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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #070305 - Thursday, March 15, 2007
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HEADLINES OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOUND IN THIS ISSUE
Here are headlines of stories and news items to be found in this issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. Nearly all refer to more detailed items found on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website.

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR MARCH 26th SHOW
SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT WITH SPRING AWAKENING CAST
CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S WEEK WITH COLM REILLY
STANLEY WILSON SINGS COLE PORTER AT CLUB CAFE SATURDAY MARCH 17th
KAREN MASON AT NJPAC CHASE ROOM MARCH 31st
ANNUAL ST PATRICK'S DAY SHOW WITH FARMER & CAVANAUGH
SUSAN MOSHER AND JOHN BOSWELL PRESENT LA CULT HIT "CASHINO"
CCAE IS HOSTING FINAL 2007 "MARCH IS CABARET MONTH" PERFORMANCES
RUTHIE BAKER SINGS OF MUTTS AND MEN AT MAMA'S
SHERMAN MARCHES FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY
RACHEL Z AND "THE DEPARTMENT OF GOOD AND EVIL" AT JAZZ BAKERY
JOE MURRAY BRINGS THE SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH TO THE DUPLEX
LAUGH IT UP THIS ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT POOLE PARTY
THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN - GUEST HOSTS RETURN
THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST JUDY SILVANO
"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF LEE LESSACK
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE KURT WEILL SUNDAY
DAVE'S GONE BY ON RADIO & NET TALKS CROSSWORDS THIS SUNDAY
SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS "GENDER BENDERS"
BENEFIT FOR SYLVIA'S PLACE AT HELEN'S APRIL 3rd

TODAY'S FEATURE STORY

THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1938 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR MARCH 26 SHOW
More names have been added to what was already a formidable cast for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: The Broadway Musicals of 1938, featuring music from The Cradle Will Rock, I Married an Angel, Knickerbocker Holiday, Leave It to Me, The Boys From Syracuse, and more. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel and this show will be at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) on Monday, March 26th at 8:00 pm.

There are now eleven performers who will perform under the direction of The Tony-nominated star of Side Show, Emily Skinner (who will also perform). This one night of musical theatre heaven includes a powerful lineup of talent that now includes Andy Blankenbuehler (choreographer of In the Heights), Sarah Uriarte Berry (A Light in the Piazza), Aaron Lazar (Les Miserables), Shannon Lewis (Sweet Charity), Ray McLeod (Wonderful Town), Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde), Connie Pachl (When the Lights Go on Again), Hugh Panaro (Lestat), Martin Vidnovic (The Fantasticks), and Barbara Walsh (Company).

This impressive cast will be singing some of American theater's most famous songs when they tackle the Broadway Musicals of 1938. Among the numbers the audience can expect to hear include "September Song," "It Never Was You," "Falling in Love with Love," "This Can't Be Love," "Spring Is Here," and many more.

Limited tickets are still available at $45 and $40 through TicketMaster 212-307-4100, or by visiting the Town Hall Box Office, 123 West 43rd Street, 212-840-2824, or visit http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ .

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HERE & THERE
"Beware the Ides of March" was a phrase we all were taught in high school (or earlier) and it has special meaning today here in NYC. It is currently in the mid-60s, and the weather has been lovely for several days - yesterday was especially spring-like. But by midnight tonight temperatures are supposed to drop to freezing, and up to 7 inches of sleet/snow is predicted for tomorrow!

Luckily, I had from Sunday to yesterday to do some more apartment hunting - with Daniel doing some initial scouting for me here in Queens. He found two prospects for me in Corona (next town over from where I currently live) and I was supposed to check them out tomorrow - if the weather turns out nicer than forecast.

Today I need my nap after this issue goes out - I have a full night of cabaret lined up, starting at 6:00 pm DON'T TELL MAMA with Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, where Seth Rudetsky has as his guests two of the cast members of the new Broadway show "Spring Awakening." Then I move downtown to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM where Johnny Rodgers and his band are opening a 3-day, 6-performance run at 8:00 pm. Finally it is back uptown to ARS NOVA where Collette Hawley has another one-wild-woman show (with guests).

Hiding in the background of all this is the time change that we had here on Sunday morning, flipping our digital clocks ahead one hour and thereby losing an hour of sleep. My internal analog clock still hasn't adjusted to the change, so today's nap will help.


