I searched and searched but could not find a single cabaret event in a cabaret venue for this weekend commemorating the events of "9/11" - how quickly we forget! We have added a special section to our website - - to commemorate this date, and in a special section we have included links to the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NEWSLETTERS that went out in the dates immediately preceding and after September 11, 2001. There is also a memorial video on the index page of that section featuring an original song, "The Call", written by local songwriter, Karen Benedetto. This anthem - a timeless, healing, and hopeful response - has been performed at the United Nations, has had airplay on radio stations in the New York area and in States nationwide, and has been heard in churches, spiritual centers, and at civic commemorations in the immediate area and across the U.S. It was also a Finalist in the Tipperary (Ireland) International Song of Peace Contest. The video was created and produced by C.J. Hatter.
I myself plan to observe a half-hour of silence and meditation during the period in the morning between the times the first and second aircraft hit the twin towers on behalf of the families and friends of those lost, as well as on behalf of the USA - which now, unlike that day when the nation all stood together as one, we seem more polarized and divided than ever in our history. One prays we don't need another disaster like to one 8 years ago to set our values in order.