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CHICAGO: KRISTOPHER MCDOWELL IN "ROLES I'D LIKE TO PLAY"
Kristopher McDowell will preview an all new show, Roles I'd Like to Play, with special guests Spider Saloff, Joan Curto, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael and Dave Dubrusky on piano at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) Davenport's Sundays in January, the 18th at 5:00 pm and on the 25th at 5:00 & 7:00 pm. The show on the 18th will feature guest performed Joan Curto. The event will be an evening of music including both hits and lesser known songs from the great American songbook. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.


CHICAGO: ODE TO THE BOSTON BLUE BLOODS AT MAXIM'S
KT McCammond's "Brahminology: Ode to the Boston Bluebloods" will be presented on Wednesday, January 14th at MAXIM'S at The Nancy Goldberg International Center (24 East Goethe Street, Chicago, IL - Tickets: 312-742-8497 - http://www.maximschicago.org/ ) at 7:30 pm, after a 7:00 pm reception. KT gets back to her "roots", exposing the old Boston society known as the Brahmins - the world of the Bluebloods, founders of such historical establishments as Harvard University and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Explore their lives and loves through the music of Kurt Weil, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim and more. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: A CONCERT FOR A NEW AMERICA AT DAVENPORT'S
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Imagine, a concert for a new America, will be presented on Martin Luther King's birthday, Monday January 19th at 8:00 pm at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ). The event features Amy Armstrong, Freddy Allen, Daryl Nitz and their guests Carla Gordon, Alma Mendoza, Heather Moran, Cheryl Szucsits, MeKole Wells and Melissa Young. A musical "political party" of hope, promise, and change in America inspired by the lives of Martin Luther King and President elect Barack Obama. There is a $20 cover with a 2 drink minimum.


CHICAGO: SPIDER SALOFF AT KATERINA'S SATURDAY NIGHT
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Renowned jazz vocalist Spider Saloff, along with guitarist Steve Ramsdell, returns to KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Saturday, January 17th with early-dinner sets from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. There is a $10 cover charge.


CHICAGO: KEELY NICOLE WITH JEFF ROSCOE AT 200 EAST CHESTNUT
Keely Nicole with Jeff Roscoe will perform at 200 EAST (200 East Chestnut Street, Chicago IL - 312-266-4500 - http://www.200eastchestnut.com/ ) on Wednesdays, January 14th & 28th and Thursday, January 22nd from 830 pm to 12:30 am. Originally from Pittsburgh, Keely now makes her home in Chicago where she has been performing weekly for audiences in concert as well as cabaret. Call for cover/minimum information.


CHICAGO: ARLENE BARDELLE AT KATERINA'S
Arlene Bardelle and Tom Muellner will perform at KATERINA'S CLUB (1920 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - 773-348-7592 - http://www.katerinas.com/ ) on Saturday, January 10th from 6:30 to 9:300 pm. Call for cover/minimum information.



CHICAGO: NEW SONGBOOK SERIES AT POPS
Starting on Thursday, January 8th from 9:00 pm to midnight, POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE (601 North State Street, Chicago, IL - 312-266-7677 - http://www.popsforchampagne.com/ ) is introducing a weekly American Songbook Series. Bassist Joe Policastro and Guitarist Andy Brown welcome a guest singer each week, choosing from an array of Chicago's finest vocalists. Singer Paul Marinaro has been chosen to launch the series and will be offering selections from the greatest American composers.


CHICAGO: A HOLIDAY CABARET CELEBRATES 10TH ANNUAL SHOW
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CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) continues a tradition that has just about disappeared in the other areas of the country: A HOLIDAY CABARET - an event to benefit children & teen charities. This year the show will be presented on two nights at DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830 - http://www.davenportspianobar.com/ ) on December 1st & 2nd at 7:30 pm. Titled "Yule Love It", the shows will benefit a different charity each night. MORE


CCP 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA BENEFIT 2008: "OUR KIND OF TOWN"
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) will present a spectacular musical evening honoring Golden Globe Award winner Amanda McBroom and local favorite Frank D'Rone with Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Gold Coast Award to Nan Mason. on Sunday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at THE PARK WEST (322 West Armitage, Chicago, IL - TKTS: 312-409-3106 - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ). Doors open with cocktail show entertainment at 5:45 pm. Guest hosts are Bradford Thacker and Kevin Moore (WJJG Radio).


