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Welcome back! … and other matters

Welcome back! … and other matters

Last month, after not having done new solo shows for a while, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan and Maureen Kelley Stewart unveiled their latest offerings. Making welcome returns is not all these vocalists have in common. Both are in top form and giving very strong performances in excellent shows with marvelous arrangements and exceptional instrumental support—and both are MAC […]

June 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Grammy winner Kurt Elling sings Jon Hendricks’ “Doodlin’” as part of his introduction to the jazz legend and ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 31st annual Bistro Award show.

March 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Here’s a glimpse of the life of Jon Hendricks who received the 2016 ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Known to many as the “James Joyce of Jive” and/or “The Poet Laureate of Jazz,” he was truly a master of his art and revered by all.

March 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Click through to see Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards at Stagebuddy.com!

March 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

 

 

RECENT REVIEWS

Joe Gulla

Joe Gulla

Joe Gulla’s monologue The Bronx Queen is the first installment of a trilogy that was originally presented on Manhattan’s Theatre Row a few years ago. Earlier this year it was restaged in the cabaret setting of Joe’s Pub, and on August 20 it had an encore performance there. The work explores themes that have become […]

August 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jeff Macauley

Jeff Macauley

In Le Grand Tour, which debuted recently at the Metropolitan Room, singer Jeff Macauley completes his trilogy of shows about classic Hollywood songwriters. Having previously paid tribute to Henry Mancini and Norman Gimbel, he focused this time on Michel Legrand, a true master of film music, with over 200 film and TV scores to his […]

August 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

It’s been several decades since Barbra Streisand had any real connection to the world of New York cabaret. But that, of course, is how her career began—in such small clubs as the Bon Soir and the Blue Angel, where she became a sensation while en route to becoming a legend. In 2009, she gave a […]

August 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Loni Love

Loni Love

A comedian, actor, and author, Loni Love is probably best known as a panelist on television’s talk fest The Real. Her brand of stand-up may not necessarily stick out in a crowd—she trades in traditional comic staples: race and ethnicity, politics, religion, sex, the misbehavior of celebrities. And she embraces, with seemingly no hesitation, the […]

August 13, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Carol Woods

Carol Woods

Metropolitan Room Monday August 29, 8:30 pm The powerhouse singer-actress offers up an evening of songs composed by Richard Whiting, accompanied by music director Tex Arnold on piano, Saadi Zain on bass, and Steve Singer on drums. The show was directed by Scott Coulter.

March 24, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Ann Dawson

Ann Dawson

Metropolitan Room Tuesday September  6, 7:00 pm “Traveling Solo” Return engagement of Ann Dawson’s Bistro Award-winning show. An entertaining and thoroughly satisfying evening in the company of the polished and charming Ms. Dawson, a lady who  knows her way around a song, a stage, and an audience. With Tedd Firth at the piano and Bob Renino on bass; […]

September 27, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Stacy Sullivan

Stacy Sullivan

Metropolitan Room Saturday September 10, 7:00 pm Saturday October 8, 7:00 pm “A Night at the Troubador” Multiiple-award-winning singer in her new show, an evening of  songs by two different musical artists: singer-songwriter David Ackles, whose name may not be a household word, and Elton John, who, as they say, needs no introduction. Conceived by […]

August 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment