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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

LE CHAT NOIR HAS SEVERAL MAJOR CABARET EVENTS IN MARCH
THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1928 TONIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL
NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE TONIGHT AT STOCKTON INN
FOURTEEN TONY-AWARD NOMINEES UNITE FOR BROADWAY BACKWARDS TONIGHT
"TOTALLY ELECTRIC" THE 80S HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR MUSICAL
MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART WITH SHOW OPENING MARCH 3rd
MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT ENZO'S JAZZ MARCH 7th
LORENZO'S ANNOUNCES NEW CABARET SEASON OPENING MARCH 3rd
JACK KLEINSINGER PRESENTS CABARET JAZZ MARCH 8TH
DGUR CONCERT SERIES SALUTES THE BOYS OF THE 70s AND 80s
NATE BIRKEY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM MARCH 27th
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN ON PBS AND AT CARNEGIE HALL
"RENDEZVOUS - AN EVENING WITH EDITH, JACQUES, CHARLES & FRIENDS"
TRACY STARK CELEBRATES HER NEWEST CD RELEASE MARCH 3rd
RAISSA RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW MARCH 2nd & 4th
GRETCHEN REINHAGEN UNCOVERED* & "REDEFINED" MARCH 3rd & 4th
TERRI-MARIE MICHAELS HAS GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES FEBRUARY 26th
ROB LANGEDER'S BROADWAY REVIVAL RETURNS MARCH 4th
CAROL SHERLIN SERENADES THE MOON AT MAMA'S MARCH 5th & 6th
FIRST MAC SEMINAR OF 2007 AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB FEBRUARY 27th
NO ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT FEBRUARY 28th
AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES DOROTHY MILLER AS GUEST
WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES CARRIE JACKSON
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC MONDAY, MARCH 5th AT WAREHOUSE THEATRE
JENNIFER PADE IN NEW SHOW AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST MICHAEL AMANTE AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
SPEND AN IRISH WEEKEND WITH THE EXILES!
WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW MARCH 5th
JASON DANIELEY PRESENTS "LOVE: A WORK IN PROGRESS"
GINO SITSON AND JAMES UHART IN "CONVERSATION"
LENNIE WATTS' MANILOW SHOW CANCELLED FOR MARCH

TODAY'S FEATURE STORY

LE CHAT NOIR PRESENTS SEVERAL MAJOR CABARET EVENTS IN MARCH
Proprietor Barbara Motley has announced a number of major bookings for LE CHAT NOIR (715 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-581-5812 - http://www.cabaretlechatnoir.com/ ) during March 2007, with performances by Sharon McNight, Kristopher McDowell, Tommy Tune, Liz Callaway, Jason Graae, Alex Rybeck and Daryl Sherman.

Tony-nominated Sharon McNight will appear at the club for two performances, on Saturday & Monday, March 10th (11:00 pm) and 12th (8:00 pm). McNight will perform her notorious "Songs to Offend Almost Everyone" show, with the show on the 12th a special benefit for The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon (http://www.mystickreweofsatyricon.com/ ).

On Tuesday, March 13th at 8:00 pm San Francisco's Kristopher McDowell takes the cabaret stage with his new show, "The Anthony Newley Project." Sharon McNight serves as director for the show, which she also helped create. The Anthony Newley Project shines a light on the unique life of this talented writer, director and ultimate entertainer. For 30 years Anthony Newley was one of the most imposing talents to come out of England this side of the Beatles.

Then on Friday & Saturday, March 16th & 17th at 8:00 pm, Tommy Tune will step in for the ailing, New Orleans-born Kitty Carlisle Hart, and will be joined by Tony-nominated singer-actress Liz Callaway, tenor Jason Graae and musical director Alex Rybeck. The show is produced by Patrick Lee as a benefit for the Contemporary Arts Center's Performing Artists Fund (http://www.cacno.org/ ).

On Sunday March 18th at 6:00 pm, jazz pianist/singer Daryl Sherman, takes center stage for an evening of music and song, joined by James Chirillo on guitar and Al Bernard on bass.

Rounding out the month are performances of local musical comedy revue genius Ricky Graham's "I Know What It Means." It's an evening of real New Orleans laughs and songs. Also The Red Light District Variety Show, where Jim Fitzmorris emcees a late nite show of gossip, raves, rants and rumors about local political affairs featuring dancing girls and musical guests. Later in the month, Sheelah Strong Black returns with Ricky Graham and Banu Gibson in the smash hit musical "Getting a Kick Out of Cole," a comedic tribute to Cole Porter.

See the LE CHAT NOIR website at http://www.cabaretlechatnoir.com/ for the complete schedule.


SHOW CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT NOTES

LENNIE WATTS' MANILOW SHOW CANCELLED FOR MARCH
Due to a family emergency, Lennie Watts has been forced to cancel his run of his "Manilow '73 to '83" show which was to be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) scheduled for Sundays, March 4th & 11th and Mondays, March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. Hopefully they will be rescheduled for early summer or the fall.


WINTER WEATHER MIGHT MEAN DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
Winter weather means cold, snow, sleet and other uncomfortable conditions - and also means occasional cabaret event cancellations. If planning to attend a live entertainment event be sure to phone the venue ahead of time - and give yourself extra time to reach the venue. If your event is cancelled, please let CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE know - and also post the cancellation on the MESSAGE BOARD (just click on the button marked MESSAGE BOARD at the top of every page on the website) before 4:00 pm. It is a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice).


