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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW TONIGHT
CAST PARTY CELEBRATES DROWSY CHAPERONE LP RELEASE TONIGHT
CAROL SHERLIN SERENADES THE MOON AT MAMA'S TONIGHT
BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE AT STOCKTON INN TONIGHT
NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC AT WAREHOUSE THEATRE TONIGHT
DAVID PELLEGRENE AT THE PIANO SIX DAYS A WEEK!
WILD WOMAN DEVLIN MAKES HER NYC CABARET DEBUT
LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN BRINGS BEATLES SHOW TO TWO VENUES
MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART IN NYC DEBUT SHOW
TIM SULLIVAN ONE NIGHT ONLY MARCH 6TH
SUZANNE CARRICO PRESENTS ART OF THE CAHN AT THE TRIAD MARCH 11th
"RENDEZVOUS - AN EVENING WITH EDITH, JACQUES, CHARLES & FRIENDS"
BOBBY BELFRY "WHERE OR WHEN" AT FEINSTEIN'S MARCH 11th
JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS KICKS OFF NEW MONTHLY SERIES
NANCY KELLY'S SING INTO SPRING FESTIVAL AT DIZZY'S
JOAN CURTO SINGS THE SONGS OF ETHEL MERMAN AND MARY MARTIN
"GREAT AMERICAN SALON" SERIES AT SOUTH BEND ART MUSEUM
LINDA KOSUT REPRISES SOLD OUT TRIBUTE TO OSCAR BROWN, JR.
THE JAZZ FAURE PROJECT: FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM MEETS AMERICAN JAZZ
ELIZABETH DOYLE SINGS OF HOLLYWOOD BLONDS AT MAXIM'S
TIMBERLANE POPS CONCERT FEATURES McMILLAN & LOPEZ
NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, MARCH 6th
NEXT ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT MARCH 7th FEATURES JOANNA BERETTA
WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES CARRIE JACKSON
- NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING SATURDAY, MARCH 10th

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HERE & THERE
After a brief but welcome respite from the frigid cold weather for several days, I sadly report that the cold is back - I had actually put my down-filled coat in the back of the closet as sort of sign of the end of winter. After all, that groundhog predicted an early spring. But temperatures are supposed to "plummet" (as they say) to 15 degrees (f) tonight, and climb to only the mid-20s over the next few days. Brrrrr.

Good thing I had my latest cabaret endurance test on Saturday - starting at 5:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for the "Rendezvous - an Evening with Edith, Jacques, Charles and Friends" show, and then scooting uptown (fortunately the "R" train is 1/2 block from THE METROPOLITAN ROOM) to DON'T TELL MAMA for Matt Malone's debut show "Follow Your Heart" show at 6:30 pm (MAMA'S is 1 1/2 blocks from the "R"), than back downtown to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM for Tracy Stark's "Feast for the Heart" CD release show (featuring cabaret icon Michael Vaccaro) and then back uptown on the beloved "R" where, after a brief dinner break at the newly redecorated and reopened GALAXY DINER, I ended up at The G&L Comedy Fest at 11:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (hosted by the cleverly funny Michael Brill) - which didn't end until nearly 12:45 am. Temperatures were a "balmy" 40-45 degrees the whole evening. Advice to all: the only and best way to get around in this town is the NYC Subway system! Safe, mostly clean, and certainly efficient. I haven't had that much fun and excitement all winter!


I will soon have another fun night spot to hang out at - UNCLE CHARLIES (139 East 45th Street, NYC) - a brand new piano bar opening soon (that's why no phone number or website yet). David Pellegrene will be at the piano Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. The venue is between Third & Lexington Avenues - almost right next door to Grand Central Station. I am listening to David's CD right now as I write this issue, and you must check it out - amazing vocals. The CD ("At Your Request") includes many of the most-requested songs from his many years performing in pianO bars. I can't wait to catch him "live."


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 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?

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It appears that CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE may be moving to a new apartment in the next few weeks - and possibly no where near the "R" train - we shall wait and see. If the move goes through, we will be needing some funds to cover such things as rent deposit and some new furniture (my computer desk - which cost $99 five years and and which I put together myself - will definitely not survive another move). Other items I may need will depend on where I will be moving to. Anyone with a small van, please contact me - the last time I moved we discovered that several items never made it off the truck - I was on crutches at the time and things were a bit confusing on moving day. I may just hold a CABARET HOTLINE SPECIAL EVENT as a "moving tribute to the newsletter" or something like that. Stay tuned.


Short issue today - but jam-packed with news and only a few views. Please let me have your input on what you would like to see CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE be in the future. This has become a time of reflection - a time of change (see above item) and perhaps just a hint of self-doubt (see bottom item). Most of all, please send your membership and other donations to support this venture. Better still - run a banner!


AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS
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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 THIS WEEK
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/ .


DAVID PELEGRENE AT THE PIANO SIX DAYS A WEEK!
Singer/pianist David Pellegrene can be heard at the piano six days a week in Manhattan! Mondays through Wednesdays David performs at THE TOWNHOUSE OF NYC (236 East 58th Street, NYC - 212-754-4649 - http://www.townhouseny.com/ ) from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Starting in a week or so, David will also be at the piano at NYC's newest piano bar, UNCLE CHARLIES (139 East 45th Street, NYC) Thursdays through Saturdays from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. (Official opening date, phone number and website to be announced soon.) For the past nine years David has regularly performed and played piano at THE TOWNHOUSE. He has also performed at BRANDY'S, the PLAZA, PEGASUS, STONEWALL BISTRO and SMOKE. His credits include Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, The Plaza Hotel, The Rose Bowl Parade, regional theater and much more. His new CD "At Your Request" features standards, pop, country and a few original songs - the songs most requested during his years performing at the piano. For more information see http://www.pellegrenemusic.com/ .


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WILD WOMAN DEVLIN MAKES HER NYC CABARET DEBUT
West Coast singing sensation, Devlin, is realizing her dream of her own cabaret show in New York City! On Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm she will be making her New York cabaret debut with her show "Wild Woman" at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ). The show will feature roaring jazz, blues and torch songs arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Devlin.shtml


LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN BRINGS BEATLES SHOW TO TWO VENUES
Lucille Carr-Kaffashan takes a fresh look at the classic music and lyrics of The Beatles in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, In My Life, A Celebration of Beatles Music. With David Brunetti on piano and Bob Einfrank on guitar, Lucille returns to THELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 18th, and makes her STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) debut at 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st. If you are tired of Beatles imitators who never quite measure up to the Fab Four, then this is the show for you! SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070318Lucille.shtml


MATT MALONE LETS YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART IN NYC DEBUT SHOW
Matt Malone, an award-winning writer, actor and singer will make his New York debut at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) in "Follow Your Heart: My Life with a Twist" with two more performances scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at 6:30 pm, and Friday March 30th at 9:00 pm. Cabaret veteran Linda Amiel Burns directs the show, with musical direction by Paul Chamlin and Ritt Henn on bass. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070330Malone.shtml


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 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.


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


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, and her guest star Benn Bacot, 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


BACK STAGE READERS VOTE DON'T TELL MAMA "BEST CABARET IN NYC"
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.


JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS KICKS OFF NEW MONTHLY SERIES
Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will kick-off a monthly series of Thursday evenings of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm at the New York hotspot THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Additional Thursday night shows are scheduled for April 26th, May 31st, and June 28th. Barry Kleinbort is the director of Jamie deRoy & friends and Paul Greenwood will serve as musical director. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070628DeRoy.shtml


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.


OUR REGULAR HOME PAGE SIDE-BAR ADVERTISERS THIS WEEK

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


SPEND AN IRISH WEEKEND WITH THE EXILES MARCH 16th & 17th!
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


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.

CAST PARTY CELEBRATES DROWSY CHAPERONE LP RELEASE TONIGHT
On Monday, March 5th at 9:30 pm, Jim Caruso's Cast Party will be celebrating the release of the limited edition, vinyl 33 RPM long-playing record of the Grammy-nominated original cast recording of the five-time Tony-winning hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone at BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ). Many cast and crew members are scheduled to be in attendance, including Tony-winning book writer and star Bob Martin and Tony-winning composer Lisa Lambert. There will be a very special copy of the LP given to a lucky Cast Party audience member. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070305Cast.shtml


WILD WOMAN DEVLIN MAKES HER NYC CABARET DEBUT
West Coast singing sensation, Devlin, is realizing her dream of her own cabaret show in New York City! On Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm she will be making her New York cabaret debut with her show "Wild Woman" at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ). The show will feature roaring jazz, blues and torch songs arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Devlin.shtml


BOBBY BELFRY "WHERE OR WHEN" AT FEINSTEIN'S MARCH 11th
Bobby Belfry, an award winning singer/songwriter, whose debut album, Imperfect Rhymes has received great critical notice brings his new show "Where or When" to FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ) for one night only on Sunday, March 11th at 8:30 pm. He will be backed up by The David Budway Group. In the show Bobby will revisit his repertoire of his early days in New York to see if his interpretations of these, for the most part, jazz standards have evolved in the last decade or so. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070311Belfry.shtml


LUCILLE CARR-KAFFASHAN BRINGS BEATLES SHOW TO TWO VENUES
Lucille Carr-Kaffashan takes a fresh look at the classic music and lyrics of The Beatles in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, In My Life, A Celebration of Beatles Music. With David Brunetti on piano and Bob Einfrank on guitar, Lucille returns to HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 18th, and makes her STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) debut at 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st. If you are tired of Beatles imitators who never quite measure up to the Fab Four, then this is the show for you! SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070318Lucille.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. Click on the button marked BANNER INFO at the top of every page on the website for details on all sizes, styles and specs.


JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS KICKS OFF NEW MONTHLY SERIES
Celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy will kick-off a monthly series of Thursday evenings of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Thursday, March 29th at 7:30 pm at the New York hotspot THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). Additional Thursday night shows are scheduled for April 26th, May 31st, and June 28th. Barry Kleinbort is the director of Jamie deRoy & friends and Paul Greenwood will serve as musical director. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070628DeRoy.shtml


NANCY KELLY'S SING INTO SPRING FESTIVAL AT DIZZY'S
Nancy Kelly's Sing into Spring Festival moved into DIZZY'S CLUB AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (33 West 60th Street, NYC - 212-258-9595 - http://www.jalc.org/ ) for five nights in March, Tuesday through Saturday, March 13th through 17th. On the 13th, Nancy is joined by Ray Gallon on Piano, Neal Miner on Bass & Fukushi Tainaka on Drums; on the 14th by Ray Gallon on Piano, Neal Miner on Bass & Jimmy Madison on Drums; and on the 15th, 16th & 17th by Dino Losito on Piano, Neal Miner on Bass & Jimmy Madison on Drums. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070317Kelly.shtml


JOAN CURTO SINGS THE SONGS OF ETHEL MERMAN AND MARY MARTIN
"Brassy, Sassy & Classy, Joan Curto Sings the Songs of Ethel Merman and Mary Martin" will be presented on Fridays & Saturdays, March 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, 30th & 31st at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). Showtime is 8:00 pm. Curto, one of Chicago's most respected cabaret artists, is known for her brassy, sassy, and classy interpretation of the Great American Songbook. For this show, she's chosen the songs of two stars who defined the American musical theater. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070331Curto.shtml


"GREAT AMERICAN SALON" SERIES AT SOUTH BEND ART MUSEUM
SOUTH BEND REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ART (120 South St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN - 574-235-9102 - http://www.sbrma.org/ ) in association with Lampkin Music Group (http://www.lampkinmusic.com/ ) present the Great American Salon Series: A Celebration of the Music of Berlin, Carmichael, Ellington, Gershwin, and Porter. This series kicks off on March 21st 7:00 pm with a songbook selection of Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, performed by Kelly Armentrout. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070321SBend.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 another 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).


TIM SULLIVAN ONE NIGHT ONLY MARCH 6TH
Singer/Songwriter Tim Sullivan sings his new batch of songs with special guest Robin Brooks for one performances only on Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ). This Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter began performing gospel concerts with his seven talented brothers and sisters at the age of six. As a teenager Tim formed his first band, which was named one of the ten best bands in America in a national "battle-of-the-bands" competition. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070306Tim.shtml


LINDA KOSUT REPRISES SOLD OUT TRIBUTE TO OSCAR BROWN, JR.
Linda Kosut, Bay Area jazz and cabaret performer brings her show, "Long As You're Living," a joyous and moving tribute to the great Oscar Brown, Jr., to MICHAEL'S OCTAVIA LOUNGE (1772 Market Street, SF - 415-863-3516 - http://www.octavialounge.com/ ) for two nights only, March 24th & April 7th, at 8:00 pm. Linda will be backed by pianist/trombonist Max Perkoff and his band. Kosut performed this show last November to a sell-out crowd at Jazz at Pearl's. The shows at the Octavia Lounge will include new material and includes songs from her upcoming CD also entitled "Long As You're Living," an Oscar Brown, Jr. song originally recorded by Abbey Lincoln. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSF070407Kosut.shtml


THE JAZZ FAURE PROJECT: FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM MEETS AMERICAN JAZZ
THE HOTHOUSE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION (31 East Balbo Street, Chicago, IL - 312-362-9707 x209 - http://www.hothouse.net/ ) presents the greatly anticipated CD release concert of The Jazz Faure Project: au bord de l'eau, on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 pm. The hit songs of 19th century French composer Gabriel Faure are being given the velvet treatment-from swing to bossa, wistful ballad to blues. Seventeen masterpieces have been arranged by Dennis Luxion and Bobby Schiff for 21st century jazz quartet and two singers. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070321JazzFaure.shtml


ELIZABETH DOYLE SINGS OF HOLLYWOOD BLONDS AT MAXIM'S
Elizabeth Doyle, one of Chicago's most popular blondes, pays tribute to the golden ladies of Hollywood at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-1748 - http://www.maximschicago.org/ ) on April 4th at 7:00 pm. "Hollywood Blondes" features the songs made famous by Ginger Rogers, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Holliday, Betty Hutton, Mae West, Peggy Lee, and Grace Kelly, along with a few tunes by today's fair ladies: Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep, and Madonna. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070404Doyle.shtml


