Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Salon Wrap-Up for August 11th: "Mad About the Boys"

Irrational, emotionally unhinged, and exuberant love was in the air (and maybe the drinks?) at Salon tonight. Our co-hosts Those Girls, the powerhouse quartet comprised of Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, and Wendy Russell accompanied by the lively piano of Steven Ray Watkins, opened the evening with an oldies groove featuring a mashup of the Temptations classic "Get Ready" and The Jackson 5's "The Love You Save." The best part of seeing Those Girls perform is their intricate harmony - they're always tight, perfectly in tune, and deeply satisfying. Their arrangements in combination with their exquisite musicianship are a real delight.

Can confirm: Those Girls really are this badass.
They opened the second half of the show with solid barbershop-style harmonies on the Dean Martin crooner classic, "Ain't That a Kick in the Head." (In truth, this Blogette prefers this sweet and sultry boogie-woogie arrangement to the original.) These ladies have gigs all over town for a reason - they're the ultimate professionals. They even made their debut at Carnegie Hall in May with the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Jerome Kern evening ("All the Things You Are: Celebrating Jerome Kern"), for which they were given a handful of Jerome Kern songs  and 4.5 minutes in which to perform them. Their Kern-ucopia medley (performed next) was thus born, including "Can't Help Singing," "I've Told Every Little Star," "They Didn't Believe Me," "A Fine Romance," and "Long Ago and Far Away."   Their arrangements were efficient, smooth, and stunningly beautiful. They passed the melody from soloist to soloist without dropping a note, which was especially impressive considering different singers were trading those harmony lines around at any given moment. 

Sophisticated harmonies (their trademark, in case you can't tell) and a pristine blend made their rendition of Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" a lovely finish to the evening. It was like the perfect NY cheesecake finish - silky smooth with a hint of sweetness. This Blogette can't wait to see them perform again.

Fortunately, there are many opportunities coming up to do so! In October, they're taking their "Unplugged" show to BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room in Norwalk, CT (Sat. Oct 5th at 8 pm), and then to Pangea for "Those Girls Sing the Boys Unplugged Vol.1.2" (Sat. Oct 19th at 7pm).  And finally, we can catch them in "Those Girls Sing the Boys Vol. 1" at The Laurie Beechman on Saturday November 22nd (7pm) and Saturday December 2nd (7pm). More info below.

Salon Spotlight

Angela Leone was our smooth-voiced Salon Spotlight tonight, acoompanied by the wonderful Bill Zeffiro on piano. With her contralto tone reminiscent of Rosemary Clooney, she began with Johnny Mathis's pleading ballad "Come to Me." She followed up with Hoagy Carmichael's "How Little We Know," then treated us to "Wild is the Wind," (Washington/Tiomkin, made famous by Nina Simone). Angela's selection of lesser-done standards by the undisputed masters of jazz was so refreshing! Jazz is a perfect fit for her voice. As an artist, she lets the songs speak for themselves, and with her rich and resonant vowels, her lower register has particularly supple ease and depth.

Her upcoming show with Bill Zeffiro, "Mathis and More," will be performed here at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Monday, October 7th (7pm) and Sunday, November 3rd (3pm). 

Classical Corner

Mark Janas opened by playing a recording of Liebera, an English boys choir, and explained to us the fascinating history of boys' choirs in Europe, including the anatomical changes that happen in boys' versus girls' voices over time. Next he played "From a Distance," allowing us all the chance to relish the beauty and purity of the boys choir. (And the perfect intonation!!!) It was a lovely respite and a hearkening back to a simpler moment.

