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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #081006 - Monday, October 20, 2008
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SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE
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. The event will dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary, and will have a "Give a CD for the Holidays" theme. 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. 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. You can order your ticket on-line - there is a large green & red (naturally) side-bar ad on the website pages - click on the ad and you can read all about it.


HOME-PAGE SIDEBAR AD SALE - ADS NOW ON 40 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 40 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?


HERE & THERE - PART I
Baby, its cold outside! 44 degrees at 10:00 am - it dipped below 40 overnight and just north of the city they had the first "hard frost." A slight warming trend is in store for later today - high of 65 degrees, but last night was brutal - as they say, the hawk was biting.


ITS NOT EASY BEING GREEN DEPT.: They turned on the heat in my apartment building on Saturday. Appreciated. But there is a problem: this building does not have thermostats in individual apartments and the radiators don't seem to have valves that are easily accessible - I am sure they are somewhere under the cover, but the cover is too hot to remove. I sort of prefer cool to either cold or hot. So I have to crack open a window slightly to be comfortable (my roommate sometimes even turns on the air conditioner in his room) and turn on the ceiling fan. I mentioned to one of the maintenance guys that this was inefficient and he replied that since the heat was going to all the apartments anyway, there was no waste of energy resources if I opened my window slightly. Any scientists out there?


Since you are receiving this newsletter today, you are aware that the planned trip to Chicago was a "no go." I debated (with myself) all week as to wether I could afford to make the trip and finally decided that I would go if a certain payment due me of over $500 would come in by Friday's mail. I am here - the check is not. But it is all for the good I suppose - I will probably need that check when the rent falls due at the end of next week. Next time I will wait until I have enough "cash in the bank" before even planning an out-of-town trip. I did receive a $100 sponsorship donation from an anonymous member towards the trip and I will credit that donation to the next CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE event seeking sponsorship: the HOLIDAY CD SHOWCASE at DON'T TELL MAMA on Tuesday November 11th. And that sponsor now will receive a free ticket to the event (I couldn't offer a free ticket to Chicago). And the travel agent friend who offered to cover the AMTRAK ticket easily was refunded his costs at no charge! So, except for my disappointment, this was a "no loss" situation.


MOVING ON DEPT.: Don Schaffer has announced that he is no longer booking cabaret acts at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO effective immediately. Don's public relations business now has several clients that he continues to work with (including Marcus Simeone, Jose Luis and Baby Jane Dexter) and has made the decision to move on to other projects. From 15 years booking Danny's Skylight Room and years of managing artists like Blossom Dearie, Jill Corey, Margaret Whiting and numerous industry projects, Don remains one of cabaret's most loved and respected entrepreneurs and loyal supporters. We wish him well in his endeavors. No announcement has been made yet as to his successor at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO.


A NEW RECORD DEPT.: No take-out or delivery meals since October 1st! The gals at the Chinese take-out place across the street and the guys at the pizza place around the corner may think I am ill or worse. I have been preparing my own meals since October 1st in an effort to trim expenses, and actually have found it to be a lot of fun! And now I know exactly what my meals are made of - except for the occasional can of soup I consume. OK, I did buy a frozen lasagna the other day - something I can't create very well on my own. I have been watching Rachel Ray on TV for several years, so I know a lot of tips and tricks. I have to downsize every recipe (or save a portion for a later meal) and I don't have (yet) all the spices and ingredients for every recipe, but I love to improvise. Oh, and occasionally I have to do that McDonald's thing between shows at night, but I figure my weekly savings are substantial.

My mealtimes have been revised somewhat - I have my main meal at 2:00 pm so that I can make it to a 6:30 or 7:00 pm show without rushing, but that's OK. And now I go to the grocery store twice a week (I never purchase more than I can comfortably carry the two blocks to my apartment building). The whole experience has been quite fun, actually.


The current financial meltdown has truly taken its toll on cabaret. I polled several bartenders, waiters and piano bar pianists and generally they report that their tip income has dropped by from 40 to 50 percent over the past few weeks. And several shows I have attended and/or received reports about have had disappointing attendance. For example, I was at Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX show last Thursday at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm. His guest was Lin-Manuel Miranda - his show IN THE HEIGHTS (which he wrote and stars in) just won a bunch of TONY awards. One would think, given the high number of Broadway addicts in NYC, the room would be packed. There were less than 20 in the audience! And next door in the other cabaret room, Grace Cosgrove's GRACE NOTES show which started at 6:30 pm, and had on the bill cabaret luminaries like Tanya Holt, Lina Koutrakos, Nesha Ward, Lennie Watts and Eric Michael Gillett (plus surprise guest Baby Jane Dexter!) only about 20 folks showed up as well.

I have only heard of one show that cancelled in the past week or so (some rooms force you to cancel if you have less than a certain number of reservations), but my e-mailbox is inundated daily with pleas from performers for folks to make reservations for their shows. (The one show that was cancelled that I know of was one I was planning to attend.)


The CDs are coming in for our first annual HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT on November 11th at DON'T TELL MAMA. There have been several more entries promised for entry in the BEST CDs of 2008 - If you have a CD that is eligible (first released in 2008) and that you would like to submit for inclusion, please send me an e-mail at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com and I 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). The CDs entered and received to date are displayed on the website.


Since last Tuesday, the "forms" on my website that you are invited to use to send in a comment, request a listing, send a press release, or order reservations to a CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE event weren't working. I did a "mass update" on over 200 pages on the website that morning, and must have coded something wrong, making those particular pages unusable - the items never reached me, and posted received a "bounced mail" report. I patched all the appropriate pages and they should all be working again - some AOL users might need to wait some time for the corrections to make it to the AOL servers. Sorry about that.


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? 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.


By the way, if anyone out there has my google-mail address, please delete it from your mailing program. I am discontinuing that address in a few days since I get over 400 spam e-mails a day at that address. Apparently I filled out a form on the internet somewhere and that party sold my address to spammers. In fact, I only use that address when filling out forms on the internet that require an e-mail address. I get spam at other e-mail addresses as well, but this happens to be one I can actually drop. I will probably open a new g-mail address in a few days.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is looking for sponsors for upcoming events. SEE: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1sponsor.shtml


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 ***


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 20th THROUGH 26th
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 - OCTOBER 20th

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 ) on 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.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


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 ) Mondays in October, the 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. 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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N.J.: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE TONIGHT AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns tonight, October 20th (and every other Monday), at 7:30 pm at the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). The show usually features 6 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for for scheduled for this showcase include Lisa Poulos, Tina Margo,t Andi Rose, Karen Anne, Carmen Hicks, Jane Arthur Ashley, Wayne Barlow and Frank Lentz and more to be announced. Only $10 cover/$10 minimum. Serving dinner, from 5:30 pm.


D.C. AREA: DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY OCTOBER 20th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, October 20th at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Alex Tang will accompany. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members). Additional open-mic events are scheduled for November 17th and December 15th.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: WING LIVE AT BIRDLAND!
NYC: ALISON FRASER & MARY TESTA AT THE BEECHMAN
NYC: JILL WHELAN SPENDS "AN EVENING IN DRY DOCK"

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 21st

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 November 4th.


NYC: ALEX NGUYEN & THE JAZZ CONCEPTIONS ORCHESTRA
SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT presents Alex Nguyen & The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra on Tuesday, October 21st with sets at 8:30 & 10:30 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ). The band includes Alex Nguyen on trumpet, Brandon Lee on trumpet, Rob Edwards on trombone, Alex LoRe on alto saxophone, Jeremy Fratti on tenor saxophone, Matt Zettlemoyer on baritone saxophone, Joshua Bowlus on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass, and Ben Adkins on drums. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: MARIANNE CHALLIS IN "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY?"
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
LONDON: STEVE ROSS HAS A 'GOOD THING GOING'
NYC: ALEX NGUYEN & THE JAZZ CONCEPTIONS ORCHESTRA
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL AT THE TRIAD
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

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.


NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES ADI BRAUN
*** 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 22nd at 6:00 pm, Adi Braun. This Canadian jazz vocalist returns to New York to recreate her appearance Live at the Metropolitan Room with a selection of songs about love. No cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS CONTINUES ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
NYC: ANDREW SUVALSKY IN ENCORE PERFORMANCE AT IRIDIUM
NYC: KEVIN DOZIER IS "LOVE-WISE" AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: RAY JESSEL RETURNS TO MAMA'S
S.A.: FOLK MUSIC WITH STEVE NEWMAN AT VILLA PASCAL
NYC: YVONNE CONSTANT IN "PARIS ON THE ROAD TO PIAF"
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S AT ZIPPER FACTORY
M.W.: KEELY NICOLE AT MAXIM'S & THE PUMP ROOM
NYC: ANTHONY COCHRAN RETURNS HIS TO METROPOLITAN ROOM
L.A. AREA: WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM CONTINUES IN BURBANK
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 23rd

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 ) on 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: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST KAREN MORROW
*** 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 for Thursday, October 23rd will feature as guest Karen Morrow. 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: DARYL SHERMAN WITH DAN LEVINSON AT BARGEMUSIC
Jazz vocalist/pianist Daryl Sherman will appear on Thursday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm as part of the Bargemusic Jazz Series. She is joined by Dan Levinson on clarinet and saxophone. BARGEMUSIC (At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge - 718-624-2083 - http://www.bargemusic.org/ ), is a floating concert hall on a 102-foot long covered barge. The vessel was once used to transport coffee, is beloved by discriminating concertgoers around the world and is now one of New York City's most unusual and enchanting event venues. Tickets are $35 by credit card in advance only. At the concert, tickets can by purchased by cash or check only.


