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PALM SPRINGS AREA

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Update: Keep watching for more news about the return to OSCARS
  
 
    
DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST TIME?  
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Main entrance is on  
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Sharon driving the audinece on the Crown Princess with
Sharon driving the audience wild on the Crown Princess with "When You're Good  
To Mama"
 
        
Look Who's Coming To  
Arthur Newman Theater
CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES  
 
THIS WEEK'S SHOW:  
COMING SOON

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schedule for this season.
 
 
 





THE WEEKLY LINE-UP: 
Thursdays 5-6pm Robert Salisbury Piano Play
Thursdays 7:30-11pm the Tony Patler Project
Fridays 5:30-7:30pm 'Meet The Corwins'
Fridays 8pm-Mid the John Stanley King Show
Saturdays 5-7pm Rose Mallett & Company 
Saturdays 7:30-11pm Kal David & Lauri Bono 
Sundays 6:00-9:30pm John Stanley King & Trio
Mondays 6:30-10pm Mike Costley's Jazz Showcase
Tuesdays 6:30-10pm Mike Costley's Trio
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm Barbara Morrison Piano
Wednesdays 6:30-10pm Barry Minniefield
 
 







 





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Dear Readers:   

OSCAR'S UPDATE:  
Stay tuned. Maybe after the first of the year?  
 
Until then we hope you will continue to come to AJ'S for our Saturday night shows!  
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY: 
Reservations were full for Saturday night but they managed to seat some in the bar area, and also turn some tables if some left for those who come in later. In all we had 16 singers starting with JOEL BAKER doing "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas", and me with "I Get A Kick Out Of You", then we had new singer LORNE singing "You Don't Know Me" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight", then another new singer LYLE BOATMAN with "Night And Day", then a new couple FRANK & DEE with "Let It Be Me", which they said they sang at their wedding, and DEANNE CONTE with"Can't Help Loving That Man Of Mine" and "Until It's Time For You To Go", and LORETTA SIANI with "All Or Nothing At All", and "For Me And My Gal", and she has a great show coming up this Sunday, see notice below, then ART BRIGMAN with "My Way", and RAFE CORRELL doing "How Do You Keep The Music Playing", which got a woman come up and ask who wrote it, but also asked the name of the singer - you decide, and he also sang "Love For Sale", hmmmm, then BRAD SEIPLE with a song called "Charade" from GREASE 2, that Joel wrote a chart for because it's not available, and he also did "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", and last week's new singer, DAVE BARMORE was back again, singing "Wonderful Tonight", and "Fire And Rain", then SHARON SILLS sang "Be My Baby" with audience backup, and "Blue Christmas", and she'll be doing the 6:30 to 9:30 PM show at AJ's this Friday, and every 2nd Friday of the month, reservations advised, then we had JASON HULL with "Merry Christmas Darling", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", and "Beautiful To Me", and my lovely, talented and very successful friend LYNN STANLEY came to her Palm Desert home from LA and fulfilled her promise to come and sing with us, "Nice And Easy", "Teach Me Tonight", and "One For My Baby", and she gave Joel and I a copy of her brand new CD "THE MOONLIGHT SESSIONS" that has both Volume One and Volume 2 with 28 songs, available at CD BABY, we also got a "God Bless The Child" from our TONY, and "Nature Boy" from JIM, then DONNY TEETERS with "Once Upon A Time", and "My Foolish Heart", and yet another new singer who's new to the desert named MICHAEL MARTINEZ who played piano and sang "Build A Wall", "Thunder Only Happens When It Rains", and since he came in late he stayed and did a few more and I think he'd be great for the Sunday Brunch show sometime... who knows?   
  

Come and see Joel and I this Saturday with some great singers, and maybe that's you?      
      
HERE'S A GOOD TIP: Reservations are a good idea for dinning in the showroom. But if you get the answering machine do not leave a reservation on it. But call after 5 PM and press '1' at the end of the message and it will transfer to the bar where it will be answered by a real person who will take your reservations. DO NOT LEAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE! 
 
