Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Update from Producer, Tanya Moberly - July 25, 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 29th from 7-10:30PM! (Sign-Up Begins at 6:15.)

The optional theme for the evening is “All About Steve.” (Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, The Steve Miller Band, Steven Tyler, Steve Lawrence, Stevie Nicks, etc…) Remember, any material, on or off theme, is always welcome at Salon.

Our Guest Host will be Jeff Cubeta! Jeff has been Musical Director for Eric Michael Gillett’s critically acclaimed Cast of Thousands, Nothing to Lose but Your Heart: The Music of Stephen Flaherty and; Lynn Ahrens, Widescreen: Songs From and About the Movies, I Won’t Sing A Sondheim Song…Or Will I?, Best of My Love (on tour nationally) and Romance In These Times (with vocalist Raissa Katona Bennett). Jeff has also worked on staff as an accompanist at Point Park University, HB Studio and Singers Forum. For more information:

Jeff Cubeta
Our Co-Host will be Multiple MAC and Bistro Award Winner Eric Michael Gillett! In addition to his aforementioned cabaret credits (see Jeff Cubeta), Eric Michael has appeared on Broadway in Kiss Me Kate, Sweet Smell of Success and The Frogs, has directed Karen Akers, KT Sullivan, Broadway by the Year and countless others, was the ringmaster of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus for 12 years and currently teaches at Singer’s Forum. This is a mere sample of EMG’s bio. For more information:

The Salon Spotlight will feature Bistro Award Winner Parker Scott! Parker will be appearing with Wells Hanley at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St, NYC 10010, 212-206-0440 on Thursday, August 9th at 9:30pm. For more information:

And Salon continues every Sunday…

August 5th: 
Theme: Oops, I Did It Again – Blunders and Mistakes
Guest Host: Brett Kristofferson
Co-Host: Angela Shultz
Salon Spotlight: Mary Foster Conklin and John DiPinto

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

August 19th: 
Theme: Then and Now / Remembrances and Anniversaries – Celebrating Seven Years of Salon!
Co-Hosts: Salon Charter Members: Jeffrey Biering, Donna Coney Island, Kristin Maloney, Chris Weikel and Stephen Wilde

August 26th: 
Theme: Happy Birthday, Mr. Bernstein
Co-Host: TBA

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. Visit our website at and look for us on Facebook! Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Garrett Bennett and Father Jeffrey Hamblin, MD!

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday, July 29th!

Tanya Moberly
Salon Producer

( P.S. Someone please do this, in full costume! - Sierra: )

-Sierra Rein
Blogette for The Salon
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