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Shades of Blue – Formidable

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Carole J. Bufford is an exception to the rule: it’d be astonishing if she didn’t become whatever we think of as a “star” these days.

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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 Second Time Around – Karen Wyman

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
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“My second chance, my second take, my second life.” Karen Wyman performed on The Dean Martin Show and The Ed Sullivan Show intuitively singing American Songbook

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Before the Parade Passes By

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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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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Michele Brourman – Savory, Inventive Entertainment

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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When the lyric It’s a beautiful night/We might/Go out on the town changes it’s “mind” with let’s order in, Michele Brourman showcases her inner vixen

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Life Is a Bitch: The Lyrics of Fran Landesman – Smart and Tart

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Life’s full of shit/ Even when you’re in your prime /Though your show’s a hit /Reason never seems to rhyme /Every joke has a switch/

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Orchestrated! Marieann Meringolo

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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“For the most part, you’ve only seen the beginning stages of any show I’ve ever done,” begins Marieann Meringolo sketching how a performance comes together.

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Carole J. Bufford – Body & Soul

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Carole J. Bufford has her audience even before “hello.” High beams on, launching into a boogie-woogie “Your Kisses Kill Me:” Come and kill me/What a

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