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Ari Axelrod’s show, A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway.
Cabaret
Holli Harms

Ari Axelrod’s A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway

Ari Axelrod’s show, A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway, is billed as a performance that spotlights Jewish cultural influences on the songs of Broadway composers, focusing specifically on that link. I went because I love musicals, love the musicals of the past, love the songs featured in the evening, and couldn’t wait to celebrate the remarkably gifted magical composers and their beloved creations.

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Myriam Phiro at Chelsea Table and Stage
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Myriam Phiro Becoming Marlene Dietrich

Myriam Phiro, the internationally recognized French-Canadian enchantress whose alluring voice and swaying body movements emulated the icon she adores, celebrated her new album Becoming Marlene Dietrich at Chelsea Table and Stage. The show featured Hyuna Park and Elias Bailey.

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Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Alex Mendham and His New Yorkers

Don’t miss the talented young maestro Alex Mendham and His New Yorkers dressed in white tie and tails as he brings back the music of the Golden Age of Jazz and Swing, accompanied by his talented 11-piece orchestra, for an extravaganza that will have you doing the Foxtrot.

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L-R: Travis Nesbitt, Nic Metcalf, Kit Treece, and Schyler Conaway in the Boy Band Project. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Cabaret
Elizabeth Ann Foster

The Boy Band Project

Fun eye candy with talent. Before you know it, the show ends. You feel as if you were in an aerobics class – not only do these boys go to the gym, they work out while there. The boys are available, answer questions, and make t-shirts and coasters (CDs) available. They are a “down-to-earth” group of young gentlemen you simply want to take home.

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Black String with (L-R) Percussionist and vocalist Min Wang, Hwang, flutist Aram Lee, geomungo master and group leader Yoon Jeong Heo, and guitarist and electronic musician Jean Oh. Courtesy worldmusicinstitute.org
Music Reviews
Edward A Kliszus

Black String

Black String performs a spectacular synthesis of energy-filled musical fusion. They are powered by an effective eclectic merger of traditional Korean instruments, electric guitar, amplification effects, and jazz and rock idioms. This aural fusion was enriched by transcendental vocal orisons and digitally created sonic tools by which the intellectually charged troupe produced astonishing sounds, ideas, and intent.

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Billy Valentine at the Chelsea Table and Stage. Photo: Courtesy Fortune Creative
Cabaret
Victoria L. Dammer

Billy Valentine

Every seat, including those at the in-theatre bar, was occupied with guests who were in for an outstanding presentation of Valentine’s gifts of vocals and his ability to perform music that crossed a broad genre of songs.

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