Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Salon Wrap-Up for August 12, 2018: "Location, Location, Location."


It was a true treat at Etcetera, Etcetera, which became the epicenter of fun, joy, laughs and lots of musical travels on Sunday night. The theme was "Location, Location, Location," and last night the place to be was THERE. Our Co-Host was two time Grammy nominated composer, arranger producer, Larry Kerchner. He brought with him a wonderful group of co-inhabitants on the stage to share in the festivities, and his "Love is Love" single was given with each purchase of his new CD  "Swingin' It," which features newly composed tunes performed in a retro swing style.  A three piece band was on hand to jump in and accompany many of the performers; Tex Arnold (piano), Tom Hubbard (bass) and Ray Marchica (drums), so we had an incredible swinging sound!

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Up first was Uptown," sung by Dennis Chiccino from Larry's new CD. With Tex, Tom and Ray backing Dennis' hot swing vocals, it was toe-tapping and amazing. Then, sweet and saucy Marissa Mulder performed the hilariously sultry "You're Gettin' to Me." For the second half, Mark Nadler took to the microphone! With Tex, Tom and Ray backing him up, Mark burst into "Iowa," a cleverly funny and bouncy song (written by Larry) admitting how his Jewish upbringing never quite fit in with his fellow country club neighbor members. Grateful for the next song, Mark sang the wistful and waltzing "It Was Paris," written by Larry after his wife and he waited two years after their wedding to have an official honeymoon in the famous city of lights. Our own Tanya Moberly then got up to sing a live version of a previously recorded song, "Mama Was a Working Girl," which reminded Larry of his time hanging out at 8th avenue and 42nd street. Nina Hennessy finished the evening up, first smoothly performing a dreamy song with samba rhythms "Stay With Me." Then she brought us to the location "where the music takes you" and took us home with the hot-tempo'd song "Hot Tambu."

Salon Spotlight

Tony nominee, MAC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and freshly back from performing in California, our Salon Spotlight was none-other than Sharon McNight! With Mark Janas at the piano, she started out with "Meantime" which she performs a lot at memorial services (she says). With ooodles of sass, a sultry voice coupled by powerful mezzo belt, she sashayed from verse to verse with lots of character spice and growly attitude. Next up, she brought up a conversation she once had with Margaret Whiting (on how Sophie Tucker was her godmother) while she herself was performing a Sophie Tucker show. She then performed a song by Mary Liz McNamara, "Haiku" (a hilarious bluesy song often used to check the intelligence level of the audience, so watch out). Sharon is working on a new show (with 3 musicians and 5 other cast members with her!), so keep an eye out for more information. Sharon obviously enjoys performing as or music inspired by strong women, and she next performed a song about Mary Jane - otherwise known as "Mae West" - which then segued cleverly into "Everybody's Girl" from Steel Pier, complete with a fabulous Mae impersonation including patter and jokes.

"Gone But Not Forgotten" about a bunch of sassy ladies in McNight's world, will perform at The Rrazz Room in New Hope on Saturday, August 18th at 8pm.

Sharon McNight
Quick Wrap - Classical Corner

Well, this isn't quite a quick wrap, but a long voyage from one place to the next through Mark's Classical Corner. Mark started by quickly playing the opening to "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin, introducing his first interpretation of "Location" - New York City! Music inspires a location by evoking a place and time, bringing about almost a sensual deja vu to the listener.  He then played a snippet of "Moonlight Sonata First Movement" by Beethoven from Op. 27, no. 2, although it never evokes moonlight to Mark. Instead, to him moonlight evokes a lighter feeling - "Claire de Lune" from Suite Bergemasque by Debussy (1890) does create the idea of moonlight for Mark. It's more of a location in the imagination rather than literal. Mark then played the full "Fugue V, D major" by Johan Sebastian Bach from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (The Well-Tempered Clavier), in which Mark recognizes the Baroque style of letting the separation of notes (less legato) and how ornamentation (falling notes) would often get a trill, and double-dots were often thrown in. Listening to this work, one can imagine the location of the grand ballrooms and the space in which the dancers of Mozart's time would be snootily prancing about.

