNNING WITH SCISSORS AND DIE! MOMMY! DIE!
NYC: YOUTUBE FRIDAYS BEFORE THE AFTER PARTY
NYC: LISA VIGGIANO RETURNS LIVE AT THE DUPLEX
BOSTON: TOM LaMARK ORCHESTRA AT THE SUPPER CLUB AT THE TAJ
NYC: "HAIRSPRAY" FILM STAR NIKKI BLONSKY THROUGH OCTOBER 4th
NYC: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
NYC: LINN MAXWELL STARS IN LILLI MARLENE

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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LONDON: ALL THAT JAZZ! CONTINUES AT SOHO REVUE BAR
Now in it's 2nd year at the sumptuous SOHO REVUE BAR (11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, London, ENG - 08700 600 100 - http://www.sohorevuebar.co.uk/ ), ALL THAT JAZZ! conjures up a monthly cocktail of music, cabaret and comedy on the first Saturday of every month - this month the show is on October 4th at 8:00 pm. Hosts Sarah-Louise Young and Paul L Martin are joined by the cream of London's cabaret talent handpicked each month for your delight. For full line-up of acts please visit http://www.millionthmuse.com. Call for cover/minimum information. Next show is November 5th.


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SAN FRANCISCO: TERESE GENECCO PRESENTS LATE NIGHT SATURDAYS
NYC: GAY MARSHALL SINGS PIAF AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ
NYC: POOLE PARTY IN 10th YEAR WITH STAND-UP STARS
NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 5th

NYC: RACHEL TAKES MANHATTAN AT THE DUPLEX
Rachel Alexa Norman's one-woman cabaret show returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com ) on Sunday, October 5th at 9:30 pm and Monday, October 6th at 7:00 pm. Her show "I'll Take Manhattan" explores what life is like growing up in NYC, from the weird to the wonderful. Musical director is Tracy Stark. There is a $10 cover and a 2-drink minimum.


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NYC: EUAN MORTON IS A "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND"
NYC: MARCUS SIMEONE IS A TROUBADOUR OF LOVE
CHICAGO: JEFF DEAN EXPLAINS IT ALL
ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": STRAYHORN TRIBUTE PART 2
NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 5th THROUGH OCTOBER 12th
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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: COLLEEN McHUGH IN CALENDAR GIRL: SONGS OF SELF DELUSION
Award-winning singer and comedienne "Calendar Girl" Colleen McHugh kicks of a monthly cabaret series at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Monday, October 6th at 9:30 pm with an exclusive live performance of her debut CD, "Songs of Self-Delusion." Songs by Randy Newman, Jerry Herman, Jill Sobule, Rodgers & Hart, Amanda McBroom, Heisler & Goldrich and more. McHugh's "Calendar Girl" series brings a new show (and special guest stars) to the Duplex each month. Jody Shelton is at the piano. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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.


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NYC: RACHEL TAKES MANHATTAN AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: JILL WHELAN SPENDS "AN EVENING IN DRY DOCK"

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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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.


NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
An award winning performer on the New York jazz and cabaret scene, Mary Foster Conklin will perform two sets at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ) on Tuesday, October 7th at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. She will be joined by John diMartino on piano, Marco Panascia on bass and Ron Vincent on drums. Mary is a vocalist with Art Lillard's 15-piece Heavenly Band. She received the 2007 MAC Award for Jazz Recording of the Year for BLUES FOR BREAKFAST, her CD tribute to California songwriter Matt Dennis. Her debut recording CRAZY EYES was listed as one of the ten best CDs of 1998 by IN THEATRE Magazine. Her second CD, YOU'D BE PARADISE, was released in 2001 to critical acclaim. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LUBA MASON AT BIRDLAND - TWO SETS
Luba Mason will perform on Tuesday, October 7th with sets at 8:30 & 11:00 pm at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ). She will preview her latest project "KRAZY LOVE... a cool Brazilian mood" along with her band KAVA featuring Dario Eskenazi (piano), John Benitez (bass), Sandro Albert (guitar), Adriano Santos (drums), Dende (percussion) and Rodrigo Urasai (flute/sax). Luba has starred on Broadway opposite Brooke Shields in "Chicago," opposite Matthew Broderick in "How To Succeed In Business" and in "Jekyll & Hyde" and Paul Simon's "The Capeman." Making a transition into nightclubs and recording, the classically trained vocalist and pianist's follow up to her debut CD "Collage" (PS Classics) is titled "Krazy Love". Luba's writing talents will be showcased as well premiering 8 original songs written by herself and co-producer/musician Renato Neto (Prince). There is a $25 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.


