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Alyce Finell Could Run a Small Country

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

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

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Hello, Dolly! – How to Marry a Half Millionaire

Monday, April 1st, 2013
by on Playing Around

“Eighty percent of the people of the world are fools and the rest of us are in danger of contamination.” Horace Vandergelder Confession: I have

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The Broadway Musicals of 1961

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
by on Playing Around

… President Kennedy announced we’d put a man on the moon before the end of the decade, the Berlin Wall was built, our first troops

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Cabaret at the Players II

Saturday, March 9th, 2013
by on Playing Around

…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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Chris Barrett’s Moved Crosstown

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
by on Playing Around

Chris Barrett, ever genial pianist/singer, has moved west from Bemelman’s Bar to La Rivista Restaurant, apparently something of a coming home. Reestablishing a relationship with

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

Monday, February 6th, 2012
by on Playing Around

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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Hats Off to Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
by on Playing Around

“Hats off/Here she comes/that beautiful girl/That’s what /you’ve been waiting for…” *sings Michael Feinstein, top hat in hand, as he escorts Barbara Cook to the

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1911- It Was a Very Good Year- a Centenary Celebration

Monday, November 14th, 2011
by on Playing Around

When KT Sullivan throws a party, it’s standing room only. Friday night, the Metropolitan Room is abuzz with friends, family, and avid devotees-many in the

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