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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #070304 - Monday, March 12, 2007
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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS SPOTLIGHTED IN THIS ISSUE

CAROL SHERLIN SERENADES THE MOON AT MAMA'S - LAST SHOW TONIGHT!
BRIAN FARLEY: BY MYSELF! RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL
LIVE IN THE DELFONT ROOM ON MARCH 14TH
CYNTHIA CRANE AT THE GARDENIA MARCH 14th & 15th
NO BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 12th AT STOCKTON INN
DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
NEXT ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT MARCH 14th FEATURES TONY DESARE
NEXT AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC MARCH 14th FEATURES ZANE KUCHERA
WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES SHEILA JORDAN ON THE 14th
SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX THURSDAY WITH SPRING AWAKENING CAST
FEMMES ON THE THAMES IS ROLLING ON THE RIVER
HEISLER & GOLDRICH OFFER SNEAK PEEK AT BROADWAY'S EVER AFTER
BOB LAPPIN & THE ALL STARS AT THE ROYAL ROOM
DON WARDELL'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE
LESLIE OROFINO WILL GIVE YOU SPRING FEVER IN APRIL
WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2007 AT "THE JAZZ CHURCH"
THE LADY AND THE LEGEND: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LIONEL HAMPTON
BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARDS FOR 2006 PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED
ALL THAT JAZZ! - MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL - MUMS GO FREE!
JACK DONAHUE & BAND AT SWEET RHYTHM MARCH 27th

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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 (subscribers to the NYC CABARET BULLETIN SERVICE will be notified if I am notified in time) - 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.

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NYC AREA CABARET FANS CAN GET PICKS OF THE WEEK - FOR FREE!
Ae will be sending out a special addendum to this issue later today to subscribers of our NYC CABARET PICKS SERVICE, so if you have not signed up for it, today would be a good time to sign on. Just click on the button found at the top of every page on the website marked NYC AREA NEWS and then click on the blue button on that page marked NYC PICKS and fill out the simple form. This program is in testing right now. We will need this list to reach 100 in order for this service to continue.

There is also a button marked NYC BULLETINS - a service where you can receive bulletins about show cancellations in NYC, urgent news and special last minute discount deals in the NYC area. This list already has over 350 subscribers.

Both are FREE services to promote the art and artists of cabaret. You need not be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE (but it would be nice).


HERE & THERE
Here's a little warning - and quite possibly not even necessary. I need to find a new apartment, and anyone who lives in the NYC area knows that it is perhaps the most stress-filled project one can take on (except perhaps planning a wedding). I spent much of yesterday afternoon on the hunt and I am certain that many more days will be spent in my quest, and on the eventual move. I have until April 30th at my present location, but when the right space is found I hope to make the move quickly.

Meantime, I am looking for someone with a small van (I do not have much in furniture, since the space I am now living in is completely furnished and I sold or gave away most of the large items when I moved here) (I also no longer have a driver's license so I can't rent one myself). When the day comes for the move, I am sure some good strong helpers would be appreciated as well (I am on the 3rd floor here). I shall certainly keep everyone informed. The old saying is "you can tell who your good friends are if they help you move - and who your best friends are if they help you move the body."

Of course this event will also mean that your membership donations would be most appreciated about now, if you have not already joined as a member. I estimate I will need a minimum of $500 to make the move (that is what the moving costs came to last time) plus the cost of any additional furniture (or other items) I may need at the new location. If you have not joined as a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, now would be a great time (and any size donation would be deeply appreciated). My only income besides Social Security and a few odd jobs I take on here and there, is your membership and advertising donations. Just click on the JOIN HERE button at the top of every page on my website for information (and even a way to donate via credit card).

Please note that it might be possible that for a few days in the near future we will be "off the air" as it were, while I make the move and possibly have to wait for a Phone/DSL line to be installed, etc. Actually now would be a great time to have an iBook laptop handy to take to a locak Starbucks to avoid interruption of the newsletter and website updates!


In the midst of my Sunday apartment hunt yesterday, I found myself on the east side of Manhattan on my way to a 3:30 pm appointment in the Village to look at a possible share. It was barely 2:00 pm so on my bus ride downtown I decided to stop for brunch - at LA BELLA'S (581 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-683-3889) where Trudy Mann's fabulous Sunday Open Mic event takes place every week from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is my first time at one of Trudy's LA BELLA events - when I lived in the theater district a few years back, Trudy was holding the shows at a restaurant (no longer there) on Ninth Avenue, just a half block away from my apartment, so I was able to attend often. Nice thing about Trudy's open mic shows is that everyone gets a chance to sing - pro, former pro, wanna-be pro and just plain "love to sing" performer. And the enthusiasm is so strong you can't resist getting hooked. Lucky for me there was a break at 3:00 pm giving me a chance to make my 3:30 meeting. Much fun. Catch it if you can - and the food is all reasonably priced too, from pizza to a complete Italian dinner. I had a Chicken Caesar wrap - under $10 and huge and delicious.


