Jason Graae sang an original song, “Nothing Rhymes With Bistro Blues,” written specifically for the occasion of the 30th annual Bistro Awards, at the outset of the gala that included performances by such past Bistro Award winners and legendary cabaret artists as Marilyn Maye (who sang a medley of rainbow songs), Karen Mason (“Almost Like […]
Jason Grae plays host to the 30th annual Bistro Awards gala, which features 11 winners of this year’s awards – such as Carol Fredette and Lillias White — plus a cavalcade of past winners – some of the biggest names in the cabaret world, including Marilyn Maye, Karen Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater, John Fugelsang. […]
When Lauren Stanford was developing her portrayal of Helen Morgan for her cabaret show “More Than You Know,” she must have paid special attention to lyrics from Louis Alter and Arthur Swanstrom’s song “(I’ve Got) Sand in My Shoes.” The song’s verse begins with the line “You see me smiling, but it’s not with my […]
In her show “Ordinary Miracles,” at the Metropolitan Room, Donna Hayes makes a strong case for her title’s seeming to be an oxymoron. In her view, it’s those unexpected miracles that matter most, and they are to be found all around us, not so much the major ones we pray or long for. These minor […]
In “Committed,” her new show at The Duplex, Stacie Koby ignores the old show-business warning about the dangers of being upstaged when working with animals or children. There are no critters in the act, but Koby is visibly pregnant with her second child, scheduled to arrive several weeks from now. Maybe she figured that because […]
Tuesday March 31, 7:00 pm Metropolitan Room Monthly jazz variety show. Performing this evening: vocalists Hilary Kole, Gabrielle Stravelli, Roseanna Vitro, and Susan Winter, accompanied by the Daryl Kojak Trio (Daryl Kojak, piano; Sean Conly, bass; Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, drums). Hosted by Laurie Krauz.
Cafe Nocatambulo at Pangea Tuesdays 8:00 pm – midnight With a seemingly encyclopedic repertoire of musical material, Eric Comstock—winner of a 2015 Bistro Award as Outstanding Singer-Instrumentalist—is one of the most thoughtful and sensitive interpreters of good songs you’re likely to find. Following a long run in 2014, he returns to this comfortable East Village supper club.
Cucina di Pesce Wednesdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm Bistro Award-winning jazz vocalist Deanna Kirk interprets songs with exquisite musicianship and a simplicity that is understated and at the same time eloquently expressive. Every Wednesday evening at this E.4th Street Italian restaurant; full dinner menu available.