I have until April 30th to find a new apartment, but I want to be ready to make the move as soon as I find a new space - affordable apartments are not easy to come by, as I have found out, so I don't want to let the right opportunity pass me by. To be prepared, I have already started packing all my CDs and books, and am going through the cartons that came with me when I moved here that have never been opened or unpacked, to see what goes to the trash and what rides along on the van. I have even started checking my closet for things that no longer fit or are getting worn out. This is a process I have gone through several times, and never with regrets.


Those who have been receiving the NYC CABARET PICKS special issues, which go out twice a week after the regular CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE issues go out, will recall that in Monday's issue I very few shows to recommend - I only recommend shows or performers I have already seen. For example, I had made no choices at all for Tuesday the 13th. Now a few cabaret clubs in town specialize, sort of, in giving cabaret opportunities to newcomers and debut performers - THE DUPLEX, ROSE'S TURN and DON'T TELL MAMA, and it was to the third on this list I turned on Tuesday. There were two solo debuts - one at 7:00 pm with Ruthie Baker (her show repeats on Friday the 16th at 11:00 pm) and the second at 9:00 pm with Jessie Craig. As so often is the case, I was completely smitten by both shows! They were similar to some degree - both featured very attractive blonds with amazing vocals - and both shows had sort of similar "contrast" themes: Ruthie's theme was "Of Mutts & Men" - songs about dogs of both the animal and human variety; Jessie's show was "For Love or Bacon" - songs about recipes for romance and cooking. Both were most interesting and lots of fun. My advice to all is, from time to time, take a chance on a newcomer's cabaret show. Sometimes - in fact most times - you will be very happy you did.

Just a few cabaret "newcomers" of the past, stars of today, who I was thrilled to have seen years back in their "debut years": Jeanne MacDonald, Sue Matsuki, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, Barbara Fasano, Baby Jane Dexter (both her first and second coming), Brandon Cutrell, Tommy Femia, Jack Donahue, Richard Skipper, Karen Mack, Michael Holland, Julie Gold, Karen Mason, Colm Reilly, Kristine Zbornik, Michael Vaccaro, Mark McCombs, Varla Jean Merman, Bobby Peaco, Lorinda Lisitza, Marcus Simeone, and so many more - I've been doing this for nearly 17 years, plus a few years more before I started writing about cabaret.


A reminder: With the preliminary MAC award ballots in, and the final nominees soon to be announced, a number of performers hoping be on the final ballot are preparing repeats of their 2006 shows as a means of showing the voters their stuff. But because of the uncertainty, the problem will be, if a show is scheduled, getting the word out on short notice. Need I remind you of the advantages of running an ad on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE? Unlike an expensive to print, expensive to mail, post card or flier, a banner on CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE is seen every day, again and again - not just 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.

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A few people apparently are getting a little irritated about the fact that I have been urging folks in the NYC area to join MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), while so many others have been sending me e-mails of support and agreement, and many others have come up to me at cabaret events to express their appreciation and support. Thanks for your kind words.

I had another affirmation earlier this week of the way the new MAC is rolling up its sleeves and getting back to business. I mentioned last issue that I had been asked and agreed to serve on the committee to choose the comedy section of the MAC AWARD final ballot. The committee met on Monday night, and besides all the usual business we discussed as we drew up the ballot, there was a really interesting discussion about how MAC can serve the comedy community more - and better. My impression is that folks are really excited about making the organization stronger and more effective - and we're talking about folks who have generally been outside of the usual MAC arena - comedy club owners, comedy writers for major publications and comedy performers. I hope the same type of discussion went on at the jazz committee.

Look how far MAC has come since that disastrous meeting in May of 2005, when some rather ill-advised changes were made to the MAC AWARDS voting process, that caused a mass exodus of members. Change takes time, and it took the low attendance at the 2006 MAC AWARDS (300-400 people in a hall that seated over 1000) for the leadership to change course. Several new members have been added to the board in the two elections since the rule change, and now we are beginning to see some results.

MAC has listened to the members: Attendance at the two recent MAC events - the post-holiday party at THE TRIAD and the seminar at THE BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB have seen a turnaround in attendance at MAC events - over 150 were at the most recent seminar! Formerly the attendance at these events could sometimes be measured in the dozens, including the general meeting last May. Membership continues to grow, and from the advance word from this year's MAC Award show director Phil Bond, this could prove to be the most exciting awards show ever!

MAC has listened to the members: Instead of merely announcing events via e-mail and on the website - missing about 30% of the membership not yet computer savvy - MAC has (at no small expense) returned to making sure every member is notified of important matters by good old US MAIL - while at the same time proceeding with the redesign of the website and making many more things available on line (including paying your membership fees via computer, and soon making reservations to MAC events).

