LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER 
Monday, March 2, 2015 

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LIFE IS A CABARET NEWSLETTER is your #1 site for information on cabaret shows, musicals, plays, auditions, venues, and night life in Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas as well as San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, New York City and everywhere in between. We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter every week and will sign up for a free subscription in the box below and also tell your friends about it. If you are a performer and have a show you want to have posted here, just follow the easy instructions below.


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Dinner reservations: DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM
SHOW STARTS 7:00 PM - SHARP  
Sterling's at The Federal 
5303 Lankershim Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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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
MARCH 17 - APRIL 12
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March 17 - April 12, 2015
PYGMALION
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed By Jessica Kubzansky
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or by calling 626-356-7529

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  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 

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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 

 
 
This is to let you know that I will teaching a 6 week workshop series at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana beginning Tuesday, April 7th. Students of all ages are welcome. Join us and brush up on your performance skills. The series will end with a live performance for an invited audience. 
Time: 11:00am - 12:30 pm 
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SHOWS IN  THE

PALM SPRINGS AREA

NOTE:  

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THIS SATURDAY WE ONCE AGAIN  HAVE THE  
AWARD-WINNING RICHARD BERENT  
AT THE BABY GRAND AT AJ'S.... 
 
  

 
THE SUNDAY JAZZ TIME SERIES
FROM 2 TO 5 PM - JUST $10
Presented by Bobbie & Alan Goodman
with special guest musicians & singers every week.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! 
TROY SKINNER
debuts his new show "WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?" at the Copa on Sunday, April the 12th at 7:30 PM featuring the Music of Burt Bacharach"...joined by Christopher Marlowe as musical director... and directed by
Scott Barnes... both who were the award winning team behind
Nancy LaMott.
 
EVERY THURSDAY AT COPA ROOM - IT'S


Please join us Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. for a spirited concert of solos and duets from Broadway, Opera, Jazz and the great American Songbook performed by California Desert Chorale members, with Chorale interns and special guests artists.

TICKETS FOR THE ABOVE ARE A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $20

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Temple Isaiah, Downtown Palm Springs
Located at 332 West Alejo Road

Sunday, March 15 & 22, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Indian Wells Theater, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
Located at 37500 Cook Street

Purchase Tickets ($40) ONLINE or call Chorale Ticket Hotline at 760-346-4933


FEATURING OUR OWN
WINETTE & RUSS ROOF

 



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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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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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DEAR READERS: 
 
WHAT HAPPENED AT  
APPLAUSE WEDNESDAYS THAT WAS ON TUESDAY LAST WEEK: 


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It was a great group of singers and a pretty full audience including a party of 20 that JOHN EDMONDS got together. We started off with TERRY LARSON who was making his first appearance with us - at least for Applause Wednesdays and sang "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" & "My Favorite Year", speaking of "My Favorite Year", Michele Brourman who wrote the song and many others, will be returning again to the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series July 26th. Next we had LINDSAY OUELLETTE with "As Time Goes By", On The Street Where You Live" & "Soon It's Gonna Rain", then we had ROFE CORRELL to sing "It's Alright With Me" & "Some One Like You", followed by GEORGE LEWIS who sang "Maybe This Time" & "No Arms Can Ever Hold Me" and JEAN SORF who sang a wonderful medley using "My Man", "Bill", & "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man Of Mine" and later "Night & Day". Our next four singers are all College Of The Desert Music students where JOEL BAKER is the rehearsal pianist, starting with ANTHONY TRAN who's developed his Falsetto or Counter Tenor voice since we last heard him at Blame It On Midnight, and got everyone's attention singing "Come And Trip It" & "Verdro Con Mio Deletto", the ANDIE with "My Funny Valentine", DANIEL GUTIERREZ singing "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "The Impossible Dream", & "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You", and then it was RAMON who sang "Proud Of Your Boy", "I Am What I Am" and at Joel's request "My Unfortunate Erection" from PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. The wonderful NONI LAMBERTSON was our next singer who did "Till There Was You" then gave up her other song asking me to "Old Friend", TERRY GALLAGHER is still in the desert from Seattle and sang "I Will Always Love You", "And The World Goes Round", & "Sister", JASON HULL came to sing "Get Here When You Can", "All Or Nothing" & "Somewhere In The Night", MARGE HARRIS also came by after rehearsals for THE SECRET GARDEN at Palm Canyon Theater, and sang "Before The Parade Passes By" and arriving really late was DONNY TEETERS doing a great job singing "Have You Met Miss Jones" & "Hold Me". I hope you will all be there this week and don't forget to tell your friends to come too.  See you Wednesday.        
WHAT HAPPENED AT AJ'S ON SATURDAY: 
Oddly, we once again had fewer singers but it was sure quality over quantity including the terrific RICHARD BERENT who came from LA to fill in for Wayne on the piano, and he'll be there again this Saturday. We also had TIBOR LASKO with us on the upright bass which is always a treat. We also had a party of 12 that came for a birthday dinner and stayed the whole evening and later told me they didn't know we were there and were blown over by the caliber of talent that comes to sing with us, which included FRED MILLER doing "I Only Have Eyes For You" & "Don't Blame Me", then we were fortunate to have two former stars from the Palm Springs Follies with us starting with ROSANNE HOPKINS who sang "If He Walked In To My Life", "You Made Me Love You", "Hard Hearted Hannah" & "Masquerade". DOUG GRAHAM always loves to come and sing with Richard who also would play at Open Mic Tuesdays at the Gardenia in LA for him and me and so many others, this time Doug sang "Almost Like Being In Love", "The Man That Got Away", "Body And Soul", & "My Romance", and next we had PAT MCCANN who sounded like she and Richard had rehearsed for hours because it was magic during "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Angel Eyes", "Every Time We Say Goodbye", RUSSELL GREMILLOT has not been to sing for a while but brought friends to hear him do "Till The Real Thing Comes Along" & "Bennies From Heaven" and TERRY GALLAGHER joined us again and sang "And All That Jazz", "He Touched Me", & her parody of "Memory" was a big hit. Our other PS Follies Gal, VICKI KNIGHT was also there to sing "Kratchma", "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man", "Ordinary People" & "Serento". She also highly complemented Richard and his skills on the piano which was met by great applause and cheers. Vicki was with a party of 8 that included ANTHONY SHANE who, with a lot of coaxing got up to sing "Fly Me To The Moon". By The Way, he'll be headlining at SUN CITY with a full orchestra on March 5th. So that was everyone and that is also what you missed if you were not there - so come this Saturday and enjoy a great show and great food.