AUS: WES SNELLING & FRIENDS AT THE ORDER
MORE ME, LESS YOU with Wes Snelling and friends takes place on Thursdays at THE ORDER OF MELBOURNE (Level 2, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC AUS - 9663 6707 - http://www.theorder.com.au/ ). This Thursday, October 23rd, at 8:00 pm, Wes' guests are Sammy J & Heath McIvor (Nominated Best Show Comedy Festival 2008) Matt Thomas/Jamie Slocombe (The Blow Waves). There is a $20 cover - call for minimum information,


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON AND THE DARYL KOJAK QUINTET
L.A. AREA: CHRISTEL ALEXANDER AT THE GARDENIA
N.J.: KENNY RANKIN AT MCLOONE'S
D.C. AREA: SALLY MARTIN AT GERMANO'S
L.A. AREA: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER: GUEST TBA
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
AUS: WES SNELLING & FRIENDS AT THE ORDER
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 24th

NYC: ADI BRAUN AND RULES OF THE GAME
Canadian Jazz Vocalist and 2007 MAC Award Nominee Adi Braun will bring her show "Rules of the Game" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Friday, October 24th at 9:45 pm.At the same time she will release her third CD, "Adi Braun - Live at the Metropolitan Room" recorded when she appeared in October of 2007. This exciting live-off-the floor album includes an engaging mixture of standards and originals, including two of Adi Braun's own compositions. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released two previous, critically-acclaimed CDs, "Delishious", and "The Rules of the Game". Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: CHAWBARET PRESENTS CABARET CONNECTIONS
CHAWbaret 4: Cabaret Connections (An evening of songs about family, community, and the ties that bind us) will be presented by The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the GLBT Arts Consortium at CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP (545 7th Street SE, Washington DC - 202-547-6839 - http://www.chaw.org/ ) on three nights, Fridays, October 24th, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th, all shows at 7:30 pm. Proceeds benefit CHAW's mission of building community through the arts. The performers in Cabaret Connections are Emily Leatha Everson, Matt Howe, David McMullin, Dean Reichard, and Catherine Satterlee. Many of the singers are D.C. Cabaret Network members. Musical direction is by Alex Tang. Cabaret Connections will feature show tunes, pop songs, and standards. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S FRIDAYS OCTOBER
N.J.: KENNY RANKIN AT MCLOONE'S
NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
FLA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
S.A.: AKKEDIS PRESENTS HEART OF GOLD AT VILLA PASCAL
M.W.: IT'S YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT DAVENPORT'S
NJ: JANET VILLAS AT PIANOS FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25th

NYC: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 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. SPECIAL $10 RECESSION/INFLATION BUSTING COVER for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: RUSS LORENSON BRINGS NEW STANDARDS TO TOWN
Acclaimed actor/singer Russ Lorenson returns to NYC for his first appearance in 2 years on Saturday, October 25th at 9:45 pm and Tuesday, October 28th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Russ doesn't think the Great American Songbook stop being written in 1959, and has a show full of "new standards" to prove his point that well-crafted songs with meaningful lyrics are still being written today, just waiting to be interpreted by thoughtful, jazz-inspired vocalists. With San Francisco jazz favorites Kelly Park on piano and Terrence Brewer on guitar, "Standard Time" explores the Great American Songbook of the New Millennium, featuring songs written within the last 20 years by composers such as Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Kelly Park, Ray Jessel, Bob Levy, Andrew Lippa, Peter Cincotti - and even Russ Lorenson himself! Russ' shows will be recorded for his third CD, to be released in 2009. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


N.E.: McMILLAN & HAMMER IN BENEFIT AT CCAE CANCELLED
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Will McMillan's benefit at the CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - http://www.ccae.org/ ) that was scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 25th at 8:00 pm has been rescheduled for a later date.


MW: ACTS OF KINDNESS CABARET BENEFITS ILLINOIS THEATRE CNTR
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret presents a benefit performance for the Illinois Theatre Center (http://www.ilthctr.org/ ) on Saturday. October 25th at OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (2800 Country Drive, Olympia Fields, IL Fields - TKTS: 773-481-3510 - http://www.ofcc.info/ ) at 8:30 pm, preceded by cocktails at 6:00 and Dinner at 7:30 pm. Featured in the program are Hilary Ann Feldman, Caron Buinis and Caryn Caffarelli. Pianist is Phil Orem. Tickets are $100.


M.W.: SPIDER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AT KATERINA'S
Chicago jazz favorite Spider Saloff will celebrate her birthday with a performance at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Saturday, October 25th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. She is joined by guitarist Steve Ramsdell. $10 cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS
CHICAGO: "EVERYTHING IS CHITA" AT DAVENPORT'S
LOS ANGELES: JEROME ELLIOTT AT INDIO PERFORMING ARTS
FLA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
S.A.: AKKEDIS PRESENTS HEART OF GOLD AT VILLA PASCAL
NYC: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
LOS ANGELES: BILL SHAWN AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL
NYC: CHRISTIE GILBERT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 26th

NYC: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FOOD BANK FOR NYC AT THE TRIAD
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
A Benefit Concert for the Food Bank For New York City will be presented at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-501-2143 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) on Sunday. October 26th at 7:30 pm. The benefit will feature performances by Broadway's Chuck Cooper, Rosena Hill, Alton Fitzgerald White, Cabaret vocalist Marieann Meringolo, Singer/songwriter Zoe Lyons, and the Inspirational vocal ensemble Spiritus. The show is hosted by spoken word artist Ghai'l Rhodes Benjamin. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City (http://www.foodbanknyc.org/ ). This event is being produced by Project More Than Enough. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


N.J.: MARLENE VERPLANCK AT SHANGHAI JAZZ
Jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck will be introducing her new CD "Once There Was a Moon" when she performs at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899 - http://www.shanghaijazz.com/ ) on Sunday, October 26th, with sets at 6:00 & 7:30 pm. Tedd Firth on piano and Steve LaSpina on bass will be on hand to round out the evening. There is no cover - reservations required.


NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON NOW ON SUNDAY NIGHTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Mark Janas' Algonquin Salon now takes place on Sunday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the lobby of THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ). The Salon is a weekly event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, an informal, yet elegant setting with a grand tradition of artists gathering to socialize. There is no cover and no minimum. The co-host and theme for the salon on Sunday, October 26th have yet to be announced. Remember, any material, on or off-theme, is always welcome at the Algonquin Salon.


AUS: SUNDAY SUITE MONTHLY AT THE TOFF
Wes Snelling, Casey Bennetto, Scott Brennan, Ethel Chop, Mzzz Erin Tasmania, Benn Bennett, Marcus Mahoney, and 'Toxic' Britney Spears Tribute Band bring "The Sunday Suite", their own special brand of fun, to THE TOFF at CURTIN HOUSE (252 Swanston Street - 2nd. Fl., Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 9639 8770 - http://www.thetoffintown.com/ ) one Sunday each month, opening on Sunday, October 26th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $18/$15.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: ADAM PASCAL AT FEINSTEIN'S
LOS ANGELES: RYAN RAFTERY & FRIENDS AT UPRIGHT CABARET
NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON MOVES BACK TO SUNDAY NIGHTS
ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TOPIC TBA
NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
NYC: HARPIST JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT CATERINA'S
CHICAGO: ERIC VINCENT AND WORLD OF FRIENDS AT MORSE THEATRE
NYC: BARRY LLOYD CELEBRATES 10th YEAR AS SOLO PERFORMER
NYC: NAT & KAT AT THE BEECHMAN WITH "VOTE WITH YOUR VENUS
NYC: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FOOD BANK FOR NYC AT THE TRIAD
NYC: JOE ICONIS PERFORMS ORIGINAL SONGS AT THE BEECHMAN
SAN FRANCISCO: VINCE WALLACE AND CO. AT BIRD'S NEST JAZZ

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 27th THROUGH NOVEMBER 2nd
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 - 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.


M.W.: CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) and DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE (175 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL - 312-642-2000 - http://www.drurylanewatertower.com/ ) are announcing the second of five new Musical Mondays concerts, held monthly through December. On Monday, October 27th at 7:30 pm the show is "CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS" where the ladies of Chicago cabaret salute the songbirds of the silver screen. The cast includes Gail Becker, Amy Cole, Hillary Ann Feldman, Laura Freeman, Pam Peterson, Keely Nicole Singer, Cheryl Szucsits, and Melissa Young. Musical direction is by Jeff Roscoe and Laura Freeman will direct. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 312-642-2000 or visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/ .


NYC: ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI AT THE TRIAD
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) welcomes Alexander Gemignani for a very special performances as part of the celebrated Voices from the Great White Way Series. He will appear on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. Featured in the recent Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George, Alexander will soon appear in the new Stephen Sondheim musical, Road Show, at the Public Theatre. Join Alexander for a one night only concert appearance before rehearsals get underway. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DODY GOODMAN MEMORIAL AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH
The life of Dody Goodman, will be celebrated at a Memorial on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm, at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - http://www.saintpeters.org/ ). Miss Goodman's career spanned over 75 years. She began as a teen-aged ballet dancer, and became a popular Broadway, Off-Broadway, cabaret, radio, television, and film performer, remaining active in show business until she was in her 90's. Scheduled to share their memories are: George S. Irving, Richard Skipper, Lee Roy Reams, Donald Sadler, KT Sullivan and Linda Amiel Burns. Miss Goodman's never-before-seen film, which was based on her book, "Women, Women, Women!" will be shown. A reception will follow. Seating is limited. E-mail Richard@richardskipper.com to be included on the GUEST LIST.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 28th

NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY "KENTUCKY GIRLFRIENDS"
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will present the debut engagement of Grammy Award winner Crystal Gayle and Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, appearing together for the first time. Their show, "Kentucky Girlfriends", which celebrates their home state and their southern heritage, will make its world premiere at the club from Tuesday, October 28th through Saturday, November 1st. In the show Ms. Gayle (hailing from Paintsville, KY) and Ms. Bundy (raised in Lexington, KY), pay tribute to their roots with songs ranging from "Blue Moon of Kentucky" to "That's What I Love About the South" to "My Old Kentucky Home." They will also salute The Everly Brothers, their fellow Kentucky-born performers. The show will also feature Ms. Gayle singing her signature hits including "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue?" and Ms. Bundy performing original music from her recent CD debut, "Longing for a Place Already Gone." The show will play Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Shows have a $60 except for the 10:00 PM shows, which have a $40. All shows have a $40.00 food and beverage minimum.


NYC: MAC SEMINAR ON PERFORMANCE STYLES IN LARGE/SMALL ROOMS
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
Exploring the differences between singing in intimate clubs and performing on Broadway, in large theaters and in concert halls, MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) has announced the next seminar in its ongoing series on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at THE SONGBOOK THEATER at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). The seminar will explore the differences, and similarities, between performing in an intimate cabaret room and performing on a larger stage and how one mode of performing may or may not feed the other. The panelists will offer their expert advice based on vast personal experience, and share thoughts and stories as they look at their careers in cabaret and on stage. Panelists scheduled to appear include Klea Blackhurst, Marilyn Maye, Sally Mayes, Lee Roy Reams, and Martin Vidnovic. Moderators for the evening are Sherry Eaker of Back Stage and casting director Kevin Kennison. No cover for MAC members - $10 for guests. For reservations, call 212-465-2662, or email RSVP@macnyc.com.


NYC: TERRI WHITE & ALYSHA UMPHRESS DOUBLE-BILL AT IRIDIUM
SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT presents two shows on Tuesday, October 28th at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ). At 8:30 pm, Terri White & The Charlie Lindbergh Jazz Trio perform, followed at 10:30 pm by Alysha Umphress & Barry Levitt Jazz Trio. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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


KAREN OBERLIN SINGS THE SONGS OF THE WIZARD OF WORDS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Bistro Award-winning jazz-pop vocalist Karen Oberlin, an acclaimed recording artist and 2007 Nightlife Award finalist for her recent show, "Like Love; The Popular Songs of Andre Previn," brings a new show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one night only on Wednesday, October 29th at 9:45 pm. The show is called "Yip Harburg's Songs of Wit & Wisdom." Ms. Oberlin has loved Harburg's lyrics since she was a young girl. Harburg was an artist of extraordinary personal courage and compassion. In his lyrics, great humor, fantasy and serious social satire glow together like hues of that rainbow, and "The Wizard of Words" highlights his most poignant and delightful. Ms. Oberlin is joined by Tedd Firth, Musical Director and Sean Smith on Bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: KRAUZ AND KOJAK TRIO PRESENT OTHER STUFF
Laurie Krauz & The Daryl Kojak Trio (featuring Sean Conly, bass; Gene Lewin, drums) present "Other Stuff!" at THE KITANO HOTEL (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Wednesday, October 29th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. There is no cover with a $15 minimum.


