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RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER & BEST TABLES  
ARE HIGHLY ADVISED.    

 

SUNDAYS IN SUMMER CABARET SERIES

This week we have a show that comes from Los Angeles and
has received many rave reviews and had a bunch of people
who saw it say I just had to have this show for all of
you to see, so come out and get ready to laugh.  

Doors open at 1 PM and open seating at 1:30 PM
Tickets are $11 cash at the door.




From show at The Duplex in New York city
"Jackie"








 ON SUMMER BREAK - BACK ON SEPTEMBER 29th 
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Enjoy Great American Songbook Favorites
plus
Swingin' Solos & Duets by Professional Singers & Broadway Dancers

Saturday, Sept. 10th  Show time: 2 PM
Community Room
Doors open at 1 PM

RM Public Library
71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage

Information: 760-341-7323
Admission Complimentary

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Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center

39707 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake
Tickets: $20.00
Box Office: (909) 866-4970 or 
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Musical Direction  
by Alex Danson  
featuring
Jay Lewis on drums
Jeff Stover on bass.

 

OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:  

LAS VEGAS,  

SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO,  

SEATTLE, CHICAGO, NEW YORK

.... AND POINTS BEYOND! 





Monday, August 8, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Showtime: 7:30 PM  
North Coast Rep  
987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive  
Solana Beach CA 92075 
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DEAR READERS: 

WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S LAST SATURDAY:
Oh, what a night! Cabaret On The Green at AJ's was incredible, it's always, but even more so. with 17 singers, several were new or just there 1 or 2 times before * starting with * RANDY DAVIS "Without A Song" & "Red, Red, Robin",.* LINDEN WADDELL, who was there with her Musical Director, MARJORIE POE, to sing "You Made Me Love You", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Night And Day" and were all parodies from her show for the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series at 2 PM. * BEVERLY CROWE "Embraceable You", & "Crazy". * MARTY MANGAN, "Dream Lover" & "That's Amore". LORETTA SIANI "Eternally", & "I Believe". BETH FORMELOZA "In The Still Of The Night", & "Moonlight In Vermont". FERDIE FORMELOZA "Misty", & "You Were Always On My Mind". ROY PROVANCE "It Could Happen To You", & "The Nearness Of You". RAFE CORRELL "Taking A Chance On Love", & "Yesterday I Hear The Rain". * RAMONA LARSON "At Last", & "I Could Have Danced All Night". * ESTHER BURGMARK "In The Arms Of An Angel", & "I Don't Know How To Love Him". * KAREN SCHMITT, "I Got Lost In His Arms", & "How Are Things In Glocamorra". BARBARA FRANTZ, "Love Potion #9", & "Goodie, Goodie". EARL MITCHELL "They All Laughed", & "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". MARGE HARRIS "Fly Me To The Moon", & "Overweight People". LARRY HARRIS "I've Got The World On A String". And * PAM THOMPSON "If I Loved You". Also WAYNE ABRAVANEL opened with "I've Got The World On A String" and later "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". And my songs tonight were "I Could Write A Book" & "My Romance". So thank you very much to all these talented people and to all the wonderful people in the audience who cheered them on! Hope to see you next Saturday night.

We hope you will be with us this Saturday for a great time seeing some of the desert's best singers - 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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Great show last Sunday starring LINDEN WADDELL, and a terrific audience that couldn't get enough. A standing ovation followed by cheers for one more, and throngs of people staying to complement her on a fabulous talent and very entertaining show.  
 
OUR 14th SUNDAYS IN SUMMER SHOW:
A local guy that has been performing in cabarets and theatrical productions all over the valley, including 5 shows for our series, all to rave reviews and
this one promises to be another smash hit.

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
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THERE'S A NEW PALM SPRINGS AREA

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Friends of Musical Theater presents:
Broadway in the Afternoon Concert   
Saturday August 6, 2016
Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City

Lunch  1 PM Order off menu - no minimum charges       
2 to 3 PM -   "Broadway Salon"

Solos, duets and sing-alongs
$10 Donation

SINGERS SO FAR:
Kelley Dorney
Samantha Dunn
Perry Lambert
Wayne Moore
Brenda Silas Moore
Gary Mortimer
Kendra Munger
Vickie Van Paddenburg
 
MUSICAL DIRECTORS
David Scott Cohen,  Wayne Moore

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DOG CLIP OF THE WEEK:   
"Dog and 2 Funny Looking Dogs" 
 
DOG CARTOON OF THE WEEK :
   
 
DORIS DAY  
CLIP OF THE WEEK:
Doris smokes a 'stogie'! 

