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NOW IN OUR 26th YEAR OF PROMOTING THE ART & ARTISTS OF CABARET!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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NYC: ALGONQUIN SALON THIS SUNDAY WITH HOST MARK JANAS

Mark Janas' Algonquin Salon usually takes place on Sunday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the lobby of THE ALGONQUIN HOTEL (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331). The Salon is a weekly event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel, an informal, yet elegant setting with a grand tradition of artists gathering to socialize. There is no cover and no minimum. Salon Secretary Peter Napolitano reports that THE ALGONQUIN SALON on Sunday, December 28th the theme will be "AULD LANG SYNE!" and the special co-hosts will be two Salon founding members from the original cast of "THE TALK OF THE TOWN", Donna Coney Island and Chris Weikel. Remember, any material, on or off-theme, is always welcome at the Algonquin Salon.

ON RADIO: "EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW": YEAR END THOUGHTS IN MUSIC

On Sunday, December 28th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm and hosted by David Kenney, will feature "Year End Thoughts in Music." Each week David presents the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. You can listen to past shows at any time by going to the WBAI Archives at http://www.archive.wbai.org/ . For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .

Monday, December 22, 2008

NYC: JULIE REYBURN MAKES HER FEINSTEIN'S DEBUT


Award Winning Vocalist Julie Reyburn makes her Feinstein's debut on January 6th in a special One Night Only performance of her show "It's A New World" at FEINSTEIN'S at the REGENCY HOTEL (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095) on Tuesday, January 6th at 8:30 pm. This brand new show was created specifically to celebrate the occasion! Directed by Peter Napolitano, Julie is joined by her longtime Musical Director, Mark Janas and Bassist Ritt Henn performing a unique collection of celebrated standards, Broadway classics, and new works soon to become part of the American Songbook. Composers/Lyricists include Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Maltby & Shire, Janas & Napolitano, Alec Wilder, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke, Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer and Irving Berlin. Julie is a multi-award winning singer, actor and recording artist who has appeared in many of the top clubs in Manhattan. Her ability to connect to a lyric with unique interpretations has established her as one of New York's celebrated female vocalist. She is the first ever Nightlife Award recipient for Outstanding Female Vocalist in 2003 and again in 2005 as a finalist. There is a $30 cover charge, plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: 2009 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS: GATLIN, BLOCK, MORTON & MORE!



On Monday, January 26th at 7:00 pm, the 7th Annual Nightlife Awards Concert returns once again to THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 ) with the most - and the best - entertainment of any awards show in the world. The reason is simple: there are no acceptance speeches at The Nightlife Awards. The winners perform to show why they were chosen. And the reason they're the best is because they've been chosen by a broad-based panel of more than two dozen members of the press of New York City that covers cabaret, comedy, and jazz. And the best of New York City nightlife is, by defintion, the best in the world. Among the winners who have performed at The Nightlife Awards in the past have included such luminaries as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Elaine Stritch, Alan King, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Robert Klein, Karen Akers, Judy Gold, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway, Lea DeLaria, John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Marilyn Maye, Barb Jungr, Paula West, Maureen McGovern, Kristin Chenoweth, Donna Murphy, Bruce Vilanch, Andrea Marcovicci, Christine Ebersole, Freddy Cole, Keely Smith, Bill Charlap, Sandi Stewart, Eartha Kitt, etc., etc.

The 2009 edition of The Nightlife Awards will be just as star-studded, if not more so, than in the past. Though the winners will not be announced until January, here are just a few of the guest performers who will be on stage on January 26th to add their talent to the glitter of the evening. Country superstar Larry Gatlin will perform. So, too, will Broadway and Nightlife stars, Stephanie J. Block and Euan Morton. Stephanie will be starring in 9 - 5 on Broadway in the Spring, and Euan Morton is the Tony-nominated star of Taboo. More guest performers and celebrity presenters will be announced soon, as will the actual Nightlife Award winners.

Tickets to the Nightlife Awards have only recently gone on sale to the public. The price is a recession proof $25, $50, or $75 for a non-stop evening of great performances. Tickets are availabe via TicketMaster at 212-307-4100 or at TicketMaster.com. Tickets will be available at the Town Hall Box Office starting Monday, January 5th.