Well, I am sort of back in the CD-listening mode. I received a "designated" donation Saturday towards the purchase of a new iPod Shuffle, from a recent member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. So Sunday evening I walked down the hill to the BEST BUY store a few blocks away and bought the silver colored model. The tiny little player is about 1 1/2 inches square and is now sitting in its little dock recharging - atop my equally tiny MAC mini computer - 6 inches square. I already stored the last 10 CDs I received on the 1 gig drive and will be able once more listen to cabaret music as I rush about to and from cabaret events (and while apartment hunting). My pal Daniel was so jealous he went out and bought a pink colored one!


After serving on the special eligibility committee for the CABARET section of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) preliminary ballot, I was invited and agreed to become a member of the selection committee for the COMEDY section of the final ballot. I see a lot of comedy shows in the cabaret rooms and was asked to join to add my comments and recommendations. My main recommendation of course would be that this and the similar JAZZ selection committee be discontinued after this year and that the choices for these areas be decided on the preliminary ballot by all the membership in the same way as the cabaret nominees. We are halfway there - last year the membership could not even vote in these categories on the final ballot. Wish me luck - we meet tonight.


By the way, don't forget to get your order in for the MAC AWARDS show on May 1st at BB KING'S BLUES CLUB (237 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-997-4144 - http://www.bbkingsblues.com/ ). Remember, there are only 600 seats in the venue - with a large number already set aside for members of the press and nominees. It is cabaret style table seating - food and drinks available. And to prove it is cabaret style, there is a 2-beverage minimum! See the MAC website (http://www.macnyc.com/ ) for details. This is our event - planned, produced and performed by members of the cabaret community (which in my book includes jazz and comedy). It is the only cabaret award event in town where the cabaret community at large chooses the winners. Phil Geoffrey Bond is directing the show, which means it should be a truly memorable evening. And MAC has lowered the ticket prices - tickets cost from $45 to $125.


Those who are trying to destroy cabaret in this town are probably taking special glee in the fact that this year's MABEL MERCER CABARET CONVENTION will be cut back to only four nights of shows. And the event will reportedly be moved to November.


Those coming into Manhattan on Saturday the 17th of March had best be aware of what every New Yorker already knows, St Patrick's Day is not the day to bring your car with you. Public transportation is a must! The annual parade starts at 11:00 am and moves UP Fifth Avenue, and lasts for several hours, cutting the town right up the middle - going from east to west will be a long and tedious operation. Plus the event is on a Saturday this year - meaning every Irish person of every age (and wanna-be-Irish-for-a-day person) within 100 miles of NYC will want to take part in the parade and the usual post-parade celebration in every pub in town!


A reminder: With the preliminary MAC award ballots in the hands of the voters and due back by Wednesday, 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?

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. You can run a banner for 3 weeks on the website for less than

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 over 2,700 cabaret lovers around the world.


10 REASONS WHY NYC CABARET FANS SHOULD JOIN MAC NOW
Last issue I wrote the TOP 10 SILLY REASONS FOR NOT JOINING MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), and someone wrote in asking for the top 10 reasons why someone should join MAC. So here - slightly edited and expanded - is what I wrote back.

1. Join MAC to become a part of the cabaret community in very real tangible terms. 2. Join MAC to show your support of the MAC board at a time when they are attempting to finally build an organization that truly is dedicated to the cabaret community rather than the personal self interests of a few board members as in the past. 3. Join MAC to and take part in the MAC award voting process - the more members, the more voters, and the more meaningful the award to those who win. At one time MAC had 1200 members. If it went back to that number, and instilled with more enthusiasm, and more voted, the award would indeed be far more meaningful. 4. Join MAC to show those who attempt continue to divide the community that you do not support their self-serving actions (they have actually themselves turned into the very type of person that ran MAC in the past!) They do not care about cabaret - they only care about their own power and imagined prestige. 5. Join MAC to show that the NYC cabaret community is not a bunch of self-centered individuals but a really unified force dedicated to preserving the art of cabaret. 6. Join MAC to make a statement by joining that you support cabaret and want it to flourish - the club owners, the press, the record labels and others who can make real investments in cabaret are watching - prove to them that cabaret performers and fans are not a bunch of crabby, spoiled children. 7. Join MAC to take part in the committees and other groups taking part in the work of MAC and help to promote cabaret in NYC. MAC needs members with talent, vision and dedication. 8.Join MAC as an indication that you take pride in being part of a cause and purpose of MAC: the promotion of cabaret, one of the most exciting of live entertainment forms. 9. OK, discounts are available for many cabaret shows to members of MAC (certainly not a true REASON to join but indeed a benefit). 10. Join MAC because its the right thing to do - especially now when MAC is undergoing change and rebirth.