NYC: LIZ STRICKLAND COMBINES CABARET SONGS FROM PARIS & USA
Australian singer Liz Strickland and pianist Lionel Cloarec from Paris will appear for one night only at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 pm. The pair will combine a fun night of French and American Cabaret songs, intertwined with the piano work "L'Histoire de Babar le petit l phant" by Francis Poulenc. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


N.J.: RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT MCLOONE'S
The Randy Roberts Show, an all live, multimedia tribute to some of the world's most loved performers will be presented on Wednesday & Thursday, October 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ). Randy's uncanny impersonations of Joan Rivers, Cher and Bette Midler have kept him in the spotlight for the past twenty years. His roster of famous and infamous ladies also includes: Mae West, Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Phyllis Diller and a bevy of original ladies, including a tribute to Gypsy Rose Lee with a strip tease that leaves little to the imagination and the audience rolling in the aisles. The fact that he is bilingual makes him a favorite in clubs in Puerto Rico and Spain. For these performances Randy will present "Bette Midler," "Joan Rivers", Cher (as seen last year on "One Life To Live"), and Randy's mini-lounge act, allowing the audience to ask any question that enters their mind. $25 cover - call for minimum information.


S.F. AREA: LINDA KOSUT AT JAZZ AT SHANGHAI
Vocalist Linda Kosut will be singing from the "eKleKtiK Kosut songbooK" of jazz & pop at SHANGHAI 1930 (133 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-896-5600 - http://www.shanghai1930.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. She will be joined by a jazz duo. No cover.


L.A. AREA: ELIZABETH UP DE GRAFF AT CATALINA BAR & GRILL
Elizabeth Up de Graff brings her unique show "Still Livin' and Loving It" to CATALINA BAR & GRILL (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 - http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 pm. The show incorporates jazz, blues, standards, South American songs, parody material, and a French tribute to Edith Piaf. A charismatic performer, Elizabeth showcases her unique and glamorous flair through her sensual pure voice, witty one-liners and enchanting story-telling humor. Her debut show at the Gardenia enjoyed a three-week sold out run followed by her hit premier one-woman cabaret show "What Can I Do to Be Me". There is a $20 cover plus dinner or a 2 drink minimum.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 30th

NYC: JAN CONSTANTINE & SUE ELICKS AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
Jan Constantine And Sue Elicks return to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) with their all new show, ALONE TOGETHER, for three performances, on Thursday & Friday. October 30th & 31st and on Thursday, November 6th - all shows at 7:00 pm. It promises to be a night of great music, laughs and surprises. This show marks Jan and Sue's fourth collaboration and again they are working with musical director Rick Hip-Flores and award-winning director Gerry Geddes. As an added treat, this time around, they will be joined by bassist Debbie Kennedy. As always, the material will be offer a mix of known and unknown, of romantic and comedic, of solos and duets. Inventive medleys, sparkling wit, and delightful harmonies abound. There is a $10 cover plus at $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: CATCH SCHATZIE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
Tony Schatz brings "SCHATZIE" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Thursday & Friday, October 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 1st at 6:00 & 8:15 pm. He will be joined by Cynthia Enfield and, Rasha Zamamiri and The Daryl Kojak Quartet featuring Ed Cacavalle, Sean Conly and Sue Terry, directed by Shellen Lubin . There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? AT THE TRIAD
San Francisco sensation Judy Butterfield brings her show "How Long Has This Been Going On?" to THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) on Thursday, October 30th at 10:00 pm. The show is directed By Clifford Bell. Musical Director is Christopher Denny, and Judy's special guest is Todd Murray. Ms. Butterfield will be receiving the acclaimed Julie Wilson Award at the Opening Night Gala of the 2008 Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, October 29. A protege of the legendary Andrea Marcovicci, eighteen year old Judy has performed at venues across country including The Algonquin (NYC), The Cinegrill (LA), and the Empire Plush Room (SF), with her debut cabaret show "Judy Sings Judy: Songs Of A Young Garland". Ms. Butterfield has recently released her second CD "How Long Has This Been Going On?" featuring songs of discovering love found in The Great American Songbook, old and new, by composers ranging from Jerome Kern and Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN
2008 Bistro Award Winner Gabrielle Stravelli returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 pm with her eclectic vocal selections, ranging from Gershwin to Joni Mitchell. She is joined by keyboardist Brian Gelfand, guitarist Dan Nadel, bassist J.B. Flatt and drummer Patrick Carmichael. Stravelli is featured in the new Broadway-bound musical Ace, having just returned from the show's tryout production at Goodspeed Opera House. There is a $15 cover plus $15 food/drink minimum.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 31st

NYC: PARODIVAS AND PALS PRESENT A HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR
"Sex and Candy," a Parodivas and Pals Halloween Spectacular will be presented on Friday, October 31st at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Performers scheduled to appear include Carly Knight, Ben Lerman, Baron Vaughn, Brooke Van Poppelen and Becky Donohue and of course the hosts, The Parodivas! The Parodivas are Darlene Rae Heller and Jason B. Schmidt, a musical comedy duo who specialize in butchering songs until they are funny enough to knock you off your bar stool. They have written and starred in numerous variety shows in NYC. Musical director is Jessica Stewart. Expect: Prizes, Tricks and Treats - costumes are encouraged. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HALLOWEEN WITH JERRY SCOTT AT CATERINA'S
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
Multi-award winning Jerry Scott's Sing-A-Long Open Mic events take place from 8:00 pm to midnight on Fridays & Saturdays at CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360). On Friday, October 31st, Jerry will be holding his annual HALLOWEEN PARTY - guests are urged to prepare those costumes and strut their stuff - prizes and surprises are promised. Reservations are highly recommended. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE: THE TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCES
On Friday, October 31st at 2:00 pm THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA (25 West 52 Street, NYC - 212.-621-6600 - http://www.mtr.org/ ) is screening an hour-long compilation reel of singer Marilyn Maye's appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. One of Johnny Carson's favorite performers, Ms. Maye was booked on the late-night talk show a record 76 times, chalking up the most appearances ever by an individual singer. Marilyn Maye, who will be on-hand to take questions from the audience following the screening, recently concluded her fifth record-breaking appearance since 2006 at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). The screening is open to the public and free with Paley Center admission.


L.A. AREA: 4 FRIENDS RETURN WITH HALLOWEEN SHOW
The vocal/recording group 4 Friends (Brenda Silas Moore, Wayne Moore, Bryan Miller & Gilmore Rizzo) return with another special Halloween show at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday, October 31st at 9:00 pm.They'll be in costume and everyone is welcome to come dressed up as well. These four, talented performers have as much fun on stage together as the audience does watching them! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations strongly advised.


SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1st

NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT RETURNS WITH PUTTING THINGS AWAY
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Raissa Katona Bennett returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 5:00 pm & Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm with her critically acclaimed show, PUTTING THINGS AWAY. In her show, Raissa takes the audience on a musical journey through the universal milestones of life - searching for hope and beauty as we purge the old and embrace the new. Raissa has performed in cabaret at the Supper Club, The Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. PUTTING THINGS AWAY is directed and co-written by 2008 MAC Award Winner for Best Director, Eric Michael Gillett. This will mark Raissa's second collaboration with Eric, and with Musical Director, David Caldwell. David is also the current Musical Director of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: WESLA WHITFIELD AND "THE LAST WEEKEND"
Acclaimed Cabaret/Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield brings her show "The Last Weekend" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 9:45 pm and Sunday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm. She is joined by swinging jazz pianist Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass. Ms. Whitfield performs the best of The American Popular Songbook featuring the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hart, Harry Warren, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many, many more. There is a $20 cover, plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE IN "DAMAGED CARE"
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE TICKET PRICE ***
"Damaged Care" The Comedy Musical About Health Care in America will be presented at the People's Voice Cafe at the COMMUNITY CHURCH (40 East 35th Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-352-3101 - http://www.theatermania.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. Written and performed by Dr. Greg LaGana & Dr. Barry Levy, the show is directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brad Ross. A Discussion about health care in the United States will follow the performance. Tickets are $15. $10 tickets for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE REPRISES "LOVE ON THE ROCKS"
Marilyn Maye returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) in November with two more performances of her latest show "Love on the Rocks" on Saturday Saturday, November 1st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 2nd at 9:30 pm. "Love on the Rocks" features Tedd Firth on piano, Jim Eklof (her long-time drummer) and Tom Hubbard on bass. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


N.J.: STEVE TYRELL AT BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Steve Tyrell, the new standard in jazz vocals, celebrates his new album, "Back to Bacharach" at THE BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ - 201-227-1030 - http://www.BergenPAC.org/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. A master interpreter of the great songs written for the great singers and crooners, his previous albums (A New Standard, This Guy's In Love, Standard Time, Songs of Sinatra) consistently attain the Top 3 chart positions on Billboard's Jazz Chart. Before becoming a performer in his own right, Tyrell had a long and illustrious career behind the scenes as a Grammy Award winning and Emmy Award nominated record and soundtrack producer. He will be joined on stage by special guest star Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band. Tickets are $30-$65.


M.W.: HEATHER MORAN BRINGS ROSIE TRIBUTE TO SKOKIE
Heather Moran brings the music of Rosemary Clooney to THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761 - http://www.skokietheatre.org/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. Her show, "Rosie! A Tribute," is a loving musical adventure spanning the 40-year career of the great Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney. Heather Moran has created a musical tapestry from the colorful life of Clooney, spanning from her birth in Maysville, KY, through her setbacks in the late 1960s, her mid-1970s comeback, all the way to her death in 2002. Heather has assembled some of Chicago's hottest jazz musicians and guest performers to round out engaging evening of stories and song. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.


L.A. AREA: JAN ABRAMS AT THE GARDENIA
Jan Abrams returns to cabaret for one night only on Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 pm at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ). This New York native, with a father and uncles who were piano tuners (and another uncle who was a songwriter) started singing at an early age and gravitated to the Great American Songbook. She has performed in many niteries in NY including Eighty Eight's, Don't Tell Mama, Freddy's, The Grand Finale, and The Duplex, as well as on RSVP cruises and at the Gardenia. Call for cover/minimum information.


