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Faces of mirth

La Cieca’s old, old, old friend Dorothy Bishop, recently interviewed in Opera News, brings her “Dozen Divas” show to NYC’s Metropolitan Room April 30 and May 5.   Read more »

Infectious diseuse

Our Own JJ once again is dipping his toe into light entertainment, writing and directing a cabaret act for his old, old, old friend Dorothy Bishop. The “Diva of the High C’s” makes her debut at the legendary Bon Soir, launching pad of such notables as Barbra Streisand, Phyllis Diller and Kaye Ballard, on Monday night at 8:00 (room opens at 7:00). La Bishop has authorized La Cieca to announce that a limited number of complimentary tickets are available for loyal parterrians for this one-time-only event. See her website for details.

Coming attractions

Rex Lott PhotographyLa Cieca (not pictured) expects to see you all online tomorrow (Saturday) beginning at 12:45 pm for a chat on the subject of the Met’s broadcast of Les Contes d’Hoffmann. And those of you who feel in a musico-satirico-politico-holiday mood Monday evening will surely want to drop by Cafe Iguana for the premiere of chanteuse/FOJJ Dorothy Bishop‘s tribute to “America’s obsession” Sarah Palin.

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Cabaret is a life

I was still warming frigid fingers Friday night, when before me unfolded something like a history of the world viewed from a small café: an enchanted journey from the gaslights of Berlin to the crowded alleys of Buenos Aires. 

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International cafe

Cabaret goddess Ute Lemper appears amidst the intime ambiance of Joe’s Pub in NYC later this week to explore “the world of Berlin Kabarett, the backstreets of Montmartre and Pigalle with the French Chansons Realistes and the fantastic, sensual songs of Argentinian Tango in between Buenos Aires and New York.” Whew, let’s hope she has time to get a sip of water between sets! [Ute Lemper: Last Tango Berlin]

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