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Thursday, September 29, 2016

CABARET ORGANIZATION SPONSORED CABARET EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN: TCCAN'S FIRST EVER CABARET FEST! ANNOUNCED - OCTOBER 1st & 2nd

Save the Date (and get your tickets now!) for the first ever "Cabaret Fest!" presented by TCCAN - The Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network on Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd at THE PHOENIX THEATER (2605 Hennepin Avenue. S, Minneapolis, MN)! This event has three components, and audience/ community is welcome at one or all! You don't want to miss this action packed weekend devoted to the art of cabaret!

SPOTLIGHT - Saturday, October 1st, 5:00 to 9:30 pm: See Cabaret in Action! TCCAN Members will each be performing 10-minute sets of songs and stories. If you've attended their Cabaret Salons at the Town House Bar in St. Paul, consider this our Salon-a-thon! We're expecting 20+ TCCAN Members to perform. They invite you to enjoy the full roster or come and go as you like! Featrued are two fabulous accompanists throughout the evening: Andrew Walker and Raymond Berg.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00 to 5:00 pm: Catch a sneak peek at the preparation and development of Cabaret via a "Cabaret Back to Basics Workshop" presented by TCCAN Members Dorothy Doring, Erin Duffy, and Rhonda Laurie. Then listen and learn as Guest Teaching Artists (and local cabaret aficionados) Ben Krywosz, Melissa Hart, and Andrew Cooke provide their perspectives on cabaret in the Twin Cities and work with selected TCCAN Members on song interpretation and patter development.

SOIREE - Sunday, October 2nd, 5:00 to 6:00 pm: A key tenet of TCCAN is to foster a supportive community of cabaret artists and friends! Join them for an informal social opportunity, meet Members of TCCAN, enjoy refreshments, and hobnob after the "Behind the Scenes" workshop.

Tickets: $25 for the whole weekend; $15 for a day pass (either Saturday or Sunday). Available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590339

CHICAGO: CCP SETS DATE FOR 18th ANNIVERSARY GALA - OCTOBER 16th
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals)has announced that the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' 18th Anniversary Gala "Sentimental Journeys" will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-559-1212 - http://www.ticketmaster.com/). Chicago cabaret veteran Joan Curto and Tony Award-winning actor, and former Chicagoan, Christine Ebersole will be honored during the gala. Curto will receive the Gold Coast Award and Ebersole the Lifetime Achievement Award. Detailed plans for the show, which casts a welcome spotlight on Chicago's ever-growing cabaret community, are in progress. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Tickets go on sale in August. Stay tuned! More information at http://www.chicagocabaret.org .

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NYC: THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS FOURTH DECADE OF SONG & SPLENDOR AS SEVENTY DIVERSE PERFORMERS HERALD SONDHEIM, STROUSE, HARNICK, SYMS, ET AL - OCTOBER 18-21
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The Cabaret Convention of THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION will take place October 18th through 21st at ROSE THEATER AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC). The event has become a much anticipated, much acclaimed annual highlight of New York's autumn music season. This year, however, the four-performance concert series observes two especially noteworthy achievements. In addition to celebrating its twenty-seventh convention presentation, the Foundation simultaneously heralds the onset of its fourth decade of operation. Against wildly fluctuating public preferences in music, entertainment, and entertainers, The Mabel Mercer Foundation now has endured for more than thirty years • and flourished in its absolute commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook," past, present and future. Commemorating that achievement, the 2016 Cabaret Convention presents four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. Each evening boasts its own host(s), and the preeminent emcees include Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Rex Reed, and KT Sullivan; the latter also is the artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Presale advance tickets now are available ONLY through The Mabel Mercer Foundation: 212-980-3026 or info@mabelmercer.org . Prices are $100, $50, and $25, and Premium Patron Seating is also available @ $500 ($350 of which is tax-deductible). Those holding Patron Seating tickets are invited to a post-show cocktail reception with the evening's artists; Patron Seating is limited to fifty seats per performance. For further information about the twenty-seventh Cabaret Convention, please visit: http://www.mabelmercer.org



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NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT'S CD "ANOTHER KIND OF LIGHT"!

"Another Kind of Light", Raissa Katona Bennett's latest CD is available now - perfect for relaxed listening and a great gift for any time of year that keeps giving joy and pleasure all year round! It's a pop-contemporary spin on several well known standards, combined with new songs, a mix of jazz, pop, and theatre, that intelligently explore the human condition and strike a universal chord. On this CD, three songs were written expressly for Raissa - two by Michael John LaChiusa: "Torch Song for Raissa" and "Bye, Bye, Ingenue", and onw by David Caldwell: "i carry your heart". Two other songs received their first commercial recording here: Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan's "Waiting for a Westbound Train," and "How Could I Not?" is from the David Spencer/cAlan Menken musical, THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. On Broadway: Raissa was "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and performed in CHESS, as a benefit for the Actor's Fund. First National Tours: "Jellylorum/Griddlebone" and "Jennyanydots" in CATS, and as "Lizzie Phagan" in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown. In NYC, Raissa has headlined at: Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room, Iridium and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has guest starred at: The Supper Club, Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. She has soloed with many symphony orchestras and was guest soloist at the estate of the legendary Cal Ripken, Jr. She was featured at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble in their Any Wednesday series, performing selections from her CD, What I Was Dreaming Of. Her newest CD, Another Kind of Light, was released through LML Music, August, 2012, and can be purchased there or on Amazon and iTunes. For details and to order, CLICK HERE!