S.A.: ACOUSTICA FEATURES REWORKED VERSIONS OF OLD FAVORITES
Fronted by Helene Henn and Graham Gillot, "Acoustica" will perform in concert at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 pm. This entertaining show features reworked versions of well-known favorites and old time classics such as: You've Got A Friend, Ain't No Sunshine, Stand By Me, Tears In Heaven, Leaving On A Jetplane, Time After Time, Fields Of Gold, Fly Me to the Moon, Summertime, Moondance, Change The World and Don't Worry - Be Happy. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 3rd AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
FOR OPEN MIC / PIANO BAR EVENTS: http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretPianoBars.shtml

MONDAY - NOVEMBER 3rd

AUS: FRIENDS OF BARBRA AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
It's been over two years since Australia's award-winning cabaret trio FRIENDS OF BARBRA was last seen in Melbourne. But on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 & 9:30 pm, the boys are on their way home for one night only at Melbourne's acclaimed THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) for an intimate cabaret experience featuring ten years worth of material. FRIENDS OF BARBRA is Michael Smallwood, Luke Gallagher and Nigel Ubrihien three guys known for serving up their own brand of ridiculous fun for intelligent people. Featuring musical morsels from a smorgasbord of superstars including Luciano Pavarotti, Britney Spears, Barry Gibbs, Kermit the Frog and, of course, Barbra Joan Streisand, FRIENDS OF BARBRA is a comic tour-de-force of no-holds-barred camp cabaret. Tickets are $27.


THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 6th

NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
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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, November 6th at 6:30 pm. The lineup of special guest performers for this show include Grace Cosgrove, Paul Rolnik (Emmy Award Winning Record Producer, Singer & Songwriter), Miles Phillips (2008 MAC Award For Outstanding Male Vocalist), Delivery Girls (Mary Carey, Amie Carey, April Henry) with Tracy Stark (2008 Mac Award), Lynne Halliday (Cabaret Singer & Actress), Clarice Mazanec (Metrostar Finalist), Jim Cargill (Singer/Songwriter) - 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.
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NYC: MAUREEN TAYLOR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Maureen Taylor brings her new show "Taylor Made" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursdays, November 6th & 13th at 9:45 pm. The show tackles the subject of "Adult Puberty" with inspiration from the "fabric" of Astaire, Mercer, and Porter and embroidered with the "pearls" of Ray Jessel, Ernie Lijoi, Dar Williams and others. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with musical direction by Mark Fifer and MaryAnn McSweeney on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JACKIE DRAPER: BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
Vocalist Jackie Draper will be performing her ninth solo show, once again with Music Director Gregory Toroian (at the piano) and Ritt Henn on bass on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). Her special guest is dance partner Franklin Ayala. Director is Helen Baldassare.Her show is guided and inspired through songs by Legrand, the Bergmans, Reinhardt, Brel, Frishberg, Coleman, Lee, Berlin, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Schwartz, Dietz, Sting, and Zippel, among others. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 11th

NYC: HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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*** 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. The occasion will also mark the presentation of the first 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. 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. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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
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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" PART II
I did catch two cabaret events since the Thursday issue - and both have been reported on and reviewed before, so just a few comments on each:

As mentioned elsewhere, Daniel and I went to Seth Rudetsky BROADWAY CHATTERBOX on Thursday the 16th of October at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm. There interview shows happen almost every Thursday night and give you a personal up-close look at some of the top stars (and sometimes behind-the-scene people) on Broadway. Thursdays guest was Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recounted the 6 or 7 year journey from original concept to the final TONY award-winning production of the musical IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway. As I mentioned in Thursday's issue, I was having difficulty deciding on which show to see for Thursday night, but Daniel insisted we see Seth's show. Someone had given him the original cast CD of the show and he was very anxious to see and meet Mr. Miranda. It was another totally captivating interview - Mr. Rudetsky knowledge of all things Broadway always means an in-depth coverage of any Broadway musical show.

And after the show Daniel got a chance to congratulate the composer (in Spanish), and Mr. Mirada could not have been more gracious. Later Daniel explained to me that within many of the songs in the show, there are musical references to many old Spanish tunes and melodies that he learned as a child. This is what made the CD so special to him and was the reason he wanted to meet the composer/star of the show.

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX happens almost every Thursday night at 6:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) - this coming weeks guest (October 23rd) is long time Broadway/cabaret vocalist/actor Karen Morrow. ALL proceeds go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ).


Because musical director Chris Denny had another gig the same night, this month Tommy Femia's JUDY! LIVE! show, presented monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA was presented at 8:00 pm on Friday the 17th instead of the usual 9:00 pm. I wanted to see if the earlier hour would change the dynamics of the show at all. If there was an effect, I would say it was in the area of "better behaved" audience - but so well behaved there was much less audience feed-back. I watched the audience as much as the show (I often to this) and noticed many that were there were impressed with the authenticity of the impersonation (no one does it better than Mr. Femia!). The later showtimes usually mean many in the audience have had a few drinks before getting to the show - and they tend to want to "take part" in the show a bit more (sometimes even getting on stage to "dance with Judy". The "toned-down" audience made for a more focused show, and Tommy was able to give an all-out performance as Judy - a truly delightful show!

Next performance date for JUDY! LIVE! at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) hasn't been announced (at least to me) yet, but I urge you - especially if you are a Judy Garland fan - not to accept imitations. Tommy Femia is Judy, live!


Tonight I am finally off to catch Tim Di Pasqua's "Notes on New York" show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM at 7:00 pm. It seems I've had a personal conflict that prevented me from seeing this show every Monday this month - and I would not make it to this performance if I had made the Chicago trip. Tomorrow night I plan to be back at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for Marianne Challis' show at 7:00 pm (Marianne will be appearing this weekend and next at THE COLONY in West Palm Beach - a special treat for all you folks in that area).


Since I cancelled my trip to Chicago, which would take me out of the city for several nights, I had not made any cabaret reservations for Saturday and Sunday. Just as well, actually. In an attempt to try to earn some extra cash for the Chicago trip I took on three afternoons of non-cabaret work last week, and totally messed up my nap/sleep schedule. And also allowed a number of website and cabaret projects slide. I have one more day of work to complete the project and then will be back to full-time cabaret coverage.


If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time? CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 333 (Bob Egan, New Hope, PA) signed up over the weekend. We're still 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 - still 167 to go for 500. A basic SILVER membership is 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.

Just a little side note: You banner order, membership payment or donation would be especially appreciated over the next two weeks. Thanks for thinking of us.


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Oh what a host of cabaret events in the next few weeks! I covered nearly all the news through November 2nd but I already have over 40 press releases on file for the first 10 days of November! Next week the MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTION takes place at ROSE HALL/JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER and in the days before, during and after the conventions a large number of out-of-town acts will be performing here in NYC. Since we can only cover a new item once in these newsletters (with exception of shows running ads or offering discounts, benefits and organization events) be sure to check the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages, organized by date, for events coming up that have already been written on in the newsletter. We also list such events for "seven nights out" in the newsletter at the bottom of each date.


DEJA VU DEPARTMENT: Remember that water cut off in my apartment complex last Thursday - which was to last from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm? I dutifully followed instructions, save a bucket of water and several containers and sure enough the water was on at 1:00 pm as scheduled. Except when I stepped into the hall there was a large notice telling everyone that the water stoppage was postponed to Thursday the 23rd! And this Thursday the cut off will start at 7:00 am and go to 2:00 pm!


Another Happy Birthday wish to my sister in Florida - I actually had a chance to "construct" an e-mail birthday card to send her over the weekend and she replied to the card with some photos of little Angelica (one of her granddaughters and thus my grandniece) selecting a pumpkin at a produce market in Florida. The little gal had some special problems at birth, and continues to need some special care, and both my pal Daniel and I have been praying on her behalf and look forward to these photos. Check out the PHOTO OF THE WEEK page on the website later today - I will post one there.


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. In fact, I just got to November 2nd on my list of news items - which means we are covered for the next two weeks, anyway. Thursday's issue just might be a huge one - I have so many items to include.


And that is just about the way it was. Support cabaret and live entertainment - see a show or two this week!

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

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SOME QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CD AWARD SHOWCASE
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. The event will dedicated to the late D. J. Bradley, who's annual Christmas Shows were legendary, and will have a "Give a CD for the Holidays" theme. 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. 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. You can order your ticket on-line - there is a large green & red (naturally) side-bar ad on the website pages - click on the ad and you can read all about it.


HOME-PAGE SIDEBAR AD SALE - ADS NOW ON 40 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 40 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?


HERE & THERE - PART I
Baby, its cold outside! 44 degrees at 10:00 am - it dipped below 40 overnight and just north of the city they had the first "hard frost." A slight warming trend is in store for later today - high of 65 degrees, but last night was brutal - as they say, the hawk was biting.


ITS NOT EASY BEING GREEN DEPT.: They turned on the heat in my apartment building on Saturday. Appreciated. But there is a problem: this building does not have thermostats in individual apartments and the radiators don't seem to have valves that are easily accessible - I am sure they are somewhere under the cover, but the cover is too hot to remove. I sort of prefer cool to either cold or hot. So I have to crack open a window slightly to be comfortable (my roommate sometimes even turns on the air conditioner in his room) and turn on the ceiling fan. I mentioned to one of the maintenance guys that this was inefficient and he replied that since the heat was going to all the apartments anyway, there was no waste of energy resources if I opened my window slightly. Any scientists out there?


Since you are receiving this newsletter today, you are aware that the planned trip to Chicago was a "no go." I debated (with myself) all week as to wether I could afford to make the trip and finally decided that I would go if a certain payment due me of over $500 would come in by Friday's mail. I am here - the check is not. But it is all for the good I suppose - I will probably need that check when the rent falls due at the end of next week. Next time I will wait until I have enough "cash in the bank" before even planning an out-of-town trip. I did receive a $100 sponsorship donation from an anonymous member towards the trip and I will credit that donation to the next CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE event seeking sponsorship: the HOLIDAY CD SHOWCASE at DON'T TELL MAMA on Tuesday November 11th. And that sponsor now will receive a free ticket to the event (I couldn't offer a free ticket to Chicago). And the travel agent friend who offered to cover the AMTRAK ticket easily was refunded his costs at no charge! So, except for my disappointment, this was a "no loss" situation.


MOVING ON DEPT.: Don Schaffer has announced that he is no longer booking cabaret acts at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO effective immediately. Don's public relations business now has several clients that he continues to work with (including Marcus Simeone, Jose Luis and Baby Jane Dexter) and has made the decision to move on to other projects. From 15 years booking Danny's Skylight Room and years of managing artists like Blossom Dearie, Jill Corey, Margaret Whiting and numerous industry projects, Don remains one of cabaret's most loved and respected entrepreneurs and loyal supporters. We wish him well in his endeavors. No announcement has been made yet as to his successor at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO.