MAC has listened to the members, moving the MAC AWARDS show back to a "cabaret style" venue (the first MAC Awards were held at the now gone VILLAGE GATE, and a few years back at THE COPACABANA). The smaller-size venue (about 1/2 the capacity of last year's barn) and the cabaret seating (tables, food/drink available) will bring back the feeling of celebration and fun the shows had in the past.

MAC has listened to the members: By actually listening more to the members, MAC has discarded the attitude of a few years back when changes were decided without informing the membership and without permitting discussion on these changes. No longer will MAC members hear the phrase (according to the current MAC leadership) "The Board decided this - you can like it or leave."

MAC has listened to the members: More seminars are planned - more songwriter showcases are scheduled - more MAC networking events are being discussed (and the more members who join, the better these events can be, especially if members volunteer to help in the planning and execution of these programs).

MAC has listened to the members: This year all MAC members will vote on all categories on the final MAC AWARDS ballot, and hopefully next year will be able to vote on all categories on both ballots. But to make that happen MAC has to reach out to the Jazz and Comedy clubs and performers - and these venues and performers have to take a more active part in MAC. From the folks who were at the comedy committee meeting I attended on Monday, it looks like a real effort is going on to do just that!

At one time I advocated dropping the jazz and comedy categories since MAC voters seem uninterested. But I have been enlightened, thanks to the other members of the committee. Comedy & Jazz clubs are beginning to take action to attract MAC members - and MAC is beginning to take more efforts to encourage jazz and comedy performers to join. More on this in a future issue - it would be easy for me to take pot shots, but I want to offer some concrete ideas.

But my advice to all: Don't just join MAC - get on a committee (there are volunteer check-boxes on the application form) and become part of a growing group of folks in this town who want to truly promote live entertainment in NYC. There are so many things working against live entertainment. Real estate values continue to skyrocket - making it really difficult for smaller venues to survive as landlords want to cash in on their property investments (Starbucks and Duane Reade and their ilk stand ready and willing to move into any space more than 500 feet from their already existing stores). Cable TV, DVDs, and on-line entertainment means folks are staying home more nights a week. And higher taxes, higher insurance costs and higher rents have meant increased costs to club owners that need to be passed along to customers.

This is the time to join MAC and lend your support - get behind MAC as it moves to become what it was truly meant to be - the leading and most important force in promoting the art and artists of cabaret in NYC. By all joining together all become stronger. Those who oppose MAC today are doing grave harm to the most exciting form of entertainment on the planet.


As a result of rubbing elbows with the comedy committee folks on Monday night, I have decided to cover more comedy events in these newsletters - both comedy in cabaret rooms and comedy in the comedy clubs (which are really cabaret rooms without pianos). As soon as my schedule looses up a little (meaning after I find that new apartment) I want to accept Chris Mazzilli's invitation to drop by the GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB (208 West 23rd Street, NYC - 212-367-9000 - http://www.gothamcomedyclub.com/ ) as a start (Chris was on the committee I was part of and the club is a proud member of MAC). I have a lot to learn - as I found out on Monday night.


Coming later today - finally - a new photo for the "PHOTO OF THE WEEK" page - which some folks are calling "PHOTO OF THE YEAR" because it has been up there so long (my camera broke). Someone sent me a vintage photo - and I am not going to title it, but let all of you guess the identity of the three people in the photo. No prize - but send in your guesses. All three are famous - sort of.


Sort of a short issue today - not for lack of news, but for lack of time. At least we were able to include all the news items in our mailbox covering events through April 10th. Apartment hunting is nearly a full time job - and I have discovered that it is something you have to be involved in personally - you can't really do it "on line." We will have more news in the Monday issue - stay tuned.


NOW FOR 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 weekly, cabaret news items will usually appear just once in the newsletter. The CABARET NEWS pages on the website are updated regularly, and cover all areas of the world.


SPECIAL LATE BREAKING NEWS
I am sure you will find information in this issue you haven't read anywhere else - at least until today! lease note that in most instances more detailed information and photo are on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. Just click on the links provided.