The second kind of location is where the composer specifically tells us where it's taking place within the piece. Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony VI, Mvt ii is named "By The Brook," and brings about the feeling of flowing water and natural beauty of a babbling brook well. Mark played "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt, suite No1 by Edvard Grieg - the familiar darkly sinister and bouncingly sly music. Maurice Ravel wrote "Ondine, Mvt i" written from a poem by Aloysius Bertrand (1842); this poem is about a mermaid paints a beautiful but dangerous lake setting, with a gorgeous twinkle of waves and glistening water. Mark also brought up "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" by Strauss (brings up the location of the river, but also the imagery of Vienna). The "New World Symphony, Mvt ii" by Anton Dvorak wrote for America - the New World - reflects his adventures during his first visit to the 'states.

And then there's the third connection one might make between music and location: the personal one. Music flows in and out of our lives and can spark memories of places, people, and experiences.
Mark played in full the piece "Kresleriana, Mvt I" by Robert Schuman, Op 16 (1838), which brings to him a specific memory of when he was a kid in College in his doorm room at Indiana University in the 70s (you can make your assumption here). This piece showed off two themes - fiery and demure that are different elements under the same tempi. Mark then played a bit of "Prelude No. 15 in Db"/"Raindrop" by Chopin, Op 28, which is a beautiful piece but brings to Mark a memory of George Sand, who experienced consumption in Majorca, Spain. Continuing with Spain, Mark then finished his Classical Corner with a "Malaguena; Suite Andalucia, Mvt vi" by Ernesto Lecuona (1933); this harkens him back a wonderful experience seeing a local guitarist in Malaga, on the coast of Spain.

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: Larry Kerchner introduction
Dennis Chiccino (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Marissa Mulder (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Sierra Rein (with Bill Zeffiro on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Maureen Taylor (with Stephen Silverstein on piano)
Sandra Bene (with Tex Arnold on piano)
Bobbie Horowitz
Ira Lee Collings
Lou Iacovino
Emily Ellet (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Marnie Klar
Annie Lebeaux (self on piano)
Maureen Taylor
Salon Spotlight: Sharon McNight
Classical Corner
BREAK
Co-Host: Larry Kerchner
Mark Nadler (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Tanya Moberly (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Richard Eisenberg (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)
Janice Hall (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Frances O'Flynn and Matthew Martin Ward (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (self on piano)
Ann Dawson
David Ballard
Laura Hart (with Bill Zeffiro on piano)
Angela Leona (with Bill Zeffiro on piano)
Bill Zeffiro (self on piano)
Co-Host: Larry Kerchner
Nina Hennessy (with Tex Arnold on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums)

Special thanks to tonight's musicians: Mark Janas, Bill Zeffiro, Stephen Silverstein, Tex Arnold, Tom Hubbard, Ray Marchica and Matthew Martin Ward. Also thanks to David Ballard on lights and sound, and the amazing waitstaff and management at Etcetera Etcetera.

Performances coming up by guests of this evening's Salon:

Ongoing Performances:

Tuesdays (6pm-9:30pm): Annie Lebeaux performs at The Townhouse Bar of New York, 236 E 58th St NYC.

Upcoming Shows:

Wednesday August 15, 2018: Laura Hart and Bill Zeffiro perform at La Rivista, 313 W 46th, NYC.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Janice Hall, Sierra Rein, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, and others with Musical Director Matthew Martin Ward will be part of the third installment of Stephen Hanks's "Cabaret Campaigns: Ride The Blue Wave 2018!" (Donate/Info) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday August 17, 2018: Laura Hart and Bill Zeffiro perform at La Rivista, 313 W 46th, NYC.

Friday, August 18, 2018 (8pm): Sharon McNight in "Gone But Not Forgotten" at the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA - 6426 Lower York Road.

Saturday, August 19, 2018: Laura Hart and Bill Zeffiro perform at La Rivista, 313 W 46th, NYC.

