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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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Barbara Cook at 54Below

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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“I was nervous about this show,” Barbara Cook confides. “I’m not singing any of the things people associate with me.” Ms. Cook, it seems “just

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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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Barbara Cook—Let’s Fall in Love

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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The best cabaret artists offer a truly intimate experience. Eyes rest on you (gaze into your eyes?) sharing emotion as if intravenously. Bridging patter is

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Maureen McGovern’s Dangling Conversations at Birdland

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four? John Lennon, Paul McCartney Remember when those lyrics seemed like an amusing hypothetical

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Excuse My Dust—Sandy Bainum Sings Dorothy Parker

Friday, June 17th, 2011
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Dorothy Parker was a witty American poet and satirist, best known for incisive social observations, writing executed at The New Yorker magazine, and membership in

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Barbara Cook—A Great Evening at Feinstein’s

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
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An appearance by the incomparable Barbara Cook is genuine grounds for celebration. Last featured in Broadway’s Sondheim on Sondheim 2010, Cook has arguably been one

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