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CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE #041205 - Thursday, December 16, 2004
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This is the MIDWEEK Issue this of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, which includes news, breaking stories and notes, cabaret tips, mini-reviews, plus listings of shows offering discounts to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. The MONDAY Issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE includes cabaret listings for around the world, and also includes information on all the banner ads running on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website.


NOTES AND THOUGHTS FROM ALL OVER
Years ago, when CABARET HOTLINE was a print magazine instead of an online newsletter/website, I would faithfully go from club to club here in NYC around December 1st and check what was happening on NEW YEAR'S EVE for publication in the usual December 15th issue (we published two issues per month at that time). Most often I would receive the response "Oh, we better work on something." The same thing would happen when I would ask about Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, and other holidays that were natural celebration dates for clubs and cabarets.

For the past few issues I have been making the same request regarding New Year's Eve shows and events, asking folks to send in information - and have been met generally with the same response, something like "Oh, we plan to do something, but it hasn't been worked out yet." I had hoped to promote a few dozen such events in this issue, but I've ended up with just a few to announce. I plan to put this list on a special page on the website, with photos if available, and will add any more that I find there. I know that if I would check all the club websites I will find a few more, but the ones I have looked at so far have given me few clues.

Consequently, this issue is somewhat shorter than planned. Sorry.


Check out a new feature on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website: iTunes Cabaret CD Pick of the week - you can download the CD for $9.99 or single songs for just 99 cents! We will feature a new CD starting on Sundays - this week we feature D.C. Anderson's latest CD, Ballad. You will need to download the iTunes application, available for PC or Mac, if you do not already have it on your computer. On my website you can also find a link to download iTunes' featured "single" of the week - for free.


It has been a week of recovery for me from a double-whammy of colds - which prevented me from seeing any cabaret shows for several days. I was in town on Monday for Nancy Witter's spectacular cabaret solo debut stand-up comedy show on Monday night, and went to a private Christmas party that a friend gives every year on Tuesday night, but then a giant Arctic air mass came to town and I stayed indoors last night. Tonight I shall venture forth for two shows and have a fairly full schedule through the 23rd.


Also, we are slowly approaching 350 memberships in CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE for the 2004-2005 membership year. However, memberships and banner ad revenue continues to lag behind last year at this time - by nearly $4,000! About 150 folks who were members last year still have not renewed for the new year. Last year we offered a reduced price membership after January 1st, but this year, instead, we are setting aside a portion of each membership for a fund to pay folks to write reviews from other areas outside of NYC. Details are found near the end of this issue.


WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON NEW YEAR'S EVE?
Here are a few items collected so far regarding cabaret/piano bar events for New Year's eve, December 31, 2004. If you are doing or sponsoring a New Year's Eve cabaret event and aren't listed here, send me the details. I need the name & address & reservation phone number of the venue, complete cover/minimum information, as well as name of performers, musical director, etc. The collected information will also be posted on a special page on the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website. Thanks for your help.
NEW YORK CITY - NEW YEAR'S EVE

AT DANNY'S SKYLIGHT ROOM (342 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-265-8133 - http://www.dannysgrandseapalace.com/ )
Jerry Scott will be in the Piano Bar starting at 9:00 pm. No other information available - check with the club regarding covers/minimums.


AT DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ )
NEW YEAR'S EVE POOLE PARTY starting at 8:30 pm, with host Ron Poole, will feature Christine Turner (The Next Big Broadway Musical!), Nancy Witter (2004 MAC Award Winner!), Sidney Myer (Award-Winning Musical Comedian!), Erin Foley (Comedy Central's Premium Blend!), Ophira Eisenberg (Comedy Central's Premium Blend!), Lori Chase (Broadway's Full Monty & Miss Saigon!), Allison Castillo (Comedy Central's Premium Blend!), Ray Payton (Stand-Up New York!), David Hodorowski (New Faces Of Comedy!), Dina Pearlman (The Brokerage Comedy Club!), Lisa Nunn (The Duplex!), Daniella Foerste (2004's New Faces Of Comedy!) and The Knuckleheads (Award-Winning Musical Comedy Duo!). Only a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum.


AT THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ )
Natalie Douglas' New Year's Eve Bash at THE DUPLEX has become a NY tradition. Through her performances at New York's Town Hall, the legendary Birdland jazz club and various venues throughout the country, as well as her critically acclaimed album "Not That Different" Natalie has become one of the most sought after jazz/blues artists in New York City. One performance only at 8:00 pm. Ticket price includes a 75-minute performance and a complimentary champagne toast. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase a personally autographed copy of Ms. Douglas' CD plus receive a waived general club admission fee, complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Game Room and in the Piano Bar with live music all night long and an additional complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The Duplex will stay open on New Year's Eve until 6:00 am. $40 cover plus 2-drink minimum. Go to http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=NAT2 to order tickets.


AT FEINSTEIN'S at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue, NYC - 212-339-4095 - http://www.feinsteinsattheregency.com/ )
New Year's Eve will be a special evening at the hotel with performances by Michael Feinstein and acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway. All shows have a $60 cover. There is a $40 minimum for early shows and a $30 minimum for late shows.


AT HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ )
I know that Baby Jane & Julie Wilson are scheduled for New Year's eve but I cannot find any further information on this event. Stay tuned or call the club for information.