IMPORTANT NEWS FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE MESSAGE BOARD FOR TODAY
Because we continue to receive over 100 spam postings (most of them porn) on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MESSAGE BOARD each day which have to be manually removed, the board is currently being "moderated" 24 hours a day - or at least during those hours when I am at home and awake. But because funds have been low the past three months or so, I have had to take on a few non-cabaret projects to earn some cash. Today is one of those days when I will be away from the computer for a long period of time. I have to leave my apartment at 3:00 pm to work with a client, then attend a show at 6:30 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA and finally attend the BROADWAY BY THE YEAR show at THE TOWN HALL at 8:00 pm and the After Show Party at around 11:00 pm getting me back home well after 1:00 am. So, please post anything really important - especially if it pertains to something happening today - before 3:00 pm. I apologize for the inconvenience.


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HERE & THERE
As with many dates I have had in my lifetime, much is promised but usually not much is delivered. Last night we were promised up to 7 inches of snow by the TV weather persons, but only about 2 inches were on the ground this morning, with temperatures climbing into the mid-30s (f) today in town, with a changeover to rain. Things are not quite as good north of the city. With temperatures going into the 40s tomorrow, the main inconvenience will be those slushy puddles in the crosswalks that you have to leap over. With my one knee quite not up to the strength of the other, leaping is out of the question for me. I bought a new pair of shoes to wear to the BROADWAY BY THE YEAR show tonight at 8:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) but I plan to wear the old ones anyway.


Regarding the BROADWAY BY YEAR show tonight, just as I urge NYC-area cabaret fans and performers to join MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), I urge these same folks to try to get to as many of these shows (and the BROADWAY UNPLUGGED and NIGHTLIFE AWARD events) created/produced/written/hosted by Scott Siegel as they can possibly afford. These Siegel events always feature cabaret performers in addition to performers from Broadway, and Scott and wife Barbara cover and review cabaret events around town as well as theater, jazz and comedy. The very survival of cabaret is dependent on the art form being presented and promoted in the best possible way - something that Scott does again and again with each event he hosts. Cabaret lovers and performers get a double satisfaction by attending these events - the joy of a great show (they are always exciting and entertaining) and the joy of showing appreciation to the Siegels for their tireless efforts to promote the art and artists of cabaret.

I hope to see many of you there tonight - good seats are still available. Scheduled to perform are Bob Martin (Tony Winner, Drowsy Chaperone), Malcolm Gets (Tony Nominee, Amour), Nancy Anderson (3x Drama Desk Nominee), Eddie Korbich (Drama Desk Nominee, Drowsy Chaperone), Lari White (3x Grammy Award Winner), Lumiri Tubo (Award-Winning Vocalist), Max Von Essen (Dance Of The Vampires), Joyce Chittick (Pajama Game), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Leah Hocking (All Shook Up), Paul Schoeffler (Sweet Charity), David Colbert (Nightlife Award 2007, Hedwig) and singer/dancer/actor Luis Villabon. (cast subject to change). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070226BBY.shtml


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I mention this because there will soon be a special announcement exclusively on the blog about an important new program we are developing. The blog is another FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to visit (but it would be nice).


A reminder: With the preliminary MAC award ballots in the hands of the voters and due back by March 14th (postmarked by March 10th), a number of performers hoping to make it past the first ballot are preparing repeats of their 2006 shows for late February and early March as a means of showing the voters their stuff. Problem is getting the word out on short notice. Need I remind you of the advantages of running an ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE?

Unlike those expensive to print, expensive to mail, post cards or fliers, a banner on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is seen every day, again and again - not just seen once and tossed in the recycle bin. And it is seen by cabaret lovers (and MAC voters) all over the world (even by folks who might not be able to make your show) again and again, every day. Just click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website to see sample banners, prices, sizes and styles. There are ad styles available and affordable to every taste and price range. And as an added bonus, your cabaret or CD offering gets a mention in every MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE which is e-mailed to nearly 2500 cabaret lovers around the world. By the way, the lowest cost ads (side bars) are limited to 5 per week, and at least through mid-March there is only 1 slot available.


AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS
REMEMBER: Each MONDAY issue of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE newsletter includes listings for all the banner advertisers on the website as long as the banner is running. In most cases there are more detailed articles on these items in the CABARET NEWS section of the website.


OUR CHAT BOARD SPONSOR THIS WEEK

MARCUS SIMEONE TO PERFORM AT LORENZO'S APRIL 28th
Marcus Simeone will perform at LORENZO'S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET (1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY - 718-477-2400 x3413 - http://www.lorenzosdining.com/ ) on night only on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00 pm. Universally regarded for his heart-wrenching interpretations of ballads, red-hot jazz sensibility, and powerful pop flair; Simeone's musical genius is in evidence on his original material as well. Marcus Simeone is both a singer and a songwriter who has been performing in NYC metropolitan area bands, with orchestras on both U.S. coasts, and as a solo act, for the past 14 years. His haunting, multi-octave voice has been compared to many greats including, Al Jarreau, Marc Anthony, and Johnny Mathis. As well, Simeone cites among his greatest inspirations Jane Olivor and Phyllis Hyman. See http://www.marcussimeone.com/ for more information and samples of several songs.


