CABARET TONIGHT IN CHICAGO - PALM SPRINGS - SAN FRANCISCO FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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CHICAGO: LET'S DUET AT DAVENPORT'S
John Eskola, Joanie Winter and Patricia Rusk bring their show ;Let's Duet' toDAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Saturday's May 17th, 25th & 31st at 8:00 pm. The eclectic program ranges from the American Songbook ... to Pop ... to Doo Wop ... to Broadway and more. It all adds up to a rollicking romp of good music, good harmonies and lots of good fun. Patricia Rusk is Musical Director with staging by Ronna Kaye. Call for cover/minimum information.
PALM SPRINGS: STEVE KAZEE AT THE COPA
Actor/ singer Steve Kazee will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm. Kazee is the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album, for his role in Once as Guy. Other Broadway credits include Monty Python's Spamalot as Sir Lancelot, Starbuck opposite Audra McDonald in the Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, Edward Albee's Seascape. Regional: The Subject Was Roses (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actor alongside Bill Pullman and Judith Ivey). Off-Broadway, he's appeared in As You Like It (NYSF), and he's appeared on TV & Film in "Working Class" opposite Melissa Peterman, "100 Questions" (NBC), "CSI" (CBS), "NCIS" (CBS), "Numb3rs" (CBS), "Medium" (NBC), "Conviction" (NBC). Call for cover/minimum information.
SAN FRANCISCO: SPENCER DAY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S
Singer/ songwriter/ pianist Spencer Day returns toFEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for three performances only, Thursday through Saturday, May 15th through 17th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Saturday). Day will perform tracks off his two critically acclaimed albums - The Mystery of You and Vagabond - as well as tracks off his as-yet-untitled upcoming album due out later in May 2014. Day has been a perennial favorite in the San Francisco Bay Area since exploding on to the music scene as a performer at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival. Since then, he has performed at some of the nation's most prominent venues, including Joe's Pub and Town Hall in New York City and Yoshi's and the Great American Musical Hall in San Francisco. Day has headlined at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, and the Dakota in Minneapolis. Recently, he opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, by the invitation of Jazz legend Marian McPartland in celebration of her 90th birthday. Day's creativity also includes composing musical theater. In 2005, he collaborated with Rafe Chase on a full-length musical, "Someday, Love," which was performed at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theater. Spencer starred in the show in addition to writing its score. There is a $40-$55 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
SAN FRANCISCO: CASSANDRA WILSON AT YOSHI'S
Jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson will appear at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Friday & Saturday, May 16th & 17th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm as part of her Blue Light To A New Dawn Tour - 20th Anniversary Album Celebration. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-'70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early 80's, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled "Blue Light 'Til Dawn" which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Dinner/Show: $77-$83 Show only: $39-$45.
SAN FRANCISCO: TWO BOYS AND A PIANO AT SOCIETY CABARET
Christopher M. Nelson and G. Scott Lacy will perform at SOCIETY CABARET AT THE HOTEL REX (562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 - 800-982-2787) on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 pm. These two boys have been loving and living together for 23 years, and now share the laughter, tears, joy and heartache of being in a relationship. It's not always easy, it's never boring, but always worth it! You will hear songs you know and love, maybe some you've never heard before, told through the hearts of two men. Call for cover/minimum information.
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