Monday, December 12, 2016

The Salon Wrap- Up for December 11, 2016 - "Losing Control"

Here we are on the downside of the year, these are our darkest days before the winter solstice and a long awaited New Year. Our guest  co-host Mary Liz McNamara brought her music, humor, and style to us as the city experienced it's first snow fall of the season. Co-Host, visit: Mary Liz McNamara.
From Mary Liz' show THE GOOD GIRL singer Faith Sandberg sang Pay Attention Veronica.  Am I in Love was her opener for the 2nd half of the evening, also from TGG, followed by singer Michelle Foor singing  What Can Luda Do? from her show BODY AND SOUL. What's the Point also from the TGG and she closed the evening with her popular on the cabaret circuit song: Bacon. My personal favorite meat and song hands down. (I say this in the middle of a cleanse which had me enjoying ETC Etcetera's delicious gluten free tagliatelle bolognese pasta. No bacon or booze for ten days! )
Quick Wrap - Classical Corner
Our resident musical genius, Mark Janas, played some holiday tunes and spoke about his Christmas Eve performance at the beautiful St. Clements Church at 8pm, complete with wassailing prior. He then invited our visiting and regular composers, md's and musicians to chime in on an 'Out of Control, Christmas Carol, Tag Team. Featuring Mark, Matthew Martin Ward, Rich Eisenberg, and Ritt Henn, they moved from Carol of the Bells, Good King Wenceslas, into What Child is This, Silver Bells to Jingle Bells, then a minor version of the aforementioned, beautifully buttoned by Beth Falcone doing her solo instrumental version of Silent Night
Roster of performers for the evening (in order of appearance):
Click link to visit the performer’s website or other links, when available.
All piano accompaniment by Mark Janas unless otherwise noted.

Matthew Martin Ward
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
ReneƩ Catrine
David Ballard
Classical Corner
Dr. Lauren Martinez
Special thanks to tonight’s musicians: Mark Janas, Matthew Martin Ward, Ritt Henn, Beth Falcone and Renee Catrine.

And thank you to Jared Gilmore on lights and sound, and our amazing waitstaff who always handle the demands of a full house with grace and style.
Ongoing Shows: 
Monday nights (7pm): Opera Open Mic at Shangai Mong with Mark Janas and Matthew Martin Ward, 30 West 32nd Street, NYC.

Upcoming Shows

December 8 - 22, 2016 (various times): Candice Oden is appearing in "Macbeth" with The Seeing Place Theater at the Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St, NYC.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Sally Darling is appearing in "Totally Noel [with a bit of Sally]", with music director Matthew Martin Ward, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Matthew Martin Ward is playing with Christine Pedi at 54 Below, 254 W 54th St, NYC.
Friday, December 16 2016: NYC Gay Men's Chorus at Town Hall and Sunday December 18, 2016, 3pm.
Friday, December 23, 2016: Loren A. Martinez is performing at Perlas, 69-09 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY.
March 2017: Susan Neuffer is bring her show, Apocalypse Wow, back!
Kit is doing a show at Don't Tell Mama! 
The Salon will be back next week, December 18th, with the theme: Merry, Happy, Oy and your co-hosts"THOSE GIRLS (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack & Wendy Russell) Salon Spotlight: David Meulemans
We look forward to seeing you then! :)
Jaye Maynard
Guest Blogette for The Salon

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