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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 8th

NYC: CHRISTINA BIONCO RETURNS WITH SMALL WONDERS
Forbidden Broadway's Christina Bianco is back at the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) for two encore performances of her hit debut show, "Small Wonders" on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 pm. In the show Christina will be reminding us that good things come in small packages. Take a breath to appreciate the "little things!" The song list features an exciting assortment of music from Broadway, pop and contemporary songwriters including: William Finn, John Bucchino, Christine Lavin, Maltby & Shire, Marvin Fisher and Christina Aguilera. She relates that some of the greatest things in life are often so small, we barely take notice. In Small Wonders she takes us in search of those special moments, when the ordinary becomes remarkable. There is a $15 cover cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL PREMIERES AT ZIPPER FACTORY
S.A.: LARA FRANCES AT VILLA PASCAL WITH NEW AGE SONGS

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9th

ASBURY PARK: CHRISTINE PEDI AT MCLOONE'S WITH GREAT DAMES
Forbidden Broadway's Christine Pedi brings her award winning show "Great Dames" to TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ) on Thursday, October 9th at 8:00 pm. In this show singer/impersonator Christine Pedi lovingly honors the great ladies of the stage and screen through comic song, satire, heartfelt ballads and spot on impressions. HBO's SOPRANOS fans may recognize Christine as the dearly departed Mrs. Bobby Baccala (A brief but PIVOTAL role, essential to plot developments - he loved her so much he couldn't defrost her ziti). There is a $20 cover charge.


NYC: MUSIC OF OUR GREAT SOUL BROTHERS
"Music of Our Great Soul Brothers" will be presented at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Thursday, October 9th ay 7:00 pm. The show is a tribute to the men that made soul music what it is today, featuring music from artists such as: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Ben E. King, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, and many more. The show will be performed by Gordon Michaels and Tony Perry, Boston and New York's soul brothers. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


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CHICAGO: AMY COLE SINGS LINDA RONSTADT
NYC: WITCHES IN BIKINIS AT KENNY'S CASTAWAYS
NYC: FAUX-QUEEN HITS CABARET STAGE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 10th

NYC: LILLIE KAE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT
Lillie Kae will make her debut on Friday, October 10th at 9:45 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) to present a collection of songs from her acclaimed debut CD, "I'm Glad There is You." Following a colorful career on the musical theatre scene throughout the US, Europe and on Broadway (CHICAGO), Lillie Kae is crossing the threshold into the jazz cabaret scene with elegant flair. She and Musical Director/Guitarist, Edward Decker have collaborated to develop a performance featuring a stunning set of contemporary selections to complement her renditions of classic standards and gems from the American Songbook. There is a $20 cover plus a 2 drink minimum.


S.A.: JOHN & JOEL SALUTED BY JACO
Rising pianist/singer/songwriter Jaco Blomerus presents a "Tribute to Piano Men Elton John & Billy Joel" at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on on Friday, October 10th at 7:00 pm. Jaco's nostalgic tribute to two of the most entertaining singer/piano-men in history includes evergreen songs from Billy Joel and Elton John such as Pianoman, The River of Dreams, Leningrad, The Downeaster, "Alexa" Lullaby, To Make You Feel My Love, Just The Way You Are, Goodnight Saigon, And So It Goes, and Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Daniel, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Don't let the Sun Go Down on Me, and many more. Call for cover/minimum information.


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NYC: AROUND THE WORLD IN A BAD MOOD LANDS ONE MORE IN NYC
NYC: RICHARD HOLBROOK SINGS THE SONGS OF BURTON LANE
NYC: ORON IS ALL ABOUT THE OLECTION AT THE DUPLEX
NYC: MARIANNE CHALLIS IN "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY?"

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.


