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NYC: DONNA HAYES RETURNS WITH ORDINARY MIRACLES

Donna Hayes returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm with her acclaimed show "Ordinary Miracles" directed by Gretchen Reinhagen with musical direction by Justin Stoney. Added to the mix for this show are Matt Scharfglass on bass and Donna Kelly on drums. Donna shares her stories through songs ranging from brand new R&B, classic rock, show tunes, oldies to reggae - by artists and songwriters such as Carole King, John Legend, Stephanie Mills, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Tracy Chapman, Kander & Ebb, Phillip Phillips, and more. These are Donna's personal accounts, and the songs that remind her that the world around us is not so ordinary after all. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT A MOSCOW 57

Jazz/ cabaret vocalist Mary Foster Conklin performs on Friday nights at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 8:00 pm. on Friday, January 30th the club celebrated its one year anniversary on the corner where Loisaida meets the Williamsburg Bridge. Owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artistsecalls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers. Mary sings a short set every Friday, with Ethan Fein on guitar and Benjamin Franklin Brown on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.
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COCOA BEACH, FL: LORRI HAFER WITH MIKE HAFER AT HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB

World renowned Big Band/ Jazz vocalist Lorri Hafer, with her husband Mike Hafer on piano, will be performing at HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB (7 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL - 321-783-4559) on Friday & Saturday, May 22,d & 23rd, 3 sets nightly from 8:00 pm. Lorri was the lead vocalist with the Hillside Singers on their worldwide hit, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony". She is a sultry singer who has performed with several prestigious Big Bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Les Brown's Band Of Renown. She is currently an "on air" personality for the "Music Of Your Life " radio network. She and her husband Mike will be joined by bassist Al Dodds, and drummer Stan Soloko for an evening of Lorri's favorite jazz standards, and selections from her CD, "The Very Thought Of You". Call for cover/minimum information.

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NYC: ROBIN'S NEST - A BENEFIT FOR HELPUSADOPT.ORG
KAREN AKERS HEADLINES THE SHOW!
FEATURED CABARET BENEFIT EVENT

Host and Helpusadopt.org board member Robin Westle, headliner Karen Akers, best known for Broadway's Nine (Tony nominated for her role as Luisa Contini) and Grand Hotel as well as her presence in the cabaret world; special guest star Raissa Katona Bennett, who appeared as Christine in Phantom of the Opera and is a prolific presence in cabaret; and a group of favorite featured entertainers, Alison Grace Bradbury, Gero Eaton, Leah Jennings and Stephen Mitchell Brown, carefully hand-picked by Robin and Robin's Nest director, Eric Michael Gillett, present a night of song to benefit Helpusadopt.org at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909) on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm. Helpusadopt.org is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program providing qualified couples and individuals - regardless of race, ethnicity, marital status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability - with grants of up to $15,000 towards their domestic, international, foster, or special needs adoption expenses. Adoption is expensive. Statistics say that an average adoption costs upwards of $30,000. The magnitude and uncertainty of these expenses is a significant obstacle standing in the way of permanent homes for the more than 150 million children around the globe who need parents. Through the generous contributions of donors, Helpusadopt.org is able to assist others in overcoming the financial obstacles they face when seeking to adopt. Helpusadopt.org's average grant is approximately $8,500 and since the organization's launch in 2007, Helpusadopt.org has helped to build 134 families by awarding over $1,000,000 in total adoption grants. For more information, please see their web site at http://www.Helpusadopt.org/ .
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NYC: "MAMA'S NEXT BIG ACT!" CABARET CONTEST THIS SUMMER

DON'T TELL MAMA (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788) will be presenting "MAMA'S NEXT BIG ACT!", a 12-week affair running every Tuesday, from June 9th through August 25th. "Mama's Next BIG Act!" will break new ground in the competitions field by attracting acts in multiple categories and then pitting the top vote-getters in head-to-head competition during the contest's final weeks. Voted by the audience and a cavalcade of celebrity judges, and MC'd by Multi-Award Winner Lennie Watts, the contest will invite solo, duo and group acts in the following categories: music, magic, drag, burlesque, and variety. "Mama's Next BIG Act!" runs for twelve consecutive Tuesdays: June 9th, 16th, 23rd (at 9:30pm); June 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th (at 7:30pm). See club's website for details.

