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Instincts: Marissa Mulder

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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“An instinct is a natural response, something that can’t be learned. I live instinctively.”  Marissa Mulder Marissa Mulder is one of our fine contemporary cabaret

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Marilyn Maye – By Request: Keeper of the Flame

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Last night, the irrepressible Marilyn Maye completed her winter run at The Metropolitan Room with an hour forty-five minute show. “I love it that you’re

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From Joplin to Jarrett – 115 Years of Piano Jazz-Jon Weber

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Jon Weber, pianist, composer, arranger, musical director, accompanist, and radio host has encyclopedic recall. Able, since childhood, to recreate what he hears as well as

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Let’s Order In – Songs About Food, Sex, and Other Delicacies

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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The versatile Michele Brourman can play for either  team, writing music or lyrics. She’s a musical director, an arranger and a pianist of distinction. I

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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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Woman Around Town: Carole J. Bufford –
Happiest On Stage

Monday, January 7th, 2013
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In Lincolnton, the one-stoplight Georgia town where everyone knew everyone else, Carole J. Bufford was the four year-old who spontaneously stood on a church pew

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Woman Around Town: Jennifer Sheehan Has a Calling

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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The little brown-haired daughter born to Jan and Diane Sheehan almost arrived performing. At 2 ½ she could credibly manage “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” “in

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