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Natalie Douglas – Destined to Sing

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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“A good actor is interested in reaching the audience and feeling something together, not just asking for love. We are our instrument, self absorbed about


Alyce Finell opening

Alyce Finell Could Run a Small Country

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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In a television studio filled with secretaries (women) and men, Alyce Finell’s “Look at what the VU Meter’s doing,” caused shock waves. NBC didn’t know



Five Years of Cabaret (and A Bit of Jazz)

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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How does one summarize five (site) years in the world of New York Cabaret (and some Jazz)? We mourn the closing of two of our


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The 24th New York Cabaret Convention Gala Opening Night

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Wednesday, October 9 and  Thursday, October 10, at Rose Hall; Friday, October 11, Event at The Cutting Room; Saturday, October 12, Symposium at 54Below So


KT Sullivan, Larry Woodard

KT and Larry Remember Mabel and Bobby

Friday, July 19th, 2013
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A Salute to the Iconic Town Hall Concerts of Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short “Just call me Bobby, although I’m going to be Mabel a


photo by Rafter Keddy

Woman Around Town: Carole J. Bufford –
Happiest On Stage

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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In Lincolnton, the one-stoplight Georgia town where everyone knew everyone else, Carole J. Bufford was the four year-old who spontaneously stood on a church pew


Andrea Marcovicci, Jeff Harnar

The 23rd New York Cabaret Convention
Salute to Cole Porter: Swellegant!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harnar (photo, above) arguably two of Donald Smith’s favorite people, opened last night’s show jauntily singing “Let’s Fall in Love.” Phrasing


Rick, KT opening

The 23rd New York Cabaret Convention’s
Gala Opening Night

Friday, October 19th, 2012
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Here we are again! Rumors of the death of cabaret being greatly exaggerated, The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 23rd New York Cabaret Convention opened to a


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