A NEW RECORD DEPT.: No take-out or delivery meals since October 1st! The gals at the Chinese take-out place across the street and the guys at the pizza place around the corner may think I am ill or worse. I have been preparing my own meals since October 1st in an effort to trim expenses, and actually have found it to be a lot of fun! And now I know exactly what my meals are made of - except for the occasional can of soup I consume. OK, I did buy a frozen lasagna the other day - something I can't create very well on my own. I have been watching Rachel Ray on TV for several years, so I know a lot of tips and tricks. I have to downsize every recipe (or save a portion for a later meal) and I don't have (yet) all the spices and ingredients for every recipe, but I love to improvise. Oh, and occasionally I have to do that McDonald's thing between shows at night, but I figure my weekly savings are substantial.

My mealtimes have been revised somewhat - I have my main meal at 2:00 pm so that I can make it to a 6:30 or 7:00 pm show without rushing, but that's OK. And now I go to the grocery store twice a week (I never purchase more than I can comfortably carry the two blocks to my apartment building). The whole experience has been quite fun, actually.


The current financial meltdown has truly taken its toll on cabaret. I polled several bartenders, waiters and piano bar pianists and generally they report that their tip income has dropped by from 40 to 50 percent over the past few weeks. And several shows I have attended and/or received reports about have had disappointing attendance. For example, I was at Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX show last Thursday at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm. His guest was Lin-Manuel Miranda - his show IN THE HEIGHTS (which he wrote and stars in) just won a bunch of TONY awards. One would think, given the high number of Broadway addicts in NYC, the room would be packed. There were less than 20 in the audience! And next door in the other cabaret room, Grace Cosgrove's GRACE NOTES show which started at 6:30 pm, and had on the bill cabaret luminaries like Tanya Holt, Lina Koutrakos, Nesha Ward, Lennie Watts and Eric Michael Gillett (plus surprise guest Baby Jane Dexter!) only about 20 folks showed up as well.

I have only heard of one show that cancelled in the past week or so (some rooms force you to cancel if you have less than a certain number of reservations), but my e-mailbox is inundated daily with pleas from performers for folks to make reservations for their shows. (The one show that was cancelled that I know of was one I was planning to attend.)


The CDs are coming in for our first annual HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT on November 11th at DON'T TELL MAMA. There have been several more entries promised for entry in the BEST CDs of 2008 - If you have a CD that is eligible (first released in 2008) and that you would like to submit for inclusion, please send me an e-mail at stuhamstra@svhamstra.com and I 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). The CDs entered and received to date are displayed on the website.


Since last Tuesday, the "forms" on my website that you are invited to use to send in a comment, request a listing, send a press release, or order reservations to a CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE event weren't working. I did a "mass update" on over 200 pages on the website that morning, and must have coded something wrong, making those particular pages unusable - the items never reached me, and posted received a "bounced mail" report. I patched all the appropriate pages and they should all be working again - some AOL users might need to wait some time for the corrections to make it to the AOL servers. Sorry about that.


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? 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.


By the way, if anyone out there has my google-mail address, please delete it from your mailing program. I am discontinuing that address in a few days since I get over 400 spam e-mails a day at that address. Apparently I filled out a form on the internet somewhere and that party sold my address to spammers. In fact, I only use that address when filling out forms on the internet that require an e-mail address. I get spam at other e-mail addresses as well, but this happens to be one I can actually drop. I will probably open a new g-mail address in a few days.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is looking for sponsors for upcoming events. SEE: http://www.svhamstra.com/thankyou1sponsor.shtml


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


NOW FOR SOME NEWS ABOUT CABARET

CABARET CD RELEASE NEWS & UPDATES

CYNTHIA CRANE'S LIVE PERFORMANCE CD AVAILABLE
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS' CHOICE TOP-10
Saloon-singer/story-teller Cynthia Crane mulls over life, love and wrestles with the difficulties of watching life get old while she remains eternally 27, "over and over and over again" on her latest CD "If I Knew Now (what I knew then)". The CD, recorded live, is loaded with with wry, witty songs - great melodies and smart lyrics by Jay Leonhart and Dave Frishberg - plus a pastiche including Harold Arlen, Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mandel, John Wallowitch, Lew Spence, Clark Gesner and Frank Loesser. The CD is available at the store and also available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/crane6
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CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 20th THROUGH 26th
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 - OCTOBER 20th

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 ) on 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: 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 ) Mondays in October, the 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. 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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N.J.: NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE TONIGHT AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns tonight, October 20th (and every other Monday), at 7:30 pm at the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). The show usually features 6 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for for scheduled for this showcase include Lisa Poulos, Tina Margo,t Andi Rose, Karen Anne, Carmen Hicks, Jane Arthur Ashley, Wayne Barlow and Frank Lentz and more to be announced. Only $10 cover/$10 minimum. Serving dinner, from 5:30 pm.


D.C. AREA: DCCN OPEN MIC NIGHT MONDAY OCTOBER 20th
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
*** CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
The next "Open Mic" night of the DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will take place on Monday, October 20th at 8:00 pm at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC - 202-783-3933 - http://www.warehousetheater.com/ ) (signup starts at 7:30 pm). Everyone is welcome. These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Alex Tang will accompany. Cover is $15 ($12 for DCCN members). Additional open-mic events are scheduled for November 17th and December 15th.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: WING LIVE AT BIRDLAND!
NYC: ALISON FRASER & MARY TESTA AT THE BEECHMAN
NYC: JILL WHELAN SPENDS "AN EVENING IN DRY DOCK"

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 21st

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 November 4th.


NYC: ALEX NGUYEN & THE JAZZ CONCEPTIONS ORCHESTRA
SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT presents Alex Nguyen & The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra on Tuesday, October 21st with sets at 8:30 & 10:30 pm at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ). The band includes Alex Nguyen on trumpet, Brandon Lee on trumpet, Rob Edwards on trombone, Alex LoRe on alto saxophone, Jeremy Fratti on tenor saxophone, Matt Zettlemoyer on baritone saxophone, Joshua Bowlus on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass, and Ben Adkins on drums. Call for cover/minimum information.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: JAZZ LEGEND ANNIE ROSS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: MARIANNE CHALLIS IN "WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY?"
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
LONDON: STEVE ROSS HAS A 'GOOD THING GOING'
NYC: ALEX NGUYEN & THE JAZZ CONCEPTIONS ORCHESTRA
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: POLITICAL IDOL AT THE TRIAD
S.F. AREA: ANDREA MARCOVICCI AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

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.


NYC: ANY WEDNESDAY FEATURES ADI BRAUN
*** 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 22nd at 6:00 pm, Adi Braun. This Canadian jazz vocalist returns to New York to recreate her appearance Live at the Metropolitan Room with a selection of songs about love. No cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: VICKIE PHILLIPS CONTINUES ON A SINGER'S JOURNEY
NYC: ANDREW SUVALSKY IN ENCORE PERFORMANCE AT IRIDIUM
NYC: KEVIN DOZIER IS "LOVE-WISE" AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
NYC: RAY JESSEL RETURNS TO MAMA'S
S.A.: FOLK MUSIC WITH STEVE NEWMAN AT VILLA PASCAL
NYC: YVONNE CONSTANT IN "PARIS ON THE ROAD TO PIAF"
NYC: KAREN KOHLER'S AT ZIPPER FACTORY
M.W.: KEELY NICOLE AT MAXIM'S & THE PUMP ROOM
NYC: ANTHONY COCHRAN RETURNS HIS TO METROPOLITAN ROOM
L.A. AREA: WEDNESDAY JAZZ JAM CONTINUES IN BURBANK
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 23rd

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 ) on 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: SETH'S CHATTERBOX: GUEST KAREN MORROW
*** 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 for Thursday, October 23rd will feature as guest Karen Morrow. 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: DARYL SHERMAN WITH DAN LEVINSON AT BARGEMUSIC
Jazz vocalist/pianist Daryl Sherman will appear on Thursday, October 23rd at 8:00 pm as part of the Bargemusic Jazz Series. She is joined by Dan Levinson on clarinet and saxophone. BARGEMUSIC (At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge - 718-624-2083 - http://www.bargemusic.org/ ), is a floating concert hall on a 102-foot long covered barge. The vessel was once used to transport coffee, is beloved by discriminating concertgoers around the world and is now one of New York City's most unusual and enchanting event venues. Tickets are $35 by credit card in advance only. At the concert, tickets can by purchased by cash or check only.


AUS: WES SNELLING & FRIENDS AT THE ORDER
MORE ME, LESS YOU with Wes Snelling and friends takes place on Thursdays at THE ORDER OF MELBOURNE (Level 2, 401 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC AUS - 9663 6707 - http://www.theorder.com.au/ ). This Thursday, October 23rd, at 8:00 pm, Wes' guests are Sammy J & Heath McIvor (Nominated Best Show Comedy Festival 2008) Matt Thomas/Jamie Slocombe (The Blow Waves). There is a $20 cover - call for minimum information,


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: SCOT ALBERTSON AND THE DARYL KOJAK QUINTET
L.A. AREA: CHRISTEL ALEXANDER AT THE GARDENIA
N.J.: KENNY RANKIN AT MCLOONE'S
D.C. AREA: SALLY MARTIN AT GERMANO'S
L.A. AREA: IRENE IS BACK ON THURSDAYS AT SEVEN AT ELEVEN
NYC: DAVID PELLEGRENE'S CABARET FEVER: GUEST TBA
NYC: DANNY LEARY'S "ON THE ROCKS!" ON THURSDAYS
AUS: WES SNELLING & FRIENDS AT THE ORDER
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 24th

NYC: ADI BRAUN AND RULES OF THE GAME
Canadian Jazz Vocalist and 2007 MAC Award Nominee Adi Braun will bring her show "Rules of the Game" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Friday, October 24th at 9:45 pm.At the same time she will release her third CD, "Adi Braun - Live at the Metropolitan Room" recorded when she appeared in October of 2007. This exciting live-off-the floor album includes an engaging mixture of standards and originals, including two of Adi Braun's own compositions. She has performed in every major jazz and concert venue in Toronto, has toured Canada, the United States and Europe, and released two previous, critically-acclaimed CDs, "Delishious", and "The Rules of the Game". Call for cover/minimum information.


