CABARET EVENTS FOR CALIFORNIA & THE WEST COAST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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PALM SPRINGS, CA: NITA WHITAKER AT THE COPA
This former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner Nita Whitaker will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, September 27th at 8:00 pm. Nita is comfortable singing in any setting from an intimate club, to the arena stages as well as stage, television, and movies. She has been the guest performer at The Freedom Awards honoring Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton and actressRuby Dee, sang duets with Andrea Bocelli during a Winter Tour, and also has performed with Josh Groban, Michael Buble'and Chris Botti. Having David Foster as one of her mentors, she has performed and shared the stage with countless celebrities including Barbara Streisand, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Adams. A work still unwritten, Nita continues to hone her skills as well as other creative ventures and recently added author to her resume'. Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace is available on the web.The best is yet to come. Call for cover/minimum information.
LOS ANGELES: CHAMBERS, HERBERT & ELLIS, "DOIN' THE HORACE SILVER THING"
The vocal trio Chambers, Herbert & Ellis, brings their show "Doin' the Horace Silver Thing" to THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, September 26th & 27th at 9:00 pm. The show features vocalese treatments of long-time popular favorites and unearth a few lesser well known gems. Join them for what's sure to be a very special evening, in loving tribute to this late, great giant of jazz. Featuring Special Guest: Michelle Coltrane with Rich Eames (piano), Tim Emmons (bass), and Peter Buck (drums). There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum or dinner.
SAN FRANCISCO: GYPSY ALLSTARS AT YOSHI'S
The Gypsy All Stars, featuring Gipsy Kings alums and the Manganiyar gypsies of Rajasthan, will perform at YOSHI'S (1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-655-5600) on Saturday, September 27th with shows at 8:00 & 10:00 pm. With a mantra of "Gipsy-Kings-Rumba-meets-Indian-Raga" founding members George Reyes, Mario Reyes and Cedric Leonardi (all former members of the Gipsy Kings) and their talented Indian, Afghani, Guatemalan, Spanish, French and US counterparts Salar Nader (Zakir Hussein) , Alfredo Caceres (Hamed Nikpay) , Arleen Hurtado (Benise) , Hadrien Fraud (Chick Correa) Amy Keys (Phil Collins, Sting) guarantee to keep the crowds in ecstasy. There is a $20-$35 cover.
SAN FRANCISCO: BAY AREA CABARET OPENS NEW SEASON AT THE FAIRMONT
Bay Area Cabaret (www.bayareacabaret.org ) will hold an OPENING NIGHT GALA at THE FAIRMONT VENETIAN ROOM (950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - TKTS: 415-392-4400) on Saturday, September 27th honoring composer/songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell,The Magic Show, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening features Saturday Night Live/Wicked's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway, Michael McCorry Rose and Stephen Schwartz himself! American Idol's Michael Orland will serve as musical director, and ASCAP's Michael Kerker will conduct on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz. Also joining the cast will be ACT Young Conservatory alums Peter Scattini (grand prize winner, Bay Area Teen Idol 2014), Carrie Brandon and Zach Hollander. Tickets for this event - and future Bay Area Cabaret events at 415-392-4400 & www.bayareacabaret.org/
SAN FRANCISCO: GRAMMY AND TONY NOMINATED MICHAEL CAVANAUGH AT FEINSTEIN'S
Grammy and Tony nominated Michael Cavanaugh will bring his signature style to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for one performances only, Saturday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. Featuring songs by Billy Joel, as well as other popular singer songwriters, Cavanaugh will include interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes of when he first met Billy Joel and his time with Movin' Out, all told through song. A highly interactive show, audiences will be able to requests songs and sing along. Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in title role and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. Michael appeared in the show for three years and over 1,200 performances, receiving accolade after accolade, which culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
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