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Wendy Moten at the Nashville Hall of Fame Museum. Photo from wendymoten.com
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Wendy Moten at Birdland

Wendy Moten ascended to the Birdland stage with a smile and charm that lit up the room. From her first words and the comfortable swing tempo of her first song, All of Me, Moten emerged as a poised, expressive, and consummate artist. She conveyed her passionate insights with a beautiful, clear voice and through her ability to command any genre she desired.

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L-R Pianist Gerry Dieffenbach, Jay Nickerson and Diane Love in Love Online. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Love Online

Love Online was a delightful journey enhanced by some of the finest songs ever written and performed by two enchanting, empathetic, and erudite individuals who understand life, heartache, and love. Love and Nickerson take your hand and heart and share their times, world, and lives. It was storytelling at its best.

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Beauty & Essex restaurant entry. Photo credit: Sora Vernikoff
Restaurants
Sora Vernikoff

Beauty & Essex Restaurant

The Beauty & Essex restaurant located in Manhattan’s Lower East Sde serves tasty food and sells vintage jewelry and musical instruments.

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Debbie Gibson at 54 Below. Photo credit: Nick Spano
Cabaret
Edward A Kliszus

Debbie Gibson at 54 Below

She’s charming, self-deprecating, and pulled out all the stops tonight to celebrate and honor a career and life on stage. She proved she could both reminisce on her teenage stardom and deliver the American songbook to us.

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Cyclic Journey by Marshall Gilkes
Jazz
Edward A Kliszus

Trombonist/Composer Marshall Gilkes Presents: Cyclic Journey

Gilkes’s new album Cyclic Journey touches anyone who appreciates and enjoys world-class artistry and virtuosity in classical and jazz idioms. Cyclic Journey is a musical adventure where the listener can experience the sounds of a team of musicians at the top of their game. At the same time, Gilkes shares his biographical virtual journey that emerged from his creative imagination. As you listen, close your eyes, and permit yourself to be transported through his ephemeral, beautiful sonic world.

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Soomi Kim's Body Through Which the Dream Flows. Photo credit: Charles Chessler
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Body Through Which the Dream Flows

With a marvelous coterie of young dancer gymnasts, Soomi Kim’s The Body Through Which the Dream Flows uses a multi-dimensional visual and aural landscape to provide insights into the complex relations of coaches and their proteges while opening a window into the inside world of children training for Olympic stardom.

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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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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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Alexandra Guerrero and Adam Files in Hit The Wall at the Kraine Theater. Photo credit: Neil Ryan.
Off Broadway
Edward A Kliszus

Hit the Wall

Many people dismiss graffiti art as vandalism or the work of gangs marking their territory. But in Hit the Wall, we discover that there is a coterie of serious graffiti artists striving to create their magnum opus.

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