LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER 
Monday, April 12, 2015  
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THE CAST INCLUDES DOUGLAS LADNIER IN THE LEAD ROLE
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Catalina Jazz Club Presents
MARK WINKLER & JOANNE TATHAM


Thursday, April 23
Showtime 8:30 PM
Dinner from 7

$20 cover and
Dinner or two beverage minimum

Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 466-2210



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PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
39 SOUTH MOLINO AVE.
PASADENA, CA. 91101

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Presented by the ALS Association - GoldenWest Chapter  
Produced by Juliana Hansen, Melissa Verdugo, Jonathan White & Patrick McMinn 
Music Direction and Orchestrations by Richard Allen 
Directed by Bruce Kimmel  
This star-studded event will feature: 
 Ed Asner, Micky Dolenz, Juliana Hansen, Jean Louisa Kelly, Wendy Liebman, Kate Linder, Kerry O'Malley, Timothy Omundson, Reagan Pasternak, Jonathan Pendragon, Jason Ritter, Richard Sherman, Bruce Vilanch,  Renee Zellweger, and more to be announced!

Proceeds will provide funding for
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter's
mission
critical priorities in care services, public policy, and cutting-edge
global research toward treatments and cure for ALS.

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 818-865-8067.


  Moss Theatre at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
FOR MUSICAL THEATRE WEST WEB SITE & TICKET INFO
 
PERFORMANCES ARE AT
CARPENTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
6200 E. ATHERTON STREET
LONG BEACH 
 
WHAT'S  LORI DONATO UP TO? 
Contact Lori about private coaching,  
workshops, & private party appearances.
Call 818-760-0757 or visit:  WWW.LORIDONATO.COM 

2nd & 3rd SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
LIVE JAM BAND - from 4 to 8 PM
OIL CAN HARRY'S - 11502 VENTURA BLVD.STUDIO CITY, CA. 91604
 PH: 818-760-9749
 
www.oilcanharrysla.com 

THE OTHER SUNDAY'S IS
 MUSIC FEST - from  2 to 5 PM
 
VIVA CANTINA - 900 RIVERSIDE DR. BURBANK, CA. 91506
PH: 818-845-2425
www.vivacantina.com 

 
SHOWS IN  THE

PALM SPRINGS AREA

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SUNDAYS IN SUMMER
NOTE:
SHOW TIME IS 6 PM 
FOR FIRST THIS SHOW ONLY.  

APRIL 16th at 6 PM
doors open at 5 PM 
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of
BILLIE HOLIDAY'S birthday

LADY DAY AND THE BLUES - excerpt montage
 
  THE 2 PM MATINEES BEGIN
WITH:

FOR THIS SHOW ONLY... 
THE TICKETS WILL BE $15  
AND WILL INCLUDE A WINE & CHEESE MEET & GREET AFTER THE SHOW WITH VICKI & DERRIK.

FOR SCHEDULE OF ALL THE SHOWS THIS SEASON...
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FEATURING OUR OWN
WINNETTE & RUSS ROOF






JOEL IS ALSO EVERY THURSDAY FROM  
6:30 PM TILL CLOSING AT WALLY'S DESERT TURTLE  
IN RANCHO MIRAGE

 

OUT OF TOWN SHOWS:  

LAS VEGAS,  

SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO,  

SEATTLE, CHICAGO, NEW YORK

.... AND POINTS BEYOND! 




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Headlining this year's show will be
Sam Harris

Along with
Mark D. Espinoza
best known for his role as "Jesse" on "Beverly Hills, 90210"

Multi-platinum selling songwriter
Kevin Fisher

Robyn Spangler
BroadwayWorld's 2011 Cabaret Artist of the Year
and many more.

Light and sound design will once again be created by
Broadway veteran technical director Matt Berman.


The Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert
April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonora High School Auditorium
430 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA.

Tickets: $20 adults & $10 students
For tickets contact Nancie Weiser at 209-532-5511, ext.112

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To make a donation, please make checks payable to:
Sonora High School with the memo "Young Artist Grant"
and mail to 430 N. Washington Street Sonora, CA 95370.


 


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A New York Medley (Marilyn Maye & Tedd Firth arrangement)
ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN SAN DIEGO?
SHER KRIEGER EVENTS SAYS CHECK OUT
 
THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT SHOWS AND PERFORMERS
COMING IN 2015 - CHECK THEM OUT BY 
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 OPEN MICS...  
HERE, THERE, & EVERYWHERE

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DEAR READERS:  
For those of you who subscribe to this Newsletter, and those who read in on line prior to 3 PM on Tuesday:

I mistakenly sent out a draft version that was not completely saved and had a rambling personal commentary prior to a lot of editing that did not get saved. It also had the previous week's Cabaret Open Mic details. 