OUR SUPER SIDE-BAR ADVERTISERS THIS WEEK

CAROL SHERLIN SERENADES THE MOON AT MAMA'S MARCH 5th & 6th
Silvery-voiced Carol Sherlin makes her New York cabaret debut with "Serenading The Moon: Songs of Love and Lunacy" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Monday & Tuesday, March 5th & 6th and Monday, March 12th, all shows at 9:00 pm. A shimmering performer whose life experience includes being a Miss America runner-up, a singer in Argentina and recently a psychoanalyst, Carol Sherlin brings her accumulated knowledge and sensitivity of the human condition to her show. Accompanied by David Wolfson and Tim Ferguson on bass, Carol's "Serenading The Moon: Songs of Love and Lunacy" includes insightful readings of songs such as "You Go To My Head", "Can You Read My Mind" and "Magic is the Moonlight." The show is under the musical supervision of Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman. $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. For more details see http://www.carolsherlin.com/ .


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OUR BANNER ADVERTISERS THIS WEEK

MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART WITH SHOW OPENING MARCH 3rd
Vocalist Matt Maline brings his new show "Follow Your Heart" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for three performances in March. Shows are scheduled for Saturdays, March 3rd & 10th at 6:30 am and Friday, March 30th at 9:00 pm. Musical director is Paul Chamlin, with Ritt Henn on bass. Linda Amiel Burns directs. Not the usual cabaret - this show has a unique twist.


SUZANNE CARRICO PRESENTS ART OF THE CAHN AT THE TRIAD MARCH 11th
On March 11th at 7:00 pm at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2511 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ), up and coming New York City singer Suzanne Carrico with Tedd Firth, piano & Steve Doyle, bass put their own mark on the much loved songs of Sammy Cahn with their show ART OF THE CAHN: Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook. Cahn's lyrics are an important part of the Great American Songbook, including work with composers like Saul Chaplin, Jule Styne, Nicholas Brodsky, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Vernon Duke and James Van Huesen among many others. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Carrico.shtml


"RENDEZVOUS - AN EVENING WITH EDITH, JACQUES, CHARLES & FRIENDS"
Having entertained highly enthusiastic audiences in and around New York City, the dazzling musical revue "RENDEZVOUS - an Evening with Edith, Jacques, Charles & Friends" will be presented at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Thursday March 1st at 9:30 pm, Saturday March 3rd at 5:00 pm and Saturday, March 10th at 5:00 pm. Musical Director D. Jay Bradley on piano with Chip Jackson on bass. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070310Rendez.shtml


JIM VAN SLYKE'S "OPEN ROAD" CD AVAILABLE ON LML LABEL
Hailed as one of the finest male voices in cabaret, critically-acclaimed singer and songwriter Jim Van Slyke's hot-selling debut CD OPEN ROAD is available on the LML Music label. The album's title track is an award-winning composition by Jim, who recently performed it at Washington DC's Kennedy Center as part of ASCAP's Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Showcase. The CD is on sale now at Jim's website (http://www.jimvanslyke.com/ ), at the LML website (http://www.lmlmusic.com/product.php?id=LML-CD-199 ), on iTunes, and is now available in stores.


TRACY STARK CELEBRATES HER NEWEST CD RELEASE MARCH 3rd
Award-winning Musical Director/Pianist/Singer-Songwriter/Arranger Tracy Stark will be celebrating the release of her new long-awaited CD, Feast for the Heart on March 3rd at 8:00 pm at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). She will be joined by a gaggle of talented friends (Jackie Fornatale, Miles Phillips, Alisa Schiff, Michael Vaccaro, Steven Ray Watkins, Heidi Weyhmueller and Rob Langeder), singing originals from the CD, and some newer material, as well. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070303Tracy.shtml


GET SMOOCHED AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM ON MARCH 11th
Jenna Esposito brings her acclaimed show SMOOCH! to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for one performance only on Sunday, March 11th at 4:00 pm. SMOOCH! features songs from such varied composers as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Bonnie Raitt, Rodgers and Hart, Lennon and McCartney and more. Joining her on stage will be Fortune Esposito on guitar (who also serves as musical director), Richard Schacher on piano, Saadi Zain on bass and Tom Venable on drums with Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Sue Matsuki providing backup vocals. The show is directed by Erv Raible. There is a $20 cover, 2-beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Jenna.shtml


CYNTHIA CRANE AT THE GARDENIA MARCH 14th & 15th
Cynthia Crane will be performing ACCLAIMED show, "If I Knew Now ..." at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444 - http://www.cabaretwest.org/gardenia.htm ) for two nights only on Wednesday & Thursday, March 14th & 15th, both shows at 9:00 pm. In her show, "IF I KNEW NOW . . . " Ms. Crane wrestles with the difficulties of watching life get old while she remains eternally 27, "over and over and over again". She sings songs by the wry and zany Jay Leonhart and Dave Frishberg and a pastiche of Sondheim, Mandel, Wallowitch and Loesser. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsLA070314Crane.shtml


RAISSA RETURNS WITH ACCLAIMED SHOW MARCH 2nd & 4th
Broadway star Raissa Katona Bennett returns with her show "It's Possible" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 4th at 9:30 pm. The acclaimed show travels through the chapters and challenges of life on this earth, and the numerous possibilities that each holds for us. "It's Possible" is co-written and directed by Eric Michael Gillett an acclaimed performer of Broadway, Concert and Cabaret. David Caldwell is the Musical Director. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070305Raissa.shtml


GRETCHEN REINHAGEN UNCOVERED* & "REDEFINED" MARCH 3rd & 4th
Gretchen Reinhagen returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) with 2 special no-cover-charge* encore performances of her 2006 show "Redefined" on Saturday March 3rd at 4:00 pm and Sunday, March 4th at 8:00 pm with her. She is joined once again by Musical Director Steven Silverstein at the piano. A newcomer to the world of cabaret, Reinhagen offers these complimentary encore performances as opportunity to introduce herself to her fellow artists in the cabaret community as well as cabaret audience members throughout the New York area. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070304Reinh.shtml