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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI WITH RITT HENN - PART 3 OF NEW 7-MONTH SERIES AT DON'T TELL MAMA - SEPTEMBER 30th
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Bistro Award and MAC Award Winning Performer, and Six-Time MAC Award Winning Producer, the acclaimed Tanya Moberly, continues a new series of shows at DON'T TELL MAMA(343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI with musical director Ritt Henn. Performances are scheduled for Friday, September 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional shows are scheduled, featuring several accompanists, through December. The show features songs by: Amy Winehouse, Ani DeFranco, Ricki Lee Jones, and Joni Mitchell. For each show in the series, there is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. For details on all shows, see http://tanyamoberly.com/shows/ $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO: THE SONGS OF ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN - SEPTEMBER 30th

Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo brings her brand new show 'Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman' back to New York City and FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to wow her audiences for 3 more eve-nings! Performances are scheduled for Fridays, September 23rd & 30th at 9:30 pm, and Friday, October 7th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Musical Director, Pianist, Arranger Doyle Newmyer and on Bass, Boots Maleson and Drums, Sipho Kunene. Director is Will Nunziata. The theatrical concerts will celebrate the 3-Time Academy Award winning songwriting team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Having written the lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals, the Bergman's also wrote for some of the best artists of our time: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and most notably Barbra Streisand - who has recorded 64 of their songs. Directed by Will Nunziata, the show will keep your foot tapping, mind thinking, soul yearning, and heart soaring. Songs include "The Way We Were", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", "Where Do You Start", "Nice 'n' Easy", "That Face", "The Windmills of Your Mind", "It Might Be You", and many more. There is a $30-$70 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN SINGS THE PRAISES OF 21ST CENTURY FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITERS!
MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

MAC/Hanson Award Winner Lucille Carr-Kaffashan returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to reprise her latest show "Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters." Her prior two cabaret outings were celebrations of the music of The Beatles, and of 1970's female singer-songwriters. She continues this tradition when she brings this critically acclaimed show back to Don't Tell Mama, New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar. With musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano and back-up vocals, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Matt Scharfglass on bass, Lucille will perform Unwritten on Thursday, October 6th, at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 9th, at 5:00 pm; and Thursday, October 13th, at 7:00 pm. With direction by David Hilder, this show features a diverse collection of 21st century songs written by outstanding artists such as Adele, Annie Lennox, Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner, Meghan Trainor and Tracy Chapman. The program reflects the voices of women in their early 20s as well as those in their 60s, and every decade in between, opening a window to the hearts and minds of contemporary women. Lucille is the recipient of the prestigious Hanson Award, presented each year to one individual by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets). Lucille performed for a number of years in the regional productions of the New Jersey-based Entertainers Theater before developing her first cabaret act. Since her Don't Tell Mama debut in 1999, she has presented ten different one-woman shows at clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including Mama Rose's, The Encore, Helen's, Odette's, The Stockton Inn, and Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club. She has also appeared as a guest performer in special productions at the Laurie Beechman Theater and the Metropolitan Room in NYC, and Tim McCloone's Supper Club in Asbury Park. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: SAM FAZIO PERFORMS "NEW YORK STATE OF MIND" - OCTOBER 8th

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), presents Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio as he returns to Manhattan for his new show, New York State of Mind, on October 8th at 9:30 pm. Sam will celebrate the people, places, and performers who make New York City one of the greatest cities in the world. Sam will perform songs from Billy Strayhorn to Billy Joel, and everything in between - all in Sam's fresh, yet classic style. Hear songs like Take the A Train, Manhattan, How About You and of course, New York State of Mind. Sam is joined by fellow Chicago-based musician, Chris White, on piano. Chris also serves as musical director for the show. Fazio can be seen regularly at many venues throughout the Chicagoland area, including the Coq d'Or at the historic Drake Hotel. Sam has performed at legendary jazz clubs, including Andy's, Cliff Bell's Green Mill, Pete Miller's and Jazz Showcase. Sam has also performed at many festivals and performing arts centers across the country. Sam's repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations bring new life to the standards and showcase his current, yet classic style. Sam's phrasing and storytelling is said to be reminiscent of the great Sinatra at his best - although Sam is definitely his own man. Call for reservations and cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CLAIRDEE - "A LOVE LETTER TO LENA HORNE" 0CT0BER 12th

Jazz vocalist Clairdee will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Clairdee's moving artistic expression commemorates the groundbreaking singer, actress and activist who personified glamour and was a catalyst for social justice. The program features luminous arrangements of songs associated with Horne, as well as historical references and personal reflections of Horne as a cultural icon. She is joined on stare by Ken Peplowski, clarinet and saxophone; Ken French, piano/music director; George Gray, drums; Marcus McLaurine, bass; and Chuck Redd, vibraphone. Her soulfully alluring style and rich timbre reveal roots in the gospel church. She has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet she can swing or shout at will. With her lustrous voice, heartfelt delivery, and scene-stealing charisma, she has honed a repertoire of standards set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining. As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase. And her finely honed sensibility and old-school attitude about the importance of communicating with audiences, is skillfully demonstrated in her gift for putting her own stamp on a song while capturing its essence. With three highly praised albums behind her, the San Francisco-based vocalist is currently working on her newest recording, "A Love Letter to Lena Horne," in support of her 2016-17 concerts celebrating Ms. Horne's centenary. Clairdee is an international touring artist, playing to sold-out houses and garnering rave reviews. In addition to leading her world-class band, she performs with symphony pops orchestras and big bands, and has worked with acclaimed instrumentalists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, Houston Person, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski, and Chuck Redd. And she has opened for numerous artists as diverse as David Sanborn, the Count Basie Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, and the late, great Etta James. There is a $24 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND - THE GIFT OF LOVE - OCTOBER 23rd

