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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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Tammy Faye Starlite

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The 29th New York Cabaret Convention

The 29th New York Cabaret Convention

The 29th edition of the New York Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, took place October 9-12 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Penelope Thomas, Gerry Geddes, Robert Windeler, and Mark Dundas Wood covered the four nights for us. Following are their thoughts.     Cabaret Today! – by Penelope Thomas […]

October 16, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
Max Vernon

Max Vernon

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October 2, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
John Kelly

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September 27, 2018 | By | Add a Comment

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Deanna Kirk

Deanna Kirk

Nomad 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. She appears every Wednesday evening at this East Village restaurant; bar menu and full dinner menu available.

January 24, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Spencer Day

Spencer Day

The Green Room 42 Fridays October 19, November 9, December 14 7:00 pm In celebration of his seventh CD, Angel City, singer-songwriter Spencer Day continues his monthly residency at The Green Room 42. He’s been celebrated as much for his talents as a singer as for his songwriting skills; this show gives us a mix […]

July 11, 2018 | By | Add a Comment
Lavender Songs: A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret

Lavender Songs: A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret

Pangea Mondays October 22, 29, November 5; 7:00 pm Jeremy Lawrence returns with his program of songs that were originally written or performed by queer artists in Weimar era Berlin. This show is remarkable for the intelligence and skill with which the evening has been put together, Lawrence’s riveting performance, the strength and sensitivity of […]

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