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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

Lady Rizo

Lady Rizo

Since her early days of “diva-dom” at the legendary Continental Baths, to her triumphs on Broadway and in Vegas, to her decades of touring and recording and filming, Bette Midler has influenced generations of performers hoping to capture her uniquely entertaining combination of broad, risqué humor, solid musicianship, and consummate showmanship. Often, particularly in the […]

July 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier have a sweet rapport with one another in their show “Late Nights in Smoky Bars” (at Pangea; directed by Barbara Maier Gustern). The two portray longtime friends who meet regularly over potent potables to sort out their lives and offer each other support. (At least that’s how it seems at […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Matthew Holloway

Matthew Holloway

It’s always great to be surprised in cabaret. Sometimes it’s one song, one story, one character that can shake you out of your club-going assumptions and expectations and genuinely enthrall you. More rare is an entire show that surprises you. That’s just what we have in Matthew Holloway’s remarkable “Mother Always Said!”, which just returned […]

July 19, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Lynda Rodolitz

Lynda Rodolitz

Truth in advertising is always welcome, when it comes to cabaret shows as much as anywhere else. For her recent show at Don’t Tell Mama, “Lynda Rodolitz Is Off Her Rocker,” the subject certainly nailed her self-description. Oh, she may not be certifiably insane, but she played a crazy lady very well, consistently (and delightfully) […]

July 4, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

BISTRO PICKS

Kim David Smith

Kim David Smith

Pangea Friday July 22, 8:00 pm One of the most charismatic artists to come along in the past decade, singer Kim David Smith hosts (and performs in) the return of his weekly variety series, “Morphium Kabarett,” which he describes as a neo-Weimer cabaret salon.

April 30, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jillian Laurain

Jillian Laurain

Metropolitan Room Saturday July 23, 7:00 pm Bistro Award-winning vocalist presents her new show, “Romanza”—songs of love, passion, tenderness and reflection. With music director Sean Harkness on guitar, Ian Herman on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass, and David Silliman on percussion.

July 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Ronny Whyte Trio

Ronny Whyte Trio

North Square Sunday July 24, 12:30 & 2:00 pm One of the classiest and best singer-pianists around, Ronny Whyte is joined by Boots Maleson on bass and Al Gafa on guitar for jazz brunch at this popular Washington Square spot.

July 18, 2016 | By | Add a Comment