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  • MOBERLY SINGS NILSSON WITH WEBER

    MOBERLY SINGS NILSSON WITH WEBER

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Fri/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

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  • SALON

    SALON

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    SALON

    March 5, 2017
    Theme: Around The World
    Co-Hosts: Michael Garin & Mardie Millit
    Salon Spotlight: Robin Westle

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

    Sign-Up Begins at 6:15pm

    SALON is a unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas that happens at Etcetera, Etcetera – 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 every Sunday.It 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 $20 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera’s delicious menu: www.etcetcnyc.com. A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.) There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening begins at 7:00, has a 15-minute break at 8:30 and ends promptly at 10:00. 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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  • Robin Westle The Adventures of Taffy Longvue

    Robin Westle The Adventures of Taffy Longvue

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Thu/2017

    Laurie Beechman Theatre, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States

    Laurie Beechman Theatre, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States

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  • TANYA SINGS THE BLUES WITH IAN

    TANYA SINGS THE BLUES WITH IAN

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Fri/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

  • Sean Harkness Trio

    Sean Harkness Trio

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Mar/Fri/2017
    459 Valley Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050

    459 Valley Street, Orange, New Jersey 07050

    Melodies both contemporary & classic, refined textures & harmonies, earthy grooves, and Blues. Always Blues.

    Sean Harkness both composes music for solo guitar and small ensembles, and supports an exhaustive list of singers, musicians, and theatrical productions. With six CDs (many on Windham Hill Records [BMG/RCA/Sony]), Harkness is a 5-time MAC Award winner, two BroadwayWorld.com Awards, and one BISTRO Award. Private House Concerts, Master Classes and clinics are available; one taking place on a remote Caribbean island…

    Line Up:
    Sean Harkness – guitar
    Kyle Kohler – organ
    Noel Sagerman – drums

    “Sean is a technical virtuoso who’s Joe Pass / Tommy Emmanuel fingerstyle approach is always in service to telling a story or creating a feeling within the song; he transcends many genres and can touch listeners of many backgrounds.” -JAZZ INSIDE NEW YORK

    “Harkness gives full expression to the mood of the moment.” -NEW YORK TIMES

    “There is probably nothing on the guitar that Sean Harkness can’t play with ease. He blew me away the first time I heard him, and has only gotten better since then. Plus, he’s a great guy!” – TUCK ANDRESS

    “Sean is a great friend and an even better guitar player” -JON BON JOVI

    “What strikes me about Sean is his absolute love of music… each experience in recording seems to be inspired and meaningful. Music is Sean’s sandbox: He’s just all-in and consistently so.” -WILL ACKERMAN

    “Sean plays with great passion and individuality. He’s everything you hope for in a musician.” -LUCY ARNAZ

    “Man, you really bring it!” -WILL LEE

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  • Josephine Sanges To Ann, With Love

    Josephine Sanges To Ann, With Love

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

  • SALON

    SALON

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    SALON

    March 12, 2017
    Theme: Icons & Idols
    Co-Host: Natalie Arneson

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

    Sign-Up Begins at 6:15pm

    SALON is a unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas that happens at Etcetera, Etcetera – 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 every Sunday.It 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 $20 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera’s delicious menu: www.etcetcnyc.com. A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.) There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening begins at 7:00, has a 15-minute break at 8:30 and ends promptly at 10:00. 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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  • AMY BETH WILLIAMS CARRIED AWAY

    AMY BETH WILLIAMS CARRIED AWAY

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Wed/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

  • Adam Shapiro Guide to the Perfect Breakup

    Adam Shapiro Guide to the Perfect Breakup

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Wed/2017

    Metropolitan Room, West 22nd Street, New York, NY, United States

    Metropolitan Room, West 22nd Street, New York, NY, United States

    According to singer/actor Adam B. Shapiro, breakups can be one of the most devastatingly painful things in the world . . . but not if you know how to do them right.

    So in 2012, with the guidance of Director Peter Napolitano and Musical Director Barry Levitt, Shapiro set out to create a cabaret musical comedy romp at The Duplex in New York’s West Village that would provide a seminar on the right and wrong ways to break up with someone, whether you’re the “Dumper” or the “Dumpee.” Shapiro’s GUIDE TO THE PERFECT BREAKUP would put him on the map as a young rising cabaret star and win him a 2013 MAC Award for “Best Musical Comedy Show” (it also earned Levitt a MAC Award for “Best Musical Director” and Napolitano a MAC Nomination for “Best Director”).

    Five years later, Shapiro will reprise his hilarious and musically compelling show—with songs written by composers as diverse as Cole Porter and Weird Al Yankovic–in the BroadwayWorld Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET’S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on March 15 at 7 pm. The series is produced and hosted by Stephen Hanks (with Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Reservations are $20 (with a $25 food/drink minimum) and can be made at www.metropolitanroom.com.

    “When I launched the show in 2012, I had no idea if people would like it or not,” Shapiro says. “But Peter and Barry helped me to shape it into a fully realized concept. I loved doing it and always hoped to bring it back. So performing it in Stephen Hanks’ Greatest Hits series is such an honor. I can’t wait to re-open the Guide!”

