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Cabaret at the Players II

Saturday, March 9th, 2013
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…Whereas: Every day in our city, we see the power the creative arts have to thrill and inspire. By supporting cabaret performers and clubs, organizations

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Freedom Songs: Election Edition – Inspiring

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Freedom Songs is inspiring. Anecdotal and historical set-ups are spare and illuminating, not the least because of the artist’s warmth and passion. Unique arrangements, a

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Cabaret Honors Its Own

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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In a year when the cabaret community has taken some major hits (the passing of Donald Smith, founder of The Mabel Mercer Foundation and its

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The Songs That Mabel Sang—
A Birthday Anniversary Concert Celebrating Mabel Mercer

Monday, February 6th, 2012
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No one could put a song across like the great Mabel Mercer. The likes of Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee attributed her with teaching

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Bottle That Brio: Mark Nadler’s Crazy 1961

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
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When Mark Nadler takes a stage, the word becomes possessive. His natural authority, urbane charisma and complete focus is magnetic. Voices still, heads rivet, people

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