Bob Diamond presents his new show 'The Gift of Love' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), with four performances this fall - Sunday, October 23rd, at 5:00 pm; Thursday, October 27th, at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 5th, at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Rick Jensen and Gretchen Reinhagen directs. Diamond was born in Great Falls, Montana. He moved to Seattle in his early teens where he started acting at The Bellevue Playbarn in Bellevue, WA. He then attended the University of Washington, where he majored in Television Production. He spent two and a half years in the Army teaching Psychological Warfare to enlisted men at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After being discharged from the Army, Bob moved to NYC and started directing Television for WOR-TV. He directed THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW for thirty-five years as well as many other shows and telethons.For sixteen years he was Director of Supernumeraries and Children for the Metropolitan Opera. He also acted on ALL MY CHILDREN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Theater performances have ranged from GOD to LADY BRACKNELL. Bob did his first Cabaret show in the late 80s at Danny's Skylight Room with the late Dean X. Johnson as his musical director. He was a MAC Nominee in 2013 for his show THIS FUNNY WORLD. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENTS

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Cabaret performers, producers and venues are always ready to support a needy and/or important cause. In this section we spotlight special cabaret benefit events that we feel are worthy of your attention - and support. In most cases, if you cannot attend the event, there are instructions how tosend your donation directly. Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send a press release!


NYC: JAMIE DEROY AND FRIENDS STAR-STUDDED CABARET TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed  BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080), on Sunday, October 16th, at 6:00 pm. Performers include Brandon Victor Dixon, Julie Gold, Julie Halston, Marilyn Maye and Steven Scott. The one-night only event is part of the club's Broadway at Birdland Concert Series. Proceeds from the concert, produced by Ms. deRoy, will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative, an endeavor that assists those in the cabaret industry who have medical needs and concerns. Ms. deRoy, a three-time Tony Award recipient, hosts the show and welcomes:

Brandon Victor Dixon, now starring as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along (Tony nomination), Motown The Musical (Grammy and Drama League Award nominations) and The Color Purple (Tony nomination). He starred as Simba in the national tour of The Lion King.

Julie Gold, a singer/ songwriter, best known for Bette Midler's version of "From a Distance," for which Ms. Gold won a Grammy (Song of the Year). Her songs have been performed by artists including Patti LaBelle, Patti LuPone, Cliff Richard, The Byrds, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lea Salonga and Jewel.

Julie Halston, the award-winning Broadway and off-Broadway actress who has given standout performances in You Can't Take It With You, Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century, The Divine Sister and Red Scare on Sunset, among others. Ms. Halston next stars in the Lincoln Center Theater production of the new play, The Babylon Line, which begins previews Nov. 10.

Marilyn Maye, 88-year-old icon of the American songbook whose performances been described as master classes in singing. Ms. Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" 76 times, more than any other singer. The Smithsonian Institution selected her recording of "Too Late Now" for its album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the 20th century. Grammy-winning Musical Conductor Billy Stritch will accompany Ms. Maye on the piano.

Steven Scott, a comedian described as a perfect mix between Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey. Performing in venues from Broadway to Las Vegas to other countries, Mr. Scott's comedy combines clever observations of everyday life with an array of vocal talents ranging from celebrities to musical instruments.

Composer, Book Writer and Lyricist Barry Kleinbort directs Ms. deRoy's October 16 event with musical direction by Ron Abel, the award-winning arranger, orchestrator and conductor. Tom Hubbard will be on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. Ms. deRoy is an acclaimed producer; cabaret, stage, film and TV performer; recording artist and humanitarian. Her Jamie deRoy and friends cabaret series has been attracting New York audiences for 25-years. Her cable television show spotlights well-known entertainers and newcomers. In addition to Tony Awards, Ms. deRoy has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards and 11 Telly Awards for her extensive work on stage and screen. She has appeared on stage with luminaries like Joan Rivers and has headlined at many New York nightclubs. Jamie has produced nine CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series, all of which are available on Harbinger and PS Classics labels. There is a $35-60 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.



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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CABARET ORGANIZATION SPONSORED CABARET EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN: TCCAN'S FIRST EVER CABARET FEST! ANNOUNCED - OCTOBER 1st & 2nd

Save the Date (and get your tickets now!) for the first ever "Cabaret Fest!" presented by TCCAN - The Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network on Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd at THE PHOENIX THEATER (2605 Hennepin Avenue. S, Minneapolis, MN)! This event has three components, and audience/ community is welcome at one or all! You don't want to miss this action packed weekend devoted to the art of cabaret!

SPOTLIGHT - Saturday, October 1st, 5:00 to 9:30 pm: See Cabaret in Action! TCCAN Members will each be performing 10-minute sets of songs and stories. If you've attended their Cabaret Salons at the Town House Bar in St. Paul, consider this our Salon-a-thon! We're expecting 20+ TCCAN Members to perform. They invite you to enjoy the full roster or come and go as you like! Featrued are two fabulous accompanists throughout the evening: Andrew Walker and Raymond Berg.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00 to 5:00 pm: Catch a sneak peek at the preparation and development of Cabaret via a "Cabaret Back to Basics Workshop" presented by TCCAN Members Dorothy Doring, Erin Duffy, and Rhonda Laurie. Then listen and learn as Guest Teaching Artists (and local cabaret aficionados) Ben Krywosz, Melissa Hart, and Andrew Cooke provide their perspectives on cabaret in the Twin Cities and work with selected TCCAN Members on song interpretation and patter development.