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S WEEK WITH COLM REILLY
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day week, 2006 MAC Award Winner Colm Reilly will follow up his very popular show "Bein' Green: A Collection of Irish Songs" with a new Irish show, "Home to Ireland," for three performances at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 15th, 16th & 17th, all shows at 7:00 pm. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070315Colm.shtml


KAREN MASON AT NJPAC CHASE ROOM MARCH 31st
Broadway/Concert/Cabaret star Karen Mason brings her show "Timeless:" to THE CHASE ROOM at the NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (One Center Street, Newark, NJ - 888-466-5722 - http://www.njpac.org/ )Timeless on Saturday, March 31st, with performance at 7:00 & 9:30 pm. Since her triumphs on Broadway in Mamma Mia! and Sunset Boulevard, this sensational, eight-time MAC Award winner has become one of the hottest attractions on the cabaret circuit - a singer/actress whose performances are as visceral as they are polished. After acclaimed engagements at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Room and Feinstein's at The Regency, Mason returns to NJPAC this season with an all-new show. Call for prices/availability.


STANLEY WILSON SINGS COLE PORTER AT CLUB CAFE SATURDAY MARCH 17th
Boston vocalist Stanley Wilson takes the stage at CLUB CAFE (209 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA - 617-536-0966 - http://www.clubcafe.com/ ) on Saturday, March 17th at 7:00 pm with his new show featuring the songs of Cole Porter. He is accompanied by Doug Hammer at the piano. The show is directed by John O'Neil. American born tenor Stanley Wilson is an exciting and versatile singer whose career is on the ascent. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070317Wilson.shtml


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ANNUAL ST PATRICK'S DAY SHOW WITH FARMER & CAVANAUGH
Janellen Farmer and Gene Cavanaugh, along with Musical Director Jeff McDonnell and Special Guest Bobbie McAllister celebrate their Irish heritage with music and mirth at a new venue this year. The show will be on Saturday, March 17th at 8:00 pm at STOCKTON INN (1 North Main Street, Stockton NJ - 609-397-1250 - http://www.bobegan.net/stockton-inn.html ). This show has sold out every year, so early reservations are urged. Call for cover/minimum information.


SUSAN MOSHER AND JOHN BOSWELL PRESENT LA CULT HIT "CASHINO"
Comedienne Susan Mosher (Hairspray) and recording artist John Boswell star as Johnny NIagra and Pepper Cole in the NY debut of the LA cult hit, CASHINO at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) on Sunday, March 18th at 9:30 pm. CASHINO combines film and live performance as never before. The show opens with a short film about the lives of two legendary singers and their struggle to become internet entrepreneurs. Johnny and Pepper then entertain in person with a high energy, high strung and emotionally charged live set. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070318Mosher.shtml


RUTHIE BAKER SINGS OF MUTTS AND MEN AT MAMA'S
Ruthie Baker performs her show "Of Mutts & Men" on Friday, March 16th at 11:00 pm at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ). Of Mutts & Men is a "doggone fun" evening of song featuring Ruthie Baker in her NY cabaret debut. The show features songs revolving around dogs & men along with Ruthie's stories & viewpoints on both! A positive, insightful look on mans best friend and the women who love both the mutt and the man. Musical director is Barry Anderson. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070316Baker.shtml


BENEFIT FOR SYLVIA'S PLACE AT HELEN'S APRIL 3rd
HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) will host a benefit on Tuesday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm, featuring Richard Skipper's Carol Channing show with guest star Baby Jane Dexter. Sylvia's Place/Shelter Book Campaign is an emergency night shelter for self identified gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gendered, trans-sexual & questioning youth from 16 to 23 years of age. The purpose is to provide a safe space, a good meal, bathroom facilities & toiletries, a cot for the night and breakfast in the morning. The Care Workers provide a listening ear, affirmation, plus a friendly voice of encouragement. The performance will feature the Paul Stephan Group. There is a $25 cover, $15 food-drink minimum.


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).


SHERMAN MARCHES FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG EASY
Direct from her acclaimed Feinstein's show "Park Avenue Whirl," Daryl Sherman heads to New Orleans to perform at LE CHAT NOIR (715 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-581-5812 - http://www.cabaretlechatnoir.com/ ) on Sunday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. She is joined by James Chirillo on guitar and Al Bernar on bass. In her show, Daryl transports the audience to the elegant sophisticated Manhattan nightlife of old. With help from icons like Cole Porter, Bobby Short, Fred & Ginger, Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club she and her swinging trio prove these songs are timeless. There is a $20 cover plus $6 minimum.


