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Maryann Lopinto Honored at the Metropolitan Room

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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The Metropolitan Room, established 2006, is a renowned and affordable New York cabaret venue for working entertainers. It may lack the veneer, pretense and price


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This Kiss Me Kate Deserves A Smooch

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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With Kiss Me Kate, Westchester Broadway has taken on a classic of the musical theater that’s both demanding vocally and challenging in terms of dialogue.



Translating the Past with the Exodus Code

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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New York during the turn of the last century was a place of extremes, to be sure. Not just extremes of wealth versus poverty, but


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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


Steve Doyle, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso

Brio is Back: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso
On Sundays at Bemelman’s Bar

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Stuck in the city this weekend? Showing visitors around? Need a lift from the pendulum swing of humidity and flooding? Allow me to recommend buoyant


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Maureen McGovern at 54Below – A Very Good Vintage

Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Maureen McGovern has a voice like fine mulled wine; spiced but not cloudy, rich, warm, and inebriating. Her current show features iconic holiday fare, seasonal


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Woman Around Town: Anita Gillette—
After All, a Working Actress

Monday, September 17th, 2012
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At 18, Anita Luebben had a GS4 Government rating with security clearance. She was a medical stenographer. If you had suggested that three years later,


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Ethel Waters—Blues, Broadway, And Jazz

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Ethel Waters, the American blues, jazz, and gospel vocalist and actress, opened doors firmly shut before her. She rose from a nightmare childhood through the