SOIREE - Sunday, October 2nd, 5:00 to 6:00 pm: A key tenet of TCCAN is to foster a supportive community of cabaret artists and friends! Join them for an informal social opportunity, meet Members of TCCAN, enjoy refreshments, and hobnob after the "Behind the Scenes" workshop.

Tickets: $25 for the whole weekend; $15 for a day pass (either Saturday or Sunday). Available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590339

CHICAGO: CCP SETS DATE FOR 18th ANNIVERSARY GALA - OCTOBER 16th
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals)has announced that the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' 18th Anniversary Gala "Sentimental Journeys" will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-559-1212 - http://www.ticketmaster.com/). Chicago cabaret veteran Joan Curto and Tony Award-winning actor, and former Chicagoan, Christine Ebersole will be honored during the gala. Curto will receive the Gold Coast Award and Ebersole the Lifetime Achievement Award. Detailed plans for the show, which casts a welcome spotlight on Chicago's ever-growing cabaret community, are in progress. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Tickets go on sale in August. Stay tuned! More information at http://www.chicagocabaret.org .

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NYC: THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS FOURTH DECADE OF SONG & SPLENDOR AS SEVENTY DIVERSE PERFORMERS HERALD SONDHEIM, STROUSE, HARNICK, SYMS, ET AL - OCTOBER 18-21
FEATURED CABARET ORGANIZATION EVENT

The Cabaret Convention of THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION will take place October 18th through 21st at ROSE THEATER AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC). The event has become a much anticipated, much acclaimed annual highlight of New York's autumn music season. This year, however, the four-performance concert series observes two especially noteworthy achievements. In addition to celebrating its twenty-seventh convention presentation, the Foundation simultaneously heralds the onset of its fourth decade of operation. Against wildly fluctuating public preferences in music, entertainment, and entertainers, The Mabel Mercer Foundation now has endured for more than thirty years • and flourished in its absolute commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook," past, present and future. Commemorating that achievement, the 2016 Cabaret Convention presents four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. Each evening boasts its own host(s), and the preeminent emcees include Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Rex Reed, and KT Sullivan; the latter also is the artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Presale advance tickets now are available ONLY through The Mabel Mercer Foundation: 212-980-3026 or info@mabelmercer.org . Prices are $100, $50, and $25, and Premium Patron Seating is also available @ $500 ($350 of which is tax-deductible). Those holding Patron Seating tickets are invited to a post-show cocktail reception with the evening's artists; Patron Seating is limited to fifty seats per performance. For further information about the twenty-seventh Cabaret Convention, please visit: http://www.mabelmercer.org



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CABARET CDs AND VIDEOS ADVERTISED ON CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE THIS WEEK

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The following cabaret CDs and Videos are being advertised on 
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE!
Advertisers have their events promoted on the home page of
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE and in the
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NEWSLETTER
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For information on advertising click here
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NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT'S CD "ANOTHER KIND OF LIGHT"!

"Another Kind of Light", Raissa Katona Bennett's latest CD is available now - perfect for relaxed listening and a great gift for any time of year that keeps giving joy and pleasure all year round! It's a pop-contemporary spin on several well known standards, combined with new songs, a mix of jazz, pop, and theatre, that intelligently explore the human condition and strike a universal chord. On this CD, three songs were written expressly for Raissa - two by Michael John LaChiusa: "Torch Song for Raissa" and "Bye, Bye, Ingenue", and onw by David Caldwell: "i carry your heart". Two other songs received their first commercial recording here: Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan's "Waiting for a Westbound Train," and "How Could I Not?" is from the David Spencer/cAlan Menken musical, THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. On Broadway: Raissa was "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and performed in CHESS, as a benefit for the Actor's Fund. First National Tours: "Jellylorum/Griddlebone" and "Jennyanydots" in CATS, and as "Lizzie Phagan" in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown. In NYC, Raissa has headlined at: Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room, Iridium and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has guest starred at: The Supper Club, Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. She has soloed with many symphony orchestras and was guest soloist at the estate of the legendary Cal Ripken, Jr. She was featured at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble in their Any Wednesday series, performing selections from her CD, What I Was Dreaming Of. Her newest CD, Another Kind of Light, was released through LML Music, August, 2012, and can be purchased there or on Amazon and iTunes. For details and to order, CLICK HERE!

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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI WITH RITT HENN - PART 3 OF NEW 7-MONTH SERIES AT DON'T TELL MAMA - SEPTEMBER 30th
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Bistro Award and MAC Award Winning Performer, and Six-Time MAC Award Winning Producer, the acclaimed Tanya Moberly, continues a new series of shows at DON'T TELL MAMA(343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI with musical director Ritt Henn. Performances are scheduled for Friday, September 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional shows are scheduled, featuring several accompanists, through December. The show features songs by: Amy Winehouse, Ani DeFranco, Ricki Lee Jones, and Joni Mitchell. For each show in the series, there is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. For details on all shows, see http://tanyamoberly.com/shows/ $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO: THE SONGS OF ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN - SEPTEMBER 30th

Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo brings her brand new show 'Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman' back to New York City and FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to wow her audiences for 3 more eve-nings! Performances are scheduled for Fridays, September 23rd & 30th at 9:30 pm, and Friday, October 7th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Musical Director, Pianist, Arranger Doyle Newmyer and on Bass, Boots Maleson and Drums, Sipho Kunene. Director is Will Nunziata. The theatrical concerts will celebrate the 3-Time Academy Award winning songwriting team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Having written the lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals, the Bergman's also wrote for some of the best artists of our time: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and most notably Barbra Streisand - who has recorded 64 of their songs. Directed by Will Nunziata, the show will keep your foot tapping, mind thinking, soul yearning, and heart soaring. Songs include "The Way We Were", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", "Where Do You Start", "Nice 'n' Easy", "That Face", "The Windmills of Your Mind", "It Might Be You", and many more. There is a $30-$70 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN SINGS THE PRAISES OF 21ST CENTURY FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITERS!
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MAC/Hanson Award Winner Lucille Carr-Kaffashan returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to reprise her latest show "Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters." Her prior two cabaret outings were celebrations of the music of The Beatles, and of 1970's female singer-songwriters. She continues this tradition when she brings this critically acclaimed show back to Don't Tell Mama, New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar. With musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano and back-up vocals, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Matt Scharfglass on bass, Lucille will perform Unwritten on Thursday, October 6th, at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 9th, at 5:00 pm; and Thursday, October 13th, at 7:00 pm. With direction by David Hilder, this show features a diverse collection of 21st century songs written by outstanding artists such as Adele, Annie Lennox, Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner, Meghan Trainor and Tracy Chapman. The program reflects the voices of women in their early 20s as well as those in their 60s, and every decade in between, opening a window to the hearts and minds of contemporary women. Lucille is the recipient of the prestigious Hanson Award, presented each year to one individual by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets). Lucille performed for a number of years in the regional productions of the New Jersey-based Entertainers Theater before developing her first cabaret act. Since her Don't Tell Mama debut in 1999, she has presented ten different one-woman shows at clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including Mama Rose's, The Encore, Helen's, Odette's, The Stockton Inn, and Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club. She has also appeared as a guest performer in special productions at the Laurie Beechman Theater and the Metropolitan Room in NYC, and Tim McCloone's Supper Club in Asbury Park. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: SAM FAZIO PERFORMS "NEW YORK STATE OF MIND" - OCTOBER 8th

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), presents Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio as he returns to Manhattan for his new show, New York State of Mind, on October 8th at 9:30 pm. Sam will celebrate the people, places, and performers who make New York City one of the greatest cities in the world. Sam will perform songs from Billy Strayhorn to Billy Joel, and everything in between - all in Sam's fresh, yet classic style. Hear songs like Take the A Train, Manhattan, How About You and of course, New York State of Mind. Sam is joined by fellow Chicago-based musician, Chris White, on piano. Chris also serves as musical director for the show. Fazio can be seen regularly at many venues throughout the Chicagoland area, including the Coq d'Or at the historic Drake Hotel. Sam has performed at legendary jazz clubs, including Andy's, Cliff Bell's Green Mill, Pete Miller's and Jazz Showcase. Sam has also performed at many festivals and performing arts centers across the country. Sam's repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations bring new life to the standards and showcase his current, yet classic style. Sam's phrasing and storytelling is said to be reminiscent of the great Sinatra at his best - although Sam is definitely his own man. Call for reservations and cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CLAIRDEE - "A LOVE LETTER TO LENA HORNE" 0CT0BER 12th

Jazz vocalist Clairdee will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Clairdee's moving artistic expression commemorates the groundbreaking singer, actress and activist who personified glamour and was a catalyst for social justice. The program features luminous arrangements of songs associated with Horne, as well as historical references and personal reflections of Horne as a cultural icon. She is joined on stare by Ken Peplowski, clarinet and saxophone; Ken French, piano/music director; George Gray, drums; Marcus McLaurine, bass; and Chuck Redd, vibraphone. Her soulfully alluring style and rich timbre reveal roots in the gospel church. She has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet she can swing or shout at will. With her lustrous voice, heartfelt delivery, and scene-stealing charisma, she has honed a repertoire of standards set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining. As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase. And her finely honed sensibility and old-school attitude about the importance of communicating with audiences, is skillfully demonstrated in her gift for putting her own stamp on a song while capturing its essence. With three highly praised albums behind her, the San Francisco-based vocalist is currently working on her newest recording, "A Love Letter to Lena Horne," in support of her 2016-17 concerts celebrating Ms. Horne's centenary. Clairdee is an international touring artist, playing to sold-out houses and garnering rave reviews. In addition to leading her world-class band, she performs with symphony pops orchestras and big bands, and has worked with acclaimed instrumentalists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, Houston Person, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski, and Chuck Redd. And she has opened for numerous artists as diverse as David Sanborn, the Count Basie Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, and the late, great Etta James. There is a $24 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND - THE GIFT OF LOVE - OCTOBER 23rd

Bob Diamond presents his new show 'The Gift of Love' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), with four performances this fall - Sunday, October 23rd, at 5:00 pm; Thursday, October 27th, at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 5th, at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Rick Jensen and Gretchen Reinhagen directs. Diamond was born in Great Falls, Montana. He moved to Seattle in his early teens where he started acting at The Bellevue Playbarn in Bellevue, WA. He then attended the University of Washington, where he majored in Television Production. He spent two and a half years in the Army teaching Psychological Warfare to enlisted men at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After being discharged from the Army, Bob moved to NYC and started directing Television for WOR-TV. He directed THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW for thirty-five years as well as many other shows and telethons.For sixteen years he was Director of Supernumeraries and Children for the Metropolitan Opera. He also acted on ALL MY CHILDREN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Theater performances have ranged from GOD to LADY BRACKNELL. Bob did his first Cabaret show in the late 80s at Danny's Skylight Room with the late Dean X. Johnson as his musical director. He was a MAC Nominee in 2013 for his show THIS FUNNY WORLD. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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Cabaret performers, producers and venues are always ready to support a needy and/or important cause. In this section we spotlight special cabaret benefit events that we feel are worthy of your attention - and support. In most cases, if you cannot attend the event, there are instructions how tosend your donation directly. Every day in every way we're promoting Cabaret! Your event missing? Send a press release!


