A Swell Party It Was!

December 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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 of their songs were beautifully performed by Aaron Lee Battle, Mary Foster Conklin, Lina Koutrakos, Jay Rogers, and Deborah Tranelli under Gerry Geddes’ skilled direction and Ian Herman’s masterful music direction.

One of the highlights of the show came at the encore: George Winters singing his own “The Girl Who Put the Sin in Cincinnati” from his 1992 Bistro Award-winning show “Monday in the Dark With George.”

George Winters

George Winters

Aaron Lee Battle

Aaron Lee Battle

Mary Foster Conklin

Mary Foster Conklin

Lina Koutrakos with musical director Ian Herman.

Lina Koutrakos

Lina Koutrakos

Deborah Tranelli

Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers

Jay Rogers

Deborah Tranelli and Ian Herman

Deborah Tranelli

Photos by Maryann Lopinto

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