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Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS Among the Honorees at the 34th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS Gala

Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS Among the Honorees at the 34th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS Gala

Monday, March 11 at Gotham Comedy Club Frances Ruffelle, Lee Horwin, Luba Mason, and Sidney Myer Also Recognized Among the 15 Winners Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer Judy Collins will be honored, along with a diverse group of 14 other outstanding artists, at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11 at Gotham […]

January 30, 2019 | By | Add a Comment
Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS to Receive the  2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS to Receive the 2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Monday, March 11 at Gotham Comedy Club (New York City, Jan. 21, 2019) — Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer, Judy Collins will be honored at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’ highest honor, for her six decades […]

January 21, 2019 | By | Add a Comment
2018 ASCAP Outstanding Revue Award

2018 ASCAP Outstanding Revue Award

(New York City, February 7, 2018) — ASCAP, the performing rights organization and longtime sponsor of the Bistro Awards, annually gives its name to one of the Awards. This year, ASCAP has chosen the revue It Helps to Sing About It: Songs of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael as the recipient of the ASCAP title in recognition […]

February 8, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
Actor-Singer-Dancer ANDRÉ De SHIELDS and Renowned Jazz Artist SHEILA JORDAN Among the Honorees at the 33rd ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA

Actor-Singer-Dancer ANDRÉ De SHIELDS and Renowned Jazz Artist SHEILA JORDAN Among the Honorees at the 33rd ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA

Monday, March 12, 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club Marta Sanders, Shemekia Copeland, and Will and Peter Anderson Also Recognized Among the 15 Award Winners (New York City, January 31, 2018) —Tony and Drama Desk nominee and multi-Audelco Award winner André De Shields and internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan are among the artists who […]

January 31, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
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