PENNSYLVANIA AREA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

AT THE SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE (507 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA - 215-923-0210)
Friday, December 31st, Todd Waddington's hilariously delightful alter ego, Harriet Levy at 7:00 pm. $25 includes one drink.


WASHINGTON DC AREA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC)
January 31st, at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, "Channelling Channing" starring Richard Skipper, with George Fulginiti-Shakar on Piano. FREE tickets are distributed 30 minutes prior to the show. No advance reservations. Performances are in the Helen Hayes Gallery.


MIDWEST AREA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

AT DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ )
Singer/pianist/songwriter Elizabeth Doyle, along with bass player John Elmquist and drummer Darren Scorza in "Culture Beat," presents a celebration of world rhythm using well-known standards and original material, at the second annual Early Bird New Year's Eve show, Friday, December 31st, at 6:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). Noisemakers provided. Ms. Doyle co-wrote two songs on D.C. Anderson's CD "Ballad." $18 cover, 2-drink minimum. $15 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.

Spend the rest of New Year's Eve with Susan Werner with shows at 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm. With the success of her recently released highly acclaimed CD and her Carnegie Hall debut, songwriter/performer Susan Werner will bring in the new year with two special shows. Hailed as one of the brightest and exciting new singer/songwriters on the national music scene today, she has received accolades for charting new territory with her beautiful songs and insightful lyrics. Susan's show will feature songs from her recording "I Can't Be New." %35 cover.


LOS ANGELES AREA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

LA TRAVIATA RESTAURANT (310 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA - 562-432-8022)
Sheryl Benorden will be tickling your fancies, and her own, with opera, Broadway, jazz and more, accompanied by Kevin Kearney on piano. Performance is from 10:00 pm to midnight. Champagne reception begins at 8:00 pm, and a 5-course dinner from 9:00 pm. Reservations required. $95 per person.


SAN FRANCISCO AREA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

AT THE EMPIRE PLUSH ROOM at the York Hotel (940 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA - 415-885-2800 - http://www.plushroom.com/ )
Wesla Whitfield is celebrating her 25th anniversary at the Empire Plush Room this holiday season. A favorite with audiences and critics alike, Wesla will be performing a very special new show, "In My Life" which promises to be one of her best. With special holiday performance on New Year's eve. Call for cover/minimum information.


AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE (2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA - http://www.tickets.com/ )
San Francisco stand-up comic, actor, playwright and author Scott Capurro is back for a one-night only, New Years Eve blowout at 8:00 pm. $25.


SPECIAL LATE BREAKING NEWS

BABY JANE DEXTER'S ACCLAIMED SHOW AT HELEN'S CLOSES DECEMBER 18th
Baby Jane Dexter has just three more performances of her acclaimed show "Bread & Gravy" at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ), on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, December 16th, 17th & 18th at 9:15 pm. Musical director is Ross Patterson. There is a $15 cover, $15 minimum. This show has been selling out, and I would suggest that you make your reservations at once - there may be very few seats left.

Then Ms. Dexter leaves for Barrow, Alaska (where it is dark 24 hours a day through the end of January) to present her Healing Through Entertainment: Self-Expression Workshop/Making Every Moment Count to Inuet teens being brought from various tribes to the hub of this vast, rural area in the North Slope Borough of the US' northernmost state. Brrrrr. Then she returns in time for HELEN'S New Year's Eve show, joined by Julie Wilson.


BROADWAY CHATTERBOX TONIGHT WITH TOM HEWITT
Seth Rudetsky's BROADWAY CHATTERBOX at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ) tonight, Thursday, December 16th, Seth's guest is Tom Hewitt, currently starring on Broadway in DRACULA. 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
Les Michaels' Cabaret Showcase tonight, December 16th at THE TEN20 at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel (1020 North San Vincente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 310-854-1111) will open with performances featuring Miriam Birch, Jane Kinsey, Marizta Exarchos, & Jeudi Cornejo Brealey. This very popular event is now the longest-running cabaret showcase of its kind in Los Angeles. Showtime is 7:45 pm, with open mic following at 9:30 pm. 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/.


THAT'S KENTERTAINMENT! ON MANHATTAN CABLE TONIGHT
This week at THAT'S KENTERTAINMENT! Manhattan Cable's Craziest Comedy/Variety Show host Ken Kleiber will feature more stars from Broadway, TV, stage and screen this week. THAT'S KENTERTAINMENT! airs Thursdays at Midnight on NY Manhattan Cable's Channels 34 or 107 or you can find it online at http://www.mnn.org/ , (just click the "34" icon). For more information, visit http://www.thatskentertainment.com/.


THURSDAY NIGHT PSYCHO THERAPY GROUP FEATURES STARS OF CABARET/COMEDY
A great new variety show comes to cabaret - Jude Treder-Wolff's Thursday Nite PSYCHO Therapy Group AT UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ ). Shows are scheduled for Thursdays, through December 30th, at 7:00 pm. Along with the guest vocalist and comedian there will be a weekly appearance by motivational speaker Sister Jude of the Impossible Situations, a nun, who is a little drunk and very disillusioned. Tonight's Guest Cabaret Artist: MariEileen O'Brien, Guest Comedian: Bronwyn Rucker. There is a $15.00 music charge and a 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


DAVE'S GONE BY ON RADIO & NET TONIGHT
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. It can be heard in the NYC area on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm on Long Island's WGBB-AM (1240) and also on the web, live, at at http://www.am1240wgbb.com/ . Past guests have included Karen Grassle, Dottie Burman, Neil Sedaka, Tom Paxton, October Project and Housewives on Prozac. Read all about the show and tonight's guest at http://www.davesgoneby.com/.