RACHEL Z AND "THE DEPARTMENT OF GOOD AND EVIL" AT JAZZ BAKERY
Jazz pianist Rachel Z brings her show "The Department of Good and Evil" to the JAZZ BAKERY (3233 Helms Avenue, Culver City, CA - 310-271-9039 - http://www.jazzbakery.com/ ) on Wednesday & Thursday, March 21st & 22nd, with sets each night at 8:00 & 9:30 pm. As fearless in her eclectic, ever evolving approach to jazz piano as she is bold in creating sweeping thematic concepts, Rachel Z has proven masterful over the course of eight solo releases in bridging both generations and genres. For her appearance at The Jazz Bakery, Rachel will be supported by her current New York based trio consisting of drummer Bobby Rae and bassist Mave Royce. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsLA070322RachelZ.shtml


JOE MURRAY BRINGS THE SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH TO THE DUPLEX
Pop/rockabilly vocalist Joe Murray makes a one night appearance at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) on Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm. The show - dubbed Joe Murray, One Night With You - is a 75 minute, fast paced and Vegas-like, stage show that promises to be a wild rock n' roll ride. From old standards such as "I'm Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" and "Impossible Dream" to pop hits such as "200 lbs. of Heavenly Joy" and "She Bangs," Murray sings them all and seeks to imprint his own vocal stamp on each number included in the 25 song set list. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Murray.shtml


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TERRELL BAKER AT DON'T TELL MAMA ON SATURDAY MARCH 24th
Terrell Baker brings his show "Soul, Interrupted" to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) for one night only on Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 pm. The show is an autobiographical story of singing - and not singing - in pursuit of your dreams. It is described as an odyssey of soul, R&B, and Broadway songs. Musical direction is by David Shenton. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Baker.shtml


CCAE IS HOSTING FINAL 2007 "MARCH IS CABARET MONTH" PERFORMANCES
Two contrasting cabaret shows at CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION (56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA - 617-547-6789 - Ext. 1 - http://www.ccae.org/ ) on Friday, March 30th, form the grand finale of a month-long series of concerts presented by the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists as part of its annual "March is Cabaret Month" Celebration. Then, on Sunday evening April 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, 12 performers will present individual 15 minute performances. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsBOSNE070401CCAE.shtml


LAUREL MASSE RETURNS FOR THREE TUESDAYS IN APRIL
Laurel Masse, founding member of Manhattan Transfer, will follow her acclaimed series of New Year's shows at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ ) with a return to the club for three shows in April, on Tuesdays the 3rd, 10th and 17th, all shows at 9:30 pm. Joining her will be pianist and musical collaborator Tex Arnold, and Jon Burr on bass. Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Room is becoming a popular destination for jazz lovers. Masse's 9:30 pm shows follow venerable singer Annie Ross' regular 7:00 pm Tuesday night set. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/MewsMYC070417Masse.shtml


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MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET
These news items cover events of a continuing nature (weekly/monthly) featuring guest artists or of events of major interest like cabaret festivals and benefits. The items appear each issue when appropriate, and are placed in chronological order.
TONIGHT - THURSDAY MARCH 15th

SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT 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/ .


CABARET SHOWCASE AT CLUB 1020 TONIGHT FEATURES GUESTS
Les Michaels' Cabaret Showcase, normally presented every Thursday night at THE TEN20 at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel (1020 North San Vincente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-854-1111) featuring guest performers from the LA cabaret world. Guests scheduled for tonight are Tim Maloney, Brenda Varda and Vinny. This very popular event, celebrating its fourth year, is now the longest-running cabaret showcase of its kind in Los Angeles. There is no cover, no minimum. (Valet Parking Only - $2 for 2 hours, $3 each additional hour.) For more information see http:/www.lesmichaels.com/ .


FRIDAY - MARCH 16th

THE AFTER PARTY FRIDAY AT THE BEECHMAN - GUEST HOSTS RETURN
THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule ) presents THE AFTER PARTY, an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined. Every Friday from 10:30 pm till 2:00 am, join hosts Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, as well as 2007 BACK STAGE Bistro Award winner Ray Fellman at the piano, host this weekly party in the heart of Manhattan's theatre district. This week, once again subbing as co-hosts for Brandon are David Gurland and Rob Maitner, with Tracy Stark subbing for Ray. The mic is always open. And as a special treat, After Party welcomes award-winning vocalist Lisa Asher to serve as bartemtress. A favorite of the Manhattan cabaret scene, Lisa's pour is as ferocious as her belt. Lisa will be on hand to sing and pour drinks all night long! Also the event often features a special guest performer or two from Broadway or Cabaret. There is no cover charge and no minimum.