SUSIE BUTLER CELEBRATES SARAH VAUGHAN'S 83RD BIRTHDAY MARCH 27th
Asked who they think of when you mention jazz divas, most jazz connoisseurs would immediately identify Sarah Vaughan - The Divine One - the only jazz singer who could have been an opera star in her own right! With a three octave range to go with her impressive piano playing, Sarah Vaughan was more than just a girl singer! On March 27th, on the occasion of Sarah Vaughan's 83rd birthday, Susie Butler will be singing the "Sarah Vaughan Songbook" at THE EMPIRE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - http://www.empireplushroom.com/ ) at 8:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF070327Butler.shtml


ZAGAT AND NY1-TV AGREE: DON'T TELL MAMA ALWAYS FUN!
Back Stage Magazine - the premier national show business publication known as The Actor's Resource - published their first-ever "Best Of New York" Readers' Poll in their July 26th, 2006 issue and DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) was voted The Best Cabaret Space In New York. Writes BACK STAGE: "Conveniently nestled along Manhattan's Restaurant Row, DON'T TELL MAMA has been one of the city's most popular cabarets since its founding in 1982." And now, ZAGAT & NY1-TV, in January 2007 calls DON'T TELL MAMA "delicious camp!" and "always fun!" Your fun place for cabaret and piano bar - open seven nights a week from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am (and sometimes even later!). See the website for the full schedule of events.


TERRI-MARIE MICHAELS HAS GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES FEBRUARY 26th
Actress-singer Terri-Marie Michaels performs her cabaret show "Got A New Pair of Shoes" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) on Monday, February 26th at 6:30 pm. Directed by Kathy Morath, the show is under the music direction of Broadway's Ted Kociolek and features Walter Wallace on bass and Adam Weber on drums. Terri-Marie performs an effervescent variety of songs from many genres while telling her Cinderella-esque tale of a frustrated 30 something gal in pursuit of a significant other in the big city. Instead she encounters a parade of unsuitable suitors including a blind date with small feet and a big ego, a salsa dancing Latin with "mother issues", a womanizing dentist, and a nice, but commitment-phobic Jersey Guy. Frustrated by her results, she even falls for her roommate's boyfriend when suddenly someone utterly unexpected steps forth from the fold and offers her...a new pair of shoes! Lyricist David Zippel has written special lyrics for Terri-Marie's rendition of his song "What A Guy" from the Broadway musical The Goodbye Girl. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070224Michaels.shtml


ROB LANGEDER'S BROADWAY REVIVAL RETURNS MARCH 4th
Rob Langeder returns with his acclaimed New York cabaret solo debut show to HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) with one more performances, scheduled for Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 pm. The show is directed by MAC award winner Miles Phillips with musical direction by Tracy Stark. Rob was a cast member of cabaret hits The Question W Revue, Words Words Words & Music and Private Events In Public Places and was guest star to such notables as Miles Phillips, Annie Hughes and - most recently - Jason Wynn - is calling his show BROADWAY REVIVAL. Rob sings the gospel of The Great White Way, from George and Ira Gershwin to Galt MacDermot, from Leonard Bernstein to Henry Krieger - with a little Bob Marley thrown in for good measure! SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070304Langeder.shtml


NEW JAMIE deROY & FRIENDS CD ON SALE NOW
PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has joined forces with prolific cabaret producer Jamie deRoy on a new CD celebrating songwriters from the worlds of Broadway, pop, country and cabaret. But this new album has a twist: the songwriters are also the performers. Entitled IF I SING, after the Maltby/Shire song from Closer Than Ever, the album features 16 songwriters taking on their own material, some of it familiar, some totally unknown, in new performances and new arrangements. The album, produced by Paul Rolnick, hits stores November 14th. Available on the web at http://www.psclassics.com/ and http://www.jamiederoy.com/ . It is also available at http://www.amazon.com/ .


METROPOLITAN ROOM BRINGING THE BEST IN CABARET TO NYC
Combining utmost sophistication and high-end technology, THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) bridges a gap missing in the New York City music scene and nightlife. This vintage space now plays host to a updated take on the idea of a music club combining state of the art sound and lighting systems with old world charm and style. Manager Lennie Watts brings the best as well as the newest in cabaret entertainment to this new venue. See http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ for complete schedule of events.


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LAURA HULL'S HULLABALOO CD AVAILABLE ON CDBABY
Vocalist/songwriter Laura Hull combines rich, sultry vocals and lush phrasing with poignant, introspective storytelling among diverse styles of music, ranging from jazz to easy listening to soft rock on her CD Hullabaloo, available at CDBaby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/laurahull2 . Co-produced by pianist/arranger Pat Firth, Hullabaloo is also a testament to Laura's ongoing appreciation for music education and vocal interpretation. Ms. Hull appears regularly in clubs in the tri-state area. For more information, see http://www.laurahull.com/ .