Friday, August 31, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly will be a part of Ricky Ritzel's Broadway at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 7, 2018 (7pm): 2017 Metrostar Challenge winner Emily Ellet (with Jeff Cubeta as Musical Director and Stearns Matthews, Director) brings her debut show "Uncharted" back to the Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (7pm): "The Cabaret Theater Workshop" taught by Peter Napolitano and Matthew Martin Ward at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (4pm): Angela Leone returns with her CD Release Presentation at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (2pm): Sierra Rein returns to The Laurie Beechman Theater with "Running in Place" with Bill Zeffiro, Matt Scharfglass, and Rex Benincasa - Directed by James Beaman. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 (5:30pm): Ira Lee Collings opens his new show, "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (9:30pm): Sierra Rein returns to The Laurie Beechman Theater with "Running in Place" with Bill Zeffiro, Matt Scharfglass, and Rex Benincasa - Directed by James Beaman. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (3:30pm): "The Cabaret Theater Workshop" taught by Peter Napolitano and Matthew Martin Ward at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 (7:30pm)Ira Lee Collings  performs "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (7pm)Ira Lee Collings  does it "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (6pm): Meg Flather, Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder, and Nancy McGraw will appear on the opening night of the Cabaret Convention, at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 15, 2018 (7pm)Ira Lee Collings closes "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, October 16 (7pm): Frances O'Flynn and Matthew Martin Ward perform a Jimmy Kennedy show at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 (7pm): Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just a Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 5, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (1pm):
"Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 16, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (5pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 7, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 (3:30pm): Frances O'Flynn and Matthew Martin Ward perform a Jimmy Kennedy show at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 29, 2018 (7pm): "Sally Darling Sings Beatrice Lillie" with Matthew Martin Ward, Music Director at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON! - Sunday, August 19th, 2018:
Mazel Tov! Salon turns 13 this year, and on hand for "Salon’s Bar Mitzvah – 13 Years Of Music and Magic!" To Co-Host for the evening will be as many Etceterettes as the Salon stage can handle (I'll be sending my 'L'Chaims' from afar as I visit California). Special gifts and fun will take place throughout the evening!

- Sierra Rein
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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Salon Wrap-Up for August 5th, 2018: "Transitions"


For the theme of "Transitions," today Mark Janas gracefully transitioned from the BBQ Birthday he was at in Staten Island (for his Father, who turned 92 yesterday) to the Salon stage, and showed us a gorgeous black and white glamour shot of his father during his days of getting hit with pies working for Spike Jones. Even at age 92, and perhaps because of it, Sr. Janas is still singing, and performing on Public Access television! To help us transition from one singer to the other, we had raven-haired and rich-voiced Meg Flather as our Co-Host, who brought us through the twists, turns and key changes on the theme. Meg is a Bistro and Hanson winner, a two-time MAC Award winner, who will have her Cabaret Convention Debut on October 9th!

Meg Flather
Meg started out with a unique arrangement of the popular anthem "Let the River Run" complete with with spoken rhythmic opening and closing sections, bringing about a powerful belt and energy. She next perform a song written by herself, "We Are As Strong," a folk-style Carly Simon-esque protest song detailing her awakening into a stronger, more "woke" self. After the break, Meg took to the mic along with Tanya Moberly (friends since performing together in a production of Company - Marta and April, respectfully) and sang the duet "So Much Mine" by The Story, taking advantage of the lovely contrast with Meg's rich alto and Tanya's bell-like harmony. Meg then revealed a little personal story about how her mother passed away from alzheimer's in March, and how she now recognized that her mother used the disease to free a part of herself and become more joyful before she left. Staying connected to her mother in grief and in joy, Meg went into a new original piece of hers, "Like a Sunday," which included strains of "Dona Nobis Pacem," reflecting and accepting universal feelings of loss. It was very moving. At the end of the evening, Meg brought up the concept of growing ones' own roses rather than waiting for someone to give 'em to ya. Meg decided to teach this self-fulfilling attitude to her goddaughters, and penned a rock country song of self-reliance and creation, "A Song of Roses." Finally, to celebrate the fact that "We are all transitioning to who we are tomorrow," Meg performed the powerfully accepting "A Change in Me" from Beauty and the Beast.

