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Cabaret Nights May 2015
An Annotated List of New York's Leading Cabaret Venues
The recent passing of the legendary Queen of Cabaret, Julie Wilson, is a personal loss and a loss for the theater and cabaret community. 54 Below celebrates the 70-year career of this beloved performer on May 9 and 14 with some notable performers. Julie, who was at almost every new performer's show, applauding and encouraging, would be humbled by these celebrations in her honor and yet she would relish and love every moment.
Also at 54 Below, lovely Jennifer Sheehan continues with her show, STARDUST: A Night in the Cosmos. Mark down May 9 and 20 for her songs, tracing "our life-long love affair with the magnificent and mysterious night sky!" Songs by Duke Ellington, Sergio Mendes, and Joni Mitchell to Pink Martini have all been inspired by moonlight, stars and clouds. On May 1,2,3, Roslyn Kind returns to New York with some great songs and stories. Maybe she'll add a mention or two of her big sister, Barbra, not that Roslyn, has to cling to Streisand's acclaim. She is a big talent on her own. On May 6, 54 Below honors another singing legend who we lost recently, Leslie Gore. .
If you were a fan of TV variety shows in the '60's, you probably saw 16-year-old Karen Wyman who was a popular entertainer on all of them, shows like The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show. After a hit record, she retired to raise a family. Now she's back and let me tell you, this girl can sing as well as she ever did, and probably better. She appears at Iridium Jazz Club on May 26. Actor/singer Danny Aiello comes in swinging at the Iridium on May 2 with his jazz group, Danny Aiello with Joe Geary and the Guys.
If you didn't drop into Pompie's Place last month at Don't Tell Mama, you have another chance on May 10 (Mother's Day), May 11,28. Hosted by Arthur Pompasello, jazz singers Hilary Gardner, Brianna Waters, Lezlie Harrison and a five-star quintet tell the story of the blues in an intimate setting. Enjoy a Cajun dinner and a drink and start your toes tapping.
It's not summer yet but it promises to be "hot, hot, hot" on May 1 at 1pm in the Metropolitan Room. Laurie Krauz's Jazz Soup returns with some sizzling performers, Natalie Douglas, Cleve Douglass, Martha Lorin, Anne Phillips, Daryl Kojak, Sean Conly, Dwayne 'Cook' Broadnax and Laurie Krauz. This popular series offers swinging nourishment every month. Also at the Metropolitan, the smooth sounds of Kevin Dozier gives tribute to A New York Romance on May 13 and lovely Stacy Sullivan sings some personal favorites in her May 21 program, Since You’ve Asked. Stacy's beautiful and talented mother, Elizabeth Sullivan offers a show of her own at the Metropolitan on May 24. Marissa Muldaur presents a new show, Instincts, on May 29. You can expect to see a lot of shows with popular Julie Budd at the Metropolitan Room this year. Julie is named Celebrity Artist in Residence, and is scheduled for May 14, with They Wrote the Songs. She will be back again several times through December.
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