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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081001 - Thursday, October 2, 2008
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TODAY'S TOP STORY

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE'S
2008 CD AWARD SHOWCASE
(Don't Let Christmas Pass You By)
The very first CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE'S 2008 CD AWARD SHOWCASE (Don't Let Christmas Pass You By) 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 show will present some of the best cabaret CDs of 2008 produced by members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, recommended for Holiday Giving - they 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 titled "Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas" based on a cabaret show of the same name, that has become an annual favorite. 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.

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" and presented with the first D.J. BRADLEY CDs FOR CHRISTMAS award. The CD submitted must be commercially released and available for sale. The CD does NOT need to be Holiday themed. Performers will be invited to perform two songs from the chosen CDs at the show.

Cover price for the show will be just $15 for 2008-2009 Members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - $20 for non-members. The low cover will mean that attendees should have plenty of cash left to buy a CD or two afterwards - winners will be invited to take along copies for sale after the show. Ticket sales will be limited to 60 and made available on a first-paid basis (we recommend using a credit card and PayPal to assure prompt receipt of your payment). There will be no comp/press/industry tickets available except for sponsors and performers in the show (not included in the 60).

No tickets will be sold the day of the show, no reservations will be taken by DON'T TELL MAMA, no waiting list will be maintained.

TICKET RESERVATION FORM: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1tkt.shtml

Your reservation will be confirmed and you will receive a PayPal invoice covering the number of member and non-member tickets ordered. You may pay for your reservation using a credit/debit card vis PayPal or the old fashioned way with a check using regular mail. Please remember, all checks should be made out simply to STU HAMSTRA and mailed to 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372. DO NOT SEND A CHECK unless you first make a reservation via the website and receive a PayPal invoice via e-mail.

BECOME A SPONSOR: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1sponsor.shtml

To help defray expenses, we are looking for 4 more sponsors at $100 each (one member has already donated a sponsorship). Each sponsor will receive one comp ticket per sponsorship to the event and will be recognized - with a link to their websites (if applicable) - on the show program and all promotional material and articles about the show. Anonymous donations accepted. Just click on the link above to make a sponsor donation instantly via PayPal.

SUBMIT YOUR CD

If you are a member of CABARET HOTLINE and have a CD that is eligible (first released in 2008) and that you would like to submit, please send me an e-mail at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com and we will send 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).


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 TODAY!
www.CABARETSINGS.COM is a new website, sponsored by CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, to promote the songs and songwriters of cabaret. The Official launch date was Wednesday, October 1st - but news is going out later today, so I guess today is actually the "official" kick-off day. Listing and a bio-song-list 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
We, I'm committed - sort of - to the trip to Chicago for the 10th Anniversary Gala of CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) on October 19th. I purchased the AMTRAK ticket, that is. I suppose I can still cancel the tickets, but now that the "die is cast" I am 99% certain that the trip will take place. The tickets were made possible by a special donation of a friend in the travel business (but he doesn't book AMTRAK) and the second "go" signal was the donation of $100 by one sponsor - I still figure I will need 2 or 3 sponsor donations to make it a reality (hotels in Chicago aren't cheap) but I do a lot of things in my life on faith and in the confidence that when the time comes the funds will be there to do it.

The second "sign" that told me to go ahead was the payment of that old bill of over $600 that I was complaining about so often in these newsletters. I had full faith that the bill would be paid, and on the strength of that I actually was brave enough to borrow $500 from another friend last week in order to pay the rent yesterday. So now all I have to do is wait for the check to clear and then pay him back. And "the sparrow flies again." I clearly could not spend money on a trip to Chicago while owing a friend $500.

I remember years ago, in another lifetime, when I was attempting to collect an old bill from a customer of the family business (I was the book keeper at the time and part of my job was collections - it was a small importing company). For weeks the owner of the store kept saying he had no money to pay the bill but one day I called and his book keeper informed me that the owner and his wife had gone off with their 4 kids on a European vacation for 6 weeks! It took a very long time before I would allow the store to purchase on credit after that.


Quick Bit: Kim Smith's Johnny Come Lately show at THE DUO THEATRE on Friday, October 3rd has been cancelled, due to an ill-timed tracheal infection. The remaining scheduled performances for October 10th and 17th at 8:30 PM will go on as advertised.