Meg will bring back her acclaimed show "Back When We Were Beautiful" to Don't Tell Mama's on Sunday, October 14th at 6:00pm. Read about it on NiteLifeExchange.com


Quick Wrap - Classical Corner
To Mark, the term "transitions" can mean many things in the classical music sense. It can refer to the transition between eras of classical music, or the variances between different works throught a single composer's life, in addition to what one can call a transition between musical motifs in a single song. Mark referenced Beethoven, and how throughout his life he transitioned from one style to the next from piano concerto to another, and indeed was a part of the transition between the classical and Romantic eras. Even so, when his more dramatic music was brought to the public, even some of his most famous (now) music received lukewarm reviews at the time. He later transitioned to a more Romantic, robust and fuller sound to his work. Mark then played a bit of Mozart's work - he had work varying in style from from Don Giovanni to The Magic Flute, to works that sounded very much like Beethoven. Mark then played a bit of Mozart's "Fantasy in C minor," which contains a lot of transitions both noticeable and imperceptible. These transitions are signaled when the ear notices that the introduced themes do not "settle," but switch between A and B and contrasting motifs with lighting speed. The changing of keys can be seen in multitudes on each page, and within no time we go from C minor to the far-reaching F# minor key. These changes also include transitions of a harmonic nature in the work, reflecting the high drama in the Italian Puccini-esque style, with an emotional emphasis unique to Mozart's work. Mark then played the piece in it's entirety to appreciative audience applaud.

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: Meg Flather
Kit
Ira Lee Collings
Becca Kidwell (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Barbara Malley (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Sally Darling and Matthew Martin Ward (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Madelaine Warren
Deborah Stone
Johnathan Kuhn and Michele Herman
Guenevere Donohue
Marnie Klar
David Ballard
Sierra Rein
Jaye Maynard
Classical Corner
BREAK
Co-Host: Meg Flather
Tanya Moberly
Lou Iacovino
Richard Eisenberg
Marcia Roney (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Andrea Levitt (with Matthew Martin Ward on piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (self on piano)
Joan Jaffe
Co-Host: Meg Flather

Special thanks to tonight's musicians: Mark Janas, and Matthew Martin Ward, and our videographer Ruben Olvera. Also thanks to David Ballard on lights and sound, the amazing waitstaff and management at Etcetera Etcetera.

Performances coming up by guests of this evening's Salon:

Upcoming Shows:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (8am): Catch Johnathan Kuhn singing for the hustle and bustle of the morning commuters in the south atrium performance space of Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, NYC.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (7pm): Deborah Stone sings "Siren Song" with Musical Director Daryl Kojak, at Pangea,178 2nd Avenue, NYC.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 (7pm): Lou Iacovino performs a set at Parnell's, 350 E 53rd Street, NYC.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Janice Hall, Sierra Rein, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, and others with Musical Director Matthew Martin Ward will be part of the third installment of Stephen Hanks's "Cabaret Campaigns: Ride The Blue Wave 2018!" (Donate/Info) at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, August 31, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly will be a part of Ricky Ritzel's Broadway at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (7pm): Marcia Roney and Andrea Levitt will be a part of a performance by "The Cabaret Theater Workshop" taught by Peter Napolitano and Matthew Martin Ward at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (2pm): Sierra Rein returns to The Laurie Beechman Theater with "Running in Place" with Bill Zeffiro, Matt Scharfglass, and Rex Benincasa - Directed by James Beaman. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 (5:30pm): Ira Lee Collings opens his new show, "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (9:30pm): Sierra Rein returns to The Laurie Beechman Theater with "Running in Place" with Bill Zeffiro, Matt Scharfglass, and Rex Benincasa - Directed by James Beaman. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 (7:30pm)Ira Lee Collings  performs "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (7pm)Ira Lee Collings  does it "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (6pm): Meg Flather, Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder, and Nancy McGraw will appear on the opening night of the Cabaret Convention, at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 (4pm): Becca Kidwell performs "Fangirl" with Musical Director Tracy Stark and Director Gretchen Reinhagen, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 15, 2018 (7pm)Ira Lee Collings closes "Naked from the Waist Up," at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 (7pm):
 "Madelaine Warren: Mad for Romance," opening at Don't Tell Mama, 345 E 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 5, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (1pm):
"Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 16, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (5pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 7, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 29, 2018 (7pm): "Sally Darling Sings Beatrice Lillie" with Matthew Martin Ward, Music Director at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON! - Sunday, August 12th, 2018:

Ok, apparently next Sunday is going to be off the mother-fracking hook. The theme will be "Location, Location, Location." So where will you be next Sunday? HERE to witness Co-Host Larry Kerchner, who will be on hand to feature Dennis Chiccino, Nina Hennessy, Marissa Mulder and Mark Nadler with a full band which includes Tex Arnold (piano), Tom Hubbard (bass) and Ray Marchica (drums). IN ADDITION our Salon Spotlight will be none other than Sharon McNight! Be there or be...there!