NYC: KINGSLEY & PRINCE WITH TRAVELING MUSIC FOR THE RESTLESS
Evangelia Kingsley and Chip Prince debut at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, October 11th at 5:00 pm with their show PLACES TO LIVE: TRAVELING MUSIC FOR THE RESTLESS. The show is directed by Eliza Beckwith. In the show they explore thoughts of home, expatriate-ism, ex-patriotism and elections past and present through the music of Bernstein, Bolcom, Coward, Poulenc, Porter, Waits and more. Evangelia's and Chip's previous collaboration was TWISTED: A TRIBUTE TO LUNACY. Evangelia was seen as Signora Naccarelli in the National Tour of Light in the Piazza, as Consuelo in John Adams' I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky with the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, and on Broadway in Coram Boy. Chip has worked playing keyboards and Associate Conducting Happy End at ACT and Coram Boy on Broadway, and playing in various Broadway pits as well as the pit of Kiss Me Kate at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He is the Principal Accompanist for the internationally famous New York City Gay Men's Chorus. There is a $20 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


S.A.: THE ELZAHN RINQUEST BAND AT VILLA PASCAL
Elzahn Rinquest and band return to VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Saturday, October 11th at 7:00 pm with more crossover mixes of pop, funk and alternative rock into a young vibrant act. Call for cover/minimum information.


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CHICAGO: "EVERYTHING IS CHITA" AT DAVENPORT'S

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"
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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. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: SAY SOMETHING SPOKEN WORD SALON AT THE BEECHMAN
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) presents their second "SAY Something: A Spoken Word Salon" on Sunday, October 12th at 6:00 pm. The event will feature spoken word performances from writers and actors, presenting their own work as well as excerpts from some of their favorite texts. The cast includes Phil Geoffrey Bond (My Roaring Twenties), Marni Nixon (four time Emmy winner and singing voice for films The King and I, West Side Story and An Affair to Remember), Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway), novelist Sarah Schulman (Rat Bohemia), and others to be announced soon. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


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CAPE COD: RALPH BASSETT DOES DIVA TURN IN ORLEANS
AUSTRALIA: ROBERT GREEN ASKS "LOVE" OR "DANCE"
L.A. AREA: MARGOLIS & RUDNER: AN AFTERNOON OF JAZZ & COMEDY
SAN FRANCISCO: LORENSON SINGS IN STANDARD TIME
MIDWEST: ESTER HANNA SINGS OF THE WORLD IN MUSIC

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 13th THROUGH 19TH
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MONDAY - OCTOBER 13th

NYC: JASON ROBERT BROWN AT BIRDLAND
Composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown will appear at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. Brown has been hailed as one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim. He is the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of Parade, winner of the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critic's Circle awards for Best New Musical. Jason's first musical, Songs for a New World, premiered Off-Broadway in 1995, and has received over forty productions. His latest musical 13, will bow on Broadway this season. Jason has provided incidental music for Long Day's Journey into Night (Irish Repertory Theater), David Lindsay-Abaire's Fuddy Meers (MTC), and David Marshall Grant's Current Events (MTC). Jason was awarded the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. There is a $35 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 14th

NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
Klea Blackhurst And Billy Stritch will celebrate the release of their new CD Dreaming Of A Song: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael with seven performances over two months at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). October performances are scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday through Friday, October 15th through 17th at 9:45 pm. The pair return in November, with shows on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 pm plus Thursday, November 20th & Friday, November 21st at 9:45 pm. Klea is best known for her acclaimed tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything the Traffic Will Allow, which earned her the Special Achievement Award from Time Out New York, among many accolades. Her follow-up show, Autumn in New York: Vernon Duke's Broadway, debuted at the Cafe Carlyle and also played in New York at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Billy Stritch is known for breathing new life into the Great American Songbook. Billy's career started with the acclaimed vocal trio Montgomery, Plant & Stritch, which performed at the JVC Jazz Festival with Mel Torme at Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival, in addition to supper clubs across the country. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: ANDREA MARCOVICCI RETURNS TO THE RRAZZ ROOM
Singer Andrea Marcovicci returns to the RRAZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ) with a brand new show, "Marcovicci Sings Movies II" - a celebration of how movie music has scored our lives. The show runs from Tuesday, October 14th through Sunday, November 2nd, Monday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm. Andrea returns to a theme she first visited in 1987. This new version promises a very personal view of the impact that film music - and the flickering images which accompany those memorable melodies - has had on all of us. With a nod to silver screen legends like Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Fred Astaire, Andrea illuminates how movie music has scored our lives and loves. Romantic highlights include: Two For the Road, The Way We Were, Thanks For the Memory, It Only Happens When I Dance With You, But Not For Me, and The Days of Wine and Roses. Tickets are $45-$50.


