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Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK

On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, the Friars Club presented ELVIS: THE KING IN NEW YORK - A JAZZ & CABARET BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE. Inspired by the recent release of a lavish boxed set from Sony BMG containing all the extant audio and video recordings of Elvis Presley's only formal concert in New York.

The show was not built around the idea of "Elvis impersonators" but to give tribute to the King in a distinctly New York fashion, through jazz singers, musicians, and cabaret performers all offering their unique and highly personal interpretations of 15 or so of Presley's signature songs and greatest hits. It many ways, it could be regarded as a distinctly un-Elvis tribute to Elvis, but it shows how the legacy of a great performer extends to future generations and genres that even a King himself couldn't have imagined.

Check out photos from the event below!

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Will Friedwald producer

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Jeff Leibowitz producer

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Host Friar Bill Boggs

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Hosts Friar Bill Boggs & Will Friedwald

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Music Director Jon Weber & Joe Sirola

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Frank Sinatra Room Friars Club

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Sigali Hamberger

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Tony DeSare

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Marissa Mulder

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Carike J. Bufford & Marissa Mulder

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Colleen McHugh & William Blake

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Carol J. Bufford

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
TERESE GENECCO and SHAYNEE RAINBOLT

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Lauren Fox

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK
Bill Boggs & Will Friedwald

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Presents  ELVIS- THE KING IN NEW YORK



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Christina Bianco to Present DIVA ON DEMAND at The Green Room 42 This Month Photo
 THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of internationally acclaimed singer, actor and impressionist Christina Bianco on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. After a year abroad, Christina comes home to New York City with another round of her celebrated evening “Diva On Demand,” where the set list is entirely up to the audience.

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From This Author - Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in... (read more about this author)


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