Just Wondering Department: We've had about 3 days of hand wringing on the part of politicians about the state of the economy here in the USA. And much of the time has spent in playing the same old partisan "blame game" instead of trying to fix the problem. And now it appears that some type of "rescue" (the term "bailout" has disappeared from the rhetoric) has been achieved, will anything ever be done to fix the problems that caused the mess, or will it be business as usual. Someone on TV this morning said that the "housing bubble burst" - are we trying to re-inflate the bubble or will we try to keep it from inflating in the future? And I just wonder if all the "doomsday" talk of a collapse of credit and the sudden difficulty of getting loans by small businesses was really just a "slowdown" effort that the bankers did simply to pressure congress to give them what they wanted? Fingers are crossed that they will get it right this time.


A few issues back, when writing about my trip at the end of August, I wrote about a fellow that my hostess De Kaplan and I had dinner with the night before the opening of cabaret show on October by the name of Stan Kann. I wrote that "Stan is a man of many talents - he regularly plays the Wurlitzer organ at the fully restored Fox Theater - which shares the block with the KRANZBERG (site of the new cabaret room). He also collects vacuum cleaners (yes, you read correctly) and appeared numerous times on the Johnny Carson show (and is a pal of Marilyn Maye!). Stan is the textbook definition of "a character" and had De and I laughing all through the meal."

You know, sometimes you have experiences that at the time they happen you don't appreciate fully. I was saddened to get word from St. Louis on Tuesday that Stan died Monday (Sept. 29, 2008) at St. Louis University Hospital after complications during heart surgery, less than a month after I met him for the first time. He was 83. Mr. Kann gave his last performance Saturday, September 27th at the Fox. Mr. Kann played the Fabulous Fox Theatre's mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ for 22 years - from 1953 to 1975 - performing between movies and at special events. From 1964-1975, the NBC Radio Network broadcast those performances nationally every Saturday night. As a hobby, Mr. Kann began collecting vacuum cleaners when he was a young man. He owned more than 150 antique sweepers, which he kept in his home. Missouri native Phillis Diller introduced him to Johnny Carson, who thought the collection was worth a few laughs. On June 8, 1966, Mr. Kann appeared on "The Tonight Show." His haywire demonstration of antique vacuums cracked up Carson and his viewers. Mr. Kann appeared on "The Tonight Show" 76 more times, always demonstrating strange gadgets that never seemed to work. In 2005, filmmaker Mike Steinberg released a documentary, "Stan Kann: The Happiest Man in the World." "Stan Kann was a one-man show," said Mary Strauss, who with her late husband Leon Strauss bought and renovated the art deco Fox in 1979. "St. Louis has lost a goodwill ambassador, and the Fox has lost its best friend." A memorial service at the Fox is being planned. (excerpted from the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 9/30/08).

Meeting someone of 83 with so much love for life - and laughter - was in inspiration to me, 14 years his junior. My whole trip to Missouri now has a deeper and fuller meaning to me today. I went on the trip at the end of a summer that was causing me to get discouraged and depressed - a mood that many readers caught on to and sent their kind words of encouragement. As someone else reminded me just this week, the lead line to the "sparrow song" is "why should I get discouraged?" Thank you, St. Louis, for giving me the chance to meet this unigue "character."

(PS - there is a photo of Stan and De in the article that has a link on the home page of the website titled HERE & THERE or WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION)


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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 are on sale now - see TOP STORY above. 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.


Word to the wise: Don't lose your website. Here's some very important advice: check out your website information on http://www.whois.net/ - that will lead you to the website of your domain registrar and there you will find out when your domain will expire and your contact information - including your e-mail and home or business address. Make sure this information is updated if you have moved or changed e-mail addresses. Otherwise, you won't receive notification if your domain expires. All of a sudden your website URL might be taken over by someone else! If you recall, this happened to me a year ago, and I had to provide all sorts of proof of identity in order to get the name re-registered before someone else stole it. This same thing happened to a friend of mine this past week and he went through the same problems it went through - not fun at all. It is an almost "Kafka-esque" experience.


Quick Bit: We goofed on an important bit of information in the last issue - the outdoor cabaret event at Tudor City Greens Park on Wednesday, October 22nd starts at 12:00 noon and not at the time we mentioned. Full details below in the listings-by-date section.