CABARET HOTLINE MESSAGE BOARD IS FREE FOR ALL
You can state your opinion, promote your show or CD (or someone else's show or CD), announce your show cancellation or postponement, or post any other cabaret-related message on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE Message Board - just click on the button marked MESSAGE BOARD at the top of every page on the website. 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) and you don't need a password. Just read the rules and be sure to use your real name on your posting. Unfortunately, since there is no membership or password required, the board has been the subject of a lot of spam postings - up to 50 or more a day - so it is currently being moderated 24 hours a day, so it may take a while for your post to appear, especially if you post your message between 4:00 pm and 1:00 am when I am usually away from my computer.

This 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).


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.


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CAROL SHERLIN SERENADES THE MOON AT MAMA'S - LAST SHOW TONIGHT!
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/ ) with her last show of this run tonight, Monday, March 12th 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://pellegrenemusic.com/ .


OUR BANNER ADVERTISERS THIS WEEK

BRONWYN INVITES YOU TO HER BIRTHDAY PARTY MARCH 18th
Vocalist/monologist/comedienne Bronwyn Rucker will be having a special show on Sunday, March 18th at 7:00 pm at UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ ) and everyone (at least everyone who makes a reservation in time) is invited. Her special guest (and someone who has actually celebrated more birthdays than Bronwyn!) is famed and legendary radio host Joe Franklin. Also on stage will be Woody Regan at the piano, Ritt Henn on bass and Brian Gari on guitar. There is a $10 cover and a 2-drink minimum.


WILD WOMAN DEVLIN MAKES HER NYC CABARET DEBUT MARCH 24th
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 one more performances scheduled for 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


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.


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


ZAGAT & NY1 SAY THAT DON'T TELL MAMA IS "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.


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/ .


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


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.

BRIAN FARLEY: BY MYSELF! RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL
Brian Farley will be returns with his solo cabaret debut show "Brian Farley: By Myself" to UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ ). Originally scheduled for March, the performances will now take place on Saturdays, April 7th, 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm. Brian is the older of the two Farley Brothers, who played to sell-out crowds in both New York and Provincetown. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070421Farley.shtml


FREE CABARET CONCERT BROADCAST WORLDWIDE FROM BOSTON
On Wednesday, March 21st, at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Daylight Time, the performance of Lynne Jackson & Mike Palter at historic MECHANICS HALL (321 Main Street, Worcester, MA - 508-752-5608 - http://www.mechanicshall.org/ ) will be broadcast via the internet to eighty countries by radio station WICN (NPR). The broadcast, dedicated to the children of the world and featuring the world premiere of Lynne Jackson's new song, "Hail Mary," will be available on http//www.WICN.org/ . These regular noontime "Brown Bag Concert" events are presented by Mechanics Hall & WICN Public Radio in partnership with Bank of America.


LIVE IN THE DELFONT ROOM ON MARCH 14TH
Following the huge sell out success of the Valentine's Night Luurvefest, hosted and performed by the cast of the hit musical Avenue Q, THE DELFONT ROOM OF THE PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE (Coventry Street, London UK - 0870 850 9189 - http://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/ ) will host a showcase of the very best in new British Musical Theatre on Wednesday March 14th at 11:00 pm. All Box Office profits will be donated to TheatreCares (http://www.theatrecares.org.uk/ ). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsEUR070314Delfont.shtml


JACK DONAHUE & BAND AT SWEET RHYTHM MARCH 27th
Cabaret/jazz vocalist Jack Donahue and band will perform at SWEET RHYTHM (88 Seventh Avenue South, NYC - 212-255-3626 - http://www.sweetrhythmny.com/ ) at Sweet Rhythm on Tuesday, March 27th for the 8:00 pm set. This will be Jack's debut at this legendary Village jazz address. The Jack Donahue Group includes Music Director Randy Ingram on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Jared Schonig on drums. Jack will be doing songs from my upcoming recording "A Small Blue Thing" as well as a lot of new material, including Ivan Lins' and Peter Eldridge's great song "Minds of Their Own", "Love to Me" from Adam Guettel's "Light in the Piazza", and the Beatle's tune "Julia". The second set that night, at 10:00 pm will be performed by up-and-coming jazz vocalist Julie Hardy.


