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Spotlight on Cabaret: Contributions
by Tracy Adams
Chicago Jazz Magazine
May, 2020

In our musically fragmented world, everything from radio formats to marketing campaigns keeps listeners confined to one genre or another. Or tries to. But some activists are working to break down ...

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Spotlight on Cabaret: Virtual Reality
by Tracy Adams
Chicago Jazz Magazine
April, 2020

The line between jazz singing and cabaret singing is often fine, blurred, and crossed—with frequently spectacular results that delight Chicagoland listeners. Chicago Jazz Magazine is thrilled to partner with Chicago Cabaret Professionals via the monthly column/calendar, “Spotlight on Cabaret.” ...

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Spotlight on Cabaret
by Tracy Adams
Chicago Jazz Magazine
March, 2020

The line between jazz singing and cabaret singing is often fine, blurred, and crossed—with frequently spectacular results that delight Chicagoland listeners. Chicago Jazz Magazine is thrilled to partner with Chicago Cabaret Professionals via the monthly column/calendar, “Spotlight on Cabaret.” ...

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Can jazz and cabaret make beautiful music together?
by Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
July 18, 2019

In our musically fragmented world, everything from radio formats to marketing campaigns keeps listeners confined to one genre or another. Or tries to. But some activists are working to break down ...

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A Tribute to the best women Cabaret singers in Chicago
by Rick Kogan
WGN
July 28, 2019

From 1953 until 1975, the greatest women entertainers of the 20th Century, wowed audiences at Mister Kelly’s, a small nightclub on Chicago’s Rush Street.

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Talking Jazz with Mark Burnell and Anne Burnell
Chicago Jazz
with Mike Jeffers
July 11, 2019

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After Hours with Rick Kogan: The Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion
by Rick Kogan
WGN
November 20, 2018

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After Hours with Rick Kogan: The Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion
Cabaret Scenes magazine
October, 2018

Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion—an international conversation on the past, present, and future of cabaret—takes place in Chicago, Illinois from October 28 through November 4, 2018.  

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'Hooray for Love!' Chicago cabaret's big night
by Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
September 28, 2017

For the 19th Anniversary Gala of Chicago Cabaret Professionals — a nonprofit organization that champions the art form — will do more than just hand out awards Sunday evening at Park West.

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Chicago Cabaret Professionals 2016 Gala Proves The Art Form Is Alive and Well
By Russell Goeltenbodt
Showbiz Chicago
October 26, 2016

At the 18th Annual Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala held on October 16, we once again got an opportunity to see and hear the sounds of singers who prove that cabaret music is alive and well in Chicago

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Chicago's cabaret stars light up Park West
by Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2016

So much talent, so little time. In the course of roughly three hours, Chicago's burgeoning cabaret community reminded the crowd at Park West on Sunday evening what fearless storytelling and ...

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Singers and the Song
By Elizabeth Doyle
Chicago Artist Resource
May 12, 2015

Have you seen the word "cabaret" and wondered what it is exactly? Do you imagine burlesque or bombastic show tunes? Certainly the cabaret repertoire includes…

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Viva la American Songbook!
By Craig Pomranz
Next Avenue
December 11, 2013

For those who missed it, Connick sought to coach the contestants on how to connect to the lyrics and to sing the melody first as written. He reminded them that…

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Celebrating 15 years of cabaret in Chicago
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 15, 2013

Last summer, Chicago singer Joan Curto was preparing to take the stage at Davenport's – the city's leading cabaret – when a transformer blew...

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‘Our Kind of Tune'
By Howard Reich
October 16, 2012

The fragile art of cabaret looked and sounded vital on Sunday evening, when several of this city's most accomplished artists took the stage of the Park West.The occasion was...

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Chicago cabaret takes a bow
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2011

It was like the Oscars of Chicago cabaret – an evening packed with glamour, art and verbal effusions. Yet Chicago's indefatigable cabaret community surely deserved…

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Chicago cabaret sings praises of Jimmy Damon
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 13, 2011

Listening to him gently swing a tune, you might never guess that Jimmy Damon grew up in Memphis in the shadow of a young Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, who frequented...

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Can't stress enough: Menzie worthy
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 15, 2010

When Chicago singer-pianist Beckie Menzie strides onto the stage of the Park West on Sunday night...

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Celebrating cabaret
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 13, 2009

You might call it the Academy Awards of Chicago cabaret: Dozens of performers and hundreds of their admirers converged Sunday night on the Park West for...

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Music's masters meet on Monday
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
July 16 2008

By now, capacity audiences have become the norm for the "Musical Mondays" cabaret series at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place…

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Drury Lane in full bloom: Cabaret celebration of Clooney dazzles
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2008

With the performers in fine voice and the repertoire top-notch, it was a very good night for cabaret in Chicago...

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Drury Lane brings jazz, cabaret back into vogue
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2008

Tony Bennett attracted throngs. Ella Fitzgerald swung like crazy. Pearl Bailey shook the room with a voice so huge you…

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New Drury Lane: Night life is a cabaret
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
February 20, 2008

If live music returned to a celebrated downtown theater -- after an absence of 24 years -- would anyone show up?That was the question Monday night, when...

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Sultriness reminiscent of bygone era rules stage
By Howard Reich
Chicago Tribune
October 16, 2007

Playing before a packed house, performers funny and dark, witty and wistful, high-strung and laid-back offered a marathon tour of the cabaret singer's art.

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Making a connection
By Leah A. Zeldes
Daily Herald
April 07, 2006

From an intimate nightclub to a big concert hall, a cabaret singer can light up the night. Here are five who are doing just that...

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