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Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Courtney Mack, Keirsten Nicole Hodgens, and Mallory Maedke at 54 Below
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

The Four Alt Wives of King Henry VIII

Tonight was an entertaining concert by influential, gifted, and driven artists. We shall be hearing from them more and more as their sparkling careers continue to evolve. The band was solid, the sound balance was excellent, and the musicians seamlessly shifted through the demands and diverse styles of the songs.

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Andrea Bell Wolff and Elliott Litherland in Adventures in Vegas. Photo credit: Mia Katz.
Musical Theater
Edward A Kliszus

Adventures in Vegas

Adventures in Vegas is a sentimental, hilarious look at life as a showgirl and more. Now celebrating her 73 year’s young birthday, the intimate 1970 diary unfolds of actress, comedian, dancer, and singer Andrea Bell Wolff.

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Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Tony DeSare at Birdland

Tony DeSare introduced each song in an engaging and deeply personal way. His manner and charm in speaking were as crucial as his singing and playing. Audience members sighed when he spoke of his nine-year-old son and the romance and beauty of Paris. They nodded and smiled as he described the provenance of each musical gem.

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Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar All For You. From 54Below.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar: All For You

Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar presented a sentimental, delightful journey through the American Songbook of the best of musical theater. Each song and setting was perfectly characterized, rapturously sung, and sparkling.

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Bille Recce. Photo from 54Below.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Now More Than Ever: The Songs of Billy Recce

Recce is a prolific composer and lyricist who knows his audience. His banter, sarcasm, wit, and humor are well received. He’s fresh, relevant, irreverent, and quick to lampoon those whose actions he reproves. He is rebellious and reflects his views through an evolution of personal expressions through song. His abilities are diverse. He expresses himself in a mode of his choice best suited to empower his message.

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Jaime Lozano and Mauricio Martinez at 54 Below Courtesy 54below.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Jaime Lozano and Mauricio Martinez

Lozano’s songs are masterfully crafted, relevant, and successfully convey the intended stories, emotions, and passion. Lozano’s piano work is sophisticated, tasteful, and excellent, both as an ensemble player and as accompanist to his brother Martinez and guest artist Pimentel.

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Will Reynolds and Eric Price courtesy reynoldsandprice.com
Music
Edward A Kliszus

Radioactive by Will Reynolds and Eric Price

Reynolds and Price are passionate creators and intellectuals of their art. Their work is an alchemy of surpassingly inventive and sympathetic creative minds. They prove that great prose creates great music just as each informs and enhances the other. They are direct descendants of the great songwriting teams who came before them like Kern and Hammerstein, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, and Lerner and Loewe. Their music is fresh, emotional, rich in character, sophisticated, and affects listeners in a memorable and important way.

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Make Them Hear You. Courtesy Feinstein's/54 Below
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Make Them Hear You

Make Them Hear You unfolded through an evening of storytelling through song and theater by a star-studded cast of theater luminaries.

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