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Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein – Worthy Legends

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Arguably the most successful team in the history of musical theater, Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics) ushered in what history recognizes as

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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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Cinderella – Enchantment Is Alive and Well
At The Broadway Theater

Monday, March 4th, 2013
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I am a dyed in the wool purist, a curmudgeonly fan who believes 95% of modern tinkering with original musical books does damage. Recent examples

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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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Craig Pomranz—The Ides of March:
Breaking Up is the Thing to Do

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Citing the existence of soooo many songs about break-ups, the recent fading of Valentine’s Day and his own experience with “dampened Kleenex,” the wry Craig

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Stringing Along With Love – A Classy, Artisanal Evening

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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Karen Oberlin swings gracefully into “I’ll String Along With You” (Harry Warren/Al Dubin) side by side with Sean Harkness and Aaron Weinstein. Her musicians don’t

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

Monday, February 6th, 2012
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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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Leading Cabaret Venue Celebrates Its Own

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
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Thursday night, December 8, one of the city’s leading, newly spiffed up cabaret venues threw its first annual Artist Appreciation Holiday Party honoring performers and

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