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: Those Girls (Steven Ray Watkins at piano)

Lynda Rodolitz
Joan Darragh
Aaron Wilson
Marnie Klar
Rian Keating
Josh Carr
Emily Ellet
Bobbie Horowitz (Matthew Martin Ward at piano)
Stew Frimer (Matthew Martin Ward at piano)
Andrea Axelrod (Matthew Martin Ward at piano)
Sally Darling (Matthew Martin Ward at piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (self at piano)
Janice Hall (Matthew Martin Ward at piano)
Goldie Dver (Bill Zeffiro at piano)
Salon Spotlight Angela Leone (Bill Zeffiro at piano)
Classical Corner
BREAK
Co-Host: Those Girls (Steven Ray Watkins at piano)
Tanya Moberly
Lynda Kennedy
Todd Monroe
Jeff Flaster
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Michael Colby
Richie Eisenberg
The Elegant Ivory Duo (self at piano)
Bill Zeffiro (self at piano)
David Ballard
Joshua Bennett
Co-Host: Those Girls (Steven Ray Watkins at piano)

Special thanks to our pianist for the evening, Mark Janas, and to musicians Steven Ray Watkins, Bill Zeffiro, and Matthew Martin Ward. Thanks also to David Ballard on lights and sound and to the delicious waitstaff (Joshua and Leo) and supportive management at Don't Tell Mama. Also thanks to our videographer for the evening, Zoltan Suhy.

Ongoing Shows:


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (8-12pm)Bill Zeffiro at La Rivista, 313 West 46th Street, NYC

Tuesdays (6-9:30pm): Annie LeBeaux at The Town House, 230 East 58th Street, NYC

Upcoming Shows:


Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly will take part in a benefit evening for the Dutch Treat Club, "Jerome Kern & Friends," at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 (7pm): Sean Patrick Murtagh will pay tribute to Mario Lanza in his show at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, NYC.

Friday, August 16th, 2019 (7pm): Sally Darling presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb," with Matthew Martin Ward at piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, Auugst 20th, 2019 (6:30pm): Joshua Bennet performs in The Metropolitan Room Staff Reunion Show Cabaret Cares Show at The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street, NYC. 

Saturday, August 24th, 2019 (7pm): Todd Monroe presents "Alive at the Duplex!", 61 Christopher Street, NYC.

Friday, August 30th, 2019: Tanya Moberly performs in Ricky Ritzel's Broadway at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 6th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Marnie Klar, THOSE GIRLS, Joshua Bennet, and others in a beneift for teen suicide prevention at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 6th, 2019 (7pm)Josh Carr presents "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue (bet 11th and 12th Sts), NYC.

Friday, September 6th, 2019 (7pm)Josh Carr presents "Why do the Wrong People Travel?" at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue (bet 11th and 12th Sts), NYC.

Sunday, September 8th (4pm): Andrea Axelrod presents "After the Bawl," with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, September 12th (7pm): Sally Darling presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb," with Matthew Martin Ward at piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 13th (7pm)Andrea Axelrod presents "After the Bawl," with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 14th (1:30pm): The Elegant Ivory Duo present "Imperfections of Love" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 14th (4pm): Stew Frimer presents "Who Needs a Theme?" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 (4pm): Tanya Moberly is among the singers performing in Meg Flather's "A Cabaret Sisterhood" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 (6pm): Goldie Dver will return in her show "Back in Mama's Arms" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, September 18th (7pm): Lynda Rodolitz in "4 Women, 4 Stories" (with Helene Blumfield, Peggy Schwartz, and Deborah Zecher) at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 21st (4:30pm): The Elegant Ivory Duo present "Imperfections of Love" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 (6pm): Goldie Dver will return in her show "Back in Mama's Arms" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 (1:30pm): Joan Darragh presents "The Invigorated Ingenue" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 (4pm): Andrea Axelrod and Rian Keating will co-host "Groovin on a Sunday" at 53 Above, 318 West 53rd Street, NYC.

Monday, September 23rd (7pm): Stew Frimer presents "Who Needs a Theme?" with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 27th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They Are a-Changin'" opening at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue (bet 11th and 12th Sts), NYC

Sunday, September 28th, 2019 (3:30pm): Joan Darragh presents "The Invigorated Ingenue" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 4th, 2019 (7pm)Tanya Moberly and Barb Junger direct Susanne Mack in "Where I Belong" with Musical Director Paul Greenwood at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, NYC.