D.C.: CHAWBARET PRESENTS CABARET CONNECTIONS
CHAWbaret 4: Cabaret Connections (An evening of songs about family, community, and the ties that bind us) will be presented by The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the GLBT Arts Consortium at CAPITOL HILL ARTS WORKSHOP (545 7th Street SE, Washington DC - 202-547-6839 - http://www.chaw.org/ ) on three nights, Fridays, October 24th, November 7th & Saturday, November 8th, all shows at 7:30 pm. Proceeds benefit CHAW's mission of building community through the arts. The performers in Cabaret Connections are Emily Leatha Everson, Matt Howe, David McMullin, Dean Reichard, and Catherine Satterlee. Many of the singers are D.C. Cabaret Network members. Musical direction is by Alex Tang. Cabaret Connections will feature show tunes, pop songs, and standards. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NAPA: WESLA & MIKE CONTINUE AT SILO'S FRIDAYS OCTOBER
N.J.: KENNY RANKIN AT MCLOONE'S
NYC: AFTER PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
ON RADIO: "AT THE RITZ!" FRIDAYS & STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
FLA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
S.A.: AKKEDIS PRESENTS HEART OF GOLD AT VILLA PASCAL
M.W.: IT'S YESTERDAY ONCE MORE AT DAVENPORT'S
NJ: JANET VILLAS AT PIANOS FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 25th

NYC: JULIE REYBURN LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $10 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. SPECIAL $10 RECESSION/INFLATION BUSTING COVER for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: RUSS LORENSON BRINGS NEW STANDARDS TO TOWN
Acclaimed actor/singer Russ Lorenson returns to NYC for his first appearance in 2 years on Saturday, October 25th at 9:45 pm and Tuesday, October 28th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Russ doesn't think the Great American Songbook stop being written in 1959, and has a show full of "new standards" to prove his point that well-crafted songs with meaningful lyrics are still being written today, just waiting to be interpreted by thoughtful, jazz-inspired vocalists. With San Francisco jazz favorites Kelly Park on piano and Terrence Brewer on guitar, "Standard Time" explores the Great American Songbook of the New Millennium, featuring songs written within the last 20 years by composers such as Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Kelly Park, Ray Jessel, Bob Levy, Andrew Lippa, Peter Cincotti - and even Russ Lorenson himself! Russ' shows will be recorded for his third CD, to be released in 2009. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


N.E.: McMILLAN & HAMMER IN BENEFIT AT CCAE CANCELLED
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Will McMillan's benefit at the CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - http://www.ccae.org/ ) that was scheduled to be held on Saturday, October 25th at 8:00 pm has been rescheduled for a later date.


MW: ACTS OF KINDNESS CABARET BENEFITS ILLINOIS THEATRE CNTR
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret presents a benefit performance for the Illinois Theatre Center (http://www.ilthctr.org/ ) on Saturday. October 25th at OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB (2800 Country Drive, Olympia Fields, IL Fields - TKTS: 773-481-3510 - http://www.ofcc.info/ ) at 8:30 pm, preceded by cocktails at 6:00 and Dinner at 7:30 pm. Featured in the program are Hilary Ann Feldman, Caron Buinis and Caryn Caffarelli. Pianist is Phil Orem. Tickets are $100.


M.W.: SPIDER CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY AT KATERINA'S
Chicago jazz favorite Spider Saloff will celebrate her birthday with a performance at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Saturday, October 25th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. She is joined by guitarist Steve Ramsdell. $10 cover.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: HOLE-O-MATIC RIDES AGAIN WITH FREE BROADWAY TICKETS
CHICAGO: "EVERYTHING IS CHITA" AT DAVENPORT'S
LOS ANGELES: JEROME ELLIOTT AT INDIO PERFORMING ARTS
FLA: MARIANNE CHALLIS AT THE COLONY ROOM
S.A.: AKKEDIS PRESENTS HEART OF GOLD AT VILLA PASCAL
NYC: SCOT WISNIEWSKI RETURNS WITH NEW SHOW TO MAMA'S
LOS ANGELES: BILL SHAWN AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIO BAR & GRILL
NYC: CHRISTIE GILBERT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
NYC: JANE MONHEIT AT BIRDLAND
NYC: PAULA WEST AT THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM
NYC: TV AND STAGE STAR LYNDA CARTER TO FEINSTEIN'S
NYC: PIZZARELLI & MOLASKEY AT CAFE CARLYLE

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 26th

NYC: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FOOD BANK FOR NYC AT THE TRIAD
*** FEATURED BENEFIT EVENT ***
A Benefit Concert for the Food Bank For New York City will be presented at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-501-2143 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) on Sunday. October 26th at 7:30 pm. The benefit will feature performances by Broadway's Chuck Cooper, Rosena Hill, Alton Fitzgerald White, Cabaret vocalist Marieann Meringolo, Singer/songwriter Zoe Lyons, and the Inspirational vocal ensemble Spiritus. The show is hosted by spoken word artist Ghai'l Rhodes Benjamin. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City (http://www.foodbanknyc.org/ ). This event is being produced by Project More Than Enough. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


N.J.: MARLENE VERPLANCK AT SHANGHAI JAZZ
Jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck will be introducing her new CD "Once There Was a Moon" when she performs at SHANGHAI JAZZ (24 Main Street, Madison, NJ - 973-822-2899 - http://www.shanghaijazz.com/ ) on Sunday, October 26th, with sets at 6:00 & 7:30 pm. Tedd Firth on piano and Steve LaSpina on bass will be on hand to round out the evening. There is no cover - reservations required.


NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON NOW ON SUNDAY NIGHTS
*** SPECIAL CABARET OPEN MIC EVENT ***
*** CABARET NO COVER EVENT ***
Mark Janas' Algonquin Salon now takes place on Sunday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the lobby of THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ ). The Salon is a weekly event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, an informal, yet elegant setting with a grand tradition of artists gathering to socialize. There is no cover and no minimum. The co-host and theme for the salon on Sunday, October 26th have yet to be announced. Remember, any material, on or off-theme, is always welcome at the Algonquin Salon.


AUS: SUNDAY SUITE MONTHLY AT THE TOFF
Wes Snelling, Casey Bennetto, Scott Brennan, Ethel Chop, Mzzz Erin Tasmania, Benn Bennett, Marcus Mahoney, and 'Toxic' Britney Spears Tribute Band bring "The Sunday Suite", their own special brand of fun, to THE TOFF at CURTIN HOUSE (252 Swanston Street - 2nd. Fl., Melbourne, VIC, AUS - 03 9639 8770 - http://www.thetoffintown.com/ ) one Sunday each month, opening on Sunday, October 26th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $18/$15.


OTHER CABARET EVENTS THIS DATE COVERED IN PREVIOUS ISSUES see http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
NYC: ADAM PASCAL AT FEINSTEIN'S
LOS ANGELES: RYAN RAFTERY & FRIENDS AT UPRIGHT CABARET
NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON MOVES BACK TO SUNDAY NIGHTS
ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": TOPIC TBA
NYC: THE ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY COMEDY HOUR SUNDAY
NYC: HARPIST JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ AT CATERINA'S
CHICAGO: ERIC VINCENT AND WORLD OF FRIENDS AT MORSE THEATRE
NYC: BARRY LLOYD CELEBRATES 10th YEAR AS SOLO PERFORMER
NYC: NAT & KAT AT THE BEECHMAN WITH "VOTE WITH YOUR VENUS
NYC: BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FOOD BANK FOR NYC AT THE TRIAD
NYC: JOE ICONIS PERFORMS ORIGINAL SONGS AT THE BEECHMAN
SAN FRANCISCO: VINCE WALLACE AND CO. AT BIRD'S NEST JAZZ

CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - OCTOBER 27th THROUGH NOVEMBER 2nd
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 - 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.


M.W.: CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) and DRURY LANE WATER TOWER PLACE (175 East Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL - 312-642-2000 - http://www.drurylanewatertower.com/ ) are announcing the second of five new Musical Mondays concerts, held monthly through December. On Monday, October 27th at 7:30 pm the show is "CURTAIN UP! BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS" where the ladies of Chicago cabaret salute the songbirds of the silver screen. The cast includes Gail Becker, Amy Cole, Hillary Ann Feldman, Laura Freeman, Pam Peterson, Keely Nicole Singer, Cheryl Szucsits, and Melissa Young. Musical direction is by Jeff Roscoe and Laura Freeman will direct. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now by calling the Box Office at 312-642-2000 or visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com/ .


NYC: ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI AT THE TRIAD
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com ) welcomes Alexander Gemignani for a very special performances as part of the celebrated Voices from the Great White Way Series. He will appear on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm. Featured in the recent Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George, Alexander will soon appear in the new Stephen Sondheim musical, Road Show, at the Public Theatre. Join Alexander for a one night only concert appearance before rehearsals get underway. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


NYC: DODY GOODMAN MEMORIAL AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH
The life of Dody Goodman, will be celebrated at a Memorial on Monday, October 27th at 7:00 pm, at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - http://www.saintpeters.org/ ). Miss Goodman's career spanned over 75 years. She began as a teen-aged ballet dancer, and became a popular Broadway, Off-Broadway, cabaret, radio, television, and film performer, remaining active in show business until she was in her 90's. Scheduled to share their memories are: George S. Irving, Richard Skipper, Lee Roy Reams, Donald Sadler, KT Sullivan and Linda Amiel Burns. Miss Goodman's never-before-seen film, which was based on her book, "Women, Women, Women!" will be shown. A reception will follow. Seating is limited. E-mail Richard@richardskipper.com to be included on the GUEST LIST.


TUESDAY - OCTOBER 28th

NYC: CRYSTAL GAYLE & LAURA BELL BUNDY "KENTUCKY GIRLFRIENDS"
FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) will present the debut engagement of Grammy Award winner Crystal Gayle and Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, appearing together for the first time. Their show, "Kentucky Girlfriends", which celebrates their home state and their southern heritage, will make its world premiere at the club from Tuesday, October 28th through Saturday, November 1st. In the show Ms. Gayle (hailing from Paintsville, KY) and Ms. Bundy (raised in Lexington, KY), pay tribute to their roots with songs ranging from "Blue Moon of Kentucky" to "That's What I Love About the South" to "My Old Kentucky Home." They will also salute The Everly Brothers, their fellow Kentucky-born performers. The show will also feature Ms. Gayle singing her signature hits including "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue?" and Ms. Bundy performing original music from her recent CD debut, "Longing for a Place Already Gone." The show will play Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. Shows have a $60 except for the 10:00 PM shows, which have a $40. All shows have a $40.00 food and beverage minimum.


NYC: MAC SEMINAR ON PERFORMANCE STYLES IN LARGE/SMALL ROOMS
*** CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT ***
Exploring the differences between singing in intimate clubs and performing on Broadway, in large theaters and in concert halls, MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) has announced the next seminar in its ongoing series on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at THE SONGBOOK THEATER at BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ). The seminar will explore the differences, and similarities, between performing in an intimate cabaret room and performing on a larger stage and how one mode of performing may or may not feed the other. The panelists will offer their expert advice based on vast personal experience, and share thoughts and stories as they look at their careers in cabaret and on stage. Panelists scheduled to appear include Klea Blackhurst, Marilyn Maye, Sally Mayes, Lee Roy Reams, and Martin Vidnovic. Moderators for the evening are Sherry Eaker of Back Stage and casting director Kevin Kennison. No cover for MAC members - $10 for guests. For reservations, call 212-465-2662, or email RSVP@macnyc.com.