Though I cannot remember exactly what I wrote before, below is a run-down our the 360 and AJ's shows:
 
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT APPLAUSE WEDNESDAYS:
We started with COURT GRAVES doing "So In Love", "It Amazes Me", & "Just One Of Those Things", CANDICE FIORENTINO was there with her family and she sang "Cabaret" and as Joel said: "She's done this before". Next we had RAFE CORRELL who sang "The More I See You" with "I Fall In Love Too Fast", "It's Impossible" in Spanish with Jean, & "How Long Has This Been Going On". JEAN SORF stayed on stage after Rafe to sing "Begin The Begine" with Rafe on Maracas, "Come Rain Or Come Shine", & "My Foolish Heart". GEORGE LEWIS was next singing "Rock A Bye Your Baby" & "Thinking Of You" followed by ALAN JON with "Alfie", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", & "What Kind Of Fool Am I" and DONNY TEETERS whose been M.I.A. returned and sang "Have You Met Miss Jones" & "Secret Love" then we had a newcomer to 360, STEVE MCCANN who sang "Almost Like Being In Love", "Moon River" & dedicated to his wife of 25 years, "I Feel Wonderful Tonight". Steve and our next singer, HOPE DEANS, are both finalist in the Palm Springs Sings at The Purple Room, it was Hope's first time at 360 as well and sang "Georgia", "Besame Mucho", & "Summertime". And PAT MCCANN, no relation to Steve, came after work in her scrubs and looking good singing "Where Or When", "So Beautiful" & "A Foggy Day". next  it was JASON HULL with "They've Never Heard Of Love", "Because Of You", & "Feels Like Home". And last but certainly not least, NONI LAMBERTSON nailed "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine" then gave up her 2nd song to hear me sing "Old Friend", thanks Noni, that song is about people in my life like you. That was it, and we'd love to see you there on Wednesday. Remember that reservations are always welcomed.

So in full disclosure, be it known that ALEX DANSON will be subbing for JOEL BAKER this week so Joel can take a Road Trip with Don for his birthday. And everyone deserves a day off. I should practice what I preach... LOL! 
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S ON SATURDAY:
JOEL BAKER filled in again for Wayne and we had a smallish crowd but did get a large table of dinners who found us on the PALM SPRINGS LIFE web site that loved all the singers, and even laughed at my jokes. To bad they were from out of town. Anyway we only had 7 singers but they were all great and most stayed to the end which is rare. We started with a finalist from Palm Springs Sings, SHARON SILLS who sang 8 songs over the evening including "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Don't You Know", "Till", "Big Spender", "Don't Cry Out Loud", "All That Jazz", "Over The Rainbow" & the best "Once Upon A Time" ever. Then our Sundays In Summer star for Sunday, HAROLD SANDITEN and his wonderful pianist, MICHAEL ROULTON, came and gave us a taste of his show plus more with, "Route 66", "Come Fly With Me", "Rocky Raccoon", "There Are Blues", & a really fast tongue-twister called "The Blues My Sister Gave To Me". ALAN JON came to see us and sang "Only You" & "Alfie" before he had to run off to another engagement. But Russ Roof stayed to sing "Unchained Melody", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"& "My Way", then WINETTE ROOF sang "Someone To Watch Over Me", "What A Difference A Day Makes" and together did a duet with "Sentimental Journey". They both were great and will be doing those songs and more in a show at the Sturges Center For The Fine Arts in San Bernardino this Saturday and Sunday and we wish them a lot of success and most of all, fun. We had one singer named ED LAFKOWITZ whose friends got him up to sing "Cabaret" and he was pretty good too. Then TONY arrived earlier than usual after work and sang "When I Fall In Love" & "My Funny Valentine" So come on over and sing, have dinner or drinks. Remember, reservations are always a good idea. See you then.
 
RECENT ARTICLE IN DESERT ENT ERTAINER: Here is the link about me,  open mics, Wayne & Joel, AJ's & 360 in DESERT ENTERTAINER 

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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THIS SUNDAY AT A SPECIAL TIME:
6 PM

LADY DAY AND THE BLUES - excerpt montage 

THE NEW ON LINE CABARET SCENES SITE IS UP AND RUNNING,
BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF SECTIONS TO BE ADDED.

CLICK ON THE LATEST COPY FOR THE LINK TO THE ON LINE WEB SITE THEN GO TO REGIONAL NEWS TO READ MY COLUMN OR JUST COME TO ONE OF OUR OPEN MICS AND PICK UP A COPY, OR AT PURPLE ROOM, TROPICALE, AZUL, THREESIXTY NORTH, &  AJ'S ON THE GREEN.

NEW GROUP IN THE LA AREA JOINS CABARET & MUSICAL THEATER LOVERS WITH A MONTHLY LUNCHEON.

Friends of Musical Theater Lunch Club
Carole Linn - contact
clinn@colorfulsongs.com
626 -963-7700

PLEASE CONTACT CAROLE FOR NEXT LUNCH DATE & LOCATION.

You can order off the menu -  no minimum charges.

The group has no dues or rules  -  just stimulating conversation about
current and past shows, and a chance to interact with others in the
Broadway and Cabaret worlds.

Bring any questions and /or challenges you might have - 
for the group to discuss.

Be sure to bring any flyers you have for upcoming shows and give
us a short pitch if you like!!!

Open to all -  performers, composers,  directors, producers, choreographers, agents, managers, etc.

