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Happy 115th Birthday Noël Coward

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 6th annual celebration of Noël Coward captivated The Laurie Beechman Theatre Tuesday night with a roster that included performers who were

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Something Sort Of Grandish: The Music of Burton Lane, The Lyrics of Yip Harburg

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Third Night- 25th Annual Cabaret Convention In addition to sheaves of popular songs, composer (and sometime lyricist) Burton Lane (Morris Hyman Kushner) is perhaps best

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I Love a Piano: Celebrating the Great Tradition of the Singing Piano

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention-Opening Night Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein is a curious choice to host an evening saluting vocalists who accompany themselves on piano.

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Mabel’s Back in Town (Well Almost)

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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“Grab your coat and get your hat/Leave your worries on the doorstep/Just direct your feet…* to The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 25th Annual Cabaret Convention: Four

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It Might As Well Be Spring: A Celebration in Song of the Incomparable Life of Margaret Whiting – Memorable

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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“The way I teach people to sing… I have them talk the lyric out until it sounds like something they really believe, like an actor

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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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Five Years of Cabaret (and A Bit of Jazz)

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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How does one summarize five (site) years in the world of New York Cabaret (and some Jazz)? We mourn the closing of two of our

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The 24th New York Cabaret Convention Gala Opening Night

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Wednesday, October 9 and  Thursday, October 10, at Rose Hall; Friday, October 11, Event at The Cutting Room; Saturday, October 12, Symposium at 54Below So

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