NYC: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY IV
Michael Martinez will present An Evening of Music and Comedy IV at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00 pm. This showcase and variety show will feature singer Adam Kee, recording artist Kristin Trotta, and singer/songwriter Andrea Dee. Comedian Matt Florio will be the Special Guest Host for the evening. Martinez has previously presented showcases at Don't Tell Mama and several other New York City clubs. These showcases highlight emerging stars in comedy, music, and musical theater. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


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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NYC: BIG NIGHT OUT CONTINUES FEATURED COMPOSER SERIES
BIG NIGHT OUT, hosted Jennifer Wren, will continue its Featured Composers Series on Wednesday, October 15th at 10:00 pm at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO'S CHICAGO CITY LIMITS ROOM (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). Showcasing New York-based musical theatre/cabaret songwriters, the Series includes MAC Award winners, BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop students, and up-and-coming composers. The Featured Composers Series on October 15th will feature composer/lyricist Kathy Hart. . There is a $5 cover charge, no minimum.


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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NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
GRACE NOTES - a Singers' Soiree, hosted by Bistro Award Winner Grace Cosgrove, is held monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with the next show scheduled for Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 pm. A lineup of special guest performers, including a cabaret newcomer will be announced shortly. Don Rebic is Musical Director, with Steve Doyle on Bass. Eric Michael Gillett serves as Director. This is an on-going lab for top-notch singers - a place for great singers to perform, to try out new material, and to expand their audiences. Each show also introduces a newcomer. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ GOES INTERNATIONAL
Jack Kleinsinger Presents Highlights In JAZZ, New York's Longest Running Jazz Concert Series on Thursday, October 16th at 8:00 pm at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460 - http://www.tribecapac.org/ ). " Jazz Is My Passport" will showcase the musical talents of jazz musicians from Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Canada, Israel and Australia. Eldar Djangirov (Kyrgyzstan) has distinguished himself has a highly accomplished jazz pianist. At the age of 11 he was featured on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz radio show Piano Jazz and has recorded 5 albums including 3 with Sony Classical including the most recent Grammy nominated album, "Re-Imagination". Trio Da Paz (Brazil) features three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians and updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Warren Chiasson (Canada) is a highly regarded musician in the jazz world. Originally a member of the George Shearing Quintet, he has emerged as his own man with a distinctive four-mallet technique that he weaves into a percussive, melodic style. Roni Ben-Hur (Israel) is virtuoso guitarist with impeccable swing and he acquits himself with equal parts fire and finesse. Lyn Christie (Australia) is a general medical practitioner and distinguished bassist, composer, educator. He has performed with many jazz and classical luminaries. Tickets are $35.


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).


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 18th

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, October 18th 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.


NEW YORK CITY: NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING OCTOBER 18th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
The New York Sheet Music Society, now in its 23rd season meets the second Saturday afternoon of each month from October through June. The first meeting of the season will be on Saturday, October 18th (this is the 3rd Saturday for this month only) at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). There is a Flea Market starting at 12:30 pm (a great place to find music, tapes, CD's etc. at bargain prices} followed by a program from 1:45 to 3:30 pm. Featured on October 18th: Marni Nixon talks about her life and career and her new book "I Could Go On Singing" co-authored by Stephen Cole. Upcoming months: November 8th Jane Scheckter's fabulous tribute show to Bobby Short with Tedd Firth on the keyboards; December 11th, celebrate the 100th Birthday of Leroy Anderson (Goldilocks, Sleigh Ride, Syncopated Clock and others); January 10th, a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with MAC Award winning performer Sue Matsuki & the incredible Tedd Firth; February 14th, David Kaufman, author of new Doris Day Book The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door with surprise guest singer; March 14th, The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein by Amy Asch and guest; April 11th, Sandi Durell's 8th Annual Songwriter Showcase; May & June TBA. You can now register and join the NYSMS on line at http://www.NYSMS.org/ . Membership is $50, and includes free admission to all 9 programs (non-member fee is $10 per meeting) plus a monthly newsletter.


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.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 20th & 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 22nd

NYC: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS
The second event of the free series of outdoor concerts at the Tudor City Greens Park (enter at Tudor City Place between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets) on Wednesday, October 22nd starting at 6:00 pm. The hour-long program of music and comedy, themed "Witchcraft", will again feature performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret scene. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret performer Raissa Katona Bennett (Phantom of the Opera, Chess) and feature performances by Lennie Watts, Roger Mapes, Scot Albertson, Scott Barbarino and the Bev Naps, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, Mary Foster Conklin, Raissa Katona Bennett plus a few more still to be confirmed. The musical director is David Caldwell (Forbidden Broadway). The rain date for this event is Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 pm.


SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25th

NEW YORK CITY: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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 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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


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


TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 11th

NYC: HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
The very first ANNUAL CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NOVEMBER HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:15 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com ). The event will be dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary. The event 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. The occasion will also mark the presentation of the first annual D.J. BRADLEY CDs FOR CHRISTMAS award. Long-time cabaret critic/reviewer/writer John Hoglund has agreed to serve as judge for the event - he will choose up to 10 CDs that were released in 2008 from those submitted - including one to be designated "CD of the Year 2008". Performers will be invited to present two songs from their chosen CDs at the show. The CD submitted must be commercially released and available for sale. The CD does NOT need to be Holiday themed. Tickets will go on sale on the website on Thursday, October 2nd - details in the newsletter of that date,


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 had to cancel more reservations I made for cabaret shows these past few days than shows I actually did make it to. But I did catch two and 1/2 shows.

On Friday, September 26th, I was at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm to catch Tyran Parke's "A Little Knight Music." Tyran apparently is one of Australia's leading men of cabaret and musical theater. He certainly is handsome enough and talented enough to lay claim to that title. Tyran has performed in many musicals in Australia, including a highly celebrated performance as George in Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George," an adventure he describes in the show - including a frantic side trip to a museum in Chicago during a layover between flights to view the famous painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat that inspired the musical. Even more interesting is the story of his first foray on the musical theater stage when he performed in New Zealand in a road company of Evita. With Christopher Denny at the piano, Mr. Parke led us from adventure to adventure in a show that was much more tightly scripted and acted than we are familiar with in "New York Style" cabaret. With a house packed with critics and reviewers and just a few friends, Tyran seemed to be trying just a bit to hard - and at too fast a pace - to come across as lovable and cute. This was the last show of his USA visit.


Saturday I was back in mid-town, to catch Jason Wynn's show at THE LAURIE BEECHMAN, which I thought was at 7:00 pm. I have been taking the bus to and from shows these past few weeks to conserve cash (us seniors ride the bus for $1 with one free transfer, and most clubs in Manhattan are accessible within that restriction). No problem getting cross-town on bus #1, and when I got to Eighth Avenue to catch bus #2 it was actually standing in the bus stop. I had to wait for the light to cross the street, and then walked as fast as I could, flailing my arms to indicate to the bus driver that he should wait for me (it was just 6:30 pm). Wait he did - and more so. When I got to the sidewalk side of the bus I noted that there were two wheelchairs waiting to be loaded on board - a project that took all of 10 minutes. But one chair had to be off-loaded at 23rd Street, and the second at 34th and I got to the stop at 42nd Street at 7:05 pm with a long block to get to Ninth Avenue and the BEECHMAN. Huffing and puffing I walked hurriedly through the cafe and down the stairs to the cabaret room. I could see the door was still open, so it meant the show hadn't started.

Of course it hadn't started - it wasn't scheduled to start until 9:30 pm! I read the schedule wrong. Daniel, who had his own delays getting into town from Queens was just crossing Ninth Avenue as I got back out on the street. What to do? We decided to walk to DON'T TELL MAMA on 46th Street and decide on our next move. There was a 7:00 pm show there already in progress, so we decided to have a drink at the bar with one of our favorite bartenders, Peter. It was now nearly 7:30 pm, and the Poole Party (stand-up musical comedy show) would start at 8:30 pm. Daniel and I have both been to many Poole Party shows and we knew that they always opened with two songs by Sidney Myer, so the die was cast. We would go to the Poole Party and sneak out at 9:15 pm and walk to the BEECHMAN.

Once again I have to tell you that these Poole Party musical/comedy shows at MAMA'S are among the best bargains in town - and the performers are a mix of truly great and some kids honestly trying to become truly great. One never knows who one will discover - we first saw Nancy Witter and Rock Albers (to name just two) at these show - Nancy now travels all over the place to perform (she has her own show at MAMA'S this Tuesday night), and Rock is doing his own show at the GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB for three Saturdays in a row starting this weekend (see listings above). Much fun - and the nice thing is the nearly total lack of "blue" material! It plays every Saturday night at DON'T TELL MAMA at 8:30 pm.


Slipping out of the room quietly (passing handsome comic David Hodorowski rehearsing his bit in the hall), we headed to THE BEECHMAN, arriving promptly at 9:30 pm (to the smiling face of the same young lady who greeted me at 7:00 pm and who seemed surprised that I actually came back).


