Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Update from Producer, Tanya Moberly - May 2, 2012

SALON – that unique, MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas returns to Etcetera, Etcetera - 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 – on Sunday, May 6th from 7-10:30PM! (Sign-Up Begins at 6:15.)

The optional theme for the evening is “Being Alive – A Celebration of Life!”

Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon.

Our Co-Host will be the Amazing Singer, Dancer, Pianist & Songwriter Johnny Rodgers! Johnny has won a MAC Award, 2 Bistros, a Nightlife, several Songwriting Awards (including ASCAP, Billboard & Songwriter's Hall of Fame) and was featured in the Tony Award winning “Liza's At The Palace”. He will be at The Sheet Music Society at Musician's Union Hall, 322 West 48thSt, NYC on May 12th at 1:30pm; at The Allen Room at Jazz Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St, NYC on May 15th at 7:30pm (with Michael Feinstein) and May 16th at 7:30pm (with James Naughton); at The Iridium, 1650 Broadway at 51st St, NYC on June 5th at 8pm and in Malaysia on June 15th & 16th. For more information:


There will be a 60th Birthday Party for Mark Janas on Saturday, June 9th! (Details TBA)

Salon returns July 8th and will continue every Sunday through Labor Day.

Salon is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members.

There is a $10 cash cover collected at the door and a $15 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera's delicious menu: There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening runs 7-10:30, with one intermission. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening's 'Etceterettes' to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you'd like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible. ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including introductions). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Sitting on the piano is not allowed, nor is flash photography. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.

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Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Garrett Bennett & Father Jeffrey Hamblin, MD!

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday, May 6th!


Tanya Moberly
Salon Producer

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