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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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Linda Eder “A New Life”

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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Saturday night I attended a love fest at Town Hall. Linda Eder packed the place with what she called “Jekies,” diehard fans of Broadway’s 1997

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Even Stephen: Liz Callaway & Friends
Sing Flaherty, Schwartz, and Sondheim

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
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Broadway Baby Liz Callaway lit up 43rd Street Monday night celebrating three of the most talented song writers in the business: Stephen Flaherty (with lyricist

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Encore! Encore! Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Returns to Town Hall for an Actor’s Fund Benefit

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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Last year, Jim Caruso brought his Cast Party, an open mike night held weekly at BIrdland, to a larger venue, Town Hall, as a benefit

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Woman Around Town: Jenna Esposito—
Celebrating the Hits of the 50s and 60s

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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Anthony Dominick Benedetto has won five Grammys, two Emmys, and recorded 70 albums. You may have found his latest, a blockbuster this holiday season, under

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Mark Nadler: Contemporary Vaudevillian and Happy Guy

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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Mark Nadler and I are the only diners in the otherwise closed second floor at Sardi’s this quiet, weekday afternoon. Greeting manager and waiters by

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Chita-Rivera

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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Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Town Hall—
Ultimate Open Mike To Bring Out the Stars

Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Jim Caruso was born an only child in Pittsburgh. “I would watch the Osmonds’ Christmas Show and break into tears,” he says with a laugh.

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