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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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2013 – We Survive A Year of Computer Meltdowns,
Government Shutdowns, and Embrace A New Pope

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Depending upon your point of view, the number 13 signals bad luck or good luck. There was plenty of both in 2013. Washington was responsible

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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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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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The Dutch Treat Club – 108 Years Young

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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“The Dutch Treat Club celebrated nothing in particular with a dinner at The Hotel Brevoort last night…festivities began early and ended still earlier-this morning-and no

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Remembering Mabel & Bobby

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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“I’m Throwing a Ball Tonight,” KT Sullivan sang, sashaying with a touch of Mae West’s “old paprika.” And so she was. In celebration of the

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Canyon Folkies – Lauren Fox – Take the Trip

Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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The air is warm and fresh, everything seems more colorful, singer/songwriters are poets. It’s the mid/late 1960s and 70s. Laurel Canyon overflows with cross pollinating

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The 23rd New York Cabaret Convention’s
Gala Opening Night

Friday, October 19th, 2012
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Here we are again! Rumors of the death of cabaret being greatly exaggerated, The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 23rd New York Cabaret Convention opened to a

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