FATE JUST WON'T WAIT CD RELEASE EVNTS CONTINUE
The next step in the unfolding of Scot Albertson's second CD, "Fate Just Won't Wait" takes place at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-362-2590 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm. The show features Scot Albertson and the Daryl Kojak Jazz Quintet, with Sean Conly on bass, Anthony Pinciotti on drums, Scott Wendholt on trumpet, and "Sweet" Sue Terry on sax and flute. This performance will be a continuation of the public release of Scot's newest CD and it will also unveil three new songs in Scot's repertoire. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070316Fate.shtml


JM PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES 2007 DINNER THEATER/CABARET SEASON
JM Productions announces 2007 dinner theatre/cabaret season! JM Productions enters their 26th year providing "quality entertainment at reasonable rates" for its patrons! The new 2007 season begins March 16th & 17th with their Saint Patrick's Weekend with shows continuing monthly through the 2007 Christmas Season. JM Productions dinner theatre shows will be held at Nantasket Beach, The Clarion Hotel, hosted by Raffael's Restaurant, in Hull MA. The waterfront location of the Clarion Hotel together with an array of artistic talent and scrumptious meals promises to make 2007 an unforgettable year! For more information, including a listing of the 2007 season, see http://www.jmproductionspresents.com/ . SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE071225JMProd.shtml


JIM VAN SLYKE'S "OPEN ROAD" CD AVAILABLE ON LML LABEL
Hailed as one of the finest male voices in cabaret, critically-acclaimed singer and songwriter Jim Van Slyke's hot-selling debut CD OPEN ROAD is available on the LML Music label. The album's title track is an award-winning composition by Jim, who recently performed it at Washington DC's Kennedy Center as part of ASCAP's Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Showcase. The CD is on sale now at Jim's website (http://www.jimvanslyke.com/ ), at the LML website (http://www.lmlmusic.com/product.php?id=LML-CD-199 ), on iTunes, and is now available in stores.


NOW FOR SOME NEWS ABOUT CABARET
In an effort to cut down on "repeated" events, except for announcements of programs offered by cabaret membership organizations, and shows where guests change regularly, cabaret news items will usually appear just once in the newsletter in abbreviated form and linked to a full article on the CABARET NEWS page of the appropriate location on the website.

ROSS PATTERSON AND THE LITTLE BIG BAND RETURN MARCH 2nd
Ross Patterson kicks off his new monthly gig at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Friday, March 2nd at 10:30 pm. The first Friday of each month has been designated as JAZZ FRIDAY at NYC's hottest new nightspot, with The Ross Patterson Little Big Band! Accomplished pianist and arranger Ross Patterson lends his eclectic taste and style to standards and his own original tunes. Joined by Aaron Heick on sax, Antoine Silverman on violin, Tom Hubbard on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums, The Little Big Band promises an evening full of energy, great melodies and a touch of humor. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070302Patterson.shtml


"TOTALLY ELECTRIC" THE 80S HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR MUSICAL
"Totally Electric," written & directed by Jonathan VanDyke, storms THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) for two more performances, Friday, March 2nd at 9:30 pm and Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm. Featured in the cast are Keri Sullivan, Chris DeMartino, Genson Blimline, Jonathan VanDyke, Ellyn Marsh, Jason Esposito, Mario Matthews, Keith Rabin Jr., Shorey Walker, Kate Pazakis, Mark Raumaker and Laura Jordan. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070305Electric.shtml


JASON DANIELEY PRESENTS "LOVE: A WORK IN PROGRESS"
Currently starring in Kander & Ebbs new musical Curtains on Broadway Jason Danieley, who usually is seen around town and the country performing with his wife Marin Mazzie, is making his solo debut with his show "Love: A Work In Progress" at the THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sunday, March 11th at 9:30 pm. The show is described as an "American Popular Song Cycle" with an acoustic folk/pop sound, exploring that elusive thing called love. Music Director/pianist is Dan Lipton, with Kevin Kuhn on Guitar. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Danieley.shtml


MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT ENZO'S JAZZ MARCH 7th
Mary Foster Conklin makes her debut appearance at ENZO'S JAZZ AT THE JOLLY HOTEL MADISON TOWERS (22 East 38th Street, NYC - 212-802-0600) on Wednesday, March 7th with sets at 8:00 and 9:30 pm. She will be joined by pianist/arranger John diMartino, with bassist Scott Lee and Ron Vincent on drums. Mary's choice of material has always been an eclectic mix of contemporary songs and lesser known standards. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070307Conklin.shtml


WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW MARCH 5th
MAC Award winner Amy Wolk and Mamma Mia's Gerard Salvador will host "Friends With Benefits" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Monday, March 5th at 9:30 pm. Scheduled to perform in the event are Kristy Cates (Broadway and Chicago's Wicked), Leah Hocking (Mamma Mia! and All Shook Up), Anika Larsen (Rent, All Shook Up and Zanna Don't!), Marty Thomas (WIcked), Andy Kelso (Mamma Mia!), Megan Osterhaus (Mary Poppins) and Doug Kreeger (Les Miserables). There is a $15 cover plus a 2 beverage minimum, with all proceeds going to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ).


JACK KLEINSINGER PRESENTS CABARET JAZZ MARCH 8TH
Jack Kleinsinger Presents "Cabaret Jazz" featuring Barbara Carroll and Paula West on Thursday, March 8th at 8:00 pm at THE TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (199 Chambers Street, NYC - 212-220-1460 - http://www.tribecapac.org/ ). Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist who has long been regarded as one of the most fascinating purveyors of swinging jazz piano and rhythmic, expressive vocals. Paula West is a jazz singer whose choice of materials and intelligent way with lyrics allow her to cross over to cabaret. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070308Highlights.shtml


EVERYBODY KNOWS HER NAME!
Internationally acclaimed singer Carol Sherlin is doing three shows at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in March - her NYC cabaret debut, and she is making sure that cabaret fans around the world get to know her name and face by taking out a "SUPER SIDE-BAR" ad on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. Her ad is seen on all the "index" and all the "most visited pages" as well as all new pages of news, reviews and other items. The SUPER SIDE-BAR ads (only 2 available each week) are seen on hundreds of pages - all the time - every time! Ads appear in the right sidebar (on the left on the opening page) at the top two positions. In addition, SUPER SIDEBAR advertisers will have their offering mentioned in the MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, and the both ads will be featured in rotation on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE weblog pages as well. Click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for details on all sizes, styles and specs.