NYC: EIGHTH ANNUAL METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE STARTS JULY 6th

The 8th annual "MetroStar Talent Challenge" gets under way on Monday, July 6th at 7:00 pm at THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440). The summer tradition, in which singers of different ages, styles and backgrounds are challenged to raise their standards and push themselves artistically, "MetroStar" runs eight consecutive Mondays through August 24th. Applications are now being accepted through July 1st. Open to solo singers and vocal duos who have not played a major engagement at THE METROPOLITAN ROO, MetroStar has launched the careers of several standouts in cabaret and jazz. Past winners, in chronological order since 2008, have included Anne Steele, Liz Lark Brown, T. Oliver Reid, Marissa Mulder, Billie Roe, and Lauren Stanford. MetroStar offers a career-boosting package of prizes and professional encouragements, including a Met Room-produced primetime engagement and, this year for the first time, a six-camera sizzle reel that chronicles the odyssey of the winner from start to finish. To apply, performers must submit an application accompanied by a CD (by mail or special delivery), or and mp3 recording and/or link if applying by e-mail. For details and downloadable application form, visit http://www.metropolitanroom.com/

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CABARET EVENTS FOR NEW YORK CITY FOR THIS DATE
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NYC: MARY FOSTER CONKLIN AT A MOSCOW 57

Jazz/ cabaret vocalist Mary Foster Conklin performs on Friday nights at MOSCOW57 ON DELANCEY (168 1/2 Delancey Street, NYC - 212-260-5775) at 8:00 pm. on Friday, January 30th the club celebrated its one year anniversary on the corner where Loisaida meets the Williamsburg Bridge. Owned by Ellen Kaye, singer/ pioneer/ force of nature, who nightly hosts the best party in town with a rotating group of artistsecalls it Hobohemia - A Rendezvous of Strangers. Mary sings a short set every Friday, with Ethan Fein on guitar and Benjamin Franklin Brown on bass. Call for cover/minimum information.
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NYC: DONNA HAYES RETURNS WITH ORDINARY MIRACLES

Donna Hayes returns to THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm with her acclaimed show "Ordinary Miracles" directed by Gretchen Reinhagen with musical direction by Justin Stoney. Added to the mix for this show are Matt Scharfglass on bass and Donna Kelly on drums. Donna shares her stories through songs ranging from brand new R&B, classic rock, show tunes, oldies to reggae - by artists and songwriters such as Carole King, John Legend, Stephanie Mills, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Tracy Chapman, Kander & Ebb, Phillip Phillips, and more. These are Donna's personal accounts, and the songs that remind her that the world around us is not so ordinary after all. There is a $25 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.
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NYC: SYBIL GAGE - NOLA CALLING~BLUES, JAZZ, ORIGINALS: THE MUSIC OF SYBIL'S HOMETOWN - NEW ORLEANS, LA

