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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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Before the Parade Passes By

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
by on Playing Around

The runaway train of Cabaret Convention’s fourth night featured 20 artists, innumerable numbers, and unchecked exposition. Vocalists with backgrounds in classical, jazz, theater, and cabaret

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Colleen McHugh Sings Cole Porter: C’est Si Bon

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
by on Playing Around

Colleen McHugh would’ve been a natural jazz baby. Prêt-à-Porter, her celebration of Cole Porter is predominantly up-tempo, insouciant, eager and, at last, a touch melancholy.

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Closing of the Oak Room: Media Culpability
And a Hotel Shooting Itself in the Foot

Monday, February 20th, 2012
by on Playing Around

The closing of the Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel, the oldest, most venerated cabaret supper club in New York, is a sin and a

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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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Urban Stages Honors the Keeper of the Flame

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
by on Playing Around

*Check the full upcoming schedule for a wide variety of intimate venue, reasonably priced musical events. Donald Smith, Executive Director and Founder of The Mabel

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A Family Takes Care of Its Own

Monday, February 28th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Familial—An adjective describing extended family based on affinity, economy, culture, tradition, honor, respect and friendship. On Friday night, the (deeply familial) cabaret community turned out

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I Went To A Marvelous Party* A Profile of Simon Green

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Simon Green was in Manchester happily playing Whizzer in March of the Falsettos (by William Finn), which was scheduled to move to The West End.

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