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“A Night at the Bistros” Returns in February

“A Night at the Bistros” Returns in February

December 29, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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A Swell Party It Was!

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 […]

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Join Us for A Night at the Bistros December 6!

Join Us for A Night at the Bistros December 6!

November 29, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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!

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Qu’est-ce que c’est cabaret?

Qu’est-ce que c’est cabaret?

November 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Qu’est-ce que c’est cabaret? was the topic of a panel discussion featuring top cabaret performers (from l. to r.) Kim David Smith, Laurie Krauz, Klea Blackhurst,, and Jeff Harnar, and moderated by Bistro Award Committee member Gerry Geddes. It was part of the three-day conference for the American Theatre Critics Association that Bistro Awards producer […]

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How “Supper Clubs” Became “Cabarets”…40 years of great entertainment

How “Supper Clubs” Became “Cabarets”…40 years of great entertainment

October 11, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

The article below was published in Back Stage on December 15, 2000. Here’s how I came to write it. The newspaper was planning a special year-end 40th Anniversary issue, with articles surveying the performing arts scene over the first 40 years of the paper’s life. Sherry Eaker, the Editor in Chief of Back Stage, asked me […]

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Welcome back! … and other matters

Welcome back! … and other matters

June 21, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

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Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

March 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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.

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Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

March 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

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.

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Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

March 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Click through to see Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards at Stagebuddy.com!

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Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

March 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Jazz greats Annie Ross and Janis Siegel also honored at the 31st ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Tuesday, March 8th Multi-award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will present the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks at the 31st annual Bistro Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 at Gotham Comedy Club. Elling, who is also […]

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