Sunday, October 5th, 2019 (8pm): Goldie Dver will return in her show "Back in Mama's Arms" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 (8pm)Those Girls perform "Unplugged" at BJ Ryan's Magnolia Room, 57 Main Street (upstairs), Norwalk, CT 06851.

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 (3:30pm): Joan Darragh presents "The Invigorated Ingenue" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, October 7th, 2019 (7pm): Angela Leone presents "Mathis and More," with Bill Zeffiro at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 11th, 2019 (7pm)Tanya Moberly and Barb Junger direct Susanne Mack in "Where I Belong" with Musical Director Paul Greenwood at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, NYC.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" (featuring Emily Ellet and others) at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 (7pm)Those Girls Sing the Boys Unplugged Vol.1.2 at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue (bet 11th and 12th Sts), NYC.

Saturday, October 25th, 2019 (7pm): Marnie Klar in Ricky Ritzel's Broadway at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Sunday, October 26th, 2019 (5pm): Barb Malley presents: "Feeling Groovy In A New York State of Mind: at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 (3pm): Angela Leone presents "Mathis and More," with Bill Zeffiro at the piano, at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 (7pm): Lynda Rodolitz brings back "Animal Magnetism" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 (7pm): Michael Colby presents "Slay It with Music", a benefit for the International Rescue Committee, at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, NYC.

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Stephanie Trudeau in "Chavela: Think of Me" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 10th, 2019 (4pm): Lynda Rodolitz brings back "Animal Magnetism" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 14th, 2019 (7pm)Tanya Moberly and Barb Junger direct Susanne Mack in "Where I Belong" with Musical Director Paul Greenwood at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, NYC.

Friday, November 15th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 (7pm)Tanya Moberly and Barb Junger direct Susanne Mack in "Where I Belong" with Musical Director Paul Greenwood at Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, NYC.

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC  .

Saturday, November 22nd, 2019 (7pm)Those Girls Sing the Boys Vol. 1 at The Laurie Beechman, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2019 (7pm)Those Girls Sing the Boys Vol. 1 at The Laurie Beechman, 407 West 42nd Street, NYC.

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 (7pm)Tanya Moberly directs Stephanie Trudeau in "Chavela: Think of Me" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 



NEXT SALON: August 18th, 2019
Join us next week for our 14th anniversary here at Salon, featuring co-hosts The Mamettes and Salon Spotlight Robin Westle! How the years fly by. Start preparing your "Happy Birthday" harmonies, everyone!


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Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Salon Wrap Up for August 4th, 2019: "Here's To Life"


The Salon Wrap-Up for August 4th, 2019: "Here's To Life"  Goldie Dver and Len Carrie Spotlight


Goldie Dver CoHost


 Goldie is an engaging vocalist with a strong soprano voice and charm to spare.” — Cabaret Scenes
A Mac Award winner with their show: The Crazy World-The Songs of Leslie Bricusse. She will be back at DTM with her show which debuted at DTM in June: Back in Mama's Arms.  With Jamie Beaman Director, and Bill Zeffiro, Music Director. Don't Miss It! 

She was so sweet she gave all of the performers goodie bags! Can you believe it? Talented and generous! 

Goldie Dve











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: Goldie Dver (with Bill Zeffiro)
Lucille Carr-Kaffashan
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Marnie Klar
Ashlyn Combs
Haylie Aslin
Laurel Kallen
Lynda Kennedy
Lou Iaccovino
Ira Lee Collings
Annie LeBeaux
Jaye Maynard
Maureen Taylor




SALON SPOTLIGHT
Len Carrie-Before The Echoes Fade" Book written about him! He sings"
Bye Bye Blackbird
Five Foot Two and parody Six Foot Four
They Don't Believe Me
Dear Santa Claus-(an original written for Tony Bennett)
Stormy Weather-Got a Zipper
George M. Cohen Medley
Mame
Smile
Happy Birthday!!!

Classical Corner
Gershwin! The Seventh's and structure are discussed and Mark compares them to a miniature sonata. The elements between minor and major thirds. Dissonance. Three Gershwin Preludes.

