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Dancing in the Dark – Barb Jungr – Treat Yourself

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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“…dancing in the dark of the winter solstice…which can be actually The Winter or a dark Winter of the Soul…” Barb Jungr, one of the

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The Metrostar Opportunity for Cabaret

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
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“Ability is nothing without opportunity” Napoleon Bonaparte After seven weeks of competition, the 5th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge came to a rousing conclusion on August

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Cabaret Honors Its Own

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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In a year when the cabaret community has taken some major hits (the passing of Donald Smith, founder of The Mabel Mercer Foundation and its

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Tanya Holt—A Vocalist with Brio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Holiday lights had nothing on the rarely seen Tanya Holt on December 10 as she illuminated Urban Stages, helping to close their talent packed Winter

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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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The Man in the Long Black Coat—
Insightful and Entertaining Interpretation

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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I’m an old fashioned purist. If interpretation is not in service of lyrics, I don’t care how well a performer sings. I ‘m therefore doubly

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Cabaret’s Up-and-Coming: The “Metrostar” Competition

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
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Being in The Metropolitan Room on Monday the 29th was like attending a massive reunion, or actually five of them simultaneously. Five contingents of friends

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Gay Marshall: A Banquet of Piaf

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Close your eyes and it might be 1950s Paris. With perhaps less tremolo and choke in her voice, but every bit as much articulated feeling,

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