SATURDAY - MARCH 17th

LAUGH IT UP THIS ST. PATRICK'S DAY AT POOLE PARTY
The Award-Winning Stand-Up & Musical Comedy POOLE PARTY, hosted by Ron Poole, at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ ) this Saturday night, March 10th at 8:30 pm. Ron has invited to perform Mitchell Olson from CBS' Survivor 2: The Australian Outback (who will also be celebrating his 30th birthday at the show); Jeni Aron from The WB's Garden Gnome Comedy; Maureen Langan from The Las Vegas & Atlantic City Tropicana; Ophira Eisenberg from Comedy Centrals's Premium Blend; Cute David Hodorowski from The Orchid Lounge's Pickle Tickle; Uncle Ted McElroy from The Joey Reynolds Radio Show; Wild Michael Brill from Stand-Up New York; Cathie Boruch from The New York Improv; Joe Minolfi from Carolines On Broadway and Shecky Beaglman as Mamie Bin Laden and Sidney Myer MAC & Bistro Award Winning Musical Comedian. $15 cover, 2 drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SUNDAY - MARCH 18th

THE IRIDIUM JAZZ BRUNCH SUNDAY WITH GUEST JUDY SILVANO
Scott Barbarino presents Barry Levitt's Vocal Jazz Workshop & Brunch each Sunday at IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121 - http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/ ) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring the "Brunch House Band" which includes Barry Levitt (piano/musical director), Dave Schnitter (sax), Cameron Brown (bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums). Featured guest this week, Sunday March 18th will be Judy Silvano, who will be performing sets starting around 1:00 pm. Future scheduled guests are: March 25th, Lady Cantrese. $21.95 price includes show, brunch buffet & complimentary cocktail.


"AT THE RITZ!" TO BE BROADCAST SUNDAYS ON STREAMING AUDIO 24/7
Regular weekly live broadcasts of the AT THE RITZ! radio program can be heard on WVOF 88.5FM from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Producers and hosts Jeffrey C. Williams and Lynn DiMenna now announce a new, convenient way to hear their weekly show. Simply go to http://www.attheritz.org/ and in one click you can enjoy AT THE RITZ! streaming 24/7 anytime! Sunday shows are rebroadcast throughout the week along with some internet only music. AT THE RITZ! features cabaret, jazz, Broadway and similar sophisticated music along with celebrity interviews and commentary. For more information email attheritz@msn.com. RELATED STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070131Ritz.shtml


"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" SUNDAY FEATURES MUSIC OF LEE LESSACK
On Sunday, March 18th, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, on the Radio over WBAI 99.5 FM and on the Internet at http://www.2600.com/offthehook/hot2.ram, usually heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm host David Kenney will feature the music of Lee Lessack. David will also present two more "be a dee-jay" segments, programmed for your listening pleasure by listener supporters Rosalie O'Hara and Robert Hollenbeck. Each week EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN show features the usual blend of big-band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews plus occasional Listener DeeJay segments and MEGA-MEDLEY MADNESS. For more information contact: oldisnew@earthlink.net. You are also invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/ .


CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS SALUTE KURT WEILL SUNDAY
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 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


DAVE'S GONE BY ON RADIO & NET TALKS CROSSWORDS THIS SUNDAY
DAVE'S GONE BY is a weekly mix of talk-radio, humor and music, ranging from political commentary to sketch comedy, from theater reviews to interviews, from musical detours to straight-talking monologues hosted by Dave Lefkowitz. It can be heard in the NYC area on Sunday nights at 11:00 pm on Long Island's WGBB-AM (1240) and also on the web, live, at http://www.am1240wgbb.com/ . This Sunday, March 18th Dave chats with Stanley Newman, the crossword puzzle editor of Long Island's Newsday. Plus the usual Inside Broadway segment. Don't miss Dave's half-hour pre-show with co-host Jeff Goodman at 10:30! Past guests have included Karen Grassle, Dottie Burman, Neil Sedaka, Tom Paxton, October Project and Housewives on Prozac. Read all about the show and Sunday's guests at http://www.davesgoneby.org/ .


