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Well boys and girls, this will be my last foray into the world of live jazz until next year- and I'm proud to be doing it with my Kansas City Star buddy, David Basse. We will be doing some tunes together, a lot of songs not together - all backed by the wonderful Peter Smith on piano, bass Gabe Davis and Kevin Winard on drums, Ann Patterson on Sax.

Saturday Oct. 1, 2016
Show time 8 pm

The E-Spot Lounge (Vitello's)
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, Ca. 91604

$20.00 Cover
(two item minimum per person)

VIP Tickets include a free dessert
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PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 SOUTH MOLINO AVE.
Pasadena, CA.

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FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS  
HAS A NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL.... 
    

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PERFORMANCES ARE AT
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6200 E. ATHERTON STREET
LONG BEACH 


SHOWS IN  THE

PALM SPRINGS AREA

 

YOU REQUESTED IT SO BY POPULAR DEMAND...

CABARET OPEN MIC PALM SPRINGS IS BACK!

JOIN JOEL BAKER AND I THIS THURSDAY FOR THE NEWEST CABARET OPEN MIC IN THE DESERT. GREAT FOOD, FULL BAR, & NO COVER!

RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER & BEST TABLES  
ARE HIGHLY ADVISED.    


PLEASE NOTE: AJ'S WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th WHILE THE BUILDING RECEIVES A NEW ROOF.
 THE DATES EFFECTED AND THERE'S NO SHOWS ARE:

Monday, October 10                       Bill Marx
Tuesday, October 11                      Closed Tuesday anyway
Wednesday, October 12                 Doug MacDonald TRIO 
Thursday, October 13                     Francesca, Bill & Doug
Friday, October 14                          Siobhan Velarde
Saturday, October 15                      Les Michaels, Wayne Abravanel
 
Sunday, October 16                        Closed Sunday anyway
Monday, October 17                        Bill Marx
SUNDAYS IN SUMMER CABARET SERIES 

DAVID DUVALL pulled out the lessor-known Cole Porter songs for
his one man show last week, and come to find out he isn't only
a wonderful pianist, but he can sing too! 
 
This week is a show YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!! 
Doors open at 1 PM and open seating at 1:30 PM
Tickets are $11 cash at the door.


 
3 MINUTE PROMO





COME ON OUT THIS THURSDAY - YOU CAN BE THE
WINNER AND TAKE HOME
$150.00


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DID YOU SEE THE WONDERFUL FEATURE ARTICLE ON PURPLE ROOM
AND IT'S HISTORY IN THIS MONTH'S PALM SPRINGS LIFE? CLICK BELOW:
 
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THE 2016 - 2017 SEASON HAS BEEN  ANNOUNCED WITH SOME REALLY  
MUST SEE SHOWS COMING UP. 
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Hi-Desert Playhouse Call for Theater Directors: 2016-2017 Season
email: info@hidesertculturalcenter.org

2016 - 2017 SHOW AUDITIONS OCTOBER 1st 
 
The Hi-Desert Cultural Center's prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division, which recently garnered an astounding 54 award nominations for theatrical excellence from the Desert Theatre League, will be holding its first set of season auditions October 1, 2016 for its new 2016-2017 season of live theater productions.  With a season full of award-winning directors, auditions are by appointment only and actors of all levels of experience - from beginning and community theater to professional and Equity - are encouraged to audition.  For individuals who may not be available on October 1st, appointments on alternate dates may be available.  Interested actors and individuals desiring to be a part of this high-end season of first class theater may send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.org for more information.  Resumés and headshots are appreciated.  Audition sides will be provided via email.

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OCTOBER 18, 2016 - DINNER AND SHOW ONE NIGHT EVENT!

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INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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INDIO, CA. 92201

PHONE: 760-775-5200

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DEAR READERS: 

Week 2 of Cabaret Open Mic Thursdays:

 
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY:
Well I don't know what happened to everyone last week. JOEL BAKER already had another gig so we had one of the desert's absolute best pianist fill in, PATRICK KARST. I hear some singers are nervous to sing with a new pianist, but Patrick has filled in many times and everyone says they love singing with him. So not sure where there all were but we had those FABULOUS FORMELOZA'S - with BETH singing "Moon Dance", "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", and "Again" while FERDIE did "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Margaritaville" and "All Of Me". PHILLIP STEELE, said he lives within walking distance so he came to sing "Ballad Of Jennie", "September Song", and "Why Try To Change Me Now". And JASON HULL also lives walking distance and he came to sing "But You Know I Love", "One Love" and "Afternoon Delight". Also there to see the show, have dinner, and also got up and played a piano solo, was ROBERT JOHNSON. And MICHAEL ANDRUNUAS came for dinner and to invite our singers to come to OSCAR'S SUPPER CLUB CABARET on Wednesdays for "OSCAR'S IDOL". I went last week and saw a good singers, a guy and a gal, and an actor who did a monologue, plus a magician who won for the night with a cash prize of $150, plus each entry receives complimentary drinks. They can play your tracks on CD or MP3 or if you play guitar, bring it. And also bring your friends because the winner is selected by audience applause. I'll be there on Wednesday and hope you will too. But if not, I'll see you on Thursday for CABARET OPEN MIC THURSDAYS. We start the show at 6:30 and go to 9 PM and singers sign up starts at 6 PM. Again it is a real good idea to make reservations, the number is on the poster above. See you there.

