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Salty Brine. Photo by Daniel Albanese
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Bigmouth Strikes Again

Brine honored the music of The Smiths through an auto-biographical perspective revealing universal human needs like love, friendship, and realized ambitions. We discovered Brine’s Bible Belt roots in North Carolina and the paths leading him to New York City. The exceedingly talented Brine danced, sang, and spoke in ways that evoked uncontrollable laughter, empathy, or sublime wistful affection.

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Sondheim Unplugged at 54Below. PHoto: 54Below.com
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below

Rejoicing in the life and musical talent of Stephen Sondheim one year after his passing, 54 Below presented Sondheim Unplugged, a tribute beyond compare that has played repeatedly since 2010.

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Isaac Mizhrahi. Photo credit: Gregg Richards
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Isaac Mizrahi at 54 Below

Misrahi is a boyish, lovable character who is bawdy, irreverent, clever, and entertaining with repartee and humor as delightful as his singing. His selection of songs seems to spring from biographical sentiment, and while he can sing to be funny, he can also touch hearts with the intense pathos, sadness, and beauty he expresses in songs like Sondheim’s “One More Kiss” from Follies. The song ended with a whisper, silence, and thunderous applause.

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Photo of Liz Callaway. Courtesy: LizCallaway.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim

Callaway’s singing embraced the elegance of the wonderful songs and sentiments she shared with her listeners, magically drawing her audience as fellow travelers into each song’s poetic, artistic world. Her pitch, tone quality, breath control, articulation, and expression were flawless.

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Natasha Castillo. Photo from natasha-castillo.com
Cabaret
Melissa Heche

Natasha Castillo’s Excellent Adventure

Natasha Castillo’s Excellent Adventure was a party with disco lights and a hostess with style and charm. In addition, Natasha’s attention to detail by including glow light sticks on the tables and on the piano contributed to the personality of the moment.

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Ann Kittredge. Photo: annkittredge.com/
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Ann Kittredge at Birdland

Chanteuse Ann Kittredge performed before a spellbound audience in her widely acclaimed show, Movie Nite, at The Birdland Theater in NYC. She sang, swayed, and danced, intoxicating her audience, guiding them on a romantic tour of glittery gold movie star glamour.

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