BREAK

Co-Host: Goldie Dver sings: Someone (an original), Sun in The Morning,  I've Still Got New York with Bill Zeffiro
Tanya Moberly
Angela Leone w/Bill Zeffiro
Bill Zeffiro
Julie Reyburn
Frances O'Flynn-Matthew Martin Ward
Sally Darling w/Matthew Martin Ward
Mathew Martin Ward-Accompanying himself
Richie Eisenberg
Bob Simonello
Janet  Laing
Barb Malley
David Ballard 
Joshua Bennett
Co-Host: Goldie Dver-closes with: Here's To Life 

Special thanks to our musicians for the evening: Matthew Martin Ward and Annie LeBeaux. Thanks also to David Ballard on lights and sound, our astounding waitstaff Joshua and Leo, and management at Don't Tell Mama. Also thanks to our videographer for the evening, Ruben Olvera.

Upcoming Shows: 


ONGOING: Bill Zeffiro at La Rivista 8-12pm MWFS 313 West 46th Street, New York, NY
Annie LeBeaux The Town House Every Tuesday 6-9:30pm 230 East 58th Street, New York, NY

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 (5pm): Sally Darling - with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano - presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly will take part in a benefit evening for the Dutch Treat Club, "Jerome Kern & Friends," at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC 

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 (7pm): Sean Patrick Murtagh will pay tribute to Mario Lanza in his show at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, NYC

 Friday, August 16th, 2019 (7pm): Sally Darling - with Matthew Martin Ward at piano - presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, August 30th, 2019: Tanya Moberly performs in Ricky Ritzel's Broadway.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 (4pm): Tanya Moberly is among the singers performing in Meg Flather's "A Cabaret Sisterhood" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 27th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They Are a-Changin'" opening at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue, NYC. 

Sunday, October 5th, 2019:(8pm): Goldie Dver will return in her show " Back in Mama's Arms" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.


Sunday, October 5th, 2019:(7pm): Julie Reyburn will perform at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, October 12th, 2019:(7pm): Julie Reyburn will perform at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 (5pm): Bob Simonello will be "Rollin' A 7" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019: Maureen Taylor appears in Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, October 25th, 2019 (7pm): Ricky Ritzel's Broadway with Marnie Klar  Prevention organization at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Sunday, October 26th, 2019 (5pm): Barb Malley presents: "Feeling Groovy In A New York State of Mind: at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC

Friday, November 15th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC  

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC. 

NEXT SALON: August 11th, 2019
Join us next week for "Mad About The Boys" with our wonderful co-hosts: THOSE GIRLS-Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack & Wendy Russell and the Salon Spotlight, Angela Leone.

Jaye Maynard,
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Monday, July 29, 2019


The Salon Wrap-Up for July 28th, 2019: "Just Out of Reach" 

Image result for stephen mosher photographyOur host for Salon on this beautiful summer's eve was singer/photographer/writer/fitness instructor (and a few other things) Stephen Mosher. Stephen made his cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama in 2017, in a show called "Storyteller."  Tonight he gave us both his songs and his stories.

 He opened the evening's festivities with a charming hit from the '60's, "Come Saturday Morning"(Fred Karlin and Dory Previn), accompanied by some happy reminiscences of the Saturday mornings of his childhood (cleaning the house!).

After the break, Stephen was back with Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets." He relayed a very funny story about the first time he heard an Elton John song at a party. When he went to purchase some of John's albums, he deduced from the outlandish outfits on the album covers that John MIGHT be GAY, and certainly wasn't keeping it a secret (unlike himself). So, he took the records out of their covers so no one could guess his secret. Then, on another occasion, his crush on David Cassidy inspired him to leave the house wearing a jacket with no shirt one night, but fortunately, his mother--as he put it--saved his life, by insisting he rethink that plan.

The next song on the program was a thought-provoking one, written by Henry Mancini and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, titled "Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow?" Stephen's final song in the three-song-set was Bob Dylan's wonderful "I Shall Be Released."