NYC: JAMIE DEROY AND FRIENDS STAR-STUDDED CABARET TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND
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Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-packed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show to New York's famed  BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080), on Sunday, October 16th, at 6:00 pm. Performers include Brandon Victor Dixon, Julie Gold, Julie Halston, Marilyn Maye and Steven Scott. The one-night only event is part of the club's Broadway at Birdland Concert Series. Proceeds from the concert, produced by Ms. deRoy, will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative, an endeavor that assists those in the cabaret industry who have medical needs and concerns. Ms. deRoy, a three-time Tony Award recipient, hosts the show and welcomes:

Brandon Victor Dixon, now starring as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along (Tony nomination), Motown The Musical (Grammy and Drama League Award nominations) and The Color Purple (Tony nomination). He starred as Simba in the national tour of The Lion King.

Julie Gold, a singer/ songwriter, best known for Bette Midler's version of "From a Distance," for which Ms. Gold won a Grammy (Song of the Year). Her songs have been performed by artists including Patti LaBelle, Patti LuPone, Cliff Richard, The Byrds, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lea Salonga and Jewel.

Julie Halston, the award-winning Broadway and off-Broadway actress who has given standout performances in You Can't Take It With You, Anything Goes, Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century, The Divine Sister and Red Scare on Sunset, among others. Ms. Halston next stars in the Lincoln Center Theater production of the new play, The Babylon Line, which begins previews Nov. 10.

Marilyn Maye, 88-year-old icon of the American songbook whose performances been described as master classes in singing. Ms. Maye appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" 76 times, more than any other singer. The Smithsonian Institution selected her recording of "Too Late Now" for its album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the 20th century. Grammy-winning Musical Conductor Billy Stritch will accompany Ms. Maye on the piano.

Steven Scott, a comedian described as a perfect mix between Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey. Performing in venues from Broadway to Las Vegas to other countries, Mr. Scott's comedy combines clever observations of everyday life with an array of vocal talents ranging from celebrities to musical instruments.

Composer, Book Writer and Lyricist Barry Kleinbort directs Ms. deRoy's October 16 event with musical direction by Ron Abel, the award-winning arranger, orchestrator and conductor. Tom Hubbard will be on bass and Ray Marchica on drums. Ms. deRoy is an acclaimed producer; cabaret, stage, film and TV performer; recording artist and humanitarian. Her Jamie deRoy and friends cabaret series has been attracting New York audiences for 25-years. Her cable television show spotlights well-known entertainers and newcomers. In addition to Tony Awards, Ms. deRoy has won eight MAC Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards and 11 Telly Awards for her extensive work on stage and screen. She has appeared on stage with luminaries like Joan Rivers and has headlined at many New York nightclubs. Jamie has produced nine CDs in the Jamie deRoy & friends series, all of which are available on Harbinger and PS Classics labels. There is a $35-60 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.



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Monday, September 26, 2016

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN: TCCAN'S FIRST EVER CABARET FEST! ANNOUNCED - OCTOBER 1st & 2nd

Save the Date (and get your tickets now!) for the first ever "Cabaret Fest!" presented by TCCAN - The Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network on Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd at THE PHOENIX THEATER (2605 Hennepin Avenue. S, Minneapolis, MN)! This event has three components, and audience/ community is welcome at one or all! You don't want to miss this action packed weekend devoted to the art of cabaret!

SPOTLIGHT - Saturday, October 1st, 5:00 to 9:30 pm: See Cabaret in Action! TCCAN Members will each be performing 10-minute sets of songs and stories. If you've attended their Cabaret Salons at the Town House Bar in St. Paul, consider this our Salon-a-thon! We're expecting 20+ TCCAN Members to perform. They invite you to enjoy the full roster or come and go as you like! Featrued are two fabulous accompanists throughout the evening: Andrew Walker and Raymond Berg.

BEHIND THE SCENES - Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00 to 5:00 pm: Catch a sneak peek at the preparation and development of Cabaret via a "Cabaret Back to Basics Workshop" presented by TCCAN Members Dorothy Doring, Erin Duffy, and Rhonda Laurie. Then listen and learn as Guest Teaching Artists (and local cabaret aficionados) Ben Krywosz, Melissa Hart, and Andrew Cooke provide their perspectives on cabaret in the Twin Cities and work with selected TCCAN Members on song interpretation and patter development.

SOIREE - Sunday, October 2nd, 5:00 to 6:00 pm: A key tenet of TCCAN is to foster a supportive community of cabaret artists and friends! Join them for an informal social opportunity, meet Members of TCCAN, enjoy refreshments, and hobnob after the "Behind the Scenes" workshop.

Tickets: $25 for the whole weekend; $15 for a day pass (either Saturday or Sunday). Available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590339

CHICAGO: CCP SETS DATE FOR 18th ANNIVERSARY GALA - OCTOBER 16th
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CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals)has announced that the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' 18th Anniversary Gala "Sentimental Journeys" will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-559-1212 - http://www.ticketmaster.com/). Chicago cabaret veteran Joan Curto and Tony Award-winning actor, and former Chicagoan, Christine Ebersole will be honored during the gala. Curto will receive the Gold Coast Award and Ebersole the Lifetime Achievement Award. Detailed plans for the show, which casts a welcome spotlight on Chicago's ever-growing cabaret community, are in progress. Information will be posted as it becomes available. Tickets go on sale in August. Stay tuned! More information at http://www.chicagocabaret.org .