- Sierra Rein
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Monday, July 30, 2018

The Salon Wrap-Up for July 29th, 2018: "Taking a Chance on Love"

Co-Host, Emily Ellet

Tonight was a relatively small house; on the plus side, however, there were opportunities for encore performances, which are always welcome. Our co-host for this week was the lovely Emily Ellet, winner of the 2017 MetroStar Talent Challenge.




In keeping with the theme "Taking A Chance On Love," and accompanied by the wonderful Jeff Cubeta, Emily opened the evening with "The Life I've Never Led" from the musical "Sister Act." Her set after the break included Maltby and Shire's "Sunday Crossword Puzzle," followed by a quiet, conversational and heartfelt rendition of Sondheim's "Being Alive" and ending with "Man Wanted" from Barry Manilow's "Copacabana." Emily closed out the evening with "My Foolish Heart," that favorite old standard. You can see Emily's show "Uncharted" at The Triad on Friday, September 7th at 7:00 p.m.


Quick Wrap - Classical Corner


Mark, joined by Matthew Martin Ward, presented a four-hands piano version of Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy." Mark remarked on how although Tchaikovsky's piece doesn't follow the exact timeline of the story, nonetheless it captures the various moods by use of three main themes. The first is a chorale, evocative of Friar Lawrence and his unwitting role as catalyst for the ultimate tragedy. The second represents the combat between the two warring families, with the cymbals in the orchestration (with exclamatory onomatopoeia by Mark in lieu of an orchestral percussion section) representative of swords clashing. The third is the love theme, perhaps the tune most often identified with the piece. All themes are interwoven and alternated, building and culminating into the suicide of the two lovers. The battle theme recaps, then turns into a dirge, as the piece closes with a final allusion to the love theme and ends with a dramatic, unison tone. Mark also mentioned how, as Tchaikovsky was secretly gay, the concept of "forbidden love" may have resonated greatly; it has been suggested that his death may have actually been a suicide. Some evidence of this torment may have been detected by his mentor Mily Balakirev who, upon hearing the love theme, wrote Tchaikovsky a letter stating that hearing it made him want to "give him a hug."

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.


Richard Becker
Richard Eisenberg
Frances O'Flynn (accompanied by Matthew Martin Ward)
Sally Darling (accompanied by Matthew Martin Ward)
Matthew Martin Ward (playing for himself)
Alexander Scelso (spoken word poem)
Jared Gilmore (solo piano)
Dawn Derow
Zach Wobensmith
Tanya Moberly
Classical Corner

BREAK

Jeff Cubeta
Tanya Moberly
David Ballard
Bill Zeffiro
Alexander Scelso (spoken word poem)
Jared Gilmore (solo piano)
Richard Eisenberg (playing for himself)
Dawn Derow

Zach Wobensmith

Richard Becker

Frances O'Flynn (accompanied by Matthew Martin Ward)
Sally Darling (accompanied by Matthew Martin Ward)
Matthew Martin Ward (playing for himself)
Emily Ellet

Special thanks to tonight's musicians: Matthew Martin Ward and Jeff Cubeta. Also thanks to Jared Gilmore on lights and sound, the amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera.


Performances coming up by guests of this evening's Salon:


Ongoing Shows:


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

Every Tuesday (6pm-7pm): "Peaceable Hour - Music to soothe the spirit and restore the heart" with Sarah Rice, Mark Watson, and Janice Hall. FREE at Saint Clements Church and Chapel, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

Every Tuesday (6-9:30 pm): Annie Lebeaux is at the Townhouse, 236 E. 58th St--"a cozy, historic, genteel gay bar!"