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HEISLER & GOLDRICH OFFER SNEAK PEEK AT BROADWAY'S EVER AFTER
Award-winning songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich will return to BIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080 - http://www.birdlandjazz.com/ ) for the fifth time on March 26th, at 7:00 pm with an evening celebrating their songbook, including material from the upcoming Broadway musical, Ever After. The evening is a continuation of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, which features top performers and theater composers at the legendary music room. The season is presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party in association with TheaterMania.com. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070326ZinaMarcie.shtml


BOB LAPPIN & THE ALL STARS AT THE ROYAL ROOM
THE ROYAL ROOM at THE COLONY HOTEL (155 Hammond Avenue, Palm Beach, FL - 561-659-8100 - http://www.thecolonypalmbeach.com/ ) proudly presents gifted pianist, recording artist, broadcaster and music personality, Bob Lappin in a 1-week only run, Tuesday through Saturday, March 27th through 21st at 8:00 pm. Bob Lappin is among the most innovative and creative talents on today's concert stage. His keyboard skills, panache and genuine love for a wide spectrum of music, Lappin is the founder and Maestro of the highly acclaimed Palm Beach Pops. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsSOUTH070331Lappin.shtml


DON WARDELL'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE
KWXY-FM radio personality and Grammy winning music producer Don Wardell, brings his #1 Hit Radio Show to the JOSLYN CENTER THEATRE (73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA - 760-340-3220 - http://www.joslyncenter.org/theater/index.htm ) on Wednesday, March 28th at 2:00 & 8:00 pm in a musical tribute to American composers. The show, Don Wardell's The Great American Songbook features musical direction by Paul Cracchiolo and stars "Best Cabaret Performer in Coachella Valley" and 3 time "Desert Theatre League" Award Winner, Mona Caywood (Mama Rose in McCallum's "Gypsy") and Richard Casabonne (2006 McCallum "Open Call" Winner). Tickets are $22. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsLA070328Wardell.shtml


BACK STAGE BISTRO AWARDS FOR 2006 PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED
With hardly any fanfare, the 2007 BACK STAGE Bistro Awards for excellence in cabaret were announced. At one time these awards signaled the start of CABARET MONTH in NYC and were celebrated with a gala show featuring the winning performers and other recipients. SEE FULL STORY IN THE CABARET AWARDS PAGES ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/CabaretAwards.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).

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LESLIE OROFINO WILL GIVE YOU SPRING FEVER IN APRIL
Leslie Orofino brings her new show "Spring Fever" to HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) for four performances in April, Saturdays the 14th & 21st at 7:00 pm, Sunday the 22nd at 2:00 pm and Wednesday the 25th at 7:00 pm. Leslie is backed by Keith Ingham on piano, Boots Maleson on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums and directed by Louis D. Pietig. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070425Orofino.shtml


WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2007 AT "THE JAZZ CHURCH"
International Women In Jazz (http://www.internationalwomeninjazz.com/ ), Midtown Arts Common / The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter's Church will present their first annual jazz festival with a photographic exhibit of women musicians, live jazz jam, performance etiquette workshop, "What Is Jazz?" workshop for youth, concerts featuring dynamic bands led by women jazz musicians and a major concert Saturday evening featuring the renown vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway. The Women in Jazz Festival 2007, takes place Friday through Sunday, April 20th through 22nd at ST. PETER'S CHURCH (619 Lexington Avenue, NYC - 212-935-2200 - http://www.saintpeters.org/ ) SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070428WomenJazz.shtml


THE LADY AND THE LEGEND: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LIONEL HAMPTON
Out of Sight Music is proud to announce the debut of a new one woman show featuring Sylvia Bennett. Entitled 'The Lady and the Legend,' international recording artist and Grammy Finalist Sylvia Bennett will transport her audience back in time to reminisce about the life and music of jazz legend Lionel Hampton. The show will debut on March 21st at THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (11 City Place, White Plains, NY - 914-328-1600 - http://www.wppac.com/ ) to benefit the Xavier University of Louisiana Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund (http://meetings.informs.org/NO2005/katrina.htm ). Cocktails are at 6:30 pm and the performance begins at 7:30 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYNJ070421Bennett.shtml


ALL THAT JAZZ! - MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL - MUMS GO FREE!
After a sell-out launch earlier this month, the cast of "All that Jazz!" would like to pay tribute to the women who were always there for them. Or not. On Sunday March 18th at 7:30 pm at the SOHO REVUE BAR (11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, London, ENG - 08700 600 100 - http://www.sohorevuebar.co.uk/ ) this every Sunday event salutes mums everywhere! The cast, hosted by London cabaret's own Paul L. Martin presents Sarah-Louise Young, Liberty Pink, Christian Lee, Rachel Rose Reid and Earl Okin in a fun filled show of mirth, merriment and mums. And Mums Go Free when accompanied by their child - over 18s only. (One mum per booking). Advance tickets available from Ticketweb (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/ ).


