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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

Cake & Comedy

Cake & Comedy

The conventions of the comedy club differ significantly from those of the cabaret room. Cabaret, understandably, tends to be more on the polished, formal, and polite side, while the world of stand-up and sketch comedy seems looser and more freewheeling. Female performers have traditionally had a strong voice in cabaret, but not so much in […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Dora Rubin

Dora Rubin

Dora Rubin understands the usefulness of surprise in a cabaret set. This singer—who in years past would have been described as “offbeat”—takes risks that performers far more experienced than she might avoid. And while the surprises she hatches may land with varying degrees of precision, she never fails to hold the audience’s attention. I found […]

September 26, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Magnus Martensson

Magnus Martensson

Magnus Martensson was born in Sweden and studied piano, composition, and conducting in both Sweden and the U.S. He came by his easy, off-the-wall humor as naturally as he came by the frizzy mop of blond hair on his head. That hair might well be an outward symbol of the wacky thoughts that are obviously […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Lynn Henderson

Lynn Henderson

Her getup signals the overall tone of Lynn Henderson’s current Don’t Tell Mama show, directed by Barry Kleinbort, even more than does its title song, “‘T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do” (Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins). Her bright Red Riding Hood cape (an exactly matching red boa is added later for some especially showbizzy numbers) already […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar

Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar

Laurie Beechman Theatre Wednesdays September 7, 14, 21, 28; 7:00 pm Thursday October 20, 2:00 pm Tony nominee Sally Mayes and cabaret leading man Jeff Harnar–two of the sharpest, most talented, and most entertaining performers you’ll find–team up in their new show, “Double Take.” The program includes songs by Paul Simon, Mary Rodgers, Harold Arlen, […]

September 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Molly Pope

Molly Pope

Feinstein’s/54 Below Wednesday September 28, 9:30 pm Winner of a 2016 Bistro Award as Creative Cabaret Artist, Molly Pope brings her acclaimed show “A Star Is Born” back for an encore performance. The show features the songs we know from the iconic 1954 musical, plus a newly discovered song by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin […]

September 24, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Micaela Leon

Micaela Leon

Don’t Tell Mama Friday September 30, 9:30 pm From Germany, singer Micaela Leon made a very strong impression here ten years ago with her show Tigers, Muses  Jasmine — The Wild Heroines of Weimar Berlin. She stayed in New York for a few years, then returned to Germany. At last she’s bringing that marvelous show […]

April 30, 2016 | By | Add a Comment