Tuesdays through August 28th, (7:30 pm):
"Mama's Next Big Act" competition. Tanya Moberly is judging, and David Ballard, Sarah Rice and Zach Wobensmith are among the top 15 contestants! Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC


Upcoming Shows:


Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Janice Hall (along with Sierra Rein, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, and others) will be part of the third installment of Stephen Hanks's "Cabaret Campaigns: Ride The Blue Wave 2018!" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC. Musical director is Matthew Martin Ward.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (7pm): Josephine Sanges encores her Harold Arlen show, Come Rain or Come Shine, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (8pm): Zach Wobensmith will be appearing in the benefit concert production of Peter Mills/Cara Reichel's "The Flood" to benefit Puerto Rico at The TimesCenter, 242 W 41st St, NYC.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 23rd: Ira Lee Collings opens his new show, Naked from the Waist Up, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Thursday September 27-Sunday September 30, 2018 (6pm): Zach Wobensmith will be playing the Narrator/Mysterious Man in "Into The Woods" in four concert performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (6pm): Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder, and Nancy McGraw will appear on the opening night of the Cabaret Convention, at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 (6 pm): Josephine Sanges will be featured at the Cabaret Convention's tribute to Jerry Herman. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC,

Saturday, October 13, 2018 (4pm): Becca Kidwell performs "Fangirl" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 (7pm):
Madelaine Warren: Mad for Romance, is opening at Don't Tell Mama, 345 E 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 5, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (1pm):
"Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 16, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (5pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 7, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 (7pm):
Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.


NEXT SALON-- Sunday, August 5th, 2018:
Theme: Transitions, with co-host Meg Flather.
Zach Wobensmith,

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Monday, July 23, 2018



The Salon Wrap-Up for July 22th, 2018: "Contradictions"

Co-Host, David Hajdu

 

Our Salon co-host tonight was David Hajdu--music critic, professor, journalist, and author of numerous books about music and popular culture, including "Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn."  David also happens to be married to cabaret favorite Karen Oberlin, and is a prolific lyricist. Throw all that into the mix, along with his three ASCAP Awards, and you get a terrifically interesting, knowledgeable, and polished host for the evening's festivities. David opened with an anecdote from his youth, about when he received the gift of a haircut from world-famous stylist Vidal Sassoon. He dryly remarked that, until tonight, that was his greatest Salon experience.

 

In 2015,"Waiting for the Angel," the first CD of songs featuring David's lyrics, was released by Miranda Music, and has won numerous awards. David brought along some of his favorite singers to give us a taste of that CD, all accompanied by brilliant Jon Weber. The show opened with the lovely Marissa Mulder giving us a finely calibrated rendition of the wistful "The Angel in the Attic "  Marissa's second song featured music by the late songwriter Mickey Leonard. It was a lullaby written in honor of David and Karen's son, called "Lullaby for Nathan Charles." 

 

 After the break, David introduced his son, Emory Hajdu, to sing the quirky song "The Girl in the Grocery Box." Then, David introduced Emory's mother, Karen Oberlin, to sing the touching ballad "Good Things Happen Slowly." Salon producer Tanya Moberly also jumped on the Hajdu bandwagon, singing the Hajdu-Jill Sobule song "I Still Feel the Same," which sounded as if it could have been written especially for her. Karen Oberlin closed the show with a beautiful song about yearning and connection, "All But You."

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David Hajdu and Karen Oberlin

Quick Wrap - Cook's Corner

Our host  and principal pianist for the evening, John Cook, took over the Classical Corner slot, and, in honor of the ninetieth anniversary of George Gershwin's first trip to Paris, he played one of Gershwin's three published Preludes, first performed in 1926. 
John noted that, while we all acknowledge the influence of jazz and gospel idioms in Gershwin's music, less obvious is the influence of French classical composers such as Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. John played a segment from Debussy's "Golliwog's Cakewalk," and then played what he called Gershwin's answer to this piece, another of the Preludes.

 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 John Cook  unless otherwise noted.

Marissa Mulder (with Jon Weber at the piano)
 Ira Lee Collings  
Becca Kidwell
Bobbie Horowitz
Madelaine Warren
Carol Gershman
Richie Eisenberg
Angela Leone
Nancy McGraw
Victoria Guthrie (Brett Kristofferson at the piano)
Angela Shultz (Brett Kristofferson at the piano)
Annie Lebeaux (accompanying herself)
David Ballard
Janice Hall
Marnie Klar
 C00k's Corner
BREAK

David Hajdu and Guests:
Emory Hajdu (Jon Weber at the piano)
Karen Oberlin (Jon Weber at the piano)
Tanya Moberly (Jon Weber at the piano)