NYC: TERRI WHITE & ALYSHA UMPHRESS DOUBLE-BILL AT IRIDIUM
SCOBAR ENTERTAINMENT presents two shows on Tuesday, October 28th at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ). At 8:30 pm, Terri White & The Charlie Lindbergh Jazz Trio perform, followed at 10:30 pm by Alysha Umphress & Barry Levitt Jazz Trio. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 29th

NYC: THE 19th NY CABARET CONVENTION AT ROSE HALL
*** 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


KAREN OBERLIN SINGS THE SONGS OF THE WIZARD OF WORDS
*** MEMBER DISCOUNT *** $5 OFF THE COVER ***
Bistro Award-winning jazz-pop vocalist Karen Oberlin, an acclaimed recording artist and 2007 Nightlife Award finalist for her recent show, "Like Love; The Popular Songs of Andre Previn," brings a new show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one night only on Wednesday, October 29th at 9:45 pm. The show is called "Yip Harburg's Songs of Wit & Wisdom." Ms. Oberlin has loved Harburg's lyrics since she was a young girl. Harburg was an artist of extraordinary personal courage and compassion. In his lyrics, great humor, fantasy and serious social satire glow together like hues of that rainbow, and "The Wizard of Words" highlights his most poignant and delightful. Ms. Oberlin is joined by Tedd Firth, Musical Director and Sean Smith on Bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
*** BANNER ADVERTISER ***


NYC: KRAUZ AND KOJAK TRIO PRESENT OTHER STUFF
Laurie Krauz & The Daryl Kojak Trio (featuring Sean Conly, bass; Gene Lewin, drums) present "Other Stuff!" at THE KITANO HOTEL (66 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-885-7119) on Wednesday, October 29th with sets at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. There is no cover with a $15 minimum.


NYC: LIZ STRICKLAND COMBINES CABARET SONGS FROM PARIS & USA
Australian singer Liz Strickland and pianist Lionel Cloarec from Paris will appear for one night only at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 pm. The pair will combine a fun night of French and American Cabaret songs, intertwined with the piano work "L'Histoire de Babar le petit l phant" by Francis Poulenc. There is a $15 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.


N.J.: RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT MCLOONE'S
The Randy Roberts Show, an all live, multimedia tribute to some of the world's most loved performers will be presented on Wednesday & Thursday, October 29th & 30th at 8:00 pm TIM McLOONE'S SUPPER CLUB (1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ - 732-774-1400 - http://www.timmcloonessupperclub.com/ ). Randy's uncanny impersonations of Joan Rivers, Cher and Bette Midler have kept him in the spotlight for the past twenty years. His roster of famous and infamous ladies also includes: Mae West, Joan Crawford, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Phyllis Diller and a bevy of original ladies, including a tribute to Gypsy Rose Lee with a strip tease that leaves little to the imagination and the audience rolling in the aisles. The fact that he is bilingual makes him a favorite in clubs in Puerto Rico and Spain. For these performances Randy will present "Bette Midler," "Joan Rivers", Cher (as seen last year on "One Life To Live"), and Randy's mini-lounge act, allowing the audience to ask any question that enters their mind. $25 cover - call for minimum information.


S.F. AREA: LINDA KOSUT AT JAZZ AT SHANGHAI
Vocalist Linda Kosut will be singing from the "eKleKtiK Kosut songbooK" of jazz & pop at SHANGHAI 1930 (133 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-896-5600 - http://www.shanghai1930.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th with sets from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. She will be joined by a jazz duo. No cover.


L.A. AREA: ELIZABETH UP DE GRAFF AT CATALINA BAR & GRILL
Elizabeth Up de Graff brings her unique show "Still Livin' and Loving It" to CATALINA BAR & GRILL (6725 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA - 323-466-2210 - http://www.catalinajazzclub.com/ ) on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 pm. The show incorporates jazz, blues, standards, South American songs, parody material, and a French tribute to Edith Piaf. A charismatic performer, Elizabeth showcases her unique and glamorous flair through her sensual pure voice, witty one-liners and enchanting story-telling humor. Her debut show at the Gardenia enjoyed a three-week sold out run followed by her hit premier one-woman cabaret show "What Can I Do to Be Me". There is a $20 cover plus dinner or a 2 drink minimum.


THURSDAY - OCTOBER 30th

NYC: JAN CONSTANTINE & SUE ELICKS AT BROADWAY BABY BISTRO
Jan Constantine And Sue Elicks return to BROADWAY BABY BISTRO (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-5808 - http://www.broadwaybabybistro.com/ ) with their all new show, ALONE TOGETHER, for three performances, on Thursday & Friday. October 30th & 31st and on Thursday, November 6th - all shows at 7:00 pm. It promises to be a night of great music, laughs and surprises. This show marks Jan and Sue's fourth collaboration and again they are working with musical director Rick Hip-Flores and award-winning director Gerry Geddes. As an added treat, this time around, they will be joined by bassist Debbie Kennedy. As always, the material will be offer a mix of known and unknown, of romantic and comedic, of solos and duets. Inventive medleys, sparkling wit, and delightful harmonies abound. There is a $10 cover plus at $15 food/drink minimum.
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NYC: CATCH SCHATZIE AT DON'T TELL MAMA
Tony Schatz brings "SCHATZIE" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Thursday & Friday, October 30th & 31st at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 1st at 6:00 & 8:15 pm. He will be joined by Cynthia Enfield and, Rasha Zamamiri and The Daryl Kojak Quartet featuring Ed Cacavalle, Sean Conly and Sue Terry, directed by Shellen Lubin . There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? AT THE TRIAD
San Francisco sensation Judy Butterfield brings her show "How Long Has This Been Going On?" to THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) on Thursday, October 30th at 10:00 pm. The show is directed By Clifford Bell. Musical Director is Christopher Denny, and Judy's special guest is Todd Murray. Ms. Butterfield will be receiving the acclaimed Julie Wilson Award at the Opening Night Gala of the 2008 Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, October 29. A protege of the legendary Andrea Marcovicci, eighteen year old Judy has performed at venues across country including The Algonquin (NYC), The Cinegrill (LA), and the Empire Plush Room (SF), with her debut cabaret show "Judy Sings Judy: Songs Of A Young Garland". Ms. Butterfield has recently released her second CD "How Long Has This Been Going On?" featuring songs of discovering love found in The Great American Songbook, old and new, by composers ranging from Jerome Kern and Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: GABRIELLE STRAVELLI RETURNS TO THE BEECHMAN
2008 Bistro Award Winner Gabrielle Stravelli returns to THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ) Thursday, October 30th at 7:00 pm with her eclectic vocal selections, ranging from Gershwin to Joni Mitchell. She is joined by keyboardist Brian Gelfand, guitarist Dan Nadel, bassist J.B. Flatt and drummer Patrick Carmichael. Stravelli is featured in the new Broadway-bound musical Ace, having just returned from the show's tryout production at Goodspeed Opera House. There is a $15 cover plus $15 food/drink minimum.


FRIDAY - OCTOBER 31st

NYC: PARODIVAS AND PALS PRESENT A HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR
"Sex and Candy," a Parodivas and Pals Halloween Spectacular will be presented on Friday, October 31st at 9:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Performers scheduled to appear include Carly Knight, Ben Lerman, Baron Vaughn, Brooke Van Poppelen and Becky Donohue and of course the hosts, The Parodivas! The Parodivas are Darlene Rae Heller and Jason B. Schmidt, a musical comedy duo who specialize in butchering songs until they are funny enough to knock you off your bar stool. They have written and starred in numerous variety shows in NYC. Musical director is Jessica Stewart. Expect: Prizes, Tricks and Treats - costumes are encouraged. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HALLOWEEN WITH JERRY SCOTT AT CATERINA'S
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Multi-award winning Jerry Scott's Sing-A-Long Open Mic events take place from 8:00 pm to midnight on Fridays & Saturdays at CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360). On Friday, October 31st, Jerry will be holding his annual HALLOWEEN PARTY - guests are urged to prepare those costumes and strut their stuff - prizes and surprises are promised. Reservations are highly recommended. Call for cover/minimum information.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE: THE TONIGHT SHOW APPEARANCES
On Friday, October 31st at 2:00 pm THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA (25 West 52 Street, NYC - 212.-621-6600 - http://www.mtr.org/ ) is screening an hour-long compilation reel of singer Marilyn Maye's appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. One of Johnny Carson's favorite performers, Ms. Maye was booked on the late-night talk show a record 76 times, chalking up the most appearances ever by an individual singer. Marilyn Maye, who will be on-hand to take questions from the audience following the screening, recently concluded her fifth record-breaking appearance since 2006 at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). The screening is open to the public and free with Paley Center admission.


L.A. AREA: 4 FRIENDS RETURN WITH HALLOWEEN SHOW
The vocal/recording group 4 Friends (Brenda Silas Moore, Wayne Moore, Bryan Miller & Gilmore Rizzo) return with another special Halloween show at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) on Friday, October 31st at 9:00 pm.They'll be in costume and everyone is welcome to come dressed up as well. These four, talented performers have as much fun on stage together as the audience does watching them! There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. Reservations strongly advised.


SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1st

NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT RETURNS WITH PUTTING THINGS AWAY
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Raissa Katona Bennett returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 5:00 pm & Sunday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm with her critically acclaimed show, PUTTING THINGS AWAY. In her show, Raissa takes the audience on a musical journey through the universal milestones of life - searching for hope and beauty as we purge the old and embrace the new. Raissa has performed in cabaret at the Supper Club, The Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Rose's Turn, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. PUTTING THINGS AWAY is directed and co-written by 2008 MAC Award Winner for Best Director, Eric Michael Gillett. This will mark Raissa's second collaboration with Eric, and with Musical Director, David Caldwell. David is also the current Musical Director of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: WESLA WHITFIELD AND "THE LAST WEEKEND"
Acclaimed Cabaret/Jazz vocalist Wesla Whitfield brings her show "The Last Weekend" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 9:45 pm and Sunday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm. She is joined by swinging jazz pianist Mike Greensill and John Wiitala on bass. Ms. Whitfield performs the best of The American Popular Songbook featuring the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hart, Harry Warren, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many, many more. There is a $20 cover, plus a 2-drink minimum.