HOLIDAY CDs PROMOTED ON THE WEBSITE
Once again we added a page to the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website listing holiday CDs released by cabaret performers. I actually used the listings from last year, so please check if your holiday CD is listed - and if it is still available. In either case, let me know right away. You can promote your special Holiday CD page for free - and you don't have to be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE to be listed. I only ask that you send me a copy of your CD and a website link where it can be purchased. Send all mail to Stu Hamstra, 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036.


SPECIAL TO MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
All members are entitled to promote their CDs on the special CD SALES page on the website - and I think I have filled all the requests sent in correctly. We recently added about 40 new pages, but I need you to check to make sure that the proper links are included, and if your CD is missing or a link is incorrect, let me know at once. If you are 2004-2005 Member and have not yet requested that your CDs be included, drop me a line and we will see how quickly it can be added.


ON WITH THE NEWS
I have a lot of cabaret news for you. I promise you will read things in this issue you will not find published anywhere else!
MORE NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF CABARET

LOVELY DUO IN ONE NIGHT STAND AT HELEN'S
In a rare, NYC appearance in 2004, "Lovely," a very funny musical comedy starring Kelly Briggs as "DAR" and Jerry Christakos as "Christy Vann de Camp" will perform for one night only at HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) on Friday night, December 17th at 11:30 pm. "Lovely" is the recipient of the Nightlife Award for Best Musical Comedy Performance. John McMahon is musical director extraordinaire. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. This show sold out last month - get that reservation in pronto!


"AT THE RITZ" SUNDAYS ON THE RADIO & THE NET
Jeffrey Williams and Lynn DiMenna host a radio show in Fairfield County, Connecticut called "At the Ritz!" which can be heard on WVOF 88.5 FM. The Sunday show is broadcast live from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and features cabaret, jazz, big band, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and Sinatra. The show is also simulcast on the web around the world on http://www.wvof.org/.


"EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW" PRE-EMPTED BY RADIOTHON
On this coming Sunday, December 19th, 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, heard from 9:00 to 11:00 pm (ET) host David Kenney will take a night off. This weekend, December 17th through 19th is The WBAI ALL-LIVE RADIO-THON! Tune in for details. Meantime, you are invited to e-mail your comments and suggestions for future shows to David Kenney at: oldisnew@earthlink.net. For more information, see http://www.oldisnew.org/.


TIMELESS DIVAS SUNDAY & MONDAY AT THE TRIAD
ShaRell Productions (Sandi Durell & Shari Upbin) will present the final 2 nights of "TIMELESS DIVAS: Musical Stars of the Silver Screen" on Sunday and Monday, December 19th & 20th at 7:00 pm at THE TRIAD (158 West 72nd Street, NYC - 212-787-7921 - http://www.Triadnyc.com/ ) before taking a break with the show until March, 2005. The 4-person revue features a cast of Broadway veterans including Terry Burrell, Rebecca Spencer, Robert Bartley & Ruth Gottschall paying tribute to the Divas and DivOs of the Hollywood musicals. Special guests this week are Mark Nadler & John De Marco. Already the raves are coming in: Robert L. Daniels of Variety writes: "... an amusing spin with a satirical survey of (the) silver screen ... a smart look!" Musical Director/Arranger is Barry Levitt. Directed by Shari Upbin. Tickets are available at Theatermania.com or 212-352-3101 or call the Timeless Divas hotline at 212-615-6966.


JULIE REYBURN PRESENTS "THE HOLIDAY SHOW" FOR BC/EFA DECEMBER 20th
For the 4rd year in a row, Julie Reyburn will be presenting an evening full of holiday cheer featuring special guests from the cabaret and theatre world to benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (http://www.bcefa.org/ ). Mark Janas on piano showcasing favorite classical and contemporary holiday selections. This year's show will be at MAMA ROSE'S (219 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-533-0558 - http://www.mamaroses.net/ ) on Monday, December 20th at 7:00 pm. Performers include Alec Berlin, Brandon Cutrell, Lee Elliott, David Gurland, Chris Howatt from Boulevard East, Eric Pickering, Michael Edwin Stuart, Michael Vaccaro, Lennie Watts, Steven Garrett Wright and Special Guest Diva: Carolyn Montgomery. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum.


DON'T LET THIS CHRISTMAS SHOW PASS YOU BY!
D. Jay Bradley's Annual CHRISTMAS SHOW is in it's 11th Year and moving to HELEN'S RESTAURANT, CABARET & PIANO LOUNGE (169 Eighth Avenue, NYC - 212-206-0609 - http://www.helensnyc.com/ ) in Chelsea. This year will be one of the brightest with Jay's particular brand of Musical Variety. Old favorites are given a Swing twist, and Jay's Original Christmas Song Folder is growing every year. Returning to lend incredible musicality to the family oriented Holiday Show are singers Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Lisa Yaeger and welcoming Michael Holland to the tenor spot. The ever popular Bassist and Dickensian Interpreter Marco Brehm will be on-hand, as well as the Dashing through the snow Drummer - David Silliman. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum, except Saturday and Sunday, December 18th & 19th at 4:30 pm, which have a $25 cover charge, two drink minimum. CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS are welcomed with a $5 discount on any night.