    Here’s what critics said after scanning Adam B. Shapiro’s Guide to the Perfect Breakup:

    “ . . . A textbook on how to create the almost perfect musical comedy cabaret show . . . Showcases the talents of a cuddly teddy bear of a performer, who possesses the kind of solid singing, acting, and comedic chops that make him a young, rising cabaret star.” —BroadwayWorld.com

    “Adam Shapiro knows how to do musical comedy. He IS funny . . . and a very good actor.”
    BistroAwards.com

    As an Actor, Adam B. Shapiro has performed around the world in both English and Yiddish. Off Broadway credits: The Golden Bride, Death of a Salesman, The Megille of Itzik Manger, and the title role in Gimpel the Fool. Film/TV: Master of None, The Mysteries of Laura, 30 Rock, Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler, and the role of Bella in HBO Films’ Emmy-winning film The Normal Heart. As a cabaret artist, Adam has done three other solo shows in New York, including It Starts When We’re Kids, No Chestnuts, and Nothing Normal (MAC Award nomination, Male Vocalist). www.adamshapiro.net

    For more information, contact Stephen Hanks at cabaretlifeproduction@gmail.com

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  • TANYA SINGS AMY ANI RICKIE JONI WITH RITT

    TANYA SINGS AMY ANI RICKIE JONI WITH RITT

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Fri/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

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  • Church With A 2-Drink Minimum

    Church With A 2-Drink Minimum

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017
    94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA

    94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA

    Church With a 2 Drink Minimum on March 19, 3pm Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Ave. A in the East Village. No Cover, 2 food or drink minimum, love offering. More info: www.yolanda.net/church
    This time at Church we are honoring an Interfaith Spirituality Studies class from Elon University in Elon N. Carolina. They are coming on their spring break to attend Church With A 2 Drink Minimum, after they were told about it by their professor. I’d like to make a call out to all of my NYC friends to make a special effort to come and meet these students who are staying after the program to have an informal discussion with us about LGBTQAI Spirituality. We would love to have many different LGBTQAI folks as well as allies come and join in the music, sing a long, and discussion. We will also be featuring the AIDS Walk work of Candy Samples Drag Superstar, who along with Jesse EA Pasackow raise thousands of dollars each year for AIDS Walk. A special shout out to all of my Interfaith Revs out there to come join us. All those I went to One Spirit Seminary with, please consider coming and showing support for our new friends in N. Carolina. If you’ve never been to Church With A 2 Drink Minimum-this would be an excellent time to come. More info, and video of our Church at www.yolanda.net/church

  • SALON

    SALON

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Etcetera Etcetera, West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States

    SALON

    March 19, 2017
    Theme: Love & Marriage
    Co-Host: Lena Moy-Borgen

    www.markjanasthesalon.com

    Sign-Up Begins at 6:15pm

    SALON is a unique, Multiple Award Winning, Weekly Open Mic Event, created and hosted by Mark Janas that happens at Etcetera, Etcetera – 352 West 44th Street, NYC 10036 every Sunday.It 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 $20 food/drink minimum (cash or credit) per person. (For more information about Etcetera, Etcetera’s delicious menu: www.etcetcnyc.com. A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.) There are no reservations; seating is on a first come/first served basis, Doors open and sign up begins at 6:15pm. The evening begins at 7:00, has a 15-minute break at 8:30 and ends promptly at 10:00. 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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  • MAC ROVING OPEN MIC

    MAC ROVING OPEN MIC

    7:00 pm-9:30 pm
    Mar/Tue/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    The MAC Roving Open Mic

    Doors open at 6:30, Open Mic is from 7:00-9:30

    Free for MAC Members
    2 drink minimum
    10.00 for non members

    Tues Jan 31: 53 Above — Steven Ray Watkins, MD (Host: Lennie Watts)

    Tues Feb 28:  Laurie Beechman – Ian Herman, MD
    Tues Mar 21:  Don’t Tell Mama – William TN Hall, MD***
    Tues Apr 25:   The Duplex – Andrew Sotomayor, MD
    Tues May 30:  Laurie Beechman – Tracy Stark, MD

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  • OBERLIN & HARKNESS AT PANGEA

    OBERLIN & HARKNESS AT PANGEA

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Mar/Sat/2017
    178 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA

    178 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA

  • JULIE REYBURN FATE IS KIND

    JULIE REYBURN FATE IS KIND

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Sat/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    JULIE REYBURN TO PERFORM HER CLASSIC AWARD-WINNING SHOW FATE IS KIND AT DON’T TELL MAMA, MARCH 25 & APRIL 22, 7 PM (W 46th St, between 8th & 9th Ave) on Saturday March 25 and Saturday April 22, both shows at 7 pm. For reservations, call 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 pm).

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  • Sharon McNight Old Haunts

    Sharon McNight Old Haunts

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Sun/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Lock up your sons and daughters, she’s on the road again.

    Sunday, March 26 and Thursday, March 30
    mark the return of SHARON McNIGHT to Manhattan’s DON’T TELL MAMA in a show entitled “Old Haunts”.
    Ian Herman commands the mighty Wurlitzer.
    Showtimes are 7:00 pm.

    Mark your calendars and other remote devices

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  • Sharon McNight Old Haunts

    Sharon McNight Old Haunts

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Thu/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Lock up your sons and daughters, she’s on the road again.

    Sunday, March 26 and Thursday, March 30
    mark the return of SHARON McNIGHT to Manhattan’s DON’T TELL MAMA in a show entitled “Old Haunts”.
    Ian Herman commands the mighty Wurlitzer.
    Showtimes are 7:00 pm.

    Mark your calendars and other remote devices

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  • MOBERLY SINGS LOGGINS WITH WATKINS

    MOBERLY SINGS LOGGINS WITH WATKINS

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Mar/Fri/2017

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

    Don’t Tell Mama, West 46th Street, New York, NY, United States

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