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Tom…In His Own Words: The Songs of Tom Waits – Stunning

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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I think of Tom Waits (writer/performer/actor) as a doleful poet with insight, honesty, and leathery, alcohol-infused tone; an off-road raconteur, banged up and raw, but

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ERic Comstock, Barbara Fasano

Rat Pack Poet: Celebrating Sammy Cahn
On His 100th Birthday

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Tuesday night, Rat Pack Poet, a wide ranging, illuminating, and entertaining tribute to the lyricist Sammy Cahn on his 100th birthday, filled Stage72 with devoted

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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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Donnybrook – Lively As An Irish Jig

Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Donnybrook (The Merriam Webster Dictionary): free-for-all, brawl; a usually public quarrel or dispute Donnybrook is a beautifully cast, musically hearty love story with refreshingly simple

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Roxie Rogers – Jump Start My Heart – An Early Valentine

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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Roxie Rogers has the kind of outsized, Dallas-nurtured personality that hugs an entire room. Beaming from the stage in red velveteen and colored crystals, the

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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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Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band:
Anniversary Show/CD Release Party

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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The Iridium is jam-packed with civilian and professional fans alike. It buzzes as people climb over one another to greet, hug, and catch up with

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Here’s a Find: Bill Zeffiro

Sunday, March 18th, 2012
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Here’s a find: writer, musical director, accompanist, pianist, and bon vivant Bill Zeffiro holds court every Tuesday night at a casual, neighborhood restaurant in the

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