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Come On And Hear: The Songs of Irving Berlin

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention -4th Night Composer/lyricist Irving Berlin (Israel Isidore Beilin) is a sizable part of the fabric of American musical history. With

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Something Sort Of Grandish: The Music of Burton Lane, The Lyrics of Yip Harburg

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Third Night- 25th Annual Cabaret Convention In addition to sheaves of popular songs, composer (and sometime lyricist) Burton Lane (Morris Hyman Kushner) is perhaps best

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Michael Keaton – From Batman to Birdman

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Michael Keaton burst onto the scene in 1982’s Night Shift, playing a slightly crazed morgue attendant, completely upstaging the star, Henry Winkler. A year later,

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Deliverance: Down the River without a Paddle

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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James Dickey’s Deliverance, a world premiere production based on the 1970 novel, can certainly make an audience feel ill at ease. Adapted by Sean Tyler,

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I Love a Piano: Celebrating the Great Tradition of the Singing Piano

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention-Opening Night Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein is a curious choice to host an evening saluting vocalists who accompany themselves on piano.

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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing

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The 13th Century Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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The Morgan Museum & Library is currently showcasing one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts of all time, The Crusader Bible. Whether you are interested in

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COMING-Café Society Swing

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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A Tribute to Barney Josephson’s Café Society: “The wrong place for the Right people” In 2011, having created a successful show about Billy Strayhorn for

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