Remaining shows are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, December 18th, at 4:30 pm with Phyllis Pastore & "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan.
Sunday, December 19th, at 4:30 pm with Anne Steele & "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan.
Wednesday, December 22nd, at 7:00 pm with Colm Reilly.


KAREN MASON AT DAVENPORTS THROUGH DECEMBER 20th
Karen Mason is making a special return appearance to her hometown with her holiday show "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!" show, presented at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) through Monday, December 20th at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm on Sunday). The show features a mixture of holiday standards, light seasonal fare to the more traditional Christmas songs performed in Mason's distinctive style that will even put Scrooge in the holiday spirit. There is a $30 cover. Reservations essential!


FARLEY BROTHERS' CABARET DEBUT EXTENDED AT ROSE'S TURN DECEMBER 18th
"The Farley Brothers" made their cabaret debut earlier this week at UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN (55 Grove Street, NYC - 1-212-366-5438 - http://www.rosesturn.com/ ). Their opening dates were so successful, they have been extended for one more date in December, with performances scheduled for Saturday, December 18th at 7:00 pm. Ted and Brian Farley sing, dance and laugh about growing up as gay brothers in New York. Singing pop, Broadway, gospel, and even country music, in a show dealing with adolescence, binge drinking and love. A young pair, expect a candid, energetic and harmonic evening. Musical direction is by John McMahon. There is a $10 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 Cover Charge for MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


HOLIDAY CABARET AT KELLY'S ON DECEMBER 19th
On Sunday, December 19th at 7:00 pm, KELLY'S OF ALAMEDA (1313 Park Street, Alameda, CA - 510-769-1011 - http://www.kellysofalameda.com/ ) presents "A Holiday Cabaret with Shawn Ryan and Friends" to benefit The Young Actor's Theatre Group. Make sure to save the date to recover from the holidays and spend a night of unforgettable holiday jazz and cabaret with a cavalcade of the brightest stars of the San Francisco area! $15 Minimum Donation plus Live and Silent Auctions! More details follow.


NEXT SUNDAY CABARET BRUNCH AT CATERINA'S DECEMBER 19th WITH MARTA SANDERS
CATERINA'S (316 East 53rd Street, NYC - 212-355-5360 - http://cabaretusa.com/_wsn/page2.html ) and host Kelly Briggs serve up a terrific Sunday Cabaret Brunch most Sundays. Next Sunday Brunch will be held on December 19th, featuring Marta Sanders. Brunch is from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm and showtime is 2:00 pm. John McMahon is musical director. There is no cover and brunch is only $14.95.


NYC CHRISTMAS SKIPPER/CHANNING SHOW BENEFITS IGCITA SCHOLARSHIPS
NYC CHRISTMAS WITH CAROL CHANNING AND FRIENDS! will be presented at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - reservations for this show call 845-365-0720 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ) on Monday, December 20th to benefit the IGCITA (International Guild For Celebrity & Tribute Artists - http://www.IGCITA.org/ ) Scholarship Fund For deserving kids at the college of their choice. Special performer guests will Dottie Burman, Dana Lorge, Sue Matsuki, Jaymie Meyer & Leslie Orofino. $20.00 Cover with a 2-drink minimum. Checks can be made out to THE IGCITA Scholarship Fund (tax deductible) - cash only for the minimum.


MAC/ASCAP SONGWRITER SHOWCASE SET FOR DECEMBER 21st
The annual HOLIDAY SHOWCASE, sponsored by MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs - http://www.macnyc.com/ ) AND ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers - http://www.ascap.org/ ) will be held this year on Tuesday, December 21st at THE LIGHTHOUSE (111 East 59th Street, NYC) at 6:00 pm. Special guest is Steve Ross. The show will feature songs and/or performances by Francesca Blumenthal, David Buskin, Randi Driscoll, Kelly Dupuis, Brian Feinstein, Zina Goldrich, Robert Grusecki, Diana Hansen-Young, Jeff Lazarus, Marcy Heisler, Mary Liz McNamara, Tracy Newirth, Marc Smollin, Jane Scheckter, Georgia Stitt, Tom Toce, Anya Turner and Ronny Whyte. There is a $15 admission, $5 for MAC and ASCAP members.


TIM MCARTHUR IS SISTER MARY MCARTHUR AT MAMA'S DECEMBER 23RD & 28TH
London cabaret performer, Tim McArthur, who last performed in New York when he re-opened Don't Tell Mama after September 11, 2001, having flown out on September 10th, returns to DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ) for two nights only, Thursday, December 23rd and Tuesday, December 28th, both shows at 9:00 pm. He returns with a new musical comedy character, Sister Mary, the nun who wants to be a star! An established name on the London cabaret scene, Mr. McArthur has performed at the Purcell Room, Pizza on the Park, Jermyn Street Theatre, The Kings Head, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Lauderdale House, No3 Green Street and the Savoy Hotel. He also presents a Sunday afternoon chat show for www.theatrerdaio.com (http://www.theatrerdaio.com/> and co-presents with Sadie Nine a weekly show for BBC Radio London. There is a $12 cover, 2-drink minimum.