BROADWAY, HOLLYWOOD, or CABARET
"The More I See You" &
"There Will Never Be Another You"
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN live at Strathmore Hall
 
 
LUCY CLIP OF THE WEEK
LUCY meets FRANKIE AVALON
"There's A Kind Of Walk You Walk" 
 
 
JUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE  
"I Believe In You" with guest
JERRY VAN DYKE 

 


 

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK
  
SLOW COOKER GARLIC CHICKEN     

INGREDIENTS:  
large onion, halved, cut into thin slices 
1 tablespoon chopped garlic 
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon pepper 
1 cut-up whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 lb)

DIRECTIONS: 
Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion and garlic in slow cooker.

In small bowl, mix thyme, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Rub each piece of chicken with herb mixture. Arrange chicken pieces over onion, in single layer if possible.

Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours 30 minutes (or Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours) or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165F).

Set oven control to broil. Line broiler pan or cookie sheet with foil. Using slotted spoon, remove chicken from slow cooker and place, skin side up, on pan. Broil with tops 6 inches from heat 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. 

  

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SHINE YOUR LIGHT...

You can be generous, respectful, patient and positive, no matter how the world responds. You can be joyful without any particular reason.

Instead of wasting time on trivial minutia, fill your moments with substance. Instead of proving others wrong, listen, learn and understand.

If you want the world to be kind, considerate, honest and sincere, show the world how. Shine your light, and help to make the difference! :) 

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2016 PALM SPRINGS PRIDE PERFORMERS NEEDED

Greetings from BELLA DA BALL:

Hope you are having a great year.  Hard to believe it is almost August.
The Greater Palm Springs Pride is only months away.  The Festival and the Parade will both be held downtown Palm Springs again this year.  And, the festival will be a FREE admission event again!
Touching base with you about your interest in performing at Greater Palm Springs Pride on the Cabaret Stage.  It will be located somewhere on or near Palm Canyon (layout plans still being finalized).
 
The Greater Palm Springs Pride dates are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 1-2-3-4-5-6.
 
Festival hours tentatively will be Saturday, November 5,  11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
The parade on Sunday will start further north on Palm Canyon and end near Amado and the Hyatt. This will also be one of the main entrances to the Festival.
 
Please let everyone you know what the days are for this year's festival and parade and that it will be a free event!
 
Now, onto specifics about possibly performing at Palm Springs Pride.   Please review and answer and email back to me.  Please feel free to forward this to other potential entertainers.  All responses are subject to review and consideration.  Thank you!
 
1.      Please let me know if you are interested in appearing at the Greater Palm Springs Pride.  If so, continue onto the following questions:
 
2.      Do you have a preference of Saturday or Sunday?
 
3.      If time is available both days, would you like to appear both days?
 
4.      Do you have a preference of approximate appearance time?
Saturday, 12-3;
Saturday, 3-6;
Saturday, 6-9:
Sunday, 12-2;
Sunday, 2-4;
Sunday, 3-5.
No guarantees on exact time.
 
5.      Will you bring CD's/flash drive with your songs?  Or will you have musical equipment?  (keyboard, guitar, band).  If equipment, you provide and set-up must be quick and easy.
 
6.      All song content, stage attire, stage presence should be G-rated as this is an outside event, open to all ages, open to public.  Musical numbers should be under four minutes each.
 
7.      Only one person back-stage (if needed) per entertainer as quick dresser.  Non-entertainers do NOT remain back stage.
 
8.      No smoking at any time on stage or dressing room.
 
9.      All CD's/flash drives must be presented to DJ/sound and/or cabaret manager a minimum of 45 minutes before your stage time.  Please allow time for parking, walking, etc.
 
10.    All schedules are approximate and performers need to be flexible if they are requested on stage prior to their planned start time or if coordinator deems a later start necessary.
 
11.    Entertainers may sell their CD's/souvenirs on the side table.

12.    Length of performance time is subject to review and set-up by cabaret coordinator and pride committee.  Stage time is subject to number of performers, type of music, etc.  Vocalists may be 5-25 minutes, with possible break?  Drag personalities may be 1-4 numbers with breaks between songs for changes if they wish.  If you have a minimum or maximum you wish, please advise and that will be taken into consideration.
 
13.    The cabaret is a drama-free zone.  Anyone not abiding by coordinator's, committee's, security's rules and regulations may be asked to leave.
 
14.    Do you wish to have a photo of you in pride program?  If so, a high resolution photo is requested and should be sent at a later time when requested.  Please do not send photos at this time.
 
15.    Appearances/performances are volunteer, no compensation.  Tips are yours to keep.
 
16.    Entertainers should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Pride reserves the right to not have an entertainer perform if it appears they are under the influence.
 
17.    Please respond either way as soon as possible.  Please include your cell phone number, best email address, Facebook page.
 
18.    In order to be included in the pride program and promotional materials, a response is needed asap.  A faster response is very much appreciated.
 
Thanks so much!  Have a great summer.  Bella da Ball

 
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AUGUST 4th 
THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT 
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SEPTEMBER 1st 
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