NYC: HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE IN "DAMAGED CARE"
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"Damaged Care" The Comedy Musical About Health Care in America will be presented at the People's Voice Cafe at the COMMUNITY CHURCH (40 East 35th Street, NYC - TKTS: 212-352-3101 - http://www.theatermania.com/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. Written and performed by Dr. Greg LaGana & Dr. Barry Levy, the show is directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brad Ross. A Discussion about health care in the United States will follow the performance. Tickets are $15. $10 tickets for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


NYC: MARILYN MAYE REPRISES "LOVE ON THE ROCKS"
Marilyn Maye returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) in November with two more performances of her latest show "Love on the Rocks" on Saturday Saturday, November 1st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 2nd at 9:30 pm. "Love on the Rocks" features Tedd Firth on piano, Jim Eklof (her long-time drummer) and Tom Hubbard on bass. There is a $30 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


N.J.: STEVE TYRELL AT BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Steve Tyrell, the new standard in jazz vocals, celebrates his new album, "Back to Bacharach" at THE BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ - 201-227-1030 - http://www.BergenPAC.org/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. A master interpreter of the great songs written for the great singers and crooners, his previous albums (A New Standard, This Guy's In Love, Standard Time, Songs of Sinatra) consistently attain the Top 3 chart positions on Billboard's Jazz Chart. Before becoming a performer in his own right, Tyrell had a long and illustrious career behind the scenes as a Grammy Award winning and Emmy Award nominated record and soundtrack producer. He will be joined on stage by special guest star Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band. Tickets are $30-$65.


M.W.: HEATHER MORAN BRINGS ROSIE TRIBUTE TO SKOKIE
Heather Moran brings the music of Rosemary Clooney to THE SKOKIE THEATRE (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL - 847-677-7761 - http://www.skokietheatre.org/ ) on Saturday, November 1st at 8:00 pm. Her show, "Rosie! A Tribute," is a loving musical adventure spanning the 40-year career of the great Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney. Heather Moran has created a musical tapestry from the colorful life of Clooney, spanning from her birth in Maysville, KY, through her setbacks in the late 1960s, her mid-1970s comeback, all the way to her death in 2002. Heather has assembled some of Chicago's hottest jazz musicians and guest performers to round out engaging evening of stories and song. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.


L.A. AREA: JAN ABRAMS AT THE GARDENIA
Jan Abrams returns to cabaret for one night only on Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 pm at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ). This New York native, with a father and uncles who were piano tuners (and another uncle who was a songwriter) started singing at an early age and gravitated to the Great American Songbook. She has performed in many niteries in NY including Eighty Eight's, Don't Tell Mama, Freddy's, The Grand Finale, and The Duplex, as well as on RSVP cruises and at the Gardenia. Call for cover/minimum information.


S.A.: ACOUSTICA FEATURES REWORKED VERSIONS OF OLD FAVORITES
Fronted by Helene Henn and Graham Gillot, "Acoustica" will perform in concert at VILLA PASCAL (28 Van Der Westhuizen Street. Durbanville, Capetown, SA - Tel: 021-9752566 / 0825694147 - http://www.freewebs.com/villapascal ) on Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 pm. This entertaining show features reworked versions of well-known favorites and old time classics such as: You've Got A Friend, Ain't No Sunshine, Stand By Me, Tears In Heaven, Leaving On A Jetplane, Time After Time, Fields Of Gold, Fly Me to the Moon, Summertime, Moondance, Change The World and Don't Worry - Be Happy. Call for cover/minimum information.


CABARET NEWS - DATEBOOK - NOVEMBER 3rd AND BEYOND
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LISTING OF CABARET EVENTS FOR THIS PERIOD CHECK OUT THE CABARET DIARY/DATEBOOK AT http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretEventListing.shtml
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MONDAY - NOVEMBER 3rd

AUS: FRIENDS OF BARBRA AT THE BUTTERFLY CLUB
It's been over two years since Australia's award-winning cabaret trio FRIENDS OF BARBRA was last seen in Melbourne. But on Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 & 9:30 pm, the boys are on their way home for one night only at Melbourne's acclaimed THE BUTTERFLY CLUB (204 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC - 03 96902000 - http://www.thebutterflyclub.com/ ) for an intimate cabaret experience featuring ten years worth of material. FRIENDS OF BARBRA is Michael Smallwood, Luke Gallagher and Nigel Ubrihien three guys known for serving up their own brand of ridiculous fun for intelligent people. Featuring musical morsels from a smorgasbord of superstars including Luciano Pavarotti, Britney Spears, Barry Gibbs, Kermit the Frog and, of course, Barbra Joan Streisand, FRIENDS OF BARBRA is a comic tour-de-force of no-holds-barred camp cabaret. Tickets are $27.


THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 6th

NYC: "GRACE NOTES: A SINGERS' SOIREE"
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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, November 6th at 6:30 pm. The lineup of special guest performers for this show include Grace Cosgrove, Paul Rolnik (Emmy Award Winning Record Producer, Singer & Songwriter), Miles Phillips (2008 MAC Award For Outstanding Male Vocalist), Delivery Girls (Mary Carey, Amie Carey, April Henry) with Tracy Stark (2008 Mac Award), Lynne Halliday (Cabaret Singer & Actress), Clarice Mazanec (Metrostar Finalist), Jim Cargill (Singer/Songwriter) - 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.
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NYC: MAUREEN TAYLOR AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
Maureen Taylor brings her new show "Taylor Made" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursdays, November 6th & 13th at 9:45 pm. The show tackles the subject of "Adult Puberty" with inspiration from the "fabric" of Astaire, Mercer, and Porter and embroidered with the "pearls" of Ray Jessel, Ernie Lijoi, Dar Williams and others. The show is directed by Lina Koutrakos, with musical direction by Mark Fifer and MaryAnn McSweeney on bass. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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NYC: JACKIE DRAPER: BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
Vocalist Jackie Draper will be performing her ninth solo show, once again with Music Director Gregory Toroian (at the piano) and Ritt Henn on bass on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/ ). Her special guest is dance partner Franklin Ayala. Director is Helen Baldassare.Her show is guided and inspired through songs by Legrand, the Bergmans, Reinhardt, Brel, Frishberg, Coleman, Lee, Berlin, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Schwartz, Dietz, Sting, and Zippel, among others. There is an $18 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.
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TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 11th

NYC: HOLIDAY CABARET CD EVENT AT DON'T TELL MAMA
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*** 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. The occasion will also mark the presentation of the first 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. 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. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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
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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" PART II
I did catch two cabaret events since the Thursday issue - and both have been reported on and reviewed before, so just a few comments on each:

As mentioned elsewhere, Daniel and I went to Seth Rudetsky BROADWAY CHATTERBOX on Thursday the 16th of October at DON'T TELL MAMA at 6:00 pm. There interview shows happen almost every Thursday night and give you a personal up-close look at some of the top stars (and sometimes behind-the-scene people) on Broadway. Thursdays guest was Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recounted the 6 or 7 year journey from original concept to the final TONY award-winning production of the musical IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway. As I mentioned in Thursday's issue, I was having difficulty deciding on which show to see for Thursday night, but Daniel insisted we see Seth's show. Someone had given him the original cast CD of the show and he was very anxious to see and meet Mr. Miranda. It was another totally captivating interview - Mr. Rudetsky knowledge of all things Broadway always means an in-depth coverage of any Broadway musical show.

And after the show Daniel got a chance to congratulate the composer (in Spanish), and Mr. Mirada could not have been more gracious. Later Daniel explained to me that within many of the songs in the show, there are musical references to many old Spanish tunes and melodies that he learned as a child. This is what made the CD so special to him and was the reason he wanted to meet the composer/star of the show.

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX happens almost every Thursday night at 6:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) - this coming weeks guest (October 23rd) is long time Broadway/cabaret vocalist/actor Karen Morrow. ALL proceeds go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ).


Because musical director Chris Denny had another gig the same night, this month Tommy Femia's JUDY! LIVE! show, presented monthly at DON'T TELL MAMA was presented at 8:00 pm on Friday the 17th instead of the usual 9:00 pm. I wanted to see if the earlier hour would change the dynamics of the show at all. If there was an effect, I would say it was in the area of "better behaved" audience - but so well behaved there was much less audience feed-back. I watched the audience as much as the show (I often to this) and noticed many that were there were impressed with the authenticity of the impersonation (no one does it better than Mr. Femia!). The later showtimes usually mean many in the audience have had a few drinks before getting to the show - and they tend to want to "take part" in the show a bit more (sometimes even getting on stage to "dance with Judy". The "toned-down" audience made for a more focused show, and Tommy was able to give an all-out performance as Judy - a truly delightful show!

Next performance date for JUDY! LIVE! at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) hasn't been announced (at least to me) yet, but I urge you - especially if you are a Judy Garland fan - not to accept imitations. Tommy Femia is Judy, live!


Tonight I am finally off to catch Tim Di Pasqua's "Notes on New York" show at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM at 7:00 pm. It seems I've had a personal conflict that prevented me from seeing this show every Monday this month - and I would not make it to this performance if I had made the Chicago trip. Tomorrow night I plan to be back at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for Marianne Challis' show at 7:00 pm (Marianne will be appearing this weekend and next at THE COLONY in West Palm Beach - a special treat for all you folks in that area).


Since I cancelled my trip to Chicago, which would take me out of the city for several nights, I had not made any cabaret reservations for Saturday and Sunday. Just as well, actually. In an attempt to try to earn some extra cash for the Chicago trip I took on three afternoons of non-cabaret work last week, and totally messed up my nap/sleep schedule. And also allowed a number of website and cabaret projects slide. I have one more day of work to complete the project and then will be back to full-time cabaret coverage.


If you subscribe to these newsletters and have not yet become a member, isn't it time? CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 2008-2009 member number 333 (Bob Egan, New Hope, PA) signed up over the weekend. We're still 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 - still 167 to go for 500. A basic SILVER membership is 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.

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Oh what a host of cabaret events in the next few weeks! I covered nearly all the news through November 2nd but I already have over 40 press releases on file for the first 10 days of November! Next week the MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTION takes place at ROSE HALL/JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER and in the days before, during and after the conventions a large number of out-of-town acts will be performing here in NYC. Since we can only cover a new item once in these newsletters (with exception of shows running ads or offering discounts, benefits and organization events) be sure to check the DIARY/DATEBOOK pages, organized by date, for events coming up that have already been written on in the newsletter. We also list such events for "seven nights out" in the newsletter at the bottom of each date.


DEJA VU DEPARTMENT: Remember that water cut off in my apartment complex last Thursday - which was to last from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm? I dutifully followed instructions, save a bucket of water and several containers and sure enough the water was on at 1:00 pm as scheduled. Except when I stepped into the hall there was a large notice telling everyone that the water stoppage was postponed to Thursday the 23rd! And this Thursday the cut off will start at 7:00 am and go to 2:00 pm!


Another Happy Birthday wish to my sister in Florida - I actually had a chance to "construct" an e-mail birthday card to send her over the weekend and she replied to the card with some photos of little Angelica (one of her granddaughters and thus my grandniece) selecting a pumpkin at a produce market in Florida. The little gal had some special problems at birth, and continues to need some special care, and both my pal Daniel and I have been praying on her behalf and look forward to these photos. Check out the PHOTO OF THE WEEK page on the website later today - I will post one there.


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. In fact, I just got to November 2nd on my list of news items - which means we are covered for the next two weeks, anyway. Thursday's issue just might be a huge one - I have so many items to include.


And that is just about the way it was. Support cabaret and live entertainment - see a show or two this week!

Until Thursday, then.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU


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