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NYC: THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ITS FOURTH DECADE OF SONG & SPLENDOR AS SEVENTY DIVERSE PERFORMERS HERALD SONDHEIM, STROUSE, HARNICK, SYMS, ET AL - OCTOBER 18-21
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The Cabaret Convention of THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION will take place October 18th through 21st at ROSE THEATER AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (Columbus Circle, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC). The event has become a much anticipated, much acclaimed annual highlight of New York's autumn music season. This year, however, the four-performance concert series observes two especially noteworthy achievements. In addition to celebrating its twenty-seventh convention presentation, the Foundation simultaneously heralds the onset of its fourth decade of operation. Against wildly fluctuating public preferences in music, entertainment, and entertainers, The Mabel Mercer Foundation now has endured for more than thirty years • and flourished in its absolute commitment to the classic, "Great Popular Songbook," past, present and future. Commemorating that achievement, the 2016 Cabaret Convention presents four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. Each evening boasts its own host(s), and the preeminent emcees include Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Rex Reed, and KT Sullivan; the latter also is the artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. Presale advance tickets now are available ONLY through The Mabel Mercer Foundation: 212-980-3026 or info@mabelmercer.org . Prices are $100, $50, and $25, and Premium Patron Seating is also available @ $500 ($350 of which is tax-deductible). Those holding Patron Seating tickets are invited to a post-show cocktail reception with the evening's artists; Patron Seating is limited to fifty seats per performance. For further information about the twenty-seventh Cabaret Convention, please visit: http://www.mabelmercer.org



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NYC: RAISSA KATONA BENNETT'S CD "ANOTHER KIND OF LIGHT"!

"Another Kind of Light", Raissa Katona Bennett's latest CD is available now - perfect for relaxed listening and a great gift for any time of year that keeps giving joy and pleasure all year round! It's a pop-contemporary spin on several well known standards, combined with new songs, a mix of jazz, pop, and theatre, that intelligently explore the human condition and strike a universal chord. On this CD, three songs were written expressly for Raissa - two by Michael John LaChiusa: "Torch Song for Raissa" and "Bye, Bye, Ingenue", and onw by David Caldwell: "i carry your heart". Two other songs received their first commercial recording here: Ron Abel and Chuck Steffan's "Waiting for a Westbound Train," and "How Could I Not?" is from the David Spencer/cAlan Menken musical, THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. On Broadway: Raissa was "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and performed in CHESS, as a benefit for the Actor's Fund. First National Tours: "Jellylorum/Griddlebone" and "Jennyanydots" in CATS, and as "Lizzie Phagan" in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown. In NYC, Raissa has headlined at: Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room, Iridium and The Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has guest starred at: The Supper Club, Rainbow Room, 88's, Don't Tell Mama, Chita's, The Algonquin, and Radio City Music Hall. She has soloed with many symphony orchestras and was guest soloist at the estate of the legendary Cal Ripken, Jr. She was featured at the Lincoln Center Barnes and Noble in their Any Wednesday series, performing selections from her CD, What I Was Dreaming Of. Her newest CD, Another Kind of Light, was released through LML Music, August, 2012, and can be purchased there or on Amazon and iTunes. For details and to order, CLICK HERE!

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NYC: TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI WITH RITT HENN - PART 3 OF NEW 7-MONTH SERIES AT DON'T TELL MAMA - SEPTEMBER 30th
CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBER DISCOUNT - $5 OFF THE COVER

Bistro Award and MAC Award Winning Performer, and Six-Time MAC Award Winning Producer, the acclaimed Tanya Moberly, continues a new series of shows at DON'T TELL MAMA(343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) with TANYA MOBERLY SINGS AMY - ANI - RICKI - JONI with musical director Ritt Henn. Performances are scheduled for Friday, September 16th at 7:00 pm; Friday, September 30th at 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm. Additional shows are scheduled, featuring several accompanists, through December. The show features songs by: Amy Winehouse, Ani DeFranco, Ricki Lee Jones, and Joni Mitchell. For each show in the series, there is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. For details on all shows, see http://tanyamoberly.com/shows/ $20 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: MARIEANN MERINGOLO: THE SONGS OF ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN - SEPTEMBER 30th

Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo brings her brand new show 'Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman' back to New York City and FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551) to wow her audiences for 3 more eve-nings! Performances are scheduled for Fridays, September 23rd & 30th at 9:30 pm, and Friday, October 7th at 7:00 pm. She is joined on stage by Musical Director, Pianist, Arranger Doyle Newmyer and on Bass, Boots Maleson and Drums, Sipho Kunene. Director is Will Nunziata. The theatrical concerts will celebrate the 3-Time Academy Award winning songwriting team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Having written the lyrics for numerous television shows, films, and stage musicals, the Bergman's also wrote for some of the best artists of our time: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and most notably Barbra Streisand - who has recorded 64 of their songs. Directed by Will Nunziata, the show will keep your foot tapping, mind thinking, soul yearning, and heart soaring. Songs include "The Way We Were", "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", "Where Do You Start", "Nice 'n' Easy", "That Face", "The Windmills of Your Mind", "It Might Be You", and many more. There is a $30-$70 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