Born and raised in New Orleans, Sybil Gage had front row schooling in what makes that city great. Now living in Florida, Sybil is spreading New Orleans music to the rest of the world, including THE METROPOLITAN ROOM (34 West 22nd Street, NYC - 212-206-0440) where she will appear on Friday, May 22nd at 9:30 pm. The "Little Dynamo" is slinky in sequins, and funky in fishnets and has become the darling of the East Coast from New Orleans (Old U.S. Mint Theater) to New York City (Stage 72). A typical evening with "Sybil Gage and Her Mighty Catahoulas" will include the legendary music of Professor Longhair and James Booker, fun tunes from Smiley Lewis and Jesse Hill and Eddie Bo, blues from Elmore James, Little Willie John, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Gus Cannon, as well as many of her own award winning original contributions. On intimate evenings, with only piano to accompany, she sings Pre War Blues, Hokum ,Traditional New Orleans inspired Jazz and original tunes that fit seamlessly into her vast repertoire. Sybil has opened for such diverse acts as John Waite, Zydeco Queen Rosie Ledet, Dave Mason, Big Bill Morgenfield, Pat Travers and also has shared the stage with Glen David Andrews and Marc Stone. Her stage is decorated with boas and hat boxes. She says they remind her of her days working in the Chris Owens Club on Bourbon St. as a costume valet. Gage has 2 outstanding CDs of original material. Her debut CD RED (2007) , rose to critical acclaim. NOLA CALLING (2010) was nominated for "Best Self Produced CD" by the International Blues Competition in Memphis. Sybil is a New Orleans performer who has filled rooms and hearts with her blues brand. She has performed at Earl's Hideway in Sebastian Florida, The Downtown Blues Bar and Grille in Palatka, The Beach Shack in Cocoa Beach, The Delancey in New York City, The Funky Pirate on Bourbon St. On the jazzy side, she has also held her own, recently completing a 3 year residency at Heidi's Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach. She often performs in the Space Coast Jazz Society Concert Series in the Southeast. She is a regular at the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, and The Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival in Deland and attributes her success to the unique experience of growing up in New Orleans. A very rare performer, Sybil is available work in the most audacious of blues joints, to the most sophisticated of jazz venues. Theree is a $22.50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: BEN RIMALOWER DEBUTS NEW PLAY "BAD WITH MONEY"

Ben Rimalower returns with his new play "Bad With Money" to THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) running on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem - or get rich trying. "Bad With Money" is written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. Rimalower's first solo show, the long-running hit Patti Issues, explored his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. Bad with Money delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt - a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: SUGARLIFE & TINY ORCHESTRA - TRANSMISSIONS OF EROS, COSMOS, AND CLAIRVOYANCE

This New York based Franco-American/ Japanese performance group Sugarlife & Tiny Orchestra performs at THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE (61 Christopher Street, NYC - 212-255-5438) on Friday, May 22nd at 9:30 pm, featuring Danny Tunick, Takuya Nakamura Stuart Popejoy and Christian Dautresme. These statesmen serve up a hilarious weirdo, off kilter Theater odyssey with live musical accompaniment as would be conducted and staged by David Lynch and John Waters, Marlene Dietrich and the Residents. There is a $20 cover plus a 2-drink minimum.

NYC: THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run in 2013 (which attracted the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, RuPaul and SNL's Kate McKinnon), a national tour, a 3-month Australian tour (where she was nominated for the Aussie equivalent of a Tony Award), and a summer run in Provincetown, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will return to New York with the World Premiere of THE VAUDEVILLIANS: BRINGING UP BABY, a new musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. This limited engagement begins performances May 21st at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). Performances are on Thursday through Sunday, May 21st through 24th at 7:00 pm and Thursday through Saturday, May 28th through 30th, with matinee performances on Sundays, May 24th & 31st at 1:00 pm. The show returns for more appearances in April. Dr. Dan and Kitty Witless were put on ice in the Twenties, and had their entire music catalogue purloined by today's pop artists. Now the hottest act ever frozen alive is back again, with more swinging hits from their stolen songbook! There's only one problem: Kitty's "in a family way" and no one's quite sure where the kid came from. Can The Vaudevillians still put on a show while bringing up baby? Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west. Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre), Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre), and Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group). In 2014 he was nominated for the Helpmann Award (alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Ivo Van Hove, Denis O'Hare and Baz Luhrmann), the Australian equivalent of a Tony, for his performanace in The Vaudevillians. There is a $25-$50 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: GINGER MINJ - CROSSDRESSER FOR CHRIST - THE MUSICAL