NATE BIRKEY AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM MARCH 27th
Trumpeter /singer /songwriter, Nate Birkey will be returning to New York's THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Tuesday, March 27th at 9:30 pm. Nate made his debut at the Metropolitan in January and played to a full and enthusiastic house. Nate, a recent transplant from Southern California who has already begun attracting attention on the New York music scene, will be joined by some of the area's finest musicians - Jim Ridl, who has performed with Pat Martino and Dave Liebman will be playing piano, along with bassist Bill Moring and drummer Marko Marcinko, both of whom play in saxophonist Dave Liebmann's quartet. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC0700327Birkey.shtml


MICHAEL FEINSTEIN ON PBS AND AT CARNEGIE HALL
Michael Feinstein, one of the premiere interpreters of American popular song, will perform a new program of classic standards "My Romance: The Great American Songbook" at CARNEGIE HALL (154 West 57th Street, NYC - CarnegieCharge 1-212-247-7800 - http://www.carnegiehall.org/ ) on Friday, March 9th at 8:00 pm. He will be joined by an all-star band including musical director John Oddo on piano, George Rabbai on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dan Block on reeds, James Chirillo on guitar, Jay Leonhart on bass and Dave Ratajczak on drums. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070309Feinstein.shtml


JENNIFER PADE IN NEW SHOW AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Jennifer Pade brings her new show to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) for two performances, on Saturdays, March 31st and April 7th, both shows at 5:00 pm. This new show, directed by Lina Koutrakos, features arrangements and musical direction by Rick Jensen. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070407Pade.shtml


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CABARET BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK!
One of the most popular sections on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (http://www.svhamstra.com/ ) is the TIPS & FAQs section in the CABARET YELLOW PAGES (click on the button marked RESOURCES at the top of every page, then look for the blue button marker TIPS & FAQs). There you can find answers to most of your questions about cabaret. Check it out (and let me know if there are any items you would like to see added to this series). It is a FREE service to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to read these articles (but it would be nice).


INTERNATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST MICHAEL AMANTE AT METROPOLITAN ROOM
Michael Amante, one of the most talked about upcoming American tenors on either side of the pop/classical divide will appear Thursday through Saturday, March 8th through 10th at 8:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Amante creates buzz among everyone who hears his voice. Backed by his extensive fan base and rave reviews, momentum continues to build behind this inspired artist. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070310Amante.shtml


SPEND AN IRISH WEEKEND WITH THE EXILES!
Spend an Irish Weekend with the Exiles at RAFFAEL'S AT NANTASKET BEACH ( (45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA - 781-925-4515 - http://www.raffaels.com/ ), with performances scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 16th & 17th presented by JM Productions (http://www.jmproductionspresents.com/ ). "The Exiles" play exhilarating, traditional; Irish instrumental dance music, as well as their own compositions, with vitality and spark. "The Exiles" features Bob Drouin, on a dizzying array of melodic instruments, backed by one of the most driving rhythm sections in the business. "The Exiles" music ranges from sets of high-energy jigs and reels, to delicate finger picking tunes, to lively traditional songs. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070317Exiles.shtml


STACY SULLIVAN ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH "MY ROMANCE" SHOW
Stacy Sullivan returns to New York on Thursday, March 8th at 10:30 pm with her show "My Romance" to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). With Ted Firth as Musical Director, Stacy will be performing highlights from her MAC Award Nominated "West on 40" along with new material from her upcoming Album. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070308Stacy.shtml


DGUR CONCERT SERIES SALUTES THE BOYS OF THE 70s AND 80s
David Gurland resumes DGUR CONCERT Series at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) on Sunday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. After enrapturing packed houses in January and February, conquering the worlds of Broadway and Country music, the third performance of this series will celebrate the Male singers and Songwriters form the 70s and 80s. David is thrilled to have special guests Eddie Varley and Mike McCardle. The evening will be musically directed by Ray Fellman and will have a special appearance by Bistro Award winner Rob Maitner. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070318DGUR.shtml


GINO SITSON AND JAMES UHART IN "CONVERSATION"
New York-based Cameroonian vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson & rising star British pianist James Uhart perform tunes from their upcoming album "Conversation" at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 13th & 14th at 9:30 pm. Award-winning, New York-based vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson is from the Bamileke region of Cameroon, Central Africa. He comes from a long line of musicians, known as Ntontas ("players of horns") and his mother is a vocalist and choir director. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070314Sitson.shtml


LORENZO'S ANNOUNCES NEW CABARET SEASON
LORENZO'S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET (1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY - 718-477-2400 x3413 - http://www.lorenzosdining.com/ ) has announced the cabaret lineup for its new season, which gets underway this Saturday, March 3rd with a show called "Swing Into Spring" starring Danny Aiello. Rounding out the rest of the season: March 10th, Walt Willey (from Ally My Children); March 17th, Andrea McArdle with a special St. Patrick's Day show; March 24th, "These Three Tenors" (classics from Broadway to Opera); March 31st, RagDoll (a musical tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons); April 14th, the incomparable Tovah FeLdshuh; April 21st, Sanatra impersonator Cary Hoffman; April 28th, cabaret star Marcus Simeone. The posh, 150-seat restaurant/cabaret features fine Italian and Continental cuisine. All shows take place on Saturdays at 9:00 pm. Dinner seating starts at 7:00 pm. There is a $35 cover and $15 food/beverage minimum for all events.


MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1928 TONIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL
The first show of the 2007 Broadway by the Year series, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1928, created/written/hosted by Scott Siegel for THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) will take place on Monday, February 26th at 8:00 pm. Songs include such classics as "Let's Do It!," "Love Me or Leave Me," "You Took Advantage of Me," AND MORE! Scheduled to perform are Bob Martin (Tony Winner, Drowsy Chaperone), Malcolm Gets (Tony Nominee, Amour), Nancy Anderson (3x Drama Desk Nominee), Eddie Korbich (Drama Desk Nominee, Drowsy Chaperone), Lari White (3x Grammy Award Winner), Lumiri Tubo (Award-Winning Vocalist), Max Von Essen (Dance Of The Vampires), Joyce Chittick (Pajama Game), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Leah Hocking (All Shook Up), Paul Schoeffler (Sweet Charity), David Colbert (Nightlife Award 2007, Hedwig) and singer/dancer/actor Luis Villabon . (cast subject to change). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070226BBY.shtml


NEXT BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE TONIGHT AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE returns on Monday, February 26th at 7:30 pm to the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) featuring 5 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Performers for tonight the 26th include Patty Leone, Kim Neighbor, Michael Mancini, AJ Tyndale, Art Mattei, Kim Neighbor, Susan Cantone, Mary Voigt and more to be announced. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum.


FOURTEEN TONY-AWARD NOMINEES UNITE FOR BROADWAY BACKWARDS TONIGHT
Only one show in town features 14 Tony-Award nominations, including three winners. An array of Broadway stars will come together for a gender-bending concert on Monday, February 26th at 37 ARTS (450 West 37th Street, NYC - TicketMaster: 212-307-4100 - http://www.ticketmaster.com/ ). Broadway Backwards 2 (BB2) will showcase a line-up of male singers performing songs traditionally performed by female singers, and vice versa, with all proceeds going to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (http://www.gaycenter.org/ ) in New York City. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070226Backwards.shtml


FIRST MAC SEMINAR OF 2007 AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27th
"Intimate Nights," a MAC SEMINAR on the History of New York Nightlife will take place at THE BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB (318 West 53rd Street, NYC - 212-757-2323) on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm. The panel for this seminar includes authors James Gavin and Deborah Grace Winer; performance educator Linda Amiel Burns; actress, producer, and talk show host, Jamie deRoy; booking manager, performer and MAC Board member Sidney Myer; and moderator Richard Skipper. The cost of the seminar is free for MAC members and $10 for non-members.


NO ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT FEBRUARY 28th
ANY WEDNESDAY lives! The in-store concert series that features the best in cabaret, jazz and theater music has found a new home. THE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE (66th Street and Broadway, NYC) will now host the program. The day and time remain the same: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Because of a prior reservation of the room by another event, the concert February 28th has been cancelled.


AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURES DOROTHY MILLER AS GUEST FEBRUARY 28th
Every other Wednesday night Leslie Holmes and Michael Larson hold their amazing Open Mic night at the AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER (55 Nicholas Road, Framingham, MA - 508-405-2787 - http://www.amazingthings.org/ ), and each show features a special guest. On Wednesday, February 28th the featured guest is Dorothy Miller. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES CARRIE JACKSON
Jazz at Noon continues on Wednesdays at ST. PETER'S CHURCH - LIVING ROOM (Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, NYC). This long-running series was created by Edmund Anderson and is now produced by Ronny Whyte. Featured this Wednesday, February 28th Carrie Jackson, singer with Lou Rainone on piano, Bryce Sebastien on bass, Robert Weiss on drums; March 7th, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett; March 14th, Sheila Jordan, singer and Cameron Brown, bass; March 21st, Lee Musiker, piano; March 28th, Peter Prisco, guitar and Bill Crow, bass. Performances are at 1:00 pm, $5 admission.


PROMOTE YOUR SHOW, CD OR OTHER EVENT ON THE WEBSITE
If you are planning on running a banner for your show or CD, be sure to place your order well in advance. Banners are available in three sizes and are priced accordingly. I limit the number of banner ads to 25 per week and home-page side-bar ads to 5 per week. Please let me know if you wish to reserve space and for which weeks (banners run from Sunday through Saturday). Just go to the website and click on the button BANNER INFO for prices and details. Performers running banners get a special listing for their show or other cabaret-related item in every MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, reaching over 2,700 subscribers.


NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC MONDAY, MARCH 5th AT WAREHOUSE THEATRE
The next open mic event, presented by DCCN (DC Cabaret Network - http://www.dccabaretnetwork.org/ ) will be on Monday, March 5th at THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE (1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC). Everyone is welcome. The DC Cabaret Network has the exceptional opportunity to participate in the ground breaking theatre event of works by Suzan-Lori Parks who wrote TopDog/UnderDog. Performance groups nationwide were selected to present a week of plays (the same week of plays will be performed by different groups all across the country) creating the largest collaboration in the history of American theater. All of these short plays will be performed on March 5, 2007 for our March Open Mic. To read the Week 17 plays of 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS by Suzan-Lori Parks: http://www.DCCabaretNetwork.org/March5-1.pdf .These Open Mic Nights are a great opportunity to try out new stuff, take out an old friend, or just hone your skills in a friendly and supportive environment. Sign up at 7:30 pm, start singing at 8:00 pm. You can always sing your cabaret favorites!! Pianist & Theme for the evening TBA. Admission is $10 suggested donation for pianist.


NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, MARCH 6th
The cable TV show "Jamie deRoy & friends" heard locally here in NYC on Time Warner Channel 67 and RCN Channel 109 will next be seen on Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00 pm. The show is produced by Jamie deRoy & friends, inc. and directed by Barry Kleinbort. Taped and Edited by Applause Video. It is also broadcast in Washington DC and Connecticut - check local listing. For details see http://www.jamiederoy.com/ .


- NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 10th
- THE NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY (http://www.nysms.org/ ), now in its 20th Season, meets the second Saturday afternoon of each month through June. Coming events: March 10th: The One and Only Mark Nadler! Mark has created many shows on composers from The American Songbook from Cole Porter to Irving Berlin and has performed at all the top spots in the world. He is presently the Artistic Director for Cabaret Programs at Flushing Town Hall. The meetings take place at LOCAL 802 MUSICIANS' HALL (322 West 48th Street, NYC). There is a Flea Market 12:30 - 1:45:00 pm (music sheets, tapes, CD's etc.) Program from 1:45 to 3:30 pm. Non-member guest fee $10. Membership only $50 per year for 9 great Programs and a monthly Newsletter.


NEXT COMMUNITY CABARET ON MARCH 23rd
On Friday, March 23rd, COMMUNITY CABARET will feature renowned singer/songwriter troubadour Paul Kaplan, uniquely brilliant satiric songwriter Carl Sieveret, clever original musical-comedy team Elegant Ivory Duo, plus satiric topical songwriter Rachel Stone, who also produces and hosts this bi-monthly variety showcase in midtown Manhattan at COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NY (40 East 35th Street, NYC - 718-472-0472 - http://www.rachelstonemusic.com/ ). Show starts promptly at 7:00p m, and doors open at 6:30 pm. Food, wine, desserts and beverages are available at very reasonable cost before and during the show. Donation at door is $15. $10 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Proceeds are donated to Community Church of New York - Unitarian Universalist.


21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS GALA TUESDAY MAY 1st at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB
The 21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS will be presented at a gala show on Tuesday, May 1st at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144 - http://www.bbkingsblues.com/ ) - and unlike the past few years, this room has cabaret-style seating with food and beverage service. Seating is limited to 600 - with many seats already set aside for nominees and press. A ticket order form can be found in the packet of material sent to all members last week - the one that included the preliminary ballots. Tickets cost from $45 to $125. It should be a glorious event - according to reports, members have been joining and re-joining over the past few weeks, and this may be a tremendous milestone show at the start of the 3rd decade of MAC AWARD galas.


ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER, ON THE BLOG AND ON THE WEBSITE
Information about other shows around the country and around the world can be found on the CABARET NEWS page of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. How do you get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website? Just e-mail me a press release of at least four paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send me complete information - and do not merely e-mail me a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. By the way, I usually trim quotes from reviews from the press releases I receive before using the item on my website or in the newsletter, so don't count them when putting together the four or more paragraphs.

If you don't have a press release, just click here: http://www.svhamstra.com/PressRelease1.shtml and fill out the information as completely as possible.

Just send in your press release or listings request in simple txt format (the format I write these issues in and use for the website). And, please, please don't send, instead of a press release, one of those e-mails with all those annoying html links (with multi-columns, embedded photos, distracting backgrounds, etc.) Do not send simply a .jpg of your post card. Do not send us one of those "e-vite" things that require us to "click to open" and lead to a web page somewhere. I never open them!


IT'S TIME TO GO
At the top of this newsletter I promised that you would read things in this issue you will not find published anywhere else. Did I keep my promise?

I realize that there is probably far more information here than you might be able to digest in one reading, but please keep in mind that for the performers mentioned, CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is one of the few publications that spread the word about their shows and performances. To them, that item about their show is most important, and the fact that every issue published is also posted on my website means another place where they can be found by fans and search engines (Google, etc.) alike. Your banner ads and membership donations make this all possible.


Please drop me a line regarding your thoughts about the revised format for the MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. By eliminating the listings section (just including links to the listings on the website) I am able to include more news items and still send out a shorted issue. But you might prefer the former style. I won't know unless you let me know.


Is $20 too much to ask? Frankly I am mystified by the number of subscribers (nearly 2,100) who receive the newsletter but have never joined - even as basic $20 SILVER members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - to support this bi-weekly newsletter, the 5,500 plus page website, the blog and other programs. I get a special little jolt when a performer asks for some special attention for their event, when at the same time they have never bothered to join and support our work.

You don't need to be a member for your event to receive a listing or for your press release to be added to the website. You do not have to be a member to post on the blog or on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE message board. You do not have to be a member to receive the newsletter or the NYC Cabaret Bulletins. You don't have to be a member for me to come to see your show and possibly write about it. Perhaps I am giving too much away and so it isn't appreciated. In any case, if you have not yet joined as a member, please send me an e-mail letting me know why.

I still need 40 new SILVER members (or renewals) or 10 new GOLD ($75) members (or renewals) to get caught up on the bills from November through January I was unable to keep current. Please consider joining this week. For information on becoming a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, just click on the JOIN HERE button on the top of each page on the website. You can even make your membership donation by credit card, using PayPal. If you prefer not to use a credit card and PayPal, you can send a check made out simply to Stu Hamstra and mail it to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, 676A Ninth Avenue #120, NY, NY 10036.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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