MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
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THE LATEST SHOW IN DOWNTOWN
PALM SPRINGS IS A HIT!
 

SERIOUSLY... 
DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED  
FIRST TIME??  
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may do direct you to the main entrance on Date Palm Dr. 
  
 

 



PLEASE COME THIS MONDAY TO CHEER ON BARBARA FRANTZ
THIS TUESDAY. LAST WEEK BETH FORMELOZA WON 1ST PLACE
AND THE $150 PRIZE.



 
 
 










 


 

 











          


    SHARON SILLS
"HALLELUJAH" 




 
NOTE NEW TIME:  
9:30 & SHOW HAS  
MOVED INTO THE  
BAR AREA!  
 
 
with WAYNE ABRAVANEL

on piano
SHELLEY YOELIN on sax
JAY LEWIS on drums 







 
RIGHT AFTER JASON WEBER - IT'S.....





























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Dear Readers:    


 
WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK AT OSCAR'S:

My idea to have the piano on the floor and curtains closed was nixed by Dan so we used the stage and it worked fine. Dan said he'll be making a larger platform step up to replace the small one so we'll have no problems there. JOEL BAKER was back and opened with "Some People" and I did "Anything Goes" and we started off with less singers and opted to have everyone do 2 songs rather than 2 rounds. Then we had more arrive and ended up with 14 amazing singers so from now on we will only do 1 song regardless of how many we start with. So we had EARL MITCHELL doing "You're My Everything" & "A Love Like Ours", LINDSAY OUELLETTE did "Cry Me A River" & "Rock-abye Your Baby", PAT MCCANN with "I Took A Trip On A Train" & "Hello", DOUG GRAHAM sang "Broadway Baby" & "Losing My Mind", ALAN JON with "It's Now Or Never" & "Strangers In The Night", BARB MILLER did "Walking After Midnight" & "Crazy", then LORETTA SIANI and "Dancing On The Ceiling" & "Where Are You", BARBARA FRANTZ with "The Sea Of Love" & "God Bless The Child" - and by the way, please come to OSCAR'S IDOL TUESDAYS this week to cheer on Barbara with lots of applause so she can take the grand prize of $150! Moving along, BETH FORMELOZA and "Close To You" & "For All We Know" - and by the way, Beth won the grand prize at last week's Idol Tuesdays! Next was FERDIE FORMELOZA with "Who Can I Turn To" & "What Kind Of Fool Am I", a very good new singer who saw us on FACEBOOK named DANNY CAZZ came and did "All Of Me" & "Satin Doll", BARRY MONEY gave us "Fever" & "One For My Baby", MARGE HARRIS sang "Before The Parade Passes By" & "Goodie Goodie", then VICKI KNIGHT with "Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long" with "Second Hand Rose" and with Marge they did "The Rose". DOUG was the winner of the drawing for the SINGERS ONLY $25 OSCAR'S GIFT CERTIFICATE, and because we did 2 songs there wasn't time to go around again so we reused the same tickets to pick 2 people to sing a 3rd song and they were PAT with "I Thought About You" & FERDIE with "The Nearness Of You". So that was it, this week Joel is tied up with the PS GAY MEN'S CHORUS rehearsal for their show this weekend so we are welcoming back the one and only WAYNE ABRAVANEL to accompany us, and this Saturday for CABARET ON THE GREEN at AJ's it is RICHARD BERENT. How lucky are we to have both of these great pianists?

We also want to encourage all of our singers to come out on Tuesdays and sing for OSCAR'S IDOL with a cash prize of $150. If you do, make sure you let all your friends know to come out too because the prize goes to the most audience applause.

 
  
 
They do take reservations so call them at 760-325-1188.  
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WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 
 
Once again it was a night to remember with 18 fabulous singers and JOEL BAKER starting us off with "Pennies From Heaven" and since I was going to see "SWEET CHARITY" at the PALM CANYON THEATER on Sunday, I did "Where Am I Going", oh and the play was really good with talented dancers for the incredibly well choreographed numbers, top notch singers, acting and direction, and live band led by STEVEN SMITH. Only let down in my opinion was the sets... sorry to say, but everything else was so good by comparison, it could have been better. Anyway, I did see JOHN EDMOND's & CAROL there along with LINDSAY OUELLETTE & BRIAN ALEC THOM was sitting in front of us. Moving on... we did 1 song and got through the list twice with our first guest singer, ALAN JON doing "Always" & "I've Got To Be Me", BETH FORMELOZA and "That's All" & "On Top Of The World", MARGE HARRIS with "Cabaret" & "Second Hand Rose", then FERDIE FORMELOZA did "I Wish You Love" & "Fools Rush In", RAFE CORRELL and "A Kiss To Build A Dream On" & "Someone That I Used To Love", LINDSAY OUELLETTE gave us "Time After Time" with "Just In Time" & "You Don't Know Me", then it was JEAN SORF with "SWAY" with Rafe on Maraca's & "If He Walked Into My Life Today" at my request, we also had THOM MCMORRIS there for one song "Slow Boat To China", JOHN SPINKS doing "If I Can't Love Her" & "Love Letters", then BARBARA FRANTZ and her parody version of "Fly Me To The Moon" & "Ordinary People", SHARON SILLS sang "You Belong To Me" & "Come Rain Or Come Shine" but we could not get her son, Lt. Commander ADAM ELLIS to sing - darn it! Next another new singer visiting with his wife from North Carolina, MARC BENARD singing "Love Look Away" & "Begin The Begine", followed by GEORGE LOUIS and "Beloved Someday" & "The Man With The Heart Of A King", and LESLIE TINNARO came after a show she was in at FRANKIE'S to sang "Think Of Me" & "Home", we also had MARTY MANGUN back doing "When You're Young At Heart", then LORETTA SIANI with "Maybe You'll Be There" & "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" and also singing after being in the same show with Leslie was MARCIA HARP who sang "Maybe This Time" and someone asked me to sing "Old Friend" and that was it for another great night. Remember that reservations are highly advised. We had a party of 12, one with 9, and a bunch of 5 and 6, so it was pretty full. And as a reminder we have the incredible RICHARD BERENT with us this week on piano so come out and sing or just come for the show.

RESERVATIONS DINNER ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! DO NOT LEAVE IT ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE... BUT CALL 760-202-1111 DURING BUSINESS HOURS (best after 5 PM a few days before Saturday) AND SPEAKING TO A LIVE PERSON. BE SURE TO GET THEIR NAME TOO, JUST IN CASE.
 
DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THEIR MACHINE 

PLEASE, won't you YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS
 
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK
  
SO SIMPLE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA 
 
INGREDIENTS:     
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta (6 oz) 
  • 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise, then into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups 3/4-inch pieces cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (3 oz)
  • DIRECTIONS:

    In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.

     
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Add zucchini and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and basil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender and mixture is hot. Stir in olives. 
     
    Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Top with feta cheese; toss to coat.

       


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