Monday, November 13, 2017

The Salon Wrap Up for Sunday, November 10th, 2017: Heaven and Hell

  Salon Wrap-Up for November 10th 2017

Tonight's Theme: Heaven and Hell, co-host David LaMarr

   It was a cold night, but we warmed it up with some hot music, reflecting tonight's theme, "Heaven and Hell."  Our host was powerhouse actor/singer David LaMarr--second place winner in the Metropolitan Room's Metrostar competition, one of the finalists in the "Mama's Next Big Act" competition at Don't Tell Mama, and recently, a member of the national touring company of Jersey Boys. David opened the evening with a fast and furious version of "I Put a Spell on You."
   After the break, David returned with some more sass: first, "Random Black Boy (Singin' the Soul),"
originally written as "Random Black Girl," by Kooman & Dimond for their show Homemade Fusion. Abruptly changing the mood, David delivered a beautiful, soulful take on "You Are my Sunshine," going into "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone." He wound up the evening with a lively, interactive version of Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher."


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David LaMarr

Salon Spotlight: Deborah Stone

Dressed, appropriately, in black sequins, our Salon Spotlight, Deborah Stone, gave us a few songs from her show "Siren Song." She opened the set with "Whatever Lola Wants," from the musical Damn Yankees. (There seemed to be a lot of tangos sung tonight--coincidence? Considering tonight's theme, I think not.) Her second number was the sultry "Sooner or Later," from the film Dick Tracy. She closed her set with a song from a silent screen siren: Norma Desmond's "With One Look," from Sunset Boulevard. Deborah will be performing "Siren Song" this Wednesday, November 15th, at 7 pm at Don't Tell Mama.

 Quick Wrap - Classical Corner
Tonight Mark Janas opened Classical Corner with some tales of musical mishaps (Hell!) that have plagued various musicians over the years. He then segued to talk about "program music," a term which denotes music designed to evoke a particular idea or feeling.  As Exhibit A, he chose Beethoven's  Symphony Number 6, The Pastoral Symphony.  Mark was joined at the piano by Matthew Martin Ward, and together they gave us excerpts from each movement of this wonderful piece, along with the evocative title of each: Arrival in the Country, Singing by the Brook (featuring the sounds of a nightingale, a quail, and a cuckoo), Merry Gathering of Country People, The Storm, and Shepherd's Song.

 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.


Co-Host: David LaMarr
Richie Eisenberg
Audrey Appleby
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward)
Janice Hall (with Matthew Martin Ward)
Matthew Martin Ward (accompanying himself)
Brendan Eprile
Rachel Ann Weiss 
Shana Farr
Salon Spotlight: Deborah Stone
Classical Corner: Mark Janas (with Matthew Martin Ward)

BREAK
Co-Host:  David LaMarr
Tanya Moberly
Rian Keeting
Mike Roberts
Gretchen Reinhagen (accompanying herself)
Richie Eisenberg
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward)
Janice Hall (with Matthew Martin Ward)
Matthew Martin Ward (accompanying himself)
Co-Host: David LaMarr
Special thanks to Matthew Martin Ward!

Thank you, also, to Zach Wobensmith on lights and sound,  David Ballard and our amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera. Thanks to Michael Stever for providing video service for us!

Ongoing:

Monday nights (7pm): Opera Open Mic at Shanghai Mong with Mark Janas and Matthew Martin Ward, 30 West 32nd Street, NYC.

Upcoming Shows:

Monday, November 13, 2017 (7pm) :
 Amy Beth Williams, with Tanya Moberly directing and Ian Herman at the piano, performs "A Thousand Beautiful Things" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 13, 2017 (7:30 pm): David Lamarr will be part of the reading of a new musical, "The Naked Truth," at The West End Lounge, 955 West End Ave, NYC 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (6:30pm): Rian Keating will perform his show "there is a time: songs of love and life" as a benefit for the Lower East Side Preparatory High School MeiLing Tse - Virginia Yu Scholarship Fund at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 (7 pm): "Siren Song", starring Deborah Stone, is presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St. NYC.

Friday, November 17, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Mark Janas are appearing at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 (4:00pm): Rian Keating will perform his show "there is a time: songs of love and life" as a benefit for the Lower East Side Preparatory High School MeiLing Tse - Virginia Yu Scholarship Fund at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 19, 2017 (5pm): Bobbie Horowitz will present "It's Just a Number" featuring Sally Darling and Bob Diamond at The Triad, 158 W. 72nd Street, NYC.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (7 pm): Sally Darling will be appearing in "Together," with the four other 2017 MAC nominees for Female Vocalist. The show benefits The Meatloaf Kitchen at University Community Social Services. Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St. NYC.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017(8:30 pm): "Swingin' for The Maestro: A Barry Levitt Foundation Cabaret, featuring Janice Hall and many others; launch event for the Barry Levitt Foundation, at the Iridium, 1650 Broadway, NYC.

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 (4 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 (7 pm):  Shana Farr and Steve Ross team up for "Our Favorite Things," featuring Great American Songbook and holiday favorites, at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, NYC

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 (7 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (7pm): Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano) presents "Totally Noël" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 1st, 2017 (8 pm): Audrey Appleby will perform her show "Ladies Cheap Cocktails," at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave. NYC. Daryl Kojak is music director.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 (4:30 pm): Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano) presents "Totally Noël" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (9:30 pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC

Friday, December 8, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Steven Ray Watkins at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC

Saturday, December 10, 2017 (4pm): Marnie Klar performs "Bedtime Stories" (directed by Tanya Moberly with Stephen Ray Watkins at the piano) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (9:30 pm): Matthew Martin Ward will be accompanying the amazing Christine Pedi in her annual holiday show, "Snow Bizness," at Feinstein's 54 Below, 254 W 54th St., NYC 

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 (7 pm): "Siren Song", starring Deborah Stone, is presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St. NYC.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (3pm): Janice Hall will perform "The Opera Show with No Opera" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC. 

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 (4 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 (9pm): Andrea Bell Wolff will perform "Prisoner of Love" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano and Peter Napolitano as Director as part of "Winter Rhythms" at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 18, 2017: Amy Beth Williams, with Tanya Moberly directing and Ian Herman at the piano, performs "A Thousand Beautiful Things" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (4pm): "Bedtime Stories" with Marnie Klar (Directed by Tanya Moberly with Stephen Ray Watkins at the piano) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (7 pm): Gretchen Reinhagen's new show, "#iblamepaleo," will premiere at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St, NYC. Tracy Stark is musical director.

Thursday, December 21, 2017 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward will present his show "After the Fair" at the Winter Rhythms Festival  - at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017: Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward bring back her show "Love, Lust, and Longing" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 29, 2017 (7pm): Tanya Moberly and Sean Harkness are appearing at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SUNDAY at SALON:
Join us next week for "There's No Tune Like a Show Tune," with co-host Ricky Ritzel, and Ricky Ritzel's Broadway.


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