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The 32nd Annual Bistro Awards

The 32nd Annual Bistro Awards

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January 13, 2017 | By | Add a Comment
“A Night at the Bistros” Returns in February

“A Night at the Bistros” Returns in February

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December 29, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
A Swell Party It Was!

A Swell Party It Was!

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the audience at Urban Stages got a sample of just some of the high quality of talent that’s recognized by the Bistro Awards each year. “A Night at the Bistros” paid tribute to songwriters Richard Rodney Bennett, Murray Grand, Rick Jensen, Steven Lutvak, John Wallowitch, and George Winters and a selection […]

December 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Join Us for A Night at the Bistros December 6!

Join Us for A Night at the Bistros December 6!

Hear the music of Richard Rodney Bennett, Murray Grand, Rick Jensen, Steven Lutvak, John Wallowitch, George Winters Sung by Aaron Lee Battle * Mary Foster Conklin * Lina Koutrakos * Deborah Tranelli *Jay Rogers Use Discount Code FIVEOFF for $25.00 Tickets! Purchase tickets here!

November 29, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

 

 

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November 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
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The Duplex Sunday January 29, 9:30 pm Presented by Bistro Award-winning producers Thomas Honeck and Lisa Moss, this monthly series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience in a supportive environment and see how it plays. Tonight’s edition features songs by: Tim Aumiller & Scott […]

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