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
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


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/ .
*** SIDE-BAR ADVERTISER ***


CABARET WORKSHOP/INSTRUCTION NEWS

HALL'S BETTER WITH A BAND CLASS OPEN OCTOBER 29th
Kevin Scott Hall presents his popular BETTER WITH A BAND class for four Wednesday evenings starting October 29th. A spinoff of his cabaret classes that have been running since 1994, BWAB gives experienced singers the rare lifetime opportunity to sing three songs with a trio in a showcase with other singers. Focus is on musicianship, interpretation, arrangement and presentation. Arrangements, patter, style, mic technique, movement, poise, musicianship are all covered. Because of the compressed schedule, only singers with previous experience who can hit the ground running in the first week are permitted in this workshop. If you haven't studied with Kevin before, please contact him for an audition. Small classes, direction and musical coaching weekly, and performance at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, November 24th. Cost is $450 complete. Details and contact information at http://www.kevinscotthall.com/ .


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 2nd - OCTOBER 5th
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 - 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.


NYC: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST STAR BAILEY HANKS
*** 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, October 2nd with guest Bailey Hanks - from LEGALLY BLOND. 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/ .


NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER: GUEST TBA
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
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, October 2nd TBA.


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.


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, October 2nd include Michelle Buteau, Booth & Pat, Keith Richards, Carla Rhodes, Jenna Esposito, Susan Prekel, Claudia Cogan, Jaffe Cohen plus A Special Surprise Guest. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: GIRLS GONE HILARIOUS! AT GOTHAM
Six goddesses of all things giddy and gay are scheduled to perform on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 pm at HOMO COMICU at the GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB (208 West 23rd Street, NYC - 212-367-9000 - http://www.gothamcomedyclub.com/ ). The cast includes Rosie O'Donnell writer Linda Smith (from HBO's "Women of the Night," NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central and VH-1), International Comedy Diva SHERRY DAVEY (from Comedy Central and Nick at Nite), Jodi Wasserman (from Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and BET's "Comic View"), Nancy Witter (four time MAC Award winner Best Female Stand-Up and Nick at Nite) and Philly's crown jewel Jules Riley. Hosted by high priestess of hilarity Marion Grodin (from ABC's "The View," NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and Comedy Central). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


BALTIMORE: BRENDA LOCK AT GERMANO'S
Branda Lock, founder of the Germano Cabaret's resident cabaret company, the "Germano-tones," will perform her original cabaret, "Alive and Present" this Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 pm at CABARET AT GERMANO'S (300 South High Street, Baltimore, MD - 410-752-4515 - http://www.germanostrattoria.com/ ). There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. Pre-show dining is available from 6:00 pm.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
ASBURY PARK: SINGER SHOWCASE NIGHT AT MCLOONE'S
SAN FRANCISCO: KELLY PARK AT ANNA'S JAZZ ISLAND
NYC: JONATHAN WHITTON BRINGS BACK SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
NYC: NEILE ADAMS BRINGS "SOMETHING COOL" TO MANHATTAN
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
NYC: TONY MIDDLETON AT DESTINO OCTOBER 2nd

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 3rd

NYC: AROUND THE WORLD IN A BAD MOOD LANDS ONE MORE IN NYC
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
The hit comedy musical revue Around the World in a Bad Mood returns to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com ) on Friday nights, October 3rd & 10th at 7:00 pm. The show was written by Rene Foss with original music by Michael McFrederick (who also musical directs). The cast includes Hector Coris, Rene Foss, Brett Stoepler and Lexi Windsor. Real-life flight attendant Rene Foss details her adventures in the not-so-friendly skies through songs and sketches that even the most infrequent fliers will find all-too-familiar. Around the World in a Bad Mood premiered at Rose's Turn in NYC in September 1998. It has since been performed as an ensemble musical comedy across the U.S. and Canada as well as a one-woman version of the show (performed by Ms. Foss) which continues to tour the country. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER 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.