Jon Weber (accompanying himself)
Josephine Sanges
Becca Kidwell
Ira Lee Collings
Bobbie Horowitz
Nancy McGraw
Victoria Guthrie  (Brent Kristofferson on the piano)
Angela Schultz (Brent Kristofferson on the piano)
Annie Lebeaux (accompanying herself)
Richie Eisenberg (accompanying himself)
Karen Oberlin

Special thanks to tonight's musicians: John Cook, Jon Weber and Brett Kristofferson. Thank you to Ruben Olvera, our videographer!  Also thanks to David Ballard on lights and sound, the amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera.
Performances coming up by guests of this evening's Salon:

Ongoing Shows:

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

Every Tuesday (6pm-7pm): "Peaceable Hour - Music to soothe the spirit and restore the heart" with Sarah Rice, Mark Watson, and Janice Hall. FREE at Saint Clements Church and Chapel, 423 West 46th Street, NYC 

Every Tuesday (6-9:30 pm): Annie Lebeaux is at the Townhouse, 236 E. 58th St--"a cozy, historic, genteel gay bar!"

Tuesdays through August 28th, (7:30 pm): "Mama's Next Big Act" competition. Tanya Moberly is judging, and David Ballard (along with Saloners Sarah Rice and Zach Wobensmith) is among the top 17 contestants! Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC

Upcoming Shows:
Friday, July 27, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly appears in "Ricky Ritzel's Broadway" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (4pm): Angela Leone presents an encore of her CD release show, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Janice Hall (along with Sierra Rein, Sarah Rice, Julie Reyburn, and others) will be part of the third installment of Stephen Hanks's "Cabaret Campaigns: Ride The Blue Wave 2018!" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC. Musical director is Matthew Martin Ward.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (7pm): Josephine Sanges encores her Harold Arlen show, Come Rain or Come Shine, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street, NYC.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 23rd: Ira Lee Collings opens his new show, Naked from the Waist Up, at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (6pm): Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder, and Nancy McGraw will appear on the opening night of the Cabaret Convention, at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC. 

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 (6 pm): Josephine Sanges will be featured at the Cabaret Convention's tribute to Jerry Herman. Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC,

Saturday, October 13, 2018 (4pm): Becca Kidwell performs "Fangirl" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.
Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018 (7pm): Madelaine Warren: Mad for Romance, is opening at Don't Tell Mama, 345 E 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 5, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (1pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 16, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (5pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 7, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON-- Sunday, July 29th, 2018:
Theme: Taking a Chance on Love, with co-host Emily Ellet.
Janice Hall

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Salon Wrap-Up for July 15th, 2018: "Something Cool"

When I was a kid, Summer was so much fun
Playing and laughing all day in the sun
We would all gather for a game of tag
Or running a race to the finish flag

We would think of ways to try and stay cool
Like going for a swim at the public pool
Drinking tall glasses of cold lemonade
While sitting under a tree in the crisp shade

Riding our bikes up and down the street
And waiting for the ice cream truck, so we could buy our treat
Staying up late with my best friend
Hoping that Summer would never end

I'm grown up now but it's just not the same
The loss of innocence is such a shame
It's been a long time but they're still  very clear
Those summertime memories that I hold so dear

And another awesome night of music and magic is upon us!

We had a wonderful night this week.  We didn't have a big house, but we had more than enough talent and heart to fill the room.  Our co-host for this week was the wonderful Joan Jaffe!  She started the night by singing about that heat (the weather kind) and romance (the heartbreaking kind) in tonight's theme song "Something Cool,"  and followed it with a song her father used to sing, "Mississippi Mud."  Her next song was the fabulous Sondheim work "Anyone Can Whistle." She started the second set with one of Blossom Dearie's songs, "Rhode Island is Famous For You," and closed the evening with the hilarious Memory spoof -- performed only the way the fabulous Joan Jaffe can.  Joan will be performing "Something Cool" on Saturday, July 21st, at 7pm at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, NYC.  She also has a recurring role on this season of "Orange Is The New Black," which is now airing on Netflix.



Quick Wrap - Classical Corner

Modulation (my favorite thing in the world) was the focus for the night.  In popular music, they usually go up half a step.  In classical pieces, however, a modulation can often be found within the piece.  Mark talked about the circle of fifths - which is going a fifth at a time up or down the keyboard -- which was used a lot by Bach, and Mark demonstrated it with Bach's "C minor Prelude."  Pivot chords are frequently used for modulations.  That is a new chord that has something (a note) in common with the earlier chord. Mark then demonstrated that by playing a portion of Mozart's "C major Sonata."  He also talked about the chromatic scale (in which every note is played), as opposed to the diatonic scale and gave several wonderful examples.  Matthew Martin Ward joined us toward the end to show us other examples of modulations by playing Schumann's "Widmung."