NEXT JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS TV BROADCAST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28th
The cable TV show "Jamie deRoy & friends" heard locally here in NYC on Time Warner Channel 67 and RCN Channel 110 will next be seen on Tuesday, December 14th at 8:00 pm. Each show features interviews and performances by stars of cabaret, comedy and theater. Jamie deRoy & friends is the recipient of nine Telly Awards, and Jamie is a Emmy nominated producer from Channel 13's CityArts. 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/ .


AUDITIONS START FOR YALE CABARET CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 15th
THE CABARET CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY is in the process of putting together its 2005 audition tour. All auditions are by appointment only for appointment: 212-629-2000. For information see http://www.thecabaretconferenceatyale.com/ .

* NEW ORLEANS AUDITIONS will take place on Saturday, January 15th at LE CHAT NOIR.
* NEW YORK AUDITIONS will take place on Saturdays, January 22nd, February 12th and March 5th at THE SHETLER STUDIOS.
* MILWAUKEE AUDITIONS will take place on Tuesday, February 1st (site TBA)
* GRAND RAPIDS (MI) AUDITIONS will take place on Thursday, February 3rd (site TBA)
* CHICAGO AUDITIONS will take place on Saturday, February 5th at GENTRY ON STATE.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, London audition dates and locations to be announced.


NIGHTLIFE AWARDS SET FOR JANUARY 31, 2005
The 2005 NY NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will be presented on Monday, January 31st at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ) at 7:00 pm. Conceived and produced by Scott Siegel, the awards will be given to the best acts in NYC Cabaret, Jazz and Comedy as chosen by NYC nightlife critics and reviewers. Tickets are on sale by mail - or online via theatermania.com or at 212-307-4100 and cost $25 to $75.


RUFUS WAINWRIGHT SHOW SET FOR FEBRUARY 8th NEARLY SOLD OUT!
Tickets went on sale on December 1st for Rufus Wainwright's Australian debut at KABARETT VOLTAIRE at The Seymour Theatre Centre (City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale, NSW, AU - 9351 7940 - http://www.showtune.com.au/ ) on Tuesday, February 8th. The room holds just 100, and tickets are selling fast. Mr. Wainwright is one of the world's greatest singer/songwriters and has released four solo albums. All of these albums have been major inspirations to many people across the planet. He is best known to Australian audiences for his tracks on some recent hit Soundtracks including Moulin Rouge, I Am Sam, Shrek, and Zoolander. Tickets are $80.


PROMOTE YOUR SHOW, CD OR OTHER EVENT WITH A BANNER ON THE WEBSITE
If you are planning on running a banner for your show or CD in December, be sure to get your order in. I limit the number of ads to 20 per week and in some weeks only a few slots remain. Last year we had to turn down banner advertisers, since several folks took advantage of the pre-holiday time to promote their CDs for holiday giving. Please let me know if you wish to reserve space and for which weeks (banners run from Sunday through Saturday). A banner ad for three weeks can cost as little as $108 total - if you take advantage of the PayPal and Member Deals discounts - and even less if you are a GOLD member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. SILVER members receive a one-time rebate of $20 on their first banner ad of the membership year.

Performers running banners get a special listing for their show or other cabaret-related item in every MONDAY issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, reaching nearly 2,500 subscribers. Go to http://svhamstra.com/BannerHere.shtml or else just send me a note at banners@svhamstra.com with the single word "banners" in the subject line, and I'll send all the details.


SHOWS SEEN IN THE PAST WEEK

Valentine Ryder is currently performing at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ ) with his CD release show, "Love Who You Love." Val's shows run every Thursday night at 7:00 pm through December 30th. I caught the performance on December 9th. Many of the numbers in the show (and on the CD) are mini 2 or 3 songs medleys, cleverly arranged by musical director Barry Levitt. Mr. Ryder with backed by Barry's trio, with Cameron Brown on bass and Brian Grice on drums (they also appear on the CD with additional musicians). Val withdrew from cabaret several years ago, after a very active and successful cabaret career that included actually booking a cabaret room for some time. It is a joy to see this magical voice return to the cabaret room, and in this show Mr. Ryder displays just about every facet of his vocals - from ballad to swing. In a show delightfully free of extensive patter, he presents an evening of mostly show and movie tunes. Every song comes from the heart, and that's the way cabaret should be.


Scott Coulter, Steven Ray Watkins and Lennie Watts presented their Annual "A Christmas To Remember" show just twice this year, on December 9th & 13th,at MAMA ROSE'S (219 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-533-0558 - http://www.mamaroses.net/ ). I attended the show on the 9th and my only regret is that I had no chance to encourage you all to catch this show before its final performance. The vocal/musical blending of these three performers was recognized some time back with a Bistro Award, and once again it was an evening to remember. The holiday tunes presented took on a special flavor, thanks to the sumptuous arrangements of Mr. Watkins, who accompanied as well as sang in the trio. The impromptu patter added to the "down-home" feel of the show, with the lads relating tales of Christmas past, present and future (but without the ghosts). With little publicity sent out, the audience was small (not helped by a steady drizzle outside). But the glow and warmth of the music and performance made this another treasured moment in my personal holiday season.