TIMBERLANE POPS CONCERT FEATURES McMILLAN & LOPEZ
The Timberlane Pops Concert conducted by Tony DiBartolmeo and Mike Callahan at the TIMBERLANE REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ( 40 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH - 603-382-6541 x 243 - http://www.timberlanepac.org/events.html ) on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm will feature vocalist Will McMillan and pianist George Lopez. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070318Will.shtml


SUPPORT THE ART AND ARTISTS OF CABARET WITH YOUR DONATION
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MEMBERSHIPS for the 2006-2007 membership year for CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE are available right now, and they will be good through July 5th, 2007. Just click on the JOIN HERE button at the top of any CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website page for information on all the benefits of the various levels of membership, plus methods to join or renew - by check or by credit card using PayPal! Remember, if you send a check, please make it payable simply to Stu Hamstra and send it to STU HAMSTRA, 75-22 37th Avenue #35 - Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Please include your e-mail address, your mailing address (so I can send you your card) and your website URL so you can be linked.

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MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET

MONDAY MARCH 5th

WOLK & SALVADOR HOST "FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS" SHOW TONIGHT
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/ ).


BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE TONIGHT AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE continues on Monday, March 5th 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 the 5th include Tina Margot, Amy Raditz, Alison Joyce, Rachel Joyce, Arlene Naber, Bruce Clough & Becky Bledsoe, Bonita Adele, Joy Lober Anderson, Dave Morrish and more to be announced. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum.


NEXT DCCN OPEN MIC TONIGHT 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.


TUESDAY - MARCH 6th

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/ .


WEDNESDAY - MARCH 7th

NEXT ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT MARCH 7th FEATURES JOANNA BERETTA
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. Appearing on March 7th: Joanna Baretta, who was a celebrated singer/story-teller in the cabaret spaces of Greenwich Village in the 60s and 70s. After taking a near 25 year hiatus to pursue other interests, she made a triumphant return last year to Danny's, enchanting both her long-time fans and those who newly discovered her. If you missed that engagement, here is your chance to enjoy the lady and her varied program of theater, cabaret and folk-rock songs. She will be accompanied, as she is on her wonderful new CD, "Love Life", by pianist, arranger, songwriter Franklin Underwood.


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 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.


CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE SONGWRITERS SUNDAYS IN MARCH
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) is pleased to announce its annual Spring series, a 20th Century Songwriters Series to be presented on Sundays in March at 5:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The series will salute songwriters Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Kurt Weill and Frank Loesser, with remaining shows scheduled as follows: Sunday, March 11th - Heart and Soul: A Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael; Sunday, March 18th - Listen to My Song: A Tribute to Kurt Weill; Sunday, March 25th - I Hear Music: A Tribute to Frank Loesser. For each show there is a $15 cover. (Half price for current CCP members with a reservation.) SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsCHIMW070331CCP.shtml


NEXT AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC MARCH 14th FEATURES ZANE KUCHERA
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, March 14th the featured guest is Zane Kuchera. The show starts at 7:30 pm, and there is an $8 cover charge (discount for BACA members).


NEXT COMMUNITY CABARET ON FRIDAY 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 7:00 pm, 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.


THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 MARCH 26th AT THE TOWN HALL
The second show of the 2007 Broadway by the Year series, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 and will take place on Monday, March 26th at 8:00 pm. The popular series, 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 continue with events on April 30th (MUSICALS OF 1959) with the final show of the run slated for June 18th (MUSICALS OF 1964). Ticket sales have soared with stellar reviews and reasonably priced tickets. Author/critic Scott Siegel created the series for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems.


21st ANNUAL MAC AWARDS GALA TUESDAY MAY 1st AT BB KING'S
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, BLOG AND WEBSITES
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 (http://www.svhamstra.com/ ). 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.


Just a few short comments on MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) in this issue (way down here at the bottom where only the really dedicated "HOTLINERS" look) - I sort of got carried away last week and I think my subscribers need a break from this discussion for a few days anyway. There have been only a few e-mails received on my "editorials" but there has been a significant fall-off in the number of membership donations the last few weeks. Hopefully it is because folks are using their "discretionary" funds to purchase MAC memberships. As I wrote someone last week, if the recovery of MAC means the demise of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, so be it. I certainly think a viable, hard working NYC cabaret organization like MAC is trying to be under its new leadership, is far more important than this little one-man operation out in Queens. In fact, if the HOTLINE folds, I will have time to run for a spot on the MAC board!


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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