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The Blue Angel

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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“For the truly chic, a night out in Manhattan might mean a visit to the Blue Angel, one of the intimate East Side cabarets that

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Steve Doyle, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso

Brio is Back: Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso
On Sundays at Bemelman’s Bar

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Stuck in the city this weekend? Showing visitors around? Need a lift from the pendulum swing of humidity and flooding? Allow me to recommend buoyant

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Stacy Sullivan is Having “A Good Day”

Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Just before the curtain went up at The Boston Court Theater in Pasadena, Stacy Sullivan got word that Holly Foster Wells, Vice President of Peggy

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Colleen McHugh Sings Cole Porter: C’est Si Bon

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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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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Stacy Sullivan: A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee

Sunday, February 5th, 2012
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“If I’m the Duke,” Ellington said, “Peggy is the Queen.” Sunlight streams through the two story windows of St. Peter’s Church. Pews are crowded in

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Extra! Extra Anita Gillette: After All…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Baby June* had nothing on this 5’2” (well almost) red headed bundle of dynamite. With fifty years in theater, television, and film under her pave

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Bass-Steve Doyle; KT Sullivan

1911- It Was a Very Good Year- a Centenary Celebration

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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When KT Sullivan throws a party, it’s standing room only. Friday night, the Metropolitan Room is abuzz with friends, family, and avid devotees-many in the

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Cast Party—An Embarrassment of Riches

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Jim Caruso threw a party and everyone came. What can you say about a program that opens with Chita Rivera and ends with Liza Minelli?

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