OH, AND BEFORE I FORGET - LIKE LAST WEEK... Here is the link to that article I promised about me and the open mics, Wayne & Joel from last week's 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. 
 
THE NEW ON LINE CABARET SCENES SITE IS UP AND RUNNING,
BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF SECTIONS TO BE ADDED. IN THE 'REGIONAL NEWS AND LISTINGS' SECTION I WILL SOON BE ABLE TO ADD INFORMATION AND UPDATES IN ADDITION TO MY REGULAR COLUMN.

CLICK ON THE LATEST COPY FOR THE LINK TO THE ON LINE WEB SITE:

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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JANE OLIVER - "The Last Time I Felt Like This"  
 
4575 E. Mesquite Ave.,  
Palm Springs  
Thursday through Monday from 11 AM to 5 PM  
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  
For more information, call 
760-416-5718 
 
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DOG CLIP OF THE WEEK:
  You can tell by they way this dog wags his tail that he's really proud of himself when the White Lab takes his Dachshund friend for a walk:
 
 
DOG CARTOON OF THE WEEK
     
MOVIE MUSICAL   
CLIP OF THE WEEK
"GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE"
  HAIRSPRAY -THE MOVE

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU
CHECK OUT...


GOING TO SAN DIEGO? 
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK  
OUT THE THEATER SCENE BEFORE YOU LEAVE AT:  

 

DORIS DAY CLIP OF THE WEEK: 
I DECIDED TO LEAVE THIS ONE UP FOR ANOTHER WEEK SO EVERYONE CAN SEE IT.
IT WAS PRODUCED AND SHOWN ONLY ON
THE UK BBC:
New TV interview and documentary from 1988 which surfaced recently. 
Part 1: 
 
Part 2:
 
 
I LOVE LUCY  
CLIP OF THE WEEK:
Password Plus: Lucille Ball was the celebrity along with Dick Martin who is teamed up
with Kirstie Alley - this was way before here break on "Cheers"


 

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   

 

 
 
Arthur Newman Dim Lights
 

 2015 SEASON SCHEDULE COMING SOON. 

If you KNOW you have what it takes to fill  

a small, intimate theater and  

DO NOT USE RECORDED TRACKS,  

to be put you on the interest list for 2015.


                         
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
 
 
SALTED CARAMEL TRUFFLE TRIANGLES
 

INGREDIENTS:

Cookie Base:

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons water
1 egg
2/3 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Caramel Topping:

4 tablespoons butter
1 bag (14 oz) caramels, approximately 50 caramels
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8teaspoon coarse kosher salt, plus additional 1/2 teaspoon for top of bars

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 350F. Spray 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough evenly into prepared pan, sprinkle with 1/3 cup pecans. Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until set in center and edges just begin to pull from sides of pan. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, caramels and cream, stirring frequently until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt.

Spread caramel evenly over cookie base and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cool completely. Sprinkle top of caramel with additional salt right before serving. To serve, cut into 4 rows by 6 rows and cut each square diagonally into triangles. Store in refrigerator; bring to room temperature before serving. 

CLASSIC TV CLIP MOMENTS:
In memory of LESLEY GORE, here we have Lesley on an episode of BATMAN in 1966
as PUSSY CAT who was discovered by
CAT WOMAN played by JULIE NEWMAR at
THE MILKSHAKE A GO GO and convinced to turn to a life of crime. But Pussy Cat falls for ROBIN and here she sings "Maybe Now". 
- you can't make this stuff up!
 
  

  

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THE JOY OF CREATIVITY...

Creativity is not making something out of nothing. Creativity is making meaning out of something. The raw material of life is all around you. Just take what is there and apply it in a way that makes life richer and more enjoyable.

Whether you wish to create a story, a song, a picture, a show, a movie, or just an experience, start with what you know and what you already have, add a lot of what you love and believe in, and you'll create value.

Instead of waiting for a great idea to hit you some day, realize that YOU already are the great idea! Go with what feels good, what feels interesting, useful, satisfying, amusing and fulfilling, and you'll go far.

The joy of creativity is your birthright, so claim it every day, and in every area of your life. Take what is there, add your heart and zest to it, and make it the most fun experience you can imagine! :)
 


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