Current RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Ginger Minj will make her New York City debut with the premiere of "Crossdresser For Christ - The Musical" at THE WEST BANK CAFE/LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE (407 West 42nd Street, NYC - 212-695-6909). This night of preaching to the perverted runs Friday & Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd at 10:00 pm with a special drag brunch show on Sunday, May 24th at 4:00 pm. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. And it was fabulous! So begins "Crossdresser For Christ - The Musical", a musical comedy that tracks Ginger Minj's quest for spiritual enlightenment in song and story. Raised as a Southern Baptist in Lake County, Florida the self-described "chubby little lady-boy" gets tired of having hell and damnation shoved down her throat. So she begins her own search for alternative answers. It is a wild and wacky journey that promises to have you on your knees before the night is over. A relig-ish experience. Ginger Minj has long reigned as The Comedy Queen of The South, with the pageant titles, including "Miss Gay United States 2013," "Miss National Comedy Queen 2012" and others. Originally from Leesburg, Florida, she now calls Orlando home. Minj cites classic funny ladies Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball as her idols. Ginger's future career goals, in addition to winning the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar," on "RuPaul's Drag Race" is to follow in the footsteps of similar plus-sized comedians like Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson. And she's already got the acting credits; before becoming Ginger Minj, this talented performer was a child actor starring in a series of Christian movies and books on tape, and even won a Best Actor Award for the state of Florida in 2002. Tickets are $22 plus a $20 food/drink minimum. A $40 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

NYC: OFF THE CUFF WITH SPECIAL GUEST JACK PETRUZZELLI

'Off The Cuff', a blues-rock trio, featuring Joe Chinnici (guitar & vocal), James Pagano (bass & vocal) and Neil Nunziato (drums), will perform at THE CUTTING ROOM (44 East 32nd Street, NYC - 212-691-1900) on Friday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm. All three members have strong ties to The Fab Faux. Joe has been the Faux's front-of-House sound engineer for more than 12 years. James is the brother of Rich Pagano. And Neil has been musically involved with Rich in various ways for more than 20 years. On this night, they will have Jack Petruzzelli (The Fab Faux, Patti Smith, Joan Osborne) join as special guest, taking the opportunity to stretch out a bit and jam out on some blues. There is a $20 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MELBA MOORE AT 54 BELOW

Grammy nominee and Tony Award winner Melba Moore takes the stage at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday & Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd at 7:00 pm. Hailing from a musical family, Ms. Moore graduated from the famed Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. At the encouragement of her parents, she went on to pursue music education at Montclair State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education Degree. However, her inner voice told her to see if she could make it as a performer. After listening to that inner voice, she landed roles in classic shows such as Hair, Les Miserables, and Purlie, for which she earned her Tony Award. Although Ms. Moore enjoyed working on Broadway, she never forgot her first love of music. She has recorded several albums and has enjoyed great success musically with such chart topping songs as "Love's Comin' At Ya," "Living For Your Love," and "Read My Lips," for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal. From this show one can expect to hear everything from the works that earned her star status on the Great White Way to the chart topping hits from her recording career. There is a $40-$85 cover plus a $25 food/drink minimum.

NYC: MELISSA BOUGANIM MAKES 54 BELOW DEBUT: FEELING 22

22 year old Melissa Bouganim makes her club debut with her show "Feeling 22" at 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street, NYC - 646-476-3551 - ) on Friday, May 22nd at 9:30 pm. Paying homage to Broadway, boys, and bucket-lists, she is celebrating the end of an era with copious amounts of candy, pro/con lists and tunes that recapture the best and worst moments of college, like "I'm Sorry," "In Short," and "Someone Else's Story." This is her zany, maraca-wielding story in song. There is a $15-$35 cover plus a $20 food/drink minimum.

