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Chita Rivera at Café Carlyle. Photo by David Andrako
Cabaret
Tulis McCall

A Tribute to Chita Rivera at Café Carlyle

A Tribute to Chita Rivera at Café Carlyle – she doesn’t just take the stage at Café Carlyle, she hoists it over her shoulder and walks off with it and so in love with being on a stage that you wonder what pitiful amount of energy she might have left to devote to other matters.

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Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet (courtesy ArthurKell.com)
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet

Jazz lovers will want to see and hear the Arthur Kell Speculation Quartet. With the opening sounds tonight at the fabulous Smalls Jazz Club set in Manhattan’s West Village, one sensed the culmination of 50 years of evolution of fusion first expressed by Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and Wayne Shorter.

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Ross Lorenson. (Cover artwork from Lorenson's 2008 album Standard Time: Live in New York)
Cabaret
Holli Harms

Russ Lorenson at The Triad

It was a New York night with Russ Lorenson at the Triad.  Artists flying in from all over, including Guatemala, for this one-night-only performance. All went out of their way to celebrate the release of Russ’s recording, “Standard Time: Live in New York.” He recorded the album at the Metropolitan Room back in 2008, with the original release date being 2009; however, due to circumstances, it was put on hold. Then he was diagnosed with tonsil cancer (he is now in total remission and doing great).

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Marilyn Maye at Birdland (screen shot from Marilyn Maye's Rainbow Collection)
Cabaret
Tulis McCall

Marilyn Maye at Birdland

Regarding Marilyn Maye at Birdland: Stop reading. Go to the Birdland Website and get tickets for MARILYN MAYE. If you miss Marilyn at Birdland, don’t miss her next performance!

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Rossini's Italian Restaurant (photo from rossinisrestaurant.com)
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

New Year’s Eve at Rossini’s Italian Restaurant

Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Rossini’s Italian Restaurant is a special pairing since it’s my birthday. So, I get to celebrate two fun evenings in one. I wound up in Rossini’s Italian Restaurant at 108 East 38th Street this New Year’s Eve. I enjoyed the experience!

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Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland. Photo by Edward Kliszus
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland

The Orrin Evans Holiday Extravaganza at Birdland was electric with a festive spirit as the big band took to the stage, adorned with shimmering decorations, glittering lights and guest stars Michelle Lordi, Alexia Bontempo, JD Walter, and Milton Suggs.

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Cathédrale Restaurant. (Photo from moxyeastvillage.com:cathedrale)
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Cathédrale French Restaurant

I loved the spaciousness of Cathédrale French restaurant with its delicious Mediterranean cuisine that painted a picture of the coastal cuisine of Southern France, with brushstrokes of Italy, Spain, and Greece.

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Oceans New York. (Photo from oceansnewyork.com
New York Restaurant Reviews
Sora Vernikoff

Oceans New York

If you like to cruise but don’t have the time to take one in the near future, then take yourself to Oceans Restaurant at the

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