Nancy Witter won this year's MAC Award for Stand Up Comedy, but I had never heard her perform in a solo Stand Up show. This void in my life was filled on Monday, December 13th (which date happened to be Ms. Witter's birthday) when this very funny lady performed her show "Dignity Check, Please!" at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ). The house was packed with family, fans and at least a dozen stand-up comic regulars from around town. There was not an empty seat in the house (and four more chairs were brought in to accommodate some late arriving family members). Nancy mixed many of her standard bits with some bright and funny new material that had the audience laughing and cheering throughout the hour. She closed the show (after a well deserved standing ovation) with a "comedy encore" consisting of a dozen or more old comic chestnuts, while seating at a drum set and giving herself a ruffle on the snare drum after each punch line. Nancy was also very gracious in thanking all the many folks who gave her advice, encouragement and even comedy guest slots along the way. The show will be repeated by very popular demand on Tuesday night, December 28th, at 6:30 pm. This show sold out virtually within minutes of being announced. The reservation phone lines open at 4:00 pm - I wouldn't wait to make that reservation!


Just a note: From time to time I attend a cabaret show, take notes, and then no review appears here. This usually happens when I see a debut show and I feel that the performer needs a little more experience before being subjected to a critical review. If I attend your show, and you are new to cabaret and prefer not to be reviewed in CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, just have your director let me know. Don't ask, however, if you have a publicist promoting your show, or if you are charging a cover that I feel is a bit excessive for your experience level. The absence of a review does not mean that I did not enjoy your show.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE
The following shows are currently offering members special prices and discounts totaling over $150. 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 MEMBER DEALS page on the website and listed weekly in the newsletter.
SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS IN NEW YORK CITY

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

Ron Poole's MAC and BISTRO Award-winning "Poole Party" stand-up and musical comedy show continues every Friday night at 9:30 pm and every Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Nancy Witter and Sidney Myer drop 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 $12 with a 2-drink minimum. Members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE 1/2 off the cover.


3 Tenors in Search of an Act presents THE HOLIDAY EDITION with 50% New Material on Monday, December 20th at 6:00 pm. The tenors are Bill Brooks, Edd Clark & Steven Tharp with Musical Director Paul Stephan. There is a $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. $8 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 1-212-255-5438 - http://www.theduplex.com/ )

Ritt Henn is back with his acclaimed show "A Man & His Bass" with one more performance on Thursday, December 16th at 9:30 pm. Presenting an evening of all original songs, Ritt will be singing and playing the upright bass; his longtime buddy John DiPinto will be manning the keys (both piano & accordion). Words & music by Ritt with arrangements & musical direction by Ritt & Uli Geissendoerfer. Also joining Ritt are Julie Reyburn on the 11th and Karen Mack on the 16th. There is a $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. $5 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Held over by popular demand, Steven Garrett Wright continues his cabaret debut, "Angels, All Around Me" with one more show on Wednesday, December 22nd at 7:00 pm. Assisted by musical director Tim Di Pasqua, with Michael Blanco on bass, Steven Brings to life songs of inspiration and love, from theatre, film and television. Reservations are suggested. There is a $15.00 cover, 2-drink minimum (50% off cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE)


Multi Award winning vocalist and comedienne Carolyn Montgomery will extend her latest production, "Akimbo," for one additional performance on Saturday, December 18th at 9:30 pm. Cabaret By the Bay Producer Rick Leonard provides musical and creative direction. "Akimbo" (which ran for 6 weeks in November) delivers the same powerful singing and intelligent comedy that audiences expect from a performance by Montgomery. One definition of akimbo is "in a sharp curve." Akimbo features songs by Jimmy Webb, Rupert Holmes, Billy Joel, and Gerry Dieffenbach (Montgomery always performs two songs by one contemporary songwriter, and Dieffenbach is her choice for Akimbo) to name a few. Ticket price is $15 with a 2-drink minimum. $5 discount for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


The Storefront has announced plans for the fifth installment of FRIDAY NIGHT STORIES. On Friday, December 17th, Truman Capote's acclaimed short story, A Christmas Memory, will be featured. The series strives to theatricalize short works of fiction, with a cast of singers and actors. The performance will begin at 9:30 pm. Included in the cast of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY are a myriad of performers, mostly from the Storefront's repertory company, directed by Phillip Geoffrey Bond. Among the cast: Phil Geoffrey Bond, Brandon Cutrell, Adam Feldman, Carol Hall, Eleanor Haas, Marina MacNeal, Phillip Officer and Courter Simmons. There is an $8 cover, ($5 for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE), as well as a 2-drink minimum.


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

Renee Smith returns with her show "Brought to My Senses" with Winston Philip on piano, with one remaining show scheduled on Saturday, December 11th at 11:30 pm. The show features the music of Sting.There is a $15 cover, $15 food/drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Rick Skye and Ricky Ritzel are back from the road (for a minute!!) and will present two holiday brunch performances of "A Slice O' Minnelli" on Sunday, December 19th at 2:00 pm. There is a $15 cover charge with a $5 discount for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE. A $15 Prix Fixe Brunch is offered at Helen's from 12:00 pm.


