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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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Sweepin’ The Clouds Away: Boom, Bust and High Spirits

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Let the whole world sigh or cry/I’ll be high in the sky/Up on top of a rainbow/Sweeping the clouds away! (“Sweeping The Clouds Away” Sam

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Le Jazz Hot – How the French Saved Jazz

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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“If it weren’t for France, jazz would be dead.” Quincy Jones (to Peter & Will Anderson) Le Jazz Hot is an entertaining mini seminar on

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Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life:
An Evening With an American Treasure

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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I love this step…it’s so sexy! Maurice Hines is months from his seventieth birthday but when seeing his moves for his new show, directed by

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Castle Walk – A Delight

Monday, July 29th, 2013
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It’s been quite some time since I had the pleasure of watching the “birth” of a really good musical. This is one. That book, music

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Marlene Ver Planck Quartet

Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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From big bands to studio work, radio, television, clubs, and concerts Marlene Ver Planck has done it all, yet tonight it seems she must always

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Amanda McBroom Shows Us How It’s Done

Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Amanda McBroom and her orchestra of two remind us how rewarding cabaret experience can be. This beautifully calibrated evening of love songs includes no cliché

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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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