Also, our first round through the singer's sign up list is usually from 7:30 to around 9 PM, so even if you are somewhere else you can still drop in for the second round "Late Show" and have a drink with happy hour from 9 PM to closing. 
 
Also, talented new singers are always welcome! Sign up time to sing starts at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 10 pm.  

PLEASE, won't you click 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.  
 

THANKS TO BARBARA  WARD & MATT BORZELLO FOR BRINGING IN 100 PEOPLE OUT FOR THEIR SHOW ON SUNDAY. BUT WE STILL NEED TO GET THE  NEWS OUT THAT
LIVE CABARET IS BACK AT ARTHUR NEWMAN THEATER!

This week we have someone we all know and love,
 LORETTA SIANI  by popular demand with the amazing WAYNE ABRAVANEL on the baby grand piano.  

CABARET ON SUNDAYS SERIES   
 Here's the November & December shows! 
 
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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER  2017 IS HERE 
Pick one up at Oscar's, The Purple Room, Tropicale,
Woodys Palm House, or AJ's On The Green -
WHILE THEY LAST!
 
DO YOU REMEMBER THURSDAY NIGHTS IN THE  
TEN20 LOUNGE AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEL AGE HOTEL  
IN WEST HOLLYWOOD?

IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT WAS REALLY AROUND 2003 - 2006. THE NIGHT STARTED WITH "THE GUEST STARS SHOWCASE" AND 4 PERFORMERS DOING A SHORT SET AROUND 15 MINUTES AND 3 TO 4 SONGS. RON SNYDER, THE HOUSE PIANIST, PLAYED FOR THEM AND AFTER A SHORT BREAK WE CONTINUED THE NIGHT WITH OPEN MIC. IT REALLY WAS A FABULOUS ROOM WITH GREAT FOOD, GORGEOUS BABY GRAND, AND THAT VIEW! 

I HAD SO MANY DIGITAL PHOTOS FROM THOSE NIGHTS BUT LOST THEM WHEN MY COMPUTER DIED ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. BUT I RECENTLY FOUND THE PAPTER PROGRAM I PUT TOGETHER FROM THE VERY LAST NIGHT THERE AFTER THE HOTEL WAS SOLD, IT'S NOW CALLED LONDON WEST. ANYWAY, I COMPILED A LIST OF ALL 383 GUEST STARS FROM THE 140 SHOWS ON A SPECIAL WEB PAGE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO SEE ALL THE INCREDIBLE SINGERS WHO CAME TO BE PART OF IT. I ALSO HAVE LOTS OF OLD "MINI - DVD'S" TAKEN OF A LOT OF THE SHOWS. ONCE I LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER THEM TO THE WEB I WILL POST THEM FOR YOU TO SEE.

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GRETA MATASSA CLINIC PALM SPRINGS!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 - TIME: 10 AM TO 1 PM
LIMITED TO 9 SINGERS - FEE $50
 

WHAT YOUR MUSICIAN FRIENDS WISH YOU KNEW!
You may not think you need this clinic but the jazz musicians in your area wish you would take it.
 
As a professional singer/clinician, I have made a living exclusively in the music business since the age of 14. Although I, like many of you, do not read music, I have been accepted and am indeed respected by many of the country's top Jazz Musicians as "one of us."
 
How is this possible? Participate in this clinic and I will share with you some of my secrets. This is not just another vocal clinic where I will pat you on the back and say you have a pretty voice make a few adjustments and say "now sing it again."
 
I mean to share with you ALL my secrets about successfully communicating with Jazz Musicians!
 
I will cover everything from understanding how much information to give them i.e. counting off tempos, choosing key, establishing style, arrangement ideas visual cues and verbal cues to
Improvisation concepts, vocal health concepts, etiquette when dealing with booking Musicians and dealing with the venues. Business practices, self-promotion, and anything else that I think you're a musician friends would like you to know! Bring in a Jazz tune or 2 and let's get started!

Location: Desert Hot Springs home of Barney McClure
TO REGISTER CONTACT GRETA AT gretamatassa@comcast.net
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