NYC: TANYA MOBERLY RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
Tanya Moberly returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with five performances of her new show "FRESH BREWED - TALES FROM THE COFFEE BAR" on Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm; Saturdays October 4th & 11th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 pm. The show consists of 8 short comedies by Henry Meyerson with songs by Ani Di Franco, and features William Demeritt, Stephanie Johnson, Tanya Moberly and Daniel Ruth, with Scott Ethier at the piano. Ms. Moberly directs. Tanya has worked with Mr. Meyerson on some of these coffee characters from their inception at D-Stages to full productions of them at The Avery Point Playhouse in Connecticut and The Producer's Club in Manhattan (1999-2000). Ms. Moberly has been performing at Don't Tell Mama since 1998 when she co-created the"The Blonde Leading The Blonde" with partner Susan Hackett and writer/director Ilona Vellios. The show ran for 8 episodes over the course of 5 years and received a MAC Award nomination in 2000 for special production. Solo shows that followed include: "Moberly Sings Di Franco", "For What It's Worth" ; "Tanya Sings Arlen, etc..." , "Tanya Sings Jonatha Brooke"; and "Tanya Sings Beck, etc..." Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: AVA LOGAN AT POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE
Vocalist Ava Logan, who's CD "So Many Stars" is has been getting air-time all over the country, will perform on Friday, October 3rd at POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE (605 North State Street, Chicago, IL - 312-266-7677 - http://www.popsforchampagne.com/ ). Call for exact showtime, 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: THE CHALKS: LIVE & IN PERSON
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
*** PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS ***
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S IN OCTOBER
S.A.: MATT HURTER SINGS TUNES FROM THE WILD WEST
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
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
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: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER
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,October 4th at 8:30 pm, the show will feature top NYC-area comics and musical comedy stars Jane Aquilina, Rachel Axelrod, Michael Brill, Wesley Cannon, Jim Cyborowski, David Hodorowski, Jeffrey Johns, Gerard Mignone, Randi Newton, Katya Tepelyan, Emmy Rivera, Devin Sanchez, Amod Vaze, Darlene Violette and Joe Devito. 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.


CHICAGO: ELAINE DAME DUO AT BROADWAY CELLARS
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
The Elaine Dame Duo with guitarist, Kyle Asche will perform on Saturday, October 4th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at THE BROADWAY CELLARS (5900 North Broadway, Chicago, IL - 773-944-1208 - http://www.broadwaycellars.net/ ). There is no cover charge.


NY STATE: JUDY CARMICHAEL AT BAY STREET THEATRE
Judy Carmichael returns to her home town (after 6 weeks touring in Brazil) on Saturday, October 4th to perform at the BAY STREET THEATRE (On the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY - 631 725 9500 - http://www.baystreet.org/ ). She is joined by Ed Ornowski on drums, Mike Hashim on sax and Chris Flory on guitar. Call for exact showtime, cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
LONDON: ALL THAT JAZZ! CONTINUES AT SOHO REVUE BAR
NAPA VALLEY: WESLA AT SILO'S SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER
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

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 5th

NYC: CYNTHIA CRANE IS CONFUSED AND THEREFOR SHE IS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
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 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: 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.


ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": MARY CLEERE HARAN
*** CABARET ON THE RADIO - TV - WEB ***
On Sunday, OCTOBER 4th, 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 the music of Mary Cleere Haran, who will be performing at FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) starting October 7th. Some of the songs from her career that you will hear include "Pennies From Heaven"; the Gershwin's "Boy, What Love Has Done To Me"; "My Friend My Night" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart); "Sure Thing" and "Moanin' Low" with Richard Rodney Bennett. David will also conduct an In-Studio Interview with Judi Silvano. 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
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
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, October 4th, featured comics are Tara Devlin (Carolines); Jessimae (Broadway Comedy Club); Shawn Hollenbach (Here! TV's Busted & Hot Gay Comics); and Michelle Buteau (VH1, Comedy Central Premium Blend). No cover charge, $5 cosmos all night.


NYC: CABARET CARES RETURNS AT THE BEECHMAN
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Cabaret Cares, the hit cabaret series that benefits both Broadway Cares and Help Is On The Way Today returns to the THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Sunday, October 5th at 9:30 pm. The series brings together the best of the Broadway and Cabaret communities to support BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ) and Help Is On the Way Today (http://www.helpisonthewaytoday.org/ ). Cabaret Cares is produced and created by Joseph Macchia. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