We will probably start attending shows together and find ways to
support musical theater causes.

You can participate in any way you choose.

Hope to see you soon you at the next luncheon,
Carole Linn - email: clinn@colorfulsongs.com or call 626-963-7700

CABARET GROUPS TO JOIN:

LA CABARET YAHOO GROUP - with 175 members, it's an LA BASED link to other cabaret minded people. It's a great way to promote your shows and share ideas. JOIN HERE:

STU HAMSTRA'S "Cabaret Hot Line On Line"  - With a subscriber list of over 2500 & memberships  starting at $20 for a Silver Membership which includes the weekly e-newsletter, a link to your website, free gig postings, show discounts, & so much more. Go to STU HAMSTRA'S
CABARET HOT LINE ON LINE at:

CABARET WEST - This Southern California group is the best source for all your cabaret needs. The $25 annual membership gets you a monthly newsletter, 2 for 1 discounts on many shows, a link to their website, a place to advertise your shows for free, audition notices and much more. Go to:
CABARET WEST and check it out.

CABARET SINGERS GROUP: with 532 members nationwide, it is a must for all cabaret singers and their fans. Go to: 
CABARET SINGERS GROUP 

ON LINE AT:
OR PICK ONE UP AT THE NEXT
CABARET OPEN MIC - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!



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WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE & PAST EPISODES WITH SOME  
BROADWAY, CABARET, or MOVIE CLIP    
OF THE WEEK:
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4575 E. Mesquite Ave.,  
Palm Springs  
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Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  
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760-416-5718    
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DOG CLIP OF THE WEEK:
This is amazing. This dog "sing" by howling
to a baby when it cries. He even changes
his pitch like he's actually singing.
I wonder if the parent sang and he's copying them?
DOG CARTOON OF THE WEEK
  
 

DORIS DAY CLIP OF THE WEEK: 
Official movie trailer.
"Please Don't Eat The Daisies" (1960)
Doris Day, David Niven, Janice Paige,
& Spring Byington
 
 
I LOVE LUCY  
CLIP OF THE WEEK:
Movie Trailer for SORROWFUL JONES (1949(
Starring LUCILLE BALL & BOB HOPE 
 


 

FOR ALL YOU LOUNGE LIZARDS  

WHO LOVE GOOD MUSIC!

COOL CABARET, JAZZ  

& STANDARDS! 

CLICK ON & LISTEN ON LINE ANYTIME  

YOU WANT AT:

 

MARTINI IN THE  

MORNING RADIO MUSIC ON THE WEB   

 

A WEB PAGE IS FINALLY SET UP FOR  
THE 2015 SHOW SCHEDULE

We have an exciting line up this season
so you will want to see as many shows as they can.
THIS SUNDAY AT 6 PM
NOTE THE SPECIAL TIME FOR THIS SHOW IS SUNDAY,
APRIL 19TH AT 6 PM
Honoring the 100th anniversary of Billie Holidays birthday
Stacie singing "Stormy Monday" from
Lady Day And The Blues:
 
 
 
   
Arthur Newman Dim Lights
 

           
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
 
 
   
  SUPER EASY THAI RED CURRY CHICKEN SOUP 

INGREDIENTS:
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
4 green onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
3 cups chicken broth (32-oz carton)
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 cup coconut milk, (not cream of coconut)
2 boxes (7 oz each) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen broccoli, carrots, sweet peppers blend
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

DIRECTIONS:
In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cook about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until cooked through. Add white parts of green onion; cook about 1 minute or until starting to soften. Add red curry paste and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.

Add chicken broth, peanut butter, and coconut milk; stir until peanut butter is blended and simmer 10 minutes. Add frozen vegetables; cook 5 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in lime juice. Garnish with remaining green onions and cilantro; serve immediately.

Optional: serve over white rice.  

CLASSIC TV CLIP MOMENTS:
THE MILLIONAIRE 
Johnny Carson Goofs Up an Old TV Commercial on
His TV Show "Who Do You Trust?"


  

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LETTING GO OF THE FEAR OF REJECTION...

"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." -- Walt Disney, Entrepreneur and Dreamer

* * *

Artists road to success unfolds through many joys and heart-breaks. In order to succeed in show business, you have to be willing to put yourself on the line, and accept the risk of rejection and failure.

Charlie Chaplin once said: "Artist must love rejection. That's the surest way to success".  Fear of not being good enough can lead to fear of challenge, fear of success, and ultimate self-disappointment.  

But you will not get accepted by anyone, unless you're willing to take the risk of rejection. You must ask in order to get. And although rejection may seem like something to be avoided, it is not really that bad at all.

What's worse is living with fears and self-denial. If you never try, the answer always will be 'no'. Some people will value what you say, what you do, and who you are, but other's won't. That's the simple truth.

Keep reminding yourself that it is their concern, not yours. Let go of your debilitating fear of failure, keep doing what you know is best for you, and let your talent take you where you want to be! :)


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Helene


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DON'T FORGET TO CHECK  
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SOMETHING WORTH READING...

A STORY OF A GAY MAN
RETURNING HOME

TO ALABAMA FROM
PALM SPRINGS.


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