 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY:
Yet another night of the best singers anywhere. Starting with LORETTA SIANI singing "Blue Moon" & "Old Man River", DEAN REGAN with "Luck Be A Lady", "This Nearly Was Mine" & "Alexander Hamilton", BARBARA FRANTZ did "Don't Take Your Love Away From Me", & "Hallelujah I Love Him So", LINDSAY OUELLETTE singing "The Nearness Of You", & "On The Street Where You Live", RAFE CORRELL with "September Song" & "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps", BRAD SEIPLE and "Bring Him Home", DOUG GRAHAM did "Corner Of The Sky" & "All I Care About Is Love", MARCIA HARP sang "Ten Cents A Dance" & "When You Walk Through A Storm, Hold Your Head Up High", DAVID DUVALL and "Get Out Of Town" & "I Hate You Darling", PAT MCCANN singing "I Found Love" which she wrote herself, THOM MCMORRIS and "Slow Boat To China", BETH FORMELOZA singing "Evergreen" & "He Touched Me", FERDIE FORMELOZA sang "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" & "What Kind Of Fool Am I", BRIAN ALEC THOM did "I Could Be Happy With You" & "Me And My Shadow", BARBARA WARD sang "Georgia On My Mind", and SHARON SILLS with "Hallelujah". Plus WAYNE ABRAVANEL was on the baby grand playing for everyone, and sang "I've Got A Crush On You" & "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and LES MICHAELS (me) did "Just One Of Those Things" & "Old Friend". I tell you it doesn't get much better than this. Where else can you go and see a groups of singers with the level of talent we get? The answer is only at AJ's for CABARET ON THE GREEN. We also had a really good crowd of great listeners who loved everyone, and we'd love to have you there next week. Okay, it's a date!

As a reminder, reservations are a good idea.... especially if you want a table and want to have dinner or bar menu. See you there?   

PLEASE YELP US and tell your friends too that we have the best singers in town and we do it LIVE!  EVERY YELP HELPS...

AJ'S NOTE: There is a HUGE parking lot just past the front lot on your left. Remember to make reservations and see you next time.  
 
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SUMMER SCHEDULE.

Last week David Duvall presented his one-man show dedicated to
the songs of Cole Porter, but not just your ordinary tunes, but more of
his lessor known gems.  I didn't know David was such a good singer, having only seen him playing for others. By the way, he returns on Sunday, October 23rd with LAURIE CLOTHIER in "Shameless". You might remember Laurie from her ROSEMARY CLOONEY show she did for us in the past. "Shameless" will be songs a little on the naughty and humorous side and should be a lot of fun. 
 
OUR 23th SUNDAYS IN SUMMER SHOW:
I love all our shows, but this week is DEAN REGAN, someone absolutely would see over and over and is one of the most talented performers I've ever seen. Just take a look at his Promo Video below and you'll see this is one
show you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

We are keeping the A/C on so it is really cool - so come and enjoy a show in comfort. 


PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FORMAT  - IT IS THE ONLY WEEKLY
SHOW LIKE IT IN THE DESERT AND THESE PERFORMERS
WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE AND PERFORM FOR YOU
-
AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS.

PS: BECAUSE OF THE HIGHER TEMPS, THE AIR CONDITIONING
IS BEING LEFT ON SO IT IS REALLY COOL INSIDE.

WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW SUBSCRIBERS WHO SIGNED UP THIS WEEK. 
 
THEY KNOW A GOOD THING.... PASS IT ON! 

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Helene


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"Small Talk" with JOHN RAITT
from THE PAJAMA GAME - 1957  


BROADWAY, HOLLYWOOD, or CABARET

During a recent appearance on JIMMY FALLON SHOW, BARBRA STREISAND, & ALEX BALDWIN sing
"The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened".
This is a rehearsal take and they're joined by
Jimmy for a trio. It is full of ad libs and goofs.
Real funny stuff.


LUCY CLIP OF THE WEEK
From I LOVE LUCY - Lucy, Ricky, Fred, & Ethel
make an overnight stop on their way to Alaska with guest star RED SKELTON.
It's a real classic!
 
 
 
 
JUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE  
Judy sings
"Almost Live Being In Love
" with
"This Can't Be Love'

   
 
NEXT:

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!  
 
 
 

 

OUR FINAL SHOW FOR THE 2016 SEASON:  
 
Arthur Newman Dim Lights

 Our beautiful, intimate, cabaret theater.  


         
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
  

CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH BARS
If you like Rice Crispy Squares, you'll love these.
Only 3 ingredients and no baking. Fast, easy & delicious!

INGREDIENTS:  

2 cups pitted dates
1 cup dried apple slices
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup unsalted almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in bowl of large food processor fitted with blade attachment.

Process 2 to 3 minutes or until evenly processed and mixture just starts to come together into a ball.

Press mixture firmly and evenly in parchment-lined 8-inch square pan. Refrigerate 1 hour to set.

Turn bars out onto cutting board; cut into 8 large rectangles or 16 smaller squares, and serve.

Store leftovers in resealable food-storage plastic

TWISTED CARTOONS
 


FILL YOUR LIFE!

Fill your mind with thoughts of what's possible, and you fill your day with action.

Fill your heart with love and gratitude, and you fill your world with goodness.

Fill your spirit with awe and wonder, and you fill your life with meaning.

Fill your attitude with enthusiasm. And be the best you can be! :)
 
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