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CMA Songwriter Series, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/14

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming lineup for today, Dec. 3, through the 14th, including CMA SONGWRITER SERIES feat. BRETT JAMES, CRAIG WISEMAN, RADNEY FOSTER, HOSTED BY BOB DIPIERO, PAM ANN, MARILYN MAYE'S FEMINIST PRESS HOLIDAY RINGER, THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW WITH CATIE LAZARUS: TAYLOR SCHILLING, FRANK BRUNI + TBA and more!

CMA SONGWRITER SERIES ft, BRETT JAMES, CRAIG WISEMAN, RADNEY FOSTER, HOSTED BY BOB DIPIERO
Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4 at 6:30PM & 9:00PM
$35

Joe's Pub and the Country Music Association (CMA) continue their wildly popular and successful CMA Songwriter Series with some of Nashville's finest songwriters. Bob DiPiero will return as host. The Series is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

PAM ANN: BAD AIR HOSTESS
Thursday, December 4 & 18 at 11:30PM
Friday & Saturday, December 19 & 20 at 11:30PM
$30

Pam Ann's BAD AIR HOSTESS is a glamorous, heavy-drinking, drug-abusing, and fashion-obsessed international airhostess with more issues than Vogue. Pam Ann would rather flick the pages of fashion magazines in the galley, snort cocaine and scroll the Internet for 'love' than deal with her passengers. Pam Ann is destructive and reckless in her approach to life, always chasing the high but always left short of the runway. She says what other cabin crew would like to say and embraces terrorism! If you're easily offended or scared of flying this show is for you!

MARILYN MAYE'S FEMINIST PRESS HOLIDAY RINGER
Friday, December 5 at 7:30
VIP Reception 6:00PM-7:00PM
$50-$250

Feminist Press celebrates the holidays with a special performance by cabaret legend Marilyn Maye. Founded in 1970, The Feminist Press promotes voices on the margins of dominant culture and publishes feminist works from around the world. They believe that books have the power to shift culture, and create a society free of violence, sexism, homophobia, racism, cis-supremacy, classism, sizeism, ableism and other forms of dehumanization. Their books and programs engage, educate and entertain.

THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH SHOW with CATIE LAZARUS
Friday, December 5 at 9:30PM
$20

Ever wonder what it's like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. The New York Times has called Employee of the Month "beloved" and The New Yorker calls, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox." Lazarus creates an atmosphere where phenomenal folks, be it Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, or Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, reflect honestly about their career paths. Her insight, humor and genuine curiousity are palpable, which is why Gothamist named Lazarus "One of New York's Finest Live Talk Show Hosts." Audiences come back again and again because Employee of the Month is such a provocative, cathartic, and fun experience. Her December guests include Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, Frank Bruni (The New York Times) and guests TBA.

BILL KIRCHEN'S HONKY TONK HOLIDAY SHOW
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30PM
$22

Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage and play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten. Kirchen elicits instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named "A Titan of the Telecaster" by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.

NEVER SLEEP ALONE
Saturday, December 6 at 9:30PM
Sunday, January 17, 2015 at 9:30PM
$25 Singles / $35 Voyeurs

Sexual evangelist and best-selling author Dr. Alex Schiller brings the hot, the single and the curious together for a night of delirious laughter, awesome music and socio-sensual interaction. Dr. Alex insists that her audience be filled with the sexy and seeking. Divided into two sections - "singles" mix in the front and become active participants in the show while "voyeurs" watch from the back as the provocative and irreverent Dr. Alex dispenses sex advice from her new book Never Sleep Alone.

Singles are invited to join Dr. Alex on stage for free champagne, blind dates and interactive demonstrations. The night continues at an exclusive after-party with a secret location. Those interested in participating live at the show, or would like to share your opinions on dating/sex (anonymous letters welcome) with the audience can send requests to NSAshow@gmail.com.

BRIDGET BARKAN IN DIRTY LAUNDRY WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ ANA MATRONIC
$15 Adv/$20 Door
Saturday, December 6 at 11:30PM

Bridget Barkan is a native New Yorker who's been working since birth, literally. From child actress in commercials and on Sesame Street, to appearing in films like HBO's "Everyday People," co-starring with Maggie Gyllenhaal in "Sherrybaby," in Brian De Palma's controversial film "Redacted," most recently alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "God's Pocket," a guest role on Steven Soderbergh's show The Knick, and a recurring role as the one legged hooker on Law & Order: SVU. On the stage Bridget has appeared in various Manhattan Theatre Club productions, she was in the original production of "Dog Sees God", and a workshop of "Spring Awakening."

As a singer Bridget has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters. She has recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry and released her own album "Dear Stranger."

REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR: MONSANTO IS THE DEVIL
Sundays, December 7-December 21 at 2:00PM
$15

What time is this? Time to party before the plague? Or is it more like the 20's between world wars? In 2014, stepping on stage in fire and drought, freak storms and extinction... Reverend Billy is feeling a strange joy in these first days of apocalypse. We need to rededicate ourselves to the politicizing of survival, pitting our freedom against the financiers of climate change. The singing-activists return to Joe's after last year's performances in Chase Bank lobbies, and New York jails and courts. In 2013, we were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of "Big Ag" and the struggle by bees to survive, is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard-working and sticky sweet.

