Photo Coverage: Final Night of the Cabaret Convention Celebrates Marvin Hamlisch & Vernon Duke

The final night of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's New York Cabaret Convention was hosted by Klea Blackhurst. It featured the music of Marvin Hamlisch and Vernon Duke. Terri Blair the widow of Marvin was in the audience and was obviously touched by some thrilling performances of her husbands music. Check out photos from the event below!

Performing in the last night of the four-day convention were: Matt Baker, Alexis Cole, Nancy McCall, Shawn Ryan, Shana Farr, Eric Yves Garcia, Tammy McCann, Klea Blackhurst, Carol Woods, Raissa Katona Bennett, Scott Coulter, Heather Mac Rae, Eric Michael Gillett, Eva Kantor, Valerie Lemon, Marieann Meringolo, Liam Forde, and the Broadway Chorus.

More than sixty singers, entertainers, and musicians are scheduled to appear, and the programming includes exceptional tributes to the melodies of Marvin Hamlisch and Vernon Duke, the songs of John Kander & Fred Ebb, and "A Sentimental Journey" through the music and lyrics that sustained America through World War II. Each show boasts its own host, and the preeminent emcees include Klea Blackhurst, Jeff Harnar, Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, and KT Sullivan (artistic director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation).

Photo credit: Stephen Sorokoff


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