CABARET EVENTS FOR CALIFORNIA & THE WEST COAST FOR TONIGHT FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
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PALM SPRINGS, CA: EMILY BERGL AT THE COPA
Actor/ singer Emily Bergl will perform at THE COPA (244 East Amado Road, Palm Springs CA - 760-866-0021) on Saturday, February 21st at 8:00 pm. Emily Bergl burst onto the cabaret scene in 2011 with her debut hit show "Kidding on the Square" in the historic Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel. She received rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and The New York Times. For her next show she headlined at the legendary Cafe Carlyle, receiving a Nightlife Award for Best Musical Comedy Performer. Ms. Bergl, who has since toured the country with her shows, is heralded for her unique "nouveau cabaret" style in which she blends classics from the Great American Songbook with rock and roll hits and pop favorites. Ms. Bergl currently stars as Sammi, daughter to William H. Macy on the Showtime dramedy "Shameless." She is also well known as the tragic housewife Beth Young on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," the eccentric cop's wife Tammi on TNT's "Southland," and the whimsical Annie on ABC's "Men in Trees," as well as guest appearances on numerous television shows. Last fall she also guest starred in Steven Soderbergh's new series for CInemax,"The Knick." She most recently appeared on Broadway last year opposite Scarlett Johansson in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and as the female lead in "The Comedy of Errors" at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. She is a veteran of Broadway shows as well as numerous productions Off-Broadway and throughout the country. Ms Bergl has appeared in many films and was introduced to the industry in her debut starring role in "The Rage: Carrie 2". Her album, "Emily Bergl: Live at the Algonquin," the last album to be recorded in the Oak Room, is available on Amazon and iTunes. Call for cover/minimum information.
LOS ANGELES: THE HEBREW HILLBILLY FIFTY SHADES OF OY VEY!
Flamingo Blues Entertainment presents a special Pre-Oscar Concert of original music from The Hebrew Hillbilly Fifty Shades of Oy Vey!, an original solo musical play written and performed by Memphis singer/songwriter Shelley Fisher on Saturday February 21, 2015 at Tom Rolla's GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) at 9:00 pm.The show features 15 original Memphis inspired blues, rockn'roll and pop songs written by Shelley Fisher, Harold Payne and Ken Hirsch (musical director and keyboard accompanist). The Hebrew Hillbilly - Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! is a musical journey that celebrates diversity, dreams and determination to never give up. At the core of this hilarious and poignant musical is finding purpose beyond The Hollywood Sign! Many of the featured selections can be heard on Fisher's new CD Rockin' in Memphis! The evening will consist of a special pre-Oscar Concert of original songs from The Hebrew Hillbilly as well as hit songs by Ken Hirsch: "No One in the World", "I've Never Been to Me", "Two Less Lonely People and If I Could". Shelley Fisher is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter and is known as the "Down Home Diva." She has been charming audiences from Manhattan to Memphis to Santa Monica with her one woman autobiographical musical, The Hebrew Hillbilly: Fifty Shades of Oy Vey! Call for cover/minimum information.
SAN FRANCISCO: PAULA WEST IN EXTENDED RUN AT FEINSTEIN'S
After a sold out run in 2014, Paula West returns to FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO (222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA - 866-663-1063) for another winter residency with an all new show featuring an ecletic mix of songs from memorable jazz standards by Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart to contemporary American classics by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, February 12th through March 22nd - at 8:00 pm on Thursdays & Fridays, and 7:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. There is an additional late night performance on Valentine's Day, February 14th at 10:00 pm. Paula West is a Bay Area favorite, known for her rich and powerful contralto voice. She has released four CDs including "Temptation" (1997) "Restless" (1999) "Come What May" (2001) and "Live at Jazz Standard" (2012). West performs across the Country as well as internationally and has shared stages with Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Scott, Oscar Brown Jr. Freddy Cole, Mose Allison, Mavis Staples and Dave Frishberg. She has been the featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center, performed at the White House and had a sold out debut at the Maison de la Musique in Paris. She'll be joined onstage by her four piece band that includes Adam Schulman and Bruce Barth on piano, Barak Mori and John Witala on bass, Ed Cherry on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums and, together, they will take their Feinstein's audiences on a musical journey through the ages. There is a $35-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
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