SALON SUNDAYS SHOW THIS WEEK IS "GENDER BENDERS"
Mark Janas hosts Salon Sundays on all but the last Sunday of each month starting around 7:00 pm at the ROUGE WINE BAR at THE PARIS COMMUNE (99 Bank Street, NYC - 212-929-0509 - http://www.ParisCommune.net/ ). The shows are a constantly changing program with nights of new works, singer-songwriter evenings, evenings focussing on a particular style, a particular cultural influence. This Sunday, March 18th the theme Salon Sunday will have a late start due to a private party. Salon will start at 8:00 pm, and may on until 11:00 pm instead of the normal 10:00 pm quitting time. The theme, inspired by Mark's recent sojourn into Bob Bartley and Dan Whitman's "Broadway Backwards 2" will be "Gender Benders" - songs usually sung by the opposite sex, or songs about gender issues (gay, bisexual, etc.) that arise in love and life. No cover, $15 minimum.


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 get your order in. 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.


MONDAY MARCH 19th

NO BOB'S BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE MARCH 19th AT STOCKTON INN
BOB's BIG MONDAY SHOWCASE will not take place on Monday, March 19th 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 resumes on Monday, March 26th


DEBRA AND MARY AT BISCUIT BBQ MONDAY 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 Monday, March 18th, 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.


FUTURE EVENTS

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.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
The following shows are currently offering members special prices and discounts. If your show is offering a discount to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members and is not listed here, please let me know at once, so that you can be included on the DISCOUNTS page on the website and listed weekly in the newsletter.

SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/ )

Ron Poole's MAC and BISTRO Award-winning "POOLE PARTY" stand-up and musical comedy show continues most Saturday nights at 8:30 pm. Sidney Myer drops by most shows to provide a lot of laughs as well. The long-running variety show features performers from Stand-Up as well as Cabaret and Musical Comedy. Cover is $15 with a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Award-winning celebrity impersonator Tommy Femia continues his long-running hit show "Judy Garland LIVE!" most Saturdays at 11:00 pm, returning on March 17th from a brief break. Musical Director for the show is MAC & Bistro Award Winner David Maiocco. Tommy will be singing Judy's best-loved hits including as well as songs the legendary singer never got a chance to do. And Tommy sings 'em all LIVE! - not lip-synch! There is a $20 cover, 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ )

Award-winning performer Jeanne MacDonald brings her most recent show "Time Between Trains" back for five Saturday performances in March and April. MacDonald is scheduled to appear on Saturdays, March 24th & 31st and April 14th, 21st & 28th, all shows at 9:30 pm. (No show on April 7th.) Working with talented musical director/arranger Rick Jensen, MacDonald brings a show that creates a seamless blend between traditional standards from songwriters like Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, and the music of contemporary songwriters, such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Dar Williams and Susan Werner. There will be a $20 music charge and a $15 food or beverage minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070429MacDonald.shtml


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". The show will feature roaring jazz, blues and torch songs arranged by Rick Jensen and Tex Arnold. In addition to her extensive experience in San Diego, Devlin has appeared numerous times at Jim Caruso's "Cast Party" at BIRDLAND. Last summer she attended the Cabaret Conference at Yale University where she met and worked with her director Lina Koutrakos and music director Rick Jensen. There is a $20 cover/$15 beverage-food minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Devlin.shtml


Richard Holbrook will be reprising his cabaret show from 2006, "Richard Holbrook: Manhattan On My Mind" on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 pm and on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 pm. Accompanying Richard will be Tom Nelson Trio. Richard Barclay will direct my show and Tom Nelson is musical director and pianist. "Richard Holbrook: Manhattan On My Mind" relates a story of not only living and surviving in the big city, but also of the complicated love affair one can have with Manhattan. There is a $20 cover, $15 food/drink minimum $12 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070404Holbrook.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440 - http://www.metropolitanroom.com/ )

Karen Mack & Michael Holland continue after their triumphant sold-out shows in 2006 and January 2007 at NYC's hottest cabaret venue for additional appearances on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm through March 28th. They continue with Hole-O-Matic! The All-Request Show, where Mack & Holland hurtle through as many tunes as the audience can pick as fast as they can whether they know them or not. For these shows 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/NewsNYC070131Gashole.shtml


The Cafe Pierre's renowned singer/pianist Kathleen Landis teams up with recent MAC Nominee Evan Stern in a new show, "Let's Misbehave! A Jazz Era Romp" on Sunday March 25th, Monday April 2nd and Wednesday April 11th for a music fueled journey through the Prohibition years. Guided by the songs of Gershwin, Coward, and Berlin, the duo take the audience on a trip back to the days when legends like Texas Guinan, Fats Waller, and Louise Brooks dominated New York nightlife. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-beverage minimum. $18 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070411LandisStern.shtml