NYC: THE NEW STANDARDS AT JOE'S PUB

The New Standards (John Munson of Trip Shakespeare/ Semisonic fame; Chan Poling, founder of the haute-punk new-wave group The Suburbs; and Steve Roehm, vibraphonist extraordinaire) got together with a plan to play and sing their favorite songs - naked at JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555) on Friday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm. Well, the musicians are clothed, but the aesthetic is raw simplicity, communication and soul. The song selections span the twentieth century. Each song must be someone's favorite and each arrangement must bring something new to the song. In an age of digital overkill, The New Standards keep the instrumentation simple. Poling on piano, Roehm on vibraphone and Munson on double bass. Chan and John split the singing. If that's not enough, a footstomp here, a shout-out, a fiery solo, and it's cooked. Simple, elegant, illuminating. There is an $18 cover.

NYC: JOE'S PUB PRESENTS JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND: LOVE IS CRAZY!

After sold•out performances in Paris, London, San Francisco, and Australia, Justin Vivian Bond returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATRE (425 Lafayette Street, NYC - 212-967-7555 - ) on Friday through Monday (Memorial Day Weekrnd), Mat 22nd through 25th at 9:30 pm, with "Love is Crazy!", an evening in celebration of obsession, sex, romance and all their queer and mysterious complications. Accompanied by Nathann Carrera on guitar, Claudia Chopek on violin, and under the musical direction of Matt Ray, Mx Bond displays v's legendarily twisted wit, along with songs from Dendrophile and Silver Wells, numbers from v's stage and film appearances. Expect the unexpected because, let's face it, LOVE IS CRAZY!!! There is a $25 cover.

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COCOA BEACH, FL: LORRI HAFER WITH MIKE HAFER AT HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB

World renowned Big Band/ Jazz vocalist Lorri Hafer, with her husband Mike Hafer on piano, will be performing at HEIDI'S JAZZ CLUB (7 North Orlando Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL - 321-783-4559) on Friday & Saturday, May 22,d & 23rd, 3 sets nightly from 8:00 pm. Lorri was the lead vocalist with the Hillside Singers on their worldwide hit, "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony". She is a sultry singer who has performed with several prestigious Big Bands including the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Les Brown's Band Of Renown. She is currently an "on air" personality for the "Music Of Your Life " radio network. She and her husband Mike will be joined by bassist Al Dodds, and drummer Stan Soloko for an evening of Lorri's favorite jazz standards, and selections from her CD, "The Very Thought Of You". Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, THE MID-WESTERN & SOUTH WESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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CHICAGO: WHAT MAKES A LADY? VALLERY DOLLS KNOWS!

Spend an evening with the Baritone Bombshell,Vallery Dolls as she returns to DAVENPORT'S (1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL - 773-278-1830) on Friday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm to sing everything from Noel Coward and Kurt Weill, to Portishead, the Pointer Sisters, and Leonard Cohen. Vallery is accompanied by Chicago legend Kyle Greer on piano and Cheryl Lawson on drums. Vallery explains what makes this gal a "Lady" but keeps her from being the "Woman" she desperately wants to be. This show is packed with all the golden-throated glamour you've come to expect from Vallery's lauded appearances at Uptown Underground, Vaudezilla Burlesque, and Sideshow Theatre's "Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers". There is a $15 cover.


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CABARET EVENTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR THIS DATE
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SAN JOSE, CA: BARRY LLOYD AT SOCIETY CABARET

San Francisco based Barry Lloyd will perform at SOCIETY CABARET SAN JOSE AT PAOLO'S RESTAURANT (333 West San Carlos Street #150, San Jose, CA - 408-676-6471) on Friday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm. Lloyd has been called "the crown prince of cabaret". He will treat the audience to a collection of songs spanning his career - including favorite songs from past shows, as well as a handful of songs he has never performed before. Plus he will be singing songs from his MAC Award nominated CD, BARRY LLOYD LIVE! Call for cover/minimum information.

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CABARET EVENTS FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES FOR THIS DATE
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SAN DIEGO, CA: FRIDAYS WITH JANICE EDWARDS & NATHAN FRY

Janice and Nathan (Janice Edwards & Nathan Fry) perform on Fridays from 8:00 to 11:00 pm at MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH (3940 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA - 619-400-4500). While Nathan's virtuosity speaks for itself, accompaniment to Janice makes for an inspired pair at they present resonant selections from their extensive list of everything from funk to country, gospel and jazz. No cover show.