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: Joan Jaffe (accompanied by the lovely Matt Baker)
Louisa Lee Poster
Edie Stokes
Anna Brookstaber (with Stephen Cordine at the piano)
Stephen Cordine (self on the keys)
Frances O'Flynn (with Matthew Martin Ward tickling the ivories)
Sally Darling (with Matthew Martin Ward at the baby grand)
Matthew Martin Ward (self at the 88s)
Annie Lebeaux
Candice Oden (Moi!)
Classical Corner
BREAK
Co-Host: Joan Jaffe
Michele Zalkin
David Ballard
Richie Eisenberg
Frances O'Flynn (encore with Matthew Martin Ward on the piano)
Sally Darling (encore with Matthew Martin Ward at the keys)
Matthew Martin Ward (encore with himself tickling the ivories)
Louisa Lee Poster (encore)
Angela Leone (encore)
Co-Host: Joan Jaffe

Special thanks to tonight's musicians: Matthew Martin Ward and Mark Janas, and thank you to Jose Pena, our videographer for the night!  Also thanks to David Ballard on lights and sound, the amazing waitstaff, and the management at Etcetera Etcetera.

Performances coming up by guests of this evening's Salon:

Ongoing Shows

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

Every Tuesday (6pm-7pm): "Peaceable Hour - Music to soothe the spirit and restore the heart" with Sarah Rice, Mark Watson, and Janice Hall. FREE at Saint Clements Church and Chapel, 423 West 46th Street, NYC.

Beginning August, 2018, every Tuesday: Louisa Lee Poster will be singing at the Flatiron Hotel.

Upcoming Shows

Thursday, July 18, 2018: Bobbie Horowitz is hosting her Color Psychology Image Workshop.

Saturday, July 21, 2018: Edie Stokes plays and sings at Chez Josephine, 424 W 42nd St, NYC.

Sunday, July 22, 2018 (4pm): Angela Leone revamps her CD release show at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, July 27, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly appears in "Ricky Ritzel's Broadway" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 W 46th St, NYC.

Saturday, July 28, 2018: Edie Stokes performs in a memorial for the beloved Barry Levitt.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018: Deborah Stone in "Siren Song" with Daryl Kojak at Pangea, 178 2nd Avenue, NYC.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Michele Zalkin is the Spotlight Performer at Parnell's, 350 E 53rd St, NYC.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward is acting as musical director for Stephen Hanks' "Cabaret Campaigns: Ride The Blue Wave 2018!" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (8pm): Zach Wobensmith will be appearing in the benefit concert production of "The Flood" at TimesCenter, 242 W 41st St, NYC.

Wednesday, September 12 (7pm): Matthew Martin Ward has his Cabaret Theatre Workshop performance at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday September 27-Sunday September 30, 2018 (6pm): Zach Wobensmith will be playing the Narrator/Mysterious Man in "Into The Woods" in concert at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 
W 42nd St, NYC.

Friday, September 29, 2018 (4pm): Matthew Martin Ward has his second performance of his Cabaret Theatre Workshop show at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 (4pm): Becca Kidwell performs "Fangirl" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, November 5, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (1pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 12, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 16, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (5pm): Tanya Moberly directs "She Bangs She Bangs," written and performed by Jennifer Bangs at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, December 7, 2018 (7pm): "Marnie Klar Sings Bobbie Gentry" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Amy Beth Williams at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Kendra Cunningham in "This Could Be You" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs "Lisa Viggiano Sings Bruce on Restaurant Row" at Don't Tell Mama, 345 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, April 26, 2019: Robin Kradles stars in "70 Is the New 40" at Don't Tell Mama, 
345 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON! - Sunday, July 22nd, 2018:
Our next Salon is being co-hosted by David Hadju, featuring Emery HadjuMarissa MulderKaren Oberlin, and Jon Webber, with guest host/pianist John Cook!  The theme next week?  "Contradictions."
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