Stephen closed the evening with his "favorite Christmas song," by Alicia Witt, since, after all, Christmas things are already appearing in the stores, and it's never too early to start the madness. The song is the hilarious "I'm Not Ready for Christmas."


Quick Wrap-Up: Classical Corner

Mark opened Classical Corner tonight with two snippets of music: one from Vivaldi's Gloria, and one from Bach's Prelude in C#. Aside from the fact that both composers died on the same day (this day, July 28th), what they most have in common is that they were both part of the Baroque Era in music. The Baroque Era was a time when buildings, clothing, and many other elements of life, including music, were ornate and elaborate. As Mark described it, if music were a timepiece, the Baroque Era was when composers were concerned with how the mechanism worked, how it all fit together.

Elements of Baroque music include: imitative texture--in piano works, each hand imitates the melody of the other--ornamentation, and clarity of the lines and how they intertwine.
He illustrated, by playing excerpts from several different Bach inventions, how the lines dovetail and sometimes mirror each other exactly (canon). Finally, he played two short pieces for us in their entirety: the C minor Fugue, and the Prelude in C Sharp.

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: Stephen Mosher
Gerrilyn Sohn
Rian Keating
Alicia Terry
Bob Simonello
Barb Malley
Richard Eisenberg
Bobbie Horowitz  (Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Matthew Martin Ward (accompanying himself)
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Goldie Dver
Candice Oden
Classical Corner

BREAK

Co-Host: Stephen Mosher
Tanya Moberly
Raissa Katona Bennett 
Joan Jaffe
Phillip Kuan 
Steve Bustamante (accompanying himself on guitar)
David Ballard
Joshua Bennett
Co-Host: Stephen Mosher

Special thanks to our musicians for the evening: Matthew Martin Ward and Steve Bustamante. Thanks also to David Ballard on lights and sound, our astounding waitstaff Joshua and Leo, and management at Don't Tell Mama. Also thanks to our videographer for the evening, Steve Bustamante.

Upcoming Shows: 

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 (7pm): Joan Jaffe will be at Pangea with her show "Little Girl Blue"--178 Second Avenue, NYC

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 (7pm): Joan Jaffe will be at Pangea with her show "Little Girl Blue"--178 Second Avenue, NYC


Thursday, August 8th, 2019: Gerrilyn Sohn will be at Parnell's, 350 E 53rd, NYC

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 (5pm): Sally Darling - with Matthew Martin Ward at piano - presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly will take part in a benefit evening for the Dutch Treat Club, "Jerome Kern & Friends," at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St, NYC

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 (7pm): Sean Patrick Murtagh will pay tribute to Mario Lanza in his show at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Avenue, NYC

 Friday, August 16th, 2019 (7pm): Sally Darling - with Matthew Martin Ward at piano - presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, August 17th, 2019: Alicia Terry will perform at Parnell's, 350 E 53rd, NYC

Friday, August 30th, 2019: Tanya Moberly performs in Ricky Ritzel's Broadway.

Friday, September 6th, 2019 (7pm): Candice Oden will produce a benefit to help a Teen Suicide Prevention organization at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 (4pm): Tanya Moberly is among the singers performing in Meg Flather's "A Cabaret Sisterhood" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, September 27th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin'" opening at Pangea, 178 Second Avenue, NYC.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 (5pm): Bob Simonello will be "Rollin' A 7" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, October 17th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, November 1st, 2019 (7pm): Raissa Katona Bennett is bringing her show "Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern," to Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th, NYC.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 (8pm): Raissa Katona Bennett is bringing her show "Can't Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern," to Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th, NYC.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC

Friday, November 15th, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (7pm): Tanya Moberly directs Lisa Viggiano's new show, "The Times, They are a Changin" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, NYC 

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON: August 4th, 2019
Join us next week for "Here's To Life!," with our wonderful co-host, Goldie Dver, and the very special Salon Spotlight, Len Carrie (aka, Mark Janas's 93-year-old father!)

