Photos from the 2015 Bistro Awards Gala

Photos by Jim Baldassare

BISTRO AWARDS NEWS

Oh What a Night

Oh What a Night

March 5, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

Bistro Awards Tonight!

Bistro Awards Tonight!

March 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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.   […]

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

Bistro Awards – Four Days From Now!

February 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

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Yanna Avis

Yanna Avis

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

In her recent one-night stand at 54 Below, “Make Some Magic” (a reprise from an appearance there in April), Yanna Avis appeared sleek and stylish. Unfortunately, her show was anything but that. She sang in a throaty voice that at times approached talk-singing, which could work well for the kind of act and venue she […]

Tony Danza

Tony Danza

June 26, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

His terrific current show at Café Carlyle, “Standards and Stories,” finds Tony Danza in a state of what I can only describe as grounded exuberance. This seeming oxymoron combines the wisdom and taste of an impossibly lithe man on the cusp of Medicare Advantage who maintains his apparently lifelong childlike enthusiasm for just about everything. […]

Jeff Macauley

Jeff Macauley

June 25, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Film composer Henry Mancini (1924-94) was able to adapt nimbly to whatever professional assignment was at hand. He could write music with a hip, cool sound—for instance, the themes from TV’s Peter Gunn (1958-61) and the big screen’s Pink Panther films. But he could also create striking ballads—most famously, of course, “Moon River” from 1961’s […]

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Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

June 30, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway Don’t Tell Mama Friday July 10, 7:00 pm A program of songs from from shows famous and obscure: Hello, Dolly!, Henry, Sweet Henry, On a Clear Day…, and Cleavage (yes, Cleavage), performed by Christina Aranda, Aaron Morishita, Sidney Myer, Jay Rogers, and Jon Satrom.  Conceived and hosted by musician and wag Ricky Ritzel, who will hold forth […]

Thomas Honeck: Dancing with Death

Thomas Honeck: Dancing with Death

January 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The Duplex Tuesday July 14, 7:00 pm Thomas Honeck did his first solo cabaret show a decade ago, his second three years later,  and last year he debuted his third, “Dancing with Death.” Like the previous two, it was presented at The Duplex and directed by Lisa Moss; he’s been performing it from time to time since […]

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