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NYC: LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN SINGS THE PRAISES OF 21ST CENTURY FEMALE SINGER-SONGWRITERS!
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MAC/Hanson Award Winner Lucille Carr-Kaffashan returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) to reprise her latest show "Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters." Her prior two cabaret outings were celebrations of the music of The Beatles, and of 1970's female singer-songwriters. She continues this tradition when she brings this critically acclaimed show back to Don't Tell Mama, New York City's legendary cabaret theater and piano bar. With musical director Jeff Cubeta on piano and back-up vocals, Sean Harkness on guitar, and Matt Scharfglass on bass, Lucille will perform Unwritten on Thursday, October 6th, at 7:00 pm; Sunday, October 9th, at 5:00 pm; and Thursday, October 13th, at 7:00 pm. With direction by David Hilder, this show features a diverse collection of 21st century songs written by outstanding artists such as Adele, Annie Lennox, Sara Bareilles, Susan Werner, Meghan Trainor and Tracy Chapman. The program reflects the voices of women in their early 20s as well as those in their 60s, and every decade in between, opening a window to the hearts and minds of contemporary women. Lucille is the recipient of the prestigious Hanson Award, presented each year to one individual by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets). Lucille performed for a number of years in the regional productions of the New Jersey-based Entertainers Theater before developing her first cabaret act. Since her Don't Tell Mama debut in 1999, she has presented ten different one-woman shows at clubs in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including Mama Rose's, The Encore, Helen's, Odette's, The Stockton Inn, and Bob Egan's Cabaret Supper Club. She has also appeared as a guest performer in special productions at the Laurie Beechman Theater and the Metropolitan Room in NYC, and Tim McCloone's Supper Club in Asbury Park. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

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NYC: SAM FAZIO PERFORMS "NEW YORK STATE OF MIND" - OCTOBER 8th

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551), presents Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio as he returns to Manhattan for his new show, New York State of Mind, on October 8th at 9:30 pm. Sam will celebrate the people, places, and performers who make New York City one of the greatest cities in the world. Sam will perform songs from Billy Strayhorn to Billy Joel, and everything in between - all in Sam's fresh, yet classic style. Hear songs like Take the A Train, Manhattan, How About You and of course, New York State of Mind. Sam is joined by fellow Chicago-based musician, Chris White, on piano. Chris also serves as musical director for the show. Fazio can be seen regularly at many venues throughout the Chicagoland area, including the Coq d'Or at the historic Drake Hotel. Sam has performed at legendary jazz clubs, including Andy's, Cliff Bell's Green Mill, Pete Miller's and Jazz Showcase. Sam has also performed at many festivals and performing arts centers across the country. Sam's repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations bring new life to the standards and showcase his current, yet classic style. Sam's phrasing and storytelling is said to be reminiscent of the great Sinatra at his best - although Sam is definitely his own man. Call for reservations and cover/minimum information.

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NYC: CLAIRDEE - "A LOVE LETTER TO LENA HORNE" 0CT0BER 12th

Jazz vocalist Clairdee will perform at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm. Clairdee's moving artistic expression commemorates the groundbreaking singer, actress and activist who personified glamour and was a catalyst for social justice. The program features luminous arrangements of songs associated with Horne, as well as historical references and personal reflections of Horne as a cultural icon. She is joined on stare by Ken Peplowski, clarinet and saxophone; Ken French, piano/music director; George Gray, drums; Marcus McLaurine, bass; and Chuck Redd, vibraphone. Her soulfully alluring style and rich timbre reveal roots in the gospel church. She has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet she can swing or shout at will. With her lustrous voice, heartfelt delivery, and scene-stealing charisma, she has honed a repertoire of standards set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining. As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase. And her finely honed sensibility and old-school attitude about the importance of communicating with audiences, is skillfully demonstrated in her gift for putting her own stamp on a song while capturing its essence. With three highly praised albums behind her, the San Francisco-based vocalist is currently working on her newest recording, "A Love Letter to Lena Horne," in support of her 2016-17 concerts celebrating Ms. Horne's centenary. Clairdee is an international touring artist, playing to sold-out houses and garnering rave reviews. In addition to leading her world-class band, she performs with symphony pops orchestras and big bands, and has worked with acclaimed instrumentalists including Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, Houston Person, Shelly Berg, Ken Peplowski, and Chuck Redd. And she has opened for numerous artists as diverse as David Sanborn, the Count Basie Orchestra, Johnny Mathis, and the late, great Etta James. There is a $24 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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NYC: BOB DIAMOND - THE GIFT OF LOVE - OCTOBER 23rd

Bob Diamond presents his new show 'The Gift of Love' at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788), with four performances this fall - Sunday, October 23rd, at 5:00 pm; Thursday, October 27th, at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 pm; and Saturday, November 5th, at 7:00 pm. Musical director is Rick Jensen and Gretchen Reinhagen directs. Diamond was born in Great Falls, Montana. He moved to Seattle in his early teens where he started acting at The Bellevue Playbarn in Bellevue, WA. He then attended the University of Washington, where he majored in Television Production. He spent two and a half years in the Army teaching Psychological Warfare to enlisted men at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After being discharged from the Army, Bob moved to NYC and started directing Television for WOR-TV. He directed THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW for thirty-five years as well as many other shows and telethons.For sixteen years he was Director of Supernumeraries and Children for the Metropolitan Opera. He also acted on ALL MY CHILDREN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Theater performances have ranged from GOD to LADY BRACKNELL. Bob did his first Cabaret show in the late 80s at Danny's Skylight Room with the late Dean X. Johnson as his musical director. He was a MAC Nominee in 2013 for his show THIS FUNNY WORLD. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

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