Janice Hall,
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Salon Wrap-Up for July 21st, 2019: "Light In The Dark"

Our very own light ... Mark Janas is back!  While we have had some AMAZING guest hosts/pianists, everyone was thrilled to see and hear Mark again!  And joining Mark tonight as our fabulous co-host was the phenomenal Michael Osso!  Michael started our evening with the beautiful and moving "A Light In The Dark" from Next To Normal.  He opened the second set with songs from his cabaret show, "Words Matter," which were "What More Can I Say," "Something To Save," and [a personal favorite of mine] "Old Friend."  He closed the evening with "You're There Too."


Michael will return to Don't Tell Mama on Thursday, September 5th, and Saturday, September 7th, both at 7pm in "Words Matter."

Salon Spotlight

Our Salon Spotlight tonight was the wonderful 2-time Bistro and 3-time MAC Award-winner Meg Flather!  Meg started with "Open A New Window," continued with "Outbound Pane," and closed with the touching "Why Can't I Forget Him?"  Meg also brought up special guest, the marvelous Sally Darling, to sing "Only See You."



Meg will be appearing at Don't Tell Mama on July 28th at 5pm in "Outbound Plane."  Her "Meg Flather Songs: A Cabaret Sisterhood" returns to Don't Tell Mama on September 14th at 4pm, October 6th at 4pm, and November 2nd at 5pm.  Her albums are available on iTunes, and her book, Home Shopping Diva, is available on Amazon.

Quick Wrap-Up: Classical Corner

The incomparable Mark Janas was extraordinary tonight. The piano was even missing a D, but his brilliance didn't let it show.  Mark's piece tonight was the Franz Liszt piano transcription of the Liebestod (Love-Death) from Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde."  The piece constantly switches from tense harmonies to such sweetness in the melody with such longing and such love -- a powerful example of "light and dark."

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: Michael Osso
Richard Eisenberg
Natsuko Matsumura
Misako
Joanne Kerry
Sean Patrick Murtagh
Frans Bloem
Bobbie Horowitz (with Matthew Martin Ward at the piano)
Frances O'Flynn (with Matthew Martin Ward on the 88s)
Matthew Martin Ward (with himself on the keys)
Candice Oden
Ann Talman
Salon Spotlight: Meg Flather (with Tracy Stark tickling the ivories)
Sally Darling 
Classical Corner
BREAK
Co-Host: Michael Osso
Tanya Moberly
Robin Westle (with Tracy Stark at the piano)
Becca Kidwell (with Tracy Stark on the 88s)
Deborah Zecher (with Tracy Stark on the keys)
Tracy Stark (with herself tickling the ivories)
Steve Bustamante (self on guitar)
David Ballard
Joshua Bennett
Co-Host: Michael Osso

Special thanks to our musicians for the evening: Matthew Martin Ward, Tracy Stark, and Steve Bustamante. Thanks also to David Ballard on lights and sound, and astounding waitstaff Joshua and Leo, and management at Don't Tell Mama. Also thanks to our videographer for the evening, Steve Bustamante

Upcoming Shows:

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 (5pm): Sally Darling - with Matthew Martin Ward at piano - presents "And Kurt Weill Begat Kander and Ebb" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Friday, August 30th, 2019: Tanya Moberly performs in Ricky Ritzel's Broadway.

Friday, September 6th, 2019 (7pm): Candice Oden will produce a benefit to help a Teen Suicide Prevention organization at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Monday, September 9th, 2019 (7pm): Robin Westle performs her show "In The Summer Of '69" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 (4pm): Tanya Moberly, Sally Darling, Becca Kidwell, Heather Villaescusa and many more perform in Meg Flather's "A Cabaret Sisterhood" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 (1pm): Robin Westle performs her show "In The Summer Of '69" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019: Deborah Zecher, Lynda Rodolitz, Helane Blumfield, and Peggy Schwartz star in "4 Women, 4 Stories" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, October 17th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

Thursday, March 12th, 2019: Bobbie Horowitz presents "It's Just A Number" at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC.

NEXT SALON: July 21st, 2019 
Join us next week for the theme of "Just Out Of Reach." Our Co-Host will be the wonderful Stephen Mosher!

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