Stephen Holden on Yanna Avis

Yanna Avis is probably #2 or 3 on my list of singers whose recordings I love whom I want to see.  Stephen Holden got to see her at the Metropolitan Room and wrote about it in the NYTimes: “Both Ms. Avis and her show at the Metropolitan Room are throwbacks to a cabaret style that flourished in New York in the 1950s and early ’60s in which traditional glamour and high style were the thing. Nothing must disturb the playfully naughty Folies Bergère spirits in which bittersweet moments are thrown in for contrast. The songs concentrate on appearances and the competitive erotic games indulged in by courtiers in a world of unbounded leisure; the only enemy is boredom.”

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