CABARET HOTLINE BLOG UPDATED ALMOST DAILY WITH NEWS OF CABARET
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FEMMES ON THE THAMES IS ROLLING ON THE RIVER
Women rule the waves in Femmes on the Thames. Onboard BATTERSEA BARGE (Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, London - 020 7498 004 - http://www.batterseabarge.com/ ), moored at Vauxhall, this new monthly event, "Femmes on the Thames," focuses on fabulous, flirtatious female performers. Hosted by comedian and singer Rosie Wilby, the show celebrates female talent in cabaret, burlesque, music, poetry, and other forms. Shows are scheduled for Thursdays, March 15th, April 12th, May 10th and June 21st (Pride Festival Special) at 8:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsEUR070415Femmes.shtml


JOHNNY ROGERS BAND AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM THIS WEEK
Singer/songwriter/pianist Johnny Rodgers, along with his band, will be performing at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) this week, from Thursday through Saturday, March 15th through 17th with two shows nightly at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Joining Johnny are Danny Mallon (Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals), Joe Ravo (Nylon String Guitar) and Brian Glassman (Double Bass). SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070317Rodgers.shtml


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MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET

MONDAY MARCH 12th

NO BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 12th AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE will not take place on Monday, March 12th at 7:30 pm to the STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ) due to another event not open to the public. The showcase usually features 5 to 10 vocalists from the NY-NJ-PA area. Only $8 cover/$10 minimum. The showcase on Monday the 19th has also been cancelled for vacation.


DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ TONIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
Composer Debra Barsha (RADIANT BABY) and cabaret chanteuse Mary Cleere Haran perform every Monday at 9:00 pm in an evening of song and witty repartee at BISCUIT BBQ RESTAURANT (230 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn NY - 718-399-2161 - http://www.biscuitbbq.com/ ). Each week features new songs, a different theme and very special guest interviews. The next event is tonight, March 5th, guest performer TBA. The club has been renovated, has hired a new chef, and has changed its name from NIGHT & DAY RESTAURANT to BISCUIT BBQ. Check website for latest information.


WEDNESDAY - MARCH 14th

NEXT ANY WEDNESDAY CONCERT MARCH 14th FEATURES TONY DESARE
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 14th: Tony DeSare is an exciting, and most attractive, young jazz pianist/singer from New Jersey who has been gaining a great deal of attention for his interpretations of both standards and contemporary songs, plus his own compositions. Now he is celebrating the release of his second album, "Last First Kiss" from Telarc, and his appearance at THE ALGONQUIN OAK ROOM (59 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-419-9331 - http://www.algonquinhotel.com/nav_oakroom_cabaret.html ) through March 17th, by returning to Any Wednesday and to delight new fans.


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).


WEDNESDAY JAZZ AT NOON FEATURES SHEILA JORDAN ON THE 14th
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, 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.


THURSDAY - MARCH 15th

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX THURSDAY WITH SPRING AWAKENING CAST
Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) is usually presented on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Next Thursday, March 15th, Seth will have as his guests two members of the cast of the critically acclaimed Broadway show "Spring Awakening," John Gallagher Jr. & Jonathan Groff. Seth's weekly interview show always features stars, soon-to-be stars and folks behind the scenes of the musical theater stage - for just a $10 cover - 2-drink minimum. Best of all, all proceeds from the cover go to BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ )! For details, see: http://www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox/ .


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.


CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE SONGWRITERS SUNDAY MARCH 18th
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 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 JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, MARCH 20th
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 20th 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 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.


- NEXT SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY MEETING SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH
- 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: April 14th: The one and only Richard Skipper (as Carol Channing)! Richard channels Carol Channing and you would swear that the Hello Dolly star herself was in the room. This MAC-Awarding winning entertainer will wow you with his talent, great singing voice and sense of humor. 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.


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 (2-drink minimum). 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.


With the MAC preliminary ballots due back this weekend, it is time for me to announce the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE best of 2006 cabaret picks. Look for a special announcement in the MIDWEEK issue, due to be sent on Thursday.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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