Laurel Masse, founding member of Manhattan Transfer, will follow her acclaimed series of New Year's shows with a return to the club for three shows in April, on Tuesdays the 3rd, 10th and 17th, all shows at 9:30 pm. Joining her will be pianist and musical collaborator Tex Arnold, and Jon Burr on bass. Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Room is becoming a popular destination for jazz lovers. Masse's 9:30 pm shows follow venerable singer Annie Ross' regular 7:00 pm Tuesday night set. There is a $25 cover, 2-beverage minimum. 10% discount off cover ($2.50) for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/MewsMYC070417Masse.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ )

Award-winning comic Adrianne Tolsch is back by popular demand with her acclaimed show "None of Your Damn Business!" a hilarious look at aging. Performances will be on Fridays at 7:00 pm in March & April (no performance March 30th). The show is directed by NYC Nightlife Award winner Collette Black with special musical material John McMahon and Jay Jeffries. Adrianne who has been performing stand-up comedy for decades, shares her wacky take on life with her unique "boomer humor" that has been delighting audiences for over a year. From the first wrinkle and grey hair to botox and bleaching, Adrianne covers every topic imaginable in an evening of non-stop laughter. Never has getting older been so hysterical!. There is a $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070430Tolsch.shtml


Brian Farley returns with his solo cabaret debut show "Brian Farley: By Myself" 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. He goes at it solo in his new show about singing alone, being alone, and ultimately the realization that no one is alone. He sings everything from Irving Berlin to Alanis Morissette, and even breaks out his tap shoes.There is a $15 cover charge plus a two drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070324Farley.shtml


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATER (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909 - http://www.westbankcafe.com/theater/schedule )

David Gurland, the multi award winning and out gay vocalist, will present his most ambitious performance series to date: The DGUR Concerts, on the third Sunday at 7:00 pm of each month. Each show will have a different musical director with different musicians, and guest stars. Each Sunday will be an all new show focusing on different music - from show tunes to country music, an acoustic version of Neurotica (David's ALL MADONNA tribute show) , and even a "Gurland does Garland" evening is planned. Upcoming show dates are March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, and June 17th. There is a $16 cover and a $15 food/drink minimum. $11 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SEE FULL STORY ON THE WEBSITE at http://www.svhamstra.com/NewsNYC070128Gurland.shtml


EVENTS OFFERING DISCOUNTS OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY

RESTAURANT IN DALLAS GIVES HOTLINE DISCOUNT
HECTOR'S ON HENDERSON (2829 North Henderson, Dallas, TX - 214-821-0432 - http://www.hectorsonhenderson.com/ ), a restaurant featuring American cuisine with a Texas Twist, has live cabaret or jazz music every night. Singers are always welcome to take the mic! Check out the full music schedule, menu, and reviews on the website. For reservations, visit the website or call. This restaurant was chosen the #1 Best New Restaurant in North Texas (D Magazine, Feb. 2006). Hector's is offering a 10% discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


REMINDER REGARDING CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE DISCOUNTS
To be eligible for a listing on the MEMBER DEALS page you must send in your flier, press release and/or other promotional materials clearly showing the discount offer. That information will be used as the basis for the MEMBER DEALS page notice, as well as for the newsletter listing. Please be sure to check with the venue where you are performing to be sure that these discounts will be honored.

Any member who is denied a properly listed CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE discount should notify me at once. I cannot guarantee that the discount will be honored, but I can take steps to contact the parties involved and publish the facts in the newsletter and remove the listing from the MEMBER DEALS page.


ABOUT CABARET NEWS IN THE NEWSLETTER AND ON THE WEBSITE
Information about other shows around the country and around the world can be found on the CABARET NEWS page of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. How do you get an item posted in the CABARET NEWS section of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website? Just e-mail me a press release of at least four paragraphs, giving the complete information on your show, CD release or other cabaret related event. Include photos in jpg or gif format if available. Please send me complete information - and do not merely e-mail me a copy of your flier or a reference to a website.

By the way, I usually trim quotes from reviews from the press releases I receive before using the item on my website or in the newsletter, so don't count them when putting together the four or more paragraphs. And, please, please don't send in your press release with all those annoying html links (with embedded photos, distracting backgrounds, etc.), or simply a .jpg of your post card or as one of those "e-vite" things that require me to "click to open" and lead to a web page somewhere. 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).


IT'S TIME TO GO
Near 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?


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STU

 


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