Jason Wynn took the town by storm a few years back with his show at HELEN'S with his show "Not The Same Old @$%" - a sort of iconoclastic cabaret event. After too long a delay, he returned with a second show in the same genre - "Not More Of The Same Old @#$%" Joined by a truly talented band and a quartet of singers (Ron Langeder, Vicky Modica, Alisa Schiff and Miles Phillips - who also directed the show), the delightful Mr. Wynn took us on a rocking, rolling and entertaining adventure, packed with surprises and an occasional cow bell. Sprinkled with top-notch original songs, a few standards and some "rarely heard in cabaret" covers, the show was non-stop excitement and fun. With Alisa taking over the piano, Jason even took center stage for a solo and a duet with Miles. A knock-out MEGA musical medley (to satisfy the show-tune aficionados) was a centerpiece of the show. Wynn is tall and buff, with the attitude of a 14-year old at times - wide eyed and even occasional showing surprise at how well the show was going. With 8 or 9 folks on stage, his work was cut out for him and he accomplished it with gusto. This was the last of this run of three shows, but more are promised for later this year.


I am in the midst of so many projects I don't know which one to work on next! I have to get the CABARETSINGS.COM website completed by Wednesday, I have the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By) in the works, and now I have also begun initial planning for the MARCH IS CABARET MONTH activities for 2009. Tom Stajmiger, who has a lot of experience in organizing big events, has agreed to handle a lot of the planning/organizational chores for the month-long celebration, especially the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MARCH IS CABARET MONTH show we are planning for the start of March to kick off the month. Last we we started planning in January, but this time around we want to involve more cabaret organizations, cabaret venues and performers in helping us spread the word of cabaret around the world. Shows and events designated as celebrating MARCH IS CABARET MONTH will receive extra support in the way of publicity in the newsletter, in the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website and the special http://www.MarchIsCabaretMonth.com website. Once again we will be making post cards with one side nearly completely blank that performers and others can use to promote their own local events while spreading the word of cabaret. Let us know if you want to take part in any phase of this effort.


Quick bits: Dot Bishop will be making a big splash in Chelsea mid-October. On the 13th at 11:00 pm she will be guest of Scott Nevins' CURTAIN CALL show and on the 15th, at 8:00 pm she will be performing her VIVA LA DIVA show - both events at SPLASH (50 West 17th Street, NYC - http://www.splashbar.com ). Both shows no cover!


If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time? CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 320 (Craig Coursey) signed up yesterday. We're trying to reach our record breaking goal of 500 members for the year by April 1, 2009 (after May 1st all new memberships are for the 2009-2010 year). The record is currently 478 set last membership year. A basic SILVER membership is still just $20. Joining is simple - just click on the button marked JOIN HERE at the top of every page of the website. You can even join and donate instantly using a credit card, debit card or e-check via PayPal - all the benefits are shown on that page, as well as the various levels of membership. Or you can donate the old fashioned way, by paper check - just remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372.


Another project involves the 90-minute mini-seminar that I gave on the subject of cabaret in St. Louis at the end of August. I have all my notes of the seminar and have been busy expanding them for a special series - sort of an update to the CABARET TIPS & FAQs section currently on the website. At the St. Louis event there was time for questions, so if you have a question, sent it in - I will see if I can use it in the resulting series (including your name and city if you wish). I want to get this started by the 1st of October as well.


Just in case you are interested - my pal Daniel's birthday celebration last week Thursday went off without a hitch this year, mainly because he decided to keep it all low-key. The gang at the office where he works threw him a party after work and then he stopped by my apartment with some birthday cake and take-out pork chops, baked potato and salad from the restaurant. He headed to Queens and I followed at midnight (I had been up since 5:30 am working on the newsletter so I had a nice nap). We met at a club that was celebrating its 17th anniversary and we got free champagne and food there - and the manager bought us a round of drinks! I headed back home at 2:00 am - my total cost for the night? $7 plus subway/bus fare! That's my kind of party. Daniel sends his thanks to all who sent in happy birthday wishes.


Quick bits: Congratulations to KT Sullivan for the fantastic review in yesterday's NY TIMES - note the item about her rendition of "Old Man River" - KY previewed the song at Grace Cosgrove's Grace Notes - singers' soiree show on the 18th and I agree with the TIMES' reviewer's comment - we don't always agree.


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!


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 21st that I planned to include in this issue, but they will need to wait until Thursday's newsletter.

And that is just about the way it was.

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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