SAN FRANCISCO: BEBE NEUWIRTH SiNGS IN SAN FRANCISCO CONCERT
Emmy and Tony award winner Bebe Neuwirth will present a 1-night only concert at the JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO (3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-292-1233 - http://www.jccsf.org ) on Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 pm. An arched eyebrow, a subtle shimmy and a flick of her wrist is all Ms. Neuwirth needs to keep a crowd in the palm of her hand. With her unforgettable brand of sass, sexiness and sheer talent, she captivates audiences in her dazzling new solo show. Neuwirth interprets the works of Kurt Weill and Chicago composers John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as lesser-known treasures that are sure to entrance. Tickets are $68.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: EUAN MORTON IS A "STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND"
NYC: RACHEL TAKES MANHATTAN AT THE DUPLEX
CHICAGO: JEFF DEAN EXPLAINS IT ALL
NYC: GREG PURNHAGEN IN BABALU-CY! THE ART OF DESI ARNAZ

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 ***
*** CABARET NO COVER 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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: COLLEEN McHUGH IN CALENDAR GIRL: SONGS OF SELF DELUSION
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.


SAN FRANCISCO: THE 4TH ANNUAL POSITIVELY TOUCHING CABARET
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
The 4th Annual Positively Touching cabaret will be presented on Tuesday, October 7th at 8:00 pm at the RAZZZ ROOM at THE HOTEL NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-394-1189 - http://www.therrazzroom.com/ ). The show is presented by Positive Being (http://www.positivebeing.org/ ), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving through touch the quality of life for people living with HIV. Stars and starlets from dozens of the hottest musicals to grace Bay Area stages, including such Bay Area favorites as Beach Blanket Babylon, Sweeney Todd, Tapestry, When Pigs Fly, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Grease, A Little Night Music, Follies, Into the Woods, Show Boat, and West Side Story. will appear in this one-night-only event. The show is directed by Sean Ray, whose annual Cabaret to Fight AIDS has been a hit fundraiser for the past seven years, benefiting such organizations as the UCSFAIDS Health Project, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, AIDS/LifeCycle and Positive Being. Ron Valentino will accompany on piano, with Erika Johnson on drums. Tickets are $35.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
NYC: LUBA MASON AT BIRDLAND - TWO SETS
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS TUESDAYS THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
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: A BENEFIT ABOUT WHAT MATTERS
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
A night of music honoring the 10 year observance of Matthew Shepard will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursday, October 8th at 8:00 pm. The show "What Matters" will feature Randi Driscoll, Noah Heldman, Dwayne Britton, Josh Zuckerman, David Gurland & Robbie Maitner, with special guest Anthony Rapp. All proceeds benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation (http://www.matthewshepard.org/ ). Award winning Singer/Songwriter Randi Driscoll, whose song, "What Matters" has raised more than $40,000 dollars for the foundation, is presenting this series of concerts, in several cities across the United States, to honor the ten year observance of Matthew Shepard's death, and the growing work of the Foundation started by his parents. In each city she will be joined by fabulous musicians, speakers and entertainers. Tickets are $25 & $50 plus a 2-drink minimum.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S DUO MUSICAL PREMIERES AT ZIPPER FACTORY
S.A.: LARA FRANCES AT VILLA PASCAL WITH NEW AGE SONGS

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9th

NYC: CYNTHIA CRANE IS CONFUSED AND THEREFOR SHE IS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $8 OFF THE COVER ***
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 ) with the final show of this run on 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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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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
ASBURY PARK: CHRISTINE PEDI AT MCLOONE'S WITH GREAT DAMES
NYC: MUSIC OF OUR GREAT SOUL BROTHERS
CHICAGO: AMY COLE SINGS LINDA RONSTADT
NYC: WITCHES IN BIKINIS AT KENNY'S CASTAWAYS
NYC: FAUX-QUEEN HITS CABARET STAGE

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 Tuesday, 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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: LILLIE KAE MAKES METROPOLITAN ROOM DEBUT
S.A.: JOHN & JOEL SALUTED BY JACO
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.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY RETURNS TO DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: KINGSLEY & PRINCE WITH TRAVELING MUSIC FOR THE RESTLESS
S.A.: THE ELZAHN RINQUEST BAND AT VILLA PASCAL
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"
*** HOTLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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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OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE UNDER DATEBOOK/DIARY
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NYC: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: SAY SOMETHING SPOKEN WORD SALON AT THE BEECHMAN
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
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 13th

