When the one stepping on your grave… is you

August 24, 2012

Today’s New York Times has a review of Raissa Katona Bennett’s act at Feinstein’s.  Here’s a great piece of special material that she does.

New words today, we’ll learn to say…

July 17, 2012

… Lady Mondegreen.

According to the NYTimes, a Lady Mondegreen is “the term for misheard song lyrics that give rise to new words or meanings.”

Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

Nelson Pressley on the DC cabaret scene

July 17, 2012

Article from Sunday’s Post by Nelson Pressley on the Signature Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret festival and his take on the DC scene:

Life is not a cabaret in buttoned-down Washington. Or is it?

The show tune and its close cousins may be making more inroads around town than you’d guess. More than ever, it’s possible to find singers — most of them with theater roots — crooning Broadway tunes or mashing up standards and pop hits in that casual, intimate brand of performance known as cabaret.

Cue dirge …

July 13, 2012

The NYPost today reports that Feinstein’s at the Regency will be closing in January.  Bummer!

Matt Howe — Burning (Man) It Up

July 11, 2012

One of the highlights of Matt Howe’s recent shows at Black Fox and Germano’s was Burning Man, a song written for him by Jeff Blumenkrantz at the suggestion of Matt’s husband Dan Adler.  Perfect for these burning days…

The Songs of Bernadette

July 8, 2012

Playbill.com had a great article incorporating videos-up of various Bernadette Peters performances from her television talk show appearances over the years.  Well worth checking out.  (BTW, I think my favorite is English Girls from Song & Dance).

DCCN Open Mic Monday

July 8, 2012

The next DC Cabaret Network Open Mic is tomorrow, Monday, July9th at the Atlas Theater (1333 H St NE, Washington).  Sign up is at 7:30 and signing starts at 8:00pm.

The incomparable Mary Sugar will be at the keys.