A BETTER HOLIDAY: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE IT GETS BETTER PROJECT
Sunday, December 7 at 7:00PM
$50-$125

A Better Holiday: A Concert to Benefit the It Gets Better Project, will celebrate the holiday season with songs of hope, will be held at Joe's Pub Dec. 7 at 7 PM. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the It Gets Better Project, an organization created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller in September 2010 in response to the number of LGBT youth who took their lives after being bullied in school.

THE MEETING* HOSTED BY JUSTIN SAYRE
Sunday, December 7 at 9:30PM
$20

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, continues its landmark 6th season at Joe's. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 season included a tribute to Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19) and one to Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16). Sayre hosts the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular with many special guests to be announced. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director.

DANIEL KOREN
Monday, December 8 at 7:30PM
$14

Daniel Koren is an Emmy-nominated comedian and composer. Upon graduating from Berklee College of Music, Koren moved to NYC and has been composing music for TV, and directing commercials and music videos. His innovative musical-comedy work with the Koren Ensemble gained excessive popularity and received more than a million views on YouTube. Koren is currently on tour with The Most Important Thing, a musical comedy live show with a choir of his alter egos projected on a screen.

TORI SCOTT: VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
Monday, December 8 at 7:30PM
$20

Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artist of 2013, Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub to celebrate the holidays the only way she knows how, with an evening of brassy songs, slurred autobiographical stories, and some lingering regret the next day. From her early childhood fascination with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to her time spent as a singing elf for an old folks home, Scott will take you on a shameless journey of what this time of year really means to her. Vodka is the Reason for the Season includes songs by Dolly Parton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Florence and the Machine, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

WOMEN OF LETTERS
Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00PM
$20

In a world of the short and swift, of texts and Twitter, there's something of special value about a carefully composed letter. In homage to this most civilized of activities, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire are bringing bestselling Australian literary salon Women of Letters to New York as a monthly event. A celebration of a diverse range of strong female talent, bringing together New York's best and brightest writers, entertainers and artists. Guests for this December installment are singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh, best-selling author Meg Wolitzer, writer and comedian Sara Benincasa, neo-vaudeville goddess/performance artist Adrienne Truscott, comedian Aparna Nancherla, fashion icon Rachel Antonoff, with host Sofija Stefanovic.

REBA'S C*NTRY CHRISTMAS STARRING AMBER MARTIN AS REBA MCENTIRE
Tuesday, December 9 at 9:30PM
$20

In the footsteps of classic comic character monologists such as Ruth Draper, Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, the Texas-born acclaimed vocalist and performance artist Amber Martin returns to Joe's with her Reba McEntire-inspired show. The night will be a mind-altering hour of meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from Martin's very own rib-cracking interpretation of the country star. Blending Reba's greatest music hits with raunch, monologues, movement and acid-capped comedy along with a pristine, multi-octave singing voice, Martin stars in her own serio-comic tribute to the legendary Queen of Country... Reba!

DAN PENN
Monday, December 10 at 7:30PM
$35

Dan Penn comes to Joe's for a rare, one-night-only performance. The legendary American songwriter/producer was an integral part of both the Muscle Shoals and Memphis music scenes in their heyday. His critically acclaimed, soulful voice, and songs, such as "I'm Your Puppet" (James and Bobby Purify), "Dark End of The Street" (James Carr), "Cry Like A Baby" (The Box Tops), "Do Right Woman" (Aretha Franklin), "It Tears Me Up" (Percy Sledge), "You Left The Water Running"(Otis Redding) "A Woman Left Lonely" (Janis Joplin), and Solomon Burke's "Don't Give Up On Me", among others, helped to shape the development of Southern Soul and Pop music. He will be appearing with Bobby Emmons, of the original Memphis Boys.

DAN FINNERTY AND THE DAN BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
Wednesday, December 10 at 9:30PM
$22

Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover.

What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing I Am Woman at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into THE DAN BAND - a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Variety, Rolling Stone among others. Finnerty and the Dan Band apply their signature style to songs of the holiday season.

THE LOSER'S LOUNGE HOLIDAY TRIBUTE TO ELVIS PRESLEY
Thursday, December 11 at 9:30PM
Friday, December 12 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Saturday, December 13 at 6:30Pm &9:00PM
$25

The Losers Lounge bring aspecial holiday tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, featuring Joe McGinty and the Joe McGinty Seven plus a cast of all your favorite Losers Lounge performers, taking on the myth and the legend of one man with so many songs, so many films, and so many rhinestones. This is a show not to be missed. Why? Because "That's The Way It Is."

BRIDGETT EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS
Sunday, December 14 at 10:00PM
$25

Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns to the Joe's Pub stage with her band, The Tender Moments. She has her trusty bottle(s) of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her. The Tender Moments are Carmine Covelli, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Mike Jackson and Matt Ray.



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