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New York: Songs of the City: Effervescent

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Deborah Grace Winer usually extends a gracious welcome and retreats. On this occasion, however, the Artistic Director of Lyrics and Lyricists stayed to host a

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Marilyn Maye – By Request: Keeper of the Flame

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Last night, the irrepressible Marilyn Maye completed her winter run at The Metropolitan Room with an hour forty-five minute show. “I love it that you’re

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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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Mabel’s Back in Town (Well Almost)

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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“Grab your coat and get your hat/Leave your worries on the doorstep/Just direct your feet…* to The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 25th Annual Cabaret Convention: Four

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It Might As Well Be Spring: A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting – Memorable

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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“The way I teach people to sing… I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like something they really believe, like an actor

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Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Goes to the Movies,
With Billy Stritch – Style Lives!

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch have become standard bearers for the kind of intimate panache found more often in the boites and supper clubs of

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Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Town Hall—
Ultimate Open Mike To Bring Out the Stars

Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Jim Caruso was born an only child in Pittsburgh. “I would watch the Osmonds’ Christmas Show and break into tears,” he says with a laugh.

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Liza’s at the Palace at the Paley Center

Monday, November 30th, 2009
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Liza’s at the Palace wowed audiences when it played on Broadway last year and won Minelli a 2009 Tony Award. The performance, filmed at the

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