LOS ANGELES: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF CRUEL INTENTIONS

Roger Kumble's relentless game of cat and mouse comes to life at the ROCKWELL: TABLE & STAGE (1714 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA - 323-669-1550) on Thursdays & Fridays in May at 8:00 pm in 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions'. This cult classic tale of seduction and revenge follows despicable step-siblings Sebastian (Broadway's Constantine Rousouli) and Kathryn (Faking It's Katie Stevens) in their attempt to destroy their classmates (Molly McCook and Pitch Perfect's Shelley Regner.) Executive Producer Kate Pazakis. Associate Producer Stephanie Lazard. Adapted by Jordan Ross. Directed by Lindsey Rosin. There is an $18-$45 cover.

LOS ANGELES: KAREN MORROW'S SINGERS' WORKSHOP

Karen Morrow's Singers' Workshop performs at THE GARDENIA (7066 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 323-467-7444) on Friday & Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd at 9:00 pm. An "eclectic, loving group with many a twinkle in its collective eye" share their talents, personalities, and stories. There is a different cast each night. Morrow is a popular American singer/ actor, best known for her work in musical theater. Her honors include an Emmy Award and a Theatre World Award, and an Ovation Award and five Drama-Logue Award nominations. There is a $10 cover plus a 2-drink or dinner minimum.

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LONDON: JULIAN CLARY 'FOR THE LOVE OF COQS'

Following his sell-out residency in 2014, Julian Clary is back at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Tuesday through Saturday, May 19th through 23rd at 8:00 pm with 'For The Love Of Coqs', a daringly intimate evening of camp cabaret alongside his pianist Simon Wallace. Expect music, an abundance of laughter, sharp- witted jibes, often at the expense of the audience, and partying up close and personal with the man himself. Much-loved comedian and elder statesman of the double entendre, Julian remains one of the country's most popular and least predictable entertainers. In the past year Julian's career has gone from strength to strength. He has completed a smash-hit UK tour of Position Vacant: Apply Within, lent his sharp tongue to the judging panel on Your Face Sounds Familiar (ITV), shared an insight into his 30 year career in showbiz on Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV) and terrorized the audience with a cattle prod on The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV). Since winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, Julian has also appeared on numerous TV shows and remains a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. He is also a Sunday Times best-selling novelist and his third book, Briefs Encountered, was published in March 2013 to unanimous praise. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: BRANDYN SHAW AT HIS RYTHM MMAKERS DANCE BAND

Leading his Rhythm Makers dance band, with its authentic style and sound, Brandyn Shaw recreates and celebrates the glamour, elegance and verve that became the Golden Era of British Dance Bands at THE CRAZY COQS AT BRASSERIE ZEDEL (20 Sherwood St, Piccadilly, London W1F 7ED - 020 7734 4888) on Friday, May 22nd at 10:30 pm as part of the club's Swing Night Series. Dance the night away to hits by Roy Fox, Lew Stone, Henry Hall, Harry Roy and many more, with vocal tributes to Al Bowlly, Val Rosing, J. Pat O'Malley, Sam Browne and even the novelty vocals of Harry Roy himself. Shaw's ultimate aim is to take you all on a musical journey back to the Golden Era of British Dance Bands, the birth of popular music and the origins of many of the classic popular hits we know and love today - plus one or two that may have been forgotten along the way. Call for cover/minimum information.

LONDON: HANNAH WILDES AND GUESTS AT THE PHEASANTRY

THE PHEASANTRY (152-154 King's Road, London SW3 4UT - 08456 027 017) presents an intimate evening with the incredible talent of Hannah Wildes on Friday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm. Finalist in the Voice 2015, Hannah has received international praise for her live performances. You will have a chance to meet and greet Hannah, purchase a signed copy of her first EP, gand et up closr and personal. Call for cover/minimum information.

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