D. Jay Bradley's Annual CHRISTMAS SHOW this year will be one of the brightest with Jay's particular brand of Musical Variety. Returning to lend incredible musicality to the family oriented Holiday Show are singers Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Lisa Yaeger and welcoming Michael Holland to the tenor spot. The ever popular Bassist and Dickensian Interpreter Marco Brehm will be on-hand, as well as the Dashing through the snow Drummer - David Silliman. There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum, except Saturday and Sunday, December 18th & 19th at 4:30 pm, which have a $25 cover charge, two drink minimum. CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE MEMBERS are welcomed with a $5 discount on any night.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS AT MAMA ROSE'S (219 Second Avenue, NYC - 212-533-0558 - http://www.mamaroses.net/ )

GASHOLY NIGHT, starring Michael Hollandluia (aka Michael Holland), Karen of the Bells (aka Karen Mack), Merry Christina (aka Christina Norrup). and Jerry Christmas (aka Jerry Smith) plays for one more Saturday only on December 18th at 8:00 pm. Come see what happens when harmony, humor, and 70s/80s pop run smack into all those holiday favorites you'll be good and sick of by Christmas. Plus a few very cool tunes you may not have heard before, and plenty of custom cocktails to jump-start the spirit of the season, whatever spirit or season you're celebrating! There is a $15 cover, 2-drink minimum. $10 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


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

"If We Were Men We'd Be Famous" now in its fifth year, returns for another season. Five women comedians on a Saturday night and it's not a festival? No, it's Shecky Beagleman, Gilda Konrad, Suzanne O'Neill, Janet Rosen, and Jane Stroll in "If We Were Men We'd Be Famous." The off-beat stand-up comedy and storytelling of these five funny females leaves audiences laughing and agreeing with their boastful-but-true title. The girls have appeared on "Up All Night with Gilbert Gottfried," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "Girls Night Out." Performance is Saturday December 18th at 9:00 pm. There is a $5 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. No Cover Charge for MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


"The Farley Brothers" made their cabaret debut at UPSTAIRS AT ROSE'S TURN. Their opening dates were so successful, they have been extended for one more date scheduled for Saturday, December 18th at 7:00 pm. Ted and Brian Farley sing, dance and laugh about growing up as gay brothers in New York. Singing pop, Broadway, gospel, and even country music, in a show dealing with adolescence, binge drinking and love. A young pair, expect a candid, energetic and harmonic evening. Musical direction is by John McMahon. There is a $10 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $5 Cover Charge for MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


"Thursday Nite Psycho Therapy Group" hosted by real life therapist/performer Jude Treder-Wolff is a topical, issue driven, live, weekly variety show that features special guest vocalists and comedians with a strong point of view about todays biggest issues. Jude mixes music and monologues as the charming emcee in this non-stop hour of fun. Directed by Bistro Award winner, Erv Raible. Please cal 212-366-5438 after 4:00 pm for weekly line up. Remaining performances are Thursday December 16th, 23rd & 30th at 7:00 pm. There is a $15 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. $10 Cover for MEMBERS OF CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


Steve Aron's new cabaret, "HELP! I'm Turning Into My Parents!", featuring musical director Joe Regan has been extended, with two additional dates, on Mondays, December 20th & 27th at 7:00 pm. After a few years of several new beginnings in and out of show business, Steve tells a tale of growing older before you're ready it, with funny songs and sweet ballads, like "HOW ABOUT YOU?", "I WISH I HAD A GIRL", songs by John Bucchino, Cy Coleman, Rodgers and Hart, Christine Lavin, Peter Allen, The Chenille Sisters. There is a $10 cover, 2-drink minimum. $8 cover for members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE.


SHOWS OFFERING DISCOUNTS OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY

BLACK & WHITE BLUES RETURNS TO LE CHAT NOIR IN NEW ORLEANS
The musical comedy that celebrates New Orleans' obsession with food, restaurants, and celebrity chefs, BLACK & WHITE BLUES just celebrated its 101st performance at LE CHAT NOIR (715 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA - 504-581-5812 - http://www.cabaretlechatnoir.com/ ). With book & lyrics by Ricky Graham and music by Harry Mayronne, the show features Heidi Junius, Bob Edes, Chris Wecklein & Jessie Terrebonne. (Special Discount for service industry and CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members.) Check the website for next show date.


NEW RESTAURANT IN DALLAS GIVES HOTLINE DISCOUNT
Hector Garcia, who visits NYC from time to time, and uses that chance to sing in several piano bars around town, has just opened HECTOR'S OF HENDERSON (2829 North Henderson, Dallas, TX - 214-821-0432), a restaurant featuring American cuisine with a Texas Twist, prepared by chef Todd Erickson. Hector's is offering a 10% discount to members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE - and it gets even better: they have live music on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring Gleni Tai on the piano, and her husband Lebeaux on jazz trombone and trumpet - and open mic! Call for reservations and information.


REMINDER REGARDING CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE DISCOUNTS
MEMBERSHIP CARDS are sent to all members of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, and can be used for show discounts where offered. Any show that offers a discount to CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE members will be listed on the special MEMBER DEALS page in the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website for the run of the show, and included in the SHOW DISCOUNT listings in the MID-WEEK issue of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE NEWSLETTER. The discount offered must be equal to or greater than any other discount offer you make available to other persons, groups or organizations.

