CABARET TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS - CHICAGO - PALM SPRINGS - STAMFORD - SAN FRANCISCO
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ST. LOUIS: TIM SCHALL IN "1961" AT THE GASLIGHT CABARET FESTIVAL
The Gaslight Cabaret Festival takes place at THE GASLIGHT THEATER (358 North Boyle Street, Louis MO - 314-725-4200 EXT 10) from February 20th through April 26th - Nine long weekends, twelve artists, twenty-two performances! Tim Schall presents "1961" on Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00 pm. He is joined by Carol Schmidt, Music Director; Ben Wheeler, Bass; Ari Axelrod, Percussion and directed by Lara Teeter. In 1961 the Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, Bob Dylan entered the Greenwich Village folk scene, 19 year old Carole King wrote her first #1 hit, Moon River won the Oscar for Best Song and in February of that year Tim Schall was born! Join Tim as he celebrates his birthday in a show dedicated to the music of his natal year. Tickets are $25.
CHICAGO: WITH A TWIST: TWISTED SISTERS!
After sold out runs at Davenport's and well-received performances at the Skokie Theatre, Stage 773, and the Wilmette Theatre, the With A Twist boys return to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday & Saturday, February 21st & 22nd, and Thursday & Friday, March 6th & 7th, all shows at 8:00 pm. With A Twist is Kevin Bishop, Paul Motondo and Steve Kimbrough under the musical direction of Nick Sula. They sing songs you know and love in three-part harmony, all arranged by Nick Sula. Imagine The Andrews Sisters meet The Pointer Sisters. It's twisted! Staging by Brigitte Ditmars.
PALM SPRINGS: SPENCER DAY AT THE COPA
Velvet-voiced Spencer Day will appear at THE COPA(244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd at 8:00 pm. Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has headlined several high-profile West Coast music venues, including Yoshi's, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall, Herbst Theatre, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Hollywood Bowl. He earned raves for performances at the The Town Hall, the Canal Room in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A headliner in England, Japan, Australia and Indonesia, Spencer Day is a modern-day jazzy crooner who looks to the greats for inspiration. Call for cover/minimum information.
STANFORD: TRIBUTE SHOW TO PROFESSOR LEONARD A. HERZENBERG
Motema Music and iRepertoire present an evening of folk, jazz & Latin music to honor the good life of Professor Leonard A. Herzenberg (1931-2013), inventor of the Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter, on Friday, February 21st at 8:00 pm at Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University (471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA - 650-725-2787). Performances will include The Pedrito Martinez Group, Lynne Arriale, Roni Ben-Hur, Jana Herzen, Roberta Donnay, Tammi Brown, Destiny Muhammad and more. Professor Leonard A. Herzenberg was a valued member of the Stanford Community since 1959. He won the Kyoto Prize in 2007 for having invented the Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) an innovative research instrument with far reaching applications in science and medicine. Dr. Herzenberg was a member of the National Academy of Scientists, a civil rights advocate, and was considered among the top researchers in his field. He is survived by his wife and long-term research partner, Professor Leonore Herzenberg who carries on their work at the Stanford Medical Center, and by his daughters Berri Michel and Jana Herzen and his sons Michael and Eric. Tickets are $30 at http://sto.stanfordtickets.org/
SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT YOSHI'S
San Francisco based jazz vocalist Paula West will perform at FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) in a 4-week engagement opening on Thursday, February 13th, with shows running Thursday through Sunday, through March 9th. See website for showtimes. Known for her rich, powerful contralto voice, West will present an all-new show featuring an eclectic range of songs - from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Accompanied by her four-piece band, West will take San Francisco audiences on a musical journey through the ages. Born into a Marine Corps family in San Diego, California, Paula West was initially exposed to classical music. It wasn't until college that West began listening to jazz singers such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn. After college, West moved to San Francisco, unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Buying old records from thrift shops, she studied them and then began singing classes. As she became more secure in her talent, she ventured into jam sessions, places where an open mike gave her a chance to perform before an audience. It was at one of these sessions that she met a pianist who would join her in the climb to her own musical identity and her musical success. His name was Ken Muir, and he continues as her accompanist today. West went on to study with Faith Winthrop, developing her unique tone and delivery. She learned how to sustain a note without a vibrato, which is now almost a Paula West trademark. Tickets are $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
SAN FRANCISCO: SING A SONG OF SONDHEIM
'Sing A Song Of Sondheim' will be presented at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Friday through Sunday, February 21st through 23rd at 8:00 pm (2:00 pm on Sunday). Experience the music of the great American Musical Composer Stephen Sondheim. From GYPSY to INTO THE WOODS, this prolific lyricist and composer has done it all. Some of San Francisco's finest performers bring this rich songbook to life including Sandy Campbell, Christopher M. Nelson, Chloe Condon, Michael Scott Wells and Paula Heitman. Call for cover/minimum information.
SAN FRANCISCO: ICONS OF FUNK AT YOSHI'S