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BistroAwards.com honored with Board of Directors Award from Manhattan Association of Cabarets

BistroAwards.com honored with Board of Directors Award from Manhattan Association of Cabarets

BistroAwards.com is being honored with a Board of Directors Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets for its 35 years of recognizing, encouraging, and nurturing cabaret and jazz artists through its insightful reviews, online articles,  and its annual awards. The presentation will take place at the annual MAC Awards on Monday, March 30.

January 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment
Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire to Receive the 2020 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire to Receive the 2020 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

New York, NY – (January 21, 2020) —Lyricist and director Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire will be honored at the 35th annual Bistro Awards where they will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Award’s highest honor, for their more than 50 years of musical accomplishments. The songwriting team, one […]

January 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment
Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS Among the Honorees at the 34th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS Gala

Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS Among the Honorees at the 34th ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS Gala

Monday, March 11 at Gotham Comedy Club Frances Ruffelle, Lee Horwin, Luba Mason, and Sidney Myer Also Recognized Among the 15 Winners Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer Judy Collins will be honored, along with a diverse group of 14 other outstanding artists, at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11 at Gotham […]

January 30, 2019 | By | Add a Comment
Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS to Receive the  2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS to Receive the 2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement

Monday, March 11 at Gotham Comedy Club (New York City, Jan. 21, 2019) — Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer, Judy Collins will be honored at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’ highest honor, for her six decades […]

January 21, 2019 | By | Add a Comment
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