NYC: DEVLIN SINGS OF THE PLACES YOU FIND LOVE
West Coast singing sensation Devlin returns to NYC on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm to perform her new show "The Places You Find Love" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 18th at 5:00 pm. Devlin will be singing about the many modes and moods of love the show when she will explore jazz, blues as well as well loved torch songs and pop arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. Musical director is Rick Jensen and the show is directed by Lina Koutrakos. Devlin will also be releasing her debut CD "Devlin Live In New York" recorded last October at The Metropolitan Room. All show tickets include a complimentary CD. A California native, Devlin made her sold out New York Cabaret debut at Helen's in March 2007. She returned last October to perform at The Metropolitan Room. There is a $15 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: VOICES FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY AT THE BEECHMAN
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) is pleased to announce VOICES FROM THE GREAT WHITE WAY, featuring one night only concerts from some of Broadway's leading voices on Monday evenings through November 3rd. on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 pm, the performer is Andrea Burns from the cast of In The Heights. Audiences will also remember Andrea from Broadway's The Ritz, The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast and, of course, the original cast of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: LATE HARVEST: THE SONGS OF TINA LEAR
Multi award-winning singer-songwriter Tina Lear will perform her music in an evening led by a cast of incomparable Broadway performers at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Monday, October 13th at 9:30 pm. Scheduled to appear are: Q Smith (Les Miserables), Jill Abramovitz (Martin Short's Fame Becomes Me), Weston Wells Olson (Hollywood Bowl's Les Miz, PBS Camelot), Alex Brightman (Glory Days, Twilight in Manchego), Natalie Moore and Carey McCray. 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: JASON ROBERT BROWN AT BIRDLAND

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 14th

NYC: GENE KRUPA ORCHESTRA AT IRIDIUM
ScoBar Entertainment presents Mike Berkowitz & the Gene Krupa Orchestra at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ) on Tuesday, October 14th with sets at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. This is a rare chance to see and hear a 16-piece jazz orchestra in full swing. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: POLITICAL IDOL OPENS 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 and will play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 pm through October 30th. 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. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For tickets and reservations call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101.


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: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"
SAN FRANCISCO: ANDREA MARCOVICCI RETURNS TO THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY IV

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 Judy Barnett, 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: THE BEECHMAN PRESENTS JOEY PIER'S MUSIC BOX
On Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00 pm, sound and light guru at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ), Joey Pier, puts together an entertaining and eclectic evening from the world of independent music featuring five or six of New York's most compelling up and coming bands, trios and soloists. There is a $10 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: JEFF HARNAR SINGS COLE PORTER
Jeff Harner celebrates the words and music of Cole Porter at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Wednesday through Saturday, October 15th through 17th, all shows at 7:30 pm and Thursday & Friday, October 23rd & 24th. He is joined on stage by his musical director Alex Rybeck. The show, "Jeff Harner Sings Cole Porter," makes its returns to the Metropolitan Room where it played for 5 nights in May. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 minimum.


NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES TERI RALSTON
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
ANY WEDNESDAY, the free in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music takes at THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC). Performances are at 6:00 pm. On Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00 pm Broadway veteran Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music, etc.) brings highlights from her highly praised cabaret show, I've Gotta Get Back to New York. No cover.


S.A.: LUNA AT VILLA PASCAL ONE NIGHT ONLY
Singer songwriter Luna will perform for one night only at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm. She has been noted as one of South African Music's best-kept secrets. Unique, unequalled, absolutely original.She will introduce some exciting new English and Afrikaans material. 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: BIG NIGHT OUT CONTINUES FEATURED COMPOSER SERIES
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 16th

NYC: MARTY GEIGER IS A SUMMER BABY AT MAMA'S
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
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"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
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. The lineup of special guest performers for this show include Grace Cosgrove, Tanya Holt, Lina Koutrakos, Nesha Ward, Lennie Watts and special guest Eric Michael Gillett - and one more special surprise guest. 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 $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