To be eligible for a listing on the MEMBER DEALS page you must send in your flier, press release and/or other promotional materials by regular mail (not via e-mail) clearly showing the discount offer. That information will be used as the basis for the website page notice, as well as for the newsletter listing. Please confirm that you have sent me the material with an e-mail reminder so I can watch for it. 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.


NEWS FROM CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

MY WISH FOR THE NEW YEAR - REVIEWS FROM ALL OVER
The REVIEWS section of the website is in the process of renovation. In addition to adding reprints of the mini-reviews from the MID-WEEK ISSUES of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, and moving pre-2003 reviews to a special ARCHIVES section, I have decided to seek folks to write reviews other areas as well. Up to now there have been no funds to accomplish this, but I have a new idea. $10 of every membership received from folks living outside the NYC area and $5 from every membership received from folks in the NYC area will be set aside in a special fund to pay for non-NYC reviews. A very special subscriber has already donated a gift of $100 for this purpose. When the initial goal of $200 is received, we will try to make arrangements with writers in BOSTON, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO as a start.

If you live outside the NYC area, especially in one of these "starter" cities, now is a good time to join - and support cabaret and cabaret artists in your communities. If we don't reach our $200 goal by December 31st, we will try to come up with a new idea to raise funds in order to cover non-NYC events. When the 2005-2006 memberships become available on May 5th (the membership year starts on July 6th), $10 from all GOLD memberships and $5 from all SILVER memberships received will be set aside for non-NYC reviewers.

If you live in one of these areas and would like to join our staff as a local reporter/reviewer, drop me a line (stuhamstra@svhamstra.com) and we will discuss our needs, our rules and proper compensation possibilities. If successful, and if funds permit, we will add other cities as well.


CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE LOOKING FOR MORE NEWS
I get plenty of show and event listings sent me - far more than I can possibly use - it is really difficult trying to choose which ones to publish, which ones to set aside. Sometimes the item itself makes this choice - incomplete information or just a scan of a flier, neither of which is useful to me. I would love to have more items from outside NYC, especially NEWS items - new venues opening, benefits, CD Releases, celebrations, new pianos, etc. Add a website link if available.


MINI-REVIEWS NOW POSTED ON THE WEBSITE
Every MID-WEEK issue of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE lately has contained mini-reviews of shows seen for the previous seven days. For the convenience of our website visitors, I have been extracting the reviews and creating new web pages for each week's write-ups. I am working my way backwards in time, through the MID-WEEK newsletters, adding photos when available, and generally fixing typos, etc.


2004-2005 MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
All new and renewal memberships are now designated for the 2004-2005 membership year. SILVER memberships are $20, and GOLD supporting memberships are available for $75. Memberships are available for greater amounts as well. For information on becoming a contributing member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, check at http://svhamstra.com/Membership.shtml or else just send me a note at membership@svhamstra.com with the single word "membership" in the subject line, and I'll send all the details. You can even make your donation by credit card, using PayPal. If you make your donation by check, please make the check payable simply to Stu Hamstra and send to 676A Ninth Avenue #120, New York, NY 10036.


GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT! - FOR FREE! - WITH NO HASSLES!
Please don't miss out on another feature of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (http://www.cabarethotlineonline.com/ ) - the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE CHAT BOARD - where anyone, anywhere, can post information about their shows, CDs or other cabaret-related event. You can also post requests and questions about cabaret performance, and share your thoughts and ideas of cabaret. You don't have to be a member of CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE, you don't have to fill out a form, and you don't need to remember one of those dreaded passwords. All you need to do is follow the rules - clearly posted on the board - before you make a posting. I will remove your message if I deem it inappropriate. Fully 70% of visitors to the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website visit the CHAT BOARD.


CABARET NEWS ON THE WEBSITE
Information about other shows around the country and around the world can be found on the BREAKING NEWS page of the CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE website (http://www.cabarethotlineonline.com/ ). How do you get an item posted in the BREAKING 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. By the way, I try to get information about shows offering CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE discounts up on the website first. I am also especially interested in releases on shows outside the NYC area.

Please send me complete information - and do not merely e-mail me a copy of your flier or a reference to a website. With two newsletters going out a week, I don't have enough time to look these things up, and often have to simply toss out incomplete items. 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.


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?

Tonight I will be back on "the circuit" with my first stop at DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 1-212-757-0788 - http://www.donttellmama.com/ ) for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Chatterbox interview show at 6:00 pm. Then, after dinner, I want to check out a performer I am not familiar with named Zach Two, at 8:30 pm, also at MAMA'S.

As mentioned earlier, I have a full schedule planned between tonight and December 23rd, after which time things cabaret slow down a bit, at least here in NYC, until after January 1st.

Once again a great big thank you to the nearly 350 folks who have joined and/or rejoined CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE as members for the 2004-2005 membership year. Over 450 joined last membership year, which ended on July 5th. Your support through memberships and banner advertising keeps this whole operation going and growing. Help make CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE bigger and better in the months to come.


And that is just about the way it was.

Hugs & Stuff,

STU

 


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