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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 […]

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Renowned Jazz Vocalist SHEILA JORDAN to Receive 2018 Bistro Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz

Renowned Jazz Vocalist SHEILA JORDAN to Receive 2018 Bistro Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz

Renowned Jazz Vocalist SHEILA JORDAN to Receive 2018 Bistro Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz Monday, March 12 at Gotham Comedy Club New York City, January 25, 2018) —Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan will be honored at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 12, with an award for her […]

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Actor-Singer-Dancer ANDRÉ De SHIELDS to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala

Actor-Singer-Dancer ANDRÉ De SHIELDS to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala

Actor-Singer-Dancer ANDRÉ De SHIELDS to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala Monday, March 12, 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club New York City, January 19, 2018) —Tony and Drama Desk nominee and multi-Audelco Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winner André De Shields will be honored at the 33rd Annual […]

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