Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Update from Producer, Tanya Moberly - July 11, 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, July 15th from 7-10:30PM! (Sign-Up Begins at 6:15.)

The optional theme for the evening is “Divas, Dorks & Duets!”

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

Our Co-Hosts will be Joshua Desjardins & Joshua Warr! ‘The Joshuas’ have been called ‘wickedly funny’ with ‘two of the most beautiful voices in cabaret’. Their critically acclaimed show “Joshing Around”, directed by Miles Phillips, will return to The Duplex later this year. In the meantime, you can catch Joshua Warr in PRIDE RIVER CROSSING, an LGBT take on Edgar Lee Masters’ SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, at the All Out Arts / Fresh Fruit Festival, July 17 – 24, 2012 at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St, NYC. For more information:

Our Salon Spotlight will feature songs from SPOOLIE GIRL with Rosemary Loar & Roger Mapes! SPOOLIE GIRL - written by Rosemary Loar & Robert Atwood - also features the talents of Raissa Katona Bennett & Lennie Watts, and opens at The Midtown International Theatre Festival on Tuesday, July 17that 6:45pm at the The June Havoc Theatre, in the Abingdon Arts Complex, 312 West 36th St, NYC, 10018. For more information:

Salon continues every Sunday…

July 22nd:
Theme: Rebel With a Cause
Guest Host: Tracy Stark
Co-Hosts: Miranda Music - Kitty Skrobela, Karen Oberlin, Marcus Simeone, Kathleen France, Marissa Mulder & Tanya Holt

July 29th:
Theme: All About Steve
Guest Host: Jeff Cubeta
Co-Host: Eric Michael Gillett
Salon Spotlight: Parker Scott

August 5th:
Theme: TBA
Guest Host: Brett Kristofferson
Co-Host: Angela Shultz
Salon Spotlight: Mary Foster Conklin & John DiPinto

August 12th:
Theme: Another Kind of Light
Guest Host: Kenneth Gartman
Co-Host: Raissa Katona Bennett
Salon Spotlight: Edd Clark & Sue Matsuki

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, July 15th!


Tanya Moberly
Salon Producer

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