ST. LOUIS: CASUAL CABARET PREMIERS AT KRANZBERG ART CENTER


"Casual Cabaret" will make its premier at the new KRANZBERG ART CENTER STUDIO THEATRE (501 North Grand Street, St. Louis, MO - 314-795-8778) on Saturday, August 30th at 8:00 pm (dinner service begins at 6:30 pm). Casual Cabaret joins St. Louis' finest entertainment venues as the newest jewel among the gems that make Grand Center so grand. Now this fun night of cabaret entertainment finds a home in this National Historic District filled with theaters and vaudeville houses going back to the turn of the century. Opening night in the new space features Stellie Siteman and Barbara Parker Helmer, along with some of St. Louis' newest cabaret singers, under the musical direction of Diane Hanisch.

posted 08-24-08
CCP CELEBRATES 10th YEAR & 200th MEMBER   

It's turning out to be a great year for CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ). Not only does the organization celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, and it's first (quite successful) cabaret show at a major venue in downtown Chicago, it's now 200 members strong.. posted 04-13-08


BECKIE & TOM PRESENT POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD IN APRIL   2007 After Dark Award Winners (Outstanding Cabaret Artists) Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael present their brand new show "Postcards from the Road - The Travel Show" at DAVENPORT'S every Saturday in April April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, all shows at 8:00 pm. Menzie & Michael, a critically-acclaimed Chicago duo, will musically explore the adventure and wonder of traveling to far-away places as well as the universal travel nightmares of flight-delays, traffic jams and sea-sickness. posted 03-30-08
REDHEADS IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT DAVENPORT'S   
Voice Quest Inc. in association with Prescott Laine Productions presents, singer/comedienne/actress Melissa Young in "Red Headed Broadway" at DAVENPORT'S on Saturdays March 22nd & 29th at 8:00 pm.  posted 03-17-08
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS CELEBRATE MICM WITH SALUTE TO SONG
A MARCH IS CABARET MONTH EVENT!  
CCP (Chicago Cabaret Professionals - http://www.chicagocabaret.org/ ) presents "Counting Down the Decades: 50 Years of Song", a 20th Century Songwriter's Series 2008 event, to celebrate MARCH IS CABARET MONTH. The shows are presented on the five Sundays in March at DAVENPORT'S)  posted 02-21-08


PEGGY LEE TRIBUTE IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 22ND

PAMELA RECKAMP SALUTES SONGWRITERS IN ST. LOUIS SHOW
A HOLIDAY CABARET IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 3rd
DC ANDERSON & FRIENDS IN CONCERT IN CHICAGO DECEMBER 10th
!JOAN CURTO CELEBRATES TWO BROADWAY LEGENDS
VALERIE LEMON BRINGS FROMAN TRIBUTE SHOW TO CABARET AT SAVOR
AUDREY MORRIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO CARMEN MCRAE
ANNE KERRY FORD AT THE CABARET AT SAVOR
CCP TO HOLD "BUSINESS OF CABARET" CONFERENCE
3 GIRLS 3 RETURN WITH BACHARACH TRIBUTE IN NOVEMBER
OSCAR BROWN JR. TRIBUTE & CD RELEASE BY LINDA KOSUT
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS IN "BEFORE I DISAPPEAR" AT ACORN THEATER BABY JANE DEXTER BRINGS "YOU'RE FOLLOWING ME" TO CHICAGO
MARY RADEMACHER LAUNCHES RED BARN PLAYHOUSE AUTUMN SERIES

BONNIE PHILLIPS MAKES CABARET DEBUT AT DAVENPORT'S
CABARET AT SAVOR ANNOUNCES FALL SEASON
LUBA MASON MAKES CHICAGO DEBUT AT DAVENPORT'S
THREE CAT THURSDAYS: NEW WORKS SEPTEMBER 13th IN CHICAGO
LET'S GET IT ON: THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN STARTS SEPTEMBER 21st
DARYL NITZ & GEORGE HOWE CELEBRATES 500th SHOW SEPTEMBER 22nd
CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS PRESENT GALA BENEFIT 2007
NEW CABARET CONCERT SERIES IN MILWAUKEE STARTS JUNE 5th
2ND ANNUAL ST. LOUIS CABARET CONFERENCE SET FOR AUGUST

 

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