NYC: LOUISA BRADSHAW AS MADAME CHAMPAGNE
Chanteuse Louisa Bradshaw breaks the mold of ordinary cabaret with her utterly original send-up of addictive personality and psychoanalyses as Madame Champagne at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm. Her Mediterranean torch songs alternate with outrageous odes to dysfunction - a fusion of Edith Piaf, Carol Burnett and Dr. Phil. Musical Director/Composer Greg Nissen, who plays piano with serious classical and jazz chops, contributes plenty of original material. Mike Erman wails on the sax. Co-written and directed by Broadway veteran Kari Nicolaisen. There is a $5 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: MAMMA MARGOH!'S ALL SOUL BURLESQUE REVUE
After a sell-out show at Lucky Cheng's, much loved gay icon MargOH! Channing returns on Thursday, October 16th at 9:00 pm to DON HILLS (511 Greenwich Street, NYC - 212-219-2850 - http://www.donhills.com/ ) with another all-soul burlesque revue! This time around, MargOH! will be fusing her raucous onstage persona and famously bombastic voice with a full live band. As part of the celebration she will be joined by a dream team of burlesque beauties including Sugar Shack producer RunAround Sue, Della Dare "The Queen of the Double D's, the multi-pageant winning Incredible Edible Akynos and boylesque beauty MAN-ee Champagne MargOH!'s gay fiance! They will all be dancing up a storm to the sexy and sultry sounds of The Dirty Boogaloo band, led by Daddy Snuggs himself, Jarad Astin. As an added bonus a full set of live music by The Dirty Boogaloo will immediately follow burlesque show. There is a $12 cover, no 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: FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS THE RETURN OF MARY CLEERE HARAN
NYC: HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ GOES INTERNATIONAL
NYC: JEFF HARNAR SINGS COLE PORTER
NYC: KLEA BLACKHURST & BILLY STRITCH "DREAMING OF A SONG"

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 17th

NEW YORK CITY: TOMMY FEMIA IS JUDY ONE NIGHT ONLY AT MAMA'S
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Award-winning impersonator Tommy Femia's returns for one night only on Friday, October 17th at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). He is joined by his long-time musical David Maiocco. Tommy performs live, not lip-synch, and in this new show he'll be belting Garland's best-loved classics. Also on the bill are songs that the legendary singer never got a chance to perform. Tommy always has a guest star, with this show's guest TBA. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 22nd

NYC: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TUDOR CITY GREENS AT NOON
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
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 12:00 noon. 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.


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.
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MONDAY - OCTOBER 27th

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 once more on Mondays 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.


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
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
*** CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE SPECIAL EVENT ***
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 ***


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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.

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MORE "HERE & THERE"
Its always a treat when someone you love does well in a show, and such was the case when I was at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM on Monday night, September 29th, for Cynthia Crane's new show "I Am Confused, Therefor I Am". If you know Cynthia personally, as I do, you will know her to be a lady filled with a love for life, unbounded energy, and enthusiastic about anything she decides to do. This show is a perfect demonstration of her dynamic personality - set to music. There is an underlying theme of zest and optimism that runs through the show that keeps a smile on your face even through the "serious" ballads - of which thankfully there are few. Silly songs like Alan Chapmans "Concrete Is The Answer" and Dave Frishberg "The Hopi Way" and heart-felt songs like the Tom Tose / Zina Goldrich gem "You Believe In Me" and Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans" (a personal favorite of mine) seemed far apart in theme, yet worked so well together as Cynthia strung them out like a fine pearl cabaret necklace. Each song received its own special introduction - personalized often by an event or experience in Cynthia's own adventurous and busy life (check out her bio sometime on her website to read what she has accomplished and the causes she is involved in).

There are 2 shows left at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM in this 4 show run - on Sunday, October 5th at 4:00 pm and Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm. Here are two of the many reasons why you should go see this show: It is pure entertainment (and we really need things to make us feel good in these times); and it is cabaret at its very best (and we all can learn about what cabaret is all about from this show)!


Quick Bit: This Sunday, October 5th, you can treat yourself to a "Cabaret Triple Header" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM - with three of the best in town, one right after the other: Cynthia Crane at 4:00 pm - she's at the top of her game in this show; Marcus Simeone at 7:00 pm - vocally Marcus is probably the best that cabaret has to offer - this show is the best he has ever done, the vocals are awesome and his lyric interpretations will touch your heart; and Euan Morton - normally this Scottish lad is on a Broadway musical stage but he is also brining his charismatic charm to cabaret. Congratulations to booking manager Lennie Watts for putting together this "Sunday to Remember."


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Well, I made it - 13,500 words without using the word "amazing" - OK, I just used it, but that doesn't count.


Special to Maria Gentile (and pass this along to her in case she doesn't read this far down) - I see that another chapter in "The B Is Broke" series that you and Susan Campano have been presenting for lo there many years is playing at the DUPLEX this month on the 12th & 15th - where's my press release?


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. One news item just came in a few minutes ago for this Sunday - but sorry, too late.

And that is just about the way it was.

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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